Future Datacentres & Cloud Infrastructure 2019

8-9 April 2019
Habtoor Grand Resort
Dubai Marina, UAE

#FDCCIS

Speakers

Dr. Esam Al Falasi
Dr. Esam Al Falasi

Chief Information Officer Ministry of Economy

Brigadier Khalid Nasser Abdulrazaq Alrazooqi
Brigadier Khalid Nasser Abdulrazaq Alrazooqi

General Director of Artificial Intelligence Department Dubai Police

Dr. Sabri Al-Azazi
Dr. Sabri Al-Azazi

Executive Director Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship

Malik Al Madani
Malik Al Madani

Chief Information Officer Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority

Amer Sharaf
Amer Sharaf

Director of Compliance Support and Alliances Dubai Electronic Security Center

Mazen Mohammed Muzhir |
Mazen Mohammed Muzhir

Head of IT Infrastructure, Operations & IT Security Abu Dhabi City Municipality

Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal |
Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal

Chief Information Officer Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority

Rami Al-Haddad
Rami Al-Haddad

Group CIO National Aviation Services (NAS), Kuwait

Amani Mahmood Mohd Saeed AlJassmi
Amani Mahmood Mohd Saeed AlJassmi

IT Director Dubai Health Authority

Mohamad Easawy |
Mohamad Easawy

Digital & IT Strategist, Head of IT Excellence & Innovation Dubai Customs

Hala Alhashmi  |
Hala Alhashmi 

Head of IT Sharjah National Oil Corporation

Abdullah Alharbi |
Abdullah Alharbi

Supervisor Corporate Data Center Saudi Aramco

Elham AL Shehhi
Elham AL Shehhi

Head of Networks & Infrastructure Section Sharjah Economic Development Department

Hayo Volker Hasenfus
Hayo Volker Hasenfus

Director Industrial EMEA & Director Network Infrastructure Middle East Panduit

Noman Rasheed
Noman Rasheed

CIO Noor Bank

Faisal Ali |
Faisal Ali

Group Chief Information Officer Gargash

Armand Verstappen |
Armand Verstappen

Manager Site Operations eBay Classifieds Group

Dr. Jassim Haji |
Dr. Jassim Haji

President - Artificial Intelligence Society Bahrain and GCC

Hanin Mohamed AlMuhallabi
Hanin Mohamed AlMuhallabi

Head of Technical Infrastructure Section Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority

Binoo Joseph |
Binoo Joseph

Chief Information Officer EMAAR Group

Safdar Zaman |
Safdar Zaman

Head Of IT Strategy and Governance Nakheel PJSC

Leonardo Favero
Leonardo Favero

IT Cooling Segment Sales Director Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics

Tony Zabaneh
Tony Zabaneh

Team Lead, Systems Engineering Fortinet

Jayesh Maganlal  |
Jayesh Maganlal 

Head of IT Infrastructure, Cloud & Operations Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Hashim Saeed |
Hashim Saeed

Head of Information Technology AZIZI Group

Jeff Klaus
Jeff Klaus

General Manager, Data Center Management Software Intel

Rajendra Srivastava |
Rajendra Srivastava

Head of IT Infrastructure IFFCO Group of Companies

Krishan Kant Srivastava |
Krishan Kant Srivastava

Head of IT Infrastructure, Operations & Application Landmark Hospitality

Aftab Hameed Khan |
Aftab Hameed Khan

Head of IT Infrastructure & Service Delivery IMG World of Adventure

Anshul Srivastav |
Anshul Srivastav

Chief Information Officer & Digital Officer Union Insurance

Satyan Abraham |
Satyan Abraham

Director ICT DXB Entertainments (Dubai Parks and Resorts)

Dinesh Ramesh
Dinesh Ramesh

Regional Sales Director Gigamon

Hariprasad Chede |
Hariprasad Chede

Chief Information Security Officer National Bank of Fujairah

Shafik Hasna
Shafik Hasna

Senior IT expert Ministry of Economy

Thrishan Padayachi
Thrishan Padayachi

Head of Cloud Careem

Kumar Prasoon
Kumar Prasoon

Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) Safeer Group – Century Malls

