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, Group CISO and Privacy Officer, 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

Philippe Lopez, Head of Security, Cigna International Health

Philippe Lopez is currently the Head of Security for Cigna International Health based in Dubai - UAE, with a primary focus on protecting health ecosystem critical information and technology assets across the MEA and APAC regions. Cigna Health is a Global leading health benefits provider guiding patients and customers through the healthcare system for more than 190...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

Khalid Abubaker, Regional Sales Manager, Gatewatcher

Khalid Abubaker in Cybersecurity specialist for over 12 years, with over 24 years in Information Technologies. Khalid is holding Engineering Bachelor degree major in Electronics and Telecommunications from Jordan University of Science and Technology. Khalid started his career as technical engineer, then product manager, into the business in the middle east region....more

Theshan Mudaly, Solutions Engineer, BeyondTrust

Theshan Mudaly is a Solutions Engineer at BeyondTrust. Before that, Theshan has handled various consulting, analyst and engineering functions in relation to pre and post-sales roles in the cybersecurity industry. Thanks to his diverse and 15 years plus experience, Theshan is able to understand and anticipate organisations’ challenges related to access and endpoints...more

Khaldoon Al-dalabih, Enterprise Account Manager, BeyondTrust

Khaldoon is an Enterprise Account Manager at BeyondTrust, with a decade of experience in Cybersecurity and ICT End User Sales. His proficiency in the IT security ecosystem has enabled him to establish and maintain trusted, long-term partnerships with strategic accounts in verticals such as Banking, Government, and Oil & Gas. Leveraging his expertise,... more

John Smith, CTO EMEA, Veracode

John Smith is the Chief Technology Officer in EMEA. John has worked in Information Security for more than 20 years, and in Application Security specifically since 2004. He helped drive the evolution of AppSec, from ad-hoc testing using a range of technologies such as Dynamic Analysis through to the comprehensive and programmatic approaches seen in mature organisations...more

Renze Jongman, Manager, Mandiant Intelligence

Renze Jongman is a Principal Consultant for Mandiant’s Intelligence Capability Development Team. He brings decades of experience in the government and financial sector to the Middle-East, Europe and Asia, where he guides organizations through the process of developing a Cyber Threat Intelligence Program.
Renze started his career in Law Enforcement: his work...more

Ahmet Öztoprak, Sales Director META, Binalyze

Ahmet Öztoprak is a seasoned sales manager with more than 15 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry. He has worked for several multinational cybersecurity companies and has a strong technical background, enabling him to provide customized solutions to clients rather than just products. Currently, he serves as the Senior... more

James Sherlow, Systems Engineering Manager, EMEA Cequence Security

James Sherlow has extensive application security engineering experience gained in both the private and public sectors. Through many years of practical engineering experience and research, he has become an acknowledged expert in cyber security, threat intelligence, secure application delivery of content and the heightened risks & threats associated with them. Prior...more

Abhijit Tannu, Data Security Expert, Seclore

Abhijit Tannu is a highly accomplished entrepreneur and Data Security Expert with over 15 years of experience in leading technology and product management. He is passionate about building products in the cyber security space that solve real life customer problem most effectively.  Abhijit has built many innovative products and technologies for enterprise applications...more

Mamdouh Al-Gendy, Digital Security Centre of Excellence, Entrust

Cybersecurity professional with 14+ years of experiences, specialized in Digital Transformation, Strategy and Governance, Cyber Defense and Response & Cryptography. 

Raghul Mohan, Lead - Technical Consultant, ManageEngine

Raghul Mohan is a customer-centric professional with 9+ years of experience in B2B and IT industries. As a team lead at ManageEngine, a division of Zoho Corporation, he provides technology consulting and ensures customer success across India and various international markets, including the USA, the UK, the middle-east and south east Asia. As a part of his ever-growing...more

Melih Berk Ekşioğlu, Threat and Vulnerability Management Group Manager, Cyberwise / Securrent ME

Berk has been working as an ethical hacker / penetration for the past 10 years mainly focusing on web, API, mobile application penetration testing. He also enjoys conducting internal and external network tests with growing interest on cloud and container security. He also enjoys bypassing antiviruses and other security measurement including physical locks. His expertise...more