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9th Annual Privacy and Security Conference and Exposition

Digital Dilemmas, Digital Dreams: Privacy, Security and Society in New World Networks

February 7th - 8th, 2008

Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, British Columbia

Speaker Bios


Ralf Bendrath is a political scientist and has been doing research on international privacy governance at the Collaborative Research Center "Transformations of the State", University of Bremen, Germany, since 2003.

Previous research topics included information warfare, cyber-security, and peace and security policy. He is coordinator of the Dynamic Coalition on Privacy of the UN Internet Governance Forum and is also active in the NGO networks "European Digital Rights" (EDRi) and Working Group Against Data Retention (AK Vorrat). Ralf Bendrath was a civil society representative in the German government delegation to the World Summits on the Information Society 2003 and 2005.


Deputy Director General Steven Chabot began his career in policing in 1977. In his capacity as a police officer, he has worked as a patrolman, investigator, first-level manager in the realm of patrols and investigations, then as a senior manager in the same fields. Two key dimensions characterize his career. First, he has worked extensively in positions devoted essentially to the achievement of the Sūreté du Québec's mission, i.e. patrols and investigations. Second, he has worked extensively in strategic positions focusing on administrative, operational and policy issues. The responsibilities assumed pose challenges both from the standpoint of police work and operational and administrative management in key units to which are assigned portions of the organization's mandate. Until now, he has met these challenges in a major police force. In July 2003 he was promoted to his current rank of Deputy Director General, criminal investigations. In his role he covers four key responsibilities:

  • in collaboration with the Director General and Commanding officers, co-manage the Sūreté du Québec and advise the Québec government, in particular the Minister of Public Security, the Conseil exécutif and the Office of the Premier, on all questions pertaining to public security in Québec;
  • manage the criminal investigations sector in accordance with the government's mandates, priorities and objectives and the organization's strategic policy directions (1 225 police officers and civilian employees, a $35-million direct budget and a $110-million indirect budget);
  • assume in the organization the necessary functional authority with respect to criminal investigations;
  • ensure that the organization is properly represented in respect of criminal investigations in dealings with government, social and other organizations and agencies.

Deputy Director General Chabot is fluent both in French and in English. He holds a Master`s degree in public administration (école nationale d'administration publique), a Degree in human resources management (UQUAM, Québec University in Montréal) and was a University teacher at Quebec University in Trois-Rivičres in Management. In addition, he is a graduate of numerous courses at the école nationale de police du Québec, Hautes études Commerciales (Montréal University), University of Québec in Montréal, Service de la Direction des Ressources Humaines de la Sūreté du Québec.


Andrew Clement is a Professor in the Faculty of Information Studies at the University of Toronto, where he coordinates the Information Policy Research Program (IPRP) and was the first Director of the Collaborative Graduate Program in Knowledge Media Design. He is also a co-founder of the Identity, Privacy and Security Initiative at U of T. He has had longstanding research and teaching interests in the social implications of information/communication technology and human-centred systems development. His recent research has focused on public information policy, internet use in everyday life, digital identity constructions, public participation in information/communication infrastructures development, and community networking.


As the Senior Program Manager for Microsoft Canada's Security initiative, Bruce is responsible for the security strategy including Incident Response, Training and Public Relations, frequently 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.

Bruce is a founding member of the Toronto Area Security Klatch (TASK) and an active member of numerous organisations across Canada. Before moving to Toronto and joining Microsoft, Bruce 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 industry standard qualifications.

International Biometric Group, LLC New York, NY

Participates in IBG project teams providing biometric services to public and private sector clients. Special skills in usability, performance, cost, and integration issues for access control systems.


