Disruptive technology trends founded on accelerating scientific discovery are remaking the global economy in the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. Automation, artificial intelligence, med-tech, and quantum are tech megatrends, among others, impacting sectors across the economy. 

Join Celia Merzbacher from SRI International, Sami Khoury from the Canadian Center for Cyber Security (CCCS) as well as BDC Capital’s Deep Tech Venture Fund and the Canadian security partners at the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) to hear from intelligence and cyber experts, as well as international business leaders with the goal of increasing the overall resiliency of Canadian deep tech start-ups to support Canada’s long term economic security.


1:00 p.m.           Opening remarks – Sami Khoury and Thomas Park

1:10 p.m.           Canadian Deep tech opportunity overview – Duncan Stewart

1:20 p.m.           Global threat landscape overview – Jacqueline Littlewood

1:30 p.m.           Canadian general cybersecurity overview and best practices – Andrew Blanchette and Jean-Philippe Racicot

2:00 p.m.           Cyber implications of upcoming privacy regulations for Deep Tech Start-ups – Sara Anvari

2:10 p.m.           Deep tech start-up business security best practices – Celia Merzbacher

2:25 p.m.           Panel ‘’Making Canadian deep tech start-ups more resilient and secure’’ – BDC, CCSC. QEDC, CSIS. Moderator: Jackson Hamilton

2:35 p.m.           Closing remarks – Charles Lesperance