A professor of International Business and Strategy at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa, and co-director of the Telfer Business Analytics and Performance management area, Dr Calof combines research and consulting in competitive intelligence, technical foresight and business analytics to help organizations develop key insights on their competitive environment. 


The CGAI is one of Canada’s most credible sources of expertise on global affairs. Its work is designed to help Canadians better understand their role on the world stage. Established in 2000 and based in Calgary and Ottawa, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute is a registered charity.

Col (ret) KEN CHADDER Engineering

Ken started his military career as a Combat Engineer and eventually became Director Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defence at National Defence HQ in Ottawa. He was invested as an Officer of the Order of Military Merit in 2007. He became the first Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces Warfare Centre in June 2010. After retiring from the CAF, he became a Business Development Consultant at Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure.


Jacqueline Chartier is a freelance writer and journalist. SHer academic credentials include a BA in English Literature from the University of Calgary and graduation from the Mount Royal College journalism school. She has always maintained a keen interest in Canadian military history and current affairs. Jacqueline’s feature articles and photojournalism have appeared in numerous publications.

GARRY W.G. CLEMENT Financial Crime Prevention

Garry Clement's 34 years of investigative experience includes National Director for the RCMP’s Proceeds of Crime Program, and working undercover while investigating organized crime. Since retiring from the RCMP in 2003, at the rank of Superintendent, he has become a globally-recognized Financial Crime Prevention expert and advocate. Garry joined the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists team in 2016 as the Executive Vice President and helped lead strategic changes until April 2018.

RICHARD COHEN Security and Technology

Richard Cohen is president of RSC Strategic Connections. His special expertise in counter-terrorism and national security policy development has led to advisory roles related to public safety. He lectures widely, and has published numerous articles on national and international security issues. Over the years, he has advised many of the new European democracies on the development of national security and defence strategies.

DOUG COOKE IT Engineering

Doug Cooke has worked in the Canadian IT vendor community for more than 25 years. He joined McAfee in 1996 where his prime role has been assisting Canada’s largest organization in protecting its computing assets. As the Director of Sales Engineering for Intel Security Canada, Doug manages all technical aspects for the Intel Security Canada management team. Doug holds a Bachelor Degree in Computing Science from University of Toronto.


As the president and CEO of the Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), Bernard Courtois is an outspoken advocate for the deployment of information and communications technology tools to improve business productivity and to achieve our societal and public policy goals. A lawyer with over 30 years experience in the telecommunications sector, Mr. Courtois also served executive roles at Bell Canada.

BGen (ret) JAMES COX National Security & Intelligence

After a 35 year military career that culminated in leading a NATO strategic military intelligence staff in Mons, Belgium from 1998-2001, Brigadier General (ret) Jim Cox pursued advanced national security and defence intelligence studies at the Royal Military College of Canada. Prior to becoming associated with FrontLine magazines, he was the Executive Secretary of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies (CASIS).

BRIAN LEE CROWLEY Political & Economic Commentator

Brian Lee Crowley founded the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (MLI), a Canadian public policy think tank focused on key national issues including defence, national security, foreign affairs, and the rule of law. He is a frequent commentator on political and economic issues across all media and has been a columnist for numerous newspapers across Canada.  He holds degrees from McGill and the London School of Economics, including a doctorate in political economy from the latter.