Event Overview


The last couple of months are unprecedentedly challenging but also equally reassuring. Because the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the planet, organizations quickly turned to digital technologies to make sure business continuity and serve their customers.

Almost overnight, employees were enabled with work-from-home options. Massive shifts in IT access and usage led to an unprecedented strain on the existing IT security policies and practices. The time-tested security architectures, principles, and rules crumbled and new rules had to be written and implemented on the fly. Further, boundaries between cyber threats and insider threats suddenly appeared to merge and melt away, thus making it nearly impossible to separate one threat from the other.

CISOs and their teams, alarmed at the gravity of the challenge, quickly responded with definitive actions. They lost no time in introducing policies like zero-trust and deploying the tools needed for tackling issues at hand.

That’s easier said than done! Today’s near-seamless business continuity has been possible only with through relentless hard work and sleepless nights put in by CISOs and their teams.

For the last ten years, it has been BitStream Mediaworks’ endeavor to hold an annual awards ceremony (InfoSec Maestros Awards) where the leading CISOs are felicitated by well-known industry luminaries. This year, come May, and we will be holding the award function on a very interactive virtual platform.

As always, the awards will be preceded by a multitude of knowledge-packed sessions (InfoSec Maestros Conference) to trigger thought-leading innovations to bring India's 1000+ CISOs, CDOs, CTOs, CROs, CIOs, IT Heads, InfoSec leaders and managers from private, public and govt organizations and global security experts under one roof to discuss various information security threats and best-possible effective intelligent solutions available.






Knowledge Sessions


Hours of Networking Opportunities

Infosec Maestros Key Highlights

Artificial Intelligence
IoT / ML / Automation

& Access

& Endpoints

Who Should Attend?

  • Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs)
  • Chief Risk Officers (CROs)
  • Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
  • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
  • Chief Digital Officers (CDOs)
  • VP, AVP, Director – IT / Systems / Security
  • Head - Information Technology Deptt
  • GM / AGM / DGM / CGM – IT / Security
  • Manager / Sr Manager – IT / Security
  • Delivery Heads, Data Centre Professionals
  • Cloud, Security, & other Technology Architects
  • Data Scientists & Analysts
  • IT & Security Consultants


Judging Process for Infosec Maestros Awards 2022

Submissions for Infosec Maestros Awards 2022 must align with the category for which they are nominated and are judged based upon completeness and accuracy of the information provided. Nominations are also judged based on the overall influence, effectiveness and success of the nominees’ project, initiative or improvement.

Nominators may be contacted by any member of panel of juries. The panel of 7 judges selected, each represent a different segment of industry and bring to the forum their extensive knowledge and experience. The jury’s judgment will be considered as final one.

Judgment in these criteria will be based on:

  • Industry type
  • Organization size
  • Factors driving organization’s information security spending
  • Evaluation of information security spending
  • Security measures deployed or to be deployed
  • Size and complexity of projects undertaken/delivered
  • Security assurance

Agenda Highlights

Keynotes by Visionary Leaders

Our keynote sessions have always been star attractions for our discerning attendees. Our keynote speakers are highly knowledgeable leaders with visionary outlooks. They will not only set the right tone and agenda for the other sessions but also ignite the minds with thoughts of brilliance and ideas of transformative innovation.

CISO Awards (Infosec Maestros Awards 2022)

Infosec Maestros Awards 2022 is an initiative to identify hard work, talent, innovation and effort of those CISOs for protecting sensitive information of their organizations. This award not only recognizes the best CISOs / InfoSec Leaders, but also establishes the increasing trend of current and future role of CISOs in Indian Industry.

CISO-led Discussions

These thought leadership exchanges will be held in panel-discussion formats. Each power group will discuss ideas and share best practices around a given information security theme to drive meaningful outcomes and takeaways for the attendees. The panels will primarily be constituted of CISOs, with minority representations by the industry. The discussions will be technology- and vendor-agnostic to ensure objectivity and fair value for all.

Industry-driven Knowledge Sessions

Providers of infosec products and solutions are continually investing in hardening their offerings against the potential breaches that keep getting more and more sophisticated. They are also investing in building research-driven insights across various sectors and geos, which gives them an early peek into the changing threat landscape. This enables them to speak with authority on future infosec trends and potential prevention frameworks, which is what they will be doing in these knowledge sessions.

Networking Opportunities

Networking opportunity for solution and service providers with industry top decision makers via digital exhibition, live chats etc.

