Reema Tewari, Regional Head, Risk & Governance, Technology & Operations, Africa & Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank

An experienced and versatile professional with over twenty years of experience in Risk, Consulting and Banking Domain in India and the Middle East. Having an in-depth knowledge of the banking and financial services sector with a consistent record of high impact achievement. Successful in leading large projects in the financial... On the personal front, married with a mother of two boys and fitness enthusiast. more

Siham Benhamidouche, Cybersecurity Officer for Middle East and Africa, Schneider Electric

Siham has been working for more than 15 years in IT and Cybersecurity. She started her career in Security at Areva T&D as Network Supervisor and then she became Telecommunication, Security and Messaging Manager to deliver all the security solutions (peripheric and end points) for a secure and performant network... In 2012, she moved to Schneider Electric where she has taken over the role of Web Infrastructure Director, maintaining and leveraging Amazon cloud or hybrid model to deliver relevant and secure infrastructures to critical applications. Since 2017, Siham has been working as Digital Risk Leader, protecting all Schneider Electric’s public facing footprint to secure interactions with Partners, distributors and Customers, and ensuring compliance with regulations as well as providing web security guidelines, standards and driving Cybersecurity awareness within the Global marketing practice. In 2019, she has also taken the role of Cybersecurity Officer for Middle East and Africa, where she is responsible for leading and implementing the Cybersecurity strategy across the zone, contributing to improve Schneider Electric’s cybersecurity maturity and posture. more

Goutam Pudota, Global Head of Information Security, IFFCO Group

Goutam is Global Head of information security for the IFFCO group of companies. He has 18+ years of experience in information security, with a masters in computer science. He has implemented cybersecurity programs for organizations such as Maersk, Juniper Networks and Tata Consumer Products across different geographies such... more

Salahuddin Almohammadi, Group IT Manager, HSA Group

Currently as Group IT Manager, Salahuddin is leading Digital Transformation Strategy for HSA Group. His deep experience in Information Technology since 1994, in Knowledge Management dates from 2003, in Professional Training since 2004, in Project Management since 2007 and in Digital Transformation since 2018.

Rahul Mathur, Regional Head, Business Risk Management, CPBB (Consumer, Private & Business Banking), AMEE, Standard Chartered

Over 26 years of experience in financial services across Risk Management, Operations, Global Channel Management, Service quality, Business Management and Transformation. Eahul worked in Country, Regional and Group roles in diverse geographies across Middle East, South Asia, and South East Asia. Over the last 14 years he has specialized in Risk Management and Transformation....

  • Global Head, Branch Service and Governance (Based in Singapore). This was a global role for providing strategic direction and leadership for service optimization, execution of transformational, continuous improvement initiatives and governance for 1500+ branches across 35 countries.  Also officiated as Global COO (Chief Operating Officer) for Channels in absence of the COO.
  • Head, Channel Management, South East & South Asia, Middle East, and Africa (Based in Singapore). This was a regional role with responsibility for increasing effectiveness of all consumer banking channels – Branches, ATMs, Contact Centres, and Internet & Mobile Banking in these geographies.
Some other leadership positions (along with business roles) have been:
  • Secretary, Regional Innovation Council, AMEE Region, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Secretary, Regional Significant Cases Committee, AMEE Region, Standard Chartered Bank>
  • Acting Global Chief Operating Officer (COO), Integrated Distribution Channels, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Secretary, Global Branch Leadership Team, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Secretary, Global Process Governance Committee, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Member, Global Contact Centre Leadership Team, Standard Chartered Bank

Craig McEwen, Group CISO, Anglo American

Craig McEwen was named Group Chief Information Security Officer of Anglo American in March 2020, where he is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of Anglo American’s cyber security programme globally.  Prior to this, Craig managed the Global Security Operations Centre within the business. Craig has been responsible for bridging the cyber...more

Srinivasa Narasimhaiah, IT Director, Julphar - Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries

Srinivasa is a global IT transformation executive with 20+ years proven experience and resilience in driving transformation in digitalisation, automation, SAP, IT projects, IT governance, IT systems, IT infrastructure, data centres, IT security,... more

