Palazzo Versace Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2018 CISO 360 Middle East Congress

Team Pulse would like to thank everyone who participated in the CISO 360 Middle East Congress which was hosted 23-24 April 2018 at the Palazzo Versace in Dubai. Chief Information Security Officers, CIOs, directors of cyber threat intelligence and security innovators and investors from across the GCC region and internationally joined together to discuss the key issues.

Security, Technology and Innovation to Drive Forward-thinking in Future Generations – Cyber Risk and Resilience by Design

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)

The tools within cyber security are useful for their forward thinking to 2071 and education and innovation to be competitive in the world with the younger generation. Innovation and harnessing key skills to build the UAE and GCC region into the world leading nation of technologists. This programme explored how can we leverage the tools within cyber security to drive forward thinking in future generations. What are communications and cultural transformation strategies for reputation and cyber security that work? How can we develop skills for industry focus – ehealth, fintech, renewables and sustainable technologies? What are emerging international public private partnerships? How can CISOs and CIOs use cybersecurity to drive revenue and increase shareholder value?Pulse Conferences is delighted to invite you to attend the

Today’s CISO is uniquely positioned to deliver bold, game-changing leadership, engender transformational innovation, and steer the enterprise into the next era of digital business as technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics and hyper-convergence offer new ways for doing business.

Against the backdrop of technological innovation with the the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics and other advanced technologies that are enabling major digital transformation programmes, this event will enable deep benchmarking on the priorities and challenges that matter. The focus will be on the CISO how to leverage innovation and technology, cyber security for forward thinking in the era of digital innovation and cyber resilience.

Working locally, thinking globally…

The Pulse team has over 10 years’ experience working with senior cybersecurity and governance executives in the Middle East and is well-positioned to deal with enterprise-wide risks across a wide range of markets including: e-commerce, AI, automotive, health, financial services, infrastructure, IoT, mobile, smart city, energy, defense, manufacturing, critical national infrastructure, retail and transport.

CISOs, CIOs and cyber threat intelligence directors will share approaches to emerging cybersecurity challenges pertinent specifically to the Middle East region taking the approach of working locally thinking globally. CISO 360 Middle East follows on from the success of our inaugural CISO 360 Congress in Barcelona.

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 Roundtable – 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 Boardroom – discussion on Governance, Business Engagement and Trust

Agenda at a Glance

Sunday 22 April – Optional Pre-Congress Training & Exercising
Course 1: New Principles for Governance & Strategy in a Crisis
Course 2: Cyber Security for Ports & Vessels

Monday  23 April 
Congress Day 1: CISO 360 Middle East Congress

Tuesday 24 April
Congress Day 2: CISO 360 Middle East Congress

Wednesday 25 & Thursday 26 April- Optional Post-Congress Training & Exercising
Course 3: Cyber Security and Infrastructure Standards
Course 4: Cyber Security Assurance, Intelligence and Insider Risk
Course 5: Cyber Attacks – The Risk and the Fix

International speaker panel including…

  • 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.

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