Douglas Abrahamson

Assistant Professor & Forensic Identification Specialist, Rabdan Academy, UAE

Dr. Douglas Abrahamson is an Assistant Professor within Rabdan Academy’s Policing & Security Science and Crime Scene Programs, an Adjunct Faculty member with the Australian Graduate School of Policing & Security (Australia), an honourary Research Associate with the Justice Institute of British Columbia (Canada) and is a peer reviewer (by invitation) for the “A” ranked journal: Policing & Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy (International).
Dr. Abrahamson’s advanced levels of knowledge, training and experience in adult education, policing (major crimes and forensic identification), business management and public policy allows him to critically reflect upon current police and security practices both in the public and private sectors and to make sound recommendations for substantive policy and practice improvements.

Dr. Michael J. Thali

Professor and chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Zurich

 Michael J Thali, MD, EMBA, current Professor and Chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and former chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Bern (Switzerland), is a co-founder of the Virtopsy Project and active advocator of virtual autopsy( He was a resident in radiology at the Institute of Radiology at the University of Bern (Switzerland) and completed a fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington DC (USA). He is editor of the textbook on virtual autopsy The Virtopsy Approach (2009) and the latest edition of Brogdon’s Forensic Radiology (2010). He has co-authored over 150 papers on forensic radiology and virtual autopsy. Michael Thali is the past-chairman of the ISFRI ( Founder Board and Editor in Chief of the JOFRI (

Lee DongKYu

Professor (Head of Department) of Sophisticated Crime Investigation Unit, Korean Police Investigation Academy

Prof. Ernesto Damiani

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Khalifa University - Information Security Research Center (ISRC)

Eamon Holley

Legal Director - data protection, digital regulation, cyber law, DLA Piper

 Eamon is a Legal Director in DLA Piper's TMT practice based in Dubai; the only TMT team ranked Tier 1 in the Middle East by Chambers and Partners Global. Eamon is a leading telecommunications, technology and data lawyer in the Middle East, and regularly advises clients in relation to the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia.
Eamon is listed in Chambers and Partners Global as a ranked TMT lawyer. Clients note that "He is very good for TMT and all things data protection. He's brilliant" and "I go to him when I have a hard nut to crack" . Eamon is also a listed telecommunications expert for the UAE in the International Who's Who Legal and in 2016 was ranked by the International Who's Who Legal as one of the fifteen "Most Highly Regarded" telecommunications lawyers in the world. He is noted by the Legal 500 as a "Next Generation Lawyer" within TMT in the UAE.
Eamon's client base includes both government bodies and private sector entities, who he advises on contentious and non-contentious issues ranging from traditional telecoms regulation through to emerging issues for the telecoms sector such as machine to machine regulation, VoIP regulation, cloud computing, data protection, cyber crime and cyber security.

Between 2005 to 2012 Eamon worked for Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority ("TRA Bahrain"), first as external counsel, and subsequently between 2007 to 2012 as TRA Bahrain's Director of Legal Affairs. While at TRA Bahrain Eamon was responsible for the application and oversight of the TRA's powers, particularly licensee compliance and enforcement, as well as TRA's internal functions.

Andrew Fawcett

Senior Counsel – Technology, Media & Telecoms, Al Tamimi & Company

I am a commercial transactional lawyer who specialises in the area of telecommunications, media and technology law. I have been recognised as a key individual in this practice area by the Chambers Global directory for the legal profession.
I am highly skilled in negotiating and drafting agreements.
I have extensive competition law experience, advising participants in regulated industries. 
I advise on intellectual property issues related to TMT contracts, including the licensing and commercialisation of IP.
I have been a contributing author to various international publications on topics including e-commerce; data protection and media, advertising and entertainment law.
I am a New Zealand qualified lawyer, with over 25 years of experience. I work in the Abu Dhabi office of Al Tamimi & Company, the largest law firm in the Middle East.
I am a judicial officer for the UAE rugby union.