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Data Governance & Ethics

November 13 - 15, 2022 Cambridge, Ontario
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The inaugural Forum on Data Governance & Ethics will bring key stakeholders together to discuss holistic approaches to data innovation, monetization, and protection.

Using candid, seminar-style discussion, business and policy leaders share how data governance is informing, and reforming, investment strategies, technology deployment, public/private partnerships, and risk appetites.

2022 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 Members

  • Paige Backman Partner Aird & Berlis LLP Toronto, ON
  • Chantal Bernier Co-chair, Global Privacy and Cybersecurity Group Dentons Canada LLP Ottawa, ON
  • Alex Cameron Partner, Co-Leader, Privacy & Cybersecurity Fasken LLP Toronto, ON
  • Marc Flynn Managing Director CPP Investment Board Toronto, ON
  • David Fraser Partner McInnes Cooper Halifax, NS
  • Claudiu Popa President & CEO Knowledgeflow Cybersafety Foundation Toronto, ON

    Claudiu Popa, CISSP, CIPP, PMP, CISA, CRISC, is a leading authority on risk management, personal information protection, data security strategy and author of four books including The Canadian Cyberfraud Handbook: A Professional Reference (Thomson Reuters) and Managing Personal Information: Insights on Corporate Risk and Opportunity for Privacy-Savvy Leaders (Thomson Reuters).


    Claudiu is the co-founder of the KnowledgeFlow Foundation, a Canadian non-profit organization focused on cybersafety in the education sector, edtech innovation and the protection of personal information.


    Claudiu was previously the Managing Director of the Canadian Cybercrime Information Centre at Seneca College where he led efforts to collect and analyze financial cybercrime information for public awareness and education.


    For over 25 years, Claudiu has been an active participant in the development of standards, systems, and methods to improve cybersecurity education and protect information assets. He created AVAST, a healthcare security assessment process currently in use in Canada’s western provinces and continues to actively contribute to information security initiatives across diverse industry sectors in Canada and internationally.


    He is a lecturer on enterprise privacy at the University of Toronto. Claudiu resides just outside Toronto with his wife and four young children.

Forum Directors

  • Kate Ross Forum Director Cambridge Forums Toronto, ON [email protected] M: +1 437 971 6813

    Kate has a background in social services where she treated youth with complex mental health and addictions issues. Her role involved developing detailed, treatment-focused program plans and seeing them through to completion. Kate brings many years of experience in the service industry to her role at Cambridge Forums. In her spare time, Kate enjoys good food and wine, all things true-crime related, and dance parties with her kids.

  • Rob Ross Senior Forum Director Cambridge Forums Toronto, ON [email protected] M: +1 416 451 6344

    Rob has been working in the professional development field since 1979, when he founded Insight Information Inc. Since then, he has been active in developing various conferences, seminars, as well as interactive television and publishing projects. In 2004, Rob founded Cambridge Forums Inc. to meet the professional growth needs of top-tier professionals and was instrumental in developing the exclusive forum format. Today, as Chairman of the firm, Rob focuses on strategy and spearheading new forums. In his spare time, he spends as much time as possible at his country home north of Toronto with his wife and four adult children.

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