SINET Canada


2019 Agenda

September 12, 2019

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

General Session

8:30 AM – 8:35 AM

Introductory Remarks
Rick Geritz, Chief Executive Officer, LifeJourney

8:35 AM – 8:40 AM

Welcome Remarks
Robert D. Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder, SINET

8:40 AM – 9:20 AM

Trusted Information Sharing Programs & Fusion Centers Designed To Address Tomorrow’s Threat

Abstract:  Increasing your organization’s resilience in today’s cyber threat environment is something most companies realize cannot be done on your own.  Cyber defence, data integration strategies, trusted collaboration and information sharing models and fusion centers require a team effort along with best practices and automation. These collaborative efforts are more than just sharing indicators of compromise.  The panelists will explore some of the successful collaboration models that have emerged, i.e. working with the Canadian Cyber Center for Security.

Bob Gordon, Executive Director, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX)

Susan Berezny, Director Information Security, Royal Canadian Mint
Ben Blakely, Senior Manager, Information Security, Independent Electricity System Operator
Larry Zelvin, Executive VP & Head, Financial Crime Group, Cyber, Fraud, & Physical Security, BMO Financial Group
Clark Smith, Head of Cyber-Fraud Threat Management, TD
Bradford Wilke, Acting Assistant Director, Stakeholder Engagement Division, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

9:20 AM – 10:00 AM

Actions That Are Mitigating The Exploding Business of Cyber Crime

Abstract: TBA

Iain Paterson, Managing Director, Cycura Inc.

Michael D Ambrosio, Deputy Assistant Director, US Secret Service
SGT. Alexandre Beaulieu, Operational Non-Commission Officer in Charge of Operations, National Division Cybercrime Investigative Team, RCMP
Rick Haier, former Chief Security Officer, eHealth Ontario, an agency of the Ministry of Health, & former CISO, Hydro One
Joe LoBianco, VP of Information Security, CIBC
Robert Wong, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Keynote Address

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM


10:30 AM – 11:10 AM

Mitigating and Managing The Disruption Created In Today’s Global Supply Chain – i.e USA, China

Abstract: TBA

Carey Frey, Chief Security Officer & Vice President, TELUS Security

Andrew Loschmann, President & Chief Technology Officer, Field Effect Software
Christopher Mitchell
, Professor, University of London
Dr. Bartosz Wojszczyk, Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors, SPARQ Global
Olivera Zatezalo, Chief Security Officer, Huawei

Alf Zugenmaier, Professor, Munich University of Applied Sciences & Vice-Chairman of Security Group of 3GPP SA3

11:10 AM – 11:50 AM

Why Current Security Models Continue To Fail Us and How to Improve on Them

Abstract: Prevailing security tends to be niche oriented vs. potentially more effective macro level implementations. This panel will discuss whether current security models and products are falling short or if we simply aren’t utilizing them effectively. Panelists will be asked about their involvement and perceptions regarding contemporary solutions, where they see gaps and/or shortcomings, and how we can address them. The panel will also discuss whether stitching together the micro level data gives us the ability to react faster to possible incidents with greater confidence, as well as examine how technology teams are somewhat obsessed with shiny toys and seem to ignore boring but critically important basics.

Jason Barr, Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, Aptean

Ray Boisvert, Associate Partner, IBM
Greg Murray
, Chief Information Security Officer, Rogers
Nadine Nally, Lieutenant Colonel, Cyber, Battalion Commander, United States Army
John Weinschenk, General Manager, Enterprise Network & Application Security, Spirent Communications

11:50 AM – 12:30 PM

Vetting Emerging Technologies – How CISOs Identify, Evaluate and Purchase Solutions

Abstract: TBA

Jay VanDerwerken, President, CyberSourcing

Paige Adams, Group Chief Information Security Officer, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Paul Beckman, Chief Information Security Officer, US Department of Homeland Security
David Cass, VP & Chief Information Security Officer, IBM Global Partner Cloud Security Professional Services
Paul Calatayud, Chief Security Officer, Americas, Palo Alto Networks

