Antonio Dionisio, Group CIO, MIG Holdings
Antonio is a senior executive with more than 24 years of experience working in ICT. He spent 12 years of his career working for Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and 12 years in the Insurance industry, notably as Director in charge of the Security, Continuity, Compliance and IT Risk Centre of Excellence for AXA Mediterranean and Latin American region. He... was a permanent member of the Group Security and Continuity Strategic Council and lately held positions as Senior IT Director and CIO. He is now in charge of IT Transformation for MIG Group of companies and is sponsoring the Group Information Security and Business Resilience Program. Antonio holds a Computer Science degree, Information Systems Security post-graduation and an Advanced Management Certificate from Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics.
Frank Murray, CISO, Associate Vice President – IT Security, Risk & Business Resilience
Frank has over 12 years of experience in technical IT Security and Risk in defense, legal and insurance sectors. With experience in both operational and strategic security functions, Frank has the unique skillset of Red teamer turned Architect. In previous roles Frank was instrumental in the delivery of ISO 27001 and 22301 certification for the world’s... largest law firm, and worked extensively on projects for the US, UAE, British and Australian military. Prior to joining MIG, Frank was Security Architect for AXA Group in the Gulf region, implementing a comprehensive Security Transformation program. He is now leading the IT Security, Risk & Business Resilience unit for MIG Group of companies. Frank holds a Computer Science degree and CISSP, CEH, CISA, CISM, GIAC GCIH and GMON certifications and is a member of the GIAC Advisory Board.
Ashish Khanna, Group 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 enterprise-wide, state-of-the-art Information Security and Governance projects by managing multi-disciplined, multinational, cross-functional teams. His proven strengths and experience include: devising, implementing and managing organization’s corporate information security vision, policies and programs; developing, reviewing and re-engineering information security risk management strategies. In the past, Ashish has held similar positions for organizations, diversified over different domains such as, Investment banking, Manufacturing, Education, Consulting and Technology.
Bharat Gautam, Head of Information Security, DAMAC Properties
Bharat Gautam is addicted to everything related to Cyber Security/Information Security and is always trying to contribute to the Cyber Security fraternity. Bharat Gautam brings in multi domain experience and is spear heading the Information Security vertical as Head of Information Security for a leading luxury real estate developer in Dubai. Bharat... has previously worked with some of the biggest IT consulting companies for many years & brings in 14 Yrs. of core Cyber Security knowledge.Bharat is aware of the ever changing threat landscape & the need to improve our Security posture to remain ahead of the Internal & External threats.
Christos Christou, Chief Compliance Officer, Lulu Exchange
A professional Compliance Officer working 28+ years in the banking and non-banking industry. He has a BSc/Associateship degree from IFS, London, and an MBA from the University of Liverpool; He is CAMS® certified professional and he also has long experience in Project Management (ex-PMP® certified). He started his career from operations,... but after 4 years he moved into training within the bank due to his excellent knowledge and training talent, whereas since 1996 he worked part-time as a tutor/adjunct lecturer for professional academies and universities in Europe; in 2000 he was assigned as a group project manager for Compliance projects within the Bank he worked for and he continued in management positions within Compliance, designing and implementing policies, procedures, and systems. In mid-2013 he moved to UAE and since then he is the Chief Compliance Officer for Lulu International Exchange, managing and directing the compliance and AML/CFT function for the Group having presence in 10 countries around the world.
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... Healthcare, Aviation, Power, Oil & Gas in the MENAT region. Before this position, Suresh was Regional Leader for Gulf and Turkey. Here he aligned security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives for the Gulf & Turkey Region, ensuring that information assets and technologies are adequately protected. Suresh has been at GE since 2016. Before GE, he held a number of senior positions across the cybersecurity solutions industry.
Balaji Nagabhushan, Group Chief Administrative Officer, Tristar Transport
Balaji is Group Chief Administrative Officer at Tristar Group. Experienced in setting up Governance, Controls, Compliance, AML, Risk & Investigation functions in banking & finance, Balaji is a natural leader managing teams efficiently and able to connect & convince top management. He has the important certifications necessary to continue... improving my skills & knowledge in the subject areas.
Brian Byagaba, Senior Manager Information Security, Commerical Bank International
In his current role, Brian leads the Information Security team of Commercial Bank International (CBI), which is a UAE based bank. At the top of his agenda is working with CBI’s senior leadership team to prioritize and align security initiatives with the bank’s evolving strategy and risk appetite. This is especially important considering the fast pace of changes... within cyber security, (new threat actors, changing methods and motives of attack) and how banks do business today. Brian started out in risk management, consulting for clients across multiple industries; from financial services to telecom, retail and oil & gas companies. In his 15 years security profession experience, Brian has worked in leading institutions such as PwC, Barclays Bank delivering risk projects across Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia in numerous capacities. Roles included Head of Operational Risk and Information Security, Assistant Manager Systems and Process Assurance, Chief Operating Officer – Technology Risk, Vice President Internal Audit and Chief Internal Auditor. He holds industry certifications including CCISO, CISM, CISA, FCCA and an MBA from Durham University.
