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

08:30 – 09:00

Registrations, Networking & Welcome Tea & Coffee

09:00 – 09:30

Early Bird Raffle

09:30 – 09:35

Welcome Address

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

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, traditional datacenters made use of on-premise servers that ran all manner of apps. However, with the maturing of virtualization technology and the need to standardize infrastructure and be more agile/flexible, private clouds are now being widely adopted by customers. Organizations are also rapidly moving their workloads to public cloud environments such as Amazon or Azure. In this keynote session, we will examine how the private and public cloud adoption trend is impacting the security landscape, and identify methods that can help secure such environments.

10:30 – 11:10

Tea & Coffee Break

11:10 – 11:15

Raffle Draw


11:15 – 11:35

Protecting the Human Point Against Rising Data Security Threats

Mr. Mahmoud Al-Kurdi
Sales Engineer, Forcepoint

11:35 – 11:55

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

Kalle Bjorn
Director of Systems Engineering, Middle East, Fortinet

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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.

11:55 – 12:10

Security as an Enabler of Digital Transformation

Hadi Jaafarawi
Managing Director - Qualys Middle East, Qualys Middle East FZE

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In today’s world, organizations no longer know how their IT operations or security processes operate or perform. Moreover, with the relentless move to public, private, or hybrid cloud platforms, organizations stand to lose even more visibility and control of their day-to-day strategic operations. This presentation will therefore explore what enterprises need to do to regain control, and highlight how IT infrastructure and assets can be managed more effectively in the near and distant future.

12:10 – 12:30

One Platform

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

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12:30 – 13:10

Panel Discussion: Addressing the New Security Ecosystem

Hasan Mohammad Al-Hamadi
IT Team Leader – Kuwait Petroleum International

Balques Al-Radwan
Information Security Officer, National Bank of Kuwait

Khalid Lakdawala
Head IT Security, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait

Syed Abdul Samad
Senior Manager Information Security Management, Kuwait Finance House

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.


13:00 – 13:10

Final Raffle Draw

13:10 – 13:15

Roadmap for 2017

Megha Kumar
Research Director, Software, Middle East & Africa

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13:15 – 13:20

Final Raffle Draw - Win a Smart Tab

13:20 – 14:30

Lunch in the Restaurant

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