A number of well-known experts will attend the conference, participate in round-table discussions and present some workshops. The following is the list of confirmed people who will attend:

 

Brian Fitzgerald
Chief Scientist, Lero

Title: Inner Source: The Bazaar Inside the Cathedral (*)
Abstract: Over the past 20 years, the Open Source Software (OSS) phenomenon has revolutionized the software industry with the emergence of a host of innovative ‘category killer’ open source products. However, the next wave of revolution will come from adopting the open source processes and practices within organizations. Many leading organizations around the world are now seeking to implement inner source. This talk will discuss experiences and lessons learned.
Bio: Brian Fitzgerald is Chief Scientist at Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre. He also holds an endowed professorship, the Krehbiel Chair in Innovation in Business & Technology, at the University of Limerick, Ireland. His publications include 14 books and over 150 peer-­‐reviewed articles in the leading international journals and conferences in both the Information Systems and Software Engineering fields. Before taking up an academic position, he worked in the software industry for about 12 years. 

 

Tan King Ing, K.M.N.
Open Source Consultant, Abyres Group of Companies

Title: The Malaysian OSS Deployment Strategies and Practices. (*)
Abstract: Malaysia has been implementing The Public Sector OSS Program since 2004 with impactful contributions not only to Public Sector Transformation but also to the National Growth Agenda through the creation of a local exporting OSS industry and a vibrant OSS community that accelerates the growth of a knowledge-based economy. This presentation discusses how the two-pronged strategy of the OSS Master Plan and the Open Source Competency Centre led by the Government and supported by the local ICT industry and the Universities within a shared Governance framework has constituted a winning national OSS deployment strategy.  The presentation also discusses the outcomes, challenges and future direction of the Malaysian OSS Program. In examining the spinoff effects of the Public Sector OSS Program on the private sector, the presentation provides a general view of the state of the resulting OSS industry and community.  The presentation concludes with a more detailed study of a leading OSS Group of Companies in Malaysia to uncover the successful OSS deployment strategies and practices in the Malaysian private sector.
Bio: Tan King Ing currently serves as the Open Source Consultant in The Abyres Group Of Companies. Her primary responsibilities include advising on Company’s mission, goals, and objectives as well as creating programs to the Board of Directors to raise customer base and market segments. She also improves organizational communication, partnership opportunities and relationships and work performance including original OSS ecosystem assessment and advice on tender bidding as well as employee coaching.  She still provides OSS advisory services to MAMPU as and when requested.

 

Chris DiBona
Director of Open Source and Making & Science, Google

Title: Open source in Governments. (*)
Abstract: In this talk, Chris will discuss the use of open source in Governments, including his early experience with the US government. The talk will review current trends in open source use and opportunities presented to the world’s governments. He will not only cover traditional topics like Android and Linux but will explain how projects like Tensorflow, Go, Kubernetes and more can be productively used to create more responsive and scalable government services. 
Bio: Chris DiBona is the Director of Open Source and Making & Science at Google HQ in Mountain View, CA. The Open Source team oversees license compliance and supports the open source developer community through programs such as the Google Summer of Code and the release of open source software projects and patches. Through his Making & Science team, he has released projects like Science Journal and distributed hundreds of thousands of sets of safety gear at Maker Faires the world over. A number of Google’s standards are administered in his group, and he is the lead for Google patent search vertical. Mr. DiBona is an internationally known and long time advocate of open source software and related methodologies. He is a visiting scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management and, has a Masters in software engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Additionally, he serves as an advisor to some firms, most of which are in the open hardware and making space. As of 2015, he is serving a two-year term sitting on the US Commerce Department's Data Advisory Council.
Before joining Google, Mr. DiBona was an editor and author for the venerable website Slashdot.org. Additionally, he co-edited the award-winning essay compilations "Open Sources" and "Open Sources 2.0" and writes for several publications. He was the host of Floss Weekly with Leo Laporte and made some appearances on TechTV's "The Screensavers" and on the Cranky Geeks. He occasionally appears on the This Week in Tech and the This Week in Google podcasts. 
His personal blog can be found via http://dibona.com, and he can be reached via email via chris(at)dibona.com. Also available is a profile on Wikipedia, IMDB and Twitter feed which you can follow.