  • National Institute of Justice - Sensors, Surveillance, and Biometric Technology Center of Excellence (October 2007-present)
  • Comparative Biometric Testing Project (April-September 2006)
  • BITE (August 2006-present)
  • Biometric Market and Industry Report 2006-2010 (October 2006-present)
  • California Department of Motor Vehicles (June-July 2006)
  • Analysis on ID Technology Implementation in New York State (September 2006- present)
  • Transportation Security Administration - Qualified Product List Certification (June - July 2007)
  • Commercial Client (June-July 2006)
  • Research Concept for Uncontrolled Data Capture and Analysis (September 2006)


  • Office of the Governor, Juneau, AK
    Network/Computer administration, LAN security issues and Y2K preparedness strategy
  • Office of the Public Defender (The Defender Association), Seattle, WA
    Criminal investigation, worked with legal teams on all aspects of defense construction
  • DSCC, Juneau, AK
    Campaign organization, training, public and press relations
  • US PIRG, Washington, DC
    Campaign logistics, press event coordination


  • Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, magna cum laude, 2004


Michelle Dennedy is Chief Privacy Officer for Sun Microsystems, Inc. Michelle is responsible for the continued development and implementation of Sun's data privacy policies and practices, working across Sun's business groups to drive the company's continued data privacy excellence. Data privacy is a cornerstone of Sun's approach to compliance with complex, demanding regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley, the EU Directive, California State Senate Bills, as well as escalating policy and process oriented requirements being imposed globally. Michelle also works with Sun's product development teams and partners to deliver best-practice privacy enabling products and services.

Michelle co-founded Sun's internal Privacy Council, an organization that includes and engages with stakeholders from across the company and is dedicated to promoting and promulgating a cohesive practice throughout the organization to protect Sun's relationships with its customers and employees. Leveraging her persuasion skills honed in law practice and courtroom litigation, Michelle is a sought-after and provocative public speaker, evangelizing new approaches and business justifications for soundly-defined, transparent privacy policies and systems that protect healthy, safe global businesses. Michelle has a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a BS degree with university honors from Ohio State University.


Ron Gould CM retired from Elections Canada after 20 years service. Since 1984, when he was a member of the OAS and Canadian monitoring missions in El Salvador, he has participated in more than 100 election assistance missions in over 70 countries. Gould has worked extensively in is considered one of the leading world experts on the organization and management of elections. Among his assignments, Gould was a member of the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa in 1994; he was the leader of the UN planning mission to Eastern Slavonia in 1996; the head of the OSCE Elections Missions in Bosnia in 1995 and 1996 and in Bulgaria in 2006; the head of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission in Haiti in 1995; director of UN Electoral Observation Mission in Mozambique in 1994; head of the UN election design mission in Cambodia 1991; member of the election observation teams in Guatemala and Honduras in 1985 and 1990; and participated in OSCE missions in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan in 1998-99, and Northern Ireland, Spain and the USA in 2004; and the UK in 2005; with IFES in Kosovo in 1999-2004. Gould has been an advisor to the Cambodian Government (1996), to the Supreme Electoral Committee of Yemen (1996), for local elections in the West Bank (1996), and an observer of the Palestine elections in 2005 and 2006; to the Russian Election Commission (1995). He was a member of the Carter Center advisory and observation teams in Venezuela in 2000& 2004; in Nigeria in 2002 and 2003, in Jamaica in 1997, 2002 and 2003 and Ethiopia in 2005. He was also a consultant to and observer for the Commonwealth Secretariat in Kenya in 1992, and in Zanzibar and Nigeria in 2003; and the UN in Sierra Leone, and Namibia in 2004.

Mr. Gould joined the Public Service of Canada in 1955 and has worked for a variety of departments and agencies including Northern Affairs, the Public Service Commission, the Department of Transport, the Treasury Board and Secretary of State where he was Registrar of Canadian Citizenship. He also spent several years in Quebec City as Deputy Director of Parks and Tourism. From 1981, he was the Assistant Chief Electoral Officer for Elections Canada. In 1997, he joined the Stockholm based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) on a half-time basis.

