Karthik Raja Raj CEO, UPSSO
Karthik Raja has more than 15 years of experience in the IT Security and Telecom domain.
He is well-versed in DevOps, Programming, Networking, and Security. He has numerous certifications in IT security and the Telecom domain; Implemented and managed one of the most significant cybersecurity projects in TCS, Wipro, with more than 100K+ servers and endpoints and networking resources. Created and Managed a team of 20+ people to implement and support various cybersecurity products.
ILAN SOSNOVITCH GLOBAL SALES MANAGER, SIGA OT SOLUTIONS
GLOBAL SALES MANAGER, SIGA OT SOLUTIONS
Ilan has over fifteen years of experience in the high-tech and clean-tech industry, bringing innovation and technology into utilities and industries for improved and safer processes. As a subject matter expert, Ilan introduces Cybersecurity and Industry 4.0 solutions into emerging markets for increased safety and productivity. Prior to joining SIGA, Ilan held numerous business development and sales management positions in global diverse markets. Ilan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters degree from the Ben Gurion University.
Roi Cohen CRO & Cofounder, Vicarius
CRO & Cofounder, Vicarius
He is a cyber security expert with more than fifteen years of offensive and defensive cyber experience, and he led malware research teams for some of the world's largest security firms.
His technical experience started in an elite technology unit, where his service was recognized by the president and the chief general of staff.
Later on he served in multiple technical and managing positions, among which he led Cybertinel's - a cyber-security startup - malware research activity until the acquisition by CyberArk where he led the malware research team.
Roi holds an MBA degree from the Tel-Aviv university, and a B.Sc degree from the JCE.
Veronica Cazzaniga Account Executive, Sferanet
Account Executive, Sferanet
Veronica Cazzaniga is 25, born in Milan (Italy) where she graduated in Marketing and Business Communication.
She began her career as sales account during the studies, spending 6 months of her life in Valencia (Spain) for an Erasmus Internship.
After 3 sales job experiences in different sectors, last September she joined Sferanet as Account Executive in Dubai (UAE), looking after starting up new business operations in the Emirates
Massimiliano Botta Chief Sales Officer, Sferanet
Chief Sales Officer, Sferanet
Massimiliano Botta is 57, born in Turin (Italy) where he graduated in Political Science.
He began his career in Information Technology industry end of 80’s by joining the Sales Department at Digital Equipment Corporation.
In 1995 he had been appointed Sales Manager and for the following 20 years he was managing sales operations at Olivetti, EMC2 and Kofax gaining deep experience in consultative selling about Hardware, Software and Professional Services.
From July 2012 he was Vice President of Commercial Sales at Kofax joining the Executive Management Team relocated to U.S.A. (Irvine – CA), a position he held until 2016.
Since 2019 he’s been working at Sferanet as senior member of the Top Management Team with the assignment of Chief Sales Officer based in Dubai (UAE), looking after business operations in South Europe and Middle East.
Sion Retzkin Head of Technical Channel Enablement EMEA & APAC, Pentera
Head of Technical Channel Enablement EMEA & APAC, Pentera
Sion brings to Pentera’s team over 20 years of experience in product, project management, sales, pre-sales, and technical roles.
Sion began his career in Cyber Security in the IDF and prior to Pentera, worked at companies like Cronus Cyber Technologies, Cybonet, Matrix, and others.
Sion is also the author of the book: Hands-On Dark Web Analysis.
After performing various roles at Pentera, Sion is now Head of Technical Channel Enablement for EMEA & APAC.
Yinon Costica Co-Founder & VP Of Product , Wiz, Israel
Co-Founder & VP Of Product , Wiz, Israel
Gil Hazaz VP Sales, Enterprise Solutions, Kovrr
VP Sales, Enterprise Solutions, Kovrr
Gil is an experienced evangelist & Hands on Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of Delivering innovation.
Focusing on things that matter around Cyber Security, his huge passion is around developing the right glue between cutting edge technology & successful businesses.
