Atef Abdelkefi is an experienced professional in the field of cyber-security with a PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Atef has 10 years of architecture, consultancy and R&D experience in Cyber Security including: creating security strategy and roadmap, designing security solutions, performing security risk and compliance assessments and designing and formulating security standards. Atef contributed to various security transformation programs for enterprises in Financial, Insurance, Telecommunications, Energy and Manufacturing sectors in multiple security domains ranging from on-premise, to hybrid and multi-cloud, to OT devices security. Atef is currently supporting IBM Danish account as IBM CISO and Lead Security Architect in their cyber security journey. Prior to that, Atef has working as a security consultant in multiple countries such as Norway, UK and Qatar. In his spare time, Atef is preparing an Executive MBA and holding guest lecturers at NTNU.