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Tea & Networking
10:00 - 10:30
Session 1: Technology-Enabled Disruptions, Emerging Paradigms in Security Architecture and Securing Digital Assets in a Virtually Connected World (panel discussion)
10:30 - 11:30

Discussion points:


  • Digital transformation and tech-enabled disruption are mega-trends of our times. What are the major emerging paradigms and trends in evolving security architecture?


  • With the bulk of the world running on mobile devices, and physical perimeters losing relevance in a hybrid work environment, the importance of securing information has never been in greater focus. Organizations need to pay special attention to securing their digital assets now, perhaps at par with their physical assets if not more.


  • Most organizations need to relook at their information security infrastructure (devices, cloud, perimeter, network, applications etc) to ensure digital security and resiliency at this critical juncture.


  • Building Zero Trust frameworks in a world with such trust deficit is difficult? How are Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) of large organizations establishing and sustaining “Zero Trust” frameworks?


Moderator: Dr Prem Chand / Sushil Pradhan



  • Ramit Gupta, Partner-Digital Strategy, IBM India
  • Col Sanjeev Relia, Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity
  • Maitreya Buddha Samantaray, MBCI, CBCP Practice Head, BCM, Incident Management & DLP – Digital Operations and Platforms, Wipro
  • Jeetendra Kumar Singh, Chief Security Officer, Fortis Healthcare
  • Maj. Preeti Bhisikar, Relationship Manager- APAC & MEA, IBM
  • Ratna Pawan, Transformation Director – Risk Advisory, EY


Session 2: New-Age Technologies to Build Safe Cities
11:40 - 12:00
Session 3: Technologies that make Security Systems Smarter, Intelligent and more Versatile (panel discussion)
12:15 - 13:15

Discussion Points:

  • Contemporary technologies such as AI, IoT, Mobile and Cloud are potentially disruptive and game changing. Deep Learning systems and advanced analytics strengthen surveillance and make real time extraction and sharing of actionable intelligence easy. They assist intel, security and law enforcement agencies to recognise suspicious activities without much human supervision, and to act pre-emptively and decisively.
  • The benefits of Deep Learning for face recognition and image classification makes it extremely valuable in the field of security as it allows for easy identification of suspects, vehicle detection, and behaviour analysis.
  • The panel will examine the technologies that would redefine surveillance, security (including those of devices, networks and applications), fire, transport and life safety, incident and emergency management landscape. The discussion would include, but not be limited to AI, ML, AA, IoT, Cloud, internet, Social Media, Blockchain etc.
  • The need for skilled professionals in surveillance and command centre operations
  • Trusting your instincts – the need for behavioural detection training

Moderator: Ajay Gupta, Co-Chair, Smart Cities Working Group, IET Future Tech Panel, Head of Sales & Strategy at SCS Tech India



  • Saurabh Bareja, Head - Physical Security, India & ASEAN, Concentrix Daksh
  • Sandeep Sinha – Director – Risk Management & MSS
  • Colonel (Retd) Narinder Singh Dahiya, Executive Member, GACS
  • Ila Longani, Senior Risk Management Advisor
  • Col. Arun Hariharan, Country Head- Nodal, Security, Compliance & HSE, Bharti Airtel Limited - India & South Asia
  • Vivek Jain, Fortress Infosec (USA)


13:30 - 14:30
Session 4: Mitigating the threat from drone attacks
14:40 - 15:00
  • Col Subin Balakrishnan, RIL
  • Ranjeet Sinha, Director – Strategic Initiatives, MitKat Advisory
Session 5: Masterclass on Converged Security (with Certification) with Pawan Desai, CISA, CISSP, CBCP, Co-founder & CEO, MitKat Global Consulting Pte Ltd.
15:10 - 16:00

Convergence of IT security, information security, IoT security, OT security, electronic and physical security is a mega trend. The one hour session is open to security professionals looking to build or accelerate a career in corporate security

Vote of thanks by Sanjeev Rao, Project Head, IFSEC India
16:00 - 16:05
Keynote Address
Tea and Networking (16:05 Onwards )
16:05 - 17:05