Gil likes to constantly challenge the status quo, and has spent the last 21 Years holding Executive Sales, Marketing & Business Development positions, within the Israeli High-tech Cyber & Startup arenas
Barak Hadad Head of Research, Armis Labs
Head of Research, Armis Labs
Barak Hadad is the Head of Research at Armis Labs, responsible for hunting zero days and reverse engineering. Formerly an embedded R&D team lead in the Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence, his current focus is unraveling the mysteries of various embedded devices.
While breaking a factory production line is Barak's idea of fun at work, in his free time Barak enjoys gaining as many hobbies as possible, including windsurfing, volleyball, skiing, water-ski, volley-ski, ball-water-ski, and of course his favorite, wind-ball-surf-volley-ski.
Loizos Mikallos Head Of Engineering Department, Channel IT
Head Of Engineering Department, Channel IT
John Iestyn Davies Managing Director, Pervade Software
Managing Director, Pervade Software
"John Davies is Managing Director of Pervade Software, an award-winning independent software vendor with strong roots in the capital of Wales and customers in over 80 countries. He is Co-founder and Chair of Cyber Wales, the largest cyber security ecosystem in the UK. John has been a Sessional Lecturer on MBA courses and is on the Curriculum Advisory Boards of Cardiff University and University of South Wales where he has run sessions for the National Cyber Security Academy. Leveraging his military background, he is also the Chairman of the Regional Employer Engagement Group for the Armed Forces in Wales."
Toufic Mobarak Founder and President, MobileSphere
Founder and President, MobileSphere
Toufic is the founder and President of MobileSphere, a Boston based communication software company. MobileSphere is a pioneer in mobile communication and software. In 2004 The company launched CellularLD -- among the first VoIP over mobile service -- targeting MVNOs and end-users. In 2008 MobileSphere launched Slydial, its patented ringless voicemail technology.
Since then, MobileSphere has continued to innovate with a range of patented mobile communications and messaging products: Slybroadcast, slyText & Slyfone. In 2020, MobileSphere launched Riffr - a social (micro) podcast platform that was spun off into its own entity. In 2022, the company launched SLYGUARD, the only solution that protects the user's security and privacy when using popular over-the-top communication apps. The company's core belief is that software is the engine that will power mobile communication.
Toufic graduated from the Sorbonne, France with a Master Degree in International Economics, and a degree in European Integration. He also holds na MBA from Thunderbird School of Management - Arizona USA. He speaks six languages.
Giung Park VP sales, Head of Global Business Development, NNSP
VP sales, Head of Global Business Development, NNSP
(Current) VP Sales, Global BD of NNSP (OT security total solution provider)
(Previous) VP Sales, Global BD of Solbox (Telco CDN platform provider)
(Previous) VP Sales, Dubai regional office of Ara Networks (Web caching, SSL visibility
Saqub Hussain Director, CA Cyber Security & Training Ltd
Director, CA Cyber Security & Training Ltd
Saqub Hussain graduated from Cardiff University with a degree in Biotechnology and certificate course in Computing and Information Technology. Saqub perused his career with his passion for Crypto Currencies. Saqub Hussain is Director of CA Cyber Security & Training Ltd. Using his experience in Crypto Asset Management and the Security issues around the general Crypto World which is rapidly expanding.
Cryptocurrencies have captured the attention and imagination of a new generation of investors across the globe. From Bitcoin to Ethereum to the growing list of altcoins, there’s little question that the volatile and fast-moving crypto industry keeps participants, observers, and regulators on edge. More and more, though, mainstream companies are looking at cryptocurrencies and adjacent technologies as a way to tap into new markets—or to create them from scratch in new, virtual worlds.
Mining cryptocurrencies for the last 6 years has given Saqub Hussain an in depth detail of this new digital asset and how to make sure it remains secure.
Pinhas Huber Senior Vice President & Global Sales, Terafence
Senior Vice President & Global Sales, Terafence
Over 13 years of experience at Governmental position, managing complex global projects.
Expert in technology-integrated, business development in multinational environments and provides unique and innovative solutions for a wide range of multi-player situations.
