Speakers

Ferris Adi

Ferris Adi

Senior Security & Compliance Manager and Instructor

University of Toronto

Imran Ahmad

Imran Ahmad

Partner and Head of Technology, Co-Chair Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity

Imran Ahmad is a senior partner and the Canadian head of technology and Canadian co-head of cybersecurity and data privacy. He is based in our Toronto and Montreal offices and is recognized as a leading cybersecurity and privacy lawyer by several legal directories.

Imran advises clients across all industries on a wide array of technology-related matters, including outsourcing, cloud computing, SaaS, strategic alliances, technology development, system procurement and implementation, technology licensing and transfer, distribution, open source software, and electronic commerce.
As part of his cybersecurity practice, Imran works with clients to develop and implement strategies related to cyber threats. He advises on legal risk assessments, compliance, due diligence, security, and data breach incident preparedness and response.

Imran often acts as “breach counsel” in the event of a cybersecurity incident, and has extensive experience in managing complex cross-border security incidents. He also provides representation in the event of an investigation, enforcement action or litigation.

Imran is the author of Canada’s first legal incident preparation and response handbook titled Cybersecurity in Canada: A Guide to Best Practices, Planning, and Management, 2nd Edition (LexisNexis, March 2021).
In his privacy law practice, he advises clients on compliance with all Canadian federal and provincial privacy and data management laws. He has a particular focus on cross-border data transfer issues and enterprise-wide governance programs related to privacy and information governance. Imran is the former chair of the Privacy and Access to Information Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Imran is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, where he teaches cybersecurity and privacy law.

Aron Feuer

Aron Feuer

Founder and CEO (Chief Executive Optimist)

Valencia Risk

Aron Feuer is a hacker and the founder of Valencia Risk, a cybersecurity consultancy specializing in audit, testing, and incident response. Formally trained as a behavioural scientist and a stockbroker by trade, Aron’s clients include the federal government, cities, corporate Canada, and Fortune 500.

Vito Mangialardi

Vito Mangialardi

Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Operational Resiliency Strategic Advisor

Vito Mangialardi is an award-winning and industry certified (Business Continuity institute (BCI) Master Business Continuity and the Disaster Recovery Institute Canada (DRIC) as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)); and leader in the global Business Continuity and Resiliency industry. With 40 years of experience directly across a broad range of sectors, from transit and telecommunications to environmental technology and power generation, he has been acclaimed as an internationally recognized expert, a powerful change agent and a flexible thinker who has helped transform corporations and public agencies and the field of business continuity itself. A skilled communicator with extensive Canadian and international experience as a speaker, writer, educator and consultant, Mangialardi is a passionate and articulate advocate for his client’s best interests and for the future practices of business continuity and operational resiliency.

Greg Murphy

Greg Murphy

Vice President, Audit, Regulatory Compliance, and Controls

Metrolinx

Robert Pitcher

Robert Pitcher

Industrial Cybersecurity Assessment and Certification

Department of National Defence, Government of Canada

Arunima Sharma

Arunima Sharma

Senior Specialist, Enterprise Application Resilience

City of Toronto