CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Innovate, Inspire, Protect, Perform
March 15, 2022 | Canada
Alex Coleman, Chief Information Officer / Assistant Deputy Minister
Ontario Public Service Executives
Alex Coleman is the Chief Information Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister for the Children, Youth and Social Services I+IT Cluster in the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. He is a technology and business executive with 20+ years of strategic leadership experience & a robust track record of implementing complex multi-disciplinary, statewide, national, and international technology solutions with various stakeholders for a diverse range of industries. With multiple degrees in Architecture, Technology plus various other certifications, Alex has demonstrated the ability to balance the science of management with the art of leadership and innovation.
Salman Ashraf, Corporate Information Security Officer (CISO)
Manitoba Public Insurance
Salman is the Director, Corporate Information Security Officer (CISO) at Manitoba Public Insurance. Before joining Manitoba Public Insurance, he was the Director of IT Risk at Travelers Insurance where he led the IT Risk, Security, and Compliance activities. In this role, he was 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.
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.
Jeff Curtis, Chief Privacy Officer
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Dr. Jeffrey Curtis is the Chief Privacy Officer for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, one of Canada’s preeminent acute care, research, and teaching hospitals located in Toronto. Jeff is a Director in the Hospital’s Legal, Risk, and Compliance Group reporting to hospital General Counsel, and is responsible for information privacy assurance and freedom of information compliance.
Jeff has been a member of the Advisory Panel and a guest lecturer for the Osgoode Hall Law Society’s Certificate in Health Law and regularly presents in public forums on I.T. governance, information technology risk, and the privacy and security implications for health care providers and patients. Jeff was a member of the Steering Committee to establish the Health Sector Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Security Network in conjunction with the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Office of Emergency Response Services. Jeff is also currently Vice-Chair for the Canadian Mirror Committee for the development of the proposed ISO 31700 standard for “Consumer protection: privacy by design for consumer goods and services”. Jeff has worked in the information technology sector for the past 25 years and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), is certified in the Governance of Enterprise I.T. (CGEIT), and is certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). In 2013 Jeff was recognized as a “Privacy by Design Ambassador” by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.
Dr. Curtis has an undergraduate degree in Economics and an MBA from the University of Toronto, a MSc. in Business Management Research, and a DBA from the University of Reading, U.K. He is currently a professor for privacy and security studies in the Health Informatics Program at George Brown College in Toronto. His research focus is on decision-making under uncertainty applied to information privacy and security control design and selection.
Con Mallon, Vice President Product Marketing
Con Mallon is VP of Product Marketing and is responsible for bringing to market all of Arctic Wolf’s Security Operations offerings. He has a deep and varied background in cybersecurity drawn from a range of product marketing and product management roles. Prior to Arctic Wolf, Con was at CrowdStrike helping form and build the product marketing function. At Symantec, he led worldwide regional product marketing for the consumer business and then took responsibility for product management of the mobile security product offerings.
Mohammad Elmallah, AVP, Information Technology
Farm Mutual Reinsurance Plan
Mohammad is a technology leader with a proven track record for delivering business results through the insightful application of technology systems and processes. He is an advocate for pragmatic business-driven technology, breaking down silos between business and IT and creating unified multi-disciplinary teams with common objectives. With IT leadership experience spanning multi-industries, Mohammad goes well beyond the surface level challenges, collaborating across the organization to identify and resolve the needs of the future. He has a passion for business transformation, complex problem solving, innovation, architecture, realistic technology road-mapping, and building formidable teams and culture aligned to business objectives.
Mazda Irani, Chief Technology Officer