Information Conference 2021
Presented by ARMA Canada
Join us May 31 – June 2, 2021 online! We have an amazing lineup of keynotes and speakers, along with roundtables and opportunities to connect. Speaker sessions are only 20-minutes long, filled with knowledge and expertise that you can easily digest and implement in your own situations. Learn more about our featured keynote speakers below.
Brent R. Homan
Ann K. Snyder
Victoria Lemieux, PhD, Chief Information Security Officer, Molecular You; Associate Professor, School of Information, University of British Columbia
Victoria is an experienced and multidimensional technology leader, innovator and academic. She currently holds a position as an Associate Professor of Archival Science at the University of British Columbia’s School of Information and serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for Molecular You, a young company focused on AI-driven personalized healthcare. She is also founder and co-lead of [email protected], the University of British Columbia’s multidisciplinary blockchain research cluster.
Victoria has previously held senior positions as a professional archivist and records manager within the public sector, as a VP responsible for information governance and IT Security for a global investment bank, in higher education as a senior administrator and educator, and at the World Bank as a Senior Public Sector Specialist. She has also consulted for the United Nations, the Commonwealth Secretariat, and the Inter-American Development Bank and has collaborated on research projects with the US Treasury, Office of Financial Research. Her academic research focuses on risk to the availability of trustworthy records and how these risks impact upon transparency, financial stability, public accountability and human rights.
Victoria currently sits on the International Standards Organization’s Technical Committee 307 (blockchains and distribution ledgers). She holds a doctorate from University College London (Archival Studies, 2002) and, since 2005, has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). She is also the winner of the 2015 Emmett Leahy Award for outstanding contributions to the field of records management, a 2015 World Bank Big Data Innovation Award and 2020 Blockchain Ecosystem Leadership Award. In 2020 she also was named one of Canada’s Top 20 women in IT Security.
Victoria is the author and editor of award-winning articles and books, including Financial Analysis and Risk Management: Data Governance, Analytics and Life Cycle Management (Springer, 2012); Building Trust in Information – Perspectives on the Frontiers of Provenance (Springer, 2016), and Building Decentralized Trust – Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Design of Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers (Springer, 2020).
Nick Inglis is both the Director of Information Governance at IPRO and Host of The Strategy of Information (available on InfoGov.net). Inglis was formerly Executive Director, Content & Programming at ARMA International (through the acquisition of the Information Coalition and Information Governance Conference, where Inglis served as President). Before Co-Founding and leading the Information Coalition, Mr. Inglis served as the Director of Professional Development at AIIM and was one of the youngest Assistant Vice Presidents in Bank of America’s history.
Inglis is also the author of ‘INFORMATION: The Comprehensive Overview of the Information Profession.’ His writing has been featured in U.S. News & World Report, The Providence Journal, Yahoo! Finance, CMSWire, and others. When not adding to his collection of certificates and certifications (CIP, IGP, INFO, ERMm, SharePointm, BPMm, E2.0m, ECMm, IMCP), he is likely spending time with his son, Conor Atom.
Alistair is an author and entrepreneur. He has launched a number of leading conferences including Strata, Cloud Connect, and the FWD50 digital government conference. Alistair wrote the best-selling Lean Analytics and founded internet infrastructure startup Coradiant, and has been a visiting executive at Harvard Business School, where he helped create content on Data Science and Critical Thinking.
Alistair is currently working on Just Evil Enough, a book on subversive go-to-market strategy. A graduate of Dalhousie University, he lives in Montreal, Canada and writes at acroll.substack.com.
Shingai Manjengwa is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fireside Analytics Inc., a data science education solutions company. Fireside Analytics develops customized programs that teach digital and AI literacy, data science, data privacy, and computer programming. Shingai developed Canada’s first inspected data science curriculum for high school students that uses case studies to teach data management, data analysis and computer programming skills. Data science courses by Fireside Analytics have over 500,000 registered learners on platforms like IBM’s CognitiveClass.ai and Coursera.
