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About our Speakers:
Amanda Dean, Vice President Atlantic Region, Insurance Bureau of Canada
Amanda is known for her consensus-building leadership and strategic stakeholder engagement. As Vice-President for Insurance Bureau of Canada’s Atlantic region, she advocates and is responsible for eliciting positive change and sound public policy on key priorities for the private home, auto and business insurance sector. Amanda also directs stakeholder and member initiatives and represents member companies’ concerns while collaborating with all levels of government on shared and strategic industry objectives such as sustainable auto insurance, balanced regulation and adaptation to severe weather.
In previous roles, Amanda worked closely with the Deputy Premier of Nova Scotia (and former minister responsible for Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal) and the Minister of National Defence. Her responsibilities included communications, issues management and intergovernmental relations.
Amanda holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), a master’s degree in business administration from Saint Mary’s University and a Chartered Insurance Professional (CIP) designation. She is Chair of Mount Saint Vincent University’s Board of Governors and a member of the Board of Directors for MEOPAR (Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network). An avid community leader, Amanda ha volunteered with Symphony Nova Scotia, has served on the YWCA Halifax Board of Directors, and has lectured on government relations at MSVU.
Joseph Hines, Regional Practice Leader, Cyber – Atlantic Region, Gallagher Insurance
Joe is responsible for overseeing Gallagher’s cyber risk practice for the Atlantic Region through the placement, and sale of cyber insurance policies to clients of all types. He consults with cyber-security experts across Canada to assist clients with providing risk management expertise, and augmenting cyber-security strategies with cyber insurance and risk transfer solutions. Joseph’s expertise is not limited to cyber insurance as he is an experienced broker with all other lines of commercial insurance.
Imran Ahmad, Partner, Canadian Head of Technology, Norton Rose Fullbright Canada, LLP
Imran Ahmad is a senior partner and the Canadian head of the technology sector and Canadian co-head of the information governance, privacy and cybersecurity practice at Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, LLP. He is based in the Toronto and Montreal offices and is recognized as a leading cybersecurity and privacy lawyer by several legal directories. Imran advises clients across all industries on a wide array of technology-related matters, including outsourcing, cloud computing, SaaS, strategic alliances, technology development, system procurement and implementation, technology licensing and transfer, distribution, open source software, and electronic commerce.
As part of his cybersecurity practice, Imran works with clients to develop and implement strategies related to cyber threats. He advises on legal risk assessments, compliance, due diligence, security, and data breach incident preparedness and response. Imran often acts as “breach counsel” in the event of a cybersecurity incident, and has extensive experience in managing complex cross-border security incidents. He also provides representation in the event of an investigation, enforcement action or litigation. Imran is the author of Canada’s first legal incident preparation and response handbook titled Cybersecurity in Canada: A Guide to Best Practices, Planning, and Management, 2nd Edition (LexisNexis, March 2021).
In his privacy law practice, he advises clients on compliance with all Canadian federal and provincial privacy and data management laws. He has a particular focus on cross-border data transfer issues and enterprise-wide governance programs related to privacy and information governance. Imran is the former chair of the Privacy and Access to Information Section of the Ontario Bar Association. Imran is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, where he teaches cybersecurity and privacy law.