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8th Annual Privacy and Security Conference and Exposition

"Identity Management and Information Protection in the Digital World" Can We Meet the Challenge?

February 15th - 16th, 2007

Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, British Columbia

Speaker Bios


Kevin Bankston is a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the U.S.'s premier digital civil liberties organization. At EFF, he litigates free speech and privacy issues related to new technologies, with a focus on government surveillance. In addition to regularly litigating issues surrounding electronic surveillance by law enforcement, he is also currently counsel in a class action lawsuit against AT&T for assisting in the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program. Prior to working for EFF, Kevin was the Justice William J. Brennan First Amendment Fellow for the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City, where he litigated Internet-related free speech cases.


Dean Barry is the Manager of Security Policy and Identity Management within the Public Safety Interoperability Directorate of the Department of Public Safety. He has lead responsibility within the Department for biometrics, identity management and document integrity files. Mr. Barry is the Chair of the Biometrics Working Group, an interdepartmental committee representing over 20 federal departments. Together with his team and the participants of the Working Group, Dean is developing a proposal for a Canadian Biometrics Centre of Excellence, which will provide better linkages between governments, academia and the private sector in this important area of technology. Mr. Barry's expertise in this field originated in his doctoral studies at University of British Columbia, where he studied the use of biometrics technologies in social benefit programs.


Liam Barry is Executive Director, ICT Directions, Service Alberta. He is accountable for IT strategic planning and corporate security.

Liam has worked for the government of Alberta since 1982. He began at the Department of Energy and Natural Resources, working for the Crown Land Registrar. Liam then held positions of increasing responsibility within the ministry. He played a key role when Alberta automated its system for tracking land status information. Liam eventually became Director of Application Support and Architecture in the ministry. In 1999, he joined the province's Office of the Chief Information Officer, which later merged into Service Alberta.

Liam was born and educated in England. Before moving to Edmonton with his family in 1982, he was as a senior legal executive serving the City of London.


Bob Blakley is a principal analyst for Burton Group, an IT research firm that specializes on technical analysis of enterprise infrastructure technologies. Formerly, he was chief scientist for Security and Privacy at IBM. Blakley served on the National Academy of Science's study group on Authentication Technologies and Their Privacy Implications. He was the editor of the OMG CORBA security specification, and is the author of "CORBA Security: An Introduction to Safe Computing with Objects", published by Addison-Wesley. He was also the editor of the Open Group's Authorization API specification and the OASIS Security Services Technical Committee's SAML specification effort.


Jean-François Blanchette received a B.Sc. and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from the Université de Montréal in 1995 and 1997, and a Ph.D. in Social Studies of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2002. In 1999-2001, he was an invited researcher at the CNRS in Paris, where he investigated and participated in the elaboration of a new legal framework defining the evidential value of electronic documents. Between 2002 and 2004, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the InterPARES project, an international and interdisciplinary research collaboration aimed at defining requirements for the long-term preservation of authentic electronic records.

Dr. Blanchette's current research focuses on developing the theoretical and practical tools necessary for the long-term preservation of complex digital objects. He teaches and conducts professional training in the area of electronic records management, digital preservation, and social dimensions of computing.


Tim Bouma is the Acting Director, Identity Management, TBS CIO Branch. Mr. Bouma is leading the efforts to develop a Government of Canada-wide Identity Management Strategy. Prior to joining TBS, Mr. Bouma was an Executive Management Consultant with CGI. He also held senior management positions within the software industry with Open Text and Hummingbird. Mr. Bouma has an Executive MBA from the University of Ottawa, and a B.A. Sc. from the University of Waterloo.


Dr. Stefan Brands is the president of Credentica, a Montreal-based provider of innovative software products to protect identity and value assertions in Internet, mobile, and chip card applications. Stefan has served on the external advisory committee of Canada's Federal Privacy Commissioner and is an Adjunct Professor in cryptology at McGill University. Prior to Credentica, Stefan worked at Digicash and Zero-Knowledge Systems on electronic payment systems and privacy technologies. Stefan is the author of a book on privacy-protecting authentication published by The MIT Press, available for free download at Stefan has a personal blog on digital identity at


Mr. Brown is the Practice Lead for privacy within IBM Canada and is the designated privacy subject matter expert for the Practice worldwide. He works with clients across a broad range of industries to help them assess their privacy issues and needs, and to develop the approaches and solutions to address those issues and needs. His privacy knowledge and experience spans strategy, policy, organizational issues, process analysis, IT implications, privacy architecture and the emerging field of privacy enhancing technology. His focus is on helping organizations leverage personal information responsibly while respecting the privacy of their clients and employees. He is also experienced in a broad range of security topics such as security policy development and ISO 17799 assessment.

Mr. Brown's privacy and security experience has included client engagements and other initiatives across a wide ranged of industries including Banking, Health Care, Insurance, Retail, Travel, Pharmaceutical, Children's Aid, Infomediary and Professional Services.

