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A BC AWARE Executive Symposium: How to Achieve Tangible & Measurable Cyber-Risk Reduction

  • Pan Pacific Hotel 300 - 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5 Canada (map)

Invitation Only Event


In Partnership with CPABC & CIO Association of Canada

A BC AWARE Executive Symposium: 
How to Achieve Tangible & Measurable Cyber-Risk Reduction

When: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 5:30PM to 9:00PM
Where: Pan Pacific Hotel 300 - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC 
What Else? Cocktails & Canapés 

Special Guest
Minister Jinny Sims will introduce the evening with thought leadership from BC’s Provincial Government.

Business leaders know there are adversaries in cyberspace who pose tremendous risks to organizations of all sizes. Leaders know they must invest to manage organizational risk as they pursue their digital transformation initiatives, but how?

What does risk-based cybersecurity look like? What approaches are the most effective and efficient? Hope is not a strategy!

What can we learn from our Department of National Defense? How are our Local, Provincial and Federal governments dealing with these challenges?
What about our major corporations and small to medium sized businesses? What can we learn from each other and how can we collaborate to find effective and efficient ways to mitigate these attacks?

Join us at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Monday, Jan 28th from 5:30pm-9:00pm for our annual BC AWARE Executive Symposium where a panel of local and international technology leaders will expand the conversation you’ve already been having in your boardrooms.


5:30pm: Registration Opens
6:00pm to 7:00pm: Networking
7:00pm to 7:15pm: Welcome Addresses*
7:15pm to 8:30pm: Panel Discussion
8:30pm to 9:00pm: Networking & Wrap-Up

*Chairperson, Past President’s Advisory Council, ISACA Vancouver, Minister Citizens’ Services, Government of BC

The Panel: 

Vaishali Ghiya, Director of Security Engineering Americas (Cisco Systems)
Ale Espinosa, Sr. Director Product Marketing Security (Splunk)
Marc Kneppers, Chief Security Architect (TELUS)
Sherry Rumbolt, Senior IM/IT Security Officer (Department of National Defense)
Gary Perkins, CISO for Province of BC (Moderator)
Pamela Warren, Director of Government & Industry (Palo Alto Networks)

If you are a CXO in the BC business community and you haven't received your invite yet, but would like to attend, please click here to reach out event chairs

Please don't forget, to also sign up for BC AWARE Day; a jam packed one day cyber security conference on Tuesday January 29, 2019 @ Pan Pacific Hotel, featuring world class speakers on a variety of topics.