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According to CERT-In, the number of reported cyber security incidents during the year 2019 was 3,94,499, which spiked to 13,91,457 in the year 2022.

The Fourth Edition of the Enterprise Security Connect 2023 (ESCON) is set to be a highly anticipated event in South Asia, specifically designed to address the growing concerns around ransomware attacks, data breaches, cloud security gaps, unauthorized user access, and the rising importance of zero trust. The conference will be held in Kolkata, India, and aims to bring together security leaders from various organizations across the region.

ESCON offers a unique platform for security professionals to gain actionable insights and guidance from industry experts. The conference focuses on providing objective information and fostering idea exchange among attendees. The event will feature presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities to facilitate knowledge dissemination and peer networking.

One of the highlights of ESCON is its innovative approach to engage delegates and speakers. The conference includes sessions like Idea Café, where participants can actively contribute their thoughts and perspectives on various security challenges. The CISO Extempore is another intriguing session that allows security leaders to share impromptu insights and experiences.

Attending ESCON promises to be an unforgettable un-conferencing experience, offering valuable opportunities to enhance your organization's security performance and address mission-critical priorities. By participating in this event, you can gain valuable knowledge, exchange ideas, and establish connections with industry experts and peers in the security domain.

Experience @ Escon
Musical Extravaganza

Musical Extravaganza

Yeh Shaam Mastani

Remembering maestro Kishore Kumar on his 94th birth anniversary with RD Burman Fan Club of Kolkata.

An evening like never before, bringing live not only acoustic live music but also lesser known anecdotes and trends that changed Indian commercial music.

Cultural Kaleidoscope Tour

Cultural Kaleidoscope Tour

Park Street

Park Street, is a famous thoroughfare in downtown Kolkata, India. In Bengali, it is often referred as Shaheb -er Para or the “neighbourhood of Englishmen”. Park Street remains Kolkata's foremost dining district, with many restaurants and pubs. It is often known as "Food Street" and "The Street that Never Sleeps".

Victoria Memorial Hall

The memorial houses the royal gallery, the national leader's gallery, the portrait gallery, central hall, the sculpture gallery, the arms and armory gallery, and the newer, Kolkata gallery. The Victoria Memorial has the largest single collection of the works of Thomas Daniell (1749–1840) and his nephew, William Daniell (1769–1837). It also has a collection of rare and antiquarian books such as the illustrated works of William Shakespeare, the Arabian Nights and the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam as well as books about kathak dance and thumri music by Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. However, the galleries and their exhibitions, the programmatic elements of the memorial do not compete with the purely architectural spaces or voids.

Misti Hub Kolkata

Misti Hub is home to about eleven prominent sweet shops in the city of Kolkata. Each of them has their own, unique special sweet that you must give a try.

Living in the Gaming World

Living in the Gaming World

Quentin Sertel

International Game Master

Living the Video Game Life with Quentin Sertel - Master Facilitator from Paris

Philanthropy: Donate a Smile

Philanthropy: Donate a Smile

Team StrategINK facilitates
"The Art of Giving" through engaging soulful activities.
Join us to donate a smile to the underprivileged.

Times Now

Relive the grandeur of the 4th Edition of ESCON, with this exclusive TV episode broadcast by Times NOW.

This landmark event saw over 200 of the top security practitioners and leaders converge, turning the spotlight on the pivotal role of sustainable cyber resilience in shaping the future of businesses.

Through reflective dialogues and progressive insights, the conference underscored how cyber resilience transitioned from merely being a protective measure to a transformative catalyst, driving businesses to unparalleled success.

The collaborative spirit of ESCON resonated throughout, with professionals coming together to share a vision of a secure and prosperous digital future.

advisory board
We are proud to introduce our esteemed advisory board, a group of industry leaders and CISOs who bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the planning and execution of this event.

