As CISO, Jeff is responsible for all aspects of Ontario Pension Board’s Cyber Security. Previous to joining OPB, Jeff was Director of Cyber Security for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) following his tenure as Vice President of IT and Information Security Officer at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Canada, and Head of Network Security with Tangerine Bank (formerly ING DIRECT Canada).
Jeff is a trusted leader in the IT community and is known for finding innovative solutions to complex challenges that safeguard the organization while bringing the corporate strategic vision to fruition. Jeff has over 20 years of experience delivering results through building responsive teams to the organization and utilizing technology as a strategic lever in achieving growth. Jeff has accumulated a wide range of experience through his long- term affiliations with the Canadian Financial Institutes Computer Incident Response Team and top global financial companies.
Jeff’s individual strengths include strong business acumen, setting and achieving strategic goals, being a motivating leader and mentor, and talented key note speaker. Jeff thrives on change by staying on top of leading-edge technology.
CISO, VP Technology Risk
IGM Financial Inc.
Andrea Stapley is the Assistant Vice President of Security Operations globally at Sun Life Financial. She holds a BA from McMaster University and is responsible for the Cyber Security Engineering and Operations teams globally. She is responsible for executing on the security strategy and roadmap for the enterprise from an Engineering perspective and manages the Operations Digital Security Threat Management team which handles Red team and investigations, security testing and vulnerability management as well as the Identity and Access Management program. Andrea has been in the Security and Operations Infrastructure field for over 25 years holding various senior roles previously at both Rogers and the Bank of Montreal. She has spent the past four years at Sun Life, building and operating their Security program. Andrea continues to be passionate about the Security industry and released her first book this month “Empowering Women to Succeed” as she is passionate about supporting women in their IT careers.
Assistant Vice President of Security Operations
Sun Life Financial.
Assistant Vice President of Security Operations
Sun Life Financial.
Maxim Priezjev is Senior IT Managing Architect, Infrastructure and Cloud Service Delivery at TD responsible for delivery of infrastructure and cloud solutions to business sponsored projects. In his role Maxim is driving innovation in how IT solutions being delivered through bank wide DevOps and Cloud initiatives. Prior to TD Maxim managed global infrastructure group at pharmaceutical company Apotex Inc and was responsible for systems engineering and operations, including roll out of hybrid cloud technology and transformation of global data centers.
Senior IT Managing Architect, Infrastructure and Cloud Service Delivery
Magali (Maggie) Calle is a Cyber Security and Risk professional with over 20 years of experience delivering solutions to complex challenges in the Financial and Insurance Sector. She is currently the Senior Officer and Head of Security Services at Aviva Canada where she orchestrates and executes the Security Transformation program and continuous improvement of Aviva’s security posture.
Maggie has held various senior roles at CIBC, BMO and American Express where she led, implemented and operationalized various information security and technology programs and strategies, including Application Security, Secure SDLC, Digital Customer Protection, Vulnerability Management, Identity and Access Management, Data, Network Security and regulatory initiatives.
Maggie is a trusted leader in the IS community who is actively involved in the community.
Senior Officer and Head of Security Services
Eyal Sivan is currently serving as Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture (EA) for Retail Distribution Technology at CIBC, a leading Canadian bank, Eyal has over 20 years’ experience in management, business analysis, systems integration and distributed application architecture. Reporting directly to the Vice-President of EA, Eyal leads a team of 10 Senior Solutions Architects in driving the bank towards client-focused agility and rapid innovation.
Senior Director, Enterprise Architecture (EA) for Retail Distribution Technology
Sovan Sahu is an Information Management executive with rich experience in Solutions Delivery services and Technology Consulting. In his current role at Great West Life, he is responsible for building and managing Data and Analytics technology platforms for Lifeco Canada. His primary areas of focus include Data Lake, fit for purpose data warehouse/marts, centralized platforms for self-service Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics platforms. Prior to GWL, he was at Deloitte Canada and served in multiple technology consulting service lines for 13 years as well as led the Information Management solutions delivery team for Deloitte Canada for 3 years. His portfolio included the delivery, development, and execution of Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI/DW), Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Data Management & Integration (Structured and Unstructured Data) and Data Governance initiatives.
Director Data & Analytics
Lead Architect, Big Data Analytics,
Attila Barta is a technology executive with extensive experience in Financial Services,
Government, Telecom and Healthcare. Dr. Barta is a transformational element with
excellent track record in setting up IT organization and moving them into operational phase as well as transforming existing IT organizations into high-performing operations.Dr. Barta is technology thought leader with a background in computer science research providing organizations with technology guidance for near and long term; establishing organizations to be on the wave of change in the AI based digital economy. Dr. Barta is the founder of one of the first web shopping portals - WebCat, co-founder of EXIP -Executive Information Portal, a social media collaboration tool for technology executives based on semantic modeling and AI, co-founder of ToX – The Toronto XML Server, anative XML dbms, co-author of many of the technologies incorporated in the Big Data environment, e.g. streaming query engine –TurboXPath, as well as being part of to IBM intraGrid team, a precursor of cloud computing.After a distinguish carrier in carrier in computer science research, Attila managed executive positions in management consulting (IBM Business onsulting and Accenture) as well as for Fortune 500 (BMO FG and Metrolinx), leading extensive programs and deployments in Enterprise Data Management, Big Data Analytics and Enterprise Architecture.
David Jones is the Director of Sales Engineering and APM Evangelism for Dynatrace. He has been with Dynatrace for 10 years, and has 20 years’ experience working with web and mobile technologies from the first commercial HTML editor to the latest web delivery platforms and architectures. He has worked with scores of Fortune 500 organizations providing them the most recent industry best practices for web and mobile application delivery. Prior to Dynatrace he has worked at Gomez (Waltham), S1 Corp (Atlanta), Broadvision (Bay Area), Interleaf/Texcel (Waltham), i4i (Toronto) and SoftQuad (Toronto).
