Participate in the first edition of the Strategic Forum on Cybersecurity, a new must-attend event related to the accelerating digital transformation needs of businesses and, more broadly, of society.
The increase in home-based work is driving greater technology needs and opening the door to additional cybersecurity risks. Yet many businesses have yet to adopt a cybersecure environment.
With a thriving ecosystem of cybersecurity and technology companies, universities, colleges, research centers and laboratories, Montréal has the potential to help its businesses become cyber resilient.
Summary of the program (details will be published as they become available)
Starting at 7:30 a.m., connect and enjoy a virtual networking session offered through the PairConnex platform (optional)
8:30 a.m., start of the conferences
BLOCK 1 - The city's key players in cybersecurity and their expertise
BLOCK 2 - Raising awareness among companies of all sizes and sectors about the importance of protecting themselves, and giving them the tools to do so
BLOCK 3 - Organizing the future of cybersecurity
Around 12:30 p.m., end of the conferences
Virtual networking session between participants until 2:00 pm (optional)
Virtual booths throughout the event
Master of ceremonies
BLOCK 1 The city’s key players in cybersecurity and their expertise
8 h 30 - Welcoming remarks
Michel LeblancPresident and CEO
Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal
Eric CaireMinister for Government Digital Transformation
Gouvernement du Québec
Ministre du Travail, de l’Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale
Gouvernement du Québec
9 h 10 - Talk – Cybersecurity: Overview of a thriving ecosystem
9 h 20 - Talk – A start-up ecosystem buzzing with activity
BLOCK 2 Raising awareness among companies of the importance of properly protecting and equipping themselves
9 h 35 Panel – Call for awareness: New cybersecurity issues
10 h 10 - Panel – Cyber resilience: Solutions for mitigating risk
Masarah Paquet-CloustonCybersecurity Researcher
Benoit DupontProfessor of Criminology and Holder of the Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity
Université de Montréal
Nicolas Duguay Director, Business Development
10 h 40 - Talk – Boosting your company’s agility and innovation while protecting it
Réjean Rhéaume Director, Consulting Expert who specializes in governance, risk, compliance, and data protection
BLOCK 3 Organizing the future of cybersecurity
10 h 55 - Panel – Access to skilled talent, the key to industry growth
Christian Bernard Vice-President, International Talent, Business Intelligence and Communications
Mélanie Bosc General Manager,
IT and Telecommunications Workforce Committee
Nora Boulahia CuppensFull Professor
11 h 25 - Seminar – Working together to develop tomorrow’s cybersecurity projects
Moshe ToledanoCISO and Director of Cyber Security
Mourad Debbabi Dean, Full Professor, NSERC/Hydro-Québec Thales Senior Industrial Research Chair in Smart Grid Security
Université Concordia University
11 h 40 - Panel – Promising initiatives for the future of cybersecurity
Frédéric BoveExecutive Director
Pascal FortinPartner, Cyber, Technology Risk Consulting
Marcel Labelle President and General Manager
Éric MorinSenior Advisor, Open Innovation and Startup in Residence lead
Luc Sirois Quebec's Chief Innovation Officer
Conseil de l'innovation du Québec
Who should attend the Strategic Forum on Cybersecurity?
- Key players in the cybersecurity ecosystem: Research chairs and labs, universities and colleges
- Cluster organizations and research centres
- Investment funds
- Cybersecurity and information technology companies with internal cybersecurity teams and businesses from all sectors that are looking for cybersecurity tools or are beginning to explore the topic
- Executives and managers responsible for technological advancement and innovation within their companies
- Political decision-makers
The CCMM is ready to welcome members of the business community back to its in-person events, providing a safe environment that complies with all current health requirements.
All necessary measures are being taken to stop the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health and safety of our participants, guests and employees.
As of September 1, the CCMM will require a vaccination passport and proof of identity from everyone who wants to access its in-person events.
All the information about the health instructions and agenda will be sent to registered participants a few days before the event.
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