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13th Annual Privacy and Security Conference
Keeping Pace with the Digital Revolution

February 16 & 17, 2012
Pre-conference workshops February 15th

Victoria Conference Centre
Victoria, BC, Canada


Pierre Boucher

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

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

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

LeRoy Brower
Assistant Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia
Policy and Adjudication

LeRoy Brower was appointed Assistant Information and Privacy Commissioner, Policy and Adjudication in April, 2011.

From 2001-2011, Mr. Brower served as Director, Health Information Act in the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for Alberta. In this role he assisted the Commissioner in monitoring and enforcing health sector access and privacy compliance under the Health Information Act and Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. From 1995 – 2001, he served in various information and privacy roles within Alberta Family and Social Services, Alberta Environment, Alberta Energy and Alberta Municipal Affairs.

Mr. Brower led the Commissioner’s office review and comment on amendments to the Health Information Act, and the establishment of new privacy impact assessment (PIA) requirements for Alberta.

Stewart Cawthray

Stewart is a Senior Security Architect and Strategist with IBM Global Technology Services. He is responsible for defining end-to-end IT security solutions for IBM?s enterprise customers. He has over 18 years? experience in information technology ranging from product management and consulting to threat management and penetration testing. Stewart is a recognised subject matter expert in security and risk management of IT systems he was recently showcased in the IBM Smarter Planet TV commercials and online videos.

Stewart is a frequent speaker at many events on topics such as information security, systems management and process improvement. You can follow Stewart on Twitter @stewartcawthray

Norm Chan
Sales Systems Engineer, McAfee, Inc.

Norm Chan joined McAfee/Network Associates in April, 2001, as the Systems Engineer for their industry leading Sniffer Technologies business unit. Today, exclusively focused on security, he works with customers of all shapes and sizes helping to assess their security needs and devise solutions. A combined seventeen years of IT experience has taken him from the help desk to network architecture, enabling him to provide a unique and practical approach to security. This self professed "geek" graduated from The University of British Columbia with a combined major in Physics and Computer Science and has a passion for imparting knowledge to others.

Chris Conley

Chris Conley is the Technology & Civil Liberties Fellow at the ACLU of Northern California where he focuses on launching the organization’s new online privacy campaign, “Demand Your dotRights.” He started out on the technology side, earning a B.S.E. summa cum laude in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan and a S.M. in Computer Science from M.I.T., and spending several years as a software developer and consultant. He later received his J.D. cum laude in 2007 from Harvard Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Prior to joining the ACLU in September 2008, he was a Resident Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he studied international Internet censorship and surveillance.

Elizabeth Denham
Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia, Canada

Elizabeth Denham

Elizabeth Denham was appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia in May, 2010.

From 2007-2010, Ms. Denham served as Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada, where she monitored and enforced private sector privacy obligations under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.

As Assistant Privacy Commissioner, she led a groundbreaking investigation into the privacy practices of Facebook resulting in a number of changes to the social networking site – changes that were implemented on a global basis. She also led the Office’s discussions with the global search engine Google, which prompted improvements to the company’s street-level imaging service in Canada.

Lorrainne Dixon

Lorrainne Dixon is the Privacy Officer, Senior Manager for Oracle Microsystems (BC) ULC. She is responsible for ensuring compliance with the contractual and legal obligations relating to privacy and security on the iEHR/PLIS project, as well as providing privacy and security advice on project issues. Prior to accepting this position with Oracle she was Chief Privacy Officer for MAXIMUS BC and a privacy consultant. Her clients included provincial ministries, crown corporations, tribunals, private sector organizations, banks, 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 winning BC Enterprise Student Information Project (2005).

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 (Past Chair) and has been a supporter of the arts community in Victoria and British Columbia for many years. She has become a confirmed opera fanatic after attending the complete Ring Cycle in San Francisco in June 2011.

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.

Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the co-editor of Boing Boing ( and the author of Tor Teens/HarperCollins UK novels like FOR THE WIN and the bestselling LITTLE BROTHER. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

David Elder

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

Dr. Khaled El Emam

Dr. Khaled El Emam is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine and the School of Information Technology and Engineering, a senior investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, and a Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa. His main area of research is developing techniques for health data anonymization. Previously Khaled was a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, and prior to that he was head of the Quantitative Methods Group at the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has (co)-founded two companies to commercialize the results of his research work. In 2003 and 2004, he was ranked as the top systems and software engineering scholar worldwide by the Journal of Systems and Software based on his research on measurement and quality evaluation and improvement, and ranked second in 2002 and 2005. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Electronics, King's College, at the University of London (UK). His lab’s web site is:

John Engels
Principal Product Manager, Enterprise Mobility Group, Symantec

As the Principal Product Manager for the Enterprise Mobility Group at Symantec, John Engels is responsible for Symantec’s mobile management and mobile security products. Engels has been with Symantec for over seven years and previously managed Symantec’s security products including the company’s SMB suites, Critical System Protection, Symantec Antivirus, as well as the Symantec integration of the Sygate and WholeSecurity product lines. Prior to Symantec, John worked in product management and product marketing with a number of telecom-related hardware and software companies, with a focus on high speed data communications testing, service support and security. Engels has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors Degree from Texas A&M in Electrical Engineering.

Raimund Genes

Raimund brings more than 30 years of computer and network security experience to his position of Chief Technology Officer at Trend Micro. In this role, Mr. Genes is responsible for introducing new methods to detect and eradicate threats. He is responsible for a team of developers and researchers around the globe who research and develop new core technology components to protect against email, Web and file-based threats under the Smart Protection Network umbrella.

Raimund has held several executive management positions within Trend Micro including General Manager for Trend Micro’s Incubation Business, President of European Operations; European Vice President of Sales and Marketing; and Managing Director.

Raimund worked in the German air force for 12 years in radar guidance and aircraft tracking and holds a master of science in radar guidance from the German Air Force Academy. He is also a Certified Network Engineer.

Michael Geraats
Sr. Security Strategist – CA Technologies

Michael has spent the last 15 years guiding private and public sector organizations to deliver secure, privacy-enabled business transformational projects. In 2003 Michael founded the IBM Identity and Access Management practice as Managing Principal delivering Tivoli solutions. He now leads customers on CA IAM Solutions, especially in the area of Role and Compliance Management addressing the issue of Segregation of Duty violations. In 2005, Michael was Chief Security Architect for 2 years to implement an accountability and spending controls framework for the Federal Government to address the Sponsorship Scandal that exposed corruption involving misuse and misdirection of public funds intended for government advertising.

Steven Gottwals

Steve achieved his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis in engineering. After five years in computer simulation, he moved into information security and honed his expertise during the viral epidemics that took place during the Internet boom in 1999 and 2000. Now, with Adobe, he is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional with security experience in distributed applications and cloud environments. He is a recognized expert in information systems and has been a featured presenter at industry conferences worldwide.

Ken Haertling

Ken Haertling started his career in the US Air Force culminating in a senior leadership role in the Air Force Computer Emergency Response Team responsible for incident response across 140 sites worldwide. He has also held senior security positions in the telecom industry managing teams responsible for network, IT, and physical security. Ken is presently the Chief Security Officer (CSO) of a 200 person team for TELUS, a leading telecom company in Canada with 12M customers and $10B annual revenue. He has a MBA and Master of Science completing his thesis on Implementing Information Warfare in the Weapon Targeting Process. Ken is presently the co-chairman of the Canadian Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee that advises senior leaders of the Canadian government on cyber threats.

Jane Hamilton

Jane has been working with the federal government since 1998. In her capacity as Senior Policy Advisor with Industry Canada's Electronic Commerce Branch, Jane is currently focusing her efforts on policy development work related to building trust and confidence in the digital economy. She is doing this policy work at both the national level as well as the international level. Internationally, Jane is active in both the APEC and OECD fora and is the current Chair of the OECD’s Working Party on Information Securing and Privacy.

