Vancouver, BC CISO Virtual Executive Summit

December 16, 2020 | 8:00am - 12:30pm PST

December 16, 2020 | 8:00am - 12:30pm PST

Collaborate with your peers

Come together with your peers virtually to tackle top business challenges through peer-driven content and discussions at the Vancouver, BC CISO Virtual Executive Summit.

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

Impactful Communication

Secure Business Enablement

Digital Transformation

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Dave Cummings

Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Rob Labbé

Director, Information Security

Kalev Ruberg

Vice President, Teck Digital Systems & Chief Information Officer

Greg Sieg


Suzie Smibert

Global Director Enterprise Architecture & CISO

Tim Swanson

FortisBC Energy
Director, Information & Infrastructure Security


December 16, 2020

8:00am - 8:45am  PST Virtual Summit Keynote

The Future of Multi-Cloud Security

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Jonathan Nguyen-Duy

Vice President, Global Field CISO Team


As the pace of transformation accelerates, organizations continue to push for greater agility and efficacy, and almost all paths involve the cloud. Security leaders must ensure cloud assets operate smoothly and securely, which is why multi-cloud security is relied upon to provide protection, centralization and visibility.

Join this keynote presentation to learn more about:

  • The latest trends in multi-cloud security
  • Balancing on-prem and cloud in an era of remote work
  • How you can prepare for the step in your cloud migration journey

9:00am - 10:00am  PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Real Frontiers for 2021 in XDR

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Cherian Palayoor



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Antoine Saikaley

Technical Director

Trend Micro

With today’s ever-evolving threat landscape, advanced security is not enough to prevent attacks on your users and infrastructure. You need capabilities in place to help you respond rapidly to threats that may breach your defenses. To avoid serious and widespread damage, you need to prevent as much as you can and detect and respond quickly if a threat breaks through. The efficiency of XDR allows resource-constrained security teams to do more with less.

Join Antoine Saikaley as he leads this interactive conversation focused on:

  • How XDR delivers on data correlation needed to tell the full story of an attack
  • What the pragmatic differences are with XDR in the real world
  • How this aligns with MITRE ATT&CK

9:00am - 10:00am  PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Using Better Data to Build More Effective Analytics and Machine Learning

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Anuj Anand

Vice President (Global), Technology Services and Solutions


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Steve Little

Vice President Business Technology Solutions

Seaspan Corporation

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Dave Sohigian

Chief Technology Officer - North America


Today’s enterprise has access to endless amounts of data and CIOs must continually find true meaning and value in the data. This peer-to-peer discussion will consider ways to mature your data and analytics and program to provide accurate, real-time data.

Come ready to discuss how to:

  • Implement data strategies that align with desired business outcomes
  • Leverage data to gain greater insights and drive value
  • Define clear data ownership and standardization
  • Augment judgement with machine learning

10:00am - 10:45am  PST Virtual Summit Keynote

Leading Through Disruption

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Chetan Raithatha

Associate Partner, IBM Security Services Lead – Western Canada


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Risa Zaleski

Senior Director, Technology


The timeline for adopting strategic technology and security trends rapidly increased in recent months, and now CIOs and CISOs are on the forefront of leading innovative business opportunities.

Join C-level executives from our community as they share:

  • Dynamic leadership in a volatile world
  • Remastering your brand in times of transition
  • Practical examples of adaptive strategy in action

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8:45am - 9:00am  PST Break

10:45am - 11:00am  PST Break

9:00am - 10:00am  PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Cultivating a Culture of Security Awareness

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Sam Shaabani

Cyber Security Program Manager

BC Hydro

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Hakan Kutluay


Eldorado Gold

Many CIOs and CISOs would agree that human error remains a huge challenge in a cohesive information security strategy. Employees, vendors and even customers all have a role to play when clicking one malicious link can put the organization at serious risk. The CIO and CISO must instill discipline, responsibility and buy-in across a huge swath of users – no easy task.

Join this session to learn:

  • How today’s society informs security awareness training needs and objectives
  • Training techniques that work at scale and resonate with audiences
  • How to measure success and hold users accountable

9:00am - 10:00am  PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

The Next Great Security Challenge — Securing SD-WAN

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Mark Beeston

VP, Global IT Services


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Baden Smith

Director, Infrastructure and Information Security


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John Hallett

Product Manager, Cisco Secure

Cisco Umbrella

The market consideration and adoption of software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) represents the largest networking transformation in recent history. Organizations are turning to SD-WAN to improve connectivity, reduce costs, and simplify management at their branch office locations. But what about security?

In this boardroom, you will discuss:

  • Embracing change — the pros and cons
  • Addressing weaknesses within brand offices and roaming users
  • Keeping security top of mind for business leaders

11:00am - 12:00pm  PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Measuring and Communicating Risk

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Leo Navin

Senior Manager, Cyber Security


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Tim Swanson

Director, Information & Infrastructure Security

FortisBC Energy

Leading information security executives know that the language of technology doesn’t always resonate outside of IT. “Risk” is the vocabulary of the business, yet measuring and discussing this all-important concept in an actionable way remains a unique challenge.

Join this session to learn:

  • Actionable risk metrics, both for use inside the security function and with outside stakeholders
  • How the language and awareness of information security risk has evolved
  • Techniques to automate collection of meaningful security metrics

11:00am - 12:00pm  PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

At Your Service – Connecting with the Digital Consumer

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Alex Buhler

Chief Technology Officer


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Catherine Chick


City of Vancouver

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Cavin Green

Vice President, Information Technology & Digital Transformation

Rocky Mountaineer

For many organizations, the digital ecosystem begins with the customer. To capture maximum value, CIOs must ensure that the consumer experience is seamless – creating the right channels for connection, capturing and utilizing the right data to innovate products or services, and enhancing the speed-to-delivery for new business lines.

In this interactive session, you’ll discuss:

  • The expectations of the digital-first customer
  • The CIO’s role in product development and design in a digital economy
  • How to evolve a data-centric approach to consumer insight and foster new business opportunities 

12:00pm - 12:30pm  PST Networking

Meet the Speakers — Community Discussion

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Risa Zaleski

Senior Director, Technology


Don't miss this opportunity to chat in small groups with our executive summit speakers. Join us for an informal, interactive networking session with your peers!

11:00am - 12:00pm  PST Virtual Summit Boardroom

Taking Team Engagement and Productivity to the Next Level

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Peter Holowka

Director of Educational Technology

West Point Grey Academy

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Ryan Smith

Manager, Enterprise Cyber Security

First West Credit Union

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Salen Goundar

Senior IT Manager

Panago Pizza

As businesses plan their post-COVID remote work strategies, now’s the time to set your organization up for success. CIOs and CISOs are at the forefront of building and nurturing a new culture that will outlast the emergency move to remote work.

In this virtual peer-to-peer discussion, CIOs and CISOs will discuss:

  • How technology priorities have shifted to align with business objectives
  • Optimizing business continuity strategies for success in the work-anywhere economy
  • Future-proofing your organization for an uncertain world

December 16, 2020

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