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10th Annual Privacy and Security Conference
"Life in a Digital Fishbowl - A Struggle for Survival or a Sea of Opportunity?"

February 3rd - 4th, 2009

Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, BC, Canada

Keynote Speakers

Jennifer Stoddart
Jennifer Stoddart has been Canada's Privacy Commissioner since 2003. In her role, she has overseen a number of important investigations, including a massive data breach at U.S. retail giant TJX and the disclosure of Canadians' financial information to U.S. authorities by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication. Commissioner Stoddart has led efforts to help private sector organizations understand their obligations under new federal private sector privacy legislation and she is also working to promote online privacy for youth through the Office's new website,

Commissioner Stoddart has been a leader on global privacy through her work with international organizations which are examining ways to protect and enhance privacy rights on a global scale. In 2007, she hosted an international data protection conference which brought together some of the world's foremost data protection experts.

Commissioner Stoddart was previously President of the Commission d'accès à l'information du Québec. She has held several senior positions in public administration for the Governments of Québec and Canada, including at the Canadian and the Québec Human Rights Commissions.

Nicholas Carr
A former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, Nicholas Carr writes and speaks on technology, business, and culture. His intriguing 2003 Harvard Business Review article “IT Doesn't Matter,” was an instant sensation, setting the stage for the global debate on the strategic value of information technology in business. His 2004 book, Does IT Matter?: Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage, published by Harvard Business School Press, was a bestseller and kept the worldwide business community discussing the role of computers and IT in business. His new 2008 book, The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google, examines the future of computing and its implications for business and society. The Wall Street Journal says The Big Switch is “destined to influence CEOs and the boards and investors that support them as companies grapple with the constant change of the digital age. ”

In Spring 2008 CIO Insight named Carr's Does IT Matter? book one of the all-time “Top 15 Most Groundbreaking Management Books” and Ziff Davis included him as one of only a handful of IT management thought leaders on their “100 Most Influential People in IT” list.

A prolific business thinker, Carr has written more than a dozen other articles and interviews for Harvard Business Review and writes regularly for the Financial Times, Strategy & Business and The Guardian. His articles have also appeared in the New York Times, MIT Sloan Management Review, Wired, Business 2.0, Boston Globe, Industry Standard, The Banker, Director, BusinessWeek Online as well as in his blog, Rough Type. He also edited The Digital Enterprise, a book of HBR writings on the Internet. Carr is a member of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's editorial board of advisors.

Carr has served as a commentator on CNBC, CNN, and other networks and has been a featured speaker worldwide at industry, educational, and government forums. In 2005, Optimize magazine named Carr one of the leading thinkers on information technology, and in 2007 eWeek named him one of the 100 most influential people in IT.

Earlier in his career, Carr was a principal at Mercer Management Consulting. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.A., in English literature, from Harvard University.

Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D.

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the leading privacy experts in the world. An avowed believer in the role that technology can play in protecting privacy, Dr. Cavoukian's leadership has seen her office develop a number of tools and procedures to ensure that privacy is protected in Ontario - and around the world. Dr. Ann Cavoukian was appointed Ontario's Information and Privacy Commissioner in 1997, and is the first to be reappointed for a second term.

Noted for her seminal work on Privacy Enhancing Technologies in 1995, her mantra of "privacy by design" seeks to embed privacy into the design specifications of technology, thereby achieving the strongest protections.

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

David Loukidelis

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.


As Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) and vice president for global public policy at Oracle Corporation, Joseph (Joe) Alhadeff oversees Oracle's privacy program to ensure protection of personal information across all Oracle operations and product areas. As Oracle's Vice President of Global Public policy, Mr. Alhadeff is responsible for coordinating and managing Oracle's international electronic commerce, privacy and Internet-related policy issues.

As a recognized authority on Internet, electronic commerce and privacy policy issues, Mr. Alhadeff has served on numerous panels and councils dealing with issues of information security and is a recognized as an industry authority in shaping privacy policy.

In addition to his role at Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff serves a prominent role in several influential international organizations dedicated to Internet policy, security and privacy. Mr Alhadeff serves as the BIAC Chair to the OECD ICCP Committee, head of industry delegation to the OECD Security Steering Group, and a Vice Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce's Electronic Business and Information Technology Committee. In the US, Mr. Alhadeff chairs the Information Technology Committee for the US India Business Council and Government Affairs Committee for the Software and Information Industry Association, and co-chairs the USCIB's Information Policy Committee and EABC's RFID Privacy working group. Mr. Alhadeff is also the Chair of the US Malaysia Business Council, co-Chair of the US-ASEAN Business Council's Technology Committee and serves on the NCAPEC Board.

Prior to joining Oracle, Mr. Alhadeff was General Counsel and Vice President for Electronic Commerce for the US Council for International Business (USCIB) in New York. Alhadeff holds and M.B.A. in management and information systems from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. from Oberlin College.

Eric is a Partner at Accenture and Global Service Line Lead for Security Strategy & Risk Management. This part of the overall Security practice looks across an enterprise and focuses on strategic level engagement with customers. Eric has over 25 years of business experience, 11 years in financial services and the last 14 years in security and risk management. He recently joined Accenture from Microsoft where he was Sr. Director of Risk Management for Business Online Services - Microsoft's Business Cloud Computing effort. During his MSFT time he was CSO and Regional Privacy Lead for Greater China. Prior MSFT, Eric was a Partner and National Director for Ernst & Young's Technology & Security Risk Services practice based in Hong Kong. He was an early TRUSTe founding member, has severed on the ANSI X9F Standards and most recently the Trusted Computing Group.

Eric holds an MBA in International Business from the George Washington University and a BA in International Studies from the University of the Pacific.


Stewart A. Baker was most recently the Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, where he conducted several successful data protection negotiations with the European Union, as well as numerous data-sharing arrangements with individual countries. A lawyer, Mr. Baker's private practice focuses on data protection, data security, and government regulation of technology. In past government stints, he has served as general counsel of the commission investigating Iraq WMD intelligence failures, general counsel of the National Security Agency, and Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Education Department. He is based in Washington, D.C.


