CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Agile, Adaptive, Resilient, Bold
March 16, 2021 | Canada | Virtual Event
Bobby Singh, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer
Bobby Singh is a driven CTO & CISO with a proven track record for designing and implementing highly available and secure services. He is experienced in large transformation programs delivering technology and security roadmaps, improving stability, reducing cost while promoting innovation and automation. Bobby’s office plays a significant role in TMX’s ability to win in the marketplace by building long-lasting client relationships through innovative solutions and digital experiences.
He represents TMX in key forums focused on critical infrastructure, network evolution, innovation, data analytics, and blockchain. He is a renowned presenter who has been a frequent speaker on cyber, blockchain, and cloud technologies. He is also invited to contribute to executive roundtables and cyber “thinktanks.” Before joining TMX, Bobby held positions at TD Bank, Rogers Communications, and eHealth, where he designed multi-year technology and cybersecurity programs. He received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and holds CISSP, CISM, CISA, and CPA designations.
Luis Yamada, Head of Digital and Information Technology – Canada
Imperial Tobacco a member of BAT
Luis Yamada is currently the Head of Information & Digital Technology, at BAT Canada. As a member of the Canadian Leadership, Luis brings a strong track record of delivering business value through technology and digital solutions. Over the course of his 20 years of experience, he has spearheaded innovation and capability-building across the Americas in regional and local roles.
Prior to his time with BAT group, Luis also held consulting career across varying industries.
Rafi Majeed, Chief Digital Officer
Rafi is a business technology executive with over 20 years of experience, leading digital technology teams for some of the world’s top-performing organizations, such as BDO, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG, and CIBC. He specializes in driving digital agendas of organizations by helping reimagine processes. This includes everything from ideation to the deployment of innovative technology solutions that result in operational efficiencies and competitive gains. Rafi has extensive experience in developing and delivering on platform and product roadmaps with underlying modern technology stacks including AI and RPA, powered by cloud computing services.
With a Bachelor of Engineering degree from NED University of Engineering, Pakistan, and a Master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Toronto, Rafi maintains a keen interest in technology advancement and how it impacts the enterprise of the future.
Uma Jayaram, Former Lead Technology Officer
BMO Financial Group
Uma is a passionate technology executive and transformation leader with expertise driving execution of complex, large scale digital programs. She has proven skills leading diverse global technology teams to champion delivery of innovative IT roadmaps to execute on business strategy. With customer-centric focus, Uma develops strong business relationships and strategic alliances by leveraging a collaborative approach. She is a genuine leader who has successfully streamlined and transformed organizations by creating positive environment that is result focused.
Eric Whaley, Chief Information Officer
Wolseley Canada Inc.
Eric Whaley is the Chief Information Officer for Wolseley Canada, and oversite of the business transformation initiatives. As a member of the Executive Management leadership team, Eric is responsible for leading enterprise Project Management Office, the systematic execution of the enterprise project portfolio, and directing IT to guide Wolseley’s IT vision into reality. He has more than 25 years of experience, providing leadership for teams to achieve optimal business outcomes leveraging technology and process design.
Eric has a proven ability to tackle large, complex processes with a methodical approach. He brings a wealth of experience in business improvement achievements, having held positions as Chief Information Officer at the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), HSBC Securities Canada and CT Securities (TD Canada Trust). He was also the Chief Technology Officer at Merrill Lynch HSBC Canada.
Eric enjoys spending his free time with his family, playing sports and keeping abreast of disruptive technologies and start-up ventures.
Charles Holive, Chief Monetization Strategist
Charles Holive is a recognized industry thought leader in data monetization, business innovation, analytics, and AI.
Charles is the Chief Monetization Strategist at Sisense, a leading platform for modern analytics builders. Prior to joining Sisense, Charles spent 15 years in various leadership roles globally at GE Healthcare.
Charles holds an engineering and business master’s degree from the French École Centrale de Lille. Outside of the office, Charles has a passion for creating music.
Phil Alfano, Field Chief Technology Officer
As Field CTO, Phil acts as the bridge between Apptio’s solution factory and our field organizations. Reporting to the Chief Revenue Officer, he liaises between Product Marketing, Product Management, Presales, and Customer Success to ensure that what has been demonstrated matches what is delivered that matches what Apptio’s customers adopt. Phil’s professional purview includes partner business development, competitive surveillance, and go-to-market messaging.
