E-Gov3: Information management & Security

Kuwait city

About Conference

E-Government programs are, more than ever, becoming governments’ main tool to develop their services. Population’s demand for sophisticated, more complex, time independent, location independent, device independent, easy to access, easy to use, efficient, and secure electronic services is continuously increasing. Therefore, governments should take the initiative to meet this demand. Kuwait’s government is no exception. Kuwait’s E-Government program was launched in 2006 with the Establishment of the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) to overlook the development and deployment of this program

PIVOTS & AGENDA

First Day: 15 November 2015
Opening Ceremony
Time Topic
18:00 Delegates Registration
18:30 National Anthem
18:32 Holy Quran
18:35 Opening Speech - His Highness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad AL-Sabah, the Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait represented by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, the Chairman of the Central Agency for Information Technology - Video
18:45 Keynote Speech - Mr. Abdullateef Suraie Al-Suraie
Conference Chairman
18:55 Keynote Speech – Mr. Yousef Al-Marzouk - Video
General Manager -  NoufEXPO
19:00 Keynote Speech - Dr. Adel Al Sen - Video
Consultant of Arab League
19:05 Keynote Speech – Mr. Habib Mahakian - Video
Vice President - Gulf & Pakistan, EMC
19:10 Keynote Speech - Mr.  Khaled talaat - Video
Country Manager - IBM
19:15 Introductory Speech – Mr. Charles Nahas
General Manager, Microsoft Kuwait
19:20 Keynote Speech – Mr. Sanjay Jacob - Video
Global Head, Cloud & Enterprise Business, Strategic Industries, Microsoft Corporation
19:25 Keynote Speech – Mr. Ray Kafity - video
Vice President for Middle East Turkey Africa, FireEye
19:30 Keynote Speech – Mr. Alain Penel  - video 
Regional Vice President-ME, Fortinet 
19:35 Keynote Speech – Mr. Mike Weston -video
Vice President, Middle East, CISCO
19:40 Keynote Speech – Mr. Bashar Bashaireh - Video
Vice President Middle East, UNIFY
19:45 Keynote Speech – Mr. Abdullah Al-Ajmi - Video
CEO - Knet
19:50 Honoring Participating Companies
20:00 Exhibition Inauguration
20:35 Gala Dinner
 
EGOV3 Forum – Information Management & Security
Second Day: 16 November 2015 First Session: Information Management Track – Trends of Intelligent Government
Headed by: Eng. Lialy Al-Mansoury
The Central Agency for Information Technology
Time Topic
09:00 A Journey to a Smarter Government - Video
William Clippert
Smarter Cities Leader for Middle East
IBM
09:30 XRM Solutions for the Dynamic Government - Video
Joseph Khoury
Partner Sales Executive
Microsoft
10:00 Future Cities Today - Video
Patricia Florissi
Vice President, Global CTO for Sales
EMC
10:30 The Connected State: A New Way to Work in Government – 1- Video
Paul Lang
Senior Vice President, Global Market Segments and Customer Programs
Unify
11:00 General Discussion
Break 11:15 – 11:45
 
Second Session: Information Security Track – Targeted Security Threats
Headed by: Soud Fahd Al-Subaih
The Central Agency for Information Technology
Time Topic
11:45 Advanced attacks are the new normal for Middle East Organizations - Video
Ray Kafiti
Vice President for Middle East Turkey Africa
FireEye
12:15 The Importance of Threat-Centric Security - Video
Paul Garvey
EMEAR Security Services Sales Leader
CIsco
12:45 A Strategic Approach against an Increasingly Sophisticated Threat - Video
Kalle Bjorn
Director of Systems Engineering for Middle East
Fortinet
13:15 Business Continuity Plans, a Must & On-going Process - Video
Marwan Khalaf
Corporate Professional Services Manager
ITS
13:45 General Discussion
14:00 Lunch  
 
EGOV3 Forum – Information Management & Security
Third Day: 17 November 2015 Third Session: Information Security Track – Information Security is a Multithreaded Path
Headed by: Eng. Lialy Al-Mansoury
The Central Agency for Information Technology
Time Topic
09:00 Threats: The Reality and Countermeasures- Video
Osama Abduo
Systems Engineer
Fortinet Middle East
09:30 Stop Cyber Attacks Where They Start: How to Strengthen Your Endpoint Security - Video
Ayed Qatarah
Strategic Product Sales Specialist
FireEye
10:00 Information Security – Can Governments Win the Battle- Video
Omar Al Barghouthi
Gulf & Levant Security Services Leader
IBM
10:30 Knet Role in Enhancing E-Payment for Government Sector in Kuwait - Video
Khaled Buabbas
Application Development Department Manager
Knet
11:00 General Discussion
Break 11:15 – 11:45
 
