Vanessa is an attorney specializing in data governance, product security and supply chain risks, as well as the cofounder of Henri & Wolf, a law firm specialized in cybersecurity. Recognized among Canada’s Top 20 influential women in cybersecurity in 2020, she has since garnered significant accolades, including the Canadian Women in Cybersecurity Trailblazer award for her entrepreneurship. Vanessa is also an experienced board member, a published author, and a global keynote speaker. She often participates in advisory board for industry conferences such as Blackhat and is part of Quebec’s Cybersecurity Ministry’s committee of industry experts.
Extensive experience in data science, networks, and operations – building credibility with stakeholders in other organizations and internationally – garnered over 15 years of private and public service in 3 different countries. Highly effective leader with a proven track record. Mr. Celio Oliveira is a Lead Data Scientist for the Government of Canada. His mandate is to build Data Governance Strategy Plans with wide leadership for the management of information and data. His expertise extends to artificial intelligence, data science, data governance, and automation of processes, ensuring data-driven decision-making across organizations.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Oliveira was working collaboratively within the Data Science Division at Statistics Canada to build a unified Data Science Strategy within the department. His contributions at the Privy Council Office include developing innovative applications for onboarding and departure processes, and at the National Research Council Canada, he pioneered predictive algorithms for climate-resilient building materials.
Oliveira excelled in leading machine learning and natural language processing projects, optimizing software testing automation and mentoring a team of software developers and engineers, which resulted in a nomination to the North America Software Testing and QE Awards in 2019, under the category of the Best use of technology in a Project. With a proven track record of success in data science and a passion for leveraging technology to drive business excellence Mr. Oliveira holds a Master of Information in Human-Centered Data Science from the University of Toronto, two Professional Data Science certifications from IBM and We Cloud Data. Furthermore, he holds an MBA and an undergraduate degree from foreign universities. You can join him on LinkedIn.