MSc in Materials Engineering fromthe Ben-Gurion University.
Jake Nguyen CTO, OMANEE Corp
CTO, OMANEE Corp
We are thrilled to have Mr Jake Nguyen, CTO of OMANEE Corp as a speaker at GISEC 2022 this March.
Jake brings a wealth of experience & knowledge to the Corporation and the team with a broad prowess in the industry.
He is on his way to make IT and Technology as simple and easy as it is. His background is together with MSc of Information Technology from National University of Singapore (NUS), over 17 years experience in IT & Technology
industry, manage Technology, Product, Engineering & Delivery for BTMGCS (US), Savills (SEA), ConocoPhillips (VN, US), KMS Technology (VN, US).
Jack Nguyen believes Data Driven, AR&VR, Blockchain will be the keys to the new Digital era and IT, just a life, it is all about being brave, but bravery is not for everyone.
Ultimately, he would like to address the importance of Identity Blockchain, High secure Digital ID and the new Blockchain Platform - Welups exclusive from OMANEE Corp.
Sagi Lamay CEO & Co-Founder, Deceptive Bytes
CEO & Co-Founder, Deceptive Bytes
Practical Electronics Engineer, 15 years experience in sales and projects management in millions ayear
Jorge Sebastiao Founder & CEO, Simba Storage
Dr Marwan Al Zarouni Director, Information Security Services, Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC)
Founder & CEO, Simba Storage
Director, Information Security Services, Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC)
Dr. Marwan Alzarouni is a founding member of Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) and Artificial Intelligence Ethical Committee. He currently holds the position of Director of Information Services at DESC. He has 20+ years of experience in development of projects in the fields of Emerging Technology, Information Security, Digital forensics and Intelligence. He is also a keynote speaker and advisor to the Dubai Government where he sets on a number of Councils and Committees in the fields of Cyber Security, Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence. He is a well-respected international speaker on blockchain technology usage by governments and businesses.
Dr. Marwan Alzarouni established and is currently managing the Dubai Government's official root Certificate Authority (CA). The CA is the trust anchor for the UAE's digital identity project (UAEPass). It is also the trust foundation for many projects to come including the UAE's secure government vault, its digital time-stamping service and its electronic trust seal (eSeal).Dr. Marwan is one of UAE's earliest adopters of Internet technology. Years before it was formally introduced in the country. He started web development and domain name trading business in the early 1990s where he started investing in domain names and setting up a number of well-known websites at the time. He has owned 1000s of domain names throughout the years and continues to invest in them to date.
He has written a number of academic papers and presented in a number of highly regarded Cyber Security Conferences as the GITEX, GISEC, HITB, OPCDE, Australian Information Warfare & Security Conference, the Australian Computer, Network & Information Forensics Conference and the Australian Information Security Management Conference. Dr. Alzarouni has written a number of well-regarded publications in academia and commercially. This includes but is not limited to papers in cyber security, mobile phone forensics, information superiority and blockchain technology. Dr. Marwan is a regular on TV, radio, podcasts and YouTube. He provides his expert opinions to the media when it comes to expert commentary on news and events related to Cyber Security, Blockchain Technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Dr. Alzarouni is also the CEO of Dubai Blockchain Center (DBCC), a strategic partner to Dubai Future Foundation a Government-Backed Non-Profit Organization. As a consultant, He is the Managing Partner at Accelliance Consultancy LTD which provides its services to the UAE's Center for 4th Industrial Revolution (C4IR) and the World Economic Forum (WEF). Accelliance regularly conducts research and studies into the applicable use cases for Blockchain Technology, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Precession Medicine and aids in creating toolkits that can be tested and implemented by various businesses and government entities worldwide.
Chandra Shekhar Misra Founder and CEO, Terafence India (F16)
Founder and CEO, Terafence India (F16)
26 years of comprehensive experience in technical and business management of IT, Telecom and Industrial setup with expertise in Cyber Security.
Chandra is Bachelor in Technology and Gold Medallist from a University in India with numerous State and National level awards and has co-authored various research papers published in International Journals to his credit.
