Readiness and Resilience in the Age of Disruption

  • Keynote Speaker: John Brennan, Former Director, CIA

  • Conference Feature: Technology Expo

Providing 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 Security and Policy Insitute is pleased to welcome the participation of keynote speakers including:

Distinguished Officials Scheduled to Speak

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The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

The Honourable Andrew Leslie CMM MSC MSM CD PC MP (retired Lieutenant-General), Parliamentary Secretary Responsible for Canada US Relations

David Vigneault, Director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

John Brennan, Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency

Ward Elcock, former Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Ray Boisvert, Provincial Security Advisor at Government of Ontario, and former Assistant Director of Intelligence, Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Al Jones, former Assistant Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Paul Goldenberg, CEO, Cardinal Point Strategies, member of the United States Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council, co-chair of the National DHS Foreign Fighter Task Force

Justin R. Fogarty, Chairman of Regent Law

Cathy Lanier, Senior V.P. of Security, National Football League

William Flynn, former Principal Deputy Assistant DHS, Secretary for Infrastructure Protection, and former Assistant Commissionner, NYPD

Paul Mauro, Deputy Inspector, NYPD Intelligence Bureau, Intelligence and Analysis Section

George Selim, Senior Vice-president of Programs, the Anti-Defamation League

Lieutenant-General Stu A. Beare (Retd), CMM, MSC, MSM, CD

Rod Buckingham, Senior Security Consultant for the Canadian Football League, and Director of Security for the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club

Mario Coutinho, Vice-president, Toronto Blue Jays Stadium Operations and Security

Craig D'Souza, Head of Global Investigations & Protective Intelligence – Facebook

David P. Dixon, Global Leader, IBM Counter Fraud Management

Professor John Farmer, Special Counsel to the President, Rutgers University and Senior Counsel for the 9/11 Commission

France Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) and the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI)

Lieutenant-General S.A. Beare (Retd), CMM, MSC, MSM, CD

Michael J. Morton, Director, Emergency Management, Ontario

Greg Solecki, President, International Association of Emergency Managers

Peter Lambrinakos, Chief Constable, VIA Rail Canada

Jim Montgomery, Deputy Chief, City of Ottawa Office of Emergency Management

Angela Mondou, President, Canada Company & Honorary Colonel, Canadian Forces School of Aerospace, Technology and Engineering

Allen Bell, President Globe Risk International Inc.

Michele Mosca, Deputy Director of the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

Dr. Peter Mason, Chief Scientist-Electromagnetic Sciences, DRDC

Dr. G. Keith Still, Professor of Crowd Science at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)

Dr. J. Paul de B. Taillon, Professor at the Royal Military College

Allen Dillon, Managing Director, CyberNB

Benoit ParentVice President, Cummins Inc.

Tim O’Neil, Director, Oldcastle Security Consulting

Garret Warren, Version 2 Ottawa

Craig Marcinkowski, Gryphon Radar

Robert Aube, Quinitiq

Brigadier-General Assaf Orion, Senior Research Fellow INSS, Israel

Brigadier-General Robert Mazzolin, Vice Director J5, U.S. Cyber Command

Brigadier-General Steve Moritsugu, Director General Military Signals Intelligence

Gendarmerie Colonel Engin Avci, Lecturer and Director of Research and Education, Turkish Gendarmerie and Coast Guard Academy

Sgt Keith Derksen, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Colonel Amos Nachmani, Israeli Defence Attaché to Canada

David Sulston, National Director of Security for Oxford Properties

Assistant Commissioner James Malizia, National Security Criminal Investigations and Protective Policing Branch, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Superintendent Mark Flynn, Officer in Charge of Cybercrime, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

James Ramer, Deputy Chief of Specialized Operations Command, Toronto Police Service

Saad Amrani, Chief Commissioner and Policy Adviser of the Belgian Federal Police

Commander Mak Chishty, (Retd) London Police

Superintendent Bill Neadles, Emergency Management & Public Order, Toronto Police Service

Mark Weatherford, Senior Vice President and Chief Cybersecurity Strategist of vArmour

Tim Roxey, Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer, NERC

Brian Harrell, Vice President of Security AlertEnterprise, former Director of NERC E-ISAC

Don Randall, former CISO, Bank of England

Jason Shaw, Manager, Emergency Management, City of Winnipeg

Marion Boon RN, OHNC, Executive Director, Canadian Risk and Hazard Network

Jim Babe, Chief Special Constable, OC Transpo

David Domoney, President and CEO, Blueforce

Chuck Brooks, Vice President, Government Affairs & Marketing for Sutherland Global Services

Dr. Wesley Wark, Visiting Research Professor, University of Ottawa

Dr. Erin Miller, Global Terrorism Database Program  Manager, University of Maryland, START

Dr. Kate Ploeger, Research Coordinator, Public Safety Canada

Ken Taylor, President, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance for The Americas

Dr. Jose Fernadez, Associate Professor, Institute Polytechnique Montreal

Mark Espenant, Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC)

Ryan Coates, Transport Canada

Philip Reece, Indro Robotics

Josh Ogden, AVSS Drone Parachute Recovery Systems

James Cross, Open Works

Luke Fox, Whitefox Industries

Brian Fentiman, Royal Canadian Mounted Police C/M (Retd)

Dr. Steve Ehisenhawer, Seattle Periculum Labs

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.

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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