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Make IT Secure 2019

Canada’s manufacturers are leveraging digital technologies in all aspects of their businesses, and to an unprecedented degree. In this new manufacturing landscape, business leaders and cybersecurity professionals are being asked to protect manufacturing processes, IP and supply chains from cyber threats.

This one day conference will bring together leaders from Canada’s manufacturing sector with thought leaders in cybersecurity and Canadian policy makers to learn about the emerging threats and how Canadian manufacturing firms can effectively tackle cyber risks.

Make IT Secure: Cybersecurity in Manufacturing Conference


Thursday, April 25th, 2019

9:00am to 4:00pm

Lionhead Golf Club & Conference Centre, 8525 Mississauga Rd, Brampton, ON L6Y 0C1

Keynote Speakers

Joris Myny of Siemens

Joris Myny

Senior Vice-President, Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives, Siemens Canada Limited

Joris Myny is Senior Vice President and Country Division Lead for two of Siemens Canada’s divisions: Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives. Mr. Myny is responsible for the overall strategic direction and  management of these businesses in Canada, including sales, marketing and service operations within the fields of Automation, Drives, Industrial Gear Systems, Motion Control, Instrumentation, Industrial Control and PLM Software.

Mr. Myny is an Electrical Engineer.  He began his career with Siemens Belgium in 1990 and has extensive international management experience, latest as Vice President at Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. in Plano, Texas.

Prior to that assignment, he was the Business Development Director for Automation in Siemens' head office in Germany covering Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Adam Hatfield of the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

Adam Hatfield

Director, Partnerships, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security

Adam is the Director of Partnerships for the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. He is responsible for the development of effective and trusted relationships between the Cyber Centre and government, private sector, and international partners. Prior to the creation of the Cyber Centre in October 2018, Adam was the Senior Director of the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre at Public Safety Canada, where he led that team through its transition into the Cyber Centre.

Adam has focused his career on helping people make sense of computer technology, in fields ranging from cyber security to software development to telecommunications. He has previously held various national security and emergency management positions at Public Safety Canada, and was part of the team that launched Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy in 2010 and updated it with Canada’s National Cyber Security Strategy in 2018. He has also worked at Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada in spectrum regulation and cyber security. His private sector experience prior to joining government includes product development at enterprise software firm BackWeb, and systems architecture and business continuity consulting with Comdisco Canada.

Featured Speakers

Criminal Intelligence Analyst—Cybercrime, Federal Policing Criminal Operations

Angela has been a member of the RCMP for over a decade and has served various roles within the Information Technology field acquiring a wealth of experience, before shifting to Criminal Intelligence. She has served as a National Security Analyst, a Federal Policing Criminal Operations Analyst, and is presently a Senior Criminal Intelligence Analyst with the RCMP Federal Policing Criminal Operations Cybercrime team. Angela was a member of the deployed Vancouver 2010 Olympics RCMP IT support team, and has also lead successful IT initiatives. With her experience in the IT and Criminal Intelligence field, she has a unique portfolio which is an asset to cybercrime investigations. Angela has also provided international cybercrime training and more recently supported the G7 working as a cybercrime liaison.

Simon Conant of Palo Alto

Principal Researcher, Unit 42

Simon draws upon more than twenty-five years of international experience in the fields of computer and Internet infrastructure, networking, and security and investigation; including several years in the Microsoft Security Response Center. He was involved in founding Microsoft's CSS Security & Internet Crime Investigation teams and the International Botnet Task Force.

Ira Goldstein of Herjavec Group

Senior Vice President, Field Operations and Corporate Development

Ira Goldstein is accountable for strategy, corporate development, and service advancement initiatives globally at Herjavec Group. He is an authority on cybersecurity solution development for enterprise clients and vendors; Ira also advises on business growth and cybersecurity to public and private sector leaders. Ira has previously held executive roles in Managed Security Services and Professional Services across the organization. He has led complex security programs and projects in a variety of sectors with companies across Canada, the United States and United Kingdom. Ira completed his graduate studies at the London School of Economics.