He has been President of the Council of Governmental Ethics Laws, of the Royal Canadian Navy Curling Club and of the Ottawa-Chapter of the Public Personnel Association. As well as being made a member of the Order of Canada he received the Outstanding Service Award from the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws; the Medal of Honor from the United Nations Association of Canada; the Canadian Peacekeeping Medal; the Queen's Jubilee Medal; and the 10 Years of Democracy in South Africa award. Gould published one book entitled "A Guide for Election Observers" and he was one of the three authors of "Strengthening Democracy: A Parliamentary Perspective", which was published in 1995.

He graduated from Toronto University, and has undertaken specific studies at Laval University, Carleton University, McGill University, Queen's University and at the Public Service Commission in Canada.

Director, Bell Privacy Centre of Excellence and Privacy Strategist, Bell Canada

In his role as Privacy Strategist, Mike Gurski provides innovative privacy management solutions for the Bell Privacy Centre of Excellence. Mike advises customers in setting enterprise privacy strategies, policies, procedures and with a particular focus on architecture and system design. He brings to this role extensive national and international experience in security and privacy design and specifications, as well as standards development.

Mr. Gurski is an active member of the International Security Trust and Privacy Alliance, which is working to develop ISO standards for privacy. He is also on the Board of the Privacy Enhancing Technology (PET) Research Workshop, and chairs the international PET Executive Briefing Conference. Prior to joining Bell, Mr. Gurski 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, and is 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 also 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.

A frequent speaker on privacy issues, Mr. Gurski has been 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.


As senior director of Trustworthy Computing Marketing and Communications at Microsoft Corp., Adrienne Hall drives company efforts to become a trusted technology supplier and partner. Her main responsibility is to further Trustworthy Computing, a Microsoft company tenet encompassing security, privacy, reliability and business practices. Her focus is on Trustworthy Computing worldwide communication strategies, public and analyst relations, security response, and education and guidance materials to increase the quality of customer experiences around the world.

Since joining Microsoft in 1990, Hall has also served as general manager of Microsoft's global accounts for the United States and Canada, as well as Director, Industry Marketing and Solutions. Born and raised in Duncan, British Columbia, Adrienne was a teacher in the Victoria School District for two years.

Hall has a bachelor's degree in education from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC and is a member of the Canada-America Society, a group working to increase awareness and business opportunities among companies in the Pacific Northwest region.


J. Trevor Hughes is an attorney specializing in ecommerce, privacy and technology law. In his role as Executive Director of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Hughes leads the world's largest association of privacy professionals.

Hughes has provided testimony before the US Congress Commerce Committee, the Senate Commerce Committee, the Federal Trade Commission, the Home Affairs Committee of the British Parliament, and the EU Parliament on issues of privacy, surveillance, spam and privacy sensitive technologies. He is a member of the first class of Certified Information Privacy Professionals (CIPP) and recently completed, with co-author Reed Freeman, "Privacy Law in Marketing", published by CCH.

Prior to entering private practice, Hughes served as director of privacy and corporate counsel for Engage, a leading online media and software company. Before that, Hughes worked as corporate counsel for UnumProvident, where he focused on legal issues associated with advertising and online insurance transactions.

Hughes is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law and has lectured on privacy and ecommerce law at Boston College Law School, Georgetown University, and Northeastern University. He is also a frequent speaker on these issues at conferences around the world. Hughes has been featured on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition", the PBS "Nightly Business Report", BBC Radio, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, PC World, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Business Week.

Hughes also has significant experience as a media official at the 1994 World Cup, 1996 Olympics, and the 1999 Women's World Cup. A native of Canada, Hughes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maine School of Law.

Senior Manager, Channel Development &Support

Doug has been in the Telecom and IT industry for more than 21 years and with Rogers for over 3 years. Doug had been involved with virtually all technologies that have been used for data solutions and applications on both wired and wireless networks including Identity Management Technologies and PKI. In his current role Doug manages a team of applications focused consultative subject matter experts that focus on end to end wireless solutions for business customers of all sizes.