Chandra has a history of creating successful businesses from start-up, leading as CEO, Managing Director and Advisor.
With a rich experiences and strategic business sense, Chandra has been instrumental in creating consistent growth for the organizations. He actively contributed innovations to secure and execute mega size IT, Telecom and Cybersecurity projects in Critical Infrastructure of National importance.
Chandra is currently Founder and CEO of Terafence Private Limited, with a mission to secure mission critical infrastructure and IoT/IIoT/OT networks with best in class direction flow controller providing 100% secure data transmission between network segments of distinct security classification.
Rajesh Krishna Founder & CEO, Securaa
Founder & CEO, Securaa
Rajesh Krishna is the founder and CEO of Securaa, a next gen SOAR platform and lives in Dallas, Texas. Rajesh is a technology entrepreneur and founded Securaa in 2018.
Rajesh comes with over 25 years of industry experience building technology business in US and Europe. Rajesh comes with a rich and diverse experience in Cybersecurity, Technology and Solutioning.
Vaishal Mehta Consulting Partner - Global Practice Head (Cyber & Digital Business Risk), Inspira IT
Mustafa Lotia Business Partner – Cybersecurity Risk Consulting & Advisory MEA, Inspira IT
Consulting Partner - Global Practice Head (Cyber & Digital Business Risk), Inspira IT
Business Partner – Cybersecurity Risk Consulting & Advisory MEA, Inspira IT
21+ years of experience! Starting with software development then evolving along the line with technology, technology risk & governance and evolving today in cybersecurity, risk & governance domains. Journey has been astounding and extravagantly enriching, I am one of the fortunate from those who shares the era of 90s with mainframe systems, 5.5 inch floppy drives, 30 MB max storage on personal computers to evolving in today’s dark & deep cyberworld. The reason of stating fortunate is the very fact that I endured the technology transformation where farfetched dream of yesterday became the fact of today’s operations like; CaaS, SaaS, IaaS, IoT technologies, Cyber defense, Automation and cognitive intelligence.
Being in gulf region, especially based in Dubai for almost 19+ years, not only I witnessed and contributed to the growth of the region, but also had the opportunity to integrate with a global community of professionals and technologies which augmented my proficiency.
While the disruptive nature of cybersecurity continues the uphill curve, threats and compromises to technologies will continue to evolve in cognitive computing, big data analytics and IoT further development. My aim for the enterprise will continue to ensure simplification by design and resilience in cyberworld it operates.
Rob Osborn Cloud Security Advisor, Orca Security
Cloud Security Advisor, Orca Security
Ashok Kavichandran Vice President of Sales, Fire Compass
Vice President of Sales, Fire Compass
Ashok has over 2 decades of extensive experience across Information Technology andCyber Security and managed roles cutting across Sales, Pre-sales and Channel Management.
Prior to joining FireCompass, he worked with Wipro, IBM and Checkpoint in managingbusiness across APAC driving new initiatives, building coalition to support business growth,implementing changes to drive performance and increase market share for the Organization.
Dietmar Wyhs Director Sales DACH & CEE, SSH
Director Sales DACH & CEE, SSH
Dietmar has over 25 years of experience in the IT Industry. For more than 7 years now in IT Security, where he was successfully engaged in different areas like Endpoint Security, Application Development Security, Network Security and now Privileged Access Management. He is a frequent public speaker delivering keynotes and lectures.
Shaaz Shaikh Sales Director, Allot
Sales Director, Allot
Shaaz quickly moved to
Telecommunications as his professional stream primarily due
to his keenness to learn about Data & Digital
communications & a very encouraging apprenticeship
program on offer at the time with Tata Teleservices, coupled
with the lack of love for controllers, capacitors, diodes
etc. He enjoyed a very successful stint thereafter with ECI
Telecom (2004 – 2013) where he fulfilled multiple roles
à Customer Support
à Project Manager
à Sales Manager) before moving to the
UAE in 2013. Ever since he has been involved in providing
solutions to the Communications Service Provider in the
region in Network Intelligence & Cybersecurity.
