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Conference Speakers 2020


Conference Speakers 2020

Delve into the minds of information security experts

  • Adel Alhousani

    Adel Alhousani

    CISO, Dubai Customs
    Listed amongst top 50 young leaders in Cybersecurity in GCC & CISO of one of the oldest government departments in UAE
  • Ahmad Darwish Ali Al Emadi

    Ahmad Darwish Ali Al Emadi

    Department Head – IT and Cyber Security Operations, Nakheel
  • Ahmed Alzarouni

    Ahmed Alzarouni

    VP and Head of IT Department, Investment Corporation of Dubai
    Adding value to all IT and Happiness releated matters
  • Aloysius Cheang

    Aloysius Cheang

    Chief Security Officer, Huawei UAE
    Globally recognized cybersecurity expert, helping build a safe and secure intelligent connected digital economy
  • 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
  • Ankit Satsangi

    Ankit Satsangi

    Global Advisory Board Member – Incident Response, EC Council
  • Ayesha Mohammad

    Ayesha Mohammad

    Senior Cybersecurity Expert, Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC)
  • Bruce Schneier

    Bruce Schneier

    American cryptographer, computer security professional, privacy specialist and writer
    Internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by The Economist, TED Speaker
  • Bryan Seely

    Bryan Seely

    World Famous Hacker, Author & US Marine
    The only hacker to wiretap the US Secret Service & FBI.
  • Christina  Lekati

    Christina Lekati

    Social Engineering Security Specialist
    Psychologist & a social engineer, particularly interested in human dynamics, passionate about social engineering & helping people defend against it
  • Christopher Painter

    Christopher Painter

    Commissioner, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyber Security (US)
    Former top US Cyber Diplomat who has initiated, helped drive, or advised on virtually every major U.S. cyber policy for over a decade, globally recognized expert on cybersecurity, cyber policy, cyber
  • 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
  • Cyril Voisin

    Cyril Voisin

    Chief Security Advisor, Cybersecurity Solutions Group, Microsoft EMEA
  • Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy

    Correspondent, CNBC
  • Dee Deu

    Dee Deu

    CISO, Xoserve
    The 50 Most Influential Women in Cyber-Security 2019
  • Dr Aleksandar Valjarevic

    Dr Aleksandar Valjarevic

    VP Business Development, Help AG
  • Dr Erdal Ozkaya

    Dr Erdal Ozkaya

    Regional CISO, Standard Chartered Bank (UAE)
    Global Super Hero CISO award winner & author
  • Dr Fadi Aloul

    Dr Fadi Aloul

    Professor and Department Head of Computer Science, American University of Sharjah
    Award winning Information Security Expert, winner; Khalifa Award for Higher Education, Sheikh Rashid Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement, Abdul Hameed Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers
  • Dr Humaid Alshamsi

    Dr Humaid Alshamsi

    Representative Of Artificial Intelligence Section, Abu Dhabi Police
  • Dr Marwan Al Zarouni

    Dr Marwan Al Zarouni

    Director of Information Services, Dubai Electronic Security Center
    Founded the region's first innovation hub for blockchain technology
  • Elad Lavi

    Elad Lavi

    Co Founder and CTO, Sixgill
    Co-Founder of a leading cyber threat intelligence company that covertly and automatically analyzes Deep and Dark Web activity
  • Faisal Sibai

    Faisal Sibai

    Senior Director, At a major Middle East based sovereign wealth fund
    Expert in Information and data security, Risk assessment, Network Security, Internet of Things (IoT) and more
  • Francisco Gaspar

    Francisco Gaspar

    Lead Cyber Security Architect, Telefonica
    As Lead Cyber Security Architect, Francisco leads the Telefonica Cyber Defense Center to continually assess existing infrastructure and services in relation to regulatory and industry requirements
  • Fuad Al-Ansari

    Fuad Al-Ansari

    VP Information Technology, Adnoc Refining
    Contributed remarkably to the visioning and leading ADNOC Refining in its Digital Transformation journey
  • George Eapen

    George Eapen

    Global CISO, Petrofac
  • Guy Bejerano

    Guy Bejerano

    Founder and CEO, Safebreach
  • H.E Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti

    H.E Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti

    Head of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government
    Visionary at the helm of the Nation's Cybersecurity
  • Hafiz Farooq

    Hafiz Farooq

    Global Security Architect, Saudi Aramco
    Responsible for moving Saudi Aramco forward from orthodox cyber security to Machine Learning using the MITRE attack framework and Lockheed Martin’s Cyber Kill Chain.
  • Heimo Grasser

    Heimo Grasser

    Regional Head of Security, Medtronic
  • Hessa Al Nahdi

    Hessa Al Nahdi

    Chief Information Security Officer, UAE Department of Culture and Tourism
    Setting innovative, agile and resilient information security strategies  and cultures to support businesses and sub-entities
  • Illyas Kooliyankal

    Illyas Kooliyankal

    CISO, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB)
    Visionary, multi-award winner, IDC CISO of the year, cybersecurity transformation leader & Author
  • Jason Steer

    Jason Steer

    Director of EMEA Presales, Recorded Future
    Has worked with both the EU and U.K. governments on cybersecurity strategy
  • Jelena Matone

