Prof. V Sridhar

IIIT- Bangalore

Dr. V. Sridhar is Professor at the Centre for IT and Public Policy at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B), India. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed leading telecom and information systems journals. He is the author of two books published by the Oxford University Press: The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation and Policy (2012), and The Dynamics of Spectrum Management: Legacy, Technology, and Economics (2014). Dr. Sridhar has taught at many Institutions in the USA, Finland, New Zealand and India. He was also a visiting scholar at Aalto University, Finland and was the recipient of Nokia Visiting Fellowship. Prior to joining IIIT-B Dr. Sridhar was a Research Fellow at Sasken Communication Technologies, India. He has been a member of Government of India committees on Telecom and IT. He has written more than 250 articles in prominent business newspapers and magazines relating to telecom regulation and policy in India. Dr. Sridhar is very active in organizing and chairing conferences on telecom regulation and policy and has received funding from different sources for his research projects.

Dr. Sridhar has a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, U.S.A., Masters in Industrial Engineering from the National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India and B.E. from the University of Madras, India.

His work can be accessed at: http://www.vsridhar.info

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Krishna Sastry Pendyala

Executive Director

Worked as Principal Consultant & Head, Fraud Management & Digital Forensics, Enterprise Security & Risk Management group of Tata Consultancy Services for 3.5 years and responsible for Strategy, Business development of Fraud Management & Digital Forensic services.

Till 2013, served Bureau of Police Research & Development (BPR&D) & Directorate of Forensic Science Services (DFSS), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India for 22 years as Forensic Investigator/Scientist and handled a large number of Digital Crime Investigations & Cyber Security incidents of national and international importance.

Examined more than 1400 cases involving electronic evidence and deposed evidence in various Courts of Law.

Authored/Co-authored/ Reviewed a large number of books, Research papers, articles etc.,

Guest/visiting faculty in various national training academies such as National Police Academy (SVPNPA), National Judicial Academy (NJA), Reserve Bank of India, Insurance academy etc., Universities, professional bodies such as ISACA, DSCI etc., and invited speaker in various national/international conferences.

Through INTERPOL General Secretariat, Lyons & national central bureau (INTERPOL) India, as a subject matter expert trained Law Enforcement Authorities from more than 95 countries in Asia, Africa and Pacific regions in Electronic Fraud & Cyber Crime investigations, digital forensics etc.,

Advisory member of IT security committees of Banking, Insurance, regulatory authorities.

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S. Bhaskar

Chief Internal Auditor
Tata Capital Limited

Mr. S. Bhaskar, Chief Internal Auditor of Tata Capital Limited, heads the Internal Audit function for the Tata Capital Group comprising of Corporate Finance, Consumer Finance, Housing Finance, Private Equity, Investment Banking, Broking, Wealth Management, Forex, Travels, Cards, BPO & International Business across multiple legal entities spanning India, Singapore & the UK. 

He has over 28 years of rich and varied experience. He has been with the Tata Group since 2008 preceded by stints with several reputed companies like Hindustan Unilever Ltd for 15 years, Sical Logistics Ltd. Shaw Wallace, Marico and New India Assurance.

He is widely experienced in the field of Internal Auditing, Business Excellence, Finance & Supply Chain. He is a regular speaker on the topics of Internal Audit, Ethics & Innovation, for IIA, ICAI, Marcus Evans, Goldman Communications etc & a regular participant in the IIA events both Internationally and in India.

Mr. S Bhaskar is a member of the IIA Inc's Global IRC Committee. He was the past President - IIA, Bombay Chapter and he is currently a member of the IIA India - Advocacy Committee apart from continuing to be a member of the Board of Governors –IIA, Bombay Chapter.

He is also in various committees both the National and Regional levels like
  • Member of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Internal Audit & Corporate Fraud.
  • Core Committee Member of the Bombay Chartered Accountants Society (BCAS)'s Membership & Public Relations Committee.
  • Member - CMII - WIRC of the ICAI
  • Member - Study Group of IASB - ICAI

Mr. Bhaskar has carried out TBEM (Business Excellence) assessments of the Tata Group of Companies as a Senior Business Lead Assessor.

Mr S.Bhaskar is an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Bombay. He is also an Alumni of the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, USA (Advanced Management Program).

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Secretary General
Copenhagen Compliance

Kersi Porbunderwalla is a Corporate Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) consultant with extensive experience in analysing, documenting, structuring, processes and procedures, risk assessment and project management. He is also a recognized speaker and GRC expert on operational and IT issues throughout Scandinavia and Europe. His consultancy, courses and development of compliance tools is based on over 30 years of accounting & finance experience as CFO/CEO in Blue Chip corporations. After his early retirement as Business Controller from ExxonMobil in 2005, Kersi has solved governance, risk, compliance and IT issues with several major multinationals like IBM, Shell and Volvo. During his professional career in GRC related activities, he has also;
  • Custom-made Compliance, Risk and Governance, ISO20000 and ITIL presentations for management of IBM, Danish Financial Analyst Association, Shell, Ängpannaforeningen, Resouces Global Professionals, Lundin Mining, NetCompany, Encore, Software Innovation, US Embassy, Skanska and several others
  • Acted as Principal Keynote speaker on Compliance, Risk and Governance conferences in Warsaw, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo

Kersi is graduate in Accounting and Finance, member of the Danish Financial Analyst Association, Confederation of Danish Industries, Danish Management Council, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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Program Director - Information Security
FIS Global

I am passionate about building talented, healthy and motivated teams around Technology & Cybersecurity, leading them to accomplish remarkable things. I care deeply about people and in providing principled leadership.

Of course, I have strong Technology and Business background, specialized skills around ERP, Cybersecurity, leading large projects and managing multicultural teams. But I'm also a published author, a go to person for startups, project manager, community builder, and an inspiring and trusted team leader (and can be the soul of a party with my humor, so I've been told).

My background, while extensive, isn't traditional. As Siemens executive I have built businesses around Switchgear, Motors, PLCs and Telecom products and services - that was the first part of my career. I transitioned to IT Services where I have built global practices around SAP ERP, Enterprise Security and a startup that was sold to SAP in 2005. In a nutshell, my passion for Technology is coupled with a love helping businesses in big-picture planning of Technology and Security and daily operational management of large teams.

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Raghavendar Anipakala

Director - Corporate Audit
Fidelity Investments