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

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

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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

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

Rob Catalano People Analytics Advisory Council

Rob Catalano


Rose Milos

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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

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