Global CISO Forum ‘Annual CISO Conclave’

22nd – 24th November 2022
The Grand Fourwings Convention, Hotel Bangkok

About the Event

As a curtain raiser to the much-awaited GCC Security Symposium and CISO Awards Roadshow in 2023, this ultimate Annual CISO Conclave hosted by Global CISO Forum, will bring together the top CISOs and Security Heads from the GCC to celebrate, engage and socialise with partners and peers in Pattaya, Thailand.

The 3-day Conclave is designed for industry leaders to network, share innovation and to source the latest products and see what’s next for the industry as we navigate a new era in Security technology.

Walking in lines with the Global CISO Forum’s vision of providing a year-round platform for the security community to connect with end users, consultants and technology buyers through multiple digital channels, this annual meet in Thailand is taking a strong step towards that.

Top CISOs from GCC
Dedicated Security Tracks
Days of Networking and Collaboration

Annual CISO Awards

The gala night will celebrate the top CISOs in GCC region for their outstanding achievements in the year 2022

Conclave themes

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Zero Trust

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Cyber Resilience & Risk Management

BOTS threats and Mitigation

MSSPs and the future

Thank you very much for organizing this amazing event and cannot wait for the 2022 edition

Senior Information Security Specialist The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department

"We need to Invest our energy into something that is going to contribute to our organization’s growth. This prestigious event and recognition are a testimonial to that”

Information & Cyber-Security Professional & GRC Officer, WASL Group

“It is always a pleasure to be associated with The GEC Security Symposium. The team brings fascinating new elements to the show every year. We have always had a very fruitful participation.”

Spire Solutions Designation

“We are delighted to be a part of the GECSS 2021. Security is an ongoing focus for us, and this event and recognition provides added motivation for us to continue in our organisation’s security journey.”

VP, Information Security, GEMS Education

" Integrating business Excellence principles into information security is the best approach to design a world class Information Security program. This event is a wonderful testament of that. Great Going!”

CISO Municipality and Planning Dept, Ajman

“A very well organized event. The attendance was of top quality and it was a great platform to network with some leading CISOs.”


“It is always a delight to associate with GEC Media group and their events. The GECSS symposium was a very well organized events and the CISO networking and roundtable was extremely high quality.”


“In order to have safe digital, and accelerating the future we should be cyber resilience since it’s the readiness to act on any situation and recover on sufficient manner. GECSS is a great platfor, to reflect this thought”

CISO Abu Dhabi Federal Government

“Feeling proud to be part of this incredible association. I am thankful to GEC Media team for organizing such an wonderful events in this pandemic time”

Director IT, Zulekha Hospital

“It brings me immense joy to be associated The GEC Security Symposium which brings world leaders to a common platform that allows collaboration between those working in the IT security industry and those providing futuristic solutions and services in various sectors.”

Acting Chief Information and Security Officer, TAWAZUN



    • Meet and network with regional and global peers
    • Evaluate your organization’s technical competencies with other participating organizations
    • Share your mind with like-minded technology heads
    • Listen to and attend over 20+ global keynotes and tracks bringing the best and latest technology on board


    • Draft new regulations & policies at par with global standard.
    • Learn how to automate and cut costs of state services
    • Find regional and global thought leaders & supporters for your initiatives
    • Listen to the best practices of your global counterparts
    • Incentivize institutional change


    • Showcase advanced tech solutions, business models and concepts
    • Be a part of powerful panel discussions by top leaders and experts
    • Decipher how your customers are segmented on the basis of offerings, technologies, end-user industries & regions
    • Network with top enterprise tech companies and government authorities


    • Meet and network with regional and global peers
    • Evaluate your organization’s technical competencies with other participating organizations
    • Share your mind with like-minded technology heads
    • Listen to and attend over 20+ global keynotes and tracks bringing the best and latest technology on board


    • Meet founders, future-tech investors and get an in-depth view of business models
    • Possibly find partners or your next CTO, CEO or COO
    • Exchange market views and investment ideas with peers
    • Deep dive into innovative approaches to the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution

    Meet Leading Security Decision Makers under one Roof

    4 Exclusive Cohorts

    Top CISO Awards

    Endless Networking

    50 match making sessions

    Exclusive Majlis


    Shaukat Ali Khan

    Global CIO, Aga Khan University | UK

    Samuel Ubido

    Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Uniper | UK

    Jayesh Maganlal

    CIO, Damac Properties | UAE

    Seham El Behissy

    Digital Transformation and New Mobility Expert, Advisory Board Member, Clean Energy Business Council

    Ahmad Altarawneh

    Senior Strategic Transformation Consultant, Dubai Police | UAE

    George Akhras

    CIO, Academia Management Solutions International | UAE

    Martin Wallgren

    Group CIO, Gulf Agency Company (GAC) HQ | UAE

    Shumon A Zaman

    CIO, Ali & Sons Holding | UAE

    Frederik Bisbjerg

    Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation & Innovation, Daman National Health Insurance Company | UAE

