F5 BFSI Chat Room – Speakers

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VISHAL-SALVI

Vishal Salvi – Partner Cyber Security, PwC

Vishal Salvi is Partner for Cybersecurity in PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. Vishal has 21 years if industry experience IT Service Delivery and Cyber Security and has worked in Crompton Greaves, Development Credit Bank, Global Trust Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and HDFC Bank. He has been performing leadership roles in Cyber Security across these organisations for past 14 years. His last role was of being the Chief Information Security Officer of HDFC Bank for eight years. Vishal has extensive management and domain experience in driving the Information Security program in all key aspects i.e. Policy, Standards, Procedures, Awareness, Identity & Access Management, IT-GRC, Network Security, Incident Response, Security Monitoring, Malware protection, Security configuration, Compliance, On-line Banking and ecommerce, Cryptography, Data Protection, Third Party Management, Business Continuity Planning. Vishal has extensively travelled and well know leader in information security industry within India as well as globally. Vishal has rich experience in delivering simultaneous large scale, mission critical projects on time and under budget.

Prior to joining PwC he has worked, HDFC Bank, Standard Chartered Group, Global Trust Bank, Development Credit Bank and Crompton Greaves.

He has Bachelors degree in computer science and masters in business administration.

He is a recipient of many awards and accolades with a few recent ones includes IDRBT Risk Award – Winner – 2013, IBA Risk Award – Runners up – 2013, DSCI Excellence Award – 2013, DSCI Leader Award – 2013

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Benn Alp – Solution Architect, F5 Networks

Benn Alpis a Solution Architect for F5 Networks focused on banking and financial services customers. Based in Melbourne, Australia  Bennfocuson enterprise technology and has responsibility to work with BFSI customers across APAC to evangelize F5 solutions and maximize their investments in F5 solutions.

Benn brings 20 years of extensive knowledge in security to F5. Prior to F5, he was with National Australia Bank where he was a Principal Infrastructure Security Architect responsible for security architecture governance across NAB’s infrastructure programs of work. Prior to that, he was an Enterprise Infrastructure Security Architect at MMG, where he was responsible for developing the overall ICT infrastructure and information security strategy and  roadmap for MMG. Additionally Benn has held security architecture and security consulting roles at Carlton and United Breweries and Sinclair Knight Merz and Optus Business/Alphawest.

Benn holds many industry certifications including ISC2 CISSP.

Apalak Ghosh

Apalak Ghosh – Principal Consultant, CMR

Apalak is a lead analyst with CMR’s software and IT services research practice, based out of Gurgaon (near New Delhi). In this role, Apalak is responsible for overseeing development of reports, carrying out in-depth market assessments and forecasts on new and emerging technologies like Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Green IT, DataCenter adoption amongst others. Apalak has led new research initiatives to study adoption of Cloud Computing and Virtualization amongst Indian enterprises. He is frequently quoted in the media on the subject of Cloud Computing and DataCenters on popular TV channels such as NDTV and in leading business publications such as The Economic Times and The Hindu Businessline. He also writes a blog on the theme of Green IT/Virtualization/Cloud Computing. In this capacity he carries forward his rich experience as Manager, Software and Services Research and Consulting Practice, IDC India. Prior to his current role, Apalak has worked with TNS India as a research analyst for two years, before which he was with TransAsia Solution Seekers, Indonesia as a consultant for a year. His experience spans across key research areas such as brand tracking, product / concept testing, quantitative and qualitative research, and consulting. He has a rich exposure to research techniques such as face-to-face and telephonic interviews, profiling and discussions with stakeholders across diverse industry verticals such as IT and Telecom, Consumer Packaged Goods and Automotive. Apalak completed his Master’s program in Business Administration from the ICFAIBusinessSchool, Bangalore, specialising in Marketing. Apalak also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Ranchi capital of the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vishal Salvi is Partner for Cybersecurity in PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. Vishal has 21 years if industry experience IT Service Delivery and Cyber Security and has worked in Crompton Greaves, Development Credit Bank, Global Trust Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and HDFC Bank. He has been performing leadership roles in Cyber Security across these organisations for past 14 years. His last role was of being the Chief Information Security Officer of HDFC Bank for eight years. Vishal has extensive management and domain experience in driving the Information Security program in all key aspects i.e. Policy, Standards, Procedures, Awareness, Identity & Access Management, IT-GRC, Network Security, Incident Response, Security Monitoring, Malware protection, Security configuration, Compliance, On-line Banking and ecommerce, Cryptography, Data Protection, Third Party Management, Business Continuity Planning. Vishal has extensively travelled and well know leader in information security industry within India as well as globally. Vishal has rich experience in delivering simultaneous large scale, mission critical projects on time and under budget.

 

Prior to joining PwC he has worked, HDFC Bank, Standard Chartered Group, Global Trust Bank, Development Credit Bank and Crompton Greaves.

 

He has Bachelors degree in computer science and masters in business administration.

He is a recipient of many awards and accolades with a few recent ones includes IDRBT Risk Award – Winner – 2013, IBA Risk Award – Runners up – 2013, DSCI Excellence Award – 2013, DSCI Leader Award – 2013