Racheal Awe is an executive Business and IT leader with extensive experience in delivering large scale enterprise initiatives in order to achieve long term strategic vision and growth. Racheal has held management roles in major global corporations such as ExxonMobil, TD Bank, Sears Canada and Saks Fifth Avenue; and she is currently an Associate Vice President of In-store Technology at Canadian Tire Corporation - one of Canada's largest retailers. Racheal is PMP certified, holds an undergraduate degree in Information Technology from York University and, an Executive MBA degree from the prestigious Kellogg -Schulich school of business at Northwestern & York University.
Sonny Brar comes with over 15 years of Corporate Retail, Human Resources, Health, Safety, Energy and Environmental experience. He is currently the Vice President, Member Programs & Services at Retail Council of Canada and is an honors graduate of Criminology, Justice and Public Safety from Manitoba. Along with other functions, Sonny leads and supports RCC’s Membership, Benefit Partner Programs, Human Resources, Heath, Safety, Energy initiatives and RCC’s Advisory Councils. Sonny has also had great successes in his tenure and has been a recipient of 3 Presidential Excellence awards with Maple Leaf Foods and Toys“R”Us along with several successes and recognitions with his tenure at Sobeys and Ikea.
Bob is the Executive Director of the Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX). The CCTX is Canada’s private sector organization for the sharing and analysis of cyber threat information, and enabling collaboration across all sectors. Most recently, Bob was a Director, Global Cyber Security at CGI. Prior to this, he enjoyed a long and successful career in the Federal Government, which included being the architect of Canada’s first Cyber Security Strategy for which he received the Deputy Minister’s Achievement Award.
Bob has had a unique career in a number of Canada’s security, intelligence and law enforcement organizations: Public Safety Canada, Communications Security Establishment, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He held senior executive positions, including at the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister level. He was responsible for science and technology, information management/information technology, and internal security programs (personnel, physical and information technology). Bob has also provided operational leadership in investigating and analyzing the full range of threats to the security of Canada, which included leading the CSIS Counter Terrorism program.
Bob is also a member of the Board of Directors for Quantum Safe Canada, a member of the Advisory Council on the Modernization of Microdata Access with Statistics Canada, and the Advisory Board for the Master of Cybersecurity and Threat Intelligence program with the University of Guelph.
Tony Hunt is the General Manager of Loss Prevention for London Drugs Limited. He has spent 34 years in retail loss prevention and corporate security. Tony leads the teams at London Drugs who are responsible for physical security, asset protection, internal investigations, distribution and supply chain security, online fraud prevention, and he is Chair of the Business Continuity Committee. In recent years Tony has worked on the London Drugs community response for those who have been evacuated due to wildfires. In addition to his role at London Drugs, he is also responsible for the security programs within some affiliated companies. Tony is the Director of Security for London Air Services and London Aviation Centre, and the Director of Security for Sonora Resort and Conference Centre.
Allan Measor, Vice President of Business Transformation and Customer Enablement for Moneris, is responsible for leading the organization’s business transformation, operations, process engineering, change management and technology optimization teams. In this role, Allan oversees both customer-facing and internal business optimization programs including merchant dispute systems and processes, technology roadmaps, customer enablement and more. Allan joined Moneris in 2015 and has over 20 years of experience leading business operations, previously working with organizations including ADP, Sprint and Rogers. He is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Business Management program and is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. When not working on Operations, he can be found on liquid or solid water, sailing in the summer, curling in the winter.
Doug Montgomery is Manager of Customer ROI with March Networks. He has more than 35 years of experience working with a variety of clients, including international corporations and franchise units spanning the restaurant, c-store and retail banking sectors. Prior to joining March Networks, he ran a successful consulting company specializing in improving business operations and loss prevention through the use of remote access cameras.
Bob assumed the role of Director, Security and Life Safety for Ivanhoé Cambridge, the real estate subsidiary of Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec. With assets of over $55 billion (as at December 31, 2015), Ivanhoé Cambridge is one of Canada’s largest global property management companies. In his role, Bob oversees the company’s Security & Life Safety programs across Canada.
Formerly a Director of Security & Life Safety with The Cadillac Fairview Corporation and a Security Manager within various financial institutions including HSBC and RBC; Bob brings a depth of over 28 years experience across a broad range of security risk management issues. Bob is Board Certified through ASIS International as a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) and is the Canadian representative to the ASIS International Commercial Real Estate Council.
Bob is the Founding Chair of the BOMA – Toronto, Security Risk Management Advisory Council (SRMAC); a Board Member of the Toronto Association of Police and Private Security (TAPPS); member of the Toronto Commercial Real Estate Financial District Security Group (CRE-FDSG); and Vice-Chair of the oversight committee for the Overseas Advisory Council – Toronto (OSAC) in conjunction with the United States Consulate in Toronto.
For more than a decade Rich has been involved in developing fraud mitigation, compliance, and big data strategies. Rich came to Kount after 14 years with a fortune 50 retailer. His background in enterprise-class systems, machine learning, and analytics has shaped Kount’s technology into an industry leading platform helping clients scale their business while at the same time reducing fraud, risk, and loss. In his role as Chief Customer Experience Officer, Rich is responsible for client success, data analytics, and ensuring Kount’s users have the best customer experience. Collaborating directly with customers, he works to inform Kount’s product roadmap, identify new and emerging threats, and drive innovation for ultimate customer satisfaction. Rich regularly works with executives from all areas of the commerce, payments, and fraud-prevention ecosystems to discover trends and develop strategies that create value. Rich is a highly sought-after speaker for industry events and has addressed audiences around the world on several topics surrounding payments and fraud.
Keith Ward is an Intelligence Researcher/Analyst with the RCMP. He's been with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre since 2009 and joined the Operational Support unit in 2015. Keith is currently involved in multiple aspects of the CAFC disruption program. Along with providing tactical support to law enforcement, Keith is currently assigned to telephone disruption, project chameleon and money mules.
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Stephen is currently the Vice President, IT Governance and CISO at Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC). Stephen has over 20 years of experience in the Information Technology field with 10 of those years in a Cyber/Information Security related role. Stephen has held a variety of senior leadership roles in technology and is known for driving strategic change and innovation. Stephen is an active member in the cyber security community. Stephen began his career at Electronic Data Systems(EDS), where he led technology initiatives for clients in the automotive and financial sectors.
Keith White, Division Executive Vice President of Loss Prevention & Global Sustainability at Gap Inc. oversees loss prevention, corporate security and global sustainability for the company.
Under Keith's leadership, loss prevention has implemented best-in-class strategies to address loss. Keith has also led the transformation of business continuity planning, establishing a company-wide plan and structure for emergency preparedness and response.
With a professional career that spans more than 30 years, Keith has also held positions at Target, from 1989 to 2000.
Keith chair’s the Gap Inc. Diversity Council, serves on the Gap Foundation Board of Directors, the Year Up Bay Area Board, East Bay Regional Parks Foundation Board, is the former chairman of the Board of Directors for the Bay Area American Red Cross Chapter, and is also an advisor and past President to the International Organization of Black Security Executives Board of Directors. Keith and his wife Rose are also recipients of the NAACP’s Outstanding Community Service Award.
Keith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University and a Master of Science in Criminology from Chicago State University.