Colin Bennett received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wales, and his Ph.D from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Since 1986 he has taught in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria, where he is now Professor and Chair of the Department. From 1999-2000, he was a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. In 2007 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at University of California, Berkeley.

His research has focused on the comparative analysis of surveillance technologies and privacy protection policies at the domestic and international levels. In addition to numerous scholarly and newspaper articles, he has published three books: Regulating Privacy: Data Protection and Public Policy in Europe and the United States (Cornell University Press, 1992); Visions of Privacy: Policy Choices for the Digital Age (University of Toronto Press, 1999, with Rebecca Grant); The Governance of Privacy: Policy Instruments in the Digital Age (The MIT Press, 2006 with Charles Raab). He has completed policy reports on privacy protection for the Canadian government, the Canadian Standards Association, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the European Commission, and the UK Information Commissioner. He is currently completing projects on the subject of "privacy advocacy" in Western societies, as well as on the politics of identity cards. He is currently the co-investigator of a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative grant entitled "The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting."

He teaches a range of courses on US politics, political analysis and information and communications policy.


Chantal Bernier was appointed Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada with primary responsibility for the Privacy Act, the federal public sector privacy law. The appointment is effective December 8, 2008.

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

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

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


Mike is the Director, Product Management for BlackBerry Security at Research In Motion (RIM). His responsibilities include security focused Product Management for the various products at RIM, and specialty security products such as the S/MIME and PGP Solutions for BlackBerry, the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader, and core security features of BlackBerry. Previously a Software Developer within the Security Team at RIM, he was heavily involved in the development of the S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry. Mike holds a Master's degree in Mathematics, focusing on cryptography, from the University of Waterloo.


Paul Bryan is an identity services architect for Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc. and a member of the OpenSSO product engineering team. He has extensive experience in delivering enterprise, product and solution architectures for identity and access management solutions to financial, insurance, education, telecommunications, healthcare, utility, retail, hospitality and government organizations. Paul lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and two children. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Association for Computing Machinery.


Derick Cassidy - CISSP-ISSAP, 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 15 years of his career growing his knowledge, experience and references from a PKI background, to Smart Cards and biometrics, to Identity and Access Management and then ultimately to policy based Multi Level Security (security at the data tier, security at the application level, security at the presentation level) - providing a comprehensive view of the security of information whether in motion, at rest, or being administered.


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 Sû reté 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 Sû reté 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-Rivières 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 Sû reté du Québec.


Catherine Claiter joined the Vancouver Island Health Authority in August 2005 as Chief Information Officer.

As Chief Information Officer, Catherine is responsible for the strategic operational management of Information Management/Information Technology for VIHA.

Catherine has broad experience in health information management strategic planning, senior IM/IT management, and clinical change management. Catherine is known in the health informatics industry for her knowledge of Electronic Health Record (EHR) solutions and her commitment to capacity building through leadership development.

Prior to joining VIHA, Catherine's experience in senior leadership included the roles of senior manager with the Courtyard Group, a professional services firm dedicated to healthcare; Director, Information Management at the Kingston General Hospital in Kingston, Ontario; and Manager of Program Planning at the University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Science from the University of Victoria and is actively involved in a number of national Health Informatics committees and organizations.

To contact Catherine please call her assistant, Tanya Vaughan at (250) 370-8699 or e-mail: [email protected]


As the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft Canada, Bruce is responsible for the overall security strategy, working closely with the Public Sector, large enterprises, Industry Associations and the Community across Canada. He comes from a security background in secure system design, forensics and security risk management and as the Chief Security Advisor 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.


John Dathan joined Juniper Networks in March 2005 to further extend his successful career in technology sales and sales management. As Director of Enterprise sales, John leads the Canadian team as they bring Juniper solutions to help solve complex problems for their customers. He started in the technology business 27 years ago when he worked at a local computer store and he has not looked back since.


Richard DeBruyne, BSc, ISP, CISA, CISM is a Senior Consulting Manager, working in the Information Technology Security Practice for Grant Thornton LLP, a leading international accounting and business consulting firm. Richard received his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Calgary in Alberta Canada. He has worked extensively with companies in North America, the United Kingdom and various countries in Western Europe to implement Global Controls and Security Management Programs. His focus has been the development and implementation of end-to-end security, compliance management, and regulatory transparency for global and internationally trading banks in the Financial Services Sector. In addition, Richard has worked extensively with the world's largest international IT Outsourcing Organization helping them to establish effective and efficient international and cross sector Security Management programs. Richard is an active member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He also holds certifications as Information Systems Professional (ISP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).


Michelle Dennedy is Chief Data Strategy and 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.

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Lorrainne Dixon is the Privacy Officer for Sun Microsystems (Canada) and Sun Microsystems (B.C.). As Sun Microsystems (B.C) designs, builds and implements the B.C. Provincial Laboratory Information System (PLIS) and the Interoperable Electronic Health Record (iEHR), she is responsible for ensuring compliance with all its contractual and legal obligations relating to privacy and security. Prior to accepting this position with Sun she was Chief Privacy Officer for MAXIMUS BC and a privacy consultant. Her clients included provincial ministries, crown corporations, tribunals, private sector organizations, not for profit societies and the federal government. She has also provided strategic implementation advice to the government of Jamaica on its Access to Information legislation. Her background and experience in both the information and privacy areas is extensive. She was the Privacy Consultant for the Ministry of Education's "Excellence in Information Sharing" award (2005) winning BC Enterprise Student Information Project.

Ms. Dixon worked for the provincial government for many years, first with the Ombudsman's Office and then as the Executive Director of the Information and Privacy Commissioner's office.

Ms. Dixon is on the Executive of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Board of Directors and has been a supporter of the arts community in Victoria for many years.

Ms. Dixon has a law degree from the University of Victoria, and articled for the Vancouver law firm of Owen, Bird. Before attending Law School, Ms. Dixon was a registered nurse.


