IFGICT International Seminar on Cyber Security & Sustainability

Join us for the IFGICT International Seminar on Cyber Security & Sustainability in Barcelona this April 2024. This premier event will bring together industry-leading experts from cyber security companies and SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) to explore innovative solutions for protecting our digital ecosystems while ensuring long-term environmental sustainability.

With the ever-increasing importance of data protection and the urgent need to address the challenges posed by climate change, this seminar provides a unique platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and groundbreaking insights. From keynote presentations to panel discussions, attendees will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into the latest trends, strategies, and technologies shaping the future of cyber security and sustainability.

The IFGICT International Seminar will foster meaningful discussions, facilitate networking opportunities, and showcase best practices in both cyber security and sustainability. Whether you are a cyber security professional, an environmental enthusiast, or simply passionate about creating a safer and greener world, this event is a must-attend.

Mark your calendars and join us in Barcelona this April 2024 to be part of this exciting gathering of industry leaders and changemakers. Together, we can forge a path towards a secure and sustainable digital future.

Welcome Speech by Dr Kayyali Mohamed, IFGICT President, USA

Dr.Kayyali, Certified Innovation Management from Harvard Business School HBS, a PhD &M.Scfrom (WCU), he is IEEE Industrial Officer, and BCS (British Computer Society)Chartered Fellow,  Awarded Chartered Scientist by the Queen Elizabeth Royal Chartered a “the Science Council” in UK &Awarded BCS ELITE , his biography listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering , he has a patent theory in edge detection with many published journals papers, he is author of 5 indexed computer science, Iot and healthcare books, listed by the Library of Congress in  USA, Int. key note speaker by U.N.& EU’s industry Int. conferences ,he was a researcher visitor at the University of California- UCSB @ the image processing labs under US Defense funding R&D, was adviser to many institutions in USA, GCC, LATAM, Arab League and invited adviser at ministries of investment and defense. 

Keynotes from leading cyber security companies

The IFGICT International Seminar on Cyber Security & Sustainability is proud to feature keynotes from some of the world’s leading cyber security companies. These industry experts will share their insights, experiences, and innovative approaches to tackling the ever-evolving challenges of cyber threats.

With cyber attacks becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, it is crucial for organizations to stay ahead of the curve. The keynotes will cover a range of topics, including the latest trends in cyber security, emerging threats, and strategies for effective risk management. By attending these sessions, participants will gain valuable knowledge and practical tips that can be applied in their own organizations to strengthen their cyber security posture.

The presence of these esteemed cyber security companies at the seminar not only highlights their commitment to addressing the growing cyber security challenges but also provides an opportunity for attendees to interact with industry thought leaders and gain valuable insights into the future of cyber security.

Manel Medina, Cyber Security Int. Expert

As an expert in cybersecurity, Medina has built a reputation for his exceptional skills in preventing data breaches and mitigating threats. With a deep understanding of the evolving cyber landscape, he has been at the forefront of developing cutting-edge solutions that not only protect organizations but also foster innovation.

Manel Medina, the Cyber Security Honored Member of IFGICT who is revolutionizing the world of innovation. With his forward-thinking mindset, Medina is unveiling groundbreaking strategies to combat cyber-attacks, safeguarding digital landscapes across industries.

With a relentless commitment to staying ahead of cybercriminals, Medina who is currently director of master program at University Politècnica de Catalunya is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of cybersecurity. His extensive knowledge and experience make him a sought-after adviser, ensuring organizations are secure in an ever-changing digital landscape.

Keynotes from SDG representatives

In addition to keynotes from cyber security companies, the IFGICT International Seminar on Cyber Security & Sustainability will also feature keynotes from representatives of SDG (Sustainable Development Goals). These influential speakers will shed light on the interconnection between cyber security and sustainability and explore how these two critical areas can work together to create a more secure and sustainable future.

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the need for a holistic approach to cyber security and sustainability becomes paramount. The keynotes from SDG representatives will delve into topics such as the impact of cyber threats on the achievement of sustainability goals, the role of technology in addressing environmental challenges, and the importance of collaboration between cyber security and sustainability professionals.

By attending these sessions, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the synergies between cyber security and sustainability and how they can align their efforts to create a more resilient and environmentally conscious world.

CarlesAgustíiHernàndez, Int. SDG Officer

CarlesAgustíiHernàndez is IFGICT SDG committeepresident and expert in governance, open government, smart cities, SDG’s and international relations. He’s consultant, mentor, senior advisor and International.

