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.


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