Our Speakers

Distinguished Speakers


Head of Information Security Unit
The Supreme Council for National Security

Noora Al-Qubaisi is a CISO in the Monitoring and Control Center with experience in information security fields more than 13 years in information security fields, Business constitutes management and risk management. Demonstrated expertise in establishing and implementing large information security programs. I have responsible for the development and implementation of infosec strategies and controls. I am s proficient in all  aspects of information security, risk management, and business continuity. I have further the capacity to implement international standards and best practices, including ISO27001, PMP, NECA Standard and NCEMA Standards.


Senior Executive Al & Digital Transformation
Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Information Technology Oman

Aladdin Obaid

Director – Maestro Blocks

Aladdin is a seasoned Sales and Business Development Professional with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, focusing on digital transformation and project management. He has an impressive track record of delivering optimal results and fostering strong business relationships with partners and clients.

Having worked with leading global technology companies before joining Maestro Blocks, Aladdin brings a wealth of knowledge on SaaS, IaaS, and digital solutions to the summit.


Advisor to Minister of ICT for Technology Talents Development
Professor of Computer Engineering, Cairo University

Dr. Hoda Baraka is a Professor of Computer Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, as well as the Advisor to Egypt Minister of ICT for Technology Talents Development. Currently, she is leading two national skilling initiatives The Digital Egypt Builders initiative DEBI targeting university graduates, and The Digital Egypt Cubs Initiative targeting students in schools from G7 to G11.

She was the Former First Deputy Minister of ICT since 2006 till 2013. From 2002 till 2013, she was also the National Director of Egypt’s ICT Trust Fund, which is established to promote the use of ICT for Development.

Dr. Baraka successfully managed the implementation of several national ICT for Development projects in Egypt and abroad in a number of crucial sectors such as education, e administration, e-health, etc. Her activities include formulating effective Public Private Partnerships, policies’ development and planning of ICT for Development, ICT projects’ implementation, monitoring and evaluation and human resources development.

Prof. Baraka has been awarded the UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa prize for the use of ICTs in Education, for her contribution in the development and enhancement of education in Egypt using ICT. She was one of WEF/UNESCO Partnership for Education Technical Advisory Group on Capacity development, and a former member of WEF Global Agenda Council for Technologies in Education.

Dr. Baraka has more than thirty years of extensive experience as consultant in the field of digital transformation for public and private sectors.


Consultant  Chamber Of Commerce Oman, Oman

Al.Thuhli is a technology expert with 22 years of experience in information technology and space. He is the CEO of FutureTech company and has served on the Global Future Council of the World Economic Forum, the National eCommerce Committee, and the Joint e-Services and e-Commerce Working Group of the GCC Council.

Al.Thuhli has led many national projects in the ICT and space sectors, developing policies and strategies in cooperation with international and national stakeholders. He has also advised private and public sector organizations on e-commerce, project management, data management and analytics, and ICT infrastructure.

Al.Thuhli is a keynote speaker and university lecturer on computer science, information studies, AI, applications, data analytics, and the space economy. He has a Ph.D. in computer science and his research focuses on social business processes, social data mining, service-oriented architecture, cloud computing, AI, and IoT. He has published journal papers and presented at international conferences.


Advisor Digital Transformation, GovTech – Confidential

Dr. Sohail Munir is a digital futurist and innovator with a proven track record of driving the adoption of emerging and disruptive technologies. He is a respected thought leader in government digital transformation and is known for engineering exceptional digital citizen experiences. His areas of expertise include GovTech, FinTech, Digital Identity, Cognitive Cities, API Economy, Open Finance, Open Data, AI, Blockchain, Web 3, Metaverse, Cloud Computing, Digital Payments, AIOps, Statistical Learning, and Machine Learning.

As an advisor to the Neom Authority, Dr. Munir contributed to the Neom Cognitive Cities Digital Masterplan. In his role as Director and Advisor for Emerging Technologies and Digital Transformation to Smart Dubai, he led the Dubai Blockchain Initiative and was a key contributor to the Dubai Paperless City Initiative. Dr. Munir also conceived and successfully led the implementation and rollout of UAE PASS, the National digital identity of UAE. In addition, Dr. Munir has successfully delivered multiple digital transformation initiatives for the Defense and Public Safety sectors in Pakistan. He is also an investor, co-founder, and advisor to multiple startups in FinTech, LawTech, and PropTech


Chief Transformation & Business Excellence Officer, Emicool

Ezzeddine Jradi, Chief Transformation Officer at Emicool, is a strategist driving digital transformation, sustainability, and mentorship in the industry.

