Middle East CISO Executive Summit

30 September 2024 | Fairmont Riyadh

30 September 2024
Fairmont Riyadh


Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Middle East's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today:

Create Alignment with Business to Demonstrate IT & Security’s True Value

Unlock AI’s Potential through Trust, Leadership Buy-In and Governance

Converging IT & Digital Transformation to Increase Operational Efficiencies

Middle East CISO Governing Body

The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Khalid AlMaraghi

Qatar Energy

Basim AlRuwaii

Saudi Aramco

Ahmed Alketbi

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

Mesfer Almesfer

Group CISO

Naif Alotaibi

Public Investment Fund
SVP, Digital & Technology

Yasser Alswailem

Saudi Telecom Company
Group CISO

Alex Constantinidis

Group CISO

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Middle East CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.


Coming Soon

The CIO & CISO Executive Summit agendas are driven by the mission-critical priorities identified among the community. Each agenda is uniquely crafted ’by CIOs & CISOs, for CIOs & CISOs’ and will be available closer to the gathering. All topics and sessions will be inspired by the following themes.

Create Alignment with Business to Demonstrate IT & Security’s True Value 

CIOs and CISOs must balance their dual role of strengthening the IT & Security framework whilst enabling business. By communicating why investment into IT & Security matters, CIOs and CISOs will demonstrate their value to the wider organisation.

Unlock AI’s Potential through Trust, Leadership Buy-In and Governance

Providing a secure environment in which AI is managed effectively and integrated into applications and processes requires a robust governance framework and board buy-in. Organisations with a clear roadmap on how to leverage AI whilst mitigating risk will drive business outcomes.

Converging IT & Digital Transformation to Increase Operational Efficiencies

As organisations continue to innovate, CIOs and CISOs can leverage data and analytics to deliver technology and security solutions faster. IT & Security leaders are fostering talent to propel the organisation’s digital transformation whilst keeping it secure.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

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Venue & Accommodation

Fairmont Riyadh

Your Community Partners

CISO Thought Leaders
Program Partner

Community Programme Manager

For inquiries related to this community, please reach out to your dedicated contact.

Michabelle Fahed

Community Programme Manager

+971 58 634 0248