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
- 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)2, CAPAPA 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.
ISACA Victoria presents: “Auditing and Securing Cloud-Based Services” February 13 & 14 2012.
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Providing privacy and data security training programs for businesses, law firms, healthcare organizations, and schools to help minimize data security breaches and incidents involving online social media use. Founded by Daniel J. Solove.
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|Regular registration (after December 15, 2011)|
|Public Sector||$650.00 CAD (plus HST)|
|Private Sector||$875.00 CAD (plus HST)|
Victoria Conference Centre
Kofi Ahulu is a Systems Engineer at McAfee based in Calgary Alberta. He currently works with enterprise customers across western Canada. He’s worked in the security industry for the past 8 years with various content security vendors prior to Mcafee.
Vice President Global Public Policy and Chief Privacy Strategist, Oracle Corporation
As Oracle’s Vice President of Global Public policy, Mr. Alhadeff is responsible for coordinating and managing Oracle’s international and Internet-related policy issues.As Chief Privacy Strategist, Mr. Alhadeff oversees Oracle’s strategic planning and advocacy related to privacy, personal information protection and management across all Oracle operations and product areas as well as global fora.In addition to his role at Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff serves a prominent role in several influential international organizations dedicated to Internet policy, security and privacy. Mr Alhadeff serves as the BIAC Chair to the OECD ICCP Committee, head of industry delegation to the OECD Security Steering Group, and a Vice Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce’s Digital Economy Committee. In the EU, Mr. Alhadeff serves as Chair of the Data Protection, Governance and Identity Management working group of the EU Expert Group on Cloud Computing. In the US, Mr. Alhadeff chairs the Digital Economy Committee for the US India Business Council, co-chairs EABC’s Information Governance working group and is Vice Chair of USCIB’s Information Policy Committee. Mr. Alhadeff is also the Chair of the US ASEAN’s Malaysia Committee, Vice-Chair of the US-ASEAN Business Council’s Technology Committee and serves on the NCAPEC Board. Mr Alhadeff also serves on the advisory boards of the Digital Security Council of India, and Wiredkids.org.Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff was General Counsel and Vice President for Electronic Commerce for the US Council for International Business (USCIB) in New York. Mr. Alhadeff holds an M.B.A. in management and information systems from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. from Oberlin College.
Enterprise Architect, Security, Oracle
Spiros Angelopoulos is a Principal Sales Consultant and Oracle Enterprise Architect, specializing in security, with focus on Identity and Access Management, and PKI. He has worked at Oracle since 2006 providing security solutions to local, State, Provincial, and Federal government institutions. His expertise includes detailed requirements collection and analysis, systems architecture, deployment and operations, and project management. Product-wise, Spiros covers the whole Identity Management Suite and the DB Security options.Spiros’ work experience includes Entrust where he managed the Western US professional services organization for deployment of PKI technology to a variety of commercial and government institutions, and NASA where he was responsible for the deployment of PKI across the entire Agency. Spiros’ experience also includes designing life support and closed-loop control systems for micro-gravity/space environments.Spiros holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, as well as numerous CS certifications.
Director of TELUS Security Solutions, Western Canada, TELUS
Michael Argast is the Director of TELUS Security Solutions’ National Product Management and Solution Teams, joining in May 2011. As Canada’s largest managed security services provider, TELUS’ fast growing security practice provides wide ranging solutions from GRC consulting, Testing and Vulnerability Assessments, security technology acquisition and implementation, through to full security operations outsourcing. With over a decade of focus on information security, TELUS Security Solutions has hundreds of the largest Canadian government and private sector organizations as customers.
As an internationally experienced expert leading global teams, Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, healthcare and telecom sectors, government and higher education organizations – have relied on Michael’s counsel, and then grounded their implementation plans on his recommendations. A lengthy list of media outlets have sourced him as a security expert including: The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, USA Today, New York Times, Business Week, Forbes, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle and CBC News.
Broadcast Journalist, Global Television
Legislature bureau chief Keith Baldrey, based in Victoria, regularly reports live on the Noon News and 5 p.m. Early News, and files daily stories for the 6 p.m. News Hour. Keith makes regular appearances on CH Victoria as well. He’s also a weekly radio commentator on the “cutting edge of the ledge” segment of the Bill Good Show on CKNW, and he contributes regularly to B.C. Business magazine. Keith has been at Global BC since 1994. Before joining, he was a reporter at The Vancouver Sun for 11 years. Keith has been in Victoria 16 years, covering B.C. politics the whole time. He has also co-written one book, with Gary Mason, entitled “Fantasyland: Inside the Reign of Bill Vander Zalm.”
Dmitry Barinov, Chief Security Officer of SecureKey, is a recognized industry leader with 17 years of experience in Information Technology and Security. Prior to SecureKey, Dmitry has led and delivered numerous security, identity and risk management projects including major implementations in financial payment industry such as EMV. He is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control(CRISC) professional. As Technology Head in a major North American Financial Institution Dmitry has contributed to work of Canadian Bankers Association’s Financial Service Industry Computer Incident Response Team organization (CFI-CIRT). Dmitry holds M.Sc. Degree in Applied Math/Computer Science and M.A. in Economics.
Principal Security Solutions Architect, Symantec
Greg has over 20 years experience in IT with the last 12 focused specifically on security. In his current role at Symantec, Greg works with both customers and partners to architect security solutions including endpoint (malware protection, encryption), data loss, compliance, network and gateway solutions (messaging, web), PKI, MSS and management solutions.
Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk, Deloitte
Deputy Chief Information Officer, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
As of April 1, 2011, Pierre Boucher was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Government of Canada at the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. In this role, Mr. Boucher is responsible for supporting key activities of the branch including policy development, monitoring, management oversight, and leading community development and capacity building initiatives in information management, information technology, security and identity management, and access to information and privacy to ensure the sound management and stewardship of the Government of Canada’s information and technology assets and its communities of practice.Prior to this, Pierre was Interim Deputy Chief Information Officer, and Executive Director for the Security and Identity Management division and was responsible for all aspects of Government Security including the Policy on Government Security and IT Security, Cyber Authentication and Identity Management. Previously, Mr. Boucher was Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture and Standards at the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. Mr. Boucher joined the Treasury Board in November 2003 after nine years in the private sector, where he held positions with increasing responsibilities. He was Senior Director of Research and Development and Vice-President of Customer Service at Entrust. He was also Manager, Technical Services Group, Information Technology Security Branch, National Defence, where he was a leader in security architecture in a context of internetworking and the Department’s increased liaising needs.Mr. Boucher has previously worked at the Communications Security Establishment as Project Manager for the development of various security products. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1985.
Assistant Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia Policy and Adjudication
LeRoy Brower was appointed Assistant Information and Privacy Commissioner, Policy and Adjudication in April, 2011.From 2001-2011, Mr. Brower served as Director, Health Information Act in the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Alberta. In this role he assisted the Commissioner in monitoring and enforcing health sector access and privacy compliance under the Health Information Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. From 1995 – 2001, he served in various information and privacy roles within Alberta Family and Social Services, Alberta Environment, Alberta Energy and Alberta Municipal Affairs.Mr. Brower led the Commissioner’s office review and comment on amendments to the Health Information Act, and the establishment of new privacy impact assessment (PIA) requirements for Alberta.
Legal Counsel, Legal Services, Policy and Research Branch, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Daniel Caron is Legal Counsel for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Daniel provides the Office with strategic and legal advice on a number of important privacy questions arising out of the interpretation and application of Canada’s two federal privacy statutes, the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act and the Privacy Act. Daniel represents the Commissioner before Courts at various levels, and regularly interacts with stakeholders, public and private-sector organizations, and international counterparts. Daniel has a particular interest in international privacy issues and information technology, and has experience with privacy and security issues touching the Internet, social networking, and biometrics, among others. In 2009, Daniel participated in a three month fellowship program working alongside attorneys from the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the United States Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., in order to get a unique sense of how consumer privacy is protected in the United States. Prior to joining the Office of the Privacy Commissioner, Daniel articled at a national law firm in Ottawa. He studied the common law in French at the Université de Moncton, and holds a degree in Political Sciences from the University of Calgary.