Forth Session: Information Management Track – Knowledge Society Requirements
Headed by: Habib Mohammed Al-Ameer
The Central Agency for Information Technology
Time Topic
11:45 Cloud 2020: Welcome to the Hybrid World - Video
Zaher Haydar
Presales Director for Turkey, Eastern Europe, Africa, And Middle East
EMC
12:15 The Connected State: A New Way to Work in Government – 2- Video
Paul Lang
Senior Vice President, Global Market Segments and Customer Programs
Unify
12:45 Convert Data to Insight Using Connected Analytics- Video
Tarek ElSherif
EMER – Data Analytics Solution Executive
Cisco
13:15 Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Enables e-Government - Video
Alaa Eldin Aly
Manager - Digital Identity Solutions Unit
Diyar United Company
13:45 General Discussion
14:00 Announcing Conference Recommendations
14:05 A Word of Acknowledgment - Distribution of Participant Certificates
14:15 Lunch
 
 

About Conference

E-Government programs are, more than ever, becoming governments’ main tool to develop their services. Population’s demand for sophisticated, more complex, time independent, location independent, device independent, easy to access, easy to use, efficient, and secure electronic services is continuously increasing. Therefore, governments should take the initiative to meet this demand. Kuwait’s government is no exception. Kuwait’s E-Government program was launched in 2006 with the Establishment of the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) to overlook the development and deployment of this program.

Objectives

Attendees from diverse government agencies will gather to engage with experts on a broad range of information management and security technologies and solutions, and to participate in discussions with key industry leaders on how they have met their particular Information Management or security challenges. Particularly, the Forum will:
1) Provide leading-edge, thought-leadership, and a valuable information-sharing opportunity on Big Data, Data Warehousing, Business Intelligence, and the full range of Information Management solutions and the information security threats associated with these technologies.
2) Explore new information management and information security developments that will impact E-Government program development and deployment.
3) Improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness with current technologies and best-practice solutions, and the best practices to protect information assets.
4) Present new approaches and solutions for information management and security

Information Management

DEFINITION
PC Magazine defines Information Management as “the discipline that analyzes information as an organizational resource. It covers the definitions, uses, value and distribution of all data and information within an organization whether processed by computer or not. It evaluates the kinds of data/information an organization requires in order to function and progress effectively.”
WHY DISCUSS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Information technology systems or applications, E-Government implementations are no exception, mainly deal with information. The ways systems and applications access, deal with, manipulate, manage, analyze, and report information are continuously changing. These changes are also accompanied by increased complexity. IT specialists must cope with the advancements and variations of information management technologies and techniques. Moreover, governments may still need to store information in their original document hard copy forms for official, legal, or backup purposes. Information management cannot overlook this fact when we discuss E-Government initiatives.

Information Security

DEFINITION
Defining Information Security, SANS states that “Information Security refers to the processes and methodologies which are designed and implemented to protect print, electronic, or any other form of confidential, private and sensitive information or data from unauthorized access, use, misuse, disclosure, destruction, modification, or disruption.”

WHY DISCUSS INFORMATION SECURITY
If E-Government systems or applications deal with data or information, then securing these is considered the most important attribute that makes E-Government programs trustworthy, and hence, acceptable by people. Even before computers, information about various aspects of people, governments, or businesses needed to be kept confidential. People need that their personal, financial, health, private life, and much information about their life are kept strictly confidential. Governments, as well, require that their security related information is not accessible by unauthorized personnel or other governments. Businesses would not allow their client databases, trade secrets, research and development programs, inventions and patents leak to competitors. The proliferation of the Internet attracted all sorts of hackers and risks to threaten our systems and information databases. If governments cannot secure their E-Government services, then they jeopardize their credibility and risk losing all their information technology assets. Hence, information security is a mandatory topic for any E-Government initiative and event.

Exhibition

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Submission

The forum’s Scientific Committee at the central Agency for Information Technology calls for all interested specialists to submit their papers about designated topics. Papers must adhere to the assigned topic and to a time limit of 40 minutes allocated to each paper.
Papers and a synopsis about the lecturer should be sent to info@noufexpo.com.kw along with following details:

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“The NoufExpo” and “The Central Agency for Information Technology” are held harmless and indemnified against any legal or financial or any other responsibility or damage towards any party in or outside of Kuwait resulting from any kind of copyright infringement caused by any submitted conference paper or any product, solution, or service demonstrated in the accompanying exhibition.