Prior to working with the Canadian federal government, Jane worked for over twelve years in the financial services sector. As a member of the senior management team of the Canadian Payments Association, Jane was responsible for a variety of strategic planning initiatives and projects, many of which were related to the development and implementation of new forms of electronic payment. In her current work, Jane draws on this background and provides policy advice to the government on electronic payments-related matters.

Jane attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where she obtained an under graduate degree in Psychology and a graduate degree in Business Administration.

Joost Houwen, CISSP, CISA
Western Practice Leader, IT Security, Grant Thornton LLP

Joost Houwen is the Western Practice Practice Leader for IT Security at Grant Thornton. Joost has been involved with a number of large organizations, assisting them with a range of IT Security projects including security strategy, policy development, process improvement and program management.

Joost is a senior information technology professional with over fifteen years of experience in IT and Security, including operations management. He has led security and infrastructure programs for clients in a variety of industries. He also has extensive experience in service management, program management, and IT strategy.

J. Trevor Hughes, CIPP

J. Trevor Hughes is the President and CEO of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). In this role, Hughes leads the world’s largest association of privacy professionals.

A native of Canada, Hughes is an experienced attorney in privacy, technology and marketing law. He has provided testimony before the U.S. 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.

Hughes previously served as the executive director of the Network Advertising Initiative, a leading online privacy trade association, and the Email Sender and Provider Coalition, a trade association working on e-mail policy and practices. He is also an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law.

Dave Iverson, M.Sc,EnCE,CFE,CISSP
Senior Manager, Grant Thornton LLP

Dave Iverson is a Senior Manager with Grant Thornton’s Business Risk Services Group in Vancouver, BC. For over 12 years Dave has been specializing in providing forensic technology solutions to a variety of clients including from individuals, law firms, the Office of the General Counsel and multi-national corporations.

Dave’s practice includes providing litigation support, with a specialization in electronic investigations, computer forensics, network mapping, evidence preservation, network security and electronic discovery. His responsibilities include project management, database programming, and assisting organizations with their electronic document management. Dave’s experience involves a wide variety of sectors including financial, manufacturing, retail, entertainment and technology. Finally Dave has been qualified as an expert witness in the British Columbia Supreme Court, has assisted the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and has led numerous court ordered electronic evidence seizures.

Michael B. Jackson
Director, Public Sector Solutions and Strategy
Adobe Systems, Incorporated

As Director, Public Sector Solutions and Strategy at Adobe Systems, Michael is responsible for solution development and marketing strategies for a portfolio of Digital Government Solutions for health care organizations and government agencies worldwide.

In his role, Michael leverages an extensive background in government marketing and health economics to identify and prioritize market development opportunities, and evangelize Customer Experience and user-centric architectures throughout the public sector and healthcare ecosystems.

Michael brings over 15 years’ experience in progressive roles at IT, biotech, and medical device companies, and a history of leveraging technology to help enterprises achieve measurable results. Prior to joining Adobe, he served as director of marketing and business development at MicroProbes for Life Science where he oversaw product commercialization and global distribution channels for implantable medical devices. Before MicroProbes, Michael was a marketing lead for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc., where he played an integral role in government relations and launching the company’s first hospital brands.

Michael earned an MBA as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Baltimore. As an adjunct professor, he has taught business and technology courses and served on the advisory board at Baltimore City Community College.

He is also a veteran of the US Coast Guard, where he proudly served as a Petty Officer.

Martin Kyle

Martin Kyle is a Principal Architect with Sierra Systems. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP), and Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP). He has worked on identity information standards for the Office of the CIO at the BC Government including identity management and risk management projects with various crown agencies. He has contributed to access control standards with the Security Working Group of the Open Geospatial Consortium, created mobile applications in previous work as a Product Designer at Autodesk, and recently launched the PlaceMask Location Privacy app for the Android Market.

