Alissa Knight is a business magnate, American author, screenwriter, film director and producer. In 2020, Alissa formed Knight Group with her wife, Melissa Knight, which today controls 5 companies in publishing, marketing, events, and film production as well as a television and streaming service owned and operated by the Media and Entertainment Distribution division of Knight Studios.
Best known for her "Mr. Robot" stylized cybercrime franchises, Alissa's cinematography and visuals were undoubtedly influenced by her early years prior to her arrest as a computer hacker. Some of the television series she is best known for writing, producing, and directing include Dark Ops (2023), Cloud Wars (2023), Ransom (2022), HEAT (2022), Scorched Earth (2022), and Underdog Games (2022).
Alissa became a published author in 2019 with the release of her bestselling book Hacking Connected Cars (Wiley, 2019). Prior to her career as a film director and producer, Knight was a reformed Black hat computer hacker who was arrested at 17 years-old and later went on to work for the U.S. Intelligence Community in cyber warfare. She later started and sold 2 cybersecurity companies then became a media personality synonymous with car and API hacking when she hacked 55 banks in less than a week, published vulnerability in Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) APIs and mHealth apps, and demonstrated the ability to take remote control of law enforcement vehicles.
Alissa sits on the boards of Brier & Thorn, Tego Cyber, Conceal, Traceable, NightDragon, Noname Security, Deepfence, Illusive, and BlastWave. Knight is also the co-founder of commercial production house Knight Studios, part of the Knight Group owned by her and her wife, Melissa Knight, which is a holding group of a family of companies -- Knight Television, Knight Publishing, Knight Events, Knight Studios, and Knight Ink.
Honourable Nate Glubish
Minister of Technology and Innovation, MLA for Strathcona-Sherwood Park
Nate Glubish was first elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Strathcona-Sherwood Park on April 16, 2019 and re-elected on May 29, 2023. Nate was sworn in as Minister of Service Alberta on April 30, 2019. In that role he led the Government of Alberta’s efforts to apply technology to deliver better, faster, and smarter services to Albertans. He also developed the Alberta Broadband Strategy and negotiated a $780 million partnership with the federal government to deliver reliable, high-speed internet to every Albertan by 2027. On October 21, 2022, Nate Glubish was sworn in to lead the newly created Ministry of Technology and Innovation where he continued to lead the modernization of government services and led efforts to attract more investment in Alberta’s technology sector. On June 9, 2023, Nate was sworn in again as Minister of Technology and Innovation. Prior to his political career, Nate Glubish dedicated his professional life to building and investing in Alberta technology companies. He spent most of his 15-year career before politics as a venture capital investor, most recently with Vancouver-based Yaletown Partners, where he oversaw investments into Alberta-based technology companies. Nate Glubish has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Finance. He is passionate about helping Alberta companies raise investment capital to commercialize innovative new technologies and to export their expertise around the world.
Adam is a multi-decade infosec professional who pays annual maintenance fees on a plethora of security certs. He refuses to take himself too seriously, and has spent his life taking things apart and then making the reassembly someone else’s problem. Adam is in his glory when situations are the messiest, applying lessons from emergency services into technology drama.
Alexander is responsible for leading KPMG’s Cyber Response Practice providing cybersecurity services to support and enable clients to better respond to cyber incidents before, during and after a cyber breach.
With 20+ years of experience in Cybersecurity, IT and Privacy, Alexander has provided leadership to a number of multinational organizations, leading and delivering incident response and strategic cybersecurity engagements, practice leadership, and business development. His roles have included cybersecurity evangelism, conducting media interviews, keynote speaker and panelist engagements. Throughout his career Alexander has leveraged his business and cybersecurity background to advise public sector and private enterprise clients on next generation cybersecurity threat prevention technologies, methodologies and resiliency concepts. Combining his knowledge and professional experiences in IT and cybersecurity management, consulting and strategy, with his former finance and economics background, he brings unique professional qualifications, experience, and perspectives to his clients, addressing the ever-changing security landscape and how it impacts organizations.
