As Canada progresses into the 21st Century its place in the world is increasingly dependent on security, economic strength and technological evolution.
These issues are inseparable as Canada strives to keep pace with unfolding disruptive issues related to geopolitics, socioeconomics, the environment and cyber-information.
Disruption is a two-sided coin: it can lead to political destabilisation and international security crises but also creates opportunities for positive democratic, social and economic changes.
Conference Keynote Speaker
Jeh Charles Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security, 2013 - 2017
Jeh Johnson was the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security from December 23, 2013 to January 20, 2017. As such, he led the third largest Department of the U.S. government, with a workforce of 229,000 employees and 22 components including TSA, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, FEMA, the Coast Guard, and the Secret Service.
Under Secretary Johnson’s leadership, DHS was responsible for counterterrorism, cybersecurity, aviation security, border security, port security, maritime security, administration and enforcement of our immigration laws, protection of our national leaders, protection of critical infrastructure, detection of and protection against chemical, biological and nuclear threats to the homeland, and response to disasters.