H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, Head of Cybersecurity, United Arab Emirates Government

Dr. Al Kuwaiti was appointed by the Cabinet as the Head of Cyber Security for the UAE Government since 2020. As the Head of Cyber Security, his mandate includes responsibilities as the Chairman of the UAE Cyber Security Council as well as Managing Director of the National Data Centre under the Supreme Council for National Security. As the Head of Cyber Security for...more

Abdulla Al Dhaheri, Cybersecurity Specialist, UAE Government

Abdulla Al Dhaheri is a cybersecurity specialist and red team penetration tester. Holding certifications in his fields include OSCP (offensive security certified professional), CEH (certified ethical hacker), eJPT, CBD (certified blockchain developer), Author of “Cybersecurity Fundamentals in Web 3”. The first person to have a revolutionary idea of blockchain...more

Rajesh Yadla, Head of Information Security, Al Hilal Bank

Rajesh has almost 15 years of experience in information security and technology risk management. He heads the information security function at Al Hilal bank and is responsible for protecting information assets in on-premises and cloud from external and internal threats. Before joining Al Hilal, he worked in Group42 to establish the information security function...more

Jeevan Badigari, Director of Information Security and Governance, DAMAC Properties

Jeevan is currently working as Director of Information Security and Governance at DAMAC Properties Dubai. Having over 16 years of experience in Information Security, Governance, Project Management, Risk Management, and Technology Management combined. Jeevan brings the expertise of delivering global security and compliance standards such as ISO27001 and PCI-DSS and...more

Hussein Hassan Shafik, CISO, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Hussein is an Information and Cybersecurity professional with more than 25 years of experience. He has recently been appointed Group Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and was formerly at Standard Chartered Bank as the Global Head of Special Engagements, Fintech & Partnerships and Chief Information Security Risk Officer for...more

Zaheer Shaikh, Chief Information Security Officer, Al Maryah Community Bank LLC

Zaheer Shaikh is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of Al Maryah Community Bank LLC, with 22 years of experience as an Information Technology (IT) professional with strong expertise in IT management, Information, Cyber Security, and IT enterprise architecture. Being a founding team member of the bank Mr. Shaikh has been demonstrating expertise in establishing...more

Vikalp Shrivastava, Global CISO, Kerzner International

Vikalp Shrivastava carries over 22 years of experience into different technology leadership roles and currently holds the Global CISO role for Kerzner International, based in Dubai, UAE. Vikalp worked for multibillion dollar casino resort organisations...Vikalp also led large cyber-attack protection companies and vendors as head for APAC in his past and worked with several different industries such as news media, banks, telecoms, oil & gas, technology and critical infrastructure companies etc. Vikalp is a well-known name in the information and cybersecurity world as leading thought leader. more

Hussain AlKhalsan, Chief Information Security Officer, ZAND

Hussain Al Khalsan joined Zand as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in June 2019. In his role, he oversees and manages the Cyber Security Programme of Zand. He is a seasoned professional with 15 years of experience in IT Security, Information Security and Cyber Security purely in the banking and financial services industry.

Aus Alzubaidi, Director of IT, Cybersecurity & Management, MBC Group

Aus Alzubaidi is a seasoned IT leader with over 19 years of experience in the media and entertainment, video production, information technology, and cybersecurity industries across the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, and North America. He has a proven track record of leading over 300 successful projects worth more than USD 200 million, making him widely recognized...more

Steve Kinghan, Head of Cyber Operations, Hiscox

Steve Kinghan is the Head of Cyber Operations within Hiscox Insurance’s information security team. Steve has been at Hiscox for two years, with his life prior being within military intelligence and offensive cyber operation