Regional Director, India, PCI Security Standards Council
Mr. Bhatnagar, Associate Director, PCI Security Standards Council leads the Council’s efforts in increasing adoption and awareness of the PCI Security Standards in India. In this role, Mr. Bhatnagar works closely with the PCI Council Management Team, affiliate members, payment brands, regulators, merchants, service providers and key influencers/decision makers from the payment card industry. His primary responsibilities include gathering feedback from industry leaders and driving education effort by increasing participation from India through active involvement in local and regional events, industry conferences and meetings with key stakeholders. Mr. Bhatnagar is an innovative thinker, passionate speaker and technical writer and has been featured in leading media organizations, such as ISMG, BBC World News, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC TV18, Economic Times, Times of India and Hindustan Times. Mr. Bhatnagar has been working in the payment security domain for a decade and has been constantly part of Research and Development around the role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in protecting payment infrastructure from sophisticated cyber attacks. Mr. Bhatnagar has travelled to 50+ countries and has worked with people from 60+ nationalities. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi and a master’s in “Cyber Law and Information Security” from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India.