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Megha Kumar

Megha Kumar

Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

Megha Kumar heads the software research and advisory practice at IDC Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. She joined IDC in 2007 and has since undertaken various research and consulting engagements for b... (Show Full Profile)

Ozgur Danisman

Ozgur Danisman

Head of Security Consultants, Forcepoint

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Hariprasad Chede

Hariprasad Chede

Senior Manager Information Security, National Bank Of Fujairah

Mr. Hariprasad Chede is the head of information security at the National Bank of Fujairah in the UAE. He has over 18 years of experience in information security, consulting, and risk management within... (Show Full Profile)

Saqib Chaudhry

Saqib Chaudhry

CISO, Cleveland Clinic (Abu Dhabi)

Mr. Saqib Chaudhry is the CISO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He has over 18 years of global leadership experience in digital security, business resilience, and audit and compliance. In his current ro... (Show Full Profile)

Gordon Stewart

Gordon Stewart

CIO, GEMS Education

Mr. Gordon Stewart is the CIO of GEMS Education. In this role, he addresses numerous issues such as business process optimization, cybersecurity implementation, and infrastructure/services optimizatio... (Show Full Profile)

Harpal Singh

Harpal Singh

Head of IT Risk & BCM - Emirates NBD

Mr. Harpal Singh is the head of IT risk and business continuity at Emirates NBD. In this position, he is responsible for the development and implementation of group-wide information security framework... (Show Full Profile)

Deepak Narain

Deepak Narain

Technical Director for the Middle East & North Africa, VMware Middle East

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Ranjit Rajan

Ranjit Rajan

Associate Vice President, Consulting, IDC Middle East, Africa & Turkey

Based in IDC’s regional HQ in Dubai, Rajan spearheads IDC’s software research, advisory, and consulting practice in the Middle East, Africa, and Turkey region. He has led several bespoke research and ... (Show Full Profile)

Pillairkulam Parthasarathy

Pillairkulam Parthasarathy

Snr. Vice President - Head Operational Risk, BCP, Technology Risk, Fraud Risk & CISO-First Gulf Bank

Mr. Pillairkulam Parthasarathy is a senior vice president at First Gulf Bank where he is in charge of leading the institution’s enterprise information systems risk, operational risk, business continui... (Show Full Profile)

Walid Kamal

Walid Kamal

Senior Vice President for Technology Security, Risk, and Fraud - Du

Mr. Walid Kamal is the senior vice president for technology security, risk, and fraud management at du, where he is tasked with ensuring the country's most advanced and mission-critical infrastructure... (Show Full Profile)

Safdar Zaman

Safdar Zaman

Head of IT Strategy & Governance-IT,Nakheel

Mr. Safdar Zaman currently serves as head of IT strategy and governance at Nakheel PJSC, a leading developer of iconic and innovative landmark projects in Dubai. He is a recognized UAE ICT leader with... (Show Full Profile)

Roshan Daluwakgoda

Roshan Daluwakgoda

Senior Director - Managed Services Design Operations, Du Telecom

Mr. Roshan Daluwakgoda is a senior director for managed services design at du. He has almost 20 years of experience in enabling secure digital transformation by reducing risk exposure, formulating cyb... (Show Full Profile)

Muhammad Irfan Bashir

Muhammad Irfan Bashir

Senior Specialist - Risk & Compliance Enterprise Security, Emirates Global Aluminium

Mr. Muhammad Irfan Bashir heads the information security risk and compliance division at Emirates Global Aluminium, where he is tasked with planning, executing, and managing all related endeavors acro... (Show Full Profile)