 

Tighe Flanagan
Senior Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
Title: The Wikipedia Education Program (*)
Abstract: For over ten years, teachers have been using Wikipedia to teach their students 21st-century reading, writing, and research skills. At the same time, these students have made valuable contributions to Wikipedia and its sister knowledge projects, improving and translating articles, illustrating concepts, and even adding video and sound recordings. The Wikipedia Education Program emerged at the Wikimedia Foundation to support people around the world deploy Wikipedia as a teaching tool inside their classroom for the mutual benefit of the students and free knowledge.
Bio: Tighe Flanagan leads Wikipedia Education Program team at the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikipedia Education Program aims to increase the quality, quantity, and diversity of articles available on the free online encyclopedia. In the Middle East and North Africa, the program partners with educators and institutions to increase contributions to the Arabic language Wikipedia. Tighe has a background in education, international development, and ICT with a particular focus on the Arab world. He has previously worked at the World Bank, the Global Partnership for Education, and as a web development entrepreneur. He received his master’s degree from Georgetown University in Arab Studies (2012) and his bachelor’s degree from Franklin College Switzerland in Visual Communication Arts minoring in French and Literature (2006). Tighe was an English teacher in rural Jordan for two years where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2006–2008, and where he first learned Arabic.

 

Alexandre Zapolsky
CEO and co-founder, LINAGORA
Title: French expertise in E-Government (*)
Abstract: According to United Nations E-Gov Survey 2014, France ranks 4th over 193 countries in online services delivery and 1st in Europe. Service-Public.fr is the typical showcase of French expertise in E-Government through administrative simplification for citizens and companies. One of the major contributions to this success is French policy to give priority to open source alternatives in a systematic fashion.
Bio: Alexandre Zapolsky is the CEO and co-founder of LINAGORA. President of the National Federation of Open Source Software Industries (FNILL) which brings together the professionals of Open Source Software in France. Board member of the professional syndicate for French digital ecosystem, named "Syntec Numérique". President of the Syntec Numérique 's international commission. Chairman of the special Working Group « Export » of the National Strategy Committee from Digital State Department. Chairman of the Alumni Association from the Postgraduate Course of Economic Development Studies.

 

Dr. Bader Al-Manthari
Director General of the Information Security Division at ITA
Title: Open source tools for Cybersecurity (*)
Abstract: Open-source software may not sound compatible with the idea of strong cybersecurity, but the Information Technology Authority in Oman sees such software, which anyone can tinker with, as a possible tool for defending government networks from both online thieves and professional cyberspies. Open-source software often gives users the right to change its code to suit their purposes, as well as to share or give away copies. That means the Oman government could modify such software to suit its cybersecurity needs.
Bio: 
Dr. Bader holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Queen’s University (Canada) with Grade A, First Class Distinction. He joined the Information Technology Authority (ITA) beginning of 2010, and since then he has worked on many national projects regarding Information Security and national initiatives related to Information Technology. Dr.Bader is currently a member of many national and international committees including the Academic Committee of the University of Oman, Program Advisory Committee for the IT Program at Arab Open University, the Research Grant and Evaluation Committee for the Information and Communication Sector at the Research Council, the Evaluation Criteria Review and Enhancement Committee of His Majesty Award for eGovernment, Steering Committee of the Information Security Management, Steering Committee of the Public Key Infrastructure project, Steering Committee of the Government Cloud, Steering Committee of ITA Business Continuity Management, the Omani Inventors Steering Committee, and ITA Virtual Academy. Dr. Bader is also a member of the Program Committee of the Intelligent Cloud Computing Conference (ICC 2014) and a member of the Technical Program Committees in more than ten highly ranked international conferences. Also, he serves as a professional referee in more than 65 international conferences, journals and awards in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). He has also given more than 40 lectures and speeches both nationally and internationally on various topics in ICT. Furthermore, Dr. Bader is certified ITIL, SABSA, and ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management.

 

