Ahmad Altarawneh started his career in Civil Engineering & Business Development in the USA and continued that journey in 12 countries across the MENA region. In his career Path, Ahmad has served several critical high level positions topped with serving the Irish Government Trade Agency “Enterprise Ireland” based in Dubai as a Senior Market Adviser and achieving verifiable metrics of over 180 Million Euros worth of Contracts, assisting 68 Irish Companies to set Global Strategies and globalize across the Middle East and Africa. In this role, Ahmad has won several Team & Innovation Awards.
Because of his passion for helping build Productive People & Organizations to Achieve, Excel & Innovate, Ahmad, and a pool of specialized Consultants started Cross Borders Development Consultants, where he served as the Managing Partner.
Ahmad has fulfilled over 200 Consulting, Training assignments and Business Transformation engagements across varied sectors & served clients such as Etisalat, Ajman Executive Council, Ajman MP, Noor Hosp, Khalifa M.C, A.D Police, Kuwait GCAA, Jordan Univ, Kabul Univ, Sharjah Roads & Transport , Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Saudi Council Of Ministries, Oman M. Of Educ, UAE Army HQ, FAHR, Min. of Labor, Dubai Health Auth.
Ahmad expertise is in areas of Digital Transformation, Blockchain use cases, Emerging Technologies bundling, Org. Excellence, Project Management, Customer Experience Design, Customer Insights, Data Modeling & Predictive Analytics, Innovation Strategy, Persons With Disabilities (CRPD & Universal Design), Leadership, & Strategy.
Mohamed is the Head of IT systems architecture and infrastructure solutions design at National Bank of Egypt.
He is a highly successful technology expert with over 19 years’ experience with different roles across industries including technology & systems integrators, data center & cloud service providers, telecom, and banking.
Saad holds a PhD in Information Technology from Cairo University, Egypt, and a M.Sc. In Management of Technology from Nile university, Egypt.
A supremely qualified, respected, dedicated, and results-driven Information Technology professional credited with extensive working experience in the Telecom, Finance & Banking industry covering global and regional IT Service Delivery, IT Operations management, and IT project Management with a proven track record in leading delivery of complex Enterprise Applications and large scale IT Infrastructure.
Recognized to have contributions and active participation in cost optimization and IT processes improvement.
Working as an innovative Director of Information Technology at National Petrochemical Industrial Company, 18+ years of experience with CISM, PMP, Cisco and many more courses & certifications. Committed to keeping up to date on modern Information Communication and Technological systems and planning technology strategies to align with company goals.
Extensive knowledge of Network, Security, Enterprise Resource Planning, Applications, Cyber Security, Information Security & Governance, Project Management, Infrastructure, Data Center, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Policies & Procedures & Digital Transformation.
Leads, maintains, improves, introduce operations and functions of information system and security while effectively managing crises in fast-paced environment.
Eng. Elham ALShehhi received Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from University of Sharjah and is currently heading Infrastructure and Networking Section at Sharjah Economic Development Department. A strong advocate for Governance Processes and cutting-edge technology, she involves her team members in dozens of projects related to ISO standard, Networking and Information Security, and Storage and Computing. Her professional interests focus on assuring that Confidentiality, Availability, and Integrity are provisioned and maintained by complying to ISO 27001, ISO 22301, and ISO 20000-1 processes, and her current projects include Securing the network by adapting Scalable and Secure VDI solution. In addition, she serves as Emergency and Continuity Manager for Sharjah Economic Development Department, and is a member of IT Change Advisory Board. She was recently honored with The Excellence Award of the Distinguished Head of Section for her contributions to aachieving ISO 22301 Certificate in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.
Mohamad is a visionary with more than 27 years of experience in the technology, leadership, strategy, and digital transformation domains. He achieved diverse successes in key industry verticals, including the public sector, media, banking, financial, telecom, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing.
Mohamad has an admirable passion for start-ups and emerging technologies. He owned four start-ups and mentored multiple founders (and founders-to-be). He is also a sought-after leader and speaker for digital events and conferences.