Mr. Brown has over 20 years of broad IT experience spanning enterprise system and network support, process re-engineering and quality improvement, outsourcing, and e-business development, with varied responsibilities as systems programmer, project manager, manager, change agent, unit CIO and consultant. His assignments have led to excellent people, business, and analytical skills, and a broad perspective of the IT industry. He has a BSc and an Engineering Degree from the University of Toronto and has been a member of the Ontario Professional Engineers (P.Eng) since 1986. He is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) and in ITIL foundations.


Derick Cassidy is a Master Principal Solution Specialist with Oracle's Public Sector organization. In this capacity, he works with Public Sector clients to address the security of their information and applications. His previous history was in Professional Services as the Chief Architect for an Integration Company's national Identity and Access Management group. His references include the design and implementation of large scale PKI, Identity and Access Management projects - most notably Smart Systems for Health Agency in Ontario. He spent the last 10 years of his career growing his knowledge, experience and references from a PKI background, to Smart Cards and Biometrics, and then ultimately to Multi Level Security (security at the database, security at the application server, security at the web).


Dr. Ann Cavoukian is Ontario's first Information and Privacy Commissioner to be reappointed for a second term. Initially appointed in 1997, her role in overseeing the operations of the freedom of information and privacy laws in Canada's most populous province was extended to 2009. Like the Auditor General, she serves as an officer of the legislature, independent of the government of the day.

Dr. Cavoukian is recognized as one of the foremost privacy experts in the world. In 2003, a leading privacy publication announced Dr. Cavoukian as The Privacy Manager of the Year. In 2005, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) presented Dr. Cavoukian with the HP/IAPP Privacy Innovation Award and later that year, she was made a member of the European Biometric Forum's International Biometric Advisory Council. Most recently, in November of 2006, Dr. Cavoukian was honoured by the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) for "her outstanding contributions to protecting privacy rights in Ontario, her inclusive leadership role in involving both the public and private sectors and her success in promoting understanding of and respect for access to information and privacy rights."

Dr. Cavoukian is also widely regarded as a distinguished speaker and is frequently called upon to present at major forums around the globe. Following a speech at the 2006 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) conference, Dr. Cavoukian once again received the designation of IABC All-Star speaker as a result of outstanding audience evaluations. Most notably, Dr. Cavoukian was invited to join the prestigious "Women of Influence" speaking series, appearing in major centres across Canada in 2006.

Dr. Cavoukian's published works include a book entitled Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World (McGraw-Hill, 1997), written with Don Tapscott, and, most recently, The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2002), written with journalist Tyler Hamilton.

Dr. Cavoukian joined the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in 1987, during its start-up phase, as its first Director of Compliance. In 1990, she was appointed Assistant Commissioner. Prior to joining the IPC, she headed the Research Services Branch for the provincial Attorney General. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in criminology and law, and lectured on psychology and the criminal justice system.


As the Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Canada's Security initiative, Bruce is passionate about reaching out to and engaging with the community across Canada. He comes from a security background in secure system design, forensics and security risk management and as the Canadian Security Lead leverages his real life hands-on experience to relate to the challenges faced today. Bruce is a prolific speaker and can frequently be found in the media and at conferences across Canada and beyond.

Prior to taking on the security mantle, Bruce was an integral part of the Microsoft team that drives awareness, education and training through events and directly engaging with Canada's professional communities, including IT managers, infrastructure specialists and architects as well as systems integrators, independent software vendors (ISVs) and community leaders.

Before moving to Toronto and joining Microsoft, Bruce was based in United Kingdom, where he built a reputation for excellence with his own consultancy firm, specialising in Infrastructure Design, Project Management and Security Consultancy, working with companies large and small. He also held positions on the board of directors of several IT companies, championing the development of technical excellence and the customer experience.

Bruce holds a degree in Computer Systems Engineering as well as a number of industry standard qualifications.


Dave is responsible for leading the market growth and development of Toronto Hydro Telecom Inc., with operational responsibilities for business strategy, sales and marketing, network operations, services creation and customer care.

Dave has extensive knowledge of the telecommunications industry in Canada. In recent years, he has provided strategic counsel to carriers and large corporations both nationally and internationally on projects related to telecom network construction and optimization. He has been instrumental in assisting a large number of municipal electric utilities in Ontario enter the telecom business.

Most recently, Dave has led the team at Toronto Hydro Telecom in the creation of the One Zone WiFi network. Covering 6 square kilometres of the Toronto downtown core, One Zone is the largest wireless network of its kind in Canada.


Casey Dunlevy is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, CERT Survivable Enterprise Management Division. Mr. Dunlevy specializes in applied research focusing on integrated physical and cyber security. He has managed efforts providing integrated security to a wide variety of large-scale events around the world including the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City; the G-8 Summit in Savannah, Georgia; the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand; and the last Presidential Inauguration to name a few. Since 2005, Mr. Dunlevy was part of a team providing integrated security support to the Emirate of Qatar for a variety of critical infrastructures. He currently serves as an advisor to the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security and also teaches Information Assurance Policy at the Carnegie Mellon University Heinz School of Public Policy and Management.

