Speakers

Quentin Chiotti

Quentin Chiotti

Practice Lead, Climate Risk and Resilience

Matrix-Solutions Inc.

Dr. Quentin Chiotti has been working in the field of climate change risk and resiliency for almost 30 years, as an academic, for the not-for-profit sector, different levels of government, and for the private sector. Currently Dr. Chiotti is Practice Lead, Climate Risk and Resilience at Matrix-Solutions, and teaches a climate risk course at the University of Toronto, Scarborough Campus.

A contributor to four national climate change assessment reports, Quentin has over 50 publications, and has experience in the fields of climate change and agriculture, energy, human health, watershed management, and public transit. Over his career he has participated in an advisory/stakeholder role for various agencies on climate change and air quality issues, including the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, the Ontario Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation, and the F/P/T Air Quality Management System.

Before joining Matrix-Solutions, Quentin was Senior Advisor, Sustainability and Subject Matter Expert, Climate Risk and Resiliency at Metrolinx from 2015-2021, where he supported business units in asset lifecycle management, design and construction, risk reporting, and operations, including emergency response planning and business continuity management.

David Greenall

David Greenall

Global Managing Director – Climate Risk & Decarbonization

KPMG International

Robert Haromszeki

Robert Haromszeki

Director, Emergency Management & Reliability Compliance

Hydro One Networks Inc.

With over 24 years of experience at Hydro One, Robert Haromszeki has worked throughout the corporation, including: Telecom Protection and Control in the Field, Asset Management, Hydro One Telecom as a Service Manager and Operations.

One major achievement was when Robert was part of the original team that built the Ontario Grid Control Centre that manages approximately 98% of Ontario’s Transmission System and approximately 1.4M Distribution Customers.

In Robert’s current role, he is accountable for the Emergency Management and Reliability Compliance Department at Hydro One which oversees Regulatory Compliance under NERC, NPCC and the IESO Requirements for System Operations.

Richard​​ ​​Leblanc

Richard​​ ​​Leblanc

Professor of Governance, Law​​ ​​&​​ ​​Ethics

York​​ ​​University

Richard Leblanc brings to business and professional clients a depth of information from his extensive research and work with boards of directors and training and development of leaders and managers. He is engaging, dynamic, personable and an award-winning educator, lawyer, consultant and author. Because of his work with leading companies and current research, Richard is always on the cutting edge of emerging global developments. His insight has guided leaders of organizations through his teaching, writing and direct consultation to government regulators and corporations.

Author or contributing author of dozens of scholarly and practitioner articles, books and programs, Richard’s work has been described by various faculty at Harvard, Yale, London Business School and elsewhere as “great & much needed,” “wonderful and pragmatic,” “thorough” and “nothing short of remarkable,” as well as by Fortune 500, NYSE, FTSE and other company leaders as “leading edge,”“ground-breaking,” “valuable guidance,” “indispensable,” “compelling” and “exceptional.”

Richard adopts a framework for governance effectiveness developed over several years. His work, directly or indirectly, has impacted companies throughout the world, including those that have used Richard’s methodology to strengthen their governance effectiveness and accountability practices.

Richard is frequently consulted by stakeholders – such as companies, investors, associations, partnerships, not-for-profits, the media and regulators – for the latest developments and trends and customizes his speaking engagements to please all types of audiences and classes. He received a recent teaching award as one of five of the top university teachers in Ontario. Richard is a strategic advisor at the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance at the University of Texas at Dallas and in 2012 developed and taught a course in corporate governance at Harvard University, where he received an instructor rating of 4.89 out of 5. View a sample video of Richard speaking here.

Professor Leblanc is the recipient of awards for his research, teaching and other contributions, including the School of Administrative Studies Award for Theory and Practice, the Schulich School of Business Award for Teaching Excellence, and Merit Awards. Click here for more. He is a frequent speaker and media commentator. See here (speaking), here (television, etc.) and here (media outreach) respectively.

Tiffany Leung

Tiffany Leung

Manager, Business Continuity and Emergency Management

William Osler Health System

Vito Mangialardi

Vito Mangialardi

Senior Manager Business Continuity Management

Metrolinx

Vito Mangialardi is a BCI and DRIC-certified professional and is currently the Senior Manager, Business Continuity Management at Metrolinx. During Covid-19 and  32 months, Vito led the Covid -19 (pandemic) Incident Command Team Commander to manage all transit operations response strategies, response team coordination, and communications. Throughout his 25-year ‘award-winning’ career as a Senior Business Continuity Management (BCM) leadership professional, he has built a record of achievements, enabling and motivating organizations to become more resilient to business interruptions. Vito’s career experience includes public and private sector programs delivering operational resiliency initiatives in the telecommunications, nuclear, public and automotive transportation, environmental, and engineering sectors. He is a seasoned ‘hands-on incident management leader, addressing threatening risks or actual events impacting people, processes, information, technology, and facilities. He frequently speaks at conferences and facilitates workshops, bringing business continuity topics to life through his personal experiences.