Dr. Esam Al Falasi

Dr. Esam Al Falasi

Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Economy

Esam Al-Falasi is the Director of the IT Department at the UAE Ministry of Economy. In this role, he is responsible for managing technology infrastructure and applications for various agencies and departments within the Ministry. Al-Falasi is also the Program Manager for the Ministry’s IT projects such as the Electronic Commodity Management System, Central Business License System, eServices migration, and Strategic Management System. Al-Falasi’s efforts in implementing appropriate, innovative and cost effective solutions to achieve competitive excellence based on the TOGAF methodology have enabled the Ministry of Economy to keep pace with latest developments in the IT domain. He has also implemented highly effective IT frameworks that have served as a catalyst in driving the Ministry of Economy’s exponential growth over the past decade. Holding extensive experience of more than 25 years in the IT space, Al-Falasi was earlier involved in the technology integration of different strategic projects in Dubai such as the introduction of the Toll system ‘Salik’ and the Nol Card. Al-Flassi is also one of the founder-developers of the ‘Dubai the Image’ initiative that was launched to highlight the exceptional services provided by the government departments in Dubai through capturing on-the job images and video footage. Esam Al-Falassi is a regular keynote speaker at the premium telecommunications event GITEX. He has also led the Ministry of Economy’s participation at key local and regional events, and successfully achieved 100% smart services migration. In 2010, he successfully completed the Government Leaders Program under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Program for Leadership Development (MBRPLD) and in 2017; he got his diploma in Innovation from Cambridge University. Esam Al Falasi holds a (PHD in Management) from India from ALFalah University, (Master in International Business) from (Wollongong University) and Bhs in computer science, information system management from Southeastern University, US.

Brigadier Khalid Nasser Abdulrazaq Alrazooqi

Brigadier Khalid Nasser Abdulrazaq Alrazooqi

General Director of Artificial Intelligence Department, Dubai Police

Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi acts as the General Director of Artificial Intelligence at Dubai Police.

Previously he was in charge of the IT sector at the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. He has worked in many IT fields, including systems administration and information security.

Brigadier Khalid has led the Dubai Police to many local, regional and international achievements, notably the Best M-Government Service Award in the world in the Safety and Security Category. He’s also a prime member in several Federal and Local Committees, which include the Higher Committee for new projects and technologies.

Dr. Sabri Al-Azazi

Dr. Sabri Al-Azazi

Executive Director, Federal Authority of Identity and Citizenship

Malik Al Madani

Malik Al Madani

Chief Information Officer, Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority

Malik Almadani is the Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the Strategy and Future Department at the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority. Malik also leads the Secretariat of the UAE National SDGs Committee to develop and implement the UAE Sustainable Development Goals Strategy.
 
Malik has developed expertise and experience in a number of areas including competitiveness, sustainability, government development, international relations in addition to financial services regulation and Islamic finance.  His previous experience includes working government and semi government entities including, the Prime Minister’s Office, Minister of State Office and the Dubai Financial Services Authority.
 
Malik holds a BBA from the American University of Dubai and a Diploma in Government Innovation from the University of Cambridge. Malik also graduated from prestigious government programs including the UAE Government Future Foresight program and the 4th Industrial Revolution Program by the University of Oxford in coordination with the UAE Prime Minister’s Office.

Amer Sharaf

Amer Sharaf

Director of Compliance Support and Alliances, Dubai Electronic Security Center

Profile
Amer Sharaf is the Director of Compliance Support and Alliances at the Dubai Electronic Security Center based in the Emirates of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Amer has accumulated a diverse set of skills in his career in the Information Technology field successfully delivering key applications and infrastructure related projects. His experience also extends to deploying resilient and highly available data centers catering to key critical systems. Amer has considerable experience on city level systems and adopting several disruptive technologies and ensuring that key security principles and technologies are adopted.

Role
His current roles involves ensuring Government Departments adopt the Dubai Information Security Regulation and any other standard that may be developed in the future in addition to auditing their compliance to those standards. This is achieved through a rigorous communications and actions plan and awareness sessions conducted directly with all the entities. The role also involves establishing and maintaining relationships with similar entities on both nationally and internationally.

Mazen Mohammed Muzhir

Mazen Mohammed Muzhir

Head of IT Infrastructure, Operations & IT Security, Abu Dhabi City Municipality

“Mazen Muzhir is responsible for IT Infrastructure and Security within the Abu Dhabi City Municipality. He has been active in the IT industry for more than 20 years. He has worked as a Branch Manager , Sales and Business Development Director in various organizations like Lojainnet Communication Networks, Safeer Integrated Systems and Beta Information Technology. He has always been fond of technology related field which motivated him to do his Bachelors in Computer Science from UAE University and laid the foundation for his later interest in circular economy. Mazen’s colleagues consider him a great team leader and manager. He has managed his team with utmost efficiency and proficiency. He is also a service provider for part of the business in the group, where he has fulfilled his duties with diligence and precision.”

Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal

Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal

Chief Information Officer, Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority

Eng. Eman Alkhayyal, SEWA’s Chief Information Officer and Information & Communication Technology Manager, she has Bachelor of science in Computer Engineering from Sharjah University and Master in Information Technology Management and Governance form Canadian University of Dubai, in additional to different diploma programs such as Organization Development Diploma , Japanese Management Diploma –KAIZEN, …and currently doing “SEWA Excellence Diploma Program” from  American University of Sharjah.

Alkhayyal’s appointed end of 2014 as an IT Manager, and on 2015 she lunched SMART SEWA 2020 initiatives along with the transformation journey plan for IT. In 2016 she has been given “chief information officer” title and has been selected for her distinguish achievements to be within the top 25 performer SEWA employees.

She leaded the Green Bill Campaign on 2016 which aimed to digitize SEWA’s monthly bills by developing public awareness and simulate community participation in the conversation of natural resources, promote sustainability and preserved for the new generation, for that SEWA received two awards the first from Gov Award 2017– IT green initiatives category, and the 2nd from Oracle Excellence Award 2017: Sustainability Innovation category from San Francisco. She also is heading PR committee in AL AMAL camp since 2008 and a member of the organizing team, this camp is an annual event by Sharjah City for humanitarian services. Currently she is heading SEWA WAY team, the champions behind developing SEWA strategy map and aligning 35 + business units with SEWA 2020 vision and strategy.

Rami Al-Haddad

Rami Al-Haddad

Group CIO, National Aviation Services (NAS), Kuwait

Rami Al-Haddad, Group Chief Information Officer, heads all Information Technology functions at NAS, including Infrastructure, connectivity, systems, cybersecurity, and user support, as well as digital transformation, business intelligence and innovation.

Rami joined NAS in 2013 as Director - IT, taking on strategic initiatives to transform the role of IT from a supporting function to a business enabler, and from a cost center to a profit center.

During his tenure, Rami was instrumental in revolutionizing the impact of IT to give NAS a competitive advantage. This included expanding NAS portfolio of services to offer technology solutions, deploying multi-million dollars revenue generating services, and introducing innovative technologies to enable NAS growth at minimal cost and lead-time. Furthermore, under his leadership, NAS developed a number of world class ecommerce platforms connecting travelers with airport service provider across the globe.

NAS IT achievements are repeatedly highlighted through several prestigious recognitions and awards including; ISO 20000 for IT service management, ISO 27001 for information security, ISO 22301 for business continuity, 2017 Aviation ICT deployment of the year, 2015 best airport mobile app of the year, and 2017 CIO 100.

Rami holds an engineering degree from the UK, and a Masters in Management from Australia.

Amani Mahmood Mohd Saeed AlJassmi

Amani Mahmood Mohd Saeed AlJassmi

IT Director, Dubai Health Authority

She has more than 18 years of experience in both technical and managerial role in IT field. She has started her career in Dubai Municipality as a System Administrator. After that, she became the Head of the Internet Operations Unit, where she was responsible and managing Dubai Municipality online services infrastructure. In 2008, she became head of Information Systems Security Section to manage all Information security matters in Dubai Municipality, after that she was Head of development section.  Then she moved to Zayed University as IT director, finally she joined Dubai health authority as IT directory since September 2014.
 
She holds B.SC. In Computer Sciences from Ajman university , Master in Computing and  Information System from Hull University in UK, Master in Quality Management from University of Wollongong in Dubai, and Executive Diploma in  Public Administration  from Lee Kuan Yew university in Singapore.  She also has graduated from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Program for Leadership. Currently she is doing her PHD in business administration in Dubai University.

Mohamad Easawy

Mohamad Easawy

Digital & IT Strategist, Head of IT Excellence & Innovation, Dubai Customs

Mohamad is a Successful and highly qualified, multilingual executive with extensive, 23+ years of experience in Strategy, Business Management, and Technology in multi-cultural environments. He Has Excellent grasp of new trends and technologies, such as Innovation Management, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Robotics, Analytics, and robotics process automation. With Global experience he has covered 5 continents with focus not only on keeping IT projects on budget and on time, but also ensuring that investment delivers the full value expected by the organization. He has stablished the IT Excellence office, to provide leadership, direction & vision to the IT department in order to ensure reliable, secure, cost-effective and innovative IT solutions are available to support the organization strategic objectives.