Agenda & Schedule

Note: Agenda & Schedule is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Track 1

    May 19, 2022

  • Track 2

    May 19, 2022

9:30 AM - 9:35 AM

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

By:Deepak Kumar, Executive Editor, BitStream Mediaworks

9:35 AM - 9:50 AM

Keynote: Security Challenges and Road Ahead for a Whole New Digital-First World

By:Jaspreet Singh, Partner & National Leader - Client & Markets (Trust & Transformation), Grant Thornton Bharat

9:55 AM - 10:15 AM

Keynote: How to Future Proof Your Cybersecurity Investments

By: Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist (CSS) & Advisory CISO, Delinea

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM

Keynote: Strengthening Cybersecurity Posture

By:Vikas Malhotra, Country Manager, LastPass

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM

Why CyberSecurity Must Be a Board Level Concern

By: Faheem Kolhar, AVP & Head of IT, KPIT

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Panel Discussion: Absolute Zero Trust: Is Zero Trust Term a Mere Buzzword?

Moderator: Gautam Kapoor, Partner, Deloitte

  • Alain Sanchez, ‎EMEA CISO, Senior Evangelist, Fortinet
  • Gopi Thangavel, VP & Head – Infrastructure & Security Operations, Reliance Industries Ltd
  • Vijay Bharti, CISO and SVP - Cyber Security Practice, Happiest Minds Technologies
  • Jacxine Fernandez, VP - Information Security, Bangalore International Airport Ltd
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

How Identity Based Authentication help organisation meet Zero Trust Initiatives

By: Mike Engle, Chief Strategy Officer, 1Kosmos

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM

Security Incidents and How to Handle Them

By: Mandar Patil, VP - International Market & Customer Success, Cyble

12:20 PM - 1:10 PM

Panel Discussion: Is Security Automation the Future of Enterprise Defense?

Moderator: Burgess Cooper, Partner – Deputy Cyber Leader, Ernst & Young

  • Varundeep Kaur, CIO, Spice Money
  • Vikas Rajpal, Presales Lead, Check Point Software
  • Pradipta Patro, Head - Cyber Security & IT Platform, RPG Group (KEC International Ltd.)
  • Kumar Ravi, CISO, Teleperformance India
  • Vikas Gupta, CIO, H-Energy Group of Companies
1:10 PM - 1:45 PM

11th InfoSec Maestros Awards 2022 -- Part 1 (Virtual Distribution) Powered: By Cyble

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Fireside Chat: Superior Customer Experience and Security in an Increasing Digital Economy

Moderator: Ashwin Achar, Head - Customer Success, 1Kosmos

  • Shankar Ramamurthy, Vice President - IT, Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Akhilesh Tiwari, Sr. Vice President - IT, Kotak Mahindra Bank
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

XDR: Understanding Cyber’s New Favourite Acronym

By: Satbir Singh, Presales Head - India, CrowdStrike

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM

Fireside Chat: Modern PAM and Evolving PAM Use Cases

  • Ajay Bongirwar, Country Manager - SAARC, Delinea
  • Kumar Ravi, CISO, Teleperformance India

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Innovations that Transform Security for the Data Center, Network and Cloud

By: Check Point Presentation

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Panel Discussion: The Role of Security Transformation in Digital-First Enterprise

Moderator: * Harnath Babu, Partner & CIO, KPMG India

  • Vinod Bhat, CIO, TATA SIA Airlines Ltd (Vistara)
  • Raman Pillai, Head - IT Infra & InfoSec, Ather Energy
  • Samrat Bhatt, Director - Information Security, MatchMove India
  • Sanjiv Kumar Jain, Group CIO, Krishna Group
  • Ishaan Makker, Director - India, Zscaler
3:45 PM - 4:05 PM

Securing the Hybrid Workforce with Zero Trust

Moderator: * Rohit Adlakha, CXO Revolutionary and Executive Advisor, Zscaler

  • Rukesh Patel, CIO, FSS Technologies
  • Ramanand Jha, Head - Risk Management and IT Security, Havells India Ltd
  • Kunal Dhingra, Senior Director - Global Head IT, L&T Infotech
  • Prasad T, Head - Information Security, VerSe Innovation
4:05 PM - 5:05 PM

Panel Discussion: Building Cyber Resilience Post-Pandemic -- Considerations for Indian CISOs and InfoSec

