Speakers
Tuesday September 19
1:30pm - 2:00pm Opening Keynote - Global State of Affairs and Its impact on Canadian Ports

 

Rear-Admiral Art McDonald
Commander Maritime Forces Pacific

       

  

Rear - Admiral Art McDonald assumed Command of Maritime Forces Pacific and of Joint Force Pacific on 22 July 2016. 

Immediately prior to assuming maritime Forces Pacific Cmmand, then - Commodore McDonald served as Director General Naval Force Development (DGNFD) from 2013 to 2016, overseeing planning and conduct of the largest peacetime renewal in RCN history. His previous Chief of Naval Staff experience included serving as Director Navel Requirements from 2012 to 2013 as well as a tour as Executive Secretary to the Chief of the Maritime Staff from 2005 until 2017.

As a sea-going officer, he served in Her Majesty's Canadian Ships VANCOUVER (Bridge Watch Keeper (BWK), 1991 - 1992), MONTREAL (BWK, 1992-1994), and CALGARY (Above Water Warfare Officer (AWWO), 1994 - 1996; and Operations/Combat Offiver (OpsO/CbtO), 1996-2000). During two six-month deployments in CALGARY, he circumnavigated the globe in 1995 and participated in UN sanctions enforcement in both the Adriatic Sea (1995) and the Arabian Gulf (twice: 1995 - 1999).

As the Canadian Fleet Pacific (CANFLTPAC) Weapons Officer 2001- 2002, he oversaw the Fleet's exercise missile firing programme and he again deployed to the Arabian Gulf.Sea - this time as a Task Group Watch Officer in flagships OTTAWA and ALGONQUIN for Operation APOLLO (Roto 1), the Canadian contribution to the global war on terrorism. After next serving as Executive Officer (XO) in REGINA 2003 - 2005, he then commanded HMCS HALIFAX 2007 - 2009. While commanding Halifax he was also double- hatted in 2008 as Chief- Staff- Officer Operations, Canadian Fleet Atlantic. 

Upon promotion to Capt(N) and while serving as Commander Fifth Maritime Operations Group (CMOG5) in 2010 - 2011, he led seas-based humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations as the Maritime Component Commander (MCC) of Canadian Joint Task Force (Haiti) (CJTF(H)) in response to the devastating 2010 earthquak in Haiti. As CMOG5 he also commanded a seven ship combined, multi-national naval and coast guard Task Group in the High Arctic in 2010's Operation NANOOK. 

A bluenoser born in New Waterford, Cape Breton, Rear-Admiral McDonald is a 1990 graduate of the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada who holds a Bachelor's Degree in Military and Strategic Studies and a Masters of Defence Studies Degree. He is also a 2003 graduate of the Canadian Forces College (CFC) Command and Staff Course and a 2012 graduate of the National Security Programme (NSP)

 

 Tuesday September 19
 2:00pm - 2:45pm Session 1 - Economic Prosperity through Trade

 

Carlo Dade
Director of the Trade & Investment Centre
Canada West Foundation

Moderator

As Director of the Trade & Investment Centre, Carlo Dade develops and leads research to promote growth and profitability in western Canada’s export economy. Carlo has a long history in international public policy most recently as Senior Fellow in the University of Ottawa’s School of International Development and Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He is also a member of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI).

Carlo has been a leading voice in debates on recent Canadian free trade agreements and development of trade infrastructure. He has a reputation for big-picture thinking and is a leading global expert on pan-Pacific trade, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Pacific Alliance trade blocs. He is one of Canada’s leading commentators on North American competitiveness and Canada-Mexico relations. Carlo is a highly sought-after media commentator throughout North America.

He is lead researcher and author of a study on creating a North American Infrastructure Bank “Some Assembly Required: Cross-border infrastructure that creates jobs and growth (http://cwf.ca/research/publications/some-assembly-required-cross-border-infrastructure-that-creates-jobs-and-growth/)

 
 

Mark Hodgson, P.Eng., MBA
Partner, Infrastructure and Capital Projects
Deloitte LLP

Mark Hodgson is the Partner who leads Deloitte’s Infrastructure Advisory practice in western Canada. Mark is a proven leader in Canada’s infrastructure market with 23 years’ experience advising governments on the financing and procurement of some of the largest and most complex capital projects in the country. His expertise is in developing and implementing PPP, alternative service delivery and divestiture transactions.