Chief Security Architect, IBM Security Services (Canada)
Stewart is a Senior Security Architect and Strategist with IBM Global Technology Services. He is responsible for defining end-to-end IT security solutions for IBM?s enterprise customers. He has over 18 years? experience in information technology ranging from product management and consulting to threat management and penetration testing. Stewart is a recognised subject matter expert in security and risk management of IT systems he was recently showcased in the IBM Smarter Planet TV commercials and online videos.Stewart is a frequent speaker at many events on topics such as information security, systems management and process improvement. You can follow Stewart on Twitter @stewartcawthray
Yim Chan has been with IBM for over 30 years. She has been IBM Canada’s Chief Privacy Officer since 2002 and has also been the Global Privacy Executive for the IBM Corporation since 2007. Her responsibilities include developing and implementing programs at the enterprise level and embedding privacy into IBM’s relevant business processes. Managing both roles reflects the increasing complexity of the privacy requirements demanded of globally-integrated organizations such as IBM and the steps necessary to be taken to maintain recognition as a technology and business leader. Yim sits on two Privacy Advisory Boards: the International Association of Privacy Professionals – Canada and the Identity, Privacy and Security Initiative (IPSI) at the University of Toronto. She is an alumni member of the University of Waterloo, holds a Master’s Certificate in Project Management and holds patents in the privacy assessment environment.
Sales Systems Engineer, McAfee, Inc.
Norm Chan joined McAfee/Network Associates in April, 2001, as the Systems Engineer for their industry leading Sniffer Technologies business unit. Today, exclusively focused on security, he works with customers of all shapes and sizes helping to assess their security needs and devise solutions. A combined seventeen years of IT experience has taken him from the help desk to network architecture, enabling him to provide a unique and practical approach to security. This self professed “geek” graduated from The University of British Columbia with a combined major in Physics and Computer Science and has a passion for imparting knowledge to others.
Sr. Solutions Consultant, Adobe Systems, Incorporated
Information and Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Alberta
Jill Clayton was sworn in as Alberta’s third Information and Privacy Commissioner on February 1, 2012. Ms. Clayton began her career with Alberta’s Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC) in 2004 as a portfolio officer with the team responsible for ensuring oversight and compliance with Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). She served as acting director, PIPA, from 2007 to 2008 and director, PIPA, from 2008 to 2011. In June of 2010 Ms. Clayton was appointed Assistant Commissioner, responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of amendments to PIPA, particularly mandatory breach notification requirements. Prior to her service with the OIPC Ms. Clayton worked as a privacy consultant, providing services to public- and private-sector clients, primarily in the health care, oil and gas, telecommunications and non-profit sectors. She also worked for the Bethany Care Society as manager, planning and performance measurement, from 2001 to 2002 and records management co-ordinator from 1998 to 2000. Born in Calgary, Ms. Clayton holds degrees in History (BA) and Environmental Design (MEDes Planning) from the University of Calgary. A nonpartisan officer of the Legislature, the Information and Privacy Commissioner has the requisite authority to perform the broad range of responsibilities, duties and functions prescribed in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Health Information Act, and the Personal Information Protection Act. The Commissioner is an Officer of the Legislature and is independent of government. The Commissioner has a broad range of regulatory responsibilities and powers.
Chris Conley is the Technology & Civil Liberties Fellow at the ACLU of Northern California where he focuses on launching the organization’s new online privacy campaign, “Demand Your dotRights.” He started out on the technology side, earning a B.S.E. summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan and a S.M. in Computer Science from M.I.T., and spending several years as a software developer and consultant. He later received his J.D. cum laude in 2007 from Harvard Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Prior to joining the ACLU in September 2008, he was a Resident Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studied international Internet censorship and surveillance.
Chief Information Security Officer, Information Security, Inventure Solutions Inc.
Geordie Cree is the Chief Information Security Officer for Inventure Solutions Inc., a Vancity Company. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Geordie provides strategic organizational leadership and is accountable for the information security program.Geordie is a senior Information Security professional with 15 years experience in Information Technology with the last 10 years leading Vancity’s Information Security program. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).During these past 10 years Geordie has implemented an effective risk based information security program that aligns to Vancity’s goals. As part of this role, he has developed a continuous improvement security testing program to identify, assess and remediate vulnerabilities in policy, process and technology.Security awareness is very important to Geordie and he has worked hard to make relevant information and tools available to Vancity members, employees and the public so that they can protect themselves and their financial information.In addition, a role that he really enjoys is that of IT business partner for Vancity’s Corporate Governance division. In this role, Geordie is very client focused and helps find practical IT solutions to enable the division to achieve its objectives.
General Manager, Canada, TIBCO Software Inc.
Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
Since her appointment as British Columbia’s Information and Privacy Commissioner in May 2010, Elizabeth Denham has raised the profile of information rights, promoted transparency in government and adopted a proactive approach to the enforcement of access and privacy laws in B.C. Promoting privacy rights is her top priority. Commissioner Denham has led investigations into several high-profile privacy breaches and has completed systemic reviews that examine the impact of new and emerging technologies on privacy. Ms. Denham has also spearheaded collaborative projects with her federal and provincial colleagues and has co-authored numerous documents, statements and guidance with other Canadian privacy commissioners. Prior to her appointment in British Columbia, she served as Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada (2007-2010) and Director, Private Sector, for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (2003-2007).
Director General, National Cyber Security Directorate, Public Safety Canada
Mr. Robert Dick was appointed Director General, National Cyber Security, in the Department of Public Safety Canada on April 12, 2010, with responsibility for developing and implementing a cyber security strategy for Canada. In this capacity, Mr. Dick is accountable to the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National Security, for leading and coordinating policy and actions across the Government of Canada to strengthen and promote cyber security in government, industry, and among Canadians. Mr. Dick’s responsibilities include the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC), Canada’s national computer emergency readiness team. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Dick served 9 years in varying capacities at the Privy Council Office, most recently as Director of Operations (Priorities and Planning), where he was responsible for advising on the development and implementation of the whole of the Government’s agenda, and managed policy retreats for Cabinet and Deputy Ministers. Prior to that, as Director of Operations, Economic and Regional Development Policy, Mr. Dick oversaw issues management and provided strategic advice on economic matters, including transportation, industry, trade, and energy.
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing (boingboing.net) and the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like FOR THE WIN and the bestselling LITTLE BROTHER. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.
Chief Research Officer, AJS Networks Inc.
Growing up at the dawn of the consumerization of the Internet, Alex developed a keen interest in cyber security at a very early age. The confluence of insecure computers interconnecting for the first time, the emergence of viruses such as ‘NetBus’ and the release of the movie ‘Hackers’, propelled Alex into the underground world of hacking and has fueled his interests and passion for Internet security and protecting the erosion of personal privacy. Over the past decade, Alex’s personal interests, experience and technical foundation has supported his calling, which has included working within mission critical security operation centres, implementing next generation network surveillance solutions, running the Vancouver 2010 Olympic HoneyNet and assisting in the design and implementation of lawful access infrastructures. Alex is a Senior Security Consultant at IPS, a leading provider of services and solutions specialized in security, compliance and managed security services. Alex leads the company’s SIEM and enterprise security architecture practices, providing clients with advanced situational awareness capabilities and holistic pragmatic approaches to securing complex systems. Beyond the ether, Alex is an active member in the open source DIY Drone community which is devoted to designing and building semi-autonomous aerial vehicles at a fraction of the cost of commercially available aerial surveillance platforms. The DIY Drone and Internet security communities have leveraged these low-cost aerial platforms in several proof of concept projects proving covert aerial surveillance, wireless communication interception and even mobile network cell tower spoofing has been consumerized.
