Vancouver, BC CISO Executive Summit

December 7, 2021 | Fairmont Waterfront

December 7, 2021
Fairmont Waterfront

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Collaborate with your peers

Get together with Vancouver, BC's top CISOs to tackle shared business challenges and critical priorities facing your role today. Participate in this one-day, local program with peer-driven topics and interactive discussions with your true C-level peers.

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

Seizing momentum – influencing and leading the enterprise

Thriving through uncertainty - empowering people and delivering value

Advancing and scaling strategic, outcome-based technologies

Vancouver, BC CISO Governing Body


The Governing Body Co-Chairs shape the summit agenda, ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Co-Chairs

Dave Cummings

Finning
Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

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

What to Expect

Interactive Sessions

Hear from CISO practitioners and thought leaders on how they're solving critical challenges impacting your role today in Keynote sessions, and join smaller, interactive discussions with your peers in Breakout and Boardroom sessions.

Community Networking

Make new connections and catch up with old friends in casual conversations during dedicated time for networking designed to better acquaint you with your Vancouver, BC CISO community.

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a private, one-on-one setting through Evanta's Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

Agenda


December 6, 2021

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

December 7, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Creating a Company of Owners

Dr. Daren Martin headshot

Dr. Daren Martin

Culture Architect and Best-Selling Author of "A Company of Owners"

Business leaders are always hunting for ways to squash culture killers, cultivate a fun business climate and boost employee relationships. In Dr. Daren Martin’s top-selling book, “A Company of Owners,” he provides a blueprint for business leaders to build a thriving culture and maximize employee engagement.

In this session, you will discover:

  • How to create a company of “owners of security”
  • The importance of having a BAM – Business Actionable Mantra!
  • Strategies to inspire cultural innovation and growth

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Developing a Narrative for the Board

Kurt Pregler headshot

Kurt Pregler

CIO

TransLink

When technology and security leaders come to the C-suite table, they are not only asked to bring their technical A-game but they are also expected to be business leaders who can quickly and efficiently turn numerous data points into actionable information that can impact mission-critical decisions.

In this interactive session you will explore:

  • How to educate your board on risk, cybersecurity and technology
  • What leadership really wants to hear from CIOs and CISOs
  • Which metrics will help you craft a compelling story that inspires action

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Keeping Ahead of the Data Privacy Wave

Baden Smith headshot

Baden Smith

Director, Infrastructure and Information Security

Save-On-Foods

Satvir Thandi headshot

Satvir Thandi

Director, Technology Services

Methanex Corp

In the current global climate, there is higher public awareness around the institutional uses of personal data. Therefore, organizations continue to be challenged with implementing data governance and privacy requirements across their growing data ecosystems. How are you adjusting to the necessary changes in how data assets are handled? Are you ready for the next wave of regulations that are waiting on the horizon?

Join this peer-driven discussion to explore:

  • How to interpret the implications of regulatory requirements
  • Practical tips and lessons to manage privacy risk
  • How privacy risk management fits into your organization’s overall security strategy


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Protect Your Data or Pay the Price?

Lloyd Jura headshot

Lloyd Jura

Adjunct Professor

New York Institute of Technology

The risk of attacks is top-of-mind for all organizations today as threat actors become more sophisticated and their impact increasingly detrimental. Therefore, companies must have the right strategy and tools in place to prevent, detect and respond quickly to breaches to avoid reputational risk or paying a hefty sum.

Join this benchmarking session to discuss:

  • Taking ransomware protection to the next level
  • Strategies to defend against bad actors
  • Challenges and best practices in managing major security events

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Driving Business Value With Cloud Security Innovation

David Jimenez headshot

David Jimenez

Security Solutions Architect

Radware

Gerry Akkerman headshot

Gerry Akkerman

BTS Director, Programs and Projects

TransLink

Hanif Jessani headshot

Hanif Jessani

Head of IT

Taiga Building Products

Angela Swyers headshot

Angela Swyers

Director, Enterprise Applications

West Fraser

Whether you are just moving into the cloud, researching more options within the public cloud, or building your own private cloud, most leaders agree that this is the future of infrastructure as a service. But can CISOs have it all – both increased productivity and cost benefits within a secure cloud?

