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2nd International Urban Security and Resilience Conference and Workshop (May 2018)

May 8, 2018 — May 10, 2018

Location:Toronto, Ontario

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Dr. Felix Kwamena, Adjunct Professor, Carleton University

and the rest of the Steering Committee extends a warm welcome to the
Second Annual International Urban Security & Resilience Conference – Workshop

being held in Toronto, Ontario, from May 8th to May 10th, 2018.

Join key speakers for engaging discussion and networking, including:

  • Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Richard Fadden, Former Director, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada
  • Stephen Covey, Chief of Police and Chief Security Officer, CN
  • Alan Jones, Assistant Director, (Rtd.) , Canadian Security Intelligence Services (CSIS)
  • Ray Boisvert, Provincial Security Advisor, Government of Ontario
  • Paul Goldenberg, Chairman & CEO, Cardinal Strategies , and Member of Homeland Security Advisory Council
  • Doug Powell, Project Manager, Security, BC Hydro
  • Doron Bergerbest, President and Founder , Asero
  • Jim Ramer, Deputy Chief , Toronto Police Services
  • Raynald J. Lampron, President, SITERA Global Security Solutions
  • Dr. Peter Harrison, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University, and former Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Anna Hedin Ekström, Senior Adviser, and Expert on Violent Extremism, Crisis Management and Security, Sweden
  • Amir Rostami, Institute for Future Studies and University of Gavle
  • Jeppe Albers, Coordinator, Nordic Council and the Nordic Safe Cities Project
  • Gunnar Appelgren, Superintendent, Swedish Police
  • Katherine Thompson, Chair & National Spokesperson, Cyber Council, Canadian Advance Technology Alliance (CATA)
  • Tom Higgins, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, First Data
  • Alex Manea, CISO, Blackberry
  • Dr. Tiago de Jesus, Research Associate Infrastructure Resilience Research Group Faculty of Engineering and Design, Carleton University
  • John Agostino, Vice President and Executive Director, Program Delivery, Adjusters International
  • Dr. Nathan Weiss, Senior Scientist, Cyber Division, Elta Systems Limited, Israel Aerospace Industries ( IAI )
  • Christina Moore, President, Storm Petrel

Selected topics to be covered during the 3-day event:

  • Resilient Security in an Urban Environment
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection Overview
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Open Innovation for Advanced Cyber Solutions: from National and Urban Level Defense to Blockchain Technologies for the Financial and other Critical Sectors
  • Critical Infrastructure Planning, Design, and Implementation
  • Innovation
  • Cyber Vulnerabilities of Cities: Understanding the Cyber Risks to Urban Centres
  • Cyber Risk and the Changing Role of Leadership
  • Governance and Civil Society: European Perspective

This Event builds on the successful 2017 inaugural Conference and the positive feedback from attendees. This year’s themes include cybersecurity, innovation, urban transportation and public spaces, and counterterrorism. All levels of government and communities at large continue to seek security solutions to the growing criminal threat environment. The 2018 International Urban Security & Resilience Conference and Workshops provides a high-level forum for international representatives from security, intelligence and law-enforcement, public and private security practitioners, government officials, community and corporate leaders, non-governmental agencies, and academia to engage in a dialogue purpose of developing new strategies to counter evolving global security challenges.

Outstanding international speakers are already confirmed for this event. We look forward to seeing you on May 8th.

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