15+ years of experience in Information Security, Compliance & ISMS Lead Auditor & Risk Management. Worked in Insurance, Banking and currently working as chief information security officer in Kuwait Gulf Oil Company.
Noman Rasheed is a senior banker with over 24 years of experience in financial industry, transforming organizations through the means of Digital and Innovation.
He specializes in design and execution of result-oriented transformation strategies and orchestration of high performance organization cultures.
He is currently the Chief Information Officer @ Dubai Islamic Bank. Prior to taking up this role, Noman was Chief Information & Operations Officer at Noor Bank, Dubai, managing its Operations and Technology Divisions and before
that he was Director, Information Technology and Operations at Barclays Bank, for its MENA region.
As Head of Technology for GIG - Gulf Insurance Group (Gulf) B.S.C. (c), Hugues is also responsible for Architecture, Data and Cloud platforms across the region. He enables GIG Gulf Business and Digital Transformation while scoping and designing IT Solutions for Customers.
Hugues provided his expertise in defining GIG Gulf’s Future Data Center Strategy that led to a Cloud Transformation, with a continuous focus on Business Enablement, Performance and Simplicity for Customer and Partners.
He is providing Technical and People Leadership in executing the Strategy, including the implementation of a Business Oriented Cloud Analytics Platform, a Partner Enabling API Platform, as well as Core Insurance Business Platforms.
Before GIG Gulf, Hugues held the roles of Innovation Engineer at Philips Semiconductors, Avionics Integrator for Airbus / Safran, and Integration Architect at AXA Family Protect to set up the Information System for a pan-european Direct Protection adventure.
He is recognized for ensuring that the IT Foundations are in place for the Business Evolutions, while building Trust and Collaborating Transparently on Successes and Challenges.
As a Head of I.T department, I am spearheading all the technology operations along with accelerating the digital transformations either through business process optimizations or by automating tedious regular tasks among various divisions with quantifiable ROIs & Productivity improvements. Last but not the least, solving cross functional complex integrational challenges with legacy system, ERPs, Inhouse applications or analytics.
Experienced in planning, developing and implementing state of the art information technology solutions in facilitating the corporate growth and ensuring business continuity. Expertise in leading large-scale projects, program and product development. Adding direct and indirect cost saving by improving the quality of services and automating various processes.
Managing cross functional teams, technologies and continuously seeking innovative ways to improve operation productivity through the introduction of new technologies and with the enhancement of existing systems. Which also includes process improvements plans, designing and customizing technological system and streamlining all internal process. Responsible for managing the I.T infra structure with in annual budgeted CAPEX and OPEX.
Managing Inhouse applications in various programming languages along with ERP systems like SAP, DANAOS, JD Edwards along with data migrations and integration of complex applications.
Designing and development of data center, disaster recovery DRs, failovers and backup solutions to ensure BAU by mitigating the business downtimes.
Managing technical support teams for end users support and delivering I.T services within agreed SLAs.
An Innovative Technology Leader Who Has Strategic Visionary and Passion For Improving Technology and Personnel To Accelerate Business Growth. Tamer Has More Than 20+ Years of Experience Applying IT Management, Digital Transformation, IT Service, Project Management, Stakeholder Management, Process, IT Governance, IT Operations and Problem Solving for Both Management and Technical to Improve Organization and Team Performance in Aspect to Information Technology Digital Transformation in Infrastructure, Applications and Technology. Maximizing System Efficiency And Reduce Cost.
Experience In Developing Long-Term Technology Initiatives and Has Successfully Managed Mega Projects Delivering The Best Practice Business Process and Digital Transformation In Different Industries Including (Real Estate, Manufacturing, Retail, Constructions Engineering, Service and Public Sector )
Highly accomplished and results-oriented Director, with more than 15 years of global experience in
sales, project management, maintenance, and business development within electrical, renewable
energy field and Data center facilities.
