Suzie smibert, Global Director, Enterprise Architecture and CISO, FINNING INTERNATIONAL

Suzie is a security practitioner with more than 15 years of experience and is currently Finning International's Chief Information Security Officer. Working with the leadership team, Suzie provides leadership, vision, strategy and experience for all things security. She and her team are responsible for managing information security risks, protecting information and technology resources globally for Finning.

Before joining Finning, Suzie was the global manager of information security for Agrium. She has been responsible for the technical leadership and project management of more than 100 consulting engagements, including policy, procedures and process development and review, information security strategy review and development, industrial process control security architecture, data privacy assessments, data classification programs, identity and access management programs, PCI-DSS readiness assessments, standards compliance, third party security assessments, incident response, and other consulting projects.


Nickolas Hilderman, Senior Security Analyst, FINNING INTERNATIONAL

With close to 20 years’ experience in IT, Nick’s background spans retail, agriculture, mining, and construction. Nick’s current responsibilities at Finning include IT governance, risk management, and communications. He also manages the Finning cybersecurity awareness program, an initiative directed at 13,000+ employees in multiple languages that recently won a 2018 CSO50 award.

Prior to joining Finning, Nick was part of a team that led an award-winning internal cybersecurity awareness campaign at one of the world’s largest agricultural companies. In this role, he also received the 2015 CIO award for excellence in transforming risk culture. Nick’s commitment to cybersecurity runs deep – he holds multiple GIAC certifications and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.


Agustin Del Vento, Director, Change Champions Consulting

Agustin is the founder and director of Change Champions Consulting, a change management consulting, training, and coaching firm based in Vancouver, Canada. As an ExperienceChange™ and Prosci® certified organizational change management professional, Agustin has more than ten years of experience in the field of change management. Throughout his career, Agustin has delivered change programs and learning experiences for organizations in several countries including Canada, US, Germany, Singapore, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, and Spain.

Agustin’s clients include organizations in diverse sectors such as Finning, BHP Billiton, Fortis BC, Goldcorp, BC Hydro, Suncor, Teck Resources Limited, Yamana Gold, STEMCELL Technologies, and Vancity. Prior to founding Change Champions Consulting, Agustin worked with two of the world’s top consulting firms (Accenture and Deloitte) and, as a certified coach by the International Coaching Federation, he surpassed 500 coaching hours supporting leaders’ growth. Agustin holds a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Victoria, Canada, where he specialized in face to face communication.