Ram Kumar G
Director - Information Security
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Could you tell us briefly about your family background?
My wife Sangeetha works with Philips Electronics as Engineering Manager and our daughter Sara is 18 months old.
A Fine Balance:
Stress buster activities
Laugh a lot
Take short breaks & drive out of city
Spend quality time with what you like...family, friends, travel or hobby
Current and Previous Responsibilities
I run corporate/information security for my company. Responsible for running the security program as per global security policy, maintain compliance with relevant security standards for 4 different BUs. Managing physical security is a new responsibility that's different from my previous profile.
Plans for the Future
Evolve as a matured security leader by enhancing skills and knowledge. May be take up more responsibiliites across geographies.
Currently working at
Run Corporate/Information Security Program for Technicolor India
Deliver customized security program for different BUs as per requirements
Maintain compliance with global security standards relevant to M&E industry like CDSA, MPAA, SOX, etc
Provide strategic direction to security program
Your career is in your hands and be what you want to be!
The Journey So Far
Started in non-IT sector and moved on to IT. With overall 12 years experience of which 9 years in Information Security, BCP & Physical Security, have worked across IT, ITES, ISP, BFSI and Animation & Films domains. Check my career profile at www.linkedin.com/in/gramkumar
Most Important Decisions
Shifted from non-IT to IT field. Peaked quite early in IT career, was just 26 years when I joined G4S Security Services to head their Cyber Security Division...quite unusual for IT pros to make a shift into non-IT company. Also, moved into Animation & Film industry from IT....unconventional shift.
Most Important Lessons
-Learn, learn, learn! Add skills and validate it with certifications -Network with others -Deliver excellence at your work -Make a difference with your work -Focus on long term career goals and steadily move towards it -Shift before you've to! Never work for folks who don't appreciate your work
Points of inflection
When I boldly decided to join G4S as head of Cyber Security Division...the transformation from a techie to a managerial role. It gave insights in different domains..learning curve was quite steep!
Joined Technicolor to set up security program from ground up as individual contributor.