Ezzeddine Jradi is a seasoned professional currently serving as the Chief Transformation and business Excellence Officer at Emicool LLC, a leading cooling provider based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is recognized as a strategist who can drive change and innovation, with a strong focus on digital transformation and sustainability. His expertise lies in improving customer journeys, striving for excellence, reducing costs, boosting revenue, and enhancing operational efficiency.

Jradi’s academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in communication & Electronic Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Financial Management, and an Executive Masters in Islamic Financial Management. He also holds PMP® and TOGAF 9.2® certifications, further solidifying his credentials in project management and enterprise architecture.

In addition to his role at Emicool, Jradi is also a mentor at GLEAC, a platform that connects mentors with learners. He is known for his excellent communication, presentation, and negotiation skills, which he leverages to guide and inspire those he mentors.

Jradi has been a speaker at various industry events, sharing his insights on the human side of digital transformation. At the Energy Week 2023, he discussed the paramount role of the right culture in the upskilling process, ensuring a smooth transition to more digitally advanced practices, and introducing the advantages of digital solutions for data management and HSE. Overall, Ezzeddine Jradi is a dynamic leader, driving transformation and innovation in the organizations he works with while also contributing to the broader industry through his mentorship and speaking engagements.


Director of Digital Transformation – Government of Abu Dhabi, UAE

Holds Ph.D. degree in Engineering with a specialization in Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence & Cyber Security. He has some of the most prestigious and worldwide recognized security certifications. He has been an expert speaker and panel member in security events and summits


Group Director of IT, SEHA

An Information Technology executive with focus on Healthcare. As a business leader, George held many executive positions with large international organizations in the US, Europe, and the UAE as Managing Director, Group CIO, and VP of IT. George has recently rejoined SEHA in Abu Dhabi as the Group Director of IT Governance. George has been recognized and has received many professional awards as one of the top CIOs in the GCC region.


Head of Analytics & Al Government of Abu Dhabi

A Data Analytics, Digital transformation, Statistics, probability, Data Management, Artificial Intelligence, Consultancy, Presales, engagement management and Advanced Analytics Architect With 19+ years of experience in all phases of design, development, Project management and implementation of computer applications with a special focus on data management, BI cloud, cloud computing and Big data who believe in the necessity of combining both academic as well as industrial expertise within the field of Information Management & Analytics. Have a considerably wide and deep realization of the crucial cross-industrial business processes affecting the organizational performance through the feedback understanding between academic and industrial experience. In depth understanding of Information Technology services and technology in conjunction with corporate business and IT strategies, marking myself as accomplished professional for design, develop and govern the solution for strategic enterprise architecture implementing solutions for people/organization and process change through IT Service Management methodologies


Senior Transformation Consultant, Dubai Police General

E. Ahmad Altarawneh,P.E., MBA. SAFe5 (SA & POPM). Certified Metaverse Expert. Blockchain -IOT-Big Data Certified Professional. EFQM. CKM. PRINCE2. MSP. MOR. 7 Star Auditor. LSSBB. People Of Determination Certified Trainer. ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor. Level 8 Doctoral in Strategy, Leadership & Entrepreneurship. Metaverse SME.
Mobile: +971 55 4000 296
Email: Almaysarah@gmail.com


Group IT Manager, Sergas

66035, United Arab Emirates
T+971-503203669  Ehuq_sn@yahoo.com
 L: /in/Noorul-Huq


An accomplished, highly experienced IT Manager, who has many years of invaluable experience, and a long track record of achieving targets, increasing revenues, and maximising profit margins. Has extensive experience of coordinating operational and IT activities in a wide range of industries and sectors. Has a proven ability to exceed targets, can pick up new skills or knowledge quickly, and thrives in a fast-paced environment. A superb communicator, able to develop new initiatives, and cultivate effective relationships with individuals from all nationalities and social backgrounds, including high end decision makers.

Currently looking for a suitable senior IT Management position, and a career advancement opportunity with a company that wants to recruit talented individuals who get results.


