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Secure Datacenters: Foundation of Digital India

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Insights on the need for a secure and scalable data center infrastructure for seamless govt. services to citizens

The Indian govt. plans to spend US $7.8 billion on IT this year, which is a 9.5% growth over last year. A part of this spending would be to ramp up the govt.’s data center infrastructure.

Data centers will form the most crucial element in the Indian govt.’s Digital India campaign. For any of the services that the govt. plans to offer electronically to its citizens, be it Aadhar, digital locker, e-payments, e-hospital, scholarships or numerous others, there will be a need to have a responsive and secure data center infrastructure.

Designing such a data center would be a complex task. With so many critical applications to host and a monumental increase in data volumes, the govt. will have to ensure high availability, reliability, serviceability, scalability, and security of the data centers.

Such data centers would require a new class of secure infrastructure that can detect and protect against a rapidly evolving threat landscape. They would have to be able to safeguard critical applications and the infrastructure, all the while leveraging existing hardware.

This webinar will provide insights by experts on how to enable such a secure and scalable data center infrastructure that would allow the govt. to offer its services seamlessly and securely to Indian citizens.

Key Highlights:
  • Understand the evolving threats landscape

  • Find out how to protect data centers from the inside out

  • Learn how to safeguard critical applications and infrastructure

  • Get twice the security and half the cost
1430       Log-in by all speakers and panelists
1500       Welcome & introduction by Host
1505       Fire-side Chat: Smart Governance & Technology
                PVS Murty, Executive Director, Cyber Security, PwC
                Sandeep Vijayaraghavan, Associate Director, Cyber Security, PwC
                Moderated by: Apalak Ghosh, Principal Consultant, CMR
1525       Securing NxtGen Datacenters
                Vivek Lodha, NSX Specialist, VMware
1545       Q&A: All attendees and speakers
                Moderated by: Apalak Ghosh, Principal Consultant, CMR
1600       Vote of thanks and Feedback
PVS Murthy Executive Director- Cyber Security, PricewaterhouseCoopers India PVS Murthy joined with PricewaterhouseCoopers India during October 2015 and is entrusted with a responsibility to provide Cyber security services to Firm's Global Clients, specially those having captives in India. Prior to joining PwC India, PVS Murthy was heading the Governance, Risk & Compliance Practice at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd which provides its clients with services designed to optimize their information security and risk management programs and capabilities, helping them assure that they have an appropriate level of governance and investment, and a balanced solution-set. PVS Murthy was reporting to Head of Consulting Unit who in turn reports to CEO. As the head of global team, he worked closely on sales and marketing opportunities, service delivery, and practice growth and development. He led a team of 400+ Information Risk and Security professionals all over the globe and is chiefly responsible for the growth of this Practice from US$ 7 Million in 2009 to US$ 100 Million. He believes that the greatest strength that he possesses is to manage people having great skills with diverse cultures and backgrounds globally
Sandeep Vijayaraghavan Associate Director, Cyber Security, PwC Sandeep is an Associate Director with PwC India and consults in the field of Cybersecurity, Network Security & eGRC. Prior to PwC, Sandeep was leading Security Analytics Competency of RSA (Asia Pacific & Japan) Sandeep has over 16 years of experience in Networking & Cyber Security in the filed of Network & Perimeter Security, Threat intelligence, SOC Strategy & Implementation. Expertise into building & Architecting solutions around SOC & Incident management for customers, Sandeep has been instrumental in setting up SOC for Leading Financial, IT & Govt. Institution across Asia Pacific & Japan.
Vivek Lodha Networking and Security Specialist, VMware Vivek Lodha is Currently working as Networking and Security Specialist with VMware. He is a VCIX-NV and holds dual CCIE certifications in Service Provider and Routing & Switching. He has been associated with the industry for more than 8 years with diversified experience in Pre-Sales, Consulting and Support Portfolios. He has worked on various projects in IT infrastructure and Network designing providing network and security solutions for various companies across the globe.
Apalak Ghosh Principal Consultant, CMR Apalak Ghosh heads the Industry Consulting Group at CyberMedia Research & Services. In this role, Apalak is responsible for overseeing development of reports, carrying out in-depth market assessments and forecasts on diverse areas like Cloud Computing, Analytics, Digital Transformation, IoT, Virtualization, amongst others. He is frequently quoted in the media on various ICT technologies. He carries forward his rich experience as Manager, Software and Services Research and Consulting Practice, IDC India. Prior to his current role, Apalak has worked with TNS India as a research analyst for two years, before which he was with TransAsia Solution Seekers, Indonesia as a consultant for a year. His experience spans across key research areas such as brand tracking, product / concept testing, quantitative and qualitative research, and consulting. He has a rich exposure to research techniques such as face-to-face and telephonic interviews, profiling and discussions with stakeholders across diverse industry verticals such as IT and Telecom, Consumer Packaged Goods and Automotive. Apalak completed his Master’s program in Business Administration from the ICFAI Business School, Bangalore. Apalak also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology (BIT).

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