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Gopal Padinjaruveetil
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer at The Auto Club Group


Gopal has over 30 years of experience in the Information Technology(IT) and Operational Technology (OT) as CISO, Cybersecurity Strategist and Thought Leader , Chief Enterprise Security Architect, Enterprise Architect, OT Process Control Engineer. Gopal is a CISA,CISM,CGEIT CSRIC, TOGAF9 certified professional. Beyond a very deep and broad technical background in Governance Risk, Compliance, Security and Privacy, Gopal has been a featured speaker on Cybersecurity at Oracle Open World 2013/2014 and HP Discover 2014 Barcelona Spain, HP Discover 2016, RSA Conference 2016 2019, New York State Cybersecurity Conference 2018, Accenture Automation Summit 2018. Gopal also teaches Cybersecurity at College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity (CEHC)SUNY UAlbany and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. Gopal Padinjaruveetil finds philosophy fascinating and in his free time, he reads about western philosophies such as utilitarianism, individualism, objectivism, social contract theories and Eastern philosophies such as Vedanta. It is this curiosity about philosophy and human nature that led Gopal to pursue a career in cybersecurity. Gopal lives in Bloomfield Hills MI with his wife and two boys