Dr. Harsha is a noted expert on Information Security, with a passion for, and keen understanding of the subject. With a doctorate in Information Security, and armed with several professional certifications backed by a rich experience of over two decades, Dr Harsha has been a noted Speaker in several forums such as IT Security Risk Management – 2016, Digital Wallet India Summit 2017, Unicom Security Summits, Singapore Airports Cyber Security Summit 2017 as well as delivering guest lectures in several Colleges and Universities. He has been conducting corporate training on Information Security & Cyber Crimes Awareness. He is a pan India trainer for the Reserve Bank of India, dealing with the subjects of Information Security, Cyber Crimes and Physical Security.
Dr Harsha has also been a distinguished panellist in popular programmes such as PC Quest Enterprise Security Summit, 2014, Jury Member for NEXT100CIO Award 2014, etc., to name a few. He has also been the recipient of PC Quest Award”,Business Excellence Award 2015, The Best Exhibitor & Business Excellency Award 2017 by Govt. of Karnataka in IT Security.
Dr Harsha has been associated with several Information Security initiatives of the Government of India , Corporates such as a Reviewer of the National Cyber Security policy. He has been a Technical Committee member of SIT, Techno-Legal Advisor. He has also been sought after by the Corporate Sector as a consultant, adviser and auditor. He has written several articles on e-Hacking, Ransomware , Zero Day Attacks, DDoS attacks and Security Designer and Lead Auditor for Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airports (T!, T2,T3) and Mumbai International Airports & Mumbai; Metro in India and showcased it’s vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies. He was security lead auditor for Aadhaar Enrolment Application, India’s largest Citizen Unique Identification Project(KA).
Dr Harsha has conducted numerous IT Security audits, such as Audits of IT Infrastructure, Servers, Applications, Networks, AWS Cloud Security Audits, SOC 2 Type 2 Audits, Data Centres, Web Servers, Advanced Cloud Security, Risk Assessment, etc. for various industries pan India and Overseas. Also part of Cyber Crime Investigations pan India and Overseas.
Dr. Harsha was the Cyber Security and IT Security Auditor for BOSCH , Sify, HATHWAY, AsiaNet Satellite Communications, Times Group, MS Ramaiah hospitals and Universities, Enzen Global, Kewaunee Internationals, ITC Maurya, Jagdale Industries, Target Data (USA), NavBharath ventures, MRPL with 250+ corporates globally.
Dr Harsha is a B. Sc., MCA., PGDCA., PhD (Info Sec) degree holder with numerous security certifications and degrees (MCSE, CCNA, CCSE, ISO LA, Advance Cloud Security Auditor-CSA-STAR, Certified GDPR Practitioner (By British Standards Institution), etc.,)
Vijay is an Accompolished Inventor,Technologist , Leader, Executive Startup veteran and Systems Architect. He is a subject matter expert in the field of Renewable Energy, Mission Critical Systems, Enterprise Grade Systems, Security Hardened Systems, Energy Management Systems, SCADA/DCS/Process Automation, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence Domain and Large Data center design. He has been an ace technologist, researcher and inventor spanning 139 patents over the last two decades and has demonstrated some of the best in class systems and record breaking systems at a comparatively low cost of implementation and lowest TCO. Some of the patents awarded to him have zero citations as the patent office could not draw a parallel ever on the invention claims. He has been a pioneer in the IoT Field before the world coined the phrase Internet of things
Balaji is a Vice President and Global Technology Head of Big Data Labs, API Engineering and e-Commerce Engineering at American Express. In this role, Balaji is responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy and development of Enterprise Fast Data Platform, Machine Learning Platform and e-Commerce solutions (India Market). These platforms and solutions are powering growth, competitive differentiation and innovative line of products/services for the enterprise. Most recently, Balaji led the launch of Enterprise Big Data Warehouse to power next generation Information Management and Data Analytics Capabilities @ American Express. Currently Balaji is working on implementing the Fast Data Platform (Real-time Analytics) and Machine Learning Platform for American Express. He relocated back to Bangalore in July 2012 to lead a team of highly talented engineers and managers to establish Big Data Labs in close partnership with Risk and Information Management Data Sciences team.
Dr. Soumendra K. Dash is currently work for the African Development Bank, Group, as Principal Credit Risk Officer since 2009. He has been involved and played a critical role in mor than 76 debt investments and 80+ successful direct equity and PE funds across Africa and Asia. He has extensive experience in identifying, assessing, and mitigating financial risks in VC funds, infrastructure investments, business ventures, Banking, and non-Banking FIs, Agro-business, Trade Finance, and social infrastructure development sectors. He is currently non-executive/independent Board Member of various business enterprises. He is also member of various sub-committees of African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. (AVCA). He has developed various internal risk rating models for Project Finance, Private Equity Investment, Balance sheet lending and FIs. In terms of his academic interest, he is associated with various leading B-Schools (to name a few: EADA Business School, IQS School of Management, Universitat International de Catalunya, Barcelona, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico, PG Institute of Management, Colombo, Hanyang University, Seoul, as mentor / visiting professor.
He has been awarded the following degrees and certificates: Post-Doc Fellowship (Hanyang University, Seoul), Ph.D. Banking and Finance (Gujarat University, India), PRINCE2 (AXELOS, UK), CP3P (APMG International), MFT (Boulder Institute of Microfinance, New York, USA), Applied Business Analytics (ISB, Hyderabad) Applied Business Analytics (ISB, Hyderabad), Master of Arts (Applied Economics, Utkal University), M. Phil (Econometrics), International Expert in SME Finance (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management).