Prior to Carnegie Mellon University, Mr. Dunlevy spent nearly 30 years as an intelligence professional with the Department of Defense. He has served on a number of national level intelligence steering committees and is a co-author of several National Intelligence Estimates for the National Intelligence Council. In addition to his work with Carnegie Mellon University, Mr. Dunlevy also served as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School for Public and International Affairs where he taught Strategic Analysis and International Terrorism. Mr. Dunlevy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York and is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute in Russian and German.


David Elder is Vice President, Regulatory Law at Bell Canada, where he also acts as Bell Privacy Ombudsman. In addition to a legal practice and managerial responsibilities relating to privacy and the regulation of telecommunications and broadcasting, David also has primary responsibility for the Bell Companies with respect to legal, regulatory and public policy issues relating to lawful access to private communications. He has been a leading participant in the consultative process relating to the Government of Canada's Lawful Access proposals, representing BCE, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and the Canadian Association of Internet Providers (CAIP). David also oversaw the implementation by Bell Canada of PIPEDA in 2001, and is responsible for privacy compliance for the Bell companies. He holds an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa (1989) and a B.A. (Hons.) from York University (1985). David speaks regularly on communications matters, particularly with respect to privacy and lawful access issues.


Mr. Eryou brings 15 years experience in security technology development and architecture. Working on a wide range of security projects across international jurisdictions covering security hardware and software product development, compliance, systems design and security research. He has filed numerous technology patents as principle inventor ranging from biometric authentication systems, digital certificate management to social game creation and data mining techniques. He has conducted full concept through deployment product cycles as co/founder for numerous startups and is currently a technology advisor and intellectual property developer to several groups. He holds many technical security certifications including CISM, CISSP and ISSAP.


Mike Gurski is the Director of the Bell Privacy Centre of Excellence and the Privacy Strategist for Bell Canada. He is an active member of the International Security Trust and Privacy Alliance working to develop ISO standards for privacy. Prior to joining Bell, he chaired an international Privacy Enhancing Technology Testing and Evaluation Project to develop privacy evaluation standards. He also acted as the Chief Technology Advisor at Ontario's Information and Privacy Commission. He is on the Board of the Privacy Enhancing Technology (PET) Research Workshop, and chairs the international PET Executive Briefing Conference. Mike is also a founding member of the 'The Privacy Network', a knowledge exchange network to link various privacy communities in Canada.

Mr. Gurski has published articles on e-mail encryption and P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences), a privacy specification for the Web. He has written papers on Privacy Design Principles and Privacy Impact Assessments for Integrated Justice Technology Systems in partnership with the United States Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs.

Mr. Gurski is a frequent speaker on privacy issues and a guest lecturer at several MBA schools and universities in Canada and abroad. He holds degrees from the University of Waterloo's School of Architecture and from St. Jerome's University's Faculty of Arts.


Martin Harrod is a Solution Architect with CA Canada Co. He evangelizes the adoption of CA's Enterprise IT Management (EITM™) strategy and advises organization how to better manage systems, networks, security, storage, applications and databases securely and dynamically.

Previous to his appointment at CA, Martin designed storage and resiliency architectures for TELUS enterprise customers. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of Alberta, Alberta. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.


Garry has successfully worked in executive roles in banking, telecommunications, software development, and eSecurity companies. For the last 12 years, he has developing increasingly senior experience in delivering products/services such as: eBusiness, eSecurity, telecommunications, software performance support, and on-line learning tools. He currently manages the western region of skilled security resources for the sales and development of Bell Canada's Professional Services portfolio.


Ernie is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)/Manager, Enterprise Information Security for the Port of Seattle - one of the United States' largest combined airport and seaport operations. In this role, Ernie is responsible for information security policy and practices, business continuity/disaster recovery planning, privacy issues, and elements of emergency communications. He started at the Port of Seattle in April 2004.

Ernie has strong experience and knowledge in the areas of cybersecurity, cybercrime analysis, privacy and emergency communications and has been recognized at national, regional and local levels. He has published a work on cybercrime and is often cited in such magazines as Information Security, CIO, ComputerWorld, and PCWorld. Also, he is frequently requested to speak at international, national and regional conferences on issues such as cybercrime, risk management, regional information security initiatives, and enterprise information security management.

Ernie holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle, is a CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and holds a CEH - Certified Ethical Hacker certification. He lives in North Bend, Washington USA.


As business development manager of Adobe Systems, Mark James is responsible for the marketing of Adobe Acrobat and enterprise solutions in Canada. In the past thirteen years, Mr. James has held progressively senior sales and marketing positions at Adobe, servicing large and mid-sized enterprise customers in the public and private sectors.

