Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 47 | Page 17

NEWS Kuwait event to put FinTech under the spotlight T he third edition of the Kuwait Financial Technology event is set to be held in Kuwait City on October 22 to 24. The event will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Kuwait City, and is designed for the financial services and innovation community and seeks to showcase the latest financial technology (FinTech) thought leadership. It will also unravel the opportunities that exist today in the sector and open discussion into the challenges faced by the sector today and aim to find solutions to them. The event will bring together an exclusive group of leading corporates, regulators, entrepreneurs and academics from around the globe who will debate topics like payments, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data and banking APIs. The event will provide finance, banking, technology and other executives with an opportunity to learn about the latest Fintech developments. Furthermore, there will be ample opportunities to network with other professionals who share the same fintech interests. The event aims to enable attendees to learn, discuss and evaluate Fintech topics with a greater degree of knowledge and industry insight. FinTech has evolved into a powerful global movement that has brought together entrepreneurs, technology giants and big banks to develop ideas and innovations that can harness the power of the digital age to create better, sustainable financial services for generations to come. ///////////////// Kuwait Oil Company Cybersecurity Summit highlights threat landscape T he Kuwait Oil Company has successfully raised awareness of the dangers represented by cybercriminals at its cybersecurity summit in Ahmadi. A number of CEOs, group managers and team leaders, as well as a host of guests and interested parties attended the event held under the patronage and presence of Emad Sultan, CEO of Kuwait Oil Company. In his statement, the CEO thanked the summit organisers and participants, noting that the event was characterised by rich content, participation and interaction. Speakers at the event were also honoured, as well as the teams that contributed to the organisation and success of the summit. The two-day event, organised by the Information Security Team (Corporate Information Technology Group), was launched at the company’s tent in Ahmadi. A number of CEOs, group managers, team leaders, members of the Cyber Security Committee for the oil sector, representatives of government ministries and official authorities and guests from other Gulf countries attended the opening ceremony. In his statement at the summit’s commencement, the company’s CEO Emad Sultan stressed that the conference marks the beginning of a series of information security activities that the company intends to organise. Robert Lee, CEO, DRAGOS Inc, delivered a presentation entitled ‘The Industrial Cyber Threat Landscape’ and was followed by a presentation from Chris Roberts of Attivo Networks called ‘A Hacker’s Perspective: Where Do We Go from Here?’ n INTELLIGENTCIO 17