Amit Dhawan


Ambarish K. Singh 

Godrej & Boyce

Atul Jayawant

StrategINK and Former Group CIO, Aditya Birla Group

Dr. Yask  

Eminent CISO

Rishi Rajpal 

Global VP - Security

Kumar Ravi

Teleperformance India

Venkatesh Natarajan


Vinit Sinha

Director - Cybersecurity SME


Quentin Sertel

International Game Master

Vinayak Godse


Sanjay Kumar Das

Joint Secretary, Department of IT & Electronics and State Information Security Officer
Government of West Bengal, India


Pavan Duggal

Advocate, Supreme Court of India, Chairman, International Commission on Cyber Security Law

A Bhardwaj

Joint Director, Ministry of Defence, Gol

Speakers & Attendees

Vijay Devnath

Center for Railway Information Systems

Mrudul Uchil

Senior Director & India Site Head for Cybersecurity

Shakti Nilesh

Director - Cybersecurity

Abhijit Dey

Voice President, API & Retail Digital Banking
Axis Bank

Abhijit Chatterjee

Director- IT
TCG Lifesciences

Abdur Rafi

Head - IT Infrastructure & CISO

Abhishek Bansal

Chief Risk Officer
Max Life Insurance

Aditya Vardhan

Jindal Steel & Power

Arnav Khorana

Regional Sales Leader- Cortex, North & East India
Palo Alto Networks

Aman Chhikara


Aman Thareja

Forcepoint India

Anil Valluri

MD & VP, India and SAARC
Palo Alto Networks

Anirban Chakraborty

AXA Business Services

Aswin Ramakrishnan

Chief Digital Officer
Triveni Turbines

Ashish Khanna


Ashok Nayak


Baidyanath Kumar 

JK Lakshmi Cement

Badrinarayanan Subramaniyan

Vice President (MIS)
Bajaj Auto

Balaji Raghunathan

Vice President, Digital Experience
ITC Infotech

Basil Dange

Aditya Birla Sun Life Mutual Fund

Bhaskar Rao

Bharat Co-op Bank (Mumbai)

Bhaskar Nandi

Regional Director - North & East

Bhavesh Kumar

SK Finance

Binita Prasad

Head IT & Digital
Saint-Gobain (Grindwell Norton)

Brijesh Miglani

Principal SASE Consultant, APAC

Dinesh Shrimali

Global Head Governance Risk Compliance

Dillip Kumar Dhal

GM, Head - IS & IT Infrastructure
Honda Cars

Dr. Pawan K Sharma

Group CISO
Tata Motors

Dr. Avadhut Parab

Parle Agro

Gunjan Mody 

PNB Housing

Harshal Harbak

Ageas Federal Insurance

Hariharan Iyer

Group CIO

Huzefa Motiwala

Director-Systems Engineering, India & SAARC
Palo Alto Networks

Indranil Dey

Head Corporate - IT
CK Birla Hospitals

Jimmi Thakkar

DGM - Cybersecurity/CISO
Zydus Lifesciences

Kapil Madaan

Max Healthcare

Kalpesh Doshi


Keshav Kaushik

Assistant Professor
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

Ketan Sirigiri

Principal Architect

Katreddi Kiran Kumar

Vice President - Data Platform Engineering

KM Reddy

Union Bank of India

KRC Murty

Senior President, Head IMG - Business & Digital Technology Solutions
Yes Bank

Maya Ramchandran


Manoj K Shrivastava

Future Generali India Insurance Company

Mandar Sahasrabudhe

Group CTO

Manoj Arora

Vice President, Information & Cyber Security
Religare Finvest

Manoj Gupta

Head – IS & Infra
Indus Towers

Madhusudan Kholi

Vice President & Head User Experience, ePaper & Group IT Engagement
Bennett Coleman and Co. (Times Group)

Makesh Chandramohan

Aditya Birla Capital

Manish Jain

Regional Director-Sales
Palo Alto Networks

Meheriar Patel

Group CIO
Jeena & Company

Mohit Kalra

ORIX India

Muneer H. Kongawani

Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd.