Peter Evans currently serves as the Director for the technology and market strategy for IBM's Internet Security Systems Division, CTO office. In this role Peter integrates market, technical and enterprise trends and needs and defines the mid-to-longer term strategy and roadmap as reflected in the company positioning. Previously, Peter served as the CMO for Internet Security Systems, evolving the company to a market driven strategy. With more than eighteen years of telecommunications and enterprise security experience, Evans is responsible for defining and executing the organization's worldwide security solutions strategy, and corporate marketing strategy for security.

Prior to joining IBM Internet Security Systems, Evans served as chief marketing officer and vice president of business development for AirDefense, an Atlanta-based wireless-LAN Intrusion Detection and Prevention company. Before his tenure at AirDefense, Evans served as chief executive officer and chairman of the board for Optovation, a venture backed company based in Ottawa, Canada. Evans led the effort to evolve the company from a pre-beta solution to a fully operational enterprise that resulted in its acquisition in August 2003.

Additionally, Evans served as senior vice president of marketing and product management with ONI systems, a publicly traded company based in California. He led the company through a strategy and roadmap realignment, leading to growth and customer acquisition. and development of new channel partnerships. ONI was subsequently acquired in 2002 by Ciena Corporation. Previously, Evans spent 13 years at Nortel networks serving in various senior executive roles in sales, marketing and product line management. Over the course of his tenure with Nortel, Evans led the startup of the Long Distance voice switching and Voice over IP (VoIP) switching business, the Data sales organization, the launch of SS7 networking and voice services, high speed access and local network data solutions, and metro optical networking and optical Ethernet.

Peter Evans is a frequent keynote speaker at leading industry events, such as VON, RSA and the Gartner IT Security Summits. He is also is one of IBM's speakers and thought leaders representing the IBM security strategy with influencer and analyst events, major business and trade media, and on national broadcast news, appearing on ABC, Fox news and CNN.

Evans holds bachelor's degrees in applied mathematics and computer science from Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. He also holds a master's of business administration from York University in Toronto.


Mr. Falconar is an information management specialist with 22-years of experience working in the technology sector. In April of 2008 he took on the responsibility of the business development and growth of the CA Security Business Unit across Western Canada. CA Security solutions include industry leading automation technology to simplify system access and improve compliance.

Prior to this role, Kalvin supported key CA clients as a Customer Solution Architect covering the energy and telecommunications sectors. Additional experience included working with Xerox Global Services, SAS, ORACLE, and SHL in Western Canada.

He is a graduate of architecture, certified project manager and a Lean Six Sigma practitioner. Located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Kalvin Falconar is married, and has two teenage children.


David Flaherty is a specialist in the management of privacy and information policy issues. He was the first Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia (1993-99). As a consultant for the past ten years, Flaherty's services for clients include strategic advice on the management of privacy issues and of relationships with privacy authorities, privacy advocates, and the general public; conducting overall assessments of privacy compliance (privacy reviews, audits, site visits, knowledge transfer); preparing Privacy Impact Assessments; helping to manage privacy breaches; and developing on-line privacy training and other privacy risk management tools.


Greg Gardner synchronizes the strategy, development, integration and fielding of Oracle's Public Sector Solutions, coordinating the efforts of a team of experts from across the Corporation and its Partners.

Mr. Gardner, who retired from the United States Army as a Colonel with 30 years of commissioned service, joined Oracle Corporation on March 15, 2004. During his final military assignment, Mr. Gardner was responsible for Joint Command and Control in the Command, Control, Communications and Computers Directorate of the Joint Staff in The Pentagon. In this role he developed the prototype of the Joint Protected Environment Network (JPEN) now in wide use by military bases and state and local governments across the country.

From April to November 2003, Mr. Gardner served with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq as Chief of Staff for the Senior Advisor, Ministry of National Security and Defense. He then returned to Washington and coordinated personnel activities for the Authority before leaving government service in March 2004.

Mr. Gardner's military assignments included leadership positions in infantry, airborne, and ranger units and command of the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division and the 3rd United States Infantry (The Old Guard).

His staff assignments included service as Operations Officer, 3rd Brigade 7th Infantry Division (Light) during Operation JUST CAUSE in Panama, G3, 25th Infantry Division (Light) in Hawaii, and Executive Officer to the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Command.

During his military service, Mr. Gardner received two awards of the Defense Superior Service Medal, three awards of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, Combat and Expert Infantryman's Badges, Master Parachutist's Badge, Ranger Tab, and Pathfinder Badge.

Mr. Gardner, a graduate of the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, also holds Master's Degrees in Industrial Relations/Personnel Management from the Krannert School at Purdue University, Military Art and Science from the Army's School of Advanced Military Studies, and Strategy and Policy from the Naval War College. He is a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP).

Mr. Gardner serves as a member of the Defense Science Board and contributed to the Board's 2006 Operations Panel and 2007 Asymmetric Warfare Panel reports. He is on the Capability Surprise Panel for 2008. Mr. Gardner also chaired the Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI) working group that produced cross-industry policy recommendations and position papers for the DoD CIO including; "Best Business Practices in Service Oriented Architecture", "Facilitating Shared Services in the Department of Defense", and "Performance Metrics in Shared Services."

Mr. Gardner is on the Board of Directors of Skydrill Power Systems. He is a Colleague of London's Centre for Defence and International Security Studies, a Director of the World Wide Consortium On the Grid (W2COG), and a member of the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA), and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).


Hein Gerber is a Director leading PricewaterhouseCoopers' Information Security and Business Continuity Planning initiatives in British Columbia. He has more than 20 years relevant experience in information security, business continuity planning, risk management and data loss prevention in both the public and private sector and has helped clients resolve these challenges in several countries before settling in Canada. He combines his first-hand experience and insight to address the security challenges organizations face today. With his holistic view of security, he delivers solutions that secure and protect assets, including information, and proactively mitigate the risks associated with new technology trends.


Francis Graf is President and CEO of Forensic Data Recovery Inc., a leading-edge Canadian computer forensic and eDiscovery firm based in Victoria, BC with offices in Vancouver and Toronto.

