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Past MESA & MESCON Speakers Panel

  • Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri

    Dr. Saeed Al Dhaheri

    Regional Keynote Speaker - Chairman of Board - SmartWorld
  • Dimitri Chichlo

    Dimitri Chichlo

    Sr. IT Security Advisor - Union Bancaire Privée
  • Ahmad Almulla

    Ahmad Almulla

    Executive Vice President, Corporate Services
  • Dr. Faisal Sibai

    Dr. Faisal Sibai

    CISO - Sovereign Wealth Fund
  • Abubakr Latif

    Abubakr Latif

    Cybersecurity Advisor - TRA
  • Dario V. Forte

    Dario V. Forte

    C.E.O - DFLABS
  • Shivkumar Pandey

    Shivkumar Pandey

    CISO - BSE
  • Dr. Mohammed Khaled

    Dr. Mohammed Khaled

    Department of Energy
  • Ajay Rathi

    Ajay Rathi

    Sr. Director - IT - Meraas Holding
  • Yousuf Dashqooni

    Yousuf Dashqooni

    Head - Information Security - WASL Group
  • Abdullah Sayari

    Abdullah Sayari

    CISO - Department of Health - Abu Dhabi
  • Uday Deshpande

    Uday Deshpande

    CISO - L & T
  • Phil Cracknell

    Phil Cracknell

    CISO Advisor - UK
  • Illyas Kooliyankal

    Illyas Kooliyankal

    Group CISO - A Leading Bank - UAE
  • Kamran Ahsan

    Kamran Ahsan

    Senior Director - Digital Security Services - Etisalat
  • Dr. Rudra Murthy

    Dr. Rudra Murthy

    CISO - Amazon Pay & Ex. Digital India
  • Mohamed Darwish Azad

    Mohamed Darwish Azad

    CISO - Emirates NBD
  • Arif Irfani

    Arif Irfani

    Head - Information Security - Sharjah Islamic Bank
  • Dr. Jassim Haji

    Dr. Jassim Haji

    CIO - Gulf Air
  • Bilal Ahmad

    Bilal Ahmad

    Head - Information Security - Union Corp
  • Ashish Khanna

    Ashish Khanna

    Information Security Officer - DHA
  • Mario Foster

    Mario Foster

    Group CIO - Al Naboodah Group
  • Utpal Nath

    Utpal Nath

    President (Middle East) - Government Blockchain Association
  • Biju Hameed

    Biju Hameed

    Head - Information Security & Compliance
  • Osama Salah

    Osama Salah

    FAIR Institute Abu Dhabi Chapter
  • Anshul Srivatsav

    Anshul Srivatsav

    CIO - Union Insurance
  • Irene Corpuz

    Irene Corpuz

    Head of Information Security - Western Region Municipality
  • Ahmed Baig

    Ahmed Baig

    Founder - CISO COUNCIL
  • Tom Gamali

    Tom Gamali

    Group CISO - Leading UAE Bank
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Industry Talks

  • “My grateful thanks to MESA team for the superb organisation behind the success of the MESA 2016 event. This was a major Information Security event demanding meticulous planning and attention to detail. I found the event to be informative with interesting different information security school thoughts at some times.”
    Group CIO Al Naboodah Group Enterprises
  • "Honored to be selected as one of the top 100 CISOs in the Middle East by MESA. Kudos to Ahmed and Team MESA for a fantastic initiative and a well-executed event"
    Biju Hameed, Head of Information Security & Compliance Dubai Airports
  • “Excellent event, extremely well organized. I was surprised by the number of extremely senior representatives from different business sectors who participated. The presentations were of high quality, good value as they came from right people and very enjoyable. I will be back next year”
    Paul Edon Tripwire
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Advisory & Jury Team

  • Dr. Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab

    Dr. Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab

    Cybersecurity Malaysia
  • Dr. Jassim Haji

    Dr. Jassim Haji

    Gulf Air
  • Dr. Fadi Aloul

    Dr. Fadi Aloul

    Professor & HP Institute Director
    American University of Sharjah (AUS)
  • Dr. Kanak Madrecha

    Dr. Kanak Madrecha

    Jury - Government Excellence Awards
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Past MESA & MESCON Speakers & Panelist

  • Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab

    CEO - CyberSecurity Malaysia
  • Tonny Rabjerg

    CIO - Code Sealer
  • Phil Cracknell

    Risk & Security Advisor
  • Abdulla Al Sayari

    CISO - Health Authority
  • Meera Al Mansoori

    Head - Information Security - Abudhabi Government Department
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Conference Program (Mobile)

  • MESA Conference Agenda
  • MESCON Conference Agenda
  • Workshops

10:00 International Keynote: Redefining the Core Skills and Capabilities for a CISO Role Dimitri, Chichlo - Union Bancaire Privée

10:30 Regional Keynote: How Artificial Intelligence is shaping the future of Cybersecurity H. E Dr. Saeed, Al Dhaheri - SmartWorld

11:00 Panel Discussion: Future Banking Cybersecurity challenges and opportunities

Moderator: Ahmed Qurram, Baig - CISO COUNCIL

  • Arif, Irfani
  • Shivkumar, Pandey
  • Mohammed Darwish Azad
  • Illyas Kooliyankal

11:50 Presentation: Artifical Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in SOC operations - Shivkumar, Pandey - Bombay Stock Exchange

12:10 Panel Discussion: Technology Executives role in better security and resilience

Moderator: Phil, Cracknell - UK

  • Anshul, Srivastav
  • Ajay, Rathi
  • Mario, Foster
  • Ahmad Almulla
  • Dr. Jassim Haji

12:40 Panel Discussion: Healthcare Security: At the Intersection of Privacy, Safety and Security – How to Find Common Ground?

Moderator: Ahmed Qurram, Baig - CISO COUNCIL

  • Ashish, Khanna
  • Abdulla, Sayari
  • Amit Roy

14:15 Presentation: How can blockchain disrupt businesses and Security Yousuf, Dashqooni - Wasl Group

14:35 Panel Discussion: Government Block Chain & Artificial Intelligence Panel

Moderator: Utpal, Nath - Government Blockchain Association

  • Abubakar, Latif
  • Dr. Rudra, Murthy
  • Yousuf, Dashqooni

15:00 Presentation: Dr. Rudra, Murthy - Amazon Pay

15:20 Panel Discussion: Women in Cybersecurity Panel: Why are there so few women in cybersecurity and how can we change that?

Moderator: Ahmed Qurram, Baig - CISO COUNCIL

  • Irene Corpuz
  • Abeer Khedr
  • Amal Alhajeri

15:45 Closing Keynote: Cybersecurity Strategy & Roadmap for the new world Dr. Faisal, Sibai - Sovereign Wealth Fund

10:00 International Keynote: Known Unknowns - Phil Cracknell - CISO Advisor - UK

10:30 International Keynote: Dr. Rudra Murthy - Amazon Pay

11:00 Panel Discussion: Threat Hunting and Deception Panel

Moderator: Ahmed Qurram, Baig - CISO COUNCIL

  • Tarek, Naja
  • Mohammad Alhassan
  • Dr. Rudra Murthy
  • Bilal Ahmad

Networking Coffee Break

11:45 Industry Keynote: Dario Forte - DFLABS

12:10 Presentation: The role of Smart Safe Country technologies in Future accelerations and security implications - Mohammad Alhassan - Department of Energy

12:40 Presentation: How do you create a culture of continual response, rather than relying on responses to particular threats or incidents? Tarek Naja - Leading Broadcasting Center


14:00 Government Keynote: Future of Cyber Security - Abubakar Latif - Telecom Reg. Authority

14:25 Presentation: Pragmatic economically driven Risk Management - Osama Salah - ADNOC LNG

14:45 Panel Discussion: Facing the Inevitable: Evolving Security Risks of Operational Technology (OT), IoT, and Industrial Internet

Moderator: Ahmed Qurram, Baig - CISO COUNCIL

  • Abubakar Latif
  • Mohammad Alhassan
  • Dr. Rudra, Murthy
  • Abbas Sabuwala

Conference Closing & Coffee Break

15:15 Workshop: Developing Enterprise Cyber Security Awareness Framework

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MESA 2019 & (ISC)2 Awards (Nominations Open)

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