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June 20, 2018 Luncheon + AGM: Bridging the Gender Gap in Information Technology and CyberSecurity – smashing the glass ceiling!

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When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Times : 11:30 AM - Noon Meet and Greet/Register and Event starts at Noon - 1:30 PM

Where: Union Club of BC - Centennial Ballroom


Invited and Registered students: FREE

ISACA Members: $30 (FREE if stay to attend the AGM 1:30 – 2:00pm)

Non-Members: $35

In this jam packed panel session, you will hear from talented professionals about their journey to executive level positions in Information Technology and Cybersecurity. This student moderated session will deliver thought provoking questions and generate candid responses from our Canadian women experts in the industry. The focus will be on how the profession chose them, what it took to get to the C-Level glass ceiling threshold and the exciting experiences they had along the way. The session is aimed at not only enlightening upcoming student professionals, who are attending via industry sponsorship, but also the IT and Cybersecurity community with an intent to break down career barriers and to encourage taking that leap to the next level in their careers.

The panel members are comprised of C-Level IT and Security Professionals, they are:

Wency Lum – CIO of University of Victoria - Victoria

Veronica Mustoe – Chief Security, Privacy, and Compliance Officer at ESIT Advanced Solutions - Victoria

Sandra Sarnic – Vice President of Talent Innovation for the Information and Communications Technology Council – Ottawa

Farah Naz Pushkarna - Co-Founder of CapitalT Security Inc. - Toronto

Rosy Pushkarna - Co-Founder of CapitalT Security Inc. - Toronto

Sherry Rumbolt – Senior Information Security Officer at Western Region of Department of National Defence and Current President of ISACA Victoria – Victoria

The Moderator will be Marina Ibrisbimova, a graduate student in Engineering for the Masters in Telecommunications and Information Security Program at UVic.

Come and join us for a fantastic lunch, introduce yourselves to our potential student professionals, meet some of your industry colleagues and learn some new tips on how to move your careers forward in a positive way.

There will be some special launch announcements as well for Cyber Titan in BC Schools, MiniCyberWarriors Program and our new Canadian Women in Cybersecurity Group and we will host many special prominent guests.

**This session is followed directly by the AGM – 1:30 - 2:00 PM.

Our future cybersecurity professionals from local colleges and universities will attend thanks to the generous support provided by:

FireEye Telus Security

Carbon Black Global Knowledge IBM Pwc Varonis