Held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada this conference is a must attend for those working in the privacy and security fields. Presented by the Office of the CIO, Government of British Columbia, this two-day conference, 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 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.
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after December 15, 2012
|Public Sector||$675.00 CAD
|Private Sector||$900.00 CAD
Registration Fees Include:
- 2 plated lunches
- All coffee breaks
- All keynotes, plenaries, panel sessions and business breakouts
- Pre-conference workshops
- Access to exhibit hall
- Conference bag
- Conference materials
- On-line access to presentations post-event
The Victoria Conference Centre
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.
Solution Architect, HP Enterprise Security Products
As an avid computer security researcher for 15+ years, Emrah is passionate about what he does, and it shows through his presentations. He is regarded as a Subject Matter Expert in SIEM and IPS technologies. Employing quite an engaging stage presence, Emrah is known for his ability to connect with audiences of all technical levels. He enjoys persistent malware analysis utilizing advanced obfuscation techniques, as much as beat matching for electronic music aficionados when the opportunity presents itself.
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.
Vice President of Cloud Security, Trend Micro, Inc.
Dave Asprey brings more than 15 years experience to his position of Vice President of Cloud Security at Trend Micro. In this role, Mr. Asprey helps to shape the company’s cloud strategy, focusing specifically on expanding a Cloud Security Alliance partner ecosystem; participating in cloud security organizations; and cultivating Trend Micro partnerships with cloud security vendors. Prior to joining Trend Micro, Mr. Asprey was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Trinity Ventures, focused on early stage investment opportunities with companies in the cloud and virtualization markets. Previously, he served as Vice President of Technology and Business and Corporate Development at Blue Coat Systems. He also served as Vice President of Marketing and Technology Strategy at UK-based virtual appliance company Zeus Technology. Other professional roles have included Director of Product Management for Acceleration and WAN Optimization NetScaler and, when that company was acquired by Citrix, responsibility for strategic planning for Citrix’s virtualization business unit, reporting directly to the CTO. He was also held senior management positions at Speedera Networks (now Akamai); Exodus Communications (now Savvis); and the University of California at Santa Cruz. Dave Asprey holds degrees in computer science from the University of California, Santa Barbara and holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Past speaking engagements include: Interop/Las Vegas & NYC; RSA Conference/China; Cloud Expo East & West; SD Security Forum; Structure Big Data; Pacific Northwest Cloud Summit; Cloud Computing Conference at NAB;
E-Services Communications Officer, Canada Revenue Agency
Caroline Babcock works in communications in the E-Services Enhancement Division of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). In this role, she consults and engages taxpayers, businesses, and their representatives to help find ways to enhance the CRA’s secure online services which include, My Account, Represent a Client and, My Business Account. With this public opinion research experience, she is very familiar with Canadian views on privacy and security. She has a BA Honours in Communications from the University of Ottawa and a diploma in Arts from Heritage College and has worked for the CRA since 2005.
Regional Sales Director, Western Canada, Fortinet
Michelle Balderson is a long time seasoned professional who is process driven with a technical acumen. She is currently the Director of Sales at Fortinet, Inc. within Western Canada. She’s known for her knowledgeable approach to security solutions well beyond simple technology discussions. She coaches clients to think beyond the technology. She focuses towards business objective, in combination with foundational security principals. She strongly believes it is important for you to understand what assets need to be protected and why.
Product Manager, Research In Motion Limited
Raman Bawa has worked for RIM since 2006. He has worked in a variety of areas throughout the company such as Application Testing, Security Certifications & Government Approvals and currently in Product Management for BlackBerry Security. He manages the security of BlackBerry products including RIM’s smartphones and tablets with a focus on consumer services such as BlackBerry Messenger, Social Networking, and Service Billing. He has a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering from Western University and is an associate CSSLP & CISSP.
Assistant Deputy Minister, Integrity Services Branch, Service Canada
Louis Beauséjour was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister of the Integrity Services Branch, Service Canada, in June 2012. He is fully committed to help deliver on our mission to create better outcomes for Canadians through service excellence within Service Canada and our other partners. Prior to joining Service Canada, Louis served as the Associate Assistant Deputy Minister (AADM) of the Skills and Employment Branch Employment (SEB) at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. In this role, he lent his leadership talents to developing programs and initiatives that promote skills development, labour market participation and inclusiveness, as well as ensuring labour market efficiency. Louis oversaw the work to promote skills development for Aboriginal people, guided the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy, and literacy for all Canadians, through the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills. He also improved labour market participation for underrepresented groups, through Foreign Qualification Recognition and the development of an innovative Microloans pilot project. With an overall goal of improving labour market efficiency, Louis worked to ensure that the Temporary Foreign Worker program achieved a careful balance between ensuring that employers had access to qualified workers, and that Canadians were always considered as a first option. Prior to his appointment as AADM, Mr. Beauséjour was Director General of the Employment Insurance Policy Directorate within SEB. He also spent five years within the Treasury Board Secretariat, where he led compensation planning for the Public Service. He has also held various positions within the Department of Finance where he was able to strategically apply his economic expertise. Mr. Beauséjour holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Laval in Quebec (1991), as well as a bachelor’s degree in Agroeconomics (1985). On a personal note, Mr. Beauséjour is a proud father of three children who enjoy camping, running as well as cycling; no doubt you will often see him commuting by bicycle to work.
Product Manager for Mobile, Layer 7
Leif Bildoy leads Layer 7’s strategic mobile initiatives, focusing on the Mobile Access Gateway which simplifies the process of adapting internal data, application and security infrastructure for mobile use. Prior to joining Layer 7, Leif was a Product Manager for Reasearch in Motion’s cloud-based mobile backend as a service (MBaaS) offerings, and spent four years as a Research Engineer at the Nokia Research Center. He has also held various other engineering and technical roles at companies such as MontaVista Software and Surfkitchen. Leif started his career at Alcatel Telecom as a developer of intelligent network protocols.
Strategic Policy Analyst, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Founder, Gulf Bay Consulting
SharePoint Practice Lead, Sierra Systems
Eric leads the Sierra Systems SharePoint Practice, spanning across both Canada and the United States. He has served as the primary architect for numerous complex SharePoint engagements, including multi-year initiatives with the BC Government using advanced claims-based identity solutions. Eric and his team are currently working with the BC Ministry of Justice to finalize the deployment of a custom SharePoint 2010 ECM application to streamline workflow processes related to offender record management.
Standards Principal, Adobe
Carl Cargill is the Standards Principal at Adobe Systems, Advanced Technology Labs, where he works on structuring Adobe’s standardization activities for the next decade, as well as attempting to provide standardization theory that applies in the “massively connected world.” Carl has been a leader in standardization—both in practice and in theory—for over 25 years. His writings include two books on the subject, Information Technology Standardization: Theory, Process, and Organizations and Open Systems Standardization: A Business Approach, and scores of articles on the subject of standardization and its practical applications. He has testified several times before Congress, and has been on both Office of Technology Assessment and General Accounting Office panels as an expert on standardization. Prior to joining Adobe, Carl was director of corporate standards at Sun Microsystems, where he managed Sun’s standardization strategies, activities, and portfolios. He has served on the boards of W3C, Object Management Group, Open Mobile Alliance, The Open GIS Consortium, The Open Group, Enterprise Grid Alliance, ECMA, and OSGi. During the rest of his career, has was a product strategist, marketing manager, pricing manager, program manager, and at one time an Air Force intelligence officer. His interests include medieval history and the study of magic (as distinguished from quantum mechanics). He holds a Bachelor in Arts from the University of Colorado in Medieval European History (1969) and a Masters in the Science of Administration (Management Engineering) from the George Washington University (1975).