Mr. James has in-depth knowledge of mid-sized and large organizations' document management needs. Prior to his current position, Mr. James was national account manager, working with resellers and channel partners across Canada to meet enterprise customers' specific demands.

An avid speaker, Mr. James has presented in numerous Adobe and industry events such as the annual conference of the Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia and IEEE XPlore, and has written for a wide range of publications such as Enterprise Magazine and Government Purchasing Guide.


Jeff Jonas is chief scientist of the Entity Analytic Solutions group and an IBM Distinguished Engineer. In these capacities, he is responsible for shaping the overall technical strategy of next generation identity analytics and the use of this new capability in the overall IBM technology strategy.

The IBM Entity Analytic Solutions group was formed based on technologies developed by Mr. Jonas as the founder and chief scientist of Systems Research & Development (SRD). SRD was acquired by IBM in January 2005.

Today, Mr. Jonas applies his real world and hands on experience in software design and development to drive technology innovations while delivering higher levels of privacy and civil liberties protections. By way of example, the most recent breakthrough developed by Mr. Jonas involves an innovative technique enabling advanced data correlation while only using irreversible cryptographic hashes. This new capability makes it possible for organizations to discover records of common interest (e.g., identities) without the transfer of any privacy invading content. This privacy-enhancing technology known as anonymous entity resolution delivers extraordinary new levels of privacy protection while enabling technology to contribute to critical societal interests like clinical health care research, aviation safety, homeland security, fraud detection and identity theft.

Jeff Jonas's innovations have received coverage in such publications as The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Fortune, and Computerworld and have been featured on ABC Primetime with Peter Jennings, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and MSNBC. Known for his dynamic presentational style, he is a popular speaker on technology, security and privacy and has spoken at events such as the Federal Convention on Emerging Technologies Forum on Homeland Security, National Security Agency's INFOSEC Seminar Series, American Society for Industrial Security, Black Hat, PC Forum, Wharton Technology Conference, National Retail Federation Annual Fraud Conference and Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference.

Mr. Jonas is a member of the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age and actively contributes his insights on privacy, technology and homeland security to leading national think tanks, privacy advocacy groups, and policy research organizations, including the Center for Democracy and Technology, Heritage Foundation and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Highlands Forum. Most recently Mr. Jonas has been named a senior advisor to Center for Strategic and International Studies.


Charlie Kaufman works for Microsoft in the Windows Core Architecture group designing security enhancements in the areas of authentication, authorization, integrity protection, network security, system management, and user interfaces. He is co-author of the book "Network Security: Private Communication in a Public World" (Prentice Hall, 2002). He served on the National Academy of Sciences expert panel whose members wrote the book "Trust in Cyberspace". He has contributed to a number of IETF standards efforts including IPsec and S/MIME, and served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). He was previously a Distinguished Engineer at IBM, where he was Chief Security Architect for Lotus Notes and Domino. He holds over 30 patents in the fields of computer security and computer networking.


Philippa Lawson is Executive Director and General Counsel of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. From 1991 to 2003, she practiced administrative law and consumer advocacy with the Public Interest Advocacy Centre in Ottawa, Canada. During this period, Ms. Lawson represented consumer and public interest clients in all of Canada's major telecommunications regulatory proceedings; she has also appeared at all levels of the federal court system, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Ms. Lawson is a nationally recognized privacy advocate, and has worked with Canadian and international consumer organizations since the early 1990s on many privacy-related issues, including the regulation of Caller ID and telemarketing, the development and implementation of private sector data protection legislation, and online privacy generally. She is a member of the CSA Committee on the Model Privacy Code and Privacy International's Advisory Board. She is also a co-investigator/collaborator on the SSHRC-funded "On The Identity Trail" project (see, and is the lead investigator for the research project "Legal and Policy Approaches to Identity Theft" funded by the Ontario Research Network on Electronic Commerce (ORNEC).

As Director of Canada's only technology law clinic, Ms. Lawson's work focuses on training students in effective advocacy, producing relevant online resources, and ensuring that the public interest is robustly represented in government policy development and law-making processes on issues involving new technologies. She continues to be engaged in privacy-related research and advocacy from the public interest perspective, and is frequently quoted in the media on these issues.


Michael is a Principal of Seccuris Inc., where he helps identify and address business risks associated with Intellectual Property and Information Technology in large North American organizations. He specializes in incident handling, risk assessment, and forensic investigation for high-risk enterprises.

As lead instructor for the University of Winnipeg's Information Security Assurance Program, Michael has developed internationally recognized assurance programs, including Canada's first digital forensic and eight-step incident handling programs.

Michael's core passion lays in the development of cutting edge security initiatives. Through the Seccuris Laboratories, Michael's focuses include research in security information management architectures, trusted operating system design, and code audit and forensic methodologies.

Michael is membership director for the Information Protection Association of Manitoba (IPAM) and is a prominent member of the information security community in Canada.


