Assurance 2013
Anti – Fraud Measures:
Methodologies and Challenges
19-20 December 2013
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Dr. S S Mantha, an eminent academician and an able administrator, is the Chairman of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE. Having joined the Organisation in March 2009 as its Vice Chairman, he has been at the forefront of bringing in some radical changes for transparency and accountability in its administration. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the M S University, Baroda, and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai. He specializes in Robotics which he taught for more than 15 years out of a rich teaching experience of more than 25 years, along with courses in Control Theory and Artificial Intelligence. He was instrumental in setting up a state of art Robotics / CAD / CAM laboratory at VJTI, providing consultancy in the area of Industrial Automation to the Industries in Mumbai and Pune. His Research interest in the area also has seen him provide expertise to DRDO and BARC projects.

Mr. Talwant Singh by education qualifications is an M.Com, LL.B., and Advance Diploma in Management. As Member-Judicial of E-Committee at Supreme Courts of India, he was a main force in conceptualizing, guiding and monitoring various components of the e-Courts Project of computerization of 14,249 Courts in India alongwith training of about 15,000 Judicial Officers and 60,000 Court Staff. He is also a visiting faculty on Computerisation of Courts, at National Judicial Academy at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi Judicial Academy, New Delhi. He is also author of District Courts Case Management Manual for Judges in the year 2005. District Courts User’s Manual for Lawyers & Litigants in the year 2006. Annual Reports of Delhi District Courts from 2003 to 2008.

Mr. Amarjit Chopra did his post-graduation in commerce from Delhi University in 1973. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the year 1975 and since then has been in practice as a senior partner of GSA & Associates, New Delhi. He was elected to the Northern India Regional Council (NIRC) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for two terms 1985-88 and 1988-91. He was the Chairman of NIRC for the year 1988-89. He was elected to the Central Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India for the term 1998-2001, 2001-2004, 2004-2007, 2007-2010 and was re-elected for the fifth consecutive term 2010 onwards. He served as the Vice President of Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI) for the year 2009-10 and President of Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI) for the year 2010-11.

Prof. M. M. Pant is an internationally renowned expert specializing in pedagogy technology and the development of tools and curricula for 21st century education. His current work and interest revolve around the development, delivery and promotion of educational products, processes and services that cater to the needs and interests of future learners, a framework that is named “Learning 21: Learning for the 2nd Decade of the 21st Century”. His past roles include being the Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, IGNOU and being on the faculty of IIT, Kanpur, MLNR Engineering College and Faculty as well as Visiting Professor, University of Western Ontario, Canada. He has been visiting scientist at European research centres, in Italy, England, Germany and Sweden. Prof. Pant is the founder of the LMP Education Trust, an organisation that promotes new age learning and supports underprivileged learners.

Mr. Mukesh Arya is the founder member of the Red Flag Oversight Consultancy Services P Ltd (Red Flag). Prior to this, he was positioned as the Director of the Department of Internal Oversight Services, United Nations Agency (UNRWA). Mr. Arya, an Indian Audit & Accounts Service (IA&AS) officer took early retirement to join the United Nations. Nationally, he held several important charges such as the Accountant General of Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, and Mizoram. He was the Principal Director of Audit for Direct taxes and prepared reports for the Parliament of India, one of which was the famous report on VDIS (tax amnesty scheme). He assisted several legislative assemblies of various states in India and interfaced with the constitution assembly of the Republic of Seychelles.

Mr. Samir Datt, BE, PG Dip. IT, ACE and EnCE, Certified Disk Duplication and Computer Forensics Specialist, USA. Samir Datt’s educational background is primarily technical in nature. He has an Engineering Degree from the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela. He underwent additional training in computers in 1988 at the Tata Management Center in Jamshedpur, after which he was deputed to teach Fundamentals of Computers to the Senior Management at Tata Engineering. He is Certified Disk Duplication and Computer Forensics Specialist from USA and has also undergone training in Computer Forensic investigations at the National center of Forensic Science, Orlando, Florida, USA. He is the Founder CEO of Foundation Futuristic Technologies (P) Ltd, better known as ForensicsGuru.Com. He has the distinction of setting up India’s first computer forensics lab in the private sector. He is consulted by Law Enforcement agencies and the private sector on various technology related investigative issues.

Mr. Jagmohan Marwah is a commerce graduate and his professional credentials include Chartered Accountant (ICAI), and certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He is an accomplished senior business leader with over 20 years of expertise in scaling and transforming businesses, globally. He has delivered results by driving business results through strategy planning, execution focus and high employee engagement with enhanced customer satisfaction and cost optimization. He Specializes in Global Operations Management, Strategy Execution, Leadership Development, Goal Alignment, Building Capability, Risk Assessment, Corporate Audit, Budget Management, and Performance Transformation.

Mr. G. K. Gupta, is currently working as Vice President and Head Fraud Management with Max Life Insurance Co Ltd. He has also worked at Deutsche Bank, American Express Experience: Audit, Fraud Control, ERM, Compliance, Financial Operations, and Business Quality Control. He has been active leader in Fraud Management and Detection during his professional tenures with various imminent business houses.

Mr. Niraj Ruparel is the CEO of Pythia Advisors, a Risk Management research firm and the Director, Consulting at SSPL. He has 15 years of experience in Risk Management, Anti-Money Laundry, Supply Chain and IT Strategy and executed assignments in 18 countries across the world. He is an engineer and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. Niraj has also established and operated shared service centres in 20 countries in Asia, Europe and North America. Prior to joining SSPL, he was the Director at the Indian affiliate of Arthur Anderson, an engagement manager with Capgemini and has started his career in IT Strategy at Maruti Suzuki Limited.

Mr. Alok Gupta, Founder & Managing Director, Pyramid Cyber Security & Forensic (P) Limited. With over 24 years of rich and varied experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry Alok as a parallel entrepreneur co-founded several ICT companies, a boutique Digital Crime, Fraud and Forensic solution and services provider to Law Enforcement and Enterprises of which he is the Founder & Managing Director. As a past member of the National Committee on Information Technology for Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Alok advised and provided deep insights into how can Indian Enterprises and Government leverage use of ICT and Information Security to compete and grow in the global economy.