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Upendra Mardikar has over 17 years of experience holding senior management and chief technology positions in financial services and computer industries. With patents issued to his credit, Mardikar is an expert in Information and Application Security and has been a speaker at various industry recognized conferences such as ITUG and OMG. Mardikar has worked with companies like PayPal, Visa, Wells Fargo, Banamex. With a strong blend of business and technical expertise, Mardikar offers great leadership, insights and next generation solutions for advancing organizational goals. Currently, Mardikar heads Application Security and Security Architecture at PayPal. Mardikar is certified as CISSP and ISSAP, the premier Security Certifications. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a BS in Computer Science from VNIT India with the highest honors.