Upendra Mardikar

Chief Security Officer at Snap Finance (American Express, Visa, PayPal); Startup advisor at Snap finance

"Solve security as a science and engineering problem. technical problem. Communicate about security as business problem." A prolific inventor and cyber security & digital identity business-enabler executive with an “art of possible” mindset who led global teams to secure world class organizations including American Express, Visa, PayPal and is credited with 95+patents.

Upendra is the Chief Security Officer of Snap Finance, a leading omnichannel digital first fintech and POS lender, where he leads cyber security while building new platforms to enable growth opportunities. This includes securing innovative multi-cloud platforms and products, Artificial Intelligence, client-facing technology, and customer and developer experiences. Accomplishments

  • Led digital transformation of security for American Express
  • Designed creative business solutions with Amazon and other integrations
  • Led cybersecurity of Google Pay, Apple Pay and Visa
  • Pioneered security safeguards for PayPal
  • Led identity transformation initiatives at PayPal and Amex
  • Led securing hybrid cloud.
  • He is a regular speaker at esteemed conferences for Stanford University, Global Big Data Conference, NFC forums, European Identity Conference, KNOW Identity Conference, Global Retail Conference in Canada, IOT conference and others. Featured in Genius Journal, he helped pioneer blockchain in Amex and filed patents on blockchain and DLTs.
    He and his team worked on IOT security and payments and participated in several industry standard bodies like EMV,Global Platform, PCI-DSS, FIDO, etc.
    He is an advisory board director for select security startups and helps venture capitalists evaluate companies.
    He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, California and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from VNIT, Nagpur, India.
    He is credited with 95+ patents issued and pending and has received awards for innovation and leadership.

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    Day Oct 21, 2021

    Cyber Security use cases using data in Fintech

    This talk is about the state of Cyberworld, challenges Fintechs face and how to think about those with a couple of use cases by leveraging Data Science.