Dinesh Krishna Pillai, Managing Director , De-Rix Pvt Ltd
Managing Director , De-Rix Pvt Ltd
"A postgraduate in Electronic Engineering and a TEDx speaker, Dinesh has rich industry experience spanning more than 30 years. Having started his career with Tata Group, he worked his way to become the CEO of Mahindra Special Services Group [MSSG]. Mr. Pillai has more than 20 years of experience in the security and risk consulting domain. He has immense knowledge and experience in Cyber Security, Information Security, Business Continuity, GDPR, Physical Security, Digital Forensics, and Fraud Investigations Management. Dinesh has extensive work experience in the Cyber and Information Security Domain, including advising and approving IT networks and Cyber Security systems. He has been instrumental in creating, implementing, and maintaining cyber & information security policies, controls, and incident response plans for several organizations and has advised several boards and senior management on compliance related to the changing laws and regulations. His team has executed more than 250 projects of varying complexities of Cyber and Information Security. Along with this, he has also completed at least 150+ projects related to fraud and forensics. His clientele includes Tata Group, Aditya Birla Group, Godrej Group, Bombay Dyeing Group, Arvind Group, P&O Ports, Piramal Group, RPG, HUL, Mondeliez, UB Group, SAP, Infosys, Vodafone, Airtel, GMR, GVK, CESC, GAIL, several pharmaceutical companies and most of the media companies. As a subject matter expert, he was invited to several international and national conferences to address Risk and Corporate Leadership challenges. His perspective on Information and Cyber Risk, Business Innovation, Competitive Advantage, Business Intelligence, and Sustaining Growth in a complex globalised world has been appreciated across several forums. Mr. Pillai conducts a talk series titled ""CEO - Think like a criminal"" (An insight into the behavioural contradictions while using Digital Space). Mr. Pillai was a member of the Joint Working Group on Public-Private Partnership on Cyber Security headed by Deputy NSA, India, CII National Committee on Telecom and Broadband, and ASSOCHAM National Council on Cyber Security. He was the Chairman of the Safety and Security Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2010, which addressed the security issues in Mumbai post the terrorist attacks. He is currently a member of the CII, BCCI, FICCI, and ASSOCHAM, actively participating in events and projects in India and abroad."