Venkatesh Subramaniam is the Global CISO of Olam International where he is responsible for oversight of the entire security program spanning over 70 countries. He has over 25 years of experience in information security and management, and has worked in critical sectors including finance and telecom and in Fortune 50 companies globally. Venkatesh was earlier with a leading US based mortgage servicer as their Global CISO and Business Continuity Head. Prior to that, he was the CISO of a major telecommunications company, and also headed their Business Continuity and Privacy Offices. Venkatesh has been a speaker at many security events globally and has received several awards for Information Security. He also comes with a strong academic background – an undergraduate degree in engineering with a gold medal, an MBA from one of premier business schools in India, and also a Masters’ Degree in Computer Science from Boston University with a GPA of 3.97.