Support the identification, and tracking of key objectives and KPIs for the IT department while following the balanced score cards methodology and Provide expert consultation in key strategic areas, such as budgeting, cost efficiency and vendor relations.

Hala Alhashmi 

Hala Alhashmi 

Head of IT, Sharjah National Oil Corporation

Hala Alhashmi is the Head of IT in Sharjah National Oil Corporation, and has an MSc in Business IT from Kingston University in the UK,  and is a graduate of the American University of Sharjah from where she obtained her BS in Computer Engineering. After graduation Hala joined BP International and completed a specialized program for future leaders, that included assignments in Abu Dhabi and Canada. Hala’s experience in oil and gas also involved an assignment with Petrofac in the UAE. Hala continued building her leadership skills by taking part in the Sharjah Leadership Program attending sessions at Stanford University and visiting Silicon Valley. She is a co-founder of a startup called Shifaa- a non-profit pharmaceutical enterprise. Hala’s leadership talent extends beyond work to support her passion for health and fitness, as part of this she attended the Hamdan Sports Leadership Program. Hala is a strong believer in work life balance and enjoys riding and competes in dressage.

Abdullah Alharbi

Abdullah Alharbi

Supervisor Corporate Data Center, Saudi Aramco

Abdullah is a supervisor in Saudi Aramco Corporate Data Center. His experience in data center industry was well demonstrated via leading several major projects, energy efficiency initiatives, and new technology deployments. He has several international technical publications in data center arc flash mitigations, battery systems and DC technology. Abdullah was a speaker in different data center related conferences such as Data Center World by AFCOM, IEEE conferences in China and Italy. Was recognized as one of the top four young mission critical engineers of the years 2017 & 2018 in data center industry by Data Center Dynamics Global Award.

He has Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and master degree in Engineering Management and hold several professional certificates in data center management and electrical engineering disciplines.    

Elham AL Shehhi

Elham AL Shehhi

Head of Networks & Infrastructure Section, Sharjah Economic Development Department

Hayo Volker Hasenfus

Hayo Volker Hasenfus

Director Industrial EMEA & Director Network Infrastructure Middle East, Panduit

Prior to joining Panduit Hayo held positions around the design of factories and data centers. Before joining Panduit he ran marketing and sales for a electrical contractor and master system integrator where the scope was broad and all around medium and low voltage electrical systems. So far his major contributions were to lead building the data center business in Germany and establishing the EMEA go-to-market around the TCP/IP-based manufacturing automation and control system solution. In his current role he builds with his teams the Panduit network infrastructure business in GCC and also further ties with global manufacturing key accounts.
 
Dipl.-Ing. Hayo Volker Hasenfus
Director Network Infrastructure Middle East
Director Industrial Key Accounts EMEA

Noman Rasheed

Noman Rasheed

CIO, Noor Bank

Noman Rasheed is a senior technologist with over 22 years of experience in transforming organizations through the means of Digital and Innovation. He specializes in design and execution of result-oriented strategies and delivery of high performance organization cultures.
 
For over last 19 years, he has been part of banking industry in Middle East. Prior to taking up role of CIO at Noor Bank, he was heading Technology and Operations Divisions of Barclays Bank, for MENA region.

Faisal Ali

Faisal Ali

Group Chief Information Officer, Gargash

“Over 23 years of extensive technical and business expertise, and knowledge to lead and align strategic objectives and operations of a Private/Government/Semi Government entity, Faisal has continuously been successfully leading the digital transformation journey across large business group in the region for his contributions towards digital introduction of the new technologies in the sector. He was awarded with 2018 CIO 100 Award and Best Use of Technology in the Real Estate Sector 2018”.

Armand Verstappen

Armand Verstappen

Manager Site Operations, eBay Classifieds Group

Armand Verstappen is responsible for network, datacentres and monitoring within the eBay Classifieds Group. He has been active in the Internet industry since the early nineties of the previous millennium. From early childhood on, he was made aware of the risks of climate change by his father, which motivated him to study tropical agriculture at the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands, and laid the foundation for his later interest in circular economy. He is the proud father of an 18-year-old daughter. When not at work, Armand likes to spend his time outdoors, doing rock climbing, or playing golf.

