The IT & Security Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable

An exclusive online discussion for IT, data, and security leaders in Singapore

Hosted by Unisys & Dell Technologies, the IT & Security Leaders’ Virtual Roundtable is set up to offer an intimate online forum for IT, data, & security leaders from prominent firms in Singapore. 

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers.

Job titles include CIOs, CISOs, Heads of IT Security and other IT decision-makers from prominent firms in Singapore.

Attendance is by invitation only and is, of course, complimentary.

Cyber resilience – enhancing data recovery in the age of ransomware

Ransomware attacks have been the prime cause of breaches in Singapore in the past 12 months with 96% of businesses reporting to have suffered a data breach and 93% reporting an increase in overall cyberattack volume. 

As companies adjust to this ‘new normal’ of sustained and sophisticated cyberattacks, security strategies are moving from cyber prevention to cyber resilience, creating environments that minimise what hackers can see and the impacts ransomware can have on businesses.

With today’s technological advancements, IT leaders can now achieve a rapid business recovery without the need to compromise data – maximising security, minimising complexity and eliminating costly downtime.

  • How can businesses become more resilient by enhancing data recovery?
  • In today’s risky environment, what are the best ways of protecting companies’ data from sophisticated cyber-attacks?
  • How can businesses cost-effectively reduce the impact of a cyberattack and get operations up and running again as quickly as possible?

2.50 pm: Guest to check-in online
3:00 pm: Ortus Master of Ceremonies to make introductions
3:05 pm: Short Introduction by Peter from Dell and Ashwin from Unisys on key risks and challenges
3:20 pm: Discussion instigated by the moderator and continued by the guests
4.15 pm: Wrap up & discussion brought to a close

Ashwin Pal

Director of Cyber Security APAC, Unisys

With more than 22 years’ experience in the IT security industry in the Asia Pacific, Ashwin has hands-on experience and understanding of the evolving security challenges facing CISOs and other C-level executives from both a technical and business impact perspective. He is responsible for running the security business within the APAC region for Unisys.

Ashwin has responsibility for leading sales engagements to C level executives within the region, providing project-based quality assurance, providing input into new product development, client, P&L and staff management. He is also a CISSP, CISA, CSSLP, CGEIT, CRISC, CCSK, C|CISO, PCIP, QSA PCI DSS (lapsed 04-12) and ITIL qualified professionals. Ashwin is a media commentator and regularly contributes to CSO magazine.


Peter Marelas

CTO of Data Protection Solutions, Dell Technologies 

Peter is the Chief Technology Officer for Data Protection Solutions at Dell Technologies supporting the Asia Pacific and Japan region. He is a thought leader in emerging technologies encompassing Cloud, Security, Data Management, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Peter aligns his activities with Product Management and Engineering groups to ensure Dell solutions capture the markets needs now and into the future.

Peter has over 20 years of technology and consulting experience spanning Data Protection, Availability, Disaster Recovery, Security, Storage, IT Management and Enterprise Architecture. Prior to joining EMC in 2011, Peter held a number of senior roles at Telstra Corporation, Symantec, VERITAS and StorageTek. Peter holds 6 patents relating to data protection, data management and cyber security. Peter has also discovered and reported vulnerabilities including remote root exploits that resulted in two AusCERT advisories.

Brian Hansen 

Executive Director, FS-ISAC

Brian is a highly experienced leader skilled in cybersecurity, cyber-resiliency, international relations, financial security, government, intellectual property protection and anti-counterfeiting. He has presented in a number of international forums on cyber security, business resilience and intelligence sharing. He holds a deep background in US and AP Intelligence Community Analytical methodologies, standards and software tools.

Unisys Corporation is focused on information technology. The company provides IT Services, software and technology. They are focused on outsourcing & managed services, systems integrations & consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity & cloud management software and maintenance & support services.

Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL) helps organizations and individuals build their digital future and transform how they work, live and play. The company provides customers with the industry’s broadest and most innovative technology and services portfolio for the data era.

  • CIO & CISO at Republic Polytechnic
  • CTO at Republic Polytechnic
  • CTO at Zingmobile 
  • Head & Director of FICC Technology at Commerzbank 
  • Head of Data Partnerships at TeleSign
  • Head of Technology Solutions & Services at Vodafone Business
  • Head & Deputy VP of IT Risk & Security at NTUC Income
  • Director of Procurement at Republic Polytechnic
  • Director of IT at Bank of Singapore
  • Deputy Director of IT at Nanyang Technological University

Tuesday, 4th of August, 2020

3:00 PM (GMT+8)

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