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Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Mohanty has led Paladion through a period of dramatic revitalization and continued market share gains, having transformed Paladion’s business model from what was its initial focus on high-end Security Consulting into today’s Managed Cyber Security businesses that includes Paladion proprietary RisqVU platforms for Security Operations, Configuration management and CyberActive platforms. Paladion enables businesses and service providers to transform their security operations and deliver Security as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing, Security analytics and Intelligence platforms pioneered under Mr. Mohanty’s leadership as an Industry veteran. Rajat envisioned creation of innovative products and services that accelerates the journey to Secure computing, helping IT departments to manage and protect and analyse their most valuable asset—information and —in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
Under Mr. Mohanty’s leadership, Paladion has amassed a long track record of successful customer acquisitions and partnerships to expand Paladion’s portfolio, enter new market segments and enlarge the company’s addressable market opportunity. He has expanded the company’s marketplace beyond large enterprises to commercial and small-medium businesses, broadened the company’s industry alliances, and established new selling, partnership and distribution channels in India, Middle East and South East Asia. He has championed Paladion’s commitment to the Total Customer Experience, to consistently exceed customers’ expectations for quality, service, innovation and interaction. Acknowledging Paladion’s growth under Mr. Mohanty’s leadership, Deloitte has awarded the fastest growing start-up award seven times in a row and analysts such as Gartner & Forrester placed Paladion in their most respected market reports.
Mr. Mohanty is a regular and sought after speaker at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore for start-up companies as a mentor and coach. He is one of the top 10 chief executives who steer the CISO conferences and Security summits in India and Asia. He is one of top business leaders who steer the Industry and University Partnership doing pioneering work in Cybersecurity education with MS Ramaiah University in Bangalore.
Mr. Mohanty has received a Bachelor of Technology in Manufacturing Science and Engineering in 1993 from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur and a Post Graduate Degree in Marketing and Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur, India in 1998. He possesses over 22 years of experience in Information Technology and about 15 years of experience in Information Security domain.
Chief Technology Officer
Vinod Vasudevan is the co-founder and CTO of Paladion. He has over 20 years of experience in the technology and information risk management domain. He is responsible for establishing the company’s technology and services vision, and leading all aspects of the company’s technology development. As the CTO at Paladion, Vinod has serviced large enterprise organizations across the globe for setting up integrated risk management systems, and for streamlining system based operations.
Vinod regularly presents in leading global cyber security forums and conferences. He sits on the expert panel of industry consortiums. He is the lead author of the book “Application Security in the ISO 27001 Environment” from IT Governance, UK. Vinod is also the co-author of “Enhancing Computer Security with Smart Technology” published by Auerbach. He is a CISSP.
Chief Executive Officer
Pramod Srivastava is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Ahorn Loesungen Deutschland GmbH over the past decade.
Pramod Srivastava brings experience of around four decades in the fields of banking, information technology, business & strategy consulting general management in Germany and Europe. He has held senior executive and management positions at NIIT Technologies, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Tata Consultancy Services, EDS Corporation (previously HP Services and now DXC), Steria Sopra (formerly Xansa, formerly IIS Infotech), Tata Unisys Ltd. and the State Bank of India.
His experience covers multiple, multiple-locational and multi-disciplinary engagements for medium and large sized organisations handling large responsibilities. His last responsibility covered heading Continental Europe business for NIIT Technologies as well as an acquired German company as its Managing Director.
As a representative of Paladion Networks Ltd. and managing director of Ahorn Loesungen Deutschland GmbH, Mr. Srivastava offers specialised services for Information Security and IT Consulting, insourcing and project execution, especially in the SAP and Cloud Services areas.
Mr. Srivastava has settled down in Stuttgart and is active across Germany & Europe, especially in Switzerland, DACH. Having lived and worked in 29 countries over the past few decades, he brings a very refreshing outlook and a problem solving capability to most business issues.
Mentor / Promoter
Rolf Stephan - Sponsor - Ahorn Loesungen Deutschland GmbH
Rolf Stephan has 25 years of professional experience with well-known companies in Germany and has been a successful entrepreneur for almost 10 years. He studied computer science at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and is currently doing his doctorate at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and the Research Center for Computer Science FZ Karlsruhe.
Mr. Stephan is a well-known entrepreneur in the German-speaking IT industry.
In the course of a management buy-out, Mr. Stephan led a division of a subsidiary of IBM Germany into an 'independent company with around 100 employees, AD Solutions AG, expanded the business, divisions and markets and later merged this company with NIIT Technologies Ltd., India. Mr. Stephan was the CEO of this company until the end of 2006 and left the company by mutual agreement when his board contract expired.
Since 2009, Mr. Stephan has been promoting young IT companies with management know-how and capital, which he provides through his own investment company, especially in the phases of business start-up and growth. Mr. Stephan is, amongst his other responsibilities, Chairman of the supervisory board of AXSOS AG, Stuttgart.
Mr. Stephan supports Ahorn Loesungen Deutschland GmbH in the area of Information Security and IT Consulting Services.