Naseem Halder 


Navaneethan M

VP - Group CISO & Data Privacy Officer
Tata Play

Neeraj Chandra Pandey

Business Development Manager - CyberRes

Nithya Viswanathan

Director Cyber Security

Paromesh Chatterjee

Head - IT
IDFC First Bharat Limited

Partha Sengupta

Senior Vice President(I3L) & Head of IT Shared Services

Prateek Bhajanka

APJ Field CISO Director

Prateek Tokas


Prianshu Khandwala

Global Lead information & Cyber Security

Pramod Gokhale

Vice President - IT & Strategy

Puneet Ahuja

Sr. Manager Systems Engineering
Palo Alto Networks

Ravinder Arora

Global CISO & DPO

Rajveer Singh

Global Lead - information & Cyber Security Risk Management
Saxo Bank

Rakesh Sharma

Leader - Cyber Security
TMF Group

Ramanand Jha

Head GRC
Internal Audit-Manufacturing & Cyber Security
Havells India

Raman Pillai

Director IT

Rohit Raman

Managing Partner and APAC Head
ETEK International

Rushikant Sashtri

VP – Technology
State Bank of India

Rupesh Pednekar

CISO & Senior Manager - IT Infrastructure & Project

Saakshar Duggal

Advocate, Delhi High Court, Advisor Academic Outreach, Cyberlaw University

Santanu Ganguly

Chief Executive Officer

Saurabh Kumar

Managing Partner
SK Attorneys

Sanil Nadkarni

Cyber Security Leader
Cummins India

Satyavrat Mishra

VP & Head - Corporate IT
Godrej Industries

Sandip Banerjee

Senior Vice President & CISO
Bandhan Bank

Sanghamitra Pyne

Head - IT, Generation CESC Ventures
RPSG Group

Sanjay Nandavadekar

Senior Director Information Technology

Sandeep Bhambure

VP & MD, India & SAARC
Veeam Software

Smitesh Valanju

Tata Cliq

Sougata Pani

Essel Mining and Industries Limited, Aditya Birla Group

Soumitra Sasmal

Head - IT
Techno India Group

Subhamoy Chakraborti

ABP Group

Subhajit Deb

CISO & Head - IT
Envoy Global

Suresh Shankaran

Senior Vice President, Information Security Group

Tanuj Gulani

National Head - Liability Lines
Prudent Insurance brokers

Tejveer Bhogal

Head Governance & Alliances
Bennett Coleman & Co. (Times Group)

Udit Pahwa

Group CIO
Kirloskar Management Services

V Subramaniam


Vivek Shankar

Head - IT Infra, Security & Cloud
Max Life Insurance Company

Vikram GR

Wipro Enterprises

Vivek Zakarde

SVP & Head Analytics
IndusInd Bank

Yusuf Hashmi

Group CISO
Jubilant Ingrevia

Yudhisthira Sahoo

Apollo Pharmacy

Lucky Draw Winner

Sustainable Cyber Resilience Propelling Business Success Survey 2023

Vivek Shankar
Head - IT Infra, Security and Cloud
Max Life Insurance

ESCON Highlights

ESCON is a Global Knowledge X-Change
‘of the CISOs’, ‘by the CISOs’ and ‘for the CISOs’.

Research Report
Coffee Table Book Launch
Idea Café
Experience Zone
ESCON report 2023 with 1200+ CISOs, security leaders and decision makers, where 73% of stakeholders identify digital transformation as a key factor that has led to higher consciousness towards security aspect. The report emphasizes on priorities of CISOs, their daily challenges, projected investments within security technologies and services for the current and anticipations for the coming year.
Key Discussion Points


  1. CISO @ Digital Boardroom
  2. Effective Tactics to Deliver Cybersecurity Business Value
  3. Leadership Vision for Security and Risk Management, 2023
  4. Cyber-psychology Insights for Security and Risk Leaders
  5. Life on the Edge: What's New in Cyberwarfare?
  6. Five Cost Optimization Techniques for Security Leaders Facing Economic Headwinds


  1. The Expanding Attack Surface, Do You Really Know Your Exposure?
  2. Attack Simulation, Pentesting or Both: How to Validate Your Security Posture?
  3. Cyber-deterrence — Can We Stop Attacks Before They Start?
  4. How to Plan for a Successful Ransomware Tabletop Exercise
  5. How to Respond to an Attack – 2023 Best Practices


  1. Don't Let Your AI Control You: Manage AI Trust, Risk and Security
  2. Real World Zero Trust
  3. Trends in Midsize Enterprise Cybersecurity
  4. Outlook for Cloud Security
  5. Five Steps to Reduce Security Misconfigurations
  6. A Zero Trust Strategy to Manage Mobile Threats
  7. Top Breaches of 2022 – Key Learnings & Remediation
Express Your Interest
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Booth Visits

800+ Mins.