CEO and Founder, Privacy Analytics, Inc.
Dr. Khaled El Emam
Dr. Khaled El Emam is the Founder and CEO of Privacy Analytics, Inc. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, a senior investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, and a Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa. His main area of research is developing techniques for health data de-identification or anonymization and secure disease surveillance for public health purposes. He has made many contributions to the health privacy area. In addition, he has considerable experience de-identifying personal health information under the HIPAA Privacy Rule Statistical Standard. Previously Khaled was a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, and prior to that he was head of the Quantitative Methods Group at the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has co-founded two companies to commercialize the results of his research work. In 2003 and 2004, he was ranked as the top systems and software engineering scholar worldwide by the Journal of Systems and Software based on his research on measurement and quality evaluation and improvement, and ranked second in 2002 and 2005. He holds a PhD from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, King’s College, at the University of London (UK). His website is www.ehealthinformation.ca
Counsel, Stikeman Elliott LLP
David Elder practices communications, competition and privacy law with Stikeman Elliott LLP, also acting as Special Digital Privacy Counsel to the Canadian Marketing Association. He provides privacy compliance advice to a wide range of Canadian and international businesses conducting both “bricks and mortar” and online activities, and has also been an active participant in legislative and policy developments respecting privacy, lawful access and spam. Based in Ottawa, he has over 20 years of experience gained in private practice, government and corporate settings. In addition to serving as Legal Counsel to the CRTC and running his own practice, he was formerly Vice President, Regulatory Law with Bell Canada, where he also served as the equivalent of Chief Privacy Officer.
Principal Product Manager, Enterprise Mobility Group, Symantec
As the Principal Product Manager for the Enterprise Mobility Group at Symantec, John Engels is responsible for Symantec’s mobile management and mobile security products. Engels has been with Symantec for over seven years and previously managed Symantec’s security products including the company’s SMB suites, Critical System Protection, Symantec Antivirus, as well as the Symantec integration of the Sygate and WholeSecurity product lines. Prior to Symantec, John worked in product management and product marketing with a number of telecom-related hardware and software companies, with a focus on high speed data communications testing, service support and security. Engels has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors Degree from Texas A&M in Electrical Engineering.
SR Technology Consultant, RSA Canada
former Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
Dr. David Flaherty
Dr. Flaherty is a specialist in the management of privacy and information policy issues. As the first B.C. Information and Privacy Commissioner, he wrote 320 orders under the B.C. Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and pioneered the development of privacy impact assessments and site visits as forms of privacy compliance auditing. Dr. Flaherty is an Honours graduate of McGill University (1962) with an MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. His teaching career from 1965 to 1993 included Princeton University, the University of Virginia and the University of Western Ontario where he was professor of history and law from 1972 to 1999 and is now professor emeritus. He was the first director (1984-89) of its Centre for American Studies and has held fellowships and scholarships at Harvard, Oxford, Stanford, and Georgetown Universities. In 1992-93, Dr. Flaherty was a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC and a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar in Law. He was an adjunct professor in political science at the University of Victoria from 1999 to 2006. He is a member of the External Advisory Committee to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada and has been the Chief Privacy Advisor to the Canadian Institute for Health Information. Dr. Flaherty has written several books, including ‘Privacy in Colonial New England’ and’ Protecting Privacy in Surveillance Societies: The Federal Republic of Germany, Sweden, France, Canada, and the United States’. He co-authored ‘Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act: An Annotated Guide’ and ‘Guidelines for Managing Privacy, Data Protection and Security for Ontario Hospitals’.
CIPP, Partner, INFORMATIONLAWGROUP
Director, IM/IT Legislation, Knowledge and Information Services Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Province of B.C
Chief Technology Officer, Trend Micro
Sr. Security Strategist – CA Technologies
Michael has spent the last 15 years guiding private and public sector organizations to deliver secure, privacy-enabled business transformational projects. In 2003 Michael founded the IBM Identity and Access Management practice as Managing Principal delivering Tivoli solutions. He now leads customers on CA IAM Solutions, especially in the area of Role and Compliance Management addressing the issue of Segregation of Duty violations. In 2005, Michael was Chief Security Architect for 2 years to implement an accountability and spending controls framework for the Federal Government to address the Sponsorship Scandal that exposed corruption involving misuse and misdirection of public funds intended for government advertising.
Chief Strategy Officer, SafeNet
Group Product Manager, Adobe
In 1993, Steve achieved his Ph.D. at the University of California at Davis in engineering. After spending half a decade leveraging computer simulations to analyze dynamic systems, he decided to move into information security, where he honed his expertise with European security firm, F-Secure, during the viral epidemics that took place in the 1999-2000 Internet boom. Now, thirteen years later, Steve is with Adobe Systems Incorporated, where he is responsible for Adobe Acrobat Solutions Security, spanning both software and services. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional having direct experience with security in massively distributed application and cloud environments. A popular speaker at enterprise, government, press, and analyst events, Steve has been interviewed numerous times for radio, television and the web including: CNN, CNET, ABC, CBS, Wired News, Computerworld, and InfoWorld.
Chief Constable, Victoria Police Department
Jamie Graham was appointed Chief Constable of the Victoria Police Department in 2008, having previously served as the Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department from 2002 to 2007. Prior to that, he served just under 35 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, holding a number of command, investigative and executive positions in British Columbia and Alberta. Chief Graham is an active member of local, Provincial, National and International Associations of Police Chiefs. He is President of the B.C. Association of Municipal Police Chiefs, a Director-at-Large of the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police and chairs its Traffic Safety Committee and Ethics & Integrity Committee. He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic and Ethics Committees. He is a Director on the provincial Board of the B.C. Schizophrenia Society and a member of the Advisory Board of Victoria’s Salvation Army branch.
Is currently an Associate Partner at IBM. As part of the Global Customs, Borders and Revenue Management Team, Peter is IBM,s subject matter expert on Border Security, Immigration and Identity Management. Peter works with key IBM clients around the world on strategic border and transportation security and identity management programs.Previously, as Director of Special Projects in the UK Immigration Service Peter led the development of the UK’s Visa and Border Control Strategy as well as leading a number of strategic projects, including international data sharing and registered traveler programs (Projects IRIS and MiSense). Prior to this Peter was Director of Strategy and Policy for e-Borders, a multi-agency programme, being developed in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate of the Home Office, which will transform the concept of operations for securing UK borders.Peter joined the Immigration and Nationality Department of Home Office in 1991 and was responsible for the successful establishment of the Asylum Screening Unit and the Third Country Unit. In 1993 he managed the successful introduction of fingerprinting into the Immigration and Nationality Directorate’s business. He has also worked in immigration appeals, European asylum policy and criminal justice policy.Peter was made Deputy Director for Border Control Operations of the UK Immigration Service in 2001 with particular responsibility for policy, strategy, modernisation and carrier relations. He led the operation to close Sangatte Refugee Camp in Northern France as well as developing the UK’s successful Airline Liaison Network.Peter is a member of IATA’s Simplifying Passenger Travel group, the international border police organization BorderPol, the European Science Research and Innovation Forum and acts as a strategic advisor to a number of national and international public sector organizations including Interpol.
Ken Haertling started his career in the US Air Force culminating in a senior leadership role in the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team responsible for incident response across 140 sites worldwide. He has also held senior security positions in the telecom industry managing teams responsible for network, IT, and physical security. Ken is presently the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of a 200 person team for TELUS, a leading telecom company in Canada with 12M customers and $10B annual revenue. He has a MBA and Master of Science completing his thesis on Implementing Information Warfare in the Weapon Targeting Process. Ken is presently the co-chairman of the Canadian Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee that advises senior leaders of the Canadian government on cyber threats.
