>Andrew Schumer

About The Speaker

Andrew Schumer

Andrew is a trend-setting Cyber Security and Digital Transformation Advisor, as well as a strategic program manager with 24 years’ experience delivering some of the most innovative and advanced technologies in the marketplace. He offers expertise in leading large Digital and Technology transformation engagements in developing strategies, leading innovation, identifying and mitigating risks and empowering teams to perform to the best of their ability. He is a passionate agilest, has been an active member of Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance, and excel in continuously improving client experiences and development methods. He has worked with Jeff Sutherland and Mike Cohen since 2004, collaborating on using design thinking methodologies to engage a wider adoption of agile methods. As an entrepreneur, he has founded and run companies and secured funding for start-ups; he is well-versed in board-level communication and investment with a track record of delivering results. He is committed to performance improvement and provide a full capability offering in implementing new approaches and technologies and building value through digital transformation and security. As Cyber Security and Digital Transformation Advisor to the UAE government and private sector, he designed, implemented and delivered successful security and digital transformation projects globally for fortune 500 companies and governments. Developed strategies that incorporate the most innovative and advanced technologies in the marketplace. Worked with government and industry to counter over 200 cyber-attacks and international crimes ranging from information exfiltration to DDoS and ransomware incidents. Built and managed the Data Monetization platform “Deaply” for UAE government, identifying Data go-to-market strategies, including multiple levels of data security Co-founded the Dubai Cyber Think Tank with Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC). Founder and motivator for the Dubai Cyber Cluster, working to engage awareness on cyber issues which affect the public. Founding Member of the Dubai Cybersecurity Cluster, 971 sec group and the DESC working group on security in the Emirates.