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Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Rd - Trade CentreTrade Centre 2 - Dubai - UAE

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Event Date Mon Mar 21 +03 - Wed Mar 23 +03 (3 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Sun Mar 20 5:00pm - Tue Mar 22 5:00pm
Location Dubai World Trade Centre
Sheikh Zayed Rd - Trade CentreTrade Centre 2 - Dubai - UAE
Region EMEA

GISEC 2021 wrapped up today with the biggest cybersecurity business conversations and conversions to empower the accelerated digital transformations of recent years.

A strong wave of optimism buzzed in the air as the global cybersecurity community bumped elbows and got together to discuss pivotal turning points, awe-inspiring new innovations and industry-focused security strategies in the year’s safest and most demanded live, in-person cyber show.



2022 Speakers

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti
Head Of Cyber Security, United Arab Emirates Government

The Honorable Minister Prof Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami)
Federal Ministry Of Communications And Digital Economy, Nigeria

His Excellency Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani
Director-General, Dubai Electronic Security Center

Jake Davis (alias Topiary)
Former Anonymous And LulzSec Hacker Now Educating And Empowering The Next Generation Of Hackers And Security Experts

Jayson E. Street
World Class Hacker & Author, Who Notoriously Robbed Banks Across 5 Continents

Gal Nagli
Bug Bounty Hunter, Top 5 In HackerOne Leaderboards

Christine de Souza
Board Of Directors, Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), US

MK Palmore
Former Head Of FBI San Francisco Cybersecurity Investigative Branch, US

Syed Abdul Qadir
Executive Director | Technology Consulting & Cyber Risk Assurance PwC, Pakistan

Sultan Owais
Digital Lead, Prime Minister's Office - UAE

Andrew Ginter
VP Industrial Security, Waterfall Security

Bernard Montel
Technical Director And Security Strategist, Tenable

Muath Alhomoud
CISO, Tiqmo, Saudi Arabia

Amer Sharaf
Director Of Compliance Support And Alliances, Dubai Electronic Security Center

Eyas Hawari
Managing Director, Immersive Labs

Barak Hadad
Head Of Research, Armis

Harshit Agarwal
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Appknox

Hessa Al Nahdi
CISO, Abu Dhabi Department Of Culture & Tourism

Ben Halpret
CISO, Groupon, US

Yasser Al Yousef
Chief Information Security Officer, Ministry Of Justice (Saudi Arabia)

Alaba A. O. Oluwayimika
IT Asset Management Lead, Dangote Group, Lagos, Nigeria

Craig Jones
Director Cybercrime, Interpol, Singapore

Oleg Shakirov
Senior Expert, Center For Advanced Governance, Russia

Rastislav Janota
Director, National Cyber Security Centre (SK-CERT), National Security Authority, Slovakia

Shamma Bin Hammad
Founder-CEO, CyberHero, UAE

Mansi Thapar
Divisional Head - Global Cybersecurity, Apollo Tyres Ltd., India

Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi
Director General Of NITDA, Nigeria

Dr. Devrim Unal
Research Assistant Professor Of Cyber Security At The KINDI Center For Computing Research, College Of Engineering, Qatar University

Amandeep Bhangu
Award-Winning Journalist & Former BBC Presenter, Reported Across 30 Countries

Paul de Souza
Founder, Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), US

H.E. Ambassador Amir Hayek
Israeli Ambassador To The United Arab Emirates

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Rami Efrati
Founding Member And Former Head The Civilian Division Of The Israel National Cyber Bureau In The Prime Minister's Office

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola
Chair, African Union Cyber Security Expert Group

Omnia Al Saleh
Radio Presenter, Pulse 95 Of The Tech Show: Future Talk

Malcom Smith
Risk Head, Government Entity, Qatar

Muhittin Hasancioglu

Dr. Hussain Al-Wasly
Director Of Information Technology, Jubail Energy Services Company JESCO, Saudi Arabia

Viktor Polic
CISO & Head Of Information Security And Assurance Services, International Labour Organisation, Switzerland

Robert M. Lee
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Dragos Inc. US

Seunghun Han
Hypervisor & Senior Security Researcher At National Security Research Institute Of South Korea

Uday Deshpande
CISO, Larsen & Toubro Group Of Companies

Omar Khawaja
CISO, Highmark Health, US

Mark T. Hofmann
Behavioral- & Cyber-Profiling, Germany

Syed Ali
Senior Advisor To VP Cybersecurity Sector ( CISO Stc Group ), Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Al Zarouni
VP And Head Of IT Department, Investment Corporation Of Dubai

Ramakrishnan Natarajan
VP IT, Emirates Hospital

James Connolly
Regional Director Middle East, Darktrace

Ahmed Nabil Mahmoud
Regional Senior Business Information Security And Risk Officer (BISO), Standard Chartered Bank

Veneeth Purushotaman
Group CIO, Aster DM Healthcare

Bahi Hour
Director Of Systems Engineering – META, Attivo Networks

Roland Daccache
Sales Engineering Manager - MEA, CrowdStrike

Matthew Ellison
Channel Sales Engineer, Appgate, UK

Oren Elimelech
Founder & CEO, CyberTeam360

Malek Abutayeh
IT/OT Manager – Middle East & Central Asia, Confidential

Ray Kafity
Vice President - Middle East Turkey And Africa (META), Attivo Networks

Moiz Baig
Cybersecurity Advisor, Nokia

Mayowa Adegoke
Award Winning TV Show Host And International Journalist

Mohamed G. Abdalmksoud
Director Of Information Technology, United Eastern Medical Services, Mubadala Health

