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    October 31st - November 1st, 2016
    Raffles Hotel, Dubai

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Build Trust and Resilience at the Speed of Business

Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2016 provides you with the proven practices and strategies you need to maintain cost-effective security and risk programs to support digital business and drive enterprise success. Build the trust and resilience needed to seize opportunities, reduce risks, and deploy new security models. 

View key benefits at Security & Risk Management Summit for individuals in the following roles
Responsibilities Include:
  • Develop an integrated IT security & risk management strategy that aligns with business needs and supports business goals
  • Improve communications with the business and board of directors as well as the IT organization
  • Develop a risk management program that reduces risk without inhibiting business operations
  • Reduce firefighting in order to focus on strategic goals
Responsibilities Include:
  • Develop and maintain an effective security program
  • Address hot topics such as cloud and mobile
  • Encompass OT and Internet of Things
  • Setup efficient solutions and avoid security breaches because of misconfigurations
  • Leave with knowledge of the most efficient tools and best practices to run network security operational tasks
CISO & Security Directors/Managers
Responsibilities include:
  • Anticipate the unanticipated
  • Develop an action plan to reinforce a discipline of risk management and mitigation, response and recovery in the corporate culture with a growing need for business resilience
  • Control emerging risks from the Nexus of Forces
  • Leave with knowledge and advice on technologies and strategies to improve governance, manage risk and compliance
BCM & Disaster Recovery Managers

What You Will Learn

  • Structure and manage each of your individual IT risk programs
  • Make IT risk programs more efficient and effective
  • Select approaches and  vendor solutions
  • Articulate security and risk requirements in business language
  • Integrate BCM with overall risk and security programs
  • Architect an overall security and risk management strategy aligned to business needs
  • Create a more  risk-aware organizational culture that supports risk management initiatives
  • Meet  compliance regulations and leverage master data to manage risk​

Features & Benefits

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions: Gartner analysts presenting select research, targeted to your priorities
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings: Sit privately for 30 minutes with a Gartner analyst specializing in a topic you would like to discuss
  • Analyst-User Roundtables: Hear how your colleagues from various industries tackle problems similar to yours
  • End-User Case Studies: We invite a number of end users to personally present leading-edge case studies and answer questions
  • Workshops: Intimate workshops provide an opportunity to drill down on specific "how to" topics in a small group environment
  • Exhibitor Access: Exclusive access to select exhibitors to make informed decisions
  • Solution Provider Sessions: Sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market’s most fascinating solutions
  • Face-to-Face Sponsor Meetings: Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solutions providers
  • Group Rate Discount: Maximize your learning by attending as a group
  • Network With Peers: Hundreds of senior business and IT leaders will convene to interact and share their knowledge and objectives

What's Included

  • Gartner Analyst Sessions
  • Gartner Analyst One-on-One Meetings
  • Analyst-User Roundtables
  • End-User Case Studies
  • Workshops
  • Networking lunches and receptions
  • Agenda planning through Events Navigator
  • Exhibitor access at the Solution Showcase
  • Solution Provider Sessions​​

Frequently Asked Questions

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We are preparing our 2016 agenda which will feature comprehensive tracks to drill down on your hottest security and risk management topics based on your role, experience level and key focus.

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  • Take a look at our  2015 Brochure for detailed information on our theme, agenda and analysts
  • View the  2015 Agenda at a Glance and see the sessions offered last year


“Gartner brings better content year on year…”

- Qusai Al-Shatti, Deputy director general for IT Central agency for information technology. Kuwait

Hear About This Year's Theme

Key Take-aways from the 2015 Conference:

More than 250 attendees participated in on-site benefits, heard the latest security and risk management presentations from the Gartner Research community on the region's most pressing topics, attended workshops ran by expert analysts and industry leaders, heard real-life experiences during peer case studies, engaged in analyst-user roundtables and one-on-one meetings with Gartner analysts, and checked out the latest solutions at the Solution Showcase. 

