#CyberFLASH: Cybersecurity in spotlight at GTEC 2015 conference

articleIn the shadow of the federal election, more than 4,000 people are expected to converge on the Shaw Centre for the GTEC conference and exhibition this week.

“GTEC is an absolutely appropriate forum for government and industry to come together,” executive director Michele Lajeunesse said in a recent interview with OBJ.

Monday’s pre-conference is featuring forums on cybersecurity and leadership as well as an invitation-only executive roundtable.

The following two days will see a number of keynote addresses from Hathaway Global Strategies President Melissa Hathaway, Shared Services Canada COO John Glowacki and Salesforce executive vice-president Vivek Kundra.

Ms. Hathaway will discuss how the Internet and information communications technology – and the lack of stakeholders’ trust in both – is changing the security landscape.

Mr. Glowacki will discuss how Shared Services Canadais developing a structure in which a dedicated part of the organization is responsible for the entire lifecycle of the services it provides, helping the agency change how it does business with its partners and industry.

Mr. Kundra, a former chief information officer for the United States government, will speak on the rise of the “connected” government.

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