About Cybersecurity Innovation Series, Qatar Chapter 2023

The realm of cybersecurity has witnessed astonishing progress propelled by remarkable technological innovations and the widespread embrace of a digital-first approach in various industries. As we gaze into the future, the upcoming years hold immense potential for an even more profound wave of transformative shifts and accelerated digitalization. At present, cybersecurity experts face a myriad of complexities, encompassing the protection of a distributed workforce, navigating the ever-expanding realms of the ultra-fast internet (5G), handling intricate interconnected networks, and meeting customer expectations for immersive encounters, all while upholding stringent data security standards mandated by increasingly rigorous governmental regulations.

The need for cybersecurity protections will continue to increase in Qatar, reflected in the market’s growth from over $1 billion USD in 2022 to an expected $1.5 billion USD by 2026, growing at a rate of 10 percent per year.

In response to the dynamic and ever-evolving threat landscape, organizations throughout Qatar actively strive to fortify their security postures and facilitate innovation. Recognizing the scarcity of security specialists, the rise in remote workers, shifting compliance and regulatory demands, the emergence of new hybrid environments, the accelerated adoption of cloud technologies, and the intricacies inherent in next-generation advancements, these organizations heavily invest in security services.   

At CSIS Qatar 2023, we will delve into Qatar’s security landscape, showcasing the latest cutting-edge security innovations. This influential gathering will bring together renowned cybersecurity experts from around the world, providing a platform for knowledge exchange and exploration of the most pressing security issues faced by organizations today.

Industries in focus


Retail & E-Commerce

Government Sector




Energy & Utilities


Who will you network with?

Featured Discussions


Parwez Mohammad
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) 
Ashghal, Public Works Authority of the City of Doha

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Hoda Taheri ​
Head of Information Security
Snoonu, Qatar
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Hameed Alrewaily
Information Systems Manager
Qatar Chemical Company

Shaheela Bhanu​
Chief Information Security Officer
Kuwait Gulf Oil Company

Aref Al Tamimi  ​
Senior Manager, National Cyber Security Research Lab
Qatar Computing Research Institute
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Muhammad Faisal
Lead OT Cybersecurity
Q Company, Qatar 

John Mankarios  ​
Vice President – Information Technology
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Imran Chowdhury
Global Data Protection Officer
Al Jazeera Media Network
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Faizal Babu ​
IT Governance & ERM Specialist
Gulf Drilling International
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Kishore Chawla ​
Head of IT and Information Security Audit
Commercial Bank of Qatar

Amr Metwally​
Assistant Executive Director, ITQAN Clinical Stimulation & Innovation Center
Hamad Medical Corporation
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Anfal Shaikh ​
Chief Information Security Officer
Qatar Islamic Insurance Company
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