Susan Landau is a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, where she concentrates on the interplay between security and public policy. She is currently working on wiretap and surveillance issues. Her earlier work included digital rights management, where she helped establish Sun's stance on DRM, work on security, privacy, and identity management, and on cryptography and export control.

Before joining Sun, Landau was a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts and Wesleyan University, and held visiting positions at Yale, Cornell, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley. She and Whitfield Diffie have written "Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption," which won 1998 Donald McGannon Communication Policy Research Award, and the 1999 IEEE-USA Award for Distinguished Literary Contributions Furthering Public Understanding of the Profession (original edition: 1998; updated and expanded edition: 2007). Landau participated in the ITAA study on the security risks of applying the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act to Voice over IP, and is also primary author of the 1994 Association for Computing Machinery report "Codes, Keys, and Conflicts: Issues in US Crypto Policy." Her 2008 joint paper with Bellovin, Blaze, Diffie, Neumann, and Rexford on the security risks of the Protect America Act has received international attention. Prior to her work in policy, Landau did research in symbolic computation and algebraic algorithms, discovering several polynomial-time algorithms for problems that previously only had exponential-time solutions.

Landau is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a Distinguished Engineer of the Association for Computing Machinery. She served for six years on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, and is currently on the editorial board of IEEE Security and Privacy and the Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), as well as on the Computing Research Association Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research. She has been a member of ACM's Advisory Committee on Privacy and Security and ACM's Committee on Law and Computing Technology as well as an associate editor of the Notices of American Mathematical Society. She has appeared on NPR several times, and has had articles published in the "Washington Post", "Boston Globe", "Chicago Tribune", "Christian Science Monitor", "Scientific American", as well as numerous scientific journals. Landau received her PhD from MIT (1983), her MS from Cornell (1979), and her BA from Princeton (1976).


Alan Lefort currently heads up product management for all security products and services at TELUS, as Director of TELUS Security Solutions. He brings a strong understanding of log management and SIEM, having held senior delivery, development and product management roles at a leading security management vendor for 3 years.

Alan has spoken on the topic of Log Management and Security Monitoring to many groups, including The RSA show in San Francisco and the US Secret Service's Cyber Crimes Task Force. He has also taught several security courses at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information Studies.

Alan studied computer science at York University and obtained an honours BA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.


In November of 2005, British Columbia's Legislative Assembly unanimously appointed David Loukidelis to a second six-year term as Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia. An independent officer of the Legislature, he oversees compliance with British Columbia's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and Personal Information Protection Act.

David's experience in access to information and privacy issues goes back to 1990. Since becoming Commissioner in 1999, he has written hundreds of access to information appeal decisions, privacy complaint decisions, public reports and policy materials. He has also participated in privacy and access to information policy development both nationally and internationally through a variety of working groups and forums. He also teaches access to information and privacy law at the University of Victoria's Faculty of Law.

David, who qualified as a lawyer in 1985, clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada, has a graduate law degree from Oxford University and has an M.A. from the University of Edinburgh.


Adel Melek is the global leader of Security & Privacy Services for Deloitte. He has led and performed numerous information Technology and security consulting engagements with Canada’s elite organizations both in the private and public sectors. Adel is also the Global leader for I.T. Risk Management & Security services for the Global Financial Services Industry (GFSI) for Deloitte and is a member of the firm’s global Enterprise Risk Services Executive Management Committee.

Adel is an advisor and a member of a number of committees including Revenue Canada, Cyber Security, Industry Canada and the Retail Council of Canada to name a few. On annual basis, Adel leads the development and delivery of a Global Security Survey & benchmarking study conducted in 4 industry segments across all continents with participation of at least 500 organizations including at least 300 of the world ‘s top 1000 global organizations. In particular, Adel has run the global security survey for the Financial Services sector since inception in 2003 and it is now into its 5th year, with participation of over 170 global FIs, including at least 100 of the top 300 FSIs in the world. This study is constantly referenced and used globally, and has been referenced in various high profile research and advisory work including the U.S. Presidential Committees on Cyber Security, and more recently in the President’s Identity Theft Task Report, "Combating ID Theft; A Strategic Plan".

