SPEAKERS

Mohammad Alkhudari is a serial entrepreneur and top information technology, specialized higher education advisor and cybersecurity expert with a speciality in repositioning technology firms. He is an industry-leading authority in technology channels and specializes in digital transformation and international development, and operations in the Middle East.

Mohammad Alkhudari

Chief Executive Officer,

Green Circle

Jordan

Executive Director of the Human Security Engineering Consortium and author of You Can Stop Stupid, Security Awareness for Dummies, and Advanced Persistent Security. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media because of his work horizon.

Ira Winkler

President of Secure Mentem and Author of 'Security Awareness for Dummies' and 'You Can Stop Stupid'

United States

With more than 25 years of IT and cybersecurity experience, Al-Nimari played different roles, in government and private sectors, in different IT and cyber security fields. Awarded the Arab Social Media Cyber Security Influencer Award from 2019-2021 by the Arab Cyber Security Conference in Cairo and Top 2022 IFSEC Global Security Influencers.

Abdulrahman Al-Nimari

VP, Cyber Security,

Saudi Arabia

He is a Principal Investigator in the INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics and CONSUS, one of the most significant projects in Digital Agriculture. Prof Kechadi has published over 400 research articles in refereed journals and conferences. His research interests span the areas of cybersecurity, forensic computing and cybercrime investigations, Big Data analytics, distributed data mining, and Cloud/Grid computing.

Prof. Mohand Tahar Kechadi

Professor - School of Computer Science,

University College Dublin

Ireland

With 16 years of global experience with multiple businesses in Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Digital, etc, and in diverse domains, George Eapen is currently the Group C10 for Petrofac, one of the worlds largest O8G EPC Companies as well as Global Board of Advisor for IBM Security.

George Eapen

Group Chief Information Officer,

Petrofac

United Arab Emirates

Over the past three decades, Scott responded to thousands of Cyber Crime incidents and provided hundreds of computer intrusion threat briefings with the goal of educating the community on emerging computer intrusion threats and how to prevent them from becoming the next victim of a data breach.

Scott E. Augenbaum

Retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent; Author; Cybercrime Prevention Trainer,

Scott Augenbaum LLC

United States

Recognized as one of the top 50 technology leaders in the Middle East and in May, Glen also received a Cyber Sentinels – CISO – Award 2022. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Glen was a member of the Cyber Leadership Team for a global consulting firm in the Middle East.

Glen Thomas

Partner - Head of Technology and Cyber Consulting,

Grant Thornton

United Arab Emirates

Dr. Haidar Fraihat has more than 53 years of experience as ICT and technology expert and government leader. Presently Dr. Fraihat work as the Leader of the ESCWA Cluster on Statistics, Information Society and Technology. He has headed various leadership and government positions in Jordan.

Dr. Haidar Fraihat

Cluster Leader - Statistics, Information Society, and Technology,

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Lebanon

12 years of work experience in Cybersecurity with several cyber security and related certifications including CISSP, GRCP, TOGAF, ITIL, CGEIT and Certified Professional Forensics Analyst (CPFA). He is currently working for the Abu Dhabi government after 18 years of experience at Big 4 in Dubai.

Jacob Mathew

Head of Information Technology,

Government of Abu Dhabi Entity

United Arab Emirates

Successful, driven, high energy individual offering over 20 years of complex software sales experience seeking to bring a unique mix of closing acumen and service savvy to a thriving and stable organization. Exceptional sales and account management skills with extensive technology industry knowledge. Consistently recognized for excellence by peers, management & customers.

Nicole Lua

Sales Director,

Verimatrix

Oslo Norway

With elaborative experience in handling cyber incident response, cyber security, ransomware, information security, privacy, and compliance, Ricoh has helped major retailers and financial and health care organizations mitigate threats and risks from information security, privacy, and compliance standpoint. He is also a Digital Forensics expert for criminal and civil court cases.

Ricoh Danielson

CEO,

1st Responder, an Incident Response Firm

United States

Eng. Abdullah Faisal Biary the Chief Information Security Officer for United Cooperative Assurance. Abdullah received his master’s degree from Washington D.C. at the well-recognized George Washington University majoring in Cyber Security. He has also been a key speaker in large events and has received awards recognized globally.

Eng. Abdullah Faisal Biary

Chief Information Security Officer,

United Cooperative Assurance

Saudi Arabia

A seasoned IT security professional, Taha has a post graduate degree in Computer and Systems Security from University of Greenwich, London. He has earned many reputed industry certifications including CCIE-security and CISA. Taha reports to CISO, and is currently architecting and leading information security projects at DEWA.

Taha Hussain

Information Security Specialist,

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority - DEWA

United Arab Emirates

Experienced Investigator with a demonstrated history of working in law enforcement especially in Criminal Investigation and Cybercrime Investigation. Skilled in Teaching & Training in fields of Cybercrime Investigation, Law Enforcement, Criminal Investigation and Cybercrime Scene Management. Now working as an Associate Professor in Criminal Investigation and Cybercrime Investigation at Dubai Police Academy.

