Iot Speakers

Dr. Ajay Kumar

Additional Secretary,
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

Mr. Anjani Kumar

Chief Digital Officer, Collabera (Former CIO, Safe Express India Limited)

Mr. Ashwin Chaudhary

Cyber Security, Director, PwC India
Mr. Ashwin Chaudhary is a Director in the PwC Advisory Services with more than 28 years of industry experience. He has 12 years of experience in cyber security, Critical Infrastructure security involving SCADA and Industrial Control Systems (ICS), DSC, Cyber security compliance analysis, vulnerability assessment and security implementation. Experience in implementing IEC 62443/ISA99 control system model and good knowledge in standards like NERC-CIP V5 and NIST 800-82, etc. Holding global Certificates in cyber security such as CISA, CISSP, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CCSK. Having an experience in implementing Cyber Security Framework for industrial automation (oil & gas), Creating a Secure Architecture Design based on Risk Assessment and designing a Secure Operations Centre for a Multi-Billion Dollar Green Field.

Mr. Atul Govil

Chief Transformation Officer, Head (SAP & IT) India Glycols Limited

Dr. Faruk Kazi

Professor of Electronics Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering VJTI

G Narendra Nath

Shri G Narendra Nath

DDG Security, Department of Telecommunications, Government of India

Harvinder Singh Banga

Mr. Harvinder Singh Banga


Mr. K K Chaudhary

Executive Director –IT & IS | LANCO Group
He is currently working with LANCO group as Senior Vice President – Group Head IT & IS. He has over 28 years of experience in developing IT and IS blue print for the organization with short and long term strategy in alignment with the business objective encompassing IT Operations, Support, Network and Communication Infrastructure management, Vendor/Service Provider Management, Risk Management, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning and Compliance. An M.Tech.(CS-IIT), MBA (NMIMS, Mumbai), CISSP, CISA, Dip in Cyber Law, he has been recipient of multiple appreciation from clients, employers and industry including Top100CISO Awards-2014,2013 & 2011 ‘Greatest Corporate Leaders of India Award – 2013’, CIO100 Award – 2013, from industry and Award of Excellence & The Unstoppable Award from employer. Presently working as Senior Vice President –IT & IS for Lanco Group of companies, a major private player in Power & Infrastructure segment, he is involved in designing best practices for protection of DCS & SCADA systems. He has served in the Indian Navy for 20 years and has been the member of the Inter Service Core Group of Information Security, Ministry of Defence. He has been associated with a number of DRDO projects related with network and data security. Prior to Lanco, he served as CISO at NIIT Technologies Ltd.

Dr. Neena Pahuja

Director General at ERNET India, Ministry of Electronics & IT (DeitY), Government of India

Pertisth Mankotia

Mr. Pertisth Mankotia

Head-IT Sheela Foam (Sleepwell)
A global Information Technology executive with 20+ years of experience developing and executing IT strategies in alignment with corporate objectives. Pertisth has been successful in global manufacturing environments during all cycles of business, including high growth, downturns and acquisition integration. He holds an established record as a leader and business partner, who collaborates with other executives to use technology to transform and simplify business processes, while delivering bottom line measurable beneöt, with a track record of bringing proötable business growth. He's also an energetic leader with a passion for people development and a recognized innovator. Pertisth has a very deep understanding of all functions such as Marketing, Operations, Collections, Finance; Quality in a manufacturing & Distribution environment. He began his career with the Sheela Group (Sleepwell) at the age of 22, in 1995. During his journey he developed and implemented a home grown ERP named “Greatplus”. He has been responsible for digitization of an enterprise, to bring speed and innovation to the business. Today, all processes (Manufacturing & Distribution), be it internal or external, are governed by IT at Sheela Group (India & Australia). During his 17 years at Sheela Foam (Sleepwell), the Group has grown at an approximate rate of 25 percent per annum, with Information Technology initiatives signiöcantly contributing towards this growth. Pertisth has spoken at many industry forums on both international and national platforms. He is also a recipient of many National and International awards for high quality of IT management practices, innovations and expanding the business with various IT initiatives. Some of these awards are:

  • CNBC Nasscom IT user award - 2008
  • Dataquest Gold CIO award - 2009
  • CIO100 award – (2007 for Innovation, 2010 for Agility, 2012 for Leadership and 2014 Dynamic)
  • Information Week Silver Edge Award – ( 2009 , 2010, 2012 and 2014)
  • CIO Asia Award - 2010 & 2011
  • Asia Paciöc Red hat Award - 2010
  • CIO Green Edge – Special Award – 2010
  • CIO Innovative Award – Special Award – 2012
  • Indian Express Intelligent Enterprise Award - 2011
  • MIS Asia IT Excellence Award- one of the Asia's most prestigious award - 2011
  • Red Hat Asia Paciöc Award - 2011
  • CIOL-Dataquest Innovator Award (2012)
  • Felicitated for CSR activity in the öeld of IT by Mrs. Sheela Dikshit (CM) – 2012
  • SKOCH Digital Inclusion Award – 2012
  • CIO100 – Hall of The Fame - 2014
  • Dataquest Business Technology Award - 2015
  • BSE-CIOKLUB “CIO OF THE Year”award.

Mr. Sanjay Chowdhry

Chief Information Officer, Hamdard Laboratories India
Mr. Sanjay Chowdhry is dynamic professional with over 21 years of rich experience in Project Management, ERP Functional Consultancy, Business Process Re-engineering and IT Operations in Manufacturing Industry. Implemented various IT projects including ERP, CRM, OA tools, Portals (intranet &internet) & so on. Specializes in designing, sizing & scoping of IT infrastructure for new business set up that includes Networking, Communication, Conferencing (Audio, Video), and Servers etc. IT Policies, Processes, Compliance & Budgeting are his other core areas of expertise which help in setting up of new business. Travelled across many countries & has the experience of working in national & multi-national companies. He has the experience of working in multi-cultural environment with so many local & global compliance needs to be considered. His focus is to ensure a meaningful alignment of IT with overall business goals to achieve good ROI & great value for business. He has vast experience & clear understanding of IT industry with the distinction of instituting new practices to achieve business excellence. Presently working as Chief Information Officer in Hamdard Laboratories (India) - a 106 years old company with more than 600+ ethical products including household brands like RoohAfza, Safi, Cinkara, Sualin, & Rogan Badam Shirin. Previously worked as Head-IT (India) & Leader - APAC in General Cable Energy (India), a US MNC – with more than 14000 associates, conduct business in 57 manufacturing locations in 26 countries. He was also member of GC-Asia Pacific IT Leadership Team to take care of Asia Pacific IT operations & resources. Other renowned manufacturing companies, where he worked are Delta Energy India (an MNC), Jindal Poly Films Ltd, Crompton Greaves Limited, & Kwality Foods Products Ltd. He has written various Blogs & Articles on different aspects of IT published at He is a regular speaker & panelist in various IT Summits & Seminars. Sanjay is well recognized & awarded by the industry and has won various awards & accolades, some of them are:

  • Winner of CIO 100 Awards 2016 hosted by IDG (International Data Group).
  • Winner of Magnificent CIOs of India Award 2016 hosted by Digital Edge Magazine
  • Winner of CIO 100 Awards 2014 hosted by IDG (International Data Group)
  • Winner of CIO 100 Awards 2013 hosted by IDG (International Data Group)
  • Received “The Innovative Heroes” award 2013 from The Innovation Workgroup.
  • Winner of CIO 100 Awards 2012 hosted by IDG (International Data Group).
  • Received Certificate of appreciation & Award from General Cable for ERP-LX implementation.
  • Received appreciation letter from Delta Energy for outstanding performance.
  • Holds the merit of receiving special mentioning in Jun’07 edition of PC Quest for Best IT Implementation of the year 2007.

Shri S Sathiyamani

Technical Director, Scientist E (NIC), Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India

Saurabh Gupta

Mr. Saurabh Gupta

Chief Information Officer Kent RO Systems Limited

Shri Umesh Kumar Nandwani

DG, STQC, Ministry of Electronics &Information Technology, Government of India

Mr. Vipin Kumar

Group CIO, Escorts Ltd, India