SERGAS International Gas Services – UAE
GROUP IT MANAGER      Apr 2018 – Till date

Responsible for overall IT Infrastructure / ERP management and for the ongoing development of In -house ERP and implementing for all group companies & branches (Abu Dhabi, Mina, Mussafah, Dubai, Al Ain, Fujairah, Sharjah, Oman, KSA).

Dakheel Al Jassar Electrical Industries -, Kuwait
IT MANAGER       Dec 2008 – Feb 2018

Responsible for working in partnership with clients, advising them how to use information technology in order to meet their business objectives or overcome problems. Improving the structure and efficiency of IT systems in various organisations.

May 2006 – Nov 2008

Touristic Enterprises Company – Kuwait SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
Jun 2004 – Apr 2006

M.K.S Consultant – India IT ADMINISTRATOR
Apr 2003 – May 2004


IT Director, MENA – Del Monte Foods, UAE

Eng. Mohamed Ragab

Program Manager
Electronic Government Authority of Ras Al Khaimah

Mohamed Ragab is the manager of the Applications Development Section at the Electronic Government Authority of Ras Al Khaimah.

With more than 15 years of experience in digital transformation, Mohamed Ragab brings a wealth of knowledge and insights. Known for experience in the IT industry in the region has made a significant impact on the business solutions in Ras Al Khaimah government.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Liverpool, which has provided a strong foundation for his work.


Dubai Cable Company

Tamer Hamed is accomplished and results-driven IT professional with 23+ years of experience leading a team of skilled professionals across critical functional areas in the IT industry. He is a distinguished holder of multiple certifications, including PMP, CISSP, ITIL, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and TOGAF. He has significant exposure in the manufacturing, retail, and trading industry systems implementation with some of the largest and most renowned companies in the Middle East.

Tamer is an expert in analyzing organizational requirements and suggesting business solutions that leverage the latest technologies. He is well-versed in business analysis and solution design & architecture, contract negotiations, budgeting & capital expenditure planning, ERP/CRM design and implementation, process management and automation, and profit & loss analysis.

As a visionary leader with excellent organizational, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, Tamer is highly effective at managing projects, collaborating with project teams and stakeholders, interfacing with business clients and deploying technology to build successful solutions and services for business. He can resolve multiple complex issues and motivates staff to peak performance.

Tamer’s most recent role as CIO at Dubai Cable Company (Ducab) has allowed him to lead the digital transformation journey at the organization, delivering a robust strategy that enables all business verticals to collaborate internally and with customers. He has successfully implemented various technologies, including CRM, E-commerce, MES, IOT/AI, OTM, SAP Success Factors, SAP Commodity & Treasury Management, cable designing, business intelligence & analytics, and RPA.


Information Security Manager, Mazrui International ,  UAE

Information Security Manager with more than twelve years of experience in cybersecurity, risks management, security projects consultation ,governance and advisory services, IT Operations , threat intelligence, security and IT technical audit, SOC,artificial intelligence, security transformation programs, incident management, implementation of business resilience and project risk capabilities in terms of information security, strategic planning, procurement and negotiating, business development, projects management, IT and Security Audit Leader, cybersecurity infrastructure management, and vendor’s management.



Amb. Dunston is the 2018 National Award Winner & 2019 State Award Winner for Business Excellence with 35 years of vast experience in the field of supply chain management, procurement and logistics, operation management, manufacturing, sales and marketing, quality, HR with blue chip companies in India.

He is a media expert with a well connectivity to Indian and World cinemas. An actor (3 movies to his credit), Coproducer (currently involved in 15 movies worth 150 million USD to be produced in the next 5 years) and currently involved in the design and implementation of the World’s Biggest Film City in UAE.

He is also involved in some of the major projects in UAE like the Sports City, Wildlife Sanctuary, Underwater Theme Park and Pharma City to name a few.

He specializes in Strategic capabilities, Materials Management exposure in manufacturing Industry, Global sourcing Exposure, Lean Implementation Experience, Costing Matrix, Reporting & Analysis, and Supplier Development Experience.

