COO & Head – Sustainability Practice, FBCS, AFBCI, SMIEEE, MAIMA, ISO 22301 LA & Expert
Author: Green IT Maturity Model
As BCI’s Merit Award (Global) Winner 2012, Business Continuity Manager of the Year in BCI’s C&R Awards India 2009, Finalist in Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards 2014, and with over 30 years’ experience in the Industry, Daman is currently the COO and Head – Sustainability Practice at Continuity and Resilience. He has earlier worked with Steria as Head Business Continuity Management (UK, India) & Head Green Activities (India). Initially he worked with TCS for over 20 years in various roles and positions. He has rich experience in Environmental Sustainability, Business Continuity Management, Business Excellence and Consulting (BCM, Green IT, Quality/ Process/ Malcolm Baldrige). He is a Technical Expert & Lead Auditor for ISO 22301 (Business Continuity Management System). He is also an Energy Management Expert (ISO 50001). Daman is Accredited Tutor for BCS “Foundation Certificate in Green IT” course. He is a BCI Approved Instructor and a member of the BCI’s Speakers Bureau.
Daman is IEEE Ambassador, Fellow of the BCS (British Computer Society), Associate Fellow of the BCI (Business Continuity Institute), Senior Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and Chair Computer Society Chapter of IEEE Delhi Section. He is member of AIMA (All India Management Association) and Member of DMA (Delhi Management Association). He is Life Member of the CSI (Computer Society of India).
Daman has traveled to or worked in Scotland, England, Netherlands, France, Zambia, USA, Indonesia, Spain, Egypt, UAE, Oman , Iran, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Singapore. He possesses excellent mix of experience of a practitioner, trainer and consultant. He has served clients in various industries and sectors like IT/ IT-eS, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Retail, Manufacturing, Automobile, Pharma, Real Estate, Marine, Trading, Government, PSU, Telecom, Aviation, Energy/ Oil & Gas, Marine etc.
He has delivered over 400 talks/ workshops in national and international events. Daman is also a motivational speaker and has conducted over 30 sessions of Possibility Thinking workshop in TCS, Xansa, Cambridge School, Institute of Vocational Training, Udayan Care NGO, and Arya Kanya Sadan – where over 1000 people have benefited and have provided excellent feedback. He has been on panel at various TV shows/ conferences/ seminars around Green/ BCM.
Daman is currently member of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Climate Change and ASSOCHAM National Council on Environment & Safety. He has experience of working with CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) for over three years as the Convener of the CSR Taskpanel working on Communities and Disasters.
Executive Director, FBCS, MBCI, BS25999 / ISO 22301 Lead Auditor and Technical Expert, CBCP, BCCE, CISA, ITIL
Dhiraj Lal is Executive Director and Principal Consultant of Continuity and Resilience(CORE). He is Asia’s first BSI appointed Technical Expert for BS25999 / ISO 22301, and is also a BS25999 / ISO 22301 assessor. He teaches the advanced level certification workshops in BCM and BS25999 / ISO 22301, and also consults in implementation of BCM and BS25999 / ISO 22301. He has also been invited by the British Standards Institute to participate in the audits of 2 of the first 10 organizations in the world to be awarded the BS25999 certification. He was recently invited to present the 2nd Middle East Crisis and Disaster Management Conference in Abu Dhabi, where he also ran a tabletop exercise on Crisis Management (Fire and Bomb scenario).
Mr. Lal has worked previously for Agilent Technologies Limited, an
organization promoted by HP. He was also earlier the Senior Vice President and Practice Head for IT Service Excellence and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery with a reputed Consulting organization. Prior to this, Mr. Lal worked as the Director for Business Continuity Planning and Global Process Integrity
at the American Express Financial Centre; one of the first organizations to offer Back Office Processing services for its US Operations. It was while Mr. Lal headed the function that American Express was awarded the ISO 9001 certification for its Business Continuity program. Before this, Mr. Lal spent 10
years with Citibank NA (where he was last Regional Head of Audit and Risk Review), and 5 years with Standard Chartered Bank in the Middle East.
Mr. Lal is a Post Graduate in Management and holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. Other than his certifications as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), Business Continuity Certified Expert (BCCE) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), he is also holds certifications in ITIL and Six Sigma. He has also instructed for the Disaster Recovery Institute in Asia and has regularly presented on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, at Conferences, both in India and overseas. He is a contributing author to the “The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Planning”, which is one of the most respected encyclopaedia on BCM.
Senior Consultant, MBA-eBusiness (Canada), PhD-Information Security (USA),
CISSP, CISA, CISM, CCISO, CRISC, CHFI, BCCE,
Lead Auditor (BCMS, ISMS, SMS)
20+ Years of total experience in Delivering Business Value and Optimal solution, resulting in High growth environments across all Business sectors and verticals like Govt. undertakings and defence agencies, Banking Finance and Insurance, IT/ITES, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Telecom in Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East regions associated with CORE as Senior Consultant.
