2019 was a tumultuous year for the defenders of lethal attacks. Companies - across the genre, were forced to reevaluate their security posture and with the past learnings, need to exert caution and pinpoint their efforts where the threats actually exist. Most companies are now looking at technologies like AI/ML to play a decisive role in threat detection.

dynamicCISO Summit & Excellence Awards, in its 7th year, will see 20+ sessions, 40+ speakers, and over 150 senior delegates from across India.

The theme for Summit 2020 is interesting, invigorating, and interactive - Checkmate!

The summit this year will focus on applying intelligence strategy and technology for better cyber-defence. The 2020 conference will focus primarily on how CISOs and Cybersecurity professionals should create a robust “Defense Mechanism” for a stronger, better, cybersecurity posture.


The 7th Edition of Summit will also witness an entirely fresh approach to excellence awards. We will be felicitating 50 CISOs as “BOLD CISO”. These felicitations will be for those who have shown all-out boldness in detection, and prevention of breaches and strategize a robust cybersecurity infrastructure for their company.

The Bold CISO (50 recognitions) - Click Here to Nominate

* The last date of submitting the nomination is 6th Feb 2020.

Conference Speakers

Burgess Cooper
Partner EY India
Uday Deshpande
Uday Deshpande
Group CISO Larsen & Toubro
Capt. Felix Mohan
Capt. Felix Mohan
CEO CISO Cybersecurity
Pukhraj Singh
Pukhraj Singh
Director Cyber Threat Intelligence Bhujang Innovations
Vishal Salvi
Vishal Salvi*
CISO Infosys
Dr. Kapil Dev Singh
Dr. Kapil Dev Singh
CEO Coues Age
Bharat Panchal
Bharat Panchal
CRO FIS Global
Jaspreet Singh
Jaspreet Singh
Partner - Cyber Security EY India
Mathan Babu Kasilingam
Mathan Babu Kasilingam
Subhajit Deb
Subhajit Deb
CISO Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
Akhil Verma
Akhil Verma
CISO Airtel Payment Bank
Shivangi Nadkarni
Shivangi Nadkarni
CEO Aarka Consulting
Sanjay Tiwari
Sanjay Tiwari
Dilip Panjwani
Dilip Panjwani
Keyur Desai, CIO, Essar Ports & Shipping
Keyur Desai
CIO Essar Ports & Shipping
Amit Dhavan, CISO, Birlasoft
Amit Dhavan
CISO Birlasoft
Puneet Bhasin, Founder, Cyberjure Legal
Puneet Bhasin
Founder Cyberjure Legal
Balram Choudhary, VP, BOB Financial
Balram Choudhary
VP BOB Financial
Fal Ghancha
Fal Ghancha
CISO DSP Mutual Fund
A Shiju Rawther
A Shiju Rawther





Time Session Speaker
09:00 - 10:00 AM Registration & Networking  
10:00 - 10:10 AM Editor's Welcome Rahul Neel Mani, Editor, dynamicCISO.com
10:10 - 10:50 AM DynamicCISO Mindmap: Applying Intelligence, Strategy & Technology for Better Cyber Defence Burgess Cooper, EY India
Uday Deshpande, Group CISO, Larsen & Toubro
10:50 - 11:30 AM Summit Keynote: Capt. Felix Mohan, CEO, CISO Cybersecurity
11:30 - 11:45 AM Tea Break
11:45 - 12:15 PM Presenting Partner Keynote:
12:15 - 12:35 PM Power Session:
12:35 - 01:10 PM CISO Face Off: "Man Versus Machine: Follow the Basic Instincts Or A Machine-Driven Approach" Sanjay Tiwari, CISO, IIFL
Dilip Panjwani, CISO, L&T

Muqbil Ahmar, Executive Editor, Grey Head Media
01:10 - 01:40 PM Power Session:
01:40 - 02:30 PM Lunch Break
02:30 - 03:10 PM CISO Brainstorm: Building Successful Cyber Defence Programs: Checks & Balances Amit Dhavan, CISO, Birlasoft
Keyur Desai, CIO, Essar Ports & Shipping
03:10 - 03:40 PM Decoding Cybersecurity: Pukhraj Singh, Director Cyber Threat intelligence, Bhujang Innovations
03:40 - 04:00 PM Power Session:
04:00 - 04:30 PM Summit Keynote: Vishal Salvi, CISO, Infosys*
04:30 - 04:45 PM Tea Break :
04:45 - 05:15 PM Being of a CISO: Unveiling of Research Report Dr. Kapil Dev Singh, CEO, Coues Age
05:15 - 05:35 PM Power Session:
05:35 - 06:15 PM CISO Brainstorm: Perils of Digital Risk Management: Defence in Depth with Agility in Mind Bharat Panchal, CRO, FIS Global, EY
Jaspreet Singh, EY India
06:15 - 07:30 PM CISO Breakouts
07:30 PM Onwards dynamicCISO Awards 2020 & Gala Dinner
Time Session Speaker
09:00 - 10:00 AM Registrations & Refreshments  
10:00 - 10:30 AM CISO Faceoff: Threat Hunting is the Only Saviour in Defending Businesses Mathan Babu Kasilingam, CISO, NPCI.
Subhajit Deb, CISO, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
10:30 - 10:50 AM Power Session:
10:50 - 11:10 AM Power Session:
11:10 - 11:45 AM CISO Brainstorm: Cloud-based Business: An Inescapable Evil for CISOs Akhil Verma, CISO, Airtel Payment Bank
11:45 - 12:00 AM Tea Break:
12:00 - 12:45 PM Masterclass: Privacy & Data Protection: What Organisations Need to Do to Comply Instructor: Shivangi Nadkarni, CEO Aarka Consulting
12:45 - 01:05 PM Power Session:
01:05 - 02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00 - 02:40 PM Legal Inputs: Cybersecurity Laws and What CISOs and Organisations Should Know About Them Puneet Bhasin, Founder, Cyberjure Legal
02:40 - 03:10 PM CISO Faceoff: Oursourcing Versus In-house: What's the Best Model that Works? Balram Choudhary, VP, BOB Financial
A Shiju Rawther, EVP, IIFL

Fal Ghancha, CISO, DSP Mutual Fund
03:10 - 03:40 PM Hacker's Live: A Session by Hacker(s)
03:40 - 04:15 PM Expert Session: Protecting Crown Jewels: Safeguarding the Critical Information Infrastructure
04:15 Onwards Conference Wrap up & High Tea
* Subject to change

The Leela, Mumbai
27-28th February