Chair, OECD Working Party on Security and Privacy in the Digital Economy
Deputy Minister, Citizens’ Services and Open Government
Western Practice Leader, IT Security, Grant Thornton LLP
As IT Security Practice Leader at Grant Thornton, Joost Houwen has been involved with organizations in a variety of industries, assisting them with a range of information technology and security projects. With over 15 years of professional IT experience, Joost’s areas of expertise include strategy, policy development, process improvement and program management. Joost is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Payment Card Industry (PCI) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA.) He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Joost is a member of the Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA) and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC). Joost was also a past president of the CIPS Vancouver Security SIG through which he actively worked to bring the local security community together.
President and CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals
J. Trevor Hughes is the president and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). In this role, Hughes leads the world’s largest association of privacy professionals. A native of Canada, Hughes is an experienced attorney in privacy, technology and marketing law. He has provided testimony before the U.S. Congress Commerce Committee, the Senate Commerce Committee, the Federal Trade Commission, the Home Affairs Committee of the British Parliament and the EU Parliament on issues of privacy, surveillance, spam and privacy-sensitive technologies. Hughes previously served as the executive director of the Network Advertising Initiative, a leading online privacy trade association, and the Email Sender and Provider Coalition, a trade association working on e-mail policy and practices. He is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law.
Trust Framework Development Expert, DIACC
Andrew Hughes is an international specialist in identity policy and trust frameworks. After consulting for Canadian Public Sector clients for 14 years at Sierra Systems in Victoria, BC., Andrew launched his ‘second career’ as an international consultant in 2012. He brings Canadian perspectives on identity, privacy and public policy to his clients and colleagues in the United States and elsewhere.
Andrew also serves in leadership roles for international associations, notably Kantara Initiative as co-chair of the Identity Assurance Working Group; and as Plenary Vice-Chair and Board member for the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, an offshoot of the US National Strategy for Trusted Identity in Cyberspace.
He currently leads a team of experts at the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada to develop an Identity Trust Framework for Canada.
Director, Global Government Industry, HP
Steve R. Hutchens CISSP
Steve Hutchens has more than 35 years of experience in the leadership, strategy, business development and application of information technology to solve business and mission problems for government, industry, and healthcare organizations. Steve’s areas of information technology experience includes: management, data centre development, application software development, information technology and communication systems engineering, project management, quality assurance, information security, and extensive experience in information technology education. He has developed organizations for information systems support and consulting services consisting of over 100 staff members with full unit profit and loss responsibility.Currently, Steve is the director, U.S. Public Sector region, for Global Government Industry with HP. He also serves as the global industry leader for HP’s homeland security and intelligence market. He serves as a subject matter expert in the area of information security, information operations, emergency services, law enforcement, and the application of information technology to support homeland security / national security for government clients.Steve delivers presentations at numerous conferences annually including the Gartner conference and works closely with industry analysts to maintain current information on trends and issues in the industry. He supports the U.S. Public Sector client executives for strategy, innovation, and business development activities to address the growing U.S. Public Sector markets.Prior to HP Steve worked in senior leadership roles at Unisys Corporation and Litton TASC where his responsibilities included the full-spectrum of information security services to include architecture, product selection, certification and accreditation, security policy, network monitoring, incident response and security training and awareness. From 1990-1997 Steve served as chief information officer for all decisions relating to information technology in this multi-facility healthcare organization and had profit and loss (P&L) responsibility for a multi-million dollar budget that supported all information technology projects and operations. He was responsible for the development of the Loudoun Healthcare Institute for Educational Development to enhance staff knowledge in a number of clinical, financial, and operational subjects. He coordinated programming and system development activities with numerous outside contractors.From 1982-1990 Steve was responsible for the total hospital information systems to automate laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, admitting, finance, and medical records. He also uniquely developed and implemented a marketing department that sold and supported physician office management systems. This activity became a profit centre for the hospital and a source of support to local physician offices of the hospital. This business operation has continued since its creation in 1989.Steve has authored numerous articles on information systems, technology strategy, and has more than 20 years of experience as adjunct faculty for numerous universities and colleges teaching computer technology, information security, and business courses.
M.Sc, EnCE, CFE, CISSP.
Senior Manager, Grant Thornton LLP
Dave Iverson is a Senior Manager with Grant Thornton’s Business Risk Services Group in Vancouver, BC. For over 12 years Dave has been specializing in providing forensic technology solutions to a variety of clients including from individuals, law firms, the Office of the General Counsel and multi-national corporations.Dave’s practice includes providing litigation support, with a specialization in electronic investigations, computer forensics, network mapping, evidence preservation, network security and electronic discovery. His responsibilities include project management, database programming, and assisting organizations with their electronic document management. Dave’s experience involves a wide variety of sectors including financial, manufacturing, retail, entertainment and technology. Finally Dave has been qualified as an expert witness in the British Columbia Supreme Court, has assisted the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and has led numerous court ordered electronic evidence seizures.
Director, Healthcare / Public Sector Strategy, Adobe Systems
Michael B. Jackson
Michael Jackson is an inspiring technology strategist who brings over 15 years’ experience helping organizations of all sizes break through conventional barriers to operational effectiveness. A popular speaker, Mr. Jackson has been invited to present at conferences throughout North America on the roles of applied technology in private and public sector enterprises.
As Director of Healthcare Strategy at Adobe Systems, Mr. Jackson leads program management and market development for a portfolio of Digital Experience Solutions, including web / mobile / social consumer engagement, business process management (BPM) and data analytics, for healthcare organizations and government agencies worldwide.
His recent accomplishments include establishing Adobe’s Health Payer Solutions Group, and providing operational vision and leadership for its modular Health Insurance Exchange (HIX) solutions, selected by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to be integrated into the Federally Facilitated Exchange (FFE) model in at least 24 US states, as well as multiple state-based and private commercial insurance exchanges.
Mr. Jackson earned an MBA as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Baltimore. He is also a veteran of the US Coast Guard, where he proudly served as a Petty Officer.
Evan Jennings is product manager for Security, Customer Experience and Cloud at Bell. He is responsible for infrastructure and managed services in the security practice, call centre and web solutions including usability, content strategy, information architecture and analytics, Microsoft Online Services, Cloud Infrastructure and scalable digital media systems for major events. He was the director at Bell for vancouver2010.com, the official site of the Games. He lives in North Vancouver with his wife and two kids and rides his bike to work.
Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Dr. Ian Kerr
Ian Kerr holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics, Law & Technology at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, with cross appointments in Medicine, Philosophy and Information Studies. Dr. Kerr’s research lies at the intersection of ethics, law and technology and is currently focused on two broad themes: (i) Privacy and Surveillance; and (ii) Human-Machine Mergers. Building on his recent Oxford University Press book, Lessons from the Identity Trail, his ongoing privacy work focuses on the interplay between emerging public and private sector surveillance technologies, civil liberties and human rights. His recent research on robotics and implantable devices examines legal and ethical implications of emerging technologies in the health sector and beyond.
