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, former 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

Davar Dattawala, Senior Analyst Customer Delivery, 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

Radhakrishnan Mahalingam, 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

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

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

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

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.

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

Parthi Sankar, Technical Director N.Europe, Anomali

Parthi is responsible for overseeing technical operations at Anomali and helps clients understand the importance of threat intelligence within their organisation. His work involves assessing an organization's cybersecurity maturity level to identify the most effective solutions and processes to detect and prevent attacks from skilled adversaries. These solutions could...more

Layale Hachem, Senior Solutions Engineer, BeyondTrust

Layale Hachem is a Solutions Engineer at BeyondTrust. Before joining the company, she worked 4 years at a cybersecurity-focused distributor in the Middle East as a Systems Engineer, a Product Specialist and a Solutions Engineer Team Leader. Over her previous and current professional roles, she has been able to build a comprehensive knowledge of the IAM and data protection...more

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

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

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

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

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

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