Disrupt Innovate Transform Roundtable 2018

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Disrupt Innovate Transform Roundtable 2018

Exclusive CIO-CISO Roundable

Abu Dhabi, April 19, 2018


The digital economy is at a tipping point. Disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and others are revolutionizing business and driving digital transformation in the economy. The UAE is at the forefront of this revolution. The country has placed science and technology at the center of its vision for the future and is well ahead in rolling out initiatives to become a highly digitized economy. Running alongside 3rd Platform solutions like cloud, mobile, social, and big data, these new innovation-accelerating technologies are creating a complex ecosystem that is introducing a new series of IT security challenges.The public sector has been the leader of the pack but the private sector industries are not far behind. The exclusive roundtable will bring together the industry’s best thought leaders, national visionaries, innovators, local ICT strategists and practitioners to a one-of-its-kind platform where they will share their vision, experiences and best practices.


Time Event Speakers

Registration, Networking & Welcome Coffee & Tea


Fun Activity- Get your fun picture drawn at the “Caricature Corner”


Welcome Address

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

Innovation and Disruption in the Digital Era

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

"Digital" currently underpins transformation strategies across various industries and sectors. Organizations are evaluating using technologies such as Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Robotics etc. to achieve new types of efficiencies and experiences to gain a competitive edge. The adoption of these technologies requires organizations to take an in-depth view into their current infrastructure needs and a proactive approach to ensure security and resiliency. The following presentation looks at adoption of innovation accelerators and the state of digital transformation in the region.


Cyber Threat Hunting Program

Tariq Abdullah
Technical Operations Manager, Security, Injazat


Regardless of the cutting-edge security controls in place and the confidence in a given security posture, intrusion attempts cannot be detected 100% of the time. In the physical security domain, for example, an individual could still get inside a facility even though security alarms, locks, and barriers are in place. A security guard patrols the facility, making sure that current security methods are functioning properly and no intruder has managed to gain unauthorized entry. The cyberthreat hunt mission is very similar to this process. This session will examine why it is necessary to keep a watchful eye for signs of network intrusion in order to thwart malicious actions.


The Cyber Threat Landscape

Alain Kallas
Managing Principal for Security and Risk Consulting (Middle East), DellEMC

Panel Discussion


Tea/Coffee Break & Fun Activity- Caricaturist


Address by DellEMC

Fady Richmany
Senior Managing Director, DellEMC

The Internet of Things: Get Insights into Your Business

Nigel Steyn
META Security & IoT Regional Enterprise Architect, DellEMC

Journey to Digital Transformation

Rached Dabboussi
Rached Dabboussi, Regional Director (Turkey, Middle East & Africa), Pivotal (Dell Technologies)

Modernize Data Centers to Accelerate Digital Businesses

Hassan Hamade
Lead Cloud Architect and Senior Technologist, VMware

Summary & Close


Lunch & Networking at the Corniche Restaurant (Lobby Level)

General Information

Date and Time

Thursday, April 19, 2018



Registration Fee

  • Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT +consultant companies)


For More Information, contact:

Sughand Tolani - 04 3642189 / 056 4145987 / stolani@idc.com


Premier Partner(s)

Partnership Opportunities

Why sponsor the IT Security 2018?

  • Brand association with Senior IT Decision Makers, CISOs and Influencers via the extensive promotional campaign pre- and post-event
  • Position your company as one of the leading Security Solutions players in the Region
  • Meet face-to-face and build connections with a targeted group of qualified end users and decision makers
  • Hold meaningful conversations with potential customers – generous time set aside for networking
  • Secure post show appointments by collecting leads & conducting surveys through the exhibition


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