CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Agile, Adaptive, Resilient, Bold
May 25, 2021 | Toronto, ON
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.
Nastaran Bisheban, Chief Technology Officer
Nastaran Bisheban is currently the Chief Technology Officer at KFC Canada. She is a passionate, energetic, and seasoned Technology leader. Nastaran is a software engineer and computer scientist by education, a certified Project Manager that holds an MBA in Leadership with Honors and Distinction from the University of Liverpool. A public speaker on various disciplines of technology strategy with a Harvard Business School executive leadership program training to round it all.
She challenges the status quo and conventional practices is a risk-taker and alert decision-maker with a proven “Make It Happen” and “keep all happy” personality.
With multiple computer software and project management publications, she is a strategic mentor on various non-profit organizations and is the former Chair of Canadian Women in Technology South Western Ontario.
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.
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.
Devon Upton, Cybersecurity Account Manager
Devon Upton is a Cyber Security Account Manager. At Darktrace, Devon works with leading organizations in a range of industries to deploy and operationalize cutting-edge technologies. During Devon’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. Devon holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ottawa and is based in Darktrace’s Toronto office.
Bhavin Shah, Chief Executive Officer
Bhavin Shah is the CEO of Moveworks. He is a serial entrepreneur with two decades of experience taking companies from inception to scale and from private to public. Most recently, he was CEO of Refresh.io, which LinkedIn acquired in 2015.
In 2016, Shah co-founded Moveworks, the AI platform that’s revolutionizing how companies support their employees. Moveworks was named to the 2021 Forbes AI 50 list and has more than 100 large enterprise customers, including Broadcom, Western Digital, and DocuSign.
Alex Coleman, Chief Information Officer/Assistant Deputy Minister – Children, Youth, Social Services I & IT Cluster
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 more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience, including his previous role as the Chief Information Officer with the Saskatchewan Workers Compensation Board.
During his career, Alex has implemented complex multi-disciplinary, statewide, national, and international technology solutions with multiple stakeholders for a diverse range of industries. A few notable client-centric projects include the Aid Management Platform which was implemented in 21 countries and impacted more than 500 million people, the State of Maryland Courts document management system that impacted 5 million people, and the ehealth Sask and WCB Saskatchewan portal that impacted up to 1.2 million people each.
Alex has provided leadership in business and digital transformation, strategy development, business intelligence, high-performance teams, innovation, change management, and IT governance. He is proficient at applying continuous process improvement and other methods to organizational cultural transformation. With multiple degrees in architecture and IT, along with various other certifications, Alex has demonstrated his ability to balance the science of management with the art of leadership and innovation
Michael Iseyemi, Vice President, Information Technology
Michael Iseyemi is currently the Vice President, Information Technology at Gateway Casinos. He is a multi-facet C-Suite executive with global experience in multiple industries that span Telecommunications, Financial, Healthcare, Public Sector, and Technology. Michael has consistently outperformed business targets with experience in managing P&L, Technology and business operational service delivery, Regulatory Compliance, Information Security standards, Operational Delivery, and Enterprise Risk Management. He is a skilled Technology executive with business acumen with critical and strategic thinking with a keen eye for developing and implementing strategies for upholding and enhancing Shareholder value.