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Privacy and Information Security Congress 2011
The Future of the Internet: Opportunities & Challenges of Web 3.0

November 28 - 29th, 2011

The Westin Ottawa Hotel
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


Steve Anderson

Steve Anderson is the founder and executive director of is an award winning Canadian nonprofit organization working to safeguard the open and affordable Internet. best known for the Stop The Meter campaign, which involved participation from nearly half a million Canadians.

Steve is also an open internet advocate, writer, and social media consultant. His writing has appeared in numerous local and national publications such as the Toronto Star, Ottawa Citizen, The National Post, and Epoch Times.

Omkhar Arasaratnam
Global Lead Security Architect, SmartCloud Enterprise, IBM

Omkhar is the lead security architect for IBM’s SmartCloud Enterprise+. He is an IBM Certified Senior Security Architect, and an Open Group Certified Master Architect currently with IBM. He is a member of the IBM Security Architecture Board, the IBM Americas Architecture Profession Board, the IBM Cloud Computing Security Architecture Board, and co-leads The Open Group Cloud Working Group’s Security for the Cloud and SOA project. He is also IBM's global Cloud lead at the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC38 Cloud Computing Work Group. Omkhar is also an accomplished author and technical editor of several IBM, John Wiley & Sons, and O’Reilly publications. He also has several pending patents in the field of information technology.

Chantal Bernier
Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Chantal Bernier was appointed Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada effective December 8, 2008.

Prior to this, Ms Bernier was Assistant Deputy Minister, Community Safety and Partnerships Branch, at Public Safety Canada. Previously, she had served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Socio-Economic Policy and Programs, at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada from 1999 to 2002 and Director of Operations, Machinery of Government Secretariat, at the Privy Council Office from 1998 to 1999.

Ms. Bernier is a lawyer who started her career in the federal government in the Department of Justice Canada.

She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Sherbrooke and a Masters in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Chantal Bernier
Commissaire adjointe à la protection de la vie privée du Canada

Chantal Bernier a été nommée commissaire adjointe à la protection de la vie privée du Canada le 8 décembre 2008.

Auparavant, Me Bernier était sous-ministre adjointe, Secteur de la sécurité de la population et des partenariats, à Sécurité publique Canada. Elle a été auparavant sous-ministre adjointe, Politiques et programmes socioéconomiques, à Affaires indiennes et du Nord Canada de 1999 à 2002 et directrice des opérations, Secrétariat de l’appareil gouvernemental, au Bureau du Conseil privé de 1998 à 1999.

Me Bernier a commencé sa carrière au gouvernement fédéral au ministère de la Justice du Canada.

lle est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en droit civil de l’Université de Sherbrooke et d’une maîtrise en droit international public de la London School of Economics and Political Science.

Brian Blackshaw, Senior Strategist - IBM Security Systems

Brian has almost 15 years of experience in the area of data, network and application security. Currently, he is a senior strategist on the IBM Security Systems strategy team. Brian became an IBMer four years ago -- through the acquisition of Watchfire, where he was Director of Product Management for their line of application security testing tools. Prior to Watchfire, he held product management and development positions at Cisco and McAfee.

Pierre Boucher

As of April 1, 2011, Pierre Boucher was appointed to the position of Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Government of Canada at the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. In this role, Mr. Boucher is responsible for supporting key activities of the branch including policy development, monitoring, management oversight, and leading community development and capacity building initiatives in information management, information technology, security and identity management, and access to information and privacy to ensure the sound management and stewardship of the Government of Canada’s information and technology assets and its communities of practice.

Prior to this, Pierre was Interim Deputy Chief Information Officer, and Executive Director for the Security and Identity Management division and was responsible for all aspects of Government Security including the Policy on Government Security and IT Security, Cyber Authentication and Identity Management. Previously, Mr. Boucher was Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture and Standards at the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada. Mr. Boucher joined the Treasury Board in November 2003 after nine years in the private sector, where he held positions with increasing responsibilities. He was Senior Director of Research and Development and Vice-President of Customer Service at Entrust. He was also Manager, Technical Services Group, Information Technology Security Branch, National Defence, where he was a leader in security architecture in a context of internetworking and the Department's increased liaising needs.

Mr. Boucher has previously worked at the Communications Security Establishment as Project Manager for the development of various security products. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1985.