Moderator: * Manoj Ajgaonkar, Director, Grant Thornton Bharat

  • Akhil Verma, CISO, Paytm Money
  • Dilip Panjwani, CISO & IT Controller, L&T Infotech Ltd
  • Manoj K Shrivastava, CISO, Future Generali India Insurance Co Ltd
  • Dhanlakshmi PK, Sr. Director - Malware & Intelligence Research, Cyble
5:05 PM - 6:05 PM

Panel Discussion:Responding to the Security Challenges of Remote & Hybrid Workforce

Moderator: * Anuj Gupta, CEO, Hitachi Systems India

  • Sunil Choubey, VP IT Infrastructure, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • Manoj Kern, CIO, Prudent Brokers
  • Ramanand Jha, Head - Risk Management * IT Security, Havells India Limited
6:05 PM - 6:25

11th InfoSec Maestros Awards 2022 -- Part 2 (Virtual Distribution) Powered By: Check Point

6:25 PM - 6:30

Thank You Note / Closing Remarks

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Panel Discussion: PAM Maturity – Zero Trust / Least Privilege in Privilege Users

Moderator: Jude Kannabiran, Regional Director - Asia, Delinea

  • Satyavrat Mishra, AVP - Corporate IT, Godrej Industries Ltd.
  • Mayuresh Purandare, Head of IT & Security, Marico India Ltd.
  • Saurabh Gugnani, Head IT & Security, PeopleStrong Technologies
  • Vasudevan Nair, Head IT & CISO, Writer Corporation
  • Yogesh Kumar, CISO & Head - IT, Tata Advanced Systems Limited
12:20 PM - 01:10 PM

Panel Discussion: Managing the Cyber Risks of Remote & Hybrid Workforce in New Normal and Beyond

Moderator: Jaspreet Singh, Partner & National Leader - Client & Markets (Trust & Transformation), Grant Thornton Bharat

  • Vikas Malhotra, Country Manager, LastPass
  • Avinash Dharmadhikari, CISO, Persistent Systems Ltd.
  • Pawan Chawla, CISO & DPO, Future Generali India Life Insurance
  • Subhash Singh, AVP – Group Head IT & Systems, Naprod Lifesciences
02:30 AM - 03:30 AM

Panel Discussion: Rethinking Security and Compliance in the Era of Hybrid & Multi-clouds

Moderator: Unnikrishnan P, Partner - Cybersecurity, PwC India

  • Varundeep Kaur, CIO, Spice Money
  • Vasudevan Nair, Head IT & CISO, Writer Corporation
  • Maharajan S, CISO & AVP - IT, Navitas Life Sciences
  • Vaisakh Rajeevan, Founder & Chief Architect, Prophaze Technologies
03:50 PM - 04:50 PM

Panel Discussion: Can We Keep Hackers Out with XDR Disruption? What's Next in Extended Detection and Response

Moderator: Chandra Prakash Suryawanshi, Partner - Cyber Security, KPMG

  • Kalpesh Doshi, CISO, FIS Global
  • Jobin T. Akkara, CISO, Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • Bijender Mishra, CISO, Alkem Laboratories Limited
  • Shishir Khare, Delivery Head - Infrastructure & Security, TCS Ltd.
  • Manish Gaur, Head - IT, Patanjali Ayurved Limited

Eminent Speakers

Best CISOs deserve the best of breed national and international speakers, experts, analysts from IT Security domain as well as thought leaders. Please visit this section later for update as we are working on shortlisting the most competitive set of speakers for you.

Ajay Bongirwar

Country Manager - SAARC, Delinea

Akhil Verma

CISO, Paytm Money

Akhilesh Tiwari

Sr. Vice President-IT , Kotak Mahindra Bank

Alain Sanchez

EMEA CISO, Senior Evangelist, Fortinet

Anuj Gupta

CEO, Hitachi Systems India

Ashwin Achar

Head Customer Success , 1Kosmos

Avinash Dharmadhikari

CISO ,Persistent Systems Ltd.

Bijender Mishra

CISO, Alkem Laboratories Limited

Burgess Cooper

Partner – Deputy Cyber Leader, Ernst & Young

Chandra Prakash Suryawanshi

Partner - Cyber Security ,KPMG

Dhanalakshmi Pk

Senior Director Malware and Intelligence Research , Cyble

Dilip Panjwani

CISO & IT Controller ,LTI - Larsen & Toubro Infotech 

Faheem Kolhar

Head of IT , KPIT

Gautam Kapoor

Partner, Deloitte

Gopi Thangavel

VP & Head – Infrastructure & Security Operations, Reliance Industries Limited

Harnath Babu

Partner & CIO, KPMG India

Ishaan Makker

Director - India, Zscaler

Itai Greenberg

Jacxine Fernandez

VP - Information Security, Bangalore International Airport Ltd

Jaspreet Singh

Partner & National Leader - Client & Markets (Trust & Transformation) , Grant Thornton Bharat

Jobin T. Akkara

CISO, Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Co. Ltd..

