Agenda - IDC IT Security Roadshow 2017 | Events | IDC CEMA

08:00 – 08:50

Registration, Networking & Welcome Coffee & Tea

08:50 – 08:55

Early Bird Raffle Draw

09:00 – 09:05

Welcome Note

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

09:05 – 09:30

Building The New Security Roadmap

Megha Kumar
Senior Research Manager, Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey

Organizations are striving to execute digital transformation processes and bring innovation to the forefront. Organizations are further aiming to transform their processes, operations, and leadership to become digital enterprises. Specifically, companies are investing in 3rd Platform technologies and innovation accelerators to meet their targets within given timelines. However, organizations have to deal with the rapidly changing demands of their customers as well as a threat landscape that is getting increasingly complex. Organizations also have to contend with new vulnerabilities and technologies, meet customer demand for a seamless experience, and increasingly address issues relating to risk and trust.

The following keynote presentation will look at the trends impacting the security landscape in the region. It will also explore the issues that organizations will need to address in the digitally transformed era and outline what factors they need to consider in their security road maps for the future.

09:30 – 09:55

Presentation by Du

10:00 – 10:25

The Convergence of Information and Operational Security

Mazen Dohaji
Regional Director – Middle East, Turkey & Africa, LogRhythm

10:30 – 10:55

Tea & Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30

Collaboration of Security and Risk: Why Business and IT Need to be Aligned

David Michaux
UAE’s ‘ethical hacker’ & Director, Whispering Bell

11:30 – 11:55

Presentation by Palo Alto Networks

Tarek Abbas
Technical Director, Palo Alto Networks


Room A
Track Session A
Chaired by Saurabh Verma - Program Manager - IT Services, MEA and Turkey, IDC

Room B
Track Session B
Chaired by Megha Kumar, Regional Director Software, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey, IDC

11:45 – 12:05

Protecting the Human Point Against Rising Data Security Threats

Ozgur Danisman
Head of Security Consultants, Forcepoint

11:45 – 12:05

It’s Time To Change the Way We Think About Cyber Security

Kalle Bjorn
Director of Systems Engineering, Middle East, Fortinet

It’s harder than ever to secure the enterprise network, confirmed by the continuing string of high profile data breaches. While being attacked and possibly breached is not going to change, what can change is how we perceive cyber security and how to defend your organization’s network. This session will focus on some of the key contributors to successful data breaches and what an enterprise can do to break the cycle of attack, breach and spend.

12:00 – 12:05

Raffle Draw

12:00 – 12:05

Raffle Draw

12:10 – 12:20

The Enterprise Immune System: Using Machine Learning for Next-Generation Cyber Defence

Michael D’Arcy
Commercial Director, Darktrace

12:10 – 12:20

Presentation by Drivelock

12:25 – 12:35

Presentation by Checkpoint

Ram Narayanan
Channel Manager, GCC, Check Point

12:25 – 12:35

Presentation by RES

12:35 – 12:50

Presentation by Nexthink

12:40 – 13:20

Panel Discussion : Securing the Endpoint to the Cloud

The following session will look at the security strategies organizations should adopt as new technologies become more pervasive. This introduces new vulnerabilities, hence organizations will need to reevaluate how they deal with new points and how security can even be seamless on the cloud

12:50 – 13:20

Panel Discussion: Threat Intelligence

13:20 – 13:25

Raffle Draw

13:25 – 13:30

Roadmap to 2017

13:30 – 14:30

Lunch in the Expo Area

Please note that the topics identified above are representative only. The conference agenda will be kept up to date.