Canada Summit
Hybrid Summit March 8 - 9, 2022
This hybrid summit's agenda will cover Zero Trust, IAM, Ransomware, Privacy, Fraud, Payments, IoT, Cryptocurrency, End Point Protection, Cloud Security and more.
ISMG's geo-targeted, industry-specific, and topic-driven agendas provide actionable education and exclusive networking opportunities with your peers and our subject matter expert speakers.
Samer Adi
Technology Operations and Security Leader
Good Foods Market Corp
Samer Adi is a strategic IT operations executive with expertise in driving information security programs within business units. He is a big picture visionary delivering business continuity while ensuring best-in-class security systems and implementing new technologies and process improvements to...
Ruth Promislow
Partner
Bennett Jones LLP
Ruth Promislow practices commercial litigation with a strong focus on commercial crime, including cybersecurity, Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, employee fraud and anti-money laundering. She has extensive experience with recovery issues relating to commercial crime, including receiverships, tracing, freezing and recovering...
Mike Melo
CISO
LifeLabs
Vanessa Henri
Data Governance & Emerging Tech Lawyer
Fasken
Vanessa specializes in data protection and information security law. She advises organizations on the operationalization of related concepts such as privacy and security by design. She is a Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) and a Lead Implementer for ISO 27701...
Shakeel Sagarwala
Director, Information Risk Management
Manulife
Shakeel Sagarwala has over 21 years of experience in Information Security, Information Systems Audit and Information Technology, primarily focusing on the Governance, Risk and Compliance space. He has worked in various leadership roles, including Group CISO, Group Head of IT/IS...
Anna Delaney
Director of Productions
ISMG
June Leung
Head of Identity Access Management
Moneris
June leads Identity and Access Management at Moneris and leads PAM, IAM and CIAM. June has over 15 years of experience in the Information Security field, leading identify and access management programs within the financial industry including RBC, TD, FundSERV...
Adam Evans
Vice President Cyber Operations & CISO
RBC
Adam Evans is VP, Cyber Operations and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for RBC. As CISO, Adam sets RBC’s cyber vision, strategy and program to reduce cyber risks and keep clients, employees, and systems safe. He is responsible for developing...
Rob Davidson
CISO and Director of Security Services
Pacific Blue Cross
Ireen Birungi
CISO
Interac Corp
Ireen Birungi is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Interac Corp., where she leads the technology and business security strategy and implementation. This includes operationalizing enterprise-wide cybersecurity program that supports continuous improvement; managing security risks and compliance with business,...
Rachel Guinto
AVP Global Information Risk Management (L2)
Manulife
Rachel is a seasoned Information Security leader with nearly two decades in the financial services sector. Her roles at Scotiabank, CIBC, the Ontario Pension Board, and currently at Manulife have included positions in leadership, security governance and operations. She volunteers...
Ragulan Sinnarajah
Vice President, IT & Head of Cyber Security
Sobeys
Marco Lattavo
Director, Identity and Access Management
Economical Insurance
Marco has almost 2 decades of experience in Cyber Security and well over a decade of experience in Identity and Access management. He is the Director of Identity and Access Management at Economical Insurance delivering an ecosystem to enable digital...
Kush Sharma
CIO
Aptitude 360 Inc & Former CISO, City of Toronto
Andrew Vezina
CISO and Vice President
Equitable Bank
Andrew Vezina is the CISO of Equitable Bank based in Toronto, Canada. He spent the last decade working in security leadership roles at BMO and CIBC, and the prior decade working in various security roles in the healthcare, retail and...
Eric Ward
Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Eric Ward is assistant commissioner for strategic initiatives and external relations with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Immediately prior to joining the IPC, Ward was the senior director at Policy Horizons Canada, the federal government's center for strategic...
Arif Hameed
CISO and VP
Munich Re New Ventures
Arif Hameed is currently the Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer at Munich Re New Ventures. Prior to joining Munich Re, he had roles in Security Advisory, IT Risk, Vendor Cyber Risk, Client Security Assurance and IT Audit at...
Tom Field
Senior Vice President of Editorial
ISMG
Simon Brown
Director fo Cyber Security
Weston Foods
Simon Brown is the Director of Cybersecurity for Weston Foods Inc., a leader in the North American baking industry. He is responsible for organization’s cybersecurity strategy and posture. Weston Foods has over 35 facilities across North America and employs over...
Farooq Naiyer
CISO
ORION Ontario's Research Network
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Key Note-Adam Evans VP and CISO RBC
Adam Evans, Vice President Cyber Operations & CISO, RBC

How the modern day CISO is take a more centralized role in meeting business objectives 

Toronto is the 2nd safest city in the world and the Royal Bank of Canada is the biggest Bank in Canada. You can bet that their CISOs have responded to today’s challenges, and have a vision for what the CISO role will evolve to tomorrow and beyond.

