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Time Event & Speakers

Registration & Networking


Welcome Address


Security Strategies in an Era of Multiplied Innovation

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

Organizations in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa are increasingly trying to find a balance between keeping the lights on and improving business agility. National-level strategies and shifting industry dynamics are driving organizations in the region to innovate and experiment with new types of technologies, and thereby change IT and business-wide processes. IT security is no longer limited to protecting technology assets; today, security also aims to ensure business resiliency. As digital transformation initiatives progress, organizations will need to build business-level strategies for security. This presentation will examine the current state of the security landscape and explain how risk, trust, and consent must be built into security strategies as we enter an era of multiplied innovation


Using Intelligence to Build a Resilient Organization

Effective cyberdefense requires a holistic security approach incorporating broad process and technology strategies. To be fully prepared and decrease the probability of targeted attacks, future potential threats need to be considered as well. This session will look at how threat intelligence can help organizations identify ongoing security threats and take precautions against future dangers.



Driving Security via Platforms

Most large organizations have to manage 50+ security products and 20+ providers. Security platforms and security ecosystems offer comprehensive, integrated solutions from a single vendor, or integrated solutions via an app marketplace. This presentation will evaluate whether this is the way to solve the scale and complexity challenge.



End User Presentation:Digital Transformation & Its Effects on Business Security

As organizations introduce innovative technologies into their ecosystems, they are simultaneously creating new types of risks and vulnerabilities. This presentation will provide an end-user perspective on the steps organizations can take to ensure business security as they engage in digital transformation.



Tea/Coffee Break


Gold Track (Parallel Sessions)

Gold Partner Session A: Convergence of OT & IT Security

11:15 - 11:20

Raffle Draw

11:20 - 11:45

Addressing the Security of Critical Systems

11:45 - 12:10

Security & the Extended OT Environment

12:10 - 12:45

Panel Discussion: Best Practices Around OT Security

Prem Kumar Boddu
Chief Information Security Officer - Operational Risk, Doha Bank
12:45 - 12:50

Raffle Draw

Gold Partner Session B: Making Cloud Security a Reality

11:15 - 11:20

Raffle Draw

11:20 - 11:45

Securing Multiple Clouds Within Your Organization

11:45 - 12:10

Enhancing Security with Cloud

12:10 - 12:45

Panel Discussion: Effective Security Strategies for the Cloud

Asad Ali Zaidi
CIO, Standard Charter Bank
12:45 - 12:50

Raffle Draw


Lunch Break


Sliver Track (Parallel Sessions)

Silver Partner Session A: New-Age Security Dimensions

13:50 - 14:05

Addressing Security Complexity in the Digital Era

14:05 - 14:20

New-Age Cyberthreats

14:20 - 14:45

Panel Discussion: Building an Effective Security Strategy

Silver Partner Session B: Dealing with Modern Risks

13:50 - 14:05

Modern Data Security Strategies

14:05 - 14:20

The Rise of Insider Risk

14:20 - 14:45

Panel Discussion: Ensuring Effective Data Security & Insider Risk Management


Summary & Close


Final Raffle Draw


Ronita Bhattacharjee

Vice President, Conferences

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