Founder and CTO, Device Identity
Derick is the CTO and Chief Architect for Device Identity. Device Identity is a fledgling company that has identified a need for disruption in the Mobile Device Management space. After spending 17 years doing Identity and Access Management consulting, sales, and architecture for both public and private institutions, Derick realized that smaller is better. Gone are the days of being the Chief Security Architect of a large software vendor. Derick bade farewell to being the Security Lead for the CTO’s office within a Public Sector focused organization. Instead, he chose the startup route. A startup that has security at it’s core. A startup that is focused on enabling enterprises to leverage their corporate data in a mobile fashion. A startup that understands both the cache of employees wanting the latest and greatest, but also the risk management and governance need for consistent, auditable, enforceable, and most importantly secure device management.
Founder and former Director General, Privacy International, United Kingdom
Simon is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential data protection and privacy figures in the world and is one of the pioneers of the international privacy arena. His work in the fields of consumer rights and technology policy has spanned more than 25 years and has directly influenced the development of law and public policy in more than 40 countries. He is the Founder and for 22 years was Director General of the global watchdog Privacy International and has advised a wide range of corporate, government and professional bodies. He has also been an Expert Advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Simon has been a Visiting Fellow in Law at both the University of Greenwich and the University of Essex, and for 13 years until 2011 was appointed to the London School of Economics, where he taught the groundbreaking MSc Masters course in “Privacy & Data Protection”. He is also Associate Director in LSE Enterprise (the LSE’s commercial arm) and is co-director of the LSE’s Policy Engagement Network http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/informationSystems/research/policyEngagement/ . He publishes a wide-ranging blog at www.privacysurgeon.org
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).
Chief Advisor, Open Government and Transparency, Service Alberta
Mark Diner was appointed as Chief Advisor, Open Government for the Government of Alberta in November of 2012. In his role as Chief Advisor, Mark provides vision and leadership over the Government of Alberta transformation to be a more open and accountable government. Mark has been engaged as a public servant since 1999 in evolving positions of responsibility including as a Strategic IMT Planner with the Minister of Government Services, Director of Architecture, Alberta Health and Wellness, leading the design of the Electronic Health Record, Director of Information Management with the Minister of Justice and lastly as Chief Information Officer (CIO) in the Ministry of Tourism, Parks and Recreation.
Privacy Officer, Oracle Microsystems (BC)
Lorrainne Dixon is the Privacy Officer, Senior Manager for Oracle Microsystems (BC) ULC (Oracle Corporation). She is responsible for ensuring compliance with the contractual and legal obligations relating to privacy and security on the iEHR/PLIS project, as well as providing privacy and security advice on project issues. Prior to accepting this position with Oracle she was Chief Privacy Officer for MAXIMUS BC and a privacy consultant. Her clients included provincial ministries, crown corporations, tribunals, private sector organizations, banks, not for profit societies and the federal government. She has also provided strategic implementation advice to the government of Jamaica on its Access to Information legislation. Her background and experience in both the information and privacy areas is extensive. She was the Privacy Consultant for the Ministry of Education’s “Excellence in Information Sharing” award winning BC Enterprise Student Information Project (2005). Ms Dixon worked for the provincial government for many years, first with the Ombudsman’s Office and then as the Executive Director of the Information and Privacy Commissioner’s office. Ms Dixon was on the Executive of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Board of Directors for eight years and has been a supporter of the arts community in Victoria and British Columbia for many years. She remains a committed opera fan, attending operas in Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle and San Francisco. Ms Dixon has a law degree from the University of Victoria, and articled for the Vancouver law firm of Owen, Bird. Before attending Law School, Ms Dixon was a registered nurse.
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.
Senior Security Consultant, Sierra Systems
Andrew Dunsford is a Senior Security Consultant at Sierra Systems, delivering business-focused solutions that integrate best practices in information security. Andrew has engaged in a range of security projects including policy development, compliance and remediation, infrastructure enhancements, BYOD implementations, and strategic planning for clients in the private and public sectors. He is Secretary of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Chapter of (ISC)2, a member of Information Protection Association of Manitoba (IPAM), and a member of the ISACA Winnipeg Chapter. Andrew obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in management information systems, logistics and supply chain management from the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Khaled El Emam
CEO and Founder, Privacy Analytics
Dr. Khaled El Emam
Dr. Khaled El Emam is the founder and president of Privacy Analytics Inc. In 2016 Privacy Analytics was acquired by IMS Health Inc. (now IQVIA). As an entrepreneur, Khaled helped (co-)founded five companies involved with data management and data analytics. He has worked in technical and management positions in academic and business settings in Canada, England, Scotland, Germany, and Japan.
Khaled is also a senior scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, directs the multi-disciplinary Electronic Health Information Laboratory at the research institute, and is a full professor in the faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. 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 is one of only a handful of individual experts in North America qualified to anonymize Protected Health Information under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Previously, Khaled was a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada. He also served as the head of the Quantitative Methods Group at the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
VP of Corporate Development Strategy, SafeNet Inc.
David Etue is vice president of corporate development strategy at SafeNet, where he is responsible for SafeNet’s strategic decisions regarding product and solution partnerships, as well as mergers and acquisitions. David is also the Washington Relations Officer for the Cyber Security Forum Initiative (CSFI), and a faculty member with IANS. The CSFI role is a volunteer part-time position to help advance protection of critical civilian networks against cyber warfare-related activities, where David is responsible for maintaining the public image of CSFI and its divisions in the Washington D.C area. At IANS, a leading provider of in-depth security insights, David is a part-time faculty member providing subject matter expertise on information protection, security strategy, and network security to provide actionable advice to information security, risk management, and compliance executives. Prior to joining SafeNet, David was the cyber security practice lead at management consultancy PRTM, which was acquired by PwC during his tenure (becoming PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting). At PRTM/PwC, David consulted with practitioners and suppliers focused on improving cyber security, information security and information assurance programs. Specific projects including go-to-market strategy for cyber offerings; cyber supply chain integrity; and secure cloud strategies. Prior to PRTM, David was Vice President of Products and Markets at Fidelis Security Systems, which was acquired by General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in August 2012. At Fidelis, he provided strategic leadership for product management and product marketing for the next generation network security solution, the Fidelis Extrusion Prevention System®. Additionally he delivered public thought leadership on issues including cyber defense, privacy, and data protection for both commercial and government sectors. David was one of the early employees of the company, joining as Director of Marketing in 2005. During his time with the company, Fidelis experienced significant growth and underwent a global expansion from small a direct sales force to an international sales and channel presence. Also during this time, Fidelis XPS™ won multiple awards and recognition from leading publications including Network World, SC Magazine, Frost and Sullivan, Government Computer News and Government Security News. David also brings years of experience at early-stage and mature companies. Prior to Fidelis, he was Vice President of Marketing at Celcorp and led product management for a variety of technology products and services at Global eXchange Services (GXS). Before his tenure with GXS, Mr. Etue led General Electric’s global computer security program. He was a member of the GE Information Management Council, and was an original member of GE’s Global E-Commerce team, which was responsible for development of the company’s e-business strategy. Mr. Etue originally joined GE on the IM Leadership Program, and held various positions in technology strategy and operations. Mr. Etue is a Certified Information Privacy Professional holding both the CIPP and CIPP/G government privacy extension, and a Certified CISO. David completed GE’s Six Sigma Black Belt Training and is Green Belt Certified. He is also trained in the Pragmatic Marketing Framework. David also holds a Top Secret security clearance. Mr. Etue has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Finance from the University of Delaware.
Solutions Consultant/STIRT Manager, Bell Canada
Colin Ferguson is Manager of the Bell Professional Services Security Testing and Incident Response Team (STIRT), having over 15 years of experience in Information Technology and Security Operations. His current work includes leading the Security Incident Management Service (SIMS) where he performs incident handling, security capability assessments, and incident handling training. In addition to this, Colin performs OSSTM network vulnerability assessments using both open source and Bell proprietary tools. He has broad experience with security operations including vulnerability management, security incident management, policy and standards development, change management, and IT risk management. Colin is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), OSSTMM Professional Security Tester (OPST), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and currently holds a Government of Canada Level II security clearance.