Dr. Jassim Haji

Dr. Jassim Haji

President - Artificial Intelligence, Society Bahrain and GCC

Dr Jassim Haji has management and executive experience in Aviation, Hospitality, Technology and Telecommunications for over 30 years. He has served on the board of directors of a leading hospitality and tourism technology provider in the Middle East and on SITA Council representing Middle East and North Africa. Furthermore, he has been part of the Bahrain Centre of Excellence, which is over-looking excellence in the public sector.

Dr. Haji has been instrumental in implementing some key innovations at Gulf Air’s IT systems and processes in recent times, most notably, the introduction of advanced technology for Gulf Air World Wide Contact Centre, Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence, Disaster Recovery Centre, Green Technology, In-house Oracle R12 upgrade, Big Data, Electronic Flight Bag and deploying tablets to cabin crew for on-board services plus ISO 27001, 9001, 20000, 240001, 22301, 55000 and 50001 certifications that have helped further improve customer interface services as well as cost efficiency to the company. He managed to achieve forty three top Middle-Eastern technology awards, including four CIO distinguished awards.  

He participated as a key speaker and chairman in over 50 technology conferences in Middle-East and Europe to cover latest technologies such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, Information Security and Business Intelligence. He also published articles in relation to the above topics. Additionally, Dr. Haji is part of several advisory boards of key technological events in the Gulf and he is participating in several judging panels for reputable technology awards. Furthermore, he has featured on 19 international technology and aviation magazines cover pages with over 80 interviews.

Dr. Haji received his Doctorate in Business Administration (PhD) from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK in 2010. He has completed his Master degree in Management of Information Technology from the University of Sunderland, UK and graduation in telecommunications from the famed Cable and Wireless College, Cornwall, UK.  
He started his career with Sprint Telecommunications in London before joining Gulf Air in 1985 as a network engineer and moved to Sabre – an airline IT solutions company – to whom Gulf Air outsourced its IT services. He then moved to EDS as an Executive Director, another American IT solutions company with global presence, then in 2008 to Gulf Air as the Director of Information Technology Division. He is recently been working as President of Artificial Intelligence Society Bahrain plus Aviation Technology leading expert, consultant and executive Director.

Hanin Mohamed AlMuhallabi

Hanin Mohamed AlMuhallabi

Head of Technical Infrastructure Section, Sharjah Roads and Transport Authority

Hanin AlMuhallabi is the Technical Infrastructure Head in Sharjah RTA. She began her career as a Network Engineer where her UAE University bachelor’s degree was based on. She got her master’s degree in computer engineering from American University of Sharjah (AUS). She has presented two main papers in two conferences: The Second IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics and Computer Systems (CIICS), and The International Conference on Testing Software and Systems (ICTSS). Any successful plan is playing a strong role in having business requirements knowledge along with being updated with the latest technologies, researches, and education.

Binoo Joseph

Binoo Joseph

Chief Information Officer, EMAAR Group

Binoo is the Group Head of Information Technology at Emaar Group. Experienced IT and change leader with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry helping deliver large scale programs across multiple geographies. Skilled in Multichannel Retail Transformation, Digital IT Strategy, Ecommerce, Core Retail Enterprise applications and adoption of emerging technologies. With over 15 years’ experience in corporate industry he will share about share about next generation Datacenters and what CIOs can be ready for the future of IT.

Safdar Zaman

Safdar Zaman

Head Of IT Strategy and Governance, Nakheel PJSC

Safdar Zaman, a recognized ICT leader with more than 18 years’ experience in IT Processes, IT Security, Project Management, Big Data and  IT Governance. Safdar Zaman is currently the Head of IT Strategy and Governance in Nakheel PJSC, a leader in developing iconic innovative landmark projects in Dubai where he successfully drafted and executed a turnaround strategy to transform IT from predominantly service delivery to a strategic business enabler.

Safdar started his career in Banking Software Company and has served different technical and managerial positions and advanced to the position of IT Strategy and Governance Head. During his 18 years career he participated in numerous challenging initiatives across cloud computing, Big Data, Virtualizations, Security, ERP, Business Processes Enhancements (Lean Six Sigma) and business transformations. He has successfully managed several innovative and challenging projects across Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Hospitality and services sectors.

Safdar holds in addition to PGMP, PMP, ITIL, COBIT, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, ISO27001, ISO2000, CISSP, CEH certificates and a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.

