Prem Chand

Experience: Former Additional Director General, Navy, Ministry of Defense, Corporate Head, Vice President and Chief Strategist at Tech Mahindra from August 2000 to March 2011. Currently on the Board of Directors at Safex Chemicals, New Delhi, and Codenomicon Software, New Delhi, consultant to MitKat Advisory Services, Mumbai, Synopsys, Bangalore and Nivetti Systems, Bangalore. Founder and Mentor for PITASYS, Pune, Mentor, NetSet Software, Mohali, Punjab and Founding Member of FortyTwo42 Lab Pune team. Distinguished Fellow with Center for Air Power Studies, Ministry of Defense, and visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. Former Additional Director General, Navy, Ministry of Defense, Corporate Head, Vice President and Chief Strategist at Tech Mahindra from August 2000 to March 2011. Thought Leadership: Has been Member, Prime Minister’s National Task Force on IT & Software Development, Chairman, World Tele Management Forum’s (TMF) Security Committee, Member, NASSCOM National Advisory Board on Security & Assurance, Member, NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force, Member, Board of Mentors, Regional Security Institute, Member, Executive Committee, Asia Pacific Telecommunication Council and Member CII National Committee on IT & ITeS and CO-Chair of its Cyber Security Group. Key Strengths Team building, business blue printing, creating new business units, business transformation strategy and thought leadership. Ability to launch company portfolio in new markets with strategic bearing on the competition lead market forces, alignment with government procurement, development of partnership eco system with SIs and institutions. Ability to conceptualize technologically and operationally complex and large Defense System of Systems programs and their technology assessment, forecasting and nucleation. Author Authored, “Program Complexities of India’s National Information Infrastructure and Information Warfare Program for the Year 2000 and Beyond, 10 Volume work (Restricted)”, “Building India a Destination for Secure Software Development–New Wave Multi Billion Opportunity for IT Industry”, “Building Non-Nuclear Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP), High Power Microwave (HPM) and High Energy Laser (HEL) weapons as core of Information Warfare (IW) deterrence for 21st century India”, “Building A Standards Driven Security Framework for New Generation Operations Software and Systems (NGOSS) for Telecommunications Industry” and, “National Framework and Road Map for Development of Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs) Capability for India”. Speaker at numerous national & international conferences. Authored many research papers and professional reports on cyber security, network centric warfare and Directed Energy Warfare. Academic and Professional Qualifications: B.Sc (Elect. Engg), Punjab University, M.Tech, IIT Chennai, Software Engg (2 yrs), Italy, Ph.D., BITS Pilani

Delhi, India

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