2016 CSO Summit

CSO Summit sponsored by BAI

A unique opportunity for closed door discussions with SecTor keynote speakers and your peers.

The 2016 CSO Summit offers an invaluable opportunity for a limited number to spend time with some the world’s foremost security experts in an intimate, closed-door setting.

As you may already know, SecTor has continued to evolve over the past 10 years and is now Canada’s premier IT Security Conference with a reputation for bringing the most trusted and respected industry speakers from around the world to Toronto.

The CSO Summit is your chance to network and discuss ground breaking topics, pressing challenges and current opportunities with peers and engage in private sessions with the experts and industry leaders presenting at SecTor 2016.

If you would like an invitation to participate in the 2016 CSO Summit and you believe you meet the following criteria, we encourage you to express your interest using the form below, where your status will be reviewed and you will receive further instructions.

Please note, spaces are limited to a maximum of 50 and attendance is by invitation only.

The Details

Date: The 2016 CSO Summit will be hosted on Tuesday October 18, 2016 (SecTor conference day one).

Price: Free, with the purchase of a SecTor 2016 full conference pass.

SecTor 2016: Conference Sessions are held on October 18 & 19 with pre-conference sessions and training on October 17, 2016. A full overview of the schedule is available at sector.ca/schedule.

Venue: SecTor and the CSO Summit will be held on Level 800 in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Center (MTCC) in downtown Toronto for. More information on how to get there is available at sector.ca/travel.

Before registering your interest, please ensure you fulfill the following three criteria:

You are at an Executive Level
You are responsible for your organizations’ information security
You work in a company with revenue exceeding C$50m

Expression Of Interest

The Agenda

Tuesday Oct 18th 2016

08:00 – 08:50 Registration and CSO Networking Breakfast
08:50 – 10:00 Edward Snowden Keynote (in private CSO Summit room)
10:00 – 10:15 Session #1: Q&A with Edward Snowden
10:15 – 11:00 Session #2: Michael Geist
11:00 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 11:50 Session #3: Q&A with Mikko Hypponen
11:50 – 12:00 Transfer to Keynote Hall
12:00 – 13:10 Mikko Hypponen Keynote (seated at reserved premium tables. Includes lunch)
14:00 – 17:00 Free time to engage in Day One afternoon conference sessions (see schedule)
17:30 Onwards Networking Reception, Dinner and Party at Steam Whistle Brewing, sponsored by Rapid7, Gurucul and Tenable Network Security

Wednesday Oct 19th 2016

08:50 – 10:00 Morning Keynote
10:15 – 16:30 We encourage you to visit the Day Two Conference Schedule to plan out your day of conference sessions and activities.
16:30 SecTor 2016 Day Two Conference wrap up.


Speakers, Sessions, Bios


The SecTor 2016 conference schedule the CSO Summit agenda are currently being organized. While the first round of speakers announced on May 17 offers insight into who participants will have the opportunity to engage with, the final schedule and agendas wont be finalized until the end of August when the second round of speakers are announced.

To see the current list of speakers and their sessions, visit sector.ca/speakers. Should you meet the above criteria and express your interest in the CSO Summit, we will send you updates on the confirmed speakers and the summit agenda.

Interested but can’t make October 18, 2016?

After running highly successful CSO Summits at the last two SecTor conferences, and with 2016 shaping up to be no different, we have been encouraged to expand this CSO Summit experience to more sessions throughout the year. If you meet all the criteria above and would be interested in a February/March 2017 Summit, please express your interest (with credentials) to info@blackarts.ca.