Abdullah Hamood Al-Raqadi
Director General of Information Technology, Ministry of Health
Title: Open Source adoption in Oman Ministry of Health
Abstract: The initial years of the new millennium were quite crucial to Ministry of Health due to many developments both nationally and internationally. The world was just recovering from the much discussed and hyped trauma of “Y2K problem”, with many experts around the globe on the eve of it was describing it as the “dooms day” even after enterprises had spent many millions of dollars to avoid it. As evident much of this panic was due to the propriety software and hidden application logic. During this period MOH was also struggling with the locked propriety HIS software used at Royal Hospital - a model which found quite unsustainable and inextensible to around 250+ other institutions due to spiraling cost, lack of flexibility, and freedom in customizing and extending the software. Ministry had just made the strategic decision and set-up an in-house development team to develop a HIS for its use so that the huge licensing cost incurred for third party software could be avoided. Due to the lack of a reliable and fast national extensive network, we would have to maintain a distributed server infrastructure which was running Windows NT and 2000 server operating system. The emergence of an open source operating system for our backend servers in the form of Linux was an incredibly fascinating promise to us, and we grabbed it with both hands which resulted in setting us a high-availability cluster server for running the Al-Shifa HIS at Al-Nahda Hospital in 2002 and a network domain with samba software. It was quite a huge success and an eye-opener for us. We discovered not just a reduction in our TCO, but some unexpected benefits freedom of choice, security, flexibility, customizability, interoperability and maintainability of our infrastructure. This event was a birth of an era, and at present, we are running an infrastructure with more than 400 of our business critical 24x7 servers entirely on multiple flavors of Linux. Linux was just beginning. Since the Linux adoption, MOH is using open source mail servers. Initially, we adopted the Suse Mail, which then got migrated to Zimba Mail in 2010. Since 2010 most of our software development activities are also happening either fully or mostly on open source stack, and we intend to showcase some of these products and technologies in workshop and exhibition sessions here. There was a learning curve, and most importantly we succeeded in building a very competent team of IT professionals who can manage and enhance our experience with the FOSS, which I believe is crucial to the FOSS initiative.
Bio: Mr. Abdullah Al Raqadi joined the Ministry of Health in Oman in the year 1987. As an experienced official in the field of healthcare IT, he currently serves as the Director General of Information Technology at the Ministry. He also functions as a chairperson and member in a variety of taskforces and committee. He has also presented papers at various conferences in Oman and other parts of the world. Abdullah had completed his higher studies in the UK, from where he achieved his  BA in theInformation Technology concertation and a B.Sc. in Computing.

 

Dr. Ahmed Al-Maashri
Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University
Title: The Long and Inevitable Road to FOSS Deployment in Oman: Opportunities, Challenges, and Caveats (*)
Abstract: Many governments around the world are encouraging and supporting the national adoption of FOSS in public and private sectors. FOSS solutions offer a number of benefits, including a high potential for job creation through local software customization and the establishment of SMEs, the growth of local IT skills, vendor lock-in prevention, improved security, and reduced licensing, installation, and running costs. In Oman, ITA has taken the lead - along with other institutions such as SQU - in raising awareness about FOSS and paving the way for adequate infrastructure and capacity building. To consolidate the efforts of ITA and other institutions and to ensure the continuity and sustainability of FOSS adoption, it is a must to develop a roadmap that would lay a solid foundation for a set of initiatives for a FOSS deployment at the national level. 
In this talk, Dr. Ahmed Al-Maashri will first summarize a number of experiences around the world, from which the team has benefited from and incorporated in the roadmap. Then, we will present the current status of FOSS in both public and private sectors. One of the tools that was used to discern the local status is a survey that was never done before in the Sultanate with such scale, details, and in-depth analysis. We also share five deployment domains that we have identified based on the local potentials and current status. These domains are looked after by an entity that we propose and refer to as the "Center of Excellence." This Center of Excellence is the main driver of a successful national FOSS deployment, which would guarantee to achieve the expected outcomes of such deployment. Finally, the talk gives an overview of both short and long term benefits of FOSS deployment in Oman. We also, highlight the challenges and risks that must be properly addressed to avoid any setbacks.
Bio: Dr. Ahmed Al-Maashri holds an MSc in Information Systems and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Sultan Qaboos University. He has published over 30 journals and conference papers in the areas of Computer Architecture, Reconfigurable Computing, Embedded Systems, Digital Logic, and Wireless Networking. Ahmed’s recent focus is on embedded vision systems and designing a hardware accelerator to speed up the performance of such systems. Dr. Ahmed is a firm believer and an advocate of FPGAs, where he conducted workshops and seminars on the use of FPGAs in academia and Industry. Additionally, he is a solid supporter of FOSS solutions. Ahmed is a senior IEEE member and is the founder and current Chair of the IEEE Oman Computer Chapter, and the Publicity Officer of IEEE Oman Section.

 

Huzaifa Sidhpurwala
Principal Product Security Engineer, Red Hat
Title: Open Source Security (*)
Abstract: Detractors of open source software often point to its broad developer base and open source code as a potential security risk. Unlike any other closed-source software deployment, open source software often comes under more scrutiny. Ever since FOSS came to be widely used in the enterprise, there have been doubts, questions and even concerns about its security. This talk aims to bust some of these myths and talks about how open source can be more secure than closed source!
Bio: 
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala is a Principal Product Security Engineer working with Red Hat Product Security Team for the last ten years. Have been involved with most high profile security issues like Heartbleed, Shellshock, etc. He is a part of various open source security teams/groups like The Mozilla Project, WebKit, PHP, Python, LibreOffice, Samba, MariaDB, Xorg, etc. A regular contributor to the Fedora project for the last ten years. Speaks about various security topics a lot of conferences around the world.

