Part 1 – August 17
Part 2 – September 7
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
In this two-part online webinar optimized for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME), we will present in simple terms the rapidly evolving security environment, the vulnerabilities, the actors and what this means to your business. Our goal is to inform everyone about the convergence of Information Technology and security functions, and to provide a road map towards an integrated approach to defend against current and emerging threats. This information will allow you to identify and prioritize the appropriate allocation of resources and security investment necessary to protect your organization. During this series, we will also provide some simple tools to help you assess your current security posture and understand the level of effort required to achieve a higher maturity level.
During this workshop we will discuss:
Agenda Part #1: Security – Fundamentals for SME
- It’s the Economy – What does your I.T security have to do with the economy?
- Threat Actors and Risks to your business
- Convergence – What does it all mean for your hiring process, your I.T. and physical security?
- What can you do about it? – Securing your reputation, reducing business disruptions and revenue losses
You will have time to ask questions following the presentation.
Agenda Part #2: Security – A Resilient Security Architecture
- What have we learned so far? – A quick recap and follow-up Q&A
- Do This First – Some essentials and immediate actions that you can take
- A new paradigm – What is Zero-Trust?
You will have time to ask questions following the presentation
Keep your business safe. Register Today.
About your speakers:
Sylvie Ouellette, MBA CPA
President & Co-Founder
Versatil BPI Inc
Sylvie Ouellette is the President & Co-founder of Versatil, an IBM Platinum Business Partner specializing in data management, business analytics, cyber security, and AI solutions. Recognized for being a creative thinker and a change agent for organizations, Sylvie is a highly energetic and result-oriented professional with over 25 years of experience in strategy management and transformation of organizations. At Versatil, she enjoys helping organizations take advantage of IT solutions to provide greater insight for better and faster decision-making.
Before Versatil, Sylvie has held several senior executive positions, including Information Technology Director, VP of Finance & Shared Services, Global Process Owner and Global Business Performance Leader in large corporations, such as General Motors (GM), Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Hewlett Packard (HP). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke, a Higher Diploma in International Business from Leeds Beckett University in England, an MBA from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA).
Jean-Charles Parisé, P.Eng., CD
Director of Business Development
Versatil BPI Inc
Jean-Charles is a seasoned technology professional with over 35 years of experience delivering solutions to both private and public sector organizations. An innovative leader with solid IT/IM/KM/Security experience and able to provide the strategic direction necessary to enable a business to thrive and achieve its goals. He is currently the Director of Business Development for Versatil. Prior to joining Versatil, he served as the Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer for the Office of the Auditor General of Canada and as a Senior Knowledge Management Specialist at the World Bank. He is also actively involved in his communities and has held various volunteer positions with non-for-profit organizations.
Jean-Charles holds a Master of Business Administration from Université du Québec à Montréal and a Bachelor of Engineering from the Royal Military College in Kingston. He is licensed to practice as a professional engineer in the province of Ontario.
Markus Pankatz, CD
Director of Security and Intelligence Operations
Versatil BPI Inc
Markus Pankatz is a recognized intelligence SME and public speaker in Canada and the Caribbean. Markus has designed and implemented enterprise security intelligence systems in Canada, the Caribbean and South America.
Markus joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1988 and filled a variety of roles. He joined IBM Canada in August 2011 as a Senior Technical Professional and intelligence SME. Markus joined IBM after serving in the Canadian Armed Forces for 25 years and is a veteran of the Bosnia and Afghan conflicts. In 2019, Markus joined Versatil as the Director of Intelligence and Security Operations. He also sits on the Seneca College Professional Advisory Board for the law enforcement and intelligence program.
This event is presented in English only.