Lt. Gen. Saif Abdullah Al Shaffar

Undersecretary, Ministry of Interior, UAE

Dr. Chuan Wang

Director General, Yinchuan Municipal Bureau of Big Data Management and Service, China

Dr. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti

Executive Director, Signals Intelligence Agency (SIA), UAE

Col. Faisal Al Shaibi

General Director for Strategy & The Future, Ministry of Interior, UAE

Dr. Jong Seong Hwang

Former VP - ICT Policy Division, Research Fellow - ICT Conversion Department for Smart City Projects, National Society Information Agency (NIA)

Dr. Jong-Sung Hwang is a lead researcher at the National Information Society Agency, in charge of smart city and Government 3.0. He also serves as a member of the Special Committee for Smart City of the Presidential Committee for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. He was a member of the Gov3.0 Committee from 2014 to 2017. Dr. Hwang also worked as a Chief Information Officer of the Seoul Metropolitan Government from 2011 to 2013. As a CIO of Seoul, he has made Seoul the best model for smart city recommended by the ITU. He was awarded the Order of Civil Merit, Camellia Medal by the Korean government in 2016. Dr. Hwang holds a Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree in Political Science from Yonsei University in Korea.

Yves Driesen

Chief Superintendent, Federal Judicial Police, Belgium

Anita Hazenberg

Director of Innovation Centre, Global Complex for Innovation, INTERPOL, Singapore

Chief Superintendent Anita Hazenberg took on the position of INTERPOL’s Director of the Innovation Directorate at the IGCI in Singapore in July 2017. In the National Police of the Netherlands, she worked as the Coordinator International Strategic Alliances and Deployment of the staff of the National Commissioner. She also was the Conference Director of ‘Pearls in Policing’, and responsible for International Management Development (IMD). Previously, she served as International Director of the School of Police Leadership in the Netherlands, Police and Human Rights Manager of the Council of Europe in France, and Director of European Network of Policewomen (ENP).

Anita Hazenberg has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare & Diversity Issues, and received her master’s Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from the VU University of Amsterdam. She also participated in the Top Management Course for the Dutch Military (LTD) and obtained her second Master’s degree in Change Management (SIOO).

Andrus Kaarelson

Director of Information System, Information Systems Authority, Estonia

Andrus Kaarelson is Director of Information System of the Information System Authority, where he is responsible for strategy and development of public e-services’ ecosystems and e-government platforms.

Mr. Kaarelson has over 20 years of experience in services development and Info Communication Technology based services delivery.

Previously, Mr Kaarelson has worked as Chief Technology Officer and Board Member of mobile operator Elisa Estonia, where he managed and coordinated the work of technology strategy, investment planning, services development and networks operations. In addition, he was leading the public - private partnership in Estonia as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Estonian Broadband Development Foundation, which targets the rollout of country wide next-generation fiber optic based broadband network by 2018.

Mr. Kaarelson was born on 24th of December 1972 in Pärnu. He has graduated Technical University of Technology as Telecommunications Engineer and holds a Master`s degree in International Business Administration from Estonian Business School.

During 1998 - 2006 Andrus Kaarelson worked in telecommunication solutions supplier Ericsson. In the market unit of Nordic and Baltics service organisation he was leading customer support and managed services’ departments, which were providing professional services for all major operator companies in Northern Europe.      

The Information System Authority is responsible for coordinating national cyber security, developing public IT solutions, including Estonia's e-government infrastructure and administering IT-related public funds.

Guy Vinet

Head of the Strategic Police Matters Unit at the Transnational Threats Department, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Austria

Guy Vinet isa colonel (rtd) of the French Gendarmerie. He worked extensively in South Eastern Europe for the UN, NATO and the European Union. He held many Gendarmerie leadership positions, worked as a course director and framer for lhe European Police College and was in charge of international police cooperation at the French Minisrry of Interior. He worked in Africa and supervised police operations in French overseas territories. Guy holds a PhD in Political Science and Master’s Degrees in International Relations. Geopolitics and Diplomacy from Paris Universities. He is a graduate of the Air Force Academy, the National Gendarmerie Academy and the Army Senior Staff College. Guy also holds diplomas of the British Police College (Cenfrex-Bramshill) and tIle Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Before he joined the OSCE Secretariat, he has supervised the Security Cooperation Department at the OSCE Presence in Albania. He regularly writes articles in French international defense and strateav magazines.

Guy Vinet is member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Global Initiative Network of Experts against Transnational Organized Crime.

Dr. Mohammad Khaled

IT Compliance & Digital Transformations, Regulation & Supervision Bureau (RSB), UAE

Mustafa Erten

Project Coordinator, United Nations Office of Drugs & Crime (UNODC), UAE

  • UNODC Project Coordinator Forensics Project, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Former INTERPOL Project Manager of the first two Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics related projects administered from the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore from 2014 to 2016.
  • Former Superintendent of Police in Turkish National Police with over 15 years of experience mainly within the Criminal Investigations and Organized Crime Departments.
  • Former United Nations Peacekeeping Officer in Timor Leste.
  • Extensive experience in managing international law enforcement capacity building projects in various parts of the world spanning from South East Asia to Africa.

Ettiene Van Der Watt

Regional Engineering, Training and Business Development Manager (MEA), Axis Communications

Ettiene is the Regional Engineering, Training and Business Development Manager for Axis Communications in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). He has been with Axis for over seven years, three of which have been based in Dubai, UAE.

The Engineering and Training division is responsible for taking the lead in ensuring all technical and educational requirements of the Axis partnership network and end customers are addressed.  

Prior to joining Axis, Ettiene held various senior engineering and training positions in the education and security sectors. His key interests include IoT, AI & technology trends, the evolution of learning methodolgies and the rapid growth of IP based solutions.

Ettiene has traveled extensively across the Middle East & Africa and has a strong understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing this diverse and exciting region.

Chris de Silva

Vice President - Public Safety, NEC

Chris de Silva is Vice President Public Safety at NEC Europe and also Head of Global Face Recognition Solutions Business for NEC, a global technology leader developing biometric solutions for over 40 years.  The NEC NeoFace Watch face recognition platform and application, first released in 2012, has now been deployed in 50 countries worldwide across a range of indoor and outdoor projects, some of which span cities.  NeoFace Watch is continually improved and enhanced based on customer feedback from these real world projects.  It is deployed in projects for law enforcement and national security, national ID, border control, critical infrastructure as well as in a range of commercial applications in retail, banking and finance, hospitality and entertainment.
The NEC NeoFace face recognition artificial intelligence engine has been independently evaluated on a consistent basis as being the fastest, most accurate face recognition system available and is particularly strong in handling challenging environmental variables and poorer quality images typically found in real-life scenarios.  Consequently NeoFace Watch is extremely capable of handling complex requirements for real-time surveillance, large database search and identity verification.