Trevor is a Senior Director in PWC’s Consulting Technology business with 20+ years Information Technology and Security experience. He has been leading on IT/OT strategy and operating models, Smart Grid Technology Architecture design, managing and building technical Operations teams, GRC strategy, risk and governance program implementation, UK Government Cyber Security program liaison and Big 4 Consulting across Asia-Pacific, Europe, The U.S and EMEA regions. His industry experience ranges across a variety of sectors including Nuclear Energy, Oil & Gas / PetroChemicals, Power & Utilities, Technology Media & Telecoms and Transport & Logistics.
Mr. Tarun has 19 years of experience in the transformation of utility’s IT & OT infrastructure using robust and scalable digitaltechnology. His vision andinitiatives have resulted in solvingcomplex cybersecurity challenges involving Information Technology (IT), Operational Technology (OT),and CriticalInformationInfrastructure (CII) industry. He has always believed in implementing security-related solutions, be it industrial, physical, or cyber, to ensure preparedness for any actual eventuality. His expertise in SCADA/ADMS, Cyber Resilience, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Security Operation, and Integrated Security Solutions has brought Tata Power-DDLinto the forefront of technology as a leader in the arena of distribution utilities across the world.
OT and IoT focused Cyber Security consultant with an extensive background and experience in Cyber Security business across multiple sectors, including Industrial Control Systems and IoT. A strategic visionary and transformational leader with a constant focus on solving customer problems with ICS Cyber Security, OT & IT convergence and IIOT threats mitigation solutions. A trusted adviser with assured value business outcomes.
Sara Al Kindi is a Senior Cyber Defense Specialist joined PDO since 2013. She is holding multiple Cyber Security Professional Certifications such as Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst, SANS GSEC & GCIH Certified Incident Handler and ISO27001 Certified Internal Lead Auditor. She is having valuable experience in threat & vulnerability management and led multiple cyber defense projects and initiatives. In addition she is holding Master Degree in Network & Security from University of Kent in England.
Musallam Kashoob, is the Head of Distribution Control Center (Head of DCC) at Dhofar Power Company (DPC), Salalah-Oman. He is a Member of Nama Cyber Security Committee, Implemented the Cyber Security in DCC.
Over 18 years’ experience in Cyber Security and Critical infrastructure protection for Various sector across GCC.
Extensive expertise in Technical Consultation ,Presales, OT /IOT and IIOT Security Audits & Standards, Strategic selling, problem-solving, Cybersecurity mitigation solutions and OT – IT convergence. Expert in Compliance-related issues as well as security guidelines and requirements for all utilities and Critical Infrastructure industries with Intensive knowledge of deploying Defense in depth Architecture for protecting ICS networks .
At Subex, Kiran leads IoT and ICS security initiatives. He has over 18 years of experience in cybersecurity, network analytics, fraud management and mitigation and machine learning. Kiran holds patents focused on security, fraud and Artificial Intelligence. A passionate author and speaker, Kiran champions the cause of cybersecurity in areas such as detection strategies, identity management, securing converged environments, compliance enablement, fraud prevention among other areas through speaking engagements across the globe. He has written extensively on these areas as well.
He holds an Engineering degree from Bangalore University and MBA from the University of Denver.
DrFawaz W. Al-Khudhairyis presently the LeadTelecommunications Consultant with the Information Protection Department in Saudi Aramco. He held various key positions during his career including Director of IT Operations, Commissioning Chairman and Chief ImplementationOfficer fortheKing Abdullah PetroleumStudies &Research Center (KAPSARC)in Riyadh. While his roles in Saudi Aramco includeIT OperationalExcellence Lead, Capital Projects PlanningSupervisor, Head of Wireless Engineering Group and Government Coordination GroupLeader.Dr. Al-Khudhairy achievedthe Operational ServicesCorporate Award & Recognition (OSCAR)Award by Saudi Aramco for his key role during implementation and roll-outof the Kingdom’s National FrequencyPlan.He has over 25years of Telecommunicationsexperience and solid track history of IT operations/project management, risk assessment, infrastructure engineering, and team leadership and has helped enhance organisational growth and meetingchallenging dead-lines.Dr. Al-Khudhairy is a Certified Chartered Engineer (CEng), Certified Commissioning Process Provider (QCxP), Registered Licensed Engineerwith the UK Council of Engineers, Professional Member in the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IETUK) and Professional Member in the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (IEEE USA).Dr. Al-Khudhairy holds BEng (Electronics Engineering) and a PhD (Telecommunications& Navigational Systems) from The University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.He also holds an MSc in Telecommunications Systems Management & Design from Anglia-Ruskin University, Chelmsford,UK.
