IvyCap Ventures in Association with DSCI Presents the 3rd Episode of the Imagine Series on September 2, 2020 to engage with experts on how businesses need to build immunity with improved Cybersecurity.Work from home has opened up data transmission across firewalls like never before. Cyberhacking is growing as ecommerce grows and we need innovative cybersecurity solutions. Hear about how some organizations have been moving to more SaaS based solutions some innovations they have been incorporating.

Key Topics Discussed :

  1. How to navigate the crises by leveraging DigitalTransformation & TechnologyTransformation post Covid-19
  2. Need of more investments
  3. Venture capitalists are looking for companies with the great product-market fit, along with the ability to scale globally using cloud delivery models
  4. How to move from a legacy system and adopt new technologies is one of the major concerns of enterprises these days
  5. Need of a strong ecosystem with technical experts, and support from corporates for aiding start-ups
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Ms. Rama Vedashree is CEO of Data Security Council of India.

Prior to moving to DSCI she was Vice President, NASSCOM leading all initiatives in Domestic IT, eGovernance and Smart Cities among others. At NASSCOM, she has also led the Healthcare initiative in partnership with apex Health Sector body, NATHEALTH and the NASSCOM-DSCI Cyber Security Task Force.

DSCI under her leadership is pursuing a Cyber Security Industry growth charter to make India into a global hub for cyber security and grow to 35B$ by 2025. With a rich and varied experience of 30 years in the Industry, she has had long stints at NIIT Technologies, Microsoft and General Electric.

Her previous roles include that of Director in Microsoft Global Services, and Vice President, GE India. She has experience in the diverse domains of IT consulting, Strategic Accounts and Business Development, e-Governance projects and Business Development for Infrastructure projects and Health and Water Sectors at GE.

She has represented in many committees of Government of India, including the Data Protection Committee. A Gold Medallist from the University of Hyderabad, she has also completed an Executive Education program from Harvard, and a short program in High Performance Computing from Cornell University.

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Sahir Hidayatullah is the co-founder and CEO of Smokescreen Technologies -- one of the hottest new cybersecurity technology companies today. Smokescreen's deception technology uses decoys to detect targeted cyber-attacks before they cause business impact.

Sahir is a serial cybersecurity entrepreneur. His past ventures have investigated numerous high-profile data breaches, with clients spanning critical infrastructure, global financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies.

His work has been a cover feature story in Fortune Indian magazine, and his thoughts on technology risk management appear regularly in the print and television media.

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Mr. Sopnendu Mohanty is Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore. Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies and regulatory policies around technology innovation to “better manage risks, enhance efficiency and strengthen competitiveness in the financial sector”. Prior to joining MAS, Mohanty was with Citibank as their Global Head of the Consumer Lab Network and Programs, which included driving innovation programs and managing innovation labs across multiple geographies globally. He has spent 20 years in the APAC region and held various roles in technology, finance, productivity, and business development.

Mohanty was Citibank’s APAC regional head of Branch operations along with heading the Consumer Innovation Lab in Singapore. He spent a significant time in Japan, where he was Citibank’s Retail Business Development head and also did leadership stints in various functions within operations and technology. Globally, he played a significant subject matter expert role in driving Citibank’s global smart banking program, to transform bank’s physical network to digital first, smart & innovative, client centric and highly delightful customer engagement center.

Mohanty has co-authored various patented work in area of retail distribution of financial sector. He is based in Singapore, loves travelling, reads history and pursues culinary innovation as a hobby. He was in the list of Fintech’s Most Powerful Dealmakers of 2016 by Institutional Investor.

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Shiv Kumar is Chief Operations and Technology Officer for Transforming National Stock Exchange as Fair, Equitable and Interaoperable Institution. Transforming businesses across the globe by redefining consumer experience, innovating products and digitizing channels. Shiv was Chief Technology Officer of State Bank of India (500+ Billion USD) reporting to Group Chief Executive and Chairman of the Bank. Global CXO executive with more than 23 years of experience working across Fortune 500 Financial Services companies, as a catalyst for the Digital transformation, Customer Experience, Design Thinking, IoT & Robotics, Applications and Infrastructure Re-Engineering, Large Applications Transformations, Infrastructure Modernisation, an Orchestrator of Enterprise wide Digitisation of business processes, promoting usage of social media technologies & machine learning, Datawarehouse modernization – introducing extensive usage of Big Data, Data Lake and complex Data Analytics, Machine Learning, & Robotics for enhanced customer service, customer social media feedback analytics, and recommendation engines/Chatbots for digital channels, Data Centers Consolidation, Human Resources Transformation in IT etc. Multiple times TEDx speaker.