His experience with major projects spans all infrastructure sectors including transportation, water, power, marine, solid waste, and public buildings. Mark has advised a multitude of clients resulting in successful procurements of privately financed infrastructure projects with total contract value well over $10 billion.

Mark’s current assignments include financial and commercial advisor to the Port of Vancouver for the deal structure and procurement of Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project.

Mark is a civil engineer with over five years municipal engineering experience. Following a career in engineering, in 1993 he obtained an MBA in finance and strategy from McGill University. 

 
   

Bruce McCauig
Executive Advisor
Canada Infrastructure Bank Transition Office

   

Bruce McCuaig joined the Privy Council Office as Executive Advisor on the Canada Infrastructure Bank in April 2017. In this role, Bruce is supporting the work of Jim Leech, the Special Advisor to the Prime Minister on the Bank, and is working as part of the Transition Office embedded in Infrastructure Canada.

Prior to his appointment as Executive Advisor, Bruce was the President and CEO of Metrolinx from 2010, where he built a team committed to transforming transportation in the GTHA, by building a strong customer service emphasis throughout the organization, delivering quality transportation services on time and on budget, and working collaboratively with our partners – all key elements to delivering on the promise of The Big Move.

Bruce began his career in public service in 1984, and has worked in areas involving land use planning and policy, municipal policy, and transportation planning, policy and operations. He spent 10 years with the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and 15 years with the Ministry of Transportation, where his final role as Deputy Minister made him responsible for leading the 4,000 public servants dedicated to ensuring a safe and efficient provincial transportation system.

Bruce is on the Board of Directors the United Way of Peel Region and is a member of the Providence Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors.

He holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Urban and Regional Planning from Ryerson University, and a Master of Public Administration from Queen’s University.
 Tuesday, September 19    
 3:15pm - 3:45pm    Business Session: Sustainability as an Element of Prosperity

 

Peter Ellis, CMM, CD
Executive Director
Clear Seas

 

Peter Ellis, CMM, CD, is a former naval officer who joined Clear Seas after retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces at the rank of Rear-Admiral. During his thirty- one year military career Peter held a variety of operational and institutional leadership roles both at sea and ashore, having served in Halifax, Esquimalt and Ottawa. 

He has served in over a dozen Canadian ships and submarines, and sailed in several allied warships. He commanded the frigate HMCS Halifax, the Canadian Forces Naval Operations School, Canada's Pacific Fleet, and an eleven-nation amphibious force during Exercise RIMPAC 2012. He served his last four years in uniform as Deputy-Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command. 

 Tuesday, September 19
3:45pm - 5:00pm     Session 2 – Thriving Communities

 

Mike Foran
Vice President - Market Strategy and Asset Management
Canadian Pacific Railway

  Moderator:

Mr. Foran became CP’s Vice-President, Market Strategy and Asset Management on Feb. 14, 2017. 

His prior roles with CP include Vice-President Network Transportation (2014-2017), Assistant Vice-President Network Transportation (2013-2014), and General Manager – Asset Management (2012-2013). In 19-plus years at CP, Mike has worked in operations, business development, marketing, and general management.

Mike holds an executive MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary. 

 
   
 

Peter Xotta
Vice President, Planning and Operations
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

   

In his role as vice president, planning and operations, Mr. Xotta is responsible for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s long term planning, operations, security, and trade development activities. Mr. Xotta joined the port authority in 1995, and has held diverse portfolios including business development and leading strategic port projects.

Mr. Xotta’s experience has included acting as president of Modalink Distribution Hub Ltd., a multi-modal logistics facility in South Richmond, British Columbia and a 50 per cent joint venture with the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. He is the former chair of Canada Place Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, and currently sits on the board of directors of the Van Horne Institute and Crossroads Hospice Society.

Mr. Xotta has a Masters in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University’s Segal Graduate School of Business and is an active mentor in the program.

