Rania Wehbi | DigiTrans 2018

Rania Wehbi

Business Unit Manager - Software & Industry Solutions

Rania Wehbi is the Software & Industry Solutions leader for GBM Abu Dhabi. Rania boasts over a decade of experience in Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual reality, Cloud & Managed Services, and IT Strategy.

Rania is an experienced professional focused on driving profitable business while spearheading transformation to achieve GBM’s business goals. Rania has a track record in establishing culture of excellence through building and managing high performance teams.

Rania holds Master’s degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from American University of Beirut. She has successfully completed strategy executive program ‘Executing Strategy For Results’ from London Business School, and most recently ‘Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme’ from Said Business School, University of Oxford.

KUMAR PRASOON | DigiTrans 2018


Group Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Enterprise Digital Leader 2017 by MIT Sloan Review and the Khaleej Times, Kumar Prasoon is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for a prominent retail chain and honored as one of the Global Topmost CIOs in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Asia and also at the international level. In this prominent role, he makes technology recommendations for the group’s executive management on the aspects of Fuzzy Analytics, Business Intelligence; BigData, IoT /IIoT, BlockChain, cloud computing, enterprise 2.0, integrated systems architecture and virtualization.Being the founder of Fuzzy Analytics Framework and Modern Industrial Complex Mathematical Calculus for Emerging Technologies , Kumar is also the global leading Industry Researcher , Scientist and Technology Evangelist for Smart Systems , Smart Retailing , Smart Cities , Smart Parking , Smart Engineering , Smart Instrumentation , Smart Metering and Industry Quantum Mechanics employing the Modern Emerging Technologies. He chairs as an advisory board member with numerous national and international consortiums in the capacity of consulting, research and bringing supreme Industry Innovations. Another strong facet is his contribution to the Academia Sector for the Global Universities from Far East to West where he has mentored , coached and executed successful projects with hundreds of incumbents in Bachelors , Masters and Doctorates in Engineering , IT , Business and Management in the areas of Emerging Technologies , Emerging Markets and Emerging Systems.

Dr Mohammad Khaled | DigiTrans 2018

Dr Mohammad Khaled

Government Expert, Futurist and IT Digital Transformations, Government of UAE, Abu Dhabi

Dr. Mohammad Khaled is the Futurist, Digital Transformation, Information Security Experts, and Corporate Excellence with responsibility for Digital Transformation, Information Security, Excellency and innovation. He worked in IT and services transformations along with the Information Security at several mega government organizations, including Department of Energy, Regulation & Supervision Bureau, ALROWAD IT Solutions, Subsidiary of the Privatizations Group of Ministry of Interior), Department of Finance and Abu Dhabi Police. Notable is his 16 years as transformations for previous company & description. He received PhD first of its domain and aligned with, special training, study abroad in discipline or field from British University in Dubai. Dr. Mohammad Khaled professional interests focus on Artificial Intelligent, Block chain, Smart Safe City, Cyber Security and Resilience, Future Accelerations, Future foresight and Innovation, and he handled recognized projects and publications on IT and business field.

Safdar Zaman | DigiTrans 2018

Safdar Zaman

Safdar Zaman, a recognized ICT leader with more than 18 years’ experience in Digital transformation, IT Processes, IT Security, Project Management, AI, Big Data and IT Governance. Safdar Zaman is currently the Head of IT Strategy and Governance in Nakheel PJSC, a leader in developing iconic innovative landmark projects in Dubai where he successfully drafted and executed a turnaround strategy to transform IT from predominantly service delivery to a strategic business enabler.

Safdar started his career in Banking Software Company and has served different technical and managerial positions and advanced to the position of IT Strategy and Governance Head. During his 18 years career he participated in numerous challenging initiatives across cloud and digital transformation computing with block chain, AI, Bitcoin, SAAS, PAAS and IAAS, Big Data, Virtualizations, Security, ERP, Business Processes Enhancements (Lean Six Sigma) and smart data business transformations. He has successfully managed several innovative and challenging projects across Oil and Gas, Real Estate, Hospitality and services sectors.

Safdar holds in addition to PGMP, PMP, ITIL, COBIT, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CISSP, ISO27001, ISO2000, CISSP, CEH certificates and a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.

Key Achievements & Awards

Achieved and recognized as the leader, enabler and achiever by numerous organizations during his career not limited to below

• Speaker in several seminars and panel discussions round table conferences and events.

• Strong strategic relationships with major vendors that acknowledged Nakheel’s technical innovation and promoted Nakheel’s image.