Speakers

Lecturers of the event

Speaker
Marwan leads the Corporate Professional Services operations at ITS. At this capacity, he supervises the project management, the professional services, as well as the sales support practices at ITS. Marwan started his career life as a Technical Consultant at Intracom in Amman, Jordan in 2004. He moved to ITS in 2007. Since then, Marwan assumed several positions and responsibilities. During all his career life, he successfully combined his professional development with job responsibilities. He holds many professional certifications. Mr. Khalaf holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics from Mysore University Myrose City, India.
Marwan Khalaf

Corporate Professional Services Manager ITS

Speaker
Paul joined Cisco in November 2013 as Regional Manager for EMEAR, following his previous role at IBM managing a large region on security across all functions. Since moving to Cisco Paul has been focused on developing the Cisco security service proposition across all verticals in the EMEAR. He currently manages a team of information security specialists, covering EMEAR the focus of the team is to map out for customers the architectural benefits of Cisco’s Information Security proposition and help future proof the direction customers are taking with the strategic investments. Paul has over 17 years of experience in Information Technology sales and consulting. Align the Services sales team with product sales teams and EMEAR functions to achieve sales stretch goals. Promote Cisco Security Services in external marketplace.
Paul Garvey

EMEAR Security Services Sales Leader Cisco

Speaker
Alaa Eldin Aly is managing Diyar's Digital Identity Solutions unit. He is responsible for the analysis, design, development, integration, quality assurance, deployment and maintenance of the digital identity solutions that Diyar delivers. Since he joined Diyar in 2004, Alaa has led the technical delivery, managed and provided technical consultancy for several major projects and tender proposals including Kuwait National PKI, Kuwait National ID, Kuwait Driving License, Kuwait ePassport, Kuwait Government online (eGov), Kuwait Central Bank's Correspondence Management System, Kuwait University Smart Card, Several multi-factor authentication projects, ID Kiosks and many other projects. Alaa has provided technical consultancy for establishing, developing and expanding Kuwait National PKI program and the Kuwait National ID program in the Public Authority for Civil Information since these programs started in 2009 until today, including the innovative initiatives such as PACI digital signature certificate project, automated card QC machine, Logical and Physical Access control, Kuwait smart ID upgrade and NFC enablement. Prior to Diyar, Alaa has developed SW products for automated language translation and web access management and content filtering. He possess over 16 years of combined experience in the field of Information Technology. Alaa holds a Bacelore degree of Computer Engineering from Al-Azhar University, Cairo. He is certified in enterprise architecture TOGAF, project management PMP, and business analysis CBAP.
Alaa Aly

Manager - Digital Identity Solutions Unit Diyar United Company

Speaker
Dima is responsible for Smarter Cities in IBM in the Middle East based in Dubai. As an executive business development, her role entails developing new markets, building new clientele with focus on IBM Smart Cities offerings across various industries especially Government entities through building C-level relations and acting as an executive advisor and thought leader. With an overall of 20 years of experience in Management Consulting, 17 of which in IBM, Dima has been focusing on transformational government initiatives in the region. Dima has also built extensive expertise in many government industries for example cross governmental collaboration, transportation, utilities and municipal affairs where she brings strong technology and industry skills, developed in local and regional clients. In 2009, and as part of the management team, Dima was part of the Central Europe and Middles East diversity and leadership program focusing on building and supporting the next generation of women leadership within IBM and involved in key programs in the UAE. She was also involved through IBM’s support of Trestle Group Foundation and the Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Partnership Program, provided executive coaching to a female entrepreneur in Amman, Jordan for which the following success story was published
Dima Kandalaft

Smarter Cities Leader for Middle East IBM

Speaker
Kalle is a global leader and innovator in Network Security. He started his career in Helsinki, Finland with Stonesoft Corp. where he held several positions from 2000 to 2005 including Network Security Specialist in Finland and China, Presales Consultant in Switzerland and the Middle East region. Bjorn has acquired significant international experience in networking security and has vast knowledge of technical requirements for security products for enterprise and TELCO customers.
Kalle Bjorn

Director of Systems Engineering for Middle East Fortinet

Speaker
Omar Al Barghouthi is IBM's Gulf & Levant Security Services Leader with 13 years of regional technology experience in the IT/Information Security and Networking domains. Al Barghouthi holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from the American University of Sharjah. Prior to IBM, Al Barghouthi worked for several multinational, government and semi government organizations in UAE. Strategy and Information Consulting has been his focus for the last 7 years, Al Barghouthi holds several certifications in Security and Management, CISSP, CISM, ITIL Expert, Six Sigma, CCIE. A veteran expert in helping clients build better strategies in information security and align with business strategies ensuring preserving their most valuable assets.
OMAR Al Barghouth