Francis is actively involved in training computer forensics practitioners from law enforcement agencies and public and private sector organizations across Canada, the U.S.A and Asia. In addition to working with these organizations to develop best practices in computer forensics, Francis is also a member of the Sedona Canada Working Group 7, tasked with developing best practices for eDiscovery in Canada.

In 2003, Francis was sworn in as a Special Constable with the Victoria City Police Department in a unique partnership to support their computer forensics capability.


Mike Gurski is the Director of the Bell Privacy Centre of Excellence and the Privacy Strategist for Bell Information & Communications Technology Solutions. In his responsibilities at the Centre he leads a comprehensive privacy professional services arm for enterprise customers. Mike also heads a research arm focused on developing privacy technologies in areas that include: wireless health care environments, identity theft solutions, and Internet censorship circumvention software. As well Mike is a founding member of the 'The Privacy Network ( a knowledge exchange network that links various privacy communities in Canada.

Mike is also on the Board of Directors for the International Security Trust and Privacy Alliance which is developing a privacy framework to assist organizations in implementing privacy from a systems and technology perspective. Prior to joining BSSI Mike chaired the international Privacy Enhancing Technology Testing and Evaluation Project, to develop privacy technology evaluation standards and was the founding Chair of the Wroclaw Foundation: an international data protection commissioners' vehicle to facilitate international privacy technology standards. He also served as the Senior Technology Advisor to Ontario's Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for five years. Currently, he is on the Board of the Privacy Enhancing Technology (PET) Research Workshop; an international research symposium, and chairs both the international PETs Executive Briefing and the University of Waterloo's annual Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, Privacy and Security Conference (

Mike has written published articles on e-mail encryption, misconceptions of privacy and security, wireless, and P3P (Platform for Privacy Preferences), a privacy specification for the Web: this latter work while a member of W3C team developing P3P. As well he has written papers on Privacy Design Principles and Privacy Impact Assessments for Integrated Justice Technology Systems. This was done in partnership with the United States Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs.

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


Dave Hansen is corporate senior vice president and general manager of the Security Management Business Unit at CA. In this role he is charged with growing the security management business and ensuring his team is delivering the products, services and partnerships required to meet customer needs for strategic, enterprise level security.

Previously, Dave was CA's chief information officer. In this role, Dave was responsible for global IT strategy, applications development and the global CA infrastructure, IT compliance and CA's international IT organization. Additionally, he oversaw the internal adoption and implementation of CA solutions based on the company's Enterprise IT Management (EITM) vision.

Dave has more than 20 years of professional experience leading IT organizations. He joined CA in 2002 and, in 2003, was named senior vice president, CA Technology Services for North America. In 2005, Dave was named senior vice president for Worldwide Presales where he was responsible for a team of 1,400 employees, enhanced customer relationships, and created technology teams focused on security, storage and infrastructure management.

Prior to joining CA, Dave led IT for the Canadian division of Bowater Inc. where he was responsible for IT infrastructure, technology acquisition and integration, and ERP implementation.

Dave received a bachelor of science degree from Lakehead University in Ontario, Canada.


Brian Huseman is a Manager of Global Public Policy at Intel's Washington, DC office, where he focuses on policy issues dealing with privacy, competition, and trade. Brian recently joined Intel from the Federal Trade Commission, where he was Chief of Staff and served as a principal advisor to the Chairman on congressional, policy, and strategic planning issues. Brian joined the Chairman's office in 2004 as an advisor on a variety of consumer protection issues, including privacy, data security, spam, spyware, and international affairs. He previously was a staff attorney in the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection, where he worked on Internet litigation and policy matters. Before working at the FTC, Brian was a prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division.


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.


Wayne Jansen is a researcher at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. His interests are in communications, distributed applications, and computer security, with a focus on handheld devices. Wayne has led the Mobile Security and Forensics Project at NIST since 1998, investigating various techniques for device security and forensic examination.


During a 24-year career as a Communications and Electronics Engineering (CELE) Officer, Steven Johnston was given progressively more responsible operational and staff assignments, with an increasing specialization in information security. Following a brief period as an Information System Security consultant with the private sector, Steven returned to government service as Senior Policy Advisor, Information Protection Engineering Project at the Communications Security Establishment. He was responsible for identifying and helping analyze policy and legal issues associated with the use of information protection technologies in the context of Critical Information Infrastructure Protection.

Steven is currently the Senior Security and Technology Advisor at the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. As the most senior technical specialist within the Commission, Steven is responsible for monitoring, assessing, analyzing and advising the Commissioners, senior management and staff at OPC on the privacy implications of current and emerging technologies, including biometrics, electronic health initiatives, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), nanotechnology and ubiquitous computing.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada and a Master of Science degree in Defence Technology from the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, UK. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.


Constantine is Symantec's Information Privacy Lead. In this role, he manages the company's internal teams throughout the development and implementation of privacy programs, policies and initiatives within Symantec. Reporting to Symantec's Chief Information Security Officer, Constantine's expertise is instrumental in ensuring that Symantec maintains compliance with privacy legislation and standards around the world.

In his previous role as Canadian Compliance Specialist for Symantec, Constantine worked with customers to understand the challenges faced in meeting regulatory requirements in areas such as privacy, Bill 198 and SOX, as well as requirements arising from litigation, or under legislation relating to document retention.

Constantine received his law degree from Queen's University in 1984, and was called to the Bar of the Province of Ontario as Barrister and Solicitor in 1986. He practiced law for ten years, and has worked in IT to implement solutions relating to law and technology for ten years as well.


Alan LeFort currently heads up product management for all security products and services at TELUS, as Director of TELUS Security Solutions, and most recently co-authored the 2008 Rotman-TELUS Joint Study on Canadian IT Security Practices. 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.


Michael is a Principal of Seccuris Inc, where he helps address business risks associated with Intellectual Property, Technology and Compliance in large North American organizations. He specializes in security architecture, risk assessment and forensic procedure for high risk enterprise.

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


Willy Leichter is director of product marketing for security products at Websense, Inc, a security software company based in San Diego.