Principal Architect, Sierra Systems
Martin is an Information Security Professional (CISSP) and a Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) with more than 20 years of IT experience. He also maintains a designation as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) from years of software design and the management of development teams. As a consultant, he typically take roles as a Security Architect, Information Architect, or Solutions Architect—with recent work implementing Mobile Device Management.. As a hobbyist, he is the author of PlaceMask Location Privacy, a security app for Android devices. Martin has developed software and integrated systems across many industries including Government, Utilities, Transportation, Defence and Intelligence, Emergency Response, and Natural Resource Management. He is adept at understanding business requirements, defining specifications, composing architectures, detailing designs, writing code, executing tests, and managing the delivery of information technology solutions for enterprise deployments in web, desktop, and handheld environments. With a focus on secure systems development, Martin has been involved throughout the entire lifecycle specifying misuse cases, modeling threats, defining secure architectures, reviewing code, conducting penetration tests, and auditing configurations. Within the geospatial domain, he has implemented multi-agency systems, designed software products, patented inventions, and spoken internationally on emerging technologies. He has been active in defining standards for several different organizations. He has worked extensively in Identity Information Management at the most senior levels of governance. He has represented Canada at the International Standards Organization, in the area of Geospatial Security and Rights Management; has volunteered as an Assistant Editor for the Journal Geomatica; and participated in the Cyber Security Working Group of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel at the National Institute of Standards In 2008, Martin was honoured by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) as a Senior Member, recognizing those with at least 10 years of professional experience who have demonstrated performance that sets them apart from their peers.
As head of Business Development at Reputation.com, Noah Lang manages acquisition of and implementation for strategic partnerships and channel distribution relationships. Lang is an advocate for consumer online privacy, with an expertise in online behavioral tracking, online & offline direct to consumer marketing, and online publication of private personal data. Over the past 4 years, Lang has built the world’s only personal data privacy coalition that allows consumers to quickly and automatically control their personal data in thousands of online and offline people-databases. This service is currently delivered within Reputation.com’s MyPrivacy product.Lang also dedicates his time to advising the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), a non-profit that works for the health and safety of youth online, and acts as Executive Director of the Online Reputation Management Association (ORMA), a newly-launched association of the world’s leading Online Reputation Management Professionals. Lang studied Product Design and Economics at Stanford University, focusing on need-finding, user interaction and product development cycles.
Paul serves as Oracle’s Public Sector Director of Cybersecurity Strategy. A licensed attorney (Illinois – Federal & State practice) with a technologist’s DNA, Paul brings unique perspective to issues of security and legal compliance. Understanding both the policy drivers and technology details, Paul works with Public Sector clients across North America to match regulatory & security challenges with well-crafted solutions encompassing people, process, and technology. He works extensively with best practices security & process frameworks and sits on the NASCIO Security and Privacy and Committee and Digital Identity Working Group. Paul focuses on technology areas encompassing Privacy, Data Security, Role Based Access Control, Identity Management, Governance-Risk-Compliance, Federation, and Litigation Preparedness. Paul holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science and a CISSP certification.
In April, 2010 Superintendent Lemcke was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief Constable, Commanding the Investigation Division.Previous assignment included the Inspector in charge of Patrol District One, Inspector in charge of the Beat Enforcement Team and Inspector in charge of the Vancouver Police Department Facilities Section. He was also assigned as an investigator in the Internal Investigation Section.Deputy Lemcke is designated as a Public Order Commander receiving training in this field in the United Kingdom.Deputy Lemcke has a certificate in Administrative Management and has completed numerous other courses including the Major Case Management course, the Incident Command Systems 100-200-300 courses and is one of only a few Canadian police officers to complete the NYPD Internal Investigators course.
Privacy Consultant, Rouleur Privacy Consulting
Jay is the founder and principal of Rouleur Privacy Consulting, a Vancouver based consulting firm that provides privacy and information management advice and training to both public bodies and private organizations. Jay is a past Board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Advisory Board (Canada) and is a present member of their teaching faculty. Prior to launching Rouleur, Jay was responsible for the privacy and information access program at the Insurance Corporation Of BC.
Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government
Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid
Margaret MacDiarmid was elected MLA for Vancouver-Fairview in the 2009 general provincial election. She was appointed Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government on Sept. 26, 2011. Previously she was Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors to the Minister of Health. She also serves as Vice Chair on the Cabinet Committee for Families First.Margaret has previously served as Minister of Tourism, Trade and Investment and Minister responsible for Intergovernmental Relations, and Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Early Learning and Literacy.Margaret has been a family physician for 23 years. She served on the board of the BC Medical Association for 12 years and was president in 2006-2007. The BCMA is a voluntary association of 11,000 members comprised of British Columbia’s physicians, medical residents, and medical students. During her time with the BCMA, Margaret met with key leaders from government and other organizations.Margaret experienced the health care system as a patient after an early diagnosis of breast cancer in 2007. She received treatment and has fully recovered.Originally from Saskatchewan, Margaret and her husband Robert moved to Rossland, BC in 1989. Since the mid-1990s, both Robert’s and Margaret’s work brought them more frequently to Vancouver, where ultimately they decided to settle. Margaret enjoys golf, bridge, playing piano, kayaking and treasures the time she spends with family and friends.
Director, Security, Research In Motion
Alex Manea is the Director of BlackBerry Security. He is a founding member of the group that has made BlackBerry synonymous with mobile security. Alex has looked after mobile security for nearly 10 years, including BlackBerry smartphones, BES, BBM, Android and iOS. He is a Certified Software Security Lifecycle Professional and has an Honors degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo. In 2015, Alex appeared on Season 2 of the hit CBC show Canada’s Smartest Person, winning his episode and competing in the Season Finale.
Derek Manky has dedicated his career to security, research and education. He formulates security strategy based on years of threat and industry knowledge, with a goal to make a positive impact towards the global war on cyber crime. Manky has presented his research and strategy world-wide at many security conferences, while educating on cyber-security awareness. He has been recognized as a thought leader in the industry, and is regularly featured in top tier publications and podcasts.A lead author of Fortinet’s Threat Report, Manky blogs, writes, and records video reports on breaking security developments and strategy. He designed the company’s responsible disclosure policies, which have been reliably used for years to report and disclose critical, zero-day vulnerabilities.
President & CEO, Bionym Inc.
Dr. Karl Martin
Dr. Karl Martin is co-founder of Bionym Inc., a Toronto based firm which develops novel biometric recognition solutions, including Biometric Encryption for privacy and data security, and HeartID, a new cardiac (ECG) recognition system. He holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto, where he was also formerly an instructor. He speaks internationally and serves as an expert witness on a variety of topics, including biometrics, video surveillance, privacy, and data security. His work has been featured in various media outlets, including the Toronto Star, CBC, Security Matters Magazine, Canadian Security Magazine, ITBusiness.ca and YongeStreetMedia.ca. He is an active volunteer in the IEEE and is the chair of the IEEE Toronto Signals and Applications Joint Chapter.
Founder, McArthur Consulting Group
O.O.M. Prince Albert Police Service, President – Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
Chief Dale Mcfee
Chief McFee has served in his current role with PAPS for the past 8 years having spent his entire policing career in Prince Albert. Regionally, he initiated the Community Mobilization movement in Prince Albert and within the Prince Albert Police Service to address the local challenges of policing and those throughout northern Saskatchewan.Chief Dale McFee was the President of the Saskatchewan Chiefs of Police. He brings unique business knowledge and has lectured extensively on Leadership and HR Management at the Saskatchewan Police College in addition to private sector organizations in Western Canada and U.S. He serves on many Boards and committees within the city and province and is highly active in Prince Albert’s competitive sporting community.In 2011 Police Chief McFee was appointed an officer to the Canadian Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Governor General of Canada.In August 2011, he was elected President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.
