Dubai, United Arab Emirates, November 13, 2023



Innovation in the cloud space is fast-paced. It is difficult for consumers to keep track of recent developments and to make sense of applicable use cases. Also, security and privacy concerns hinder the adoption to a great extent. There is, therefore, a need to raise awareness around how this cloud-fuelled innovation is solving real-world problems when it comes to security and privacy.


The summit is a great opportunity for the most innovative solution providers in Dubai to tell their stories in a meaningful way so that customers can relate to and envision what to build on top of their cloud foundation. There are also in-depth discussions putting these technologies into context, answering questions from major ecosystem players, and providing recommendations on best practices.


The Beyond Cloud Summit is a live, one-day event for C-level decision-makers that showcases a group of the cloud computing business group`s founding members' innovative technologies contributing to data security and privacy. The event will be held in Dubai, UAE hosted by Dubai Chambers and features some of the most innovative security/privacy solutions available in the country.


Dubai Chambers as the advocacy body supporting the cloud computing sector in Dubai, in partnership with the MENA Cloud Alliance, will invite major decision-makers, C-levels, and founders of startups, SMBs, and enterprises active in the healthcare, financial sector, and government verticals to the Summit. The invitees are carefully selected based on the solutions being showcased at the event and in close coordination with the sponsors and relevant government agencies to maximize the impact of the event.


  • Provide awareness around innovations in the security and privacy space,
  • Provide business-matching opportunities to increase technology adoption,
  • Provide insights into the use cases & best practices,
  • Provide exposure for the leading innovative solution providers in the regional ecosystem

Event Format


There will be a series of Boardrooms where audiences have the opportunity to Interact with speakers from the sponsoring companies moderated by the MENA Cloud Alliance. These boardrooms are invitational-only and focus mainly on cloudenabled opportunities in a tech-agnostic fashion.

On-site Podcasts Interviews

Sponsors will have an opportunity to speak on relevant topics and solutions in a professionally produced podcast series with world-renowned cloud and technology influencers.

Lunch Convos

Theme-based and pre-arranged seats will be used to allow for more relaxed, over-thelunch conversations to take place. Sponsors' collateral will be provided for more visibility.

Panel Discussions

There will be a series of topic-based panel discussions to provide context for technology adoption.

Speed Networking

Audiences are encouraged to have a brief one-on-one conversation through the speed networking sessions during the day at our events.

Demo Area

Platinum sponsors can make use of a designated area where solutions can be demonstrated to the audiences.


1. Welcome Address   08:50 - 09:00
H.E. Mohammad Lootah
President & CEO - Dubai Chambers
2. Keynote   09:00 - 09:15
Samara Moore
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
3. Keynote   09:15 - 09:30
Bernard Najm
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
4. About the Business Group & MENA Cloud Alliance   09:30 - 09:50
Omid Mahboubi
MENA Cloud Alliance
5. Roundtable 1: Finding the balance between innovation and data protection   09:50 - 10:30
Abdulla Hasayen
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Lori Baker
Dino Wilkinson
Clyde & Co
Nick Roudev
6. Aligning resiliency and cybersecurity security strategy with the digital transformation journey   10:30 - 10:50
Conal Hickey
7. Roundtable 2: The Future of Cloud Security in the region and the UAE   10:50 - 11:30
Dr. Omer Dawelbeit
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Ali Shabdar
Vladislav Klimov
Ali Katkhada
Depa Group
8. Cloud privacy, morality vs capitalism   11:30 - 11:50
Ali Shabdar
9. Roundtable 3: Healthcare workload security in the cloud   11:50 - 12:30
Zaheer Fasih
Dell Technologies
Darryl Cox
ESDS Software Solutions
Keith Christie-Smith
10. Sustainable cloud infrastructures: An innovative approach   12:30 - 12:50
Sarah Abdullah
Schneider Electric
11. Lunch   13:00 - 14:00
12. Roundtable 4: Securing data in the cloud: An FSI perspective   14:00 - 14:40
Nehul Goradia
Syed Ali Naqvi
Habib Bank Limited
Georges Hamieh
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
13. Roundtable 5: Telco Cloud - Latest connectivity trends   14:40 - 15:20
Danny Chami
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Mouteih Chaghlil
Bespin Global
Carl Roberts
Hedaara Consulting
14. Roundtable 6: Sustainability and security in the cloud and beyond: A game-changer?   15:20 - 16:00
Manuel Rodrigues
Schneider Electric
Joergen Floes


Floor 13, Dubai Chambers, Baniyas Road, Deira, Dubai, U.A.E