Vancouver, BC CISO Community


Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CISOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs

Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.

Insights

Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CISOs approach similar challenges.

Connections

Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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.

Co-Chairs

Dave Cummings

Finning
Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Rob Davidson

Pacific Blue Cross
Director of Security Services, CISO

Rob Labbé

Teck
Director, Information Security

Kalev Ruberg

Teck
VP Future and Chief Innovation Officer

Greg Sieg

Ledcor
SVP & CIO

Tim Swanson

FortisBC Energy
Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity

Risa Zaleski

Canfor
Senior Director, Technology

Members

Gerry Akkerman

TransLink
BTS Director, Programs and Projects

Jim Attridge

Canfor
Sr. Director, Enterprise Operations

Mark Basco

Hardwoods Distribution Inc.
Director of IT & Cybersecurity

James Bayne

Provincial Health Services Authority
Director Information Security

Peter Buckley

HSBC Bank Canada
CISO

Larry Carson

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

David Charters

WorkSafe BC
Divisional Director of Security, Architecture and Technology Operations

Lorrainne Dixon

Oracle Canada
Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer

Michael Dobson

West Fraser
Director, Information Security

Dan Ferneyhough

Island Health
Director, Information Security

Carlos Gil

Hyperwallet
CISO & CTO

Tara Glaim

Aritzia
Senior Manager, Technology Security

Cory Gould

CWB Financial Group
VP & 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
CISO

Taylor Mammel

BC Liquor Distribution Branch
CISO

Hardeep Mehrotara

Concert Properties
Director, Information Security

Leo Navin

Canfor
Director, Cybersecurity & Networks

Keir Novik

Simon Fraser University
Information Security Officer

Daniel Owen

BC Housing
Chief Information Security Officer

Cherian Palayoor

Uni-Select Inc.
VP, CISO

Stephen Pedersen

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Director Information Security

Stephen Pedersen

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Director, Information Security

Angela Polanski

West Fraser
Director, Enterprise Applications

David Royer

Best Buy Canada
Director, Enterprise Risk & Compliance

Josh Scherban

City of Vancouver
Cyber Risk Manager

Sam Shaabani

Teck
Manager, Cyber Security Operations

Satvir Thandi

Methanex Corp
Director, Technology Services

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

October 12 - 14, 2022 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

Waldorf Astoria Chicago

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

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IN-PERSON

November 15, 2022 | 1 day

Vancouver, BC CISO Executive Summit

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

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

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VIRTUAL

December 13, 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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IN-PERSON

April, 2023 | an evening

Vancouver, BC CISO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

September, 2023 | 3 days

Global CISO Executive Summit

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

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IN-PERSON

October, 2023 | 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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