Marc Brouillard is the Chief Technology Officer of the Government of Canada, leading the Government’s information technology policy, strategy and oversight functions. He has had a long and successful career as a senior public and private sector executive in information management and technology. Before moving to his current position, Marc served as deputy departmental CIO and acting departmental CIO at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at Montage IT Services, a division of MTS/Allstream, where he held numerous positions in technology consulting and business development.
Catherine Johnston is a payments professional with a strong interest in cybersecurity. Catherine recently retired from the voice of Canada’s payments and smart-card industry, ACT Canada, where she was President and CEO for more than 25 years. Prior to that she worked for Bull Information Systems.
Tyson Macaulay, Chief Product Officer at Infosec Global, is a veteran of the information security industry with over 20 years of experience. His previous positions include CTO – Cyber at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, CTO – Telecommunications at Intel, Chief Security Strategist at Fortinet, Security Liaison Officer at Bell Canada, and Director of Risk Management at EWA-Canada.
Colleen Merchant has a rich background in science, technology and security, and is currently Director General, National Cyber Security at Public Safety Canada. She began her career in 1986 at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Texas, moving to the Canadian Space Agency in 1993, followed by increasingly responsible security roles with the Communications Security Establishment, the Treasury Board Secretariat and Public Safety Canada.
John Mulholland is Director, Quantum Risk Management with evolutionQ Inc., which he joined after an impressive 36-year career in cryptographic science, policy and management with the Communications Security Establishment in Ottawa. John’s academic background is in physics and computer science.
Ruth Promislow is a Partner at Bennett Jones LLP in Toronto, specialising in commercial litigation with a strong focus on cybersecurity. Ruth has extensive experience with cybersecurity matters including cyber preparedness, incident response and related litigation, working with clients to develop effective incident response plans.
Martin Proulx is Director General, Engineering, Planning and Standards within the Spectrum and Information Technologies and Telecommunications Branch of the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). Martin has been with ISED since 2011, and is responsible for Canada’s efforts on spectrum planning and engineering, for supporting Public Safety Canada in ensuring the cyber security of Canada’s critical information and communications technology infrastructure, and for international standardization activities at the ITU-T and technical regulatory standards for telecommunications equipment. Prior to moving to ISED, he worked at Health Canada as Acting Director General of the Materiel and Asset Management Directorate. Before joining the Government of Canada in 2010, he held senior positions at Nortel Networks in both Canada and France, notably as product lead for the Wireless Network Management portfolio.
Scott Totzke is the CEO and co-founder of ISARA Corporation, a security-solutions company specialising in creating quantum-safe cryptography for today’s computing ecosystems. Prior to ISARA, Scott was Senior Vice-President of Enterprise & Security at Huawei, where he launched their R&D office in Waterloo. Scott was also a senior vice-president at BlackBerry for over 13 years, where he helped shape their security, regulatory compliance, lawful access and privacy strategies on a global scale. Before BlackBerry, Scott was a senior consultant with EDS, building technical expertise and leadership experience in network security, architecture and database design.
Joe Waddington is Director General, Secure Solutions and Services with the Communications Security Establishment. Joe has held that position since early 2016, following 12 years in other roles in security and management of the federal government’s IT infrastructure. Prior to that he was Senior Manager, IS Security with Nortel, where he spent 14 years.