Gulf & Levant Security Services Leader IBM

Speaker
Patricia Florissi is Vice President and Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Sales. As Global CTO for Sales, Patricia helps define mid and long term technology strategy, representing the needs of the broader EMC ecosystem in EMC strategic initiatives. Patricia also acts as the liaison between EMC and our customers and partners, to foster stronger alliances and deliver higher value to EMC clientele. Patricia holds the honorary title of EMC Distinguished Engineer, having been nominated in October 2007. Patricia is an EMC Distinguished Engineer, holds a Ph. D. in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York, graduated valedictorian with an MBA at the Stern Business School in New York University, and has a Master's and a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from the Universidad Federal de Pernambuco, in Brazil. Patricia holds multiple patents, and has published extensively in periodicals including Computer Networks and IEEE Proceedings
PATRICA FLORISSI

Vice President, Global CTO For Sales EMC Corporation

Speaker
Paul Lang leads Programs, Industry Verticals and Customer Segmentation for Unify. He has been in the Communications Industry for over 20 years with Executive positions in Marketing and Products delivering messaging and solutions that consistently grow both revenue and market share. Previously, Mr. Lang held Executive roles at LiveOps, Genesys and Aspect in both North America and the UK. Mr. Lang holds a Bachelor’s Degree from South Bank University in London, and lives in Ashburn, Virginia, USA.
Paul-Lang

Senior Vice President, Global Market Segments and Customer Programs Unify

Speaker
Mr. Ray Kafity is FireEye's vice president for the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) region. He has extensive experience in the sales and marketing management of high-tech solutions, and maintains a strong emphasis on IT, telecommunications, Internet security, and next-generation cyber threats. Before joining FireEye he was the regional sales director for IronPort Systems in the Middle East and Africa. He also previously held the position of general manager at Blue Coat Systems (formerly CacheFlow). His primary responsibility included sales and marketing of Blue Coat Systems' Internet caching and security appliances across 19 countries in the Middle East.
Ray Kafity

Vice President for Middle East Turkey Africa FireEye

Speaker
Khaled Buabbas is the Application Development Department Manager at ( Knet ), the national Switch of Kuwait that connect all local banks with all GCC countries through GCC net. Khaled started his career at the Ministry of Communication and then he joined an ISP in Kuwait where he enhanced his experience in network and data security. Khaled Moved to Knet 10 years ago where he assumed different roles. He built and enhanced his experience in the payment industries from the IT & system development side. He worked, participated, and led the development of deferent payment channels (ATM, POS, Ecom, international interface). Furthermore, as a part of both Knet & GCC technical committee, he participates in setting Knet & GCC technical standard and specifications. Khaled holds a BSc. degree in IT and communication and from Arabian Open University and Diploma in computer engineering.
Khaled Buabbas

Application Development Department Manager Knet

Speaker
Joseph has more than 8 years of consulting experience working hand-in-hand with organizations in the Gulf region supporting them in realizing maximum value from their technology investments. A passionate technology professional who believes that innovations in business solutions, now more than ever, can have a great positive impact on organizations by transforming everyday business processes into more efficient, intelligent, and insightful information taking the organization to the next level of excellence. Joseph’s work stands out the most with public sector organizations in the Gulf that were able to gain regional e-government awards for their transformation efforts through Microsoft technology that had a great impact on citizen engagement and satisfaction.
Joseph Khoury

Partner Sales Executive MBS Microsoft

Speaker
Ayed Alqartah works as Consulting Systems Engineer at FireEye. He has 10 years of hands-on technical experience helping financial, energy, government and enterprise organizations secure their networks. Ayed has a deep background in cyber-attacks, malware, endpoint forensics and advanced persistent threats. In addition to consulting, he is actively engaged in malware research, APT & threat analysis.
Ayed Alqartah

Consulting Systems Engineer, Mobile and Network End Point security solutions FireEye

Speaker
Mr. Zaher Haydar is EMC's presales director for Turkey, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East region. In this capacity, he leads a diverse team of systems engineers, who leverage their wide and deep experience in the IT industry to advise our customers on leading edge solutions from EMC and partner ecosystem to address IT challenges and maximize IT agility. He is based at EMC's regional headquarters in Dubai. Mr. Haydar has more than 20 years of IT experience with a variety of multi-nationals, primarily around datacenter infrastructure solutions. He has been involved in designing numerous enterprise mission-critical solutions serving a plethora of industries across many countries around the world.
ZAHER HAYDAR

Regional Presales Director For Turkey, Eastern Europe, Africa, And Middle East EMC Corporation

Speaker
20+ years of experience in IT,10 years with Cisco in different roles (NCE, technical lead, delivery manager, Regional FTS delivery manager, EMEA SSM team lead then solutions executive for DC and cloud for EMER). MBA, ITIL, CCIE (R&S, SP). Before Cisco, Tarek used to work as a senior consultant / instructor with Fast Lane which is a global Cisco training partner. Before Fast Lane, Tarek used to work with NCR as a senior systems and network engineer covering the Middle East region.
Tarek ElSherif

EMER – Data Analytics Solution Executive Cisco

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