Director, CISO Cybersecurity Pvt Ltd
Simmi is the co-founder of an Edtech start-up CISO Cybersecurity, backed by The Statesman group and has launched secure technology platforms for online examination with remote invigilation;
remote hiring, and remote monitoring to foster inclusive education and skill testing in the remotest corners of India. These products use advanced video analytics; voice and facial recognition algorithms and machine learning (ML) technologies.
She has vast experience in the field of education, training and consultancy. Having completed her graduation from St Stephen’s College and her Masters from the Delhi School of Economics, she started her career as a lecturer in economics in Delhi University. Thereafter, she moved to Hong Kong and worked closely with the Princeton Center of Hong Kong Communication Art Centre (HKCAC) for designing and conducting IT trainings programs for children. She was also affiliated with the technology department at the English Schools Foundation (ESF), Hong Kong.
On her return to India, she ventured into entrepreneurship and consulting engagements in the field of Cybersecurity, Risk and Privacy in the corporate sector through a unique program named ‘Bridge the Gap’-an end user security awareness program for enterprises and government. She is a certified cybersecurity professional in Information Security Risk Management and Privacy. She is the founder of ‘unHACK’, a pan-India schools program to raise cyber awareness.
She is part of the core committee ASSOCHAM Women Forum (AWF) and the National Women Council and has published many articles to address the issues.