INFOSEC MAESTROS Awards 2023 Award is the best ever initiative to inspire the innovative, talented and hard-working CISOs and InfoSec leaders across the verticals, nationwide. If you are the person, standing in between the intruder and your organization’s most valuable information, then don’t wait. You’ll be surrounded by the nation’s most accomplished IT security leaders, all focused on sharpening the connection between innovation, IT security value and financial success.
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Event Overview

12th INFOSEC MAESTROS AWARDS & CONFERENCE 2023

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.

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Infosec Maestros Key Highlights

Key Highlights

Artificial Intelligence

Cloud Security

Remote Working

IoT / ML / Automation

Security Intelligence

Data Protection

Network & Endpoints

Zero Trust

Identity & Access

Risk Management

Incident Response

Threat Detection

Who Should Attend?

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
  • IT & Security Consultants
  • Manager / Sr Manager – IT / Security
  • Delivery Heads, Data Centre Professionals
  • Cloud, Security, & other Technology Architects
  • Data Scientists & Analysts

Great Speakers

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Networking

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New People

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Have Fun

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Listen to the Event Speakers

Who's Speaking

Speakers
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Abhishek Ankolekar

MDR Specialist – India & SAARC ,
SOPHOS
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Adam Denyer-Hampton

Director, International Solutions Architects ,
SecurityScorecard
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Akhil Verma

CISO ,
Paytm Money
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Akshay Garkel

Partner & Leader, Cyber ,
Grant Thornton Bharat LLP
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Aman Chhikara

CISO ,
Hindalco Industries Limited
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Ambarish Kumar Singh

CISO ,
Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
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Ambuj Bhalla

CISO ,
BharatPe
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Amey S Lakeshri

Director - Cyber Security, Privacy ,
Ernst & Young
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Amit Prasad

Enterprise Channel Sales -India & SAARC ,
BlackBerry
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Ankit Agarwal

Head - IT Infrastructure & Global Systems Architect ,
Encora
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Apoorba Patranabish

Director, Cyber & Alliances ,
Grant Thornton Bharat
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Archie Jackson

Sr. Director (Head of Special Initiatives, IT &
Security and CEO Office) , Incedo Inc
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Avinash Dharmadhikari

CISO,
Persistent Systems Ltd.
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Basil Dange

CISO ,
Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd
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Bhagwatiprasad Dubey

AVP ,
Axis Asset Management Co. Limited
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Bijender Mishra

CISO ,
Alkem Laboratories Limited
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Burgess Cooper

Partner – Deputy Cyber Leader,
Ernst & Young
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Dr. Avadhut Parab

CIO ,
Parle Agro Pvt Ltd
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Dr. Jitendra Bhardwaj

CISO & Business Head - Cyber Security ,
TATA Advanced Systems Ltd.
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Dr. Niranjan Reddy

CISO ,
Polycab India Limited
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Gowdhaman Jothilingam

Global CISO ,
LatentView Analytics Ltd
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Harshad Mengle

Head SOC ,
Aditya Birla Shared Services
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Hitesh Pathak

Head of Security Engineering & Office of the CTO ,
Check Point Software Technologies, Ltd
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Harish Sekar

Senior Evangelist ,
ManageEngine
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Janak Bhindora

CIO
Khanna Paper Mills Lmited
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Jobin T. Akkara

CISO ,Cholamandalam MS
General Insurance Co. Ltd..
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Karthick Raja S

CIO ,
Orient Cement Ltd (CK Birla Group)
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Kiran Komatla

Group CTO ,
Restaurant Brands Asia Ltd
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Kuldeep Burra

Co-Founder and Managing Director ,
HALA INFOSEC
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Kumar Ravi

CISO ,
Teleperformance India
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Makesh Chandramohan

CISO ,
Aditya Birla Capital Limited
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Manish Kishore

Global Head IT ,
Wockhardt Limited
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Manoj K Shrivastava

CISO , Future Generali India Insurance
Company Limited
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Mohit Kalra

CISO , ORIX Leasing and Financial Services
India Limited
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Muneer H. KongaWani

CISO ,
The J&K Bank Ltd
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Naseem Halder

CISO ,
Acko General Insurance
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Ninad Chavan

CISO ,
Zuno General Insurance
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Pradipta Patro

Head - Cyber Security & IT Platform ,
RPG Group (KEC International Ltd.)
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Prashant Sankhla

Technical Director - Cloud Security ,
KPMG India
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Prince Joseph

CIO ,
SFO Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (NeST Group)
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Rakesh Kumar Kunwar

