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Securing Your Innovation Ecosystem

Dubai, April 23, 2019


The biggest priority for IT decision makers in the Middle East is strengthening their ability to drive innovation to meet their organization’s transformation ambitions. Organizations are evaluating technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, robotics, big data, and cloud services to create new experiences and achieve operational efficiencies. Increasingly, IT decision makers in the region are being evaluated on their ability to secure these innovative solutions, so that the business can ensure continuity, integrity, and trust. Innovative technologies create new security complexities, be it threats, risk, privacy, or security management. To ensure success in innovation, security has to be built in to the vision of the organization, and be treated as a business priority. Against this backdrop, IDC, in association with Symantec, invites you to discover how to address security to meet your innovation ambitions.

Join us at this invitation-only conference to discuss the latest enterprise security outlook and trends. The conference will feature panel discussions on the best practices in keeping IT environments secure in today's fast-paced world.


Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Welcome Tea / Coffee


Welcome Note

Gordon Love
Vice President–EMEA Emerging Region, Symantec

Securing The Organization of the Future

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software (META), IDC
The following IDC presentation, showcases the adoption of the innovative technologies such as AI, blockchain , IoT, robotics and blockchain in the region. It also highlights the current state of security in the region. The presentation will cover aspects that organizations need to consider to build out their security strategies that will enable innovation.



Security as an Accelerator for Digital Transformation

Darren Thomson
Chief Technology Officer, EMEA Region, Symantec

Mid-Morning Break & Networking


Panel Discussion: Security Strategies for the Digital Era

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software (META), IDC
Pillairkulam Parthasarathy
EVP - Chief Security Officer, First Abu Dhabi Bank
Mohamed Roushdy
Head of Technology, Dubai Asset Management
Darren Thomson
Chief Technology Officer, EMEA Region, Symantec
Digital transformation is changing the way we engage with our constituents requiring organizations to change the way they incorporate security into their ecosystems. This panel discussion will explore a series of best-practice strategies for proactively addressing security in the modern enterprise.


Summary & Close


Lunch & Networking


Premier Partner

General Information

Date and Time

Tuesday, April 23, 2019




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Venue: Burj Al Arab

Al Falak Ballroom

Contact Us

Shabana Mahadiwala

Conference Director

+971 56 414 5986

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