Palo Alto Networks - SASE Day 2022
Virtual Summit March 10 - 12, 2022
SASE Day 2022, is exclusively crafted by experts at Palo Alto Networks, in partnership with ISMG to address your questions on SASE and the future of networking and security. The interactive virtual event will dive into current hybrid work threat landscape, practical challenges and solutions, and technical discussions with customers who have been early adopters of SASE, segueing into use cases and live Q&A sessions.
ISMG's agendas provide actionable education and exclusive networking opportunities with your peers and our subject matter expert speakers.
Kumar Ramachandran
Senior Vice President of Products
Palo Alto Networks
Kumar serves as senior vice president of products for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) products at Palo Alto Networks. Kumar co-founded CloudGenix in March 2013 and was its CEO, establishing the SD-WAN category. Prior to founding CloudGenix, Kumar held leadership...
Peter Molloy
SASE Leader, JAPAC
Palo Alto Networks
Molloy is SASE leader, JAPAC at Palo Alto Networks. He took up the responsibility in August of 2020 and was able to tap on his passion to develop talent across the theater. He expanded the group from 4 to 19...
Dr. Tim Nedyalkov
Technology Information Security Officer
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Dr. Nedyalkov is technology information security officer at the Commowealth Bank of Asutralia. He brings more than 18 years of management and executive experience in information technology and cyber security across Europe, the USA, Australia, and the Middle East. Recently,...
Siddharth Deshpande
Field CTO, JAPAC
Palo Alto Networks
Deshpande is field CTO at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, he is responsible for engaging CISOs and the broader security community on emerging cybersecurity topics such as cybersecurity for cloud native application security and securing the hybrid workforce.
Nick Sampson
SASE Architect, JAPAC
Palo Alto Networks
Sampson is SASE architect, Japan and Asia Pacific for Palo Alto Networks. He has more than two decades experience in technology spanning roles in architecture, cybersecurity and management, responsible for planning, designing, testing, implementing and maintaining computer and network security...
Renald Abel
Head - System Technology Group
Hexaware, India
Abel is head, system technology group for Hexaware, India. He has more than 22 years of experience in large IT / ITES industry, with extensive background in the leadership of strategic technology-enabled initiatives.
Tom Field
SVP, Editorial
ISMG
Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world,...
Vicky Ray
Principal, Unit 42 Threat Intelligence, JAPAC
Palo Alto Networks
Vicky Ray is an award-winning security threat researcher with Palo Alto Networks Unit 42. He is currently based in Singapore. Vicky has presented at many international security conferences as well as multiple invite-only security events.
Geetha Nandikotkur
Managing Editor – Asia & Middle East
ISMG
Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs...
Vignesa Moorthy
CEO
ViewQwest, Singapore
Moorthy is founder and Chief Executive Officer of ViewQwest, a regional telco and ICT service provider with headquarters in Singapore and commercial operations in Malaysia and the Philippines. With more than 20 years of experience as a business and technology...
Suparna Goswami
Associate Editor
ISMG
Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she...
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The Past, Present and Future of SASE
Kumar Ramachandran, Senior Vice President of Products, Palo Alto Networks

The origins of SASE can be traced back to industry pioneers who had the strategic vision and technical skill to solve for the future challenges of an increasingly digital and hybrid workforce.   

Kumar Ramachandran was one such pioneer who helped drive the industry towards fundamental change when he founded Cloudgenix, one of the early SASE trailblazers, in 2013, and continues to inspire this change today as SVP of Products at Palo Alto Networks. 

In this session, Ramachandran will walk us through the evolution of SASE and how to enable secure digital transformation for organizations across the globe. He will share his experiences with early SASE adopters that embraced innovation, and his vision on the future of SASE. 

Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Kumar Ramachandran
  • 11:30 AM
  • 11:45 AM
Understanding Gartner’s Vision of SASE and How it Aligns with Palo Alto’s Strategic Roadmap for SASE
Siddharth Deshpande, Field CTO, JAPAC, Palo Alto Networks

The session speaker will demystify SASE, walk us through Gartner’s strategic roadmap for SASE convergence, and show some practical steps to build a migration plan for SASE adoption. With “Hybrid” work as the new normal, the empirical insights into SASE implementation and essential recommendations will help you get started with this cloud-based service model. 

Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Siddharth  Deshpande
  • 11:45 AM
  • 12:00 PM
How Hybrid Work has Changed the Threat Landscape
Vicky Ray, Principal, Unit 42 Threat Intelligence, JAPAC, Palo Alto Networks

The session details the changing threat landscape in the post-pandemic era basis the surveillance and experience of the elite Unit 42 team in monitoring threats and cyberattacks during the period. The speaker will shed light on how attackers have adjusted their tactics to take advantage of changes in human behavior due to the rise of hybrid work and provide practical guidance on protecting your organization. 


Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Vicky Ray
  • 12:00 PM
  • 12:15 PM
The Keys to Effectively Implementing SASE
Siddharth Deshpande, Field CTO, JAPAC, Palo Alto Networks
Vignesa Moorthy, CEO, ViewQwest, Singapore
Dr. Tim Nedyalkov , Technology Information Security Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Renald Abel, Head - System Technology Group, Hexaware, India

Sid Deshpande, Field CTO , for Palo Alto Networks JAPAC, will host this power-packed fireside chat, with an eminent panel of security experts and industry leaders; to bring out their experiences and analysis on the factors driving SASE adoption, even as hybrid workforce accelerates the need for network and security convergence and transformation.  


Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Siddharth  Deshpande
Vignesa Moorthy
Dr. Tim Nedyalkov
Renald Abel
  • 12:15 PM
  • 12:45 PM
Securing the Hybrid Workforce with Prisma SASE
Nick Sampson, SASE Architect, JAPAC, Palo Alto Networks

When it comes to SASE, how the service is architected matters. This technical session will dive deep into how Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma SASE integrates security capabilities, such as firewalling, web filtering, next-gen CASB and Zero Trust with SD-WAN, and Autonomous Digital Experience Management (ADEM) into a single cloud-delivered service. 


Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Nick Sampson
  • 12:45 PM
  • 12:59 PM
Concluding Statements: Actionable Steps to SASE Adoption
Siddharth Deshpande, Field CTO, JAPAC, Palo Alto Networks
Geetha Nandikotkur , Managing Editor – Asia & Middle East , ISMG

This concluding tête-à-tête highlights some key takeaways and actionable steps toward effective SASE adoption.  

Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Siddharth  Deshpande
Geetha Nandikotkur
  • 01:00 PM
  • 01:06 PM

SASE Day 2022, is exclusively crafted by experts at Palo Alto Networks, in partnership with ISMG to address your questions on SASE and the future of networking and security. The interactive virtual event will dive into current hybrid work threat landscape, practical challenges and solutions, and technical discussions with customers who have been early adopters of SASE, segueing into use cases and live Q&A sessions.
ISMG's agendas provide actionable education and exclusive networking opportunities with your peers and our subject matter expert speakers.

Kumar Ramachandran
Senior Vice President of Products
Palo Alto Networks
Kumar serves as senior vice president of products for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) products at Palo Alto Networks. Kumar co-founded CloudGenix in March 2013 and was its CEO, establishing the SD-WAN category. Prior to founding CloudGenix, Kumar held leadership...
Peter Molloy
SASE Leader, JAPAC
Palo Alto Networks
Molloy is SASE leader, JAPAC at Palo Alto Networks. He took up the responsibility in August of 2020 and was able to tap on his passion to develop talent across the theater. He expanded the group from 4 to 19...
Dr. Tim Nedyalkov
Technology Information Security Officer
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Dr. Nedyalkov is technology information security officer at the Commowealth Bank of Asutralia. He brings more than 18 years of management and executive experience in information technology and cyber security across Europe, the USA, Australia, and the Middle East. Recently,...
Siddharth Deshpande
Field CTO, JAPAC
Palo Alto Networks
Deshpande is field CTO at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, he is responsible for engaging CISOs and the broader security community on emerging cybersecurity topics such as cybersecurity for cloud native application security and securing the hybrid workforce.
Nick Sampson
SASE Architect, JAPAC
Palo Alto Networks
Sampson is SASE architect, Japan and Asia Pacific for Palo Alto Networks. He has more than two decades experience in technology spanning roles in architecture, cybersecurity and management, responsible for planning, designing, testing, implementing and maintaining computer and network security...
Renald Abel
Head - System Technology Group
Hexaware, India
Abel is head, system technology group for Hexaware, India. He has more than 22 years of experience in large IT / ITES industry, with extensive background in the leadership of strategic technology-enabled initiatives.
Tom Field
SVP, Editorial
ISMG
Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world,...
Vicky Ray
Principal, Unit 42 Threat Intelligence, JAPAC
Palo Alto Networks
Vicky Ray is an award-winning security threat researcher with Palo Alto Networks Unit 42. He is currently based in Singapore. Vicky has presented at many international security conferences as well as multiple invite-only security events.
Geetha Nandikotkur
Managing Editor – Asia & Middle East
ISMG
Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs...
Vignesa Moorthy
CEO
ViewQwest, Singapore
Moorthy is founder and Chief Executive Officer of ViewQwest, a regional telco and ICT service provider with headquarters in Singapore and commercial operations in Malaysia and the Philippines. With more than 20 years of experience as a business and technology...
Suparna Goswami
Associate Editor
ISMG
Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she...