Gene McLean is Vice President & Chief Security Officer for TELUS Communications Company. His mandate is to protect personnel and physical assets, to secure the network, to provide for the protection of critical data and intellectual property, and ensure regulatory compliance relating to the release of information in the protection of customer privacy. He is Chair of the TELUS Information Security Steering Committee and is also directly involved in the setting of national security policy and procedures for the TELUS Communications Company. As well, he is a member of the TELUS Compliance Council and the TELUS Ethics Work Group.

As a former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Officer, Gene McLean's more than 25 years of service included a number of domestic and international operations. Gene McLean, in the role of RCMP Liaison Officer in Europe, Scandinavia and the Middle East, has worked with justice and law enforcement officials in Canada and abroad to facilitate the sharing of information and intelligence between jurisdictions. Overall, he has been involved in a number of security and intelligence investigations as well as organized crime and major fraud and money laundering enquiries.

Gene is a member of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Society for Industrial Security, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) as well as other related associations. He maintains a close professional and operational relationship with law enforcement and intelligence agencies both domestically and world wide. Gene also sits on the Editorial Advisory Board for the publication, Canadian Security, as well as on the Program Education Advisory Board for the British Columbia Institute of Technology, Forensics Faculty, and the Advisory Committee with Concordia University College of Alberta. In addition, Gene is a member of the Advisory Board as well as an Executive Committee member with the Council for Security Executives of the Conference Board of Canada. Gene is also the Chairman-Telecommunications Security Association of North America and a Director at The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace (POLCYB). Just recently, he was voted 2006 Canadian Security Director of the Year by the Canadian Security Association. These are a few of the major interests and involvements Gene holds to his credit.

Just recently, Gene won the Canadian Security Magazine's first annual competition for Security Director of the Year from among 17 names submitted by top industry.

Gene McLean's educational background includes a diploma in Business Management, a Degree in Political Science, and a Degree in Organization Communications. Additionally, he holds certification as an Anti-Terrorism Specialist.


Ms. Morin was called to the Ontario Bar in 1992. 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 unsolicited bulk email or spam, jurisdiction, consumer protection and offensive content. In March 2003, she was reappointed a member of the Standards Council of Canada and in May 2004 she was named to the federal Canadian Anti-Spam Task Force. Suzanne is on the Advisory Board of the Queens Globalization of Personal Data Project and the Canadian Privacy Law Review. She speaks frequently at Canadian and international conferences and co-authored the Canadian Privacy Law Handbook.


Raj Nanavati, a founding partner at International Biometric Group, is one of the biometric industry's foremost experts in the use of biometrics in public and private sector applications. Mr. Nanavati rapidly built IBG into the biometric industry's leading research, consulting, and integration firm, delivering a wide range of services to dozens of clients. Mr. Nanavati has extensive experience deploying identity management systems in the financial sector and for military, intelligence and civilian government agencies. Mr. Nanavati was co-author of the book Biometrics: Identity Verification in a Networked World. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Tufts University, a Law degree from Tulane, and he is admitted to practice in New York State and the U.S Patent and Trademark Office.


Mike Neumann leads architectural and development for Canadian Government Sales team. His work includes helping developers and business leaders implement, deliver, and understand components of Adobe's Engagement Platform. Mike also takes a lead role in business automation re-engineering services for large scale enterprise deployments across Canada. Prior to joining Adobe sales, Mike was with Adobe Professional Services where he served as a senior technical architect for numerous enterprise re-engineering systems. He has been with Adobe Systems for over eight years.


Mr. Evan O'Regan is the Canadian Director of Secure Electronic Communications for Siemens. A Fortune 50 company with over 472,000 users in 190 countries, Siemens operates one of the largest corporate networks in the world. In addition to stationary systems, hundreds of thousands of mobile devices are also used to access critical data and an array of applications located in this network, including supply chain management and logistics, across a broad spectrum of political and geographic borders. Internally, the Secure Electronic Communications group designs, implements, and maintains the enterprise infrastructure for the Siemens CIO office using Siemens developed COTS applications and implements changes into the development roadmap of the portfolio. Externally, the Secure Electronic Communications group develops electronic security infrastructures for governments, military, public and private sector entities around the globe, integrating with multiple vendors, including both Siemens and non-Siemens technologies. Prior to joining Siemens, Mr. O'Regan served as a competitive intelligence analyst of international telecommunications systems, and worked with Entrust coordinating with the Federal Agencies amalgamated into the Department of Homeland Security.


Robert Parker is a recently retired Deloitte & Touche Partner where he had national responsibility for the Canadian Personal Information Privacy and Business Continuity practices. He has authored a number of articles and books, information technology security and control, including three books on microcomputers published by Prentice-Hall, Inc. in the 1980s, four books on Year 2000, and was the Project Director on the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants publication Information Technology Control Guidelines that provides over 400 pages of security and control guidance to technology professionals.

He developed the Canadian Bankers Association's, Industry Canada, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants eBusiness security and privacy seminar presentations which were presented in over 50 cities across Canada.