Derick Cassidy, CISSP-ISSAP

Derick Cassidy, CISSP-ISSAP, is the Security Lead within Oracle Public Sector, Office of the CTO North America. Derick has over 15 years of security experience with Public Sector organizations - having designed, implemented, and supported many large scale citizen centric security services. Derick works with our Public Sector customers to ensure that they understand the business, systems and IT benefits of security controls, and how they fit into a comprehensive security program.

Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D.
Information and Privacy Commissioner, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world. Noted for her seminal work on Privacy Enhancing Technologies (PETs) in 1995, her concept of Privacy by Design seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technology and accountable business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In October, 2010, regulators from around the world gathered at the annual assembly of International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Jerusalem, Israel, and unanimously passed a landmark Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an essential component of fundamental privacy protection. This was followed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s inclusion of Privacy by Design as one of its three recommended practices for protecting online privacy – a major validation of its significance.

An avowed believer in the role that technology can play in the protection of privacy, Dr. Cavoukian’s leadership has seen her office develop a number of tools and procedures to ensure that privacy is strongly protected, not only in Canada, but around the world. She has been involved in numerous international committees focused on privacy, security, technology and business, and endeavours to focus on strengthening consumer confidence and trust in emerging technology applications.

Dr. Cavoukian serves as the Chair of the Identity, Privacy and Security Institute at the University of Toronto, Canada. She is also a member of several Boards including, the European Biometrics Forum, Future of Privacy Forum, RIM Council, and has been conferred as a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Dr. Cavoukian was honoured with the prestigious Kristian Beckman Award in 2011 for her pioneering work on Privacy by Design and privacy protection in modern international environments. In the same year, Dr. Cavoukian was also named by Intelligent Utility Magazine as one of the Top 11 Movers and Shakers for the Global Smart Grid industry, received the SC Canada Privacy Professional of the Year Award and was honoured by the University of Alberta Information Access and Protection of Privacy Program for her positive contribution to the field of privacy.

David Elder

David Elder practices communications, competition and privacy law with Stikeman Elliott LLP, also acting as Special Digital Privacy Counsel to the Canadian Marketing Association. He provides privacy compliance advice to a wide range of Canadian and international businesses conducting both "bricks and mortar" and online activities, and has also been an active participant in legislative and policy developments respecting privacy, lawful access and spam. Based in Ottawa, he has over 20 years of experience gained in private practice, government and corporate settings. In addition to serving as Legal Counsel to the CRTC and running his own practice, he was formerly Vice President, Regulatory Law with Bell Canada, where he also served as the equivalent of Chief Privacy Officer.

Steve Ferrigni
Manager of the CSAO - Convenient Secure Online Authentication, Corporate Security Branch, Government of Ontario

Steve Ferrigni is currently the Manager of the CSOA (Convenient Secure Online Authentication) group. This group is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for Identity and Access Management both internally and externally. Currently Ontario has a live public facing solution called ONe-Key which provides IAA for citizen and business to government transactions.

Previously, Steve was the Manager, Forensics and Penetration Testing within the Corporate Security Branch, Ministry of Government Services, Government of Ontario. The Forensics group is dedicated to providing consistent and standardized I&IT investigation services to the Government and its agencies addressing both criminal and civil allegations. Steve led the establishment of the group in 2006 with 1 investigator and has managed its growth to 9 investigators. The group also provides consultative services in the prevention of I⁢ misuse, abuse and loss.

Steve Ferrigni joined the Government of Ontario in 2004 within the Security Design group and has been a part of the both the Forensics and the Penetration Testing groups since their inception.

Prior to joining the Government Steve Ferrigni worked at IntesaBank as the Information Security Manager where he was responsible for all I⁢ Security across Canada until it was purchased by HSBC Bank Canada.

David Fraser

David is currently working with a range of private and public sector clients to implement compliance programs for Canadian privacy legislation, including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada), the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Nova Scotia) and the Privacy Act (Canada). David also acts for complainants and respondents in matters referred to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner. David has extensive experience in the area of intellectual property and information technology law. He regularly prepares and prosecutes trade-mark applications and represents clients in opposition proceedings. In the technology law arena, a sample of his work would be: acting for service providers and customers in outsourcing arrangements and ASP agreements; acting for clients in domain name disputes; negotiating technology development agreements and the full range of software licenses.