In this exclusive interview Adam Evans VP and CISO of RBC, will explore:

  • The impact of digital transformation thus far
  • How to approach the growing digital divide and start closing the gap
  • What is needed to grow a larger, more skilled cybersecurity talent pool
Adam Evans
  • 09:00 AM
  • 09:59 AM
Digital Identity and Business: The C-Suite Primer
June Leung, Head of Identity Access Management, Moneris

Digital identity: Clearly, a foundational element for cybersecurity. But can it also help fuel the post-pandemic, post-transformation rebuilding of global economies? June Leung believe so, and in this exclusive discussion of Digital ID and the Business she talks about:

  • What the C Suite needs to understand about the role of digital ID
  • Trends to watch in 2022 re: digital ID policy, standards and technology
  • Why digital ID is not just about technology, but also the fluidity of money and data


June Leung
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:59 AM
CISO Spotlight: Kush Sharma on Cybersecurity's Revolution
Kush Sharma, CIO, Aptitude 360 Inc & Former CISO, City of Toronto

He was the inaugural CISO of the City of Toronto, and he has some strong opinions about the inherent shortcomings of municipal government cybersecurity and what can be done to address them. Kush Sharma opens up on:

  • The maturing role of government CISO
  • Strategies to address the digital divide
  • How to address supply chain security and ransomware defense
Kush Sharma
  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:59 AM
The State of Privacy: A Conversation with Eric Ward, Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Eric Ward, Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Is privacy dead? This is among the opening questions for Eric Ward, newly-appointed assistant commissioner for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Ward takes this opportunity to open up on the top privacy issues facing Canadians. Among them:

  • What current privacy laws do – and do not – say about cybersecurity
  • Emerging concerns related to technology and third-party risk
  • The role of government re: disinformation and misinformation
Eric Ward
  • 12:00 PM
  • 12:59 PM
CISO Roundtable: Building Security Resiliency For a Post-Pandemic World
Andrew Vezina, CISO and Vice President , Equitable Bank
Mike Melo, CISO, LifeLabs
Rob Davidson, CISO and Director of Security Services, Pacific Blue Cross

They are three CISOs from dramatically different organizations across Canada, but are facing similar challenges when it comes to calculating risk and developing security resiliency for a post pandemic world. This includes threats of ransomware and how zero trust is driving the hybrid work model for later this year. Attend this exclusive panel discussion for insights on:

  • Threats of ransomware
  • Using Zero Trust to guide a hybrid workforce
  • What it means to be resilient and how that can affect how organizations approach risk
Andrew Vezina
Mike Melo
Rob  Davidson
  • 01:00 PM
  • 01:59 PM
Legal Panel: Insurance, Incident Response, Canadian Privacy Developments
Ruth Promislow, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
Vanessa Henri, Data Governance & Emerging Tech Lawyer, Fasken

What are best practices for navigating the cyber insurance landscape? Will ransomware still be covered, in the future? What prevention and preparation — including incident response plans — should organizations have in place? How is the Canadian privacy landscape evolving and what should businesses — and cybersecurity professionals — beware?

This expert panel will share insights and strategies, including:

  • Best practices for navigating the cyber insurance landscape;
  • Legal do's and don'ts of incident response;
  • Upcoming changes to Canadian privacy law
Ruth Promislow
Vanessa Henri
  • 02:00 PM
  • 02:59 PM
CISO Confidential: Ransomware, Supply Chain Risk and Preparing for 2022
Samer Adi, Technology Operations and Security Leader, Good Foods Market Corp

Ransomware, supply chain attacks, heightened insider risk – these have been among the toughest CISO challenges of 2021. But what lies ahead in 2022? This panel of Canadian CISOs comes together to blaze the trail forward, opening up on:

  • Why data protection is more challenging than ever
  • What maturity looks like in ransomware response
  • How to tackle supply chain risk, compromised insiders and the challenge of security awareness for a hybrid workforce
Samer Adi
  • 03:00 PM
  • 03:59 PM
The State of Privacy: A Conversation with Eric Ward, Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Eric Ward, Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Is privacy dead? This is among the opening questions for Eric Ward, newly-appointed assistant commissioner for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Ward takes this opportunity to open up on the top privacy issues facing Canadians. Among them:

  • What current privacy laws do – and do not – say about cybersecurity
  • Emerging concerns related to technology and third-party risk
  • The role of government re: disinformation and misinformation
Eric Ward
  • 04:00 PM
  • 04:59 PM

This hybrid summit's agenda will cover Zero Trust, IAM, Ransomware, Privacy, Fraud, Payments, IoT, Cryptocurrency, End Point Protection, Cloud Security and more.
ISMG's geo-targeted, industry-specific, and topic-driven agendas provide actionable education and exclusive networking opportunities with your peers and our subject matter expert speakers.