 
   

Christian Dea
Chief Economist and Director General, Transportation and Economic Analysis
Transport Canada

  Christian Dea received his graduate degree in Economics from the University of Montreal.

As Chief Economist and Director General of the Transportation and Economic analysis group at Transport Canada, Christian Dea is responsible for providing advice to the Minister and the senior management of TC on the impact of economic and societal trends in Canada and around the world on the resilience and performance of Canadian supply chains and the transportation system in general.

During his career, Christian Dea held various positions in the federal and provincial public sector (i.e., Department of Finance federal and Quebec, Bank of Canada, Human Resources and Skills Development) and the private sector (National Bank of Canada), where he was responsible for economic forecasting, tax policy reforms of the federal-provincial sale tax, reform of the taxation regime of the financial sector, intergovernmental relations and development/implementation of new Transfer Agreement with provinces, and development/implementation of departmental knowledge and data management strategy, and economic services.
 
   

 

Nanette Efrid
Senior Director - Strategic Data & Analytics Solutions
GE Transportation

  Nanette Efird is one of the early data evangelists in the North American freight logistics industry. Today, she leads the Port Solutions business as the Senior Director for GE Transportation. She has been a member of the GE team for almost four years, and served in various leadership functions in Rail and Data/Analytics, before launching the new Ports related product line. Prior to joining GE, Nanette served as a senior executive at Railinc (a wholly owned subsidiary of the AAR), where she led business transformation and the creation of its newly formed commercial software division, including launching new data solutions and migrating/retiring legacy solutions, along with new analytics products. She also spent several entrepreneurial years delivering custom solutions for freight shippers and third party logistics providers in the North American market. Nanette lives in her native state of North Carolina.
 
   

 

Soumak Chatterjee
Blockchain, Product Innovation, Senior Manager
Deloitte Canada

  Soumak leads Deloitte’s payments and blockchain team in Canada. He is focused on assisting clients drive business value through new disruptive products, services and partnerships leveraging his deep expertise at the intersection of innovation, business and technology from strategy to execution.

As the leader of Deloitte’s Canadian blockchain team, Soumak assists clients across industries understand and apply distributed ledger technology concepts to their business models, technology infrastructure and operating processes. He has deep experience leading executive sessions and has led multiple blockchain based projects, strategy to technology prototyping, across verticals like trade finance, public sector, supply chain & payments, globally and in Canada. He co-leads Deloitte’s “Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services” project team with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and is a published author and speaker on the topic of Blockchain.
 Wednesday September 20
 8:45am - 9:45am  Session 3 – Thriving Communities

Mario Girard
President & CEO
Quebec Port Authority

 

 

An experienced entrepreneur and manager, Mario Girard has been President and CEO of the Québec Port Authority (QPA) since January 2011.

His vision and his ability to successfully build and mobilize work teams to implement major projects are his best assets. As a prolific and creative business developer, he has extensive experience of business development both nationally and internationally.

He was CEO of the Fondation de l’entrepreneurship from 2008 to 2011 where he contributed to a general mobilization of the business community and Government for improved entrepreneurial performance in Quebec. He founded and directed two IT companies: Nstein Technologies and Gespro Technologies.

Mario Girard is a member of the prestigious World Presidents’ Organization. A certified administrator (ASC), Mr. Girard has been a board member for several organizations for over 20 years. He is currently Chairman of the Association of Canadian Port Authorities (ACPA), Vice-President of the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES), the Association internationale Ville-Ports (AIVP) and President ex-officio of the Festival d’été de Québec, as well as a board member for the Fondation Roméo Dallaire and the Quebec Council of Employers (CPQ). 

 
   

Greta Marini
Strategic Advisor,
Port City Community Affairs

AIVP

 

After a Bachelor in spatial planning at the French Institute of Geoarchitecture and a Master degree in Urban Studies atUniversity from Quebec in Montreal, Greta Marini joined in 2002 the International Association Cities and Ports as a Project Manager.  In this position, she contributed to the development of the network and especially to the exchanges with port cities ofItaly and Germany. She took part inseveral European projects and was responsible for the thematic implementation of many international workshops and conferences dealing with the topic of the port city relation.

