We are glad to have you at the event today! Please see below for all the details of the event and also get to know your fellow industry professionals in the room with you today. 


16:00 – 16:30: Registration and Welcome Coffee
16:30 – 16:45: Welcome Note by Elite CISOs
16:45 – 17:15: Case Studies
17:15 – 18:15: Speed Networking Sessions
18:15 – 19:00: Awards Recognition 
19:00 – 20:00: Dinner & Drinks

Anuprita Daga

Co-Founder – EliteCISO

Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Operations Management, Team Building, Management, Pre-sales, and Management Information Systems (MIS).

Fal Ghancha

Chief Information Security Officer 
DSP Investments

Mr. Fal Ghancha is an Information Security professional having rich experience in the Information Technology & Cyber Security field focusing mainly in Policies, Projects, Compliance, Risk & Audit Management, Data Privacy, Corporate Investigations and Forensics

Ankush Johar

Co-Founder – Infosec Ventures

A serial entrepreneur with multiple ventures and investments in Telecom, Media, Technology and Cyber Security. Innovation truly excites me. I have done business with over 60% of all mobile operators in the world, i.e. over 500+ mobile operators out of the nearly 800 across 142 countries. I have also serviced over 75+ Telecom Regulators and Ministries on crucial Telecom and Internet related issues.

Abdelmajed A Saeed

Cybersecurity Advisor

20+ years of experience in the field with responsible on different cybersecurity policies, procedures, deployment, maintenance, and support for companies involving different technologies focused on each sector.

AbdulAtti M Salem

Information Security Infrastructure Manager

Cybersecurity professional & Defense center with over 14 years of comprehensive technical, business, and consulting expertise. Skilled in cybersecurity strategy building and execution, Information Security Management System (ISMS) implementations and audits, IT risk assessment, architecture, and compliance and regulatory requirements into technical controls. Experienced in validating organization and customer security architecture and ensuring they meet industry standards, including PCI DSS, ISO 27001, and NIST frameworks. Capable of defining/delivering onsite technical engagements, including participating in pre-sales on-site visits.

Abdulelah Alrasheed

Cybersecurity Architect Senior
Ministry of Culture

Experienced Information Security Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Skilled in Web penetration testing, Mobile Applications, Content Management Systems (CMS), Java, and Prezi.

Abdullah Ahmari

DRC Team Leader
Tahakom KSA

Cybersecurity professional with experience as a specialist, in developing security strategies and right practices for different organizations in various fields. Have worked in both technical and sales aspects in different roles.

Abdullah Alzahrani

MEA IT Security Manager
Hitachi Energy

8+ Years in the field of information security, with experience in identifying potential security issues, designing effective prevention and remediation plans, build policies and procedures for security control that are missed by companies 

Abdullah AlSolaiman

Chief Information Security Officer

CISO with 15+ years in the cybersecurity and information security field, working at high-level organizations and creating strategies for better security infrastructure and policies.

Abdulmajid Batis

Chief Information Security Officer

Information Security Management and Technical Consultant with an extensive background in building Cybersecurity departments writing the process and objectives for the candidate who will assign to work in this area, expertise to discover and assess the threats and vulnerabilities, and weaknesses in the environment, handling self-assessment to many kinds of required standards and frameworks (SAMA CSF, NCA ESS, and CSCC, PCI-DSS, ISO27001 ISMS, CIS, OWASP, and SANS), expert to reporting and introducing the security issues to another department in IT Infrastructure (Change Management, Access Management, and Asset Management)

Abdulrahman Al-Nimari

Vice President – Cyber Security

A self-motivated renowned cyber security expert and a frequent conference speaker with more than 25 years of IT and cybersecurity experience in government and private sectors, in different IT and cyber security fields such as Network/System Administration, IT Management, Cybersecurity Consultation and Architecting.