Technically sophisticated and business savvy versatile leader, articulated communicator and SME in the domains of Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, DR, Corporate Security, Information Security, ISO27001, ISO22301, ISO20000, investigations and audits, Cyber Laws, consulting and advisory, Compliance and Governance, PCI-DSS, ITIL/ITSM/ITRM, CoBIT, NIST and Data Protection Act.
Well experienced trainer for CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CEH, CHFI, ISO27001, ITIL, PCI and ISO22301 in Asia Pacific and Middle East (Trainer to UAE Federal Govt. teams and Indian Defence Teams)
Lead Auditor (ISMS, BCMS, SMS)
C-CISO (Certified Chief Information Security Officer)
CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control)
CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
ITIL v# Foundation Examination qualified
ISO27001 LA trained
CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)
BCCE (Business Continuity Certified Expert)
CHFI (Computer Hacking and Forensics Investigator)
CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
Head, Head – Consulting Practice at CORE,
FBCS, MBCI, CBCP, CRISC, M.Sc., CAIIB,LA – ISO 22301/ISO 27001/ISO 20000/ISO 9001,Head, IT DR & Service Management
Mr. S. Seshadri has work experience that spans about 39 years,
in the domains of BCM, IT and Banking & Financial Services. He was one of the pioneers in the IT Division of Canara Bank from 1984 till 1994 (post his career in banking for about 10 years from 1975), heading their Main Frame Operations and Data Center. He worked for 3 years with Bank Muscat as IT Head of the Bank’s Indian Operations. He has the unique advantage of having extensive exposure to financial industry and IT/ITSCM/BCM domains, and also the technical details.
Mr. Seshadri has been engaged in full-time consulting and training for over 12 years now, and has delivered in India and overseas a number of assignments and large implementations for organizations of size 50,000 employees and above. In the area of Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery, he has a rich experience of over 8 years, having assisted organizations to implement BCM/IT DR, and has also conducted Gap Assessments relating to BS25999/ISO 22301 framework. He has project managed/delivered atleast 8 full lifecycle BCM projects in BS 25999/ISO 22301, in India and the middle-east. He has helped our clients achieve ISO 22301 Certification.
Mr. Seshadri is a BCI, UK approved Instructor for their GPG 2013 5 day workshop leading to CBCI/MBCI certification for individuals. He has trained over 500 professionals in implementing BCM/IT DR through our workshops, getting inspiring feedback consistently.
Mr. Seshadri has developed our 3-day IT Disaster Recovery workshop and has successfully delivered over 20 workshops in India and the Middle East. This workshop has been very well appreciated by IT companies and professionals as well. He has delivered IT DR consulting to our clients, helping them build a resilient IT for these customers.
Mr. Seshadri has participated in several BCM conferences and spoken on various emerging aspects of BCM and IT Disaster Recovery. He has worked on enterprise projects relating to IT Service Management (ISO 20000) and Information Security (ISO 27001). Apart from participating in the delivery of complex projects, he has assisted quite a few companies in terms of re-positioning their products and services, as part of his Management Consulting.
Mr. Seshadri is a post graduate in Mathematics from St. Joseph’s
College, Trichy (erstwhile Madras University). He is a Certified
Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. He is formally trained in
ITIL Foundation. His BCM/ IT certifications are given as part of this profile, below his name.
VERSATILE LEADER in Information Security, Risk Management, Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery, Audit & Compliance, Strategic Policy Formulation, Implementation & Maintenance, working with CORE as Senior Consultant .
Proactive decision maker and subject matter expert in domains of Business process Management, Information Security, Risk Management, Business Continuity Management executing projects & programs in challenging business environments demanding high standards of quality and precision.
Results oriented, Risk Management Professional, with cross-functional experience across Business process Management, Business Continuity Management, Information Security proposition development, consulting and implementation, offering rich exposure to Information Security Solutions’ architecture and delivery, audits & advisory, Risk Management, BCP / DR.
Possessing valuable insights, keen analysis and team approach to develop & implement best practices, adept at working in high pressure environments with strict deadlines and multiple deliverables.
Technically sophisticated and business savvy professional with continued career progression and documented history of bridging Technical and Commercial expertise in managing practices for conducting security risk assessment, risk management, BIA, VA, Security audits and developing & implementing security solutions, defining & implementing security policies/processes and strategies.
An out of the box thinker with a unique blend of Qualitative & Technical capability in the areas of: Risk Management, Corporate Security, Information Security, Business Continuity Management, DR, ISO27001, ISO22301, & audits.