Since her arrival at AIVP, Greta Marini assisted as a scientific contributor on an international level to the complex problems andchallenges of the port city interface. In particular, she collaborated actively as a scientific referent on behalf of the AIVP in thethematic network of the European CTUR project on an analysis of the good practices with regards to the management of theeconomic impact of cruising and its interaction as a tool for urban regeneration. In 2008, she coordinated the realization of thebook entitled “PortCities 13.28 GMT” in which are developed various illustrative chapters on the environment in the ports, thewaterfronts, the cruising, the maritime transport etc.

Today, Greta Marini is leading the thematic group “Port Center Network”, an initiative relating to the social integration of the ports, launched in 2009 within the AIVP. This network pays a special attention to the process of appropriation by young peopleand citizens to the development of the maritime activities and a better comprehension of the port system and the port community, and its interaction with the urban territory on the environmental, economic and social level. On this topic, Greta provides expertise and participates as a speaker in conferences and benchmark missions.

 
 
 

Darrell Mussatto
Mayor
City of North Vancouver
 

Darrell Mussatto is serving his fourth term as Mayor of the City of North Vancouver following four terms as Councillor. He is active at the regional level serving on numerous boards and committees, and as chair of the Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee and Community Energy Association. 

A paramedic with the B.C. Ambulance Service for 30 years, Mayor Mussatto is keenly aware of health and wellness issues on the North Shore, as well as emergency response. He is committed to lowering the City's carbon footprint by making the City more bike-friendly, reducing energy use, managing our liquid and solid waste sustainably, supporting urban gardening and expanding the award winning Lonsdale Energy Corporation. 

Mayor Mussatto garnered the B.C. Ambulance Services Executive Director's Commendation in 1995, and the Red Cross Community Service Award in 1991. He holds a BC and Professional Teaching Certificate, as well as a Health and Fitness Certificate. 

 
 
 

Lourette Swanepoel
Registered Professional Planner
Stantec Consulting Ltd. 

 

Lourette is a Registered Professional Planner with Stantec Consulting Ltd. in Vancouver. She is also an accredited Envision® Sustainability Professional with a Professional Certificate in Asset Management Planning, helping communities and public agencies to address their strategic infrastructure and community sustainability challenges.

Lourette has a passion for sustainability management and better informing the decision-making and design process through a sustainability lens. In her work, she blends the professions of planning and engineering – appreciating the strategic interrelationship between community planning, asset management and infrastructure design. She co-authored the National InfraGuide Best Practice on Infrastructure and Land Use Planning and has been the recipient of numerous awards for her work over the years, including Team Canada’s international award-winning citiesPLUS project with the Honourable Mike Harcourt and a 2016 Canadian Institute of Planners Award for Planning Excellence for her work on the Community Lifecycle Infrastructure Costing (CLIC) Tool.

Lourette managed the development of the Port of Vancouver’s Green Infrastructure Guidelines for design and construction, and the Envision® certification for the Port’s collaborative Low Level Road project, which was the first North American transportation infrastructure project to receive Envision® Platinum certification. She was sustainability lead, overseeing the Envision strategy on the Roberts Bank Terminal 2 Owner’s Engineer team – the proposed project is a new three-berth marine terminal in Delta, BC. Lourette is an approved Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure trainer and a member of the Envision® Public Information Committee. 

 Wednesday September 20
 10:15am - 11:15am Session 4 – Healthy Ecosystems

 

Adam Cook
Director of Supply Chain Sales
Canadian National Railway

Moderator:
Adam Cook holds a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Saskatchewan and joined CN in 2010 as Regional Account Manager based in Saskatoon, SK. Adam has since held positions of progressive responsibility within CN as Market Manager - Metals & Minerals based in Montreal, QC and National Account Manager – Forest Products based in Vancouver, BC. In his current role, Adam leads a team of Account Managers with responsibility for Supply Chain Sales throughout Western Canada and the US Midwest.

Adam brings a diverse rail and supply chain perspective to this year’s conference and is passionate about the role CN can play in helping our customers grow both Domestically and Internationally to access Global Markets.
 
