Dr. Wael Kanoun
Waël is currently Head of Cyber Solutions at Thales, Dubai. Before joining Thales, Waël was Head of Cybersecurity Department at Nokia Bell Labs, Paris. His domain expertise covers cybersecurity programs, frameworks, architectures, policies, threat analysis, vulnerability assessment, risk management, authentication, applied cryptography, automated and dynamic cybersecurity assessment, cybersecurity metrics, response systems, R&D programs, and intellectual property. His experience spans various OT and IT systems for critical infrastructures such as telecom, transportation, utilities (electricity & water), public safety, banking, etc. His work is extensively published (+20) in peer-reviewed international conferences and journals, and led to +10 patent applications. He has served on review committees of several international conferences and journals, and has given cybersecurity lectures in French universities and Graduate Schools. He holds a PhD in information and cyber security from Telecom Bretagne, France.