Adept at conducting major contracts, developing tactical strategies, and controlling costs to increase
productivity. Capable of leading team in accordance with various projects scope of work. Proven
capacity to build long-term relationships with clients, estimate financial performance, improve
completion process and resolve complex issues. Possess deep knowledge of electrical engineering
acumen with communication, interpersonal, organisational, analytical and cross-functional skills.
Jim is an Electrical Engineer and an Uptime Institute Accredited Tier Designer with over 29 years’ valuable experience in building services covering all aspects of MEP design from initial concept, schematic and detailed design (including preparation of bill of quantities) to procurement and labour resource planning and site supervision testing and commissioning.
Prior to joining RED, several years were spent in Qatar, managing the MEP facilities of a Defense company, and as far as Afghanistan overseeing a number of MEP projects. Jim has lead and managed a number of new build and refurbishment projects for mission critical facilities, infrastructure, as well as hotel, retail, mixed use, offices developments servicing projects in the Middle East, Europe and Asia.
A technically proficient sales professional, with over 22 years of experience within the data centre industry. With extensive knowledge of data centre standards, technologies and methodologies that have been deployed across multiple data centre clients across various regions. Simon has extensive knowledge of the Data Centre markets across Europe, Middle East and APAC. Simon holds the CNET Certified Data Centre Design Professional (CDCDP) qualification and the Certified Data Centre Sustainability Professional (CDCSP) qualification and is also a certified Accredited Tier Specialist with The Uptime Institute.
Mustafa Aydogdu is a Data & Analytics professional with more than 15 years of experience across different industries having previously worked at Qlik, SAP and Accenture. He has provided consultative guidance to IT and key business stakeholders in defining system architecture, technology solutions and services to enable the business strategy and goals. As a Senior Solution Engineer in Snowflake, he helps businesses to understand technology and solutions, and how to successfully implement them to enable them to shape their future data strategy in the Data Cloud.
Working as a Territory manager managing clients in middle east for Chatsworth products International focusing on high density and mission critical infrastructure solutions for data center with industry accolades like RCDD, DCDC , Cisco , Huawei, Microsoft , Cybersecurity among others.
Rich experience 18 years in consulting ,designing and implementing key IT digital footprint of client encompassing multiple technology integrations In the field of Oil and Gas, manufacturing , Financial services and education.
Key interest in technologies In the field of Networking, Cybersecurity , Disaster recovery, data centers and data resilience.
For the last two decades, Mario has been helping companies to become truly data-driven organizations. Always keen to find ways of using data to improve existing products and services and identify new business opportunities. One example of this endeavor is using multicloud data on cost, usage, utilization, and many others to provide end customers with a smart way of managing their multicloud workloads through the usage of ML and AI to achieve the holy grail of FinOps, cost excellence and optimization.
Davor Stanić is currently responsible for the technology strategy and software engineering department in NEOS as V.P. of Software Engineering. He has been working in software development, project and product management, and consulting services for more than 15 years. His background includes experience in different roles in software development projects as well as leadership, organizational change, and process optimization. Over the last couple of years, his goal has been to drive NEOS's software engineering into the new era of Cloud Native software development, and the pinnacle of this is NEOS's flagship SaaS product CloudVane.
Oytun Yavuz is a mechanical engineer and he has been working as a Data Center Cooling Professional for more than 10 years. Currently Oytun is the Middle East Data Center Solutions Sales Manager of Systemair and is leading all Data Center Projects from beginning to end.
Oytun says "Our major goal as Systemair to provide sustainable and efficient solutions worldwide. In order to achieve this, we always try to be in close contact with our partners. We are sure that this is the key point of our success."
Dr El Barachi is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Engineering & Information Sciences and is a next generation networking expert currently teaching the subjects of Information & Communication Security, Distributed Systems & Cloud Computing, as well as Programming in the Bachelor of Computer Science and the Bachelor of Information Technology programs.
Dr El Barachi obtained her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She completed the Certified Ethical Hacker v8 Training and is a certified CISCO CCNA and IT Essentials Instructor and a member of the order of Engineers of Quebec, as well as the IEEE & IEEE Computer Societies.