Noah Lang

As head of Business Development at, Noah Lang manages acquisition of and implementation for strategic partnerships and channel distribution relationships. Lang is an advocate for consumer online privacy, with an expertise in online behavioral tracking, online & offline direct to consumer marketing, and online publication of private personal data. Over the past 4 years, Lang has built the world’s only personal data privacy coalition that allows consumers to quickly and automatically control their personal data in thousands of online and offline people-databases. This service is currently delivered within’s MyPrivacy product.

Lang also dedicates his time to advising the Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), a non-profit that works for the health and safety of youth online, and acts as Executive Director of the Online Reputation Management Association (ORMA), a newly-launched association of the world's leading Online Reputation Management Professionals. Lang studied Product Design and Economics at Stanford University, focusing on need-finding, user interaction and product development cycles.

Paul Laurent

Paul serves as Oracle’s Public Sector Director of Cybersecurity Strategy. A licensed attorney (Illinois – Federal & State practice) with a technologist’s DNA, Paul brings unique perspective to issues of security and legal compliance. Understanding both the policy drivers and technology details, Paul works with Public Sector clients across North America to match regulatory & security challenges with well-crafted solutions encompassing people, process, and technology. He works extensively with best practices security & process frameworks and sits on the NASCIO Security and Privacy and Committee and Digital Identity Working Group. Paul focuses on technology areas encompassing Privacy, Data Security, Role Based Access Control, Identity Management, Governance-Risk-Compliance, Federation, and Litigation Preparedness. Paul holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science and a CISSP certification.

Warren Lemcke

In April, 2010 Superintendent Lemcke was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief Constable, Commanding the Investigation Division.

Previous assignment included the Inspector in charge of Patrol District One, Inspector in charge of the Beat Enforcement Team and Inspector in charge of the Vancouver Police Department Facilities Section. He was also assigned as an investigator in the Internal Investigation Section.

Deputy Lemcke is designated as a Public Order Commander receiving training in this field in the United Kingdom.

Deputy Lemcke has a certificate in Administrative Management and has completed numerous other courses including the Major Case Management course, the Incident Command Systems 100-200-300 courses and is one of only a few Canadian police officers to complete the NYPD Internal Investigators course.

Mimi Lepage
Executive Director

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).

Mimi Lepage is the Executive Director for the Information and Privacy Policy Division (IPPD) within Chief Information Officer Branch (CIOB) at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat since May 2011. There, she she leads all policy-related work on the administration of the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act across the Government of Canada.

Prior to that, 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 Access to Information and Privacy Section at the Department of Justice Canada. In December 2004, she became Acting Deputy Director and Senior Counsel at Elections Canada’s Legal Services Unit, and subsequently became Acting Director and General Counsel for the Department of National Defense and Canadian Forces’ Ombudsman’s Office. In August 2007, Ms. Lepage was Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel at the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Honourable Margaret MacDiarmid
Minister of Labour, Citizens' Services and Open Government

Margaret MacDiarmid was elected MLA for Vancouver-Fairview in the 2009 general provincial election. She was appointed Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government on Sept. 26, 2011. Previously she was Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors to the Minister of Health. She also serves as Vice Chair on the Cabinet Committee for Families First.

Margaret has previously served as Minister of Tourism, Trade and Investment and Minister responsible for Intergovernmental Relations, and Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for Early Learning and Literacy.

Margaret has been a family physician for 23 years. She served on the board of the BC Medical Association for 12 years and was president in 2006-2007. The BCMA is a voluntary association of 11,000 members comprised of British Columbia's physicians, medical residents, and medical students. During her time with the BCMA, Margaret met with key leaders from government and other organizations.

Margaret experienced the health care system as a patient after an early diagnosis of breast cancer in 2007. She received treatment and has fully recovered.

Originally from Saskatchewan, Margaret and her husband Robert moved to Rossland, BC in 1989. Since the mid-1990s, both Robert’s and Margaret’s work brought them more frequently to Vancouver, where ultimately they decided to settle. Margaret enjoys golf, bridge, playing piano, kayaking and treasures the time she spends with family and friends.

