Program Advisory Council


Aazam Bhimji Product Management Advisory Council

Aazam Bhimji

Senior Brand Manager, Dyson

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Addie Batson

Alex Naumov - Advisory Council

Alex Naumov


Allister Byrne

Former President & CEO, Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators (CICBV) retired

Andre Plaut Product Management Advisory Council

Andre Plaut

Founder, Human Machine

Andree Laforge People Analytics Advisory Council

Andrée Laforge

CHRP, SWP (Strategic Workforce Planner)

Anick Fortin-Cousens Information Privacy Advisory Council

Anick Fortin-Cousens

CIPP/C, Vice President Of Privacy, Ceridian


Arjun Asokakumar

Director of Data Science for the enterprise People Analytics practice, RBC

Brian Weiner Product Management Advisory Council

Brian Weiner

Vice President and Head of Product, Visa Canada

Carla Spina People Analytics Advisory Council

Carla Spina

Cindy Bush HR Management Advisory Council

Cindy Bush

M.Ed. Chief Human Resources Officer, TMX Group

Cindy Zarnett HR Management Advisory Council

Cindy Zarnett

CHRL. Founder, Squaredots

Denine Das

Vice President, Global Inclusion at Scotiabank

Derek Tang Risk Management Advisory Council

Derek Tang

Director, Insurance Risk Management, OPG

Dezi Singh HR Management Instructor

Dezi Singh

Vice President, Labour Relations and Human Resources, Maple Leaf Foods Inc

Dinesh Garbharran Risk Management Advisory Council

Dinesh Garbharran

VP, Risk Management, TD Insurance Risk

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Drew Stewart

Head, Capital Markets & Product Operations Accounting, BMO

Dwayne Conrod HR Management Advisory Council

Dwayne Conrod

MHRM, BA. Director, Human Resources, Enbridge


Edward Jonasson

CFO, Xagenic Inc

Faith Tull Business Management Instructor

Faith Tull

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Randstad Canada

Farhan Tahir Product Management Advisory Council

Farhan Tahir

Vice President of Product Management, Salesforce

Farrell Hall

Chief Inclusion & People Officer

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Fiona Gardner

MHRM, CHRL. Vice President, Human Resources Opseu Pension Trust

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Garvin Deokiesingh

Vice President, Audit and Enterprise Risk, AGF

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Grant McEwen

CPA, CA, SVP & CFO, Chubb Insurance

James Thomas Product Management Instructor

James Thomas

Senior Product Manager, Shopify

Joanna Drakakis Business Management Instructor

Joanna Drakakis


Jonmichael Moy Product Management Advisory Council

Jonmichael Moy

Associate Vice President of Product Services, Canadian Tire Corporation

Julie Giraldi HR Management Advisory Council

Julie Giraldi

CHRE, ICD.D. Chief Human Resources Officer CAAT Pension Plan

Katherine Chong Product Management Instructor

Katherine Chong

Co-Founder, Director Of Products, OneClass


Kristin Biddie

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Lee Hockin

Marian MacGregor

Executive Director of the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion at York University

Mark Carbonelli HR Management Instructor

Mark Carbonelli

MBA, MIR, BA. Chief Human Resources Officer, Dentalcorp Canada

Maurizio Bevilacqua

Maurizio Bevilacqua

Mayor, City of Vaughan

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Michael Galin

Director, Risk Management, Telus

Michael Hsu - Advisory Council

Michael Hsu

Senior Vice President of Client Services, Achēv

Mike Soegtrop Risk Management Advisory Council

Mike Soegtrop

Director, Crisis Management, Global Information Risk Management, Manulife

Nadine Petsche Accounting Advisory Council

Nadine Petsche

MBA, CPA, CA. Director, Accounting Policy and Financial Reporting, Office of the Provincial Controller Division, Ontario Treasury Board Secretariat

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Nicole Cressman

Olivia Nuamah

National Inclusion, Diversity and Belonging Leader at PwC

Richard Pinnock

Director, Chief Diversity Officer for Export Development Canada (EDC)

Rob Catalano People Analytics Advisory Council

Rob Catalano


Rose Milos

Ryna Young

Regional Head, Executive Search and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Co-Lead

