17th February, 2022


Event Particulars

We are pleased to share that RamoGnee Technologies is one of the Platinum Partners at the 5th Edition of Open Source Virtual Summit, 2022 powered by Contrast Security on 17th February at 1030 – 1400 Hrs IST. The roadmap ahead for free and open source software in India is pretty well mapped. Just as we know, the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY) in its formulation of Govtech 3.0 policies aims at harnessing the potential of social innovators to help solve India’s toughest problems. MeitY has already stated that open source adoption was necessary to support the government’s goal to transform India into a “Digitally Empowered Society and a Knowledge Economy”. The Ministry has taken many initiatives for promoting and fostering the adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in view of various inherent advantages like increasing interoperability, developing local capacity/ industry, reducing costs, conserving foreign exchange, achieving vendor independence, enabling localization and reducing piracy/copyright infringements. Union minister for IT, Telecom and Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw once quoted that Open Source Software is the key tool to achieve Digital Democracy within the country. Primarily the aim here is to make people connected to the government and its policies digitally. Some of the largest government projects namely, Aadhar, MyGoV, UPI, Aarogya Setu and many other technology start ups are based solely on Open Source software. All these have one thing in common, transparency, privacy and security and are in sync with India’s policy on Open Source Software.

Welcome Address

  • Mr. Shashi Dharan, Managing Director, Bharat Exhibitions

Chief Guest

  • Shri G. Narendra Nath, Joint Secretary, National Security Council Secretariat

Guest of Honour

  • Smt. Deepa Tyagi, Sr. DDG & Head, Telecommunication Engineering Centre

Keynote Speaker

  • Mr. Jeff Williams, Co-Founder & CTO, Contrast Security

Theme: Fast AND Secure: leveraging open source without getting hacked 


  • Mr. Harnath Babu, Chief Information Officer, KPMG India

Distinguished Panelist

  • Shri Golok Kumar Simli, CTO, Passport Seva Project, Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India
  • Dr. S.D. Sudarsan, Executive Director, C-DAC Bangalore
  • Shri Ramesh R,  Scientist F & Head – Open Technology Group (Chennai), National Informatics Centre (NIC)
  • Dr. Debabrata Nayak, Head of Cyber Security, National Payments
    Corporation of India (NPCI)

Open Source Software Key for Digital Democracy

  • Open Source Infrastructure for Digital Transformation
  • Open Source Enablers for Open Gov and Open Data
  • Security is Critical in Open Source Software

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Session Chairman

  • Mr. Burgess Cooper, Partner, Information & Cybersecurity, EY India 


  • Mr. Damian Horner, VP Engineering – Scan & SCA, Contrast Security Theme: It Has Happened Before 

Theme: It Has Happened Before – It Will Happen Again. Log4Shell – How do we ensure success

  • Mr. Mohit Rampal, CEO & Founder, Ramognee Technologies
  • Mr. Prasanna Lohar, Head Technology –  Digital, Innovation & Architecture, DCB Bank Limited
  • Ms. Meetali Sharma, Head – Risk, Compliance & Information Security, SDG Software India Pvt. Ltd.

Theme: Open Source for the Cloud. Understanding and Mitigating Risks for Cloud

Open Source Business Models Monetization & Reduce Risks


Senior Representative from Contrast Security


Mohit Rampal

Founder & CEO – RamoGnee Technologies

Mr. Amit Jain

Addl. Director (Technology) DIGILOCKER
& OPENFORGE, National e-Governance Division (NeGD)

Speaker from GitHub


Mr. Prasanna Lohar

Head Technology – Digital, Innovation & Architecture, DCB Bank Limited