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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 9:00am

“Cybersecurity: Best Practices For Protecting Your Business.”

Join us for an inspiring seminar, led by engaging & skilled professionals, revealing the best practices & standards implemented & exemplified by successful companies. Learn about emerging trends (ie. IoT & Big Data) & how to engage business units to align their cybersecurity initiatives with enterprise risk management.
Moderator:
Jim Love, CIO & Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada
Panelists:
Brian Kocsis, BSc, CISSP, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, Director Information Security & RIM, Meridian Credit Union;
Jason Doel, cofounder, EVP & COO of Tracker Networks Inc.
David Masson, Country Manager for Canada Dark Trace.

 

 

Jim Love is CIO and Chief Content Officer at IT World Canada. Over the past 4 years, working with his partner Fawn Annan, President of IT World Canada, Jim has worked to make IT World Canada one of the leading digital publishers in the B2B space and a case study in digital transformation.

In addition to his work as a business and technology executive, Jim is also a well-known writer who published in leading publications in Canada and internationally. In his role as Chief Content Officer for IT World Canada having overall responsibility for all editorial and commercial content. He facilitates large and small session with technology and business executives across the country, supervises the research done by IT World Canada and heads the digital content production.

Jim continues to publish both topical items and his research into strategic technology and marketing in Canada and abroad. He is also an award winning playwright and musician and he continues to publish.

Equally at home in technology and line of business roles, over his 35-year career Jim has held senior level positions in financial services, consulting and publishing.   He has worked in software development, operations, sales and marketing.

 

 

David Masson is Darktrace’s Country Manager for Canada and has over two decades of experience working in fast moving security and intelligence environments in the UK, Canada and world-wide. With skills developed in the civilian, military and diplomatic worlds, he has been influential in the efficient and effective resolution of various unique national security issues. Dave is an operational solutions expert and has a solid reputation across the UK and Canada for delivery tailored to customer needs. In recent years he has advised many government institutions on Insider Threat, helping them to reduce their vulnerability and level of risk. He holds a Master’s degree from Edinburgh University.

Jim continues to publish both topical items and his research into strategic technology and marketing in Canada and abroad. He is also an award winning playwright and musician and he continues to publish.

Equally at home in technology and line of business roles, over his 35-year career Jim has held senior level positions in financial services, consulting and publishing.   He has worked in software development, operations, sales and marketing.

 

 

For the past 12 years, Brian Kocsis has been responsible for the development, execution and evolution of Meridians Enterprise Information Security Program. He currently oversees a team of information security professionals responsible for information security governance, vulnerability management, incident response, security awareness and Disaster Recovery program management for Meridian. Brian successfully facilitated the establishment of the Large Credit Union Committee (LCUC) Security Group through its inception, sitting as it’s first chair.   This group is comprised of the information security leadership from across fourteen of the largest Credit Unions in Canada, examining cybersecurity issues, threats and vulnerabilities, and operational information security risks from the Credit Union perspective.

 

Jason Doel is cofounder, EVP and COO of Tracker Networks Inc. where he manages the company’s go-to-market strategy, sales and marketing, operations and solution delivery.  Jason and his team work with sector leaders in Canada, the US and Europe, providing solutions and advising business and technology executives on practical and sustainable ways to identify, track and reduce information risk.

Jason was previously the cofounder and VP Sales & Marketing of Assurent Secure Technologies, a global leader in application security and vulnerability research, prior to its successful sale to TELUS in 2006. While at Assurent, Jason cofounded the world’s leading provider of original security research. This specialized service continues to power over 50 of the world’s top security product vendors and provides vital intelligence to leading corporations and national intelligence organizations around the world.

Jason has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and an Honours Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Ontario.

 

Wednesday, October 18, 201710:30am

“Our Future is Wireless: Connected Technology Making Life Better for Everyone, Everywhere.”

Stand-Up Comedian & HP National Distribution Manager, Freddy Proia, brings his high energy style & corporate-friendly brand of humour & celebrity impressions to the 2017 Canadian Wireless Trade Show!

For the past 10 years, Freddy has been with HP Canada and is currently the National Distribution Account Manager responsible for supporting PC, Print and Specialty Product Lines.

A stand-up comedian for the past 20 years, Freddy has performed at clubs & theatres throughout North America. Freddy blends his comedic talent with his experience in the IT industry and has quickly become a highly sought after speaker. He continues to receive accolades as a corporate presenter having performed for HP, Synnex, Tim Horton’s, Imperial Oil, HPE, Apotex, City of Toronto, The Ottawa Consumer Choice Awards, London Life Insurance and many more.

Freddy is a true entertainer who genuinely has fun on stage. His energy and love for performing is contagious and will keep you buzzing long after the show is done.

Freddy will be discussing how everything will be wirelessly connected, facilitating instant & constant flow of information & how this connected reality will change & benefit everyone personally & professionally. He will also talk about the importance of security, global trends in the market, how the new generation (millennials) is setting the stage for change, the changing retail buying experience, gaming, VR, 3D & 4D printing and Haptic Holography.

Be sure to catch this informative & entertaining session!

 

 

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