Dr. Hossam Elshenraki

Associate Professor,

Dubai Police HQ

United Arab Emirates

Eng. Mona Alshehri, a Saudi woman working as a Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance Analyst for Saudi Air Navigation Services. Mona received her Master’s degree in Cyber Security from the UK at a well-recognized university, the University of Birmingham. She has also been a speaker at large Cybersecurity conferences and events.

Eng. Mona Alshehri

Risk and Compliance Analyst,

Saudi Air Navigation Services

Saudi Arabia

Dr. Ahmed Abd El Hady Mohamed work experience ranges from cyber security, application security, design and implementation of laboratory data software to monitoring, analysis, reporting system program and survey lists programs with the application of artificial intelligence, threat intelligence, and data analytics science to analyze and resolve newer complex cyber threats.

Dr Ahmed Abd El Hady Mohamed

Director of Quality in General Administration for Quality and Environmental Affairs,

Holding Company for Water and Waste Water (HCWW)

Egypt

With over 20 years in various leadership, management, regulatory, policy making and strategy roles in the telecommunications and information technology sector in Middle East and Gulf region, and having worked with multinational vendors, H.E. Belal Hafnawi has wide multinational work experience in various telecommunications and digital transformation fields, with experience in managing complex projects, and operation and maintenance, optimization and performance of cellular networks.

H.E. BELAL HAFNAWI

Commissioner - Board Member,

Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC-Jordan)

Jordan

With more than 15 years of experience in public and private organizations related to Digital Transformation, Data, and Cybersecurity sectors currently, she is the Head of Digital Transformation Policies and Strategies at the Ministry of Digital Economy & Entrepreneurship of Jordan.

Nada Khater

Head of Digital Transformation Policies and Strategies,

Ministry of Digital Economy & Entrepreneurship

Jordan

A strategic expert in Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation, she is responsible for preparing national policies and strategies to support the adoption of artificial intelligence in vital sectors and strengthen the public sector in the use and adoption of AI to promote the digital economy in Jordan.

Eng. Lama Arabiat

Head of Artificial Intelligence,

Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship

Jordan

Dr. Ashraf Ahmad is currently the dean of computing sciences college at Princess Sumya University for Technology (PSUT). He has authored several scientific publications including journal papers, conference papers, and books. Dr. Ahmad has won the American Challenge Cup in Jordan for his invention of a border security device.

Dr. Ashraf Ahmad

Dean - Princess Sumya University for Technology (PSUT),

Open Source Intelligence in Arabic Challenges and Solutions

Jordan

Mohammad Alnabhan is currently a visiting professor in Computer Science department at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), Amman, Jordan. He has over fifteen years of teaching and administrative experience. His research interest includes; QoS in Wireless & Mobile Networks, Lightweight Cryptography for IoT, AI Integration for Information and Network Security.

Prof. Mohammad Alnabhan

Professor of Computer Science,

Princess Sumaya University for Technology

Jordan

Qasem Abu Al-Haija received his Ph.D. from Tennessee State University (TSU), USA in 2020. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Cybersecurity, School of Computing Sciences, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan. He is the author of more than 100 scientific research papers and book chapters.

Prof. Qasem Abu Al-Haija

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity,

Princess Sumaya University for Technology

Jordan

A chief Executive with nearly 15 years of senior management experience with P&L responsibility. Skilled in Strategic Innovation and building innovation capabilities. Experience working in corporate, SME, intergovernmental, NGO and academic sectors.

Dr Mushira A. Eneizat

Ambassador,

Women Economic Forum (WEF)

Jordan

A Chief Information Security Officer with more than twenty years of experience. He is an expert in information and technology governance, risk, and compliance as part of cybersecurity management. Worked with multi-international finance service providers and Official Accreditor in assessing cyber security and governance maturity levels.

Ra’fat Abu-Afifeh

Chief Information Security Officer,

Jordan Islamic Bank

Jordan

Technology expert with more than 20 years of experience in implementing the newest Tech, improving processes, and leading teams across cultural differences who thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with a proven track record of identifying and resolving issues, capitalizing on opportunities, driving high standards of quality, speed, and service delivery.

Eng. Rami Ma’ayah

Chief Information Technology & Project Management Officer,

Cairo Amman Bank

Jordan

Highly proficient IT professional with over 22 years of experience in information systems, Cyber Security digital technologies management and IT strategy development. Throughout his career in the IT, Airports, and Telecom industries, he has worked to ensure business continuity and develop cutting-edge solutions to improve IT and business operations efficiency.

Waseem Al Rousan

IT Director,

Airport International Group

Jordan

With more than 16 years of experience comprising cybersecurity, business continuity, and IT governance in the banking sector, Riyad focuses on promoting the governance and management principles in his areas of experience, developing cybersecurity strategies, leading the implementation of cybersecurity programs, and ensuring preparedness and response to business-disrupting events.

Riyad Jazmawi

Head of Information Security and IT Governance,

INVESTBANK

Jordan

Rahul Sasi is an Indian entrepreneur, Founder of CloudSEK and a security expert. He was voted as the top influential Cyber Security Person in 2015 and has made significant open source contributions to the security landscape. Rahul is an invited speaker to conferences and events in over 20+ countries. He is part of the working committees of RBI and MeitY, Government of India.

Rahul Sasi

Founder and CEO,

CloudSEK

India