Aijaz Regoo

Chief Technology Officer
MIS Forward

Aijaz is a versatile Visionary CIO | CTO | Digital Transformation and IT Management Guru with more than 19+ years of experience who understand business requirement. He had worked with different business corporate industries which include but are not limited to FinTech, Digital Transformation Finance, FMCG, Retail, Hospitality, Service Delivery, ISP, Real Estate, Project Management, IT Operation, Construction, and Software Industry. 

Ala Asali

Chief Security Officer
Arab National Bank

High performing security management executive with expertise in building/optimizing security processes, measurement systems, and infrastructure to maximize business security by aligning with business goals and compliance drivers while balancing demanding workload with available resources. Respected and devoted professional offering 20 years of information technology and security experience in banking sector with remarkable success track record.

Ali AlSalem

Cybersecurity GRC
Digital Government Authority

Experienced Cyber Security with a demonstrated history of working on National Cybersecurity Authority requirements. In general skilled with Security, Intelligence, Networking, and Information Assurance. Strong engineering professional with a Higher Degrees focused in Information assurance & cyber security from Florida Institute of Technology.

Asma Alyemni

Chief Information Security Officer

12+ Year Experience within the field of Cybersecurity, Information Technology, IoT, and Security Infrastructure. Helping organizations meet their objectives and improve their security framework.

Bader Alasoos

Chief Information Security Officer

An IT Security visionary & industry leader, offering 25+ years of expertise in providing thought leadership and direction for Information Security initiatives. Envisioned breakthrough IT strategies, provided transformational change leadership and optimizing Information Technology Operations as technology leader.

Basharat Khan

Chief Technology Officer

An experienced IT and IS specialist, helping organizations create and improve on their security infrastructure while maintaining their policies and strategies in line with current standards and regulations.

Hammad Al Katheri

Chief Information Security Officer
Ministry of Tourism

Provides the organizational vision and leadership for development and support of Enterprise Risk and Information Security initiatives. Provides strategic leadership and direction in planning and implementing corporate IT systems, business operations, and facility defenses against security threats, breaches, and other vulnerability issues.

Hamood AlMeili

Cybersecurity Architect Manager
Ministry of Culture

5+ years of experience in the field of Information security and helping high-level organizations in improving their security infrastructure. 

Hazim Alrefai

Head of ICT – Cloud, Managed Services, Cybersecurity)

A senior executive with 20+ years of experience within the IT and Cybersecurity field, having worked in Asia and Europe with a track record of success building and leading teams to create, implement, launch and optimize business, Management, and operations models that deliver growth. Also experienced in areas such as Managed Services and Cloud.

Ian Keller

Customer Security Director

During my 30 years in the Information Security Industry I have been around the block a few times. I have had the privilege to be a founding member of a Global Security Team in the late 90’s and have built “Green Fields” info sec teams and rebuilt numerous others. I have consulted to, and for, some of the biggest companies in the world and have worked in almost every industry vertical. 

Ibrahim Alshamrani

Chief Cybersecurity and Privacy Officer

A passionate and innovative information technology expert who serves as a global subject matter expert on matters of cybersecurity with 15+ years of extensive information security experience with profound understanding of global threats and cyberspace actors allows for significant expertise in information security management and solutions, information technology management, project management, risk assessments, security audits, policy development, digital forensics, and ISO 27001 gap analyses and implementation.

Imran Khan

Senior Cyber Security Engineer
Riyadh Bank

Information Security Specialist with detailed knowledge of Security tools, technologies and best practices. More than 9 years of experience in designing, implementation, integration, troubleshooting and administration of Network and Security Infrastructure.

Ira Winkler

Chief Information Officer and Vice President

Award winning CISO, top-rated keynote speaker, bestselling author, but really just trying to leave the world more secure than how I found it. Performed strategic security services to some of the largest and most important companies in the world. Provided scientific principles and metrics to create measurable improvements in security behaviors of employees, while saving companies money and time.

