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About the Speaker
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    VJ Viswanathan
    Partner, CYFORIX (Former CISO & Sr. Executive at Keurig Dr Pepper, Comcast, HD Supply, and GE)

    VJ Viswanathan is a seasoned technology executive recognized and awarded for innovation, business capability transformation and thoughtful mentorship. Most recently, VJ is the founding partner at CYFORIX, a global cybersecurity research, advisory & strategic consulting firm delivering solutions to public and private sectors. He also serves as the CEO at TORQE, a specialized advisory firm focused on analytics, automation and convergent technologies. VJ is the co-host of ELEVATEINTEL, a podcast series at the nexus of technology, social and defense.

    With over 25 years of pioneering Enterprise technology, Cyber Security, Privacy, Compliance and Risk Management experience, VJ has a detailed track record of designing, implementing and leading highly successful programs, products & services at multinational Fortune 100 brands spanning CPG, Telecom, Media, Supply-chain, Health care & Finance segments. As a strategic thought leader, VJ has delivered the first of its kind "Supply Chain Security" & “Omni-channel Risk management” frameworks. As a published author and featured keynote speaker at global industry events, he approaches disruptive digital paradigms with innovation, creativity and active collaboration with his key industry peers, researchers, national & international law enforcement and defense groups.

    VJ is an active mentor at various incubators & accelerators groups, serves as an advisory Board member for growth stage companies. As a strategic adviser to VC & PE firms, he specializes in developing market analysis, competitive product road map and guides in opportunity mapping. As a Board member and subject matter advisor to CEOs and Corporate directors, VJ evaluates and audits enterprise technology and cyber security program for veracity and operational effectiveness.

    VJ is passionate about animal rights and giving back to the technology & security industry. He has created a rescue & foster care group for large breed dogs. He is actively engaged with academic institutions and purpose driven professional groups like ‘Minorities in Cyber security’, where he serves as the Board member and chair of mentorship programs to develop the next generation talent through coaching and facilitating scholarships for technology & cyber security education.