Dr. Bushra Al Blooshi
Head of Research and Innovation, Dubai Electronic Security Center (DESC)
Dr. Bushra Al Blooshi is the Head of Research and Innovation at Dubai Electronic Security Center and the first Arab member to join the World Economic Forum’s network of Global Future Councils in Cybersecurity. Dr. Blooshi leads many strategic initiatives in the city such as Dubai Cybersecurity Strategy, Dubai Cybersecurity R&D Agenda, and Dubai Cybersecurity Policies. She has more than 17 years of experience in digital transformation, cybersecurity, and strategy management. Dr. Blooshi has held different positions in different industries and has participated in many local and international conferences. Also, she is currently a member of several advisory boards and committees locally and internationally. Dr. Blooshi holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Master in Information Security from Khalifa University, and another Master in Political Science from Mohammed Bin Rashed School of government in collaboration with Harvard University. Dr.Blooshi’s research interests include cloud computing, cyber security, digital forensics, and cryptography. Dr. Blooshi earned two patents in memory forensics and cloud security. She was recently awarded as the Best Executive in Cybersecurity in the Middle East by the Women in Cybersecurity Middle East Organization and the cybersecurity thought leader of the year in AcceleratorsX Awards 2022. She was also the lead author of a Cybersecurity report published recently by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with international experts around the world.