During her teaching career, Dr El Barachi developed and taught a variety of IT and computer science/engineering courses which included: IT essentials, programming, security, networking, mobile computing, green computing, penetration testing & ethical hacking, emerging technologies and sensor networking.
Dr El Barachi employs a student-centric, pragmatic teaching approach in which students are encouraged to actively engage in the teaching/learning process, and subjects’ relevance are highlighted using real life examples, systems, and case studies. Striving to motivate students and use innovative teaching techniques, Dr El Barachi puts the emphasis on offering her students a highly interactive and friendly learning environment. She oversees the participation of her students in interactive workshops and academic competitions as well as advocates the use of co-teaching strategies and the involvement in inter-disciplinary course projects.
Mr Salih Ismail is a Lecturer in the School of Science and Engineering. He is currently pursuing his doctoral research in the security of cloud computing. His research interests include Cyber Security, the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and the Semantic Web. He graduated with a distinction in his MSc Computer Systems Management from Heriot-Watt University. He received his BSc (hons) in Information Technology from the University of Bedfordshire. Prior to academia he worked in the industry in various posts including IT Manager, Technology Officer, and Database Administrator and sat on many advisory boards for tech start-ups. He has consulted in various mission critical projects in the field of Cyber Security for both Governments and Industries. He has received various awards showcasing his excellence in Cyber-Security including the prestigious Dubai Electronic Cyber Security Innovation Award.
Dr. Atta ur Rehman Khan is an Associate Professor at the College of Engineering and Information Technology, Ajman University, UAE. Previously, he served as the Founding Director of Pakistan's National Cybercrime Forensics Lab and as the Head of the Air University Cybersecurity Center. He is a senior member of IEEE and ACM, and has served as a steering committee member, track chair, or technical program committee member for over 85 international conferences. He also serves as a domain expert for multiple international research funding bodies and has received multiple awards, fellowships, and research grants. Currently, he is serving as an Associate Editor of Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, IEEE Access, Associate Technical Editor of IEEE Communications Magazine, Editor of Springer Journal of Cluster Computing, Oxford Computer Journal, IEEE SDN Newsletter, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, and Ad hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks journal. His areas of research interest include cybersecurity, mobile cloud computing, IoT, and blockchain.
Ali Katkhada was appointed as the Group Chief Information Officer of Depa Group on Jan 16, 2007. Priorto this, he was leading teams in Oregon, US in building applications for the federal government and the private sector. Mr. Katkhada is a Digital leader with more than two decades of international experience, in driving
business Digital transformation by leveraging Technology and Innovation. Main expertise is defining and
executing the Group’s Innovation strategy and coherent Digital vision, with a focus to simplify, harmonize and automate the business processes. Managed cross-functional teams to deliver on the promise in diverse businesses. Highly experienced in IT Strategy, IT Governance, Systems Integration, ERP, BI, DMS, CRM Implementations, IT Compliance, Infrastructure, IT Security, Service Desk, Budgeting, IT Operations, and Incident Management. Passionate about leveraging technology to advance business activities and processes. An Oracle Certified Professional, ITIL Certified as well as PMP certified, EU GDPR practitioner, Blockchain expert certified, DeFi full Specialization Track Certified with Strong Interpersonal, presentation, and leadership skills, Result Driven, self-motivated, and Team Player. Advisor to several corporates and multiple Start-ups. Public Speaker in many IT prestigious Conferences, universities, and regional events related to IT Strategy and innovation, IOT in constructions, BlockChain, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber security, Oracle, SAP, and Infrastructure and was ranked among Top Global CIOs in the region. Mr. Katkhada holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology Management from Portland State University, USA. In addition to his Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering and Diploma in communication.
Jad Khalife leads the sales engineering team in the Middle East at Dataiku. As part of his role, Jad assists customers and prospects in the Middle East in uncovering the value of AI and how Dataiku fits in their AI transformation journey.
Jad has been at Dataiku for close to 3 years and holds an MSc degree in Communication Engineering from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.
