ITAC Saskatchewan Cyber Security Forum

Thursday, June 14 - 2018
7:30 -11:30 am
Regina, SK

On June 14, 2018, the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC) will be holding its inaugural ITAC Saskatchewan Cyber Security Forum.

This event will bring together senior leaders from industry, government and the technology sector to network and discuss the trends and emerging threats regarding cyber security.  Our host partner is ISM Canada and the event will be held at the ISM Canada’s Centre of Excellence in Regina.

We are currently finalizing the list of speakers and panelists to ensure we have a thoughtful and engaging discussion on the topic. We will forward a more detailed invitation in the coming weeks that will include the speakers and panelists.

DATE:  Thursday, June 14, 2018

TIME:  7:30-11:30 am

LOCATION:  ISM Canada’s Centre of Excellent, 2 Research Drive, Regina, SK


PRICE:  Complimentary / Registration Required


7:30 am Networking  Breakfast & Registration
8:00 am Welcome – Robert Watson, President & CEO, ITAC
8:05 am Introductions – Mark MacLeod, President & CEO, ISM Canada
8:10 am

David Millar, Canadian Solutions Leader, IBM’s Security Services Division

Threats Facing Industry Today

8:40 am

Sam Oziel, Senior Director, Personal Systems, HP Canada

Endpoint Resiliency in an Age of Advanced Persistent Threats

9:10 am

Ruth Promislow, Partner, Bennett Jones LLP

After the Breach

9:40 am Networking Break
10:00 am

Panel Discussion: Speakers together with Fuad Iddrisu, Executive Director, Chief Information Security Officer, Government of Saskatchewan

Moderated by Nevin French, VP Policy, ITAC

11:00 am Q&A
11:15 am End of Cyber Security Forum

Please note, following the Forum, ITAC will be giving an informal overview of key national activities and policy initiatives currently underway.


David Millar, CISSP
Canadian Solutions Leader
IBM Security

David Millar has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the IT industry, successfully working with channel partners, IBM’s hardware division, and a host of infrastructure services.  For the past eight years David has held a variety of leadership roles in IBM’s Security organization where he has helped IBM to become a major Canadian security vendor by focusing on helping clients to reduce their risk posture through the combination of people, processes and technology.  For both personal and professional reasons, David has been dedicating time to building a program with an external partner here in Canada to help solve the massive skills shortage by recruiting and training adults on the autism spectrum to become cyber-crime super-heroes!  David is presently CISSP certified and is working towards his CCSP accreditation in 2018.  David currently lives in Aurora, Ontario with his wife and two young boys.  A hopeless renaissance man, David spends his personal time exercising, playing drums, as well as studying a variety of diverse topics such as history, economics, psychology, philosophy, finance, climate change, sociology, criminology, physics, anthropology, and more.

Sam Oziel
Senior Director, Personal Systems
HP Canada

Sam Oziel is a twenty year veteran of the Canadian Information Technology industry, having held various senior leadership, sales and business development roles at Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Samsung Electronics and the MicroAge network. As the National Sales Director for HP Canada Co. (NYSE:HPQ), Sam and his team are responsible for leading HP’s Personal Systems go-to-market efforts to thousands of government, education, healthcare and large enterprise organizations across Canada. Sam holds an undergraduate business degree from Concordia’s John Molson School of Business, as well as an M.B.A from Athabasca University. He is based at HP’s Canadian headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario, and can be reached directly at

Ruth Promislow
Bennett Jones LLP

Ruth Promislow has extensive experience with cybersecurity matters including cyber preparedness, incident response and related litigation. Ruth works with clients to develop comprehensive and effective incident response plans. Following a cyber attack, Ruth works with clients in connection with forensic investigations, reporting to regulators, and notification to customers and related litigation.

Other areas of Ruth’s practice include cannabis-related litigation, negotiation and advocacy in the realm of complex contractual disputes, professional negligence, corporate governance, reinsurance, fashion and entertainment.

Ruth regularly appears before the courts of a number of provinces, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal.  Ruth regularly speaks at Canadian and international conferences on issues relating to cybersecurity and commercial crime.

Fuad Iddrisu
Executive Director, Chief Information Security Officer
Government of Saskatchewan

Fuad Iddrisu is the Executive Director and Chief Information Security Officer for the Government of Saskatchewan. He studied Electronic Systems Engineering during his undergraduate program from the University of Regina and later obtained his masters in Information Systems Security Management from Concordia University College of Alberta. Fuad is a CISSP, CISM, and CISA. He also has over 10 years’ of information security experience and an extensive background in security strategy development, risk management, audit and compliance programs and security policy development.


If your schedule has changed and you can no longer attend, please let know as we now have a waiting list to attend.

Thank you to our Host Partner

Seating is limited so please REGISTER

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