World Cyber Security Summit – MENA | Meet our 2020 speakers


Mike is a certified award winning C|CISO and is a former UK military security engineer who has over the past 30 years worked in U.K. Central Government and on cybersecurity within international government, law enforcement and a range of global firms.

Mike Loginov



Saudi Arabia

Mr Hamad is well versed in network security and telecommunication as well as cybersecurity. His responsibilities currently lie as telecom section manager as well as a telecom committee manager.


Head of Telecom Division,

Abu Dhabi Police


Dr. Ebrahim Al Alkeem is a global digital leader with over 14 years of experience specializing in exploring the effects of Artificial Intelligence and other exponentially developing technologies on the economy, healthcare, and society.

Dr Ebrahim Al Alkeem Al Zaabi

Information & Cyber Security. Artificial Intelligence Expert,

Government of Abu Dhabi


The first Saudi to be awarded the best CISO, Mr Alshodari provides companies with IT insight, enabling businesses and leadership that will foster a successful business decision-making platform using the right set of IT portfolios.

Majed Alshodary


Allied Cooperative Insurance Group

Saudi Arabia

Eng. Laialy AlMansoury, has over 20 years of experience in the IT and Security with extensive governmental project portfolios as well as experience managing large, complex IT projects.

Laialy Almansoury

Head of Cybersecurity and Emergency Responce Department,

The Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA)


Varun Srivastava is a Cyber Security Professional with 13+ years of experience in this domain. He also serves on the advisory board of startups to contribute towards organic growth in their offerings covering Blockchain technology and E-Commerce.

Varun Srivastava

Cyber Threat Intelligence Leader,

Mubadala Group


Ms. Al Nahdi has previously played the role of Operations Manager, Service Delivery Manager and Security Operations Manager. She is also, one of the recognized Emirati females in defining and implementing Security strategies.

Hessa Salem Al Nahdi

Chief Information Security Officer,

Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi


Laila specializes in digital & social media and currently leads national projects in Oman like the government innovation in emerging technologies and the Smart Ambassador initiative in Oman and other projects related to digital transformation.


Digital Transformation & Change Management Expert- Ministry of Technology & Communications MTC, Oman,

Director - Oman Smart City Platform


Ahmad Faqieh is professional with more than 25 years’ experience in the information security and technology fields. His research interests are data protection & privacy, Information security & technology governance and information & knowledge economics.

Ahmad Faqieh

VP, Head of Information Security Governance and Risk Management,

A prominent bank in UAE


Dr. Ozkaya is a leading Cybersecurity Professional with business development, management, and Academic skills who focuses on securing the Cyber Space & sharing his real-life skills as a Security Advisor.

Erdal Ozkaya

Regional CISO,

Standard Charted Bank


Fayaz is a Tech savvy, New Age Digital Technology Leader with 23+ years of multi-faceted International exposure in multiple business domains and successful track record of spearheading digital transformation.

Fayaz Ahamed Badubhai

Group IT Director,

Al Yousuf Group


Shahab is a Cyber Security professional with more than a decade of experience working in various domains of Information Security having expertise in Cloud Security, Enterprise Secure Architecture, and Information Security Risk.

Shahab Siddiqui

Global Head of Cyber Security,



Abubakar is a cyber Security Strategist with 14 years of international experience in Cyber Security strategy development, data privacy, and CERT design and implementation and is an Advisor to the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority in Bahrain

Abubakar Latif

Director of Cyber Security,

BNET - Bahrain Network


Vivek is an international Cyber Security Leader with 20+ years of enriched & unique cross industry exposure and a proven track record of securing organization in partnership of business stakeholders with speed and agility.

Vivek Gupta

Vice President - Head of Information Security,

GEMS Education


Bryan Seely is an international keynote speaker, Cybersecurity expert, author and former U.S. Marine. He is passionate about fighting for consumer rights, privacy and educating the public about how to stay safe in a constantly changing technology landscape.

Bryan Seely

World-Famous Hacker, Cybersecurity Expert,

Author and Former U.S. Marine


With 16+ years’ experience in the Payments & Finance domain, Venu is versed in driving information security strategy and roadmap for the organization while supporting & integrating security into digital transformation initiatives of the business.

Venu Sriraj


UAE Exchange


He is an ITU Cyber Security Expert (UN Organization), Member in Blockchain Committee – Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), Public Speaker, Blockchain expert, Fintech and IoT expert having achieved 4 global awards and also delivers Cyber Security training at events.

Hisham Mohamed Aly

Chief Information Security Officer,

Emirates NBD Egypt


Ahmed has 12+ years of experience in networking and cybersecurity and a proven background in supporting sales opportunities by developing needs-based solutions, while delivering training to channel partners/distributors.


System Engineer - METAR,

Forescout Technologies


Sam Rhea is a Product Director at Cloudflare, where he focuses on products in the Cloudflare for Teams platform that secure users, devices, and data.


Director of Product,



Shiraj has a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. He is skilled in Service Delivery, Negotiation, Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and IT Service Management.


Vice President,



Alena has trained in Executive Leadership development while working in the field of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and is the co-founder of The Training Academy - ITW.


Founder & Coordinator,

UNCTAD Youth Action Hub Oman


Emad is an experienced information security professional with a demonstrated track record working in the domain of cybersecurity. He has been working in cyber security for more than 12 years, with 18 years of total experience in information technology.

Emad Haffar

Director, Security Consultant Team, META,