Key Take-Aways from the 2015 Conference

  • Gain the role-specific tools and strategies to stay ahead of expanding scopes of responsibility and increasing threats
  • Align security and risk management strategies with enterprise objectives
  • Assure compliance with new regulatory, compliance, privacy and e-discovery requirements
  • Apply the latest techniques to tackle risks in cloud, OT, IoT and IT
  • Maximize enterprise ROI by using the latest BCM and enterprise resilience practices
  • Build a culture that drives security performance through employee engagement

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Listen to inspirational guest keynote speakers; hear from Gartner-invited end-user case study speakers – real practitioners with real-world knowledge; and learn from Gartner analysts – the foremost experts in their areas of focus. 

Highlighted Speakers from the 2015 Conference

  • Roberta Witty
    Roberta Witty

    Research VP

  • Greg Young
    Greg Young

    Research VP & Conference Chair

  • Neil MacDonald
    Neil MacDonald

    VP & Distinguished Analyst

  • Rajpreet Kaur
    Rajpreet Kaur

    Senior Research Analyst

  • Mario de Boer
    Mario de Boer

    Research VP

  • Jeffrey Wheatman
    Jeffrey Wheatman

    Research Director

  • Brian Reed
    Brian Reed

    Research Director

Conference Chair

Greg Young
Greg Young

Research VP and Conference Chair, Gartner

On behalf of all of Gartner Research and the Gartner Events team, I’d like to welcome you to the annual Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Dubai.  The summit features a full program on IT Security and Cyber Risk Management. I’ve customized the program especially to the Middle-East region, with bringing in the lessons learned globally through our extensive coverage, with special emphasis on threats, business continuity, mobile security and operational technology. 

Learn why Gartner predicts:
  • By 2018, 50% of organizations using multiple SaaS applications for business-critical workloads will use CASBs, up from 5% today       
  • By 2018, 85% of new deals for network sandboxing functionality will be packaged with network firewall and content security platforms
  • Through 2020, supply chain security failures will force 50% of digital businesses to negotiate partner contracts to share risk and liability
  • Through 2020, fewer than 5% of network security vendors will gain traction in the EPP market because of buying center boundaries
  • By 2020, more than 10% of RFPs for network security products and services will exclude vendors from China and the U.S.

Looking forward to welcoming you at Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Dubai.

Greg Young

Gartner Summit highlights

What We Hear About Our Speakers

"Gartner puts on an excellent keynote, that not only demonstrates the security journey of the past but how we should use those experiences to take a more realistic approach to security today" Senior IAM Technician, Standard Life, PLC


Meet the Solution Providers at the Forefront of Security

The Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit will help you develop a "short list" of technology and service providers who can meet your particular needs. You'll receive exclusive access to some of the world's leading technology and service providers in a variety of settings.

  • Learn more about ITxpo and the exhibitor experience.
  • Contact us for information on speaking and exhibitor opportunities.




2016 Solution Showcase

Learn, analyze, compare and decide

Visit the Solution Showcase, where you'll learn about the latest cutting-edge solutions — from the best-of-breed providers and up-and-comers. Get the information you need from our exhibitors to make informed decisions.

Face-to-Face Sponsor Meetings

Gain insight on your pressing IT needs

Discuss your technology requirements with qualified solution providers at the event. Use Agenda Builder to schedule private 30-minute sponsor meetings that will bolster your projects and relationships, wherever you are in the buying cycle.

Solution Provider Sessions

Real success stories

These sponsor-led sessions feature some of the market's most fascinating solutions. You'll hear real-life examples from those who have deployed solutions successfully, including their strategies, challenges and results.

Venue & Travel

Dubai, UAE


Raffles Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road,
Wafi, Dubai, P.O. Box 121800 +9714 3149777

Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai, United Arab Emirates -


Stay tuned for more information on venue, travel to the venue, and room bookings.