He is a result-oriented Strategic Leader who possesses a high level of negotiation skills, excellent communication, presentation & analytical skills, and capabilities to partner with senior leaders from customers, suppliers and other Industry experts. He drives transformation with High level of Emotional Intelligence that can turn around companies and also set up new business from ground Zero anywhere in the world.Amb. Dunston is one of the Top 50 Impactful Influencers in Linkedin. He is the Deputy Chairman for Global Cancer Mission, Ambassador for Goodwill Foundation, Ambassador for Melano Foundation, Ambassador for Amuno Foundations, member for AIRO Foundation, International Advisor for United Youth Guild, Member of Global Chamber of Business Leaders, Member of Leaders Without Borders, Board Member for Women’s Reformation Organization, Board Advisor of Global Mental Health Association, International Advisor to World Youth Council, International Advisor to World Sports Association, Member to Global Wealth Council and Chief Executive Officer to the Royal office of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi.

He is also awarded as the Winner of Nelson Mandela Peace Award 2022, Global Icon of the Year 2022, and CEO of the year 2022.


Head of Data & Integration, IT – Al Shaya Group, GCC.

A strategic and progressive senior executive with a productive record of capturing value through enterprise-wide data strategies and roadmaps. Lead digital, technology and organizational transformations and global program launches. Drive intercontinental company optimization by refactoring data for digital experience, maximizing data security, enhancing organization data maturity, and implementing innovative IT initiatives. Experienced in leading early adoption of innovative technology across manufacturing, banking, automotive, retail, and IT services industries. Champion of the signature concept of Breaking the Fourth wall.

A trusted leader skilled in presenting, collaborating, and synergizing with shareholders, executive business leaders, and team members. Experienced at ensuring effective change management with inclusion, communication, information, education, and buy-ins in complex global environments. Creates an environment for individuals to drive transformations from a business perspective and achieve process adoption.

Khusboo Gehi

Gold Tier Coding Ambassador – Coders HQ

Khusboo Gehi is a Gold Tier Coding Ambassador at Coders HQ, an initiative by the AI Government Office, whose main focus is to empower the community of coders and developers. She is passionate about supporting tech communities and as a Coding Ambassador, and contributes to Coders HQ’s initiatives as part of the National Program for Coders. Her role involves collaborating with the community and partners to enhance the skills and capabilities of coders and developers nationwide.

Sujay Patil

Regional Director – MEA – Kissflow

Sujay Patil is the Regional Director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA).  Sujay brings over 17 years of experience selling Enterprise Solutions in the Middle East and India. He has held senior leadership positions at leading value-add distributors such as Ingram Micro and Redington. He is especially well-versed in channel dynamics and the intricacies of partner onboarding and management. His expertise lies in developing go-to-market strategies for a broad range of IT solutions and services.

Isabelle Meyer

Chief International Officer – ZENDATA CYBER SECURITY

With over 17 years in the legal and security industry, Isabelle Meyer was the General Counsel of The SMI Group, an engineering company focusing in energy and oil & gas sectors. She currently hold the position of Chief International Officer at ZENDATA CYBER SECURITY. Mrs Meyer studied at the University of Toronto, the University of Sherbrooke and Cambridge University. She is married with three daughters and understands the additional challenges that women face in today’s working environment.

After being part of the team starting ZENDATA CYBER SECURITY 11 years ago, Mrs Meyer discovered
a new passion for cybersecurity and a capacity of improving the resilience of organisation while
maintaining business objectives. In the recent years, Mrs Meyer has turned to OT security seeing it as
the new playground for threat actors and a place where her experience and expertise can make a

ZENDATA grew at a rapid paste, being involved constantly in the media, it has it own TV show on
National TV in Switzerland. ZENDATA gives the DEF CON level for critical infrastructures in Switzerland
and in the GCC. Their HQ is in Geneva, but Mrs Meyer also has offices in Dubai and Bahrain and works
with multinationals worldwide.

Vikas Verma

Founder & Head of Engineering – ZiMetrics Technologies

Technology leader with over 20 years’ experience in solution consulting, technology incubation and building high performance engineering businesses.​

Current: Founder & Head of Engineering at ZiMetrics Technologies. – A Data Engineering and Data Science company, focused on Bigdata Analytics, IoT & decision sciences solutions.​

Personal Mission: I am on a mission to build a world class data engineering company. One that combines data sciences, domain disciplines and data technologies into crafts that create transformational customer value. One that puts customer’s interests first, and one that would be recognized as one of the great places to work.