Derek Manky

Derek Manky has dedicated his career to security, research and education. He formulates security strategy based on years of threat and industry knowledge, with a goal to make a positive impact towards the global war on cyber crime. Manky has presented his research and strategy world-wide at many security conferences, while educating on cyber-security awareness. He has been recognized as a thought leader in the industry, and is regularly featured in top tier publications and podcasts.

A lead author of Fortinet's Threat Report, Manky blogs, writes, and records video reports on breaking security developments and strategy. He designed the company’s responsible disclosure policies, which have been reliably used for years to report and disclose critical, zero-day vulnerabilities.

Dr. Karl Martin
President & CEO, Bionym Inc.

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

Edward Metcalf
Director, Product and Solution Marketing, McAfee, Inc.

Ed Metcalf is Director of Product & Solution Marketing at McAfee in the endpoint business unit. He has been with McAfee for more than 8 years and has been one of the key managers for McAfee’s Endpoint business. Recently, Ed has been responsible for building the go-to-market plans for the McAfee/Intel technology and solutions including McAfee DeepSAFE, Deep Defender and ePO Deep Command. He has over 18 years experience in product marketing, product management and sales management.

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

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

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

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

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

Dave Nikolejsin
Associate Deputy Minister, and Government Chief Information Officer
Ministry of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government

Dave Nikolejsin has served as Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia since July 2005 and was appointed Associate Deputy Minister on October 29, 2010. 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 20 years working in management positions of progressively more responsibility, both in the B.C. government and with SaskTel in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is also a member of the Board of Directors for BCNET, the Board of Directors of ISSNET, and an active participant in the cross-jurisdictional Public Sector Chief Information Officer Council.

Dave graduated with Honours with a Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology 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.”

Christopher Parsons

Christopher Parsons is a PhD candidate in the department of political science at the University of Victoria. His research interests focus on how privacy is affected by digitally mediated surveillance, and the normative implications such surveillance has in (and on) contemporary Western political systems. Drawing on a background in information technology, he has contributed to academic journals such as CTheory, published in The Internet Tree: The State of Telecom Policy in Canada 3.0, and acted as a leading contributor to Open Media's report on network neutrality. He also has multiple forthcoming publications on the topics of the privacy literature (with Colin Bennet), lawful access in Canada, privacy at international borders, and the state of social networking surveillance.

Denny Prvu
Sr. Principal Security Consultant – CA Technologies

Denny has spent the last 15 years guiding private and public sector organizations to deliver secure, privacy-enabled business transformational projects. The past 7 years have been focused on not only the privacy and security of users and their identities but also the privacy concerns around them. As an active member of the Kantara, eGov, ICAM and numerous other panels and working groups he leads organizations and their directions in the realms of privacy and security infrastructure, process and management. With a rapidly changing landscape, in 2008 Denny began the quest for protecting users in the mobile, virtual and cloud realms and implementing secure technologies for their day to day activities in an device agnostic world.

Brian Reed
Senior Consultant and IAM Practice Lead

Brian Reed is a senior consultant providing subject matter expertise and project leadership in identity and access management, biometrics, immigration and border management, e-Health architecture and program management, and technology strategy

Brian is a former technology executive with over 25 years of operational and consulting experience in large scale IT systems strategy, design and deployment. He was responsible for developing the technology division of a major international security company and building markets in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He was the lead manager for a large scale program to introduce a new currency and identity system to the newly formed country of Ukraine. He has patented technology used for secure mobile network access including biometrics and cryptography. This is currently in use by U.K. Immigration and various high security agencies in the U.S.

Brian also has consulted extensively in the healthcare sector. He managed early investments of a national public sector healthcare organization and contributed to the development of knowledge management tools and processes supporting the implementation of a pan-Canadian electronic health record strategy. One of his recent engagements was performing a business and technology strategy review for a Canadian Medical Association owned company which supplies physicians with electronic medical record software and services.

