Panel Discussion on Security in the Age of COVID-19

Thursday, April 29, 2021
4:30 pm-5:30 pm EST

Join Jenna Sudds, Deputy Mayor of Ottawa and City Councillor for Kanata North, Chris Clarke, MBA, PMP, PSP, President, C Square Security Consulting and Project Management in Halifax, and Mark Ford, Acting Deputy Chief for Community Policing Command, Ottawa Police. The panel will be facilitated by Dan Corriveau, PSP, CPP, Safety and Security Operations Manager Shopify Inc. and Ottawa Chapter Co-Vice Chair.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a remarkable, and unprecedented event that has altered the lives of many creating a new normal in terms of societal norms and the way we live and work. Many regions and industries have been impacted in different ways adapting and changing to these new norms. Some regions instituted lockdowns, others set curfews, while others created bubbles. Our panel will discuss Security in the age of COVID-19 and how it has been handled in different regions and different industries, affecting those in essential services, the front line, and small businesses forcing more remote work, skeleton staff, and closures. The panel will explore the different measures that were taken, impacts, change, and key takeaways. This will be an interactive session with 20 min of Q&A where panelists engage with the attendees.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.

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Dan Corriveau, PSP

Dan Corriveau is a Safety and Security Operations Manager at Shopify, a leading global commerce company. Dan is responsible for the company’s global safety and security operations and technology, policies and procedures, site security, guard force management, event security, travel risk, strategic intelligence, business continuity, and emergency management.

Dan has spent more than 15 years working in the systems integration, guard force management, and corporate security fields. Throughout his career, Dan has developed the skills to effectively manage and grow teams responsible for both security operations and technology, creating and maintaining effective security operations and technology programs, facility security design and construction, security training and awareness.

Dan has been a longstanding member of ASIS International and holds his Physical Security Professional (PSP) certification as well as other industry certifications. Dan is also an active member of many industry associations, committees, and councils.

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Jenna Sudds

Jenna Sudds spent the first twelve years of her career working as an economist in the Federal Government. She left in 2013 to become the founding President of the Kanata North Business Association. In 2017, Jenna became the Executive Director at the CIO Strategy Council where she worked until taking office as Ottawa City Councillor for Kanata North in December 2018. She was also appointed Deputy Mayor in December 2020. Jenna completed her Master’s Degree in Economics at Carleton University. Alongside her professional advocacy, Jenna has been a long-time volunteer with the Kanata Food Cupboard and the Ottawa Network for Education.

Jenna is the proud mother of three girls whom she raises in Kanata North with her husband Tim. In her spare time, she can be found running the roads and trails around the community.

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Chris Clarke, MBA, PMP, PSP

Chris Clarke is President and Principal Consultant for C Squared Security Consulting and Project Management, based in Halifax, NS. He currently represents ASIS as an ARVP (Atlantic) for Region 6A and has served two separate terms as Chair for the Halifax/Atlantic Chapter.

Chris has over 25 years of experience in the areas of Technology and Security consulting, including a focus on Physical Security Technologies in Critical Infrastructure for the last 15 years. His clients include ports, airports,  bridges, power utilities, and transportation agencies as well as private sector organizations and multiple levels of government.

An MBA graduate of the Sobey School of Business at St. Mary’s University, Chris also holds both the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Physical Security Professional (PSP) designations. Hailing originally from Corner Brook, NL, and having worked extensively in Canada and the US, Chris now resides in Bedford, NS.

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Mark Ford

Mark is currently the Acting Deputy Chief for Community Policing Command which includes the Frontline Policing, Neighbourhood Policing and Specialized Policing Directorates.  Mark was the Operational Lead for planning, preparedness and response during the first phase of COVID19.

Mark has over 25 years of experience with the Emergency Operations and Emergency Response as a member of OPS.  His experience ranges from Tactical and CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive) Units, to Event Planning, to Emergency Management / Business Continuity and Incident Command (including Incident Commander of the OPS response to the tragic events on October 22nd, 2014).  Mark has extensive experience at the provincial and federal level working with policing partners on Emergency Management issues and is the current co-chair of the CACP (Canadian Association Chiefs of Police) Emergency Management Committee.

Mark is actively involved in the community. Mark is a longstanding member of the Board of Directors for the Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa (just finishing a term as chair of the board), as well as on the Board of Directors for the BluesFest.  Mark volunteers with SchoolBOX (building schools in Nicaragua).

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