Vancouver, BC CISO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CISOs in the Vancouver, BC community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today.

  1. Supporting business agility with risk-based programs
  2. Evaluating, communicating and responding to evolving threats
  3. Building a culture of security to enable smart, secure decision-making

Vancouver, BC CISO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Vancouver, BC CISO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.


Dave Cummings

Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Rob Davidson

Pacific Blue Cross
Director of Security Services, CISO

Rob Labbé

Director, Information Security

Kalev Ruberg

VP Future and Chief Innovation Officer

Greg Sieg


Tim Swanson

FortisBC Energy
Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity

Risa Zaleski

Senior Director, Technology


Gerry Akkerman

BTS Director, Programs and Projects

Jim Attridge

Director of Cybersecurity

James Bayne

Provincial Health Services Authority
Director Information Security

Peter Buckley

HSBC Bank Canada

Larry Carson

University of British Columbia
Assoc. Director, Information Security Mgmt.

David Charters

WorkSafe BC
Director, IT Security & Risk

Lorrainne Dixon

Oracle Canada
Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer

Michael Dobson

West Fraser
Chief Information Security Officer

Guy Dulberger

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Vice President of Information Security

Dan Ferneyhough

Island Health
Director, Information Security

Carlos Gil


Tara Glaim

Manager, Technology Security

Cory Gould

CWB Financial Group
Chief Information Security Officer

Salen Goundar

Panago Pizza
Senior IT Manager

Sunny Jassal

British Columbia Institute of Technology
Director, Cyber Security

Martin Kyle

Payments Canada

Taylor Mammel

BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Hardeep Mehrotara

Concert Properties
Director, Information Security

Leo Navin

Senior Manager, Cyber Security

Keir Novik

Simon Fraser University
Chief Information Security Officer

Daniel Owen

BC Housing
Chief Information Security Officer

Cherian Palayoor

Director, Information Security

Stephen Pedersen

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Director Information Security

Stephen Pedersen

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Director, Information Security

David Royer

Best Buy Canada
Director, Enterprise Risk & Compliance

Josh Scherban

City of Vancouver
Cyber Risk Manager

Sam Shaabani

Manager, Cyber Security Operations

Angela Swyers

West Fraser
Director, Enterprise Applications

Satvir Thandi

Methanex Corp
Director, Technology Services

Upcoming Programs


May 26, 2022 | 1 hour

Vancouver, BC CISO Virtual Boardroom

Driving Transformation with Multi-Cloud Strategies

An intimate and interactive conversation framed around a hot topic or priority.

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June 16, 2022 | 1 hour

Vancouver, BC CISO Virtual Town Hall

You Can Have Both ⁠— Balancing Security and User Experience

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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August 18, 2022 | 1 hour

Vancouver, BC CISO Virtual Town Hall

Vancouver, BC CIO & CISO Virtual Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Eaglewood Resort & Spa

A summit for CISOs with global responsibilities to come together and discuss challenges unique to global operations.

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November, 2022 | 1 day

Vancouver, BC CISO Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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