Possessing technical expertise coupled with keen business acumen, Alfano brings a focused, innovative approach to every customer conversation. With more than 20 years of experience working in the business of technology, Alfano has held a variety of roles including Technical Writer, System Administrator, Solution Consultant, and Presales Leader at fast-paced companies like BMC, Mercury Interactive, Opsware, and Hewlett Packard. He also holds a variety of technology and industry certifications, including MCSE and ITIL.
Maria Aiello, Global Head, Real Estate and Mortgages Technology
Maria Aiello is Global Head, Real Estate and Mortgages Technology for Manulife. Maria has over 30 years of experience in developing and implementing multi-year IT strategies in complex real estate organizations. She has a track record in leading operational teams focusing on service quality and customer experience.
She is a seasoned CIO and leader of people and believes in the power of technology to sustain and transform the organization’s success and profitability.
Salman Ashraf, Director, IT Security and Risk
Salman is the Director of IT Risk at Travelers Insurance where he leads the IT Risk, Security, and Compliance activities. In this role, he is the primary point of contact spanning diverse activities including Risk Management practices (utilizing ISO 27005/31000, NIST, COBIT, ITIL, and TRA); Threat and Vulnerability Management; IT Audit/Compliance (SOX, PCI, OSFI); and Business Continuity.
Previously, Salman has motivated and led high-performing teams in consulting environments to develop IT security programs and create enterprise-wide risk-aware cultures for his clients in North America and The Middle East. As a consultant, Salman managed and delivered over 50 successful information security and risk projects in Information Security, Cyber Security, IT Audit, IT Risk Management, and Business Continuity for large financial and telecommunication organizations. The projects included ISO 27001 implementation and certification, PCI Compliance implementation and attestation, and establishing Security Operation Centers.
Salman holds an MBA in Technology Management in addition to numerous security and risk certifications including PMP, CISSP, CISA, and ISO 27001. Salman enthusiastically pursues continuous professional development opportunities; he has completed Harvard University’s Cybersecurity Managing Risk in the Information Age Certificate.
Hani Mansi, Chief Information Security Officer
City of Edmonton
Hani has focused his thirty-year career on the transformation, management, and optimization of cyber security Programs for Financial, Health Care, Telecommunication, Utilities, and Government. Hani is the Chief Information Security Officer for the City of Edmonton – a modern municipal corporation that provides services to almost one million residents. In his role, Hani provides corporate leadership for Information Technology and Critical Infrastructure cyber security governance, strategy, incident response, assurance, architecture, and operations. In addition, Hani oversees Digital Ethics as well as Disaster Recovery.
Brian Bench, Chief Information Officer and Vice President – Global IT
In his role as CIO and Vice President – IT, Brian leads CNOOC Petroleum North America’s overall Information Technology strategy and operations. This includes key IT services for North America as well as global services such as infrastructure, cybersecurity, and ERP that are used globally.
Brian has a demonstrated history of delivering value through the transformative effects of technology and creating high-performing multidisciplinary teams in a diverse global organization.
Brian has held leadership roles in nearly every area of IT over his career and well as senior leadership roles in Corporate Finance and Internal Audit. Brian has a technical background in electronics along with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Calgary.
Katia Fedyushchenko, Cyber Security Account Executive
Katia Fedyushchenko is a Cyber Security Account Executive at Darktrace, the world’s leading AI company for cyber defense. At Darktrace, Katia works with leading organizations in a range of industries to deploy and operationalize cutting-edge technologies. During Katia’s tenure at Darktrace, the company has grown to over 4500 customers and has been the recipient of numerous achievements, including The Golden Bridge Awards – Company of the year and Fortress Cybersecurity Award for Antigena Email. Katia holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and is based in Darktrace’s Toronto office.
Brent Schroeder, Chief Technology Officer
SUSE CTO, Mr. Schroeder is responsible for shaping SUSE’s technology and portfolio strategy in support of emerging use cases in areas such as Hybrid Cloud, Edge Computing, and AI/ML. He drives the technology relationship with numerous industry partners, participates in open source communities as well as evangelizes the SUSE vision with customers, press, and analysts.
Mr. Schroeder brings to SUSE 30 years of technology innovation and development experience in the IT industry. Prior to joining SUSE, with Dell’s Office of the CTO, he was responsible for software technology strategy covering hybrid cloud, systems management, virtualization, and operating systems. Mr. Schroeder has also held various management and engineering roles with NCR, Compaq, and HP.
Mr. Schroeder holds Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from Iowa State University.