National Leader for IAM OpenText ,
OpenText
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Ramakrishna Bhaskarayani

Co-Founder and Managing Director ,
Hala Infosec
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Ramakrishna V

CEO & Founder ,
Assisto Technologies
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Ramesh Gurram

CISO ,
Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited
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Ranjeeth Singh Bellary

Partner ,
Ernst & Young
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Rohit Rane

CISO ,
HDFC Pension
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S Srikanth

CISO ,
Tata Electronics Pvt Ltd
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Samrat Bhatt

Sr. Director InfoSec & IT,
MatchMove Pay
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Sandeep Pandita

Head - IT ,
Hero Steels Ltd
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Satish Kumar Dwibhashi

SVP & CISO ,
InMobi Group
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Satyanandan Atyam

Chief Risk Officer ,
Tata AIG General Insurance Co. Ltd
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Satyavrat Mishra

VP & Head - Corporate IT ,
Godrej Industries Ltd.
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Shiva Prakash S Abburu

Partner Technology Consulting
, Ernst & Young
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Shivani Arni

Information Security Officer
, TransUnion CIBIL Ltd
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Stanley Soloman

CISO ,
HealthIndia Insurance TPA Service Pvt. Ltd
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Subhash Singh

CISO & Head Enterprise Architecture ,
Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corp. Ltd
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Sumit Chouhan

Principal Sales Engineer ,
BlackBerry
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Vinod Bhat

CIO ,
TATA SIA Airlines Ltd (Vistara)
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Yusuf Hashmi

Group CISO ,
Jubilant Ingrevia Limited




Judging Process for Infosec Maestros Awards 2023

Submissions for Infosec Maestros Awards 2023 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
Highlights

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 2023)

Infosec Maestros Awards 2023 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.

