2020 Annual Meeting Saint John Trade and Convention Centre
Thursday, February 20, 2020
- 4:30 – 6:30 PM The Top Issue Affecting Your Bottom Line
Have you wondered why you only ever get similar projects time and time again? Perhaps you wonder why you cannot “break into” that new domain? Or, you ask, how do you grow your business without increasing your geographic footprint?
Few people believe that business will grow simply by doing the same thing over and over again. So, how do you harness the opportunity? In this panel, you will meet three panelists who speak about how a diverse team contributes to the bottom line and why it is the smartest business decision you will make. You will learn from financial and legal experts, the consulting engineering sector and a long-time tech executive about their experience and tips for making this part of your business model. Diversity is more than a word on the wall; it is a mind-set and being inclusive means bringing more voices to the boardroom table – or the worksite. In the end, it pays dividends, and not just financial.
If you are an owner, manager, partner or simply want to be part of the conversation, we want you to join us.
The panel kicks off the APEGNB Annual Meeting in Saint John on Thursday February 20th at 4:30 p.m. (Saint John Trade and Convention Centre).
Friday, February 21, 2020
- 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
- 8:30 AM Professional Development Seminars
- 12:00 PM Recognition Luncheon – New Life Members, Outgoing Councillors, APEGNB Volunteer Awards
- 2:00 PM Annual Meeting – 2019 By-law Changes 2020 By-law Changes Rationale for 2020 Changes
- 6:00 PM Reception
- 7:00 PM Awards Banquet – APEGNB Awards, Engineers Canada & Geoscientists Canada Fellows, President’s Change of Office
To Register, please use our online payment portal by clicking here. Registration Deadline: February 14, 2020.
Hotel Accommodations (Hilton Saint John), click here. (Group Code: APEG20)
C.C. Kirby Award – Don Good, P.Eng.
L.W. Bailey Award – Reginald Wilson, P.Geo.
President’s Award – Gary Hoadley, P.Eng.
Women in Engineering – Maggie Stothart, P.Eng.
Community Leadership Award – Tony Whalen, P.Eng.
Young Professional Achievement Award – Lindsay Wilcott, P.Eng.
Professional Development Seminar Descriptions:
Session One: Privacy 101 for Engineers and Geoscientists, Presented by David Fraser, Partner, McInnes Cooper
Despite what everyone seems to be posting on social media, privacy is not going away. Businesses, including Engineers and Geoscientists, are subject to privacy laws that regulate personal information that is collected, used and disclosed. Professionals may also be subject to the legal obligations of their clients. This session by privacy lawyer David Fraser of McInnes Cooper will provide an overview of the legal privacy landscape, how it is regulated and what are the key risks to manage. David will also provide an overview of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law, which is complicated, messy and has some significant penalties to be aware of.
David Fraser is well-known as one of Canada’s leading internet, technology and privacy lawyers. He regularly advises a range of clients – from startups to Fortune 100 companies – on all aspects of technology and privacy laws.
David is widely recognized as one of Canada’s foremost authorities on privacy law and other legal issues associated with cloud computing. He regularly advises vendors and customers in connection with implementing cloud computing projects, in both the public and private sectors. David is particularly known for his ability to cut through the seemingly intractable issues related to cross-border data flows and law enforcement/national security access to customer data.
A significant portion of David’s practice is devoted to working with American and multi-national businesses in addressing Canadian privacy law issues. This often includes contract negotiations, policy reviews, pre-launch product reviews, addressing complaints and advising with respect to data breaches. For example, David regularly advises Google Inc. and has represented the company before the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in connection with a range of matters, including Google’s inadvertent collection of WiFi payload information when driving Street View cars in Canada.
Session Two: “The soft target – engineering people”, Presented by Jeff Shaw, P.Eng. Chief Operating Officer, Bulletproof
Is your organization a target? Learn why the answer is absolutely “yes”.
Everyone has received a call, probably within the last few days, where someone, somewhere, is trying to get you to “Call CRA to respond to this urgent message” or “Respond to a new Microsoft vulnerability in your home PC”. These are common “social engineering” tactics and the field of social engineering is vast and lucrative for today’s criminals.
In this presentation, Jeff Shaw will discuss and demonstrate current trends in attacking and defending people. How can organizations and individuals protect themselves? Are there any technical solutions available? Can we engineer better security into our most important asset, our people?
Jeff Shaw is Chief Operating Officer of Bulletproof. Jeff is an electrical engineer by trade, turned Entrepreneur, and has been a Senior Executive of Bulletproof for 16 years. Jeff has worked in the IT industry for more than 20 years and has been a key architect of Bulletproof’s growth developing numerous successful business lines and seeing the business expand to six locations serving businesses across Atlantic Canada and the world.
Bulletproof has an 18-year history in IT security and has completed hundreds of projects for a wide variety of public sector and commercial clients. Our resources are second to none when it comes to security experience and hold numerous industry certifications. By equipping you with expert resources that work as an extension of your company, we enable you to focus on what’s most important to your organization and help you combat the ever-increasing cyberattack threat.