Qualys Security Conference
Qualys Security Conference
Explore the profound impact of digital transformation on the security industry and what it means for practitioners, partners and vendors. Join us in Dubai for the 2020 Qualys Security Conference. You’ll hear from industry experts, see major innovative extensions to the Qualys Cloud Platform, get practical experiences and tips, and network with Qualys engineers and other security experts, all of which will help you accelerate your security career.
Conference sessions will be announced shortly.
At the conference, you will meet Qualys engineers, the driving force behind our Qualys Cloud Platform, hear our roadmap for the future and have the opportunity to provide direct feedback and suggestions.
Listen to best practices and user case study presentations, connect with our product managers and fellow Qualys customers and tally up your CPE credits.
CIOs, CSOs and CTOs; directors and managers of network, security and cloud; developers and DevSecOps practitioners; Qualys partners and consultants; or anyone passionate about security.
Qualys Security Conference will be held at Ritz-Carlton, Dubai.
Gate Village, DIFC
off Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, 482032 United Arab Emirates
Attendance at QSC is complimentary. This includes access to all general sessions, breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch, breaks, and receptions.
Travel and hotel accommodations are not included with QSC.
As President and Chief Product Officer at Qualys, Sumedh oversees worldwide field operations as well as all things product including engineering, development, product management, cloud operations, DevOps, and customer support. He is responsible for the design, development, delivery and support of all product lines. He has also built up multiple Qualys sites resulting in a global 24x7 follow-the-sun product team. Sumedh has been with Qualys since 2003 and was most recently vice president of engineering. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with distinction from the University of Pune.
Chris Rodgers is a director of product management, vulnerability detection and response, at Qualys. Chris has more than 15 years of experience in technology and information security. Previously, he was an information security engineer in charge of vulnerability management at Western Union, and before that, he held business and technical roles at Arrow Electronics and Ryerson. He holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in leadership development from Texas A&M University.
Badri Raghunathan is a director of product management at Qualys, responsible for spearheading Qualys’ product initiatives around cloud-native infrastructure (containers, serverless). A technology entrepreneur at heart, Badri thrives on understanding customer problems, building differentiated products, and taking them to market. Badri has worked in product and engineering management roles in a variety of industries, including security, networking and consumer electronics. Most recently, Badri was a founder at an early stage cloud DevSecOps startup, and prior to that, he led cloud-based security and networking products at companies like Symantec and Cisco. Badri holds 9 U.S. patents and has several more applications in the pipeline. He holds an MBA from the University of California Berkeley, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Oklahoma State University and the University of Madras, respectively.
Chris Carlson is a vice president of strategy 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.
Shailesh Athalye (CISA, CRISC, CEH, ISO 27001 LA) drives product management and engineering for Qualys' line of compliance products including Policy Compliance, File Integrity Monitoring, Security Assessment Questionnaire. With over 15 years of experience in the fields of IT GRC and information security, he has been a driving force for creating innovative ways to streamline risk, configuration and compliance management use cases.
Dave Ferguson is Director of Product Management for Web Application Security at Qualys. After writing code and developing applications for over a decade, Dave transitioned to focus on application security. Prior to Qualys, he led the global application security program at Sabre Corporation and worked as a Principal Consultant at FishNet Security (now Optiv). Dave is author of the OWASP Forgot Password Cheat Sheet and holds CISSP and CSSLP certifications.
With more than 20 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.