Malik Datardina, CPA, CA has more than 20 years of experience in information systems, risk and assurance, information security governance and audit data analytics. In his current role as a Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance (GRC) Strategist he uses leading-edge technology and big data to create more efficient audits and IT audit processes at Auvenir.
Dr. Ann Cavoukian is recognized as one of the world’s leading privacy and security experts. She served an unprecedented three terms as the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario where 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. Dr. Cavoukian is the Founder and CEO of the Global Privacy and Security By Design Centre.
Kris Bennatti, CPA, CA is CEO and Founder of Bedrock.ai. She is an avid programmer and a statistician. Her area of expertise is the application of AI to long-form text in corporate disclosure and securities filings. Kris has deep expertise in both financial markets and machine learning.
Michael Ridgley is a management consultant, within KPMG’s Toronto office, specializing in analytics and financial services. He is also a lecturer of accounting and analytics at the Schulich School of Business at York University. Michael has experience across a variety of industries, including banking, investment management, telecommunications and insurance, Working as both an internal and external consultant, Michael’s work has primarily focused on operationalizing analytics for financial services firms.
Erin Kelly, CPA, CMA, is President and CEO of Advanced Symbolics Inc., a global company that uses AI for market research, communications, ad tracking and sales prediction. With over 20 years of experience as a marketing executive, she is the author of two books on technology and marketing and is a sought-after speaker on the subject. Erin is a regular contributor to major news outlets in Canada.
Claudiu Popa is a certified cybersecurity expert, public speaker, published author, educator, and thought leader in the realm of security and privacy, data protection, compliance, and governance issues. He has over 30 years of experience in information technology security, auditing, international standards, and board-level risk advisory. Claudiu co-founded Canada's only cybersafety foundation where he oversees academic research and data-driven education programs.