NICCT Online Debate – 12.11.2020

Edith Nordmann – Chairman at NICCT & Managing Partner at ACG International

Edith Nordmann is next to being the Chairman of NICCT also Managing Partner at ACG International in Amsterdam.

Edith has an expert qualification in employment law, and is experienced corporate and commercial litigator, who has been representing both companies and private individuals in highly complex matters. Her practice also covers cross-border transactions, contract disputes, and national and international litigation. In addition, she is a certified mediator, who assists her clients in finding amicable resolution of their disputes.

Being fluent in German (native speaker), English, Dutch, French and Italian, Edith is not only able to communicate with many of her international clients in their mother tongue, but also to understand the difference in mentality, culture and legal systems. This puts her in a unique position to resolve cross-border issues.

Edith successfully combines her professional career with numerous charitable and social organizations, where she uses her expertise, not only to help others but also to empower them in their endeavors. Among many other commitments, she is also Vice Chairman Supervisory Board of Housing Corporation Rochdale.


Deepak Arora – Senior Director and Head of Benelux & Nordics at HCL Technologies

Deepak Arora heads Financial Services for HCL Technologies for Benelux & Nordics region. Deepak has 17+ years of experience in sales, business development and strategic account management. He has been involved in selling and delivering to the BFSI industry in Continental Europe for the most part of his career. He is based in the Benelux geography for the past 10+ years which has provided him a great understanding of the European market, its socio-political evolution and especially its cultural and linguistic diversity, which has also helped him immensely in his approach towards his role.

His topics of interest are AI, Agile ways of working, Open Banking, Cloud, and skilling and reskilling of talent in the financial services industry.


Bert Feskens – Security Innovation Liaison – Programme Manager at The Hague Security Delta – Panel

Bert Feskens is a security programme manager and innovation liaison at the Dutch security cluster The Hague Security Delta (HSD). A network of over 300 businesses, governments and knowledge institutions, that work together on knowledge development and innovation in security. Bert leads HSD’s multiyear international market development programmes, combining innovation, knowledge, trade and acquisition. Additionally, he has been responsible for setting up and managing multiple public-private security innovation programmes. Bert has an academic and professional analytical background in international business and security.


Mr. Prabhat Kumar – Head UK, Europe and Africa for cybersecurity & GRC at HCL Technologies – Panel

Sohang Sengupta – Founder and CEO at ZeroDollarSecurity  – Panel

Sohang is the Founder and CEO for ZeroDollarSecurity a Top 10 CyberSecurity Solution Providers in India, as regarded by CIO Insider India. A Final Year Engineering student with Computer Science majors, Sohang was a selected candidate for KWHS Global Young Leaders Academy, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and also for Massachusettes Institute of Technology BootCamp for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. He has been a presenter at Cyber Secure Conclave, Indian Chamber of Commerce and Confederation of Indian Industries(East).

As an Undergraduate student, Sohang also Head’s the IEM-Innovation and Entrepreneurship Development Cell, funded by Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India.