VP Mobility Solutions and Alliances, Citrix
Chris Fleck manages Mobility solutions and alliances for Citrix Systems. In this role, He is responsible for expanding Citrix mobility offerings and developing strategic alliances. Chris is also part of the Citrix CTO Office driving the company Mobility strategy forward. Previously, Mr. Fleck was CEO and a founder of OmniCluster Technologies, a pioneer in the application of Blade Technology for the IT industry. In addition Mr. Fleck served 20 years at IBM in a variety of sales, business development and engineering roles including Business Unit Executive for the IBM Industrial Computer Group. He was also a NYS Licensed Professional Engineer and has filed four patents, graduated magna cum laude from Polytechnic University in NY and has an MBA from Union College, Schenectady, NY.
Manager, FOIP Services, Service Alberta
Joanne Gardiner is the Manager of FOIP Services in the Policy and Governance Branch of Service Alberta. She is responsible for the Corporate FOIP and PIPA team and is the department’s FOIP Coordinator. Joanne’s educational background is in Science and Computer Sciences. She joined the Government of Alberta in 2011, bringing over ten years of experience with the Government of British Columbia in the areas of access and privacy, administrative financial policy, intergovernmental relations and agreement negotiation. Joanne has extensive experience in training and facilitation in access and privacy legislation, and has most recently co-led training sessions with elected officials and senior management within the Government of Alberta on records and information management and FOIP. She is also involved in the development of Alberta’s Expense Disclosure Policy, the redesign of Alberta’s Annual FOIP Report as well as other Policy and Governance initiatives supporting the province’s Accountability, Transparency and Transformation Mandate.
Executive Director, Loran Technologies
Mr. Jean-François Gauthier is a strategic advisor with over 25 years of experience. An expert in government relations, and passionate about public service, Jean-François is now dedicated full time to open government and co-founded the citizen association “democratie ouverte”. Currently established in France, Tunisia, Belgium and Switzerland, this group is dedicated to the appropriation of the concept and the sharing of better global practices in open government in the french-speaking world. As a consultant, Mr. Gauthier advises public organizations in developing strategies and implementing projects that demonstrate tangible benefits. He is also an enthusiastic speaker who can communicate messages that allow us to understand the scope of a shift towards strategic transparency, participation and collaboration tools offered today. Jean-François has worked in the public service, in political offices, and as a consultant lobbyist. Since 2004, he has worked in the technology sector with small, medium and large businesses. He has a keen understanding of the issues surrounding the implementation of technology in the public sector, the governance of information and access to public markets.
Co-Founder, Biometric Technologies Lab, University of Calgary
Marina L. Gavrilova is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary. Dr. Gavrilova research interests lie in the area of image processing, optimization, pattern recognition and biometric security. Prof. Gavrilova is founder and co-director of two innovative research laboratories: the Biometric Technologies Laboratory: Modeling and Simulation and the SPARCS Laboratory for Spatial Analysis in Computational Sciences. Prof. Gavrilova publication list includes over 120 journal and conference papers, edited special issues, books and book chapters, including World Scientific Bestseller of the Month (2007) – “Image Pattern Recognition: Synthesis and Analysis in Biometric” and Springer book “Computational Intelligence: A Geometry-Based Approach”. Together with Dr. Kenneth Tan, Prof. Gavrilova founded ICCSA series of successful international events in 2002. She founded and chaired International Workshop on Computational Geometry and Applications since 2000, was Co-Chair of the International Workshop on Biometric Technologies BT 2004, Calgary; served as Overall Chair of the 3rd International Conference on Voronoi Diagrams in Science and Engineering (ISVD) in 2006 and 2012, was Organization Chair of WADS 2009 (Banff), and General Chair of International Conference on Cyberworlds CW2011 (October 4-6, Banff, Canada). Prof. Gavrilova is an Editor-in-Chief of successful LNCS Transactions on Computational Science Journal, Springer-Verlag since 2007 and serves on the Editorial Board for the International Journal of Computational Sciences and Engineering, CAD/CAM Journal and Journal of Biometrics. She has received numerous awards and was successful in obtaining major funding for her research program. She has given Invited Keynotes and Invited Panel Lectures at such prestigious international events at INDIN 2003, 3AI’06, ICBAKE 2008, ICCSA 2010, ICCI*CC 2011, CyberWorlds 2012 and GRAPHICON 2012. She has given invited talks at DIMACS and Bell lab, USA, Microsoft Research, Redmond, Samsung Research, South Korea and at numerous universities worldwide. Her research was profiled in newspaper and TV interviews, most recently being chosen with other seven outstanding Canadian scientists to be featured in Exhibit at National Museum of Civilization and in National Film Canada production.
Privacy Advisor and Investigator, Privacy and Legislation Branch, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services, Province of B.C.
Christopher Gillespie has worked as a Privacy and Policy Advisor in the Privacy and Legislation Branch since May 2012. In that time he has developed over 150 privacy impact assessments, as well as been responsible for delivering privacy training and leading investigations into actual or suspected privacy breaches. Chris holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria and is currently working on his Masters in Public Administration through the Royal Military College.
Senior Security Architect, IPS
Alon Goldberg is a Senior Security Architect at IPS, a leading provider of services and solutions specialized in security, compliance and managed security services. Alon has been with IPS for over 7 years and specializes in network and security infrastructure, firewall assessments, design and implementation. His certifications include CISSP, CNSE, CCSE, CSSA and NSA. Over the past 12 years, his primary role has been consulting in firewall related technologies. Alon has extensive experience in deploying firewalls into enterprise and government networks in Canada. Alon was the first Palo Alto Certified Engineer in Western Canada and has strong experience in Palo Alto deployments over the past two years. Alon has provided security consulting and engineering services for government, financial, education, health care, municipal, shipping, mining, forestry, food, resort, tourism, high tech, and transportation industries, facilitating thousands of networks in Western Canada and Globally.
Director of Legal Services and General Counsel, Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner, Province of Ontario
David is the Director of Legal Services and General Counsel with the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario. David is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario’s law school, and was called to the Ontario bar in 1988. David represents the IPC in judicial review hearings before the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal, and provides legal advice to the Commissioner on a wide range of access and privacy matters. David has also served as the IPC’s Manager of Adjudication and Senior Adjudicator, and in that role managed a team of adjudicators, and conducted inquiries and issued orders on access to information appeals. David has also worked with the Ontario Conflict of Interest Commissioner’s office, and the Privacy Commissioner’s office in Sydney, Australia. In addition, David is the Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section, and taught Public Law to bar admission students.
Dr. Benjamin Goold
Professor, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia
Dr. Benjamin Goold
Benjamin Goold joined the UBC Faculty of Law as an Associate Professor in January 2010. From 2003 to 2009, he was a lecturer at the University of Oxford Faculty of Law and a Fellow in Law at Somerville College, where he taught criminal law, criminology, and torts. Prior to taking up his post at Oxford, he taught law at the University of Niigata in Japan and criminology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. He has been a visiting researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany and at the Centre de Recherches Sociologiques sur les Droits et Institutions Pénales in Paris. Dr Goold holds degrees in law and economics from the University of Tasmania as well as a BCL and doctorate from the University of Oxford where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. His major research interests include privacy rights, the use of surveillance technologies by the police and intelligence communities, and the rhetoric and language of human rights. He is the author of numerous works on privacy, surveillance, and security, including CCTV and Policing (Oxford University Press; shortlisted for the British Criminology Book Prize in 2005) and Security and Human Rights (Hart Publishing; edited with Liora Lazarus). Among his more recent publications are works on the social and political dimensions of privacy, the role of privacy enhancing technologies (PETS) in the regulation of public and private sector surveillance, and the relationship between human rights and constitutional responsibilities. He is currently in the process of completing a book on surveillance for Routledge and is also working with Ian Loader and Angelica Thumala to produce a book about the private security industry.
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.