Adel has participated in many public speaking engagements and he has also been interviewed on many occasions by the Canadian media as a subject matter expert on information security and risk management. Adel has appeared on several TV and radio shows in Canada and globally. He has also published various research articles and been quoted as a subject matter expert globally.

Adel has a Masters of Science in Information Systems from DePaul University in Chicago, a diploma in Information systems auditing from the same university, and a Bachelor of Science of Commerce in Accounting. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Adel has joined Deloitte in 1991 and has serviced clients in over 20 countries over his career with the firm. He has moved to Canada in 1993, and was admitted to the partnership in 1998.

Adel has security clearance with the Federal Government of Canada and NATO.


Benjamin Muller obtained his PhD from the School of International Studies at Queen's University, Belfast. He currently teaches critical security studies and international relations in the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Muller also currently holds a visiting research fellowship in the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University. Dr. Muller has published on the application and implication of biometric technologies in border security, its impact on citizenship, the increased reliance on biometrics in the war in Iraq, the politics of risk management and contemporary security strategies and the politics of trusted traveler programs and border regimes at the airport.

CTO Security & Privacy, Associate Director Computer Science

Dr. Charles C. Palmer is the CTO for Security and Privacy for IBM Research, and Associate Director of Computer Science at Watson. In these roles, he has broad responsibilities for the strategic initiatives and technical directions in the security and privacy areas across IBM Research.

Charles' current assignment is the Director of Research and Chair of the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) which is managed by Dartmouth College. Founded in 2002, the I3P is a national consortium of 28 universities, nonprofits, and national labs that is focused on doing funded research for the US Government in the area of cyber-security. For more information, see the I3P webpages and Dartmouth's announcement of Charles' new position there.

Prior to taking on these roles, he led the Security and Privacy departments at IBM's Thomas J. Watson Research Center for several years. He continues to work with those teams and the teams at IBM's worldwide labs as well as with IBM's Software Group, Server Group, and Global Services organizations. For details on the security & Privacy research efforts around the world, see IBM's Research in Security & Privacy pages. One of those teams is the Global Security Analysis Lab -- also known as the "ethical hackers" -- which he founded in 1995. Palmer frequently speaks on the topics of computer and network security at conferences around the world. He holds several US and European patents and has several publications from his work at IBM and Polytechnic University.

Palmer is a member of the US Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Board where he chairs the emerging technology and applications subcommittee. He is also a member of the editorial boards for the IEEE Computer Society's Security & Privacy Magazine and the upcoming International Journal of Information and Computer Security. He was also an adjunct professor of computer science at Polytechnic University from 1993 to 1997. He was named a Distinguished Engineer of the ACM in 2006, and is also a member of the IEEE and IEEE Computer Society.

He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, 1994, Dissertation title: "An Approach to a Problem in Network Design Using Genetic Algorithms", M.S. in Computer Science, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, 1984, and B.S. in Computer Science, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 1978.


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 has also provided significant subject-matter expertise in developing privacy training and in publishing privacy material on company intranets.


Neil Robertson has over 15 years' experience in the IT industry. Over the past 11 years he has assisted public sector organizations, including federal, provincial and healthcare agencies with architectecting Oracle-based solutions for business continuity and database security.


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. He has appeared before Federal parliamentary and provincial legislative committees, and has 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 is the president of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association.

Director, Global Government Relations, CA, Inc.

John Sabo is Director, Global Government Relations for CA, Inc. He provides expertise in the use of security and privacy technologies in trusted infrastructures and leads internal and external strategic initiatives. Mr. Sabo represents CA in a number of security and privacy-focused industry organizations.

