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Rajesh Pandita CISSP CISA CISM EUGDPR-DPO

India Regional Head - GP & IT at thyssenkrupp India Pvt Ltd

Mumbai, India

Business driven Digital, Technology, Info-sec & Data Protection Leader and CIO with a difference. A versatile and experienced technology professional with a broad cross-domain skill set in Business, Enterprise IT, Digital transformation & enablement, and Information Security.
27+ years of diverse experience in leading and enabling teams (in-house and partner) to deliver holistic business solutions. With a strong technology & consulting background and diversified business knowledge (Oil & Gas, LNG & Port, EPC, Manufacturing, Healthcare, IT & Consulting), I have led IT strategy, business transformation, and technology & organizational changes for both start-up and commercial set-ups.
A proven change leader with experience in establishing IT Governance to meet complex and changing business needs in matrix organizations successfully managing multiple stakeholders. I am adept at business engagement and consulting, project and operations management, and an end to end program delivery.

Honors:

• "Most Innovative CIO of the Year" NASSCOM Award, 2018
• Dataquest Digital Leaders Award, 2018 & 2019
• Dr. Marshall Goldsmith Achievement in Coaching Awards, 2018 (Top 100 Global Coaching Leaders)
• Speaker at National IT | Dataquest | Enterprise IT | IQPC | dynamicCISO
• Ranked First at ISACA's flagship certification exams: CISA (Systems Audit) & CISM (Security Manager).

Available For: Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: Mumbai
Speaking Topics: Leadership coaching, CIO mentoring, Info & Cyber Security, EU GDPR, India PDPB, Emerging Technologies, DT, Risk Mgmt

Rajesh Pandita CISSP CISA CISM EUGDPR-DPOPoints
Academic120
Author9
Influencer41
Speaker9
Entrepreneur150
Total329

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Enterprise
Business Unit: Group Processes & Information Technology
Theatre: India
Media Experience: 5
Last Media Interview: 12/14/2019

Areas of Expertise

AI
Analytics
Business Continuity 100
Business Strategy 34.04
Change Management
Cloud
CRM
Customer Experience 30.14
Cybersecurity 42.26
Data Center
Digital Disruption
Digital Transformation 34.29
Emerging Technology 42.78
Entrepreneurship
ERP
Future of Work
Health and Safety
Healthtech 30.48
Innovation 33.47
IoT
Leadership 36.75
Legal and IP 34.03
Management
Mobility
Predictive Analytics
Privacy 30.14
Procurement
Risk Management 48.41
HR 30.82

Industry Experience

Automotive
Engineering & Construction
Healthcare
Manufacturing
Oil & Gas
Other
Professional Services

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Publications

4 Academic Awards
EU GDPR & Data Protection Officer (DPO) certification
Advisera Expert Solutions Ltd
May 29, 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information from individuals who live in the European Union (EU). Working for a EU organization, I believed the CIO could look at transitioning to a Data Protection Officer role & hence sought to learn about the regulation, sat and qualified the dual integrated exams awarding GDPR & DPO certification.

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Tags: Risk Management, Business Strategy, Legal and IP

Earned the Masters of Technology - Information Technology
KSOU, Mysore
March 11, 2011
Learning can never end, so even while securing certifications in the interim period of 15 years, I decided to secure an academic qualification that is valued more so in this part of the World.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Risk Management, Business Continuity

Diploma in Management
All India Management Institute
April 20, 1997
A Management Programme leading to MBA degree

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Tags: Leadership, HR, Business Strategy

Bachelor of Computer Engineering
University of Poona
July 24, 1992
Bachelor's Degree

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Risk Management

8 Academic Certifications
Business Continuity considerations in the case of Hybrid Cloud
CIO&Leader
June 15, 2020
Citrix and CIO&Leader joint session with presentations, workshop, presentation and award

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Leadership, Business Continuity

Internet of Things
FutureLearn
March 20, 2017
Course provided by Kings College London and delivered through FutureLearn

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Leadership

Introduction to CyberSecurity
Open University
March 08, 2017
An online 24 hour course program by Open University through FutureLearn e-learning platform

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Tags: Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Building your Leadership skills
coursera
December 07, 2016
Instituted by HEC Paris and delivered through coursera

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Tags: Business Strategy, Innovation, Leadership

Strategic Management
coursera
December 04, 2016
Copenhagen Business School's course delivered through coursera.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Leadership, Risk Management

CyberSecurity & its 10 domains
COURSERA
November 09, 2016
A regressive course offered by Kennesaw University through coursera covering 10 domains of Cybersecurity.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Risk Management

CEH 6.0 Training
EC-Council
December 19, 2007
EC-Council Ethical Hacking Training

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Business Continuity

Computer Networks - Management Development Programme
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
November 07, 2004
A resident programme at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Risk Management

9 Article/Blogs
It is not about my new achievement; it is about the program.
https://www.linkedin.com/
June 07, 2020
Description of a new age partner learning engagement

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Leadership, Business Continuity

ESAT or CSAT: Which comes first?
LinkedIn Pulse
November 29, 2019
For any organization, its people are its assets. The people or employees are the ones who share the vision of the organization and help achieve their shared goals. It is people who make or break an organization and hence emphasis has largely moved to develop your resources who are your key assets and foundation on which most corporate grow. Many companies emphasize on continued development (lateral up-skilling and vertical enhancement) of its key resources to maintain an edge over its competition. Many organizations also believe that by keeping their employees happy, they can connect better with their customers. However, does such a strategy always pay-off. How are organizations in general and leaders in specific measuring Employee satisfaction & co-relating it to Customer satisfaction. This question is being raised in the specific article.