His responsibilities include product positioning and messaging, as well as go-to-market strategy and development across multiple Websense security product lines. Leichter has extensive experience in messaging security, data leak prevention, user authentication, and Web security, and has worked with the world's largest enterprise customers to recommend effective security solutions.

Prior to joining Websense, Leichter was the director of product marketing for both Tumbleweed Communications and Secure Computing Corporation, where he managed product marketing for email security, Web security, and identity management products.

Leichter is a graduate of Stanford University and had 20 years of experience in product marketing, network security, and software and hardware development.


Dr. Victoria Lemieux is a records and risk management specialist with 20 years of practical experience in a variety of sectors and geographies. Until July of this year, she was based in the UK and working as a Vice-President and European Head of IT Risk Assessment and Mitigation Services, Technology Infrastruture for a top-tier global investment bank. She has recently returned to Canada in order to create a new centre of research at UBC focussing on the investigation of financial electronic records ( and is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. Her publications include Better Information Practices: Improving Records and Information Management in the Public Service (London: Commonwealth Secretariat, 1999), Management of Public Sector Records Series: Business Systems Analysis (London: International Records Management Trust, 2000), and Risk Management for Records and Information (Lenexa, KS: ARMA International, 2004). Her forthcoming publication "Risky Business" (Facet, 2009) will focus on the challenges and solutions associated with different types of records and data risks in financial services.


Ms. Lepage is a member of the New Brunswick Law Society and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Ms. Lepage is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Conference Board of Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (University of Manitoba), a Law Degree (Université de Moncton) and a Master in Law (Dalhousie University). She worked as counsel for the Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel in 1999 headed by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Gérard LaForest. In 2000, Ms. Lepage joined the Department of Justice Canada. In December 2004, she became a Deputy Director and Senior Counsel at Elections Canada's Legal Services Unit, and subsequently becomes Director and General Counsel for the Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces' Ombudsman's Office.

Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel at the Canadian Institute for Health Information since August 2007, Ms. Lepage is responsible for ensuring that CIHI's privacy policies and principles are current and in accordance with existing legislation, as well as being responsive to CIHI's overall mandate. She is also responsible for creating a privacy-sensitive culture at CIHI by guiding the development of privacy practices and procedures, and for ensuring that those practices and procedures are transparent and known to CIHI's stakeholders. As General Counsel, Ms. Lepage manages the in-house Legal Services Unit which deals with a wide host of legal issues.


Associate Professor Avner Levin (S.J.D, LL.M. Toronto; LL.B., B.Sc. Tel-Aviv) is the Chair of the Law & Business Department and the Director of the Privacy and Cyber Crime Institute at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. His research on workplace privacy and online social network privacy has been funded by the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's Contributions Program. He is the lead author of "Under the Radar: The Employer Perspective on Workplace Privacy" and "The Next Digital Divide: Online Social Network Privacy", both published to widespread media attention in Canada.


Mr. Manky plays an essential role on the FortiGuard Global Security Research Team to provide proactive threat mitigation solutions through security research and development. Using his development experience and malware knowledge, Mr. Manky has designed and implemented security tools as well as several automation systems which ensure customer protection through robust detection, global alerts and crucial information on malware trends and methodologies. He is a primary contributor to the company's monthly malware reports and sits on the Fortinet's research review committee.

Mr. Manky studied computer systems technology, specializing in data communications, at the British Columbia Institute of Technology - a premier polytechnic institution in Canada.


Drew McArthur retired from TELUS in 2007 as Vice President Corporate Affairs and Chief Compliance Officer. As Chief Compliance Officer, Drew was responsible for legal and regulatory compliance for all of TELUS' operations, reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. The responsibilities of this role included ensuring TELUS had the appropriate controls, policies and measurements in place to be compliant with many areas of law and regulation. Drew is now actively consulting in the area of privacy and compliance, and can be contacted at [email protected].


Kellman Meghu is the Security Engineering Manager in Canada for Check Point Software Technologies Inc., the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. His background includes over 10 years of experience studying attacks, application protection and network-based security. Since 1996 Mr. Meghu has been involved with consultation on various network security strategies to protect ISP's in Southern Ontario as well as security audits and security infrastructure deployments for various Commercial and Governmental entities across Canada and the Eastern United States. Other past responsibilities have included day-to-day operational work in complex security networks, policy planning, management and documentation. Prior to joining Check Point, Mr. Meghu has held various network and security engineering roles with European telecommunications giant Alcatel, a leading global information technology services company, Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and as a private consultant.

Mr. Meghu has been sought after as a content expert presenter on a variety of security issues, including "How to Deploy a Secure VoIP Infrastructure","A Parents Guide to Internet Safety" and the always popular "How to Survive a Security Audit". He has delivered presentations at private corporate focused events, at school internet safety events for training students and teachers, public events including SMB World, Canadian Computer Measurements Group Canada, Hurricane Labs Conference (US), Hackerfest (US), Government and Health Technologies Conference, Network and Systems Professionals Association, Linux World/Network World Conference, The Check Point Experience, InfoSecurity Toronto as well as guest interviews and commentary for security focused panels and on television and radio shows.


Edward works with Sun customers and Sun partners to understand the financial, technical, security, social and environmental advantages of Sun's desktop tools. Leading the evangelization of the Sun desktop software products since 2003, he has national responsibility for the Sun Ray, Secure Global Desktop, VDI and StarOffice products.

Edward joined Sun Canada in 1999, has held a number of different roles since then, and had assignments in the U.S. and Europe. He has consulted on desktop security matters to the Banks, Federal agencies and various vertical markets in Canada. Edward came to Sun with significant strengths in the Financial Services industry having previously worked at Citibank and Bank of Montreal, and has been working to bridge the gap between IT-speak and business-speak for over two decades.


Suzanne Morin is Assistant General Counsel, Regulatory Law & Policy and Bell Privacy Ombudsman. She received her law degree from the University of Ottawa. After clerking at the Federal Court of Canada, she was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1992. She completed the Regulatory Best Practices Certificate program offered by the School of Policy Studies from Queen's University in 1997.

