Cambridge Forum on

Data Governance & Ethics

February 9 - 11, 2025 Cambridge, Ontario
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The annual Forum on Data Governance & Ethics brings 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.

2025 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

  • Sara Azargive Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Toronto, ON

    Sara has over 18 years of experience in privacy law and began her practice at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario focusing exclusively on privacy, access to information and health privacy law. She currently leads the global privacy compliance program at Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan with responsibility for regulatory compliance and the management of privacy and related legal challenges. Sara is an active member of the Canadian Bar Association Privacy and Access Law Section Executive and was the chair of the Ontario Bar Association Privacy and Access to Information Law Section Executive. Sara is also an active volunteer in the health care sector, as past vice chair of the Board of Directors of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, Toronto Chapter and Across Boundaries, a community mental health centre in Toronto, and the legal representative on the Baycrest Research Ethics Board. She currently sits as the legal representative on the Women’s College Hospital Research Ethics Boards.

  • Paige Backman Aird & Berlis LLP Toronto, ON
  • Noemi Chanda Deloitte Toronto, ON
  • Marc Flynn CPP Investments Toronto, ON
    Marc Flynn is Managing Director, Legal at CPP Investments. Marc specializes in complex technology and data issues, including advanced data analytics, data governance and protection at CPP Investments, the global organization that manages over C$500 billion in assets for the Canada Pension Plan on behalf of 21 million Canadians.  Marc leads enterprise contracting at CPP Investments, is responsible for negotiating and structuring a wide variety of technology engagements, and provides strategic counsel on data access, use, protection and management in support of the fund's investment activities across asset classes.  Prior to CPP Investments, Marc was senior counsel at a Canadian financial Institution and practices at Blake, Cassels & Graydon in Toronto.
  • David Fraser McInnes Cooper Halifax, NS
  • Florian Kerschbaum University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON
  • Pamela Snively TELUS Toronto, ON
  • Alexia Walter Calgary, AB

    Alexia has 25 years experience designing and running Privacy and Intellectual Property programs for top organizations across the globe (L’Oréal, Decathlon and TMark Conseil in France, Shelston Waters – now Shelston IP- in Australia, Bentata Abogados in Venezuela and since 2001, Shaw Communications in Canada). Alexia is currently the Director IP and Privacy Officer for Shaw and Freedom Mobile. She oversees privacy and CASL compliance activities and the implementation of new legislative requirements. A significant portion of this work involves ensuring that employees and customers understand what personal information the organization holds about them and for what purpose(s), and supporting privacy-friendly project designs. Her IP accountabilities include developing IP strategies relative to the protection and enforcement of Shaw’s trademark, copyright and patent portfolios.

Forum Director

  • Brenna Knought Senior Forum Director Cambridge Forums Toronto, ON [email protected] M: +1 437 216 3124

    Brenna joins Cambridge Forums with 20 years of experience in events, fundraising, and development. She has spent most of her career in the music industry, working for the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, overseeing the planning of high-profile events like the JUNO awards. Most recently, she launched a successful national advocacy campaign for the live music sector resulting in significant relief funding from the federal government. Her early career involved raising funds and executing events for non-profit organizations and foundations, including the University of Toronto and the Ireland Fund of Canada.  Brenna looks forward to her role as Forum Director to blend her experience and passion for bringing people together and fostering meaningful connections.  She is a mother of two, a fitness enthusiast, and is best known for her sense of humour.

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