Kayode Alawonde

Principal CyberSecurity BHP Min Americas - Lead for BHP Cybersecurity in Canada


Jeff de Castro

Jeff de Castro

Ministry Information Security Officer

BC Public Service

Jeff currently works as a Ministry Information Security Officer (MISO) for the Social Sector in the Government of BC that supports 2 ministries: Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) & Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (SDPR). He is passionate about all things information security and risk management; always looking to find ways to improve risk assessments that is both a great stakeholder experience and provides enough context to identify security risks. In his spare time, you can find him on a journey to discover the best shawarma in Canada.

John Lark

Managing Principal

Coherent Advice

Emerson Rajaram

Emerson Rajaram

Chief Information Security Officer

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health

Frank Robichaud

Frank Robichaud

Department Information Security Officer

Province of New Brunswick

Information Security Professional for the last 5+ years with a background in Information Technology and Customer Service. Currently the Information Security Officer at Social Development, a department for the Government of New Brunswick. Father of 4, love of hockey, music, the outdoors and being part of the community

Kelly Walsh

External Security Auditor

Government of Canada

Karen M. Zarrouki

Karen M. Zarrouki

Manager, Internal Audit and Evaluation Bureau

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Karen Zarrouki is currently working as Manager of Professional Practices, in the Internal Audit and Evaluation Bureau, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS). Karen entered into internal auditing in the Summer of 2014, and has undertaken several internal audit engagements ranging from audits to reviews to risk and control self-assessments at TBS. She has worked in TBS since 2006 and occupied the positions of Manager/Senior Auditor, Internal Audit Sector, Office of the Comptroller General; Special Advisor, Security and Identity Management, Chief Information Officer Branch; acting Director, Centre of Excellence for Risk Management and Regional Federal Councils in the Priorities and Planning Sector; Manager, Office of the Auditor General Liaison; and Senior Policy Analyst, Cabinet Operations, Regulatory Affairs Sector. Her 32-year federal public service career also includes working at the Privy Council Office, Industry Canada (Broadband Access program) and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Karen holds a Master of Arts Degree in German Linguistics, and a Bachelor of Arts Honors Degree in French and German Language. Her area of specialization for internal audit is risk management, and holds both the Certification in Risk Management Assurance and Certified Government Auditing Professional designations from The Institute of Internal Auditors. She is also certified in change management (Prosci).