13th Annual Privacy and Security Conference Keeping Pace with the Digital Revolution Feb 15-17, 2012, Victoria, BC

General Information

The Annual Privacy and Security Conference, hosted by the Province of British Columbia, is recognized as one of the top tier events in North America. Anyone working in the information privacy and security fields will benefit from the speakers, discussions and networking at the conference. Attendees are from every level both within government and private industry. The two-day conference draws an international audience of some 1,000 delegates with an interest in cutting edge policy, programs, law, research and technologies aimed at the protection of privacy and security.

(Pre-conference workshops February 15th)

Reasons to Attend

  • Get face-to-face dialogue with international industry experts who have successfully implemented best practices solutions
  • Learn about current trends, issues and actions
  • Obtain your annual Continuing Professional Development credits
  • Discover new methods and products that can lower expenses and increase revenues
  • Take the pulse of what is happening for tools, technologies, and processes
  • Get Immediate answers and solutions to issues current in your organization

Featured Speakers

  • Honourable Dr. Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government
  • Cory Doctorow, Science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. Co-editor of weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net), and contributor to The Guardian, the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and Wired
  • Ian Kerr, Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology at the University of Ottawa
  • Daniel J. Solove, Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School
  • Dave Nikolejsin, CIO, Province of British Columbia
  • Elizabeth Denham, Privacy and Information Commissioner of British Columbia
  • Robert Dick, Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate
  • Trevor Hughes, President and CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Paul Schwartz, Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law
  • Arthur W. Coviello, Jr., Executive Vice President, EMC Corporation and Executive Chairman, RSA, The Security Division of EMC
  • Valerie Steeves, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa
  • Dale McFee, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Steve Simske, HP Fellow, Global leaders, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Secure Document Lifecycle; Member, World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Illicit Trade, Chief Inventor, NASA
  • Jill Clayton, Information & Privacy Commissioner, Province of Alberta
  • David Elder, Stikeman Elliott LLP & Special Digital Privacy Counsel to the Canadian Marketing Association
  • Pierre Boucher, Deputy CIO, Government of Canada
  • Joe Alhadeff, Vice President for Global Public Policy, Chief Privacy Officer Oracle Corporation

Professional Development Credits

This conference qualifies for CPE credits for most professional associations (e.g.. IAPP(ISC)2CAPAPA and ISACA) includingThe Law Societies of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Upper Canada. Please note that this program is not accredited for professionalism hours or for the New Member requirement.


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Conference Rates

Regular registration (after December 15, 2011)
Public Sector $650.00 CAD (plus HST)
Private Sector $875.00 CAD (plus HST)

Victoria Conference Centre


Joe Alhadeff

Vice President Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist, Oracle Corporation

Spiros Angelopoulos

Enterprise Architect, Security, Oracle

Michael Argast

Director of TELUS Security Solutions, Western Canada, TELUS

Keith Baldrey

Broadcast Journalist, Global Television

Greg Belanger

Principal Security Solutions Architect, Symantec

Tarlok Birdi

Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk, Deloitte

Pierre Boucher

Deputy Chief Information Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

LeRoy Brower

Assistant Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia Policy and Adjudication

Daniel Caron

Legal Counsel, Legal Services, Policy and Research Branch, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Stewart Cawthray

Chief Security Architect, IBM Security Services (Canada)

Norm Chan

Sales Systems Engineer, McAfee, Inc.

Jasmin Charbonneau

Sr. Solutions Consultant, Adobe Systems, Incorporated

Jill Clayton

Information and Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Alberta

Geordie Cree

Chief Information Security Officer, Information Security, Inventure Solutions Inc.

Shawn Cruise

General Manager, Canada, TIBCO Software Inc.

Elizabeth Denham

Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Robert Dick

Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate, Public Safety Canada

Alex Dow

Chief Research Officer, AJS Networks Inc.

Dr. Khaled El Emam

CEO and Founder, Privacy Analytics

David Elder

Counsel, Stikeman Elliott LLP

John Engels

Principal Product Manager, Enterprise Mobility Group, Symantec

Sean Ennis

SR Technology Consultant, RSA Canada

Dr. David Flaherty

former Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia

Tanya Forsheit


Celia Francis

Director, IM/IT Legislation, Knowledge and Information Services Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Province of B.C

Raimund Genes

Chief Technology Officer, Trend Micro

Michael Geraats

Sr. Security Strategist – CA Technologies

Tsion Gonen

Chief Strategy Officer, SafeNet

Steven Gottwals

Group Product Manager, Adobe

Jamie Graham

Chief Constable, Victoria Police Department

Jane Hamilton

Senior Policy Advisor, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Kim Henderson

Deputy Minister, Citizens’ Services and Open Government

Joost Houwen

Western Practice Leader, IT Security, Grant Thornton LLP

Trevor Hughes

President and CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Andrew Hughes

Trust Framework Development Expert, DIACC

Steve R. Hutchens CISSP

Director, Global Government Industry, HP

Dave Iverson

M.Sc, EnCE, CFE, CISSP. Senior Manager, Grant Thornton LLP

Michael B. Jackson

Director, Healthcare / Public Sector Strategy, Adobe Systems

Dr. Ian Kerr

Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Martin Kyle

Principal Architect, Sierra Systems

Mimi Lepage

Executive Director of Information and Privacy Policy, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Jay Loder

Privacy Consultant, Rouleur Privacy Consulting

Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid

Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government

Alex Manea

Director, Security, Research In Motion

Derek Manky

Global Security Strategist, Fortinet

Dr. Karl Martin

President & CEO, Bionym Inc.

Drew McArthur

Founder, McArthur Consulting Group

Chief Dale Mcfee

O.O.M. Prince Albert Police Service, President – Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

Brian McGlynn

VP Global Accounts, Autonomy, an HP Company

Cheri F. McGuire

Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec Corporation

Ken McLean

Sr. Privacy Investigator, Privacy Investigations, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government

Terry McQuay

President and Founder, Nymity Inc.

Edward Metcalf

Director, Product and Solution Marketing, McAfee, Inc.

Suzanne L. Morin

Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, Research In Motion Limited

Dave Nikolejsin

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Mines

Tim O’Connor

Information Privacy Analyst, Information Access Operations (IAO) – Ministry of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government

Eileen Padgett

A/Director of Operational Privacy, Privacy and Legislation Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

Paul Pinkney

Director of Security Programs, Symantec

Denny Prvu

Sr. Principal Security Consultant – CA Technologies

Ed Rebane

Security Practice Lead, Western Canada, Bell Canada

Brian Reed

Senior Consultant and IAM Practice Lead.

Winn Schwartau

Security Theortician and Author; Founder, The Security Awareness Company

Eddie Schwartz

Chief Security Officer, RSA

Ronnie Scott

Data Center and Cloud Systems Architect, Cisco Systems Canada

Steven Simske

CT/Director/HP Fellow, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Secure Document Lifecycle

John Skinner

Director, Secure Enterprise and Cloud, Intel Americas

Wendy Taylor

Director, Privacy Investigations, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government

Richard Thieme

Author and Futurist

Mark Troester

Global Product Consultant, IT/CIO Solutions, SAS

Jeannette Van Den Bulk

Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Privacy, Commission for Privacy and Data Protection, State of Victoria, Australia

Elizabeth Vander Beesen

Director, Staff Administration, Information Access Operations, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services

Micheal Vonn

Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association

Fiaaz Walji

Country Manager, Websense Canada Inc.

Ben Watson

VP Marketing, HootSuite (Adobe family)

John Weigelt

National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada

John Zhu

Sales Engineer, Enterprise Commercial, SafeNet
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