Vancouver, BC CISO Community


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:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Vancouver, BC CISO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Vancouver, BC 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

Rob Davidson

Pacific Blue Cross

David Royer

West Fraser

Greg Sieg


Tim Swanson

FortisBC Energy
Director, Corporate Security & Business Continuity

Governing Body Members

Jim Attridge

Sr. Director, Enterprise Data Solutions

Mark Basco

Adentra Group

James Bayne

Provincial Health Services Authority

Peter Buckley

HSBC Bank Canada

Larry Carson

University of British Columbia
Assoc. Director, Information Security Mgmt.

David Charters

WorkSafe BC
Director, IT Security & Risk

Dan Ferneyhough

Island Health
Director, Information Security

Carlos Gil

CISO & CTO, Hyperwallet Division

Tara Glaim

Director, Technology Security

Cory Gould

CWB Financial Group
VP & Chief Information Security Officer

Salen Goundar

Panago Pizza
Senior IT Manager

Sunny Jassal

British Columbia Institute of Technology
Interim Chief Information Officer

Martin Kyle

Payments Canada

Penny Longman

Fraser Health Authority
Director, Information Security

Hardeep Mehrotara

Concert Properties
VP, Information Security & Architecture

Leo Navin

Director, Enterprise Services

Keir Novik

Simon Fraser University
Information Security Officer

Daniel Owen

BC Housing
Chief Information Security Officer

Martin Palacios

Paper Excellence
Global CIO

Cherian Palayoor

Uni-Select Inc.

Stephen Pedersen

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union
VP, Cyber and Information Security

Angela Polanski

Tolko Industries
Director, IT

Josh Scherban

City of Vancouver
Senior Manager: Cyber Risk & PCI Compliance

Satvir Thandi

Methanex Corp
Director, Technology Services

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

  1. Strengthening Partnerships for Wider Business Impact
  2. Illustrating IT and Security's Value through Business-first Initiatives
  3. Shaping the Efficient Enterprise with AI & Automation

Upcoming Programs


April 23, 2024 | an evening

Vancouver, BC CISO Inner Circle

The Roof at Black and Blue

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

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October 8, 2024 | 1 day

Vancouver, BC CISO Executive Summit

Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel

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

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Your Community Partners

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