Greg Spievak, Conference Chairman
Greg Spievak is the founder and principal of Reboot Communications, a firm that specializes in creating and delivering conferences worldwide. For the last twelve years, Mr. Spievak has worked on conferences with government agencies and international corporations in the areas of: Information Technology, Privacy and Security, Biometrics, Electronic Games, Health, Counterterrorism and Public Safety.
For over twenty-five years, Mr. Spievak served in senior sales and marketing positions in the high-technology and telecommunications industries with companies such as AT&T, NCR, Xerox and 3M.
Greg can be contacted at: [email protected] or telephone: 250-388-6060
Carla Tadla, Senior Vice President, Operations
Carla oversees day to day operations including human resources, strategic planning, conference development, marketing, media and communications for Reboot.
Former General Manager for PacificSport - Fraser Valley, Carla has run major fundraising campaigns, co-ordinated large scale events and handled all media, PR, marketing and sponsor negotiations for PacificSport - FV. She was also a regular columnist for six years with two Fraser Valley newspapers. Prior to that she worked with the international public relations firm, Hill and Knowlton, UK, in London, England.
Carla has a B.A. in Criminology from the University if Alberta, and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia.
Gilly Tupling, Delegate Services Manager
Gilly manages onsite delegate services at Reboot events. She has worked in Conference Logistics since 1997, and joined Reboot Communications in 2000. Together with Kim Smith, they form the Langley Reboot Team.
Kim Smith, Director, Finance and Logistics
Kim oversees all logistics and finance for Reboot. She manages registration, budgets, venues, audio visual, contracts, tradeshow setup, speaker materials, printed materials, sponsor liaison and invoicing, and accounts receivable. Kim's background in legal and accounting is well suited for the detail oriented requirements of logistics and financial management.
Kathrin Molitor, Graphic Designer
Kathrin has worked as Reboot's in-house graphic designer since 2005. She is responsible for creating the overall "look and feel" of each of the Reboot conferences. This includes conference graphics, logos, brochures, conference programs, signage, powerpoint presentations, web and email communiqués, and sponsorship packages.
Kathrin is the designer of the official Reboot Communications web site, and she oversees the corporate image and branding of Reboot Communications.
Kathrin was trained in media and graphic design at BBS GHS in Koblenz, Germany and studied art, design and photography in Rheinbach, Germany. She has worked internationally for full service advertising companies, and continues to gain international experience through her work with Reboot.
Greg Teckles, Commercial Photographer
Greg is a well known photojournalist and commercial photographer. A graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto, his career of 25 years has given him an invaluable depth of experience. During his seven years as a photojournalist for the Ottawa Citizen, then Toronto Star, Greg has covered State Visits of world leaders such as President Reagan, President Bush Sr., Prime Minister Thatcher, President Gorbechev, King Hussein of Jordan, and the Queen. In addition, Greg has been assigned to the major Constitutional events of both the Mulroney and Trudeau administrations. Greg has recently covered the visits of President George Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and in Washington on assignment with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.
Greg's Public Relations and commercial clients are diverse including Bell Canada, CBC, Gillette, Proctor & Gamble, Canada Post, Nortel Networks, Loblaws Canada, Tourism Ontario, Cdn. Red Blood Services and various other National organizations located in the National Capital Region.
Greg is registered and on the sourcing list with Department of Supply and Services, Imaging and Photo Services, formerly the Government Photo Centre which contracts services for every major department within the Federal Government.
Star Global Advanced IT Corp. Ltd.
Star Global is the web site developer for Reboot Communications, and provides on-site conference technology support, acting as a mediator between presenters and audio visual services, and ensuring that sessions run smoothly. Star Global also provides conference PPT slides, audio/visual multimedia production, hosting, and facilitates outsourced technology needs including transcriptions, audio/video tape transfer, corporate writing and photography.
Star Global delivers custom web site design, advanced web applications, full e-commerce capability, and e-business enabled sites, database modeling, web hosting services and collateral marketing material to business and government clients.
Carollyne Yardley is the Creative Director and co-owner of Star Global.
Graham Nott is the Technology Director and co-owner of Star Global.
Richard Purcell, Corporate Consultant
Richard Purcell is a leading voice in addressing consumer privacy and data protection challenges, domestically and internationally. In 2003, Mr. Purcell formed Corporate Privacy Group, an independent consulting firm focused on establishing sustainable, affordable privacy programs. Mr. Purcell advises Fortune 100 corporations and government agencies about achieving the twin goals of respecting and protecting personal information. Through seminars, lectures and writings, he promotes leading practices for consumer data protection and security.
In addition to program reviews and advice, Privacy Directions™, a training curriculum for corporations designed to institutionalize privacy awareness, practices, and compliance throughout their employee base, has become a landmark offering from his company.
As Microsoft's original privacy officer, Mr. Purcell designed, developed, implemented and oversaw one of the world's largest and most advanced privacy programs, spanning software development, web deployment, infrastructure management, workforce management, and consumer data handling practices. His corporate office developed and monitored a distributed team of privacy managers throughout the enterprise, including global subsidiaries.
Mr. Purcell holds several significant privacy appointments. He is Chairman of TRUSTe, sits on the Privacy Certification Advisory Board of the Int'l Association of Privacy Professionals, a member of the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee for the Dept. of Homeland Security and a Fellow at the Ponemon Institute.