Joanne Furtsch
Policy & Product Architect, TRUSTe

Joanne Furtsch is a leading expert in global online privacy practices spanning website, advertising, mobile and application privacy with deep specialization in COPPA and European Union Safe Harbor compliance. Joanne is currently Policy & Product Architect at TRUSTe the leading privacy certification and compliance authority on the web. Joanne joined TRUSTe in 1999, and oversaw many operational, policy and product functions, and is responsible for TRUSTe’s program requirements that define the basis of the certification products and operations.

Joanne has contributed extensive practical expertise on a number of ground-breaking services TRUSTe offers to customers, including TRUSTed Data Collection certification, TRUSTe’s Small Business solution, European Union Safe Harbor Seal program, Email Privacy Seal program, and the Trusted Download Program that all help businesses enhance consumer trust, drive increased registrations and transactions, and comply with complex privacy requirements.

Joanne has written on a variety of privacy-related topics including Privacy Advice on Companies Using Social Network Tools, and contributing to TRUSTe’s public comments on the FTC Privacy Report and Department of Commerce’s Privacy Green Paper. Joanne currently serves on the Privacy Committee for the Mobile Marketing Association co-chairing the Location-based Services working group to develop privacy guidelines for location-based services. Joanne has also served on the Advisory Committee to develop the Recommended Practices on California Information-Sharing Disclosures and Privacy Policy Statements for the California Office of Privacy Protection. She graduated with a B.A. in Finance from California State University, Fullerton, and holds both CIPP and CIPP/C certifications.

Dr. Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa

Dr. Michael Geist

Dr. Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law. He has obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School. Dr. Geist is an internationally syndicated columnist on technology law issues with his regular column appearing in the Toronto Star and the Ottawa Citizen. Dr. Geist is the editor of In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law, published in 2005 by Irwin Law, the editor of several monthly technology law publications, and the author of a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues. Dr. Geist serves on many boards, including the Canarie Board of Directors, the Canadian Legal Information Institute Board of Directors, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s Expert Advisory Board, the Electronic Frontier Foundation Advisory Board, and on the Information Program Sub-Board of the Open Society Institute. He has received numerous awards for his work including the Kroeger Award for Policy Leadership and the Public Knowledge IP3 Award in 2010, the Les Fowlie Award for Intellectual Freedom from the Ontario Library Association in 2009, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award in 2008, Canarie’s IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada and he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2003. In 2010, Managing Intellectual Property named him on the 50 most influential people on intellectual property in the world. More information can be obtained at

Tiffany O. Jones
Area Director, Public Sector Strategy and Programs, Symantec Corporation

Tiffany Jones leads Symantec’s Public Sector Strategy and Programs team. In that capacity, she and her team are responsible for developing and managing Symantec’s partnerships and programs strategy, working closely with senior government customers and systems integrators to address their particular challenges and requirements.

Ms. Jones represents Symantec and U.S. industry in many senior capacities, including as company press spokesperson, conference keynote speaker and panelist, designated representative for the company CEO and VP’s during high profile events and initiatives, and delegate at several government-industry bilateral events with foreign governments. She is a member of the CSIS Cyber Commission, is on the board of the IT-Sector Coordinating Council (IT-SCC) and the National Cyber Security Alliance, Executive Committee of the IT-ISAC, and immediate Past Chair of the Information Security Committee at TechAmerica.

Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Jones led Symantec’s North and Latin American Government Affairs team from March 2003 to October 2009. In that capacity, she and her team developed public policy concerning technology, information security, privacy, and other issues to assist legislators and agencies on the development of technology and business related policy.

Before working for Symantec in, Ms. Jones was Deputy Chief of Staff of the President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board at the White House. In addition to her Deputy Chief of Staff responsibilities, she was responsible for Government and Public Affairs, Cybersecurity Education and Awareness programs, and Industry Outreach. Ms. Jones coordinated all 11 White House town hall events for the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace dialogue, and assisted in the drafting of the document.

Ms. Jones graduated from the Coast Guard Academy and received her commission as a Coast Guard Officer. Operational duties included Deck Watch Officer, Assistant Operations Officer and Law Enforcement Officer aboard the cutter JUNIPER in Newport, RI, Executive Officer and lead Law Enforcement Officer aboard the cutter GRAND ISLE in Gloucester, MA, and Coast Guard Congressional Affairs Liaison for the Coast Guard and Department of Transportation.

