University of Waterloo Cybersecurity Panel and Networking Event

Monday, June 17, 2019 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

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Alumni, faculty, students, and friends are invited to join the University of Waterloo for a cybersecurity panel discussion and networking event in London, UK.

Stephen Watt, Dean, Faculty of Mathemathics, University of Waterloo 

Kirsten Jack, CEO, Tapis Intelligence/cyber security strategy lead for the Mayor of London
Andrew Morton, Co-head of Markets and Securities Services, Citi
Mahesh Tripunitara, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo

Christopher Jen (BASc ’04), EMEA Enterprise Security Sales Manager, Akamai 

Hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Mathematics, the event is complimentary, but registration is required. Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.

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Stephen Watt
Dean of Mathematics
University of Waterloo

Stephen M. Watt is Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Professor in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. Professor Watt’s areas of research include algorithms and systems for computer algebra, programming languages and compilers, mathematical handwriting recognition and document analysis. He is the recipient of numerous distinctions, including Doctor honoris causa from the University of the West (Romania), the J.W. Graham Medal in Computing and Innovation (Waterloo) and the Outstanding Innovation Award (IBM). 

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Kirsten Jack
Tapis Intelligence/cyber security strategy lead for the Mayor of London

Kirsten Jack is a digital transformation and policy specialist who has worked with cities across the world as they adopt new technologies. She currently supports a range of international governments, the UK Foreign Office and the Department for International Development on smart city and technology policy, and is the London Mayor’s Cyber policy advisor. In this role she is leading development of London’s first Cyber Policy, guiding how the city supports businesses, the public sector and citizens in building a vibrant and cyber-secure economy, and a safe city for all.

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Andrew Morton
Co-head of Markets and Securities Services

Andy Morton is a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Markets & Securities Services at Citi. He has been with Citi since 2008, and was previously head of the G10 Rates, Markets Treasury and Finance businesses and was responsible for the Markets Quantitative Analysis (MQA) function. Prior to joining Citi, Andy spent fifteen years at Lehman Brothers during which he held several positions including Head of European Fixed Income and Global Head of Fixed Income. Andy began his working career as an academic in mathematical finance. He is the co-author of the HJM interest rate model, a widely used framework for the valuation of interest rate derivatives. He earned a B. Math from University of Waterloo and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Cornell University.

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Mahesh Tripunitara
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
University of Waterloo

Mahesh V. Tripunitara is a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Professor Tripunitara’s main research area of interest is information security and his projects involve both fundamental and applied aspects. He has completed work in authorization and access control, cryptographic key transport, secure payments, usable security, and security and reliability of computer hardware. Professor Tripunitara has written and published many papers including Securing Computer Hardware Using 3D Integrated Circuit (IC) Technology and Split Manufacturing for Obfuscation, which won the Best Student Paper award at the 22nd Usenix Security Symposium, and Least-Restrictive Enforcement of the Chinese Wall Security Policy, co-written with his Ph.D. graduate Alireza Sharifi, which won the Best Paper Award at the 18th ACM SACMAT.

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Christopher Jen
EMEA Enterprise Security Sales Manager

Christopher Jen is the enterprise security sales manager for EMEA at Akamai Technologies. He thrives in roles that combine partnerships, business development, and team leadership. He has product experience in several high growth areas including: end-point security, WAF, SD-WAN, Identity, and Cloud Acceleration. He is a cloud expert with strong depth in IaaS, PaaS, SaaS productivity, software; breadth in machine learning and analytics, and solid understanding in on-prem architectures, security and associated transitions to cloud.