2022 Speakers

The stellar line-up of speakers for the symposium include thought leaders, industry experts, research analysts, powerful CIOs, and the ‘who’s who’ of the enterprise technology ecosystem across India and the globe.

Anil Sethi

Anil is the Vice President, and General Manager for Channels for Dell Technologies India. Anil is responsible for driving the Dell Technologies’ India channel strategy with a higher share of the wallet, customer preference and profitability. Anil has over three decades of expertize and is known for his strong business acumen, far-sighted vision and ability to bring mega-scale to businesses. He has proven success in P&L management, business strategy, operations excellence, channel management & sales leadership in both direct and indirect sales. He has had an extensive career and has worked with reputed organizations such as TCS, Microsoft and IBM amongst others. 
 
Anil has developed his expertise across infrastructure, software and services domains, in various geographies and in different capacities including customer as well as partner facing roles. His previous assignment was as Vice President & Global Sales Head, Cloud Computing for TCS. Anil brings to Dell his significant and long term relationships developed over the years with the channel community starting from distributors, system integrators, solution providers and tier-2 partners. He has to his credit set up the IBM India channel business model and re-engineered the channel business model for Microsoft OEM business. Anil also created and launched the new business model for Cloud offerings for TCS. Over the years, Anil has worked across multiple geographies such as India, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam.

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VP and General Manager, Channels, 
Dell Technologies, India 

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu–The Clairvoyant–Choreographing Brilliant IT Security Compositions for two decades with a proven track record is a leading veteran Cyber Security Evangelist working for improving the quality of Cyber Security and Enterprise Risk Governance professionals in the country and also on the global stage. Shattering the glass ceiling, her relentless efforts and services in this male dominated field for the past 20 years, have made her a very well-known figure in this industry domain. Her contributions, especially, in the encouragement of Women Professionals in this field has now resulted in a spurt of women in the C Suite of organizations and also in the Enterprise Security & Risk Domains.


 Dr. Lopa holds a master degree in IT. A Doctor (hc) of Excellence in Cyber Risk Management, She is also a Certified Global CIO from ISB Hyderabad. She also has the required industry certifications – CCISO, CRISC, CISM, CDPSE, Certified DevSecops Engr, CHFI, ECSA, CEH, DCPLA, DPO, Certified HIPAA Officer, QSA PCI DSS, CPISI, LA ISO 27001, RSA Archer Certified Administrator, CyberArk Certified Trustee, Certified in ITIL foundation, CobiT and Val IT Foundation Certificate, Certified SAFe 4 Practitioner (Scaled AGILE), Six Sigma Yellow Belt, CCSA NGX, CCNA, ADSE from APTECH and Diploma in Hardware. 

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Advisor, APAC Research Advisory Council, Cloud Security Alliance

Prateek Kedia

Prateek believes in essaying for challenging assignments, where his 17 years of experience can be utilized to impact profit strategies and achieve business initiatives of the organization. His expertise lies in Account Management, Channel & Alliances, Leadership, Sales & Marketing and Customer focus outcomes. Prateek have been previously associated with Cisco Systems, CA Technologies, Citrix Systems and GoTo Technologies. Presently he is associated with LastPass in India.

 

Prateek is skilled at all levels of the consultative/solution selling process; particularly strong in closing the sale and building rapport with customers and partners. His experience, advice and support for sales campaigns & marketing activities have helped GoTo Tech. (FKA LogMeIn) to successfully start their Channel motion in India region. He is an excellent communicator with strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills.

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Regional Alliance Manager
LastPass 

Sarbani Bhatia

With a rich experience of nearly three decades in the industry, Sarbani heads the IT function of the Jagran group. She has been responsible for laying down the information infrastructure for all the various verticals of the organization as well as evolving robust and seamlessly integrated systems and processes for all the functional areas. 


In the IT Leadership role, her focus is more on driving the enterprise digital transformation, thereby bringing about strategic organizational changes through innovation and operational excellence. Her work has been recognized and lauded in the form of several awards and titles such as CIO 100, Big CIO 100, IDC Insights Award, IDC I.C.O.N.I.C Award, CIO Power List, Digital Leader Award, Business Technology Award, Intelligent Enterprise Award and the EDGE Award, etc. 

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Sr. Vice President - IT  
Jagran Prakashan

Shobhana Lele

Shobhana is an IT professional with 20+ Years of experience in various industry domains viz Chemical, FMCG, Manufacturing, Pharma, Retail with stints in BASF, Heinz India and Sanofi. She has a keen interest and belief in making IT a major driver for transforming business operations. She is also always eager to learn, adopt and share best practices.

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Chief Information Officer
The Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company

Sreeji Gopinathan

Sreeji Gopinathan is the Chief Informant Officer (CIO) at Lupin. He leads the end to end IT and Digital portfolio of the company which includes Data Analytics including leveraging AI/ML/DL and RPA for intelligent automation, Applications across Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, R&D, Finance, HR, Infrastructure & Operations, Information Security and Computer Systems Validation. Sreeji has over 20 years of significant domain expertise and global experience. Prior to joining Lupin, he was with Recki Benckiser and has also been associated with companies like Philips, Procter & Gamble, ISRO and ASEA Brown Boveri.

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Global CIO
Lupin

Yogesh Gupta

Yogesh is the Director of Content & Communities - India at Foundry, the world’s largest technology media, research and data services conglomerate. Recently he was the executive editor at Foundry for over seven years. Today, he spearheads the editorial and content curation for digital & events (physical, virtual) since more than 14 years for Foundry global brands -- CIO, ComputerWorld & CSO – in India.

A keynote speaker, an events host and knowledge navigator, he influences the technologists’ readers (CIOs, CSOs, CDOs, ITDMs, Channels) across the enterprise technology ecosystem in India and globally. He is a social media influencer with the CIO, Channels and OEM community. In 2019, Yogesh was recognized as ‘Star Editor’ or ‘B2B Influential Editor’ from an elite list of 26 tech editors across Foundry globally. With 18+ years experience in media industry, he kick-started his journalism career with The Times of India in 2003 as a retainer reporter. He holds a Computer Engineering degree from Mumbai University.

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Director - Content & Communities
Foundry