Harshit Agarwal Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Appknox
Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Appknox
Harshit Agarwal, Co-Founder and CEO at Appknox is a tech enthusiast. A serial entrepreneur, Harshit is one of the very few early members and moderators of India's largest startup group, Bangalore Startups.His eight years of startup and technological experience set the way for him to co-found Appknox in 2013.
Harshit has worked with over 300+ enterprises, ranging from top financial institutions to Fortune 500 companies, to establish security standards that assist organizations in securing their mobile applications and shortening the time required for security testing.
Warren Stein Chief Revenue Officer, Cympire
Chief Revenue Officer, Cympire
Seasoned CRO with extensive experience in building and leading global sales teams and channel sales, generating sales pipeline from “zero to hero” Former VP Sales EMEA and APAC in BriefCAm (acquired by Canon ~100M$) , Aladin, RDT Jetro.
Title of presentation: Cyber Resilience from the Human Perspective
Description of Presentation: A look at strengthening the People in the People, Process and Tools discussion. The Workforce and Skills Gap challenge can be significantly improved via hands-on training of people who should fill these gaps.
Pavan Kushwaha Founder and CEO, Kratikal Technologies
Founder and CEO, Kratikal Technologies
Pavan Kushwaha is the Founder and CEO of Threatcop, a global cybersecurity company. Being an alumnus of MNNIT, Pavan along with his two college mates, Paratosh Bansal and Dip Jung Thapa, started this venture in 2013. While Pavan was hustling to scale up his company globally, he was also CTO & Product Head of a healthcare eCommerce startup, Dawailelo (later acquired by 1mg), for 1.5 years.
Later, he became the head of cybersecurity for ImpactQA for 3 years. Back in 2013, Threatcop was established as Kratikal. It was an outcome of his research and investigation into the cybersecurity domain after he became a victim of a phishing attack.
Today the organization under his leadership is scaling up its venture by pledging to empower people through multiple products under Threatcop and services under Kratikal. He aspires to empower people and mitigate cyber risks.
Pavan has authored 6 cybersecurity books, has 1 patent (pending), and has trained over 15,000 students across 130+ nations. Pavan is not only an Entrepreneur but also a Security Researcher, Developer, Orator, and Ethical Hacking Expert.
Dror Fixler CEO, FirstPoint Mobile Guard, Ltd.
CEO, FirstPoint Mobile Guard, Ltd.
Dror Fixler, a mobile cybersecurity expert, is Chief Executive Officer and co-Founder of FirstPoint Mobile Guard, Ltd., a company that develops best-in-class security solutions for corporations and individuals who need complete protection from the ever-growing threat of cyber attacks.
He is an established entrepreneur with decades of experience in the telecommunications industry. He previously founded a pay by mobile startup, Raging Mobile, which was acquired by Northbridge Capital Partners. He also served as Chief Technology Officer at Monitel A.N. Technologies Ltd. Dror has developed systems to revolutionize data security for mobile devices and holds 13 patents.
Dror has been awarded top industry accolades; he received President's International Fellowship Initiative Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. He was honored with the European Science Foundation’s Plasmon-Bionanoscience Award in 2015. In addition, he received an award from the Wolf Foundation to promote science and art for the benefit of mankind.
He is currently the director of the Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials and a Professor of Electrical Engineering. He was a visiting professor at the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry in China. Dror received his B.Sc. Ms.C. and Ph.D. degrees in physics and computer science from Bar-Ilan University.
Established entrepreneur with decades of experience in the telecommunications industry. Founded a pay by mobile startup, Raging Mobile, acquired by Northbridge Capital Partners. Served as CTO at Monitel A.N. Technologies Ltd. Holds 13 patents.
Senthilvel Kumar VP, Cyber Security, Yash Technologies, India
VP, Cyber Security, Yash Technologies, India
Yisrael Gross Co-Founder and business development director, L7 Defense API security company
Co-Founder and business development director, L7 Defense API security company
Expert in Business Development for technologyy companies. Serial High-tech entrepreneur, Investor and director in several innovative startups.