Aditya Kaushik is a Technologist with a penchant for effecting change and bridging the gap between ‘Business Value’ and Technology within an Organization. Over the past 25 years, he has worked across multitude of industries including Aviation, Construction, Oil & Gas and recently with Marine. He is currently the ICT Director at Zakher Marine International.
Over the past two decades, he has successfully delivered Digital Transformation projects within the Organizations delivering value for Business through successful adoption of Technology at all levels. Working through a strategic roadmap for the stakeholders and a ground-up approach to achieve change, he can successfully weave through the nuances of company cultures and individual challenges within the teams. He is also Certified CISO and a Certified Digital Transformation Practitioner.
Driving the IT Digital Transformation within Sinai Cement (member of Vicat group).
I am also actively driving the digital agenda within the Group. Focus on closer involvement with our business counterparts in creating deeper business value.
Provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment throughout the company.
The primary responsibilities encompass a wide variety of strategic technology issues:
I spent 15 years in information technology roles in the industry field. Most recently, I served as Sinai Cement Head of IT Infrastructure & Operations from 2
Mr Jaleel Rahiman is an IT leader with over 25 years of experience in diverse organizations and has expertise in IT Service Management, Change Management, Project Management, Team Management, Solutions Delivery, and IT infrastructure design.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computing from the University of Portsmouth and Master of IT Management from the University of Wollongong.
Currently heading the IT division of PRIME Healthcare Group, Mr Jaleel has also served in senior positions at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC).
He is a collaborative leader with a keen vision to understand business challenges and opportunities, cultivate effective communications, and influence business strategy and direction. He guides his teams to deliver reliable, scalable, and secure IT services and solutions aligned with both defined and emerging requirements.
With over 25 years of international experience, with firms like MSCI, Tesco, Met Police London, British Gas and entrepreneurial stints in EdTech, AI and Data Analytics Asif is a highly accomplished CTO/CEO and Technology Director, expert in providing innovative transformation solutions for multinational organisations within the Utilities, Government, Technology, Retail, Education and Financial sectors.
As the Chief Technology Officer at GoBazzar.com, Asif is focused on driving operations as well as delivering the business development and growth strategy, working with all professionals across both an industry and corporate level. Skilled in orchestrating continuous improvement, leading change management, and driving revenue and market share growth. Asif has proven his ability in building efficient, globally dispersed teams that optimise client support and complete complex, IT projects.
With the combination of various Systems Engineering and Operational roles, early on in his career Asif firmly established a solid grounding of the technical knowledge needed to effectively manage complex transformation projects.
As Asif’s career developed, he moved into systems infrastructure and global service delivery roles, where he began to build a clear understanding of how to resolve project conflicts and expedite cross-functional dependencies as well as manage relationships with multiple stakeholders. During his tenure with MSCI as VP Global Head of Managed Services he directed transition of a support team from ad hoc to full-service operation maximising synergy, implementing best practices, and introducing standardized operating principles.
Today, Asif has both the passion and expertise to deliver innovative technology, training and consultancy across operations, strategy, business transformation, cloud services and emerging technologies, which in 2016 was further demonstrated as CEO of myLearningKey Training Institute, helping clients in their digital transformation, implementing AI, Data and Cloud solutions, and educating business professionals.
Having built a market leading reputation, Asif has also been asked to work with Reuters and contribute to their internal innovation university, a global initiative to train and educate staff on blockchain, big data and AI, designing an ongoing annual programme to be delivered to both technical and non technical staff, engendering staff to hold intelligent conversations with their clients, thereby maintaining their position as a market leader.
In 2020 he was appointed as CTO for GoBazzar.com in UAE, an online digital platform allowing consumers to compare products from online retailers, leading and manging the company’s technology development and infrastructure.
The culmination of Asif’s experience to date means he can manage operations on a global scale, deliver strategy for business development and facilitate continuous achievement of growth targets that both meet and exceed expectations whilst simultaneously engender an acute understanding of client goals and how to achieve them.
