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Angela Byrne

Risk Specialist, Angela Byrne Consulting Inc.

Angela is passionate about sharing her knowledge and experience and ultimately helping others to succeed. She is president of Angela Byrne Consulting Inc., a practice dedicated to working with organizations to manage risks to achieving strategic objectives. Angela has over 25 years of practical experience as a risk manager, internal auditor and accountant. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and holds certifications in risk management assurance, internal audit and information systems auditing. She has been a long time student of strategy and risk management and her passion for learning and understanding risk extends into her personal life as she is currently working towards her private pilot’s license. Angela lives in St. Marys with her husband Jeff and three cats.

Angela has been presenting on risk for a number of years. Comments from her Enterprise Risk Management presentation at the CPA Not-for-Profit Finance Leadership conference included “Very insightful and timely for our organization. Have some work to do!!” Angela is known for her practical, common sense advice as demonstrated by this comment “Best presentation of this topic I’ve seen. Simplified key concepts, provided useful real implementation advice.”

Andrew Krupowicz

Senior Manager, Hydro One

Andrew Krupowicz is an Internal Audit Senior Manager, who also teaches Information Technology Governance at York University’s Master of Financial Accountability program. His lectures bring theory to life, drawing on his professional experiences at Ernst & Young, Hydro One and other firms, where has worked in a variety of roles. He has fifteen years of experience building, deploying, and auditing IT solutions and systems at a range of companies ranging from small family businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises. Andrew is an engaging public speaker with deep experience in the utilities industry. His presentations on the latest developments in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting and innovations in business process automation leveraging SharePoint at private and public sector conferences have been very well-received by audiences looking for straightforward ways to advance their operations to a more automated and sustainable maturity level.

Philip Elsas

PhD in mathematics and computing science on the topic of financial auditing, awarded with the Alfred Coini auditing prize
Dr.,, Red Canari Information Security

Philip holds a PhD in Mathematics and Computing Science on the topic of Financial Auditing. His dissertation “Computational Auditing” appeared in 1996, in courtesy of Deloitte & Touche in cooperation with the VU university of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and was directly after appearance awarded the Alfred Coini auditing prize. The thesis introduces an extension of Place-Transition Nets to articulate audit security invariants and proving net system properties to support control design.

Philip Elsas is founder and director of, starting in the Netherlands in 2003 and in Canada in 2006, and R&D director at Red Canari Information Security since January 2017.

Prior to Philip spent 15 years with Deloitte: the first half in auditing, the second in consultancy, with a 3 year intermezzo at Bakkenist Management Consultants, sold to Deloitte in 1999.

In Deloitte’s audit practice, Philip was involved in the design and development of an advanced system for audit planning and guidance: Smart Audit Support, till today used in Deloitte’s worldwide audit practice., PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Dutch Tax Agency partnered in the Jacquard project “Next Generation Auditing: Data-assurance as a Service” (2010-2018), led by the National Center of Mathematics and Computing Science in the Netherlands.

Philip is a regular speaker at audit symposia over the last 10 years: World Continuous Auditing symposia, Kansas symposia on audit and XBRL, UWCISA symposia, ISACA, AAA annual meeting and the Smart Auditing PhD master classes and workshops for the National Research School on Information and Knowledge Systems in the Netherlands.

Melissa Cohoe

Director of Implementation and Integration, Iceberg Networks

Melissa is a second-generation IT professional, following in her project manager father into the career. She has over ten years’ experience in a variety of technical roles, including application management, development management, systems analysis, project management and production support. At Iceberg, she leads the Archer business, supporting the team in creating repeatable and
deployable success with RSA Archer. With clients, she provides leadership and analytics support, driving the delivery of successful business-driven risk solutions. Melissa has multiple hobbies, including reading, music and weightlifting.

Angie Ng

Managing Director Bank of Montreal

Angie Ng is a Managing Director in Corporate Audit for BMO Financial Group and leads a global team responsible for providing an independent assurance of the organization’s operations. She holds enterprise-wide accountability to evaluate and improve effectiveness of processes and controls with a dedicated focus on technology, data governance and cyber security across the enterprise.

Angie has over 15 years of professional experience serving a wide range of companies around the world. She has an established track record of influencing positive change delivering on strategic business initiatives and risk management. Prior to joining BMO in 2014, Angie was a senior manager at Deloitte playing a dual role; she served Royal Bank of Canada as its external auditor, as well as has consulted both financial and non-financial companies on the strategic implementation of IT and data governance. Angie’s career also includes tenure with Scotiabank where she was involved in process simplification, system implementation and corporate financial reporting. She’s also enhanced customer experience through creativity and innovation as a software engineer as one of her past roles.