VP Global Accounts, Autonomy, an HP Company
Vice President, Global Government Affairs & Cybersecurity Policy, Symantec Corporation
Cheri F. McGuire
Ms. Cheri McGuire serves as Vice President for Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy at Symantec. She is responsible for Symantec’s global public policy agenda, including cybersecurity, data integrity, critical infrastructure protection (CIP), and privacy. In this role, she works extensively with industry and government organizations, including serving as Chair of the IT Sector Coordinating Council — one of 18 critical sectors identified by the President and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to partner with the government on CIP and cybersecurity. She also serves on the board of the IT Information Sharing and Analysis Center. She is a frequent presenter at international events, including testifying before the US Congress in 2011 on CIP and public-private partnerships, speaking at the United Nations Economic and Social Council plenary session on cybersecurity and development in 2011, and presenting at the International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary special session on cybersecurity in 2010. Prior to joining Symantec in August 2010, Ms. McGuire served as Director for Critical Infrastructure and Cybersecurity in Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Group, where she focused on advancing public-private critical infrastructure security and resiliency, including risk management, incident response, and information sharing. She also served as Microsoft’s representative to the Industry Executive Subcommittee of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2008, Ms. McGuire served in numerous positions at DHS, including as Acting Director and Deputy Director of the National Cyber Security Division and US-CERT, where she was responsible for leading the national-level mission for responding to cyber incidents and securing America’s cyber infrastructure. Ms. McGuire provided thought leadership for DHS on national cybersecurity priorities including the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative released by the President in January 2008. She also led the implementation of the 2008 National Cyber Exercise — Cyber Storm II; and served as Head of US Delegation, composed of government and industry members, for official bilateral discussions on cybersecurity with the Government of Japan in 2007. Prior to DHS, she served as a program manager for an international consulting firm for nearly five years, as a manager for a telecommunications infrastructure engineering firm, and as a Congressional staffer for seven years in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ms. McGuire holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a BA from the University of California at Riverside.
Sr. Privacy Investigator, Privacy Investigations, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government
President, Nymity Inc.
Terry McQuay is President of Nymity Inc. and the Architect of Nymity’s Compliance Solutions. Terry is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US,CIPP/E, CIPP/C, CIPP/G and CIPM) and the Managing Editor of the current edition of the IAPP Certification Foundations textbook entitled, “Foundations of Information Privacy and Data Protection.” Terry is a Fellow for the Ponemon Institute, on the Advisory Council for The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), resides on the IAPP Certification Advisory Board, and is an IAPP Professional Privacy Trainer and IAPP Foundations Trainer. Terry is a member of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL), Privacy by Design (PbD) Ambassador, and is also involved with the USCIB, BIAC, ICC and attends OECD and APEC privacy meetings. Before founding Nymity, Terry was the Partner at a security solutions firm and spent a number of years at Hewlett-Packard. Terry holds an Honours BSc in Computer Science from the University of Guelph.
Director, Product and Solution Marketing, McAfee, Inc.
Ed Metcalf is Director of Product & Solution Marketing at McAfee in the endpoint business unit. He has been with McAfee for more than 8 years and has been one of the key managers for McAfee’s Endpoint business. Recently, Ed has been responsible for building the go-to-market plans for the McAfee/Intel technology and solutions including McAfee DeepSAFE, Deep Defender and ePO Deep Command. He has over 18 years experience in product marketing, product management and sales management.
Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, Research In Motion Limited
Suzanne L. Morin
Suzanne completed her B.A. with a Spanish concentration prior to completing her LL.B. from the University of Ottawa. After clerking at the Federal Court of Canada, she was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1992. She completed the Regulatory Best Practices Certificate program offered by Queen’s University in 1997. Since her call to the Bar, Suzanne has been working in the areas of privacy, copyright, communications and electronic commerce generally, including areas such as network neutrality, lawful access, unsolicited bulk email or spam, jurisdiction, consumer protection, online child exploitation and offensive content. In June 2011, Suzanne joined Research In Motion Limited to head up privacy internationally. Prior to joining RIM, as Assistant General Counsel and Privacy Chief – Legal & Regulatory at Bell Canada, Suzanne had overall policy responsibility for the areas of privacy, lawful access, network neutrality, online child exploitation, copyright and spam. She continues to be involved with many associations including the Canadian Bar Association’s National Privacy and Access Law Section, the Information Technology Association of Canada, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, the CTIA – the Wireless Association, the European-American Business Council, Digital Europe and MediaSmarts (formerly Media Awareness Network). Suzanne was an appointed member of the Standards Council of Canada for over a decade and was a member of the Canadian Spam Task Force. Suzanne speaks frequently at Canadian and international conferences and is an Advisory Board Member and occasional contributor to Internet and E-commerce Law in Canada and the Canadian Privacy Law Review.
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Energy and Mines
Formerly the Associate Deputy Minister of the Environmental Assessment Office, Dave was appointed Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Energy and Mines in June of 2013. The Environmental Assessment Office is a neutral agency that oversees the review of major projects in BC. It was established under the Environmental Assessment Act which sets out the broad powers to conduct environmental assessments. The office provides for the thorough, timely and integrated assessment of the potential environmental, economic, social, heritage, and health effects of reviewable projects and provides for meaningful participation by First Nations, proponents, the public, local governments, and federal and provincial agencies. Since July 2005, Dave served as Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia and was appointed Associate Deputy Minister on October 29, 2010. In early 2012 Dave also assumed responsibility for all IM/IT Shared Services for the Government of BC. Prior to his appointment as Chief Information Officer, Dave spent two years as the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Network BC initiative. Through his leadership in this project, Dave played a pivotal role in bridging the digital divide by connecting many rural and remote communities in British Columbia to high-speed broadband. Dave has a strong technical background, and spent nearly 20 years working in management positions of progressively more responsibility, both in the B.C. government and with SaskTel in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is also Chair of the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada.
Information Privacy Analyst, Information Access Operations (IAO) – Ministry of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government
A/Director of Operational Privacy, Privacy and Legislation Branch, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services
Eileen Padgett is the A/Director of Operational Privacy within the Privacy and Legislation branch of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services). Eileen’s team reviews the privacy impact assessments for all government programs and proposed legislation. Eileen and her team also provide corporate guidance on privacy to ministries during the development of large cross-ministry programs and systems. Eileen has also been involved in leaning the PIA review process, as well as developing new templates and guidelines for PIAs within government. Most recently, Eileen has been heavily involved in the development of government’s Privacy Management and Accountability Policy, which codifies government’s privacy management program.
In addition, Eileen has an MA in Post-War Recovery Studies from the University of York, England, and two BAs from Simon Fraser University in Criminology and Political Science.
Director of Security Programs, Symantec
Sr. Principal Security Consultant – CA Technologies
Denny has spent the last 15 years guiding private and public sector organizations to deliver secure, privacy-enabled business transformational projects. The past 7 years have been focused on not only the privacy and security of users and their identities but also the privacy concerns around them. As an active member of the Kantara, eGov, ICAM and numerous other panels and working groups he leads organizations and their directions in the realms of privacy and security infrastructure, process and management. With a rapidly changing landscape, in 2008 Denny began the quest for protecting users in the mobile, virtual and cloud realms and implementing secure technologies for their day to day activities in an device agnostic world.
Security Practice Lead, Western Canada, Bell Canada
Ed Rebane leads the Security Practice for Bell in the West. In addition to holding a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University, he holds certifications as a CISSP, CISM, and CSSA. Ed is also a member of the local Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) chapters in addition to the British Columbia Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) user group and the Pacific Fraud Association. His security experience covers product management, architecture, corporate security and customer facing security services for both Business IT and ICS (Industrial Control Systems/Scada) domains.
Senior Consultant and IAM Practice Lead.
Brian Reed is a senior consultant providing subject matter expertise and project leadership in identity and access management, biometrics, immigration and border management, e-Health architecture and program management, and technology strategyBrian is a former technology executive with over 25 years of operational and consulting experience in large scale IT systems strategy, design and deployment. He was responsible for developing the technology division of a major international security company and building markets in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He was the lead manager for a large scale program to introduce a new currency and identity system to the newly formed country of Ukraine. He has patented technology used for secure mobile network access including biometrics and cryptography. This is currently in use by U.K. Immigration and various high security agencies in the U.S.Brian also has consulted extensively in the healthcare sector. He managed early investments of a national public sector healthcare organization and contributed to the development of knowledge management tools and processes supporting the implementation of a pan-Canadian electronic health record strategy. One of his recent engagements was performing a business and technology strategy review for a Canadian Medical Association owned company which supplies physicians with electronic medical record software and services.