Jalal Khalifa AlHasil

Ministry of Interior


Jamal Felemban

Cybersecurity GRC Director
Ministry of Tourism

15 year of experience in the cybsersecurity field, developing and maintaining an overarching IT/OT security architecture in light of business requirements. Defining the information security incident response process, including process stages and roles and responsibilities, as well as proactive response planning and resilience initiatives.

Jayesh Maganlal

Chief Information & Digital Officer

With 21+ years of professional experience in building and maintaining Information Technology operations in global multinationals and regional industries in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. An established IT leader adept at automating processes, driving successful transitions, imparting digital knowledge and skills in a constructive, empowering, and collaborative way, and fostering rapport with teams and clients with skillsets in IT Strategy & Leadership, Digital & Data Transformation, PropTech, Enterprise Architecture, Operations Management, Technology & Governance Risk Management, IT Security & Compliance.

Khalid Siddiqui

Chief Operating Officer
HSBC Saudi Arabia

Accomplished and highly-experienced senior technology professional with expert proficiency in developing and implementing innovative technical solutions throughout the globe. Outstanding background in development and managing multiple technologies, providing architecture development, relationship management, and staff leadership. Strong background in driving projects, from initial requirement gathering through implementation. Ability to analyze complex issues and implement results-driven solutions.

Mashari AlMusad

Chief Information Officer
Saudi Olympic & Paralympic Committee

24 years working Insightful, results-driven IT professional with notable success directing a broad range of corporate IT security initiatives while participating in planning, analyzing, and implementing solutions in support of business objectives. Hands-on experience leading all stages of system development efforts, including requirements definition, design, architecture, testing, and support.

Mesfer Almesfer

Chief Information Security Officer

With around 20 years of experience in information security, I am intensely focused on developing next-generation security programs for the digital landscape. I have repeated success delivering innovative security programs safeguarding the data and digital information of both Government & industry.

Mohammed Alshamrani

Chief Information Security Officer
Bidaya Home Finance

14 year experience in the cybersecurity and IT sector, in both project management and implementation aspects. Have assisted in reviewing and collection of RFPs and contracts and designing of policies.

Mirza R. Baig

Chief Information Security Officer
Finzey Finance Company

17 Years of professional experience in IT, performing I.T. Operations, system analysis & design, policy procedures and implementation, progressive system development, conducting feasibility study, ITIL based standard formation, documentation and implementation in Business computing applications, implementing networking Technologies, Planning & commissioning Network Setup, managing data centers, Information Systems Auditing, Disaster recovery planning and restoration, backup storage management, etc.

Mohammed AlMozaiyn

Head of Information Security Operations
Banque Saudi Fransi

With over seventeen passionful years of extensive experience in Information Security, Mohammed Almozaiyn covered numerous domains from security governance to IT Security, Risk Management, Physical Security, Incident Management, Security Architecture, security analytics, threat intelligence, Cybersecurity Risk Management and Security Operations. Mohammed successfully delivered several security and network infrastructure deployment projects including but not limited to Perimeter and Backbone NIPS, Application Firewall, Proxy AV, Network Forensics, RADIUS Authentication, SOAR, TIP, SEIM, Remote Access Management, Security Awareness WBT, NAC, IAM, and host and network forensics.

Mohammed Al-Doseri

Chief Information Security Officer
Tasheel Finance 

Technically astute and strategically minded CISO with success harnessing influential leadership skills to educate stakeholders on strategies to mature information / cyber security and technology risk capability and architecture. Orchestrated high-profile and game-changing projects, including PCI-DSS compliance, Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) Cyber Security Framework, Open Banking, and next-generation firewalls (NGFWs).

Mohammed Al-Mengash

General Manager Cyber Security Strategy and Engineering 

Mohammed Al-Mengash is the head of the Cyber Security Strategy and Engineering at stc. Mohammed has led many successful cyber security transformation programs across different industries such as Oil & Gas, and Telecommunication. He has more than 15 years of experience in cyber security strategy, network and systems security, security architecture & design , risk management, incident response, and others. Mohammed held several leadership positions in many organizations such as Saudi Aramco and Mobily . He holds a master’s degree in computer security from University of Southern California and several professional certifications. 

