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Achyut Venkatesan

Senior Audit Manager

Senior Audit Manager

Standard Chartered

Senior Audit Manager

Senior Audit Manager

GOT NEW PROJECT

Introduction

My professional journey began after completing my MBA in Finance in 2003, and since then, I have traversed various roles within the financial services industry. With 19 years of rich experience, I’ve held positions from a Business Analyst to my current role as a Senior Audit Manager at Standard Chartered. My career has been a testament to the importance of constant learning and adapting, which led me to the pivotal decision to upskill myself in order to stay relevant and competitive in the ever-evolving FinTech landscape.

Enrollment Decision and Career Goals

Having been a part of the cybersecurity team at Standard Chartered for two years, I realized the significance of staying updated with the latest technologies and market trends. My last certification was the CISA in 2008, and it became apparent that to keep up with the pace of change, a new certification was necessary. This realization, coupled with the ambition to present a stronger case for myself in potential future promotions, steered me towards upskilling. Simplilearn caught my attention due to its collaboration with IIIT Bangalore and the unique opportunity to intern with NPCI, offerings unmatched by other platforms.

My Experience with Simplilearn

The learning experience with Simplilearn was exceptional. The curriculum was robust, perfectly blending theoretical knowledge with practical application. The NCPI master classes, led by the articulate and knowledgeable Deepak, were particularly enriching. The instructors were all commendable, making weekend classes something I looked forward to after a long week of work. Simplilearn’s supportive nature, especially evident when classes were postponed for everyone’s convenience during the third wave of Covid, underscored their commitment to the learners’ well-being.

Goutama Bachtiar

Director of IT Advisory

Director of IT Advisory

Grant Thornton Indonesia

Director of IT Advisory

Director of IT Advisory

GOT NEW PROJECT

Introduction

With over 35 years of experience in the IT industry, I currently serve as the Director of IT Advisory at Grant Thornton Indonesia. Recognizing the paramount importance of cybersecurity in IT, I sought to enhance my knowledge to excel in my role and deliver exceptional results for my projects.

Enrollment Decision and Career Goals

My decision to upskill in cybersecurity stemmed from the realization of its critical role in modern IT practices. With ongoing projects demanding deeper insights into cybersecurity measures, I aimed to acquire comprehensive knowledge to enhance project performance and better serve my clients.

My Experience with Simplilearn

Opting for Simplilearn’s cybersecurity program was a natural choice due to its stellar reputation and well-structured curriculum. The instructors’ expertise and the quality of content provided invaluable insights, enriching my learning experience. Both live and recorded sessions were accommodating to my schedule, allowing me to balance learning with professional commitments seamlessly.

Commander YVV Prasad

Strategic Defence Advisor

Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence

Strategic Defence Advisor

Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defence

Introduction

I am Commander Prasad YVV, a veteran of the Indian Navy and a recipient of prestigious awards like the “Best Citizens Of India Award”​ and the “Glory of India”​ award. With over two decades of service in the Navy and subsequent roles in strategic defense advisory, I sought to enhance my expertise in cybersecurity to better serve my clients. Opting for Simplilearn’s Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security (MIT), I aimed to bolster my knowledge and foresee potential threats to systems, crucial for my consulting endeavors.

Professional Background

My professional journey spans 21 years in the Indian Navy, holding positions such as Commander and various leadership roles in missile systems, electronic warfare, and combat management. Post-retirement, I transitioned to senior management roles in PSUs and private defense electronics companies, earning recognition for my contributions to the industry. I am also an adjunct faculty at BITS-Pilani and have been honored with several awards and nominations, including the Padma Shri Award.

Reasons for Upskilling

As a Principal Strategic Defence Adviser, staying abreast of market advancements is essential. I chose to upskill in cybersecurity to broaden my perspective and contribute effectively to my role. The Post Graduate Program in Cyber Security was deemed instrumental in achieving this goal.

Experience with Simplilearn

Simplilearn’s program exceeded my expectations. The instructors, notably Baba Saheer, showcased remarkable expertise, making the learning experience enriching. Despite my travel commitments, Simplilearn’s flexibility and support ensured I could complete assignments seamlessly. The portal’s user-friendly interface further enhanced my learning journey.