2nd International Urban Security and Resilience Conference and Workshop Program 2018
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast and Registration
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8:00 am - 8:30 amChair’s Opening Statement
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Dr. Peter Harrison, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, and former Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada
8:30 am - 8:45 amWelcome Remarks
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8:45 am - 9:00 amProgram Overview
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Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
9:00 am - 10:00 amKeynote Speaker
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Richard Fadden, Former Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada
10:00 am - 10:15 amNetworking Break and Sponsor Displays
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10:15 am - 11:15 amPANEL I: CYBER RISK AND THE CHANGING ROLE OF LEADERSHIP
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Moderator: Tom Higgins (invited), Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, First Data
11:15 am - 12:15pmWORKSHOP A: Cyber Vulnerabilities of Cities: Understanding the Cyber Risks to Urban Centres
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Dr. Tiago de Jesus, Research Associate Infrastructure Resilience Research Group Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University
A growing challenge for urban planners, managers and decisionmakers is to ensure that cities are resilient against cyberattacks. A unique feature of urban centres is its dependence on a multitude of vital services. From public transportation to emergency services, to water and wastewater management, cities depend on critical services to operate3 normally. In this workshop, participants will discover the vulnerabilities that can expose cities to cyber risks that can cause the functional breakdown of urban centres. This session will provide a strategic understanding of the cyber threats, risks and vulnerabilities that can impact the operation of cities.
12:15 pm - 1:00 pmNetworking Lunch and Sponsor Displays
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1:00 pm - 1:30 pmLuncheon Speaker
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Alex Manea, CISO, Blackberry
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmPANEL II: INNOVATION
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Katherine Thompson, Chair & National Spokesperson, Cyber Council, Canadian Advance Technology Alliance (CATA)
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmNetworking Break and Sponsor Displays
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3:15 pm - 5:00 pmPANEL III: CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING, DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION
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Moderator: John Agostino, Vice President and Executive Director, Program Delivery , Adjusters International
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmReception in the Foyer
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pmDinner with Guest Speaker
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Bill Blair, Former Police Chief, Toronto Police Services (invited)

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
7:30 am - 8:25 amBreakfast and Sponsor Displays
Grand East
8:30 am - 8:40 amRemarks & Day 1 Recap
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Dr. Peter Harrison, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, and former Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada
8:40 am - 9:30 amKeynote Speaker - Open Innovation for Advanced Cyber Solutions: from National and Urban Level Defense to Blockchain Technologies for the Financial and other Critical Sectors
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Dr. Nathan Weiss, Senior Scientist, Cyber Division, Elta Systems Limited, Israel Aerospace Industries ( IAI )
9:30 am - 10:30 amPANEL IV: URBAN TRANSPORTATION AND SOFT TARGETS
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Stephen Covey, Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer, CN
Doron Bergerbest, President and Founder , Asero
Jim Ramer, Deputy Chief , Toronto Police Services
10:30 am - 10:45 amNetworking Break and Sponsor Displays
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10:45 am - 12:30 pmPANEL V: COUNTER-TERRORISM
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Paul Goldenberg, Chairman & CEO, Cardinal Strategies , and Member of Homeland Security Advisory Council
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Lunch and Sponsor Displays
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1:30 pm - 2:30 pmWORKSHOP B: Critical Infrastructure Protection Overview
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Doug Powell, Project Manager, Security (Site C Clean Energy Project), BC Hydro
Critical Infrastructure Protection requires an effective risk-based approach to management. This workshop will focus on the fundamental steps for creating and managing a critical infrastructure protection platform by presenting key terminology, essential program elements to build off and define process for managing security in a complex security environment.
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmNetworking Break and Sponsor Displays
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2:45 pm - 4:15 pmWORKSHOP C: Resilient Security in an Urban Environment
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Raynald J. Lampron, President, SITERA Global Security Solutions
This workshop will focus on specific challenges associated with creating a Robust and Resilient Security Posture in an Urban Environment. Topics, such as Intelligence Collection and Analysis, Valued Strategic Partnerships, and Threat & Risk Assessment and Mitigating Strategies will be explored and contextualized.
4:15 pm - 4:30 pmChair’s Wrap Up
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Dr. Peter Harrison, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, and former Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmNetworking Reception
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Free Evening

Thursday, May 10th, 2018
7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast and Sponsor Displays
Grand East
8:00 am - 8:15 amRemarks & Day 2 Recap
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Dr. Peter Harrison, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, and former Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada
8:15 am - 9:00 amKeynote Speaker
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9:00 am - 9:15 amNetworking Break and Sponsor Displays
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9:15 am - 11:15 amPANEL VI: GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
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Anna Hedin Ekström, Senior Adviser, and Expert on Violent Extremism, Crisis Management and Security
Amir Rostami, Institute for Future Studies and University of Gavle
Jeppe Albers, Coordinator, Nordic Council and the Nordic Safe Cities Project
Gunnar Appelgren, Superintendent, Swedish Police
11:15 am - 11:30 amBio Break and Move to Lunch
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11:30 am - 1:00 pmNetworking Lunch
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1:00 pm - 2:45 pmARMCHAIR DISCUSSION
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Moderator: Alan Jones, Assistant Director, (Rtd.) , Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS)
Ray Boisvert, Provincial Security Advisor, Government of Ontario (confirmed)
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2:45 pm - 3:00 pmClosing Comments
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Dr. Peter Harrison, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, and former Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada