Meet the


Our speakers taking part at MENA ISC. The list will continue growing so do keep an eye out for it…

CEO, Virtuport


Samer Omar is a seasoned subject matter expert with over 24 years’ experience in the areas of Cyber Security Advisory, Consultancy and Security Management

CEO, Saudi Telecom Company (STC)

Nasser Sulaiman Al Nasser

Nasser is serving as CEO for STC since 2018. He has managed 4 major advanced technology sectors:
Network – IT – Operations – Corporate Data Analytics and drove new related transformation initiatives towards
STC’s 2020 Vision and beyond.

CEO and Founder, Obrela Security Industries

George Patsis

Mr. Patsis speech will focus on Risk Management in Real Time, global threat landscape, trends and challenges. The importance of awareness and readiness as well as how effective and efficient security governance must leverage the human factor by regulating the way people and technologies interact with each other.

VP & Regional Sales Director EMEA- UEBA, Forcepoint

Peter Heim

Peter serves as VP EMEA – UEBA (User & Entity Behavioral Analytics) for Forcepoint, having been acquired when Forcepoint purchased RedOwl , the next generation Human Behavioral analytics firm focused on both Security & Compliance related to the insider threat, where he is responsible for driving and implementing the EMEA growth strategy of the company.

Director – Security Markets Specialisation EMEA, Splunk

James Hanlon

James Hanlon is the Director of Security Markets Specialisation, EMEA at Splunk. Responsible for GTM strategy, strategic relationships and markets bookings, James, and his team, provides cross industry insights & executive strategic advisory services to promote better industry security analytics collaboration and effectiveness.

CEO and Founder, Aiuken

Juan Miguel Velasco López-Urda

Mr. Juan M. Velasco currently CEO & Founder of AIUKEN CYBERSECURITY, International European CyberSecurity and Cloud Managed Services Corporation that operates in over 7 countries Spain, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Dubai, Bahrein, Morocco, Peru and Chile. Mr. Velasco is also VP&CFO of EuroCloud Security Spain, President of the Eurocloud Cybersecurity Commission and Head of the Advisory Board Committee at iSMS Security Forum for Spain.

Vice President Worldwide Marketing & Business Development, A10

Gunter Reiss

Gunter has more than 20 years of success in international business development & global sales with technology expertise in the mobile, IP networking, SDN, cloud and IT industries.
Gunter has galvanized and established myriad multi-million-dollar business alliances and senior level executive relationships with Fortune 500 companies throughout North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Vice President – Cyber Security Business Unit, STC Solutions

Fahad I. AlJutaily

Fahad I. Aljutaily is the Vice President of the Cyber Security Business Unit in STC Solutions, leading the Cyber Security Business and managing the Cyber Security portfolio/capabilities. Fahad holds more than 14 years of ICT industry experience. In addition to his wide experience, Fahad is also an author for sets of articles in information security domains.

Regional Sales Director for the Middle East, Tenable

Maher Jadallah

Maher joined Tenable from Cisco Global Security Organization, a leader in intelligent cybersecurity solutions. Prior to Cisco Maher had served as Sourcefire’s Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa since 2011, with responsibility for growing the company’s business in the region and establishing a strategic partner-network.

Major Account Manager, Fortinet

Rayan Mohtasib

Studied Computer Engineering at Arizona State University, Has over 5 years experience Information security, a member of Saudi Council of Engineering.

Vice President – Global Security Sales, Cisco Systems

John Maynard

John Maynard is Vice President, Global Security Sales for Cisco. He leads the worldwide sales team dedicated to helping customers solve complex business issues with Cisco security solutions.


Richard Wray

Richard Wray is a 25+ year veteran of the data networking business. Having been involved in designing and building many state of the art network solutions for both enterprises and large service providers, Richard has now focussed his last 11 years on protecting those networks.

Global Consulting Strategist, Micro Focus Cyber Security Services

James Blake

Dr James Blake is the Global Consulting Strategist for Micro Focus Cyber Security Services. Micro Focus Cyber Security Services have designed, built and matured the cyber security operations capability – as well as responding to major breaches – for some of the largest organisations across the globe including a number in the Middle East region.

Technology Sales and Services Manager – Saudi Arabia, Symantec

Jamil Abu Aqel

Jamil is an information security professional with more than 17 years of experience working for multi-national corporates in the region. He is recognized as a subject matter expert in areas of security services, operations and management.

Vice President, Corporate Business, Kaspersky Lab

Veniamin Levtsov

Veniamin Levtsov is a graduate from Moscow State University in both Computer science (1996) and Law (2000). He is also certified as Project Management Professional (PMP®) since 2008.

Managing Director – Security, Accenture

David Powell

David is a Managing Director in Accenture’s security practice and has over 20 years of experience in cyber security, primarily working with health financial services and government.

Leader of Middle East & Turkey, McAfee

Scott Manson

Scott joins McAfee from his previous role at Cisco, as the Technology and Cybersecurity Director in Middle East and Africa with a proven track record of delivering sales results across the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Regional Vice President, Emerging Markets, Palo Alto Networks

Ercan Aydin

Ercan Aydin is regional vice president for emerging markets at Palo Alto Networks. In this role, Ercan leads the company’s sales operations across the Middle East, Turkey, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Pakistan & Africa and is a member of EMEA Management Team.

Head of Presales Saudi, Egypt and North Africa, F5

Motaz Ibrahim Alturayef

Motaz Has Have over 10 years of experience with a broad exposure to many technologies. Started with building Internet Gateways and National MPLS network, with all the major DPSs’ in Saudi Arabia.

Senior VP Technology & Operations

Haitham Alfaraj

More than 17 years of experience conceiving, planning, and implementing transformation initiatives/projects to improve organization-wide deployment of technology and resources. An experienced operations executive who possesses extensive technology knowledge, strong leadership skills and superb relationship management abilities.

Meet the


CEO and Founder, Cyber Marathon Solutions

Robert W. Wilkinson

Bob Wilkinson is the founder and CEO of Cyber Marathon Solutions, an Information Security and Operational Risk Management consulting company.

Cyber Security GM, STC

Yasser N. Alswailem

Yasser currently serves as GM of Cyber Security in Saudi Telecom Company.He has over 15 years of experience applied in IT & Information Security, having cross-industrial exposure to organizations in different verticals and countries.

Meet the


Solutions Consultant EMEA, Anomali

Andrew de Lange

Andrew de Lange is a solutions consultant for Anomali. Andrew has over 15 years experience in cyber security, with the bulk of that time spent in Financial Services and Banking, he is an evangelist for Cyber Threat Intelligence collaboration initiatives and community driven defence.

Authorized (ISC)² Instructor

Muntaser Bdair

For over 22 years, Mr. Bdair has been Information security, education, and information technology professional serving business and government clients in USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa.


Gabe Goldhirsh

Mr. Gabe Goldhirsh, Vice President, MEA/APAC, leads ZeroFOX’s sales strategy and operations across the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, and Africa. Prior, Mr. Goldhirsh led ZeroFOX’s Global Services business unit for two years where he oversaw operations of the Enterprise Managed Services, Customer Success, and Professional Services groups.

Chief Information Security Officer, KAUST

Ed Sleiman

An accomplished senior Cybersecurity director with executive level experience in providing leadership and security programs across a wide range of areas.

Security Engineer, RSA

Mahammad Alazab

Driven by the recent spikes in magnitude and severity of cyber breaches and their potential devastating impact on businesses, cyber risk is increasingly getting recognized by many organizations at the board level as one of the top risks they strive to manage, with 15+ years of experience in Cyber Security

Vice President – META, Attivo Networks

Ray Kafity

Ray Kafity, Vice President – Attivo Networks Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) has extensive experience in Sales and Marketing Management of high-tech solutions.

Managing Director – Middle East, Qualys

Hadi Jaafarawi

With more than 20 years of Security and Business Development experience in the IT sector in the Gulf Region, Hadi Jaafarawi manages Qualys Field Operations in the Middle East region across both direct and indirect sales.

CEO/Founder Intel 471

Mark Arena

Mark Arena founded Intel 471 in 2014 and is the Chief Executive Officer. Intel 471 provides cybercrime intelligence (adversary and malware intelligence) for leading intelligence, security and fraud teams.

Director of Sales Engineering, EMEA, Carbon Black

David White

David has been a security and risk professional for over 18 years having previously held Senior Management positions at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Symantec, and MessageLabs.

Regional Head – Cyber Security and Risk Management business, Wipro

Bharat Raigangar

Bharat is a cyber defense domain enthusiast and an advisor in the domain of Cyber Risk Management, with specialisation on the Cyber Defense, Cyber Fraud and Cyber Resilience domains. Known for his strategic initiatives, assisting in building the Cyber Security Advisory services practice for Wipro from the past 2 years.

Crowne Plaza Riyadh

November 6th and 7th 2018 @ 8:00 – 16:30