IFSEC India Expo 2023
7-8 Dec, Hall 5, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Theme: Demystifying Security Tech for a Safer World

Conference Agenda Day 1: Thursday, 7th Dec, 2023

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Inaugural Session

  • Opening Remarks
  • Lamp lighting and Ganesh Vandana
  • National Anthem
  • Informa Markets Global and India videos
  • Welcome address: Mr. Pankaj Jain, Sr. Group Director & Digital Head, Informa Markets in India; IFSEC India video
  • Keynote address: Mr. Shiv Charan Yadav, President, Asian Professional Security Association
  • Special Address:
    - Mr. M.S. Upadhye, IPS, Advisor-Security, Rapid Metro Corridor
    - Mr. R. Sathiyasundaram,IPS, Addl. Commissioner – Traffic, Delhi Police
  • Guest of Honour address:
    - Mr. D.R. Kaarthikeyan, IPS, Former: Director, Central Bureau of Investigation; Director General, National Human Rights Commission, (India); Special Director General, Central Reserve
    - Mr. Alex Ellis, British High Commissioner to the Republic of India
  • Chief Guest address: TBC
  • Vote of Thanks: Mr. Sanjeev Rao, Project Director-Security portfolio, Informa Markets in India

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Tea & networking

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Integrated Technologies for Safe Cities in the New Normal

Col (Dr) Gaurav Singh, Head Technology & Automation - Group Security, Adani Enterprises Ltd

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Smart Indigenous Video Security Products for Smarter Vertical Solutions

Vinay Mishra, Senior Vice President, Projects, Prama India Pvt. Ltd.

12:30 pm - 01:30 pm

Reimagining Corporate Security and the Role of CSOs

Threat spectrum continues to evolve. The Covid disruption of three years has been followed by high intensity wars in Europe and Middle East which have fundamentally altered security and energy architecture. Climate change continues to be the most omnipresent threat of our times. Tech developments and disruptions continue unabated. Geo-political developments continue to reconfigure global supply chains.

The panel will discuss:

  • How is the threat spectrum evolving
  • How will the evolving threats, changing business models, reconfiguring supply chains and pivot to sustainability impact the role of CSOs
  • How do CSOs re-imagine corporate security to make it (from a manpower-dependent and reactive) a business-relevant, intel-led, tech-enabled, employee-friendly and cost-conscious function?
  • How are the expectations of business leaders from their CSOs changing?
  • What do CSOs need to do to become more relevant to their organizations, ie, how to get a seat at the high table?
  • While technology continues to be an ally, overdependence on it can be a liability. Do you agree? In your opinion is it the person behind the machine that finally matters?
  • Your learnings as CSOs and signature projects being undertaken
  • Advice to young professionals looking to build a career in corporate security

Moderator: Jaspreet Singh, Partner and Clients and Markets Leader – Advisory Services, GrantThornton Bharat LLP


  • Avtar Singh, AVP- Admin & External Affairs-Balco and Chief of Security & Intelligence Aluminium Sector, Vedanta Ltd
  • Lt Col (retd) Kumar Vikram, India Head Security, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Rekha Gairola, Regional Security Advisor-India & South Asia, Boeing
  • Sachin Punni, Regional Security Director, APAC, Cardinal Health
  • Anuruddha Tiwari, National Security Officer, UNDP & Vice-Chair OSAC New Delhi Chapter
  • Ila Longani, CEO, Sage Presage Consulting
  • A.L. Narasimhan, Vice President , Strategic Business Alliances, Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pushkar Gokhale, Sr. Vice President, Business Head, Godrej Security

01:30 pm - 02: 30 pm


02:40 pm - 03: 00 pm

Developments in AI, Cyber, Physical and Environmental Security; Tech-Enabled Disruptions & Emerging Paradigms in Corporate Security

Ranjeet Sinha, Director, MitKat Advisory

03:05 pm - 03: 25 pm

CP PLUS instigating indigenized innovations for digital transformation and safety enhancement

M.A. Johar, President - Strategic Business, CP PLUS

03:30 pm - 04: 15 pm

Workshop: UK Defence and Security Exports, British High Commission

04: 15 pm onwards

Tea and networking

10:30 am - 10:30 am

Tea & networking

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Healthcare Sector Security: Past, Present and way forward

Jeetendra Kumar Singh, Chief Security Officer, Fortis Healthcare

11:10 am - 11:30 am

The Converging Roles of CSOs and CISOs – The Road Ahead

Sanjay Kaushik, Managing Director, Netrika

11:40 am - 12:00 pm

Partner session: Dahua

Ankur Katkar, Vice-President, Dahua Technology India Pvt. Ltd.