Key Achievements & Awards

Achieved and recognized as the leader, enabler and achiever by numerous organizations during his career not limited to below

  • Speaker in several seminars and panel discussions round table conferences and events.
  • Strong strategic relationships with major vendors that acknowledged Nakheel’s technical innovation and promoted Nakheel’s image.
  • Business transformation programs executions through technology innovations
  • IT strategies executions with exceeding the business case and ROI scores
  • IT Governance, PMO, Service Deliveries frameworks rollout and implementations

Leonardo Favero

Leonardo Favero

IT Cooling Segment Sales Director, Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics

Leonardo Favero, a graduate in mechanical engineering and MBA from CUOA, has been responsible for Climaveneta Spa of the HPAC business unit for 6 years, which includes both air conditioning for telephone exchanges and air conditioning for Datacenters. Since 1997, deputy head of customer service at CastelMac S.p.a., in 2001 he enters the world of precision conditioning, becoming Head of After Sales at Uniflair. In 2004 he joined De'Longhi as project leader of the telephony division, where he coordinates the start-up activities of the new range, the definition of product specifications, the coordination of the bodies in charge and the analysis of the market and distribution, to pass in 2005 to hold the current position in Climaveneta, the main De'Longhi group company in the professional sector.

Leonardo Favero, mechanical engineer and MBA, is the IT Cooling Segment Sales Director in Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems SpA.  He has over 15 years of experience in the HVAC industry applied to IT cooling and mission critical applications. After an experience as After Sales Manager in Uniflar, in 2004 he joined the De’Longhi group as Project Leader for Telecom division, where he managed the start-up of this new business, from market analysis, to product specifications and coordination of operations and distribution.  In 2005 with the handover of the Telecom division from De’Longhi to Climaveneta Spa, the group company specialised in HVAC and HPAC, he took full responsibility of Data Center and Telecom Applications cooling business as HPAC business unit director, until Climaveneta entered the Mitsubishi Electric Group in 2016.

Tony Zabaneh

Tony Zabaneh

Team Lead, Systems Engineering, Fortinet

Tony Zabaneh is a well-educated and experienced IT Security / Networking professional with a special focus on Cloud Security as well Security Consolidation - Currently holding the position of Team Lead Systems Engineering at Fortinet Middle East. Tony has built a very good expertise of mixed IT solutions and infrastructures for over 16 years. Additionally, an education of Business Studies, which allowed him to position Fortinet’s solutions effectively for many of the corporations in the Middle East. He is good at addressing the business pain points and providing technical solutions that has a clear effect on customers’ competitive advantage.

Jayesh Maganlal 

Jayesh Maganlal 

Head of IT Infrastructure, Cloud & Operations, Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Jayesh Maganlal is an IT Infrastructure and Operations leader with over 18 years’ experience across various industries. Direct experience in IT Infrastructure Architecture & Delivery, IT Strategy & Management and IT Operations in multinational and multicultural environments. Leads the strategic Infrastructure transformation roadmap and development of the infrastructure product portfolio. Holds a MSc. in Computer Science and multiple professional certifications.

Hashim Saeed

Hashim Saeed

Head of Information Technology, AZIZI Group

Hashim Saeed is responsible for setting up the IT strategy and roadmap as well as managing the overall IT operations across the AZIZI Group. Hashim has joined AZIZI Developments in 2017 and has led the IT Service Transformation projects for AZIZI, moving them away from the traditional on premise legacy environment to a Cloud based. He has also effectively managed and delivered solutions related to automation and digitalization that improved efficiency and productivity, reduced cost and human intervention, enforced paperless and increased customer engagement.
 
Hashim holds an MSc in Strategy Business and Information Technology and his extensive experience in the IT infrastructure and project management field has made an instant impact.

Jeff Klaus

Jeff Klaus

General Manager, Data Center Management Software, Intel

As general manager of Intel Data Center Solutions, Jeff Klaus leads a global team that designs, builds, sells and supports Data Center software products through an extensive distribution network. Since joining Intel in 2000, Klaus built and maintains the largest global distribution ecosystem of middleware solutions through Server Hardware OEMs, Software Infrastructure Management Providers and Cloud Service Providers.

As a leader in the Data Center infrastructure industry, his group currently sells Intel Virtual Gateway access management and Intel Data Center Manager (DCM), the only software that provides real-time, server-level telemetry data and power management across a wide range of data center servers and IT devices.