During this peer-discussion you will explore:

  • Automation, orchestration, AI and machine learning cloud strategies
  • Nuances for hybrid on- and off-premise systems
  • Ways to incorporate the cloud into a fully articulated security strategy


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

December 7, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

11:45am - 1:15pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

The Future of CIO and CISO Collaboration

Michael Dobson headshot

Michael Dobson

Chief Information Security Officer

West Fraser

Have you ever wished you could pop into your CIO or CISO’s mind to understand how they approach important topics and decisions? Now is your chance to pose questions to your CIO and CISO peers who will pull back the curtain on their thought process and share candid context for why and how they make certain decisions.

The questions in this interactive session will touch on themes such as:

  • Building relationships across the C-suite, with stakeholders and within the enterprise
  • Overcoming communication challenges and competing priorities
  • Exploring what is next for the role of CIO and CISO

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

December 7, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

New Etiquette in Our Hybrid World

Sean Simpson headshot

Sean Simpson

Director, IT

City of Surrey

Steve Little headshot

Steve Little

Vice President Business Technology Solutions

Seaspan Corporation

After going through the pandemic, it is clear that our day-to-day office activities will never be the same. While we may sometimes be in the same room with our teams and partners, it is much more likely that some of us will be in the room, and some of us will be on the phone. Communication is easy we're we are all in the same setting (virtual or in-person), but what do we do in a scenario where we have some or both?

Join your peers in this interactive session to discuss:

  • Etiquette for the new hybrid workforce
  • Specific challenges you have faced or concerns you have about the year ahead
  • Potential solutions and best practices for creating a cohesive and equitable hybrid work environment

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

The Ongoing Fight to Secure Business Messaging

Peter Holowka headshot

Peter Holowka

Director of Educational Technology

West Point Grey Academy

Dallas Young headshot

Dallas Young

Head of Technical Product Marketing

Abnormal Security

Despite their efforts, from phishing simulations to security awareness campaigns, CISOs from organizations big and small keep falling short when it comes to stopping Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks. But, if everyone has an email security program, why are the losses associated with BEC still climbing?

During this peer-discussion, let's figure out:

  • What is working, or not working, with existing processes and technology
  • How we solve the “human factor” in the equation
  • Best practices for preventing loss related to a BEC attack


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Strengthening Your IAM Strategy

Rob Davidson headshot

Rob Davidson

Director of Security Services, CISO

Pacific Blue Cross

Leo Navin headshot

Leo Navin

Senior Manager, Cyber Security

Canfor

Tim Swanson headshot

Tim Swanson

Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity

FortisBC Energy

Moving beyond outdated tech and into a world of efficient, seamless access isn’t impossible. Fine-tuning IAM strategies is an important goal for all CISOs.

In this boardroom, you’ll discuss with your peers:

  • How to tailor an IAM strategy with limited resources
  • When to rely on legacy technology versus investing in new technology
  • What training is needed to strengthen your IAM program


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

Stronger Together — Harnessing the Power of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Catherine Chick headshot

Catherine Chick

SVP, IT

Canada Goose

Leo de Sousa headshot

Leo de Sousa

Director Enterprise Technology

City of Vancouver

Risa Zaleski headshot

Risa Zaleski

Senior Director, Technology

Canfor

Developing a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace has been a strategic goal for many companies. However, in the technology and cybersecurity space, where attracting, hiring and retaining talent is one of the most significant challenges that leaders face, this has become a top priority. Are you ready to transform words into powerful actions?

In this keynote session you will explore:

  • Clear steps to drive awareness, foster a sense of belonging, and create lasting change
  • New opportunities that make a positive impact
  • Plans for building the next generation of security and technology professionals

3:40pm - 4:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

December 6, 2021

6:00pm - 8:30pm  Governing Body Welcome Reception

Governing Body Private Dinner

Exclusive to Governing Body members and select guests, this dinner is a can’t-miss opportunity to connect with your peers prior to tomorrow’s Executive Summit. Please join your colleagues for an evening of good food, wine, and lively networking.