Luqman Kondeth, Director Campus Technology Security, NYUAD

Luqman heads the Cybersecurity department at NYU Abu Dhabi. He is a passionate believer in enabling the business through Cybersecurity and advocates an “enable and enhance” vision for Cybersecurity. Prior to this role, he led the IT network architecture in NYUAD. Previously he led professional services consultancy with... more

Dr. Ian Oliver, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (Cybersecurity), Nokia Bell Labs, Finland

Dr Ian Oliver is a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs Finland working on Trusted and High-integrity Cyber Security in 5G and future 6G telecommunication systems including areas such as Edge Cloud, IoT and Trusted Computing. Much of the work is involving safety-critical systems such as medical, aerospace and railway systems build upon these technologies. He...more

Jeremy King, VP, Regional Head for Europe, PCI Security Standards Council

Mr. King leads the Council’s efforts in increasing adoption and awareness of the PCI Security Standards internationally. In this role, Mr. King works closely with the Council and representatives of its policy-setting executive committee from American Express, Discover, JCB International, Mastercard and Visa, Inc. His chief responsibilities include gathering feedback...more

Hadinur Hora Imlani, Head of IT Innovation, Index Exchange

Hadinur has more than 20 years of experience handling Telecoms, IT Infrastructure, Security, and Governance. He currently leads IT and Innovations at Index Exchange LLC. His certificates affiliations are with Microsoft, Cisco, ISO 27001, and ISACA. Hadinur holds a BS Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering,... more

Andrew Morfill, CISO, Komainu

Andrew Morfill is Komainu’s Chief Information Security Officer. He has 13 years’ experience and is specialised in building and operating cyber capabilities across the private and public sector, including finance, telecoms, and defence. Prior to joining Komainu, Andrew acted as Global Head of Cyber Defence at Santander Group.... more

Vignesh B.S. Pillai, VP Technology, Mashreq Bank

Vignesh is a technology leader with a great balance of business and technology management experience in leading banks in the Middle East region. He has over two decades of rich overseas and indigenous experience in managing banking technology-related business operations to keep running at the highest availability  encompassing varied world-class technologies. Additionally,...more

Anoop Paudval, Information Security Manager, Gulf News

Anoop brings his information security Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Management experience to help GN Media to ensure Project Management and Operational Risk Management, cost reduction and improvement of People, Process and Technology performances. He has over 20 years' Information Technology (IT) GRC management experience enabling business-based decisions...more

Mohammad Faheem, Cyber Security Lead, Chalhoub Group

Mohammad is a senior security professional and architect with over 16 years of experience in delivering large-scale cybersecurity transformation projects. He has experience in delivering complex security programs for customers operating across Europe and Asia with varying regulatory, compliance and industry-specific...  more

Amr El-Hatter, Regional Sales Manager, EMEA, FireMon

Amr El-Hatter is a Regional Sales Manager for Cybersecurity Vendor, FireMon. Based in Dubai, Amr is responsible for driving the awareness and growth of FireMon within the META region. In this role, Amr works closely with enterprise organisations to build out comprehensive and innovative security programmes to deliver the highest security posture available. His knowledge...more

Amr Ahmed, Senior Sales Engineer, EMEA, FireMon

Amr Ahmed is a Senior Sales Engineer for Cybersecurity Vendor, FireMon. Based in Dubai, Amr is responsible for working with strategic partners and customers to deliver comprehensive and innovative security programs across the Middle East and Africa regions. Amr has more than 12 years’ experience in managing network security services and operations.