Yantisa Akhadi
Project Manager, Humanitarian Open Street Map
Title: Lesson Learned on Growing OpenStreetMap Data (*)

Abstract: In the past five years, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) have been playing a key role in spreading, teaching and inspiring the use and contribution of OpenStreetMap data in Indonesia. This program which focuses on disaster data preparedness has contributed significantly to open geographic data in national level. This talk will tell the story how it begins, grows, and its future course.
Bio: Yantisa Akhadi is the Project Manager of Humanitarian Open StreetMapTeam (HOT) in Indonesia. He is currently leading eight talented individuals to promote the use of OpenStreetMap, QGIS, and InaSAFE in humanitarian response and economic development. In the past years, HOT Indonesia have been pioneering the use of open geospatial data in Disaster Risk Reduction effort throughout Indonesia.

 

Dilip Thomas
Founder, CEO – Aikon Labs
Title: The role of Open Source in Making of Verve Platform (*)

Abstract: Verve is a stakeholder engagement platform. It was conceived, designed and built entirely by the team of Aikon Labs based in Pune, hasIndia under the leadership of founder director Dilip Thomas who is an entrepreneur and has a passion for building systems based on open source. In the making of Verve, Dilip and team have used open source software which has tremendously helped him in several ways. The topic aims at young software engineers and those who are aspiring to make software products to have an understanding on how they can depend on creating essential building blocks of their products using FOSS(Free & open source software). Dilip intends to talk about various challenges that they have faced in choosing the technology platforms which have lead them to a series of successes and failures that they have gone through before they have successfully built their last platform.
Bio: Dilip is an Entrepreneur who is involved in many startups and has over 30 years of experience inclusive of a string of pioneering innovations in which some has succeeded and some have failed. He is a mentor to many startups and is an evangelist & volunteer of the startup ecosystem and a staunch believer of the Open Source movement. Dilip is currently bootstrapping Aikon Labs (http://aikonlabs.com/) whose platform Verve is a Stakeholder Engagement platform. One of its customer initiatives has figured in a Harvard Business School case study. Dilip is a Graduate in Mathematics and is a fellow at iSPIRT, the software product industry think-tank. 

 

Mukesh Arora
Chief Operations Officer, IMTAC LLC
Title: Use of IoT in monitoring and control of water treatment and distribution network (*)

Abstract: The presentation will cover how IoT technologies can be applied from the flow of incoming water to a treatment plant, process automation and its efficient distribution in the urban area.
Bio: Mukesh Arora is currently the Chief Operations Officer at IMTAC LLC. He is an Engineer with 32 years of experience in the Engineering and IT industry. In his previous roles, he has been involved in the introduction of Internet and GSM infrastructure in Oman. More recently he has been spending substantial time in shaping the IoT (Internet of Things) vision for IMTAC. Mukesh has been involved in a number of IoT project in the water, facilities, power distribution, municipality services and manufacturing sector in the growth markets of APAC including India. 

Workshops

 

Saifuddin Nair bin Abdullah
Chief Technology Officer, Abyres Group Of Companies
Workshop Title: Cloud Computing & BigData, The Future Innovation Catalyst. (*)
Abstract: Since its inception, information technology has been exclusively available for technology companies, large organizations, government, and educational institutions. That was until the emergence of cloud computing in a process many call the “democratization” of information technology. With an ever-expanding reach to the masses, a significant reduction in cost and an abundant choice of applications available, you can be truly empowered to leverage the best of existing technology, often without spending a penny on an initial investment. Future innovation has a catalyst,  definitely is big data and cloud computing is the enabler to empower big data analytics. 
Bio: Mr. Saifuddin Nair is a pioneer one in open sources implementation in Malaysia. He is a contributing open-source developer and also an open source evangelist. Starting the year 2000 until now, he is actively involved in some open source communities and also in open source business development as a C.I.O in Abyres Group Of Company. He helped to architect some big data solution including one named DRSA for the Malaysian government. He is now in the mid of designing Cloud and Big Data integration platform that enables easy utilization of big data analytics.