Media: Producer of the popular HighTech show in Israel "Kikar HiTech" with 30,000 viewers weekly, Contributor to Themarker finance magazine on cyber security.
High tech ccommunities Founder such as "Israel Cyber Group" leading cyber forum in Israel, representing Israeli companies to the Government, organizer of cyber security professional events and leading other large high-tech communities
Holds an MBA degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem - majoring in Finance and Marketing.
Olzhas Satiyev CEO, WebTotem LLP, Kazakhstan
CEO, WebTotem LLP, Kazakhstan
John Brennan Director of Sales Engineering EMEA, InoGates, NetAbstraction
Director of Sales Engineering EMEA, InoGates, NetAbstraction
Erez Dror Director, Orchestra Group
Director, Orchestra Group
He served as VP Sales and Business Development at Cy-oT (acquired by Orchestra Group) and Zoomd Technologies (TSXV:ZOMD) as well as Director of Sales and Business Development at Verint Systems (NASDAQ:VRNT). Before joining Verint, he served as VP Sales at eXaudios Technologies (acquired by Beyond Verbal).
Erez also served as EMEA Sales Manager at Nice Systems (NASDAQ:NICE).
Erez holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management and Economics.
Eran Kovalsky Director of product management, Radiflow
Director of product management, Radiflow
An experienced product manager, Eran worked across multiple product management disciplines in both large and small technology companies in Cyber security and Networking fields.
He joined Radiflow earlier this year to lead the strategical development of CIARA – risk assessment and mitigation planning system.
Eran holds a B.Sc in communication systems engineering from Ben-Gurion University.
David Prior CTO, Carnet Systems, United Kingdom
CTO, Carnet Systems, United Kingdom
Shannon Ng Senior Sales Manager, Votiro Cybersec Ltd
Senior Sales Manager, Votiro Cybersec Ltd
Arjun Vijay Security Engineer, Innspark Solutions, India
Security Engineer, Innspark Solutions, India
AJIT HATTI FOUNDER - DIRECTOR, Pure ID Labs Limited
FOUNDER - DIRECTOR, Pure ID Labs Limited
Tudor James EMEA Solutions Engineering, Qomplx
EMEA Solutions Engineering, Qomplx
Yacine Felk COO, CYSEC SA
COO, CYSEC SA
Naveen Vasudeva Founder and CEO of The CyberTree Paradox
Founder and CEO of The CyberTree Paradox
Highly focused with a consistent track record of successful delivery Naveen is an Information and Cyber Security professional with strong financial services, Oil and Gas, Utilities and some public sector engagements experience knowledge built over the past 25 years working globally (London, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Middle East, and Japan).
Covering a range of Global Senior Executive Management positions as Chief Information Security Officer and others Including Security Risk, Control and Compliance strategy, technical and Business Risk Assessments methodology and implementation, Process design, metrication and implementation, and global security consultation Including Security Operations, Application Security, Infrastructure Security, Third-Party Risk Management and Access Controls, technology, tools, and services.
The development of Security target operating models to support business and IT global functions. Key exposure to global regulatory change and control implementation. Managing teams between 10 to 120 global projects and programs above £20m and operating budgets over £50m.
Strong managerial background with a board, executive, and senior-level management. Local/international experience and cross-sector exposure of Cyber Security (Information Risk, Application and Infrastructure Security, Security Management, and Security Architecture).
Good strategic appreciation and vision, able to build and implement sophisticated plans with a proven track record explicitly supporting business needs. Self-driven and self-reliant sets aim and target and lead by example, collaborative approach with good interpersonal skills to engage, motivate, and encourage others through change.
Mehmet Burak Donmez Chief Technology Officer, Peyk
Chief Technology Officer, Peyk
Gaurav Dubey CEO, TDeFi, India
CEO, TDeFi, India
Dr. Mert OZARAR Director of Cybersecurity, Havelsan
Director of Cybersecurity, Havelsan
Fatih Sarı Managing Director, Veriskop
Managing Director, Veriskop