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6th International Public Safety/Counterterrorism Conference
"International Cooperation through Private/Public Partnerships"

April 23-24-2007

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Last updated: April 16, 2007

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Monday, April 23, 2007
8:00 -
WELCOME, Ballroom
Conference Moderator: Tom Gede, former Executive Director, Conference of Western Attorneys General
8:15 -
OPENING Remarks, Ballroom
Ambassador David H. Wilkins, US Ambassador to Canada
Welcoming Keynote, Ballroom
Margaret Bloodworth, National Security Advisor to the Canadian Prime Minister and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet.
9:15 -
(Sponsored by L-3 Communications, Home Security Group)

Increased threats to public safety have surfaced in every mode of transportation: air, ports, mass transit, cargo, railroad etc., putting both citizens and the economy at risk. Listen to some of the world's leading experts in transportation security discuss the most pressing issues, the innovative solutions being developed through private/public partnerships and the challenges that still lie ahead.

Keynote address: Rear Admiral David Stone, former Director, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and former Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Keynote address: Craig Coy, President & COO, L-3 Communications, Home Security Group

10:15 -
Morning Break, Frontenac
10:30 -
Interactive Solution Sessions - Transportation

PANEL A: Protecting our Airports - New Initiatives to Reduce Vulnerability, Jacques Cartier

Petty criminality, a vulnerability in an airport environment? As our tolerance has grown toward petty criminality in general and more specifically in airports, can this be exploited by organised crime or even by terrorists? Three of the members of this panel have been collaborating on a pilot project at the Toronto Airport, and will share their successes and challenges to date, while Optosecurity will discuss solutions from the private sector perspective.

  1. Yves Duguay, Senior Director, Corporate Security Risk Management, Air Canada
  2. James Bertram, Director of Public Safety, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  3. Edward Toye, Superintendent, Peel Regional Police, Ontario
  4. Eric Bergeron, President CEO, Optosecurity

PANEL B: Privacy/Security - Risk vs. Rewards, Bellveue

How do public and private organizations promise individual privacy and still protect against bad actors? What limits are imposed on individual liberty by public safety and security protections? "What are the particular challenges to privacy in cross border sharing of personal information while protecting public safety?" This session will examine the risks inherent in data and privacy protections designed to provide anonymity and consider the rewards of a dynamic program that requires accountability while protecting individuality.

  1. Richard Purcell, CEO, Corporate Privacy Group, Former Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft
  2. John Kropf, Director, International Privacy Policy, Privacy Office, DHS
  3. Mark A. Robbins, Executive Director, Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board, The White House

PANEL C: Pandemic Preparedness, Place d’Armes

A pandemic is defined as "a disease prevalent over the whole of a country or over the whole world". Is this a real threat to public safety, but what is being done to address this? This session will provide an overview of pandemic planning, health sector planning, and examples of private-public partnerships in pandemic preparedness from representatives in the Canadian and U.S. government as well as the private sector.

  1. Dr. Arlene King, Director General for Pandemic Preparedness, Public Health Agency of Canada
  2. Dr. Bruce Gellin, Director, National Vaccine Program Office, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  3. Geoff Mitchinson, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, GlaxoSmithKline, Inc.
11:45 -
LUNCH, Ballroom

Speaker: Chief Jack Ewatski, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

Speaker: Dr. David McWhorter, Technical Evaluation Lead, US Department of Homeland Security's Office of SAFETY Act Implementation

A brief overview of the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act

1:00 -
Keynote address: Gregory Garcia, Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Telecommunications, US Department of Homeland Security, Ballroom
1:30 -
(Sponsored by IBM)

In the post 9-11 era, every country in the world has heightened its intelligence gathering mechanisms. The daunting task facing everyone is the secure and efficient sharing of this information - agency to agency, and between countries. In this session, the RCMP will discuss the challenges they are facing and the successes they have achieved. From the private sector perspective, Jeff Jonas of IBM will present his innovative technique for the simple but secure dissemination of confidential information, and the "enterprise amnesia" that results when organizations fail to share their intelligence data.

Keynote Address: Mike McDonell, Assistant Commissioner, National Security Criminal Investigations, RCMP

Keynote Address: John Manzo, MPA(Project Manager), FBI Next Generation Identification Program Office

Keynote Address: Jeff Jonas, Chief Scientist, Distinguished Engineer, Entity Analytic Solutions, IBM

Topic: Perpetual Analytics - The data must find the data and the relevance must find the user

Abstract: Analysts cannot be expected to ask every smart question every day. As data volumes grow new analytic systems are going to be required to bring meaning to data as fast as new data emerges on the radar screen. In the national security context, waiting until a month-end batch process discovers something critical is just too late. Perpetual analytics, analysis on data streams, is a key step towards creating the next generation of intelligence.

3:00 -
Afternoon Break, Frontenac
3:15 -
Interactive Solution Sessions - Information and Intelligence Sharing

PANEL A: Multi-Modal Biometrics, Jacques Cartier

The need for reliable user authentication techniques has dramatically increased in the post 9/11era. Uni-modal biometrics can present limitations when attempting to establish personal identity, as they provide only one data source. Some of the limitations can be overcome when the use of multimodal biometrics is introduced. This session will address the methods involved with multiple physiological identifiers and the innovative tools that are providing greater accuracy.