Since her call to the bar, Suzanne has been working extensively in the areas of privacy, copyright, telecommunications and electronic commerce generally, including child exploitation and offensive content, spam and network neutrality. At Bell, she is involved with many associations including the Canadian Coalition Against Internet Child Exploitation (CCAICE), the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) and the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). Suzanne is currently a board member of the Standards Council of Canada and the Media Awareness Network.

Suzanne speaks frequently at Canadian and international conferences on various issues, has written numerous articles in her areas of practice and is a co-author of the Canadian Privacy Law Handbook.


Anthony Nadalin, IBM Software Group, 11501 Burnet Road, Austin TX 78758 ([email protected]). Mr. Nadalin is a Distinguished Engineer and the chief security architect for IBM Software Group. As a Distinguished Engineer, he is responsible for security infrastructure design and development. He serves as the primary security liaison to Sun Microsystems JavaSoft Division for Java security design and development collaboration. Also Anthony serves as the primary security liaison in development of Web Services security specifications to Microsoft. In his 26-year career with IBM, he has held the following positions, Lead Security architect for VM/SP, and Security architect for AS/400, Security architect for OS/2. He has also authored and co-authored over forty technical journal and conference articles and published several books on Java Security and the Internet. Anthony is also the co-author and editor of various Web Services security and Web Services specifications.


MA in Diplomacy with concentration in terrorism from Norwich University, 2007. Employed at Public Safety Canada in Emergency Management Policy Directorate. Private sector experience in international trade, international standards development, intellectual property protection, and privacy legislation.


Dave Nikolejsin has served as Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia since July 2005. In his role as chief technology strategist for the Province, Dave promotes and guides government's management of information as a strategic business asset. This includes driving value for information management and information technology investments, and enabling the transformation of government services through information sharing and strategic partnerships.

Prior to his appointment as Chief Information Officer, Dave spent two years as the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Network BC initiative. Through his leadership in this project, Dave played a pivotal role in bridging the digital divide by connecting many rural and remote communities in British Columbia to high-speed broadband.

Dave has a strong technical background, and spent nearly twenty years working in management positions of progressively more responsibility in network services, both in the B.C. government and with SaskTel in Regina, Saskatchewan.

Dave is a member of the Board of Directors for BCNET and an active participant in the cross-jurisdictional Public Sector Chief Information Officer Council.

Dave graduated with Honours with a Diploma in Electronics Engineering from the Saskatchewan Technical Institute in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In 2001, Dave completed the executive program in Public Sector Leadership at Royal Roads University. More recently, Dave joined a small group of executives at the Harvard Business School for the cross-disciplinary program entitled "Delivering Information Services."


Eugene Oscapella, Barrister and Solicitor, Ottawa, Canada. Mr. Oscapella completed undergraduate studies in economics at the University of Toronto in 1974 and received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa in 1977. He obtained his Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1979. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1980. Since 1985, Mr. Oscapella has been an independent adviser to government and private sector interests on Canadian legislative and public policy issues.

Mr. Oscapella was associated with the Law Reform Commission of Canada for over 14 years and was the first chairman of that body's Drug Policy Group. In 1993, he became a founding member of the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy, an independent organization created to examine Canada's drug laws and policies. For several years he sat on the policy committee of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association. He has appeared many times before Canadian Parliamentary committees on drug policy issues and lectures on drug policy issues in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. Mr. Oscapella has lectured and been published widely in Canada and abroad on drug policy issues.

He also has extensive experience in privacy matters. Mr. Oscapella has been a consultant to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada since 1987 and periodically to other government agencies and privacy commissioners in Canada and abroad. He was the principal consultant for four major studies for the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada - AIDS and the Privacy Act (1989), Drug Testing and Privacy (1990), Genetic Testing and Privacy (1992) and Identity, Privacy and the Need of Others to Know Who You Are: A Discussion Paper on Identity Issues (2008). From 2001-04, he was associate editor, Privacy Laws and Business International Newsletter (UK), and he remains a regular contributor.


Nicole Ozer is the Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director at the ACLU of Northern California, working on the intersection of new technology, privacy, and free speech.

Nicole graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, studied comparative civil rights history at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and earned her J.D. with a Certificate in Law and Technology from Berkeley Law.

Before joining the ACLU, Nicole was an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP and worked on diverse civil liberties technology projects with the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic. Nicole was recognized by San Jose Magazine in 2001 for being one of 20 "Women Making a Mark" in Silicon Valley.


Richard Purcell is a leading voice in addressing consumer privacy and data protection challenges. He leads Corporate Privacy Group (CPG), focusing on establishing sustainable, affordable privacy programs; he advises F100 corporations and government agencies about respecting and protecting personal information. He also promotes leading practices for consumer data protection and security through seminars, lectures and writings.

Mr. Purcell authored, Privacy Directions™ a landmark Web-based education curriculum designed to support institutionalizing privacy awareness, practices. Privacy Directions™ is widely deployed in the United States. Richard's background includes designing, developing, implementing and overseeing one of the world's largest and most advanced privacy programs as Microsoft's original privacy officer.

Mr. Purcell holds several significant privacy appointments. He is Chairman, Emeritus of TRUSTe, sits on the Education Advisory Board of the Int'l Association of Privacy Professionals, is a member of the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee for the Dept. of Homeland Security and a Fellow at the Ponemon Institute.


Based out of Vancouver, Ed Rebane is a Senior Security and Privacy Advisor with Bell ICT Security Solutions Inc. specializing in trusted architectures and on-line service delivery solutions. He has authored several papers and delivered presentations such as; Designing Trust into your Identity Management Solutions - at the West Coast Security Forum, and at Victoria's 8th Annual Privacy and Security Conference, Web SSO and Privilege Management, IEEE - Designing Trust into NGN, and The Efficiencies of an Effective Identity Management & Access Capability.

Ed holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Engineering (Nuclear Physics) from McMaster University, Hamilton. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and serves on the board for the Vancouver Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA).


