IDC IT Security Roadshow 2016

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IDC IT Security Roadshow 2016

Rethinking Security for the Digital Enterprise

Muscat, May 19, 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


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Welcome Address

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

Securing the Digital World

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

Presentation by Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi CEO, ITA

Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi
CEO, ITA, Information Technology Authority Sultanate Of Oman

Protecting your Data Centre

Muhannad Khammash
Security Consultant, Palo Alto Networks

Stay Ahead of the Threats

Kalle Bjorn
Director of Systems Engineering - Middle East, Fortinet

Tea & Coffee Break


Cybersecurity trends in 2016

Dr. Bader Al Mandhari
DG of Information Security Center, ITA, Information Technology Authority Sultanate Of Oman
The Rise of IoT and the other recent advancements in technology force us to rethink security. Perimeter security strategies are no longer enough and more emphasis need to be put on monitoring and response. In this talk, I will be talking about some of the cybersecurity trends in 2016 and how should we address the emerging cyber threats for effective protection.



Accelerate Response to Infections

Ram Narayanan
Channel Manager, GCC, Check Point

Adaptive Trust Defense for Secure Enterprise Mobility

Sandeep Pezhery
S.E, Gulf Region, Aruba Networks

Cyber Advanced Warning Systems

Muneeb Anjum
Business Unit Head, Oxygen

Protection Against Ransomware

Hakam Kayed
Sales Director MEA - APAC, Stormsheild

Panel Discussion: Building a Digital Organization


Panel Discussion: Building a Digital Organization

Dr. Salim Al Ruzaiqi
CEO, ITA, Information Technology Authority Sultanate Of Oman
Dr. Bader Al Mandhari
DG of Information Security Center, ITA, Information Technology Authority Sultanate Of Oman
Chandra Shekar Jajware
CIO – Khimji Ramdas Group

Raffle & Close Raffle Prize Return flight ticket to any destination of your choice


Lunch & Networking

General Information

Date and Time

Thursday, 19th May 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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