An active member within the software defined solutions space, Klaus serves on the Board of Directors for the Green IT Council and has presented multiple keynotes at leading industry conferences, including Gartner Data Center, AFCOM's Data Center World, the Green IT Symposium and the Green Gov Conference. As a thought leader within the DCIM community Klaus regularly contributes articles on key data center topics and trends in Forbes, DataCenter Dynamics, Mission Critical, Data Center Post, IT Business Edge, Data Center Knowledge, Information Management and Data Centre Management.

Klaus earned his BS in Finance at Boston College and his MBA in Marketing at Boston University.

Rajendra Srivastava

Rajendra Srivastava

Head of IT Infrastructure, IFFCO Group of Companies

Rajendra is the Head of IT at The IFFCO Group of companies. He is responsible for managing global Information Technology infrastructure, security, support and projects. Experienced Information technology executive with 27 years of IT experience in multiple industry domains, leading technology, infrastructure, services, applications development, projects and global technology support. 20+ years of IT management experience in IT strategies, budgeting, planning, implementing technology solutions, driving business process re-engineering, leading complex projects, setting up offshore support center, managing data center operations, leading IT audits, IT security, B2B integrations, designing BCP and DR solutions.

Krishan Kant Srivastava

Krishan Kant Srivastava

Head of IT Infrastructure, Operations & Application, Landmark Hospitality

Krishan is an experienced Head Of Information Technology with Comprehensive experience in Hospitality Industry. At Landmark group he is managing GCC IT Operations, service delivery projects and implementing on-time solutions to increase operations & project efficiency and decrease costs. He is responsible for developing and directing highly successful project and steady-state teams in IT, quality assurance, and technical support, partnering with finance and customer service departments to meet operations & projects deliverable.

Aftab Hameed Khan

Aftab Hameed Khan

Head of IT Infrastructure & Service Delivery, IMG World of Adventure

Aftab leads the IT Team of Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group which manages the Data Center, Network, Operations, Security and Application for the business within the group including the world's biggest indoor Theme Park, IMG Worlds of Adventures. He has spent 20 years in Dubai working mainly for Government Organizations and Educational institutions.

Anshul Srivastav

Anshul Srivastav

Chief Information Officer & Digital Officer, Union Insurance

Anshul is a leader with major operating tenets as driving technology transformation through thought leadership, innovation, analytics & delivering value to stakeholders.

Anshul is a global technology leader who has been instrumental in driving technology transformations for businesses in the range of two multi Billion USD as revenues. He has been key player at organizations which have been on an average 30% growth year on year in a career spanning almost two decades.

Anshul is been mentoring start-ups and management students from IIM Bangalore since 2012. Start-ups mentored are in the space of analytics, mobility, tech based micro finance institution, healthcare tech and analytics, and tech based retail merchandising and mobile wallets.
Experience has been around taking up strategic technology initiatives, architecting, delivering and managing it at an enterprise level.

Anshul has several notable career accomplishments, wherein he has led, created and launched the key ecommerce, mobile and business intelligence initiatives for world's #1 insurance brand AXA in the fastest growing emerging markets of Asia.

Currently in a leadership role as Chief Information Officer Information Technology and Digital Officer, leading the IT Strategy, Technology Transformations, Analytics, software delivery, architecture and Cloud for Union Insurance (UAE and Oman) across all lines of Business (Life, General (P&C) and Health Insurance) Creating and Driving big strategic Initiatives aligning through IT transformation to deliver business value.

Transformational leader and Senior Management IT professional, with almost two decade of experience spreading across multiple geographies (US, Europe, South East Asia and Middle East). Anshul has built & led local, regional, and global teams across 3 continents.

Capitalized on opportunities to drive revenues, profits, and growth. Strong P&L management

Satyan Abraham

Satyan Abraham

Director, ICT DXB Entertainments (Dubai Parks and Resorts)

“Satyan holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from London Business School , UK and a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Bombay University, An astute technology leader with over 20 years’ experience across multi-national organizations : Emirates Airline, Compaq, Tandem, DXB Entertainments, Dubai Parks & Resorts, he has led transformational changes across various organizational portfolios, delivering significant cost reductions and building capability of people, processes and technologies. He has extensive experience in the air transportation and entertainment industry , having successfully implemented a number of large-scale IT projects with a direct impact on passengers and customer experience.

He has a strong track record leading organizations from vision through execution. Successfully established operating models through driving consolidation, standardization, architectural road-maps, strategic sourcing, shared services. He is passionate about digital innovation and his main interest is in contributing to the improvement of customer experience in the entertainment industry through the introduction of innovative concepts and solutions.”

