HEALTH & SAFETY
10:00 - 10:45 UTC
Attendees will be welcomed by the organizers of the DNS forum, and high-level delegates and sponsors will give opening speeches.
Seher Sağıroğlu Ayhan | Regional Specialist, Global Stakeholder Engagement Middle East- Africa, ICANN
Baher Esmat | Vice President for stakeholder engagement in the Middle East, and Managing Director for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) Regional office in Istanbul, ICANN.
Ömer Abdullah Karagözoğlu | Chairman of the Board and President of the Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) of the Republic of Türkiye
10:45 - 11:30 UTC
ICANN's Chief Technology Officer, John Crain, will share his vision on unique identifiers, including the DNS, and the trends he sees in this space. He will discuss how the DNS is evolving to keep pace with the growth and evolution of the Internet and related technologies. He will also share insights about the team at ICANN that’s responsible for ensuring the security and stability of the Internet – the Identifiers Research, Operations, and Security (IROS) team.
John Crain | Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, ICANN
11:30 - 12:00 UTC
12:00 - 13:30 UTC
Join us for a dynamic panel discussion on strengthening cyber resilience, with a special focus on DNS security in the Middle East. Our panelists, all female cybersecurity professionals, will provide their insights into the multi-layered strategies needed to protect DNS systems and related applications that rely on cyber resources. Through the lens of their unique expertise and experience, the panelists will discuss recent DNS-related cyber threats and emerging trends in the ever-changing threat landscape. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from industry leaders on how to build more resilient DNS security strategies and safeguard against cyber threats in the Middle East.
Mirjam Kuehne | Chair, RIPE Community
Asmaa Kotb | Cybersecurity Manager, OrangeCyber
Başak Gencer | Cybersecurity Senior Manager, Vodafone Türkiye
Nermine El Saadany | Vice President, Middle East Bureau, Internet Society
Samaneh Tajalizadehkhoob | Director, Security, Stability and Resiliency Research, ICANN
13:30 - 14:30 UTC
10:00 - 11:30 UTC
Universal acceptance (UA) of domain names and email addresses in different languages is essential for a truly multilingual Internet. This session will cover ICANN’s work in promoting UA for domain name registries, registrars, and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Panelists will also share their own experiences with UA and why this work is so important for connecting the next billion Internet users.
Sarmad Hussain | Senior Director, IDNs and UA Programs, ICANN
Ahmed bin Isa Al Khalifa | Manager of Information and Communications Technology, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Kingdom of Bahrain
Munir Badr | Founder and CEO, AEserver.com
12:00 - 00:30 UTC
One of the essential elements of any website is the domain name. Today, there are more than 1,000 domain extensions available, representing various industries, geographies, and cultures. ICANN is currently laying the foundation for the next round of new top-level domains. This talk will provide an update about this work, and shed light on the diversity and opportunities this expansion of the namespace may bring.
Mukesh Chulani | Global Account Services Director, Global Domains and Strategy, ICANN
12:30 - 13:30 UTC
Do you know which dispute mechanism would be the best choice for your disputed domain name? Zahid Jamil and Mahmoud Lattouf join us to address key questions in relation to trademark infringement and domain name disputes including:
If you want to learn more about domain names dispute and learn about best practices in this field, join us and hear from the experts from the Middle East region
Uğur Gürşad YALÇINER | Managing Partner, YALCINER PATENT LTD
Charles Sha’ban | Middle East Consultant, International Trademark Association (INTA)
Zahid Jamil | Barrister-at-Law, Jamil and Jamil