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Sonya Shorey

Vice President, Strategy, Marketing and Communications, Invest Ottawa, Bayview Yards and Area X.O

Sophie Leong


Rita Alma

DE&I Strategist, Invest Ottawa

Faye Francy

Executive Director, Automotive ISAC (Auto-ISAC)

Nancy Gariché

Cybersecurity Leader, GitHub

Elana Graham

COO, Cyber Defence Corporation

Clar Rosso

Chief Executive Officer, ISC²

Rachel Guinto

AVP Information Risk Management, Manulife

Manjula Selvarajah

Tech Journalist, CBC National Columnist

Tia (Yatia) Hopkins

CTO & Chief Cyber Risk Strategist, eSentire; Founder of Empow(H)er Cybersecurity

Suzanna Alsayed

Founder, Hilt International Security

Nutan Behki

Assistant Deputy Minister, Shared Services Canada (SCC)

Kavya Pearlman

Founder & CEO, XRSI

Stella Magana

Digital Forensics Specialist, CEH, DFIR; SheHacks Kenya

Daina Proctor

Security Services Sales Leader for Canada

Sandra Wheatley Smerdon

SVP, Marketing, Threat Intelligence and Influencer Communications at Fortinet

Jeanette Manfra

Global Director Risk & Compliance, Google (USA)

Inhi Cho Suh

Senior Exec at IBM, Board Director at Docusign. Board Trustee at

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Invest Ottawa is the lead economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada’s Capital, facilitating economic growth and job creation in the City of Ottawa. Guided by a vision to help realize Ottawa’s full potential as a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready city, and the best place to learn, work, live, and play, Invest Ottawa delivers venture development and global expansion programs and services that catalyze the growth and success of entrepreneurs and firms. These include: small business training; mentorship; acceleration for technology firms; foreign business and investment attraction; local business retention and expansion in targeted sectors; commercialization; and marketing Ottawa’s diversified economy and high quality of life.