A. Geoffrey “Geoff” Crane

A. Geoffrey “Geoff” Crane is a Canadian public speaker, researcher and entrepreneur. As with a lot of young professionals, when Geoff began his career he had little experience to draw from. Unceremoniously thrown into a job as project manager, he was forced to navigate on his own through the job’s uncertainty and the interpersonal conflicts that arose between competing stakeholders. Bringing these hard lessons to academic life, Geoff has become a thought leader studying emotional intelligence within the project management space.

Sanjay Kankaria CISSP, CISA, CSXF

Senior Cyber Security Consultant

Sanjay is an experienced Cyber Security Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Enterprise Risk Management, ISO 27001.


Information Security Officer at McMaster University

Paul Muir is a 20-year veteran of information technology service delivery and project management and is recognized as an expert in technology security controls, information systems audit, investigations, and data privacy.  Paul joined McMaster University in 2012.

Deniyi Talabi, PMP, CISSP

Project Management, Information Security, Governance, Risk & Compliance Consultant

Deniyi is a technology advocate with passion for delivering secure innovative solutions to customers while adding business value and aligning with corporate risk strategy . 

Sandra McWilliams, PMP

Strategic Project Manager at McMaster University

Sandra is a collaborative leader focused on the cost effective delivery of business value through the application of project management principles.

Her career path through various roles in Human Resources and Information Technology has included 14 years of project management and 4 years of managing over 20 other project managers. She is currently at McMaster University delivering projects as part of the IT Strategic Plan. Her most recent project was deploying Sailpoint IdentityIQ for Identity and Access Management.

David van Geilswyk

DVG Professional Services

A leader in developing and delivering as-a-Service offerings David enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations providing innovative solutions for transformative change. Operating at the enterprise level David pragmatically applies frameworks and best practices in a holistic manner to achieve business measurable improvements.  Specializing in security, risk management, service delivery and project management David hold numerous certifications including CISSP, CGEIT, ERM, ITIL, & PMP.

Syed Azmat Ali [MBA, PMP]

Senior Project Manager with strong focus on Banking Systems

20+ years of successfully managing and deploying Software and Business Process Projects, launching new services, enhancing system performance and business volumes, cutting costs, delivering superior solutions, increasing ROI, improving KPI’s and achieving high satisfaction rate by providing superior customer service.


IT Risk and Project professional

A successful Senior Information Systems Professional who is customer focused and works well under pressure. Proven track record of managing excellence in delivery, operations, development, and project and portfolio management, while controlling multi-million dollar budgets, scope and risks. Committed to continuous improvement of business performance while achieving a positive and differentiated customer experience at all contact points. Possesses strong business acumen with experience in Enterprise Technologies, Vendor, Project, Portfolio, Process, and Risk Management. Known for creating highly effective teams, developing employee capabilities, and providing an environment where innovation and personal contribution is encouraged.

Fadi Abd Ulhamid PMP, CISA , CRISC , CCSK V4 , ISO 27001 LA

IT Risk and Project professional

Fadi Abd Ulhamid, is an expert in Project Management and information Security with 20 years of national and international experience. His large-scale projects covered governmental sectors, financial sectors, banks, telecommunications and insurance companies as well as international organizations among which were USAID, UNDP, and European Commission.

Fadi holds a PhD in Management Information System, a Master of Science in Information System, and Bachelor degree in Business Administration. In addition to his academic degrees, Fadi is currently certified as PMP, CISA, CRISC and CCSK.  Recently, Fadi has been designated by ISACA international as Certified CISA and CRISC instructor.

During the last 15 years, Fadi successfully managed dozens of successful information security projects, where he was noted for his ability to play the role of middle man between business and IT, through aligning information security to business strategies, as well as his ability to streamline the complicated Information security concepts and articulate them in terms understandable by business.

When he is not managing cyber security project or information governance program, Fadi could be found in Algonquian, Ontario doing backcountry canoeing or backpacking, and if the winter is snowy enough, he will be out doing snow snowshoeing.

Cosmo Mariano

Schulich Executive Education Centre - Entrepreneurial Mindset Instructor, Intrapreneurship Coach, Innovation Consultant

Cosmo helps leaders engage their millennial workforce to become proactive, entrepreneurial problem finders and solvers while transforming the business in a digital world. He does this through entrepreneurial mindset education, innovation consulting and and leadership behavioral coaching.

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