Dr. Richard G Young
Founder & Chairman
Dr. Richard Young, the Program Chair has more than 25 years of executive hands-on expertise for establishing and maintaining the enterprise strategy to ensure information assets are adequately protected, shape and drive strategy work for the implementation of NEW technologies and promoting digital transformation through the delivery of business application modernization strategies across client application portfolios. Some of Dr. Young’s day-to-day responsibilities include the establishment and implementation for large information and cyber security programs, automated tool-based vulnerability management framework that continuously monitor and detect cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities. The performance of evaluations and selection of Security Tools and implementation of Cybersecurity solutions to protect the availability, integrity and confidentiality of critical business information and systems. Dr. Young holds the following industry certifications; CGEIT, CIA, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CCISO, COSO
Prof. Gabriel Kabanda
Prof. Gabriel Kabanda is a strategist, seasoned academician, expert evaluator, business consultant and business leader with enormous competences for dealing with business and with people. Technically-savvy with outstanding relationship building, training and presentation skills. Full Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems. Former University Pro Vice Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Enterprise Development). A Fellow of the African Scientific Institute (ASI) and Fellow of the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences. Prof. Kabanda received an international award on Outstanding Contributions to Education, the Golden Academic Excellence and Professional Achievement award in 2013 in Malaysia at the World Marketing Summit and was awarded the world-wide honor of Who’s Who of Professionals in 1997.