International Conference on
Digitalization and Cyber Security: Challenges, Opportunities and Way Forward
August 10th, 11th and 12th, 2020


Day 1 (August 10, 2020)



Start Time

Opening Ceremony

Recitation from Holy Quran

10:00 AM

Opening Remarks by Ms. Rubina Ali, General Manager Marketing

10:15 AM

Welcome Address by Mr. Naeem Tariq, Rector VUP

10:20 AM

Speech by the Guest of Honor

10:30 AM

Speech by the Chief Guest

10:45 AM

First Session

Dr. Naveed A. Malik

Digital Transformation of Learning due to COVID 19

11:10 AM

Ahmed Saleh AlBalooshi

Challenges on the level of technologies and their potential impact. 

12:10 PM

Veqar Ul Islam

Covid and Digitalization - Opportunity and Risks

12:45 PM

Lunch and Prayer


1:30 PM

Second Session



Azhar Zia-ur-Rehman

Beyond Digital Transformation

2:00 PM

Mehmood ul Hassan

Cyber space an Uneven Playing Field: Cyber Criminal vs. Law Enforcement and Businesses

2:45 PM

Dr. Zunera Jalil

Cyber Security Paradigm - A legitimate need to Digital Pakistan

3:15 PM

Alfonso Perez

Digital Transformation journey

4:00 PM

John Brady

Information Security: Governance, Risk and Compliance

4:45 PM


Day 2 (August 11, 2020)



Start Time

Third Session

Dr. Hafiz Malik

Autonomous Vehicles: Cyber Security Threats & Solutions

8:30 AM

Umer Saeed

Cyber Security: Mobile Devices and Online Threats

9:10 AM

Sohil Mohamed

Emerging technologies and Cyber Security

10:00 AM

Dr. Faisal Kamiran

Future of AI in the light of COVID19

10:45 AM

Dr. Rafi us Shan

Cybersecurity Capacity Building Framework for Digital Economies

11:30 AM

Lunch break

12:15 PM

Fourth Session

Shahid Bashir

Internet of Things (IoT)

2:30 PM

Bushra Hashmi

Why and How to secure the Banking System from Cyberattacks?

3:00 PM

M. Shahmeer Amir

Intervention of Applied A.I. in aiding Cyber Attackers

3:45 PM

Kashif Ul Haque

Security and the Technologies of the Digital Transformation Economy

4:30 PM

Muhammad Maad

Securing the Future of Financial Services

5:10 PM

Dr. Hanif Durad

Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities

6:00 PM





Day 3 (August 12, 2020)



Start Time

Fifth Session

Malik Mudassir

Digital Transformation: E-Commerce & Freelancing Amid Covid19

10:30 AM

Ammar Jaffri

Information Technology and Cyber Security

11:15 AM

Badar Khushnood

Magic Moment of E-commerce

12:00 PM

Lunch break

12:45 PM

Sixth Session

Dr. Mohammad Khaled

Rethinking Cyber Security in Digital Transformation Age

2:15 PM

Joseph Kellegher

The Role of Information and Data in Transforming Education

3:00 PM

Mohamed Jinini

Cisco Announcement

3:45 PM


4:00 PM

Seventh Session

Recitation from the Holy Quran

4:30 PM

Conference Briefing

4:35 PM

Speech by Mr. Naeem Tariq, Rector VUP

4:45 PM

Speech by Federal Minister, IT & Telecommunication, Syed Amin ul Haque

5:00 PM

Speech by the Chief Guest: H.E. Dr. Arif Alvi, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

5:15 PM

Panel Discussion: Industry Experts, Government Officials, Industrialists, Academicians, etc. will participate to devise a strategy blueprint with plans/solutions to keep the cyberspace more secure through better security measures.

Digital Transformation and Cyber Security: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities

5:45 PM

Vote of Thanks


6:55 PM