Zia Shah, Chief Information Security Officer and Managing Director, KPMG Canada

12:30 PM – 1:25 PM

SINET Connects: Networking Luncheon

1:25 PM – 2:05 PM

Balancing Privacy, Physical and Digital Risks In The 21st Century

Abstract:  TBA

Nick Gicinto,Vice President, Executive Guardian, RiskIQ

Imran Ahmad, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Russell Bentley, VP Product, Digital Shadows
Mike Bryant, Corporate Security Manager, M&T Bank
Robin Gould Soil, Head of Conduct and Chief Privacy Officer, HSBC Canada
Hauke Vagts, Security & Compliance Specialist, Google Cloud

2:05 PM – 2:20 PM

SINET Thinks Forward with Vivek Khindria, Vice President, IT Security & Risk, Loblaw Companies Ltd


Securing the Cloud – Perceptions and Reality


This interactive session will walk several critical questions around cloud security and poll the experienced talent in the room using an anonymous survey tool, and discuss the results as well as a security practitioners perspective on the reality versus perception.  The result is this will be an essential primer for anyone securing or using cloud. Take away for participants will include understanding potential gaps in their cloud security programs and a pulse of the Canadian benchmark on the maturity of cloud security as a practice, as well as insights into capabilities that are needed or need to be developed to manage risks of using cloud.

2:20 PM – 3:00 PM

Best Practices That Help Identify, Monitor, Measure and Manage Insider Threat Risk

Abstract: TBA

Christy Wyatt, Chief Executive Officer, Absolut Software

Jason Hall, Chief Information Security Officer, Enbridge
Richard Rushing, Chief Information Security Officer, Motorola Mobility
Greg J. Thompson, VP & Chief Information Security Officer, ManuLife
Julian Waits, Sr. General Manager, Cyber BU, DEVO

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM


3:15 PM – 3:55 PM

Workforce and Skills Development, Attracting, Hiring & Retaining Talent

Abstract: TBA

David Machlis, Founder, Intercast Staffing

Sandra Liepkalns, Chief Information Security Officer, LoyaltyOne
Jamie Rees,
Chief Information Security Officer, Energie NB Power
Sundeep Sandhu, Senior Director, Information & Cyber Security, Rogers Communications
Mike Webber, CIO/CISO, Blackberry
Dr. John Zangardi, Chief Information Officer, US Department of Homeland Security

3:55 PM – 4:35 PM

A Conversation with Nadav & Risk Executives: Building Trust Through Confident Security With Your Employees, Customers and BOD’s

Abstract: TBA

Mads Mihailescu, Chief Technology Officer, &  Impact Team Leader, Georgian Partners

Michael Antico, Chief Information Security Officer & Chief Security Officer, CLEAR
Glenn Foster, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer, TD
Karl Larson, Director, Corporate Information Security, TELUS
Nadav Zafrir, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Team8

4:35 PM – 5:15 PM

What Type of Solutions Do I Need That Are Not Available On The Market Today?

Abstract: I have a dollar, I need 20 solutions but have budget for 5. How do entrepreneurs move from the nice to have list to the need to have? CISOs are barraged with an overload of solution providers and it is difficult to filter through all the noise, what is real and what is not. Learn how CISOs prioritize, early adopt, hear what types of solutions are important to them and what styles of salesmanship works and what does not and how a company’s culture is an important part of this equation. These panelists will discuss how they approach vendor meetings and how they challenge these companies to articulate ROI, value and why they should care.

Fiaaz Walji, General Manager/Country Manager Canada, SentinelOne

Omkhar Arasaratnam, Executive Director, Head of Data Protection Technology, JPMorgan Chase
Matt Broda, Technical Fellow, Security, Bell
Sahba Kazerooni,
Chief Information Security Officer, Aviva Canada
Bobby Singh, CISO & Global Head of Infrastructure Services, Toronto Stock Exchange
Vladimir Skoric, Senior VP, Immersive Labs

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Closing Keynote

5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Robert Rodriguez, Chairman & Founder SINET

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

SINET Connects: Networking Reception

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