Safdar Abidi

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Susan Wolcott

Thought Leader for CPA Canada, Accounting Instructor, and Independent Scholar

Tanya Piazza Hughes HR Management Advisory Council

Tanya Piazza-Hughes

Principal, Sr. HR Manager, HOK


Tara Lenaghan

MBA, FICB Head, Global Learning & Development Operations, KPMG International

Tina Gardiner Risk Management Instructor

Tina Gardiner

Manager, Risk Management Services, The Regional Municipality of York

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Tom Kofman

CA, CPA, Chairman, M Partners Inc

Yasmin Razack

Dean of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Humber College

Data, Information & Technology

Adarsha Datta DevOps Instructor

Adarsha Datta

Digital Transformation Specialist, Microsoft


Ajinkya Kulkarni


Alexandru Gogan Blockchain Advisory Council

Alexandru Gogan

BEng., MSc, MBET. Director of Engineering, Sherpa

Alisa Acosta Blockchain Advisory Council

Alisa Acosta

BSc, BEd, MA, PhD. Director of Education, Blockchain Research Institute

Aly Kassam Blockchain Advisory Council

Aly Kassam

MBA, BSc. Director of Product, OneLedger Technologies Inc.


Anita Huang Teshima

Vice President, Enterprise PMO at Varicent

Arif Hameed IT Audit Advisory Council

Arif Hameed

Senior Director Client Security, Equifax


Boris Kralj

Chief Information and Analytics Officer, Ontario Medical Association


Brent Fagan

Consultant, Data & Analytics, KPMG


Chris Russell

Chief Information Security Officer at York University

Christian Gravel Machine Learning Advisory Council

Christian Gravel

Co-Founder and CEO, Intellect Dynamics


Christopher Russel

Director, ICT Infrastructure & Information Security Officer, York University

Claude K. Sam-Foh_ Cloud Computing Instructor

Claude K. Sam-Foh

Manager, Enterprise Architecture & Governance, Centennial College

Cristina Onose Information Privacy Instructor

Cristina Onosé

MA, CIPP.C, CIPM, Lead, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Privacy Advocacy & Thought Leadership, PWC Canada


Cyber Engagement Advisory

Canadian Centre on Cyber Security

Danny Mistry DevOps Advisory Council

Danny Mistry

Director of Devops and Tooling, IGM Technology

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Darren Jones

Senior Manager, Cyber Security Services, KPMG Canada. BMath, CPA, CMA

David Scharbach

Toronto Machine Learning Summit

Information Privacy Program Advisory Council - Deborah Evans

Deborah Evans

CIPP/C, Chief Privacy Officer, Rogers Communications


Deepak Sharma

Director, Health Information Management, Business Intelligence, North York General Hospital

Dr. Harish Bhaskar

President and Chief Scientific Consultant, Zero One Infinity Consulting

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Dr. Iman Khodadad

Co-Founder and CTO, Elucid Labs


Dr. Nidhi Hegde

Applied Research Team Lead, Borealis AI

Dr. Ozge Yeloglu

Microsoft Canada

Duncan Rowe Big Data Advisory Council

Duncan Rowe

Manager, Analytics and Visualization, Corporate Services Department, Regional Municipality of York

Ed Dubrovsky Cybersecurity Fundamentals Instructor

Ed Dubrovsky

Managing Director, CYPFER

Eugene Peters DevOps Advisory Council

Eugene Peters

Senior Vice President of Product, Maropost

Fahd Gulzar Cloud Computing Advisory Council

Fahd Gulzar

AWS National Programs Lead, Canada Public Sector, Amazon. MBA, PMP, CAMS, Agile Certified Practitioner

Gary Perkins Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Gary Perkins

Chief Information Security Officer, Province of British Columbia. BA, MBA, CISSP

Gaurav Kumar Cybersecurity Fundamentals Instructor

Gaurav Kumar

TitleSecurity Consulting Senior Manager, Accenture

Gerard Francis IT Audit Advisory Council

Gerard Francis

Director, Enterprise-Wide IT Audit and QA, Government Of Ontario

Hamzeh Roumani Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Hamzeh Roumani

PhD. Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Lassonde School of Engineering.

