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ISSA - Ottawa April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Ottawa Conference and Event Centre (room 210)
200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3
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Please note that our April event will be held at the 
Ottawa Conference and event Centre, room 210.
A cash bar will be available.
Registration closes Monday April 22, 2019 at 17:00 hrs
(Registration and payment are only available online.)


Presentation - How not to lose yourself (with profuse apologies to Eminem)

Mr. Ken McMillan will explain what constitutes a trusted digital Identity and how the Government of Canada (GoC) intends to transform the way services are provided to Canadians. A trusted digital identity infrastructure increases security, privacy, speed, and efficiency of transactions; it has the potential to save the Canadian economy $6.1B per year.

Mr. McMillan will also discuss how the GoC coordinates its use of and approach to trusted digital identity to increase interoperation with our country’s allies.

And finally, Mr. McMillan will share how this strategy allows the GoC to successfully thwart cyber attacks from adversaries that run the gamut from kiddie hackers to foreign powers.


Ken McMillan

Ken McMillan PMP, CISSP, ITIL, MIPIS, PCIP, is the Acting Director for Digital Identity at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

 Mr. McMillan has more than 20 years' experience introducing new products to private and public sector audiences all over the world. Some of the significant positions he has held include Senior Advisor at Public Services and Procurement Canada, Acting Director at the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises for the National Capital Region, and President at SDC and MIMI with clients such as Alcatel-Lucent, Global Knowledge Networks, and Environment and Climate Change Canada. 

 Mr. McMillan earned his Master's Degree in Infrastructure Protection and International Security from Carleton University. He volunteers as Co-Chair of the Digital ID and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) Trust Framework Expert Committee. 



5:30 pm - Doors open for check-in/ Networking
6:00 pm - Dinner is served along with a brief welcome
6:10 pm - Speaker
8:30 pm – End of the event



Parking:             The Ottawa Conference and Event Centre offers plenty of free parking.
Bus travellers:   You can exit the bus at the Ottawa Train Station and take the pedestrian bridge over the Queensway to the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre.

Registration will close on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 17:00 hrs

  • All successful registrations will result in a confirmation screen, followed by a confirmation e-mail from ISSA Ottawa.  If a confirmation e-mail is NOT received, please contact registration@issa-ottawa.ca
  •   (when you pay online, don't forget to click on the "Return to Merchant" buton at the bottom, at the completion of the PayPal process)  
  • Only online registrations and payments will be accepted.


  • Member registration - for ISSA members only - please login in order to register using the ISSA Member discount
  • Non-member registration - please use the CONTINUE AS GUEST link to register
  • Please note that due to the cost of pre-ordering meals, we request a minimum of 72 hours notice for cancellation prior to the event.
  • We cannot guarantee meals for registrations at the door or within 72 hours of the event.
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  • CPE points can be recorded for attending, according to the relevant certification guidelines for CPE reporting.  A certificate of attendance will sent via e-mail.


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