CIO & CISO STRATEGY MEETING
Rewire, Reinvent, Simplify, Secure
November 3, 2020 | Vancouver, BC | Virtual Event
Peter Goldberg, Chief Information Officer
Hinton Scaffold Solution Inc
Peter Goldberg is CIO of the Hinton Group, including Hinton Scaffolding Solutions and Hinton Software Solutions. Hinton’s companies are dedicated to leveraging technology to lead industry in safety and efficiency in construction scaffolding management.
Peter is the former Chief Process Architect of BC Hydro, acting Chief Information Officer of the Ministry of Education, and in 2010, he won the Premier’s Award from Premier Campbell for his work building province-wide partnerships as Director of the BC Provincial Learning Network which connects BC students with new learning opportunities locally, and worldwide.
Peter holds an MBA in Information Technology Management from Athabasca University.
Krista Richmond, Director, Digital Innovation and Partnerships
Technical Safety BC
Krista is the Director of Digital Innovation and Partnerships at Technical Safety BC. Her 25-year career in the energy industry began at AltaGas and BC Hydro before her move to Schneider Electric as their Director of Operations for Western Canada. Through roles across both Field Operations and IT is where Krista found her true passion; combining the implementation of data science, analytics, and technology to enable corporate transformation. Since joining the organization, her work with partners has spanned various technology solutions to future proof of the organization including AI, IoT, and AR/VR. Supporting diversity and inclusion as the catalyst for innovation and being a lifelong learner are the values that form the foundation of her success. Krista is currently completing an Executive Certificate in Strategy and Innovation from MIT.
Davis Swan, Chief Information Officer
Davis is the Chief Information Officer at TRIUMF, Canada’s National Laboratory for Particle Physics Research and Nuclear Medicine. Davis’s broad exposure to different areas of Information Technology has made Davis painfully aware of the many Cyber Security threats and vulnerabilities that exist within an enterprise environment.
Davis spent more than 25 years working in the Oil and Gas industry in Calgary specializing in data management and software development. For 5 years Davis led the Information Technology team at a mid-sized Heavy Oil producer where he championed many innovations including the construction of the largest private wireless WAN in North America.
Davis held positions with Telus managing the team that monitors and controls the Telus corporate and consumer networks and with ICBC developing Business Intelligence solutions.
Most recently Davis has worked in the Post-Secondary/Research community in Vancouver beginning with a position leading the Business Applications Services team at BCIT after which he was seconded to BCNET as the Manager of Enterprise Systems Services.
Alma Barranco-Mendoza, Chief Executive Officer
Infogenetica Solutions Ltd
Dr. Barranco-Mendoza is a seasoned executive, academic, and entrepreneur, with experience within a wide range of industries, including aerospace, higher ed., manufacturing, biomedical, telecomm, legal, chemical, and software development. She has held C-level roles at the Canadian Space Society, NerdForce-Canada-global technology and cloud solutions provider, Trinity Western University, where she was also a professor of Computing Systems and Informatics and is co-founder of Infogenetica Solutions Ltd. She holds B.Sc. Hons.and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Sc. and Mathematics from Trent University and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Simon Fraser University.
Dr. Peter Holowka, Director of Educational Technology
West Point Grey Academy
Dr. Peter Holowka is passionate about digital transformation and technology leadership, particularly in education. His doctoral research was in cloud computing adoption and organizational leadership in K-12. His professional work and academic research aim to support teaching and learning by trans-forming the educational environment. He has received multiple awards for leadership and academic excellence. In 2020, he was recognized as Member of the Year by the CIO Association of Canada and currently serves as the Vice President of the Vancouver Chapter. Beginning his career as a network and web design specialist, Dr. Holowka also advises several independent/private schools, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations.
Amit Bhardwaj, Chief Information Security Officer
Amit Bhardwaj has over 24 years of experience in companies such as Lumentum, Rodan and Fields, Microsoft, AIG, Clorox, KPMG, and PWC. He has been a Security and Compliance leader having covered areas such as Cyber Security, Security and Risk Operations, Cloud technology assessment, IoT (Internet of Things) security, IT Governance, and Compliance with clients such as Apple, Flextron-ics, and Philips. He has built multiple departments and security programs from the ground up and speaks at many forums covering topics such as Security Convergence and Future of Identity. Amit advocates, “Security is everyone’s responsibility” and appreciates each one of you in keeping your organizations safe.
Dan DeBeyer, Director, Digital Strategy
First Nations Health Authority
Dan is Director, Digital Strategy at First Nations Health Authority and responsible for strategy, digital transformation, technology opportunity assessment, risk mitigation, process improvement, and portfo-lio management.
Dan is a strategic innovation enabler who excels at resolving complex challenges by leveraging inter-nal and external team expertise and engagement of key relationships to achieve success. Goal-oriented team leader accustomed to building high performing teams with multiple internal and exter-nal stakeholders. Dan is a strategic operations implementer who excels at problem-solving complex projects through technical and relationship leadership.
Pete Koat, Chief Technology and Information Officer
Pete is responsible for defining the strategic technology direction and innovation path for Incognito, identifying functional requirements with customers and contributing to relevant industry standards. Pete is also responsible for driving the development and execution of Incognito’s IT strategy. Before Incognito, Pete spent over 15 years as CTO at telecom software specialists including Libre Communications and Skitter, developing telecom solutions in video streaming, data compression, and OTT real-time communications. Pete holds multiple patents related to IP video compression, delivery, and streaming.
Sam Choudhry, Principal
Sam Choudhry is a veteran technology executive with experience in leading information technology teams in the Retail, Financial, Bio-Pharmaceutical, and Public sectors. In his most recent role at a large national pizza chain, he led the teams responsible for implementing a large multi-year digital transformation strategy. This included initiatives such as completely revamped online ordering plat-form and customer experience systems, enterprise application modernization, and an integrated da-ta-driven MarTech stack, all of which helped the organization realize significant revenue growth, ex-pand beyond its traditional customer base and achieve cost & process efficiencies.
Sam holds a bachelor’s degree in computer sciences and also a master’s degree in business admin-istration (MBA) from Simon Fraser University. He is a Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR), Certified PROSCI Change Management Professional, and holds several additional technical certifications.
David Masson, Director of Enterprise Security
David Masson is Darktrace’s Director of Enterprise Security, and has over two decades of experience working in fast moving security and intelligence environments in the UK, Canada and worldwide. With skills developed in the civilian, military and diplomatic worlds, he has been influential in the efficient and effective resolution of various unique national security issues. David is an operational solutions expert and has a solid reputation across the UK and Canada for delivery tailored to customer needs. At Darktrace, David advises strategic customers across North America and is also a regular contributor to major media outlets in Canada where he is based, included CBC and The Globe and Mail. He holds a master’s degree from Edinburgh University.
Ray Wagner, Vice President of Sales
Ray is a 20-year entrepreneur business development IT specialist. He has a passion for technology and a hunger for its practical application to solve business issues. His passion is flatting the learning curve of business owners to produce residual ROI through the application of technology. He has worked around the globe and been part of both Large Companies like Cisco and many start up’s like Pure Storage.
Bob Hansmann, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Security
Bob Hansmann has been in the cybersecurity field for over 20 years, working on the commercial, government, and vendor side of the conversation. He helped launch the industry’s first security offer-ings for file servers and web gateways in the ’90s as a product manager and continues to work on innovative security initiatives and best practices. Today, Mr. Hansmann is focused on making threat intelligence more actionable, automated, and quickly available across a broad spectrum of the securi-ty portfolio.