SVP, Business Development, M@D Partners & Program Director, SC World Congress
Eric is both SVP of Business Development and advisory board member at M@D Partners who have an industry leading smartphone security product – Mobile Active Defense. In that role he’s been consulting as a subject matter expert (SME) with primarily the FORTUNE 500 and Federal Agencies on the subject of mobile security and management. This includes serving as an SME for both the NSA’s National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) in developing the requirements for the mobile device management protection profile used to create a Common Criteria for mobile device management as well as for CompTIA in the creation of a mobile security management certification. Outside of that role, he has been involved in the security industry for over a decade. Past experience also includes running a technology book division publishing 12 books with a wide variety of industry luminaries, primarily in security. Eric is also program director for SC Magazines SC World Congress events and for the last 6 years have also produced, hosted and syndicated the SecureIT Live podcast show, available online at www.secureitlive.com.
Manager, Public Education & Outreach, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
As the Manager of Public Education and Outreach at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), Daphne develops and oversees the Office’s education and outreach activities aimed at encouraging people to think and talk about digital privacy. Some of the initiatives she has spearheaded at the OPC include a national student video competition; a series of armchair discussions on privacy; the creation of a youth advisory panel on digital privacy; and a comic book. Daphne also leads the advancement of social media tools that support OPC’s privacy awareness objectives. Daphne’s work in digital issues started at the non-profit Media Awareness Network (now MediaSmarts), where she created and promoted resources designed to foster kids’ media literacy. She joined the federal public service in 2001, and, prior to joining the OPC, worked in communications in two federal departments and on Parliament Hill.
Author of Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking, Chief Human Hacker of Social-Engineer, Inc.
Chris Hadnagy, aka loganWHD presently focuses on the “human” aspect of technology such as social engineering and physical security. Chris has spent time in providing training in many topics around the globe and also has had many articles published in local, national and international magazines and journals. Chris is a student of Paul Ekman’s training classes on Microexpressions and has spent time learning and educating others on the values of nonverbal communications. He is also the lead developer of Social-Engineer.Org as well as a the author of the best-selling book, Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking. He has launched a line of professional social engineering training and pen testing services at Social-Engineer.Com. His goal is to help companies remain secure by educating them on the methods the “bad guys” use. Analyzing, studying, dissecting then performing the very same attacks used by malicious hackers on some of the most recent attacks (i.e. Sony, HB Gary, LockHeed Martin, etc), Chris is able to help companies stay educated and secure. Chris runs one of the web’s most successful security podcasts, The Social-Engineer.Org Podcast which spends time each monthly analyzing someone who has to use influence and persuasion in their daily lives. By dissecting what they do, we can learn how we can enhance our abilities. That same analysis runs over to the equally popular SEORG Newsletter. After two years, both of these have become a staple in most serious security practices and are used by Fortune 500 companies around the world to educate their staff. Chris can be found online at www.social-engineer.org, www.social-engineer.com and twitter as @humanhacker.
Former Cabinet Minister, Province of British Columbia
Colin Hansen is the Chair of the Corporate Advisory Board of Retirement Concepts.
During the 17 years he served as a member of the BC Legislature, he held the posts of Deputy Premier, Minister of Finance, Minister of Health, Minister of Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the 2010 Olympics.
He serves on the boards of two not for profit organizations: Arthritis Research Centre of Canada as a board member and the Fraser Basin Council as the Chair.
As of July 1, 2014, he will assume the position of President and CEO of AdvantageBC, a private-sector organization dedicated to promoting BC as a centre for international business.
Before politics, Colin was President and Founding Partner of Image Group, which his wife, Laura, has subsequently built into BC’s largest supplier of promotional products. Prior to that, he was the Vice-President, Finance and Administration for the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.
General Michael Hayden
former Director of the CIA and former Director of the National Security Agency
General Michael Hayden
General Michael Hayden is a retired four-star general who served as director of the CIA and principal deputy director of National Intelligence at a time when the course of world events was changing at an accelerating rate. As the director of the country’s keystone intelligence-gathering agency, he was on the frontline of geopolitical strife and the war on terrorism. He understands the dangers, risks, and potential rewards of the political, economic, and security situations facing the planet. General Hayden dissects the political situations in the hot spots in every corner of the world, analyzing the tumultuous global environment and what it all means for the American people and America’s interests. He is also able to speak on the challenges of managing complex organizations in times of stress as well as describe the potential benefits and dangers associated with the cyber domain. At the Center of Central Intelligence., General Hayden became director of the CIA in May of 2006, capping a career in service to the United States that included nearly 40 years in the U.S Air Force. He served until 2009. Earlier, after being appointed by President Bill Clinton, Hayden served as the director of the National Security Agency (NSA) and chief of the Central Security Service (CSS) from 1999–2005. During his tenure as director he worked to put a human face on the famously secretive agency. Sensing that the world of information was changing rapidly, General Hayden directed an effort to explain to the American people the role of the NSA and also to make more visible on the national scene. From 2005–2006, General Hayden served as the principal deputy director of national intelligence, the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. In this capacity, he oversaw the entire intelligence community, including the CIA, NSA, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and the National Reconnaissance Office. He directed all four agencies to make them work as a unit while maintaining the specialties and unique qualities that made them successful. General Hayden entered active duty in the U.S.A.F. in 1969 after earning a bachelor of arts in history and a master of arts in modern American history, both from Duquesne University. In his military career, General Hayden served as commander of the Air Intelligence Agency and director of the Joint Command and Control Warfare Center. He has also served in senior staff positions at the Pentagon, at the headquarters of the U.S. European Command, at the National Security Council, and the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria. The general has also served as deputy chief of staff for the United Nations Command and U.S. Forces in South Korea. He is currently a principal at the Chertoff Group, a security consultancy co-founded by former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Hayden also serves as a distinguished visiting professor at the George Mason University School of Public Policy and was elected to the board of directors of Motorola Solutions in January 2011.
Technical Architect – Office of Advanced Solutions, HP Enterprise Security Products (ESP) - TippingPoint
Brian Hein, a native German now living in the US, is the Technical Architect of the Office of Advanced Solutions at HP Enterprise Security Products. With twelve years of experience working with customers globally to secure enterprise environments, Brian now works with emerging technologies and integrations of security technologies at HP. Originally a member of Anonymous in the days when Anonymous first brought the Internet to the streets, Brian has spent over two years tracking the activities of hacktivist groups such as Anonymous and regularly speaks on current security topics. Brian is the author and co-author of more than fifteen books on various IT and security topics.
Vice President, Security Solutions
Carl Herberger, Vice President of Security Solutions at Radware, is a leader in application delivery and security solutions that assures the availability, performance, and resilience of business-critical applications for over 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. Carl, a recognized information security expert, and has been a guest on CNN’s Wolf Blizter’s Situation Room, various Fox Business News and Bloomberg news show. He draws on his extensive information security background in both the private and public sectors. He began his career in the U.S. Air Force as a computer warfare specialist at the Pentagon and managed critical operational intelligence programs aiding both the National Security Council and Secretary of the Air Force. Carl founded Allied InfoSecurity and held executive security positions at BarclayCard US, SunGard and Campbell Soup Co. A recognized industry expert, he has been invited to speak at 100+ events, including: Gartner’s 2005 IT Security Conference. In addition he has been featured in numerous business publications, among them the front page of the Wall Street Journal, CISO Magazine, Contingency Planning & Management Magazine, the Disaster Recovery Journal as well as providing content for leading universities.
Founder, The Herjavec Group, Investor, and Television Personality (Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank)
Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. He has built and sold businesses on his way to amassing a personal fortune of over $100 million dollars. A first generation immigrant, Robert arrived in Halifax, Canada on a boat with his parents after escaping communism in former Yugoslavia. With only one suitcase, few prospects, $20 and no understanding of the English language, his unlimited dreams led him to experience the classic “rags to riches” immigrant story. From delivering newspapers, waiting on tables and launching a computer company from his basement, he applied his immense energy and ambition with outstanding success. A serial entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several companies including a computer security company to AT&T and a technology Company to Nokia for $225 Million. Widely known as an entrepreneurial and motivational expert, Robert’s business advice has appeared in numerous national newspapers and magazines. Following a short retirement, Robert launched The Herjavec Group, now acknowledged as Canada’s fastest growing technology company, and in a few short years has grown from $400k in sales with 3 people to currently $125 million and almost 200 people. Robert’s celebrity status has expanded with leading roles on Dragons’ Den – the #1 TV show in Canada (now in its 7th Season) and the American hit show Shark Tank (now in its 3rd Season, produced by Mark Burnett Productions, Sony, Disney and ABC). With the aptly titled “Driven” published by Harper Collins, Robert can now add “best selling author” to his resume. Published in 2010, “Driven” stayed on the bestseller list for over 8 months and became one of the best selling business books in Canada. “Driven” is now available in paperback and Harper Collins recently announced that Robert has been contracted for a second book, due in the fall of 2012.