Ms. Jones’ military awards include Coast Guard Officer of the Year Award (2002), a Coast Guard Commendation Medal, two Coast Guard Achievement Medals, numerous Commandant’s Letter of Commendation Ribbons, the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation award, Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation award, six Special Operations Ribbons, the Sea Service Ribbon and other unit citations.

Ms. Jones is married with two children, enjoys singing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Leonard (Len) Katz
Vice-Chairman, Telecommunications, CRTC

Leonard (Len) Katz was appointed Vice-Chairman, Telecommunications, on October 12, 2007.

He joined the Commission in 2005 as Executive Director, Telecommunications, before assuming his most recent position of Executive Director, Broadcasting and Telecommunications. Mr. Katz has over 30 years of experience working in the private sector. From 2002 to 2005, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Digimerge Technologies Inc., a distribution company supplying digital security products and services throughout North America.

Prior to assuming those responsibilities, he spent 17 years within the Rogers Group of Companies, where he held various positions in the regulatory, intercarrier services and business development fields of wireless and cable services. This experience led to the position of President, Rogers Business Solutions, which he occupied until 2001. From 1974 to 1985, he acted in increasingly senior capacities at Bell Canada, including as Assistant Director of Policy Development and Regulatory Affairs.

Mr. Katz has been involved in numerous industry and not-for-profit initiatives, including Founder and Chairman of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association Clearinghouse for wireless carriers. He holds an MBA degree from McGill University and a B.Sc. (Honours Statistics) from Sir George Williams (Concordia) University.

Ethan Kelleher

Ethan serves as a Managed Security Services specialist for Symantec. In this role, Ethan works with Fortune 1000 customers, federal, and local governments, helping them reduce their security management costs while improving their overall security posture. In prior roles, Ethan assisted customers across multiple verticals in North America with their IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance initiatives. Ethan consulted on the challenges faced when preparing for security audits and implementing solutions to help minimize the burden of compliance. Ethan has worked in the security software industry for 13 years, serving in a number of roles in software development, consulting, and systems engineering. Prior to Symantec, Ethan served as a Systems Engineering Manager at Netegrity (Computer Associates) focusing on identity and access management systems. Ethan holds a B.S.E in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.

Martin Kyle

Martin Kyle is a Principal Consultant with Sierra Systems. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), and Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP). He has worked on identity information standards for the Office of the CIO at the BC Government including Identity and Access Management projects with various crown agencies. He has contributed to standards for access control with the Security Working Group of the Open Geospatial Consortium and he has created mobile applications in his previous work as a Product Designer at Autodesk, Inc..

Dr. Karl Martin
President & CEO, Bionym Inc.

Dr. Karl Martin is co-founder of Bionym Inc., a Toronto based firm which develops novel biometric recognition solutions, including Biometric Encryption for privacy and data security, and HeartID, a new cardiac (ECG) recognition system. He holds a Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Toronto, where he was also formerly an instructor. He speaks internationally and serves as an expert witness on a variety of topics, including biometrics, video surveillance, privacy, and data security. His work has been featured in various media outlets, including the Toronto Star, CBC, Security Matters Magazine, Canadian Security Magazine, and He is an active volunteer in the IEEE and is the chair of the IEEE Toronto Signals and Applications Joint Chapter.

Craig McTaggart, S.J.D.
Director, Broadband Policy, TELUS Communications Company

Craig McTaggart has been a member of TELUS Communications Company’s regulatory team since 2004. He is currently Director, Broadband Policy with responsibility for Internet and intellectual property policy matters. Craig earned his doctorate in law under the supervision of Professors Hudson Janisch and Michael Trebilcock at the University of Toronto in 2004. An Ontario lawyer since 1997, Craig holds a B.A.(Hons.) in history from Queen’s University, an LL.B. from The University of Western Ontario, and an LL.M. and S.J.D. from the University of Toronto. An avid swimmer, cyclist, runner, and Ironman triathlete, he lives in Ottawa with his wife and two daughters.

Suzanne L. Morin
Assistant General Counsel, Privacy, Research In Motion Limited

Background: Suzanne completed her B.A. with a Spanish concentration prior to completing her LL.B. from the University of Ottawa. After clerking at the Federal Court of Canada, she was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1992. She completed the Regulatory Best Practices Certificate program offered by Queen’s University in 1997.

Areas of Practice: Since her call to the Bar, Suzanne has been working in the areas of privacy, copyright, communications and electronic commerce generally, including areas such as network neutrality, lawful access, unsolicited bulk email or spam, jurisdiction, consumer protection, online child exploitation and offensive content.

Professional Experience: In the area of privacy specifically, as Bell’s Privacy Chief, Suzanne was involved in legislative reviews, development of industry guidelines, implementation of policies and practices to conform with applicable privacy legislation and CRTC requirements, responses to privacy complaints and liaison with the various privacy commissioners. Suzanne has been very active in the last couple of years in the policy areas regarding Internet traffic management and lawful access. Suzanne joined Research In Motion Limited to head up privacy internationally in June 2011.

Professional Activities: She continues to be involved with many associations including the Canadian Bar Association’s National Privacy and Access Law Section, the Media Awareness Network, the Canadian Coalition Against Internet Child Exploitation, the Information Technology Association of Canada, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association and the CTIA – the Wireless Association. Suzanne is an appointed member of the Standards Council of Canada and was a member of the Canadian Spam Task Force. Suzanne is an Advisory Board Member and occasional contributor to Internet and E-commerce Law in Canada and the Canadian Privacy Law Review.

Tim Moses

Tim Moses is the senior director of Entrust’s Advanced Security Technology group. He holds BSc and PhD degrees in electronic engineering and has over 35 years experience in industry. He has worked in the field of information security, both in product development and consultancy, for the past 25 years. His current research interests include enhancing the trustworthiness of the Web, the security of Identity 2.0 frameworks and risk-based authentication. Tim is the chair of the CA/Browser Forum and the editor of the OATH reference architecture.

Brian O'Higgins
VP, CTO & co-founder of Entrust Inc.

Brian O'Higgins is an executive with over 20 years as a leader in security technology development for enterprise and government customers — possibly known best for his role pioneering PKI (public key infrastructure) — and as the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Entrust, a leading Internet Security Company. He was also a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Third Brigade, a provider of security products for physical and virtualized servers that was acquired by Trend Micro in 2009. Brian's approach to security is both visionary and pragmatic. He is a frequent presenter at security and industry events around the globe. In 2008, he was appointed as a delegate to the Global Cybersecurity Agenda of the International Telecommunications Union. He is also a founding author and contributor to the Cloud Security Alliance.

Dr. Andrew Patrick
IT Research Analyst

Dr. Andrew Patrick is an IT Research Analyst at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada where he examines the privacy implications of new and existing technologies. He will share observations and lessons from a number of complaint investigations and analysis projects involving location-based services. Dr. Patrick is also an Adjunct Research Professor in the departments of Psychology and Computer Science at Carleton University where he conducts research on usable security and trustable privacy protection. Andrew has also worked at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Nortel, and the Communications Research Centre (CRC) on a variety of projects including Voice over IP (VoIP), multimedia collaboration systems, ecommerce trust, advanced Internet services, social network analysis, and natural language interfaces.

Denny Prvu

Denny is a Sr. Principal Security Consultant with the CA with over 16 years experience in Networking and Architecture Technologies. The past 7 years have been focused on securing user data and their transactions. As an active member of numerous standards councils, Denny has become a trusted advisor to Government, Utility, and Financial organizations globally.

Bill Sandiford

Bill is the President and CTO of Telnet Communications, a growing CLEC and ISP operating in the Greater Toronto Area of Canada. Bill has over 15 years of experience in the ISP and telecommunications industry with expertise not only in technology but also regulatory and business processes. After attending Laurentian University in Sudbury, Bill founded Telenet Communications in 1996.

In his current role, Bill's responsibilities include the design, deployment, and operation of all aspects of Telnet's network and overseeing Telnet's application development department. Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX). In addition, Bill also serves on the ARIN Advisory Council, and is a member of the MetaSwitch User's Board, which liaises between all MetaSwitch customers worldwide and MetaSwitch's engineering department and executives.

Winn Schwartau, Chairman, Mobile Active Defense

Winn Schwartau, Chairman, Mobile Active Defense, is one of the world's top experts on security, privacy, infowar, cyber-terrorism and related topics. Provocative, informed, challenging, he's on the leading edge of thinking, writing and speaking. Highly technical security subjects are made understandable, entertaining, engaging and thought-provoking. Audiences find themselves challenged with original ideas which are related through historical analogy and metaphor and made relevant to the present and future world.