Elisha has over 15 years of experience managing accounts and developing major infrastructure projects and has a deep understanding of the unique challenges which exist in these territories.
Damiano Bolzoni is VP Industrial and OT Business at Forescout. Damiano’s expertise in the Industrial Cyber Resilience domain is certified by a variety of specialties, like Intrusion Detection Systems, Network Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Log Analysis and SCADA Security. While PhD student at the University of Twente (The Netherlands, 2004), Damiano started focusing his research on the Industrial Cyber Security challenge, leading the IPID project on developing Network Intrusion Detection Systems based on anomaly-detection. Since 2008 he has been working with several large international Critical Infrastructure organizations to tackle the issues of cyber security in the ICS/SCADA domain. He has spoken at a number of top industry cybersecurity events (including Black Hat) and author of several publications
Chris brings more than 25 years of cybersecurity experience with deep knowledge of IT, OT and IoT networks and mission-critical infrastructure. His prior experience includes managing large, critical and complex security projects around the world for customers of leading IT and OT security vendors. Security executives turn to Chris for his expertise in almost every sector including commercial, government, defense, law enforcement, and the intelligence community.
Bilal is the Technical Leader for Trend Micro. He has worked in the cyber security field for the past 10 years. He leads the technical operations of Trend Micro in Qatar to contribute and align with “Securing the Connected World” mission. Bilal is part of the subject matter experts for advanced threat protection specialised in threat research, malware analysis, and reverse engineering.
Alex has 20 years of experience in the cyber security industry with well-known vendors including SafeNet, RSA / EMC and ArcSight / Voltage / HPE. He is a proven sales leader with a track record of success providing disruptive and complex solutions to large enterprise organisations. Alex has a strong background in strong authentication / IAM, encryption solutions and over 8 years of selling SIEM / SOC solutions. Previously, Alex managed, as Vice President of Sales, a successful team in Dubai with Cofense and was the Director of HPE Data Security business unit for emerging markets that included a territory of Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Tahir brings over 18 years of proven expertise within OT/ ICS domain spanning security strategy development, technical design and engineering, security operations, commissioning, and maintenance for owners and operators of vital services covering: power and water, mining, transport (rail), and oil & gas.
Tahir is currently working with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) to build, develop and drive the OT security capability for the organisation.
“Khalid Darwish is currently working as Sr. SCADA Telecom Engineer at Al Ain Distribution Company, one of the electricity and water distribution utility in the UAE. He worked in electricity utilities sector for more than 15 years. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Electromechanical Systems Engineering and a M.Sc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from the American University of Sharjah, UAE.
Mr. Darwish holds professional certificates in Project management (PMP), cyber security (CISSP), and IT Networks (CCNA). His research interests are SCADA and ICT, smart grid, and industrial systems’ security. He published several papers in the area of process automation, communication, smart grid, and industrial cyber security in many international conferences.
Mr. Darwish is a member of Cigre’ telecom workgroups. He is also certified member of UK Engineering Council and member of the IET.”
Julien Cassignol is a seasoned cybersecurity expert with more than 12 years of specialisation in IAG and PAM, deploying, integrating and designing solutions for large customers. At WALLIX, he oversees the worldwide operations of Solution Architects articulating a portfolio helping customers to manage their cybersecurity risks, needs and issues in a simple way.
Subex is a pioneer in enabling Digital Trust for businesses across the globe.