Peter Reid, CIPP, is the Chief Privacy Officer at EDS, an HP company, where he is responsible for EDS' global privacy program. He has more than 35 years of international experience in the information-technology field, having worked in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Peter has worked in the privacy arena for the last ten years and prior to joining EDS in 2001, he was vice president of NCR Corporation's Privacy Center. At EDS he has helped companies such as 7-Eleven, Nextel and Home Depot in building their privacy programs. He is a recognized expert in privacy, particularly in the areas of customer relationship management and data warehousing. Peter holds a B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. He resides in Frisco, Texas.


John Sabo is Director, Global Government Relations for CA, Inc., providing expertise in the use of security and privacy technologies in trusted infrastructures. Mr. Sabo is an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee. He also serves as: board member and President of the International Security, Trust, and Privacy Alliance (ISTPA); board member and Immediate Past President of the Information Technology-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC); and Chair of the ISAC Council, which addresses cross- sector information sharing issues.

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. He is an invited speaker at international security and privacy conferences, has authored journal articles, and contributes to technical studies on security, privacy and trust issues. He holds degrees from King's College (Pennsylvania) and the University of Notre Dame, and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).


Ben manages TELUS Security Solutions Applications and Systems practice. Ben and his team have, most recently, delivered security consulting projects for organizations such as Sybase, Motorola, the Government of BC and Shoppers Drug Mart. Ben brings nearly a decade of consulting experience to the table in assisting enterprise clients deal with the challenges of architecting secure software and implement organization wide secure software practices. Ben also teaches secure software concepts and provides guidance to global software engineering teams in addressing the risks their products face and before they impact enterprise customers.


Winn Schwartau thinks asymmetrically; some would say "Out of the Box". If it's originality in thought, writing, presentations or training, call Winn. He balances his time between writing, lecturing, teaching and building corporate and national security-awareness programs and consulting on cyber-conflict and Infowar to multinational organizations and governments worldwide. In addition to being called, "The Civilian Architect of Information Warfare," he is one of the country's most sought leading experts on information security, infrastructure protection and electronic privacy.

  • President & founder of, formerly known as Interpact, Inc. The Security Awareness Company develops innovative and entertaining information security awareness programs for private, public and government organizations.
  • Founder & CEO Trusted Learning Corporation, (www.TrustedLearning.Com) a revolutionary new on-line global educational system that permits any organization to rapidly open their own learning centers, and anyone to become a teacher.
  • Founder of InfowarCon, the world's premier conference on Information Warfare, Operations, Cyberterrorism and Critical Infrastructure Protection. www.InfowarCon.Com. In 2008, he sold InfowarCon to the Association of Old Crows. (
  • Founder of SCIPPInternational (www.SCIPPInternational.Org), a non-profit global organization that provides recognized security awareness certification.
  • Named one of the Top 25 Security Professionals for 2009
  • In 2002, he was honored as a "Power Thinker" and one of the 50 most powerful people by Network World.
  • He is the author of "Internet and Computer Ethics for Kids (and Parents and Teachers Without a Clue)" (2001/2002). "The best security book ever written."(Dr. Fred Cohen, It has been adopted by schools and corporations across the country.
  • He coined the term "Electronic Pearl Harbor" and was the Project Lead of the Manhattan Cyber Project Information Warfare and Electronic Civil Defense Team.
  • Executive Producer of "Hackers Are People Too", a documentary film. (www.HackersArePeopleToo.Com)


Justin Somaini is chief information security officer at Symantec, responsible for managing all aspects of Symantec's information security strategy. Somaini plays a strategic role in protecting Symantec's IT resources and information assets and drives all internal security initiatives. Reporting to Symantec's CIO, Somaini has responsibility for Symantec's IT information security risk management, threat response, governance, and privacy functions.

Somaini has more than 12 years of information security and corporate audit experience with large organizations. Prior to joining Symantec, Justin was director of information security at VeriSign Inc., where he led all aspects of information security.

Previously, Somaini was director of information security services for Charles Schwab Inc. Somaini also spent several years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he developed their attack and penetration leadership and audit practice.


Ratko Spasojevic is a Senior Security Consultant for TELUS Security Solutions, with more than 15 years of IT security experience. Mr. Spasojevic's specializes in secure internet communications and trust management. He also is proficient with cryptography, strong authentication and smart cards and related software applications, electronic value transfer and corresponding back end systems, information integrity, secure application development and privacy protection.


As a Senior Identity Architect for Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc., Warren Strange works 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.


Terry Tarle is Senior VP of Sierra Systems' Commercial Industry Verticals. Prior to this, Terry held several leadership positions at Sierra including VP of Sierra's Ottawa Branch and Director in charge of Sierra's AMS, IT Service Management and Spatial IT service lines.

As a senior consultant and solution architect at Sierra, Terry specialized in the design and implementation of Portal and Geo-Portal systems that incorporated identity management techniques for single sign on, authorization and application and data security. He also consulted on business and technology strategies and facilitated visioning workshops for a number of federal and provincial government organizations. This work often involved researching emerging technologies and predicting their impact on how organizations manage and use technology in support of their business.

Terry was also the Alberta Regional Director for TELUS Business Solutions where he managed the sales and service delivery for TELUS' hosted Software as a Service (SaaS) business applications. At TELUS, Terry also managed a suite of wireless and web based business applications to enable mobile workers by providing secure remote access to backend systems.

Prior to joining Sierra Systems, Terry was the founder and president of Pacific International Mapping (PIM) from 1985 to 1999. As President of PIM, Terry oversaw the development and marketing of commercial GIS software.

Terry has a diploma in Survey Technology from Loyalist College, a degree in Surveying Engineering from the University of Calgary and over 30 years experience in IT, System Integration and Management Consulting.


Mathew Tasalloti is the BC Regional Director for Mobile Workforce Solutions (MWS) at TELUS. MWS works closely with TELUS enterprise clients, product teams and partners in the definition, design and implementation of secure mobile solutions to address client business needs. At TELUS, Mathew has been a key member of a number of product development teams such as TELUS wireless managed services and location based services. Prior to joining TELUS, Mathew served as a Chief Architect at Cellon and eDispatch. Mathew has been working in the high tech industry for 19 years and is a subject matter expert in mobile data solutions. Mathew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University.


