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Conference Chairman

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is my pleasure to invite you all to inaugural edition of the CyberX Saudi Summit to be held virtually on 4th - 5th October 2022.

Technological innovation and adoption is at the heart of our journey to continued transformation under the guidelines of Saudi Vision 2030. As we continue to innovate, we must ensure these innovations and advancements are being used ethically and for the greater good of the society.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution ushered us into an era of automation, Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning, and enabled us to do business without boundaries. However, the advancement and evolution of technology has also enabled evolution and sophistication of cyberattacks. Threat vectors are increasingly becoming sophisticated and innovative. In this digital-first world, where technology has now become a necessity, the importance of cybersecurity can never be overemphasized.

Bringing together leading voices, thought leaders, and industry experts from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the GCC, and the world, CyberX Saudi provides a unique opportunity to have in-depth, multi-disciplinary discussions about the most pressing security issues in the current landscape, identify solutions that create real cybersecurity resilience, and unwrap unparalleled opportunities for growth and investment. CyberX Saudi aims to become a platform that the community can come back to year on year.

I hope you join us in our effort to create a successful dialogue for the cybersecurity industry. The Organising Committee and I look forward to meeting you this October.


Majed Alshodari

Chief Cyber Security Officer

SALAMA Cooperative Insurance Co.

Past Speakers

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Joseph Bradley

Head of Technology & Digital NEOM

BASIM AL RUWAII

Chief Information Security Officer Saudi Aramco
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VIKTOR polic

CISO, Head of Information Security and Assurance Services International Labour Organisation

MAMDOH ALZAHRANI

Senior Vice President Head of Cyber Security Intelligence Banking Sector
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MOHAMMED AL-DOSERI

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Tas'heel Finance

ABDULRAHMAN AL MAZROUA

Chief of Cybersecurity at Eastern Health Cluster CISO, King Fahad Specialist Hospital

AYAD SLEIMAN

Head of Information Security King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
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Parag Deodhar

Director, Information Security – APAC VF Corporation
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ABDULATIF ALRUSHAID

Head of Cyber Security Engie Saudi Arabia
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SRINIVAS MATHALA

Head of Cyber Security, ISMS and IT Compliance OSN
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Muhammad Khurram Khan

Founder & CEO Global Foundation for Cyber Studies and Research, USA
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Feras Alqaisi

Senior Security Consultant Kaspersky
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Max Heinemyer

Director of Threat Hunting Darktrace
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Mohammed Sidki Al Tenbakji

Pre-Sales Consultant Infoblox, Saudi Arabia
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Eng Abdulaziz Alkhlaif

Chief Information Officer Almishari Co
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Abdullah Alfahaid

Saudi Snacks & MENA Franchise Beverages IT Manager Pepsico
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Sudeep Chatterjee

Associate VP Sales MEA Metricstream
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Mohannad Al Kalash

Founder CyberX
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Mishary AlMussaeed

Chief Information Officer Saudi Olympic Committee
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Haider Pasha

Sr. Director & Chief Security Officer, North/Eastern Europe, Middle East, & Africa Palo Alto Networks
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Amro Mohamed

Regional Cybersecurity Sales Specialist – MEA Region OMICRON Electronics GmbH
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Wijdan Alruwaili

Innovation Technology Lead Monsha’at SA
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Naveed Alvi

Pre Sales Manager Clever Solutions

Past Agenda


*Timings are Saudi Arabia Local Time (GMT +3) .

BUILDING PROACTIVE CYBER CAPABILITIES

  • 11:00 - 11:25
    KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
    HOW DOES NEOM SECURE DATA THAT POWERS THE WORLD’S FIRST ‘COGNITIVE’ COMMUNITIES?

    A cognitive city is driven by data, which makes data accuracy, security, and privacy of paramount importance. In this Keynote Address, we discover how NEOM cyber security and data privacy teams adopt proactive and predictive approaches to secure their data, and what they do to stay at the forefront of safeguarding cognitive communities that are the future of technology-enhanced living.


    Speaker: Joseph Bradley, Head of Technology & Digital, NEOM
  • 11:30 – 11:55
    PRESENTATION:
    DEMYSTIFYING CLOUD SECURITY

    Speaker: Haider Pasha, Sr. Director & Chief Security Officer, North/Eastern Europe, Middle East, & Africa, Palo Alto Networks

  • 12:00 - 12:15
    PRESENTATION:
    MONSHA’AT’S ROLE IN SUPPORTING CYBERSECURITY STARTUPS IN SAUDI ARABIA

    Speaker: Wijdan Alruwaili, Team Leader, Technology Innovation, Monsha’at

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