Knowledge Dissemination

Day 01 04 AUG 2023
Day 02 05 AUG 2023
Day 03 06 AUG 2023
Outstation Guests Welcome and Check-in
08:00 Hrs onwards
Onsite Registration | Networking | Experience Zone | Lunch
12:30 - 13:50 Hrs
Welcome & Introduction
13:50 - 14:05 Hrs
Unveiling India Cybersecurity Outlook 2023: A CISO Research by StrategINK Prateek Tokas, Director, StrategINK
14:05 - 14:30 Hrs
Guest of Honour Keynote: Life on the Edge: What's New on Cyberwarfare? Vinayak Godse, CEO, DSCI
14:30 - 14:45 Hrs
Why Palo Alto Networks is Optimistic Huzefa Motiwala, Director-Systems Engineering, India & SAARC, Palo Alto Networks
14:45 - 15:05 Hrs
Panel Discussion: Enterprise IT Security: Now The Boardroom Agenda

Soumick Bhattacharya, Chief Information Security Officer, Mankind Pharma

Hariharan Iyer, Group CIO, Raymond

Sougata Pani, Chief Information Security Officer, Essel Mining and Industries Limited, Aditya Birla Group

Kalpesh Doshi, CISO, HDFC Life

Abhishek Bansal, Chief Risk Officer, Max Life Insurance

Anil Valluri, MD & VP, India and SAARC, Palo Alto Networks

Moderator: Atul Jayawant, Advisor, StrategINK and Former Group CIO, Aditya Birla Group

15:05 - 15:35 Hrs
Back to School: A CISO Extempore
15:35 - 15:40 Hrs
Panel Discussion: Women in Tech & Cyber – Meet the Trailblazers

Nithya Viswanathan, Director Cyber Security, Unilever

Binita Prasad, Head IT & Digital, Saint-Gobain (Grindwell Norton)

Mrudul Uchil, Senior Director & India Site Head for Cybersecurity, VISA

Sanghamitra Pyne, Head - IT, Generation CESC Ventures, RPSG Group

Moderator: Maya Ramchandran, Partner, EY

15:40 - 16:10 Hrs
Back to School: A CISO Extempore
16:10 - 16:15 Hrs
Prepare for Tomorrow’s Threats, Today: Change in Approach Prateek Bhajanka, APJ Field CISO Director, SentinelOne
16:15 - 16:30 Hrs
Idea Café Attendee CXOs Roundtable: Top Security Breach Case Studies
16:30 - 17:00 Hrs
Idea Café Shots by each roundtable representative
17:00 - 17:30 Hrs
Idea Café Insights by Palo Alto Networks

Arnav Khorana, Regional Sales Leader- Cortex, North & East India, Palo Alto Networks

Puneet Ahuja, Sr. Manager Systems Engineering, Palo Alto Networks

17:30 - 17:40 Hrs
Panel Discussion: The Future of Security Defense: The Cybersecurity MESH

Ravinder Arora, Global CISO & DPO, Infogain

Manoj K Shrivastava, CISO, Future Generali India Insurance Company

Meheriar Patel, Group CIO, Jeena & Company

Abhijit Dey, Vice President, API & Retail Digital Banking, Axis Bank

Yusuf Hashmi, Group CISO, Jubilant Ingrevia

Neeraj Chandra Pandey, Business Development Manager - CyberRes, OpenText

Moderator: Ambarish K. Singh, CISO, Godrej and Boyce

17:40 - 18:10 Hrs
Back to School: A CISO Extempore
18:10 - 18:15 Hrs
Panel Discussion: Evolution and Expectations of a Modern and High-Performance SOC

Tejveer Bhogal, Head Governance & Alliances, Bennett Coleman & Co. (Times Group)

Sanjay Singh, Head - DevSecOps, Games24x7

Navaneethan M, VP - Group CISO & Data Privacy Officer, Tata Play

KM Reddy, CISO, Union Bank of India

Badrinarayanan Subramaniyan, Vice President (MIS), Bajaj Auto

Rohit Raman, Managing Partner and APAC Head, ETEK International

Moderator: Rishi Rajpal, Global VP - Security, Concentrix

18:15 - 18:45 Hrs
Art of Giving: CSR Initiative by StrategINK
18:45 - 19:45 Hrs
CISOs at Ease: Fresh and Change
19:45 - 20:45 Hrs
Musical Extravaganza: Yeh Shaam Mastani (coinciding with Kishore Kumar's 94th Birth Anniversary) Followed by Networking Cocktails and Dinner
20:45 Hrs Onwards
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