The St. Regis, Abu Dhabi

Pulse Conferences look forward to welcoming delegates, speakers and sponsors to the 2nd CISO 360 Middle East Congress at St Regis, Abu Dhabi, 11-12 March 2019.

The CISO 360 Middle East Congress is the region’s top conference for Chief Information Security Officers, Directors of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence and C-level managing cyber risk. Key themes on leveraging security business value, cyber threat intelligence and cybersecurity Intellectual Property in incumbent financial services and new fintech.

I would like to extend my appreciation having been given the chance to witness the success of your recent event. I look forward to a further outstanding lineup of events from your organization!

Christopher Rollan, Head of IT, intec, GOPA International Energy Consultants (Abu Dhabi)

You brought the world’s cyber concern to the UAE for awareness and also brought world experts to provide advice based on their own experience!

Irene Corpuz, Head of Planning and IT Security, Al Dhafra Region Municipality (UAE)

Future-oriented security and intelligence and creative thinking on technological opportunities in cybersecurity

    1. Artefacts of Innovation – Advanced Technologies, AI, Robotics – CISO and CIO as enablers of business innovation
    2. Investment Perspective on Harnessing IP in Cybersecurity – Brand protection and investment in cybersecurity
    3. Cyber Resilience Strategies for the Middle East – live exercises and workshops on crisis planning, open source intelligence tools, IoT in energy and renewables and finsectec
    4. Securing online commerce – corporate case studies on the risks and opportunities in Cloud, DevOps and Threat Intelligence
    5. CxO Cyber Risk Governance and Assurance Boardroomdiscussions on Governance, Business Engagement and Trust

2019 Agenda at a Glance

Sunday 10 March
19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception – St. Regis, Abu Dhabi

Monday 11 March
Congress Day 1: 2nd CISO 360 Middle East Congress

Tuesday 12 March
Congress Day 2: 2nd CISO 360 Middle East Congress

Wednesday 13 March
09:30-16:30 Optional Post-Congress Training & Exercising

2018 International speaker panel included

  • Aladdin Dandis, Information Security Manager,
  • Anshul Srivastav, Chief Information Officer -Information Technology, Union Insurance Company P. S. C.
  • Bob Shaw, Senior Security Advisor, United Nations
  • Mrs. Bhavani Suresh, President, ISACA UAE Chapter
  • Dimitrios Stergiou, Chief Information Security Officer, Modern Times Group MTG AB
  • Dr. Sally Leivesley, Director, Newrisk Ltd, A Founder Member, The Exercise Group7
  • Dr. Mohammad Khaled, CIO, IT Digital Transformations, Regulation & Supervision Bureau – RSB
  • Dr. Major. Hamad Khalifa Al Huaimi, Head of Telecommunications Security, Abu Dhabi Police GHQ
  • Eng. Manan Qureshi, Vice President / Head of Business Continuity, Riyad Bank  
  • Eng. Joseph Makram, CIO, Egyptian Arab Land Bank
  • Irene Corpuz, Section Head – Planning & IT Security & Acting CISO, Western Region Municipality – Abu Dhabi Government
  • Jenny Reid, CEO, iFacts
  • Jonathan Martin, EMEIA Operations Director, Anomali
  • Kumar Prasoon, Group Chief Information Officer (CIO), Al Safeer Group
  • Lady Olga Maitland, CEO, Copenhagen Compliance and Defense and Security Forum
  • Lee Barney, Head of Information Security, Marks and Spencer
  • Michael Waheeb, Head of Information Security, Network International Africa
  • Marcus Alldrick, Former CISO, Lloyd’s of London & Current Advisor, Santander
  • Dr. Vasileios Karagiannopoulos, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth
  • Ray Stanton, SVP/Group Chief Security Officer, TDC Group
  • Richard Hollis, CEO, Risk Crew
  • Simon Scales, Former Head of Investigations EMEA, BP plc
  • Intelligence Specialist, North Cyber Ltd
  • Sofiane Chafai, EMEA Advisory Board Member, (ISC)²
  • Mr. Satyan Abraham, Director ICT Infrastructure DXB Entertainments
  • Mr. Edward Ayman Ganom, CISO The Commercial Bank of Qatar
  • Dr. Major Hamad Khalifa Al Nuaimi, Infrastructure Dept. ICT Center Abu Dhabi Police GHQ
  • Mr. Tim Sandwell, Director Middle East,  Barclay Simpson

For CISOs, CIOs, Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence Directors… innovators and investors

Advanced technologies innovation workshops
Designed for CISOs and CIOs to reposition as the enablers of business innovation and to ask the right questions of their technical teams: AI; Open source hacking; Business espionage; Cybersecurity policy standards

International multi-faceted speaker panel
Local and global insights and exchange between CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, corporate governance, innovators and investors from around the world

Cyber resilience and Boardroom engagement
Discussion between CISOs and non security board and c-level will break down traditional siloes between business-security-technology-legal! Technology governance, business engagement and trust.

Future facing with an R&D and investment on innovation focus
Natural integration between in-house security, technology innovators and investors. None of the typical industry barrier between buy and sell

Immersive agenda with real-time benchmarking and exciting debates
Dynamic debates, corporate Q&A, on-stage fireside chats, ‘live’ polls

Intimate and inspiring networking – community based trusted ‘closed door’ environment
The entire event is held under the Chatham House Rule. Networking dinners included! Enduring connections guaranteed.


Interested in Pulse other CISO events 2019?

3rd CISO 360 Congress
19-21 June 2019, Radisson Blu, Rome

CISO 360: Cyber Crime Africa – NEW!
24-26 July 2019, details to be announced;

CISO 360 Asia & Oceania – NEW!
25-26 September 2019, Singapore

CISO 360 Nordics – NEW!
3 October 2019, Helsinki

CISO 360 LatAm – NEW!
16-17 October 2019, details to be announced

2nd Talk to the Board
14 November 2019, London

Many thanks to all Sponsors of the CISO 360 Middle East Congress 2018 in Dubai!

2018 Gold Sponsors

2018 Supporting Organisation

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