Dinesh Ramesh

Dinesh Ramesh

Regional Sales Director, Gigamon

Dinesh is practiced in leading teams of diversely skilled professionals across key functional areas in the IT space. He is experienced in business development strategy, IT infrastructure management, budgeting, service delivery and management and has held senior positions in the region for a number of years, currently working at Gigamon as their Regional Sales Director.

Hariprasad Chede

Hariprasad Chede

Chief Information Security Officer, National Bank of Fujairah

Mr. Hariprasad Chede is the head of information security at the National Bank of Fujairah in the UAE. He has over 18 years of experience in information security, consulting, and risk management within the financial services sector. He also holds several prestigious certifications in information security and assurance from leading organizations such as ISACA and (ISC)2. He has been associated with the ISACA UAE Chapter since 2006 and is currently its president.

Shafik Hasna

Shafik Hasna

Senior IT expert, Ministry of Economy

A competent Professional with over 9 years of experience in Service/systems/ IT infrastructure and a team leader in projects through their full development life cycle, with firstclass in planning, designing, implementing and problem solving skills.

Customer facing and a good communicator at all levels in an organization, Dedicated to maintaining and improving high standards. Presently associated with MOE (Ministry Of Economy) Responsible for Microsoft Systems and products, Infrastructure, data center, Storage, Backup, Network, Servers, V-Block, Cloud.

Thrishan Padayachi

Thrishan Padayachi

Head of Cloud, Careem

Kumar Prasoon

Kumar Prasoon

Group Chief Information Officer (CIO), Safeer Group – Century Malls

“Kumar Prasoon is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a prominent retail chain and honored as one of the Global Topmost CIOs in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Asia and also at the international level. In this prominent role, he makes technology recommendations for the group’s executive management on the aspects of Fuzzy Analytics, Business Intelligence; BigData, IoT /IIoT, BlockChain, cloud computing, enterprise 2.0, integrated systems architecture and virtualization.
 
Kumar Prasoon is an ICT Industry Process Centric seasoned Enterprise Architect and Business Process Management Expert. Kumar Prasoon excels at leading cross-functional teams across Americas , Europe and Asia ; coordinating multiple projects with exceptionally strong understanding of the business issues driving software development based on experience both as a seasoned Enterprise Architect as well as Interface Manager with solid approaches towards Integration Technologies / Service Oriented Architecture using external interfaces concerning Systems Integration / Systems Architecture / System Infrastructure support for Mission Critical Applications and a prominent International Speaker on many conferences like Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) , Computer News Middle East , Innovation Enterprise (USA) , International Retail Summits , Forrester Research , Nielsen , International Data Corp (IDC), Arabian Computer News (ITP Publishing), CAXTON GROUP(USA) , SmartData , Expo Trade and Real Time Communications (RT-COM) by Fleming Gulf to name a few.
 
He was also honored with CIO 100 Awards for outstanding Enterprise-wide Innovations by Computer News Middle East (CNME) in January 2015 , 2016 and 2017 consecutively for three years in a row , “The Most Innovative Application of BigData : 2015” Customer Festival Awards Middle East Chapter hosted by Terrapinn UK and presented by Infinia , “Enterprise Mobility Project of the Year -2016” “CIO of the Year -2016 Finalist” by Computer News Middle East ; “Retail Deployment of the Year-2016” by Computer News Middle East ; and “Catalyst CIO of the Year : Retail 2016” , “Catalyst CIO of the Year : Retail 2017” , “The Titans Badge of Honor : Honoring the Best 2017” by Enterprise MEA Channels Middle East and Africa Chapter. Being the founder of Fuzzy Analytics Framework and Modern Industrial Complex Mathematical Calculus for Emerging Technologies , Kumar is also the global leading Industry Researcher , Scientist and Technology Evangelist for Smart Systems , Smart Retailing , Smart Cities , Smart Parking , Smart Engineering , Smart Instrumentation , Smart Metering and Industry Quantum Mechanics employing the Modern Emerging Technologies. He chairs as an advisory board member with numerous national and international consortiums in the capacity of consulting, research and bringing supreme Industry Innovations. Another strong facet is his contribution to the Academia Sector for the Global Universities from Far East to West where he has mentored , coached and executed successful projects with hundreds of incumbents in Bachelors , Masters and Doctorates in Engineering , IT , Business and Management in the areas of Emerging Technologies , Emerging Markets and Emerging Systems.”

 

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