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Speakers Profile



Dr. K. Rama Subramaniam
Director & CEO Valiant Technologies Group - United Arab Emitates
He has over 25 years of experience in Information security, Digital Forensics. He is also a GRC consultant, audit and assurance professional, trainer and educator. Certified and experienced professional in the areas of creating and implementing full cycle Digital Forensic investigation processes; business continuity and disaster recovery plans; secure information security architecture; risk management systems and processes; internal controls systems and processes; anti-money laundering processes and frameworks; security audits and certification of network infrastructure, GRC systems, ERP application controls review, multifactor authentication (including PKI and X.509 compliant certification infrastructure); and assurance processes for SOX, COSO, COBIT, ITIL, PCI-DSS, ISM3, ISSAF, ISO-27001, ISO-22301, BS-25999, ISO-31000 and ISO-15408 compliant information security management systems.

Shamiel Bhikha
Client Technical Professional, IBM Security Systems, Software Group - South Africa

International work with law enforcement agencies and governmental services has given him a solid reputation in cyber crime analysis, unwanted communication behaviour and targeted monitoring of activities and individuals. As a trainer for agencies in law enforcement, he has trained several organizations in Central and Eastern Europe, the Arab world, West Africa and Asia.

He is a member, founder and co-founder of several European and German security initiatives like EICAR, CTOSE (European Commission), KOSIB, CyberGym and others.

Brett Bester
Major Account Manager, Fortinet - South Africa

Brett is an industry veteran with 23 years of experience in ICT.
Brett began his career in Telecoms engineering but shortly moved into the fast changing world of IP Networking.

After a three year move into Performance Management Software , Brett moved back into Networking spending nearly 12 years working at Cisco where he managed some of South Africa’s largest Telco’s and ISP’s.

Brett joined Fortinet in June 2014 and manages the Financial Services vertical and Indian Ocean Islands region

Roshan Gokhool
System Territory Manager, Oracle - Mauritius
Roshan Gokhool is the Systems Territory Manager at Oracle looking after the Indian Ocean Islands. He is responsible for the planning and execution of all Oracle Systems growth initiatives across the territory. Roshan has 13+ years’ experience in the ICT industry with a main focus on infrastructure solutions and has also worked as a technical resource person responsible for design of data centre solutions territory-wide and in the African region.

Manish Lobin
Information Security Consultant, Computer Emergency Response Team Mauritius, National Computer Board - Mauritius

Manish has graduated as Bachelor of Electronics and Computer Science with honours from the University of Mauritius. He then persuaded his studies at Edith Cowan University, Perth where he did a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Security and a Masters of Digital Forensics. Once back to Mauritius, he joined the State Bank of Mauritius Ltd as Information Security Analyst. He worked at SBM for 2.5 years before joining the CERT-MU, a division of the National Computer Board where he is currently working as Information Security Consultant.

Daryl Rivet
Territory Manager for Africa, Symantec Corporation - Mauritius
Daryl has over 10 years of experience as IT professional Executive with proven ability to work in unison with staff and partners.
He has a long working experience in software distribution in the region with Symantec and Microsoft distribution. He worked at Symantec Corp for the last 3 years developing the channel of partners across Africa with achieved results of revenue growth through managed partners channel.

Vikas Sharma

Director, PriceWaterhouseCoopers - Mauritius
Vikas leads the Cyber Security practice and has over 15 years of experience. He is passionate about helping organisations to understand their cyber security risks and pragmatically improve their resilience. Vikas assists organisations and senior management teams in areas of cyber security strategy and reviews, digital transformation risk assessment, threat monitoring and incident response. He has worked on various security projects in India, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean Islands.
Vikas holds a Master’s in Electronic and Computer Science degree. He is a qualified Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA), ISO 27001 Lead implementer and ISO23001 Lead Auditor.