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GITEX Breakfast

Monday, October 15 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


During GITEX Week, come and learn from expert speakers how technology is being used to impact on your business bottom line.

We will provide an overview to help you unpack technological innovation, streamlined processes and accelerated abilities to mitigate the threat of Cyber-attacks on your business.

DAFZA, a premier provider of business services will provide a case study of the innovations they have undertaken enabling them to reduce start-up costs for those seeking to set-up business by up to 65% all the while expanding operational capacity to launch the only dedicated e-commerce freezone in the UAE.


  • Abdulaziz Alhammadi Abdulaziz Alhammadi
    Head of Marketing

Topic: Introducing Dubai CommerCity

  • Bashar Kilani Bashar Kilani
    Region Executive, Gulf Countries & Levant
    IBM Middle East

Topic: Are we really ready for Blockchain?

In his role Bashar oversees the IBM business in the Gulf Countries and the Levant working with clients and partners across industries. Kilani began his career with IBM in the United Kingdom and held several managerial and executive posi-tions in software development, services, sales & marketing. His international career includes several assignments in the USA, Europe and the Middle East.

Bashar Kilani has a passion for thought leadership around Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud and has spoken at many international and regional conferences.

  • Ayman Abureyaleh Ayman Abureyaleh
    Cybersecurity Area Sales Manager – Middle East

Topic: How you can mitigate the most current threats affecting businesses today?

Ayman leads the sales and business development initiatives of Cisco security solutions and consulting services to both the Public and Enterprise verticals across Middle East. He has helped customers achieve their Information Security initiatives by leveraging Cisco as a Security partner and leveraging Cisco unique capabilities in delivering a threat-centric approach to secure their organizations.

  • Khalid Khan Khalid Khan
    Managing Director

Topic:“Chapter 2.0” of Digital?

Over the past 24 years, Khaliq has had technical and cultural submersion across industries across the globe, working and living in the United States, France, Denmark, United Arab Emirates and most recently calls United Kingdom home.
Khaliq has a unique perspective on the evolution of Digital technologies and trends for the future in an ever-increasing connected economy. Khaliq has a deep understanding and appreciation for the transformative role that Digital technology is playing and the opportunities it offers businesses today.


Monday, October 15
8:00 am - 10:00 am




Al Majlis Conference Room
Business Center, DAFZA Square, DAFZA (Dubai Airport Freezone)
Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates
04 253 3800


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