Company: Avanade, Inc.
Title: CISSP, CISM, CISA - Global Director Client Information Security
George Pulikkathara is a versatile IT professional with over 28 years of experience in the IT industry. George has worked for large enterprises deploying, supporting, and managing IT operations teams, and major IT infrastructure projects.
George is currently a global director at Avanade, Inc. where he manages the global client information security team of 28 and Security Solutions Architects Security Professionals. previous to this George managed a team at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) cybersecurity. Prior to this George was a Microsoft employee for over 15 years where he managed programs such as U.S. subsidiary MSDN, Webcasts, and the worldwide Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) program. Within cyber-security, George has been the product manager for the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL), Microsoft Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), and Microsoft interflow. In 2010 George was awarded the Microsoft Gold Star Award for his cybersecurity efforts.