Adam Lalani, Group Head of IT, Tristar Transport LLC
Adam Lalani is the Group Head of IT for the Tristar Group of Companies. . Tristar is a fully integrated liquid logistics company servicing the downstream oil and gas industry with one-stop fuel logistic solutions offering surface transport, ocean shipping, dangerous goods warehousing, fuel farm management, Aviation, Petroleum Retail, Chemicals, and turnkey fuel supply... operations. The company has a presence in 18 countries spread across the GCC, Africa, Asia, Pacific and Central America and employs more than 1,800 people.In his varied career, he worked for one of the UK’s oldest high street chains tasked with a Y2K driven phase-out of old IBM AS/400 mainframes, before working on an automation project for 150 stores across the UK that provided real time sales data from each outlet. Later, he worked as the IT Manager for Europe and the Middle East for the steel trading subsidiary of Arcelor Mittal (Macsteel) before joining ESHIPS as Head of IT & Administration – working on projects that included the early adoption of various cloud-computing technologies. He moved to Tristar as a result of their US$90 million acquisition of ESHIPS in March 2016. At Tristar, Adam led the implementation of the region’s first production Blockchain SCM solution as well as the Group’s various Digital Transformation efforts. Adam is a certified ITILv3 Expert, a PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner, a Member of the British Computer Society and holds an MSc in Computer Network Management.
Helen Rabe, CISO, CBRE
An internationally experienced Information Security professional who specialises in complex strategic deliveries with a strong emphasis on security service management delivery across a broad range of industry and technology sectors. Her wide range of key skills include providing consultative services to core stakeholders, up to and including Partner, C-Suite and Board... level. Helen is currently the CISO at CBRE. Previously she held the position of Head of Information Security at Costa Coffee. Before this, she built up strong range of experience in Security, Risk and Compliance across the financial services and technology service providers.
Craig McEwen, Global Head of Cyber Operations, Anglo American
Craig McEwen is the global Head of Cyber Operations at Anglo American, a position he has held since 2017. Before this role, Craig held a number of senior roles in threat intelligence and cybersecurity at Vodafone and other internationally established institutions. Craig has worked primarily in the defence sector, and has experience and expertise in managing large... budgets, running large scale projects and navigating spending constraints when it comes to cybersecurity investment.
Mike Pitman, CISO, Dunnhumby
Mike is a senior information security professional, with over 18 years’ experience who has worked at CISO level at a number of national & International organisations, across a variety of industries, including public sector, manufacturing, HR, Finance & Retail. He is currently the CISO at dunnhumby having recently taken up the position in February 2018,... where his responsibilities include security risk management, security consulting and security operations. At dunnhumby he is leading a global information security transformation programme, which puts the security at the heart of the business and aims to make it the differentiator from their competitors when it comes to bidding for new business. Before joining dunnhumby, Mike headed up the information security function at the John Lewis Partnership for 3 years and was Global CISO at Adecco prior to that.
Spencer Summons, Head of Information Risk and Security, Tullow Oil
Spencer Summons MBA, CISSP, GICSP has over 20 years of security experience in both public and private sectors, including time advising the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure, and the Olympic Delivery Authority in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. In his current role, Spencer is responsible for developing and implementing cyber security strategy and awareness across an upstream Oil and Gas company. His particular interests include identifying risk and opportunity through the creation of digital situation awareness, threat intelligence and cultural mechanisms to drive behaviour change.
Ebrahim AL-Alkeem, Head of Information Security, ENEC
Ebrahim AL-Alkeem is a global digital leader specializing in the effects of Artificial intelligence and other exponentially developing technologies on the economy, Healthcare, and society, Ebrahim explains the threats and opportunities created by these new developments. During his 13 years in the cyber security industry, Mr. Ebrahim... has worked with many technologies in different positions from technical to management. Currently, he is managing the information security department within ENEC and acting as CISO. He holds Master of Science in Information security and a bachelor degree in communication engineering from Khalifa University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. studies at Khalifa University. Ebrahim presented many international and domestic seminar and published many papers in security related field. In 2015, Ebrahim won Tamayaz Excellence Award, Appreciation award in the category of inventions of information technology & smart services. Also, he is an active member of many of engineering associations across the world.