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CISO & Cybersecurity Expert
Laks is a thought leader and Subject Matter Expert in Enterprise and Cybersecurity Solutions. He brings over three decades of technology and management expertise in Cybersecurity, Application Development and Cloud Computing in industry verticals like Government, Banking, Finance and Insurance (BFI).
Recently, Laks served at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Director of IT/Cybersecurity. He served in a strategic role guiding several mission critical initiatives at US Census, US Marine Corps – LOGCOM, US Office of Justice Program (OJP). Previously, Laks served as a Partner at a leading Identity and Access Service provider, which deployed Enterprise Identity and Access Management Solutions to several large enterprises. He has held several executive positions at Raytheon, NASD, Verisign, T. Rowe Price and Nationwide before joining the federal government.
Laks is passionate about Information Security and is a compelling speaker on technology topics ranging from Distributed Computing, IT Strategy to Cybersecurity especially in areas related to Financial and Government sectors. His speaking engagements include various national and International events. Laks academic pedigree includes a Master’s in Computer Science from Drexel University and a Bachelor’s in Engineering.
Founder & CEO
Jai Chinnakonda is the Founder and CEO of ENGAIZ, a technology company focused on leveraging Artificial Intelligence to help enterprises mitigate Third-Party Risks such as Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, Regulatory, Financial, Performance, Resiliency, Infrastructure, Legal, Country risks through Effective Governance and Engagement.
Through his decades of experience in managing large technology outsourcing deals, Jai brings a unique perspective and advises organizations on third party governance and risk management. He firmly believes in the Art and Science of Engagement to help build lasting and mutually beneficial relationships with third-party vendors.
He is a Certified Third-Party Risk Management Professional (C3PRMP) and a Certified Supplier Management Professional (CSMP). Jai is a member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, an opt-in research community of business professionals. He was also a contributing member to the first draft of The Standard for Program Management released by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Customer Success Manager
Vijay brings in more than a decade of achievement driven experience spanning across healthcare, banking, and insurance space. He has managed large scale analytics and technology projects in outsourcing industry across North America & UK Region.
His previous organisations like IQVIA, Royal Bank of Scotland, GE Healthcare & Genpact to name a few have helped him gain cutting edge consulting and analytics expertise. Working with Enterprises and Third Parties helped him understand the business from both worlds.
With his curiosity and eagerness, he identifies & understands customer challenges and provides smart solutions in collaboration with Product Engineering and support teams. He could aptly consult on Third Party Governance and Third-Party Risk Management which includes Third Party Risk Assessments, Controls Effectiveness, Risk Ratings, and support clients to gear up for challenges and impact of ever-changing Privacy & Cyber Security regulations.
As Seasoned Analytics, BI and Certified RPA consultant also part of ENGAIZ Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning driven components, leveraging AI and RPA skills helping customers to strengthen their strategic relationship with third parties and Creation of Business Use Cases related to Third Party Governance and Risk Management
AI/ML – Data Science Engineer
Vivek is experienced, talented, energetic and passionate senior Python developer. He is enriched with both traditional and modern approach of software development. His extensive experience and to stay updated with latest AI/ML technologies deliver the best results.
Strategic Advisor. Educator. Author | Third Party Risk Management
Linda Tuck Chapman is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts and innovator in effective and efficient vendor/third-party risk management. Initiated by hands-on experience as Chief Procurement Officers and Head, Third Party Risk Management in the risk-adverse financial services sector, Linda’s ground-breaking strategies are the “best of the best” for integrating high-impact third party risk management and strategic procurement.
As a management consultant, strategic advisor, relevant educator, and published author, Linda’s clients and global network benefit from her experience, expertise and thought leadership.
As a Strategic Advisor, Linda Tuck Chapman is a mentor and advisor to ENGAIZ, providing expert advice on strategic projects, proprietary methodologies, best practices, product strategy, and our development roadmap. Linda is a frequent participant on our webinars and in panel discussions, and at industry events.
SVP & CIO, Chubb Insurance Canada
Mr. Alexander is an experienced financial services executive, having served in Operations and Technology roles at TD Bank, CIBC, Manulife Financial and Street Capital Bank of Canada.
He is currently the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Chubb Insurance Canada. As CIO, he is responsible for delivery and operation of applications and infrastructure to support the Chubb Canada lines of business. His passion is the integration of leading-edge technologies and methodology into regulated industries to achieve epic customer experiences and efficient processes.
He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Professional Engineer and holds a B.Sc and an MBA from Queen’s University. Mr. Alexander lives in Toronto with his wife and two boys and spends his free time supporting their swimming and hockey activity.
