Speakers

Major James Lindsay

Chief Architect and Engineer, Endpoint Security & Director of Information Management Engineering & Integration

Department of National Defence

Matthew MacNeil

Matthew MacNeil

Director of Standards and Technology

CIO Strategy Council

Matthew MacNeil is the Director of Standards and Technology at the CIO Strategy Council, and has over 19 years’ experience in the standards and certifications industry.  Matthew has worked for various Certification bodies and management consulting firms, while the bulk of his career has been with the British Standards Institution (BSI) where his focus was Information Security, IT and Risk standards. Matthew currently sits on the Standards Council of Canada Advisory Committee for GDPR, as well as the Data Governance Standardization Collaboration.

Philippe Johnston

Philippe Johnston

Director General, Digital Services Directorate

Transport Canada

Philippe is currently managing the operational and capital IM/IT portfolio for Transport Canada. Since Jan 2019 he has been digitizing and enhancing the safety, security, and efficiency of Canada’s transportation sector. Prior to this role he held the CIO position at the granting councils, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC). He was at the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) from 2011-2016, where he led all parts of the internal IM IT organization, including the Deputy/CIO position for the last two years.  During this time he helped establish the Secret Network for the Government of Canada, as well as developing and implementing a comprehensive Front Office strategy for TBS. Prior to joining TBS, Philippe helped establish the Cyber Defense program at the Communications Security Establishment, while creating partnerships with academia, vendors and with key international organizations in the realm of cyber security. Philippe was a proud member of the Canadian Navy where he obtained his Combat Systems Engineering Head of Department qualification before his retirement.

Sherin Emmanuel

Sherin Emmanuel

Information Architect

Canada Revenue Agency

Sherin Emmanuel is passionate about managing data and Information to meet the needs of the digital workplace.  Sherin works at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) as the Information Architect for the Agency and has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors in many diverse domains including engineering, education, Information Management and Information Technology. Developing information architectures that can help automate and transform the management of electronic information through “…by design” concepts is her current focus. Sherin considers the transformation of practices rooted in analog,  to meet the needs of the digital world of today as one of the most interesting challenges in her career. She is proud to be a part of this transformation in the Government of Canada. Prior to joining the CRA Sherin worked at the Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Nortel Networks. Sherin is a Project Management Professional (PMP) with a Masters in Information Studies (MIS) from the University of Ottawa.