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Tags: Risk Management, Business Strategy, Business Continuity

Do you know your customer?
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/
September 16, 2016
Your knowledge of your customer's business could make or break a relationship. So know your customers and their business well, you never know when your ignorance could break a deal.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Leadership, Business Strategy

Pitfalls of Outsourcing - Safeguards & pointers to success
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/
September 07, 2016
As businesses can't afford to focus on all business domains, inadvertently they decide to outsource non-core areas like technology, housekeeping, payroll, and more depending on their business lines. In doing so, many a times, they tend to forget the critical nature of these non-core areas.
The article focuses on balancing the act of in-sourcing and out-sourcing and actions to mitigate risks.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Business Strategy, Leadership

Business Continuity - Are you ready?
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/
July 18, 2016
Business Continuity, a much talked about topic however an area that is probably the least focused. Many organizations see Business Continuity Plan as a burden and in certain cases create one only to meet a quality management system, regulatory, or a contractual requirement. In such cases, the plan developed is a document that is never adapted, verified, and tested for interoperability. The article that has an embedded 1-hour e-learning video (self developed) focuses on basics of BCP and effective means to developing a worthwhile plan.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Leadership, Risk Management

Plan B unwinded
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse
June 16, 2016
So what is your Plan B?

..... think through to get specific answers ...

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Tags: Leadership, Risk Management, Business Continuity

Medico-Legal aspects and Information Security in Healthcare sector
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/
June 15, 2016
The article aims at determining the Medico-Legal aspect of Confidentiality as applies to Healthcare sector.

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Tags: Healthtech, Risk Management, Business Continuity

Is Super Specialisation a curse?
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse
June 14, 2016
Whether in the field of medicine or in engineering/IT domain, is too much of qualifications running away from being close to the basics and not delivering real value.

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Tags: Leadership, Risk Management, Business Strategy

Technical depth versus business knowledge - the dilemma
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse
June 13, 2016
Do you need core business knowledge to make a success? Is this sufficient?

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Tags: Leadership, Risk Management, Business Strategy

6 Industry Awards
Star CIO of the Year Award, 2019
EnterpriseIT World
December 13, 2019
Award conferred by EnterpriseIT world

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Business Continuity

Digital Leaders 2019 Award
Dataquest (Cyber Media)
March 04, 2019
Instituted by Dataquest

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Leadership

Digital Leaders 2018 Award
Dataquest (Cyber Media)
December 26, 2018
Instituted by Dataquest

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Leadership

Most Innovative CIO of Year, 2018 under the aegis of NASSCOM, CoE-IOT.
NASSCOM, CoE-IOT
September 12, 2018
A peer reviewed contest leading to Award of the "Most Innovative CIO of Year", 2018 under the aegis of NASSCOM, CoE-IOT.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Leadership, Business Continuity

Cybersentinels 2018 Award
EnterpriseIT
July 18, 2018
Instituted by EnterpriseIT World, a leading media house.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Leadership

Top 100 Global Coach Award
World HRD Congress
February 16, 2018
Awarded by WCC under aegis of World HRD Congress

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Business Strategy

9 Industry Certifications
Winner - Case Study Workshop by CIO&Leader
CIO&Leader
May 28, 2020
Business Continuity across Hybrid Cloud Environment Workshop involving making presentation and final peer evaluation leading to the Winning Certificate Award.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Leadership, Business Continuity

Winner - Case Study Workshop by CIO&Leader
CIO&Leader
May 27, 2020
Secure Anytime Anywhere Connectivity through Network Transformation leading to Winning Certificate Award.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Leadership, Business Continuity

CISA - ISACA's flagship Information Systems Audit certification
ISACA, US
January 31, 2020
ISACA's flagship Information Systems Audit certification, requires to be renewed on a 3-year cycle through payment of AMF's and CPE of 120-hours/cycle failing which the credential is invalidated and one has to reappear in the exam.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Risk Management