Mr. Sabo serves as an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, participating in the Privacy Architecture Subcommittee. In 2005 he completed seven years of service as a member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB), a federal advisory committee managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He also serves as a board member and elected President of the non-profit International Security, Trust, and Privacy Alliance (ISTPA).

He is a board member and President of the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC); CA representative to the IT-Sector Coordinating Council; Chair of the ISAC Council, which addresses cross- sector information sharing issues; and member of the OASIS standards organization IDtrust Member Section Steering Committee, which addresses standards-based identity and trusted infrastructure technologies, policies, and practices.

Before working in the private sector, Mr. Sabo was Director of the U.S. Social Security Administration's Electronic Services Staff and recognized as a leader in the development of e-government services. In that capacity, he directly addressed both online security and privacy policy and operational implementation issues.

Mr. Sabo is an invited speaker at national and international security and privacy conferences and symposia and has authored journal articles and white papers. He has contributed to technical studies on security, privacy and trust issues, and provides industry expertise in a number of privacy, security and trust organizations, panels and committees.

Mr. Sabo holds degrees from King's College (Pennsylvania) and the University of Notre Dame, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).


Arron Scott re-located from Cisco New Zealand to Cisco Canada taking on the responsibility of Security Consulting Systems Engineer (CSE) for Cisco Western Canada. Arron brings over 20 years of broad IT experience including senior consultative roles in 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 Datacentre architecture. Over the past 8 years Arron has provided comprehensive IP and Internet Security consultation services as part of Telecom New Zealand's Managed "LanLink" Service, the Global Internet "NetGate" service, coupled with his assignment as Managing Security CSE for Cisco in Australia and New Zealand.

Arron's engaging presentation style provides a clear and understandable bridge between sophisticated IP technology and business requirements, providing and enlightened view. Arron will focus on how well designed IT Security Architectures can successfully open opportunities for employees, business partners and consultants to become more productive and less coupled to any particular workspace or geography. His underlying philosophy is helping customers enable secure IP applications to enable productivity and collaboration while reducing operational and travel costs.

Security Research Engineer, Qualys Inc.

Mike Shema, security research engineer at Qualys, is the co-author of Hacking Exposed: Web Applications, The Anti-Hacker Toolkit, and the author of Hack Notes: Web Application Security. He has extensive experience with information security, with particular expertise in the realm web application security. He is currently developing tools that automate the web application audit process. His prior experience includes research and development at NT Objectives, Inc. and information security consulting at Foundstone and Booz Allen Hamilton. Shema has taught at the Black Hat conferences in Las Vegas, Singapore, and Amsterdam, and continues to speak regularly at premier industry conferences and events around the world. He holds B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and French from Penn State University.


James Smith is a Solutions and Technical Architect with over ten years of experience in architecture and development of Enterprise level systems. James Smith is a Principal in the Victoria branch of Sierra Systems.

James was the lead architect for Imagis Technologies Inc. Face Recognition technology (1999-2003). He was responsible, along with the Chief Engineer, for development of the face recognition algorithm as well as architecting and leading development of the Windows based client / server solution that provided the framework for deploying face recognition solutions. James was the Engineer responsible for Imagis's participation in the Face Recognition Vendor Test 2002 conducted by the U.S. Department of Defence.

James extended his Biometrics knowledge with his work at Microsoft while working with Security and Surveillance Vendors and their many different forms of Biometrics technology. At Visiphor, James architected the integration of the multi-modal biometrics component into the Enterprise level data sharing and integration technology.

James has been responsible for many different applications and solutions incorporating Biometrics in many different domains. He implemented the first active Face Recognition system in a casino in Las Vegas and in South Korea; he has implemented Biometric and Image matching technology for solutions that help identify exploited children for the National Crime Squad of Britain and was responsible for the integration of the Face Recognition technology into many Law enforcement applications including an Arrest and Booking system actively used by the RCMP in Canada and police forces throughout the US.

