Prepare Together Virtual Event: Risks in Data – Cybersecurity and Threats

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Autonomous Transportation Canada is looking at the potential for future connected and autonomous transportation as we continue with our theme Prepare Together with a series of virtual events focused on data.

  1. April 29, 2021 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT
  2. Risks in Data – Mitigating Threats and Cybersecurity Concerns as we Prepare Together for Connected and Autonomous Transportation
  3. Second in the Prepare Together Virtual Event Series on Data


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Brent J. Arnold, Partner, Technology Sub-Group Leader (Com Lit), Gowling WLG


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Brent J. Arnold is a partner practising in Gowling WLG’s Advocacy department, specializing in cybersecurity and commercial litigation. Brent heads the firm’s Commercial Litigation Technology sub-group. He also leads cybersecurity initiatives for the firm’s Financial Services Regulatory Group, and is a member of its InsurTech and Tech T.O. groups. In 2019, he co-authored the Canada chapter of Chambers Global Practice Guide: Data Protection & Cybersecurity, 2nd ed.

Brent’s experience includes cyber breach coaching, cyber risk analysis, class actions defence, consumer protection, implementation and other disputes for e-commerce vendors and software developers, administrative and insolvency law, shareholders’ rights, class actions, employment contracts, and general contractual disputes.

Brent currently serves as the Corporate Secretary for the Internet Society (Canada Chapter), and as Steering Committee Vice Chair for the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy section of the US-based Defence Research Institute (DRI). He is also on the Executive for the Ontario Bar Association’s Privacy and Access to Information Law section, having also served two terms on the Executive for the Civil Litigation Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

LinkedIn: @GowlingWLG

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Noemi Chanda, Senior Manager, Risk Advisory, Deloitte LLP


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Noemi, a licensed lawyer and certified privacy professional, is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Data Protection and Privacy practice in Toronto. She provides privacy and data protection advisory services for organizations seeking to deliver new and better services for their clients and the community, advising in the areas of regulatory compliance, data protection, information privacy, cyber security strategy, and risk management. She specializes in serving transportation, healthcare, technology, and public sector clients participating in new initiatives that involve the collection or use of personal information.

Noemi brings a unique perspective at the intersection of policy, governance, and risk management – how cyber security strategies, frameworks, principles, and operating models can support the future of mobility ecosystem in managing emerging cyber security and privacy risks.

LinkedIn: @Deloitte Canada
Twitter: @DeloitteCanada

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Dr. Ikjot Saini, Automotive Cybersecurity Researcher and Professor, University of Windsor and Co-Director of SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence

-UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLVING CAV CYBERSPACE: Automotive cybersecurity standards and regulations; state of the ongoing transitions in CAVs (now and then); and, challenges and opportunities in automotive cybersecurity

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Ikjot Saini is the co-director and co-founder of SHIELD automotive cybersecurity Centre of Excellence at the University of Windsor. She is an assistant professor in the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor, and an automotive cybersecurity professional whose research is focused on the Connected and Autonomous Vehicles covering the security and privacy of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X). She has published many research papers and journal articles, including V2X privacy schemes, engineering privacy attacks for equitable assessment, DSRC network congestion and routing protocols. She is serving as the Academic Director of the Automotive Security Research Group and chapter lead at Windsor. She is currently serving as a member of the advisory committee of the APMA Cyber Security Committee and Project ARROW as a V2X technology expert.

She is currently serving as Academic Chair on WiCyS Ontario Professional Affiliate Board. She was the winner of the cyber woman of the year award, one of the cyber mobility awards, in 2020 and the inaugural WEtech Alliance Woman in Tech of the Year award in 2019. She has been featured in 2020 Canadians to Watch by Auto News Canada.

Twitter: @IkjotSaini_


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Arif Rafiq

Industry Manager, Transportation, Esri Canada, and Board Member, Autonomous Transportation Canada

Focusing on advising customers on how to use geographic information system (GIS) technology and location intelligence to improve all areas of transportation management.
Arif K. Rafiq is the Transportation Industry Manager for Esri Canada. His efforts are focused on advising customers how to use GIS technology to improve all areas of transportation management, specifically highways, public transit, aviation, marine, rail, freight and logistics. As a global transportation management systems specialist, Arif has significant experience managing highway infrastructure around the world. Exploring our vast planet with all its cultures and beauty has a been a major part of his life; he believes that the only thing you can buy that will make you richer is travel.

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Maureen Shuell,

Founder and Executive Director, Autonomous Transportation Canada, and COO, Electric Mobility Canada

With a background in communications with political and not-for-profit organizations, including 12 years leading communications for the Canadian Urban Transit Association, in 2012, she founded RendezVous Communications focusing on supporting clients with media and government relations; issues management; and, not-for-profit management with a lens on the sustainable mobility, infrastructure and clean technology sectors, and led to her position as COO of Electric Mobility Canada in 2020.
Early in 2019, after extensive industry consultations, Maureen identified the need for a holistic approach and coordination of the emerging connected, automated, shared and electric (CASE) mobility sector. There was a disconnect among industry leaders with respect to the broader infrastructure framework of this fast-growing autonomous transportation ecosystem. This led to the founding of Autonomous Transportation Canada and its launch in September 2019 as the only nationally incorporated not-for-profit association with a mandate to efficiently connect the expanding community of connected and autonomous transportation stakeholders.