February 2016

Inside the Fight to Save the Global Internet - Hosted by: ICANN, CIRA and TorIX

11:30am-1:30pm | Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel - 525 Bay Street, Toronto

Virtually every business model is built on the premise that the Internet of tomorrow will be exactly like the Internet of today — a free, open, secure, and globally interoperable Internet that serves as a springboard for growth and innovation. Internet users, civil society, technologists, business and government leaders from around the world are engaged in many vibrant debates that to define the future of the Internet. Many influential Canadian voices shape this debate, yet there is a notable silence from Canadian business. Who is responsible for the internet on which we all depend, and what steps can we take to assure its future viability? Join us for a robust panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities ahead for Canadians in the arena of Internet governance and its implications for businesses and citizens alike.

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- 11:30am Lunch will be served - 12:15pm Formal remarks begin -

- For information about accessibility, please email lapointe@economicclub.ca
- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to lapointe@economicclub.ca 48 hours in advance of event.

Allan MacGillivray

Senior Policy Advisor to the President
Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Allan MacGillivray

As Senior Policy Advisor to the President of CIRA, the manager of the .ca ccTLD for Canada, Allan provides advice and leadership on Internet governance issues. He is active in the ICANN multi-stakeholder Internet governance process, principally in the ccNSO where CIRA’s CEO, Byron Holland, is Chair. He has also played an active role in larger, broader Internet governance processes, attending recent IGF and Internet events, as well as the ITU meetings. He has played an active role in CIRA’s efforts to facilitate the establishment of new IXPs in Canada and is a director of QIX, the IXP in Montreal. Allan previously had a lengthy career with the Canadian government, most recently in Industry Canada.

Ann Cavoukian

Executive Director
Privacy and Big Data Institute - Ryerson University

Ann Cavoukian

Appointed as the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada in 1997, Dr. Ann Cavoukian served for an unprecedented three terms as Commissioner. In that time, she elevated the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner from a novice regulatory body to a first-class agency, known around the world for its cutting edge innovation and leadership. Dr. Cavoukian is best known for her creation of Privacy by Design – unanimously adopted as an international framework for privacy and data protection in 2010; now translated into 37 languages.

As of July 1, 2014, she began a new position at Ryerson University as the Executive Director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute – Where Big Data meets Big Privacy.

Christopher Mondini

Vice-President - Global Business Engagement
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

Christopher Mondini

Christopher Mondini is ICANN's Vice President, Global Business Engagement and leads ICANN business engagement initiatives worldwide. He works to broaden and deepen relationships with companies beyond the domain name sector, to educate global business on the workings and role of ICANN, and to provide ways for continued dialogue and collaboration on Internet Governance issues. His aim is for the voice of business to be heard in a rapidly evolving multi-stakeholder framework. He is also Vice President, Stakeholder Engagement, for North America.

Christopher began his professional life as a United States diplomat and later became a corporate investigator with Deloitte. He has investigated the world’s largest corporate corruption cases, while working with NGOs and business organizations on ways to mitigate corruption risks. He also led grant-making teams for the Full Circle Fund, an engaged philanthropy organization addressing economic development challenges. Christopher holds degrees from Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities. Throughout his career in Washington and Silicon Valley, he has dedicated his career to bridging communication gaps that occur among diverse sectors -- public, private and nonprofit – and across international borders.

Eric Jardine

Research Fellow
The Centre for International Governance Innovation

Eric Jardine

Eric Jardine joined CIGI as a research fellow in May 2014. In this role, he contributes to CIGI’s work on Internet governance, including the CIGI–Chatham House sponsored Global Commission on Internet Governance.

Eric holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Calgary, and an M.A. in political science from Carleton University. He also holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University.

Eric has taught a number of courses at Carlton University, St. Paul’s University and the Royal Military College of Canada. During his doctoral studies, he published extensively on various aspects of insurgency and counterinsurgency. His articles have appeared in a number of peer-reviewed and policy journals, including Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Journal of Strategic Studies, Civil Wars, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Joint Force Quarterly and Parameters, among others.

Eric’s current research focuses on war weariness and conflict outcome as well as cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber protest and the like. While working on a number of projects in these areas, he is also currently turning his dissertation research, entitled, The Insurgent’s Dilemma, into a book manuscript.

Jim Bronskill

The Canadian Press

Jim Bronskill

Jim Bronskill is a reporter in the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press news agency, specializing in security and intelligence, policing and justice-related issues. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Carleton University, where he has been a sessional instructor since 2003. Jim has considerable experience using information laws to uncover stories, and frequently writes about privacy in the digital realm. He was part of a Canadian Press team that collaborated with the CBC/Radio-Canada to earn the 2008 Michener Award for their ongoing series on RCMP Taser use. Jim is co-author of Your Right to Know, a citizen’s guide to freedom of information, and the forthcoming companion Your Right to Privacy. Follow @JimBronskill on Twitter.

John Proctor

Vice-President: Global Cyber Security
CGI Group

John Proctor

John Proctor, VP, Global Cyber Security, is responsible for CGI’s global security portfolio and overall cyber strategy, which involves CGI’s 1400+ security professionals around the world, John leads the design and negotiation of large security opportunities across the global organization, building and fostering client relationships through consistent excellence in delivery. John is based at the Canadian Security Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Ottawa, which comprises over 200 security and privacy professionals, a 24/7/365 Security Operations Centre and one of three accredited security evaluation test centres.

With over 22 years of experience in the British and Canadian forces prior to joining the private sector, John is a qualified Intelligence Officer, HUMINT operator, Hostage/Crisis Negotiator, has served as aircrew flying helicopters in the Royal Navy, and spent six years working with Canadian Special Forces. John draws upon his unique technical background mixed with his individual and organizational behaviour expertise to support the people and organizational pillars in cyber security and privacy.

Known for his ability to communicate effectively with both a technical and a business audience, John has quickly become one of CGI’s global cyber security subject matter experts and is a sought after speaker at numerous industry conferences and CGI client events. John is a member of the Department of Foreign Affairs ICT Advisory Board, is CGI’s advisor to the Canadian Council for Chief Executives Cyber Security Advisory Council and is a member of the CATA Cyber Council.

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