Intersec Arena Agenda

Programme Day 1 | 19 January, 2020

Digital Technologies and Security

Located at the heart of Intersec expo, this focused day at Intersec Arena will bring up the security benefits as well as emerging risks and vulnerabilities with the implementation of latest technologies and innovations in an evolving digital world.

10:00 Registrations and Refreshments
10:30 Opening Remarks from the Chairman
10:45 Welcome Note by Arena Sponsors
11:00 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: How Government Entities in UAE are Going Digital with Cyber Security as a Core Pillar in its Framework
11:20 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the Security Industry Dynamics
11:50 PANEL DISCUSSION : Securing the IOT World and Connected Devices 
• Ensuring your Networks, Data and Devices are secure 
• Integrated solutions delivering visibility, segmentation and protection
• Holistic protection across the entire network infrastructure
12:20 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: AI Strategy Map and Security
12:40 Launch of Security Professionals Association (SPA) for SIRA
Khalid Al Hamadi
, Chairman, Security Professionals Association, UAE 
13:00 Lunch and Networking Break
14:00 PRESENTATION SESSION: Cyber Security in Digital Transformation Projects
Ahmed Almulla
, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services, Emirates Global Aluminium, UAE
14:20 PRESENTATION SESSION: Blockchain Technology protecting systems, devices and decentralized data storage



PANEL DISCUSSION : Embedding Digital Resilience in Organizational Culture, Planning and Processes
• Digital Resilience is a business issue
• How to build digital resilience for digital businesses

Ahmed Almulla, Executive Vice President, Corporate Services at Emirates Global Aluminium, UAE
Dr. Jassim Haji, President, Bahrain AI Society, Bahrain
15:10 PRESENTATION SESSION: Artificial Intelligence : Governance Risks, Procedures, Vulnerabilities and Usage in Security Enhancement
Dr. Jassim Haji
, President, Bahrain AI Society, Bahrain 
Coffee and Networking Break
15:45 PRESENTATION SESSION: Cyber Security in the Industry 4.0 Era
Saqib Chaudhry, Chief Information Security Officer, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, UAE
PRESENTATION SESSION : Government’s Role in Building a Digital Resilience Framework for Organisations, Individuals and at a National level
17:00 Closing remarks from the Chair 
End of Arena Day One

Programme Day 2 | 20 January, 2020

Key Industries in Focus

This day would focus upon the products, services and solutions that the security industry has to offer to mitigate industry specific challenges and aid in capitalizing on business opportunities. An Interactive session involving the key dragons (Stake Holders) of the industry!

10:00 Registrations and Refreshments
10:30 Opening Remarks from the Chairman
10:45 Welcome Note by Arena Sponsors
11:00 Industry Presentation Session: BFSI Security Industry - Drivers and Restraints
Yazad Khandhadia, Vice President - Security Architecture & Engineering, Emirates NBD, UAE
11:30 Panel Discussion: BFSI SEGMENT

BFSI Security Solutions – Physical and Cyber
• Video surveillance for monitoring activities
• Web-based access control, Managed access control, Control panel, Visitor Management systems, Readers, and Credentials

Illyas Kooliyankal, Board Member - ISC2 UAE Chapter and VP - ADIB, UAE
Ahmed Baig, Founder, CISO Council, UAE
Amit Mehta, Regional Head of Security- Middle East & Africa, MasterCard, UAE
12:00 Industry Presentation Session: Converging systems into one operational interface to improve the security, intelligence and oversight of shopping malls and retail parks
Stuart Rawling, Member, Steering Committee, ONVIF, USA
12:30 Panel Discussion: RETAIL SEGMENT
• Retail Theft with the application of CCTV cameras
• Consumer Behaviour mapping from the video Analytics 
13:00 Guided Tours to the Retail Security Segment
13:10 Lunch and Networking Break
14:00 Presentation Session: The growth in the Digitalization of the oil and gas, energy and utilities industry increasing its vulnerability to cyber-attacks
George Eapen, Global CISO and Group Head of Cyber Security, Petrofac, UAE
14:30 Panel Discussion: Oil and Gas; Utilities
• Key challenges in Security of People, Plant, Equipment and Procedures and mapping it against the integrated solutions 
15:00 Presentation Session: 5G Networks – Mitigating Security and Privacy Threats
15:20 Guided Tours to the IT Security Segment
Coffee and Networking Break
16:00 Presentation Session: Construction / Connected City
• Usage of Security devices in monitoring, access management, behavior mapping, predictive analytics, traffic management etc. in smart cities  
16:30 Panel Discussion: Construction/ Connected City
• Security Vulnerabilities in Smart City Infrastructure and Solutions available

Hadi Anwar
, Head of Smart City Data Privacy & Cyber Security, NEOM , KSA
17:00 Guided Tours to the Smart Security Segment
End of Arena Day Two

Programme Day 3 | 21 January, 2020

Making Informed Procurement Decisions

This day will have end users and solution providers brainstorming together on the purchasing criteria, key requirements and considerations when making a purchasing decisions for specific product categories!

The Programme for the Day 3 is still under development. Stay Tuned for more updates!