Last year GISEC 2016 brought together some of the world’s leading international security experts for an agenda full of frank discussions about the latest cyber-security threats and the technologies needed to combat them.

Some of the high-profile speakers from 2016 included:


Adam Philpott

Cyber Security Director for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia


Engineer Ammar Almarzooqi


Abu Dhabi Department Of Economic Development

Amr Gaber


Dubai Media

Ashar Javed

Web Application Security Researcher

Hyundai AutoEver

Dr.-Ing. Ashar Javed

Information Security Specialist

HAEE (Germany)

Dennis Moreau

Senior Engineering Architect


Dimitrios Sarris

Senior Manager, Cyber Governance, Risk and Compliance


Eric Eifert

Senior Vice President-Managed Security Services


Fuad Al Ansari

VP Information Technology

Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer)

Hani Nofal

Vice President Networking, Mobility and Security


Dr Hilal Houssain

Senior Systems Development Specialist

Islamic Research and Training Institute

Ibrahim Abdalla

Head of IT

Abu Dhabi Aviation

Irshad Ismail

Director of IT Infrastructure, Operations and Back Office Applications

Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Medical Group

Jassim Haji

Director of Information Technology

Gulf Air

Jeremy van Doorn

Director, Systems Engineering


BGen (R) Jim Jaeger

Former Director Intelligence

USAF Atlantic Command

Mr Jonny Voon

Lead Technologist - Internet Technology


Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP

Former Secretary of State for Defence

United Kingdom

Matt Harrigan

President & CEO

PacketSled Inc.

Muhammad Aslam

VP - Head of IT Architecture & Channels Projects

Dubai Islamic Bank

Neil Thacker CISSP, CEH & OPST

Information Security & Strategy Officer, EMEA

Forcepoint (formerly known as Raytheon| Websense)

Omar Farouk

IT Governance and Security Manager

Ministry of Finance

Dr Osama El Hassan

Head of e-Health

Dubai Health Authority

Patrick Nuttal


London Digital Security Centre

Peter Baurichter

Head of Information Security

Maersk Oil Qatar

Peter Baurichter

Head of Information Security

Maersk Oil Qatar

Rafik Hajem

Director of Sales EMEA

Guidance Software Inc

Rashid Bin Ruken

Cyber Security Engineer


Safdar Zaman

Head of IT Strategy and Governance


Saqib Chaudhry

Chief Information Security Officer

Cleveland Clinic

Tareque Choudhury

Head of Security Middle East and Africa, BT Security

BT Global Services

Tudor Enache

Cyber Security Specialist


Zubair Ahmed

VP, Head of IT & Business Innovation

Emirates Islamic

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