SVP & Chief Information Officer, Symantec
Marty Hodgett is senior vice president and chief information officer at Symantec, providing vision and leadership for developing and implementing all information technology initiatives. In his role, he will direct the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality, and business development. He will also be responsible for all aspects of the organization’s information technology and systems. Most recently, Marty was the president and CEO of RivalWatch, which produced a Web-based competitive intelligence tool used by many of the world’s largest retailers and manufacturers. Prior to joining RivalWatch, Marty was the chief information officer and vice president of Business Strategy for Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH). At OSH he was responsible for all aspects of IT and business strategy including strategic planning, design, support and operations of all systems necessary to support the infrastructure of the company and stores. Before OSH, Marty also had a distinguished twenty-two year career at Accenture where he was a senior partner and worked across several industry sectors including retail, travel and transportation, financial services and temporary services. Marty has an MBA from Notre Dame de Namur University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University at Fresno. He is also a board member or advisor on a number of Silicon Valley start-up companies.
Sr. Consultant, Sierra Systems
Piers has worked in the software industry for over fifteen years, specializing in XML technologies and standards, Java Development and Health Information Exchanges. He is a contributing author for IBM developerWorks (having published articles on topics including Mobile Design Patterns and building Healthcare Applications using HL7 CDA), an active member of several working groups within Canada Health Infoway, and an ongoing contributor to a number of open source projects.
Healthcare Privacy and Security Lead Architect, Intel
David Houlding is the healthcare privacy and security lead architect at Intel with 20 years of experience in healthcare, privacy, security, and architecture. As the former lead architect for the Intel Health Guide System, and prior to that the Chief Architect of Perot Systems Healthcare Payer Systems, Mr. Houlding has extensive experience in healthcare provider and payer information systems and privacy & security. He also has experience across a variety of other business domains including financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, insurance, satellite imaging, and research and development. With several patents, Mr. Houlding has a proven track record for innovation. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, a Certified Information Privacy Professional, and has a master’s degree in applied science for Data Compression and Digital Signal Processing from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. Mr. Houlding has presented keynotes and sessions, and participated in panel discussions at numerous major industry conferences including HIMSS, mHealth Summit, InfoSec, NIST HIPAA Security Conference, iHT2 Health IT Summit, HealthTech NextGeneration, NIST Security Automation Conference, Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conferences, Innovation Insights, and several other conferences. He has also published numerous articles in major trade journals including Healthcare Technology Online, Dr. Dobb’s Journal, and has made contributions to book publications including XML Unleashed and has been interviewed for newspaper and trade articles.
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.
Principal Technical Specialist, Symantec
Myles Huffman is a Principal Technical Specialist at Symantec, with over 15 years’ experience specializing in user identity, authentication and PKI. He currently advises enterprises and Governments across Canada on ways to protect their identities and information through the application of encryption, authentication and data loss protection technologies. Before joining Symantec, Myles spent 14 years at Entrust, Inc. During his tenure at Entrust, Myles held a variety of application development, product management and sales roles. He advised large Enterprise and Government customers across North America on how to effectively deploy and maintain their PKI infrastructures, and a variety of two-factor authentication solutions including smart cards. Myles holds a Computer Engineering Technology diploma, has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Ottawa, and is a CISSP. When not doing something security related, Myles enjoys travel, photography and spending lots of time with his two young children.
Associate Deputy Minister and Government Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services, Province of British Columbia
Bette-Jo has been the Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia since October 2012. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) plays a leadership role in promoting and guiding the management of government information as a strategic business asset, and supporting technology infrastructure as a key enabler of business transformation. Prior to her current appointment, Bette-Jo was Assistant Deputy Minister of Service BC where she led cross government service delivery initiatives to improve services to the public across online, telephone and in-person channels, registry and statistical services.
Bette-Jo has been involved in the development of service delivery agreements with the private sector, including the negotiation of the Service BC – IBM Alternative Service Delivery Agreement for the provision of web channel and contact centre services.
Prior to joining the Government Agents Branch and Service BC, Bette-Jo worked at the provincial and community level in the field of community economic development. Before starting her career over 20 years ago with the British Columbia public service, Bette-Jo worked in the financial services industry, the federal government and non-profit organizations.
Bette-Jo has previously been the British Columbia representative on the Canadian Public Sector Service Delivery Council and past President of the Board of Directors for the Institute for Citizen Centred Service. She currently is the B.C. representative for the Public Sector Chief Information Officers’ Council.
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.
Sr. User Experience Designer, Sierra Systems
With over thirteen years of experience as a UX practitioner, Farzad brings a wealth of usability knowledge and skill from a wide variety of disciplines and clients. His extensive background in User Centred Design (UCD) and eCommerce platforms has enabled him to create compelling UX strategies and solutions for a number of Fortune 500 organizations. Farzad’s current topics of research include reducing cognitive workloads in complex computing environment, understanding how developers make UX choices when pressed to implement new features, and developing strategies for incorporating UX best practices into existing software development lifecycles.
Sr. Solution Strategist-Security Management, CA Technologies
Tarun Khandelwal is a Senior Solution Strategist and Canadian Leader for CA’s security solution business. Tarun has industry expertise in Identity and Access Management related solutions with over fifteen years of experience. Tarun has successfully helped customers solve identity and access management challenges with success stories in various vertical markets, including financial institutions, retail, communications and government agencies. Tarun has been in the IT industry for twenty years. Tarun has been a security solutions media spokesman for CA Technologies and IBM. Tarun holds a degree for Systems Design Engineering from University of Waterloo.
Global Director, Cyber Security Intelligence and Response Team, IBM Security Services
Phil Kibler is the Global Director of IBM’s Cyber Security Intelligence and Response Team. In this capacity he is responsible for leading a team of elite specialists whose focus is to provide consulting services to clients to protect them from sophisticated cyber security attacks and support them if they have experienced an incident. He is responsible for development, planning, managing and executing the cyber security project-based services IBM offers to clients in the global market. His team leverages internal and external information sources and best practices to bring the best possible level of service and protection to the clients that we serve. Prior to joining IBM Security Services unit, Kibler was the principal in charge of the IBM Americas Public Sector Solutions team and led the teams that initially created the use of IBM Digital Video Surveillance in public safety applications. Kibler’s team also was responsible for IBM’s initial foray into Digital Communities and the successful focus on applying Internet technologies in K-12 schools. Kibler has over 31 years experience in information systems technology, business development and marketing, public sector, solutions development, and consulting services. He has worked with large and small enterprises, has consulted and led engagements that include technical solutions design and development, first of a kind techniques, marketing, sales, and brand management, new service and product development, and industry and solution strategy. Kibler has authored several white papers on technology and its potential use in public sector and speaks at a variety of conferences.
Senior Director, Enterprise Services, WW Healthcare Strategy and Portfolio, HP
Harry Kim leads HP’s worldwide strategy and solutions portfolio for the Enterprise Services Healthcare industry. During Kim’s tenure, HP has outgrown the competition to become the #1 technology leader in HLS, an estimated $10.6 billion dollar plus industry vertical, according to industry analysts. HP recognizes the emerging transformation across the value chain of biosciences research, pharmaceutical, healthcare provider and healthcare payer organizations. Kim has been instrumental in the strategy development and growth of this industry vertical. His areas of responsibility include: driving market awareness, fueling growth through new solutions, expanding global ES footprint, defining sales enablement programs, and supporting global delivery. Previously, Kim was director of strategy for HP’s Public Sector segment, an $11 billion dollar plus industry vertical for HP. Prior to that, Kim served as director in HP’s Strategy and Corporate Development group focused on driving cross-company growth initiatives such as Wellness and Homeland Security. Prior to HP, Kim was a senior management consultant for Ernst & Young and Deloitte Consulting, with a key focus on delivering value through mergers and acquisitions, new product development, supply chain and customer relationship management initiatives. Based in California, Kim is a graduate of Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration and financial management (Magna Cum Laude).
Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Sector IM/IT, Ministry of Health, Province of BC
Lindsay Kislock joined the Ministry of Health as the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Health Sector Information Management and Information Technology in July 2011. Lindsay provides leadership in the governance and strategic management of the health sector’s information and technology portfolios. Lindsay is also responsible for the operation of the Vital Statistics Agency, HealthLink British Columbia.
Prior to this appointment, Lindsay held ADM positions with the Ministry of Agriculture, and the Ministry of Small Business and Revenue.
Lindsay holds a Masters degree from the Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lakehead University.
Board Chair, Canadian Cloud Council
Martin Kratz, Q.C. leads the Intellectual Property Practice Group and co-leads the eCommerce practice for Bennett Jones LLP. Martin continues to be internationally recognized as a leading lawyer. Martin’s practice focuses primarily on information and privacy law, technology transactions and the protection and commercialization of intellectual property. Martin is the national co-director of Osgoode Hall Law School’s national Intellectual Property LLM program and teaches courses in that program as well as at Concordia University College. Martin is identified as one of Canada’s most creative lawyers by LEXPERT-Thomson in the US Guide to Canada’s 100 Most Creative Lawyers; as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in The LEXPERT/American Lawyer’s Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada in intellectual property law; as one of the “50 Best Lawyers in Canada”, by Corporate INTL Magazine, in IP Law; as one of the world’s leading lawyers in patent and technology licensing in IAM Licensing 250 – The World’s Leading Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers; as a pre-eminent lawyer in technology transactions by Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Information Technology Lawyers; as a leading internet and e-commerce lawyer in Who’s Who Legal: Internet & e-Commerce; as one of Canada’s leading lawyers in Woodward White’s The Best Lawyers in Canada for intellectual property law, technology law and information technology law; as highly recommended in technology law by the Practicing Law Institute; ranked by Chambers and Partners for information technology law and intellectual property law; as a leading lawyer in Canada in the World Trademark Review 1000; as a pre-eminent lawyer in information techniology transactions in Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Information Technology Lawyers; as a leading lawyer by Mondaq’s Guide to the World’s Leading Internet and E-Commerce Advisors; and as a leading lawyer in intellectual property and in information technology by Lawday. Martin was acknowledged as a leading intellectual property lawyer in Canada by the Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award, Intellectual Property Advisory Excellence in Canada. Martin has written over 285 publications on various topics involving intellectual property, technology law or on related topics including the following books as sole or co-author: Canadian Intellectual Property Law, 2nd Ed., 2010; IP&IT Handbook 2011/10 Volume 2: Data Protection – Canada, 2008; PLC Outsourcing (Canada) 2011; Licensing 2007 (loose leaf service); Electronic Commerce Law 2003 (loose leaf service); Trademarks and Industrial Designs, 2002; Internet Law: A Business and Professional Guide, 1998 (Canada’s 1st Internet law text); Obtaining Patents, 2nd Ed., 1999; Protection of Copyright and Industrial Design, 1999, 2nd Ed.; Information Systems Security: A Practitioner’s Guide, 1994 2nd Ed. 2003; The Computer Virus Crisis, 1992, 2nd Ed.; and Control and Security of Computer Information Systems, 1988.
Sr. Director, Product Management, Symantec
Jon Kuhn serves as Sr. Director of Product Management for the Enterprise Mobility Group at Symantec, responsible for the mobile security and management products and services. In his role, Jon focuses on both the enterprise and service provider routes to market, building solutions for on-premises, cloud and carrier deployments. Jon more recently served as Director of Core Security, responsible for Security Suites and Mail & Web Security product lines. Prior to Symantec, Jon led the product management and marketing teams at SonicWall, a network products and services company and leader in the network security market. There he was responsible managing all aspects of program management and marketing with full P&L ownership. Jon joined SonicWall through the acquisition of Ignyte Technology, a IT consulting company where he was a founding member. With over 14 years in the IT industry, Jon has held a number of roles in product strategy, sales engineering leadership and managed teams in both business and technology consulting.
On-Air Technology Analyst, CBS News
Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. Larry serves as on-air technology analyst for CBS News, is co-director of ConnectSafely.org and founder of SafeKids.com. He also writes columns that appear on CNET News, Huffington Post, Forbes.com and the San Jose Mercury News. His technology reports can be heard daily on CBS News and CBS affiliates throughout the U.S. and he has a daily tech segment on KCBS radio in San Francisco. He’s a regular contributor to BBC World Service and an occasional guest on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation. He is often called upon for commentary by CBS television news, CNN and Fox News, BBC, and Al Jazeera and has appeared on the CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, the Today Show and CBS This Morning. He has also been a frequent contributor to the New York Times and was, for 18 years, a syndicated columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Larry is co-author of A Parents Guide to Facebook as well as MySpace Unraveled: A parents guide to teen social networking, (with Anne Collier.) He also wrote The Little PC Book, a critically acclaimed best seller. Other books include Cruising Online: Larry Magid’s Guide to the New Digital Highways, The Fully Powered PC and Electronic Link. He’s written for Fortune, Family Circle, PC World, Information Week, ComputerWorld and numerous other publications. http://www.forbes.com/sites/larrymagid/2013/02/12/online-privacy-and-security-is-a-shared-responsibility-government-industry-and-you/
Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for BC
Michael McEvoy is Deputy Commissioner for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of British Columbia (OIPC).
Prior to this appointment, he served as Assistant Commissioner and as Senior Adjudicator.
Before joining the Office he acted as legal counsel to the Labour Relations Board, practiced law in the private sector and was also an advisor to the Attorney General of British Columbia.
Mr. McEvoy’s community service has included Chair of the Greater Victoria Board, serving as President of the BC Trustees Association and the Canadian School Boards Association. He is a past Campaign Chair of the United Way of Greater Victoria.
He is married with two daughters, is a road bike enthusiast and continues to have dreams of glory as a hockey player with the Victoria Grey Leafs old-timers.
Yukon Ombudsman and Information & Privacy Commissioner
Diane McLeod-McKay was appointed Yukon Ombudsman and Information & Privacy Commissioner in June 2013. Prior to this, she worked for the Privacy Commissioner of Alberta as Director of the Personal Information Protection Act. Diane also spent several years at the Calgary Health Region where she was responsible for Legal Services and Information and Privacy. After relocating to British Columbia in 2004, Diane worked as a privacy and security consultant for the Government of British Columbia. In 2009, Diane obtained her law degree from the University of Victoria and focused her practice on advising the private, public and health sectors on their responsibilities for compliance with privacy legislation. Throughout her career, Diane has participated on many committees advocating for the protection of privacy, including the Canadian Bar Association Access and Privacy Section and the Vancouver Island Clinical Research Ethics Board.
Senior Manager, Consulting, Deloitte
Ryan is an experienced management and Information Technology (IT) consultant. He is experienced in the scoping, planning, design, implementation of large, integrated electronic service delivery solutions. His roles have involved project management, solution architecture, requirements management, contracting, information security and privacy. He is experienced in developing strategies, gathering business requirements, estimating and managing large, complex IT projects. He enjoys working with other motivated people and strives to make an impact using his consulting expertise and experience.
Head of Security Engineering, Check Point
Kellman Meghu is Head of Security Engineering (Canada and Central US) for Check Point Software Technologies Inc. His background includes over 15 years of experience deploying application protection and network-based security. Since 1996 Mr. Meghu has been involved with consultation on various network security strategies to protect ISP’s in Southern Ontario as well as security audits and security infrastructure deployments for various Commercial and Governmental entities across Canada and the Central United States.
