Ashutosh Kar

Managing Director- India & VP Sales APAC  Cognyte Analytics 
The term ‘Sone ki Chidiya’ & ‘Sonar Bangla’ are synonymous with what India & Bengal once again aspire to achieve. As a non native of Bengal I have only known about Bengal from the shared experiences of my parents/grandparents as they belonged to Kolkata. In fact after serving almost 37 years with Indian Air Force , my dad could still narrate stories of his childhood and growing up years in the city of Joy.

The stories of Bengal’s intellect, cuisines and inclination towards fine arts. My interest towards Bengal further depend during my routine summer vacations and that’s how I stayed connected. Enjoying the Bengali cuisine , tram rides , usual visits to see the Howrah bridge , visiting the fish markets and enjoying various cultural events have created a sense of strong belongingness to Bengal.

Since joining the field of cybersecurity I have roamed all over the world and most of the administrators and consultants abroad were somehow aware about Bengal. Our great hero’s of the land – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose , Pandit Rabindra Nath Tagore have created a strong impact on minds of many westerners.

This shows the impact Bengal has had all over all over the world. It has been my good fortune that I was able to implement strong cyber and telecom security solutions and methodologies across the length and breath of the country and also many countries in the world. The sweetness of our language has also helped me to have a general sense of calm which is of paramount importance in our files of work.

We all know that Bengal is a gateway to the east and shares an international porus border. Given a chance I would be more than keen to impart my experience with the state. Bengal used to be the garrison for the British Empire and currently host multiple ordinance factories along with key defense installations. I aim to see Bengal rise again as the defense manufacturing hub for India and for friendly East Asian nations and develop a strong mindset to develop next generation security analytics for a safer world.
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