Straight Talk | Cybersecurity & GRC Roundtable | HCLTech


As cybersecurity operations transition from a static, predictable cadence to a constantly evolving and changing one, it is imperative for organisations to Adapt, Transform and Scale to meet the business demands in a post-Brexit world.

HCLTech welcomes you to attend an intimate roundtable featuring Industry Thought Leaders and Practitioners on what goes into building an adaptive and scalable cybersecurity strategy.

The aim of the event is to provide insights on:

  • Tailored strategies to bolster organisation’s cybersecurity posture
  • Mitigating risk and optimising IT security investments for the digital world
  • Adapt and Transform - Factoring GDPR and Brexit as part of Cybersecurity Strategy

Get acquainted with the industry’s best practices and solutions, and understand how HCLTech’s Dynamic cybersecurity framework can empower your organisation to take the next step toward adopting an effective cybersecurity roadmap.




Arrival & Registration


Lunch & Networking


Opening Session and Context Setting 


Customer Speaker Session: CPG Perspective


Customer Speaker Session: Oil & Gas Perspective


Q&A (Tea/Coffee)


Customer Speaker Session: Financial Services Perspective


External Speaker, Ardi Kolah Executive Fellow & Director, GDPR Transition Programme


Closing Session & Summary



Expert Speaker

Ardi Kolah, Executive Fellow & Director, GDPR Transition Program, Henley Business School
Ardi is an Executive Fellow and the Director of the GDPR Transition Program at Henley Business School and the founder of GO DPO®, which is the strategic partner for many multi-national clients in the area of GDPR compliance.

He started his career at the BBC. He’s recognized by the FT as one of the leading data protection practitioners in Europe and has provided advice to the Government of Scotland, the Shadow Minister for Digital Economy and Senior Civil Servants as well as trained Nationwide, HSBC, and Accenture, among others, on GDPR. He’s the first privacy practitioner to have guided a global company in achieving BS10012:2017 in the UK.

Ardi is the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Data Protection & Privacy and is a keynote speaker/chair on GDPR for the BBA (UK Finance), the IAPP (Europe), BFI Annual Conference 2017, FT Europe Cyber Security Summit 2016, 2017, and Thomson Reuters Annual Data Protection Conference 2017. He is also the Chairman of the Law & Marketing Committee for the Worshipful Company of Marketors.

Ardi holds a Master of Laws degree from King’s College, London and University College, London. He was also listed in the BAME100 in October 2017.

HCLTech Speaker
Renju Varghese, Fellow and Chief Architect, Cybersecurity, HCLTech
Renju has been with HCLTech for the last 18 years, having served in key positions across different businesses. He joined HCLTech’s E- secure team in Mumbai, where he was instrumental in running critical Data centre migration and Application Consolidation projects. He has been a key influencer in kick-starting the Governance Rick and Compliance (GRC) practice at HCLTech. In his current role, he serves as a Fellow and Chief Architect of the Cybersecurity and GRC business.