Overview As organizations realize the benefits of digital and cloud transformation, it has resulted in a further increase in pace for cloud adoption. However, this accelerated digital transformation introduces complexities that can make it challenging to secure, protect and recover data which now exists in more places than ever – from on-premises to cloud, to SaaS applications and an increasing number of end-points.

Cloud and SaaS application trends have outpaced traditional datacenter-based application growth even as legacy workloads persist and must be managed. To complicate matters, this change is happening at a time when ransomware and cyber threats-and their cost- is on the steep rise whilst at the same time, there is the increased pressure to optimize shrinking resources due to skill shortages for cloud, cybersecurity and data protection.


Imagine if you could seamlessly manage your traditional workloads and also manage cloud-native and modern workloads all from a single pane of glass? Imagine if you had the choice to build and scale to your “best-fit” requirements – the ability to choose appliance, software, SaaS, managed services or a hybrid mix to grow and evolve?

In this webinar, we will explore how you can traverse your entire IT stack whether on prem, in the cloud, or both, using the Power of AND, while experiencing benefits such as

  • Mitigating security risks as you modernize and move to the cloud
  • Minimizing the cost and complexity of data silos and fragmentation
  • Optimizing staff resources with an intuitive, consolidated data management experience
  • Safeguarding your SaaS app data with proven protection


August 23, 2022

15:00 – 15:10
The Economic Times Modern Data Protection Webinar
15:10 – 16:10
Modern data protection to secure your digital transformation in today’s hybrid reality

In this webinar, we will explore how you can traverse your entire IT stack whether on prem, in thecloud, or both, using the Power of AND, while experiencing benefits such as:

  • Mitigating security risks as you modernize and move to the cloud
  • Minimizing the cost and complexity of data silos and fragmentation
  • Optimizing staff resources with an intuitive, consolidated data management experience
  • Safeguarding your SaaS app data with proven protection



  • Manish Kishore, Global CIO, Wockhardt Ltd
  • Anshuman Rai, Area Vice President - Sales, Commvault India and South Asia
  • Rajkumar Ayyella, Chief Information Officer, KEC International
  • Rajesh Uppal, Group CIO, Maruti Suzuki
  • Pinak Chakraborty, CIO, Airtel Payments Bank
  • Pawan Chawla, CISO, Future Generali India Life Insurance
  • Yogesh Jiandani, Management Consultant, Information Security Systems International (Moderator)
16:10 – 16:15
Closing Remarks



Yogesh Jiandani

Management Consultant, Information Security Systems International

1. Founder of Vir2lize, building a healthcare solution utilizing IoT and Cloud.
2. Management Consultant at Information Security Systems International involved in Public Cloud (AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud) Partner consulting, audits, and advisory.
3. Advisor to for co-creation of L&D Maps for a large MNC on MultiCloud involving AWS, Google, Docker, and Kubernetes.
4. Mentor for Fintech, AI, and IoT startups in sales and business development. He has helped startups with their investor and sales pitches.
5. Speaker and Moderator at several industry forums and events with Cisco, Economic Times, Nasscom COE, FICCI, IBM, Microsoft, LTE Asia, APRICOT, SANOG, Barclays RISE, and others. Judge at the Fintech Finals 2017 for selection of India finalist representation at Hong Kong.
6. Advisor to some top financial & Telco customers on their Cloud, Datacenter, and 5G strategy.

Before, he was the CTO and Head of Presales for the Global Service Provider (GSP) segment, India and SAARC region at Cisco. Yogesh’s 12-year career at Cisco was rooted in evangelization and strategic consulting for telecommunications networks. He was responsible for developing and
managing the India and SAARC Service Provider segment vision and strategy. He has worked closely with the CxOs in the top telecom operators in India, ASEAN, and the US to define the next wave of solutions to add value to their offerings, reduce operational expenses and drive agility in deploying new services.
He is an industry veteran with a career of 30 years span working with Multi-Cloud, DevOps, Telecommunications and Service Provider (SP), Enterprise (Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Logistics, and Oil & Gas segments), Government, Defence, and Sports building large
scale networks.
He led large-scale Smart City builds & the Digital India program with the SPs. He has been widely associated with the education sector working with them to evolve their programs for the upcoming generations aligning them to real-world developments.


Rajesh Uppal

Group CIO, Maruti Suzuki

Visionary and Progressive leader focused on building resilient organisation with deep expertise in IT and People Development.
Has over 35 years of experience in corporate world, spanning diverse roles ranging from IT, Logistics, Learning & Development, HR, Safety and CSR.

At Maruti Suzuki, he created the IT ecosystem that drives the enterprise and powers its people. He spearheaded Business and Technology partnership to drive transformation by Business process re-engineering and implementing cutting edge digital solutions to add value to business, enhance customer experience and as well create new opportunities.

He is focused to build an organization ready for future, challenges traditional mindset of “we have always done it this way” to galvanize change in organization and create a high performance culture.

He envisioned and pioneered Maruti Suzuki Training Academy providing holistic development of people across value chain, and leveraging technology in the form of Virtual Classrooms (Web Studio), Experiential learning through simulation, and self-learning through Learning Management System.

Actively mentors and promote start-ups, and seeks to create an ecosystem making Innovation a way of thinking and bringing very best to Indian roads.

Is part of multiple Industry and National level forums, guiding Digital, HR and Education based communities.

On personal front, he is an avid reader and gadget geek with other interests of fitness, food, travel.


Anshuman Rai

Area Vice President - Sales, Commvault India and South Asia

Anshuman Rai is the Area Vice President, India and South Asia and heads sales in the region for Commvault. Anshuman is a veteran in the IT space with rich techno-commercial experience in IT products, solutions, and services. He also has a deep understanding of the Indian SaaS and data management landscape including the new age tech-world of AI and ML and a proven sales, pre-sales, and management track record at global OEMs.


Manish Kishore

Global CIO, Wockhardt

In current assignment Manish is heading Global Operations for Wockhardt’s technology initiatives and handling large portfolio of Digital health including setting up of centre of excellence for IT operations, SAP, Analytics, Start-up Innovation, GxP & Manufacturing Excellence. He provides leadership to the Global technology team across verticals of infrastructure, cyber security, enterprise applications, data centre, GxP IT quality & compliance.

During his earlier assignments Manish headed Health IT, Digital Health & Training for Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone and Kalam Institute of Health Technology. Spearheaded intelligent automation of the zone including ERP implementation, democratizing technology through mobile technology, introduction of emerging technologies like IoT, Automation, ecommerce enablement for sales, Training and creating a pool of engineers. He has been spearheading IT innovative applications across various verticals for more than 25 years with a cross cultural experience in Business IT, IT infrastructure Services, Intelligent Automation, Cloud Build & migration, Product / Project and Program Management, Transition and Transformation, Service Delivery and Audits.  He is winner of more than 20 National and International awards and regularly as well as voluntarily contributes to several healthcare informatics programs.  He was Technical Advisor Committee Member for PRSG – MietY and contributing in NITI Aayog digital social projects. Parallelly headed IBSC (Indian Biomedical Skill Council) and enormously enriched skill development training program during the pandemic to address urgent upskilling needs of industry ecosystem spanning from technicians to biomedical engineer across India.

Further he played a pivotal role in democratising health technologies to the last mile as India passed suffered devastating pandemic. AMTZ’s rental oxygen concentrators with collaboration with Uber India, was indeed a medical and mental assurance to populations of 48 cities / 17 states. He also translated strategic and scientific Aatma Nirbhar vision which seeks to connect all scientific institutions and R&D labs of India with MedTech Start-ups and Innovators. This IT enabled Lab-Innovator Interface app based “Techola” is indeed going to change the face of MedTech Innovation.


Pinak Chakraborty

CIO, Airtel Payments Bank


Pawan Chawla

CISO, Future Generali India Life Insurance


Rajkumar Ayyella

Chief Information Officer, KEC International

Lead Global Organisations with respect to Business applications, Digitalization, IT Infrastructure, IT Security, Process Management of large-scale transformation projects and programs in India, US, South Africa, Europe and SEA countries.
Setup Framework for Enterprise IT Governance, define Strategic Roadmaps, Benefit realization, Risk Management and Resource Optimization
Defined and deployed Zero Trust cyber–Security Framework for the groups with SOAR, SASE, EDR, Email Security, AI based Training tools, panoramic view of next gen firewalls etc
Responsible for conceptualizing, developing, implementing and maintaining the core IT solutions & IT platform for the company on an end-to-end basis.
Infrastructure Modernization adopting though multi cloud environments, Network optimization, AI/ML based Collaboration tools including board rooms.
Digital Roadmaps to execute new initiatives in the areas of empowering employees, engaging customers, optimize operations using new age technologies like AI/ML, Block chain, Drones, IOT, RPA, VR etc to reduce time and costs.
Enabled IT Operations based on a State-of-the-Art technology and “Operating Model” with focus on Infrastructure, Business Applications, Digitalization and IoT as well as Cyber Security.
Plans & budgets the IT requirements in consultation with business leaders and ensures spending within the budget.
Define and driven IT Strategy, IT Policies & Security policies, Oversees IT risk assessments, Audits and ISO 27001 Certifications
Manages Senior Level vendor relationships with top IT companies for development / enhancement/ customization of applications and management of Infrastructure/networks.
Boardroom presence” in various capacity and Management roles.
Ability to work with worldwide colleagues across organizational and cultural boundaries in support of communications goals to ensure implementation of global messages and programs.
Deep knowledge on applications and emerging trends combined with World class, in-depth global experience in application technologies and application infrastructure and design with Strong Solution Content in various SAP Suite, Java and MS Technologies.

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