Quentin Gaumer
Director, Information Security Engineering And Cyber Resilience, Careem

Goutam Pudota
Group Head Information Security CCISO, IFFCO Group

Abdullah Marghalany
Cybersecurity Chief Officer, Ministry Of Health General Directorate Of Health Affairs In Medina, Saudi Arabia

Tareque Choudhury
Vice President - Technology Risk & Infrastructure Operations, Dubai Airports

Ali AlKhamis
CISO, Raya Financing

Daniel Kalinowski
Hacker From Poland,Security Researcher At ISEC.Pl

Gregory Francis BEM JP
Cybercrime Prevention Specialist

Smith Gonsalves
One Of India’s Youngest Cyber Evangelist & Information Security Professional

Tarek Naja
Subject Matter Expert, Qualys, Dark Stage Technical Advisor

Borja Berastegui Anzorandia
Ethical Hacker, Spain

Mohammed Alshehri
General Manager - CISO, Alamthal Finance

Dr Faisal Sibai
CISO, Confidential, Saudi Arabia

Finto Thomas
Head Of Security, Alef Education, UAE

Hussain AlKhalsan
CISO, Zand

Jad H. Abdulsalam
CISO, Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden)

Carmen Marsh
President, United Cybersecurity Alliance

Mariam Alhammadi
Information Security Specialist, Ministry Of Interior, UAEr

Mathy Vanhoef
Professor, KU Leuven, Belguim

Abhishek Pratap Singh
Head Of Information Security Governance And Risk, Bank Muscat, Oman

Vladimir Radunović
Director Of Cybersecurity And E-Diplomacy, DiploFoundation, Serbia

Dr. Yask Sharma
CISO, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India

Deepak Kumar
Senior Digital Forensic & Cyber Intelligence Professional, India

Ekrem Zoroglu
Enterprise Solutions Delivery Group Head, Daimler AG, Turkey

Big Hass
The Master Of All Things Cool

Andrew Gould
Cyber Crime Programme Lead, National Police Chiefs' Council, UK

Inass Farouk
Marketing Director, Microsoft United Arab Emirates

Ashish Khanna
Shadow CISO & Cybersecurity Advisor, Dubai Government Entity

Jelena Zelenovic
Senior Head, CISO & OpRisk President, European Investment Bank Women4Cyber Foundation, Luxembourg

Deepak Kalambkar
IT Infrastructure Specialist & CISO, India

Dr. Hafiz Yasar Lateef
Cyber Security Head -Health ICT Services, NSW Government The Government Of New South Wales, Australia

Nikolaos Thymianis
CISO @ Caresocius, Exception Managemnt/Risk Management-Exception Management Associate, Pfizer

Nathan Swain
Trusted Former Security Advisor

Dr. Erdal Ozkaya
Chief Cybersecurity Strategist, Professor, Australian Charles Sturt University, Australia

Illyas Kooliyankal
Chief Information Security Officer, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank

Muneeb Imran Shaikh
Data Privacy Manager, Saudi Credit Bureau - SIMAH, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al-Doseri
CISO Tas'heel Finance & Saudi Central Bank-SAMA Chairman Of The Financial Sector Cybersecurity Committee, Saudi Arabia

Amin Manji
SEVP/Group Chief - Information Technology & Digitalization Group, National Bank Of Pakistan

Hamad Al Katheri
CISO, Ministry Of Tourism, Saudi Arabia

Col Saeed Al Hajri
Director Cyber Crime Department, Dubai Police, UAE

Fahad Alqarni
Cybersecurity Manager, The Royal Commission For AlUla, Saudi Arabia

Atsushi Umino
Director Of The Office Of The Director-General For Cybersecurity, Ministry Of Internal Affairs And Communications, Japan

Aloysius Cheang
Chief Security Officer, Huawei UAE, United Arab Emirates

Kayihan Altinoz
AGM At The Information Technologies General Directorate, Ministry Of Interior Turkey

Ayad (Ed) Sleiman
CISO, King Abdullah University Of Science And Technology, Saudi Arabia

Francisco Z. Gaspar
Lead Cybersecurity, Telefónica, Germany

Shaju Bhaskaran
Information Security Officer & Head Of SOC - SMART QATAR, Ooredoo Qatar

Eng. Abdullah Biary
Chief Information Security Officer, United Cooperative Assurance, Saudi Arabia

Anoop Paudval
Information Security Manager, Gulf News, UAE

Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi
Director General, FIA (Federal Investigation Agency), Pakistan

Vivek Gupta
Vice President – Information Security (Global & Group CISO), GEMS Education, UAE

Heidi Young
Co-Founder, Women In Cyber Security Middle East, UAE

Khaula Karim
Co-Founder, SheSec Pakistan

Biju Hameed
Head- Technology Infrastructure Operations, Dubai Airports, UAE

Linoy Kidd
CIO - Markets And Securities, HSBC, UAE

Dr. Lopa Mudraa Basuu
VP ISM CyberSecurity & Technology Controls (APAC & EMEA)

Osei Bonsu Dickson
Chief Legal Advisor, Ministry Of National Security, Republic Of Ghana

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Partners

• Spire

• Huawei
• Microsoft

• Attivo Networks

• Pentera

• Cloudflare
• Secureworks
• Beyond Identity

• Darktrace
• ExtraHop
• Cyberteam

• Appknox
• Waterfall