Scotiabank Special Announcement


Dr. Angela Redish
Provost and Vice-President Academic Pro Tem
The University of British Columbia

invites you to join

Dieter Jentsch
Group Head, Global Banking and Markets

for a special announcement.

Monday, March 13, 2017
1:30–3:30 p.m.
The Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
Jack Poole Hall
6163 University Boulevard, Vancouver
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RSVP by Wednesday, March 8, 2017
to Victoria Poon at 604.827.5831

Parking available
at the Health Sciences Parkade
2250 Health Sciences Mall, Vancouver
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Should you require information on transportation options
to, from, or around campus, please visit


Following the announcement, join us to hear from a panel of experts on evolving trends and new career opportunities in cybersecurity.


Kyle McNamaraKyle McNamara – Executive Vice President, Global Retail Banking Technology, Scotiabank

As Executive Vice President, Global Retail Banking Technology at Scotiabank, Kyle has responsibility for retail banking technology and related strategic initiatives. He is responsible for technology across the Canadian Bank and Latin American, Central American and the Caribbean. He is also accountable for enhancing Scotiabank’s retail digital strategy as part of the digital transformation by working closely with the business lines, and supporting the CTO mandate.

Kyle has been with Scotiabank since 1999 and has held a number of progressively senior roles within Canadian Banking, Executive Offices, and Global Banking and Markets. He has served as Managing Director & Head, Small Business, Canadian Banking; Senior Vice President & Head, Global Wholesale Services & Wealth Operations; and Senior Vice President, Operations & Strategic Projects in Global Risk Management. Prior to his current role, Kyle was Executive Vice President and Co-Head Information Technology, Business Systems, and played a key role in developing the technology blueprint and launching the Digital Factory.

Kyle is on the Board of Directors of Tangerine Bank, the Ireland Canada Chamber of Commerce, Crow’s Theatre and is an Advisor to Western University’s Analytics Programs. He graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Degree in Actuarial Science and Economics.

Kyle and his wife, Terry, have two children.



Kosta BeznosovKosta Beznosov – Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC

Konstantin (Kosta) Beznosov is an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of British Columbia, where he directs the Laboratory for Education and Research in Secure Systems Engineering. His research interests are usable security, distributed systems security, secure software engineering, and access control.

Prior UBC, he was a Security Architect at Hitachi Computer Products (America) and Concept Five. Besides many academic papers on security engineering in distributed systems, he is also a co-author of “Enterprise Security with EJB and CORBA” and “Mastering Web Services Security” books, as well as XACML and several CORBA security specifications. He has served on program committees and/or helped to organize SOUPS, CCS, NSPW, NDSS, ACSAC, SACMAT, CHIMIT. Kosta is an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Information and System Security (TISSEC) and International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE).

Sandy BirdSandy Bird – IBM Fellow, CTO for IBM Security

Sandy Bird was the co-founder and CTO of Q1 Labs, now part of IBM. Today, he’s the CTO for IBM Security and is responsible for the company’s strategic technology direction. Sandy has extensive technology experience specializing in database design and development for web applications. Prior to IBM and Q1 Labs, he held a variety of technical positions at the University of New Brunswick in support, development and administration. Sandy studied Electrical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick and was named an IBM Fellow in 2014.

Chris InglisChris Inglis – Former Deputy Director, NSA

Chris Inglis is strategic advisory board chair of Securonix, the industry-leading provider of big data security analytics solutions to critical information security problems. In addition to his work with Securonix, Chris serves on the boards of three public companies (FedEx, Huntington Bank, and KeyW), the US Department of Defense Science Board, and the Senior Advisory Group for the US Director of National Intelligence. He is currently a visiting professor of cyber studies at the US Naval Academy.

Inglis is a former deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA). He began his career at the NSA as a computer scientist within the National Computer Security Center and was promoted to the agency’s senior executive service in 1997. He served in a variety of senior leadership assignments including chief operating officer and was responsible for guiding strategy, operations and policy.

Inglis is the recipient of the President’s National Security Medal, Director of National Intelligence’s Distinguished Service Medal, Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service, U.S. Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Service, Deputy Director of Operations Special Recognition Award and many other awards for his life-long commitment to national security.