About ArrkaArrka was founded in 2012 by two professionals – Shivangi Nadkarni and Sameer Anja - who had the expertise and experience in the domain of Information Risk coupled with a crazy dream of building on that advantage to venture into the unknown. Seeing how the world around them was rapidly changing, how the need for this expertise was exploding, how new niche areas in this domain were emerging, how organizations were struggling – Shivangi and Sameer rolled up their sleeves and started working with their clients to carve out new ways of doing things.
Chipping away at challenges that seemed insurmountable at first glance, refusing to grab the low hanging fruits to continuing along the beaten path, the duo persisted. Slowly but surely, many new paths emerged, new models emerged, new domains hitherto unseen began opening up – in short, Arrka took a shape and form that even the two of them hadn’t imagined when they started.
Over the years, they were joined by other like-minded adventure seekers – folks who believed in doing things untried and untested, breaking new ground and building on this dream.
Today, Arrka has grown into a niche player specializing in Data Privacy and Info Security, offering solutions that approach problems – hitherto unaddressed - from a fresh perspective. With a roster of clients across multiple geographies, domains and market segments and a team spread across six cities and three continents, Arrka believes that this is just the beginning.
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By the way, Arrka means ‘Sunshine’ in Sanskrit.
Co-founder & CEO
She was also instrumental in setting up the first licensed Certifying Authority in India – in association with VeriSign. She has authored the Privacy Book of Knowledge (PBoK) for DSCI for their DCPP certification program. Shivangi is a regular speaker, writer and faculty at various forums and programs in her domain of expertise – Data Privacy.
Shivangi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from BITS, Pilani and Masters degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. She is also a CISA, CIPT and DCPP
Co-founder & COO
Sameer holds a B.Sc. (Statistics) from the University of Bombay and has a Diploma from NIIT. He is also a CISSP, ISO27001 Lead Auditor & Implementor and a certified ISM from VeriSign.
He has over a decade’s International exposure, having been based out of the US, Europe and Singapore. He has managed complex cross functional projects and multicultural teams in over 15 countries. He has also trained over 2000 employees globally on Operational Excellence. Sandeep holds a Masters Degree in Management from SP Jain, Mumbai, a Bachelors degree in Engineering from SPCE, Mumbai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Software Technology from NCST (CDAC). He is also a certified Privacy Practitioner(DCPP) and Lead Assessor (DCPLA) as well as a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Trainer.
He is an avid triathlete having completed over 20 Ironman 70.3, Marathons, Ultras and Swimathons.
At KPMG & Wipro, he was responsible for providing IT advisory services to varied clients in industry sectors like Banking and Financial, IT & ITES, Telecommunication, Manufacturing, BPOs / KPOs and Pharmaceuticals.
Devendra holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science & Engineering from RGPV, Bhopal and a Masters in Networking and Telecommunication from IIIT, Pune. He is also an ISO27001 Lead Auditor, ISO22301 Lead Auditor and a Certified Information Payment Systems Professional.