Director, Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies  

Michelle Chrétien is the Director of the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies at Sheridan College.  Prior to joining Sheridan in 2018, Michelle spent 12 years at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in various roles including Global Program Manager (Electronic Materials), Senior R&D Manager (Materials Science), and Program Manager (Strategic Partnerships). At Xerox and at Sheridan Michelle focusses on leading and enabling applied research in advanced manufacturing including: 3D printing, automation, robotics, computer aided design, printed and flexible electronics and more.

Michelle is passionate about the commercialization of innovation and public engagement in science. She has substantial experience with Canadian funding programs for academia, entrepreneurs, and small/medium-size enterprises and enjoys working with companies to help them achieve their business and technology goals.

Atty Mashatan of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University

Director of the Cybersecurity Research Lab, Ryerson University and Assistant Professor, Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management

Dr. Mashatan’s research is focused on the development of novel information security designs based on emerging technologies such as IoT, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing. She investigates challenges and opportunities brought forward by these new technologies and how they change the threat landscape of cybersecurity. Collaborating with industry partners, Dr. Mashatan studies industry relevant research problems and proposes solutions that can be developed as part of the industry-academic collaborations. Prior to joining Ryerson University, Dr. Mashatan was a Senior Information Security Consultant and Solutions Architect at CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce), 2012-2016, with a focus on cryptography and enterprise architecture. Prior to that Dr. Mashatan was a Scientific Collaborator at the Security and Cryptography Laboratory of School of Computer and Communication Sciences, EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne), 2009-2012. Dr. Mashatan obtained her PhD from the University of Waterloo. She is a Certified Service Oriented Architect (SOA) with Honours. She obtained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification from International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2). Dr. Mashatan has an Erdős Number of 2! This is the best a researcher can achieve since 1996 when Paul Erdős passed away.

Adam Schieman, Blackberry, heashot

Director, Security Solutions, BlackBerry

Adam Schieman is the Director of Security Solutions reporting to the CTO at BlackBerry. In this role he is responsible for the advancement of security technologies and driving innovation within emerging markets. Since joining BlackBerry in 2007, Adam has held various positions in professional services, product management and development focusing on building end to end solutions for enterprise, government and other high assurance customers. Adam holds a Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, in Computer Science with specialization in software engineering from Western University, and maintains a CSSLP certification from ISC2.

Chief Information Security Officer

After climbing the ranks to the level of Principal Advisor, Associate at Deloitte, Moshe currently serves as Company Information Security Officer (CISO) at Bombardier. He has more than  15 years’ experience in the design, development and implementation of solutions related to information technologies. By supporting various organizations in several industrial sectors, he has also developed a deep knowledge in information security. Building on his experience, communication skills and solid technical knowledge, Moshe successfully balances business needs and technical challenges to ensure projects meet business, risk and compliance objectives.

Director of Operations for Technology, Data and Security, NGen

As a technology leader over the last two decades, Wendy has leveraged her experience with diverse sectors including Energy/Utility, Automotive Manufacturing, Finance and Transportation. She defines the technology strategies that are security driven to bridge the balance between excellent operations, mitigating risk and meeting the financial obligations of the business. Over the last few years Wendy has worked closely with the OEB in an industry lead working group. Wendy has been instrumental in developing then “Ontario Cyber Security Framework”.


Time Event
8:00am to 10:00am Registration Opens, Breakfast
9:00am to 9:30am Opening and Introductions
9:30am to 10:00am Keynote Speech, Followed by Q & A
10:00am to 10:45am Panel Discussion: What Cyber Security Threats do Canadian Manufacturers Need to Know About? Followed by Q&A
10:45am to 11:00am Questions
11:00am to 11:30am Coffee Break
11:30am to 12:15pm Panel Discussion: How Can Canadian Manufacturers Manage Cyber Security Threats? Followed by Q&A
12:15pm to 12:30pm Questions
12:30pm to 1:00pm Lunch is Served
1:00pm to 1:45pm Lunch and Keynote Speech
1:45pm to 2:10pm Fireside Chat
2:10pm to 2:20pm Closing and Thank You
2:20pm to 4:00pm Networking Café

In Partnership With

Ryerson University & Cybersecure Catalyst
Government of Canada, Communications Security Establishment, Canadian Centre for Cyber Security
Brampton, the Flower City (
The Globe and Mail Events