Vivek Ponnada has 23+ years of experience in Industrial Control Systems (8+ years in OT Security), and currently serves customers in Western Canada for Nozomi Networks with market-leading OT and IoT Security & Visibility solutions. Having started his career in ICS as an Instrumentation Technician, he became a Controls Engineer and commissioned Gas Turbine Controls systems in Europe, Middle-East, Africa and South-East Asia. Over his career, Vivek held multiple roles including Sales, Marketing & Business Development and Services covering Control systems & Cybersecurity solutions for Critical Infrastructure (Power, Oil & Gas, Water, Mining) industries at GE and ICI Electrical Engineering in North America. He is a co-lead for the Top 20 Secure PLC Coding Practices Project and his recent talks/contributions include ICS Village (DefCon 29), Industrial Security Conference in Copenhagen & several BSides. Vivek has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from I.E. India, MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and GICSP certification from GIAC. He is an active member of the Infosec community in Vancouver, BC as a Board Member for Mainland Advanced Research Society, Volunteers for ISACA and is a member of the ISA.