Speakers

Imran Chowdhury, Global Data Protection Officer, Al Jazeera Media Network


Imran Chowdhury is a data trust professional with extensive experience in Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Data Governance. Imran brings together a diverse professional experience of over 25 years in technology in establishing data trust. When asked, he says he likes to connect dots. His expertise in business architecture, portfolio management, service management, project...more


Shaik Abdulkhader, CISO for Leading Energy Company in Qatar


Shaik Abdulkhader is a proven visionary cybersecurity leader with 28+ years of experience with strong business acumen and excellent working knowledge of cybersecurity, IT, IOT, IIOT & OT technologies. He has highly diversified industry exposure and multi geography experience, having excellent knowledge of Business & IT systems, products,...more


Maarten Stassen​​, Partner - Lawyer, Crowell & Moring LLP


Maarten Stassen is a partner in the Brussels office of Crowell & Moring, where he is a member of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Group. His practice focuses on privacy and data protection, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and cross-border data transfers solutions, as well as on the legal and operational aspects of the digital ecosystem,...more


Dr. Maode Ma, Research Professor, Qatar University


Prof. Maode Ma, a Fellow of IET, received his Ph.D. degree from Department of Computer Science in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999. Now, Dr. Ma is a Research Professor in the College of Engineering at Qatar University. He has extensive research interests including network security and... more


Davar Dattawala, Cybersecurity CD Manager, Ooredoo


An established and certified professional, bringing to the table 17+ years of cyber security and information risk management experience. Davar possesses proficiency in Offensive and defensive cyber security measures based on anticipated risks across assigned programs. He can establish effective BCP & DR plans according to project risk parameters, reengineering...more


Prof. Dr. Roberto Di Pietro, Professor of Cybersecurity, HBKU College of Science and Engineering


Prof. Dr. Roberto Di Pietro, ACM Distinguished Scientist, is Full Professor in Cybersecurity at HBKU-CSE (College of Science and Engineering at Hamad Bin Khalifa University). Previously, he was in the capacity of Global Head Security Research at Nokia Bell Labs, and Associate Professor (with tenure) of Computer Science at University of Padova, Italy. He started his...more


Radhakrishnan M, Innovation Lead / Chief Technology Advisor, Chapter Lead - Government Blockchain Association, Qatar


An ICDL, WHO, Bullet Proof® certifiedIT Global Advisory Head [Enterprise & Large Scale Blockchain , Artificial Intelligence solutions , Cloud , Industrial automation applications]with 21+yrsof successful Technology strategy, Product Ideation & strategy , Business Solution management , CxO consulting , Data & Analytics Engineering , Reporting Engineering...more


Giorgio Torre, Project Manager, Leading Consulting Firm


Project Manager with international experience in Technological and Disruptive Markets. He has managed multi-million dollars Projects in Europe and in the Middle-East, while offering through Social Media Reports, Dossiers and Market insights regarding Blockchain, Web 3.0, Metaverse, Digital Humans and AI.


Hani Al Khatib, Card Payments Expert, Leading Bank in Qatar


Hani holds a bachelor in Computer Science, and Master's degree in Blockchain Technology, with a total experience of 10 years in the card payments space. He participated in several digitization & automation projects to enhance traditional banking services. Being in the Blockchain space, Hani carries a comprehensive view of blockchain applications and use cases...more


Simon Brady, Managing Editor, AKJ Associates Ltd


Simon is a former journalist, editor and publisher specializing in wholesale financial markets, particularly the technology intensive areas of derivatives, securities trading, cash management and FinTech. He has sat as an Executive Director on the main board of a FTSE-250 listed media company and has spent a lifetime travelling the globe talking to CEOs, CFOs and...more


Abdullrazaq Zahran, Security Engineering Manager | METNA, Vectra


Abdullrazaq Zahran is working as Security Engineering Manager for Vectra.ai and covering METNA region. Zahran has a total of 12 years+’ experience in the Middle East region went through different cyber security and advanced networking solutions. Previously he was working as security engineering team leader across ME for multiple solutions, and across his career...more


Michael Byrnes, Director, Solutions Engineer iMEA, BeyondTrust


Michael Byrnes is the Director, Solutions Engineer iMEA for BeyondTrust. He has acquired a wealth of cyber security experience in a number of engagements over the last 10 years with a diverse set of IT companies across the Middle East. Thanks to his various roles as a security consultant, a systems engineer or within pre-sales, he gained extensive expertise in network...more


Niyaz Mohamed, Cyber Security Consultant, Secureworks


Niyaz Mohamed is a Cyber Security Consultant with 11 years of experience in Cyber Security. He is specialized in Managed Security Services, SIEM, SOAR, EDR, Vulnerability Management, Threat Intelligence and Risk Management, and has executed many successful and effective cyber security solutions for customers in the Middle East. Currently Niyaz evangelizes and advises...more


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


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


Parthi Sankar CISSP, Technical Director N.Europe, Anomali


Parthi is the Technical Director for Anomali ensuring Anomali clients realise the value of Cybersecurity within their organisation.  This involves exploring an organisation's place on the cybersecurity maturity curve in order to splice the right set of solutions and processes with the organisation's SOC and CTI teams to detect and prevent attacks...more


Afi Hashim, Regional Manager, Middle East, Turkey & India, Wallix


Afi HASHIM spearheads the Middle East & India business at WALLIX. With a customer centric approach, the company has grown its revenue and install base for the last 5 years and beyond. Having a comprehensive Identity and Access Security stack, the company helps enterprise organizations to implement a true Zero Trust security model. Under Hashim’s leadership,...more


Danish Khan, Presales Manager, Wallix


Danish Khan helps organisations overcome and resolve their Privileged Access Management challenges. He is an experienced Presales Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information security and services industries. Skilled in delivering POCs, demos and presentations with strong convincing skills to convert opportunities into business value, he joined...more


Sirajhusen Modi, System Sec Head, Al Meera Consumer Goods


Sirajhusen is a certified Network & System Engineer with 15+ years of experience in the areas of Cyber Security Management, Infrastructure Management, IT Operations & NOC Management. Currently, he is working at Al Meera as a cybersecurity professional, managing security and IT Infrastructure including System and Database.


Sertan Selçuk, Electronics and Communications Engineer, EMT


Proud to be the father of Ateş and Alev, Sertan Selçuk has been in the cybersecurity industry for over 20 years, taking on both commercial and technical responsibilities to protect critical infrastructures and air-gapped networks at global vendors, system integrators and customers.  Sertan Selçuk, an Electronics and Communications Engineer, has a master's...more