He served on the International Board of Directors of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association from 1979 to 1991 and was International President in 1986-1987. He continues to be active in the Association and IT Governance Institute serving on their Assurance Committees and is currently assisting the ITGI develop IT Assurance Standards.

He was a founding member of the AICPA-CICA joint Canada - United States Enterprise-Wide Privacy Task Force which has developed principles and guidelines to provide a framework for assessing compliance with Canadian and US privacy legislation. He is currently the chair of the CICA's Privacy Advisory Group which promotes privacy amongst businesses and professionals in Canada.

He is a frequent author and presenter, having presented sessions on privacy in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia, and having been published or quoted in a number of recognized magazines and journals.


Radia Perlman specializes in network and security protocols. She is the inventor of the spanning tree algorithm used by bridges, and the mechanisms that make modern link state protocols efficient and robust. She is the author of two textbooks, and has a PhD from MIT in computer science. Her thesis on routing in the presence of malicious failures remains the most important work in routing security. She has made contributions in diverse areas such as, in network security, credentials download, strong password protocols, analysis and redesign of IPsec's IKE protocols, PKI models, efficient certificate revocation, and distributed authorization. In routing, her contributions include making link state protocols robust and scalable, simplifying the IP multicast model, and routing with policies.


Since 2002, Clayton Pecknold has been the Deputy Chief Constable of the Central Saanich Police Service located just outside of Victoria, BC. Prior to this Clayton was the Legal Counsel to the Victoria Police department for four years having previously served with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for 11 years in a variety of locations across Canada.

Clayton holds a Law Degree from Dalhousie University Law School and is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is an active member of the International, National and Provincial Chiefs of Police Associations. He is presently the co-chair of the Law Amendments Committee of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.


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.


Ed Rebane is Senior Security Advisor at Bell Canada. Based in Vancouver, he is responsible for designing and implementing complex, end-to-end enterprise security solutions. Ed has more than 12 years of experience in security and privacy, including leading expertise in trust-based access and identity management solutions. Before joining Bell, he was Director of the Information Protection Centre at Telus, responsible for the internal security of all data and technology assets. Prior to that, Ed worked at BCE Emergis, serving as Senior Director of eSecurity and Privacy Solutions.

Leveraging his strong technical expertise in privacy and security, Ed is a popular speaker who has delivered informative presentations to many audiences. He holds M.Eng and B.Eng degrees in Engineering Physics, as well as CISSP and ECC security certifications.


EDS Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) Peter J. Reid is responsible for all aspects of EDS' internal privacy program. Reid has worked extensively in the global privacy arena since the late 90s and has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in the information technology (IT) field, having worked in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Before taking on his current role as CPO, Reid worked in Security and Privacy Product Management and Portfolio Development teams, where he was responsible for the security and privacy capabilities that EDS provides to its clients. After joining EDS from Fiderus, Reid provided privacy consulting services as a managing consultant in EDS' security and privacy consulting practice. He assisted clients such as Nextel and The Home Depot in establishing and implementing privacy programs. This included developing privacy strategies, policies and statements, with supporting guidelines and procedures. He has also provided significant subject-matter expertise in developing privacy training and in publishing privacy material on company intranets.

At Fiderus, prior to its acquisition by EDS, Reid was a principal of the national privacy practice, responsible for the delivery of privacy services to customers. Before joining Fiderus, Reid had an extensive career at NCR Corp., where he developed a solid background in IT solutions for the financial services, retail, communications, transportation and public-sector markets. He was vice president and chief privacy officer of NCR's Privacy Center of Expertise, in the company's Teradata division. He led a team that assisted NCR customers across the world in the implementation of effective privacy solutions. He chaired NCR's corporate privacy steering committee, educated legislators and data-protection/privacy commissioners about privacy technology solutions and presented at many privacy conferences worldwide, including several in the United States, Canada, France and Australia. Reid also participated in the Truste Software Advisory Group and was a board member of the International Security, Trust and Privacy Alliance (ISTPA).

Previously, he was vice president of Architecture for NCR's Financial Solutions Group, where he coordinated the privacy programs and was heavily involved in NCR's global privacy initiative. He created and lifecycle-managed the NCR enterprise banking architecture, which became the blueprint for all financial industry solutions development at NCR. He also created practices to deliver industry and architecture consulting to major banks worldwide. He acted as executive sponsor for a major data-warehouse and integrated delivery channel project at a major U.S. financial institution, where he managed 50 development and consulting resources in multiple locations in the United States and the Middle East.

Reid held numerous other development, sales, product management, marketing and business development positions across NCR divisions in Europe and North America. When AT&T acquired NCR, he headed a cross-functional team responsible for the integration of AT&T services into NCR offerings. He also held several senior management roles where he had responsibility for NCR's networking products and managed NCR's relationships with partners such as Cisco and Microsoft. For the first 12 years of Reid's career in Scotland and Canada, he was involved in the development and support of many major systems targeted to the financial services, retail, telecommunications and manufacturing industries.

