Dr. Anand R. Prasad is a global executive for information and cyber security who has delivered security for 5G, 4G, network function virtualization, WiFi and mobile devices for secure connectivity towards a safer society. Anand has globally propagated the concept of security as the business driver with security being holistic as well as inherent to a system while considering business and architectural implications.
Anand is Founder and CEO of wenovator, an innovations, services and consulting company in the field of information security while he heads Rakuten Mobile’s network and enterprise security. Prior to wenovator, Anand was still heading network and enterprise security for Rakuten Mobile as its Chief Information Security Officer. Anand has over 20 years of experience in the mobile and wireless networking industry with key roles in NEC Corporation, NTT DOCOMO, Genista Corporation, Lucent Technologies and Uniden Corporation. Anand is an innovator with over 50 patents, a recognized keynote speaker (RSA, Global Wireless Summit (GWS), MWC, ICT etc.) and a prolific writer with 6 books & over 50 peer reviewed publications.
Anand was the Chairman of 3GPP SA3 — the mobile communications security and privacy group — where, among others, he decided all aspects of 5G security. He was governing council member of TSDSI, is governing body member of GISFI, Fellow of IET, Fellow of IETE and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).