2017 CSO Summit

CSO Summit at SecTor 2017

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

The 2017 CSO Summit offers an invaluable opportunity for you to engage with the world’s foremost security experts in an intimate, closed-door setting.

Held at SecTor, Canada’s premier IT security conference, the CSO Summit is your chance to network and discuss ground breaking topics, pressing challenges and current opportunities with fellow CSOs and experts presenting at this year’s conference. See the agenda below for insight into what happened at the 2016 Summit.

If you would like to participate in the 2017 CSO Summit and meet the following criteria, please fill out the form below. Your status will be reviewed and you will receive further instructions.

Please note, this is not a sponsored event and there are no hidden agendas. CSO Summit attendees are carefully curated and limited to a maximum of 50. Because of this, we ask those selected to purchase a SecTor conference ticket to secure their place.

The Details

Date: The 2017 CSO Summit will be hosted on Tuesday November 14, 2017 (SecTor conference day one).

Price: Free, with the purchase of a SecTor 2017 full conference pass.

SecTor 2017: Conference Sessions are held on November 14 & 15 with pre-conference activities on November 13, 2017. A full overview of the schedule will be made available at sector.ca/schedule.

Venue: SecTor and the CSO Summit will be held on Levels 700 and 800 in the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Center (MTCC) in downtown Toronto. 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 2017 CSO Summit Agenda

Tuesday Nov 14th 2017

08:00 – 08:50 Registration and Networking Breakfast – Brian Bourne and Brian O’Higgins
08:50 – 10:00 Prosperity and Security: A Renewed Approach to Cyber Security for CanadaColleen Merchant Keynote (viewed from private CSO Summit room)
10:00 – 10:10 Break
10:10 – 11:00 Keynote Private Q&A – Colleen Merchant, Director General, National Cyber Security at Government of Canada
11:00 – 11:50 Cyber Security Convergence: Bringing Corporate Security Together – Craig D’Souza, Facebook, Head of Global Security Investigations & Protective Intelligence
11:50 – 12:00 Lunch Service
12:00 – 13:10 Fighting Cyber(in)securityDavid Shrier Keynote (viewed from private CSO Summit room)
13:25 – 14:25 The Future of Security Technology – David Shrier, MIT and Oxford Futurist
14:25 – 14:40 Break
14:40 – 15:40 Protecting Customers at Scale – Allison Miller, Security and Privacy at Google
15:40 – 16:00 Closing Remarks and Housekeeping
16:00 – 17:30 Expo Hall / Networking
17:30 – 19:30 SecTor 2017 Reception at Steam Whistle

CSO Summit Format


The CSO Summit is a closed room under Chatham House rules. The individual identified in the schedule will lead a round table discussion on the topic described. For a full schedule of all the talks at SecTor, please visit the conference schedule here.

Interested but can’t make November 14, 2017?

After running highly successful CSO Summits at the last three SecTor conferences, we have been encouraged to expand this experience to more CSO events throughout the year. If you meet all the criteria above and would be interested in a Spring 2018 Summit, please express your interest (with credentials) to info@blackarts.ca.