I am a master’s student at Concordia University of Edmonton pursuing a degree in Information System Security Management. I am a highly proficient and goal-driven Systems Security Engineer, specializing in Linux System Administration and Information Systems Security. My expertise lies in designing, securing, and maintaining computer systems and networks, where I implement security protocols, firewalls, and access controls to safeguard against potential threats.
One of my key achievements is leading the development of a cybersecurity risk assessment report for a payment gateway system, identifying and addressing potential security threats. My continuous learning and staying updated with the current trends in the field gives me the ability to apply my knowledge and skills to protect any organization.
After a 35 year career in information security at Transamerica, Ceridian, Capital One, Telus and Edmonton Police Service, now enjoying semi-retirement.
Celia Wanderley is a highly accomplished executive with more
than 25 years of experience in the technology sector.
Throughout her impressive career, Celia has held several senior
leadership positions before her current role as Chief Technology
Officer (CTO) at AltaML. Celia is well-known for her exceptional
strength in envisioning and driving digital transformation
initiatives, including the associated organization change
management. Celia’s extensive experience in large scale
technology transformation programs has allowed her to deeply
understand enterprise solution architecture and strategic
planning, enabling her to navigate complex technological
landscapes with ease. Prior to joining AltaML, Celia played a
critical role in co-leading the architecture practice for Deloitte
Canada. Celia holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in
Connect with Celia: linkedin.com/in/celiawanderley/
Meet Corey Ball - API Security Expert Corey Ball has emerged as one of the leading experts in API security and is the author of Hacking APIs.
Corey is a cybersecurity consulting manager at Moss Adams, where he leads its penetration testing services. He has over ten years of experience working in IT and cybersecurity across several industries, including aerospace, agribusiness, energy, financial tech, government services, and healthcare.
"You can design an API you think is ultra-secure, but if you don't test it, then a cybercriminal somewhere is going to do it for you."
Damien is a security analyst at a local managed service provider that serves small and medium businesses. He holds a diploma in IT Systems Administration, and a post-diploma certification in Cybersecurity from NAIT. He has worked in IT for just under 3 years, with the later half of that work being in IT security. A member of Generation Z, Damien is part of the new crop of IT professionals who are entering their careers in a post-covid time when workplace habits and norms have shifted, and the technology advances faster than ever before.
Dan is the Global Head of Bot and Risk Management at F5. In this capacity, he works with F5 data scientists, analysts, and engineers to identify and analyze attacks against F5 customers. Prior to F5, Dan spent more than 20 years with local, state, and federal law enforcement and intelligence organizations including the FBI as a special agent where he investigated cyber terrorism; and the CIA as a cyber operations officer where he engaged in cyber operations. Dan also holds a BSE in computer systems engineering
David has a business law practice with particular focus on privacy, cybersecurity, and technology law. David is the National Co-Leader of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity practice and serves as breach coach and counsel in cyber incident response for clients across Canada. David regularly advises clients on responding to data breaches, compliance, cybersecurity matters, data governance, and data protection/privacy risks in M&A and other commercial transactions. As privacy counsel, David advises businesses large and small across many sectors on how to leverage and protect data as well as how to compliantly utilize new technologies, such as generative artificial intelligence. David served as member of the IAPP Canada Advisory Board from 2021-22 and is the editor of Miller Thomson’s Cyber Blog.
Derran Guinan is an IT Security Specialist who collaborates with clients across Canada, educating and advising on various data protection and security solutions. With over twenty-five years in the IT industry managing networks, architecting solutions, and advising clients, Derran believes in a collaborative, customer-oriented approach to educating and helping clients solve security related situations and challenges.
At Veeam, Derran brings his education and experience to clients, helping them design data protection solutions, with a security first focus, across the enterprise. Derran has worked at some of the most trusted security companies in the world such as Palo Alto Networks and Crowdstrike, where he advised clients daily on both security incidents and proactive security solutions.
Derran started his career at NAIT in the Telecommunications Engineering program, and has continued his education through SANS, ISC2, ISACA and PMP training and certifications.