 
 
 

Kate Moran
President & CEO
Ocean Networks Canada

 

Dr. Kathryn (Kate) Moran joined the University of Victoria in September 2011 as a Professor in the Faculty of Science and Director of NEPTUNE Canada. In July 2012, she was promoted to the position of President & CEO, Ocean Networks Canada. Her previous appointment was Professor at the University of Rhode Island with a joint appointment in the Graduate School of Oceanography and the Department of Ocean Engineering. She also served as the Graduate School of Oceanography's Associate Dean, Research and Administration. From 2009 to 2011, Moran was seconded to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where she served as an Assistant Director and focused on Arctic, polar, ocean, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and climate policy issues. During the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Moran was selected to be a member of Secretary of Energy Chu's eight member advisory team. 

Moran received degrees from the University of Pittsburgh (BC), University of Rhode Island (MS), and Dalhousie University (PhD). She co-led the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program's Arctic Coring Expedition, which was the first deepwater drilling operation in the Arctic Ocean. She also led on of the first offshore expeditions to investigate the seafloor following the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. Previously, Moran was a research engineer at Canada's Bedford Institute of Oceanography where her major research focus areas were the Arctic Ocean and assessing offshore constraints to resource development on the east coast. She also served as the Director of the international Ocean Drilling Program in Washington DC; managed mission-specific drilling platform operations in the North Atlantic and Arctic; designed and developed oceanographic tools;participated in more than 35 offshore expeditions;and has served as Chair and member of national and international science and engineering advisory committees and panels.

 
 

Yvette Myers
Regional Director
Marine Safety & Security Pacific

 

In Yvette’s new role as Executive Director of OPP she is responsible for the delivery of the Oceans Protection Plan’s Marine Initiatives in the Region, as well as Transport Canada’s suite of Marine Safety and Security programs and services for commercial vessels and pleasure craft such as, Port State Control, Domestic vessel inspections, Examination and Certification of Seafarers, and Environmental Prevention and Preparedness.

During Yvette’s 30 plus year career, she served over 20 years in various positions with the Canadian Coast Guard, which included 10 years of active sea service. A highlight while sailing aboard CCG ships was to circumnavigate North America prior to assuming the role as Regional Director, Marine Programs.
Yvette’s vast marine career also included; Director of Operations and Harbour Master with Port Metro Vancouver, Director of Marine Investigations at the Transportation Safety Board, and Executive Director Navigation Safety and Environmental Programs for Transport Canada in Ottawa.

In addition to enjoying a maritime profession, Yvette volunteers for the Mission to Seafarers and enjoys outdoor activities such as fishing and kayaking with friends and family.

Yvette is looking forward to working with you in her new role.

 
   

 


Marko Dekovic
Vice President, Public Affairs
Global Container Terminals


Marko is an accomplished and recognized public affairs professional, in private, public and not-for-profit sectors.  Over the past 16 years he has held increasingly senior management roles, with focus on advancing and executing public policy that has impacted the economies of BC and Canada.  Prior to joining GCT, Marko was part of the team at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority that implemented transformative tactics and strategies, including the launch of a major public awareness campaign, and providing strategic communications for the Vancouver harbour during defining events.

As a senior regional advisor to the Minister of International Trade and Foreign Affairs with responsibility for the 2010 Olympics and the Asia Pacific Gateway and Corridors Initiative Marko played a critical role in delivering on Canada’s Asia Pacific Gateways and Corridors Initiative.  Over a billion dollars in funding, matched by billions more by provincial, municipal and private sector investments resulted in Canada being recognized internationally for the success of a unique trade, logistics and infrastructure strategy that others have subsequently emulated.

Of particular note is Marko’s ability to bring together often divergent stakeholders to collaborate for common solutions.  Recently, that skill was put to the test through his leadership role in creation of the Gateway Transportation Collaboration Forum, tasked with identifying, prioritizing and funding needed trade-enabling infrastructure in British Columbia.

