Ray Boisvert
President, I-SEC Integrated Strategies
Former Assistant Director of Intelligence for CSIS

Ray Boisvert is the founder and President of I-Sec Integrated Strategies (ISECIS), a firm specializing in risk mitigation and deep business intelligence solutions. Through the use of tailored strategies and advanced technologies, Mr. Boisvert has worked with clients and strategic partners in the transportation, technology, advanced analytics, architecture, engineering, manufacturing and global retail sectors.

He has also delivered numerous public presentations, participated on panels and given countless media interviews addressing topics such as cyber defense, “insider threats”, terrorism entities, radicalization challenges, and a number of other national security related topics.

Prior to launching his consultancy, Mr. Boisvert spent almost 30 years with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), retiring as the Assistant Director, Intelligence.

He held several other executive and senior manager positions at CSIS, including responsibilities for the Counter Terrorism Program, as well as its Operations Support Branch, which covered all aspects of covert intelligence collection, including CSIS “special operations” teams.

Mr. Boisvert also spent several years overseas serving as a Foreign Collection Officer, working in close collaboration with allied and partner police, security and intelligence agencies. Earlier in his career he was an operational collection officer and supervisor, working across all areas of the Counter Terrorism and Counter Intelligence spectrum.

Prior to joining CSIS, Mr. Boisvert spent five years in federal law enforcement with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), mostly in Drug Enforcement activities in the Lower Mainland (Vancouver) area of British Columbia.

Dan Soceanu
Americas Data Management
SAS Institute Inc.

Dan spends the majority of his time helping organizations in a variety of industries achieve their goals with a focus on data management and governance best practices. Prior to joining DataFlux and SAS in 2008, Dan has held product marketing, partnership and research positions with Teradata and General Electric, as well as data management positions in the financial services sector. Dan is Six Sigma certified and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, as well as earning his Master of Business Administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Arnold Toporowski
Senior Solutions Specialist
SAS Canada

Arnold Toporowski is a Senior Solutions Specialist with SAS Canada, based in Ottawa.  Arnold has over 30 years of experience in IT.  Previously with IBM, Nortel Networks, and Information Builders, Arnold has been with SAS for over 10 years now.  Arnold’s area of specialty is in Enterprise Data Management, in particular with the SAS Data Quality tools.  Arnold has extensive experience helping clients to overcome challenging data quality and data matching problems across multiple industries, including projects at ScotiaBank, Bell, Canada Post, and Elections Canada.

Event Details

Date & Time:
Thursday, April 3, 2014

Registration & Breakfast:
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SAS Institute – Ottawa
360 Albert Street
Suite 1600
Ottawa, ON, K1R 7X7
(613) 231-8503


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