Under the patronage of His Excellency

Khalid Naser Al-Rodan

Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Youth Affairs

Eng. Qusai Al-Shatti

In the presence of his honor

Eng. Qusai Al-Shatti

Director General-Central Agency
for Information Technology (CAIT)

Supported By
Main Sponsor
Honorary Sponsors
Knowledge Partners


The digital revolution has come with many great opportunities, and with those opportunities come threats as well. The challenges of digitization, data explosion, regulatory pressures, resource constraints and competitive challenges, combined with the increasing complexity of risks, are placing more demands on organizations to utilize the latest, next-generation solutions for automating internal controls and compliance. Failure to keep a sharp focus on corporate governance, risk and compliance can have catastrophic consequences.
Kuwait IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Conference will bring together the best minds in government and business to discuss and debate strategies and solutions needed to build better governed, more risk-aware, and compliant organizations. The conference will present the perfect opportunity for GRC professionals to share knowledge about recent changes and trends, enabling them to understand the impact on their organizations, and their role in implementing best practices.

The forum targets specialists in auditing, insurance, compliance, risk, security, strategy and governance in government and private bodies. The program will include the following main themes:

  • Auditing of information systems and insurance
  • Governance, risk and management
  • Compliance and privacy
  • Security and electronic security

Why Attend?

A can’t miss event for anyone responsible for risk management, compliance, and controls, administration, or audit in their organizations.

The agenda is being developed as a roadmap that will explain:

  • Why governance, risk, and compliance are important to your organization
  • How to identify your company’s areas of risk and risk appetite
  • Current trends that GRC professionals are facing in today’s changing risk landscape
  • Methods to mitigate the risks associated with the new digital and customer dynamics
  • How to prepare your GRC program through contextual risk insight, continuous monitoring, and strategic risk resilience
  • Ways that technology can support a strong “GRC culture” and increase transparency

Famous Speakers

Actual Topics

Coffee Breaks Included

Individual Consultations

Free Materials


  • IT governance, risk & compliance (GRC) specialists
  • Chief legal counsel, security, and process officers
  • Chief compliance officers
  • Chief data and digital officers
  • Information security managers and architects
  • Enterprise security managers and architects
  • Enterprise mobility managers
  • Business continuity managers
  • Data security and management professionals
  • IT auditors
  • IT and business analysts and consultants
  • IT/MIS managers
  • Strategic planners

Speakers and Topics

Mr. Rami Abbas

Regional Sales Manager - Cloud Security Solutions at Cisco , KSA

Roland Abi Najem

Cyber Security Consultant , Managing Partner , EverywherePro
Business Approach to Cyber Security

Mr. Fouad Baqer

Quality Assurance Manager , IT Sector , CAIT , Kuwait
National IT governance frameworks for it standards and leading practices across the government sector

Mr. Abdulaziz Ahmed Alduaij

Manager,Information Technology, KNPC, Kuwait

Mr. Shehab Najjar

Cyber Security Consultant , UAE
The importance of information security trainings, best practices,challenges, and more

Dr. Basel Alomair

Associate Professor and Founding Director of the National Center for Cybersecurity Technologies , KSA
the Future of Cryptography

Mr. Afnan A. Chowdhury

SR. IT SYSTEM ENGINEER at NITI , National Industrial Training Institute , KSA
NITI Cyber Security Maturity Model (NCSMM)

Dr. Tamer El-Hossary

Consultant at National Council for Culture, Arts & Literature , Kuwait
The Impact of enabling IT Governance Processes on Cloud Computing

Mr. Rachid Meziani

IT Consultant - Program/Project Management, IT Governance, IT Risk Management, Kuwait
Critical success factors (CSFs) for Effective Information Technology Governance (ITG)

Mr. Nisar Khan

Acting Executive Manager - Technology Risk & Business Continuity - Group Risk Management - Kuwait Finance House , Kuwait
Shifting from IT to Technology GRC


Senior Consultant , MBCI , UAE
Cloud Disaster Recovery (cloudDR)

Mr. Sourabh Sharma

Kuwait Cyber Security and Risk Assurance Leader at EY- Africa, India and Middle East
Effective Crisis Communciation


Dr. Anwar Al-Harbi

TV Show Presenter IT, Specialist Kuwait TV Channel, KTV1 Compunet World Presenter