Mohammed Al Ghamdi

Chief Information Security Officer
Tawuniya Insurance 


Mohammed Al Shobani

Chief Information Officer
SAICO Insurance 

A highly energetic, enthusiastic digital transformation and program management professional with +12 years of solid experience in crafting solutions that unlock people and organizations potential. Providing expertise on mapping business needs to the optimal solution architecture, development of innovations using the latest technologies, operational input on design, testing, deployment of systems/solutions, and managing complex project workstreams. 

Muzammil Nakade

Senior Smart Services Manager
Red Sea Global

16+ year experience in Networking and IP for various industries across the Middle East and India, deep diving in to the world of SaaS and analytics within the field. 

Nasser Bostan

Cheif Data Integrity Officer

Ensuring overall accuracy and authenticity of data while ensuring it complies with the regulations and GDPR. 15 years in the field having worked on different technologies across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Omar Mohy

Information Technology Manager
Al Dhafra

Rakkan Alassaf

Cybersecurity Manager

7+ years of experience within the cybersecurity and information technology sector, having served in high-level positions across fields such as insurance and finance. 

Rashed Al-Othman

Chief Information Officer
Riyad Bank

An entrepreneurial visionary with a thorough understanding of the application of information technology and concepts to business. Simplicity, focus on delivery, cost effectiveness and never losing the sight of the fact that IT is there to serve business and its clients first and foremost are the keys to my success. I have a proven track record of delivering cost effective leading-edge IT solutions.

Rashed Aldossary

Senior Director – IT 
DHL Express

Experienced Service Support Management with a demonstrated history of working in the aviation and aerospace industry. Skilled in Business Process, IT Service Management, IT Strategy, Data Center, and Management.

Sattam Mohammed Aba-Alwakel

Chief Information Security Officer
Government Agency

Experienced Director Of Quality and Information Security with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry, and Banking sector. Skilled in IT Management, Cybersecurity, Business Intelligence, Application Support, Troubleshooting, and IT Operations.

Saleem Shaikh

Cyber Security Manager

Experienced Service Support Management with a demonstrated history of working in the aviation and aerospace industry. Skilled in Business Process, IT Service Management, IT Strategy, Data Center, and Management.

Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah

Consultant – CISO
Saudi Home Loans

Shaikh Mohammad Abdullah is a highly versatile IT professional with a litany of professional certifications & trainings to the credit. And 15+ years of brilliant track record of handling high end network & Information Security systems, with competencies in conceptualizing, consulting & supporting IT Networks & Security frameworks. 

Sultan Alzahrani

Head of Information Security Department
Technical and Vocational Training Corporation

8+ years in the field of Cybersecurity and Information Technology, while helping individuals and organizations grow and training them in the different technologies of the field.

Syed Ali 

Deputy Director Product Security
Head of Cognitive Governance, Risk, Compliance and Assurance

A 22 year veteran in the fields of Cybersecurity GRC, Assurance, Risk Management and Internal Audit, working across the GCC and UK. I have worked with large enterprises such as the stc Group, advising Senior Leadership on Cybersecurity, to advising Board Members of stc subsidiary companies. I am working currently as part of the Tonomus, NEOM company, creating the most cutting edge approaches for Cognitive GRC and Assurance practices, needed for a visionary city of the future that is NEOM.

Syed Murtuza

Chief Information Security Officer
Al Fanar 

With over 11 years of experience in specialized IT disciplines of IT security, IT audit & IT operations, I am seeking to continue management role in complex environment to support various stakeholders achieve their enterprise objectives. My key industry experiences are retail & distribution, FMCG, F&B, manufacturing, banking, oil & gas, insurance and telecom.

Yamin Ahmed Syed

Senior Auditing Specialist 
Sadara Chemical Company

An experienced cybersecurity professional with 17 years of diversified industry experience including Big4 (Deloitte) with job roles of Information System Auditor/Consultant and CISO.