Shared irresponsibilities and the importance of product privacy: Apple vs Microsoft – Mark Batchelor, Vibhuti Sinha, Chris Simmons, Gerry Gebel, Ajay Gupta, Tarvinder Sembhi – ESW #365

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1. Shared irresponsibilities and the importance of product privacy: Apple vs Microsoft – ESW #365



Principal Researcher at The Defenders Initiative
Product Marketer and Content Strategist at OX Security
VP, Cyber Angel Investor and Advisor at 90 Degree Ventures

2. Increasing KYB Coverage, Is your SSO on point, & The Future of Identity Management – Vibhuti Sinha, Tarvinder Sembhi, Chris Simmons – ESW #365

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Vibhuti Sinha
Chief Product Officer at Saviynt

As Chief Product Officer – Workforce Identity and Intelligence, Vibhuti is responsible for the vision, innovation and strategic direction of Saviynt’s product lines and product strategy, as well as, product and partner success. Prior to the CPO role, Vibhuti Sinha led the Cloud Products and Solutions at Saviynt as its Chief Cloud Officer. He was responsible for the strategy, architecture, and development of next-generation solutions including securing various cloud providers and platforms.He has nearly two decades of experience defining security architecture, IAM strategy, and implementing large scale security platforms for Fortune 500 organizations. Prior to Saviynt, he held various leadership positions and partnered with large financial institutions in addressing compliance and security needs including FFIEC, risk-based authentication, and access life-cycle management.

Tarvinder Sembhi
Vice President, Identity Solutions at IDI

Tarvinder Sembhi has over 20 years in the identity space. He has had executive roles in driving innovative technologies throughout his career. His roles included developing strategic roadmap for the company that invented iris recognition, driving adoption for one of the first multi-biometric companies, and introducing digital identity technologies such as the mobile driver’s license.

In his current role at IDI, Tarvinder has leveraged IDI’s AI/ML driven identity graph to develop powerful identity verification both consumer and business identity data solutions.

Chris Simmons
VP of Strategy at Savvy

Chris Simmons is a cybersecurity industry veteran with deep expertise and decades of experience leading strategies for emerging technology companies. He is currently the VP of Strategy at Savvy Security where he is responsible for promoting a culture of proactive, identity-first security.

Simmons empowers organizations and individuals with the knowledge and tools to better secure their digital environments while enabling the business. With a focus on innovative technologies in network, end point, cloud, and identity security, Simmons has led with forward-thinking strategies which have been instrumental in promoting security tactics that enhance resilience across organizations including, Splunk, Phantom Cyber, IBM Security, Cisco, Sourcefire, Fortinet, Aqua Security and others.


Senior Vice President, Audience Content Strategy at CyberRisk Alliance
Custom Content Strategist at CyberRisk Alliance

3. Unlocking Business Value, Beyond Outages, & Combat Account and Platform Fraud – Ajay Gupta, Gerry Gebel, Mark Batchelor – ESW #365

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Ajay Gupta

Ajay Gupta is a visionary strategist at the intersection of business and technology. From his early days at Shearson-Lehman Brothers, where Ajay and his team helped revolutionize the brokerage industry with a real-time brokerage platform, to his global engagements empowering corporations with technological prowess and a return on their investments, Ajay has been a trailblazer.
In 1993, Ajay laid the cornerstone for SDG Corporation, driven by a commitment to delivery-driven and client-centric innovation. Under his leadership, SDG has soared to prominence, renowned for its pride, purpose, and passionate culture that delivers unrivaled expertise in Cyber Risk Management, Cloud Security, and Identity and Access Management services. Today, SDG stands tall as a beacon of excellence, recognized among the fastest-growing private companies and a trusted business partner to numerous Fortune 500 companies.
As President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board at SDG, as well as CEO of TruOps, Ajay continues to steer the ship towards greater heights. Armed with a Master of Science in Computer Science from the New York Institute of Technology and a wealth of executive education, he also pays it forward as an advisor to budding entrepreneurs and startup companies. As part of his continued commitment to public service, Ajay serves as a Governor appointed member on the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Lottery Corporation.
Ajay Gupta’s journey is not just about technology or corporate advancement; it’s a testament to the power of innovation, collaboration, and unwavering dedication to excellence.

Gerry Gebel
VP of Product and Standards at Strata Identity

Gerry is a recognized leader in the identity management space. His accomplished career spans over two decades in which he has been instrumental in providing requirements definition, architecture development, and strategic planning for identity management projects with Fortune 500 corporations. In his current role as Head of Standards for Strata Identity, Gerry promotes standards-based approaches for addressing the challenges of managing distributed multi-cloud and hybrid cloud/on-premises identity systems.

Prior to joining Strata, Gerry managed business development for Axiomatics, a global provider of access control solutions. Previously, he was Vice President & Service Director with identity-focused research firm Burton Group for nearly 10 years, covering authentication, biometrics, federated identity, PKI architecture, identity management, authorization, user provisioning, privacy, directory services, and security architecture. He authored research reports on identity standards such as SAML, WS-Federation, XACML, and Liberty Alliance.

Mark Batchelor
CTO and Co-founder at Verosint

Mark is currently CTO and Co-founder of Verosint, developers of a fraud intelligence platform that discovers and prevents account and platform fraud in real-time. Prior to Verosint, Mark held various technical sales leadership roles at Chainalysis, Ping Identity, and AonHewitt among others that spanned SE leadership, CTO, Innovation labs, Partner and Alliance management, and M&A.


Custom Content Strategist at CyberRisk Alliance
CEO, Podcast Host at Hacker Valley Media