Qualys Security Conference

Qualys Security Conference

QSC Mumbai

October 5, 2023

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Explore the security impacts of the digital journey and how to build in security automation from endpoints to the data center to the cloud. Join us in person to scale your capability and meet the challenges of ever-growing attack surfaces. Hear from industry experts, learn strategies and tactics to secure your organization, and network with your peers and other Qualys experts to accelerate your career.

Chief Guest

Lt. Gen (Retd.) Deependra Singh Hooda,

Featured Speakers

Sumedh Thakar
President and CEO, Qualys

Jonathan Trull
CISO & SVP Security Solution Architecture, Qualys

Shailesh Athalye
Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys

Mehul Revankar,
Vice President Product Management, VMDR, Qualys

Kunal Modasiya
VP, Product Management, Attack Surface Management & AppSec, Qualys

Parag Bajaria
VP Cloud & Container Solutions, Qualys

Eran Livne
Senior Director, Endpoint Remediation, Qualys

Utpal “U.J” Desai
Sr. Director of Product Management, Qualys


Kick off QSC on the Road on Thursday, October 5. Meet old friends, make new ones, enjoy cocktails, and connect with Qualys experts and peers.

8:00 – 08:45 Registration & Beverages
8:45 – 9:00 Introduction & Welcome Address
Debashish Jyotiprakash, Managing Director, India and ASEAN, Qualys

Debashish Jyotiprakash's bio

9:00 – 9:45 Keynote Address 1
Lt. Gen Deepender Singh Hooda (rtd), GoC-Northern Command

Deepender Singh Hooda's bio

9:45 – 10:30 Keynote Address 2: Dynamics of CyberSecurity Risk on a Continuously Changing Attack Surface
Sumedh Thakar, President and CEO, Qualys

Sumedh Thakar's bio

10:30 – 11:15 Managing & Reducing Risk with Qualys Platform
Shailesh Athalye, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys

Shailesh Athalye's bio

11:15 – 11:45 Break & Experience Zone
11:45 – 12:15 Panel Discussion
12:15 – 12:45 Navigating Today’s Threat Landscape to Reduce Cyber Risk with Qualys VMDR and TruRisk
Mehul Revankar, VP Product Management, VMDR, Qualys

Mehul Revankar's bio

12:45 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 14:15 Attack Surface Management with an Attackers' and Defenders' View
Kunal Modasiya, VP, Product Management, Attack Surface Management & AppSec

Kunal Modasiya's bio

14:15 - 14:45 Unlocking Intelligence-Backed Remediation: Insights from the Qualys Threat Research Unit
Eran Livne, Senior Director, Endpoint Remediation, Qualys

Eran Livne's bio

14:45 – 15:15 Break & Experience Zone
15:15 - 15:45 A Modern Approach for Protecting Multi-Cloud Environments Using Qualys Total Cloud
Parag Bajaria, Vice President, Cloud and Container Security Solutions, Qualys

Parag Bajaria's bio

15:45 - 16:15 Leveraging the Power of Qualys Platform for Better Endpoint Security
Utpal “U.J” Desai, Sr. Director, Product Management, Qualys

Utpal “U.J” Desai’s bio

16:15 – 16:35 Customer Success Story 1
Ms. Abhaya Vidyarengahari, Group Manager & Head-Security Validation, Infosys
16:35 – 17:00 Customer Success Story 2
Tarang Parikh, General Manager-Cyber security, WNS
17:00 – 17:25 Partner Success Story


Conference Highlights

Explore and secure the digital journey.

Dive into the profound impact of the digital journey and explore how to build in security automation from the data center to the cloud. Industry experts and Qualys leaders discuss automation strategies, preview product roadmaps, listen to your challenges, and answer your questions.

Get inspired.

Engage with Qualys’ customer-facing teams and your peers around best practices and user case studies for applying security automation to real-world challenges.

Sharpen your expertise.

Two days of free training covers forward-looking strategies, best practices to improve effectiveness and productivity, and core and expanded product features to up-level your security program.

Who Should Attend

CIOs, CSOs and CTOs; directors and managers of network, security and cloud; developers and DevSecOps practitioners; Qualys partners and consultants; or any forward-thinking security professionals.

The Westin
Mumbai Powai Lake

Qualys Security Conference will be held at The Westin Mumbai Powai Lake & Lakeside Chalet, Mumbai – Marriott Executive Apartments.

#2 & 3B, Near Chinmayanand Ashram,
Powai, Mumbai – 400087, India
T: +91 22-6692 7777
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Conference Pricing

Attendance at QSC is complimentary. This includes access to all general sessions, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and training.

Travel and hotel accommodations are not included with QSC or pre-conference training.

Register Today.

Join us to learn how to effectively secure your hybrid IT environment, streamline your security and compliance initiatives and enable digital transformation. There is no cost to attend this event.

Debashish Jyotiprakash

Debashish Jyotiprakash

Managing Director, India and ASEAN, Qualys

Debashish Jyotiprakash is the Managing Director, India and ASEAN for Qualys and is responsible for sales, marketing, channel management and success in the region. Debashish joined Qualys in 2012 and has held various leadership roles at Qualys including Chief Technical Security Officer and managing director for India and Australia & New Zealand. Debashish is a passionate customer advocate. He helps Qualys customers leverage their investment in the Qualys Cloud Platform and its IT, Security and Compliance applications to reduce cyber risk and prepare defenses for emerging cyber threats.

Previously Debashish held head of business and sales leadership roles at leading India-based technology companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Government College Rourkela, and a master’s degree in Computer Science from Utkal University / Ravenshaw College.

Nayeem Islam

Nayeem Islam

Vice President, Product Management, Qualys

Nayeem Islam is the Vice President of Product Management at Qualys for the TotalCloud initiative. Prior to joining he was founder and CEO of Blue Hexagon, a cloud security company that pioneered the use of AI to detect cloud threats. Blue Hexagon is now part of Qualys.

Utpal Desai

Utpal Desai

Senior Director of Product Management, Qualys

Utpal “U.J” Desai, is Senior Director of Product Management at Qualys. He is responsible for developing the vision and roadmap for Endpoint Security products at Qualys. U.J. has more than 20 years of experience in the cyber security space, specializing in endpoint security. He is passionate about building products that change the way people do things, making life easier and more efficient. Prior to joining Qualys, he held product management positions at Symantec, Bitdefender and McAfee. Mr. Desai earned a master’s degree in computer science from West Illinois University, and attended executive education courses at University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Sumedh Thakar

Sumedh Thakar

President and CEO, Qualys

As President and CEO, Sumedh leads the company’s vision, strategic direction and implementation. He joined Qualys in 2003 in engineering and grew within the company, taking various leadership roles focused on helping Qualys deliver on its platform vision. From 2014 to 2021, he served as Qualys’ Chief Product Officer, where he oversaw all things product, including engineering, development, product management, cloud operations, DevOps, and customer support. A product fanatic and engineer at heart, he is a driving force behind expanding the platform from Vulnerability Management into broader areas of security and compliance, helping customers consolidate their security stack. This includes the rollout of the game-changing VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response) that continually detects and prevents risk to their systems, Multi-Vector EDR, which focuses on protecting endpoints as well as Container Security, Compliance and Web Application Security solutions. Sumedh was also instrumental in the build-up of multiple Qualys sites resulting in a global 24x7 follow-the-sun product team.

Sumedh is a long-time proponent of SaaS and cloud computing. He previously worked at Intacct, a cloud-based financial and accounting software provider. He also worked at Northwest Airlines developing complex algorithms for its yield and revenue management reservation system. Sumedh has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with distinction from the University of Pune.

Shailesh Athalye

Shailesh Athalye

Senior Vice President, Product Management, Qualys Inc.

As Senior Vice President of Product Management, Shailesh leads the product management team and drives the Qualys product vision helping customers assess and improve their IT, security and compliance posture. Since joining Qualys in 2012, he has worked in various security and compliance roles driving innovative solutions, including remote endpoint protection, endpoint detection and response, and SaaS security. In addition, Shailesh headed engineering, research and product management for Qualys Policy Compliance and File Integrity Monitoring, where he helped customers go beyond compliance to drive their IT GRC objectives. Before Qualys, he focused on security research for Symantec ESM and Compliance solutions. Shailesh holds a master’s in computer applications (MCA) from the Vishwakarma Institute of Technology and has various security certifications including CISA, CRISC, CISM. He is also a regular speaker at industry conferences.

Deependra Singh Hooda

Deependra Singh Hooda

Lt. Gen (Retd.)

Commissioned into the 4th Battalion of the 4th Gorkha Rifles on 15 Dec 1976, Lt Gen Hooda, in his initial service served in Nagaland, during the height of the Naga insurgency. He has attended the prestigious Command and Staff College at Canada and has served as the Chief Logistics Officer for United Nations Mission to Ethiopia and Eritrea.

During the massive earthquake of Jammu and Kashmir in 2005, he led the military’s rescue and relief efforts in the Uri sector. As a major general in Manipur, he was responsible for counterinsurgency operations in Manipur and South Assam.

From 2012 to 2016, he was stationed in Jammu and Kashmir, first as a Corps commander and then as the Army Commander of Northern Command. In this assignment, he handled numerous strategic challenges along the borders, both with Pakistan and China. He was responsible for the planning and conduct of the surgical strikes in Pakistan in September 2016. He retired in November 2016 after 40 years of service in the Army.

In recognition for exemplary military service, have been awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal twice, the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, the Uttam Yudh Seva Medal and the Param Vishisht Seva Medal.

Lt Gen Hooda is a co-founder of the Council for Strategic and Defense Research, a New Delhi based think-tank and a Senior Fellow at the Delhi Policy Group. He has been a regular contributor to newspapers, online media portals and professional journals on national and international affairs. He is a seasoned public speaker in corporate circles, often drawing compelling parallels between the battlefield and the boardroom.

Parag Bajaria

Parag Bajaria

Vice President, Cloud & Container Security Solutions, Qualys

Parag Bajaria is vice president of cloud and container security solutions at Qualys, focused on building and evangelizing cloud and container products and solutions. He has spent the last decade working in cloud security building products in various domains including data security, cloud posture management, identity security, and workload security. Previously, Parag was head of Product Management at CloudKnox, a cloud infrastructure entitlements management (CIEM) company. Parag has held product leadership roles at HyTrust, Yahoo, and Juniper Networks. Parag has an MBA from Cornell University and a master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Maine.

Mehul Revankar

Mehul Revankar

Vice President, Product Management and Engineering, Qualys

Mehul Revankar is a cybersecurity professional with more than 15 years of experience in Vulnerability Management, Policy Compliance and Security Operations. He leads Product Management and Vulnerability Research at Qualys for VMDR. Before joining Qualys, Mehul led the development of vulnerability and patch management products at SaltStack, and prior to that he led multiple research teams at Tenable. Mehul has a bachelor’s degree in electronics from the University of Mumbai and a master’s degree in computer engineering from George Mason University.

Eran Livne

Eran Livne

Senior Director, Endpoint Remediation, Qualys

Eran Livne is Senior Director, Endpoint Remediation at Qualys, leading a team tasked with helping customers improve their security posture through cross-platform vulnerability remediation. He has more than 20-years of product management and computer science experience working in diverse IT and security markets. In 2014, Eran founded mobile security company, LetMobile, acquired by Ivanti. Following the acquisition, he drove Ivanti’s enterprise security and endpoint security and management solutions. Eran holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tel Aviv University and an MBA in high-tech business administration from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Kunal Modasiya

Kunal Modasiya

Vice President, Product Management, Attack Surface Management & AppSec, Qualys

Kunal is currently VP of Product Management for the CyberSecurity Asset Attack Surface Management (CAASM), Web App and API Security product line at Qualys HQ in Foster City, CA. He is Qualys boomerang. He worked at Qualys for 3 years and incubated the XDR product line from inception. Kunal has spent 15+ years working at startups, and big and mid-size companies in cybersecurity, networking, and application security in both product and engineering roles at Juniper Networks, Extreme Networks, Sun Microsystems and Infinera. Prior to re-joining Qualys, Kunal was heading products at Israeli startup in API security and bot management AppSec space.

Jonathan Trull

Jonathan Trull

CISO & SVP Security Solution Architecture, Qualys

Jonathan Trull is a longtime security practitioner and CISO & SVP Security Solution Architecture with over 18 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry and is currently the Senior Vice President of Customer Solutions Architecture and Engineering at Qualys. His career has spanned operational CISO and infosec roles with the State of Colorado, Qualys, Optiv, and Microsoft. While at Microsoft, Jonathan led the Microsoft Detection and Response Team (DART) whose mission was to respond to cyber security incidents around the globe ranging from cyber espionage initiated by nation-state actors to ransomware attacks and included the investigation of and response to the NOBELIUM threat actor campaign which leveraged the SolarWinds supply chain. Jonathan also serves as an advisor to several security startups and venture capital firms and supports the broader security community through his work with the Cloud Security Alliance, Center for Internet Security, and IANS. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University where he mentors and coaches those attending the CISO Executive Education Program. Jonathan is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as BlackHat, RSA, and SANS and holds several industry certifications including the CISSP, OSCP, CCSP, and GCFA. Jonathan is a veteran of the U.S. Navy finishing his career as a Lieutenant Commander supporting the Information Warfare Domain.