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.
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 Networks 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 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.
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..
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 is the Deputy General Manager of RAK Electronic Government Authority. He is mainly responsible for developing IT strategies, leading digital transformation, & managing IT operations in the emirate. He was promoted to his position in November 2018.
Ziad believes that rational IT adoption with ability to take calculated risks is the most competitive advantage that differentiate businesses and plays a vital role in their success.
During Ziad first year, he successfully redesigned the methodology of delivering IT solutions in RAK government. He improved overall operations and increased the productivity by 60%, while 80% of the projects were designed, developed & delivered in-house. He built a solid base of trust between stakeholders and EGA.
Ziad has held different positions in Operation Management, Solutions Design, IT Project Management, and Change Management, in both Public and Private sectors.
Ziad graduated with a Bachelor of Management Information Systems from the University of Jordan.
Ameet Jugnauth joined Lloyds Banking Group as the Head of IT Risk and Governance in 2019. Ameet began his career in Financial Services in 1998 and has held a number of risk and compliance roles since.
He settled in the work of Information Security and Technology Risk in 2007 when he joined Aviva, running several global security projects. In 2015 he joined Direct Line Insurance group where was the Head of IT and Cyber risk in the first line, leading several transformation initiatives.
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 .
Rick has been involved with IT change for nearly thirty years. Mainly in Financial Services & Utilities, most recently for Zurich Insurance. Having started out in mainframes he moved through PC applications & support into project and portfolio management. After years of running IT projects, he moved into a global project delivery assurance role ensuring large, complex projects were in a good place.
As he saw certain issues reoccurring, he changed role to become an evangelist for changing the way projects were delivered. This focussed initially on increasing the use of Agile Scrum methodologies, tools and techniques. This developed into increasing the use of DevOps & Cloud technologies. While this started from a technical perspective, as time went on, it became clear organisational change was key to success.
Farooq Al-Jwesm is the head of Mission Critical Facilities managing the Data Center Facilities in Saudi Aramco. He is responsible about the safe and reliable 24/7 operation, maintenance and engineering of the data centers’ infrastructure electrical and mechanical systems. Farooq has successfully led several construction projects in the data centers and utilities sectors. Farooq holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from KFUPM and obtained his master’s degree in Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering from the University of Manchester, UK.
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 began his ownership as Ankabut CEO on Nov 2011.
Fahem is a Technology Executive with over 26 years of experience in networking, systems and software engineering and is known for helping to pioneer the development of Broadband Internet, Voice over IP, Community Wi-Fi, and Business Services in the telecommunication industry in UAE.
He was most recently the Vice President of the Technology Strategy and project management at Etisalat. In that role, he led the architecture, engineering, and development of the telecommunications infrastructure for Residential and Business broad band Services (GPON & IPTV). Fahem is a weathered leader in the broadband industry and he possesses deep technical knowledge and an excellent track record of partnering and collaboration to convert technical capabilities into successful business outcomes.
Goal oriented, organized, highly motivated and a perfectionist with openness to learning with Strong analytical skills with problem-solving abilities. Product knowledge spans telecommunication and hi-tech integrated systems. Extensive experience in handling of projects, system engineering marketing strategy, planning and execution, and customer relationship management. Strong international exposure having traveled and provide a presentation to most events around the world.
Kent Chow is the Data Center Segment Leader for the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) Region in ABB, a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally.
In this role, he focuses primarily on business development activities for data centers within AMEA, helping data center customers in realizing scalable, energy efficient infrastructure, with deep insights into machine health with the Industrial Internet of Things, enabling a safe, secure and productive environment in a mission-critical facility.
Prior to joining ABB in 2012, Kent has held various roles with the world’s leading MNCs as well as local players in the region, and has over 20 years data center experience managing complex engineering and mission critical projects where availability is essential.
Heading the Information Technology Department of Emirates National Schools. Responsible for the technologies in the organization. Dealing with the cost curve of technologies, working very closely with the business meeting the needs of various business units and facing the challenges of HR, finance and market place protecting the business through technology.
Being the catalyst of change as a strategic business partner my role is not limited to operations excellence and efficiency but exploring possibilities for revenue creation, driving innovation growth improving business offerings and demonstrate the ability to evolve maintaining the credibility of the role.
Taking advantage of the unprecedented velocity of change in technology to bring to the table new possibilities on how to leverage technologies exploring the opportunities for improved business plans.
Simon is an executive leader owning the vision and go-to-market-strategies for Rackspace EMEA.
He has successfully driven business units to achieve over 100% year-on-year growth including ownership of P&L, margins and business plans.
As part of the leadership team, he’s involved with M&A along with heading the global integration of EMEA teams. As an executive sponsor, Simon supports C-level on their business strategy and cloud adoption.
Simon excels at helping businesses formulate the most prudent technology and business strategies, whether that’s agility, time-to-market, cost-efficiency or stability.
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).
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 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.
Experienced Enterprise Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the Retail industry. Having 28 years of experience in Enterprise Business Planning & Transformation, Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Change Management.
Information Technology professional with a Degree in Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering and Masters in Business Management with specialization in Operations Research & Management.
Winner of The Transformation Maestro in Retail Award-2019 and the prestigious CIO 100 Award-2020.
Mubarik Hussain is the Director of IT for Bloom Holding group of companies which include businesses in the Property, Hospitality, Education, Facilities Management, Landscape sectors. He is a highly versatile, award-winning IT Leader and CIO who has successfully positioned IT at the forefront of business transformation, with a deep understanding of how to combine challenging business and technical requirements. His technical skills in digital transformation, ERP, infrastructure, service delivery, data and applications are combined with a real passion for developing others and sharing my knowledge.
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.
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.
Remi Pouchucq has spent close to 7 years in the Data Center industry with APC by Schneider Electric. He was previously based in Singapore where he held various positions looking after the South-East Asian market. He is now based out of Dubai and is in charge of the Edge computing applications, working with both end-users and partners to bring awareness about the challenges and opportunities brought by this latest trend.
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.
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
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.
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 is an experienced Head Of Information Technology with Comprehensive Experience in Hospitality Industry. As part of Management Team he outline IT Strategy and Managing Hospitality division Hotels, F&B, Fitness and Leisure Concept IT, Cloud Infrastructure, IT Security and Support. He is also responsible to introduce, develop and direct highly successful projects and steady-state teams in IT partnering with finance and customer service departments to meet operations & projects deliverables
Samuel is a performance driven, technical and commercial data centre professional. Having an extensive experience in data centre consultancy which has been accumulated in the last 10 years of working in the field. Samuel is an Uptime Institute, Accredited Tier Deasiger and has demonstrated a rich and multi-faceted skillset, as a consultant, desinger, manager and on various site-based management roles. Samuel has been pivotal for Sudlows in developing the Midde East operation, driving and managing the business, from a small consultancy team to a fully-fledged design house. Having worked with many of the top players in the data centre industry, Samuel has developed an extensive reputation for exceptional project execution and delivery. Samuel is currently managing Sudlows’ expansion into the Indian market and is committed to bringing the exceptional Sudlows standards to the region.
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.
22 years of experience in information technology developing from programmer upto a service manager, certified as a lead auditor knowledge base in IT related ISO's BCM, ISMS,SMM,QM, and TL , internationally certified on ITIL, cobit, help desk manager and call center manager.
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