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Ahmed Ismail

Ahmed Ismail

Head of Security Training Affairs Dept., Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA)

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Amjad Alata

Amjad Alata

Senior Manager, Security, HSE & Business Continuity

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Amy Siciliano

Amy Siciliano

Public Safety Advisor, Halifax Regional Municipality

Amy currently works as a Public Safety Advisor for Halifax Regional Municipality. She leads the municipality in its journey toward holistic, collaborative approaches to community safety. She brings a human-rights lens to her work, rooted in principals of accountability, inclusion, and social and economic equity. She is passionate about championing community-led solutions to local problems and finding creative ways to harness the inherent strengths of community. With a PhD in Urban Geography, she is well skilled at synthesizing local experiential knowledge with scientific research to bring a robust evidence-base to decision-making. 

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Areej Al Shaibani

Areej Al Shaibani

Director HRD, Ministry of Transport Communication and Information Technology (MTCIT)

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Arushi Malhotra

Arushi Malhotra

Design Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education

An Architect, Urban planner, Corporate trainer and Academician- Arushi is a strong design professional with Post-Graduation in Urban and Regional Planning, from CEPT University, India, and bachelor’s in architecture from India. She is a licensed architect of the Council of Architecture (COA), the regulatory body in India which has been constituted by the Government of India under the provisions of the Architects Act, 1972, enacted by the Parliament of India. She is also a member of the Indian Institute of Architects (IIA). 

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Ashok Ganapathy Iyer

Azam Soukar

Ashok Ganapathy Iyer, Professor & Chairperson, School of Design & Architecture and Head -  Certification Programs, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE - Dubai)

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Azam Soukar

Azam Soukar

Director Health and Safety, Dubai Holding Entertainment

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Eng Majid Ibrahim Al Zarooni

Eng Majid Ibrahim Al Zarooni

Head of Licensing & Permits Dept., Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA)

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Mohannad Salam

Mohannad Salam

Senior Manager, Smart Cities, Atkins Acuity

Mohannad Salam is Senior Manager, Smart Cities, Middle East, at Atkins Acuity, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group. As part of his role, he leads on providing innovative advisory solutions for designing smart cities across the region. With over 20 years’ experience, he developed transformation strategies with chief experience officers (CXOs) and government executives, and managed cross-functional teams to design, develop and deliver disruptive solutions. In addition, he advised enterprises on driving growth through innovation and transformation, and built successful vendor partnerships with Intel & Microsoft to become their strategic IoT Partner in the region. An award-winner, Mohannad was named among "Best 20 Worldwide IoT Solution Providers" by CIOReview, the enterprise technology magazine, in 2018.

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Eng Arif Al Janahi

Eng Arif Al Janahi

Director of Security Engineering, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA)

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Adil Abdel Hadi

Adil Abdel Hadi

Chairman Security Professionals Association

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Jan Fox

Jan Fox

Executive Director - Safe Communities, REACH Council for Safe Communities 

Jan is the Executive Director for REACH Edmonton Council for Safe Communities, a not-for-profit organization created to make Edmonton a safer place to live and work where she has been privileged to lead a team of professionals dedicated to making Edmonton a safer community. REACH is a coordinating council that works closely with social agencies, businesses, and citizens to invest in our community to make our city an even safer place to live, work and play. 

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Khalid Alhamadi

Khalid Alhamadi

Head of Metrology & Controlling Dept., Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA)

 

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Laila Abdullah Al Hadhrami

Laila Abdullah Al Hadhrami

Smart Cities Development Manager, National Energy Centre, Oman 

 

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Martin Tillman

Martin Tillman

Director Middle East and Africa - Transport Mobility Planning, AECOM

Martin Tillman is Director at global consultancy Aecom leading Strategic Planning and Advisory for the Middle East.   He has responsibility for transport modelling, development planning, transport technology, road safety, parking, and freight across the region. Martin has lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates for the last 10 years.  Prior to this he worked in the United States, Hong Kong, Qatar, France, and the UK. His specialism is providing strategic transport master planning input to large scale giga projects across the region helping to create smart, connected, and liveable communities.

 

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Michal Grivna

Michal Grivna

Professor & Director-Institute of Public Health - College of Medicine & Health Sciences, UAE University

Prof. Michal Grivna is public health physician. Currently, he is Director of the Institute of Public Health at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences at UAE University. He has an MD and PhD from Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, MPH (Master of Public Health) from Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. He is a Fellow of Public Health of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK. Dr. Grivna is a leading expert in injury control and safety promotion. He played a leading role in the European Child Safety Alliance activities and implementing the WHO Safe Community Program. Prof. Grivna´s research included topics related to traffic and child safety, and other public health issues.

