Ashwin is the Director Cybersecurity, Unisys Asia Pacific. He has had over 22 years’ experience in the IT security industry in Asia Pacific. His qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration degree from Victoria University, Wellington, NZ majoring in information systems and management. He is also a CISSP, CISA, CSSLP, CGEIT, CRISC, CCSK, C|CISO, PCIP, QSA PCI DSS (lapsed 04-12) and ITIL qualified professional.
In his current role, he is responsible for running the security business within the APAC region for Unisys. The focus of this senior security role is the management of the delivery capabilities across all lines of Information Security Services. Ashwin has responsibility for leading sales engagements to C level executives within the region, providing project based quality assurance, providing input into new product development, client, P&L and staff management.
In his prior position as the Managed Security Practice Manager at Dimension Data, responsible for leading the managed security business. The role ranged from day to day running of the practice to designing complex security architectures, leading the presales effort with the Sales team, presenting to clients articulating the ROI on managed security, and presenting at industry events as a security SME.
With his prior role at Gen-i, he led the development and implementation of Gen-i’s Security Practice specialising in IT security, IT disaster recovery and IS Strategic Planning services across Australia and New Zealand. He had taken up the responsibility for managing the Projects and Design team as well leading a team of 15 Consultants and Project Managers. In addition to this, he was also managing the Gen-i Security Service Line focusing on P&L management, product strategy, marketing and sales strategy development and support, and high-end Security presales and architectural activities.