Speakers

Ebrahim AL-Alkeem, Information Security Manager, 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... more


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...more


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... more


Tim Ayling, Kaspersky Fraud Prevention Lead, Kaspersky Lab


Tim has over 20 years’ experience in the cybersecurity and anti-fraud industry, beginning straight after university in 1997. Beginning in technical support, and working as a System Engineer, Tim began his leadership career when he established Entrust Inc. in Australia in 2003, being made Vice-President Asia Pacific in 2006. Tim has held numerous leadership roles...more


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... more


Michael Hirschfeld, Cyber Security Adviser, SABSA


Michael is a Cyber Security Adviser with David Lynas Consulting providing high level assistance on Cyber Related matters. He was formerly the Chief Information Officer and CISO at the Australian Commonwealth Department of Finance and where he had executive responsibility for ICT as well as physical security within that agency. He has previously held senior roles...more


Nicolai Solling, Chief Technology Officer, Help AG Middle East


Nicolai Solling is the Chief Technology Officer at Help AG Middle East. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing Help AG’s professional services, support services, and technical vendor management across the region. In addition to overseeing technical services and solutions delivered in the market, he is also involved in coordinating the enablement of teams...more


Malay Upadhyay, Technical Head Middle East, Sophos


Malay Upadhyay is the head of Sophos’ technical team in the Middle East where he leads a team of engineers.  He received a Masters in computer science from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He has been involved in the information security field for more than 12 years and when not tinkering with security tools, Malay talks at trade... more


Ron Peeters, Managing Director EMEA, Synack


Ron Peeters is a seasoned IT industry executive with more than 30 years experience in IT working for an array of advanced technology companies around the world. As Managing Director, he is responsible for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region for Silicon Valley based Synack, Inc., a rapidly emerging market leader in offensive security testing and controlled crowdsourced...more


Ilmaz (Kory) Kashkooli, Managing Director, TNCT


ILMAZ (KORY) KASHKOOLI is the founder of TNCT, a Cyber Security System Integrator team that no matter what has always stayed loyal to its core values of professionalism, integrity, and innovation. Kory has more than 17 years of experience in the IT industry most of which has been focused on network security, virtualization and cloud security. Throughout this...more


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...more


Andy Renshaw, Senior Director, Market Planning, Fraud and Identity, ThreatMetrix


At LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Andy helps solve the complex challenges of the evolving fraud, identity and authentication market, getting to the root of business problems and architecting solutions to match. Andy brings deep industry expertise from working in the financial services industry, skilled in Banking, Credit Analysis, Fraud solutions, Risk transformation,... more


Shuman Ghosemajumder, CTO, Shape Security


Shuman is CTO at Shape Security, whose technology platform protects the web and mobile applications of the world’s largest banks, airlines, and retailers, against advanced fraud and cybercrime. In 2018, it was ranked by Deloitte as the #1 fastest-growing company in Silicon Valley and named by Fortune as one of the leading AI companies. Shuman previously... more


Ian Evans, Managing Director, EMEA, OneTrust


Ian Evans serves as Managing Director for EMEA at OneTrust, a global leader in privacy management and marketing compliance software which helps organisations operationalise data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Evans is a diversified senior executive with over 20 years of experience in data privacy and CRM technology applications and services. In his role,...more


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,...more


Nour Fateen, Pre-sales Consultant, Recorded Future


Nour Fateen is a cyber-security specialist with more than five years in experience in the industry. Currently at Recorded Future, Nour has previously held positions in Cisco Systems and Goldman Sachs. Nour graduated with a Masters in Electronic Engineering & Nanotechnology from University College London. Nour has spent the last three years helping some of the...more


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,... more


Andrew de Lange, Solutions Consultant, Anomali


Andrew de Lange is a solutions consultant for Anomali. Andrew has over 15 years experience in cyber security, with the bulk of that time spent in Financial Services and Banking, he is an evangelist for Cyber Threat Intelligence collaboration initiatives and community-driven defence.


Brian Byagaba, Senior Manager Information Security, Commercial 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...more


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...more


Slam Laqtib, Sr. Product Manager, Thales


Slam Laqtib is a well-known figure in the encryption world as speaker and technology evangelist with over 20 years’ experience.  As a Silicon Valley software veteran, Slam has designed innovative key management and data protection technologies and solutions; he has also architected and deployed numerous data protection solutions for enterprise and government...more


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... 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


Neil Haskins, Head of Security & Technology Operations, Careem


Neil is a senior executive specialising in Information and Cyber Security with nearly 30 years of architectural, operational and leadership experience.  He holds memberships in the Institute for Information Security Professionals and the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security studies. He has operated within in both internal security organisations...more