An interactive discussion panel with Canadian leaders of digital identity management on the biggest opportunities, trends and innovations in digital ID and Authentication. Moderated by IdentityNorth's Aran Hamilton, panelists include key members of the DIACC Executive Board.
Aran Hamilton, Moderator A successful entrepreneur, Aran is the President and Co-Founder of Vantage.
Vantage tracks the heartbeat of thousands of brands and retailers in over 100 countries around the world, and uses machine learning and predictive analytics to automatically build marketing campaigns that drive sales.
As one of Canada’s leading digital and mobile economy strategists, with a focus on predictive analytics and marketing automation, Aran has spent the past two decades working with retailers, payment networks, banks, and wireless carriers to shape Canada’s ecommerce environment.
Marlene Lenarduzzi Vice President, BMO Model Validation and BMO Financial Group Ms. Lenarduzzi leads the Model Validation function for BMO Financial Group and is accountable for the assessment and vetting of models, including the evaluation and management of model risk at the enterprise level. In her previous role as Vice President Fraud Management, Ms. Lenarduzzi was accountable for delivering customer-centric fraud management and authentication experiences to BMO’s Personal and Commercial customers across North America. Ms. Lenarduzzi has held numerous roles in Analytics, Risk and Portfolio Management at BMO as well as at another financial institution. Marlene holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree, Chemical Engineering from McMaster University, a Masters of Applied Science Degree from the University of Ottawa and a Masters in Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business.
Dave NikolejsinDIACC Board Chair Deputy Minister, Ministry of Natural Gas Development
Dave was appointed the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Natural Gas Development on September 15, 2015. The Ministry of Natural Gas Development is the key provincial Ministry to guide responsible development and ensure maximum economic benefits to British Columbians from the province’s natural gas resources, new export markets related to interprovincial pipelines, oil projects and value-added natural gas products, and the province’s next new major industrial sector—that of liquefied natural gas (LNG); and as the Ministry Responsible for Housing provides British Columbians with access to safe, affordable and appropriate housing through policy and programs, technical codes and standards, and services for landlords and Previous to his current role Dave was the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and was the Associate Deputy Minister of the Environmental Assessment Office in 2012. In July 2005, Dave was appointed as Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia and was appointed Associate Deputy Minister in October 2010.
Earlier in his career, Dave spent two years as the Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Network BC initiative. Through his leadership in this project, Dave played a pivotal role in bridging the digital divide by connecting many rural and remote communities in British Columbia to high-speed broadband.
Dave has a strong technical background, and spent nearly 20 years working in management positions with progressively more responsibility, both in the B.C. government and with SaskTel in Regina, Saskatchewan. He is also Chair of the Digital Identity and Authentication Council of Canada.
Eros has the overall responsibility for TELUS integrated wireless and wireline technology strategy, network spectrum, development architecture and vendor management. He is also responsible for the planning and engineering of TELUS network; identifying opportunities, establishing long-term direction and implementing new technologies and services. Prior to this role, Eros served as the executive vice president and chief technology officer of TELUS Mobility, where he integrated TELUS Mobility’s network operations after the acquisition of Clearnet Communications in 2000. During his tenure at Clearnet, Eros held the executive positions of chief technology officer and chief information officer. He was responsible for the initial launches of both the company’s Mike iDEN network and its national PCS CDMA network. Before joining Clearnet in 1995, Eros held senior management positions in engineering and marketing at Bell Mobility. Eros holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering from the University of Windsor in 1984 and a Masters in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business in 1995.
Telus House 25 York Street, 3rd Floor Toronto, Ontario
Telus Garden 777 Richards Street Vancouver, British Columbia
What Attendees are saying
“The only conference in Canada where one can meet the who’s who of knowledgeable people and champions of digital identity to discuss the real issues and opportunities in this space.” Dave Nikolejsin, Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines at Government of British Columbia
“A fantastic platform bringing together Canadian thought leaders and key industry experts to promote innovation in digital identity and authentication.” Mike Vanderkaden, VP Corporate Development, Equifax Canada