James Saxe is the Senior Manager of Business Development at Reputation.com. With more than 1 million individual and corporate customers in 100 countries, Reputation.com is the global pioneer in online reputation management. Its products help customers protect their personal and professional online reputation and ensure their privacy.Prior to joining Reputation.com, James provided strategy and operations consulting services to organizations in the public and private sectors. He consulted to numerous government agencies focusing on national security, including the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.James has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and graduate and undergraduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University. He works and lives in Silicon Valley.
"The Civilian Architect of Information Warfare," Author, Speaker, Security Theorist, Serial Entrepreneur, Distinguished Fellow Ponemon Institute, and Founder, SecurityExperts.Com
Winn Schwartau is one of the world’s top experts on security, privacy, infowar, cyber-terrorism and related topics. Provocative, informed, challenging, he’s on the leading edge of thinking, writing and speaking. Highly technical security subjects are made understandable, entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking. Audiences find themselves challenged with original ideas which are related through historical analogy and metaphor and made relevant to the present and future world. www.WinnSchwartau.Com
Chief Security Officer, RSA
Mr. Schwartz is Chief Security Officer for RSA and has 25 years experience in the information security field. Previously, he was CSO of NetWitness (acquired by EMC), CTO of ManTech, EVP and General Manager of Global Integrity (acquired by INS), SVP of Operations of Guardent (acquired by VeriSign), CISO of Nationwide Insurance, a Senior Computer Scientist at CSC, and a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Dept. of State. Mr. Schwartz has advised a number of early stage security companies, and served on the Executive Committee for the Banking Information Technology Secretariat (BITS). Mr. Schwartz has a B.I.S. in Information Security Management and an M.S. in Information Technology Management from the George Mason University School of Management.
Paul M. Schwartz
Paul M. Schwartz is Professor of Law at the University of California-Berkeley Law School and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. A leading international expert on informational privacy and information law, he has published widely on these topics. In this country, his articles and essays have appeared in periodicals such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and N.Y.U. Law Review. With Daniel Solove, he has written the casebook, Information Privacy Law (Aspen, 4th ed., 2012) and the concise treatise, Privacy Law Fundamentals (2011).Professor Schwartz has provided advice and testimony to numerous governmental bodies in the United States and Europe. He has also assisted numerous corporations in the United States and abroad with information privacy issues. He belongs to the American Law Institute and is a member of the Editorial Board of International Data Privacy Law, the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, and the Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (Journal for Data Protection).Professor Schwartz received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was a Senior Editor on the Yale Law Journal, and a B.A. degree from Brown University.
Data Center and Cloud Systems Architect, Cisco Systems Canada
CT/Director/HP Fellow, Hewlett-Packard Labs, Secure Document Lifecycle
Steve Simske is a Fellow in HP Labs, where he is the Director and Chief Technologist for the Document Lifecycle portfolio. This research supports the Imaging and Printing Group (IPG), Enterprise Business and Software teams, and Global Security Operations. Steve spent his first five years at HP in the Imaging and Printing Group, where he worked on image processing, image analysis and document understanding technologies that were later incorporated into HP Labs projects for automatic book digitization, document understanding, speech recognition and other classification and analytics programs. In developing these technologies, the toolset for architecting massive intelligent systems was honed—now known as meta-algorithmics—affording the combination of two or more intelligent systems to create more robust, accurate and often faster larger systems, or “ecosystems”.In Labs, Steve later worked on medical signal processing for portable medicine, including novel means of reducing biological noise in electrocardiograms (ECGs). Steve was then given the opportunity to create the Security Printing and Imaging program within HP. This research incorporates image analysis, security, analytics and forensics to prevent counterfeiting, protect branded products, and provide investigative support for anti-fraud. Much of this work has been taken forward to supply chain analytics, dynamic biometrics and secure document lifecycle, which are Steve’s current focuses. As of 2010, Steve has roughly 40 US Patents and more than 250 peer-reviewed publications. He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Illicit Trade, a participant in several GS1 standards committees, and an IS&T Fellow.Before HP, Steve received his BS (Biomedical Engineering) from Marquette University, his MS (Biomedical Engineering) from Rensselaer Polytechnic University, and his PhD (Electrical Engineering) and PostDoc (Aerospace Engineering) from the University of Colorado. Steve has been on the faculty at the University of Colorado, Regis University, Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado State University. He has designed and developed animal life support hardware, performed experiments on a dozen US Space Shuttle missions, written the first optimal reconstruction system for impedance tomography, and co-invented “lifetime” orthopaedic implants. He has mentored more than 30 graduate students, many of whom are now professors at major universities.Steve has been fortunate to work for and with some of the world’s most creative and intelligent people over the years. This extends to his home, where his wife of 20 years, Teresa, also an engineer with an advanced degree, and two wonderful sons, Kieran and Dallen, keep him happy, busy, and honest. Steve loves hiking, soccer, hockey, fencing, piano, travel (he’d better—he’s lived in 10 US States!), languages and reading.
Director, Secure Enterprise and Cloud, Intel Americas
Throughout his 27-year career and across a variety of software and hardware technology leadership roles, John Skinner has helped drive IT industry transformation: from Distributed Client/Server, to Mobile Web, to Service-Oriented-Architecture and Secure End-to-End Cloud. John is responsible for helping CIO’s and IT companies to develop end-to-end cyber-security solutions for the Enterprise, Cloud, and Consumerization of IT. Prior, John led Intel’s efforts with McAfee in creating secure, smart energy grids as Director of the Intel Open Energy Initiative; led Intel’s software co-development with Apple; and was Director of Intel Software Alliances Group.
Marc has been in the information management and business analytics space for 20 years. He has worked in several industries across Canada – financial services, communication, retail, government, healthcare, pharmaceutical, energy, and mining. Marc has been with SAS for 10 years, and currently he leads the Information Management practice for Canada. Based in Calgary, AB Marc’s area of specialty is in building Enterprise Architecture and in Information Management strategies.
John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law<
Daniel J. Solove
Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is also a Senior Policy Advisor at the law firm Hogan Lovells. Additionally, he is the founder of TeachPrivacy, http://teachprivacy.com, a company that helps schools with privacy issues. An internationally-known expert in privacy law, Solove is the author of several books, including Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale 2011), Understanding Privacy (Harvard 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip and Rumor in the Information Age (Yale 2007) (winner of the 2007 McGannon Award), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004). Professor Solove is also the author of a textbook, Information Privacy Law with Aspen Publishing Co. soon to be in its fourth edition, with co-author Paul Schwartz. He is also the author of Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP, 2011) (with Paul Schwartz). Solove has published about than 40 articles and essays and has been interviewed and featured in several hundred media broadcasts and articles. For more information about Professor Solove, go to http://www.danielsolove.com.
Director, Privacy Investigations, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government
Richard Thieme is an author and professional speaker focused on the challenges posed by new technologies and the future, how to redesign ourselves to meet these challenges, and creativity in response to radical change, including “identify shift.” His column, “Islands in the Clickstream,” was distributed to subscribers in sixty countries before collection as a book in 2004. When a friend at the National Security Agency said after they worked together on ethics and intelligence issues, “The only way you can tell the truth is through fiction,” he returned to writing short stories, 19 of which are collected in “Mind Games.” A novel FOAM was published by Exurban Press in September 2015. He is also co-author of the critically extolled “UFOs and Government: A Historical Inquiry,” a 5-year research project using material exclusively from government documents and other primary sources, now in 65 university libraries
His work has been taught at universities in Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States, and he has guest lectured at numerous universities, including Purdue University (CERIAS), the Technology, Literacy and Culture Distinguished Speakers Series of the University of Texas, the “Design Matters” lecture series at the University of Calgary, and as a Distinguished Lecturer in Telecommunications Systems at Murray State University. He addressed the reinvention of “Europe” as a “cognitive artifact” for curators and artists at Museum Sztuki in Lodz, Poland, keynoted CONFidence in Krakow 2015, and keynoted “The Real Truth: A World’s Fair” at Raven Row Gallery, London, He recently keynoted Code Blue in Tokyo. He has spoken for the National Security Agency, the FBI, the Secret Service, the US Department of the Treasury, and Los Alamos National Labs and has keynoted “hacker,”security, and technology conferences around the world. He spoke in 2015 at Def Con for the 20th year.
