Speakers for IDG Security Day & CSO100 Awards 2019

Gulshan RaiDr. Gulshan Rai , First Cyber Security Advisor, PMO - Govt. of India

Dr. Gulshan Rai has been the first National Cyber Security Coordinator, Government of India in the Office of Prime Minister.  Prior to that, he was in the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology.  He held the prestigious post of Director General, CERT-In and headed E-Security & Cyber Law Division, STQC and other divisions.  He was member of the expert committee on Data Protection chaired by Justice B N Krishna. He has also led the team that set up National Watch and Alert System in the country as part of cyber security initiative and Computer Emergency Team. He is the head of the Cyber Security Board at GSTN. Dr Rai holds an M.Tech, Doctoral degree and LL.B, and comes with over 35 years of experience in different areas of Information Technology which include e-Governance, cyber security, cyber laws and several related fields covering policies and operations.  


Puneet BhasinPuneet Bhasin,  Advocate, Cyber Law Expert & Founder-Cyberjure Legal Consulting  

Advocate Puneet Bhasin is Founder of Cyberjure Legal Consulting, a Mumbai based firm specializing in Technology, Media and Entertainment laws. Among her clientele are most nationalised banks, MNCs and E-commerce companies. Bhasin is an Advisor to the Rajya Sabha Committee on formulation of internet laws and technology laws in India. She forms part of an advisory committee to Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on the new Data Protection Framework, to be adopted by Government of India. She is also a Member of the Cyber Security Task Force Working Group. Bhasin has also been a pioneer in digital entertainment laws with respect to cyber laws and Intellectual Property laws, besides being a pioneer of Blockchain laws in India, practicing in smart contracts and legal compliance of Blockchain applications. She has also, advised many cryptocurrency start-ups and fintech companies on the nuances of technology laws in India.


Keith PrabhuKeith Prabhu, Founder & CEO, Confidis

Keith Prabhu is Founder & CEO, Confidis. He is also Founder & Director of Cloud Security Alliance, Mumbai Chapter. Prabhu is part of the Cloud Security Alliance Global Certification Board, and had helped create CCSK and CCSP certifications, leading global Cloud Security certifications. He is also a contributor to the Cloud Security Alliance’s Cloud Control Matrix. He has co-authored a book titled, “Practical Guide to Cloud Computing”. Prabhu also comes with over 2 decades of experience Security, Privacy, Business Continuity, having earlier worked with KPMG, Deloitte, HSBC Software, Arthur Andersen and HCL Infosystems. He holds degrees in Master of Business in Information Systems, CCSK, CCSP, CISSP, CISA, MBCI, to name a few. 


Ashish Sharma

Ashish Sharma, Partner - Risk Advisory Practice, Deloitte South Asia

Ashish Sharma is a Partner with Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice. He is responsible for International Corridors and Western India Region for Deloitte Cyber South Asia. His key clients are Global Financial Services, Technology Service Providers and Life Sciences organizations. As a Business Advisor, his total professional background spans three continents in the field of Cyber Security & GRC Advisory. Sharma leads emerging tech portfolio on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Risk Advisory in India. He has been a speaker in multiple forums and has actively participated in CSR initiatives within and outside Deloitte. He is a Bachelor of Commerce and holds a Master’s degree in International Business

PVS MurthyPVS Murthy, Partner-Cybersecurity, PwC India 

PVS Murthy is a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and has over 20 years of experience in cybersecurity, privacy, business continuity and  risk management and overall experience of 34 years. Murthy specializes in information security management, governance, risk & compliance, business continuity management, security assessments, project & program management, design and development of information security policies and procedures and has managed a number of large projects in these areas. Murthy’s professional experience encompass working across different countries and broad range of industries including banking, insurance, retail, technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare,  manufacturing, telecom and Government.