A recognized leader in privacy, Reid is a frequent public speaker and program-committee member at international privacy events and is often quoted in the media. As an advocate of privacy solutions that bring business value, he is highly regarded by members of the Privacy and Data Protection Commissions of the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Ontario. Peter Reid holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. He currently resides in Frisco, Texas.


Dr. Richard Reiner is an internationally recognized authority on information security and application security. For two decades, Dr. Reiner has been helping companies to transform themselves to operate in the new sphere of global security and privacy requirements, with specific focus on software security and vulnerability analysis. As CTO and Practice Leader of the information security group at Assurent, Dr. Reiner has developed products and services with far-reaching impact in the security industry, and has overseen hundreds of successful information security and application security project initiatives for a broad cross-section of the world's largest enterprises, including a majority of the world's leading security product companies. Dr. Reiner is a leading technology innovator in the area of application security, and has four patents pending in application security protection, assessment, and testing. Dr. Reiner is frequently quoted by the international press, and has been featured on the cover of CIO Magazine, in the New York Times, USA Today, and CBS News, as well as in the pages of a broad range of business and technology publications.


Dr. Richard S. Rosenberg is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science, at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in the social impact of computers and in Artificial Intelligence (AI). His work in the social impact of computers includes such areas of concern as privacy, freedom of expression, intellectual property rights, universal access, work and education. He has written many papers on privacy issues, free speech, and ethics, and has appeared before Federal parliamentary and provincial legislative committees, and made presentations before the U.S. National Research Council. His most recent book is The Social Impact of Computers, 3rd Edition, San Diego, CA: Elsevier Academic Press, 2004. He is on the Board of the BC Civil Liberties Association, and the president of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association.


Mark B. Salter is an assistant professor at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa. He received a Master's from the London School of Economics and a doctorate from the University of British Columbia. He is currently researching the use of risk management in Canadian border policing and editing a collection entitled Politics of/at the Airport. He is the author of Rights of Passage: the passport in international relations, and editor with Elia Zureik of Global Policing and Surveillance: borders, security identity. He has also been a consulting researcher for the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority and Transport Canada and presented at the Canadian Aviation Security Conference and the AVSEC World conference in 2006.


Arron Scott recently re-located from Cisco New Zealand to Cisco Canada and has taken up the responsibility of Security Consulting Systems Engineer (CSE) for Cisco covering Western Canada. Arron brings with him over 20 years of broad IT experience, including senior consultative roles for Financial Services, Internet Service Providers, ILEC Carrier Networks, and large enterprise customers across New Zealand and Australia.

Arron has dedicated much of his career to Information Security, specifically focused on network security with interest in the emerging requirement to integrate host and application security into the overall IT and datacenter architecture. Over the past 8 years Arron has provided comprehensive IP and Internet Security consultation services as part of Telecom New Zealand's Managed "LAN Link" Service, the Global Internet "NetGate" service, coupled with his assignment as senior security CSE for Cisco in Australia and New Zealand.

Arron's engaging presentation style provides a clear and understandable translation between sophisticated IP technology and business requirements, providing an enlightened view on how Security can successfully open opportunities for employees, business partners, and consultants to become more productive, and less tied to any particular workspace or geography. His underlying philosophy is helping customers enable secure IP applications to enable increased productivity and mobility while reducing overall operational and travel costs.


David Skillicorn is a Professor in the School of Computing at Queen's University in Canada. His research is in smart information management, both the problems of extracting and sharing useful knowledge from data, and the problems of accessing and computing with large datasets that are geographically distributed. He has published extensively in high-performance computing and data mining. At present his focus is on understanding complex datasets in applications such as astrophysics, geochemistry, network intrusion, fraud detection, and counterterrorism. He has an undergraduate degree from the University of Sydney and a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba.


Barry Steinhardt served as Associate Director of the American Civil Liberties Union for 10 years. He was recently named as the inaugural Director of the ACLU's Program on Technology and Liberty. Steinhardt is a 1978 graduate of the Northeastern University School of Law. He was a co-founder of the Global Internet Liberty Campaign (GILC) and Chair of the 2003 Computers, Freedom and Privacy Conference. He is a member of the Advisory Committee to the US Census . He was a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Genetics of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the US delegation to the G-8 Government and Private Sector Tokyo conference on Cyber Crime.

Steinhardt has spoken and written widely on privacy and information technology issues to audiences ranging from the National Conference of State Legislatures, to the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence, to the Hoover Institute, to the UNESCO Conference on Intellectual Property. He has written on privacy issues and free expression issues in a variety of periodicals ranging from USA Today to the Employment Testing Law and Policy Reporter, to the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal. Steinhardt is a frequent guest on news and talk programs and has appeared on such programs as the Today Show, CNN Crossfire, CBS Face the Nation and Morning News, and The Donahue Shows.


