Dubai sets stage for 8th edition of Cybertech Global event; First in Gulf

By Amirtha P S, Trainee Reporter
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Dubai is all set to host the region’s first Cybertech Global event, an international exhibition and conference focused on the cybersecurity industry, as the emirate starts to safely welcome large-scale global events.

The eighth edition of the largest security networking event to be held outside the US is being hosted by the Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC). The in-person event will be conducted from April 5 to 7 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai.

Dubai is the region’s finance, trade and tourism hub and is a global center for hosting meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. The events industry globally has suffered due to travel restrictions, however, the emirate is safely resuming to host major international events.

The event organized by Cybertech will draw high-level stakeholders, startups, government entities and organizations from across the globe, to promote existing and create new business opportunities, as well as to discuss the evolving challenges in cyberspace. About 50 delegations and 52 companies are expected to attend the event.

Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani
Yousuf Hamad Al Shaibani
Director-General – DESC

“This event comes as the world recovers from a global pandemic and begins to address its effects 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 Centre 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.”

The conference which is being held for the first time in the Gulf 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 sessions and events on Artificial Intelligence (AI), advanced IoT, big data, cloud and blockchain across several 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.

“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,” Amir Rapaport, founder of Cybertech Global, stated.

A large part of Cybertech Global Dubai will be dedicated to discuss the post-COVID-19 cybersecurity challenges, strategies and repercussions in a range of sectors and disciplines like fintech, retail, insurance, aviation, economics and politics.

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