 

Musallam Al-Farsi
Project Manager, The Research Council (TRC)
Workshop Title: Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN) (*)
Abstract: OMREN (Oman Research and Education Network) Project is a TRC (The Research Council) initiative to build a high-speed network between universities and research centers to enable collaboration and innovation. The presentation will show how OMREN utilized OSS in most of its solutions to provide the needed services like single sign-on, Video conferencing and network management. Also, it will give an insight about how it managed OSS systems with minimal resources utilizing collaboration between developers and users and some industry best practices.
Bio: Musallam Said Al-Farsi is a systems engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in telecommunication and projects management. He is currently the Telecommunication Projects Manager at the Research Council for Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN). He has managed projects in the fields of broadcasting, Satellite communication, Spectrum monitoring, Integrating IT systems, Radars, Aviation and National infrastructure. He contributed to the development and integration of many software systems like Oman News Gathering system, Advanced spectrum management system, Civil Aviation air navigation, and communication system. He has tested and recommended many OSS for scientific, engineering and production purposes. Because of his science and engineering adventure habit, he contributed to the development of some signals processing measurements devices. He is also an active member of the Royal Amateur Radio Society and has given lectures about Radio communication regulations, safety, and EMI hazards. He is doing research in multidisciplinary fields to evaluate the integration of new technologies and methods to solve problems related to environment and society.

 

Céline Zapolsky, Chief Business Development Officer
Linagora Company
Workshop Title:  Open Source Social Cloud Platform (*)
Abstract: OpenPaaS is a reliable social platform in the cloud, built to encourage collaboration and teamwork inside an easy and great user experience. OpenPaaS aims to re-conciliate our new communication trends and integrates all the tools each of us needs to build a great enterprise social network. Discuss with your colleagues and partners using message system, instant messaging, video conference and so more! Invite your clients, find the experts you need, collaborate with everyone and maintain control of your own data.

 

Warith Al Maawali
Founder and CEO, Eagle Eye Digital Solutions 
Title: Linux Kodachi (*)
Abstract: Many of Internet users have basic knowledge of protecting their online privacy. The idea was to create a simple yet efficient Operating System to secure your online identity simply by plug and play. Linux Kodachi was developed to provide an easy way for average users to encrypt and anonymize Internet traffic which will eventually keep the users safe from intruders. The talk will cover the importance of online privacy, why open source tools for online privacy, how open source projects were utilized for online privacy and how these tools were integrated into a single Operating System.
Bio: Founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Digital Solutions, an Omani Cyber Security company, specialized in Penetration Testing and InfoSec solutions. Warith has over 20 years of experience in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics fields. He has contributed to open source community with several projects that can be found at https://www.digi77.com.

 

Ministry of Health
Workshop Title:  FOSS in healthcare – a full stack application development and deployment experience (*)
Abstract: Ministry of Health open source development and deployment technology stack which will be covered during the workshop consists of the following:

  • OS, HA and Networking: Redhat and Oracle Linux, Redhat Cluster Manager, Samba
  • DBMS: PostgreSQL, Oracle MySQL
  • Web and App Servers: Apache Webserver, Apache Tomcat and JBoss
  • Java Development: Spring Framework, Hibernate, Maven, Eclipse IDE
  • Testing Tools: jUnit, jMeter, Selenium
  • Source Control: Git
  • UI Development: AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, Grunt
  • EAI: ActiveMQ, Apache Camel
 

Fahad Amer Al-Saidi
FOSS Project Specialist, Information Technology Authority
Workshop Title: House of Open Source Technology Project (*)
Abstract: It is part of the FOSS Program of Information Technology Authority (ITA) to support local FOSS communities in Oman and link them with international communities. The approach is to identify some international active FOSS software/projects and extend or customized them by Omani FOSS developers. Those developers are taken from the local FOSS communities for a particular period, and they will be mentored by an international expert, hosted in Oman. ITA has selected ten talented students/graduates with required skills for 2015 program.  Furthermore, a FOSS project has been chosen to be localized in six months. The successful candidates were supervised by an expert who was closely working with them to ensure skills development under his supervision. More information about the program and some expected outcomes will be demonstrated at the talk. 
Bio:Fahad Al-Saidi is a GNU/Linux supporter in the Arab community. He is the founder of itwadi.com which is one of the best websites specialized in Free Software in Arabic. Fahad has translated and published hundreds of articles about Open Source in Arabic. In 2012, Fahad wrote and published his first book “Know Free & Open Source Software” in Arabic. He works in his free time to add Arabic support to the FOSS software. Fahad is now working as the project manager for National initiative to support Free Software in Information Technology Authority, Oman.

