RSVP for Cyber security Career Conversations

Cybersecurity Career Conversations



Join us for this unique opportunity to meet a panel of cybersecurity, information technology, and data science industry professionals, mingle with former classmates, and network with new ones. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Cybersecurity Career Conversations
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
5–8 p.m.

SFU Segal Building
500 Granville St, Vancouver, BC 

Seats are limited, so please R.S.V.P. early.

Please direct any questions to Alona Timofeyeva, assistant director of alumni relations and events, at


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Wednesday February 12
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Cybersecurity Career Conversations - Vancouver:
NYIT Alumni
NYIT Faculty and Staff
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Meet the Panelists

Panelist Cameron Burke

Cameron Burke
Managing Director in Deals and National Tech Sector Leaders, PwC Canada

Burke is a senior business leader and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience, scaling businesses from concept to exit. He has built and led many teams in sales, marketing, channel, business and corporate development, and digital transformation in the tech sector. Burke has demonstrated a strong track record in building brands, culture, and accelerating growth within technology and innovation based companies. He is known for excelling in creating, implementing, and executing digital transformations.

Prior to joining PwC, Burke was a senior leader at Hootsuite where he was responsible for building Hootsuite's partner and channel programs for the Americas. He focused on identifying, enabling, and managing relationships with VAR's, SI's, digital agencies, and global professional services firms. Before this, Burke got his start in capital markets at BMO in London.

Burke holds a bachelor of arts in history and economics from the University of Victoria and a bachelor of arts in English and communications from McGill University. He has been recognized by Business in Vancouver as a "Top 40 under 40". Burke is also a board member for the BC Tech Association.


Panelist Alex Dow

Alex Dow

Over the past decade and a half, Dow has helped organizations increase situational awareness and enable better prevention, detection and responsive capabilities. He has worked within three mission critical Security Operation Centres (SOC), designed and operated the Vancouver 2010 Olympics honeypot, and recently designed and built out the situational awareness platform for a large federal government environment. Beyond Dow's day job, he teaches cloud security for The SANS institute, runs a not-for-profit, and produces an annual cyber security conference: BSides Vancouver.


Panelist Tyler Hatch

Tyler Hatch
Founder and CEO, DFI Forensics

Hatch is the founder and CEO of DFI Forensics, a Canadian-based digital forensics and incident response firm. He is a former practicing litigation lawyer with a keen investigative mind and a passion for digital forensics. As a certified computer (CCFE) and mobile (CMFE) forensics examiner, Hatch routinely advises business and legal clients on digital forensics investigations for matters that are being litigated in Court as well as providing cyber-attack first response services to victims of cyberattacks.


Panelist Dragana Panic

Dragana Panic
Director of Infrastructure and Security, Mountain Equipement Coop

Dragana Panic has more than 10 years experience with financial and retail risk and security management, specializing in cybersecurity, loss prevention, anti-money laundering, and privacy. She is currently the director of infrastructure and security at Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC). Outside of work, Panic is a board member for the ISACA Vancouver chapter and director of the SheLeadsTech Vancouver program, which is designed to engage, develop, and advance women and the next generation of women in technology-related careers.


Panelist Vasili Svirydau

Vasili Svirydau
Senior Software Developer, Copperleaf Technologies

Vasili Svirydau is a software developer with more than 15 years experience. He currently works at Copperleaf Technologies, where he builds innovative software to help companies better manage their infrastructure. Vasili has been involved with various startups and previously worked as an IT consultant in the financial sector. He also has a passion for teaching. Vasili has spent several years at Lighthouse Labs, where he mentors students to help them become better developers. He also mentors at hackathons. Catch him at Polyglot, DevOps Days and B-Sides, and various meet-ups around Vancouver.