Vancouver, BC CISO Inner Circle

April 19, 2023 | Vancouver Rowing Club

April 19, 2023
Vancouver Rowing Club

Collaborate with your peers

Join Vancouver, BC's top CISOs for an intimate networking dinner and facilitated discussion on key business challenges. Enjoy a relaxed evening of dinner and drinks with your peers to share best practices, make new connections and build professional relationships.

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

Hiring the right employees and encouraging collaboration for a better product-centric organization

Creating secure and flexible infrastructure to ensure better digital business outcomes

Gaining leadership buy-in for quicker decision making

Vancouver, BC CISO Governing Body

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

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Dave Cummings

Executive Vice President & Chief Digital Officer

Rob Davidson

Pacific Blue Cross

Michelle Evans

FortisBC Energy
Director, Information Systems

David Royer

Best Buy Canada
Director, Enterprise Risk and Compliance

Greg Sieg


Tim Swanson

FortisBC Energy
Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity


April 19, 2023

4:30pm - 5:30pm  Executive Networking Reception

5:30pm - 6:45pm  Discussion Topics

Navigating the Digital Future to Accelerate Transformation

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Helen Knight

Chief Information Officer & Strategic Advisor

Salvation Army Canada

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Shawn Ling


BC Liquor Distribution Branch

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Martin Palacios

Chief Information And Security Officer

Paper Excellence

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Rachel Guinto

VP, Cybersecurity

First West Credit Union

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Alex Buhler

Chief Technology Officer


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Philip Swiderski

Solution Strategist


Rob Davidson headshot

Rob Davidson


Pacific Blue Cross

As global economic and political volatility continue, organizations need to look beyond the skills shortage to grow relevant capabilities to ensure their workforce can operate efficiently and align with digital business objectives. Technology and security leaders are looking to challenge and redefine the enterprise's digital value propositions to create an avenue for high growth and quicker benefits. Organizations are moving beyond the stage of ‘transformation’ and now demanding digital execution, as they position the enterprise to weather economic storms and unpredictable setbacks in the future. 

Join your peers to discuss how CIOs & CISOs are capturing the outcomes of digital execution.

Accelerating Decision Making For Timely Value Realization

  • Describe your current and ideal data ecosystem? 
  • How have you enabled a technology platform to create secure and flexible infrastructure to capture digital business outcomes?
  • Have you seen the level of adoption that you’d like from leaders to impact quicker decision making? What steps have you taken to identify value realization and measure outcomes obtained by data and analytics?

Digital Talent & Product Centricity for Speedy Outcomes

  • What sort of roles are you hiring for in the coming year? How are you prioritizing competency-based job descriptions?
  • Many CIOs & CISOs have turned toward the organization of fusion teams to operate in a more product-centric way. How have you done this? What benefits are you seeing? How are you changing mindsets, while supporting agile journeys?
  • How do you start building your tech-environment and work environment for the future workforce?

6:45pm - 7:15pm  Networking Break

7:15pm - 8:30pm  Summary Discussion & Dinner

8:30pm - 9:30pm  Social Hour

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming in-person gathering

Evanta cares about the health and safety of our community. Please review the following recommendations prior to attending the gathering.



Pay parking is in effect throughout Stanley Park. Parking is available along the street in front of the clubhouse (meter is located to the east of the clubhouse ramp) or in the large public parking lot on the north side of Stanley Park Drive (near the Stanley Park Info Center). The cost is $4.25 per hour | Maximum $15.25, in effect from 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Pay by EasyPark App, PaybyPhone, Honk Mobile, ZipBy or Park Mobile. Visa, MasterCard, & American Express accepted. Daily parking rates include GST & Parking Sales Tax 24%

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