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Baljinder is one of the pioneer management team members at EXL Service. He heads the Strategy, Client Management and delivery of Technology enabled Business Services, Corporate Technology, Information Security and Business Continuity.

His key responsibilities include driving innovation and the Digital Strategy, leading the Advanced Automation & Robotics practice, embedding transformational technology solutions in client offerings across key industry domains and building Defense-in-Depth Cyber Security capabilities. He co-heads the Product Development and Partnerships initiatives.

He is building EXL’s next generation Cyber Security preparedness strategic initiative through a cyber-resilient architecture in the emerging threat-vulnerability landscape, instituting EXL’s Cyber Security Framework and driving it cross-functionally through focused Cyber Security governance.

He has fostered EXL’s global technology footprint, infrastructure, security, systems, applications, products and services through a resourceful blend of people, processes and platforms, with responsibility across the business lines and enterprise covering India, US, UK, Europe, Philippines, South Africa, Latin America and Australia.

He has been guiding the philosophy behind all the Security and Privacy initiatives and culture throughout the enterprise, and has developed Information Security practices to address risk and compliance requirements, while balancing them effectively with the business requirements. He brings a distinguished combination of technology, security acumen and business insights. Over the years, Baljinder has led several strategic initiatives that have transformed the role of Technology and Security as a differentiator and value partner to the business through innovation.

Baljinder has won the CIO100 credential for four consecutive years, Security Leader of the Year Excellence award, Security awards for the organization, and several other industry recognitions. He is an active member of the CIO and CISO fraternity, a distinguished speaker and contributor to key industry initiatives.
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Hemal Patel is a successful serial Entrepreneur and a Technology Executive with diverse skills and management experience, including sales, marketing, design, development and financial management. He has managed four successful tech start-ups and built global brands like Cyberoam and Elitecore in the
domains of network security and telecom. He founded Elitecore as s product company from Ahmedabad, India and grew up to 1400 employee from 11 at start. He successfully raise private equity fund from The Carlyle group, demerge two businesses in to independent companies (Cyberoam and Elitecore) and brought exit to shareholder that resulted close to $100Mil in enterprise valuation. He has been Senior Vice President managing IT (CIO) and Operations at SOPHOS since 2015 and now serving as SVP of India Operations.

Hemal has vast experience in building technology businesses from scratch and running ISPs in USA, Puerto Rico and India. Cyberoam, which is now a part of SOPHOS, is his best known venture with 100000+customers, 600+ member strong team and 10000+ resellers in 150+ nations across the globe. Elitecore, was the parent company of Cyberoam and now a part of Sterlite, is another best known startup for building enterprise OSS/BSS solution for Telecom industry with the market penetration in India, South East Asia, Middle East and Africa. He has build, Combined Elitecore and Cyberoam , team of over 1100 people.

He has also been the founder of Eclipse Micro Computer which has managed large IT infrastructure projects for US firms like Chase Manhattan Bank, J.P. Morgan, Merrill Lynch, AT&T and many more.

Hemal Patel has a bachelor degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from India, Masters in Computer Science from USA and Advanced Project Management from Stanford University, CA, USA.
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Mr. Vikram Gupta is the Founder & Managing Partner of IvyCap Ventures Advisors Private Limited. He has about 20 years of experience in Venture Capital, Business Consulting, M&A, Strategy and Technology in Healthcare and Life Sciences, Education, Consumer and other industries. He has also held leadership positions across various well-known companies in India and Abroad. Mr.Vikram Gupta set up India’s First Healthcare and Life Sciences Venture Capital Fund and invested across the sector. Mr.Gupta also managed Clinical Genomics practice for IBM’s Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical in the US. He has also been an entrepreneur himself in the areas of technology and healthcare.

IvyCap Ventures is a Venture Capital Fund that manages over USD 150 mn across two funds and invests in startup’s in Technology, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Education and other areas. The Fund has already made substantial investments in the Indian Startup ecosystem including in Leixir, RML, Aujas, Vinculum, Sokrati, Taskbob, FT Cash, Fieldez, Clovia, Eshakti, Bluestone, Purplle & GrabonRent.

Mr.Vikram Gupta has completed his B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi and has an MBA degrees in Strategy and Finance from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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A product/technology leader with a wide range of business, product and technology expertise with primary focus on mobile, online marketing, big data analytics and lean yet mature technology stacks. Specialities – Product Management, Technology Leadership, Internet Marketing, Distributed teams

Currently, Sundeep is cofounder and CTO of Indifi, a platform to expand access to debt financing for Indian SMEs.

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