Summit Overview

With FinTech becoming a global phenomenon, why should the Middle East be left behind? As Abu Dhabi leads the market with innovations in the financial technologies space, we must not forget the cyber security dynamics involved in this digital transformation. Globally, VC funding to Fintech companies reached a record of $13.6bn in 2016, up from the $12.6bn reported the year before. In the wake of these aggressive investments, EC Council brings to you its “2nd Edition FinTech Security Summit” scheduled for 7th December 2017 in UAE.

While the banking and the financial technologies services undoubtedly form the backbone of any economy; we must not discount the importance of safeguarding these sectors from the clutches of the cyber security threats faced by companies globally. A “connected-world” is no longer a far-fetched dream but a nearing reality. Compliance synergies, disruptive technologies, artificial intelligence, cyber vulnerabilities, cloud migration are all concepts keeping the banking and financial technology experts on their toes.

With the 2nd Edition FinTech Security Summit, we bring to you answers and international solutions to all your cyber security and technologies woes with a power packed gathering over a week with a C|CISO training between 3 – 6 December 2017 followed by our summit on the 7th December 2017.

Meet and network with over 200 experts from the Middle East and world over to come up to speed with the dynamic financial technologies market.

Topics being addressed at the summit

  • Understanding the road towards digitization and building the necessary security infrastructure for it
  • Cyber Security in the age of Regtech?
  • Blockchain, Cloud and Artificial Intelligence: Modern Innovations Are Rethinking the Future of Cybersecurity
  • With security as the basis, how is the Middle East financial services sector transforming with Blockchain?
  • Addressing the cyber security vulnerabilities in the FinTech Era


Past Edition


Anshul Srivastav

Chief Information Officer and Digital Officer

Union Insurance, UAE

Utpal Nath

President – Dubai Chapter

Government Blockchain Association

Hock Lai Chia


Singapore Fintech Association, Singapore

Tarek Kuzbari

Managing Director - Middle East, Africa, Turkey & South Asia


Hariprasad Chede

Chief Information Security Officer

National Bank of Fujairah President at ISACA, UAE

Illyas Kooliyankal

Group CISO

Prominent Abu Dhabi Bank & Vice President – ISC2

Saleem Ahmed

Senior Vice President - Head of Information Technology

Sharjah Islamic Bank

Jayakaran Paul

SVP & Head of Information Security & Governance

First Abu Dhabi Bank

Mohammad Shaheed Khan

Vice President - Shariah Compliant Banking

Gulf International Bank, Bahrain

Current Sponsors

Strategic Partner

Platinum Partners

Gold Partner

Knowledge Partner

Associate Partner

Past Sponsors

Diamond Partners

Platinum Partner

Gold Partners

Silver Partners

Bronze Partner

Session Partners

Exhibit Partners

Expert Speakers

12 Focused Sessions & Panel Discussions

Decision Makers

Start-Up Launchpad Session


Why should you attend?

Who Should Attend?


Information Technology, ITES


Digital Companies

BFSI App & Online Transaction companies


IT Start-ups

Who will you meet?

  • MDs/ CEOs/ Founders
  • Chief Security Architect/ Chief Fintech Officer
  • Chief Information Office
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Chief Security officer
  • VP/SVP/AVP – Information Technology/ Risk Management
  • Directors – Innovation/ Digital Transformation/ IoT
  • Regional Head/ Head – Information Technology/ Enterprise Infrastucture/ Digital Banking/ Digital Forensics/ Regulatory compliance/ Cyber Security
  • Cyber Security/ Threat Leader
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • Heads/Directors of Regulatory Affairs


“Great event with broad spectrum of delegates actively participating with interesting questions and good opportunity to network with thought leaders.”

- Citibank

"Well organised, good topics in presentations, informative discussions. Met many influential personalities and had a great time networking"

-Nepal Rastra Bank

“I am one of the first Batch of CCIOS certified professionals. I have gone through the entire CCISO program which now directly relates to my current / previous job functions. CCISO Body of Knowledge will truly prepare me for a role as a leader in InfoSec filed. I am confident that I will be using almost everything I learned in the CCISO program. I am glad and CCISO is Great certification program for information security executives.”

- Cyber Security Agency, Singapore

“The certification has helped me to have a better view of the CISO or Information Security Officer work areas that need focus. The information I learned in the class has helped me improve my security program by expanding in the information of budgeting/ risk/ and auditing areas that are major concerns in the CISO role”.

- Bank of America

“I took live in-person training. Compared to the other certifications I have it the CCISO program is more theoretical. I had more technical background and I really missed the management’s point of view on the security. From this perspective CCISO, was the right choice for me to catch up on the management concepts with. I now know how to manage risk and how to deal with information security better”.

-Mobile Credit Payment Pte Ltd

“I read the CCISO Body of Knowledge thoroughly to prepare for the exam. I found the exam somewhat difficult as there were numerous topic areas that are worthy of questions. Earning the CCISO certification assures my management that I have the required skills and knowledge. The CCISO program material helps me because I am constantly applying knowledge to security posture of Organization”.

- Singtel

"I feel that the summit was an excellent opportunity to share knowledge on various related topics related to security, blockchain, regtech, IoT etc. The speakers were eminent personalities in the field.”

- Fintech Global Group

"By providing access to some of the best cybersecurity minds and practitioners, EC-Council has succeeded in delivering top-notch education, training and a networking platform in Singapore."

- Standard Chartered


Event Location

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
Nation Tower, Corniche,
P.O. Box 60476, Abu Dhabi,
United Arab Emirates