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About Industrial Control Systems Smart City Qatar forum

Cyber-security is not just a technology issue, it’s a very real business issue which should engage all business functions. Digital is no longer the sole domain of IT and there are very real risks in allowing it to remain so: Financial, commercial, and reputational risks can also be exposed in addition to the operational risks (and plans need to be formulated to mitigate against potential problems).

Industrial Control Systems Smart City Qatar forum 2017 has been designed for those with a specific responsibility for mitigating the risks of operating safely in a digital world.  The agenda has been specifically created for the Qatari market and will provide a sector-by-sector approach to future-proofing industrial and manufacturing businesses against the ever-growing cyber security threat in Qatar and the wider GCC.

The two-day event will provide a unique platform to showcase the growing cyber-threats facing operators of Industrial Control Systems and will address a wide-range of topics including protection for SCADA systems; plant control systems; engineering workstations; substation equipment; programme logic controllers (PLCs) and other smart city field control system devices.

Network with your peers, competitors and future business partners. Over 100+ attendees are expected to attend this country-specific event. This is your opportunity to understand the range of complex issues that are key to the sector’s development. New strategies and initiatives will be discussed, the evolving regulatory framework explained and relevant case studies showcased. Hear from a 20+ panel of speakers, comprising key individuals from across the transport, oil & gas, utilities, healthcare and homeland security sectors.

Call us today on +971 4 361 4001 or email opportunities@acm-events.com for further information.

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Excellent opportunities for the IT network industry

Did you know?
  • Companies in the MENA region suffered larger losses due to cyber incidents than other regions last year
  • The GCC network security spending will reach $1 billion alone by 2018
  • The GCC cyber security market is estimated to grow to over $10.41 billion by the end of 2022
  • In 2016 Qatar’s Ministry of Interior opened a new state-of-the-art security monitoring and counter-cybercrime headquarters
  • In 2014 Qatar passed an Anti-Cyber Crime Law in recognition of the growing problem this type of crime was causing the country When clicking on “Read more” it should take us to a page where the below is listed
  • Companies in the MENA region suffered larger losses due to cyber incidents than other regions last year: 56% lost more than $500,000 compared to 33% globally, and 13% lost at least three working days, compared to 9% globally (source: PwC, 2016).
  • The GCC network security spending will reach $1 billion alone by 2018, positioning the region among the global leaders in cyber security preparedness (source: Frost & Sullivan, May 2016).
  • The GCC cyber security market is estimated to grow to over $10.41 billion by the end of 2022 (source: Research & Markets, June 2016).
  • In 2016 Qatar’s Ministry of Interior opened a new state-of-the-art security monitoring and counter-cybercrime headquarters to investigate the growing number of digital offenses in the country.
  • In 2014 Qatar passed an Anti-Cyber Crime Law in recognition of the growing problem this type of crime was causing the country.

Top Reasons To Attend

  • HEAR about the progress made so far in Qatar’s quest to lead the GCC region in cyber protection
  • DISCOVER Doha’s evolving risk management strategy
  • UPDATE your knowledge on the new regulations and policies that are being enacted in Qatar 
  • NETWORK with sector specific officials responsible for implementing cyber security strategies
  • UNDERSTAND how Qatar can create the necessary open IT infrastructure in the build-up to FIFA 2022 while not compromising the overall safety of critical infrastructure
  • DISCUSS the latest product and technology solutions

2017 Advisory Board

Omar Sherin

Director, CyberSecurity, E&Y (QATAR)

Rainer Schnepfleitner

Regulation Affairs & Competition Department Manager, Qatar Communications Regulatory Authority, ictQATAR (QATAR)

Fethi Filali

Head of Technology Development & Applied Research, Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, QMIC (QATAR)

2017 Speakers

  • Samir Pawaskar

    Manager - CyberSecurity Strategy and Policy, Cyber Security Division
    Ministry of Information & Communications Technology (QATAR)

  • Pascal Dutru

    Legal Unit Manager
    Qatar Communications Regulatory Authority, ictQATAR (QATAR)

  • Dr Amy Hochadel

    Global Cities Lead
    Future Cities Catapult

  • Fethi Filali

    Head of Technology Development & Applied Research
    Qatar Mobility Innovations Center, QMIC (QATAR)

  • Antoine Farah

    Vice President & General Manager
    Orange Applications for Business & EGN L.L.C (QATAR)

  • Hani Al Naddaf

    Head of Litigation - Qatar, Partner
    Al-Tamimi (QATAR)

  • Dr. Fadi Aloul

    Professor & Department Head, Computer & Science Engineering
    American University of Sharjah (UAE)

  • Omar Sherin

    Director, CyberSecurity
    E&Y (QATAR)

  • George Eapen

    Regional Chief Information Security Officer
    General Electric (GE) MENAT (UAE)

  • Nilangshu Dey

    VP – Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia & Senior Project Engineer
    International Society of Automation (ISA) & QP (QATAR)

  • Faisal Al-Kuwari

    Chief Technology Officer
    MEEZA, a Qatar Foundation venture (QATAR)

  • Ahmad Farrukh

    Head of CyberSecurity MENA
    PA Consulting (UAE)

  • Diane Mullenex

    Global Head of Telecom
    Pinsent Masons (FRANCE)

  • Dr. Issa Khalil

    Senior Scientist, CyberSecurity
    Qatar Computing Research Institute, HBKU (QATAR)

  • Philip Brazeau

    Head of Legal & Regulatory
    Qatar National Broadband Network (QATAR)

  • Eitan Goldstein

    Senior Manager - Industrial Cyber Security
    Siemens

  • Howaida Nadim

    Chief Executive Officer
    Foresight Communications Consultancy

  • Prof. Abdelaziz Bouras

    Chair of Industry/External Relations
    Qatar University (College of Engineering)

2017 Sponsors and Partners

Gold Sponsor
Research Partner
Media Partners

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