Jill McIntosh

Jill McIntosh

Deputy Chief Security Officer (DCSO), Sr. Dir. Gov. Continuity and Corporate Security

Public Safety Canada

Lance Mortlock

Lance Mortlock

Strategy Partner

Ernst & Young LLP

As the managing partner for the EY energy market segment, Lance’s leadership responsibilities include oil and gas, power and utilities and mining sectors across Canada. is enabled by integrating EY offerings and go-to-market approach, deal strategies and shaping, and developing innovative solutions and assets to serve our clients in new value-add ways. Furthermore, as part of his role, Lance coordinates future thinking regarding energy business trends, uncertainties, risks and opportunities.

As a strategy practitioner working with the c-suite, Lance has provided consulting services on +160 projects to +60 clients in 11 countries. He brings a broad set of strategic skills and experiences, helping clients solve some of their most complex strategic problems.

Lance has authored +30 points of view on various essential business topics. Lance is an expert in energy trends and market dynamics in Canada, with over 100 citings across multiple industry publications, national and international newspapers, and BNN. Lance is also an opinion columnist and external advisory board member for CEOWORLD magazine, and the author of Disaster Proof: Scenario Planning for Post Pandemic Future. This book explores ways scenario planning can help organizations be more resilient, building shock absorbers at a time of great uncertainty and drastic change.

In terms of community engagement, Lance is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Calgary Haskayne School of Business, and also serves on the Board of the Canadian Energy and Climate Nexus, a non-governmental, non-profit organization to help Canadians develop energy systems in balance with climate change constraints through collaborative problem-solving, collective commitment and action.

Registration Includes: Your E-copy of “Disaster Proof”

Your guide to dealing with an unpredictable future by speaker Lance Mortlock:

  • Learn how scenario planning can identify risks and uncertainties
  • Predict a variety of different realities that will affect the future of your organization
Victor Munro

Victor Munro

Federal Public Service Security Lead, Accenture Canada, and Executive Director

Canadian Insider Risk Management Centre of Excellence

Victor is an experienced cyber strategy, security and insider risk, and threat intelligence consultant in Accenture’s Security consulting practice with a focus on enterprise-level transformations in risk management.  He has 20 years of experience in Canadian federal government security & intelligence, public finance critical infrastructure, and private global multi-national IT services sectors.  He has helped organizations implement insider threat, cloud security, and incident management strategies and programs to manage risk and enhance organizational resilience.

As the Executive Director of the Canadian Insider Risk Management Centre of Excellence, Victor is fostering academic, private, and public partnerships to further academic research, practical skills training, knowledge sharing, and employment opportunities in the professional market to mitigate insider threats to critical infrastructure.  He is also a Ph.D. Candidate at Carleton University, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, and presently conducting a national study with private/public critical infrastructure partners on insider threat monitoring controls.

Ryan Ness

Director, Adaptation

Canadian Climate Institute

Scott Redstone

Scott Redstone

Inspector, Strategic Change Office

Peel Regional Police

Inspector Scott Redstone started his policing career with the Peel Regional Police in 1999. He has worked in Uniform Patrol, The Tactical and Rescue Unit, The Training Bureau and the Strategic Initiatives Office.  He has over 20 years of experience as a member of the Peel Public Order Unit. He is a Certified National Public Order instructor through the London Metropolitan Police in the United Kingdom as well as a Certified Public Order Commander (OPP,TPS)  and Critical Incident Commander through the Canadian Police College.  Scott is the current chair of the Ontario Public Order Advisory Committee, and current member and past chair of the OACP Incident Response Advisory Table.  He also sits on a number of provincial working groups tasked with developing and updating provincial training and standards for public order teams across the province.  He has public order deployment experience at all levels including as Public Order Commander and Incident Commander

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Senior Policy Analyst

Environment and Climate Change Canada, Government of Canada

Matt Watson

Matt Watson

Detective Inspector, Crime Prevention and Investigations | Central Region

Ontario Provincial Police

Detective Inspector Matt Watson is the Manager in charge of Criminal Investigations for Central Region OPP in Orillia. He has extensive experience leading cyber-crime investigations and has worked in several other areas of the OPP including Homicide, Professional Standards, local detectives, uniform patrol and traffic. He has been a police officer since 1996. Detective Inspector Watson holds a Bachelor Degree in History with a minor in Indigenous Studies from Nipissing University in North Bay and a graduate diploma in Management and Team Leadership from Charles Sturt University in Australia.