Profile Of Trustees Of DiSAI
Founder Chairman & Managing Trustee
Shri V. Rajendran, a banker turned cyber law advocate and information security consultant, is the Founder and Chairman of DiSAI. He comes with around 30 years experience in the tech-savvy Public Sector Bank Indian Overseas Bank, having worked there in various capacities as branch head, credit officer and for a major part of the career, in the IT Department in Core Banking Solutions, Information Security Department, IS Audit, ISO certification and such managerial capacities. He was instrumental in drafting and introducing the first ever Information Systems Security of the bank way back in 2007. He quit the bank in 2008 and starting practising as a cyber law advocate and is passionate about training activities especially in the area of cyber crimes, IT Laws, information security, data privacy and such subjects.
Shri U.P. Prakasham is a founder trustee and the first Vice President, is an alumnus of the prestigious A.C. College of Technology, Guindy, Chennai a premier engineering institution and the oldest in Anna University, Chennai. He is an engineering graduate with over fifty years of active experience in various fields mostly in the management cadre, having been associated with many IT, engineering, software and non-banking finance companies in various capacities including as the CEO and director.
Shri Ramesh Sethuraman is the founder-Secretary and a committed member of DiSAI. He is a director level official in a major IT MNC and comes with around 20+ years experience in the entire gamut of IT operations globally, including especially the cyber security and related areas.
Shri Ramesh Bhashyam is an IT Professional with more than three and half decades of rich experience in Information & Technology Industry which includes IT Strategy plus providing Software solutions to different vertical industries in the areas of Functional and Technical Consulting, User Requirement Analysis, Development, Testing & Implementation, End user Support etc.,
He is an Information and Cyber Security Consultant effective from 2016 onwards, providing information / cyber security services and solutions on ISO 27000, Data Privacy – GDPR, Penetration Testing etc., conducted Cyber Security Audits on ISO 27000, GDPR etc., for Corporate entities including awareness and training program on Information and Cyber Security., a certified ISO 27000 Lead Implementer & DPO.
Nature of work involved Governance, Liaison with Internal & External Stakeholders including Top Management, Maintenance & Support; Software Development Team includes Analyst, Team Leaders with extensive User interaction and providing support on Information Security solutions, Implementation on ISO 27001; EU-GDPR etc.,
Shri M.J Logesh Babu is the Zonal Head of Asian School of Cyber Laws and is a Cyber Law Advocate by profession, with diplomas in cyber laws. He is a Guest Faculty and Trainer in various prestigious training institutes and academies, colleges and universities including the T.N. Police Academy. He is an invited speaker in industry bodies and in the training sessions organised for judicial officers too, on subjects like IT laws and technology frauds. He is the founder CEO of Poschy Tech India Pvt Ltd, a Chennai based digital forensic firm engaged mainly in cyber crime investigation and analysis.
Smt S. Panchi is a technology graduate with CISA and many network technology diplomas and certificates. She is a former banker with two decades of service in the Indian Overseas Bank, a tech-savvy public sector bank, with most of her service in the IT Department of the bank, taking care of network configurations, Internet Banking design and implementation, Payment Wallets architecture and related areas. After quitting the bank, she founded her own network security firm YesPanchi Tech Sesrvices P Ltd. As the CEO of the firm, she is committed to subjects like banking technology training, digital security, network design and architecture and all technologies related thereto. She is also on the board of and a consultant in quite a few network security related companies. She is the recipient of various awards like the best lady entrepreneur in the niche area of network security, the best start-up network security firm etc. She is an invited speaker on these subjects in various industry bodies like ISACA, Banks’ Training Colleges etc.,
Smt Rashmi Shanker is an expert in the area of social networking site and blogging and is a content writer with rich experience in blogging and documentation. She is actively involved in all the event managements related activities of DiSAI taking care of participants’ profile, follow-up for registration and lends active support in the success of all DiSAI events.
Smt R. Pratyusha is a tech-savvy B.Tech, I.T. from Chennai and lives abroad for more than 15 years. She was earlier in many MNCs in Mobile Security and DRM related domains and is a CISA qualified Security Auditor. She is actively interested in handling sessions on information security especially the crime related and data security related areas in social networking sites.
Shri Dr.B. Muthukumaran is a passionate networking and cyber security professional coming with around two decades of academic experience and more than 15 years of industry experience as the team head of various consultancy assignments like designing, architecting, analysing and implementing different security standards and such security guidelines. He is an invited speaker in various industry and professional bodies including the staff training centres of various banks, IT firms and the T.N. police academy.
Shri C. Badri is a former banker having retired as a General Manager and Chief Vigilance Officer from Indian Overseas Bank and General Manager from Canara Bank. Ever since retirement on superannuation, he takes active part in all events of DiSAI and served as the Chairman of Event Management Committee of DiSAI, lending enormous support in our workshops and seminars.
Shri D.M. Ajay , works as a researcher in the area of cybersecurity. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science. His research interests include Data Security, Internet Governance and their application in diverse domains. He been a fellow at multiple prestigious internet governance forums, which includes Asia Pacific School on Internet Governance (APSIG) organized by the Internet Society, Indian School on Internet Governance (inSIG), and an Ambassador at the YouthxPolicyMakers program organized by the Youth Internet Governance Forum, Germany in partnership with German Informatics Society.
Our Past Trustees
Shri K Srinivasan is a former banker, mentor and trainer in communication related areas and is the founder of Prime Point Foundation which has instituted Sansad Ratna awards. He is the Publisher and Mg. Editor of eMagazine PreSense. He is the Convenor of Educational Loan Task Force (ELTF) and Chairman of Digital Journalists Association of India (DiJAI). He was a trustee till June 2021.
Dr.R. Jagannathan is a well-known academician and educationist. He was the Vice Chancellor of Middle East University (UAE) and American Medical University (West Indies). He is the President of the Sethu Bhaskara Group of Educational Institutions. He is a visiting Professor to many International Universities. He was the President of DiSAI for the period until June 2021.