  1. Alice Sturgeon, Senior Director, Accessibility, Identity Management and Security, Privacy and Security Policy, Treasury Board of Canada
  2. Raj Nanavati, Partner, International Biometric Group, New York
  3. Rick Lazarick, Chief Scientist, Identity Labs, Computer Sciences Corporation

PANEL B: Interoperability Challenges to Public Security and Information Sharing, Ballroom

Interoperability is about connecting people, data and systems. There are many challenges that must be overcome to facilitate the transfer of crucial information in the quest for protecting public safety. This session will examine the current issues on both sides of the border, and the significant role the private sector can play in offering solutions.

  1. Doug Dalziel, Acting Director General, Public Safety and Interoperability Directorate, Public Safety Canada
  2. Vance Hitch, CIO, US Department of Justice
  3. Derek Prada, General Manager, Federal Government Markets, Motorola
4:30 -
Keynote Speaker: Thomas Kean, Chairman, 9/11 Commission
5:30 -
Reception with Governor Tom Kean, Frontenac


Tuesday, April 24, 2007
8:30 -
Welcoming Remarks, Ballroom
Conference Moderator: Tom Gede, former Executive Director, Conference of Western Attorneys General
8:40 -
Opening Keynote Address, Ballroom
Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, Government of Canada
9:10 -
Keynote Address, Ballroom
Joseph Billy, Jr., Assistant Director, Counterterrorism Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation
9:40 -
BORDER SECURITY - Issues and Initiatives, Ballroom

U.S. Customs and Border Protection can only meet its responsibilities to manage and secure the borders of the United States by working through partnerships - domestic and international, public and private. Mr. Bush will outline the current threats we face at the border today, as well as the actions and strategies CBP is employing to safeguard our nation.

Keynote Address: Thomas L. Bush, Acting Executive Director Office of Anti-Terrorism, U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

10:10 -
Morning Break, Frontenac
10:30 -
Interactive Solution Sessions - Border Security

PANEL A: Biometrics - Changing Border Security, Bellveue

Citizens traveling by air, land or sea in North America have to contend with new rules and stronger requirements for proving their identity. Similarly, government agencies charged with transportation security have had to implement increased border security technologies and practices. What are the crucial elements of border security and can biometric technologies meet the new standards of identification and identity management?

  1. Dean Barry, Manager, Security Policy and Identity Management Public Safety Interoperability Directorate, Public Safety Canada
  2. Rick Lazarick, Chief Scientist, Identity Labs, Computer Sciences Corporation

PANEL B: International ID Card - The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, Jacques Cartier

Phase 1 of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) came into effect on January 23rd, 2007, with all travelers flying between Canada and the United States now required to have passports. This multi-phase program is focused on improving security will striving to maintain the flow of tourism and trade between the two countries. Current developments include the proposal to exclude children from requiring passports if traveling by land or sea; and the Drivers License Pilot Project being launched by British Columbia and Washington State as an alternative to passports. Bring your questions and hear the latest developments on this controversial program.

  1. Mark B. Salter, Assistant Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa
  2. Colleen Manaher, WHTI Director, U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
  3. Janet Rumball, Director General, WHTI Taskforce
11:45 -
LUNCH, Ballroom
1:00 -
(Sponsored by Bell Canada)

Critical infrastructure consists of physical and information technology facilities, networks, services and assets that are critical to the well-being, operations and continuity of our countries. What are our vulnerabilities to terrorist attacks, and how are private partnerships playing a role in the protection of this infrastructure?

Keynote Address: Jean Murray, Director General, Emergency Management Policy Directorate, Emergency Management and National Security Branch, Public Safety Canada

Keynote Address: Stuart Brindley, Chairman, NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee, and Chairman, Partnership for Critical Infrastructure Security, the Private Sector Cross-Sector Council for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Protection Plan

Keynote Address: Gary J. Cameron, Vice President, Professional Services, Bell Canada

2:30 -
Afternoon Break, Frontenac
2:45 -
Interactive Solution Sessions - Critical Infrastructure

PANEL A: Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure, Ballroom

With governments, corporations and individuals utilizing the internet on an unprecedented basis to conduct business and transfer information, the issue of cyber security and the protection of these operations has become a primary concern. How vulnerable are we to a cyber terrorist attack or a massive critical infrastructure failure? What systems and security measures are in place to protect our cyber world, and how much work still needs to be done?

  1. Ian Wilms, Public Safety Executive, IBM Canada
  2. Allan MacGillivray, Executive Director, Task Force for Cyber Security, Public Safety Canada
  3. Ernie Hayden, CISO, Port of Seattle

PANEL B: Critical Infrastructure and the Energy Sector - A New Vision for Infrastructure Protection, Jacques Cartier

For those agencies who are responsible for ensuring the protection of critical infrastructure, there is a need to break down corporate and jurisdictional barriers in an atmosphere of unprecedented cooperation. There is an expectation of the public and of governments that terrorist threats to their way of life be mitigated to the greatest extent possible. It is not that hard, but there are cultural issues in corporations, governments and agencies which offer challenges to this philosophy. The Provincial and Federal Governments in Alberta, as well as the private sector would like to present their answer to this problem.

  1. Al Palmer, Executive Manager, Corporate Services, Alberta Energy and Utilities Board
  2. Gaétan Caron, Vice Chair, National Energy Board of Canada
  3. Brian Phillips, Director, Secure Infrastructure, Bell Canada
4:00 -
Closing Keynote Address, Ballroom
Honourable John Manley, former Foreign Affairs Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Canada
5:00 -
Closing Reception with the Honourable John Manley, Rose Room

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