Business Development Engineer, Fortinet
Eric Jensen (CISSP, OSCP, NSE 7) is a Business Development Engineer for Fortinet Canada, where he advises and consults with solutions partners and customers on mission-critical security issues including compliance, risk management, and advanced threat protection.
With nearly 10-years of experience delivering effective SIEM and SOC solutions through consulting engagements and in his previous role as the technical director of a Canadian MSSP, Eric is a proponent of using data analytics and automation to reduce the impact of cyber incidents.
Eric also carries an unwavering belief that Nicolas Cage is the greatest actor of our time.
M.A. Learning and Technology at Royal Roads University
Resilience-informed Educator & Educationalist,
Founder of Uplift Learning Inc.
Research Topic: Developing E-mental Health Programs for Rural PTSD Patients
Ernestina is the Founder of Uplift Learning Inc.. Uplift Learning Inc. is an elearning company that develops and delivers blended and online training. Uplift learning is currently focused on serving frontline professionals and their organizations. A passionate educator and mental health advocate, Ernestina's been on a 20-year mission to explore the role of education in mental and emotional health. Her experiences and MA research about trauma have inspired her passion about workplace resilience, adversity and trauma.
Workplace adversity is experienced as bullying, discrimination, overwork and direct trauma. These experiences create psychological workplace injuries such as burnout, PTSD and compassion fatigue. Workplace injuries take a toll on professionals, their colleagues and those they serve. Professionals and their organizations have a role to play in addressing these workplace issues.
When we don't have the language to describe the impacts of workplace adversity, finding proven support becomes an overwhelming task. Like so many, Ernestina had to navigate these workplace impacts alone. This specific experience led Ernestina to refocus her educational practice on delivering resilience programs for helping professionals and their organizations. She believes we shouldn't have to navigate this alone. It's time to change the conversation from 'what's wrong with you' to 'what's happened to you. This work represents Ernestina’s passion to support the evolution of workplaces that provide more curiosity, kindness and compassion.
In her educational practice, she's worked with diverse clients developing and optimizing training for in-person, e-learning and blended delivery. She's tackled meaningful and complex topics such as trauma-informed practice, cultural competency, minimally invasive surgery, nursing, human rights, Indigenous antiracism, communication skills, and resilience.
KPMG Senior Manager
Ganesh is a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Cyber Security practice, with more than 11 years of progressive experience in technical security domains. His expertise includes incident response, digital forensics, malware reverse engineering, threat intelligence, threat actor attribution, security consulting, and security tool automations.
Before joining KPMG, Ganesh worked as a Manager in the Cyber Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) at one of the Largest Canadian Banks. In this role, he managed the incident response team and ensured the deployment of appropriate defense mechanisms to protect the bank and mitigate threats.
Harsh is a seasoned security engineer with over seven years of experience specializing in penetration testing for web, mobile, infrastructure, and IoT systems. His passion for cybersecurity and expertise as a bug bounty hunter have honed his ability to identify vulnerabilities and provide effective remediation strategies.
Currently, Harsh holds a pivotal role at Bell Canada, where he is responsible for implementing and monitoring comprehensive security measures to safeguard the company's critical systems and valuable data. Drawing upon his unique ability to think like a hacker, Harsh stays one step ahead of the latest threats and emerging trends in the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.
Harsh is a seasoned speaker at BSides Vancouver, VIPSS, Owasp Vancouver, ISACA Vancouver and many more, for more information you can visit Harsh Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/harsh-modi-5b9b75102/
Ian, a Sales Engineer at the forefront of Zscaler's cutting-edge Zero Trust solutions, boasts a decade of experience in architecting innovative network and network security solutions tailored to the unique needs of enterprise clients. Drawing from his rich background at Telus, IBM, and Fortinet, Ian's insight has helped numerous customers begin their Zero trust journey. Ian holds a PhD in something he won’t say from the University of Calgary
CYPFER Founder and President
Jason is Founder & President of CYPFER Corp, one of the largest singularly-focused Global Cyber Extortion and Ransomware Advisory, Negotiations and Recovery firms.
