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

08:30 – 09:20

Registrations, Networking & Welcome Tea & Coffee

09:20 – 09:30

Early Bird Raffle (Exhibit Room)

09:30 – 09:35

Welcome Address

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

09:35 – 10:00

Building The New Security Roadmap

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

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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.


10:00 – 10:30

Building You Cloud Security Strategy

Waseem Halim
Senior Security Consultant - GULF, Palo Alto Networks

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Not too long ago, the core of the traditional data centers was on premises servers running all manner of apps. With the maturing of virtualization technology and the need to standardize infrastructure and be more agile/flexible, private clouds are widely adopted by customers. Almost as rapidly as private cloud adoption occurred, organizations are moving workloads to public cloud environments such as amazon or azure.

In this keynote, Waseem Halim will look at the trends of both private and public cloud adoption impacting the security landscape and how Palo Alto Networks platform help in securing such deployments.


10:30 – 10:50

Cyber Security as an Enabler of Digitization

Abubakar Latif
Cybersecurity Advisor at TRA Bahrain

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From an analytical perspective, cybersecurity has long been considered as a tool that protects digitization. However, cybersecurity today is fostering growth in many industries. This session will thus take a look at how cybersecurity helps develop newer, more reliable industries through innovation.

10:50 – 11:20

Tea & Coffee and Networking (Exhibit room)

11:20 – 11:25

Raffle Draw through Meeting Vouchers (Presentation Room)

11:25 – 11:45

Protecting the Human Point Against Rising Data Security Threats

Mr. Kamlesh Luhana
Sales Engineer, Forcepoint

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11:45 – 12:00

Security as an Enabler to Digital Transformation

Hadi Jaafarawi
Managing Director,Qualys Middle East

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How do we regain the insight in our environments? We have lost much insight in how our IT operations and security is operated and more importantly how it is is performing. With the relentless move to cloud platforms, being a private or public one, or perhaps even a hybrid, we stand to lose even more visibility and control in our day 2 day and strategic operations. What do enterprises need to do to regain control ? How have Qualys customers taken on this challenge?

In this presentation we aim to help you see a path forward, and roads into the near and distant future of your IT infra and asset management.


12:00 – 12:15

One Platform

Rami Al-Ajrami
Regional Director MENA - SOTI Inc., Soti

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12:15 – 13:05

Panel Discussion : Addressing the New Security Ecosystem

Mishal Al-Hellow
IT Manager - Arcapita Group

Abubakar Latif
Cybersecurity Advisor at TRA Bahrain

Ahmed Al-Balooshi
First Vice President Head of IT - Al Baraka Banking Group

This panel discussion will examine how organizations are addressing the new set of security channels and dynamics associated with the drive for digital transformation. The panel will provide valuable insights into the practices and protocols they have incorporated within their own organizations.

13:05 – 13:15

Roadmap for 2017

13:15 – 13:25

Mega Raffle Draw (Presentation Room)

13:45 – 14:30

Lunch in the Expo Area