Chief Technology Officer, IPS
Santosh Nair is the Chief Technology Officer and one of the co-founders of IPS, a leading provider of services and solutions specialized in security, compliance and managed security services. Santosh is responsible for developing IPS’ security services, products, solutions and managed services portfolio. He engages with the senior management teams of various IT organizations, helping them to develop security frameworks, policies and technology direction for their organization. Before co-founding IPS, Santosh held senior positions at other service providers and consulting firms in Canada, India and the Middle East. As a tech entrepreneur, he has also been a co-founder of other IT services companies. Santosh is a regular speaker at seminars and security conferences.
Director, Policy and Governance, Service Alberta
Cheryl Naundorf is the Director of the Policy and Governance Branch in Service Alberta. Her branch administers Alberta’s access and privacy legislation, manages departmental FOIP requests, coordinates the development of strategic policy and legislative projects for Service Alberta including maintaining the department’s over 80 acts and 30 regulations, and implements the Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations. With experience at both federal and provincial levels of government, Cheryl’s expertise ranges from speech writing and research, business planning and performance measurement, to providing strategic advice to elected officials and senior management within Government. A priority for Policy and Governance is to support the advancement of Service Alberta’s Accountability, Transparency and Transformation Mandate which will change the way government does business with Albertans. This work includes the recent passing of the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Act and preparation of the supporting regulations, involvement in Alberta’s Expense Disclosure Policy, collaboration in developing an Open Government Strategy, and leading a review of the province’s FOIP Act.
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.
Senior Director of Trust, EMC
Davi Ottenheimer has more than eighteen years’ experience managing global security operations and assessments, including a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. He is co-author of the book “Securing the Virtual Environment: How to Defend the Enterprise Against Attack,” published in May 2012 by Wiley. He formerly was responsible for managing security at Barclays Global Investors (BGI), the world’s largest investment fund manager with over 2 petabytes of world market data (now BlackRock). Prior to BGI he was a “dedicated paranoid” at Yahoo! and responsible for managing security for hundreds of millions of mobile, broadband and digital home products. Davi received his postgraduate academic Master of Science degree in International History from the London School of Economics.
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.
Senior Auditor, Privacy, Compliance and Training Branch, Ministry of Citizens' Services, Province of British Columbia
In addition, David has an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London and a BA in History and Politics from the University of Sussex, both from his native UK.
Industry Security Systems Strategist, IBM
Chris Poulin brings a balance of management experience and technical skills encompassing his 25 years in IT, information security, and software development to his role as strategist for IBM’s Advanced Security Group. As a key member of IBM’s Advanced Institute for Security, Chris is responsible for researching and analyzing security trends, creating programs to help customers keep pace with emerging threats, and forging the vision for a secure planet. Prior to joining Q1 Labs in July 2009, Poulin spent eight years in the U.S. Air Force managing global intelligence networks and developing software. He left the Department of Defense to leverage his leadership and technical skills to found and build FireTower, Inc., a successful information security consulting firm, with clients that included Fortune 100 companies.
Vice President, Global Cyber Security, CGI
John Proctor, VP, Global Cyber Security, leads the Canadian Security Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Ottawa, which comprises over 200 security and privacy professionals, a 24/7/365 Security Operations Centre and one of three accredited security evaluation test centres in Canada. The CoE delivers security and privacy services to Canadian and global organizations, including a large number of Canada’s major corporations, financial institutions, Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments. John is accountable globally for Commercial Managed Security Services for CGI and is also responsible for CGI’s global security portfolio and overall cyber strategy, which involves CGI’s 1200+ security professionals around the world. With over 22 years of experience in the British and Canadian forces prior to joining the private sector, John is a qualified Intelligence Officer, HUMINT operator, Hostage/Crisis Negotiator, has served as aircrew flying helicopters in the Royal Navy, and spent six years working with Canadian Special Forces. John draws upon his unique technical background mixed with his individual and organizational behaviour expertise to support the people and organizational pillars in cyber security and privacy. Known for his ability to communicate effectively with both a technical and a business audience, John has quickly become one of CGI’s global cyber security subject matter experts and is a sought after speaker at numerous industry conferences and CGI client events. John is a member of the Department of Foreign Affairs ICT Advisory Board and is CGI’s advisor to the Canadian Council for Chief Executives Cyber Security Advisory Council.
CEO, Corporate Privacy Group
Richard Purcell has been a leading voice in addressing consumer privacy and data protection challenges since the late ‘90’s. He leads Corporate Privacy Group (CPG), an independent consulting firm focusing on establishing sustainable and effective information security and privacy programs. CPG supports multi-national corporations, Internet start-ups and government agencies in planning, developing, and implementing enterprise-wide programs designed to respect and protect personal information. Utilizing its proprietary management model, 3PT™, CPG works from a basis of assuring that the right people develop and communicate the right policies supported by the right processes and technologies. CPG also offers award-winning Web-based education and training courseware for security and privacy awareness, knowledge and skills development. As Microsoft’s original privacy officer, Richard designed, developed, implemented and oversaw one of the world’s largest and most advanced privacy programs spanning Internet properties, software products, end-user support and information systems. In 2002, Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing initiative included the global privacy program as a key enterprise pillar. Throughout this period, Richard worked closely with regulators and legislators in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia to create global accountability and compliance standards and maintains those relationships today. Recently, Richard also served as Chairman of the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee to the Department of Homeland Security and as the Executive Director of the non-profit research agency, the Privacy Projects. Previously, he served on the Federal Trade Commission’s Online Access & Security Advisory Committee and as Chairman of TRUSTe, the pioneering online privacy certification agency. He sits on several corporate advisory boards and regularly addresses issues of information privacy and data protection domestically and globally.
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.
Director Security Services, Western Canada, CGI
Michael Roncon is the Director of Security Services for CGI in Western Canada. As a senior IT services and security professional with over 25 years’ experience in the private sector, Michael is a consummate technology services and management consultant with broad-based business experience in information technology service environments. Michael has developed strategies and the execution of collaborative secure solutions, including MSS, SECaaS, Identity Management, Mobile Security, Information Assurance, Cryptography, End Point Encryption, FIPS 140-Level1,2,3 and Biometric business security solutions. Michael has with a sound understanding of interacting with Government, and multi-national corporations across a variety of cultures, as well as demonstrated familiarity working at a senior level within large, complex organizations, focused on providing clients with solutions based on a trusted advisor role.
Access and Privacy Advisor, FOIP Services, Service Alberta
Melissa Sadownik is an Access and Privacy Advisor. She joined the Corporate FOIP/PIPA team in Policy and Governance, Service Alberta in January 2012. In the eleven years prior to that, Melissa practiced law as a barrister and solicitor in the areas of family law and civil litigation, and taught secondary Social Studies and English Language Arts with Edmonton Public Schools. Melissa spent the last year honing her skills in the area of access and privacy law as well as becoming a valued member of the access and privacy community. She is actively involved in Alberta’s various public body FOIP Coordinator Networks as chair or co-chair of meetings and oversees Alberta’s FOIP Training Program which provides training opportunities and resources to Alberta’s FOIP Coordinator community. Melissa is pleased to be a part of this dynamic and exciting field as issues in privacy and access have wide reaching impact on both the public and private sectors.
Security Theortician and Author; Founder, The Security Awareness Company
Winn Schwartau thinks asymmetrically and has been “Security” for over 34 years. As he puts it, “Finally, I think, maybe, I’m just starting to understand it.”
If you want originality, energy and interactivity in thought, writing, presentations or any aspect of Security, call Winn. In addition to being called “The Civilian Architect of Information Warfare,” he authored “Information Warfare,” “Pearl Harbor Dot Com” among others and is one of the country’s most sought after experts on information security, infrastructure protection and electronic privacy. He coined the term “Electronic Pearl Harbor” while testifying before Congress in 1991. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winn_Schwartau and www.WinnSchwartau.Com
• “Analogue Network Security” (Available from Amazon, Oct. 2017)
• “Hiring the Unhireable”
• “Defense in Depth”
• “Time Based Security”
• “I have zero tolerance for intolerance.”