Cypfer has had unsurpassed success in helping victim organizations recover from some of the largest global cyber-attacks. Jason has effectively managed more than 1,000 cyber extortion incidents and has a deep understanding of the incident attack chain, adversarial mindset, and negotiations and settlement strategies. He has built an elite Emergency Incident Response – “ER Team” – that specializes in conducting complex threat intelligence operations and engagement with cyber threat actors. Under his leadership, CYPFER has delivered an unsurpassed success rate of 100% on resolving mission-critical, time- sensitive and complex cyber-incidents and targeted extortions of high-profile individuals, well within the target objectives and defined success parameters, for companies of all sizes, ranging from Not-for-Profits, SMEs to large multinationals and public companies with revenue in the billons, in diverse sectors, industries and highly-regulated markets. Jason has more than 25 years of experience as a seasoned executive, holding CEO, COO, CISO and CIO roles, and successfully building, leading and scaling hyper-growth technology companies.
Jason has been architecting, designing, and deploying security technologies that secure the most complex computing environments for almost 2 decades. His understanding of operational and informational technologies, people, and processes enable him to deliver effective, comprehensive security solutions that align to an organization's security goals and strategic imperatives. Jason is adept at addressing a range of risk profiles across multiple industry verticals; skills he has cultivated as an end-user security practitioner, partner/integrator, and now manufacturer as the FIELD CTO, focused on Cybersecurity for Cisco Systems. Jason is also active in the direct community speaking at BC Aware, Privacy and Security Conference, Cisco Live, and has delivered multiple sessions at BSides. Jason also holds over 75+ designations across a variety of products and technologies including the CCIE designation.
Advisory Systems Engineer,
With over 20 years of experience leveraging his business, financial and technical acumen, Jason Proctor is a member of Dell Technologies’ Data Protection Solutions Global Technology Office as an Advisory Systems Engineer for Cyber Recovery and Compliance. Jason joined Dell in early 2020 from IBM where he was a Solution Specialist inside the Global Technology Solutions (GTS) Resiliency Services organization. During his time there, he specialized in Resiliency Orchestration and Cyber Resilience and was part of the team that worked to develop a managed service offering for, and integration of the Resiliency Orchestration software with the Dell Technologies Cyber Recovery solution.
Jason has led conversations with and has advised hundreds of clients on data protection and cyber recovery across many verticals around the globe as well as has presented at several major conferences such as Dell Technologies World, VMworld, IBM Think and others.
Jason attended Holy Cross College (Notre Dame, IN) as well as Northwestern University where his focus was Finance and Economics. He resides in Chicago, IL.
Jennifer is a seasoned leader with over two decades of experience in the dynamic intersection of IT, Security, HR and Sales.
Jennifer's journey in the IT industry began in the late 1990s when she started as a system administration. Early on she discovered the unique ability of understanding complex, IT projects and translating those initiatives to language that business leaders understood. Jennifer began ascending the ranks in various leadership roles, and together with her teams, successfully implementing secure IT solutions that laid the foundation for resilient organizations. Jennifer is currently a leader in Sales at a large, HR SaaS company, called UKG with over 15,000 employees.
As Jennifer's career evolved into leadership roles, she became interested in human psychology and neuroscience to understand people at a human level. She completed frameworks like Myers-Briggs, True Colours, and HBDI. Jennifer's passion for leading people combined with an introductory understanding of different types of personalities, allowed her to nurture mental health professionally and personally.
Assistant Deputy Minister & Chief Information Security Officer, Cybersecurity Division, Technology and Innovation - Government of Alberta
Martin Dinel is a trusted information technology and cybersecurity professional with over 34 years of leadership experience. As Chief Information Security Officer for the Government of Alberta since August 2015, Martin is defining the organization’s cybersecurity vision and strategy to counter the cyber threat and ensure the protection of the province’s digital assets. This year, Martin was one of 37 worldwide innovators featured in the Public Sector Network’s 2022 Global Government Innovators eBook. His current involvement in the cybersecurity community includes:
Cybersecurity champion and speaker at various international conferences and events;
Chair of the CyberAlberta Community of Interest, formed with the cybersecurity leads of Alberta public and private sector organizations to strengthen Alberta’s cybersecurity posture; and
Member of the National CISO Committee on Information Protection (NCCIP), involving peers from all levels of governments across Canada, acting as Chair for 5 of the past 8 years.
