Eng. Arif Al Janahi

Director of Security Engineering, SIRA

Arif Al Janahi graduated from the higher colleges of technology in 1997 as an industrial electronics engineer. He worked with the Dubai police in different technical specialties, but his main role was city-wide project management. His current position is the Director of Security Engineering at SIRA, and he is a registered chartered security professional at the Security Institute. Arif is a strong believer in ‘knowledge is power’ in all fields.

The Security Industry Regulatory Agency (SIRA) was established in 2016 by a decree from HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. SIRA seeks to provide Dubai with the highest levels of safety and security through the implementation of international best practices in security systems, services and guards.

Dr Mohammad Alketbi

Managing Director, Forceis

Dr. Alketbi is the Founder and Managing Director at Forceis Integrated Security Systems, one of the top security integrators and provider of business security systems in the region. In 2019, he was elected by the security industry to become the Secretary General for SIRA, the first Security Association in the UAE aimed at connecting people within the security industry to foster a platform for knowledge exchange and development.

Alaa Dalghan

Director, Cognit DX

Alaa Dalghan is the Managing Director of Cognit DX, a boutique advisory firm specializing in technology strategy consulting, executive business advisory and digital transformation using IoT, AI/ML, Data Analytics and 5G. Alaa is a strategic thinker and creative innovator in business and technology with 15 years’ experience in developing technology innovation strategies across GCC/MENA. A thought leader in fields of IoT, Digital Transformation, Smart Cities Data science, AI/ML, Digital Urbanization, Industry 4.0 & other disruptive technologies; he has been a regular keynote speaker at major IoT and Smart Cities conferences.

Aluisio Figueiredo


As Intelligent Security Systems’ Chief Executive Officer, Aluisio Figueiredo is responsible for the day-to-day operations of ISS as well as overseeing the strategic development and execution of the company’s corporate and product plans. Aluisio has been integral to the worldwide expansion of ISS, having overseen staff development and product rollouts in North and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. He has a well-proven ability to motivate staff, and at the same time combines a gift for entrepreneurial flair with a brass tacks ability to manage the bottom line. Along with his well-honed business skills, he also has a deep understanding of technology, having held positions in the past as a software engineer, systems analyst, and IT manager at various companies, including the ACME Group and Tecnovia Information Systems. Originally from Brazil, Aluisio earned his MBA from Rutgers University and his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Sao Paulo.

Fredy Issa

Managing Director of BCD International

With a career spanning over 15 years, Fredy managed sales initiatives across many different countries and cultures through Europe as well as Middle East and Africa. Six of those years leading sizeable, and largely remote-based sales teams, taking a hands-on approach in guiding sales activities and improving operational efficiencies. Most of his career expertise has been attained through diverse verticals including Healthcare, Security and IT. In 2012, Fredy relocated to Dubai with a task to trailblaze EMC’s Surveillance business for the Gulf region before being promoted to General Manager for the Middle East, Turkey, Russia and Africa Region. Today Fredy is the Managing Director of BCD International.

Lewis Kenney

Director & Co-Founder, Hawkesmore

Lewis Kenney is a leading defence and security expert with over 12 years’ experience shaping the development of the Middle East defence & security sectors. Specific expertise in defence industrial development, technology capability expansion, international defence & security partnerships and delivering multinational & complex defence & security programmes. Hawkesmore specialises in bringing the best emerging technologies to the Middle East, driving partnerships, investments and funding in technology applications across the defence, security & healthcare sectors.