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Agenda

Qualys Security Conference brings together industry experts, customers and engineers building Qualys' solutions to explore new technologies and best practices that help global organizations discover and secure IT assets on a continuous basis regardless of where they reside, inside the enterprise, in the cloud or mobile endpoints.

8.15 – 8:45 AM Registration
8:45 – 9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
Hadi Jaafarawi, Managing Director, Middle East, Qualys
9:00 – 9:30 AM Opening Keynote
Sumedh Thakar, Chief Product Officer, Qualys
9:30 – 10:30 AM Qualys Cloud Platform – 2017 Update and Roadmap
Sumedh Thakar, Chief Product Officer, Qualys
10:30 – 11:00 AM Break and Networking
11:00 – 11:45 AM Customer Case Study: Saudi Telecom (STC)
Adel Algrain, Cyber Security Risk Section Manager, Saudi Telecom (STC)
11:45 – 12:30 PM Vulnerability Management (VM) and Cloud Agent (CA) Update and Roadmap
Tim White, Director of Product Management, Qualys
Chris Carlson, Vice President, Product Management, Cloud Agent Platform
12:30 – 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 – 2:45 PM AssetView (AV) and ThreatPROTECT (TP) Update and Roadmap
Jimmy Graham, Director, Product Management, AssetView and ThreatPROTECT
2:45 – 3:30 PM Policy Compliance (POL) and Security Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) Update and Roadmap
Tim White, Director of Product Management, Qualys
3:30 – 4:00 PM Break and Networking
4:00 – 4:30 PM Web Application Scanning (WAS) and Web Application Firewall (WAF) Update and Roadmap
Vikas Phonsa, Director, Product Management, Web Application Firewall
4:30 – 5:00 PM Private Cloud Platform Update and Roadmap
Sumedh Thakar, Chief Product Officer, Qualys

Event Info

Pricing

Attendance at the Qualys Security Conference is complimentary. This includes access to the conference and lunch on 18 April; travel and hotel accommodations are not included.


Location

We are pleased to host QSC at the Shangri-La Hotel Dubai. The hotel can be contacted directly at +971 3438888 or sldb@shangri-la.com.


Shangri-La Hotel Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Road
P.O. Box 75880
United Arab Emirates
T: +971 3438888
shangri-la.com/hotels/shangri-la-hotel-dubai/

Sumedh Thakar

Sumedh Thakar
Chief Product Officer, Qualys

As Chief Product Officer at Qualys, Sumedh oversees worldwide engineering, development and product management for the Qualys software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform and integrated suite of security and compliance applications. A core systems and database engineer, Sumedh started at Qualys in 2003, architecting and delivering Qualys' PCI compliance platform to meet the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) requirements.

Qualys Cloud Platform – 2017 Update and Roadmap

Sumedh Thakar
Chief Product Officer, Qualys

Sumedh will review the key 2017 product updates as well as outline the 2017 Qualys roadmap. He’ll demonstrate how platform enhancements and technology innovation in the cloud are enabling Qualys customers to reduce the number of solutions used for IT security and compliance.

Tim White

Tim White
Director, Product Management, Policy Compliance, Qualys

Tim is the director of product management for Qualys’ policy compliance portfolio and has more than 20 years of experience in various IT security areas including IT governance risk and compliance, datacenter security, firewalls, server protection and more. Prior to joining Qualys, Tim was a technical product manager and systems engineer with Symantec, and has held roles with the City of Austin and Axent.

Chris Carlson

Chris Carlson
Vice President, Product Management, Cloud Agent Platform

Chris Carlson is a Vice President of Product Management at Qualys, where he is in charge of the product definition, roadmap and strategy for the Cloud Agent Platform. During his 20+ year career in the infosec industry, Carlson has attained expertise in multiple areas, ranging from firewalls, VPNs and intrusion prevention systems to real-time event-processing, security analytics and next-generation endpoint platforms. Prior to joining Qualys, he held security architecture roles at UBS and at Booz Allen Hamilton, and product management positions at venture-funded startups and at leading vendors, including Hexis Cyber Solutions, Agent Logic, Informatica and Trustwave.

Frank Catucci

Frank Catucci
Director, Web Application Security, Product Management

Frank Catucci is currently the Director of Web Application Security, Product Manager and a Subject Matter Expert for Qualys. He has over 15 years experience in the Information Technology and Security field that spans enterprise, financial services, university/higher education, government, healthcare, legal, start-up businesses, public and private industries. Aside from his daily Web Application Security duties, Frank also conducts security research, penetration testing, and often speaks at information security conferences and events.

Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham
Director, Product Management, AssetView and ThreatPROTECT

Jimmy Graham is the Director of Product Management for Qualys AssetView and ThreatPROTECT. He has been deeply involved in information security and vulnerability management for over 10 years, and has managed teams covering security operations, incident response, application security, vulnerability management, penetration testing, governance, and compliance.

Hadi Jaafarawi

Hadi Jaafarawi
Managing Director, Middle East, Qualys

With more than 19 years of Security and Business Development experience in the IT sector in the Gulf Region, Hadi Jaafarawi manages Qualys Field Operations in the Middle East region across both direct and indirect sales. His main focus is understanding and addressing customer requirements to assist them in achieving their overall business goals and IT security objectives. Prior to joining Qualys, Hadi has held a variety of leadership positions with I(TS)2. In addition, he was a certified trainer for I(SC)2, EC-Council and ArcSight and delivered numerous security courses across the Middle East region.

Managing Cyber Security Risks from Theory to Practice

Adel Algrain
Cyber Security Risk Section Manager, Saudi Telecom (STC)

Adel Algrain

Adel Algrain
Cyber Security Risk Section Manager, Saudi Telecom (STC)

With more than 20 years of IT and cyber security experience in multiple industries in KSA , Adel Algrain played different professional roles ranging from hands-on administration to managerial ones covering verity of IT and Cyber Security domains. Mr. Adel currently heading the Cyber Security Risk unit in STC whereas he is participating with his colleagues to maintain robust Cyber Security practice with main focus on Cyber Security Risks. Prior taking this role, he held multiple leading positions, such as Head of Information security unit, head of Security Operations Center, and Internet Services Center for major Saudi ministry. In addition, he holds a broad range of professional certificates including MCSA, Security+, CEH, CHFI, ECSA, LPT, and CISM.

Vikas Phonsa

Vikas Phonsa
Director, Product Management, Web Application Firewall

Vikas Phonsa is Director of Product Management for the Web Application Firewall at Qualys. He has over 14 years of experience in Software Engineering, Security and Product Management across multiple business domains including e-commerce, insurance, automobile industry, healthcare, enterprise security, and content delivery. Prior to joining Qualys, Vikas held product management positions at Symantec and Verizon where he helped launch and manage cloud-based message archiving and security services.