As the senior Identity Architect for Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc., Warren Strange works directly with some of Sun's largest customers helping them implement Identity Management solutions. Working within the software group at Sun Canada, he conducts workshops across the country assisting customers in defining their vision and goals, prior to deploying an effective identity management strategy. He has successfully delivered Identity and Access Management solutions across a wide range of industries, including Education, Oil and Gas, Telecommunications, and Finance. He lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife and two children.


Tom Thackeray is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Government and Program Support Services Division with Service Alberta. In this role, his responsibilities include the administration of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act as well as the recently enacted Personal Information Protection Act. Tom's group also has responsibility for administration of records and information management across the government. The Division is responsible for all legislative planning for the department as well as the Compliance, Accountability and Risk Management Branch that provides services across the department. His team is leading the implementation of a comprehensive Information Management Framework for the government. Mr. Thackeray is currently the Chair of both the Privacy Sub-committee and the Information Management Sub-committee of the Public Sector CIO Council. Previous to his current position, Tom spent a number of years in the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner as a Portfolio Officer and Health Team Leader.


Craig Thomas is the Global Chief Information Security Officer for PriceWaterHouseCoopers (PwC). He is an Information Security Specialist with over 25 years experience in IT Security and business continuity planning within the public, private and financial sectors. Craig was previously the Global Head of IT Security for Société Générale Investment Bank (SGIB) and formally a Counter Intelligence Officer for the British Ministry of Defence.

Craig has developed and implemented Global IT Security strategies that delivered a consolidated approach to all levels of the security context; people, process and technology. People and organisation align to the global security processes that traverse all applications, systems and networks supporting the Business and IT operations. Regional point solutions were retired and replaced by globally deployed products entering the environment through Global Strategic Systems standard builds.


As a Senior Security Architect within IBM's National Security, Identity, and Privacy practice, Amyn Ukani has delivered and implemented complex secure Identity and Access Management solutions across the Federal, Financial, Telecommunication, Media and Manufacturing sectors. Amyn has extensive hands-on experience with multi-vendor Identity management products including; IBM Tivoli security product suite, Novell Identity management product suite and Sun Wave set products.

Amyn provides management consulting services to senior private and government officials on their overall Identity and Access management programs including strategy development around achieving overall business efficiency, increasing security controls, addressing legislation requirements, single sign-on, simplifying account management which reduces the overall cost of administration, dual factor authentication, role based access and data centric security.

His Identity management projects have delivered improved automated workflows for user lifecycle management e.g. provisioning, de-provisioning, password management and synchronization, role based application access and user self service password modules.

Amyn's expertise is in IT vision and strategy development, increasing business efficiency, proof-of-concept scenarios, full testing methodology, total cost of ownership analysis, which are key to helping customers match IT solutions to their critical business requirements. Amyn is a key subject matter expert within the IBM security practice for all facets of Identity Management.


Mr. Williams is the principal for Identity Systems Group (ISG), a public sector exclusive consultancy. Serving many years as an American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrator (AAMVA) industry advisor, in 2003 he was awarded the Canadian Council of Motor Vehicle Administrators (CCMTA) member of the year by provincial and territorial governments for contributions to the organization in the areas of improved driver licence security and privacy enabling approaches.

Mr. Williams works as an advisor for governments who provide driver licence services. He has contributed to current driver licence systems in British Columbia, Alberta, NWT, Nunavut, Saskatchewan and Quebec. In 2004 Williams led the four Atlantic Provinces to develop a new common driver licence platform for Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador, New Brunswick and PEI. The new Atlantic Canada Driver Licence system is currently under deployment. In December 2006 Williams completed a 3 year assignment to replace the enrollment and issuance systems for the 7 million Ontario Driver Licence and Health Cards issued annually. The new Ontario secure enrollment/issuance system is expected to begin issuing cards late 2007. Williams has completed similar activities for nine US state governments, and two foreign nations.

Williams is a former employee of McDonnell Douglas and Datacard Group. Prior to ISG he worked on passport and national ID systems globally as a systems architect and development advisor. He received his B.Sc. in computer science from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.


Ian Wilms is currently Public Safety Executive with IBM Canada based in Calgary, Alberta. He has been with IBM for twelve years. Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Wilms worked in Ottawa as a Special Assistant to the Minister of External Affairs, Barbara McDougall, where he handled the Security and Intelligence portfolio. Mr Wilms was also a Lieutenant in the Canadian Naval Reserve with ten years of Service. In 2003 he was asked by the Mayor of Calgary to Chair the International Trade and Technology Summit in Calgary - an annual summit between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. Also in that year he was appointed to the Calgary Police Commission as a Police Commissioner, and he is now Chairman of the Commission. In 2006 he was elected President of the Canadian Association of Police Boards, the governing body for Municipal policing in Canada. In 2005 he was voted one of Calgary's top 40 under 40 business people and in 2006 awarded the Junior Achievers Leadership award for his work on raising Cyber Crime awareness. Mr. Wilms is a Director of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and has a degree in Political Science from McMaster University.

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