Secure software supply chain from code to deployment for digital retail

24th March 2022, Melbourne, Australia

Private Event Series

Hosted By

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Date: Thursday, 24th March 2022

Time: 12:00 – 2:30pm (AEDT)


Rialto, Melbourne

Rialto at Vue de Monde
Darwin Room, Level 55, 525 Collins St
Melbourne, 3000

Darwin private terrace

Synopsis and overview of the session

Like 2020, 2021 was a transformational year for retail, compelling many retailers to take a different approach as stores closed and consumers were told to shop from home. Many retailers had to rapidly transition into a digital-first approach, integrating technological adaption that would normally take years to incorporate in just a matter of months. Rapid transitions such as these can often lead to potential vulnerabilities in the application security framework.

Focus Network, in partnership with HCL Software, will host a robust discussion on strategies for Retail organizations to “Secure Software Supply Chain from Code to Deployment”.
In this discussion amongst security executives within the retail industry, and leaders in application security, the following topics will be discussed:
  • Embedding Security and Compliance at every step of Software Life Cycle by utilizing new capabilities in application security testing and language expansion
  • Integrations required to Continuously Test while your Online store is running and using IAST techniques to identify/fix vulnerabilities without halting online presence
  • Implementation of a Risk Based application security management approach
Security has risen to the forefront of concern around the globe for customers and retailers alike. One thing is clear, utilising yesterday’s strategies will not solve today’s security challenges.


Colin Bell

Colin Bell, AppScan CTO, HCL Software

Colin Bell has over 30 years of IT experience and is currently the AppScan Chief Technology Officer at HCL Software.

Over the past 18 years, Colin has specialized his skills in Application Security and the deployment of the AppScan portfolio to customers worldwide, specializing in DevSecOps, Solution Architecture, Professional Services, Vulnerability Assessments, Network and Infrastructure Testing, Application Security Testing and PCI Auditing.

Previously at IBM, Colin joined HCL in 2017 to lead the AppScan Services team. In 2020 he was assigned as the CTO for HCL Software’s AppScan product.

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Randeep Chhabra, General Manager, AppScan, Asia Pacific & Japan, HCL Software

Randeep Chhabra leads the AppScan business across Asia Pacific and Japan at HCL Software. Randeep has been actively working for more than a decade with CXOs and industry practitioners around ways to improve Application Security and Information security postures with software, services and processes. He has a longstanding association with AppScan software and feels passionately about the space.

Rami Younes, HCL Software

Rami Younes, DevSecOps Sales Leader – Australia & New Zealand, HCL Software

In today’s highly competitive environment, IT and applications are the lifeblood of most organisations. More agile, integrated, automated, responsive and better-performing systems can enable innovation, happier customers, more significant revenue and improved competitive advantage.

My experience in the IT industry enables me to develop a strategic approach to fully understand customer challenges and provide Application Security solutions that protect businesses and reduce risk. I listen and analyse before making recommendations based on my research and proven success with other customers. I am committed to building trust and obsessed with my client’s success. Outside of work, I am passionate about sports and reading.


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Anthony Caruana, CEO + writer + presenter + facilitator + journalist + media trainer + consultant, Media-Wize

Anthony Caruana has worked for almost every major masthead in the Australian IT press with his work appearing around the world. As an experienced IT professional – having worked as the lead IT executive in several businesses, he brings a unique insight to his reporting. He is the CEO of Media-Wize and continues to also work as a freelance writer for corporate clients. He is also a regular presenter on radio and television, as well as at events and webinars.

His work has covered the Australian and Asian markets. He writes about enterprise and consumer technology, information security, customer advocacy and the channel.

He also has an extensive career in IT having started his career as a trainer before becoming a business analyst and eventually rising into senior management positions.

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About HCL Software

HCL Software is a division of HCL Technologies (HCL) that operates its primary software business. It develops, markets, sells, and supports over 20 product families in the areas of DevSecOps, Automation, Digital Solutions, Data Management, Marketing and Commerce, and Mainframes.

HCL Software has offices and labs around the world to serve thousands of customers.

Its mission is to drive ultimate customer success with their IT investments through relentless innovation of its products.


Agenda at a glance

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks

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