He participated in the UN SDG cross many international committee and workshops. Co-founder of Barcelona Open Government (governobert.bcn.cat). Recently he was Innovation and Democratic Quality Director of Catalan Government. He’s former Councillor of Citizen Participation and Associations of Barcelona city Council, General Secretary of the International Observatory of Participatory Democracy (IOPD).

The connection between cyber security and sustainability

While cyber security and sustainability may seem like unrelated fields, they share a fundamental goal – ensuring the long-term well-being and resilience of our societies. The interconnection between these two areas becomes evident when we consider the environmental impact of cyber attacks and the role of technology in promoting sustainability.

Cyber attacks not only disrupt critical infrastructure and services but also contribute to carbon emissions. The energy-intensive nature of cyber attacks, coupled with the increasing reliance on data centers and cloud computing, has a significant environmental footprint. By addressing cyber security challenges, we can reduce the environmental impact of cyber attacks and create a more sustainable digital ecosystem.

Furthermore, technology can play a pivotal role in driving sustainability initiatives. From smart grids and renewable energy solutions to data-driven insights for environmental conservation, technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach sustainability. By leveraging technology in a secure and responsible manner, we can accelerate progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The IFGICT International Seminar on Cyber Security & Sustainability aims to explore these connections and highlight the opportunities for collaboration between cyber security and sustainability professionals. By bringing together experts from both fields, the seminar will facilitate knowledge exchange, foster innovative thinking, and inspire new approaches to addressing common challenges.

Seminar schedule and agenda

The IFGICT International Seminar on Cyber Security & Sustainability has a comprehensive schedule and agenda that caters to the diverse interests and needs of its participants. The seminar will span multiple days, with each day featuring a variety of sessions, including keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and networking opportunities.

The schedule is designed to provide attendees with ample opportunities to engage with industry experts, participate in thought-provoking discussions, and gain practical insights that can be applied in their respective fields. From deep-dives into specific cyber security topics to explorations of sustainable technologies, the seminar offers a wide range of sessions to cater to the interests of all participants.

To ensure a seamless experience, the seminar will also provide breaks between sessions for networking and socializing. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, forge new partnerships, and exchange ideas that can contribute to their professional growth and development.

Overview of the seminar location – Barcelona

Barcelona, the vibrant capital of Catalonia, is the chosen location for the IFGICT International Seminar on Cyber Security & Sustainability. Known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture, Barcelona provides the perfect backdrop for this prestigious event.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the city’s iconic landmarks, such as the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell, and immerse themselves in its unique blend of tradition and innovation. With its thriving tech scene and commitment to sustainability, Barcelona is an ideal host city for a seminar that focuses on the intersection of cyber security and sustainability.

From world-class restaurants and bustling markets to beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife, Barcelona offers something for everyone. Attendees can make the most of their time in the city by experiencing its diverse attractions and soaking in the Mediterranean charm.

Accommodation and travel options in Barcelona

Barcelona offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference. From luxurious hotels to cozy guesthouses and budget-friendly hostels, participants can choose the accommodation that best suits their needs.

For those who prefer to stay close to the seminar venue, there are several hotels in the vicinity that offer convenience and easy access to the event. Participants can also explore the different neighborhoods of Barcelona and choose accommodation options that align with their interests and preferences.

In terms of travel, Barcelona is well-connected with the rest of the world through its international airport, making it easily accessible for participants traveling from different locations. The city also has an efficient public transportation system, including buses and metro lines, which makes getting around the city convenient and hassle-free.

Participants are encouraged to plan their travel and accommodation arrangements well in advance to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience during their stay in Barcelona.

Registration and ticket information

Seminar Fee

1- Day One: 

Seminar attending

IFGICT members (FREE)

Non IFGICT members (20 Euro)

2- Day Two:

1- Training workshop on Cyber Security Policy Professional Certification by IFGICT + accredited professional certification at the end of workshop awarded by IFGICT (500 Euro)

2- Training workshop on Sustainable Development Goals Manager Certification IFGICT + accredited professional certification at the end of workshop awarded by IFGICT (500 Euro)

Registration for the IFGICT International Seminar on Cyber Security & Sustainability is now open. Interested individuals can secure their spot by visiting the official seminar website and completing the registration process.

Each ticket type grants access to the sessions and networking events specified in the agenda, one day training session on Cyber Security Policy Professional Certification by IFGICT is a part of attending the seminar.

By registering early, participants can take advantage of secure their spot at the seminar, and start planning their travel and accommodation arrangements well in advanc