Martin Sivorn, Head of Cyber Security, Government Digital Service

Martin is an experienced Head of Cyber Security with a proven track record in building teams, driving outcomes and delivering digital transformation in a hands-on and strategic capacity. He is currently the Head of Security at Government Digital Service, a role he has held since the beginning of 2018. In this position, Martin is responsible for ensuring that...more

Ian Thornton-Trump, Head of Cyber Security, AMTrust International

Ian Thornton-Trump, CD, CEH, CNDA, CySA+, CPM, BA is an ITIL certified IT professional with 25 years of experience in IT security and information technology. From 1989 to 1992, Ian served with the Canadian Forces (CF), Military Intelligence Branch; in 2002, he joined the CF Military Police Reserves and retired as a Public Affairs Officer in 2013.... more

Phillip Davies, CISO, VP, Director of Fraud & Piracy & Group Head of Cyber, Sky

John Manning, Head of Technology Risk, Prudential

John joined Prudential UK in December 2002 as a Technical Consultant and now Heads the Company’s Technology Risk function. This diverse role includes Technology Oversight and guidance, Project Steering, Operational Capital Assessment, Business Continuity, Information Security and Privacy. In this role he balances the Business’s operational requirements against...more

Richard Meeus, EMEA Director of Security Technology and Strategy, Akamai Technologies

Richard is Akamai’s EMEA Director of Security Technology and Strategy. With over 20 years’ experience, Richard is responsible for designing and building secure solutions for some of the world’s most influential organisations. Starting out as a hardware engineer, his career has progressed alongside the tech industry as a whole, transitioning from a hardware to...more

Suresh Nair, Chief Information Security Officer – MENAT, GE

Suresh is currently Chief Information Security Officer - Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (MENAT) at GE Global, a position he has held since 2018. In this role he is responsible for defining Cyber Security strategy for MENAT region and providing strategic leadership to IT Security related projects & initiatives. Suresh supports all GE businesses including...more

Muhammad Babar, Head of Compliance, MoneyGram International

Muhammad is a Technology enthusiast with over 15 years' experience in the Banking and Payments technology/compliance spheres and is currently at the forefront of MoneyGram’s Digital revenue initiatives from a Global perspective. He graduated as a Computer Engineer from the University of Huddersfield- UK in 2002, and worked as a Software Developer / Design Architect...more

Ashish Khanna, Information Security Officer, Dubai Health Authority

Ashish Khanna is the Information Security officer (GRC Subject Matter Expert) working with a public sector organization in Dubai, a position he has held since 2015. He is an experienced information security strategist and has managed a portfolio of mission critical projects. He has over 12+ years of proven track record for successfully completing highly complex...more

Muhammad Rizwan Khan, Head of Compliance, Al Dahab Exchange

Mr. Rizwan Khan, CAMSFCI, CFCS has contributed in the anti-money laundering (AML) for last 2 decades and relies on his vast policing experience when speaking to various groups. He is one of the innovators of the RCMP’s Proceeds of Crime Program and associated as Head of Compliance in “Al Dahab Exchange” in addition to being an investigator and undercover operator...more

Ilham Ismail, Head of IT, Hospitality Management Holdings

Ilham Ismail is the Head of IT at Hospitality Management Holdings.  Ilham has over 20 years of experience as a specialised IT professional, managing complex and large projects, system and network administration and hardware support.  He has a proven ability in designing and delivering robust system products, programmes for technical solutions and orientations,...more

Astrid Hansen, Chief Compliance Officer and Head of Information Security, MENA, Barclays

Astrid has more than 12 years of experience in the areas of technology assurance, information and technology risk and compliance within Global Financial Services. Brought up in the innovative Scandinavian technology market, Astrid has worked both in assurance and consultancy at EY across the Nordics and Africa, before branching...Astrid is highly passionate about Technology and Information Risk Management in the challenged, high speed financial technology environments we surround ourselves with today. more

Hashim Saeed, Group Head of Information Technology, Azizi Developments

Hashim Saeed is the AZIZI Group Head of Information Technology, a role he has held since October 2017.  He has led a dynamic IT management career with 17+ years of experience effectively managing and delivering integrated IT enterprise solutions and is a strategic thinker who understands the bigger picture, combined with technical expertise and people skills...more

Shafiullah Mohamed Ismail, Senior Manager, Security Architect & IT Governance, Mubadala Development Company

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Kausar Mukeri, Head of Information Security InvestBank

Kauser Mukeri is a senior Cyber Security/Technology expert, specialising in design, implementation and maintaining complex IT infrastructure and Security setups. Kauser has extensive experience in working at various Banks & Financial institutes in Middle East (GCC) and India. He has designed & built cybersecurity and technology setups from...Kauser is presently working as Head of Information Security (CISO) at Invest Bank- UAE, where he has won various awards and accolades including: “Visionary in Cyber Security Practice 2017” award for introducing F5 solutions to enhance and secure application delivery for customers and business needs, “Driving Innovation in Cyber Security Practice 2018” awarded from Cisco Systems for successfully designing and deployment and comprehensive Integration with heterogeneous security solutions with maximum automation and defence in depth approach and “CISO 30 Awards” CISO 30 Middle East awards from Security Advisor ME for successful design & deployment of Information Security program. more