Mashhood Ahmed embarked on his research journey into the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) and its profound impact on technology, project management and business in 2017. Over the years, he has shared his insights on this compelling subject at various global events such as the closing keynote at North Carolina PMI (Aug 2023), major conferences in New Zealand, Singapore, Africa, Canada, the US and a number of other in-person and virtual gatherings.
With an impressive career spanning over 18 years, he runs a consulting practice and also teaches project management at Grant MacEwan University. Currently, he also serves as an AI Advisor to a project management software startup. He is also ISACA Edmonton Chapter Board member.
Mr. Ahmed holds a master's degree from the University of Waterloo in Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology, along with a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Project Management Professional (PMP), and a number of other industry certifications and designations.
Executive Advisory, Office of the CISO
Michael Doucet brings more than 30 years of cyber security and information management leadership experience to his current role. As an executive director, executive advisory in the Office of the CISO at Optiv, Doucet uses his past and present experiences to assist public and private enterprises plan, create and execute security strategies. Doucet uses his vast information security expertise to lead organizations toward a proactive approach to threat intelligence, third party risk management, governance and compliance, and incident management.
As a subject matter expert in cyber security and information management, Doucet’s broad business, operational knowledge spans multiple disciplines including change management, IT service continuity management, capacity management, availability management, service-level management, service asset and configuration management, information security management, defense in depth, incident management, vulnerability management, and policy and standard development.
Prior to Optiv, Doucet built, managed and oversaw program, security, and technology initiatives in the Canadian Federal Government. As the executive director of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC), Doucet independently reviews the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) on operations and complaints accountable to the Canadian Parliament in matters of Canadian national security. He previously was responsible as the chief technology officer (CTO) and then chief information officer (CIO) for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Prior to leading the RCMP in information management, Doucet was the CIO/director general of the Information Management Services Branch at Correctional Service Canada. Doucet has also worked with the Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC) where he represented Canada as CSEC’s senior cryptologic liaison officer to the National Security Agency (NSA).
Michael Spaling leads a team of professionals in various information security work for the University of Alberta. He's a recipient of the Queens Platinum Jubilee Medal for his notable contributions to the cybersecurity industry and has been recognized as a Top 10 Under 40 by Canadian Security Magazine. Michael has a handful of published CVEs to his credit and numerous vulnerability disclosures to various organizations.
Thought Leader in addressing Risk in
Michelle Balderson is a seasoned professional who is process driven with a technical acumen. She is a Global Security Executive at OTORIO, where she focuses on consulting Enterprise clients on Risk to their Operational Environment.
She’s known for her knowledgeable approach to security solutions well beyond simple technology discussions. She coaches clients to think beyond the technology, focusing Risk to the business objective, in combination with foundational security principals. She strongly believes it is important for you to understand what assets need to be protected, why they need to be protected, and what Risks in context to Business Objectives. Michelle has supported the deployment of cybersecurity solutions for IT and OT organizations globally. She is known for thinking beyond technology to the people, process and corporate culture that will be impacted with change. She is driven to align projects to the business objective and desired outcome rather than industry hype.
Beazley Cyber Security Manager
Before joining Beazley, Nicholas worked in Cyber Security at the Federal Court of Canada and, prior to that, he managed various IT Projects within the Federal Court of Canada’s Top-Secret Environment.
Based out of Beazley’s Toronto office, he is responsible for managing and enhancing Beazley’s cyber risk management and incident response functions.
Nick is a seasoned Information Technology (IT) professional with over 25 years of experience in the IT security field.
In addition to ten years of experience gained from managing a SOC for a critical infrastructure/energy concern, Nick brings outstanding knowledge in endpoint protection and network security: he has helped design, implement, and support endpoint security solutions for some of Canada’s largest healthcare and retail organizations.
