Security Leaders’ Summit

Celebrating a Legacy, Embracing the Future

As we celebrated a quarter-century of excellence, our commitment to advancing the field of security is unwavering. The Intersec Security Leaders' Summit (ISLS) has evolved into a dynamic platform where thought leaders, experts, and innovators converge to share their expertise, exchange ideas, and shape the future of security strategies.

The two-day strategic summit embodies innovation, best practices, and a showcase of global achievements, all while embracing the boundless potential of the future

Translating thought leadership into action, the event will stage world-class line up of sessions and speakers uncovering the topics and tactics required to redefine security norms, inspire bold strategies, and collectively shape a safer, more secure world.

Key Topics:

  • Security Dilemmas: Balancing Innovation, Privacy & Risk
  • Bridging the Gap: Strategies for Global Collaboration between Security, Standardization & Policy Making Communities
  • Aligning Security Strategies with ESG Principles: Navigating the Intersection of Sustainability & Security
  • Leaders to Think Beyond their Corporate Playbook : Futureproof Amidst Uncertainty
  • From Siloed Security to Convergence of NextGen Integrated Security
  • New Security Battleground: Deep Fakes & Deep Media
  • Empowering Diversity & Inclusion: Strengthening Security Capability & Capacity 

Join us and be a part of this Exceptional Program

We're currently inviting submissions for speaking opportunities at our 2025 event. Don't miss the chance to share your expertise and contribute to the advancement of the industry. Submit your speaking proposal 

For Speaking Opportunities, please contact

Zenab Husain

Conference Producer – Security, Technology & Production Portfolio


Kalpita Dighe

Senior Event Producer – Security, Technology & Production Portfolio

Kalpita Dighe

All sessions are CPD certified


2024 Highlights

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2024 Agenda

Timings Session Speaker
11:00 Registration & Networking  
11:45 Opening Remarks by Chairperson Mark Nuttall, Chair | ISRM UAE Chapter
11:50 Opening Keynote H E Major General Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Bin Fahad, Chairman| Zayed International Foundation for the Environment & Former Assistant Commander for Academic Affairs & Training | Dubai Police Academy
12:00 Presentation
Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism in the Digital Age: Challenges, Opportunities & Approaches for Broader Cooperation
Mauro Miedico, Director United Nations Counter- Terrorism Centre | United Nations Office on Counter Terrorism (UNOCT)
12:30 Thought Leadership Panel
Future Proofing Security – Proactive Approach towards Sustainable Security
Panel Moderator: Mark Nuttall, Chair | ISRM UAE Chapter
  • Mauro Miedico, Director United Nations Counter- Terrorism Centre | United Nations Office on Counter Terrorism (UNOCT)
  •  Lt. Col. Dana Humaid Al Marzooqi, Director General – International Affairs Bureau | Ministry of Interior 
  • Dr. Daria Daniels Skodnik, Senior Scholar, International Security & Defense & Former Deputy Commandant & Dean | NATO Defense College
  • Col. John Pumphrey, Military Police and Security Executive, Canadian Armed Forces
  • Hamad Al-Melaihi, Head of Industrial Security Operations Planning & Performance | Saudi Aramco
  • Craig Jones, Director – Cybercrime | Interpol
13:15 Presentation
Combatting Environmental Crimes: Championing Resilience & Preparedness on a Global Scale
Lt. Col. Dana Humaid Al Marzooqi, Director General – International Affairs Bureau | Ministry of Interior


Parliamentary Engagement in Preventing and Countering Terrorism – Pragmatic Priorities & Key Achievements

David Alamos | Chief - Office on Parliamentary Engagement | United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism
14:05 Presentation
Physical Security Automation: A Risk-Based Approach
Yaniv Peretz, Board Director | Counter Terrorism Certification Board
14:30 Presentation
Security in the Maghreb & its Implications for the Middle East & Beyond
Iliasse Sdiqui, Associate Director | Whispering Bell
14:55 Presentation

