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Conference Speakers


Conference Speakers

Delve into the minds of information security experts

  • Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola

    Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola

    Chair, African Union Cyber Security Expert Group , Nigeria
    Cybersecurity influencer & powerhouse fueling global strategies & policies
  • Ahmed Al Zarouni

    Ahmed Al Zarouni

    Vice President, Investment Corporation of Dubai (ICD)
    Adding value to all IT and Happiness releated matters
  • Ali Abdulla Alsadadi

    Ali Abdulla Alsadadi

    Head of IT, National Oil and Gas Authority , Bahrain
    Overseeing information technology for the organization responsible for all petroleum and gas related issues in Bahrain
  • Amer Sharaf

    Amer Sharaf

    Director, Compliance, Support and Alliances, Dubai Electronic Security Center
    Highly skilled on city level systems & adopting several disruptive technologies, ensuring that key security principles and technologies are adopted
  • Amitai Ratzon

    Amitai Ratzon

    CEO, Pcysys , Israel
    Cybersecurity influencer working closely with CISOs of fortune 500 companies globally to shape their cybersecurity strategies and technology stacks
  • Andrew Schumer

    Andrew Schumer

    Co-Founder, Dubai Cyber Cluster & Technical Director, Axon Tech , United Arab Emirates
  • Arunachalam Tharamangalam

    Arunachalam Tharamangalam

    President - Marketing & Head - Cyber and Emerging Risks Practice, Bharat Re-Insurance Brokers , United Arab Emirates
    Insurance veteran and cyber insurance pioneer
  • Brig. Gen. (Res.) Rami Efrati

    Brig. Gen. (Res.) Rami Efrati

    Founding member and former Head the Civilian Division of the Israel National Cyber Bureau, Prime Minister's Office , Israel
    Commanded numerous prestigious operational and technological positions in Military Intelligence and received the Creative Thinking Award from the Director of Military Intelligence
  • Chris Kubecka

    Chris Kubecka

    Distinguished Chair, Middle East Institute's Cyber Program , Netherlands
    Responsible for getting the Saudi Aramco network back up and running after it was hit by one of the world's most devastating Shamoon cyberattacks
  • Christopher Ahlberg

    Christopher Ahlberg

    Co-founder & CEO, Recorded Future , Sweden
    World’s Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT
  • Dara Latinwo

    Dara Latinwo

    One Young World UK Ambassador, currently based in United Arab Emirates
    A One Young World (OYW) ambassador who was selected to attend the prestigious 2017 OYW Summit in Colombia
  • Dasha Deckwerth

    Dasha Deckwerth

    Founder, President & CISO, Stealth-ISS Group , United States
    Recognised as one of the Top 100 CISO’ss for 2020 at Black Hat USA 202, by Cyber Defense Magazine
  • Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab

    Dato’ Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Abdul Wahab

    CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia , Malaysia
  • Deepak Kalambkar

    Deepak Kalambkar

    AVP Infrastructure and CSO, SafexPay , India
    CIO Legend Award from CIO World Association 2021
  • Eric Singer

    Eric Singer

    CISO, Schneider Electric , France
    Participated in the creation and management of French government 24/7 watch and alert center and leaded the coordination of cybersecurity crisis simulations
  • Faisal Sibai

    Faisal Sibai

    Vice President CISO, "A Soverign Wealth Fund" , Saudi Arabia
    CISO of one of the largest sovereign wealth funds in the world with total estimated assets of $347 billion
  • Gary Brantley

    Gary Brantley

    CTO, Beazer Homes , United States
    Technology strategist who battled America’s largest cyber security attack
  • Hessa Salem Al Nahdi

    Hessa Salem Al Nahdi

    CISO, Department of Culture & Tourism , United Arab Emirates
  • Ibrahim Alshamrnie

    Ibrahim Alshamrnie

    Chief Security Officer , Huawei Saudi Arabia , Saudi Arabia
    Award winning CSO responsible for driving the Company’s cybersecurity vision of building a safe and secure intelligent connected digital world in Saudi and the region
  • Ilan Scialom

    Ilan Scialom

    Research Fellow, Geode Lab, the Research Lab of the French Institute of Geopolitics , Israel
  • Jake Davis (alias Topiary)

    Jake Davis (alias Topiary)

    , United Kingdom
    Former Anonymous and LulzSec Hacker now educating and empowering the next generation of hackers and security experts
  • James Hadley

    James Hadley

    CEO, Immersive Labs , United Kingdom
  • Jarrett Kolthoff

    Jarrett Kolthoff

    CEO, SpearTip , United States
    Founder/CEO of SpearTip and a former U.S. Army Counterintelligence Special Agent
  • John Salomon