Director of Sales Engineering and APM Evangelism
Rachel Guinto is the Director of Information Security-- Standards and Regulatory Management at CIBC.This role encompasses global cyber regulatory, PCI and SWIFT assessments and operationalization of regulatory processes to sustain compliance in an environment of continuous technological transformation. Her additional responsibilities include setting the enterprise risk thresholds through the security standards and hardening requirements.
Rachel’s Information Security career spans more than 15 years in the financial sector. She started in logical access followed by security assurance, risk assessment and compliance functions. Rachel strengthened her technical skills through roles in Security Intelligence and Vulnerability Management.This combination of compliance, assessment and technical knowledge prepared her to move into senior advisory roles where she was able to contribute to both securing and enabling bank initiatives as well asinitiate and launch an annual Cyber Security Awareness event. Rachel advanced to Director roles leading
operational and architectural teams in Customer Authentication, Cryptographic Security, security development, and leading strategic initiatives such as Cyber Security Insurance and an enterprisesecurity metrics program.
Director, Information Security – Standards and Regulatory Management Enterprise Security & Risk Services
Nitin Mathur has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology and is a seasoned Big Data professional who has managed and delivered many complex BI implementations. He has created roadmaps and business cases to build Big Data capability and implemented an Enterprise Data Hub on a Big Data platform. Nitin stood up the first Hadoop Cluster at Canadian Tire, set up the Hadoop Centre of Excellence at Scotiabank. Most recently, set-up the Big Data Centre of Excellence and operationalization of Enterprise Data Lake at SunLife.
He has helped organizations to build the Big Data & Analytics Platform and developed process and tools to deliver Agile Analytics as Service. Identify and develop Use Cases with the business to capitalize the investment on Big Data and explore new business opportunities by linking the traditional data sources with the new and unstructured data sources.
His experiences in industry verticals include financial services, insurance, retail, telecommunication, government and technology and have worked at Bell, Canadian Tire & Canadian Tire Financial Services, Shoppers Drug Mart, Government of Alberta, WSIB, Manulife, TD, and Scotiabank. Nitin has also worked as a consultant for various US clients including Priceline, Microsoft, KPMG, IBM and with many innovative venture capital projects in California and New York.
Nitin holds MBA from Richard Ivey Business School and Bachelor in Computer Science.
Director, Big Data
Sun Life Financial
Masoum Mosmer is the Director of Data Science at Royal Bank of Canada where he leads a team of highly-skilled data scientists and engineers responsible for building a ML-based decision-engine that optimizes millions of marketing, promotion, and ricing decisions for RBC’s Personal and Commercial Banking division ($15B annual revenue). Prior to joining RBC, Masoum was the Senior Manager of Advanced Analytics at Aimia, a data-driven marketing and loyalty analytics company. As a hands-on practitioner, he has experience building and deploying predictive models for clients in the Retail, CPG, Financial Services,
Travel, and Loyalty sectors. Masoum is also a sessional instructor at York University where he teaches various analytics and data science courses. He holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Master of Management Analytics from Queen’s University.
Royal Bank of Canada
Jasvinder (Jazz) Singh is the Director- Technology Risk Management & Information Systems. He along with his team is responsible for providing technology risk advise and consultation what enables the business to effectively manage risk within the acceptable risk appetite to successfully deliver on the strategic business objectives. His passion for "Risk" drives him to constantly train and coach his peers to build maturity of risk management within the organization.
Director- Technology Risk Management & Information Security
Mike has been involved in enterprise sales for almost 25 years working with a variety of companies across many industries in the areas of content management, business process management, and distributed cloud applications. Mike partners with DataStax customers to understand and propose solutions for strategic initiatives that require always-on, distributed cloud database designed for hybrid cloud and powers real time applications at massive scale.
Senior Manager, Solutions Engineering
Ganesh Iyer, CAIA, FIA is Director, Global Marketing at IPC, a technology and service leader that powers financial markets globally. At IPC, Mr. Iyer is responsible for all aspects of marketing and thought leadership globally. He has been widely quoted in the press regarding various aspects of the financial markets and has been featured in a number of publications including the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and CIO Review magazine. He has also been a speaker, panelist and delegate at various industry events in the US, UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Japan, Netherlands, Oman, Russia, Singapore, Spain and the UAE. Mr. Iyer holds an MBA from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and a BS in Engineering from the Delhi Institute of Technology in India. He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst, Financial Information Associate and a member of the Executive Committee of the Financial Information Services Association of the SIIA.
Director, Global Marketing
Coley Burke leads Zerto’s Americas sales efforts, focusing on growing existing and new customer account penetration within the region. Prior to joining Zerto, he spent more than ten years in key sales and business development roles at Dell EMC, most recently serving as one of the company’s senior directors responsible for primary storage within the former Core Technologies Division. Burke previously held director of global sales positions for key Dell EMC product divisions, where he was responsible for go-to-market strategy and revenue growth for VMAX, Midrange, VPLEX, and RecoverPoint.Coley is a twenty-seven- year sales veteran in the IT industry; having worked previously for EMC, Kashya,IBM, Quantum and Arrow Electronics with a background in storage and BCDR products and solutions.Coley holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Siena College. Coley resides in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
with his wife and five children.
VP, Americas Sales
Steve has spent decades helping SMB and Enterprise customers plan and execute successful technology initiatives. Much of his career has been focused on End User Computing and Enterprise Mobility Management before transitioning to a focus on security. Prior to coming to Bitdefender Steve worked for VMware, PCM, and as an independent consultant.