Ron Peeters, Vice President Middle East and Emerging Markets, Synack

Ron Peeters is a seasoned IT industry executive with more than 30 years experience working for an array of advanced technology companies around the world.  He is Vice President of Middle East and Emerging Markets for Silicon Valley based Synack, Inc., a rapidly emerging market leader in offensive and crowdsourced security testing. Normally Ron is every month...more

Hamid Qureshi, Territory Sales Manager, Middle East & Africa, Entrust

Hamid Qureshi is directly responsible for the Entrust Data Protection Solution business in the Middle East. Hamid’s primary focus is to cultivate existing relationships with key customers and expand into new areas leveraging the expanded data security portfolio of Entrust.  Hamid has over 20 years’ experience of helping organisations, across all industry...more

Chris Robins, Senior Sales Engineer, EMEA, Beyond Identity

Chris Robins is a senior sales engineer for the EMEA region at Beyond Identity. He is an experienced security sales professional who has worked for several of the world’s top cybersecurity companies over his 20-year career. In his present position, he is charged with helping organizations change the way users validate their identity, be it for workforce...more

Nagaraj Hebbar, Senior Sales Engineer, META, Recorded Future

Nagaraj Hebbar works at Recorded Future as a Senior Sales Engineer covering the META region. He has 23 years of overall work experience in various roles and is a seasoned Information Security consultant implementing and architecting Cyber Security solutions in Network, Endpoint and Cloud domains for the last 17 years. Nagaraj holds multiple vendor certifications...more

Rabih Itani, Country Manager, United Arab Emirates, Vectra AI

Rabih Itani is the Country Manager, United Arab Emirates, at Vectra AI, an AI-driven network detection and response company that protects your cloud, data center, IoT and enterprise. (www.vectra.ai). Rabih is a Cybersecurity veteran with 30 years of expertise both in the industry and in the Middle East region.

Kapil Matta, Regional Manager, Enterprise - MEA, Malwarebytes

A postgraduate in Business (Finance & Economics) from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, with a bright academic profile and an illustrious career in Banking, Risk Management & Technology Consulting. Kapil is a self-starter with strong mentoring, teamwork and inter-personal skills and high adaptability to new challenges, as demonstrated by successful...more

Mr A Karthik, Chief Technical Evangelist, ManageEngine

Karthik Ananda Rao has over 20 years of IT experience, having started his career as a Network Administrator at Zoho. Today, He is the Chief Technical Evangelist for ManageEngine and heads the Technical Research and Marketing Team for MENA region. He has hands-on experience in all IT domains - vis-a-vis - IT/Enterprise Service Management, IT Operations Management,...more

Shreyans Mehta, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Cequence Security

Shreyans Mehta is the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Cequence Security. Cequence Security provides one of the most comprehensive API Security solutions that discovers API attack surface, identifies API risks and protects from abuse. Shreyans is an innovator in network security and holds several patents in the field. Before co-founding Cequence Security,...more

Mayuresh Kothari, Security Solutions Architect, Secureworks

Mayuresh Kothari is a Security Solutions Architect for Secureworks, based in Dubai. Mayuresh has been with Secureworks since 2018, working towards building customer relationships and driving engagement for more Connected and Secure IT environments. He has been in the Middle East region for the past 5 years and comes from a long experience of working in Cyber Security,...more

Kamel Tamimi, Director of sales Engineering, Cofense

Kamel Tamimi presently serves as the Director of sales Engineering Cofense (formally known as PhishMe) for the META/APAC regions and has over 19 years of Cyber Security experience. Throughout his time at Cofense, Kamel has assisted major enterprises in multiple verticals—including oil and gas, finance, energy, and aviation—across the region in establishing...more

Mohamed Eissa, Sales Director, META, Entrust

Mohamed Eissa, Sales Director at Entrust for the META-Region. With more than 10 years of experience within channel and sales management, his primary focus at Entrust is to strengthen relationships with key strategic accounts and expand existing strategic customers into new areas leveraging the digital security portfolio. Mohamed has been part of and led successful...more

Heni Zeini, Senior Technical Sales Consultant, Entrust

With over 16 years of experience in the ICT industry, Heni Zeini works at Entrust as a Senior Technical Sales Consultant. He is highly knowledgeable working with security vendors in the IAM space. In his free time, he enjoys adventure sports and recreational activities.

Jason Kent, Hacker in Residence, Cequence Security

For over the last 20 years, Jason has been ethically peering into Client Behavior, Wireless Networks, Web Applications, APIs and Cloud Systems, helping organizations secure their assets and intellectual property from unauthorized access.  As a consultant he's taken hundreds of organizations through difficult compliance mine fields, ensuring their safety. ...more