Wesam Al-Zamil is the Head of Cybersecurity at CNTXT, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Cognite. Prior to this role, Wesam served as a Cybersecurity Lead in Saudi Aramco’s New Business Development Organization, and led various projects under the Information Security Department in the fields of governance, compliance, and supply chain, spanning Saudi Aramco and its international offices. Also, she served as a member in Saudi Aramco’s Young Leaders Advisory Board, reporting to the Strategy Council. She is an active member in various industry’s communities and associations including the World Economic Forum’s Oil and Gas Cyber Resilience Community, where she co-led the delivery of multiple projects including the first Global Cyber Resilience Pledge. She was awarded IDC’s CSO50 award for a world-class cybersecurity project implementation in Saudi Aramco. Wesam holds a master’s degree in Cybersecurity from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, along with other accreditations from Wharton, IMAA, EC-Council, ISACA, and GIAC.
Speech Topic & Synopses
Cybersecurity for the Cloud-first & Go-digital Era: Re-thinking the cybersecurity model Re-thinking today’s cybersecurity model in a world powered by digital and emerging technologies, and shifting to the cloud
This session sheds light on key paradigm shifts witnessed globally across the public and private sectors, and how cybersecurity leaders can keep pace, and stay ahead!
CNTXT is on a mission to enable companies across Saudi Arabia and Middle East to digitally transform and drive sustainable growth. Founded in 2022 and headquartered in Riyadh, CNTXT is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Cognite that delivers Google Cloud and digital transformation products and consultancy services to a wide range of industries.
For CNTXT, data equals business opportunity, enabling sustainability, greater efficiency and profitably while reducing environmental impact. Through Google Cloud and Cognite Data Fusion solution offerings, CNTXT gives customers access to the tools they need to secure their role in the digital future.
The technology that CNTXT is providing puts us at the center of the massive transformation taking place in the Kingdom and the region. Enabling many of the Saudi Vision 2030 goals, CNTXT is:
- driving the modernization and competitiveness of local enterprises
- enhancing innovation, effectiveness, and efficiency in the private and public sectors
- contributing to the development of an enhanced digital infrastructure
- boosting skills development in the Kingdom