Nickkisha Farrell-Myles is a Technology Professional and Consultant living and working in Edmonton Alberta. With over ten (10) years of experience in Information Technology, she currently focuses on Cybersecurity. Her experience spans the domains of security architecture, governance, risk, and compliance while working in public and private sectors including Fortune 500 companies. Nickki has a background in pedagogy and has helped develop several ICT and cybersecurity courses in the Caribbean and Canada. She describes herself as a lifelong questioner and loves learning. When she isn’t strategizing on how to do Cyber better, Nickki loves connecting with and serving in her community, listening to podcasts, or reading a good book, she’s usually reading at least two at the same time.
Nicole Schwartz speaks about Information Security, DevSecOps, Agile, and DEI.
She is currently a Security Product Manager at ActiveState, Chief Operating Officer for The Diana Initiative, an organizer for the SkyTalks village at DEF CON, and a Researcher at the Internet of Dongs.
She was formerly a Technical Product Manager for GitLab (Composition Analysis) and Rackspace (Public Cloud).
She holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from Clarkson University.
She can be found online @CircuitSwan where you are likely to find tea reviews, her two cats, and her flemish giant rabbit.
Cyber Security Solutions Architect, F5
Peter has over 30 years of experience in the software industry with nearly another 10 years before that as an amateur programmer. Peter has spent the last 20 years in the world of web application development and application security. As an independent consultant, Peter spent time developing solutions for securing network and application access for Fortune 1000 and security conscious government organizations. Peter currently works with F5 Networks as a Senior Security Solutions Architect where he is helping protect today’s economy from cyber-attacks.
I am a second-year graduate student at Concordia University of Edmonton, currently pursuing a master's degree in Information Systems Security Management. Concurrently, I am employed as a security research graduate at Treefort Technologies. I actively engage with several organizations, including WiCYS Western Canada Affiliate, ISACA and ISC2 Student chapters.
With over seven years of experience in the information security realm, I possess a comprehensive understanding of diverse security facets within organizational contexts. My previous roles have encompassed a broad spectrum of responsibilities, ranging from the assessment and implementation of various security tools to their meticulous fine-tuning, operation, and beyond.
Over the course of my career, I have specialized in Endpoint Security and Data Loss Prevention tools, leading the global Data-At-Rest function at Visa Inc. My expertise and relevant skill set enable me to conduct comprehensive security assessments, identify and evaluate potential vulnerabilities, and proactively address them through the deployment of suitable tools, solutions, or procedures.
My unwavering passion for information security fuels my commitment to staying abreast of the latest developments in the field, ensuring that I can make substantial contributions toward fostering secure digital environments.
Prashant has a Bachelors and Masters in IT from India and 14 years of IT experience in Canada across various industry verticals. He works as a Senior Cyber Security Advisor for a Fortune 500. He calls himself a geek with a purpose. He likes to support the budding talent, share his experience and continue to progress the Cyber Security discipline in industry, academia and research fields. He considers himself a problem solver in solving interesting IT problems and not just Cyber Security.
He has numerous research papers in the field of Quantum Computing,
Youtube channel and videos on Quantum Research. He has presented in multiple IT and Security conferences over the years such as CIPS, ISACA Edmonton, B-Sides Edmonton, B-Sides Calgary, Public Safety Canada ICS Symposium among others. He also has a passion of teaching Cyber Security courses in NAIT and Concordia University of Edmonton to Bachelors and Master of Information Security Management students.
He likes to play chess, hike and camp in the mountains alone and ponder over the purpose of life and nature.
Rick, residing in Edmonton, Alberta, currently holds the Manager of Systems Engineering position at Veeam Software. He leads a team of highly skilled and passionate engineers committed to safeguarding customer data and ensuring seamless business operations. With over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry, Rick possesses a wealth of expertise in data centre solutions, cloud strategies, storage, and virtualization. This extensive knowledge empowers him to provide valuable guidance and support to his team and esteemed clientele.
Rick firmly believes continuous learning is a lifelong journey that transcends technical skills alone. By nurturing both professional and human skills, he aims to provide exemplary guidance to his team and contribute effectively to his customers' success. He is committed to remaining adaptable, open-minded, and proactive in pursuing knowledge and growth.