Eng. Ali Ashkanani

Telecommunication and IoT Consultant




Senior Consultant , MBCI

Based on the BCM standard ISO 22301 lifecycle, the IT DR Workshop provides an emphatic overview of the entire IT Disaster Recovery lifecycle. This workshop will be very useful for IT planners, Data Center professionals, senior management involved with oversight of business continuity and BCM/DR practitioners. Training methodologies include presentation based teaching and individual/group exercises based on various cases, while group discussions, knowledge checks and quizzes are made use of resulting in a delightful participant learning experience. Video clips add to the effectiveness of the training. The workshop culminates in an examination leading to certification called ‘Certified IT Disaster Recovery Professional’.


  • Provide an appreciation of the significance of IT Disaster Recovery
  • Establish the prominent role of IT DR in the BCM lifecycle
  • Provide insight into the various aspects of IT DR planning
  • Understand business imperatives of IT DR
  • Appreciate linkages of IT Disaster Recovery with IT Governance, IT Service Management and Information Security
  • Understand the nuances of performing an IT BIA
  • Assess the current IT DR preparedness Vs IT DR Requirement
  • Provide an overview of contemporary IT DR practices
  • Training Workshop:

    Certified IT Disaster Recovery Professional

  • 08/03/2018

    09 AM – 01 PM

Workshop Agenda

Module One
  • Introduction to IT-DR
  • Definitions & Key Terms
    • BIA and RA
    • RTO and RPO
    • MAO / MTPoD
    • MBCO / LoS
Module Two
  • Introduction to IT Disasters
    • Real-time Case Studies
  • ITDR Scenarios / Disruptions
  • Critical IT Infrastructure / Application Softwares
Module Three
  • Data Centers
  • HA, FT, SAN, NAS, RAID etc.,
  • Cloud and ITDR
  • Data Center Strategies
  • Summary
  • Mind Mapping

Call for Speakers

If you would like to participate in The GRC Conference as a speaker or workshop instructor, please contact: info@12.events

Kindly include the following brief details of your proposed presentation:

  • Title and Abstract
  • Speaker’s short biography
  • Full contact information (title, address, e-mail, phone & fax)


Conference Fee

250 KWD

Lunch & refreshments

Conference & Workshop Fee

350 KWD

Lunch & refreshments

Workshop Fee

150 KWD

Lunch & refreshments

Floor Plan


Sponsoring or exhibiting is a cost effective and invaluable tool to help deliver your technology and services to the key industry decision makers. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available for more exposure to increase awareness to your target audience and positioning yourself as a key supplier to your industry.

Main Sponsorship

5,000 KWD
  • Free Booth ( 36 m )
  • Roll-up banners location ( 2 x 1 m ) inside the exhibition area
  • 10 VIP invitations to opening ceremony
  • 10 Complementary Registration ( Full forum Registration with certificates )
  • 4 Advertisement & informative pages in the event guide ( A4 size )
  • 4 Complimentary Seats which can be used for any of our Events
  • Logo & company name on all paintings and promotional materials of the event
  • Logo on the event website with a link to the sponsor›s homepage
  • Award & appreciation and certificate for sponsorship
  • The opportunity to submit a technical paper ( 2 Speakers )
  • Speaking opportunity at the opening Ceremony ( 5 Minutes )
  • Flyer distribution at the exhibition entrance
  • Press release in local newspapers announcing the event›s sponsor
  • Logo on all Materials ( Notepad – Pens – Bags – Delegate Badges )
  • An Advertisement will be presented to the main sponsor, Including their participation , highlighting their displays and interviews with visitors

Gold Sponsorship

3,000 KWD
  • Free Booth ( 18 m )
  • 2 VIP invitations to opening ceremony
  • 2 Complementary Registration ( Full forum Registration with certificates )
  • 1 Advertisement & informative pages in the event guide ( A4 size )
  • Logo & company name on all paintings and promotional materials of the event
  • Logo on the event website with a link to the sponsor›s homepage
  • Award & appreciation and certificate for sponsorship
  • The opportunity to submit a technical paper ( one Speaker )


1,000 KWD
  • One Booth ( 9 m )


Main Sponsor
Knowledge Partners


JW Marriott Hotel

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