• Business transformation programs executions through technology innovations

• IT strategies executions with exceeding the business case and ROI scores

• IT Governance, PMO, Service Deliveries frameworks rollout and implementations

MANUEL SEVILLA | DigiTrans 2018


Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, Business Services, Capgemini

Manuel Sevilla is Chief Digital Officer of Capgemini Business Services. He is in charge of building B2B platforms using digital ledger technologies. During his more than 20 years of career, he has held key positions in the areas of business intelligence, big data, data science, cloud, automation, blockchain, innovation, enterprise architecture and delivery. Manuel has an extensive experience in the sectors of banking (payment, credit cards, compliance…), insurance (life, property and casualty, re-insurance), manufacturing, automotive, energy (retail, gas, electricity) and retail. Manuel is used to drive innovation and disruption initiatives and to help collaboration with fintechs, start-ups and scale-ups.

Arthur Dell, Chief Technology Officer, Veritas Technologies | DigiTrans 2018

Arthur Dell

Chief Technology Officer, Veritas Technologies

Arthur has held a number of senior positions at various large multinationals including BMW, Sun Microsystems, HP, Symantec and Citrix. He is currently the Emerging Markets Chief Technology Officer for Veritas. With 30 years’ experience in the IT industry he has extensive experience across Emerging Market countries with intimate understanding of market drivers and how these effect companies and their ability to compete. Arthur has a breadth of technology experience and a deep understanding of business trends and insights arising from technology disruption.

Mohnd ALTLAWI, Chief Analyst, Ajman Municipality & Planning Department | DigiTrans 2018


Chief Analyst, Ajman Municipality & Planning Department

Blockchain Enthusiast, Digital Strategist, Bitcoin professional and Chief Analyst in Ajman Municipality and Planning Dept.

More than 15 years with major results under his belt , Ajman Government Digital transformation leader, Strategic partner in Ajman AI strategy 2031 and chief analyst for Ajman Blockchain project. Storydoer and avid consumer of TED talks and Wired Magazine.

Anshul Srivastav, Chief Information Officer -Information Technology, Union Insurance Company | DigiTrans 2018

Anshul Srivastav

Chief Information Officer -Information Technology, Union Insurance Company

Anshul is a global technology leader who has been instrumental in driving technology transformations for businesses in the range of to multi Billion USD as revenues. He has been key player at organizations which have been on an average 30% growth year on year in a career spanning almost two decades .

Experience has been around taking up strategic technology initiatives, architecting, delivering and managing it at an enterprise level.

Anshul has several notable career accomplishments, wherein he has led, created and launched the key ecommerce, mobile and business intelligence initiatives for world's #1 insurance brand AXA in the fastest growing emerging markets of Asia Currently in a leadership role as Chief Information Officer Information Technology and Digital Officer, leading the IT Strategy, Technology Transformations, Analytics, software delivery, architecture and Cloud for Union Insurance (UAE and Oman) across all lines of Business (Life, General (P&C) and Health Insurance) Creating and Driving big strategic Initiatives aligning through IT transformation to deliver business value.

Ankit Satsangi, CISO & Head Of Cyber Security and Monitoring, Azizi Developments | DigiTrans 2018

Ankit Satsangi

CISO & Head Of Cyber Security and Monitoring, Azizi Developments

Ankit Satsangi is the CISO and Head of Cyber Security and Monitoring at Azizi Developments. In this capacity, he is responsible for all aspects of information and cyber security programs. He comes with extensive experience in offensive and defensive technologies and practices. Expertise in prevention from data breaches and leveraging threat intelligence to build a strong and proactive defense model. Awarded the Cyber Sentinels CISO Award, 2018.

Dr. Vinod Shukla, Assistant Professor - Information Technology, Amity University Dubai | DigiTrans 2018

Dr. Vinod Shukla

Assistant Professor - Information Technology, Amity University Dubai

• Vinod Kumar Shukla received PhD degree in computer science. He completed his post-graduation from U.P Technical University and graduated from Lucknow University.

• Successful completion of “General Management Programme” from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A)

• Along with teaching he has been actively involved with training and development program. Some for training conducted are as follows:

• Diploma programme, for the wards of CISF ( Central Industrial Security Force ), Ghaziabad

• Basic Training in Information Technology for the employees of Delhi Transco Limited (D.T.L)

• The "Training program" for the employees of Indian postal department in Megdoot Bhawan, Delhi.

• An exclusive Diploma course "Web designing and software development".

• Training of the networking students; Topics covered in training CCNA Exploration 4.0 Module 1 - Network Fundamentals.

• Training Program for The Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) is an Inter Service Organization functioning directly under the Ministry of Defence.(D.G.R)