CIS 2023

The Cybersecurity & Identity Summit (CIS) is an essential event for the technology industry, providing leading edge insight on cyber risk prevention and digital identity management. CIS is a forum designed to encourage business leaders and government policymakers to share ideas and concerns about cyber security, digital identity, and data protection with industry experts.

It is also the platform to highlight the latest technologies that are ensuring the safety and security of government, industry and individuals. Our 4th annual summit, CIS 2023, is a 2-day event consisting of a conference featuring speakers from the industry experts and government policymakers, workshops, and exhibition hall.

What to expect

Our Mission:



May 9, 2023

Day 1

8 AM


Hall Outaouais

9 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Michelle Robitaille, Master of Ceremony

Hall Outaouais

Steven MacKinnon

Member of Parliament

Antoine Normand


Éric Caire

Ministre de la Cybersécurité et du Numérique, Leader parlementaire adjoint

Rhonda Bunn

Chief Information Security Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, Cyber Security Division, Government Information Technology Ontario, Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery

France Bélisle

Mairesse de Gatineau

Mark Sutcliffe

Mayor of Ottawa

9:30 AM

The Journey Towards Security through Identity

Alexandria Hodgson

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Okta

Hall Outaouais

9:45 AM

Panel Discussion: Future of Cybersecurity

Louis Migeault

Senior Business Value Manager, Okta

Hall Outaouais

Panelist: Patrick Drolet

Head of Innovation at Portage CyberTech

Panelist: Toufik Ouaguenouni

Cybersecurity Account Manager, Prompt

Panelist: Bill Dunnion

Co-Founder, Canadian Cyber Forum

Panelist: Benoit H. Dicaire

Vice-President and CSO, GoLogic

10:50 AM

Adopting The PAM Maturity Model

Shawn McCabe

Director of Engineering for Us public Sector and Canada, Delinea

Hall Chapleau

11:15 AM

Defending Office 365, AzureAD & the Hybrid Cloud

Tim Oroszi

Senior Security Engineer, Tenable

Hall Chapleau

11:35 AM

HP Wolf Security – Chip to Cloud

James Dobra

Director, Security Solutions, HP inc.

Hall Chapleau

11:55 AM

Segmentation Fundamentals for OT Cyber Security

Stefano Di Marco

Chief Operating Officer, ThreatIQ

Hall Chapleau

12:15 PM

Une approche informée pour une transformation numérique responsable

Patrick Drolet

Head of Innovation at Portage CyberTech

Hall Chapleau

12:30 PM


Hall Outaouais

Lunch and Learn : Exploding the Top Myths About Zero Trust

Neil Greenberg

ISA Cybersecurity

Hall Outaouais

2 PM

Panel Discussion: Mise en oeuvre de la cryptographie quantique dans les réseaux du monde réel

François Borrelli

PDG, Numana

Hall Chapleau

Bruno Couillard, Président, Crypto4a

Bruno Huttner, Directeur des initiatives stratégiques, Quantum

Workshop: Unveiling the Cyber Sentinel: Oppos BCON Network Intrusion Defense in Action


Hall La Desert

2:20 PM

Workshop: Connecting the dots for proactive threat detection - stay ahead of the bad guys


Hall La Desert

2:40 PM

Workshop: Don’t be a security Ostrich: Learn the top Active Directory vulnerabilities, how to mitigate them, and the complications of recovery


Hall La Desert

3 PM

Workshop: How To Actually Build Your SOC-2 Security Program for Early Stage Startups


Hall La Desert

Panel Discussion: Protecting our Collective future as a nation

Moderator: Francois Guay, President, Canadian Cyber Network

Hall Chapleau

Panelist #1: Imraan Bashir, Partner and National Public Sector Cyber Leader, KPMG

Panelist #2: Marc Lijour, VP Capacity and Innovation Readiness, ICTC

Panelist #3:Steve Nolan, Founder, Hollybrook Consulting

Paneliste #4: Kelly Stewart-Belisle

Cyber Security Delivery Executive, DXC Technology

3:20 PM

Workshop: Cybersecurity Trends for 2023 & Beyond

Beyond Trust

Hall La Desert

3:40 PM

Workshop: Cyberpsychologie et cybersécurité: que nous réserve le futur?

