Future Datacentres & Cloud Infrastructure 2020

1-2 April 2020
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa
Dubai, UAE

#FDCCIS

2020 Confirmed Speakers

Saeed Belhoul |
Saeed Belhoul

Director, E-government Operations Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

Mohammed Ali Alawadhi |
Mohammed Ali Alawadhi

Director IT Department Roads and Transport Authority

Humaid Alshamsi
Humaid Alshamsi

Head of Artificial Intelligence Abu Dhabi Police

Noora Alahbabi
Noora Alahbabi

Chief Information Security Officer Ministry of Economy

Amer Sharaf
Amer Sharaf

Director of Compliance, Support and Alliances Dubai Electronic Security Centre

Eng Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal |
Eng Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal

Chief Information Officer Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority

Rashid Saeed Sajwani |
Rashid Saeed Sajwani

Head of IT Section Ministry of Health & Prevention

Eng. Isha Aljassmy
Eng. Isha Aljassmy

IT Director Ministry of Energy and Industry

Ziad Doleh |
Ziad Doleh

Deputy General Manager Electronic Government Authority, RAK

Mazen Muzhir |
Mazen Muzhir

Head of IT Infrastructure & Security Operations Abu Dhabi City Municipality

Farooq AlJwesm |
Farooq AlJwesm

Head of Datacenter Saudi Aramco - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Taif Muhsin |
Taif Muhsin

Vice President of Technology Integrated Operations - Innovation & Future Technologies Expo 2020 Dubai

Fahem Al Nuaimi |
Fahem Al Nuaimi

CEO ANKABUT

Hamed Al Awadi |
Hamed Al Awadi

Vice President – ICT Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Abdulrahman Khaiwi |
Abdulrahman Khaiwi

Head of Information Technology Emirates National Schools

Younis Othman |
Younis Othman

Chief Information Officer Dubai Customs

Dr. Syed Mahsud Ali |
Dr. Syed Mahsud Ali

Chief Information Officer AZIZI Developments

Jeff Klaus |
Jeff Klaus

General Manager, Data Center Management Solutions Intel

Barry Wormald
Barry Wormald

Director Building Performance AESG

Abubakar Latif
Abubakar Latif

Head of Information Security Batelco

Stephen Bowes-Phipps |
Stephen Bowes-Phipps

Senior Data Centre Consultant PTS Consulting

Anshul Srivastav |
Anshul Srivastav

Chief Information Officer Emirates Post Group

Ronald D’sa |
Ronald D’sa

Chief Information Officer OSN

Waheed Malik |
Waheed Malik

Chief Information Officer Unilever

Saqib Chaudhry |
Saqib Chaudhry

Chief Information Security Officer Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Remi Pouchucq
Remi Pouchucq

Business Development Manager - Edge Computing, Small & Medium Data Center – MEA Schneider Electric

Mats Carrgard
Mats Carrgard

Senior Vice President, Business Performance Virgin Mobile

Hussein Bahgat |
Hussein Bahgat

Regional Information Security Officer (CISO) Africa and Middle East, UAE Standard Chartered Bank

Khaldoun Al Khaldi |
Khaldoun Al Khaldi

VP - Head of IT Infrastructure & Security Operations Noor Bank

Mahmoud Yassin
Mahmoud Yassin

Head of Infrastructure and Security Operation United Arab Bank

Somnath Sarkar |
Somnath Sarkar

Global Head of Technology Infrastructure Mashreq Bank

Venu Sriraj |
Venu Sriraj

Chief Information Security Officer UAE Exchange

Hariprasad Chede |
Hariprasad Chede

Chief Information Security Officer National Bank of Fujairah

Jayakumar Mohanachandran |
Jayakumar Mohanachandran

Head of IT Precision Group

Shahbaz Ansari |
Shahbaz Ansari

AVP - Cloud, Daas and Messaging Emirates NBD

Rajendra Srivastava |
Rajendra Srivastava

Head of IT IFFCO

Hasnain Juzer |
Hasnain Juzer

IT Director Saudi German Hospital

Abdulrahman Bin Hindi |
Abdulrahman Bin Hindi

Head of IT Dubai Future Foundation

Mohamed Al-Damassy
Mohamed Al-Damassy

Head of IT Infrastructure & IT Operations Majid Al Futtaim Ventures

Ali Al Jaedi
Ali Al Jaedi

Director - Technical Infrastructure Division Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi

Saeed Belhoul

Saeed Belhoul

Director, E-government Operations, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)

Saeed Belhoul has more than thirteen years’ experience in the information technology field.
He is an information security specialist with an experience in the financial industry for over ten years. Saeed holds a master’s degree in business from London Business School and a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Saeed is currently the Director of E-Government Operations in the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. His areas of responsibility are building and operating the Federal Electronic Network and the Cloud Services for the federal government of the UAE.

Mohammed Ali Alawadhi

Mohammed Ali Alawadhi

Director IT Department, Roads and Transport Authority

Humaid Alshamsi

Humaid Alshamsi

Head of Artificial Intelligence, Abu Dhabi Police

Dr. Humaid has graduated with a PhD in Computer Engineering & Artificial Intelligence from Florida Institute of Technology (USA). He has an MSc in Computer Communication Netowrks from Brunel University London (UK). He joined the Abu Dhabi police work force in 2007 and over the years has served in a number of entities in the Strategic management and performance development.


Dr. Humaid has a wide research interests including digital signal processing, machine learning, human computer interaction, computer vision, embedded systems and communications. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional origination dedicated to advancing technology for the benefits of humanity.

Noora Alahbabi

Noora Alahbabi

Chief Information Security Officer, Ministry of Economy

Noora Al Ahbabi holds the position of Information Security in the IT department at Ministry of Economy, UAE government, where she is contributing to improving, developing, and raising the security level in the ministry.
 
Noora holds a bachelor degree in information security and network technology in 2016. Graduate of Zayed University, UAE. She is certified in introduction to Networking CCNA1 (IT Essentials), in CCNA Exploration (Network Fundamentals), in CCNA Exploration (LAN Switching and Wireless), and in CCNA Routing and Switching (Routing Protocols). She is also ISO certified in information security from Merit for training and consultancy, 2018.
 
Noora’s aim is to implement HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE’s vision of creating a secure electronic space and to help consolidate the UAE's position among the world's safest countries in cyberspace and harnessing technology to create a new reality and a life of opportunity and a model for development and e-security worldwide.

Amer Sharaf

Amer Sharaf

Director of Compliance, Support and Alliances, Dubai Electronic Security Centre

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.

Eng Eman Mohamed Al Khayyal

Eng 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..

Rashid Saeed Sajwani

Rashid Saeed Sajwani

Head of IT Section, Ministry of Health & Prevention

Eng. Isha Aljassmy

Eng. Isha Aljassmy

IT Director, Ministry of Energy and Industry

Eng. Isha Aljassmy is a Software Engineer who has graduated from the Higher Colleges of Technology, UAE.  Eng. Isha has joined the federal government of the UAE since 2008 however; she has experience in the private and local government of Dubai too.  She has also graduated from the Artificial Intelligence Program from Kellogg University one of Oxford Universities.
 
Mrs. Aljassmy has an excellent experience in Information Technology Management through her journey in working with different sectors of the Ministries including environment, public works and energy where she gained knowledge of three main related fields to her current position in the Ministry of Energy & Industry. She has Implemented Successful IT Strategies, Internal PMO, and managed successful high ranked portals and E-services.

Ziad Doleh

Ziad Doleh

Deputy General Manager, Electronic Government Authority, RAK

Mazen Muzhir

Mazen Muzhir

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

Mazen Muzhir is a Section Head responsible for IT Infrastructure, Networking and Security within the Abu Dhabi City Municipality from April 2018. He has been active in the IT industry for more than 22 years. He has worked as a Sr. IT Consultant , Branch Manager , Sales and Business Development Director in various organizations like AlDhafra Region Municipality , Lojainnet Communication Networks, Safeer Integrated Systems and Beta Information Technology, where he has fulfilled his duties with diligence and precision.
 
In 2019 , Abu Dhabi City Municipality received many awards as best security project from Fortinet , Successful Wifi6 implementation from Aruba, Successful NSX-T implementation from vmware and Tier4 Design & Implementation Disaster Recovery site from uptime .

Farooq AlJwesm

Farooq AlJwesm

Head of Datacenter, Saudi Aramco - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Taif Muhsin

Taif Muhsin

Vice President of Technology Integrated Operations - Innovation & Future Technologies, Expo 2020 Dubai

Exceptional IT and business consultant with over 20 years of experience in New Zealand, Australia and the Gulf. Noted for driving innovation, accelerating business growth and gain competitive edge by leveraging expertise in Operations, IT Delivery, Quality & Compliance, Vendor management, Cloud, Data Centre and Managed Services. Has strong domain experience in Telecom, Manufacturing, Power Generation, Healthcare, Education, Mega Events and Food industry.

