The son of a naval commander and the grandson of an army major general, Tim Page 's career has been within the business sector. He is currently President of CADSI, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries. Through this position, Mr. Page is lobbying for greater recognition and support for the role played by Canadian industry in support of Canada's national security objectives. An experienced public policy, communications and association professional, previously involved with industry groups such as the Cdn Chamber of Commerce and the Assn of Consulting Engineers of Canada, his interests have been to promote Canada as a globally competitive economy and as a contributor to international development. 

LEE PATTERSON Policing & Security

Lee served in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy before joining the West Midlands Police Service specializing in public order, anti-terrorist and crime scene search in the UK. Having emigrated to Canada, he continues to serve as a police supervisor. Lee represented the Integrated Security Unit as the Chief Search Coordinator for the 2010 Winter Olympics. He holds a Masters Degree in Disaster Emergency Management, teaches, and has written on several disciplines. He also holds the ASIS CPP designation. 


Karl Payeur is an analyst with The Northgate Group. In 2008, he interned at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C., where he prepared reports on topics pertaining to homeland and international security. Karl is also an M.A. candidate at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa. His current research examines the use and relevance of open sources in counter-terrorism investigations.


A certified management consultant and project mgmt professional, Brian Phillips brings 35+ years experience in security, strategic planning and operational readiness to his role as the Director, Public Safety for Bell Canada. As part of Bell’s Vancouver 2010 Team, he is providing expertise in leading edge technology in strategic and tactical solutions that support public safety and critical infrastructure protection. He was previously a senior executive at the RCMP, where he served for 28 years in protective policing ops, integrated intelligence services and corporate mgmt functions. Mr. Phillips' work has involved planning security for major world events such as the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, economic summits, and papal and royal visits to Canada. 

WAYNE L. PICKERING Critical Infrastructure

Mr Pickering is the Chief Learning Officer for the Critical Infrastructure Institute. After 38 years of public service in the Canadian Forces, Mr. Pickering has consulted in critical infrastructure protection in the private and public sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Applied Military Science from the Royal Military College of Canada and is a graduate of the National Security Studies Course. He has been a senior consultant on projects that have included assessing security and emergency management policy and procedures at government, transportation, energy and industrial facilities. 


Bruce Pitt-Payne retired in 2017 after 26 years with the RCMP where he was a major crime investigator and interview specialist (adult and child). He is currently an internationally-recognized investigative consultant and interview trainer. He is a licensed private investigator in British Columbia.

KEN POLE Defence & Aviation Journalist

Ken Pole is currently the longest-serving continuous active member of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery. A staff writer and desk editor with The Canadian Press in several bureaus across the country before moving to newspapers, he has been a freelance journalist since 1979, writing extensively on a range of military issues as while maintaining a keen interest in all aspects of civil fixed-wing and rotorcraft aviation. He is an avid sailor, diver and photographer as well as an aspiring guitarist.

Cst JULIEN PONSIOEN Paramedics and Community Policing

Constable Julien Ponsioen is the Neighbourhood Police Officer for the Metro Vancouver Transit Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Julien Started his Emergency Service career as a Paramedic with the BC Ambulance Service in 1993 in a small town called Sicamous. He eventually found his way into the Metro Vancouver area in 2001 to continue his Paramedic career, eventually becoming a Superintendent with the BC Ambulance Service. In 2014, he decided  it was time to switch careers, so he joined the Metro Vancouver Transit Police Department as a recruit Police Constable, since then he has spent time in patrol before becoming the Neighbourhood Police Officer for the Downtown Vancouver core, and the LGBTQ2S+ Liaison member. Follow Julien on Social Media @cstjponsioen