During this breakfast briefing, Bloomberg will convene the leading minds facing this challenge head-on in the energy industry, along with government and intelligence experts who are focused on creating a cyber-resilient Middle East.
The Middle East’s cybersecurity market is expected to almost double in the next five years, but companies tend to prepare for averages. If the probability of being attacked is 100% and the big attacks have devastating consequences – how do companies innovate while assessing their risk, readiness and resilience to handle a black swan event? During this breakfast briefing, Bloomberg will convene the leading minds facing this challenge head-on in the energy industry, along with government and intelligence experts who are focused on creating a cyber-resilient Middle East.
March 20 - Tuesday
Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Middle East
In Conversation with UAE Minister of Energy & Industry
Risky Business & Emerging Tech
Digitization, automation and AI have revolutionized industrial operations in all sectors, dramatically transforming the global industrial landscape and creating novel approaches to the way products are designed, manufactured and marketed. Business is now tasked with embracing the disruptive forces of innovation that have engulfed traditional operations, while trying to prepare for the inevitable breaches this technological revolution will bring. As attacks exploiting corporate cyber-vulnerabilities become the new normal, the question of how companies assess the risk of attack, while simultaneously accelerating innovation has never been more relevant.
Registration & Networking Breakfast
Gwen AckermanSenior Writer Bloomberg
Husain Al-BustanTeam Leader, Information Security Kuwait National Petroleum Company
Mir Dawar AliHead of Information Technology ACWA Power
Nour Al AliEditor Bloomberg Dubai
Dr. Fadi AloulProfessor & Department Head of Computer Science & Engineering, Director HP Institute, American University of Sharjah
Philippa CogswellDirector of Cyber Security Darktrace
Anthony DiPaolaMiddle East Energy Correspondent Bloomberg
Gianluigi Di GiovanniCEO Power Generation Services MENA Siemens
Jason Haward-GrauChief Information Security Officer PAS, Inc
Alfio RapisardaSenior Vice President Security Eni
Amer SharafDirector, Compliance Support & Alliances Dubai Electronic Security Center
Matt SuicheComae Technologies Founder
Siemens brings deep domain know-how and solutions to help navigate customers on their operational technology (OT) cyber journey. We are a diverse company with a broad geographic footprint, in 190 countries, with over 50 business units. This global presence gives us visibility across our installed base, and an inherent and holistic understanding of how to manage business risk by minimizing cyber risks in complex operating environments.
Cybersecurity is a foundational component of our vision for digitalization and intelligent infrastructure. Over the last ten years, Siemens has invested over $8.5 billion to make digitalization a core part of our own business transformation, and to help customers improve business performance. For many years, Siemens has led the way in hardening and protecting our own, and our customers’, infrastructure and assets against cyber threats to operations.
Siemens helps customers develop a holistic cybersecurity strategy that looks at the whole energy value chain, adopts resiliency at the core of a risk-based approach. We take our customers on a cybersecurity journey that brings maturity to their cyber enterprise. This means starting with a strategy that deals in fundamentals, transforms an organization’s response to the environment, and builds its capacity to detect, monitor and respond.