Media advisory - Cyber security 2017: Securing the smart city of the future

OTTAWA, Feb. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - Many of Canada's cities are adopting smart technologies to improve efficiency, accountability and public services. It is estimated that by 2030, two-thirds of the world's populations will live in smart-enabled mega-cities.

Public and private security experts will discuss how to make a smart city also a safe and secure one at The Conference Board of Canada's Cyber Security 2017 on February 27-28, in Ottawa. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Strategies to protect smart cities from cyber attacks;
  • Legal and privacy implications of smart cities;
  • Security challenges in a municipal government;
  • The emerging era of cognitive security;
  • Technology, big data management and applications in smart city systems.

When: February 27-28, 2017       

Where: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario 

Who: Speakers include:

  • Andrew Faber, Director, Information Security, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
  • Tim Fitzgerald, Chief Security Officer, Symantec
  • David Goodis, Assistant Privacy Commissioner, Policy and Corporate Services, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
  • Dr. Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Director, National Security and Strategic Foresight, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Owen Key, Chief Security Officer, Manager Corporate Security, Law Department, The City of Calgary
  • Barrie Kirk, Executive Director, Canadian Automated Vehicles Centre of Excellence (CAVCOE)
  • Dr. Josipa G. Petrunic, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Urban Transit & Research Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

This conference is sponsored by Blackberry.

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Media Accreditation is required.

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SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

For further information: or media accreditation, contact: Natasha Jamieson, Communications Coordinator, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 307, E-mail:; or Juline Ranger, Director of Communications, The Conference Board of Canada, Tel.: 613- 526-3090 ext. 431, E-mail:


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