IDC IT Security Roadshow 2016

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IDC IT Security Roadshow 2016

Rethinking Security for the Digital Enterprise

Kuwait, March 10, 2016


Rethinking Security for the Digital Enterprise

The enterprise landscape in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is undergoing a transformation. The changing nature of the customer and greater demands for agility are compelling organizations to become digital enterprises.

A digital enterprise looks at transformations based around operations, leadership, and processes. Companies undergoing this shift need to consider technologies such as mobile, social, cloud ,and Big Data as well as innovation accelerators such as cognitive technology, robotics, and 3D printing. A diverse digital ecosystem also brings security to the forefront as it underpins every operation, process and service within the organization. Organizations will not only have to consider security but also address issues such as trust and privacy.

Countries in the GCC region and around the world are evolving. Specifically, countries in the GCC are looking at initiatives based around becoming “smart,” which is bringing about a need for secure, open platform and assurances from governments that they are dealing with cybersecurity issues. However, budget constraints and concerns around skills add to transformational complexity. Organizations will need to address agility in terms of meeting customers needs and ensuring a seamless and secure.


Agility, the adoption of Internet of things (IoT), open platforms, and software-defined enterprises are the most widely discussed topics in the GCC. While an enterprise can achieve all of these aspects, the lack of a secure ecosystem can hinder an organization in its quest to evolve.

In 2016, IDC is looking at the business challenges that come with transforming into a “digital enterprise” as well  as the aspects that need to be considered by IT security decision makers to ensure that they are able to build secure digital enterprises. Join us and hear from security experts and thought leaders on how to manage the ever-evolving complex threat and enterprise ecosystem.


Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Welcome Tea/Coffee


Early Bird Raffle


Welcome Address

Megha Kumar
Senior Research Manager, Software, Middle East & Africa

Securing the Digital World

Megha Kumar
Senior Research Manager, Software, Middle East & Africa
This year, IDC looks at the various aspects by which enterprises and ecosystems are evolving as well as the challenges that companies will need to address. Security and privacy issues in particular will become more critical than ever, and solutions to such challenges will need to be agile and intelligent as companies move into a digital world defined by expanding volumes of data. IDC will look at the transforming enterprise and provide essential guidance on how organizations can address security in the digital world.

Breach Prevention by Simplifying the Complex World Of Threats

Wissam Mohammad
Regional Solution Consultant – Palo Alto Networks, Palo Alto Networks

Stay Ahead of the Threats

Osama Abduo
Systems Engineer – Fortinet Middle East, Fortinet
Networks of all shapes and sizes are today endangered to a degree never before seen in the past. This session will focus on what organizations can do to change their network security posture from reactive to adaptive and stay ahead of the threats.


“What are we securing against?”

Alex de Graaf
Director Pre-Sales Emerging Markets EMEA, Intel Security

Tea & Coffee Break


Security: Cases & Costs

Rusty Bruns
CIO - United Education Company, Kuwait

This session will take a look at five significant security breaches and examine their associated costs – both in terms of preventive security and the breaches themselves – to give you a clearer picture of just how much of your total IT budget you should be spending on security.


Enable the Digital Workspace in Your Enterprise

Ian Evans
Managing Director (EMEA), VMware Airwatch
Many changes are happening across the enterprise workforce. From the digital shifts of field and remote employees to alternative workplaces, flexible work arrangements, and globalization, workers and their devices are increasingly being put in places outside traditional physical networks where conventional security measures can no longer secure information. This session will explore how a secure digital workspace can be enabled within an enterprise and examine how organizations can stay 'mobile' at any time.


Adaptive Trust Defence for Secure Enterprise Mobility & NSS Labs

Khalid Laban
CEO, Oxygen

Accelerate Response to Infections

Jayendra Raman
Channel Manager - Kuwait, Bahrain & KSA, Check Point

Panel Discussion: Building a Digital Organization

Megha Kumar
Senior Research Manager, Software, Middle East & Africa
Qusai Al-Shatti
IT Head, Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT)
Rusty Bruns
CIO - United Education Company, Kuwait
Sameer Bedi
Group Chief Information Security Officer at National Bank of Kuwait

Summary & Close


Final Raffle- Apple Watch


Lunch & Networking at the restaurant

General Information

Date and Time

Thursday, 10th March 2016




Registration Fee
Free of Charge:

* For End Users (not IT +consultant companies)

USD 500 Per Participant.

* For IT vendors, and IT consultant companies


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Sughand Tolani - 04 3642189 / 056 4145987 /


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In the Gulf's sea side, Radisson Blu Hotel Kuwait features modern accommodations. It has a free outdoor and indoor swimming pool, a free fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi in all areas. Marina Mall is 4 km away. All units are brightly decorated and include luxury amenities. Each room provides a satellite flat-screen TV, a work desk and a minibar upon request. The bathroom has a shower and free toiletries.

Visitors at this Kuwait hotel can also indulge in fresh seafood and grills at Al Boom restaurant in a traditional Kuwaiti Dhow. Sushi, Sashimi and Nigri can be enjoyed at Sky Lounge - Rooftop lounge & terrace. Multiple cuisines are available at our restaurants, such as the Peacock, a Chinese restaurant or Al Bustan, the international all-day dining restaurant.



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