    John Salomon

    Director – MEA, FS-ISAC , Spain
    EMEA lead for the only global cyber intelligence sharing community solely focused on financial services
  • Larry Gloss

    Larry Gloss

    Executive Director - Global Public Sector, BluVector , United States
    Multi-award winning military officer who has led startups & Fortune 100 software firms
  • Majed Alshodari

    Majed Alshodari

    CISO, Allied Cooperative Insurance Group (ACIG) , Saudi Arabia
    Multi award-winning cybersecurity leader including Arab CISO Award 2020, Majed has helmed cybersec projects across Banking, Supply Chain, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Construction, Insurance, Automotive, Investment and more sectors
  • Matthias Schranner

    Matthias Schranner

    Founder & CEO, Schranner Negotiation Institute , Switzerland
    Former FBI trained hostage negotiator, undercover drugs enforcement agent, author. Schranner advises corporate and government leaders in more than 40 countries on difficult negotiations
  • Michael Arov

    Michael Arov

    Head of Cyber Business Unit, Rafael , Israel
  • Mohamad Mahjoub

    Mohamad Mahjoub

    CISO, Veolia , United Arab Emirates
    YouTuber, Author, Infopreneur, and a leading voice in cybersecurity, Mohamad has trained over 80,000 students on IT security with his multilingual courses
  • Mohammed Darwish Azad

    Mohammed Darwish Azad

    CISO, Emirates NBD , United Arab Emirates
  • Nahla Juma Al Balushi

    Nahla Juma Al Balushi

    Head of Information Security, Central Bank of Oman , Oman
    Raising awareness of the importance of information security, and the risks associated with the confidentially, integrity and availably of the data.
  • Nour Fateen

    Nour Fateen

    Sales Manager - EMEA, Recorded Future , United Kingdom
    Cybersecurity specialist helping some of the largest businesses in the world improve their security posture using security intelligence
  • Ola Sergatchov

    Ola Sergatchov

    Vice President – Corporate Strategy, Guardicore , Israel
    Former IBM executive at the top of Israel’s cyber game as one of the top 25 women leaders in cybersecurity of 2020
  • Omar Osman

    Omar Osman

    Infornation Security Officer, Malaffi , United Arab Emirates
  • Oren Kaplan

    Oren Kaplan

    Director of Strategic Alliances and APJ , Pcysys , Israel
    Veteran in the cyber Intelligence and cybersecurity realm
  • Osama El Hassan

    Osama El Hassan

    Specialist, Health Informatics & Smart Health Dept Board Member ISFTEH, Dubai Health Authority , United Arab Emirates
    Co-founder and the vice-chair of Emirates Health Informatics Society as well as co-founder and the coordinator of the GCC Taskforce on Workforce Development in Digital Healthcare.
  • Paul de Souza

    Paul de Souza

    Founder, Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI) , United States
  • Quentin Gaumer

    Quentin Gaumer

    CISO, Rain , United Arab Emirates
  • Ramakrishnan Natarajan

    Ramakrishnan Natarajan

    VP IT, Emirates Hospital
    Spearheading the IT Vertical covering 2 hospitals, 50 clinics and day-surgery centers supporting employee base of around 2500
  • Refael Franco

    Refael Franco

    Former Deputy General Director , INCD , Israel
    Formerly led the national efforts in Israel on cyber regulations, methodologies, training, awareness and the development of human capital
  • Roly Stride

    Roly Stride

    Regional Director Middle East and VP of Sales, Darktrace
    Leads his team across the GCC to advise and deliver on AI native cybersecurity solutions in both IT and OT environments and has overseen unprecedented growth in the adoption of Cyber AI in the MENA region.
  • Saqib Chaudhry

    Saqib Chaudhry

    Head of Digital Innovation and Development, Cleveland Clinic , United Arab Emirates
    Frontliner of the digital pandemic, steering the digital innovation strategy for Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Sarfaraz Ahmed

    Sarfaraz Ahmed

    CISO, Engie
    Ensuring the cyber integrity of one of the world's longest standing utility company
  • Shahab Siddiqui

    Shahab Siddiqui

    Global Head of Cyber Security, Petrofac , United Arab Emirates
  • Sivan Harel

    Sivan Harel

    Regional Sales Director, Pcysys
    Heading Pcysys' business in the Nordics, Benelux, Israel and UAE, helping organisations validate their cybersecurity posture daily to keep guard up at all times.
  • Veneeth Purushotaman

