Media Advisory: Harnessing the Power of the Digital Storm: Can We Have It All?

February 21st, 2014

Harnessing the Power of the Digital Storm: Can We Have It All?

The 15th Annual Privacy & Security Conference Returns to Victoria with more than
75 Subject Matter Experts Speaking

February 4, 2014 (Victoria, BC) – Leading Victoria, BC event organizer Reboot Communications is pleased to announce that the agenda has been finalized for the 15th Annual Privacy and Security Conference to be held February 5-7th, 2014 at the Victoria Conference Centre.

Featured speakers include:

Joseph Alhadeff, VP Global Public Policy & Chief Privacy Strategist, Oracle Corporation
Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Elizabeth Denham, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
David Eaves, Public Policy Entrepreneur and Open Data Activist
Jeff Greene, Senior Policy Counsel, Cybersecurity and Identity, Symantec
Colin Hansen, Former Cabinet Minister, Province of BC
Jane Hamilton, Chair, OECD Working Party on Security & Privacy in the Digital Economy
Woodrow Hartzog, Assistant Professor, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Deborah Hurley, Chair, Board of Directors, Electronic Privacy Information Centre
Ann Makosinski, St. Michael’s University School Student, 2013 Google Science Fair Winner
Matthew McCormack, Chief Technology Officer, RSA Global Public Sector
Lance Mueller, Director of Forensics, Executive Forensics
Claudiu Popa, CEO, Informatica Corporation
John Proctor, Vice President, Global Cyber Security, CGI
Andy Serwin, Partner – Global Privacy & Data Security Practice Group, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Cheryl Soderstrom, Chief Technologist, Cybersecurity, HP Enterprise Services
Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Technology, Innovation & Citizens’ Services, Province of BC

Presented by the Office of the Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia, this three-day conference is recognized as one of the top-tier events in North America and draws an international audience focused on policy, programs, law, research and technologies aimed at securing electronic information and the protection of privacy. Over 700 delegates are expected to attend this year’s event.

Managing privacy and security is everyone’s responsibility. This conference provides valuable training to delegates to help them incorporate privacy and security into their daily work environment. The CEO of Reboot Communications, Gregory Spievak commented: “This conference also enables the interaction, innovation and education necessary for public and private sector professionals to conduct business effectively and confidently.”

Topics for the 2014 conference include:

  • State Sponsored Hacking
  • Intelligence vs. Privacy: A False Dichotomy?
  • Mobile Privacy & Security
  • Social Media Online Reputation – Harassment & Bullying
  • Online Advertising “Money for Something & Clicks for Free”
  • Cloud Computing
  • Identity Systems, Identity & Privacy
  • Mass Surveillance Without Oversight
  • Cybersecurity and the Digital Economy
  • The Internet of Things: “one world, thousands of sensors”

The Privacy and Security Conference is produced for the Government of British Columbia by Reboot Communications Ltd., and is sponsored in part by Symantec, CGI, HP, Oracle, RSA, Simeio and TELUS.

Pre-conference workshops will run Wednesday, February 5th with the main conference sessions on February 6th and 7th . Full conference information, speaker biographies and the complete agenda can be found at:


For more information:

Angela Gatari
Director, Communications & Event Management
Reboot Communications
(250) 514-5563