Career Panel Discussion with
divinder purewal, senior talent acquisition consultant, TELUS
Divinder is a HR professional with over 25 years’ experience gained in the UK as a head hunter and as an in house recruiter in Canada. His “mission” is to connect employers who have a need with potential employees with the skills to succeed. Divinder lives by the maxim “Life is short but the working day, doing something you don’t love, is incredibly long so find your passion and then work will no longer be a 4 letter word!”.
ryan torio, IT Risk and assurance Consultant, EY
Ryan Torio is an IT Risk and Assurance professional for EY’s Vancouver Advisory practice. He has worked with a wide range of industries including organizations in the technology, government & public, utilities, and oil & gas sectors, focusing on Information Technology (IT) and business process auditing, security and availability assessments, and consulting.
Ryan graduated from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business in 2013, concentrating in areas of Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship & Innovation with a Business Technology Management Certificate.
panelist security ops:
payam moghaddam, director of infrastructure and technology, ACL
Payam Moghaddam is the Director of Infrastructure and Technology at ACL. Payam graduated from UBC’s Computer Science program and started consulting at Accenture where he helped various enterprises in both architecting and developing their web applications with modern web frameworks. This included both the back-end (using frameworks such as Ruby on Rails, and Node.js) as well as front-end tools (such as Sencha, or Backbone.js).
Since starting at ACL, Payam has served as the Manager of ACL’s infrastructure team, where he shifted focus away from application development to infrastructure development and has brought much of his mentality of applying test-driven development, writing elegant object-oriented code, and automating everything.
Now as a Director, Payam is responsible for all aspects of development, whether application or infrastructure, and is involved in ensuring ACL’s customers remain secure when using ACL’s platform.
Panelist Security Sales:
KIMBERley st. pierre, senior security practice lead, TELUS
Kimberley St. Pierre has been a TELUS team member for over 11 years and her focus has primarily been in an Account Management role working with some of TELUS’ largest and most strategic clients. Her background in this role has given her exposure to all TELUS portfolios ranging from Mobility to Payment Solutions; from HR solutions to Contact Centre Solutions; and from Managed IT Services to Security solutions. Most recently she has shifted her focus to our Security portfolio which is the fastest growing and most dynamic of TELUS portfolios. As Senior Security Practice Lead, Kimberley leverages her expertise in client engagement and focusses on the epicentre of corporate risk mitigation. Kimberley is also the chair for the 2017 BC Aware Campaign put on by ISACA Vancouver Chapter to raise public awareness and foster the growth and development of the security and privacy professions.
Panelist Cyber-Security & Privacy Consulting:
Charles Wordsworth, Principal Consultant & Founder, Wordsworth & Associates
Charles Wordsworth is Principal Consultant & Founder of Wordsworth & Associates, a risk management & security consulting practice, based in Vancouver, BC since 2002. He is also Vice President of the Privacy & Access Council of Canada & Chairman of Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Information Technology Advisory Committee.
Charles is a Certified Cyber Crimes Investigator (Fellow), is a recognized cyber-security & forensics expert and has consulted in both the private and public sectors in North America and overseas.
Charles researches and consults widely on a range of security and governance issues such as cyber-security & forensics, human factors in awareness and compliance, cyber-crime incident management, and managing insider threats.
He is a subject matter expert in cases involving corporate security breaches, fraud, and theft of intellectual property (IP) and is a frequent speaker at leading technology conferences where he speaks on emerging cyber security topics.