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CIPS IFIP 60th Event Speakers Panel: Data Privacy and Digital Governance

November 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am UTC-5

Join us on Monday November 1st at 9am ET for the CIPS IFIP 60th Event Speakers Panel discussion on Data Privacy and Digital Governance!
As of 2020 3.8 billion people use the internet for about 6 hrs and 43 mins a day and 74% say that are not aware that their activities and interests are being tracked. 78% also say that they are uncomfortable with lists being generated about them. As technology advances and legislation changes there is increasing need for better and more accessible information on data privacy and digital platform governance.
Responsible Artificial Intelligence Institute (RAII), Better Ethics and Consumer Outcomes Network (BEACON), The International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) and the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS) have come together to discuss these concerns.
Each Organization will briefly describe their role and their perspective on the challenge and discuss what they are doing to help advance ethical professional practice.
The Speakers Panel includes:


Ashley Casovan – Responsible Artificial Intelligence Institute (RAII)

Ashley is an engaged and innovative leader who has always had a deep interest in advancing the public good. Recently leaving her long-standing career in the public service where she was last Director of Data and Digital for the Government of Canada, she has now taken on the role of Executive Director of Responsible AI Institute, a non-profit dedicated to creating practical tools to ensure the responsible use of AI. Throughout her career she has worked at the intersection of innovative technology and data, and its impact on providing better information and services. As a recognized leader in the social tech community she has developed a strong reputation for developing workable governance for data, artificial intelligence, and open source tools. Her work and ability to bring experts together to solve important challenges has led to meaningful change in government and beyond. Her work helps to inform government, industry, and academic research.

She is currently a member of the following initiatives:

– Chair, Responsible AI Certification Working Group, World Economic Forum
– OECD’s Network of Experts, AI Policy Observatory
– Canada’s AI Strategy Council Public Awareness Working Group
– The Canadian Data Governance Collaboration Steering Committee
– Responsible AI standards – ISO JTC1/SC42, IEEE, CIO Strategy Council
– The Open Community for Ethics in Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (OCEANIS)
– Advisor to InnSoTech project for Alberta “HelpSeekers” Initiative
– Member of Advisory Board for NSERC research project at University of Toronto, “CREATE Responsible AI”
– Industry Advisor for independent study, “Current Health Regulations and their impact on AI,” University of Texas, Faculty of Law



Joe Toscano – Better Ethics and Consumer Outcomes Network (BEACON)

Joe Toscano is an award-winning designer, published author, and international keynote speaker. You may have seen Joe featured in The Social Dilemma or various other media outlets he regularly contributes to. Watch his TEDx Talk, “Want to work for Google? You already do,” for a summary of his work.  

Previously an Experience Design consultant for Google, Joe left Silicon Valley because he believes the industry misuses data and feels the issues need to be addressed through innovation rather than strict regulation. Since leaving, Joe has written a book, called Automating Humanity, and he has started the Better Ethics and Consumer Outcomes Network (BEACON), both focused on increasing technology literacy, discovering opportunities for purpose-driven innovation, and moving communities forward through purpose-driven innovation.


Anthony Wong – International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)

Anthony Wong is the Managing Director of AGW Legal & Advisory, a multidisciplinary legal and advisory practice advising in many areas of technology and law, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, and the emergent risks and issues arising from 4th Industrial technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Cloud and Blockchain.

He is a key industry thought leader and has served on the Australian Government IT Industry Innovation Council, Past President of the Australian Computer Society (ACS), chaired the NSW Government ICT Advisory Panel and on the NSW Government Digital Transformation Taskforce. He has also held senior management positions in multinational corporations and government, including as CIO of the Australian Tourist Commission during the Sydney 2000 Olympics and led the digital transformation of Thomson in the Asia Pacific.

Anthony has double degrees in Computer Science and Law from Monash University, Master of Laws in Media, Communications and IT from UNSW and a Master of Intellectual Property from UTS, Australia. He is the President-Elect of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960. He is a key industry thought leader, regular commentator and speaker at various national and international forums including on SkyNews, ABC, The Australian, the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF and the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).


Moira de Roche – International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3)

Moira de Roche is an independent consultant. Her current work is focused on learning development. She is the Chair of IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) IP3, and a Vice President of IFIP. Moira was awarded the IFIP Silver Core in 2016.

Moira is an accomplished speaker and has presented at conferences around the world and in South Africa, on diverse subjects including Technology & Learning, IT Leadership, Professionalism, Trust & the Duty of Care in Digital, as well as people-related issues with Industry 4.0. She has attended and presented at the World Summit for Information Society since 2012.

A Past-President of IITPSA (Institute of IT Professionals South Africa), Moira is a Professional Member and Fellow. She received the IITPSA Distinguished Service in ICT Award in 2009. She is also a member of ACM and IODSA. Moira serves on the Council for the National Museum in Bloemfontein, South Africa.


Moderator: Greg Lane – Canadian Information Processing Society

Greg Lane MBA, I.S.P. (ret) has over 30 years of leadership experience in IT. He did his master research report on Customer Service and Outsourcing. He has worked on product sales with Microsoft and Cisco and in consulting with Deloitte and Accenture.

His leadership experience includes volunteer activity with CIPS, ICTC and ITAC (now Technation). He has published on the topic of building relationships in a digital world and portals. He has lectured at both Algonquin College and University of Ottawa on Relationship Building and IT Governance.

Greg is currently an Executive in Residence at the University of Ottawa’s eHub program and the national CEO of CIPS.


Moderator Greg Lane, CIPS CEO, will ask the speakers a variety of questions, and will accept questions from attendees. We hope to see you there! 


This event is also helping celebrate IFIP’s 60th Anniversary, with IFIP’s other Member Societies, Technical Committees, Working Groups and Partner organizations hosting a series of events around the world. View more IFIP 60th Events Here.


Registration closes Sunday October 31st at 5pm.

The Webinar Link will be emailed the morning of the event day.



November 1, 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am UTC-5
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CIPS National
(905) 602-1370
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