The Middle East is at the forefront of technological development and digital transformation, particularly in relation to the roll-out of smart cities and other IoT-related ecosystems. Enabling this digital transformation is the shift to and utilisation of the cloud, where scale and deployment can be achieved at accelerated rates.
However, the digital transformation of economies demands high levels of regulatory oversight and cooperation between industry, policymakers, and other stakeholders. A strong focus on cyber security and data privacy is key to ensuring trust and confidence in these new systems, products, and services.
As the global nature of cloud technology continues to evolve, the challenge in establishing data sovereignty to meet national and regional regulations is complex.
In this latest session of the Cyber Security Salons, speakers will assess the challenges and opportunities for governments and stakeholders across the Middle East region as they embark on and continue their digital transformation journeys.
Key questions will include:
Participants will come from national ministries, regulators, telecommunication operators, universities, telecommunication equipment manufacturers, research and design institutes, software developers and other interested stakeholders. Alongside the panel, the audience will have the opportunity to pose their questions and comments.
As with future editions in the series, the result will be a mapping of regional approaches, culminating in a discussion around developing closer global cooperation on cyber security.
Note: All sessions below are GMT+4
10:00 – 10:15
11:15 – 11:45