James holds a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Computer Science from the University of Victoria.


Daniel J. Solove is an associate professor at the George Washington University Law School. An internationally-known expert in privacy law, Solove is the author of five books, including Understanding Privacy (Harvard, forthcoming 2008), The Future of Reputation: Gossip and Rumor in the Information Age (Yale 2007), and The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU 2004). The Wall Street Journal describes Solove as "one of the few [who] truly understands the intersection of law and technology." Professor Solove is also the author of a textbook, Information Privacy Law (Aspen 2006), now in its second edition, with co-authors Marc Rotenberg and Paul Schwartz. Solove has published more than 25 articles and essays, which have appeared in leading law reviews such as the Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, California Law Review, Michigan Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Duke Law Journal.

Professor Solove has contributed to amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, testified before Congress, and consulted in high-profile litigation, including cases involving celebrities. He has been interviewed and featured in several hundred media broadcasts and articles, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Associated Press, Time, Newsweek, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, and NPR. His work has been the subject of numerous full-length features, including the New York Times and CNN. A graduate of Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge Stanley Sporkin, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge Pamela Ann Rymer, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He also worked at the law firm Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC. Professor Solove teaches information privacy law, criminal procedure, criminal law, and law and literature. Professor Solove blogs at, which in 2007 was selected by the ABA Journal as among the 100 best law blogs. For more information about Professor Solove, go to


Mr. Stewart provides leadership and direction to multiple corporate security and government teams throughout Cisco, strategically aligning with business units and the IT organization to generate leading corporate security practices, policies, and processes. The Corporate Security Programs Organization focuses on global information security consulting and services, security evaluation, critical infrastructure assurance, eDiscovery, source code security, identification management, as well as special programs that promote Cisco, Internet, and national security. Additionally, he is responsible for overseeing the security for - the infrastructure supporting Cisco's more than $35 billion business.

Mr. Stewart's longstanding career in information security encompasses numerous roles. He was the Chief Security Officer responsible for operational and strategic direction for corporate and customer security at Digital Island. Mr. Stewart has served as a research scientist responsible for investigating emerging technologies in the Office of the CTO at Cable &Wireless America. He has professional experience in software development, systems and network administration, and is a software specialist, author, and instructor.

Throughout his career, he has been an active member of the security industry community. He served on advisory boards for Akonix, Finjan, Cloudshield, Riverhead, and TripWire, Inc. Currently, Mr. Stewart sits on technical advisory boards for Ingrian Networks, RedSeal Networks, Panorama Venture Capital (formerly JPMorganPartners Venture), and Signacert, Inc. and is on the Board of Directors for KoolSpan, Inc.

Mr. Stewart's publications and recent speaking engagements include:

  • Author, Securing Cisco Routers Step by Step
  • Co-Author, Internet WWW Security FAQ, found online at the W3C
  • NATO Information Assurance Symposium, NATO SHAPE, 2007, Brussels, Belgium
  • E-Government Security Conference 2007, Washington D.C.
  • CSO Perspectives, 2007, Colorado Springs, CO
  • US-Japan Critical Infrastructure Protection Forum, 2006, Washington D.C.
  • Deloitte TMT Summit, 2006, Dallas, TX
  • Cisco and Microsoft Security Summit, 2006, Sydney, Australia
  • Federal Reserve Payments Conference, 2006, Chicago, IL

Mr. Stewart holds a Master of Science Degree in Computer and Information Science from Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.


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. Warren has a degree in Digital Systems Design from Simon Fraser University, and Masters in Information Systems from Athabasca University.


Mathew Tasalotti is a Senior Mobility Solutions Consultant at TELUS. Mathew works closely with TELUS internal product teams, solution partners and enterprise clients in the development of appropriate wireless roadmaps and later definition, design and implementation of mobility solutions that securely extend corporate applications into the mobile domain. Mathew's experience extends 18 years in the high tech industry, with 13 years dedicated to wireless and mobile data solutions on CDMA, CDPD, GSM, iDen, WiFi, SMS, Mobitex, and DataTAC networks. Mathew holds a 1990 Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University.