A data scientist by profession, Shingai is also the Director of Professional Development/ Technical Education at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Toronto, where she translates advanced AI research into educational programming to drive AI adoption and innovation in industry. Shingai serves on the advisory council for, “Accelerating the adoption of AI in healthcare,” a program to empower front-line healthcare workers with AI skills by the Michener Institute of Education at UHN and the Vector Institute. Shingai also serves on the board of the Canada Institute on Governance (IOG).
Shingai’s book, ‘The Computer and the Cancelled Music Lessons’ teaches data science to kids from ages 5 to 12 and she holds a Master’s degree in Business Analytics from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Shingai is the 2020 recipient of the Public Policy Forum, ‘Emerging Leader’ award.
You can find Shingai on LinkedIn and Twitter: @Tjido.
Brent R. Homan
Joining the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in 2012, Brent Homan is Deputy Commissioner at the OPC, responsible for enforcement oversight of Canada’s federal public and private sector privacy laws. Mr. Homan’s accomplishments in Privacy include key investigations such as: Clearview Facial Recognition (2021), Cadillac Fairview Facial Recognition (2020), Facebook/Cambridge Analytica (2019), Statistics Canada (2019), Equifax Breach (2018), the World Anti-Doping Association Breach (2017), Ashley Madison (2016), the Bell Advertising Program (2015), and Google Behavioural Advertising (2014).
With a rich background in International enforcement, Mr. Homan has joined forces with global partners, co-leading numerous international investigations including the Global Privacy Award winning Ashley Madison joint-investigation with Australia and the US FTC and the first ever international joint-investigation in the field of Privacy (against Whatsapp) with the Dutch. Mr. Homan also created and spearheaded the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) Privacy Sweep, now in its seventh year and involving 28 Privacy Authorities from around the world.
A leader in digital economy, Mr. Homan chairs a Global Privacy Working Group examining the growing intersection of privacy, consumer-protection and competition, and seeking to advance collaboration across these regulatory spheres.
Prior to his appointment at the OPC, Mr. Homan was Assistant Deputy Commissioner at the Competition Bureau of Canada where he led numerous high profile misleading advertising investigations in the areas of price representations, E-Commerce and Health Fraud. In the area of health, Mr. Homan led Canada’s Tobacco Inquiry into the use of Light and Mild descriptors, culminating in the removal of Light and Mild labelling from cigarette packaging across Canada.
Mr. Homan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science from Carleton University, and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Ottawa.
David Loukidelis has been a lawyer for over 30 years. He advises government clients across Canada on a range of public administration matters, with a focus on ethics, lobbying, privacy and access to information. He was BC’s Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister of Justice from 2010-2012. He was Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia from 1999-2010, as well as Registrar of Lobbyists.
From 2012-2018 he was chair of Alberta’s Law Enforcement Review Board, Alberta’s independent civilian oversight agency for police conduct.
David has taught privacy and freedom of information law in the law faculties of the University of Victoria, the University of Alberta and Thompson Rivers University. He has also taught environmental law at the University of British Columbia. He has degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Oxford and the University of Edinburgh. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in British Columbia in 2010 and is a member of the Bars of British Columbia and Alberta.
In 2017 the Association of Canadian Archivists, Canada’s professional organization of archivists, recognized David’s work in support of the archival profession and Canadian archives by appointing him as an Honorary Archivist.
Ann K. Snyder
Ann K. Snyder is an Information Governance (IG) thought leader, researcher, writer, and speaker. Her experience includes data remediation; data mining/analytics; e-discovery; IG process building/improvements; IG technologies; IG program maturity assessment/gap analysis; long-term digital preservation; and IG program training. She is also an experienced litigator whose practice has included catastrophic personal injury cases, contract disputes, First Amendment/free speech advocacy, as well as large scale, complex litigation in the areas of antitrust, intellectual property, and products liability litigation.