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GEC Security Symposium Concludes on a Grand Note with Dubai Police -19

GEC Security Symposium Concludes

The second edition of GEC Security Symposium and CISO Awards 2019 held in association with Dubai Police Cybercrime Department eCrime concluded on a grand note on 4th September 2019 at The Address Boulevard Dubai. The event was addressed by Ms. Anushree Dixit, Editor, GEC Media Group.

The Guest of Honor for the event – Brigadier Jamal Al Jallaf, Director of Dubai Police Cybercrime Department expressed his pleasure in associating with The Cyber Sentinels Magazine and spoke about the critical role played by the e-crime platform in combatting and addressing cybercrimes that often goes under the wraps.

The Symposium witnessed some interesting presentations from the end customers and solution providers.

The prominent CISO speakers were – Dr Erdal Ozkaya, Standard Chartered Bank, Adam El Adama, ADNOC Sour Gas, Mohammed Shakeel Ahmed, Abu Dhabi Aviation, Bilal Ahmad Fashoo, Union Co-Operative Society. The speakers from the solution providers were Marc Leipoldt, SAI Global, Ashith Piriyattiath, Guardian One Technologies, Tarek Kuzbari, Bitdefender. The event also witnessed an interesting presentation from Saurabh Verma, Frost and Sullivan.

The GEC Security Symposium also had an excellent Power Panel Session moderated by Mr. Arun Shankar, Editor, Business Transformation. The key panelists were Mansoor Mughal, Dubai Financial Market, Hasan Isam Naser Muhi, Kuwait Finance House Bahrain, Salman Sarfraz, Sky News Arabia and Saurabh Verma, Frost and Sullivan. The power panel was successful in captivating and engaging the audience views as well.

The Symposium ended by honouring the top CISOs of the region.

We would like to congratulate all the winners of 2019

Name Organization
Dr. Erdal Ozkaya Standard Chartered Bank
Adam El Adama ADNOC Sour Gas
Illyas Kooliyankal ADIB
Mohammed Shakeel Ahmed Abu Dhabi Aviation
George Eapen Petrofac
Ahmed Al Lawati Ooredoo Oman
Hasan Isam Naser Muhi Kuwait Finance House Bahrain
Mansoor Mughal Dubai Financial Market
Vivek Gupta GEMS Education
Srinivas Mathala OSN (Gulf DTH FZ LLC)
Rakesh Narang Aldar Properties
Bittu Balakrishnan Adyard Abu Dhabi LLC
Irshad Mohammed VPS Healthcare
Shailesh Mani Flemingo International
Parvez Ahmad Emirates Nets System
Safdar Zaman Nakheel PJSC
Abubakar Arshad Batelco
Ross McNaughton Ahli United Bank
Jurageswaran Shetty Gulftainer Company Ltd.
Bilal Ahmad Union Co-Operative Society
Mohammed Mudasar ETA Facilities Management
GEC Security Symposium Concludes
GEC Security Symposium Concludes


The sponsors and partners for the 2019 edition of the GEC Security Symposium were; 

Platinum Sponsors – SAI Global, BeyondTrust

Gold Sponsor – Bitdefender

Silver Sponsors – Teamviewer, VAD Technologies, Guardian One Technologies, Veritas

Supporting Sponsors – Kingston, Finesse, Screencheck, A10 Networks

Dr Erdal Ozkaya in the News: