Advisory Panel

Pradeep Menon

Pradeep is a serial entrepreneur and cyber security expert, with more than two decades of enriching experience in building multiple organizations and making successful exits. He has operated in varied geographies across the globe, in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.

He is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) from Information Systems Audit and Control Association, USA and a Lead Auditor on ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 20000 and ISO 22301.

He holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the Amrita School of Business. His new interests include cyber security in the Internet of Things, Threat Intelligence, Smart City Security and Physical and Logical Security Convergence.

Vivek Chandrasekharan

Vivek brings twelve plus years of experience in the software/technology industry, within marketing, sales and business development. Most recently, he was Head of Strategy and Business Development (Asia-Pacific) at Salmon Software, the e-Commerce agency of global advertising leader WPP.

He led the sales efforts leading up to the acquisition and e-Commerce development for marquee retailers Satya Paul, Yamaha Music, Carrefour and the Mahindra Group. During his stint at Salmon, Vivek engaged with over a dozen leading retailers, helping them build and scale their e-Commerce growth strategy. Earlier, he was based in New York as an early stage employee of Cura Software (, today a leading governance, risk and compliance software leader.

Vivek also worked for over three years with Hewlett Packard’s Analytics/IT Operations excellence team within the Technology Solutions/Enterprise Group. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Mangalore University and an MS degree from the University of Florida.