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Conference Speakers

1 – 3 April 2019 Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE

Conference Speakers

Delve into the minds of technology experts!

  • Abdulla Bader Al Sayari

    Abdulla Bader Al Sayari

    CISO, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi
    Expert in INFORMATION SECURITY and certified with PRINCE2, CISSP, CISM, CISA, Cyber Resilience ITIL, MSP.
  • Alex Depret-Bixio

    Alex Depret-Bixio

    VP Sales, META, Cofense
    Specialist in IT Security: Authentication, Content filtering, GRC, IAM, DLP, SIEM, SOC, AntiVirus, Encryption, 3D Secure, Online Anti Fraud solutions
  • Anwar Homsi

    Anwar Homsi

    Author, Statistician, Entrepreneur and Professor, and Artificial Intelligence Expert
    Dr. El-Homsi has more than 25 years of global leadership of combined experience in Applied Statistics, Artificial Intelligence, Lean Six Sigma, and Design Thinking
  • Arndt Lingscheid

    Arndt Lingscheid

    Product Manager, Virtual Forge GmbH
    18 years of SAP experience in Pre-Sales, Product Management, Product Consulting, Secure ABAP programming and secure SAP configuration
  • Brian O’Toole

    Brian O’Toole

    CISO, ericsson
    Brian has worked his way from the bottom to the very top of the information security chain at Ericsson
  • Christine Nasserghodsi

    Christine Nasserghodsi

    Organizational Transformation and Human Potential, VP, TELLAL Institute
    She is the co-founder of Mirai, a strategic innovation consultancy, and a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania in organizational learning with a focus on leadership for innovation
  • Corey Thomas

    Corey Thomas

    CEO, Rapid7
    Technology executive with broad experience directly leading sales, marketing, and engineering teams to sustainable growth.
  • Ewan Duncan

    Ewan Duncan

    Group Head of Security, Associated British Ports
    Ewan is Group Head of Security for the UK’s largest Port Operator and CEO of the UK Defence Agency
  • Faisal Sibai

    Faisal Sibai

    SVP & CISO, 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
  • Furqan Al Hashmi

    Furqan Al Hashmi

    JP Morgan Chase
    He has been awarded MESA CISO 100 in 2017 and earned CISSP, CRISC, TOGAF 9, PMP, CCIE certifications.
  • Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson

    CEO, Managing Partner and Regional Founder, ROKABOAT
    For over 20 years, as both client and consultant, he advised and assisted commercial enterprises and banking organizations across Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa.
  • George Eapen

    George Eapen

    Global CISO, Petrofac
    George protects the information security of 12,750 employees and 24 global offices for all ventures of the whole Petrofac group.
  • Ghayas Nazir

    Ghayas Nazir

    Group Managing Director, NVIDIA
  • Ian Khan

    Ian Khan

    Technology Futurist
    A three times TEDx Speaker & Author, Ian has impacted over 5000 organizations in his career of 20 years to help organizations understand emerging tech
  • Ian Trump

    Ian Trump

    CISO, AMTrust International
    An ITIL certified IT professional with 25 years of experience in IT security and information technology
  • James Bore

    James Bore

    IT Security Manager, Merlin Entertainment
    He finds solutions for problems, leaning on existing tooling and expertise as much as possible to solve cyber security challenges.
  • James Hadley

    James Hadley

    Founder and CEO, Immersive Labs
    James is an ex-GCHQ security researcher and instructor. He launched the world’s first Digital Cyber Academy. He leads day-to-day operations and strategic roadmap.
  • Jamie Woodruff

    Jamie Woodruff

    Europe’s number 1 ethical hacker and the man who hacked Kim Kardashian
    The man who hacked Kim Kardashian and who found vulnerabilities in Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube and many more applications.
  • Jason Dibley

    Jason Dibley

    Director, QCC Global
    He has been active in countering espionage operations for the last 20 years and constantly evolves new procedures and solutions for emerging surveillance threats
  • Jens Christian Høy Monrad

    Jens Christian Høy Monrad

    Head of Intelligence EMEA, FireEye
    With more than 15 years of experience, he helps organizations understand the risks they face based on the way they operate
  • John I Meakin

    John I Meakin

    Group Chief Information Security Officer, CSK
    A specialist in information security with more 20+ years of experience and he was one of the very first CISOs with Reuters in the late 1980s.


    He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of several large diversified investment companies for 15 years, managing their principal investments.
  • Jonathan Reichental

    Jonathan Reichental

    CIO, City of Palo Alto
    He was one of the 20 most influential Chief Information Officer's in the United States in 2016. An experienced IT leader with over 28 years of experience
  • Jordi Puigneró i Ferrer

    Jordi Puigneró i Ferrer

    Minister of Digital Policies and Public Administration, Government of Catalonia
    He is currently the Secretary for Governance of the Information and Communication Technologies attached to the Government of Catalonia’s Ministry of the Presidency.
  • Joseph Bradley

    Joseph Bradley

    Global Vice President IoT, Blockchain, AI and Incubation Businesses, Cisco
    An advocate for the IoT movement, speaking worldwide about committed leadership in the digital age.
  • Kevin Mittnick

