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Internal Controls
Writing a Great MD&A

November 26 - 27, 2019  ·  Vancouver, British Columbia
Confirmed Speakers Include:

Norman Baldwin, Managing Partner, DDR Brasil Risk Consulting

Norman is a pioneer in the field of operational risk consulting in Brazil, where he worked for over twenty years, advising organizations such as Banco Itaú, HSBC, Uber, Accor Hotels, upLexis, and the World Childhood Foundation. He specializes in detecting and mitigating operational risks, particularly in relation to due diligence projects. Norman is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, and holds an MBA in Strategic Management from the Federal University of Paraná.

Mark E.S. Bernard, Founder, Secure Knowledge Management

Mr. Bernard founded Secure Knowledge Management an International Cybersecurity Training and Consulting company where he continues to play the role of Chief Executive Officer. He has played a strategic leadership role in many industries including banking, insurance, government, pharmaceutical, nanotechnology, health care, transportation, technology, and manufacturing. Mr. Bernard is regarded as a Cybersecurity thought leader by thousands of followers on social media. In 2002 he founded the Atlantic Canada High Technology Crime Investigation Association. In 2015 Mark published the first NIST Cybersecurity Framework Foundation course. Mr. Bernard was trained by IBM on IBM’s AS400 and worked with IBM Global Services Red Team conducting penetration testing against offshore financial institutions. He has led the design and implementation of domestic and international Enterprise Information Security Programs for US and Canadian organizations using best practices.

In addition, Mr. Bernard taught a Third Year College Diploma Course in Systems Engineering and holds the following professional certification and licenses: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, COBIT Foundation, ITIL Foundation, PM, PA, Ministry of Justice Security Worker License. Mark is regarded as a Cybersecurity thought Leader. In 2002 Mark founded the Atlantic Canada High Technology Crime Investigation Association. In 2015 Mark published the first NIST Cybersecurity Framework Foundation course. Mark was trained by IBM on IBM’s AS400 and worked with IBM Global Services on a Red Team conducting penetration testing against offshore financial institutions.

Leon Bloom, Consultant, Deloitte

Leon Bloom has served as a senior Deloitte partner for more than 20 years in Canada and globally and is a founding partner of Deloitte’s global Risk Advisory practice (formerly global Enterprise Risk Services). He served several terms as an Executive Board member of Deloitte’s Global Financial Services Industry (GFSI) practice and served as the firm’s GFSI Global Deputy Managing Partner for more than 12 years. Leon specializes in risk and capital management in the banking, asset management, property & casualty insurance, life insurance and re-insurance sectors. He has extensive global experience advising regulators, deposit insurers, major financial institutions and rating agencies on governance and regulatory supervision and risk and capital management including for Basel II, Basel III, Solvency II, economic capital, capital optimization and rating agency ratings.

He is a co-architect of Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) methodology and has led its implementation in leading financial institutions globally. Leon has had articles, papers and interviews published including on Bloomberg TV and in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, American Banker, The Financial Times, European American Business Journal, Bermuda Reinsurance, Bank Director, Australian Banking & Finance, and China Business Daily. Leon is a co-author of the ‘Basle Implementation Handbook’ published by Erich Schmidt Verlag (ESV) and Information Technology Control Guidelines’ published by the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has been a guest lecturer at the Fisher Management School at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA and the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Leon has also been a speaker in the U.K. at Bank of England Risk Management Symposia.  He routinely addresses Board of Directors meetings and retreats, senior executive meetings and leading industry conferences and seminars.

Dominic Vogel, Founder & Chief Strategic, CyberSC.

As Founder & Chief Strategist at CyberSC, Dominic Vogel holds a proven track record within cyber security across multitude of industries (financial services, logistics, transportation, healthcare, government, telecommunications, and critical infrastructure). Dominic actively participates in the Vancouver security community and is a well-respected cyber security expert for Global BC, CKNW980, News1130, and the Vancouver Sun. Dominic is highly regarded as a cyber security thought leader and was recently appointed to the BC Provincial Cyber Security Advisory Committee. Dominic has performed as a keynote speaker at high-profile conferences and events across North America including RSA Security, Cyber Security Summit West, NYIT Cyber Security Symposium, and InfoSec World. Dominic focuses much of his energy on providing strategic security leadership to technology start-ups and small/midsize businesses to proactively solve their cyber security challenges. He strives to provide practical cyber security advice to his clients and actively turning the security consulting world upside down.

Franco Oboni, President & Principal Consultant, Oboni Riskope Associates Inc.

Franco (linkedin.com/in/foboni) is a consultant (https://www.riskope.com/), author of over fifty papers and co-author of four books including the 2019 Tailings Dam Management for the Twenty-First Century, discussing what Mining Companies Need to Know and Do to Thrive in Our Complex World. He regularly teaches MBA risk management modules. Clients include Global 1000 companies, mining, insurance, railroads, etc. Studies support arduous decisions shading light and conveying pertinent information to decision-makers.

Suzanne Dunn, Manager, Internal Audit, Pacific Blue Cross

Suzanne Dunn joined Pacific Blue Cross (PBC) as Manager of the Internal Audit department in March 2019. Her goals this year were to hire an outstanding team, adopt an agile approach to internal auditing and bring value to internal audit clients, senior management, Audit Committees and members of PBC. Suzanne has over 30 years of professional experience, working in external audit and business valuations at PwC and internal audit at the University of British Columbia and WorkSafeBC. She has a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, Chartered Business Valuator (retired), Certified Internal Auditor and has a Certification in Risk Management Assurance.

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