    Veneeth Purushotaman

    Group CIO, Aster DM Healthcare , United Arab Emirates
    Responsible for creating and driving the global IT strategy of the company and consolidating its technology landscape for the group
  • Victor Gevers

    Victor Gevers

    Ethical Hacker & Co-Founder, GDI Foundation , Netherlands
    Hacker who hacked Trump’s twitter twice
  • Yask Sharma

    Yask Sharma

    CISO, Indian Oil
    Securing the Digital Transformation Journey of Oil & Gas in India
  • H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti

    H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti

    Head of Cyber Security , United Arab Emirates
  • H.E. Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

    H.E. Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami

    Honorable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Federal Republic of Nigeria , Nigeria
    Committed to strengthening the Security and Resilience of the Nation's Communications Infrastructure
  • Craig Jones

    Craig Jones

    Cybercrime Director, INTERPOL , Singapore
    Leads INTERPOL’s Cybercrime Directorate
  • Robert Bigman

    Robert Bigman

    Former CISO, CIA , United States
    Information Security trailblazer who once managed a Nation's most sensitive secrets
  • Col. Saeed M. Al Hajri

    Col. Saeed M. Al Hajri

    Director, Cybercrime Department and Chairman of Advisory Board, Dubai Police HQ
    Trailblazer combatting cyber and financial fraud related crime, protecting both private and public interests
  • Igboa Abumere

    Igboa Abumere

    CISO, Stanbic IBTC Bank , Nigeria
    Protecting information assets of Africa's largest banking group
  • Aloysius Cheang

    Aloysius Cheang

    Chief Security Officer, Huawei UAE , United Arab Emirates
    Global trailblazer, driving the company’s cybersecurity vision of building a safe and secure intelligent connected digital world in the UAE and the region
  • Dr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

    Dr. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi

    Director General & CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) , Nigeria
  • Jelena Matone

    Jelena Matone

    Senior Head, CISO & OpRisk, European Investment Bank , Luxembourg
    2019 CISO of the Year Luxembourg, Jelena leads the security strategies, policies and procedures for European Investment Bank, the lending arm of the European Union
  • Dr Marwan Al Zarouni

    Dr Marwan Al Zarouni

    Director of Information Services, Dubai Electronic Security Center
    Founding Member of Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) and Artificial Intelligence Ethical Committee
  • Muath AlHomoud

    Muath AlHomoud

    CISO, Tasnee , Saudi Arabia
    Named 2021 CISO of the Year & CISO Powerlist, Muath has pioneered rapid change in Saudi Arabia’s cybersecurity landscape, alongside defining policy governance and operations
  • Neal Bridges

    Neal Bridges

    Global Head of Cybersecurity Operations, Mondelez International , United States
    Cyber Security streamer and influencer, Former hacker for the NSA
  • Illyas Kooliyankal

    Illyas Kooliyankal

    Chief Information Security Officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) , United Arab Emirates
    Visionary, multi-award winner, CISO of the year, cybersecurity transformation leader & Author
  • Sultan Altukhaim

    Sultan Altukhaim

    Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), The Saudi Investment Bank (SAIB) , Saudi Arabia
    Winner of Middle East Security Award, Sultan steers digital transformation, risk management & cybersecurity of the Kingdom’s leading private & public sector financier
  • Unique Kumar

    Unique Kumar

    Group CISO, CK Birla Group , India
    Securing a diversified $2.4 billion conglomerate
  • Viktor Polic

    Viktor Polic

    CISO, Head of Information Security and Assurance Services, ILO , Switzerland
    Trailblazer CISO journey spanning across multilateral financial, humanitarian, standardization & development public sector organizations
  • Gregory Francis

    Gregory Francis

    Cyber Crime Prevention Consultant and Magistrate , United Kingdom
    Former NCA officer on a mission to Deter Young Hackers Before They Commit Crimes
  • Yoram Hacohen

    Yoram Hacohen

    CEO, Israel Internet Association (ISOC-IL) , Israel
    Israel's Former Data Protection commissioner
  • Dr. Erdal Ozkaya

    Dr. Erdal Ozkaya

    Regional CISO, MD, Standard Chartered Bank , United Arab Emirates
    Named among ‘Top 50 Technology Leaders 2021’ by CIO Online & IDC, Dr. Erdal is a fintech power personality with an ardent passion for raising cyber awareness and leveraging new & innovative approaches
  • Jason Steer

    Jason Steer

    Director of EMEA presales, Recorded Future , United Kingdom
    Managed security projects across EMEA for all sectors of a variety of government and blue chip organisations

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