DSCI Team

Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI

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Rama Vedashree was Vice President, NASSCOM leading all initiatives in Domestic IT, eGovernance and Smart Cities among others. At NASSCOM, she has also led the Healthcare initiative in partnership with apex Health Sector body, NATHEALTH. She is also anchoring a new initiative of the Industry on making India a global hub for cyber security.

With a rich and varied experience of 28 years in the Industry, she has had long stints at NIIT Technologies, Microsoft and General Electric. Until recently, she was also interim CEO of Data Security Council of India.

Her previous roles include that of Director in Microsoft Global Services, and Vice President, GE India. She has experience in the diverse domains of IT consulting, Strategic Accounts and Business Development, e-Governance projects and Business Development for Infrastructure projects and Health and Water Sectors at GE.

A Gold Medalist from University of Hyderabad, she has also completed an Executive Education program from Harvard, and a short program in High Performance Computing from Cornell University.

In her spare time, she actively participates in Long Distance Runs, and has to her credit many Half Marathons.

Vinayak Godse, Sr. Director - Data Protection

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As Senior Director–Data Protection at Data Security Council of India (DSCI), he manages DSCI programs, which include ‘Security and Privacy Education & Awareness’, ‘Policy Advocacy- engaging Governments and International Bodies’, ‘Content Research and Studies’, ‘Building Network of Security Professionals’, and ‘Cyber Lab Initiative for Capacity Building of law enforcement agencies’. He is the principal author of the DSCI Security Framework (DSF©) and DSCI Privacy Framework (DPF©). He is engaged with industry, regulatory bodies, and international institutions on matters related to cyber security policy, international cooperation and capacity building. In this capacity, he also represents the Indian industry in bilateral and multilateral initiatives of the Government of India in the area of cyber security and privacy.

Vinayak has a rich over 18 years of experience in the areas of telecom switching, intelligence network, Internet infrastructure, mobile telephony, information security and privacy. Prior joining to DSCI, he worked with Tata Consulting Services (TCS) in its Global Consulting Practice, which advises global organizations on the matters related security and privacy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering.

Executive Team

  • Smriti Bali, Company Secretary & Senior Manager Finance
  • Sonia Sahdev, Senior Assistant and PS to CEO
  • K. Venkatesh Murthy, Deputy Director
  • Satyapal Singh, Assistant Manager – IT Operations
  • Atul Kumar, Consultant
  • Rahul Sharma, Senior Consultant
  • Priti Vandana, Senior Manager – Marketing & Communications
  • Shivam Satnani, Senior Analyst
  • Aditya Bhatia, Senior Analyst
  • Madhvi Gupta, Consultant
  • Shailendra Singh, Assistant Manager Events
  • Mayank Lau, Senior Consultant
  • Vicky Pandita, Senior Associate
  • Vani V. Hembrom, Manager Events & Marketing
  • Akshay Mahajan, Accounts Executive