Dubai to host region’s first Cybertech Global event

Dubai to host region’s first Cybertech Global event

  • 8th edition of international exhibition and conference will be held from 5-7 April
  • Largest security networking event to be held outside the U.S. reinforces Dubai’s position as an international hub for technology and cybersecurity innovation
  • In-person event to draw high-level stakeholders, start-ups, government entities and organisations from across the world
  • Leading figures in global cybersecurity to participate in Cybertech Global Dubai

Dubai is set to host the region’s first Cybertech Global event, an international exhibition and conference for the cyber industry, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai from 5-7 April, 2021. The 8th edition of the largest security networking event to be held outside the U.S. is being hosted by the Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC).

Hosting the global in-person event in Dubai highlights the city’s success in leading the way in safely reopening international large-scale events. It also reinforces Dubai’s position as an international hub for technology and cybersecurity innovation.

The event also highlights Dubai’s various efforts in this domain. The Dubai Cyber Security Strategy was among the initiatives launched in the emirate by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the aim of providing integrated protection against the dangers of cyberspace and supporting innovation in cyberspace and the growth of the emirate and its economic prosperity.

Organised by Cybertech, the event will draw high-level stakeholders, start-ups, government entities and organisations from across the world, to foster existing and create new business opportunities, as well as discuss the evolving challenges in cyberspace. A total of 50 delegations and 52 companies will be participating at the event.

His Excellency Yousuf Hamad AlShaibani, Director General of the Dubai Electronic Security Center, said: “Through hosting Cybertech Global Dubai, we seek to highlight Dubai’s successful experience in embracing the digital revolution. The Government of Dubai has made significant strides in digital transformation and seeks to continue enhancing its cooperation and sharing its expertise with countries and entities both regionally and globally.”

He added: “This event comes as the world recovers from a global pandemic and begins to address its repercussions at various levels. This challenging period has highlighted the role that digital technologies serve in our lives, and the tangible impact they can have.”

“The Center is keen to support and coordinate with regional and international bodies to exchange ideas in the field of cybersecurity. This allows us to achieve our vision, which aims to enhance Dubai’s status as a leading city for innovation, safety and security globally,” AlShaibani said.

Amir Rapaport, Founder of Cybertech Global, said: “We are very excited to host Cybertech Global for the very first time in the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC), and are pleased to collaborate with the Dubai Electronic Security Center along with local and international agencies and organisations to make this event a great success. We strongly believe that Dubai is an ideal hub for hosting an international event of this kind that addresses the new threats and opportunities that come with the evolution of the cyber domain.”

The conference will bring together leading figures and experts from various countries including: Yigal Unna, Director General, Israel National Cyber Directorate; General Wesley Clark, the Former Supreme Commander of NATO forces in Europe; and General David Petraeus, the Former Director of the CIA, among others.

Cybertech Global Dubai will offer a wide spectrum of sessions and events covering Artificial Intelligence (AI), advanced IoT, big data, cloud, and blockchain across a number of different sectors ranging from finance and insurance, mobile and communications, health industry, smart mobility and more. Additionally, the event will feature an extensive exhibition for companies of all sizes along with a Startup Pavilion dedicated to young and innovative startups.

The event will also feature a session to discuss cybersecurity post COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic on digital health sector systems, country strategies and cloud computing.  

Due to the global pandemic, the past year was marked by monumental changes with an increase in the use of technology. A large part of Cybertech Global Dubai will be dedicated to cybersecurity challenges, strategies and repercussions in a wide range of sectors and disciplines such as fintech, retail, insurance, aviation, economics and politics.

For registration and other details, please visit: https://cybertechconference.com/registration

About Dubai Electronic Security Center

The Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC) is the official government department entrusted to make Dubai the safest city in cyber space. The Center was established under decree number 11 of 2014 by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of UAE and the Ruler of Dubai.

The Center’s objectives include safeguarding information, communications network and governmental information systems in the Emirate of Dubai in addition to enhancing, adjusting and implementing the necessary methods in the realm of cyber security and raising efficiency by which information is maintained and circulated among the governmental entities in the Emirate. Additionally, the Center is also responsible to develop the strategic plans to confront any risks or threats to the government information in coordination with all concerned government authorities.

To learn more about DESC visit at: www.desc.gov.ae

Source: DGMO

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