Eddie Schwartz
Chief Security Officer, RSA

Mr. Schwartz is Chief Security Officer for RSA and has 25 years experience in the information security field. Previously, he was CSO of NetWitness (acquired by EMC), CTO of ManTech, EVP and General Manager of Global Integrity (acquired by INS), SVP of Operations of Guardent (acquired by VeriSign), CISO of Nationwide Insurance, a Senior Computer Scientist at CSC, and a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Dept. of State. Mr. Schwartz has advised a number of early stage security companies, and served on the Executive Committee for the Banking Information Technology Secretariat (BITS). Mr. Schwartz has a B.I.S. in Information Security Management and an M.S. in Information Technology Management from the George Mason University School of Management.

Paul M. Schwartz

Paul M. Schwartz is Professor of Law at the University of California-Berkeley Law School and a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. A leading international expert on informational privacy and information law, he has published widely on these topics. In this country, his articles and essays have appeared in periodicals such as the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal, Stanford Law Review, and N.Y.U. Law Review. With Daniel Solove, he has written the casebook, Information Privacy Law (Aspen, 4th ed., 2012) and the concise treatise, Privacy Law Fundamentals (2011).

Professor Schwartz has provided advice and testimony to numerous governmental bodies in the United States and Europe. He has also assisted numerous corporations in the United States and abroad with information privacy issues. He belongs to the American Law Institute and is a member of the Editorial Board of International Data Privacy Law, the International Journal of Law and Information Technology, and the Zeitschrift für Datenschutz (Journal for Data Protection).

Professor Schwartz received a J.D. degree from Yale Law School, where he was a Senior Editor on the Yale Law Journal, and a B.A. degree from Brown University. His home page is

Stephen G. Serrao
Director of Product Management, Memex

Stephen G. Serrao is the Director of Product Management for the Memex Solutions Team at SAS Institute, Inc. His role involves balancing a client-facing position working externally with customers and internally with the product development team to understand market needs and desires and ensure that the company’s product offerings meet those demands. Serrao has previously performed professional services consultative work for SAS-Memex, performing system design and configuration as well as user and administrative training for customers across the North American and Latin American region. Serrao brings to SAS-Memex the unique ability to combine significant operational police intelligence experience with advanced information technology skills.

Prior to joining SAS-Memex, Serrao was a high ranking intelligence commander with the New Jersey State Police. Serrao retired in 2006 at the rank of Captain after twenty five years of service in several assignments including, Intelligence Management & Analysis, Counter-Terrorism, and Special Assistant to the Superintendent. Serrao has significant experience investigating traditional organized crime. He has also supervised the State Police participation with the FBI - Joint Terrorism Task Force and held the position of Assistant Director of Operations at the NJ Office of Counter-Terrorism. He has held top secret security clearances and has been involved in communicating with the US National Intelligence Community regarding intelligence on terrorists and support cells. Serrao served as a Special Assistant to Colonel J.R. Fuentes, Superintendent of the NJ State police where he was instrumental in the early design and set-up of the State of New Jersey Fusion Center known as the Regional Operations and Intelligence Center (ROIC). Serrao also was the Project Manager for the design, purchase and deployment of the multi-million dollar Statewide Intelligence Management System in New Jersey.

Serrao is a graduate of the New Jersey State Police Academy and is pursuing a bachelor's degree from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J. In addition to completing several advanced courses in Intelligence theory and analytical process, he also has served as President and Vice President of The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA). Serrao also currently serves as a member of the USDOJ Global Advisory Committee, Privacy and Information Quality Working Group. He is an active member of the IJIS Institute, having served as the Chairman of the Security and Privacy Advisory Committee.

Serrao has published numerous articles on various topics related to information management and intelligence operations and is a featured contributor to Security Debrief Blog. He has travelled extensively throughout the Americas and Europe to share ideas with law enforcement professionals and frequently speaks publically to a wide variety of large and small audiences on the topic of Information Management and Intelligence Analysis.