Patrice Renaud


Hall La Desert

4 PM

Emerging Technologies Showcase

Rogers Catalyst

Hall Chapleau

Michael Bakaic

Founder, Iceberg Cyber

Gord Jessop

CEO, CycurID

Medhi Mehrtash

CTO, CycurID

Emile Fugulin

Co-Founder, Caido

Mickael Nadeau

CEO, CyberDefense.AI

Michel Bourque

CTO, CyberDefense.AI

Comprehensive Identity Security

Joseph Salazar


Hall La Desert

4:20 PM

The Evolution of Digital Identity in Canada

Matt MacNeil

ID Lab Canada

Hall La Desert

5 PM

Business Social

Common Area

May 10, 2023

Day 2

8:30 AM


Hall Outaouais

9 AM

A Call to Action: Building Canadian Public Trust in Digital Trust and Identity

François Bédard

Innovation and Francophone Adoption Market Lead, DIACC

Hall Chapleau

Panel Discussion: Digital ID

Moderated by: François Bédard

Innovation and Francophone Adoption Market Lead, DIACC

Hall Chapleau

Panelist #1: Shawn McCabe, Director of Engineering for Us public Sector and Canada, Delinea

Panelist #2: Matt MacNeil, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, IDLab

Panelist #3: Gregory Natran, Distinguished Architect, Portage CyberTech

Export Café

Expanding your business abroad

Trade Commissioner Services, Foreign Affairs

Hall La Desert

9:45 AM

Enhancing 3rd-Party Risk Management: AI for Improved Results

George Plytas

Chief Security Officer, Oppos

Hall Chapleau

9:50 AM

Workshop: Tenable Active Directory Deep Dive Demo


Hall La Desert

10:10 AM

Workshop: Government Digital Services

Martin Burke

General Manager, Portage CyberTech

Hall La Desert

10:15 AM

Your attack surface from the eyes of attackers - watch KELA's cybercrime intelligence platform in action

Stacey Antonino

VP, Alliances and Partnerships, Americas, KELA

Hall Chapleau

10:30 AM

Workshop: The PAM Maturity Model with Delinea

Shawn McCabe


Hall La Desert

Workshop: Impact, défis et enjeux des PME dans leur mise en conformité à la loi 25

Simon Abikzer et Anthony Nastas

PM SCADA Cyber Defense

Hall La Coulonge

10:35 AM

Ransomware Risk and Recovery: Is Your Identity System Defense Ready?

Alexandra Weaver

Solution Architect, Semperis

Hall Chapleau

10:50 AM

Workshop: Identity Powered Zero Trust

Mike Berthold


Hall La Desert

10:55 AM

Speeding Up B2B Sales: Getting Through Customer Security Diligence

Steve Henry

Founder & CEO, ScalePoynt Solutions

Hall Chapleau

11:10 AM

Workshop: Interactive Isolation: The 3rd Pillar of Endpoint Defense (includes Q&A)

James Dobra


Hall La Desert

11:15 AM

Assessing the Past, Present, & Future of Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Dan Deganutti

SVP Canada, Beyond Trust

Hall Chapleau

11:30 AM

Workshop: Développement de la recherche et de la formation en cybersécurité à l’Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO)

Reda Bensouda


Hall La Coulonge

Fireside Chat Solving the Challenge of Vulnerability Risk Mitigation and Measurement at Scale

Darren Fox / Jason Hammerschidt


Hall La Desert

11:35 AM

Breaking the Rules: Creative Tactics for Evading URL and DNS-Based Security Measures

Mark Allen

Systems Engineer, Palo Alto Networks

Hall Chapleau

Workshop: Security for Everyone using AI


Hall La Coulonge

12:10 PM

Workshop: Safety Focused Methodology for Conducting OT Cybersecurity Risk Assessments


Hall La Desert

Workshop: Security for Everyone using AI


Hall La Coulonge

12:30 PM


Hall Outaouais

12:45 PM

Lunch & Learn: The bad guys are a lot more organized than we think, we are targeted now more than ever!


1:50 PM

Fireside Chat: Edelman and Paul Glover- Reflections on Shared Services 3.0

Kevin Tetreault & Paul Glover

Hall Outaouais

1:50 PM

Government Forum

Hall Outaouais

Deb Clark-Forster

Senior Account Executive – Cybersecurity
Advanced Technologies Branch
Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade

Kristina Proulx & Patrick Seguin


Matt Davies

Shared Services Canada

Sami Khoury

Communications Security Establishment, Head

4:20 PM

Closing Remarks

Antoine Normand

President, In-Sec-M

Hall Outaouais


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