NICCT Online Debate on ‘Where does Cybersecurity go from here?’ – 12 November 2020

Where does Cybersecurity go from here?

The COVID-19 pandemic, and the resulting dispersion of large parts of the workforce, has highlighted the growing digital interconnectedness of the world while also underscoring the threat that this poses for enterprises and their customers. The Internet of Things – the explosion of networked and cloud-enabled devices, from home appliances to crop sensors and adoption of 5G technology – is just one realm that is increasingly vulnerable to malicious cyberattacks. What new approaches to cybersecurity can enterprises adopt to maintain their business resilience, to protect themselves and their customers from these growing threats? One answer lies in various evolving cognitive technologies – such as Al, ML, automated networks, and supercomputing – which can help companies navigate the increasingly treacherous cyber-threat landscape.

NICCT in association with HCL Technologies & The Hague Security Delta are pleased to invite you to join the NICCT Online Debate on Cyber Security & 5G on Thursday 12th of November, from 17.00-18.00 hrs CET (21.30-22.30 hrs IST).

Do not miss this opportunity to interact with these experts. Participation is free of costs, but registration is mandatory.  

Please click on this link for the program and speaker overview. 

16.45-17.00 hrs  Log in & Online registration

17.00-17.10 hrs  Welcome & Introduction by Mr. Deepak Arora – Senior Director & Head of Benelux & Nordics, Financial Services – HCL Technologies) 


17.10-17.55 hrs  Online Debate

* Bert Feskens (Security Innovation Liaison – Programme Manager – The Hague Security Delta)

* Prabhat Kumar (Head UK, Europe and Africa for cybersecurity & GRC – HCL Technologies

* Sohang Sengupta (Owner & Founder – ZeroDollarSecurity)


17.55-18.00 hrs  Closing remarks by Edith Nordmann (Chairman NICCT)
18.00-18.15 hrs  Online Networking

Edith Nordmann – Chairman at NICCT & Managing Partner at ACG International

Edith Nordmann is next to being the Chairman of NICCT also Managing Partner at ACG International in Amsterdam.

Edith has an expert qualification in employment law, and is experienced corporate and commercial litigator, who has been representing both companies and private individuals in highly complex matters. Her practice also covers cross-border transactions, contract disputes, and national and international litigation. In addition, she is a certified mediator, who assists her clients in finding amicable resolution of their disputes.

Being fluent in German (native speaker), English, Dutch, French and Italian, Edith is not only able to communicate with many of her international clients in their mother tongue, but also to understand the difference in mentality, culture and legal systems. This puts her in a unique position to resolve cross-border issues.

Edith successfully combines her professional career with numerous charitable and social organizations, where she uses her expertise, not only to help others but also to empower them in their endeavors. Among many other commitments, she is also Vice Chairman Supervisory Board of Housing Corporation Rochdale.


Deepak Arora – Senior Director and Head of Benelux & Nordics at HCL Technologies

Deepak Arora heads Financial Services for HCL Technologies for Benelux & Nordics region. Deepak has 17+ years of experience in sales, business development and strategic account management. He has been involved in selling and delivering to the BFSI industry in Continental Europe for the most part of his career. He is based in the Benelux geography for the past 10+ years which has provided him a great understanding of the European market, its socio-political evolution and especially its cultural and linguistic diversity, which has also helped him immensely in his approach towards his role.

His topics of interest are AI, Agile ways of working, Open Banking, Cloud, and skilling and reskilling of talent in the financial services industry.


Bert Feskens – Security Innovation Liaison – Programme Manager at The Hague Security Delta – Panel

Bert Feskens is a security programme manager and innovation liaison at the Dutch security cluster The Hague Security Delta (HSD). A network of over 300 businesses, governments and knowledge institutions, that work together on knowledge development and innovation in security. Bert leads HSD’s multiyear international market development programmes, combining innovation, knowledge, trade and acquisition. Additionally, he has been responsible for setting up and managing multiple public-private security innovation programmes. Bert has an academic and professional analytical background in international business and security.


Mr. Prabhat Kumar – Head UK, Europe and Africa for cybersecurity & GRC at HCL Technologies – Panel


Sohang Sengupta – Founder and CEO at ZeroDollarSecurity  – Panel

Sohang is the Founder and CEO for ZeroDollarSecurity a Top 10 CyberSecurity Solution Providers in India, as regarded by CIO Insider India. A Final Year Engineering student with Computer Science majors, Sohang was a selected candidate for KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and also for Massachusettes Institute of Technology BootCamp for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. He has been a presenter at Cyber Secure Conclave, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Confederation of Indian Industries(East).

As an Undergraduate student, Sohang also Head’s the IEM-Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell, funded by Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India.

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