Hashmat Rohian

Hashmat Rohian

Assistant Vice President & Managing Enterprise Architect, Co-Operators Group of Companies

Hassan Jaferi Information Privacy Advisory Council

Hassan Jaferi

Chief Executive Officer – Bitnobi

Henry Kim Blockchain Advisory Council

Henry Kim

PhD, MEng, BASc. Associate Professor of Decision Technologies, Schulich School of Business, York University


Ian Scott

Partner and Chief Data Scientist, Strategic Analytics And Modelling, Deloitte Analytics

Igor Leikin DevOps Advisory Council

Igor Leikin

Vice President of Quality Engineering, Devops and IT Governance at Tangerine Bank


Jamiel Sheikh



Jason Garay

Vice President, Analytics and Informatics, Cancer Care Ontario

Jeff Brunet Machine Learning Advisory Council

Jeff Brunet

President, Wysdom.Ai


Jesse Hirsh

Metaviews Media Management

Joe Kitchen DevOps Advisory Council

Joe Kitchen

Vice-President; Cloud Engineering - Canada Life

John Weigelt Cloud Computing Advisory Council

John Weigelt

National Technology Officer, Microsoft Canada. CD, BEng, MEng, RMC, CISM, CISSP


Jon Vanuden

Vice President Cloud Strategy, Engineering and Delivery at TD

Karl Larson Information Privacy Advisory Council

Karl Larson

CISA, CISM, CCSK, Vice President of Security, Lightspeed Commerce, Inc.

Lana McGilvray Blockchain Advisory Council

Lana McGilvray

Founding Partner, Purpose Worldwide

Laura Stevenson Information Privacy Advisory Council

Laura Stevenson

CIPP/C, Director, Compliance & Ethics, Omers

Manish Khera Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Manish Khera

Senior Director, Application Security, Data Protection and Security Consulting, RBC. BASc, CISSP, C|CISO

Marc Lijour Blockchain Advisory Council

Marc Lijour

Vice President, Capacity & Innovation Readiness, Information and Communications Technology Council

Marek Laskowski Blockchain Advisory Council

Marek Laskowski

PhD. Chief Technology Officer, Novera Capital

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Maria D’Angelo

Data Scientist, Zero Gravity Labs

Maria Koslunova Information Privacy Advisory Council

Maria Koslunova

CIPP/C, CIPP/US, CIPM, FIP, Data Privacy Lead, Chainalysis, Inc.


Maria Koslunova

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Marin Litoiu

Professor, ITEC, York University

Melissa Sariffodeen Machine Learning Advisory Council

Melissa Sariffodeen

Co-Founder and CEO, Canada Learning Code

Michael Eubanks Cloud Computing Advisory Council

Michael Eubanks

Chief Information Officer and SVP Operations Support at goeasy Ltd.

Michael Lin Cybersecurity Advisory Council

Michael Lin

Chief Information Officer (CIO), Travelers Canada

Nina Chow IT Audit Advisory Council

Nina Chow

Principal Consultant, SNC Advisory Services Inc.

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Olav Hanrath

Vice President Distributed Hosting Services at RBC


Omid Sadeghi

York University

Peter Kosmala Information Privacy Instructor

Peter Kosmala

CIPP/US, Founder and Principal – PRIVĀT, LLC


Rachel Guinto

AVP – Global Information Security Risk Management, Manulife


Rachel Soloman

Executive Director, Performance Improvement, CAMH

Roland Merbis Big Data Advisory Council

Roland Merbis

Director, Sales & Channel Analytics, Scotiabank

Ross McKee Blockchain Advisory Council

Ross McKee

BA, LL.B. Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


Shagufta Sayani

Ernst & Young


Sotirius Liaskos

York University

Steve Ojwang Cloud Computing Advisory Council

Steve Ojwang

Director, ICT Infrastructure at York University


Tarundeep Dhot

Principal Consultant, Capco

Vance Lockton Information Privacy Advisory Council

Vance Lockton

CIPP/C, CIPM, Senior Policy and Research Advisor, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (OIPC-ON)

Vinay Puri Cloud Computing Advisory Council

Vinay Puri

National Director and Leader, Cloud Security, Deloitte Canada


Wessam Abdelwahab


William Mougayar

Kin Ecosystem

Yang Han Machine Learning Advisory Council

Yang Han

Co-Founder and CTO, StackAdapt


Zorica Stojcevski

Executive Vice President, Head of Cybersecurity Audit Wells Fargo


Amin Jagani, HBSc., BPharm, RPh, MBA

Amin Jagani, HBSc., BPharm, RPh, MBA

Director of Clinical Operations for Parexel Biotech, Inc.

