Why Attend?

Digital transformation is changing the way industries operate. Transformation is rapidly becoming a key priority in most industries, as organization seek to adapt to changes by leveraging digital technologies to create digitally-enhanced products and services and build customer-centric business models. However, while digital transformation is an exciting journey, a large proportion of organizations are unable to move beyond ad hoc digital projects and achieve scale. They are stuck in a "digital deadlock", which is estimated to affect nearly 60% of organizations. Join us at GBM Security Summit 2019 to get a comprehensive update on how security can break the digital transformation deadlock, and how you can ensure a secure transformation.

Listen, Engage, Explore

Join speaking sessions to learn from the world's leading technology providers. Visit each station at the Solutions Hub to explore live demos and interact with the experts for the security solutions that matter to you. Hear from your peers, see how security impacts their digital transformation and how they take action. Enjoy networking lunch.

Meet the Experts at Solutions Hub

With a number of booths to visit, Solutions Hub offers four stations where you can experience live demos, presentations on various security solutions and 1-1 interactions with GBM experts and leading security solution providers. Be sure to visit each station to make the most of the event. The solutions to be displayed during the summit will be:

Cloud & Data Security

Identity Governance

Security Analytics, ICS & OT

Application Security

1-1 with GBM Experts

Interested in having a 1-1 conversation with GBM experts? Just tick the "1-1" box with your preferred solution upon registration, and we'll arrange it for you during "Meet the Experts at Solutions Hub" session.



8:30 Registration and Explore Solutions Hub
Register on-site, get your badge and take a tour at the Solutions Hub, where you can check different security solutions.
9:15 Welcome Note

Miguel Khouri
General Manager, GBM Abu Dhabi
9:30 Keynote: What is the Unspoken Truth?

Hani Nofal
VP of INS, Security and Mobility ,GBM
10:00 Guest speaker, TBA

10:30 Meet the Experts at Solutions Hub
Take a deep dive at the Solutions Hub, visit each station and meet with the experts to explore different security solutions
11:15 Hear from Security Leaders

Waseem Hattar
Security Intelligence Platform Leader – Middle East, Turkey & Africa, IBM
Ljupcho Joshevski
Head of Cybersecurity Systems Engineering EMEAR, Cisco
12:00 Networking Lunch




Hani Nofal

VP of INS, Security and Mobility, GBM

Hani Nofal is the Vice President of Intelligent Network Solutions (INS), Security and Mobility at GBM, responsible for leading the INS organization across the Gulf and Pakistan with responsibilities focusing on customer satisfaction, profitable growth and building a strong solutions and services portfolio

In his role, Hani is in charge of the development of strategies for maintaining and growing relationships with partnerships and alliances. Additionally, Hani leads the GBM Cyber Security Practice across the organization.


Waseem Hattar

IBM Security Intelligence Platform Leader - Middle East, Turkey & Africa

Waseem Hattar , IBM Threat Management Leader for Middle East and Africa with over 15 years of experience in Cyber Security incident detection and response and leading Security Operation in middle east and Africa for government clients and Airlines, Specialized in Managed Security Services providers and Cyber for Operational Technology (OT Security)


Ljupcho Joshevski

Head of Cybersecurity Systems Engineering EMEAR, Cisco

Ljupcho Joshevski is the Head for Cybersecurity Architectures at Cisco Systems with over 18 years’ experience in the IT industry.
He leads a highly talented and specialized group of cybersecurity technical solutions architects covering Cisco Systems’ Middle East and Africa theatre. In his role, Mr. Joshevski and his team are responsible for addressing the most complex security challenges customers face in today’s dynamic cybersecurity world, using Cisco’s latest innovations and leadership in security.



The St. Regis Abu Dhabi (Corniche Rd)

Cinque Terre