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Canadian Cyber Security

January 2021 Hosted Online
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The Steering Committee welcomes 48 personally selected CISOs, CSOs, public sector representatives and other cyber security experts to participate in discussions focused on the complex cyber security landscape and the issues that confront businesses, critical infrastructure, government, and everyday Canadians, now and in the future.

Using candid, seminar-style discussion, this Forum identifies trends and developments for meaningful dialogue on the most pressing issues of the day.

2021 Steering Committee

This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Carey Frey VP Security and Chief Security Officer TELUS Ottawa, ON

    Carey Frey is an accomplished cyber security executive with more than 20 years of combined industry, intelligence, and technical experience. At TELUS, Carey leads both the security solutions business and corporate programs to protect the company’s people, assets, and information. Prior to joining TELUS, he served as the Director General of Cyber Defence and the Director General of Cyber Security Partnerships for the Communications Security Establishment (CSE). Carey was responsible for IT security advice and services for Canadian organizations in the private sector. He was also instrumental in bringing security innovation to the Government of Canada and building collaborative cyber security relationships with major information and communication technology companies and Shared Services Canada. A native of rural Saskatchewan, Carey holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Regina.

  • Wendy Wagner Leader of the Privacy & Data Protection Group Gowling WLG Ottawa, ON

Committee Members

  • André Boucher Associate Head, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Canadian Centre for Cyber Security Ottawa, ON

    André Boucher is the Associate Head for the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. André is responsible for overseeing all operational aspects of the Cyber Centre.


    Prior to the appointment to his current role, André was the Director General of the Cyber Security Partnerships directorate, and was responsible for providing IT security advice, guidance and services to Canadian private sector organizations. In this position, André led strategic and collaborative cyber security partnerships to raise the cyber security maturity across the entire Canadian ecosystem of critical infrastructure and provinces. André also worked as the Director of the IT Security Review Program, operating distinct targeted programs aimed at mitigating the important risks within the supply chain.


    André joined CSE upon retirement from the Royal Canadian Air Force. During his military career as a Communications and Electronics Engineering Officer, he led a variety of operational and technical teams in Canada, NORAD and NATO. Certified as a Project Management Professional since 2002, he also managed several successful national and international projects. His last assignment as Director of Cyber Force Development focused on establishing all necessary elements required to enable the Canadian Armed Forces to operate successfully in the cyber environment.


    André holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada. He also holds a Master’s degree in Defence Study from the Canadian Defence Academy and was a Fellow of the 2012 National Security Studies Programme at Syracuse University.

  • Marc Duchesne Vice-President - Corporate Security and Responsibility BCE and Bell Canada Montréal, QC

    As Vice-President, Corporate Security & Responsibility, Marc leads a team responsible for managing all facets of Bell Canada’s security, safety, environmental and sustainability programs.  His key responsibilities include security risk governance, information and cyber security, personnel security, investigations, retail loss prevention, fraud management, business continuity and emergency management amongst other things.  As part of his functions, Marc is accountable for periodic reporting of the company’s security performance to BCE’s Board of Directors and its committees.
    He is an active member of the International Security Management Association (ISMA), the Canadian Security Telecommunications Advisory Council (CSTAC), the Telecom Security Association (TSA), and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Conference Board of Canada’s Cyber Security Centre.  Marc is also the Chairman of the Board of CCTX, a non for profit organization created to support the sharing and analytics of cyber threat information across sectors and with other sharing hubs to help protect Canadian businesses, governments and consumers, and strengthen Canada’s economic prosperity.
    Marc holds a Bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Montreal and a Master degree in Applied Sciences from Polytechnique Montréal.  Marc also holds a diploma from the International Research Centre on Management (CIREM), and he has completed the Director Education Program with the Institute of Corporate Directors and has achieved the ICD.D designation for his commitment to excellence in the boardroom.

  • John Hewie National Security Officer Microsoft Canada Co. Canmore, AB
  • Michele Mosca Co-founder Institute for Quantum Computing Waterloo, ON
  • Sajith Nair Partner & National Leader - Cybersecurity, Privacy and Financial Crime PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Toronto, ON

    Saj is a Partner with PwC Canada and leads their Canadian Cybersecurity & Privacy practice. He has international experience working with financial institutions in North America, Australia, Asia and Europe helping them from strategy through execution on their cybersecurity program and responding to breaches.  He has led numerous consulting engagements to define and execute on business aligned, risk intelligent and sustainable strategies for achieving cyber resilience.  He enjoys teaming up and working collaboratively with his client’s executive stakeholders and their team to transform their security, enterprise risk and technology functions to become more integrated and resilient in the digital age.  He is a frequent speaker at industry events and conferences, and is regularly sought after by clients for presenting complex cyber security concepts in ‘plain language’ to client executives, boards and audit committees.  His core areas of specialization include:

    • Executive awareness
    • Cybersecurity strategy
    • Threat modelling & intelligence
    • Privacy & data protection
    • Security architecture
    • M&A security
    • Identity & Access Management
    • Security operations and analytics
    • Cloud and outsourcing risk
    • Cyber crisis management


    He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Sydney, Australia and holds several cybersecurity related professional accreditations.

  • Ruth E. Promislow Partner, Privacy and Data Management; Co-Chair Cyber-response and Readiness Group Bennett Jones LLP Toronto, ON
  • Linda Van den Brink 2VP Counsel Specialty Insurance Claim Travelers Canada Toronto, ON

    Linda Van den Brink is the Managing Director of the Specialty Insurance Claim Unit at Travelers Canada.  She oversees the team of claim professionals handling all Specialty Claims including Directors & Officers Liability, Errors & Omissions, Crime, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary, Cyber Liability and Kidnap & Ransom.


    Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Dalhousie University, an MSc in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario.  She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (2009) and she did her articles at a large Toronto Law firm, with a focus on Commercial Litigation and Labour & Employment Law.


    Before joining Travelers in June 2017, Linda worked as Senior Claims Counsel handling complex claims in all specialty lines.  Linda’s claims experience includes managing large cross-border securities class actions and claims in foreign jurisdictions against large private and public Canadian companies.  Linda has also been handling Cyber claims for over 5 years.


    Linda has extensive experience and training in the field of alternative dispute resolution in both the private and non-for-profit sectors.   Before pursuing her law degree, she worked in the non-for-profit sector as a Mediator.  She completed the Advanced Certificate in Dispute Resolution from York University.

  • Michael Webber SVP, Enterprise Cyber Security Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited Waterloo, ON

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