What's in your digital wallet?
Enabled by Blockchain technology, digital currencies such as
Bitcoin and Ethereum hit the mainstream in 2017, and it appears to
be full steam ahead. While digital currencies are getting the most
media attention, the enabling Blockchain technology is also gaining
momentum across industries and governments as we begin to explore
the possibilities of using distributed ledgers.
This session will discuss Blockchain and other emerging
technologies to help us gain a better understanding of these
technologies and how they are being applied. As well, our speakers
and panelists will discuss how these technologies and concepts are
being explored for use in industry, government, and, finance.
Our Speakers and
9 :00 - 9 :30 : Erik
Berg, CPA, CMA, CISA, PMP, CISA | Partner, KPMG,
Technology Risk Consulting
9:30 - 10:00 : John Jordan
| Executive Director, Services Strategy, Office of the CIO
10:00 - 11:00: Panel Discussion - Kevin
MacMillen, Panelist Executive Director, Banking and
Cash Management Branch, BC Government Provincial Treasury, will
join our presenters for a panel discussion and Q&A
Erik Berg, CPA,
CMA, CISA, PMP, CISA
Partner, KPMG, Technology Risk Consulting
Erik is a Partner and service line
leader for KPMG's Technology Risk Consulting Advisory portfolio of
services in British Columbia, including Cyber Security and Business
Resiliency services. Additionally, Erik is KPMG's national lead for
Emerging Technology Risk services which includes risks associated
with mobile, cloud, social media, IoT and Information Management.
Erik has more than 18 years of experience performing Technology
Risk Management related services at the Enterprise, Operational,
Process and Technology layers of organizations.
Executive Director, Services
Strategy, Office of the CIO
John Jordan is an accomplished technology strategist and
practitioner who has worked in the private/tech and public sectors.
Besides providing strategic guidance on digital service delivery to
senior executives for both federal and provincial governments, he
has hands-on experience delivering service transformation
initiatives in content management, ID management, open data, and
mobile apps. He received the Canadian Public Sector Award for
Excellence in the Innovation category and holds a Master degree in
Applied Science, Management Sciences (Management of
Kevin MacMillen -
Banking and Cash Management Branch, BC Government Provincial
Kevin MacMillen's career in Banking began in Edmonton in 1986
with Canadian Western Bank, after his graduation from the
University of Alberta. His experience with that organization
includes stints in retail banking, heavy equipment financing,
marketing, general commercial banking and real estate financing.
Prior to his departure from the industry in 2008 he was Assistant
Vice President with responsibility of a large commercial branch in
Kevin transitioned his career into private business for two
years before joining the Province of Alberta in their Treasury
Board and Finance ministry as Director of Banking. In that role he
worked on numerous projects and initiatives aimed at modernizing
government revenue and payment processes. In 2015, Kevin and his
family pulled up stakes in Edmonton and moved to Victoria to join
the Province of BC. As Executive Director of Banking and Cash
Management with the Ministry of Finance. Kevin has overall
responsibility to deliver banking, payment and working capital
management for the Province.