Stefano Tiranardi, CISSP, is a Technical Compliance Specialist and has been with Symantec for close to four years as a Systems Engineer. He holds several current professional certifications in information technology, security and audit, a field he has worked in for over eighteen years. Having begun his career in programming and robotics, he soon after started down the path of information management and protection. Over the years at one of the leading audit firms, he has lead and participated in numerous projects in areas such as: network architecture development, business continuity, information security governance, implementation and management of information protection controls, information protection processes, vulnerability and risk assessment, regulatory compliance , security incident management, incident response and audit.


Andy Truscott leads Accenture's Security Practice in Canada and has many years of experience gained in Canada, the United States and Europe. His current clients include provincial and federal bodies, crown corporations and commercial organizations across a wide variety of disciplines. Prior to joining Accenture Canada he was, for several years, the Director of Information Governance for the National Health Service in the United Kingdom and a leader of the National Programme for Information Technology (Connecting for Health). Prior to this he was the IT Director of the Commonwealth Business Council.

Providing leadership across more than the Security and Privacy domain, Andy believes passionately in the de-mystifying of technology and ensuring that business drives technology - not the other way around.


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

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

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

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


Vaclav Vincalek is the founder and president of Pacific Coast Information Systems (PCIS) Ltd., a Vancouver-based company that provides strategic consulting, application development, technology solutions and packaged services. He has over 25 years of experience in the information technology industry.

In 1995, Mr. Vincalek started PCIS, turning it into one of British Columbia's leading providers of IT solutions for business. He oversees and mentors a talented team of technology and business specialists. PCIS' Boonbox division was launched in 2007, offering a range of packaged services that improve organizations' privacy and security in terms of networks, web applications and identity and access management.

Mr. Vincalek speaks at seminars about web security and integrating technology solutions to improve business productivity. He is a member of British Columbia Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) and Academy for Technology company CEOs (ACETECH). He has been recognized by the IBM Systems Group for the work he completed on the HUB International Limited Intranet Development Project.

Mr. Vincalek produces the Pacific Coast Informer, authors a blog about technology trends and is frequently interviewed and quoted by media in programs and articles dealing with the technology industry, such as BCTV News, CBC radio, the National Post, Vancouver Sun, ComputerWorld Canada and BC Business Magazine. He can be reached at [email protected].


Micheal Vonn has been the Policy Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association since 2004. She had served on the BCCLA Board and Executive Committee for more than five years before being hired as staff. Ms. Vonn is a lawyer and graduate of the UBC Law School. She articled in union-side labour law. She has a background in legal and ethical issues relating to HIV and AIDS, having been an educator, case manager and former Chair of the Board of AIDS Vancouver.

Ms. Vonn is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics including lawful access and the privacy implications for Canadians of the U.S.A. Patriot Act. She has been an Adjunct Professor at the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies where she taught information ethics and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the UBC Faculty of Law co-teaching a course in civil liberties.


Dr. Alan F. Westin is Professor of Public Law and Government Emeritus at Columbia University; former Publisher of Privacy & American Business; and former President of the Center for Social & Legal Research. He is the author or editor of 26 books on constitutional law, civil liberties and civil rights, privacy, and American politics.

In 2005, Dr. Westin received the Privacy Leadership Award of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the leading U.S. organization of business, government, and non-profit privacy officers.

Professor Westin's major books on privacy -- Privacy and Freedom (1967) and Databanks in a Free Society (1972) -- were pioneering works that prompted U.S. privacy legislation and helped launch global privacy movements in many democratic nations in the 1960's and 70's.

Over the past forty years, Dr. Westin has been a member of U.S. federal and state government privacy commissions and an expert witness before legislative committees and regulatory agencies. These activities cover privacy issues in financial services, credit and consumer-reporting, direct marketing, health care, telecommunications, employment, law enforcement, online and interactive services, survey research, and social-services.

Dr. Westin has been a privacy consultant to many U.S. federal, state, and local government agencies and government research foundations. He has consulted on privacy and helped write privacy codes for over one hundred companies.

He has also spoken about privacy at more than 800 national and international business and industry and scholarly meetings since the late 1960's, as well as appearing on hundreds of national and international television programs.

Between 1978 and 2009, he has been the academic advisor to Louis Harris & Associates (now Harris Interactive) for more than 60 national surveys of public and leadership attitudes toward consumer, employee, and citizen privacy issues, in the United States, Canada, Germany, Britain and Japan.

In 1993, Dr. Westin founded - along with Washington attorney Robert R. Belair - the Privacy consulting Group (PCG). Its clients have included leading financial services, telecommunication, pharmaceutical, health-care, and Internet firms.

Alberta appointed its second Information and Privacy Commissioner, Franklin J. Work, Q.C in 2002.

Mr. Work will oversee the access to information and protection of privacy provisions of Alberta's Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act, the Health Information Act (HIA) and the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). Additionally, Mr. Work will inform and educate Albertans about the Acts, taking time to listen to concerns, administer constructive advice to public bodies and custodians and investigate potential abuses.

Mr. Work was born in Calgary, received his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary and obtained a law degree in 1981 from McGill University. After a brief stint practicing corporate commercial law in Calgary, Mr. Work had the opportunity to work for the Attorney General of Bermuda. During his time in Bermuda, Mr. Work was seconded to the United Nations Environmental Program. After returning to Canada in 1987, Mr. Work took a contract position with the World Bank and was assigned to the country of Mauritius. There he worked with the Minister of Environment, Executive Council, and various aid agencies in developing environmental policy and law. From 1991 to 1996 Mr. Work worked as Parliamentary Counsel to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, and spent time working as General Counsel to the Ethics Commissioner of Alberta. In 1996 Mr. Work began his career at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner as General Counsel and Assistant Commissioner. Mr. Work was appointed as Acting Information and Privacy Commissioner in September 2001 and was subsequently appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner in May 2002.

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