Toronto CISO Community


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Join a powerful network of C-level peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CISOs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and best practices, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:

Programs
  • Participate in year-round gatherings both in person and virtually with your local peer group
  • Engage in unparalleled collaboration through in-depth discussions on the most critical and relevant issues
  • Network with like-minded peers facing the same challenges as you
Insights
  • Exchange ideas, strategies and solutions validated by peers
  • Gain exclusive access to community insights, including best practices and survey results, to benchmark your organization with others
  • Learn how other leaders approached their challenges by leveraging peer-recommended partners
Connections
  • Make new connections through facilitated networking opportunities, including curated 1:1 peer meetings
  • Grow and enhance your career through an exclusive network and mentorship
  • Build lasting relationships and stay connected with peers and colleagues

Toronto CISO Governing Body


A regional Governing Body leads the Toronto CISO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CISOs, for CISOs.

Governing Body Co-Chairs

Sandra Liepkalns

Choice Properties REIT
VP, Information Security & Data Governance

Ranjika Manamperi

Ontario Power Generation
VP Cybersecurity & CISO

Governing Body Members

Zaki Abbas

Brookfield Asset Management
SVP, CISO

Assaf Afek-Levy

GFL Environmental
CISO

Omar Al-Assaf

American Express
Director and Information Security Officer (BISO) for the Americas

Davis Arora

Honeywell
Senior Director of Cyber Security

Mohsen Azari

goeasy
Director of Cyber Defense

Natalia Bakhtina

BFL Canada
Director of Cybersecurity and IT Risk Management

Keith Benedict

Postmedia Network Inc
Director IT Security, Audit and Compliance

Aamir Bhaijiwala

Chartwell Retirement Residences
Director Information Security

Shimul Bhattacharjee

Holcim
Global Information Security Officer, Infrastructure & Operation

Ben Blakely

Maple Leaf Foods
VP, Information Security & CISO

Simon Brown

Canopy Growth Corporation
Senior Director, Cybersecurity & Risk Management

Derek Browne

Northbridge Financial Corporation
CISO

Alpha Chan

Toronto Police Service
CISO

Nagesh Chawla

Foresters Financial
VP, Enterprise Technology and Cybersecurity

Joanne Coles

Onex
Managing Director, Enterprise Technology

Alfio Costantino

Canada Cartage
Director, IT Infrastructure, Support and Security

Brian Cullen

Rakuten Kobo
CISO & VP, Global Operations

David Cullen

AGF Management Limited
CISO

Jeff Curtis

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Chief Privacy Officer

Tracy Dallaire

McMaster University
Director Information Security

Ray Daoud

CGI
Senior Vice-President and Chief Security Officer

Sergio De Oliveira

Vale
Senior Information Security Analyst

Agnelo Dias

IGM Financial
VP, Information Security & IT Risk

Gennady Duchovich

Haventree Bank
Head of Cybersecurity

Adam Evans

Royal Bank of Canada
SVP & CISO

Andrew Faber

Toronto Pearson Airport
Director of IT Risk and Security Governance

Steve Ferrigni

Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
VP, IT & CISO

Chris Gaya

Munich Re
Head of IT Security, Architecture & Engineering

Manas Giri

WestJet
CISO

Vaughn Hazen

CN
CISO

Jihad Hazime

Marsh McLennan
Director of DevSecOps & S-SDLC

Fred Hopper

Giesecke+Devrient Canada
VP, Security

Umar Hossain

Mattr
Global Leader, IT Infrastructure & Operations

Nadeem Hussain

Grant Thornton LLP (Canada)
Director, Information Security (CISO)

Rod Hynes

Bell Canada
Director, Information Security

Faiza Kacem

BNP Paribas
Head Americas - Operational Resilience, Crisis Management, and Third Party Tech Risk

Stephen Kerkmann

Revera
CISO

Tahmeed Khan

Celestica
Director, Global Information Security

Vivek Khindria

Loblaw Companies Ltd.
SVP, Cyber Security, Network and Technology Risk

Raghavendra Kumar

Hudson's Bay Co
AVP CSOC Detection and Response & Application Security

Karl Larson

Lightspeed HQ
VP Security

Tony Lee

Apotex
Associate Director, CISO

Puroo Maheshwari

CPP Investments
CISO, Portfolio Value Creation

Daniel Marcotte

Indigo Books & Music
CTIO, CISO

Andrew McAllister

Safran Landing Systems
Deputy CISO

Daniel McAuley

George Weston Limited
Director, Information Security and Data Management

Brenda McCulloch

Teranet
CISO

Paul Min

Cadillac Fairview
VP, Technology Operations and Security

Priya Mouli

Sheridan College
Director of Information Security

Craig Newell

GDI Integrated Facility Services
VP, Enterprise Information Security

Teodor Pana

SE Health
Director, Cyber Security

Kashif Parvaiz

University Health Network
CISO, RSOC Program Director

Craig Peppard

ivari
VP & CISO

Mark Pryce

Toromont
Manager Cybersecurity

Surinder Singh Rait

Ericsson
Global Head of IT Security Assurance

Sam Rego

Mohawk Medbuy
CISO & Senior Director IT, Infrastructure & Operations

Mark Reid

Brookfield Renewable Energy Group
VP Cybersecurity & IT Compliance

Heloisa Ribeiro

EDC
Head of the Cybersecurity Program, Enterprise Information Security

Shakeel Sagarwala

Canadian Tire Bank
AVP, CISO

Kirill Semenov

Hatch
Information Technology Security Officer

Shamnad Shaffi

BentallGreenOak BGO
VP, IT Security

Vishal Sharma

Achievers
CISO

Nilesh Shastri

Canadian Institute for Health Information
CISO

Priya Sirwani

Fiera Capital
Global CISO & Head of Global IT Infrastructure

Raj Sivarajah

CI Financial
SVP, CISO

Gary Smith

EllisDon
VP, IT Operations

Clifton Sookdeo

Element Fleet Management
Director Information Security

Andrey Spiwak

Manulife
Senior Director, Cybersecurity, Resilience and Governance

Anshul Srivastava

Toronto Transit Commission
CISO

Jeff Stark

Fasken
CISO

Les Stevens

Capital One Financial
Senior Director, Cyber Security and Divisional CISO

Sohaib Syeed Ahmed

First National Financial
Assistant Vice President, Information Security

Brent Thomas

Traffic Tech
CISO

Deepak Upadhyaya

Baker Tilly International
CISO, Partner - Digital Tech and Risk

Tony Ventura

Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
Senior Director, Information Technology (CISO)

David White

OMERS
Director, Cybersecurity

Nabeel Yousif

Flexiti Financial
CISO

Daniel Zaman

Holt Renfrew
Director, Cyber Security, Operations and Infrastructure

Adam Zimmerman

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment
VP Cyber Security & CISO


Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CISOs today.

  1. Improve and Achieve Operational Resilience
  2. Enable AI's Potential through Trust, Risk and Security Management
  3. Create Alignment with the Enterprise to Unlock True Value

Upcoming Programs


IN-PERSON

March 19, 2024 | an evening

Toronto CISO Inner Circle

Blu Ristorante

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

June 25, 2024 | 1 day

Toronto CISO Executive Summit

Westin Harbour Castle

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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IN-PERSON

September 2024 | an evening

Toronto CISO Inner Circle

A gathering with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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IN-PERSON

December 2024 | 1 day

Toronto CISO Executive Summit

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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