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

The Internet of Things (IoT): Securing the Next Billion Devices

Gurjot Singh, Director, Avtow & CISO, K&S Partners

12:40 pm - 01:00 pm

Latest AIOT Security Trends for Indian Application Scenarios

Gagan Lamba, Vice President, Enterprise Verticals, Prama Hikvision India Pvt. Ltd.

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch and networking

02:10 pm - 02:30 pm

Securing Tomorrow: Innovations In Security Patrol Management through Technology

Amit Jain, Managing Director, Technopurple Tracking

02:40 pm - 03:20 pm

Workshop: Civil Defence Techniques powered by ASIS New Delhi Chapter

Moderator: Harvindra Singh, CPP, Security Manager – North, Kyndryl Solutions, & Chapter Chair - ASIS Society of Protection Profession Chapter 207 (New Delhi)

Savita Bharadwaj
Divya Panwar
Anshu Panwar
Shashank Arora
Varun Rawat
Aniket Rana

03:30 pm - 04:30 pm

Technologies that Enhance Corporate Security – Video Surveillance, Access Control, Transportation Security, Information Security and More… (panel discussion)

Discussion Points:

  • Technologies such as AI, IoT, Cloud Computing and Machine Learning are potentially disruptive and game changing. Deep Learning systems and advanced analytics strengthen surveillance and make real time extraction and sharing of actionable intel easy.
  • The benefits of Deep Learning for face recognition and image classification makes it extremely valuable in the field of security as it allows easy identification of suspects, vehicle detection, and behaviour analysis.
  • The panel will examine the technologies that would redefine surveillance, security (including those of devices, networks and applications), fire, transport and life safety, incident and emergency management landscape. The discussion would include, but not be limited to AI, ML, AA, IoT, Cloud, internet, Social Media, Blockchain etc.
  • The need for skilled professionals in surveillance and command centre operations

Moderator – Cdr Sandeep Sinha, Director – Risk Management & Managed Security Services, MitKat Advisory

  • Nand Kishore Bhatt, CSO, Iron and Alloy Sector, Vedanta Ltd.
  • Harvindra Singh, CPP, Security Manager – North, Kyndryl Solutions, & Chapter Chair - ASIS Society of Protection Profession Chapter 207 (New Delhi)
  • Allroy Collaco, Head Administration & Facilities, Insurance Dekho
  • Capt. Shakil Ahmed, Sr. VP – Risk & Resilience, Gameskraft
  • Lt. Bhaskar Shukla, CSO - Delhi NCR, JK Cement
  • Himanshu Jain, Assistant Vice President, Projects, Prama India Pvt. Ltd.
  • M.A. Johar, President - Strategic Business, CP PLUS

04:10 pm - 04:15 pm

Vote of thanks by Sanjeev Rao, Project Director, IFSEC India

04:15 pm onwards

Tea & Networking

End of Conference

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Empowering Domestic Logistics for Business Excellence 

This session focuses on recent government initiatives and statutory changes, illustrating their transformative impact on the domestic logistics landscape. Discover how these changes can translate into tangible business value. Dive into the world of technological innovations and future-ready supply chains through insights drawn from successful case studies

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

End-to-End Cold Chain Excellence for Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceuticals  

In a world where precision and reliability are paramount, this session unveils the very backbone of pharmaceutical logistics. Join us as we explore the intricate world of cold chain logistics tailored to the pharmaceutical industry. Discover the critical role played by technology, compliance, and best practices in safeguarding the integrity of these life-saving products. 

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

The Transformative Role of 3PL Services in Modern Supply Chains 

Explore the pivotal role of 3PL services in revolutionizing modern supply chains. Discover how these services maximize efficiency and agility, driving innovation and operational excellence. Join us for insights into the transformative potential of 3PL services in shaping the future of supply chain management.