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

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The 2016 CSO Summit 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 2017 conference schedule the CSO Summit agenda are currently being organized. While the first round of speakers announced on May 9 will offer insight into who participants will have the opportunity to engage with, the final schedule and agendas wont be finalized until September when the second round of speakers and full conference schedule 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 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.