View Agenda
The Past, Present and Future of SASE
Kumar Ramachandran, Senior Vice President of Products, Palo Alto Networks

The origins of SASE can be traced back to industry pioneers who had the strategic vision and technical skill to solve for the future challenges of an increasingly digital and hybrid workforce.   

Kumar Ramachandran was one such pioneer who helped drive the industry towards fundamental change when he founded Cloudgenix, one of the early SASE trailblazers, in 2013, and continues to inspire this change today as SVP of Products at Palo Alto Networks. 

In this session, Ramachandran will walk us through the evolution of SASE and how to enable secure digital transformation for organizations across the globe. He will share his experiences with early SASE adopters that embraced innovation, and his vision on the future of SASE. 

Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Kumar Ramachandran
  • 11:30 AM
  • 11:45 AM
Understanding Gartner’s Vision of SASE and How it Aligns with Palo Alto’s Strategic Roadmap for SASE
Siddharth Deshpande, Field CTO, JAPAC, Palo Alto Networks

The session speaker will demystify SASE, walk us through Gartner’s strategic roadmap for SASE convergence, and show some practical steps to build a migration plan for SASE adoption. With “Hybrid” work as the new normal, the empirical insights into SASE implementation and essential recommendations will help you get started with this cloud-based service model. 

Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Siddharth  Deshpande
  • 11:45 AM
  • 12:00 PM
How Hybrid Work has Changed the Threat Landscape
Vicky Ray, Principal, Unit 42 Threat Intelligence, JAPAC, Palo Alto Networks

The session details the changing threat landscape in the post-pandemic era basis the surveillance and experience of the elite Unit 42 team in monitoring threats and cyberattacks during the period. The speaker will shed light on how attackers have adjusted their tactics to take advantage of changes in human behavior due to the rise of hybrid work and provide practical guidance on protecting your organization. 


Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Vicky Ray
  • 12:00 PM
  • 12:15 PM
The Keys to Effectively Implementing SASE
Siddharth Deshpande, Field CTO, JAPAC, Palo Alto Networks
Vignesa Moorthy, CEO, ViewQwest, Singapore
Dr. Tim Nedyalkov , Technology Information Security Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Renald Abel, Head - System Technology Group, Hexaware, India

Sid Deshpande, Field CTO , for Palo Alto Networks JAPAC, will host this power-packed fireside chat, with an eminent panel of security experts and industry leaders; to bring out their experiences and analysis on the factors driving SASE adoption, even as hybrid workforce accelerates the need for network and security convergence and transformation.  


Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Siddharth  Deshpande
Vignesa Moorthy
Dr. Tim Nedyalkov
Renald Abel
  • 12:15 PM
  • 12:45 PM
Securing the Hybrid Workforce with Prisma SASE
Nick Sampson, SASE Architect, JAPAC, Palo Alto Networks

When it comes to SASE, how the service is architected matters. This technical session will dive deep into how Palo Alto Networks’ Prisma SASE integrates security capabilities, such as firewalling, web filtering, next-gen CASB and Zero Trust with SD-WAN, and Autonomous Digital Experience Management (ADEM) into a single cloud-delivered service. 


Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Nick Sampson
  • 12:45 PM
  • 12:59 PM
Concluding Statements: Actionable Steps to SASE Adoption
Siddharth Deshpande, Field CTO, JAPAC, Palo Alto Networks
Geetha Nandikotkur , Managing Editor – Asia & Middle East , ISMG

This concluding tête-à-tête highlights some key takeaways and actionable steps toward effective SASE adoption.  

Click here to register for the SASE Masterclass, and get a chance to win* a SnackMagic Gift Hamper.
* Applicable for the first 30 registrations

Watch a brief video on the topic.
Siddharth  Deshpande
Geetha Nandikotkur
  • 01:00 PM
  • 01:06 PM

Speaker Interviews

March 10 - 12, 2022

Palo Alto Networks - SASE Day 2022