    Jelena Matone

    CISO, European Investment Bank (EIB) (Luxembourg)
    Award-winning CISO with global multilateral private & public sector experience
  • Jeremy Bennett

    Jeremy Bennett

    Head of Corporate Security, SWIFT
    Head of Corporate Security for SWIFT creatin a joint structure with information and physical security to protect the worldwide proprietary communication platform for money transfer
  • John Salomon

    John Salomon

    Director, MEA, FS-ISAC (Spain)
    Multinational information security executive solving complex security challenges for over 2 decades
  • Kevin Mitnick

    Kevin Mitnick

    World's Most Famous Hacker, Global Bestselling Author
    In the mid nineties, he was “The World's Most Wanted Hacker”. Since 2000, he has been a successful security consultant, public speaker and author.
  • Manja Kuchel

    Manja Kuchel

    Senior Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds
  • Matt Aldridge

    Matt Aldridge

    Principal Solutions Architect, Webroot BrightCloud
    Technical specialist and veteran of the cybersecurity and networking industries
  • Muhittin Hasancioglu

    Muhittin Hasancioglu

    CISO, Petronas (Malaysia)
  • Nadim Khater

    Nadim Khater

    Director Professional Services, Digital Shadow
  • Nasar Sadiq

    Nasar Sadiq

    Senior Regional Manager, MEA, Rapid 7
  • Nathan Swain

    Nathan Swain

    Former Security Advisor, UK Government (UK)
    Trusted Security Advisor at UK Government with over 2 decades of cyber experience in both physical & digital
  • Nicolai Solling

    Nicolai Solling

    Chief Technology Officer, Help AG
    Veteran leading design, deployment, and operation of many challenging network & security infrastructures for enterprise customers across industry sectors
  • Nour Fateen

    Nour Fateen

    Presales Manager, UKI & META, Recorded Future
    Worked in helping some of the largest businesses in the world improve their security posture using security intelligence
  • Pablos Holman

    Pablos Holman

    Hacker, Inventor, and Entrepreneur
    Arguably the world’s most diverse technologist and inventor with a portfolio spanning a spaceship for Jeff Bezos; world’s smallest PC, AI for stock market trading, and a laser gun to shoot mosquitos i
  • Palo Stacho

    Palo Stacho

    Co founder and Head of Operations, Lucy Security
    Entrepreneur & business developer in the IT industry for over 3 decades, co-founder of globally recognized IT security awareness company
  • Paula Januszkiewicz

    Paula Januszkiewicz

    CEO and Founder, CQURE Inc. and CQURE Academy
  • Remo Marini

    Remo Marini

    Chief Security Officer - Head of Group IT Operations Risk & Security, Generali
    CSO of Generali 2nd largest insurance group in the world with a total revenue of over 65 Billion Euros
  • Roland Daccache

    Roland Daccache

    Team Leader, META, Crowdstrike
  • Saad Ouchkir

    Saad Ouchkir

    Head of Customer Engineering for Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Google Cloud
    Googler, Tech Leader, Innovation Catalyst, Head of Cloud Customer Engineers for META region
  • Sam Tayan

    Sam Tayan

    Manager, Zoom Video Communications – MENA
  • Simon Willgoss

    Simon Willgoss

    Head of Managed Cyber Security Services, Help AG
    One of his professional highlights has been spearheading the successful transition from build to operations of ICT security infrastructure for a $2.5B all-digital hospital
  • Sreedevi Jayachandran

    Sreedevi Jayachandran

    Information Security Specialist, MIG Holdings
    A certified ethical hacker and ISO 27001 lead auditor, Sreedevi manages security operations for MIG holdings, one of the UAE’s leading insurance groups including ACE and DAMANA insurance.
  • Sudhir Menon

    Sudhir Menon

    VP Product Management & Strategic Alliances,, Help AG
    Founding member of Etisalat Digital’s foray into cyber security, played a key role in the successful Etisalat Digital - Help AG Integration, to build Help AG’s future foundation as the de facto Cyber
  • Sunil Gupta

    Sunil Gupta

    Co-Founder and CEO, QuNu Labs (India)
    Founder of India's first & only quantum cybersecurity products startup
  • Uday Deshpande

    Uday Deshpande

    CISO, Larsen & Toubro
    As CISO for Larsen & Toubro, one of India’s largest private sector companies with annual revenue worth over USD 21Bn per year
  • Vicente Diaz

    Vicente Diaz

    Threat Intelligence Strategist, Virus Total
    Specialist in Threat Intelligence and Threat Hunting, responsible for the APT Intelligence Reporting service
  • Viktor Polic

    Viktor Polic

    CISO, International Labour Organization (Switzerland)
    Actively contributing to inter-organizational working groups for establishing policies, standards, and guidelines
  • Wallon Walusayi

    Wallon Walusayi

    CEO & Co-Founder, 3 Data
  • Yuval Ben David

    Yuval Ben David

    Cyber Intelligence Analyst, Sixgill
    Cyber Intelligence Analyst in the cyber threat intelligence space by way of experience in journalism and emerging markets business intelligence

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