Raju is experienced, talented, energetic and passionate senior Asp.net developer. He is enriched with both traditional and modern approach of software development. His extensive experience and to stay updated with Asp.net Web development deliver the best results.
Executive Advisor & Strategic Outsourcing Consultant
Shebina Kanani is an information technology leader with extensive experience in financial services. Ms. Kanani had global responsibilities with Scotiabank in her capacity as Vice President, Information Technology Outsourcing and Supplier Management. Ms. Kanani’s current role is with the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) as an IT Executive Consultant with their Global Supplier Management Office. Over her extensive career, Ms. Kanani has developed expertise in outsourcing, governance, leadership development, IT procurement, application development management, vendor management, innovation, asset management, accessibility, strategic planning and project management for mission critical systems.
In addition to her impressive career accomplishments, Shebina is also active on a number of volunteer organizations and Boards.
Shubham has extensive background in diverse facets of .NET development, encompassing analysis, design, development, and execution of business applications. In-depth knowledge of various platforms, software systems, and servers. Extensive programming experience using ASP.NET 4.5, VB.NET, HTML5, and XML.
Kinnari Patel is an UI/UX designer. She applies design thinking in anything and everything she sees, hears and touches.
Mark is currently an independent strategic advisor for business development and operations.Over the past 20+ years, he has held numerous senior management positions in both private and public companies including General Manager of a division of J2 Global, COO of GoldenSource Corporation, General Manager of a division of Checkfree (now Fiserv) and Regional Manager at Dun & Bradstreet Software.In addition, Mark was co-founder of a successful start-up reselling ERP to the mid-market manufacturing sector.
Mark lives in New Jersey and is involved in several charitable organizations. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Prevention Coalition of Monmouth County – a coalition of organizations combating the substance abuse epidemic.Mark enjoys catamaran sailing and golf.
Managing Partner, Merit Outsourcing Advisors
Michael is the Managing Partner for Merit Outsourcing Advisors, a leading Canadian Sourcing Advisory firm. Prior to his current leadership role, he was in the outsourcing practise at Deloitte, Pricewaterhouse Coopers Consulting and IBM. His expertise is focused on developing business process and IT sourcing strategies, outsourcing deal investigation, providing transaction leadership, structuring service delivery, advising clients on outsourcing re-negotiation strategies, building effective outsourcing governance and vendor management models, and services delivery optimization strategies.
Michael has a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto. He is a frequent speaker at outsourcing and sourcing industry events, including: Centre for Outsourcing Research & Education (CORE), Schulich School of Business, Project Management Institute and the Canadian Technology Law Association. He also serves on a wide range of corporate and not-for-profit boards. Michael is on the CORE Executive Education Faculty and is an Accredited Outsourcing Practitioner (AOP).
CIO, Street Capital Bank of Canada
Mr. Alexander is an experienced financial services executive, having served in Operations and Technology roles at TD Bank, CIBC, and Manulife Financial.
He is currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Street Capital Bank of Canada, a Schedule 1 bank with over $25B in assets under management. As CIO, his responsibilities include ownership of all project, infrastructure, security, and vendor management activities across the organization. His passion is the integration of leading-edge technologies and methodology into regulated industries to achieve epic customer experiences and efficient processes.
Keith is an information technology leader with extensive experience in financial services and commodity trading. Keith was the first US CIO for Scotiabank, introducing an IT Risk culture and Cybersecurity framework, to meet state and federal regulatory legislation. Over the past 20+ years, Keith has had a variety of global technology leadership roles for leading financial services institutions and commodity trading organizations, leading large transformation initiatives cultural change. Keith is a member of the ISACA New York Metropolitan Chapter.
Keith has a BSC (Hons) degree from the University of Strathclyde, and lives in Connecticut. He is married with three children spread across, UK, USA and Canada, and is an avid sports participant and fan.He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and Professional Engineer and holds a B.Sc and an MBA from Queen’s University. Mr. Alexander lives in Toronto with his wife and two boys and spends his free time supporting their swimming and hockey activity.
Piyush has extensive background in diverse facets of .NET development, encompassing analysis, design, development, and execution of business applications. In-depth knowledge of various platforms, software systems, and servers. Extensive programming experience using ASP.NET 4.5, VB.NET, HTML5, and XML.
Director – Product Engineering
Maulik Parekh loves technology and has been constantly evolving himself over more than a decade in the field of product software engineering. His passion is to build world class products and services in order to serve humanity in a better way and making world great place to live.