    Kevin Mittnick

    The world’s most famous hacker and formerly on the FBI’s most wanted list
    Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge.
  • Kristo Vaher

    Kristo Vaher

    CTO, Estonia
    A Chief of Technology for Estonian government and spearheading the long term architecture and technology vision with his team.
  • Leigh Flounders

    Leigh Flounders

    Senior Vice President and Head of Digital Strategy, Emirates NBD
    A recipient of 2017 Finance Monthly NZ CEO Of The Year and many more startup of the year awards.
  • Lucy Hedges

    Lucy Hedges

    BBC Presenter and Technology Editor, UK Metro
    Technology editor and presenter specializing in consumer technology with 10+ years experience in print, online and broadcast media platforms and live.
  • Maitham Al-Lawati

    Maitham Al-Lawati

    General Manager, Oman Data park
    Maitham has more than twelve years of experience in risk management, compliance, cyber security and is a seasonal international speaker.
  • Martijn Dekker

    Martijn Dekker

    CISO, ABN Amro
    Martijn protects the information security of ABN AMRO and he is also a member of the security board of advisors of IBM and the RSA
  • Michael Meli

    Michael Meli

    CISO, Julius Baer
    He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of information security, safety and IT audit within numerous large companies, including banks.
  • Mo Ahddoud

    Mo Ahddoud

    A security expert who is currently serving as the Chief Information Security Officer at SGN.
  • Moaiyed Al Bargan

    Moaiyed Al Bargan

    A regional player contributing to Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision and one of the pillars of the Kingdom’s economic evolution.
  • Moeen Qaemi Mahmoodzadeh

    Moeen Qaemi Mahmoodzadeh

    Information Security and Quality Manager, Almarai
    Moeen currently champions and drives the cloud security strategy and considerations across all Cloud provisioned services for Almarai
  • Mohamed A. Riffai

    Mohamed A. Riffai

    Chief Information Security Officer, National University of Science and Technology of Oman
  • Mohammad Khaled

    Mohammad Khaled

    Adjunct Professor for Business and IT, Abu Dhabi University
    A seasoned IT leader with 15+ years track record of transformation Technology, Information, Security and delivering challenging IT Solutions and projects
  • Mohammed Lawand

    Mohammed Lawand

    Founder, Cyber-Mo and Associate BAH
    An expert who spent around 7 years helping organizations building cyber risk models and establishing information security management systems.
  • Nathan Swain

    Nathan Swain

    CISO, ADSS Group
    A Global Senior leader in Cyber Security within financial services government including IT Risk, cyber Resilience, Threat Intelligence and Security defense design and testing
  • Nigel Gibbons

    Nigel Gibbons

    Associate Director and Senior Advisor, NCC Group
    He’s a cybersecurity and cloud computing consultant who introduces a fresh approach to entrenched attitudes on cybersecurity and threat prevention.
  • Paul Copping

    Paul Copping

    International Advisor, Sightline Innovation Inc
    He has 7 years of experience at TRL Ltd as Corporate Development Director and 20 years of senior commercial management in the international telecoms industry
  • Raveendaran Sabapathi

    Raveendaran Sabapathi

    Test Lead, Emirates IT Group
  • Richard Starnes

    Richard Starnes

    Chief Security Strategist, Capgemini
    A Chief Security Strategist with over twenty years of experience and a recipient of the Information Systems Security Association - International Fellow, 2015 and many awards.
  • Rick McElroy

    Rick McElroy

    Head of Security Strategy, Carbon Black
    A Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with 20 years of information security experience
  • Robert Learney

    Robert Learney

    Lead Technologist, Digital Catapult
    Rob is the Lead Technologist in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Salman Yusuf

    Salman Yusuf

    Managing Director, Takeleap
    He was awarded the "The Most Influential People in Dubai" list from Arabian Business Magazine 2017.
  • Satyam Priyadarshi

    Satyam Priyadarshi

    Chief Data Scientist, Haliburton
    One of Top 50 Candidates in the United States - Nominated to be on the Corporate Boards by AgendaWeek
  • Shawn Maschino

    Shawn Maschino

    Chief Information Security Architect, SABIC
  • Sherif Hazzaa

    Sherif Hazzaa

    Managing Director - Intelligence Support & Security Consulting, ISnSC
    He has 20 years of professional Information Security experience with the last 12 years concentration on Information Assurance.
  • Shiba Prasad Mandal

    Shiba Prasad Mandal

    Ethical Hacker
  • Steven Bambury

    Steven Bambury

    Head of Digital Learning & Innovation, JESS
    An Apple Distinguished Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Fellow and a two-time winner of the GESS Award for Best Use of ICT
  • Ville Patrikainen

    Ville Patrikainen

    Company Security Officer, P&O Ferries
    Captain Ville Patrikainen is the Company Security officer for one of Europe’s largest and oldest Ferry Companies
  • Vivek Silla

    Vivek Silla

    Co-founder and Vice President,
    Vivek is an expert in cyber security governance, risk management, compliance, operational risk and financial crime prevention with over 11 Years of experience

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