Event Highlights – People in Cyber Conference

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 8:30 AM – 5 PM

RBC WaterPark Place Auditorium
88 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 0B8


Conference Agenda


Welcome and Opening Remarks from Conference Host – Bryan Li

Keynote Speech – Adam Evans, CISO at RBC


Cybersecurity Talks

  • Adam Evans, CISO at RBC
  • Danish Arshad, Executive Director, EC-Council
  • Mohammad Reza Faghani, Manager, PWC
  • Ryan Malfara, Manager, IT Security and Compliance, LoyaltyOne
  • Otto Mok, VP Cybersecurity, Paytm Labs
  • Yaron Vorona, Founder, Deep Defence


Panel Discussion – Cyberecurity Talent Development

  • Moderator: Julie Bryski, Director, Talent Initiatives, TFI
  • 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


Panel Discussion – Cyberecurity Industry Trends

  • Moderator: Ajay K. Sood, VP & Country Manager, Symantec Canada
  • Andrew Wertkin, CTO, BlueCat
  • Marcos Santiago, Sr. Enterprise Information Security Architect, TD
  • Arani Adhikari, Manager, KPMG Canada

Panel Discussion – Cyberecurity Innovation

  • Moderator: Mick Be. CEO, IAmI Authentications
  • Dmitry Raidman, CEO & Co-Founder, Cybeats
  • Balinder Rai, Senior Business Development Manager, OCE
  • Cordell Grant, CEO, QEYnet
  • Tahseen Shabab, Founder, Bibu Labs

Cybersecurity Higher Education Contest – Judging Panel

  • Contest Chair: Joe Chang
  • Mayuran Kanthasamy, Associate Director, Security and Compliance, Precima
  • Stas Bodrov, Lawyer, Strigberger Brown Armstrong LLP
  • Jacklyn Wyatt, Application Security Manager, RBC
  • Walter Cooke, Manager, Cyber Advisory, Difenda
  • Elizabeth Chak, Business Development Manager, OCE


Cybersecurity Higher Education Contest 2018 Final

  • 1st Place – Team X from York University
  • 2nd Place – CyberCents from Centennial College
  • 3rd Place – BotSavvy from Labmton College in Mississauga


  • DToNi from Fanshawe College
  • Fortknoxers from York University Schulich School of Management
  • People Theory from Fanshawe College


Cybersecurity Career Fair