December 7, 2021 - morning

7:30am - 8:15am  Registration & Breakfast

8:15am - 9:00am  Keynote

Creating a Company of Owners

Dr. Daren Martin headshot

Dr. Daren Martin

Culture Architect and Best-Selling Author of "A Company of Owners"

Business leaders are always hunting for ways to squash culture killers, cultivate a fun business climate and boost employee relationships. In Dr. Daren Martin’s top-selling book, “A Company of Owners,” he provides a blueprint for business leaders to build a thriving culture and maximize employee engagement.

In this session, you will discover:

  • How to create a company of “owners of security”
  • The importance of having a BAM – Business Actionable Mantra!
  • Strategies to inspire cultural innovation and growth

9:00am - 9:15am  Break

9:15am - 10:00am  Breakout Session

Developing a Narrative for the Board

Kurt Pregler headshot

Kurt Pregler

CIO

TransLink

When technology and security leaders come to the C-suite table, they are not only asked to bring their technical A-game but they are also expected to be business leaders who can quickly and efficiently turn numerous data points into actionable information that can impact mission-critical decisions.

In this interactive session you will explore:

  • How to educate your board on risk, cybersecurity and technology
  • What leadership really wants to hear from CIOs and CISOs
  • Which metrics will help you craft a compelling story that inspires action

9:15am - 10:00am  Executive Boardroom

Activating a Cybersecurity Force for a New Era

Derek Manky headshot

Derek Manky

Chief, Security Insights & Global Threat Alliances

Fortinet

Hardeep Mehrotara headshot

Hardeep Mehrotara

Director, Information Security

Concert Properties

With an increase in threat vectors comes the increased need for a sound yet dynamic cybersecurity program. CIOs must take a proactive approach in ensuring cybersecurity risk is considered at every step, even in times of rapid disruption.

Join this boardroom for a discussion on:

  • Managing third parties and holding them to cybersecurity standards
  • Quantifying, measuring, and communicating risk across the organization
  • Upskilling your cybersecurity teams to stay ahead of emerging threats


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

10:00am - 10:30am  Networking Break

10:30am - 11:15am  Breakout Session

Protect Your Data or Pay the Price?

Lloyd Jura headshot

Lloyd Jura

Adjunct Professor

New York Institute of Technology

The risk of attacks is top-of-mind for all organizations today as threat actors become more sophisticated and their impact increasingly detrimental. Therefore, companies must have the right strategy and tools in place to prevent, detect and respond quickly to breaches to avoid reputational risk or paying a hefty sum.

Join this benchmarking session to discuss:

  • Taking ransomware protection to the next level
  • Strategies to defend against bad actors
  • Challenges and best practices in managing major security events

10:30am - 11:15am  Executive Boardroom

Unlimited Innovation, Limited Resources

Shawn Ling headshot

Shawn Ling

CTO

BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Joe Wong headshot

Joe Wong

Vice President, Information Systems & Technology

Concert Properties

When it comes to innovation, the sky is the limit…until you run into the budget, time, and resource constraints. How can CIOs balance these real limitations while encouraging their teams to dream big and come up with outside-the-box solutions?

Join this panel of peers to discuss:

  • Mechanisms that leaders can leverage to create an innate bias for action and ultimately foster a culture of innovation
  • Successful frameworks that allow space for a “test fast, learn quick” environment within your current technology stack
  • Empowering users across the enterprise to leverage existing tools and technologies to power transformation


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

11:15am - 11:25am  Break

December 7, 2021 - mid-afternoon

11:25am - 12:40pm  Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Peer-to-Peer Meetings

Connect with like-minded peers in a one-on-one setting through Evanta’s Peer-to-Peer Meetings. You will be matched with peers in your community based on your shared interests and priorities.

11:45am - 1:15pm  Lunch Service

12:40pm - 1:00pm  Break

1:00pm - 1:35pm  Keynote

The Future of CIO and CISO Collaboration

Michael Dobson headshot

Michael Dobson

Chief Information Security Officer

West Fraser

Have you ever wished you could pop into your CIO or CISO’s mind to understand how they approach important topics and decisions? Now is your chance to pose questions to your CIO and CISO peers who will pull back the curtain on their thought process and share candid context for why and how they make certain decisions.