Marko graduated from University of British Columbia where he was involved in Alumni affairs. He chaired the UBC Young Alumni Network and was an active member of the UBC Alumni Association Board of Directors.  A proud father of three young children, Marko is giving back in his community as a Cabinet member for the “A Night of Miracles” gala in support of the BC Children’s’ hospital, and for the “What Really Matters” campaign in support of a new YMCA facility in Coquitlam.

 Wednesday September 20    
 3:15pm - 3:45pm     Business Session - Transportation 2030 and the Maritime Sector



Sandra LaFortune

Director General - International Relations and Trade Policy
Transport Canada
   As Director General of International Relations and Trade Policy at Transport Canada, Sandra LaFortune plays a leadership role in advancing department-wide policy objectives and engagement at the international level as part of a government-wide approach. Ms. LaFortune provides strategic advice to further Canada’s transportation sector interests on a full range of trade related issues, and coordinates initiatives to improve the efficiency and reliability of the supply chain to facilitate international trade and transport through Canada’s strategic gateways and trade corridors.

After an initial career as a consultant in the communications field, Ms. LaFortune joined the federal public service in 1990. Since then, she has held various policy, program, and management positions with the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Privy Council Office, and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.
Ms. LaFortune joined Transport Canada in 2009 as Director General of Strategic Policy and Innovation, where her responsibilities included department-wide policy integration, advancing a framework for emerging transportation technology and innovation, and elaborating policy directions regarding the department's approach to Arctic and northern transportation issues. She undertook a two-year assignment from 2013 to 2015 at the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency as Director General of Policy and Planning, where she supported key policy issues with northern economic implications, including infrastructure, connectivity, labour market and skills development.

A native of Montréal, Québec, Ms. LaFortune holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with first class honors from McGill University, and has undertaken study at the Master's degree level at the University of Victoria.
 Wednesday September 20
 3:45pm - 4:30pm  Session 5 – Economic Prosperity Through Trade

 

Bob Gordon
Executive Director
Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange

Moderator:

Bob is the Executive Director, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX) where he has organizational responsibility to deliver cyber threat information services and lead all cyber intelligence engagements and research activities. Most recently, Bob was a Director, Global Cyber Security at CGI. Prior to this, he enjoyed a long and successful career in the Federal Government, which included being the architect of Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy.

Bob has had a unique career in Canada’s security, intelligence and law enforcement organizations: Public Safety Canada, Communications Security Establishment, Canadian Security Intelligence Service, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He has had senior executive responsibility for science and technology, IM/IT, and internal security programs (personnel, physical, and information technology). He has also provided operational leadership in investigating and analyzing the full range of threats to the security of Canada, which included leading the CSIS Counter Terrorism program.

 
   

Caroline Leprince 
Senior Policy Analyst
Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre

 

Caroline Leprince is a senior policy analyst at the Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) at Public Safety Canada. She is the lead of the Maritime Cyber Risk Project, an interdepartmental initiative created to provide concrete solutions to protect Canada’s maritime transportation sector from emerging cyber threats. Caroline has gained significant experience over the years in providing strategic advice and analysis in the areas of national security, defence and public safety. She previously worked as a contractual research assistant with Defence Research and Development Canada and also served as a member of the Canadian Armed Forces’ Reserve, during which time she deployed with the Psychological Operations unit in Kandahar, Afghanistan. She is an associate fellow with the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies and has published several publications in peer-reviewed and policy journals on Canada’s foreign policy. Caroline joined the board of Women in International Security – Canada in 2016. She holds a master’s in project management from École des sciences de la gestion (ESG), a master’s in political science from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) and a bachelor in international relations and international law from UQÀM. 

 
   

John Mah
Director of Information Services
Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

  John Mah is the Director of Information Services at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and has overall responsibility for its technical environment, including the Cyber Security Program.

John is an IT professional with over 24 years of leadership experience. He has worked in many different industries ranging from Non-Profit to High Tech, in organizations with annual revenues from $2M up to $1B.

Prior to working for Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, John was the head of IT for Dubai Ports Canada. He was a member of the management team that successfully led its Centerm container terminal through two phases of expansion and automation. As such, he is very familiar with the complexities and cyber security challenges of a Port Authority and a complex marine terminal.
           
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