Samer Adi
Technology Operations and Security Leader
Good Foods Market Corp
Samer Adi is a strategic IT operations executive with expertise in driving information security programs within business units. He is a big picture visionary delivering business continuity while ensuring best-in-class security systems and implementing new technologies and process improvements to...
Ruth Promislow
Partner
Bennett Jones LLP
Ruth Promislow practices commercial litigation with a strong focus on commercial crime, including cybersecurity, Ponzi schemes, investment fraud, employee fraud and anti-money laundering. She has extensive experience with recovery issues relating to commercial crime, including receiverships, tracing, freezing and recovering...
Mike Melo
CISO
LifeLabs
Vanessa Henri
Data Governance & Emerging Tech Lawyer
Fasken
Vanessa specializes in data protection and information security law. She advises organizations on the operationalization of related concepts such as privacy and security by design. She is a Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO) and a Lead Implementer for ISO 27701...
Shakeel Sagarwala
Director, Information Risk Management
Manulife
Shakeel Sagarwala has over 21 years of experience in Information Security, Information Systems Audit and Information Technology, primarily focusing on the Governance, Risk and Compliance space. He has worked in various leadership roles, including Group CISO, Group Head of IT/IS...
Anna Delaney
Director of Productions
ISMG
June Leung
Head of Identity Access Management
Moneris
June leads Identity and Access Management at Moneris and leads PAM, IAM and CIAM. June has over 15 years of experience in the Information Security field, leading identify and access management programs within the financial industry including RBC, TD, FundSERV...
Adam Evans
Vice President Cyber Operations & CISO
RBC
Adam Evans is VP, Cyber Operations and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for RBC. As CISO, Adam sets RBC’s cyber vision, strategy and program to reduce cyber risks and keep clients, employees, and systems safe. He is responsible for developing...
Rob Davidson
CISO and Director of Security Services
Pacific Blue Cross
Ireen Birungi
CISO
Interac Corp
Ireen Birungi is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Interac Corp., where she leads the technology and business security strategy and implementation. This includes operationalizing enterprise-wide cybersecurity program that supports continuous improvement; managing security risks and compliance with business,...
Rachel Guinto
AVP Global Information Risk Management (L2)
Manulife
Rachel is a seasoned Information Security leader with nearly two decades in the financial services sector. Her roles at Scotiabank, CIBC, the Ontario Pension Board, and currently at Manulife have included positions in leadership, security governance and operations. She volunteers...
Ragulan Sinnarajah
Vice President, IT & Head of Cyber Security
Sobeys
Marco Lattavo
Director, Identity and Access Management
Economical Insurance
Marco has almost 2 decades of experience in Cyber Security and well over a decade of experience in Identity and Access management. He is the Director of Identity and Access Management at Economical Insurance delivering an ecosystem to enable digital...
Kush Sharma
CIO
Aptitude 360 Inc & Former CISO, City of Toronto
Andrew Vezina
CISO and Vice President
Equitable Bank
Andrew Vezina is the CISO of Equitable Bank based in Toronto, Canada. He spent the last decade working in security leadership roles at BMO and CIBC, and the prior decade working in various security roles in the healthcare, retail and...
Eric Ward
Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations
Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Eric Ward is assistant commissioner for strategic initiatives and external relations with the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Immediately prior to joining the IPC, Ward was the senior director at Policy Horizons Canada, the federal government's center for strategic...
Arif Hameed
CISO and VP
Munich Re New Ventures
Arif Hameed is currently the Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer at Munich Re New Ventures. Prior to joining Munich Re, he had roles in Security Advisory, IT Risk, Vendor Cyber Risk, Client Security Assurance and IT Audit at...
Tom Field
Senior Vice President of Editorial
ISMG
Simon Brown
Director fo Cyber Security
Weston Foods
Simon Brown is the Director of Cybersecurity for Weston Foods Inc., a leader in the North American baking industry. He is responsible for organization’s cybersecurity strategy and posture. Weston Foods has over 35 facilities across North America and employs over...
Farooq Naiyer
CISO
ORION Ontario's Research Network

View Agenda
Key Note-Adam Evans VP and CISO RBC
Adam Evans, Vice President Cyber Operations & CISO, RBC

How the modern day CISO is take a more centralized role in meeting business objectives 

Toronto is the 2nd safest city in the world and the Royal Bank of Canada is the biggest Bank in Canada. You can bet that their CISOs have responded to today’s challenges, and have a vision for what the CISO role will evolve to tomorrow and beyond.

