Readiness and Resilience in the Age of Disruption

2018 Conference

The Security and Policy Institute of Professional Development (SPI) at the University of Ottawa will be hosting the 2018 conference Readiness and Resilience in the Age of Disruption to provide a high-level forum for business leaders,  law enforcement, public and private security practitioners.

We are witnessing an unprecedented increase in the number and significance of disruptive events. These events comprised of, but are not limited to, natural disasters, cyber disruptions, migration crises, terrorism, random acts of violence, and the impact of emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence.  Globally, all levels of government, the private sector, and communities at large are seeking solutions to this rapidly evolving threat environment.  The expanding threat envelope will require corporate and public sector leaders to integrate their enterprise risk management policies and practices.

The conference is intended to provide a high-level forum for corporate executives to engage with security intelligence, law enforcement, academia, public and private security and risk management practitioners.  Accordingly, we have brought together renowned subject matter experts from Canada and the international community. Together we will examine emerging and exigent threats, and consider new strategies to address safety and security challenges of the 21st century. 

Your organisation has a responsibility to assure its stakeholders that it is prepared to meet and mitigate these emerging threats.  It is important that your organization is represented at this Conference to ensure its concerns inform the discussions.

SPI is pleased to welcome the participation of keynote speakers including:

  • Mr. John Brennan, former Director, CIA
  • Senior government and corporate officials from Canada, US and allied countries
  • Subject matter experts from the academic and business communities​

Please note that several other high-caliber speakers have expressed their interest in participating. Their names will be posted as they are confirmed.

The conference will also feature a Technology Expo that will showcase new technologies and services in support of readiness and resilience.

Conference Details

When: February 27, 28, 2018
Where: Ottawa Conference and Event Center,  200 Coventry, Ottawa

View the conference agenda

Who Should Attend?

Persons or organisations with responsibility for the protection of people, property, supplies and services such as:

  • government officials,
  • academia,
  • community and corporate leaders,
  • non-governmental organizations
  • IT security professionals
  • CEOs, COOs, CIOs and CSOs

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

This conference also provides excellent exhibitor & corporate sponsorship opportunities. Learn more.

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