James Connolly, Regional Director – Middle East, Darktrace Middle East
James is a leader in the application of AI in cyber defense and has extensive experience in strategic applications of AI to optimize clients’ revenue and business operations. James is a founder member of Darktrace’s Middle East business operating out of the Marina Gate offices in Dubai. In his role as Regional Director – Middle East, he is involved with the leadership, business development and technical delivery of Darktrace’s Middle East business. Darktrace’s award-winning technology is helping to protect a large number of organisations in the Middle East and across the globe, across multiple sectors including Government, Defense, Oil & Gas and Financial Services.
- CEO, Vrata Tech Solutions Private Limited (Arvind Mafatlal Group)
- CIO, Mafatlal Industries Limited (Arvind Mafatlal Group)
- CIO, Bhaktivedanta Hospitals & Research Institute
Shibin Chulliparambil, CEO of Vrata Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd. & CIO of Mafatlal Industries Ltd., group companies of one of the oldest conglomerates Arvind Mafatlal group (AMG) of India with legacy of more than 100+ years. He is also the Senior advisor in the capacity of CIO at Bhaktivedanta Hospitals & Research Institute based in Mumbai. He manages end-to-end IT needs of the organization, right from digitization to automation, technological advancements, and others. He has more than 2 decades of strong experience in the field of Information Technology & consulting. Being a veteran in the field of IT industry, he manages to work on the ground leading and managing the team with many successful projects under the wings globally. Shibin has been conferred with various awards like “Innovative CIO Awards”, “Cloud Leadership Award”, “Digital Leader”, “Security Icon”, “Most Inspiring CIO of India”, “CIO of the Year” & many more. He has authored articles on Digital topics in well-known publications. Over a span of 2 decades of experience in IT , he has worked with various industry verticals like Pharmaceuticals, Healthcare, Textiles, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Education, Media and Consulting.