Schedule Plan

Agenda & Schedules

Agenda

*Agenda & Schedule to change without prior notice

9 June, 2023
08:00 AM
Live Delegate Registrations / Breakfast
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM (IST, UTC+5:30)
09:00 AM
Live Welcome & Opening Remarks: How Will A Ransomware Attack Affect Your Business?
09:00 AM - 09:30 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Shree Parthasarathy
Managing Director, Metavrash Consulting
09:30 AM
Live Keynote: Security Challenges and Road Ahead for a Whole New Digital-First World
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Kiran Komatla
Group CTO
Restaurant Brands Asia Ltd (Burger King)
09:45 AM
Live Panel Discussion: Realign Your Security Strategy to Secure Your Next Phase of Digital Transformation
09:45 AM - 10:30 AM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Moderator: Ranjeeth Bellary
Partner, Ernst & Young
Satyanandan Atyam
CRO, Tata AIG General
Insurance Co. Ltd
Samrat Bhatt
Sr. Director - InfoSec & IT, MatchMove Pay
Vasudevan Nair
Head IT & CISO, Writer Corporation
Janak Bhindora
CIO, Khanna Paper Mills Ltd
Harish Sekar
Senior Evangelist, ManageEngine
10:30 AM
Live Hybrid Cloud, Users, Devices, and Data security
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Harish Sekar
Senior Evangelist, ManageEngine
10:50 AM
Live Artificial Intelligence and the Evolving Threat Landscape - Preparing for What's Next?
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Hitesh Pathak
Head of Security Engineering & Office of the CTO, Check Point Software Technologies
11:10 AM
Live Empower Your Cybersecurity with AI-Driven Analytics
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM (IST, UTC+5:30)
V. Ramakrishnan
Founder & CEO, Assisto Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
11:30 AM
Live Tea-Coffee Break / Technology Showcase
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM (IST, UTC+5:30)
11:45 AM
Live Panel Discussion: Is Artificial Intelligence Boon or Bane for Cybersecurity?
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Moderator: Amey Subhash Lakeshri
Director - Cyber Security, Forensics and IR, Ernst & Young
Yusuf Hashmi
Group CISO, Jubilant Ingrevia 
 Limited
Akhil Verma
CISO, Paytm Money
Manoj K Shrivastava
CISO, Future Generali India
Insurance Co Ltd
Ramesh Gurram
CISO, Multi Commodity
Exchange of India Limited
Ambuj Bhalla
CISO, Bharat Pe
12:30 PM
Live Security Ratings and India’s Attack Surface
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Adam Denyer-Hampton
Director, International Solutions Architects, SecurityScorecard
12:45 PM
Live Disruptive AI in Cybersecurity
12:45 PM - 01:00 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Amit Prasad
Enterprise Channel Sales - India & SAARC, BlackBerry
Sumit Chouhan
Principal Sales Engineer, BlackBerry
1:00 PM
Live Lucky Draw / Networking Lunch / Technology Showcase
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
2:00 PM
Live 12th InfosSec Maestros (CISO) Awards -- Top 100 Category | Editor's Choice Category
2:00 PM - 2:40 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
2:40 PM
Live Fireside Chat: How We Simplify OT Security and Managed Security Services?
2:40 PM - 03:00 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Rajiv Nandwani
Continuity Director - Information & Physical Security, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Kuldeep Burra
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hala InfoSec Pvt. Ltd.
Ramakrishna Bhaskarayani
Co-Founder and Managing Director, Hala InfoSec Pvt. Ltd.
3:00 PM
Live MDR Matters -- Staying Ahead in a Changing Threat Landscape
3:00 PM - 03:15 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Abhishek Ankolekar
MDR Specialist, India & SAARC, Sophos
03:15 PM
Live Panel Discussion: The Cost of a Cloud Security Breach and Securing Your Move to -- and Operating in the Clouds
03:15 PM - 4:00 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Moderator: Shiva Prakash Sai Abburu
Partner - Technology Consulting, Ernst & Young
Basil Dange
CISO, Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd
Ninad Chavan
CISO, Zuno General Insurance
Rajiv Nandwani
Continuity Director - Information & Physical Security, BCG
Dr. Avadhut Parab
CIO, Parle Agro Pvt Ltd
Kumar Ravi
CISO, Teleperformance India
4:00 PM
Live Fireside Chat: Security in Action – How do Cyber Security Leaders Innovate to Deal with the evolving Threat Landscape
4:00 PM - 04:15 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Hitesh Pathak
Head of Security Engineering & Office of the CTO, Check Point Software Technologies
TBA
4:30 PM
Live Tea-Coffee Break / Technology Showcase
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
4:45 PM
Live Panel Discussion: Absolute Zero Trust: Is Zero Trust Term a Mere Buzzword or Way to Go?
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Moderator: Apoorba Kumar Patranabish
Director - Cyber & Alliances
Grant Thornton Bharat
Bhagwatiprasad Dubey
AVP, Axis Asset Management
Co. Limited
Ambarish Kumar Singh
CISO, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
Gowdhaman Jothilingam
Global CISO, LatentView Analytics Ltd
Ankit Agarwal
Head-IT Infrastructure & Global Systems Architect, Encora
Vikas Gupta
Chief Technology Officer, Hiranandani Energy
5:30 PM
Live Zero Trust: Driving Customer Trust
5:30 PM - 05:45 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Rakesh Kumar Kunwar
National Leader for IAM OpenText, OpenText
5:45 PM
Live Changing Data Leak Threat Landscape - DataResolve as Your Trusted Partner
5:45 PM - 06:00 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Nagarjun Kota
Co-founder and Chief Architect, Data Resolve Technologies
06:00 PM
Live Panel Discussion: Demystifying SIEM, EDR, XDR & MDR -- Which One is Right for Me?
06:00 PM - 06:45 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
Moderator: Sachin Kumar
Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte India
Stanley Soloman
CISO, HealthIndia Insurance TPA Service Pvt. Ltd
Ameya Sathye
VP - Group Head Cyber Security, IIFL
Harshad Mengle
Head - SOC, Aditya Birla Shared Services
Dr. Niranjan Reddy
CISO, Polycab India Limited
Pradipta Patro
Global CISO, RPG Group (KEC International Ltd.)
6:45 PM
Live Fireside Chat: Conversational AI: Go Beyond Chat Bots with Intelligent Customer and Employee Experiences
6:45 PM - 07:00 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
V. Ramakrishnan
Founder & CEO, Assisto Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nitin Kumar Singh
Global Head - Enterprise System Management, Tata Consultancy Services
7:00 PM
Live 12th InfosSec Maestros (CISO) Awards -- Most Promising Category
7:00 PM - 7:15 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
7:15 PM
Live Mega Lucky Draw / Thank You Note
7:15 PM - 7:30 PM (IST, UTC+5:30)
7:30 PM Onwards
Live Networking Over Cocktails & Dinner

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Why Partner with Us?

With this initiative, we provide you with the unique opportunity to reach out to 150+ 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 2023 – 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
FOR SPONSORSHIP, ATTENDANCE

Contact Us

For Partnership

Jitendra Srivastava
jeetu@cioaxis.com
+91-98183-05558

For Delegation

Ankur Kumar
ankur.kumar@cioaxis.com
+91-93104-79166
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