Platinum Sponsor

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Dassault Aviation is one of the major players in the global aviation industry. A reasonably sized and financially secure private international group, with a presence in more than 70 countries across 5 continents, Dassault Aviation has been profitable ever since its creation in 1936. Last aviation group in the world still owned by its founding family and bearing its name. The only group in the world that designs, manufactures and sells both combat aircraft (instruments of political independence) and business jets (work and economic development tools). Digital enterprise, and initiator of a technical and industrial revolution.

Gold Sponsor

Emirates Advanced Investments (EAI) is a business development and investment company based in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The strategy of EAI is to explore and develop new investment dimensions in the local economy. EAI was established on 2006. Since then, EAI has unleashed several investment initiatives that have been transformed into successful profitable operations.
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Cassidian, an EADS company, is a worldwide leader in global security solutions and systems, providing Lead Systems Integration and value-added products and services to civil and military customers around the globe. These include : Air systems (aircraft and unmanned aerial systems); land, naval and joint systems; intelligence and surveillance; cyber security; secure communications; test systems; missiles, services and support solutions. Cassidian is a major supplier of Information Security solutions to governments in Europe and in the Middle East, with a number of on-going projects. In Septembre 2011, the Khalifa University for Science and Technology has opened a Cyber Operations Centre of Excellence, with the strong support of Cassidian and Emiraje Systems. This Centre will not only focus on technology, but establish concerted efforts of technology solutions, governance, partnerships & relationships, infrastructure & standards, policies & procedures, people & training. Through this cooperation, Cassidian will help to establish the essential relationships to ensure an effective Cyber Security posture within the UAE. In 2010, Cassidian – with around 28,000 employees – achieved revenues of € 5.9 billion. EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2010, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of € 45.8 billion and employed a workforce of more than 121,000 staff. CASSIDIAN - Defending World Security Cassidian contact: Guy Meguer +971 50 615 37 76 email to: guy.meguer@cassidian.com


Khalifa University was established in February 2007 by a decree issued by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The University vision is to be a leading international center of higher education and research in technology and science. It was established to complement Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision, which aims at building a knowledge-based economy that effectively contributes to the development of the UAE. Khalifa University’s main campus is located in Abu Dhabi, while it operates with another campus in Sharjah, and presently offers bachelor degrees in Computer, Communication, Electronic, Software, Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomedical, and Industrial and Systems Engineering, Master’s and Doctorate degree programs in Computer, Telecommunication and Electronic Engineering, in addition to the Master degrees in Information Security, Nuclear Engineering and International and Civil Security. In the future, Khalifa University will also offer degrees in other disciplines of Engineering, Logistics and Management, Life Sciences and Medicine. Khalifa University is open to men and women from all nationalities with particular emphasis being placed on educating UAE nationals. KThe University current research portfolio is clustered around five strategic priority areas:(1) Information and Communication Technology (ICT); (2) Aerospace, Transport and Logistics (3) Energy and the Environment; (4) Healthcare; and (5) Security. Khalifa University is developing a number of interdisciplinary Research Institutes and R&D Centres related to these strategic priority areas.

Technical Sponsor

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. IEEE's core purpose is to foster technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. The Institute fosters links between experts from industry, academia and business to promote new thinking, education and knowledge sharing. Through continuing professional development and a series of respected IT qualifications, the Institute seeks to promote professional practice tuned to the demands of business. It provides practical support and information services to its members and volunteer communities around the world. The Institute collaborates with government, industry and relevant bodies to establish good working practices, codes of conduct, skills frameworks and common standards. It also offers a range of consultancy services to employers to help them adopt best practice.
Infonomics Society aims to initiate and collaborate innovative research directions in Global Information Security. From Art to Science and Climate Change to World Peace, the Infonomics Society embraces technological advancement and encourages research collaboration and training with the industry from the perspective of Global Information Security management in the digital society. The Infonomics Society also questions the boundary issues between societal and technological dimensions of knowledge evolution, which lead to the concept of Infonomics. As part of our continuous improvement, we develop innovative ideas that combine traditional techniques with advanced technologies to create something very different.
SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, on-demand deployments, and mobile devices. We believe that the power of our people, products, and partners unleashes growth and creates significant new value for our customers, SAP, and, ultimately, entire industries and the economy at large. Our mission is to help companies of all sizes and industries to run better. Our vision is to help the world run better.
World Scientific aims to develop the highest quality knowledge-based products and services for the academic, scientific, professional, research and student communities worldwide. World Scientific Publishing Company was established in 1981 and employs more than 200 staff at its headquarters in Singapore, and has offices in New Jersey, London, Hong Kong, Taipei, Chennai, Beijing and Shanghai. In less than three decades, it has established itself as one of the leading scientific publishers in the world, and the largest international scientific publisher in the Asia-Pacific region. Annually, World Scientific publishes about 500 titles a year and 120 journals in various fields. Many of its books are recommended texts adopted by renowned institutions such as Harvard University, California Institute of Technology and Princeton University.
Palgrave Macmillan is a global academic publisher serving learning and scholarship in higher education and professional markets. We publish textbooks, journals, monographs, professional and reference works in print and online. We have considerable strengths in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Business, market leading lists in Politics and Study Skills and a fast-growing journals programme. Palgrave was created in 2000 when St. Martin's Press Scholarly and Reference (US) and Macmillan Press (UK) united their world-wide publishing operations. We became Palgrave Macmillan in January 2002 when we reacquired rights to use the Macmillan name internationally.