Fahem Al Nuaimi

Fahem Al Nuaimi

CEO, ANKABUT

Hamed Al Awadi

Hamed Al Awadi

Vice President – ICT, Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority

Abdulrahman Khaiwi

Abdulrahman Khaiwi

Head of Information Technology, Emirates National Schools

Younis Othman

Younis Othman

Chief Information Officer, Dubai Customs

Dr. Syed Mahsud Ali

Dr. Syed Mahsud Ali

Chief Information Officer, AZIZI Developments

DR. SYED MAHSUD ALI is the Chief Information Officer at Azizi Developments. He has 23 years of proven record of Enterprise IT Governance and Management, Cyber Security, Corporate Leadership, Enterprise Information Management, Strategy Management, Process Improvement, Quality Management and Technology Project Management at multicultural environment in a diverse-industry. He obtained his Ph.D./DBA in Information Management concentrating on Digital Transformation from Apollos University, USA; and MS/BS from Shahjalal University of Science & Technology, Bangladesh.


His CV reads of impressive organizations like Telecom (Etisalat/ TSIGlobe), Financial Services (Azizi Group), international Voluntary Organizations (UN/ World Vision) and Pharma (GlaxoSmithKline).

Jeff Klaus

Jeff Klaus

General Manager, Data Center Management Solutions, 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.

Barry Wormald

Barry Wormald

Director Building Performance, AESG

Barry is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in the Building Services Industry, in Contracting, Consulting and Client representative role, in various parts of the world, including UAE, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Oman, Russian Federation, and India.


He has gained substantial experience in all aspects of design and construction during his career, including Data Centres in Europe, and his innovative thinking nearly always leads to more efficient cost effective solutions in the projects he is involved in. He serves on both the CIBSE/ASHRAE scientific committee, and AIRAH technical committee.
He was chairman of the committee, which wrote the first Australian commissioning standards for AIRAH (DA27 & 28), and has been the recipient of numerous engineering awards.


He compiled a technical design manual and sustainable design guide for all InterContinental Hotel Group brands. This was responsible for the 2007 CIBSE International Achievement award, with the judges commenting on how these guides simplified Hotel services design to reduce both capital and operating costs, and presented the information in a way in which it could easily be understood by Engineers whose first language was not English. He has presented at a number of industry conferences, on many subjects, including sustainability and improving the efficiency in design and construction.

Abubakar Latif

Abubakar Latif

Head of Information Security, Batelco

Stephen Bowes-Phipps

Stephen Bowes-Phipps

Senior Data Centre Consultant, PTS Consulting

Steve Bowes-Phipps has over 25 years of operational systems management experience. After five years managing Financial Services Data Centres and IT operations in the UK and Ireland, joined ambitious web hosting company Global Center who were expanding from the US into Europe. Sitting on the senior management team, he oversaw the building of five internet Data Centres in London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich and Paris until Exodus Internet bought the company in 2001. There, moved into a more strategic role, dealing with blue chip customer issues and relationship management, process improvement and building a culture of continuous improvement.
 
Spent four years in Visa Europe managing strategically important projects and processes. In 2007, joined his Alma Mater, Hertfordshire University, to become their head of Data Centres and worked with the UK’s Higher and Further Education IT funding arm, Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), to assist in embedding Green IT in UK HE and FE institutions, and throughout the EU. In 2010, the University of Hertfordshire became the first European university to become a Participant of the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres, and has won in categories at the European Datacentre Leaders Awards 2010, the Uptime Institute Green Enterprise IT (GEITTM) 2011 and the EAUC Green Gown Awards 2011.
 
Steve joined PTS Consulting as their Senior Consultant on Data Centres in January 2015 and has presented at many conferences at home and abroad on reducing DC investment risk, Best Practices in Green IT and exemplar case studies.  He represents PTS on the Board of Advisors of the Data Centre Alliance and is also involved in various industry bodies forming new international standards and metrics for IT and Data Centre efficiency.

Anshul Srivastav

Anshul Srivastav

Chief Information Officer, Emirates Post Group

Ronald D’sa

Ronald D’sa

Chief Information Officer, OSN

Current position “Technology Infrastructure Director”.

Career spans over 20 years of experience in IT & Broadcast Infrastructure and 24/7 Service Operation management. Working with OSN region’s largest Pay TV operator in MENA region. Primarily responsible for Cloud computing, Cloud Infrastructure management, Datacenters, Information Security & Compliance management, adopt latest technologies, create business value through technology, Strategic planning of business growth objectives. Ensure technology systems and procedures lead to outcomes in line with business goals. Information risk management (IRM). Establish IT policies, strategies, standards and execute them.

