Review Board

The Review Committee will review all submissions and determine the final list of speakers for OPCDE 2017.

  1. Jonathan Brossard, Salesforce (, Security Researcher)
  2. Matt Suiche, Comae (Founder)
  3. Nick Depetrillo, (Retired Security Researcher)
  4. Chris Valasek, Uber (Janitor, Security Researcher)
  5. Francisco Oca, Salesforce (Security Researcher)
  6. Alberto Garcia, Salesforce (Security Researcher)
  7. Tavis Ormandy, Google (Google Project Zero, Security Researcher)
  8. Stefano Zanero, Secure Network (BlackHat Review Board, Professor University of Milan, Security Researcher)
  9. Stephen Ridley, Xipiter (Founder, Security Researcher)
  10. Rodrigo Branco, Intel (H2HC Organizer, Security Researcher)
  11. James Forshaw, Google (Google Project Zero, Security Researcher)
  12. Cesar Cerrudo, IOActive (Security Researcher)

Please refer to the call for paper for additional information.


The Emirates Towers is a building complex in Dubai that contains the Emirates Office Tower and Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. The two towers, which rise to 355 m (1,165 ft) and 309 m (1,014 ft), respectively, stand as the 42nd and 100th tallest buildings in the world. The two towers are connected by a 9,000 m?? (96,875 ft??) two-storey retail complex known as "The Boulevard". The Emirates Towers complex is located on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is a symbol of the city of Dubai.

The Emirates Towers complex is set in over 570,000 m?? (42 acres) of gardens, with lakes, waterfalls and public seating areas. There is parking space for up to 1,800 cars.

Future Accelerator's newly-opened facility in Emirates Towers will be the venue for OPCDE 2017 conference.


More than 200 direct flights are available from Dubai including exotic places such as Sri Lanka, Zanzibar, Oman, Nepal, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. More flights


If you are a member of (ISC)2, you may claim 1 CPE per hour of attendance at the event up to a maximum of 8 per day. You will need to enter the CPEs directly to your own member profile at the (ISC)2 website. Please retain a proof of registration/attendance in the event your CPEs are randomly selected for audit.


OPCDE_ is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion.
  2. Sexual images in public spaces
  3. Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  4. Harassing photography or recording
  5. Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  6. Inappropriate physical contact
  7. Unwelcome sexual attention
  8. Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
Event organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Conference staff can be identified by t-shirts/special badges/head sets. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.
You can make a report either personally or anonymously.

Anonymous Report

You can make an anonymous report here.
We can't follow up an anonymous report with you directly, but we will fully investigate it and take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence.

Personal Report

You can make a personal report by:
You can make a report online here or by calling or messaging this phone number: +971 52 314 0685. This phone number will be continuously monitored for the duration of the event.
Contacting a staff member, identified by STAFF badges, buttons, or shirts.
When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are. Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.