Jasper Varon

Head of Information Technology – FIDELITY UNITED

Jasper Varon has 22+ years of experience in Information Technology, out of which 17 years in the Insurance domain around Business Process Engineering, Software and Solution Delivery, Infrastructure and Security across all areas of Project Management, Business Analysis, Quality Assurance and Development in multiple countries. Jasper started his insurance domain experience with AIG Philippines supporting multiple AIG countries worldwide and then moving to Oman Insurance in Dubai, where he held vital roles in modernizing the IT business applications.

Hani Mashnouk

Head of Engineering – Abu Dhabi Investment Office

I’m the Head of Engineering at Abu Dhabi Investment Office. I bring a wealth of experience from my previous role at Mubadala. I am a specialist in no-code and low-code technology, leading a talented team of 20 engineers across diverse domains, including development, quality assurance, support, product management, and project management.

Bhaskar Krishnamoorthy

Founder & CEO – Cflow

Bhaskar Krishnamoorthy is a seasoned professional with over 26 years of experience in successfully leading cross-functional teams. As the Founder and CEO of Cavintek, a Workflow Automation Software company, he has dedicated over 12 years to driving the company’s growth and innovation. Bhaskar’s entrepreneurial spirit extends to his role as Co-Founder and Board Member at XYKA, a company that was later acquired by Sonata Software. During his tenure as CTO of XYKA for more than 7 years, he skillfully directed the Technology and Client Services teams. His impressive track record includes guiding teams in the development of enterprise products from inception to fruition, ultimately reaching hundreds of customers globally. Bhaskar holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Industrial Management from IIT Madras.

Ram Jalan

Director Customer Journey Transformation – Damac Group

Ram Jalan brings a wealth of experience spanning 18 years in marketing, digital transformation, and customer experience, with a notable focus on AI-driven strategies. Currently, as the Director of Customer Journey Transformation at Damac Group, he maintains a grounded and results-oriented approach.

Ram’s expertise encompasses cutting-edge MarTech, advanced analytics, and the integration of AI into business strategies. His dedication to achieving meaningful results has earned industry recognition. Ram believes that true success is measured by the tangible impact on business outcomes. With an unwavering commitment to innovation and learning, he continues to shape the future of marketing and customer engagement.

Yahya Abu Saris

Pre sales Consultant – Maestro Blocks

Yahya Abu Saris brings over 15 years of rich experience in presales, specializing in low-code to no-code solutions. A seasoned consultant in his field, has played an essential role in numerous digital transformation projects across a diverse range of sectors.

With a deep understanding of both technical and business aspects, Yahya excels in aligning innovative solutions with organizational goals. His expertise has been instrumental in driving efficiency and innovation in the dynamic digital landscape.

Joseph Noujaim

Head of Information and Digital Technologies, APMEA West (Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – BAT

I’m Joseph Noujaim, a dedicated digital fanatic with a profound blend of technical expertise and business acumen. Over the course of my career, I have traversed various professional landscapes, from small startups to medium-sized enterprises and large corporations. I have worked with IPOs, private and publicly listed companies, family businesses, as well as launching and growing my own startup. This diverse experience has nurtured my passion for problem-solving and ignited my love for collaborating with talented individuals.

Throughout my journey, I have had the privilege of being part of numerous leadership teams, where I showcased my ability to cultivate high-potential teams, achieving remarkable outcomes. I am driven by an insatiable curiosity and an unwavering thirst for knowledge. With each passing year, I deepen my technical acumen and stay up-to-date of the latest advancements in technology. Currently, I am particularly engrossed in the realms of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence, where I continually explore their transformative potential.

One of my proudest professional achievements traces back to 2020 when I led a small team in launching a product from concept to listing (FineGuard) on Amazon in a mere eight days. This venture turned out to be a multimillion-dollar success for Fine Hygienic Holding. This experience reinforced my belief that when you possess the know-how to execute tasks independently, you can pose the right questions and effectively delegate to the right people, ensuring excellence in execution.

Fahed Bizzari

Founder & Coach – The ChatGPT Accelerator

Fahed Bizzari’s track record includes 18 years in software development, over 3,000 hours mastering GPT + ChatGPT, two decades in SaaS-entrepreneurship, and years in consulting and training. His current focus is on helping the professional world develop AI literacy through masterclasses like Rethink ChatgGPT (www.rethinkchatgpt.co) and coaching programmes like the ChatGPT Accelerator (www.thechatgptaccelerator.com).