Vancouver Women in Technology (VanWIT) is a non-profit society that supports women pursuing careers in the technology sector. We provide mentorship, networking and educational opportunities to help women thrive in Vancouver’s technology community. Founded in 2016, VanWIT is led by a group of professional women with a passion for helping other women grow and advance in their careers.
Date: Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Time: 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 900 West Georgia
Ticket Price: $25.00
The second installation of our Digital Disruptions series will focus on Cyber Security and the challenges both you and your business will need to overcome to properly protect against the increasing number of cyber threats. Our distinguished speakers will engage in a lively discussion around several topics including:
- Cyber Strategies: How can you protect your organization and yourself?
- Risk Management: What should organizations think about to defend against cyber attacks?
- Emerging Technologies: What are the trends and considerations?
- Long term planning: How do you ensure you can address evolving threats?
The agenda will be as follows:
- 5:30 pm – Registration Opens
- 6:00 pm – Facilitated Discussion
- 7:00 pm – Audience Q&A
- 7:30 pm – Open Networking
- 8:00 pm – Event Close
Angela Baldonero, Chief of Staff – Strategy & Planning, Cisco Systems Inc
Angel has lived and worked in Washington D.C., New York, and San Francisco in various Senior Vice President roles within the hospitality and technology industrices, specifically at Return Path Inc., Avigilon, and Kimpton Hotels. This gives her a unique perspective and capability in building a full lifecycle customer experience enabled by technology. She is now responsible for leading the strategic development and tactical execution of the business model as well as working with the team to build a scalable, sustaining enterprise business.
Khushbu Pratap, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner
Khushbu informs and educates leadership in IT risk management, audit management, security audits, and third-party security assessment related practices and trends. Her focus and interests are in an organizations’ cybersecurity challenges, roles of the three lines of defense, risk-based security compliance initiatives, and security audits in the cloud. She advises senior management and board members on their individual or braoder business-related IT risk initiatives.
James Armitage, Manager of Cyber Security, City of Vancouver
James is responsible for the City’s cyber security strategic direction and architecture, and also manages day-to-day security operations. He has over 15 years of IT experiences across government, higher education, and private sector roles. As of late, he has spent considerable time building cloud adoption strategies in the context of BC’s privacy legislation.
Erica Pretorius, Partner in Risk Advisory, Deloitte
Erica leads the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice in BC and is the National Leader for the Technology Fast 50 program. She is sought after to evaluate clients’ internal controls and risks surrounding systems and data, outsourcing, IT implementations, and privacy of information. With extensive expertise in assessing and improving IT governance, she helps expanding organizations manage their IT risk to promote efficient growth.
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