Appointed Chief Privacy Officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by Secretary Michael Chertoff on July 23, 2006. In this capacity and pursuant to Section 222 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, Teufel has primary responsibility for privacy policy at the Department, to include: assuring that the technologies used by the Department to protect the United States sustain, and do not erode, privacy protections relating to the use, collection, and disclosure of personal information; assuring that the Department complies with fair information practices as set out in the Privacy Act of 1974; conducting privacy impact assessments of proposed rules at the Department; evaluating legislative and regulatory proposals involving collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by the Federal Government; and preparing an annual report to Congress on the activities of the Department that affect privacy. Further, Teufel serves as the Department's Chief Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer. Teufel's responsibilities as Chief FOIA Officer include assuring consistent and appropriate agency-wide statutory compliance and harmonized program and policy implementation. Teufel graduated from the Washington College of Law of the American University and was the Senior Articles Editor of The Administrative Law Journal.


Francis Tonyan is the Business Unit Executive responsible for IBM Threat and Fraud Intelligence (EAS/GNR) Sales in the US, Canada and Latin America. In this role he provides sales and visionary leadership to IBM customers and business partners throughout the Americas.

In addition to working with IBM's key financial services, public sector, healthcare and law enforcement clients, he speaks at industry conferences and public speaking venues around the world.

Francis has held various technical, sales and management positions within IBM Software Group. During his 20+ year career in software technology Francis has been instrumental in developing, marketing, and selling software across myriad industry verticals such as Public Sector (Defense Communications, Law Enforcement, Immigration, etc), Financial Services, Health Care, and Telecommunications.

Francis was instrumental in the development and distribution of a mission-critical satellite communication system provided to the US Navy. In addition he provided critical leadership to innumerable Law Enforcement Agencies as a provider of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS).

Mr. Tonyan received his Bachelor's Degree from California Polytechnic University- Pomona and his Master's Degrees from the Business Management School at California State University - Long Beach.


Daniel Weitzner is Co-Director of the MIT CSAIL Decentralized Information Group, teaches Internet public policy in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, and is Policy Director of the World Wide Web Consortium's Technology and Society activities. At DIG he leads research on the development of new technology and public policy models for addressing legal challenges raised by the Web, including privacy, intellectual property, identity management and new regulatory models for the Web. At W3C he is responsible for Web standards needed to address public policy requirements, including the Platform for Privacy Preference (P3P) and XML Security technologies. He was the first to advocate user control technologies such as content filtering to protect children and avoid government censorship. These arguments played a critical role in the landmark Internet freedom of expression case in the United States Supreme Court, Reno v. ACLU (1997). In 1994, his advocacy work won legal protections for email and web logs in the US Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

Weitzner was co-founder and Deputy Director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Deputy Policy Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the Center for Democracy and Technology, the Software Freedom Law Center, the Web Science Research Initiative. and the Internet Education Foundation.

Weitzner has law degree from Buffalo Law School, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Swarthmore College. His writings have appeared in Science magazine, the Yale Law Review, Communications of the ACM, Computerworld, Wired Magazine, Social Research, Electronic Networking: Research, Applications & Policy, and The Whole Earth Review.


As the Privacy Lead in the ATIPP Office, Department of Justice, Angela Yetman is responsible for managing the Privacy Team. The team is responsible for privacy education, privacy compliance, policy and protocol development and privacy impact assessments. In addition to this role, Ms. Yetman has been a researcher for a CIHR funded provincial privacy study.

She has extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative Social Science research, both within and outside the healthcare setting; and has previously held various roles within the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information.

Ms. Yetman is currently pursuing a Master of Arts - Integrated Studies at Athabasca University with a focus on governance and policy development. She also has an Information Access and Protection of Privacy Certificate from the University of Alberta.

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