Manager, Driver Licensing Integrity & Risk Management, ICBC
Ben Shotton is a Manager in Driver Licensing at the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). Ben’s areas of responsibility within the Crown Corporation include the Facial Recognition Unit, the Special Investigation Unit (Licensing) and the quality assurance for the Enhanced Driver Licence and Identification Cards which are used to travel between Canada and the United States by land or sea. Ben has been involved in the Facial Recognition program since its inception in November 2008 and is an advocate the program improves the integrity of the data base and the deterrence of Fraud. He is familiar with the requirements and views of the Information and Privacy Commissioner and ICBC in privacy and security. Ben was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) for 23 and a half years before joining ICBC in 2001.
Partner, Grant Thornton LLP
Doug is a partner who leads Grant Thornton’s Business Risk Services Practice for British Columbia. Doug has fifteen years of experience advising the public sector in the areas of internal controls and risk management, internal audit, project management, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, information systems security and information technology risk management.
Portfolio Officer, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta
Cara left her civil litigation practice to begin her career in privacy and access joining the Calgary Police Service in 1997 as FOIP Coordinator. At the Calgary Police Service, she was responsible for the implementation and administration of the FOIP section. Since leaving the CPS in 2003, she has acted as a consultant to both private and public sector parties on a variety of issues dealing with policy development, legal counsel or as a privacy officer. She was one of the founding members of the Canadian Bar Association, Privacy and Access Law Subsection for Southern Alberta, worked with Service Alberta in the creation of an information bulletin and forms with respect to law enforcement and FOIP, and was involved with teaching and curriculum development for the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate Program (IAPP). Currently, she is a Portfolio Officer with the Alberta Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner with respect to the Personal Information Protection Act.
Honourable Ben Stewart
Minister of Citizens’ Services and Open Government, Province of British Columbia
Honourable Ben Stewart
Ben Stewart was appointed Minister of Citizens’ Services and Open Government on September 5, 2012. Elected as the MLA for Westside-Kelowna in 2009, Ben previously served as the Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Community and Rural Development, Minister of Citizens’ Services, and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism and the Public Affairs Bureau. An entrepreneur, Ben founded and built Quails’ Gate into one of Canada’s leading estate wineries. Ben has 30 years of extensive experience serving the community and is a founding director of a Venture Capital Fund for local business development. He was on the board of the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation and has been active in the fundraising and establishment of the Brookhaven Extended Care Facility Campaign, Southern Interior Cancer Centre Campaign, and the Rotary Centre for the Arts. Ben was chair of the BC Grape Marketing Board where they successfully negotiated with provincial and federal governments on agricultural stabilization. Additionally, he was chairman of the Regional Transportation Advisory Committee for the Thompson Okanagan, as well as a member of the Presidents Community Advisory Council at UBC Okanagan. His other experience includes having served as the past chair of VQA Canada, where they successfully resolved a number of significant international issues such as trademark protection, international mutual recognition agreements including national wine and health standards. As vice-chair of the Canadian Vintners Association, he oversaw the establishment of new national wine association offices in Ottawa and the hiring of their first CEO. Ben has been recognized as Business Leader of the Year in Kelowna in 1998, received the Westbank Chamber of Commerce President’s Award in 2006, and recognized as Family Business of the Year by Grant Thornton in 2007. He also received the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for Community Service. He was a Kinsman, a scout leader and a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol. Ben lives in Westside with Ruth his wife of 30 years and has three grown children.
Chief Research Analyst, IT-Harvest
Richard Stiennon is an industry analyst and author of Surviving Cyberwar (Rowman&LittleField, 2010). While a VP Research at Gartner he was named one of the 50 Most Powerful People in Networking by Network World Magazine. In addition to Gartner he has held executive roles at Webroot Software, PwC, and Fortinet. He is the senior fellow for the International Cybersecurity Dialogue, a non-profit that seeks to bridge the gap between security technologists and policy makers world wide. He writes the Cyber Domain blog at Forbes.com and has presented on IT security topics in 28 countries on six continents. His third book, Cyber Defense: Countering Targeted Attacks, will be published fall 2013.
Writer and Media Strategist, Author of Hacking the Future
Cole Stryker is a writer and media strategist based in New York City. He is the author of Epic Win for Anonymous, the first book to tell the story of the Internet’s memetic playground called 4chan and the hacktivist group Anonymous, from which it spawned. He also authored Hacking the Future, a broader history of anonymity as a social construct that dissects how identity brokers like Facebook and Google control and monetize your identity, and explains how recent manifestations of anonymous activism and free speech are raging against these systems of control. Stryker’s writing has appeared in Salon, Vice, Boing Boing, The NY Observer, The Huffington Post, Storyboard, Rhizome, The Daily Dot, Nerve, Popmatters and elsewhere.
Identity Solution Architect, Sierra Systems
Greg is a Solution, Application and Technical Architect and Developer based in Victoria BC, who designs and delivers innovative identity and access control solutions for real world problems. He has worked extensively with the BC Government over several years to lay the foundations for advanced user centric and claims-based identity implementations. Greg is currently engaged with the Province and international initiatives such as Kantara and OWASP, working on extending the architecture of trust to encompass multiple stakeholders with diverse technologies, priorities and business models.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Jennifer M. Urban is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Broadly, her research considers how values such as free expression, freedom to innovate and privacy are mediated by technology, the laws that govern technology, and private ordering systems. Her clinic students represent clients in numerous public interest cases and projects at the intersection of societal interests–including civil liberties, innovation, and creative expression–and technological change. Recent Clinic projects include work on individual privacy rights, copyright and free expression, artists’ rights, free and open source licensing, the “smart” electricity grid, biometrics, and defensive patent licensing. Her recent papers include “Mobile Phones and Privacy” (with Chris Hoofnagle and Su Li) (2012) (SSRN:http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2103405) “How Fair Use Can Help Solve the Orphan Works Problem,” forthcoming27 Berkeley Tech. L.J. __ (2012) (SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=208952); “Protecting Open Innovation: A New Approach to Patent Threats, Transaction Costs, and Tactical Disarmament” forthcoming 26 Harvard J. Law and Tech.__ (2012) (with Jason Schultz), (SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2040945; “Mobile Payments: Consumer Benefits & New Privacy Concerns,” (with Chris Hoofnagle and Su Li) (2012) (SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2045580; and “Shining Light into Black Boxes,” Science Vol. 336, 159-160 (Apr. 13, 2012) (authors A. Morin, J. Urban, P. Adams, I. Foster, A.j Sali, D. Baker, P. Sliz). Professor Urban comes to Berkeley Law from the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, where she founded and directed the USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic. Prior to joining the USC faculty in 2004, she was the Samuelson Clinic’s first fellow. Prior to that, she was an attorney with the Venture Law Group in Silicon Valley. She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in biological science (concentration in neurobiology and behavior) and from Berkeley Law with a J.D. (intellectual property certificate). She was the Annual Review of Law and Technology editor while a student at Berkeley Law, and received the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Distinguished Alumni Award in 2003.
Jeannette Van Den Bulk
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.
Elizabeth Vander Beesen
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.
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
Penetration Testing and Digital Forensics Team Lead, CGI
Derrick Webber is an information security specialist with over 15 years of experience serving clients in business, government and defence. He has extensive hands-on experience in building and assessing information systems large and small. In his current role as penetration tester and forensic analyst, Mr. Webber assesses systems for vulnerabiltities using the same tools and techniques as the attackers, and conducts forensic investigations for clients when breaches do occur. In his spare time, Mr. Webber is also an instructor in penetration testing at Algonguin College in Ottawa Ontario. Mr. Webber is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Forensic Examiner and licensed Private Investigator.
Teacher, Toland Way Elementary, Los Angeles Unified School District
Susan Wright has been teaching for the past twelve years at Toland Way Elementary School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Working with a low socioeconomic population, she has been an advocate for both students and parents alike. She hopes to bring a more keen awareness of cyber safety to the children and parents of Los Angeles.
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