Indu Khatri

Brenda Muskat, HBSc, CCRP

Global Clinical Project Director, Veristat

Julie Szirtes, HBSc., M.Sc.

Julie Szirtes, HBSc., M.Sc.

Director, Clinical Research & Development, Apotex Inc.

Lisa M. Goos, HBSc., BEd., PhD

Lisa M. Goos, HBSc., BEd., PhD

Director, Clinical Research Services, The Hospital for Sick Children

Mariana Di Laudo, HBSc., MBiotech, PMP

Mariana Di Laudo, HBSc., MBiotech, PMP

Director, Americas, Clinical Operations & R&D, GSK

Nadia Romano, HBSc.

Nadia Romano, HBSc.

North America Regional Head - ICON Strategic Solutions, ICON plc

Netal Desai, MD, MBBS, CCRP

Netal Desai, MD, MBBS, CCRP

Vice President Clinical Operations, Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services

Nicole Campbell, HBSc, CCRP

Nicole Campbell, HBSc, CCRP

Associate Director, Clinical Trial Leader, EMD Serono

Robert V. Campos, PhD

Robert V. Campos, PhD

Senior Director, Research Operations and Therapeutic Innovation, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

Ronak Dhanak, B.D.S., ACRP-CP, ACRP-PM

Ronak Dhanak, B.D.S., ACRP-CP, ACRP-PM

Global Study Manager (Oncology), AstraZeneca Canada

Taymour Bibi

Taymour Bibi, HBSc.

Global Studies Leader, Hoffmann-La Roche

Tracy Heeney Clinical Research Advisory Council

Tracy Heeney, BSc., MRT(N), MBA(c)

Compliance Manager for Global Clinical Operations, Janssen Canada

Marketing, Communications & Design

Alex Conde

Alex Conde

Senior Manager, Content Strategy & Development, Questrade Financial Group


Angela Norwood

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Design, York University


Anne MacLennan

Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, York University

Anton Livaja Fullstack WebDevelopment Advisory Council

Anton Livaja

Head of Product, Statebox

Borzu Talaie UX Design Advisory Council

Borzu Talaie

Sessional Assistant Professor. Department of Design, York University

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Candice So

Senior Communications Manager, Rate Hub

Carnaby Taylor Learning Experience Design Advisory Council

Carnaby Taylor


Chrissy Spilchuk

Product Designer, Ratehub.Ca

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Cora Brady

Managing Director, Bob’s Your Uncle

Daniela Pico UX Design Advisory Council

Daniela Pico

Director of Account Management, Riipen

Hope Seidman Learning Experience Design Advisory Council

Hope Seidman

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Jill Borra

Senior Director, Content Strategy, RBC


Joanne Rider

Owner, Rider Communications (Former Chief Spokesperson and Director, Media Relations, York University)

John Crean Public Relations Advisory Council

John Crean

Managing Director, Teneo Holdings

Joselynn Mass UX Design Advisory Council

Joselynn Maas

Lead, UX Strategy + Design. Grocery Gateway (Longo’s Brothers Fruit Markets Ltd.)

Justine Melman

Justine Melman

VP, Marketing & Communications, Flybits

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Kiro Risk

Director of Engineering, TWG

Leah Pollock UX Design Advisory Council

Leah Pollock

Lead RnD Recruiter, Shopify

Leanne Huneault Learning Experience Design Advisory Council

Leanne Huneault

Anguila Luis UX Design Advisory Council

Luis V. Aguila

Manager, User experience. Experience centre, PWC Canada

Manja Horner Learning Experience Design Advisory Council

Manja Horner


Mark Farmer

Senior Digital Strategist, Ontario College Of Teachers

Marsha Brown Learning Experience Design Advisory Council

Marsha Brown


Michelle Cody

Senior Director, Marketing Planning & Operations, Rogers

Michelle Levesque Learning Experience Design Advisory Council

Michelle Levesque

Mike Zacheja UX Design Advisory Council

Mike Zacheja

Principal User Experience Designer, Oracle

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Nikki Laoutaris

Communications Manager, Lift & Co.

Preeti Raman Big Data Instructor

Preeti Raman

Managing Director, Addity

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Priya Bates

President, Inner Strength Communications

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Rebecca Shevel

Director, Marketing, Custom Solutions & Project Management, Fifth Story


Rhonda McMichael

Executive Lead, Strategic Engagement, Government Relations Office, University of Toronto