  • In November 2009, was named one of the Top 20 Security Industry Pioneers.
  • Named one of the Top 25 Most Influential People for 2008 by Security Magazine.
  • Voted one of the Top 5 Security Thinkers for 2007 by SC magazine.
  • In 2002, honored as a Power Thinker and one of the 50 most powerful people by Network World.

Daniel J. Solove
John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law

Daniel J. Solove is the John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. He is also a Senior Policy Advisor at the law firm Hogan Lovells. Additionally, he is the founder of TeachPrivacy,, a company that helps schools with privacy issues. An internationally-known expert in privacy law, Solove is the author of several books, including Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security (Yale 2011), Understanding Privacy (Harvard 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip and Rumor in the Information Age (Yale 2007) (winner of the 2007 McGannon Award), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004). Professor Solove is also the author of a textbook, Information Privacy Law with Aspen Publishing Co. soon to be in its fourth edition, with co-author Paul Schwartz. He is also the author of Privacy Law Fundamentals (IAPP, 2011) (with Paul Schwartz). Solove has published about than 40 articles and essays and has been interviewed and featured in several hundred media broadcasts and articles. For more information about Professor Solove, go to

Richard Thieme

Richard Thieme has published hundreds of articles, dozens of short stories, two books with more coming, and given several thousand speeches. He speaks professionally about the challenges posed by new technologies and the future, how to redesign ourselves to meet these challenges, and creativity in response to radical change. Many recent speeches have addressed security and intelligence issues for professionals around the world. He has keynoted conferences in Sydney and Brisbane, Wellington and Auckland, Dublin and Berlin, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and the Hague, Heidelberg, Johannesburg, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur and all around the USA.

Clients range from GE, Microsoft and Medtronic to the FBI, Los Alamos National Laboratory; the US Department of the Treasury and the US Secret Service. His pre-blog column, "Islands in the Clickstream," was distributed to thousands of subscribers in sixty countries before collection as a book by Syngress, a division of Elsevier. "Mind Games," his first fiction collection, was published by Duncan Long Publications in April 2010. His work has been taught at universities in Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States.

Dean Turner, Director of the Global Intelligence Network

Dean Turner is the Director of the Global Intelligence Network where he manages Symantec's Deepsight Analyst teams and security intelligence and defines Symantec's go-to-market strategy for sensor and intelligence coverage in key regional and vertical markets. Turner also manages and co-authors the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report. In this role, he coordinates the research and analysis of attack data gathered from Symantec's DeepSight Threat Management System, Managed Security Services, Business Intelligence Services and Symantec Antivirus Research Automation for use in the publication of the ISTR. Dean is also Symantec's Canadian spokesperson for matters relating to the ISTR having done numerous print, radio and television interviews.

Turner was one of the co-founders of SecurityFocus in 1999 and served as its Director of Operations and Content until the company's acquisition by Symantec in 2002. Prior to forming SecurityFocus, Turner worked for Network Associates as their Competitive Analysis Manager for their security product line.

Turner has a broad range of expertise from Operations and Network Security to Incident Analysis. He has spoken at various Defense and Security Conferences and maintains a research interest with the academic community on such issues as Information Warfare and Infrastructure Protection.

Turner has a bachelor's degree in political science and strategic studies from the University of Calgary, Canada and a master's degree in security studies from the University of Hull, U.K.

Tim Upton
Founder, President & CEO of TITUS

Tim Upton, Founder, President & CEO of TITUS, provides the overall vision for the company’s products and services around information protection best practices. He helped established early customer wins and the company’s market leading position. Previously, Tim ran a successful consulting and integration company focused on IT Security and Infrastructure, and has extensive background as a technology consultant in the security and large infrastructure spaces and as an entrepreneur. Tim has spoken at numerous events around information protection best practices, including the Microsoft MBX sales kickoff and the Transglobal Secure Collaboration Program (TSCP) panel where the largest Aerospace and Defence (A&D;) contractors worldwide were in attendance.

Fiaaz Walji

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 15 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. Fiaaz has contributed articles to itworldcanada as well as Security Matters Magazine among others. His insights into the security world can be found on his blog at

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