Mr. Bala is a Tech entrepreneur and the Group CEO at iGreenTree. In his last role, he was the CEO of Wipro's business in the Asia-Pacific including Australia / NZ, Japan, Middle East, India and Africa across all industry sectors, including BFSI, Communications, Healthcare, Consumer, Manufacturing, Public Sector and others.
Over the years, Bala has helped scale businesses by aligning capability to changing market scenarios, building a strong customeradvisory capability and driving integrated delivery.
Mr. Bala has also been instrumental in pioneering the use of Toyota Production Systems principles in application and software developmentthat was developed into a case study by the Harvard Business School and is being taught at the institute to MBAs. He was invited by Harvard to speak onthe case study. The delivery model has also been featured in the book, Bangalore Tiger by Steve Hamm.
Mr. Bala has been a regular speaker at various forums during his years in the industry. He has also been invited for panel discussions by the World Economic Forum at Dalian and by The Economist. He holds a MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
Susan Palm joins the Data Safeguard Advisory Board with over 25 years’ experience in executive roles at several fortune 500 companies, leading teams focused on Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, InfoSec, Risk Management and Customer Success. In her current role, as head of Customer Advocacy at MetricStream, a SaaS industry leader in GRC, Ms. Palm prioritizes customer interactions to understand current challenges facing the industry. Her market knowledge combined with business and technology acumen, and a passion to serve the customer will empower and mature Data Safeguard to support explosive growth. Ms. Palm will primarily focus on customer advocacy and product definition for individual customers as well as the general market.
Ms. Palm received her B.A. in Economics from Lawrence University and graduated from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business’ Executive Management Program.
David Hahn joins the Data Safeguard Advisory Board with over 30 years of experience in executive roles at several Fortune 500 companies, leading teams with a major focus on Information Security, Risk Management, and Technology services. These include Wells Fargo Bank, Intuit, Hearst, and Silicon Valley Bank. David also advises several startups on growth strategy, market positioning, customer implementation, capital management, and investment planning. He also works closely with many Venture firms supporting startups and pushing the innovation economy.
Mr. Hahn received his BS in Business Administration and Accounting from San Jose University and his MBA (Investments) from Golden Gate University.
Ken Chrisman joins the Data Safeguard Advisory Board with over 35 years’ experience in executive roles at American Express, The Doctor’s Insurance Company, and Wells Fargo Bank. Leading the board of directors at The Doctors Company, 2008 – 2016, Mr. Chrisman chaired the Governance and Technology Committees. He has provided oversight for several S&P100 companies, managing their technology evolution. Ken has held CIO roles, providing direction and guidance for information and operational systems, in addition to helping companies during periods of organic growth and acquisitions.
Mr. Chrisman received his BA in Engineering from University of California, Davis.
Dr. Keshab Panda joins Data Safeguard’s Advisory Board to help create global vision. Dr. Panda is an industry veteran with over 37 years of demonstrated history in Technology Research, Product & Software and Industrial Engineering. His prior experience as a global technology executive will help Data Safeguard expand its global footprint.
Prior to joining Data Safeguard’s advisory board, Dr. Panda served as the CEO & MD of L&T Technology Services, Board Member at L&T Infotech, Business Head of Americas and Europe at Tech Mahindra, and Senior Scientist at Indian Space Research Organization & Aeronautical Development Agency.
Dr. Panda earned his PhD from IIT, Bombay, a Master of Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), and an Advanced Management Degree with a focus on Business Administration and Management from Wharton Business School. Dr Panda has received CEO of the year award, Best Business Leader of the year and Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.