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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
  • 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
  • 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 , United Arab Emirates
    Participated in the creation and management of French government 24/7 watch and alert center and leaded the coordination of cybersecurity crisis simulations
  • Gary Brantley

    Gary Brantley

    CTO, Beazer Homes , United States
    Technology strategist who battled America’s largest cyber security attack
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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