The questions in this interactive session will touch on themes such as:

  • Building relationships across the C-suite, with stakeholders and within the enterprise
  • Overcoming communication challenges and competing priorities
  • Exploring what is next for the role of CIO and CISO

1:35pm - 1:50pm  Break

December 7, 2021 - afternoon

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Breakout Session

New Etiquette in Our Hybrid World

Sean Simpson headshot

Sean Simpson

Director, IT

City of Surrey

Steve Little headshot

Steve Little

Vice President Business Technology Solutions

Seaspan Corporation

After going through the pandemic, it is clear that our day-to-day office activities will never be the same. While we may sometimes be in the same room with our teams and partners, it is much more likely that some of us will be in the room, and some of us will be on the phone. Communication is easy we're we are all in the same setting (virtual or in-person), but what do we do in a scenario where we have some or both?

Join your peers in this interactive session to discuss:

  • Etiquette for the new hybrid workforce
  • Specific challenges you have faced or concerns you have about the year ahead
  • Potential solutions and best practices for creating a cohesive and equitable hybrid work environment

1:50pm - 2:35pm  Executive Boardroom

Next Level Leadership — The Convergence of Business and Technology

Alex Buhler headshot

Alex Buhler

Chief Technology Officer

INDOCHINO

Salen Goundar headshot

Salen Goundar

Head, IS

Panago Pizza

Sam Shaabani headshot

Sam Shaabani

Cyber Security Ops Manager

Teck

Gartner research indicates that throughout the global crisis, business leaders relied upon CIOs more than ever to educate and drive high-impact initiatives. With trust in technology at an all-time high, how can you form a more perfect union between IT and the rest of your business?

This interactive boardroom discussion feeds on how IT leaders must show up to:

  • Embed technology as a connected, proactive driver of business transformation, versus reactively serving as a business tool
  • Drive the big discussion, lead the conversation and challenge the business to think differently
  • Strategically redesign the IT operating model to foster greater collaboration and business alignment


Executive boardrooms are intimate and interactive sessions designed to foster dynamic dialogue around a specific, strategic topic. These private, closed-door discussions encourage attendee participation and are limited to 15 attendees (seating priority is given to C-level executives). To reserve your seat, please contact your event Program Manager.

2:35pm - 3:05pm  Networking Break

3:05pm - 3:40pm  Keynote

Stronger Together — Harnessing the Power of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Catherine Chick headshot

Catherine Chick

SVP, IT

Canada Goose

Leo de Sousa headshot

Leo de Sousa

Director Enterprise Technology

City of Vancouver

Risa Zaleski headshot

Risa Zaleski

Senior Director, Technology

Canfor

Developing a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace has been a strategic goal for many companies. However, in the technology and cybersecurity space, where attracting, hiring and retaining talent is one of the most significant challenges that leaders face, this has become a top priority. Are you ready to transform words into powerful actions?

In this keynote session you will explore:

  • Clear steps to drive awareness, foster a sense of belonging, and create lasting change
  • New opportunities that make a positive impact
  • Plans for building the next generation of security and technology professionals

3:40pm - 4:10pm  Closing Reception & Prize Drawing

REGISTER

Returning to in-person conferences


We are excited to welcome you back, in person, to Evanta gatherings.

As previously shared, Evanta will hold in-person programs only in locations that meet our stringent health and safety criteria to help ensure the well-being of our participants, partners, and our associates. These criteria include adhering to government, venue, and health agency guidelines, in addition to taking all practical safety precautions onsite.

Please note that our onsite planning will continue to evolve, and all measures are subject to change to ensure the best and safest possible experience. Please refer to our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols for up-to-date local guidelines.

Location


Venue & Accommodation

Fairmont Waterfront
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CIO Thought Leader
Key Partner
Program Partners
HOST PARTNER

Vancouver, BC CISO Program Manager


For inquiries related to this event, please reach out to your dedicated program contact.

Andy Argüelles

Program Manager

504-344-6044

andy.arguelles@evanta.com