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Engr. Mohamed Abdula AlMarzooqi

Engr. Mohamed Abdula AlMarzooqi

Safety Engineer, Dubai Municipality

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Engr. Mohamed Rashed Obaid Alobaid Al Dhanhani

Engr. Mohamed Rashed Obaid Alobaid Al Dhanhani

Manager of Safety Section, Dubai Municipality

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Dr. Muneer Zuhdi

Dr. Muneer Zuhdi

Head of Cognitive Cities & Industries, MEA Enterprise, Nokia 

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Dr. Naseem Mohammed Rafee

Dr. Naseem Mohammed Rafee

Director of Health & Safety Department, Dubai Municipality

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Nathan Pierce

Nathan Pierce

Programme Director, Sharing Cities & Head of Smart London Team, Greater London Authority

Nathan Pierce is the Head of the Smart London Team based in the Greater London Authority in the UK. He is also the Programme Director for Sharing Cities, a pan-European programme that tests out innovative smart city solutions across a number of major European cities, replicating and scaling what works through new business and investment models. Nathan has 15 years’ experience across a range of public sector bodies having led on major service design and commissioning projects within London and at a European level. 

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Nicola Graham

Nicola Graham

Smart City Operations Manager, Dublin City Council

 

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Rick Mounfield

Rick Mounfield

Chief Executive, The Security Institute

Rick Mounfield completed his career in the Royal Military Police in 2011 as a Regimental Sergeant Major. His career spanned 23 years, an accumulated 8 years of which were served on operational tours. He was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal by HM the Queen in 2011 for his outstanding career including Close Protection services to British Ambassadors and Senior Generals in hostile countries. Between 2011 and 2017, Rick worked exclusively in the Ultra High Net Worth security arena, employing Enterprise Security & Risk management services for multi- generational families and their private businesses. Working closely with the Insurance industry and Wealth management companies.  

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Rohda Almaihari

Rohda Almaihari

Deputy Chairwoman of SPA, Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA)

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Sarah Ibrahim

Sarah Ibrahim

Manager of Services Section, SIRA

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Scott Mckean

Scott Mckean

Safe TO - Community Safety & Wellbeing Planning Toronto, Justice Centres-City of Toronto 

Scott Mckean is currently developing Safe TO, the City of Toronto's Ten Year Community Safety and Wellbeing Plan and supporting the development Ministry of Attorney General's Justice Centre programs in the City of Toronto. Scott works to enhance community safety and reduce vulnerability for people, families, and places in Toronto’s neighbourhoods. While at the City of Toronto, Scott has led and supported the development and implementation of many strategies and initiatives such as the Community Crisis Response Program, FOCUS Toronto, SPIDER, Youth Violence Prevention and the Toronto Strong Neighbourhood Strategy.

 

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Srikanth Chandrasekaran

Srikanth Chandrasekaran

Senior Director, IEEE 

IEEE Senior MemberSri has been associated with the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) for the past 9 years as a Sr Director, and practice lead for IEEE SA Foundational Technologies. In this role, Sri is focused on developing key program that address core issues of security, identity, trust and building end-toend trustworthy devices and systems across emerging areas such as IoT, Smart Cities, Sensors and Blockchain. Sri also heads the standardization activities for IEEE SA for the Asia Pacific region.

Sri leads the IEEE Blended Learning Program effort, driving the development of an eLearning platform, focused on bridging skills for students in current and emerging technologies as well as lateral skilling of industry professionals.

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Takehiko Nagumo

Takehiko Nagumo

Executive Managing Director, Smart City Institute Japan 

Concurrently, he is Senior Managing Executive Officer at Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting. He was previously employed as the executive officer of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and of its subsidiary, MUFG Bank, experienced such positions as General Manager of Corporate Data Governance Division, Corporate Planning Division, Corporate Risk Management Division, Financial Management Division, and US Holdings Division in New York.

Earned Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University, Master of Science in Development Finance from University of London SOAS, LL.B in Political Science from Keio University.  Also completed Professional Fellow Program at Columbia University and Advanced Project Management Program at Stanford University.

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Tareque Choudhury

Tareque Choudhury

Vice President of Technology Risk & Infrastructure Operations, Dubai AirportsThe Ministry of Cabinet Affairs UAE

Tareque Choudhury, Vice President of Technology Risk & Enterprise Architecture at Dubai Airports, lead’s the Cyber Security, Technology Designs, Governance and Testing at the world’s busiest international airport with an aim to ensure a safe, secure and holistic travel experience. These four towers are the control layers of technology for Dubai Airports.

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Thuraya AlHarthi

Thuraya AlHarthi

Project Manager of the National Unified Government Portal, Ministry of Transport Communication and Information Technology (MTCIT)

 

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Tom van Arman

Tom van Arman

Director and Founder, Tapp

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