People in Cyber Conference (Cybersecurity Talks, Contest, Career Fair)

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RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium

88 Queens Quay West

Toronto, ON M5J 0B8


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Cyber Tech & Risk is proud to bring you a high-value conference of “People in Cyber" in RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium on Saturday, October 20, 2018!

This full-day conference includes the three main programs as follows:

  • Cybersecurity Talks – Keynote speeches, panel discussion, and educational talks by industry leaders and experts on the cybersecurity talent development, industry trends, and tech innovations

  • Cybersecurity Higher Education Contest Finals - Teams from Ontario Universities and Colleges compete to solve the cybersecurity industry's challenge – “People are the weakest link in cybersecurity”

  • Cybersecurity Career Fair – Opportunities for cybersecurity talents to meet hiring companies from RBC, Rogers, LoyaltyOne, PWC Canada, Paytm Labs, etc., submit your resume, and discover career development resources






8:30 AM - Registration

9:00 AM - Welcome and Opening Remarks

Bryan Li, Founder & Catalyst, Cyber Tech & Risk

9:15 AM - Keynote Speech

Adam Evans, VP, Cyber Operations & CISO, RBC

9:40 AM - Cybersecurity Talk: Combating The Next Generation Attacks

Danish Arshad, Executive Director, EC-Council

10:00 AM - Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity Talent Development

Moderator: Julie Bryski, Director, Talent Initiatives, TFI

Panel Speakers:

  • Sandra Liepkalns, CISO, LoyaltyOne

  • Sundeep Sandhu, Director, Information & Cyber Security, Rogers

  • May Sarout, Sr. Director Enterprise Identity & Access Services, RBC

  • David Machlis, Director, Intercast Staffing

10:30 AM - Networking Break

10:50 AM - Cybersecurity Talk: Analyst bots, How Micro-innovation can help cyber operation

Mohammad Reza Faghani, Manager, PWC

11:10 AM - Cybersecurity Talk: The Millennial Security Problem

Ryan Malfara, Manager, IT Security and Compliance, LoyaltyOne

11:30 AM - Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity Industry Trends

Moderator: Ajay K. Sood, VP & Country Manager, Symantec Canada

Panel Speakers:

  • Andrew Wertkin, CTO, BlueCat

  • Arani Adhikari, Manager, KPMG Canada

  • Marcos Santiago, Sr. Enterprise Information Security Architect, TD

12:00 PM - Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM - Cybersecurity Higher Education Contest Finals

Contest Chair: Joe Chang

Contest Judges

  • Elizabeth Chak, Business Development Manager, OCE

  • Stas Bodrov, Lawyer, Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP

  • Walter Cooke, Manager, Cyber Advisory, Difenda

  • Jacklyn Wyatt, Application Security Manager, RBC

  • Mayuran Kanthasamy, Associate Director, Security and Compliance, Precima

2:45 PM - Networking Break

3:05 PM - Cybersecurity Talk: Who cares about the Perimeter?

Otto Mok, VP Cybersecurity, Paytm Labs

3:25 PM - Cybersecurity Talk: Tipping the Scale: how innovation can address the biggest challenge to cybersecurity

Yaron Vorona, Founder, Deep Defence

3:45 PM - Panel Discussion: Cybersecurity Innovation

Moderator: Mick Be. CEO, IAmI Authentications

Panel Speakers:

  • Tahseen Shabab, Founder, Bibu Labs

  • Balinder Rai, Sr. Business Development Manager, OCE

  • Dmitry Raidman, CEO & Co-Founder, Cybeats

  • Cordell Grant, CEO, QEYnet Inc.

4:15 PM - Game Time - Test Your Cybersecurity Awareness

4:30 PM - Announcement of Cybersecurity Contest Winners

4:45 PM - Closing Remarks

5:00 PM - Conference Closed


Opportunities for cybersecurity talents to meet hiring companies (e.g. RBC, Rogers, LoyaltyOne, PWC Canada, Paytm Labs, Intercast Staffing etc.), submit your resume, and discover career development resources.


Complimentary lunch and refreshment will be provided at the event.


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Refund policy: Tickets are non-refundable.

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RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium

88 Queens Quay West

Toronto, ON M5J 0B8


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