In addition to his professional pursuits, Rick values work-life balance and cherishes his time with his wife and two adult children. Family plays an integral role in his life, and he embraces the joy and fulfillment that comes from nurturing those relationships. Alongside his loved ones, Rick shares his home with three beloved dogs, who are like family to him — his cherished fur babies.
While dedicated to his career, Rick understands the importance of maintaining a healthy equilibrium between work and personal life. He actively cultivates this balance to ensure that he can devote quality time to both his professional endeavours and his loved ones. By nurturing these connections and finding harmony in his life, Rick finds inspiration and fulfillment that ultimately enhances his contributions in the workplace and his overall well-being.
Partner, Advisory, Risk Consulting
Robin Tong is the Lead Cyber Security and Technology Risk Consulting Partner for KPMG Prairies Region and has over 17 years of experience in governance, risk management, assurance services. Robin has led numerous engagements in enterprise risk management, assurance, internal controls certifications, cyber security and governance and strategy implementations.
Robin currently leads all Technology Risk and Cyber engagements for government agencies in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba: Government of Alberta through the Auditor General of Alberta and projects for multiple Departments and Crown Corporations for the Government of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Sheik Sahib – CISSP, CCSP, Cyber Security Architect
Sheik Sahib is a Cybersecurity Architect within the IBM North American Security team. He is based on Markham, Ontario. He has extensive experience in Cybersecurity, IT Architecture, Enterprise Architecture, and Software development. His focus is to help customers in Canada and the Caribbean improve their security posture. His work leverages proven architectural design patterns with state-of-the-art security solutions to produce new or enhanced cybersecurity controls that protect sensitive and mission critical assets.
Areas of Expertise
Current threat landscape including ransomware, data exfiltration, etc.
Security for hybrid multi-cloud world
NIST, ISO 27001 and related standards, PIPEDA, GDPR
Cloud Security – IBM, Microsoft, AWS
IBM Security portfolio.
Application Architecture and Software Development
Sourabh Aggarwal holds the role of Senior Consultant at iTED Consultant Inc. He is recognized as a forward-thinking leader who employs technology and innovation to drive sustainable business strategies. He is currently pursuing a PhD in management at IAE Business School, where his research centers on the intersection of technology and entrepreneurship.
With a rich background spanning academia, consulting, and cybersecurity education, Sourabh's influence is diverse and impactful. He has actively engaged in teaching cybersecurity for over five years, crafting educational frameworks and making a profound mark on students in both Canada and the USA. His students have achieved remarkable success by securing positions in esteemed companies such as Meta, Google, Amazon, GeoComply, and even the US Army.
Sourabh's comprehensive portfolio underscores his dedication to fostering innovation, cultivating collaborative environments, and advocating for progressive methodologies. His profound understanding of technology and unwavering commitment to equipping individuals and organizations with vital cybersecurity expertise positions him as a prominent thought leader in effectively navigating the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape. https://www.linkedin.com/in/ersourabhaggarwal
iON United Field CTO & SANS Certified Instructor - GSE #282
Stephen has a broad perspective and experience with technology in the real world having written network and operating system level software, and worked in operational, architectural and managerial cybersecurity roles since the early days of the Internet.
With over 20 years of experience in the Oil & Gas Sector both working for an owner/operator and as a third-party consultant, he has an intimate understanding of the risks, tradeoffs, and approaches to balancing safety, security, and business drivers in complex industrial environments.
Stephen is GSE #282 and is a Certified SANS Instructor for ICS
ISC2 CISSP Instructor
Dr. Vincent Chiew, Ph.D.,MACM, SMIEEE, ITIL, CISSP, CSSLP, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P, PMP, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)
His Ph.D. research focused on the most powerful computing system in the world, human cognition, and human intelligence. He first implemented automated intelligence system over 30 years ago. Currently, he is teaching AI (Artificial Intelligence) in various courses for Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. He also teaches AI to corporations and secures their AI systems. As an official trainer, he is also teaching (ISC)2 and CompTIA security courses at his own company, Axis Cogni-Solve Ltd. (www.axiscognisolve.com ).