SPEAKERS

Mike is a certified award winning C|CISO and is a former UK military security engineer who has over the past 30 years worked in U.K. Central Government and on cybersecurity within international government, law enforcement and a range of global firms.

Mike Loginov

CISO & CTO,

NEOM

Saudi Arabia

Mr Hamad is well versed in network security and telecommunication as well as cybersecurity. His responsibilities currently lie as telecom section manager as well as a telecom committee manager.

LT.COLONEL. DR. HAMAD KHALIFA ​AL NUEIMI

Head of Telecom Division,

Abu Dhabi Police

UAE

Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem is a global digital leader with over 14 years of experience specializing in exploring the effects of Artificial Intelligence and other exponentially developing technologies on the economy, healthcare, and society.

Dr Ebrahim Al Alkeem Al Zaabi

Information & Cyber Security. Artificial Intelligence Expert,

Government of Abu Dhabi

UAE

The first Saudi to be awarded the best CISO, Mr Alshodari provides companies with IT insight, enabling businesses and leadership that will foster a successful business decision-making platform using the right set of IT portfolios.

Majed Alshodary

CISO,

Allied Cooperative Insurance Group

Saudi Arabia

Eng. Laialy AlMansoury, has over 20 years of experience in the IT and Security with extensive governmental project portfolios as well as experience managing large, complex IT projects.

Laialy Almansoury

Head of Cybersecurity and Emergency Responce Department,

The Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA)

Kuwait

Varun Srivastava is a Cyber Security Professional with 13+ years of experience in this domain. He also serves on the advisory board of startups to contribute towards organic growth in their offerings covering Blockchain technology and E-Commerce.

Varun Srivastava

Cyber Threat Intelligence Leader,

Mubadala Group

UAE

Hessa Salem Al Nahdi

Chief Information Security Officer,

Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi

UAE

Laila specializes in digital & social media and currently leads national projects in Oman like the government innovation in emerging technologies and the Smart Ambassador initiative in Oman and other projects related to digital transformation.

LAILA ABDULLAH AL HADHRAMI

Digital Transformation & Change Management Expert- Ministry of Technology & Communications MTC, Oman,

Director - Oman Smart City Platform

Oman

Illyas Kooliyankal is a well-known Cyber Security expert with 25+ years of Experience in Banking, Financial and Telecom sectors. He is known for his leadership with innovative approaches and transformational expertise.

Illyas Kooliyankal

Group Chief Information Security Officer,

A Prominent Bank in UAE

UAE

Dr. Ozkaya is a leading Cybersecurity Professional with business development, management, and Academic skills who focuses on securing the Cyber Space & sharing his real-life skills as a Security Advisor.

Erdal Ozkaya

Regional CISO,

Standard Charted Bank

UAE

Fayaz is a Tech savvy, New Age Digital Technology Leader with 23+ years of multi-faceted International exposure in multiple business domains and successful track record of spearheading digital transformation.

Fayaz Ahamed Badubhai

Group IT Director,

Al Yousuf Group

UAE

Shahab is a Cyber Security professional with more than a decade of experience working in various domains of Information Security having expertise in Cloud Security, Enterprise Secure Architecture, and Information Security Risk.

Shahab Siddiqui

Global Head of Cyber Security,

Petrofac

UAE

Abubakar is a cyber Security Strategist with 14 years of international experience in Cyber Security strategy development, data privacy, and CERT design and implementation and is an Advisor to the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority in Bahrain

Abubakar Latif

Director of Cyber Security,

BNET - Bahrain Network

Bahrain

Vivek is an international Cyber Security Leader with 20+ years of enriched & unique cross industry exposure and a proven track record of securing organization in partnership of business stakeholders with speed and agility.

Vivek Gupta

Vice President - Head of Information Security,

GEMS Education

UAE

Mr. Abdallah has 25 years of experience in Automation, Telecommunication, Telemetry, Operational Technology-OT Security, Digitalization and Project Management, and more than 20 years in the Oil and Gas industry.

Abdullah Ayoub

Managing Director,

Advance Operational Technology

UAE

Bryan Seely is an international keynote speaker, Cybersecurity expert, author and former U.S. Marine. He is passionate about fighting for consumer rights, privacy and educating the public about how to stay safe in a constantly changing technology landscape.

Bryan Seely

World-Famous Hacker, Cybersecurity Expert,

Author and Former U.S. Marine

USA

With 16+ years’ experience in the Payments & Finance domain, Venu is versed in driving information security strategy and roadmap for the organization while supporting & integrating security into digital transformation initiatives of the business.

Venu Sriraj

VP/CISO,

UAE Exchange

UAE

Hisham Mohamed Aly

Chief Information Security Officer,

Emirates NBD Egypt

Egypt