CISSP - now equivalent of a Masters in Information Security (by US & UK bodies)
ISC2, US
September 30, 2018
A Gold standard in Information Security certification conducted by ISC2, USA. It is a 6-hour exam and considered to be the toughest of all. As of May 12, 2020, it has been granted a qualification level equal to that of a master’s degree across Europe & USA. More details at -
https://www.isc2.org/News-and-Events/Press-Room/Posts/2020/05/12/ISC2-CISSP-Certification-Now-Comparable-to-Masters-Degree-Standard.
The certification is valid for 3-year cycle and has to be maintained through continued professional development (120 hours/cycle) during the period.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Global Leadership Assessment Professional (GLA-360)
Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching Certification
March 08, 2018
Global Leadership Assessment training and certification conducted by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, World's No.1 Leadership Coach

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Risk Management

CISM - ISACA's flagship Information Security Manager certification
ISACA, US
January 31, 2018
ISACA's flagship Information Security Manager certification, requires to be renewed on a 3-year cycle through payment of AMF's and CPE of 120-hours/cycle failing which the credential is invalidated and one has to reappear in the exam.

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Tags: Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Risk Management

Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
Microsoft Inc., US
June 01, 2004
A 4-paper exam conducted by Microsoft to certify System Administrators of Microsoft platforms as MCSA

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE+I)
Microsoft Inc., US
December 11, 2000
A 6-paper exam conducted by Microsoft to certify System Administrators of Microsoft platforms as MCSE+I

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Microsoft Certified Systems Professional (MCP)
Microsoft Inc., US
January 06, 1998
A 1-paper exam conducted by Microsoft to certify System Administrators of Microsoft platforms as MCP

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

7 Influencer Awards
Star CIO of Year, 2019
EnterpriseIT World
December 13, 2019
Instituted by EnterpriseIT World

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Leadership, Business Continuity

Next Gen Digital Leaders 2019 Award
Data Quest (Cyber Media)
February 26, 2019
Instituted by Dataquest, identified and bestowed with the Award.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

Dataquest Digital Leaders 2018
Dataquest (Cyber Media)
December 26, 2018
Leading Digital Transformation within the organization, sharing best practices and leading the change across organization.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

ChangeAgents200 Award in Manufacturing Sector
EnterpriseIT World
November 30, 2018
Award instituted by EnterpriseIT World, a premier media and publishing house

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Innovation

Most Innovative CIO of Year Award, 2018
Alden Global
September 12, 2018
A peer reviewed contest leading to Award of the Most Innovative CIO of Year, 2018 under the aegis of NASSCOM, CoE-IOT.

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Tags: Emerging Technology, Innovation, Leadership

Cyber Sentinels Award 2019
EnterpriseIT World
August 24, 2018
Instituted by EnterpriseIT World, a leading Media House

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Leadership, Risk Management

Top 100 Global Coaching Leaders Award
https://www.marshallgoldsmith.com/Welcome
February 16, 2018
Instituted by World Coaching Congress under umbrella of World HRD Congress, I made it to the list of Top 100 Global Coaching Leaders (among 16000 candidates) by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, World's Number 1 Coach.

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Tags: Innovation, Leadership, Business Strategy

1 Keynote
Adopting Progressive Tech
Dataquest
February 26, 2019
The opportunity as a keynote speaker at the Dataquest Conclave was to offer insights to specific questions everyone is trying to seek answers to -

1. How will emerging technologies like AI, Machine Learning, IOT, Big Data, Augmented Reality, Analytics etc will change the fabric of IT organizations?
2. What are the key factors to be factored (best practices) in an emerging tech deployment strategy?

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Business Strategy

2 Media Interviews
Digital Transformation and role of emerging technologies
Dataquest (Cyber Media)
March 04, 2019
An engagement with Dataquest team to discuss role and adaptation of emerging technologies and its impact on business strategies.

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Leadership

How thyssenkrupp is Moving Towards Industry 4.0
Greyhead Media (Dynamic CIO)
February 28, 2019
thyssenkrupp is a large industrial group with a stronghold in the areas industrial engineering and steel production. The German multinational conglomerate is focusing on how to leverage its pioneering position using digital, which has been placed directly under the CEO’s portfolio of responsibilities to ensure that innovation and digital transformation, which are critical business differentiator's these days, receive adequate importance.
The interview covers aspects of how digital is impacting Manufacturing sector in specific and the roadmap of the company to stay competitive through adaptation of digital technologies.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

4 Panels
Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Sector
EnterpriseIT World
February 06, 2020
Moderated a Panel discussion on the topic "Digital Transformation in Manufacturing Sector" at the CIO500 conclave.

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology

EU-GDPR & Indian Privacy & Data Protection Bill (PDPB)
Greyhead Media
July 12, 2019
A panel discussion hosted by dynamic CISO (Greyhead Media) to debate on the subject GDPR & India PDPB and its implications on businesses

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Tags: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Legal and IP

Digital Transformation
EnterpriseIT World
November 30, 2018
A panel discussion on "Digital Transformation"

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Leadership

How is Technology shaping up Competitive Advantage?
Alden Global Inflection Summit & Awards
November 12, 2018
NASSCOM (CoE-IOT) sponsored event

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Tags: Digital Transformation, Emerging Technology, Innovation

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