Founded in 1992, Subex has spent over 25 years in helping global Communications Service Providers maximize their revenues and profitability. With a legacy of having served the market through its world-class solutions for business optimization and analytics, Subex is now leading the way by enabling all-round Digital Trust in the business ecosystems of its customers. Focusing on privacy, security, risk mitigation, predictability, and confidence in data, Subex helps businesses embrace the disruptive changes in the business landscape and succeed with Digital Trust.
Subex leverages its award-winning product portfolio in areas such as Revenue Assurance, Fraud Management, Network Analytics, and Partner Management, and complements them through its digital solutions such as IoT and OT Security. Subex also offers scalable Managed Services and Business Consulting services. Subex has more than 300 installations across 90+ countries.
Founded in 2013, Sasa Software is a leading provider of Content Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) and OT/ICS security solutions. GateScanner CDR protects the organization’s incoming and outgoing content routes. Use cases are: Portable (USB) media security, OT appliance scanning, email, browser downloads, network separation, IT to OT file transfers, and other content routes. Sasa Software protects hundreds of organizations including utilities, energy, oil & gas, manufacturing companies, financial institutions, and governmental agencies. Company has been named Gartner 2020 “Cool Vendor” in Cyber-Physical Security (CPS) and is the 2017 Frost and Sullivan Asia Pacific ICS Security Vendor of the Year.
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) secures the largest enterprise, service provider, and government organizations around the world. Fortinet empowers its customers with intelligent, seamless protection across the expanding attack surface and the power to take on ever-increasing performance requirements of the borderless network—today and into the future. Only the Fortinet Security Fabric architecture can deliver security without compromise to address the most critical security challenges, whether in networked, application, cloud, or mobile environments. Fortinet ranks number one in the most security appliances shipped worldwide and more than 450,000 customers trust Fortinet to protect their businesses.
Omar Sherin is a Partner in EY “Ernst and Young” working on CNIs and OT cyber security covering Middle East, Africa and India.
Omar Holds a BSc. In computer engineering and with 16 years of cyber security experience specialized in Critical infrastructure protection.
Omar is an elected voting member in the ISA99/IEC62443 standard for industrial control systems security, the highest committee in the standard. Omar is also an international member of the ICSJWG created by the US-DHS, He also lead the National level Critical Infrastructure Information Protection program in a GCC country conducting tens of ICS/OT assessments and working on national level security programs, he also developed National Security standards for several middle eastern countries. Omar was part of the team that developed the world cup cybersecurity framework for the world cup 2022, Omar is a certified GICSP, CBCP, GRISC, CERT-IH and a SANS institute ICS Mentor.
Aasef is the SME OT at Fortinet, where he helps with solving cybersecurity challenges involving Operational Technology (OT) and Critical Infrastructure (CI) industries. He has more than a decade of experience in cybersecurity architecture, risk management, penetration testing, assurance and compliance for Critical Infrastructures.
Mohammed AlGhazal is an award-winning energy influencer, working as a digital engineering trainer and consultant. He capitalises on the digital value chain and environment-friendly technology to deliver energy resources. Prior to this role, AlGhazal was working with Saudi Aramco as a member of a team responsible for exploration and production operations.
AlGhazal developed new digital engineering and training schemes to upskill the energy workforce to cultivate a culture of digital transformation and sustainability. He has successfully trained multiple engineers and leaders to strategically apply digital skills, such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and internet of things to streamline energy supply.
In the oil and gas industry, AlGhazal has been involved with several projects in petroleum engineering, safety, industrial internet of things, cybersecurity, and digital data analytics. He developed machine learning and digital twin models to optimise on-site operational decisionss and predict and prescribe asset integrity management solutions. He has published more than 50 papers and peer-review journal articles as well as multiple in-house technical reports and guidelines.
AlGhazal is the recipient of several awards and honors. In 2010, AlGhazal received his B.S. degree with honors in Petroleum Engineering from KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. In 2015, he received an M.S. degree with honors in Engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
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