Tighe Flanagan
Senior Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
Title: How to use Wikipedia in the classroom (*)
Abstract: Incorporating Wikipedia into the classroom provides a very different kind of online experience for your students. Essentially, you put them in the driver’s seat. By giving students more control over a project’s outcome, you are encouraging them to be producers, rather than just consumers, of information. This reversal of roles ultimately helps student master content.
Bio: Tighe Flanagan leads Wikipedia Education Program team at the Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikipedia Education Program aims to increase the quality, quantity, and diversity of articles available on the free online encyclopedia. In the Middle East and North Africa, the program partners with educators and institutions to increase contributions to the Arabic language Wikipedia. Tighe has a background in education, international development, and ICT with a particular focus on the Arab world. He has previously worked at the World Bank, the Global Partnership for Education, and as a web development entrepreneur. He received his master’s degree from Georgetown University in Arab Studies (2012) and his bachelor’s degree from Franklin College Switzerland in Visual Communication Arts minoring in French and Literature (2006). Tighe was an English teacher in rural Jordan for two years where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2006–2008, and where he first learned Arabic.

Othman Al Mandhari
Co-Founder & CEO, InnoTech
Workshop title: How FOSS and open source societies contribute to the industry (3D Printing Industry) (*)
Abstract: 3D Printing industry is booming all around the world, and FOSS software is playing a crucial part of the industry. This workshop will demonstrate how FOSS and open source societies contribute to the industry. Examples in this workshop are the FAB Foundation.
Bio: Othman Al Mandhari is a Co-Founder and the CEO of InnoTech for manufacturing services. InnoTech was founded in 2013 to be the first company in the GCC to provide low volume production. The aim of this service is to help GCC entrepreneurs make their ideas into real products in the market. Othman is also a founder of the FO3S society in SQU.

Yantisa Akhadi
Project Manager, Humanitarian Open Street Map
Title: How to use OpenStreetMap platform & Data (*)

Abstract: Usage of  OSM data includes mainly map visualization, geocoding, routing, statistics and spatial analysis in general. The OSM data processing step involves quality assurance, monitoring, homogenization, and consolidation. This process is mainly based on a stack of tools as well as a set of rules and ontology. 
Bio: Yantisa Akhadi is the Project Manager of Humanitarian Open StreetMapTeam (HOT) in Indonesia. He is currently leading eight talented individuals to promote the use of OpenStreetMap, QGIS, and InaSAFE in humanitarian response and economic development. In the past years, HOT Indonesia have been pioneering the use of open geospatial data in Disaster Risk Reduction effort throughout Indonesia.

 

Yasir Nafees
Director, Eon IT
Workshop Title: Using Open-Source to Address Modern day security problems (*)
Abstract: Security Analyst via Big Data, Real power of MongoDB, Power of Ubuntu, How to address critical security issues using Big Data, LogPoint – better together, Building on the Best of Relational with the Innovations of NoSQL, Expressive Query Language & Secondary Indexes, Scalability & Performance, Enterprise Management & Integration, How to use Open-Source to address modern day security problems, How it all work, Putting it together & Success stories Globally and in Oman.
Bio: Mr. Yasir is working in the field of Open Source and information security for over eight years. He is an active member of Eon Service delivery team. An organized, dedicated, diligent, hardworking and efficient individual with over six years of experience in managing very challenging situations as a manager. He holds a computer science degree, and he possesses strong business knowledge. He brings a tremendous amount of penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, incident handling and Open Source. He is also leading the team of security professional to help customers deploy security solutions including, data leak prevention, data encryption, and log correlation. Mr. Yasir has planning and execution capabilities and worked as a Project Manager in many ISO 9001 and 27001 implementation within the region. He is also specialized in providing ISO/IEC 27001/ BS7799 Information Security Management System (ISMS) consultancy services. He also has experience of working as trainers for ISMS-related training. Being one of the core team members of the ISMS project, Yasir has hands-on implementation and maintenance experience. As a certified ISO/IEC 27001 ISMS  auditor, he performs ISMS audits to check for security compliance and to seek for continual ISMS improvement. Mr. Yasir tenders the blend of best experience and qualification in the industry. He has successfully managed teams with “effective” management and communication skills. His strengths include active team Management and participation and ability to get the job done on time and adapt to new technologies quickly. He possesses strong analytical, problem solving and excellent communication skills with the capacity to express and listen to different ideas. 

 (*) : Please note that the title and the abstract of presentations or workshops may slightly change.
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