    Tuan Anh Pham

    Group CIO/CXO, Becamex IDC | Vietnam

    Enrico Maria Cestari

    CTO (Chief Technology Officer), Jointly | Italy

    Daniel Maestre

    Head of IT Cash Germany & ASIA, Prosegur Cash GMBH | Germany

    Amit Kumar Saxena

    CIO , Ramco Plexus (Ramco Group Kenya)

    Faheem Ali

    Chief Technology Officer, Elite, East Africa

    Bravine Otieno

    IT Manager/Country CIO, Schenker Limited | Kenya

    Daniel O. Adaramola

    Group Head, Technology and Busines Continuity Risk, The Young CISO Network | Nigeria

    Dickson Quartey

    IT Operations Manager, First National Bank Ghana | Ghana

    Uma Steve Kalu

    CIO & Head, Information Services and Technology, NSIA Insurance Limited | Nigeria

    Badr Boussabat

    Co-Founder and President AI TOGETHER

    Dr. Manal Jalloul

    Founder, AI Lab; Certified Instructor and University Ambassador, NVIDIA; Lecturer, American University of Beirut

    Dr. Enrico Panai

    AI Ethicist & Founder, Be Ethical

    Dr. Jamal Berrich Mohammed

    Professor and Member of 'Maison de l'intelligence artificielle', Mohammed First University, Oujda

    Dr. Thiago Felipe S. Avanci

    Lawyer, Professor of Law, Board Member, CEST/POLI/USP; IGOAI; GAIEI; FISP

    Esther Adem

    Digital Transformation Specialist, Brac International, Kenya

    Nelson Lutta OJ

    Senior Manager, Customer Engagement and Advocacy Apollo Agriculture Kenya Africa

    Dr. Milan Kumar

    Chief Information Officer – Commercial Vehicles (CVS) ZF CV Systems Global GmbH, Switzerland

    Nagi Reddy Bommareddy

    IT Manager, Qatar Ceramics

    Rajesh Chandramohan

    Head Of IT, Darwish Holding

    Badreya AlMehairi

    AVP Senior Manager - Data privacy- Information Security, Mashreq Bank

    Bader Husni Zyoud

    Senior Information Security & Risk Management Specialist & Incidents Manager, Government Entity, Financial Department

    Glen Thomas

    Sr Information Security Officer, Grant Thornton

    Jacopo Genoni

    Chief Confidentiality Officer, Deloitte Middle East

    Magdy Mansour Mohamed Ahmed

    IT General Manager, Senyar Industries Qatar (Doha Cables – Elsewedy cables Qatar – Senyar Copper)

    Faizal Babu Kavungal

    IT Governance and ERM Specialist, Gulf Drilling International

    Shanib Shamsudheen

    Head Of IT & Operations, City Exchange

    Chander Mohan Raina

    Head of IT&T, Wyndham Grand Regency Doha

    Samer Semaan

    Channel & Alliances Manager - MIddle East, Pure Storage

    Satyanarayan Banjapally

    Head of ERP & IT, Qatar National Cement Company

    Salim Omar

    Regional Sales Manager Pure Storage

    Rajat Bhatia

    Senior Systems Engineer, Dell Technologies

    Peter J. Okorn

    Head of Information Technology, Doha Film Institute

    Dr. Raed AlHazme

    CIO, Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs

    Mohammed Al Shobani

    Chief Information Officer, SAICO Insurance

    Dr. Maher Aldukheil

    VP of Technology and Digital Transformation, Hail Health Cluster

    Anas Mosa

    IT Director, Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries

    Mohammed Al Doseri

    CISO, Tasheel Finance

    Ali El Kontar

    CEO, Zero&One

    Mohammed Fayez Alshehri

    Chief Information Security Officer. Al Amthal Financing

    Mohamed A. Raouf

    Director of Services & Projects, Gulf Medical Co. Ltd.

    Main Agenda Tracks

    HX – Human Leadership

    Leadership across every aspect of business and IT is crucial in the shift to Generation Next. In response to these demands, technology and information leadership is undergoing a revolution. The beliefs and models of how we work are being shattered and re-shaped. It begins with mindsets accepting and embracing perpetual change. This track challenges your thinking about leadership, skills and the organization required to successfully navigate uncertainty and create a culture for success.


    BX - Business Strategy

    Business Strategy Digital transformation has impacted all enterprises, and the winners will be those that can constantly adapt to change. CxOs are investing to exploit opportunities in digital business. CIOs must ditch the traditional IT project focused mind-set in favor of an IT product-focused approach. This track is for CIOs and IT leaders planning the role of information and technology in enterprise digital strategy.


    TX - Technology and Information

    An understanding of how technology and information is constantly evolving is a critical step in creating an effective transition to ContinuousNext. This track examines how new practices can be amplified by technology, leading to new capabilities that provide new business opportunities and increase value delivery. CIOs and IT Executives will learn how to apply selected trending technologies for this exact purpose. These technologies include AI, machine learning and advanced data analysis, Blockchain and increasingly more comprehensive digital business platforms.