Geopolitics as a Key Driver of Threat Intelligence: Regional Perspective
Hussein Abdallah, Security Risk Expert and Government Relations Adviser | Shell
15:20 Panel Discussion
Elevating Global Aviation Security: Forging Innovation & Resilience for Future Air Travel

Panel Moderator:

Mark Nuttall, Chair | ISRM UAE Chapter


  • Enrique Aguilar, GM Airport Master Planning & Projects | Matarat Holding 
  • Kashif Khalid, Regional Director - Africa & Middle East (Operations, Safety & Security) | IATA 
  • Faisel AllTaleb, AVSEC Professional Manager and Cargo Security Manager
  • Dr. Marwan Ibrahim, Risk Management Expert | Riyadh Airports Company
15:50 Presentation
Driving the Future of Interoperability
Leo Levit, Steering Committee Chair| ONVIF, Sweden
16:10 Panel Discussion
Preparing for Next Generation Strategic Risk Management 2025-2030
Panel Moderator: David Rubens, Executive Director | Institute of Strategic Risk Management (ISRM)


  • Daniel Norman, Regional Director - EMEA | Information Security Forum
  • Mark Nuttall, Chair | ISRM UAE Chapter
  • Suzan Ahmad Al Ghanem, Section Head - Organizational Resilience and Business, Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
  • Dr. Carlotta Rodriquez, Disaster Risk Data Governance & Policy Design Specialist | United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Arab STAG (Scientific Technical Advisory Group)
  • Dr. Abdullah Khurram, CEO, Foresight Quotient
16:40 Presentation
Elevate Talent: Unleash AI & ML for Recruitment & Retention
Gareth Lee Stubbs, Assistant Professor – Policing & Security | Rabdan Academy
17:00 Women in Security Panel
Empowering Inclusive & Innovative Future: Intent to Impact
Panel Moderator: Dr. Shamma Hamdoon Al Naqbi, Associate Dean (Assistant Professor) - Dean of Faculty Office| Rabdan Academy


  • Satia Rai, CEO | IPSA
  • Eleanor Berry, Country Manager, South Sudan| CTG South Sudan & Steering Committee | Oversees Security Advisory Council (OSAC)
  •  Dr. Daria Daniels Skodnik, Senior Scholar, International Security & Defense & Former Deputy Commandant & Dean | NATO Defense College
  • Suzan Ahmad Al Ghanem, Section Head - Organizational Resilience and Business | Environment Agency Abu Dhabi
  • Lorraine Adkins, Interim Director of Campus Safety Operations| New York University Abu Dhabi
  • Asma Kabanji, Design and Operations Manager | SIRA, UAE
17:30 End of Day 1 & Closing Remarks from the Chairperson Mark Nuttall,  Chair | ISRM UAE Chapter
Timings Session Speaker
11:00 Registration & Networking  
11:30 Opening Remarks by Chairperson & Recap of Day 1 Mark Nuttall, Chair | ISRM UAE Chapter


Pioneering Innovation, Safety & Security on the Global Stage

Dr. Bushra Al Blooshi, CEO Senior Consultant | Dubai Electronic Security Center

Thought Leadership Panel 
Harmonizing Human & Machine Minds: AI in Security


Panel Moderator:

Mark Nuttall, Chair | ISRM UAE Chapter



  • Eng. Arif Al Janahi, Security Consultant | SIRA
  • Faisel AllTaleb, AVSEC Professional Manager and Cargo Security Manager
  • Abdullah Al Barwani, GM, Corporate Security| Omantel
  • Syed Ali, Head of Technology Risk (Cyber GRC, Responsible AI) | Tonomous
  • Tero Pesonen, Board Vice-Chair & Chair of the Critical Communications Broadband Group | The Critical Communications Association (TCCA)
12:30 Panel Discussion
Designing Security for New Age Smart Urban Spaces: Balancing Safety & Privacy
Panel Moderator: Emanuel Jech, Head of Security Risk Management| WSP


  • Divakar Pandian, Associate Director – Resilience| Red Sea Global, Saudi Arabia
  • Dr. Carlotta Rodriquez, Disaster Risk Data Governance & Policy Design Specialist | United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Arab STAG (Scientific Technical Advisory Group)
  • Muttahir Salim, Associate Director – Security | Buro Happold
  • Mohammed Saleh, Security Engineering Director | SIRA, UAE
  • Mohannad Salam, Regional Lead, Smart Cities | AtkinsRéalis

Case Study

Dubai Municipality Command & Control Centre for Public Safety and Security in the Emirates of Dubai

Eng. Mohamed Rashed Al Dhanhani, Director of Corporate Risks & Business Continuity Department | Dubai Municipality
13:20 Presentation
Integrated Technologies for Smart & Safe Cities in New Normal – Digital Twins & Cognitive AI
Dr. Gaurav Singh, Vice President – Head Technology & Automation – Group Security | Adani Enterprises Ltd.
13:40 Panel Discussion
Security Convergence: Trials & Triumphs of Integrated Physical & Cyber Security
Panel Moderator: Dana Haubold, CISO External |  Help AG


  • Mike Latza, Regional Chief Security Officer - Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa | Mastercard
  • Emanuel Jech, Head of Security Risk Management| WSP
  • Viktor Polic, CISO | ILO
  • Bruce Braes, Head of Security Consulting | Buro Happold
  • Col. Kanwal Kishore, Head of Security | Jio World Centre - Reliance Global Corporate Security


Reimagining Command Centers of the Future

Sharang Gupta, Director | PwC Middle East
14:30 Presentation
Human Element in Security – Building a Security Aware Culture
Eddie Reyes, US Contractor | Ministry of Interior & Retired Deputy Chief of Police
14:50 Presentation
Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) – Building Trust through Ethical Use
Mike Redington, Chief Executive | BSIA
15:10 Panel Discussion
Crises & Security Implications: Mastering the Art of Resilience 

Panel MorderatorYacine Benamane, Middle East Head of Security| Unilever & Vice Chair | ASIS Dubai Chapter


  • Staffan Jansson, Head of Crisis Management & Security APAC, Middle East and Africa | Hitachi Energy
  • Patrick Kane, Senior Director of Security | Atlas Air
  • Ali M. Al Qahtani, Ras Tanura Industrial Security Operations Manager | Saudi Aramco
  • Riccardo Marchetto, MENA Campus Security Manager | Google & OSAC Local Chapter Chairman
15:40 Case Study
Real World Example of Security Operation Center: Effective Integration of Technology, Process & People
Mohammad S. Alries, Chief of Emergency Center| Saudi Aramco
16:05 Presentation
Securing Society & Industry - Connection is the Lifeline
Kevin Graham, CEO | The Critical Communications Association (TCCA)
16:30 End of Day 2 & Closing Remarks Mark Nuttall, Chair | ISRM UAE Chapter

2024 Speakers

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Who Should Attend?

The summit will unite Chiefs, VPs, Directors, Leads, Managers, Specialists, Advisors having expertise in

  •  Homeland Security/ National Security/ Physical Security / Cyber Security/ Corporate Security/ Industrial Security
  • Counter Terrorism & Border Control
  • Safety & Security / HSSE
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Emergency Response
  • Business Continuity
  • Risk Management & Governance
  • Crisis Management & Disaster Recovery 
  • Government Authorities (Civil Defense/MOI/Police)
  • Law Enforcement Bodies & Federal Agencies
  • Maritime
  • Aviation
  • BFSI
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Energy
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Education
  • Hotel & Leisure
  • Construction/ Real Estate

For Sponsorship Opportunities, please contact

Liam Murphy

Portfolio Sponsorship Manager – Security, Technology & Production