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2022 CAN-TECH Spring Conference: Moving fast without breaking things

June 7-8, 2022
June 7-8, 2022

Conference Co-chairs:

Marie-Claire Albanese, Director, Senior Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Green Shield Canada

Ron Lo, General Counsel, Symend


Tuesday, June 7

11:00 - 11:15 Welcome remarks

11:15 - 12:15 Contracting for Software development

Moderator: Anagha Nandakumaran, Associate, Fasken


Lisa Danay-Wallace, Partner, WeirFoulds LLP

Elena Iosef, Legal Counsel, Varicent

Allan Oziel, Partner, Oziel Law

12:15 - 12:45 Break

12:45 - 1:45 Successful Negotiations

Moderator: Imtiaz Karamat, Associate, Deeth Williams Wall LLP


Hashim Ghazi, Emerging Technology, Privacy & Cybersecurity Lawyer, Fasken

Cat Lovrics, Partner, Lawyer, Trademark Agent, Marks & Clerk

Steven Slavens, Counsel, Torys LLP

 1:45 - 2:00 Break

2:00 - 3:30 Cyber-security 201

Moderator: Lisa R. Lifshitz, Partner, Torkin Manes LLP


Helene Deschamps Marquis, Partner and National Leader Data Privacy and Cyber Security Law Practice, Deloitte

Joanna Fine, Partner, Privacy and Data Management, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

John Hewie, National Security Office, Microsoft Canada

3:30 - 3:45 Break

3:50 - 5:00 Negotiation Workshop


Jennifer Davidson, Technology Lawyer, Deeth Williams Wall LLP

George Wray, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Tetyana Kilmova, Technology Consultant - Privacy & Data Trust (Cybersecurity), Ernst & Young

5:00 - 5:05 Closing remarks


Wednesday, June 8

12:00 - 12:05 Opening remarks

12:05 - 1:30 Women in Tech: Avant Garde

Moderators: Abby Benattar, Associate, WeirFoulds LLP, and Wendes Keung, Technology Contracting Associate, Torys LLP


Chres Lee, Lawyer, Emerging and High Growth Companies Group, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Kelly Kwan, General Counsel, Clutch

Aliya Ramji, Co-Founder and Head at MT Ventures, a division of McCarthy Tétrault

1:30 - 1:40 Break

1:40 - 2:40 Electronic monitoring in the workplace


Wole Akinremi, Associate, Deeth Williams Wall LLP

Nancy Shapiro, Partner, Koskie Minsky LLP

2:40 - 2:50 Break

2:50 - 3:50 International data ownership

Moderator: Vipal Jain, WeirFoulds LLP


Chelsi Bonair, Corporate Counsel, Google

Andrew Bernstein, Litigation Partner, TORYS LLP

Rohin Bansal, Director, Data Governance, Privacy, CIBC

3:50 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:00 Regulating crypto

Moderator: Marlon Hylton, Senior Counsel & CEO, INNOV-8 Data Counsel & INNOV-8 Legal Inc.


Pouya Makki, Associate, Renno & Co Inc.

5:00 - 5:15 Closing remarks