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. Accelerating security to match the pace of digital business initiatives
  2. Managing the risk created from a landscape of new core technologies
  3. Achieving sustainability for the CISO role without compromising outcomes

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 Labbé

Director, Information Security

Kalev Ruberg

VP Future and Chief Innovation Officer

Greg Sieg


Tim Swanson

FortisBC Energy
Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity


Gerry Akkerman

Director Business Technology Planning & Program Director, Digital Customer Experience

Jim Attridge

Director of Cybersecurity

James Bayne

Provincial Health Services Authority
Director Information Security

Peter Buckley

HSBC Canada
Head of Information Risk

Hugh Burley

Thompson Rivers University

Larry Carson

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

David Charters

WorkSafe BC
Director, IT Security & Risk

Rob Davidson

Pacific Blue Cross
Dir., Ent. Architecture & CISO

Lorrainne Dixon

Oracle Canada
Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer

Michael Dobson

West Fraser Timber
Chief Information Security Officer

Guy Dulberger

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
Director, IS & Data Protection/ Global Head of Cyber Security

Dan Ferneyhough

Island Health
Director, Information Security

Carlos Gil


Tara Glaim

Manager, Technology Security

Cory Gould

Canadian Western Bank
Chief Information Security Officer

Salen Goundar

Panago Pizza
Head, IS

Omid Hamed

BC Hydro
Sr. Manager, Cybersecurity and IT Investment Planning

Sunny Jassal

British Columbia Institute of Technology
Cyber Security Officer

Lloyd Jura

Fraser Health Authority
Director, Information Security and Data Stewardship

Peter Kho

BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Gary Kuromi

BC Liquor Distribution Branch
Mngr., Tech. Security, Info. Svs.

Martin Kyle

Payments Canada

Steve Little

Seaspan Corporation
Vice President Business Technology Solutions

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


Stephen Pedersen

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
Director Information Security

Stephen Pederson

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

BC Hydro
Cyber Security Program Manager

Jo-Ann Smith

Director, Information Security

Ryan Smith

First West Credit Union
Manager, Enterprise Cyber Security

Angela Swyers

West Fraser Timber
Manager, Major Projects & Risk

Satvir Thandi

Methanex Corp
Cyber Security Manager

Upcoming Programs

In-person Programs

December 7, 2021

Vancouver, BC CISO Executive Summit

Fairmont Waterfront

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

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