Angie is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA). She holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and an Honors Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Toronto. Along with her PMP (Project Management Professional) designation, she also holds numerous technology audit certifications.

Kaveh Rikhtegar

Director – Internal Audit Canadian Red Cross

Kaveh graduated from Ottawa University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Social Science. In 1994, he received my Chartered Accountant designation and eventually obtained his CISA designation in 1999 and CIA in 2012. Kaveh has worked and been involved as a Director with Internal Audit and Controls in both the Public and the Private sectors for the past twenty years with various Corporations such as Deloitte, Canada Post, Office of the Auditor General of Canada and more recently the Canadian Red Cross.

Chris Mathers

In his extraordinary talks, Mathers takes audiences into the underworld that only he can describe, letting people in on the stunning stories and secrets harboured by terrorists and those involved in organized crime. In 1995, Mathers joined the Forensic division of the international accounting firm, KPMG. In 1999, he was appointed to the position of President of KPMG Corporate Intelligence Inc. where he was responsible for international due diligence, asset recovery operations, and the investigation and prevention of organized crime and money laundering.

Touching on issues from security, hiring decisions and background checks to money laundering schemes, corporate fraud, bribery, blackmail, extortion and more; Chris offers wise insights on human character and organizational culture that can help you to spot and avoid the perils of white collar crime. Chris is a unique, humorous, and fascinating speaker. A popular media commentator and speaker, Mathers has served as a consultant on several feature films and documentaries relating to organized crime, espionage and money laundering.

He has appeared on television and radio interviews on CNN, PBS, MSNBC, all of the Canadian national news networks as well as media outlets in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and the Caribbean. Mathers is also the host of The Egyptian Job, on the National Geographic Channel. He is also the author of the bestselling book, Crime School: Money Laundering.

Privacy by Design

It was only a few years ago that being a privacy-sensitive organization was considered cutting-edge and maybe even risky. Now, it’s become a critical part of doing business safely, ethically, and well. In this essential talk, author and privacy expert Dr. Ann Cavoukian guides you through exactly what your organization needs to do to tackle the pressing issues of privacy, security, and big data. If you build privacy into your operations and technology—if you embrace privacy by design—you prevent privacy harms and data breaches, you develop a trusted relationship with your customers, you save money, and you gain a competitive advantage. “I want you to view privacy as a positive,” says Dr. Cavoukian. “It breeds innovation [and] it builds trust.”

Dr. Ann Cavoukian

Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy and security experts. Dr. Cavoukian served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada. There she created Privacy by Design, a framework that seeks to proactively embed privacy into the design specifications of information technologies, networked infrastructure, and business practices, thereby achieving the strongest protection possible. In 2010, International Privacy Regulators unanimously passed a Resolution recognizing Privacy by Design as an international standard. Since then, PbD has been translated into 40 languages.

Dr. Cavoukian is presently the Distinguished Expert-in-Residence at Ryerson University, leading the Privacy by Design Centre of Excellence. She is also a Senior Fellow of the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre at Ryerson University, and a Faculty Fellow of the Center for Law, Science & Innovation at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University.

Dr. Cavoukian is the author of two books, The Privacy Payoff: How Successful Businesses Build Customer Trust with Tyler Hamilton and Who Knows: Safeguarding Your Privacy in a Networked World with Don Tapscott. She has received numerous awards recognizing her leadership in privacy, including being named as one of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, one of the Top 10 Women in Data Security and Privacy, one of the ‘Power 50’ by Canadian Business, and one of the Top 100 Leaders in Identity. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada for her outstanding work on creating Privacy by Design and taking it global (May, 2017), named as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders, (November, 2017), named among the Top Women in Tech, (December, 2017), and most recently, was awarded the Toastmasters District 60 Communication and Leadership Award.

Mohammad Qureshi

Mohammad became the Ontario Public Service’s first CISO in January 2018.  He had joined the Treasury Board Secretariat on April 2016 as the Head of Cyber Security where he focused on increasing cyber security acuity across the OPS, and capably led the OPS response to a number of significant international cyber issues, ensuring the OPS response was both strategic and effective.  Prior to joining TBS, Mohammad was the Vice-President of I&IT at the Ontario Clean Water Agency where he lead many successful I&IT initiatives.  Mohammad holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and has completed the Executive Program at Queens University.