Dynamic professional with over 14+ years’ experience across functions such as Cluster IT Manager and CIO/CISO. Graduate with strong management skill and experienced as Cyber Security Professional.
Expertise in the entire spectrum of IT infrastructure Management, Network Administration & Operations Management; ability to relate to people at all levels of business and management; Possess valuable insights, keen analysis, and a team approach to implement best practices to achieve business excellence.
As a Digital Transformation leader in Hospitality Industry, taking a strong role in the governance and project management aspects. Certified PMP holder who is participated more than three iconic luxury hotel brand’s pre-opening projects in various location of UAE.
Certified Sustainability Champion by Dubai Tourism & Commercial department, who is leading in current role to manage various automation projects in the industry; also automating hospitality daily operations to achieve an enthralling guest experience & business case.
Certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, who is consulting & supporting the operations of branded properties in various part of UAE and currently functioning as the Cluster IT Manager of Royal Continental hotels & Suites.
19 years of IT, Digital transformation, Innovation and Training, more than 4000 hours of training and 500+ projects delivered, pHD student of global crises and risk management
Shahab is a Group Infrastructure & Security Manager of a UAE based conglomerate Ittihad International Investment LLC. The role provides this organization with strategic security thought leadership, while bringing them tangible working programs and tools for compliance, risk management, a governance framework as well as delivery of broader shared security services.
Shahab brings rich experience of more than 15 years in cybersecurity, privacy, technology compliance and assurance.
He has strong academic background with MS IT, and he holds various leading certifications in Information Security and IT assurance which include CEH, CND, CISM and has attended numerous international and local training. He has delivered lectures and training to many enterprise users on Information Security Management and IT Security Awareness.
Mahmoud Kamal the Chief Technology Officer for the Habtoor Hospitality have over than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry and combining it with over 25 years in Information Technology and
projects management, supportive and leader in adopting new Information Technology’s such as cloud and virtual environments.
Has held many executive IT positions within the Middle East region mainly in Lebanon and UAE, has contributed and managed the ICT opening for more than seventy 5stars Hotels in the region.
He has worked in many reputable international hotel chains such as IHG and Banyan tree also managed the Fidelio-Opera operation in Lebanon for over than 12 years.
In addition to his current position Mahmoud is chairing the advisory board for all Information Technology projects for the al Habtoor Group.
Mahmoud is holding a diploma in Hotel Management and has been certified professional for most of the hospitality systems from front office to food & beverage also he is holding a diploma from Jordan University in Data Management.
Areas of Expertise : IT Security / PMP / ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, Enterprise IT Security Architecture, ICT
Infrastructure Designing, Threat Intelligence/Mitigation, IT Risk Assessment & Management, IT Security
best practices implementation, Privilege Access Management, Incident Response Management, Disaster
Recovery, Business Continuity, Project Management, Leadership and Motivation, Application selection,
Aligning Business Process, ERP Implementation, Setting Offshore office.
Technically savvy leader with expertise of divesting, integrating, off-shoring and managing global,
fast-paced, cross-functional and multinational teams. Highly analytical troubleshooting ability
combined with a proven track record of solving complex, unique and business crippling issues in a
record time. Culturally sensitive with experience of working in the Gulf Area and Middle East.
Seeking an IT Project Manager/ Solution architect in IT, government, oil and gas and insurance
sector in the Middle East.
. Project Management
. Management Consultancy
. Strategic Planning
. Trouble shooting / Problem solving
. System Analysis
. Business Modeling
. Team Leadership
. Application Development
. Systems / Process Establishment
. Change Management / Mentoring
Harsh Didwania is a Computer Science Engineer, driven by a passion for problem-solving and maximizing efficiency with technology-led innovations. He is a technology & cybersecurity consultant. He also works closely with product-based start-ups & has served as the President of the Entrepreneurship & Research Council of India. Harsh brings with him immense expertise and experience building scalable enterprise-wide Machine Learning, Blockchain, Web 3.0, Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Systems, and innovative applications to optimize and rationalize processes adding tremendous business value.
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