John Skinner
Director, Secure Enterprise and Cloud, Intel Americas

Throughout his 27-year career and across a variety of software and hardware technology leadership roles, John Skinner has helped drive IT industry transformation: from Distributed Client/Server, to Mobile Web, to Service-Oriented-Architecture and Secure End-to-End Cloud. John is responsible for helping CIO’s and IT companies to develop end-to-end cyber-security solutions for the Enterprise, Cloud, and Consumerization of IT. Prior, John led Intel’s efforts with McAfee in creating secure, smart energy grids as Director of the Intel Open Energy Initiative; led Intel’s software co-development with Apple; and was Director of Intel Software Alliances Group.

Daniel J. Solove
John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law

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

Valerie Steeves

Valerie is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. She is currently the lead researcher for the Media Awareness Network’s Young Canadians in a Wired World research project (measuring the effect of new media on young people’s privacy and social relationships) funded by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the principal investigator for The eGirls Project (examining the performance of gender on social networking sites) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and a researcher with the New Transparency Project. She is a frequent intervenor on privacy policy issues and is the author of a series of award-winning multimedia games that teach young people how to protect their human rights online.

Richard Thieme

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

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

Mark Troester
Global Product Consultant, IT/CIO Solutions

As Global Product Consultant for SAS IT/CIO Solutions, Mark Troester oversees the company’s marketing efforts for data integration, data quality, master data management and enterprise data access capabilities which are a critical component of SAS Business Analytics and its business and industry solutions. Troester also leads SAS’ CIO and IT strategy. That area includes SAS High Performance Computing, SAS OnDemand and SAS IT Intelligence solutions that deliver superior performance, scalability, manageability and deployment flexibility to SAS customers.

Before joining SAS, Troester led the product marketing and product management efforts for software startups as well as established ISVs. Formulating product and marketing direction in both technical and business domains, Troester specializes in communicating the business value of technologies to IT. Prior to that, he spent more than 10 years working in IT development and management for Hallmark Cards and InPower Technologies, successfully delivering manufacturing, HR management and financial reporting systems that resulted in bottom line benefits.

Troester earned a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Missouri.

Micheal Vonn

Micheal Vonn is a lawyer and the Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association. She has been an adjunct professor in the faculty of law at the University of British Columbia and an adjunct professor at the UBC School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, where she teaches information ethics and intellectual freedom. Ms. Vonn is a frequent speaker on a variety of civil liberties topics including privacy, national security, policing, surveillance and free speech. She a board member of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and an advisory board member of Privacy International.

Fiaaz Walji

Fiaaz Walji is the Country Manager for Websense Inc., in Canada. In this role, he is responsible for implementing sales and marketing strategies within the Canadian market, as well as expanding the company’s channel partner program. Walji brings more than 15 years of technology experience, working on everything from market and channel development to vendor management. Prior to joining Websense, Walji was Director of North American Channel Sales at Corel Corporation. Walji holds a BSc and a BEd from the University of Ottawa. In 2006, Fiaaz was voted one of the Top 100 Channel Executives by VAR Business Magazine, and was recognized as one of the “Top 25 Newsmakers” in 2007 and 2008 by Computer Dealer News. Fiaaz has contributed articles to itworldcanada as well as Security Matters Magazine among others. His insights into the security world can be found on his blog at

John Weigelt
National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada Co.

As the National Technology Officer for Microsoft Canada, John Weigelt is responsible for driving Microsoft Canada’s strategic policy and technology efforts. In this role, Mr. Weigelt is the lead public advocate within the company on key issues such as the development of national technology policy and the use of technology by the private and public sectors. This includes leading Canadian outreach for economic development, innovation, environmental sustainability, accessibility, privacy and security. Mr. Weigelt is also responsible for the development and implementation of strategies which strengthen the company’s relationships with the Canadian technology industry at large.

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