Joseph Carson

Chief Security Scientist (CSS) & Advisory CISO, Delinea

Jude Kannabiran

Vice President of Sales - Asia, Delinea

Kalpesh Doshi

CISO , FIS Global

Kumar Ravi

CISO , Teleperformance India

Kunal Dhingra

Sr. Director -- Global Head IT, L&T Infotech

Maharajan S,

CISO & AVP - IT, Navitas Life Sciences

Mandar Patil

Vice President International Market and Customer Success , Cyble

Manish Chachada

COO and Co-founder , Cyble

Manish Gaur

Head - IT , Patanjali Ayurved Limited

Manoj Ajgaonkar

Director - Cyber , Grant Thornton Bharat

Manoj K Shrivastava

CISO , Future Generali India Insurance Co Ltd

Manoj Kern

CIO, Prudent Brokers

Mayuresh Purandare

Head of IT & Security , Marico India Ltd.

Mike Engle

Chief Strategy Officer , 1Kosmos

P Unnikrishnan

Partner - Cybersecurity, PwC India

Pawan Chawla

CISO & DPO, Future Generali India Life Insurance Co Ltd

Pradipta Patro

Head of Cyber Security & IT Platform, RPG Group (KEC International Ltd.)

Prasad T

Head - Information Security, VerSe Innovation

Raman Pillai

Head - IT Infra & InfoSec , Ather Energy

Ramanand Jha

Head-Risk Management and IT Security, Havells India Ltd

Ravinder Arora

Global CISO, Infogain

Rohit Adlakha

CXO Revolutionary and Executive Advisor, Zscaler

Rukesh Patel


Samrat Bhatt 

Director - Information Security, MatchMove India

Sanjiv Kumar Jain

Group CIO , Krishna Group

Shankar Ramamurthy

Vice President IT , Kotak Mahindra Bank

Satbir Singh

Presales Head - India , Crowdstrike

Satyavrat Mishra

AVP - Corporate IT, Godrej Industries Ltd.

Saurabh Gugnani

Head IT & Security , PeopleStrong Technologies

Shishir Khare

Delivery Head - Infrastructure & Security , Tata Consultancy Services

Subhash Singh

AVP – Group Head IT & Systems , Naprod Lifesciences

Sunil Choubey

VP IT Infrastructure, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd.

Vaisakh Rajeevan

Founder & Chief Architect , Prophaze Technologies

Varundeep Kaur

CIO , Spice Money

Vasudevan Nair

Head IT & CISO , Writer Corporation

Vijay Bharti

CISO , Happiest Minds

Vikas Gupta

CIO, H-Energy Group of Companies

Vikas Malhotra

Country Manager, LastPass

Vikas Rajpal

Head System Engineering – Govt & Telco, Check Point Software

Vinod Bhat

CIO , Vistara - TATA SIA Airlines Ltd

Yogesh Kumar

CISO & Head - IT , Tata Advanced Systems Limited

Event Partners

Why Partner with Us?

With this initiative, we provide you with the unique opportunity to reach out to 700+ of the most influential CISO's, InfoSec leaders, and other CXOs across the nation, all under one roof. Attendees at this conference also includes from award ceremony who are the winners of most prestigious Infosec Maestros Awards 2022 – normally difficult to reach executives. It’s an excellent platform for companies to influence with brand profiling, networking, and to ensure market position.

Also, sponsors can use this platform to show their support for technology and its leadership. Here are the key benefits of being an event sponsor:

  • Networking and Lead Generation.
    Gain access to the most targeted, high-profiled influencers and decision-makers from key organizations. It gives you the opportunity for exclusive interaction with influential CXOs throughout the day.
  • Visibility for Your Brand.
    Be visibly present and seen by InfoSec leaders are partner of choice in delivering the CISO agenda.
  • Technology Showcase.
    Demonstrate cutting edge technologies through virtual exhibition stalls to 700+ security professionals.
  • Brand Exposure.
    Extensive online exposure during COVID-19 to your brand through pre- and post-event promotions.
  • Strategic Relationship.
    Opportunity to build strategic relationships

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