In this exclusive interview Adam Evans VP and CISO of RBC, will explore:

  • The impact of digital transformation thus far
  • How to approach the growing digital divide and start closing the gap
  • What is needed to grow a larger, more skilled cybersecurity talent pool
Adam Evans
  • 09:00 AM
  • 09:59 AM
Digital Identity and Business: The C-Suite Primer
June Leung, Head of Identity Access Management, Moneris

Digital identity: Clearly, a foundational element for cybersecurity. But can it also help fuel the post-pandemic, post-transformation rebuilding of global economies? June Leung believe so, and in this exclusive discussion of Digital ID and the Business she talks about:

  • What the C Suite needs to understand about the role of digital ID
  • Trends to watch in 2022 re: digital ID policy, standards and technology
  • Why digital ID is not just about technology, but also the fluidity of money and data


June Leung
  • 10:00 AM
  • 10:59 AM
CISO Spotlight: Kush Sharma on Cybersecurity's Revolution
Kush Sharma, CIO, Aptitude 360 Inc & Former CISO, City of Toronto

He was the inaugural CISO of the City of Toronto, and he has some strong opinions about the inherent shortcomings of municipal government cybersecurity and what can be done to address them. Kush Sharma opens up on:

  • The maturing role of government CISO
  • Strategies to address the digital divide
  • How to address supply chain security and ransomware defense
Kush Sharma
  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:59 AM
The State of Privacy: A Conversation with Eric Ward, Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Eric Ward, Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Is privacy dead? This is among the opening questions for Eric Ward, newly-appointed assistant commissioner for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Ward takes this opportunity to open up on the top privacy issues facing Canadians. Among them:

  • What current privacy laws do – and do not – say about cybersecurity
  • Emerging concerns related to technology and third-party risk
  • The role of government re: disinformation and misinformation
Eric Ward
  • 12:00 PM
  • 12:59 PM
CISO Roundtable: Building Security Resiliency For a Post-Pandemic World
Andrew Vezina, CISO and Vice President , Equitable Bank
Mike Melo, CISO, LifeLabs
Rob Davidson, CISO and Director of Security Services, Pacific Blue Cross

They are three CISOs from dramatically different organizations across Canada, but are facing similar challenges when it comes to calculating risk and developing security resiliency for a post pandemic world. This includes threats of ransomware and how zero trust is driving the hybrid work model for later this year. Attend this exclusive panel discussion for insights on:

  • Threats of ransomware
  • Using Zero Trust to guide a hybrid workforce
  • What it means to be resilient and how that can affect how organizations approach risk
Andrew Vezina
Mike Melo
Rob  Davidson
  • 01:00 PM
  • 01:59 PM
Legal Panel: Insurance, Incident Response, Canadian Privacy Developments
Ruth Promislow, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP
Vanessa Henri, Data Governance & Emerging Tech Lawyer, Fasken

What are best practices for navigating the cyber insurance landscape? Will ransomware still be covered, in the future? What prevention and preparation — including incident response plans — should organizations have in place? How is the Canadian privacy landscape evolving and what should businesses — and cybersecurity professionals — beware?

This expert panel will share insights and strategies, including:

  • Best practices for navigating the cyber insurance landscape;
  • Legal do's and don'ts of incident response;
  • Upcoming changes to Canadian privacy law
Ruth Promislow
Vanessa Henri
  • 02:00 PM
  • 02:59 PM
CISO Confidential: Ransomware, Supply Chain Risk and Preparing for 2022
Samer Adi, Technology Operations and Security Leader, Good Foods Market Corp

Ransomware, supply chain attacks, heightened insider risk – these have been among the toughest CISO challenges of 2021. But what lies ahead in 2022? This panel of Canadian CISOs comes together to blaze the trail forward, opening up on:

  • Why data protection is more challenging than ever
  • What maturity looks like in ransomware response
  • How to tackle supply chain risk, compromised insiders and the challenge of security awareness for a hybrid workforce
Samer Adi
  • 03:00 PM
  • 03:59 PM
The State of Privacy: A Conversation with Eric Ward, Assistant Commissioner, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Eric Ward, Assistant Commissioner, Strategic Initiatives and External Relations, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Is privacy dead? This is among the opening questions for Eric Ward, newly-appointed assistant commissioner for the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Ward takes this opportunity to open up on the top privacy issues facing Canadians. Among them:

  • What current privacy laws do – and do not – say about cybersecurity
  • Emerging concerns related to technology and third-party risk
  • The role of government re: disinformation and misinformation
Eric Ward
  • 04:00 PM
  • 04:59 PM

Speaker Interviews

March 8 - 9, 2022

Canada Summit