A Conversation on the Future of Work and Protecting Endpoints

Event Overview

The Global Pandemic has radically reshaped how people think about work. Practically overnight, the world shifted its work model from 9-5 in the office to completely remote- an evolution that months before was unfathomable.

As the world recovers from this calamity, Governments and Industry alike are reformulating their work models for the future. Many organizations are moving forward with hybrid or work from anywhere models. This new flexibility revolutionizes how we all think about and perform work though it presents new challenges from a cyber security perspective- how to ensure that our work from anywhere workforce is protected in an age where cyber security attacks and threats seem to be ever increasing in number and complexity.

Join the University of Ottawa’s Professional Development Institute, HP Inc. Canada and officials from the Canadian Public Sector for a hybrid thought leadership event to review and discuss global trends around future work models and actions that private and public sector organizations are taking to secure their workforces.


9 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. - Professional Development Institute Welcoming Remarks

9:10 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. - A Review of Trends and Landscape: A Presentation by HP Inc.

9:50 a.m. – 10 a.m. - Break

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Panel: A Public Sector Perspective

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. - Networking





Julia Scouten, Director, Joint Defence Cloud Program, Department of National Defence

Julia Scouten has over 17 years of experience in cyber within the Federal Government and has been a subject matter expert specializing in the coordination of the national response to serious cyber security incidents affecting the Energy sector in Canada. She has also represented Canada at various international cyber security engagements providing her in-depth and insightful cyber security knowledge to the international forefront. Furthermore, she has led a team of cyber situational awareness analysts in providing Canadian critical infrastructure sectors with cyber security, cyber hygiene and cyber awareness. Her wealth of knowledge comes from over 9 years serving in the Canadian military in various roles including a posting within the Canadian Forces Network Operations Center as an Intrusion Detection Analyst. Her military career also included an operational tour on the HMCS Toronto to the Persian Gulf.



Shirley Ivan, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Information Security and Technology Officer

For more than 25 years, Shirley Ivan has held executive positions in both government and the private sector, focussing on innovation and business transformation and helping organizations ensure that their IT investments and strategies align with their business needs. In June 2022, Shirley was appointed as Senior Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Information Security and Technology Officer of the Government of Canada. As a direct report to the Chief Information Officer of Canada, Shirley’s key responsibilities will include providing leadership, direction and oversight for cyber security for the GC enterprise at large and providing strategic advice, leadership and policy direction to departments with a view to reduce technical debt and improve the state of mission critical applications.

Prior to joining the Treasury Board of Canada, Shirley was the Assistant Deputy Minister IM-IT and Chief Information Officer for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), where her leadership was fundamental to implementing The Connected RCMP's Digital Policing Strategy, ensuring that the RCMP had the systems and services in place to support the organization's digital objectives. Over the course of her career, she has gained significant experience in cloud services, information management, information communications and voice technologies.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Computer Science and Mathematics and has completed graduate work in Computer Engineering at Carleton University. Shirley also holds one of the earliest patents for providing telephony services over the internet as well as a second patent in the area of toll-fraud prevention.



Matt Davies, Chief Technology Officer, Shared Services Canada

Matt Davies is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Shared Services Canada (SSC). The CTO Branch (CTOB) is an innovative, collaborative and customer-oriented organization which utilizes transformative technologies to deliver SSC’s Digital Technology Strategy in support of achieving a modern and secure digital government. He is focused on leveraging existing and emerging technologies to deliver on the SSC 3.0 vision towards an enterprise approach for all of government. This includes building a fast, reliable, and secure network and enterprise digital workplace platform for all that meets the needs of today and tomorrow. It also includes working with the SSC clients to support their application modernization efforts. As CTO, Matt is helping to shape SSC’s direction in providing world-class technology for the government.

Matt is a graduate from the University of Ottawa and has completed Executive Education programs at the Tuck School of Business and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed the NACD's Cyber Risk Oversight program earning the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight issued by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2020, Matt received the CCISO Award, which recognizes an individual's outstanding work in information security, at the CISO Forum Canada 2020.



Raj Thuppal, Chief Service and Digital Officer, Transport Canada

Raj Thuppal is Transport Canada’s Service and Chief Digital Officer. He provides executive leadership and management direction for TC’s service modernization and digital services. In this key role, Raj leads the way we modernize programs and services that we deliver to Canadians. He is also Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer for the Department.



Dan Allen,VP, Entreprise Security Solutions, HP Inc.

With over 20 years of experience in technology and delivery of software services with a focus on virtualization, security, and application delivery, Dan Allen has a proven track record of delivering customer success. Dan joined HP as part of the Bromium acquisition in September 2019. Dan joined Bromium in 2015 where he had responsibility for all worldwide customer services. Prior to joining Bromium, Dan spent 13+ years at Citrix Systems as a lead architect and director on their Consulting Services team. Dan is still active writing technical whitepapers, blogs, and speaking at conferences on the subject of security and virtualization.


February 14, 2023

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET



Desmarais Building, 55 Laurier Ave. East,
            Ottawa, room 12102

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