Global Product Consultant, IT/CIO Solutions, SAS
As Global Product Consultant for SAS IT/CIO Solutions, Mark Troester oversees the company’s marketing efforts for data integration, data quality, master data management and enterprise data access capabilities which are a critical component of SAS Business Analytics and its business and industry solutions. Troester also leads SAS’ CIO and IT strategy. That area includes SAS High Performance Computing, SAS OnDemand and SAS IT Intelligence solutions that deliver superior performance, scalability, manageability and deployment flexibility to SAS customers.Before joining SAS, Troester led the product marketing and product management efforts for software startups as well as established ISVs. Formulating product and marketing direction in both technical and business domains, Troester specializes in communicating the business value of technologies to IT. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years working in IT development and management for Hallmark Cards and InPower Technologies, successfully delivering manufacturing, HR management and financial reporting systems that resulted in bottom line benefits.Troester earned a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri.
Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Privacy, Commission for Privacy and Data Protection, State of Victoria, Australia
Jeannette Van Den Bulk
Jeannette Van Den Bulk is the Assistant Commissioner – Strategic Privacy for the Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) in Victoria, Australia. She has been with the CPDP for one year after working for eight years with the privacy branch at the Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services in British Columbia, Canada.
Jeannette has designed privacy solutions for large scale, multi-party information sharing initiatives in both Canada and Australia. In BC, she led a team of privacy advisors that reviewed and advised on all Privacy Impact Assessments in government (over 500 per year). Her current role has her providing strategic privacy leadership to the Victorian public sector in the areas of cloud computing, big data, information sharing, biometrics and identity management.
Director, Staff Administration, Information Access Operations, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services
Elizabeth Vander Beesen
Elizabeth Vander Beesen, has been with the British Columbia Provincial Government over 22 years. When government centralized Freedom of Information and Records Management in 2009, Elizabeth participated on the Business Transformation team responsible for the structure and set up of IAO, and developed and implemented improvements in order to streamline government’s performance. In her current role as IAO Director, Staff Administration, Elizabeth provides education and training relating to our obligations under FOIPPA for both internal IAO staff and for ministry clients within the provincial government. Prior to joining IAO, a large portion of Elizabeth’s career was with the Ministry of Forests where she was the Director, Information Operations where she was responsible for FOI Access, Privacy, Records Management, Litigation Services, Information Security and Information Technology Security.
Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association
Micheal Vonn is a lawyer and the Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association. She has been an adjunct professor in the faculty of law at the University of British Columbia and an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, where she teaches information ethics and intellectual freedom. Ms. Vonn is a frequent speaker on a variety of civil liberties topics including privacy, national security, policing, surveillance and free speech. She a board member of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and an advisory board member of Privacy International.
Country Manager, Websense Canada Inc.
Fiaaz Walji is the Country Manager for Websense Inc., in Canada. In this role, he is responsible for implementing sales and marketing strategies within the Canadian market, as well as expanding the company’s channel partner program. Walji brings more than 20 years of technology experience, working on everything from market and channel development to vendor management. Prior to joining Websense, Walji was Director of North American Channel Sales at Corel Corporation. Walji holds a BSc and a BEd from the University of Ottawa. In 2006 Fiaaz was voted one of the Top 100 Channel Executives by VAR Business Magazine, and was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Newsmakers” in 2007 and 2008 by Computer Dealer News. Walji, was recently was honoured for his channel leadership and partner advocacy by being named to the 2011, 2102 and 2013 CRN Channel Chief List. Fiaaz is a regular speaker and panelist at Privacy and Security conferences across Canada, as well as contributed articles to itworldcanada , Security Matters Magazine and the Websense Community Blog among others. His insights have been regularly tapped by various media outlets including a Cybercrime segment on Ottawa’s CFRA, CBC Radio and CBC TV’s Lang & O’Leary. You can follow him on twitter at @fiaazw or connect with him on Linkedin at http://ca.linkedin.com/in/fiaazw
VP Marketing, HootSuite (Adobe family)
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada
John Weigelt leads Microsoft Canada’s strategic policy and technology efforts. In this role, Mr. Weigelt helps business and governments innovate with technology while avoiding the unintended consequences that might arise. He leads Canadian outreach for Economic Development, Privacy, Security, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Government 3.0, Accessibility, Environmental Sustainability and Interoperability. A strategic thinker, John has contributed to the development of international standards and guidelines, government policies, national strategies, provincial and federal legislation. These contributions range from the detailed technical specificity of protocol definition to macroeconomic principles across the wide range of themes for which he is accountable.
Justin B. Weiss
Justin B. Weiss serves as Senior Director for International Privacy and Policy within Yahoo!’s Privacy, Trust & Safety Group, focusing on online privacy matters for the company’s many global properties, with specific emphasis on online advertising privacy and consumer-facing communications and tools adapted to diverse cultural and legal contexts. Leveraging his experience as a lead drafter for US self-regulatory codes of conduct for online behavioral advertising, he represents Yahoo! before world governments and within international trade associations and helps advise on the development of self-regulatory industry standards for publishers, ad networks, agencies and advertisers, and their adaptation to new business models and changing technology. He is a frequent speaker in both domestic and international fora on privacy regulatory matters, and has emerged as a leading authority on the EU ePrivacy Directive transposition and other emerging regulatory challenges with trans-Atlantic impact for global businesses.Prior to his role at Yahoo!, Justin served as Privacy Counsel to both the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and the Email Sender & Provider Coalition (ESPC), two leading US- trade groups with specialized expertise in online advertising privacy. His expertise in international work originated during his service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa, followed by two tours of duty within the international relations divisions of the Olympic Winter Games Committees of Salt Lake City, Utah and Torino, Italy.
Kelly West is the Director of Product Management at Central 1, a wholesale financial services and technology provider for over 300 financial institutions across Canada. With over 17 years experience in electronic banking, Kelly has been a driving force in the development of online and direct banking products for Central 1, including the introduction of SMS banking and mobile Interac e-Transfers, both firsts for financial institutions in Canada. In his current role, Kelly is responsible for the strategic planning and development of Central 1’s direct banking and electronic payment services.
Willie Wong is currently the IBM Global Technology Services Market Manager for Enterprise Services where his focus is on Security, Business Continuity & Networking Services for IBM Canada.He has over Twenty five years of information technology experience. During this time, he has worked in many domains including Sales and Marketing, Security Consulting, resource deployment, application development, programming, systems analysis, architecture and design, network services, systems management, systems integration, Bulletin Board Service (BBS) and Internet Service Provider (ISP) services and process re-engineering.
Howard Young is the Privacy Program Manager in the Corporate Privacy Office responsible for the privacy risk management software tools. In his current technical role, he leverages his business school training and business transformation consulting skills in helping the Corporate Privacy Office meet its objectives for pro-actively and responsibly handling personal information of IBM employees, clients and business partners.He has Finance Industry and Business Consulting background with global experience through various international assignments within IBM. He has a MBA and has several IBM patents.
Sales Engineer, Enterprise Commercial, SafeNet
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