Please find below a list of the education sessions with links to the speakers' presentations. (See Detailed Programme page for more information). Presentations will be added as they are received.

Monday, 16 February
The Rise of the Jihadists - The Second Stage of the Arab Spring
Presented by:

  • Tim Williams, Managing Director, Stirling Assynt, UK
  • Mazen Saadah, Director, Middle East and North Africa, and Islamic Affairs Advisor, Stirling Assynt, UK

Personnel Background Investigation & Due Diligence for Safe Hiring
Presented by:

  • Abdullah S. Alshemaly, Supervisor, Background Investigation Group, Saudi Aramco, KSA

New Operations - Entry and Exit Strategies
Presented by:

  • Ben Murrell, CPP, Security Manager, Asia-Middle East-Africa (AMA), Transocean Services AMA JLT, UAE

Security By Design in Abu Dhabi
Presented by:

  • Hunter Burkall, PSP, Associate Director of Security, WSP Global, UAE

Counterterrorism Rewards Programs: Government and Private Sector—Information Sharing to Counter Growing Threats
Presented by:

  • Brian Wood, Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Department of State, USA

Does Fraud Matter?
Presented by:

  • Torsten Wolf, Head of Group Security Operations, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd., Switzerland

Emotional Resilience
Presented by:

  • Jules Lewis, Director, Mountain High & Jules Lewis Consulting, UAE

Airport Security Screening: Changing the Experience?
Presented by:

  • Hans Mulder, Vice President-Business Development, Securitas Aviation, Belgium

2013 API 780 Risk Assessment Methodology: Rationale for Use, Best Practices, Implementation and Benefits
Presenter and Moderator:

  • Jeffrey Lee, CPP, ASIS ARVP Region 3, Saudi Aramco, KSA


  • Jean Perois, CPP, PSP, PCI, Senior Vice President, Risk & Co, Bahrain
  • David Moore, President & CEO, AcuTech Consulting Group, USA
  • Sami Al Ajmi, Manager, Saudi Aramco, KSA

The Three Pillars Approach: Effective Staff Travel Safety Systems for Today’s International Business
Presented by:

  • Scott Ruddick, Director, Security Services, MEDA, Canada
  • Steve Ritchie, Founder, Risk Visibility, Canada

What’s the Difference Between Crisis Management and Emergency Response?
Presented by:

  • Stephan Engel, Managing Director, Regester Larkin Middle East, UAE

Supply Chain Security: "From Credo to Grave"
Presented by:

  • Carlos Velez, Global Security Director, Johnson & Johnson, USA

Integrating Physical and IT Security in Enterprise Environment
Presented by:

  • Ammar A. Al-Mubayedh, Saudi Aramco, KSA

Re-Thinking All Hazards Risk Assessments
Presented by:

  • Michael Edgerton, CPP, Principal, Good Harbour International Consulting, UAE

Security without Borders
Presented by:

  • Kevin Daly, Chief Executive Officer, Maxxess-Systems, USA

Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack
Presented by:

  • Dr. Jennifer Hesterman (Colonel, USAF, ret.), Academic Author, Taylor & Francis Group, Qatar

In Harm’s Way: Building Successfully Integrated Travel Risk Management, Crisis Response, and Evacuation Capabilities
Presented by:

  • Marne Smith, Director of Building Operations and HSSE, Texas A&M University, Qatar
  • Scott Hume, Associate Director, Global Rescue, USA

A Balancing Act: Building a Robust Aviation Security Solution Whilst Maintaining a Seamless Passenger Journey
Presented by:

  • Waqar Mohamed, Regional Aviation Manager, G4S, UAE


Tuesday, 17 February

Education - the Forgotten Protective Security Measure for Critical National Infrastructure
Presented by:

  • Andy (Frank) Davis, CPP, Managing Director, Trident Manor, UK

Mental Security
Presented by:

  • Mohammed Qahtani, System Analyst, Industrial Security Support Department, Saudi Aramco, KSA

Inside Information - Terrorist Use of Intelligence
Presented by:

  • Paul Burke, National Security Leader, Middle East & Africa, IBM, UAE

Strategic Thinking about Integrated Risk Management
Presented by:

  • Bruce McIndoe, CEO, iJET International, USA
  • Ryan Greyling, Chief Security Officer EMEA, Honeywell, UAE

Non-Standard Behaviour Detection: Risk from Insider
Presented by:

  • Pramod Bhatt, Director, Sanofi, India

HR in Security - Commit to a Higher Standard
Presented by:

  • Alanood A. Al-Rabiah, Project Lead, Saudi Aramco, KSA

Detection, Delay and Response – Designing an Effective Physical Protection System
Presented by:

  • Sorin Pudroschi, Regional Physical Protection Lead EAME, Pacific-Northwest-National-Laboratory/DOE/NNSA, USA

Preparing an Enterprise Security Plan Addressing Middle East Cyber Threats & Risks
Presented by:

  • Ali Pabrai, CEO, ecfirst, USA

Will Hotels Continue to be the Preferred Soft Target of the Future?
Presented by:

  • Andy Williams, CPP, Senior Partner, Temi Group, Finland

Blast Mitigation Measures – Detailed Look at Products and Approaches to Protect Against Explosions
Presented by:

  • Hollice Stone, President, Stone Security Engineering, USA

Resilience: Beyond Security
Presented by:

  • Andrew Palmer, Author and Resilience Expert, UK

Holistic Physical Security Using Risk Analysis Methods
Presented by:

  • Bödvar Tomasson, Division Manager, EFLA Consulting Engineers, Iceland

Global Screening: Close Security Gaps and Reduce Risks
Presented by:

  • Dan Shoemaker, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA and APAC, HireRight, USA

Private Security in High Risk Environments
Presented by:

  • Dr. Marc Siegel, Commissioner ASIS GSI, ASIS International Global Standards Initiative, Belgium

Technology & Solutions Theatre

Empowering People and Organizations through Technology Enabled Processes
Presented by:

  • David Nicholls, Business Development Executive, Track24, UAE

PSIM (Physical Security Information Management)
Presented by:

  • Ranjan Maini, CPP, President, Apex Security Consultants, UAE

Presentation on INTERPOL World
Presented by:

  • Patricia Chong, Marketing Communications Manager, Singapore

Modern Surveillance Threat
Presented by:

  • Jason Miles Dibley, Technical Director, QCC Global Ltd., UK

A Holistic Approach to Perimeter Security
Presented by:

  • Kenneth M. White, PSP, Managing Director, Ameristar Fence, USA

HID Mobile Access Solution
Presented by:

  • Siva Shankar Maheswaran, End User Consultants Manager, HID Global GmbH, UAE

Damaged, Faulty or End of Lifecycle Hard Drives, Solid State Drives and Data Tape
Presented by:

  • Jason McMillen, Business Development and Sales Manager, Garner Products, Inc., USA

Five Must Have Tools in A Young Professional's Career Toolbox (Panel Discussion)
Presented by:

  • Mirza Husein, CPP, GEMS Education-Safecor ’s Security Trainer & Operation, UAE
  • Fatima Alnowais, Abu Dhabi Young Professionals representative, ASIS, UAE
  • Anna Hodgson, Associate at Good Harbor, UAE

Conceptions and Misconceptions of Women in Security
Presented by:

  • Priyanka Utham (Women in Security representative for Dubai)
  • Leah Sherwood (Women in Security representative for Abu Dhabi)

Panel discussion with:

  • Katie Shepherd (ASIS member)
  • Marium Strydom (Chairman of ASIS in Abu Dhabi)
  • Fatima Al Nowais (Security Intelligence Associate, TAQA)


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AC & Associates
AcuTech Consulting DMCC
Ameristar Perimeter Security
ASIS International
ASIS Women in Security
ASIS Young Professionals
Axis Communications
Britam Arabia
Garner Products, Inc.
Global Rescue
Global Verification Solutions
Maxxess Systems Europe Middle East
Nasatka Security
Nesma Security
Nesma Trading
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Arabia
QCC Global
Saudi Aramco
TimeKeeping Systems
Transguard Group