Waheed Malik

Waheed Malik

Chief Information Officer, Unilever

Saqib Chaudhry

Saqib Chaudhry

Chief Information Security Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

Remi Pouchucq

Remi Pouchucq

Business Development Manager - Edge Computing, Small & Medium Data Center – MEA, Schneider Electric

Mats Carrgard

Mats Carrgard

Senior Vice President, Business Performance, Virgin Mobile

Mats Carrgard is the Senior Vice President Business Performance for Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa (VMMEA), where he is leading the company’s journey to become fully data-driven and data-centric. This includes strategy and implementation of a variety of initiatives covering Data Management, Business Intelligence, Data Science, Customer Value Management and Digital Performance. The focus of all the initiatives is to harness the value of VMMEA’s rich data streams as a telecom services provider and generate value for the organization through increased revenues and customer acquisition, better and faster decision-making and automation of key processes.
 
Mats has been in the Middle East telecoms industry since 2001, holding various positions with telecom operators (MNO and MVNO) as well as vendors/service providers. He has held roles in various areas ranging from management consultancy to commercial management. He has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.

Hussein Bahgat

Hussein Bahgat

Regional Information Security Officer (CISO) Africa and Middle East, UAE, Standard Chartered Bank

Khaldoun Al Khaldi

Khaldoun Al Khaldi

VP - Head of IT Infrastructure & Security Operations, Noor Bank

Mahmoud Yassin

Mahmoud Yassin

Head of Infrastructure and Security Operation, United Arab Bank

Amongst his professional networking groups are the (ISC)² UAE Chapter and he held the seat of UAE Chapter President elected and hired by ISC2 (2013 -2016 )board members. Mahmoud initiated the chapter in UAE membership of the ISACA COBIT 5 review member group and he has had articles published with InfoSec Island; a reputable group for information security community.
Mahmoud has also had many articles published in ISACA like mobile Security, BYOD hacking 9 magazine.
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He has contributed to several Information Security related events in the UAE and he is member of various security groups such as the UAE AAA, ISACA, (ISC)² and the Identity Management Institute just to name a few.
Mahmoud has 16 years of experience in the Infrastructure Field, having worked over 10 years as Infrastructure Security Architect for multinational organizations such as Microsoft and Fujitsu.
Mahmoud owns a BSE from the University of Cairo and a Master’s degree in Information Security from the University of Fairfax.
During his extensive career Mahmoud has obtained professional certificates such as CISSP, CISA, CRISC, ,C|CISO , ,CISSPISSA , PMP, COBIT, ITIL, MCSE, ISO27001 2013

Somnath Sarkar

Somnath Sarkar

Global Head of Technology Infrastructure, Mashreq Bank

Venu Sriraj

Venu Sriraj

Chief Information Security Officer, UAE Exchange

Hariprasad Chede

Hariprasad Chede

Chief Information Security Officer, National Bank of Fujairah

Jayakumar Mohanachandran

Jayakumar Mohanachandran

Head of IT, Precision Group

Results driven technology leader, with 18+ years of experience in IT Operations, ERP Implementations, Project Management and hands-on experience in managing major transformation programs. Business Savvy Management Professional with expertise in driving the transformation of IT as a Business Enabler. Competent to bring in the benefits of IT to solve the business issues while managing costs and risks.
 
A business technology executive with sizeable global corporate experience and a track record of driving business results through organizational, process and technology innovation. Adept at developing and motivating large, diverse business technology organizations with experience in major transformation initiatives and Governance. Demonstrates a deep understanding of Manufacturing, FMCG & Retail business acumen across the value chain.
 
Currently he is driving a major Digital Transformation initiative for Precision Group, a reputed manufacturing house based in UAE which is jointly owned by Al Tayer, ARMS and Dulsco.

Shahbaz Ansari

Shahbaz Ansari

AVP - Cloud, Daas and Messaging, Emirates NBD

Rajendra Srivastava

Rajendra Srivastava

Head of IT, IFFCO

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.

Hasnain Juzer

Hasnain Juzer

IT Director, Saudi German Hospital

Abdulrahman Bin Hindi

Abdulrahman Bin Hindi

Head of IT, Dubai Future Foundation

Mohamed Al-Damassy

Mohamed Al-Damassy

Head of IT Infrastructure & IT Operations, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures

Ali Al Jaedi

Ali Al Jaedi

Director - Technical Infrastructure Division, Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi

 


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