Explore Our Agenda

Excitement is building as we work behind the scenes to create a dynamic and engaging agenda for our upcoming event. While the final schedule is still in the works, we want to assure you that we’re dedicated to delivering a program filled with insightful sessions, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities. Stay tuned for updates as we finalize the agenda.

08.30 AM


09.30 AM

Welcome Keynote

Anushree Dixit | Global Head, GEC Media Group


Anushree Dixit

09.40 AM

Opening Keynote:

Abdus Salaam | Global CISO Forum

10:15 AM

Vendor Keynote | Efficient IP

Topic: Securing the Invisible: Fortifying DNS Against Evolving Threats

Racha Abdallah | Customer Solutions Architect


Racha Abdallah

10:45 AM

Fraud Detection and Prevention

Moderator: Ozel Hurmuzlu | Senior Enterprise Risk Management Analyst, Qatar University

Giorgio Torre | Project Manager - Data, Sustainability, Technology, | KPMG

Ashraf Aboukass | Cyber Security Leader , Qatar Energy

Saumy Thomas | Manager of Internal Audit, Qatar University

Mutasem Alnajjar | Product Development Lead, Urban Hospitality And Services

Jamsheed Chitari | Manager Infrastructure and Security, Qatar Insurance Group


Ozel Hurmuzlu


Giorgio Torre


Saumy Thomas


Mutasem Alnajjar


Jamsheed P. Chithari

11:05 AM

Implementing Operational Resilience

Moderator: Abdus Salaam | Head - Business Continuity Management, Qatar Islamic Bank

Gautam Sarnaik | Director - Technology Risk, Confidential

11:20 AM

Vendor Keynote | Algosec

Gurinder Singh | Regional Sales Engineer

11:35 AM

Coffee Break

12:05 PM

The Impact of AI and Digitalization on BCM and Risk Management

Moderator: Ozel Hurmuzlu | Senior Enterprise Risk Management Analyst, Qatar University

Muhammad Qasim | Head of Information Technology, Lals Group

Ali Rizvi | Risk Officer

Davar Dattawala | Customer Delivery Manager (Cyber Security), Ooredoo


Ozel Hurmuzlu


Muhammad Qasim

12:20 PM

Vendor Keynote:

12:50 PM

Busting the myth of Zero Trust

Moderator: John Mankarios | Vice President, QInvest

Anugya Saraswat | Sr Manager - Information Security, Qatar islamic Bank

Syed Ahmad Rasool | Senior Manager Technology Security, Vodafone

Mohamed Kabeer Syed Ahamed | IT Security Manager, Power International Holding

Imran Chowdhury | Global Head of Data Protection & Governance, Al Jazeera Media Network

Ahmad Javaid | Senior Cyber Security Strategist, Government Entity

2:00 PM

Lunch and Networking

2:15 PM

BCM & Risk Management Awards

2:30 PM

CISO Awards 2023

2:30 PM - Onwards

Symposium Closing Notes