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April 18, 2018 - Focus On Manufacturing Security

8:00am - 8:45am
Registration and Breakfast
Check-in at our registration desk to pick up your name badge, and enjoy a continental breakfast before we start the day. 
8:45am - 9:00am
Welcoming remarks
Welcome and opening remarks
Speaker: Neil Sutton, Editor, Canadian Security
9:00am - 10:00am
Counter-espionage and protecting IP
Michel Juneau-Katsuya will address the considerable threat that corporate espionage poses to businesses and organizations and the information they must protect. Intellectual property, customer data and R&D are all potential targets for agents who are looking for financial reward, competitive advantage or negative exposure/reputation damage for their chosen targets. Juneau-Katsuya will break down the different forms of espionage and how they are perpetrated, including corporate-sanctioned or state-sponsored cyber attacks, organized crime and insider threats.

Speaker: Michel Juneau-Katsuya is the CEO of the Northgate Group, an Ottawa-based provider of education, conferences, training and consulting, helping companies protect themselves from corporate espionage. Michel has almost 40 years of direct experience and is internationally recognized as an expert on international and national security, and economic and industrial espionage. Michel’s background includes careers with both the RCMP and CSIS. An in-demand speaker and commentator, his expertise in Threat Risk Assessment is sought all over the world.
10:00am - 10:15am
Case Study 1
10:15am to 10:45am
Coffee and Networking Break
10:45am – 11:00am
Case Study 2
11:00am to 11:45am
Planning for and installing new security systems in your facility
This session brings together experts from across the security spectrum to take a best practices approach to: installing security systems; staffing a security team (including frontline staff); and maintaining secure operations over time. The session will focus specifically on manufacturing and industrial environments, but will offer lessons learned to professionals from all backgrounds. Attendees are invited to participate in the discussion and offer their own feedback.


  • Terry Hoffman, Principal, Zerobit1
  • Don Leschuk, Vice President Operations, Russell Security
11450pm – 1:00pm
Lunch and Networking
Cybersecurity and IIOT
With breaches becoming commonplace, it's not always obvious where to turn first for answers and recommendations. In industrial and critical infrastructure environments, keeping facilities secure is of extra importance. Cybersecurity legal expert Imran Ahmad will discuss his experience with helping customers keep their systems safe, as well as the role of IoT and IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) in corporate network systems.

Imran Ahmad, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
1:45pm – 2:00pm
Case Study 3
Workplace safety in manufacturing environments
In December 2017, The Province of Ontario stated it is enhancing protection for workers by increasing the maximum fines for individuals and businesses that don't meet workplace health and safety standards. Learn from an expert what it takes to promote safety in your organization and make your workplace a safer place to be.

Speaker: Jorge Bagnasco, CHSO, R.P.T, NCSO, Site Safety Professional, Safety First Consulting
3:00pm – 3:15pm
Closing remarks