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Manage Risk. Build Trust. Embrace Change.

Agility. Efficiency. Productivity. Profit. 
Digital business can yield many benefits, but it also exposes organizations to new threats and risks. Today’s security and risk practitioners face unprecedented challenges in dealing with the volume and velocity of digital business interactions.
To realize the full potential of digital business, security and risk leaders must deliver a program that establishes the enterprise, with its systems and employees, as a trusted participant in the digital economy. This requires organizations to use adaptive security architectures capable of leveraging intelligence and intelligent systems to enable context-aware security controls. Building resilient digital business systems that are versatile and dynamic allows security and risk leaders to prepare for and head off increasingly dangerous cyberthreats.
At the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Dubai you’ll learn how to use proven practices as well as innovative technologies and methods to help manage increasing cybersecurity risks without unnecessarily inhibiting the business.

View key benefits at Security & Risk Management Summit for individuals in the following roles
Roles Include:
  • CISOs
  • Head of security and risk management
  • Chief Privacy Officer
  • Identity & access management professionals
  • System Integrators
  • Technical Architects ​
CISO & IT Security Directors
Roles include:
  • Steering committee members
  • Security Architects
  • Policy management professionals
  • Business Continuity professionals
  • Program managers
  • Security training & development
  • Communications professionals   
  • Local information security officer (LISOs​)
Corporate Information Security and Risk
Roles include:
  • Cloud Security professionals
  • Security operations managers
  • Application security professionals
  • Threat and vulnerability managers
  • End point and Network security professionals
  • Digital Risk officer ​
IT Security Operations
Roles include:
  • Chief Risk Officers (CROs)
  • GRC application architects
  • Information governance
  • Big data litigation and regulatory risks
  • Finance, audit, legal risk & compliance managers
Governance Risk and Compliance

What You Will Learn

  • Architect an overall security and risk management strategy aligned to business needs
  • Structure and manage each of your individual IT risk programs
  • Build an agile and resilient cybersecurity program
  • Current state of cloud, IoT & IT/OT Security
  • Articulate security and risk requirements in business language
  • Integrate BCM with overall risk and security programs
  • 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 
  • 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 2017 Security & Risk Management 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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  • View the  2016 Agenda at a Glance and see how you can maximize your experience for 2017
  • Take a look at our 2016 Event Brochure for detailed information on last year's theme, agenda and analyst guide


“Gartner brings better content year on year…”

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

Hear from your peers

Key take-aways from the 2016 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 2016 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. 

Speakers featuring this year

  • Roberta Witty
    Roberta Witty

    Research VP

  • Greg Young
    Greg Young

    Research VP & Conference Chair

  • Neil MacDonald
    Neil MacDonald

    VP & Distinguished 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.




2017 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


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InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City
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