According to the World Health Organization, electronic waste is the fastest growing solid waste stream in the world, increasing three times faster than the world’s population. This waste stream consists of electrical or electronic items that have been discarded by their users, whether they are reusable, repairable, recyclable, or destined for disposal in landfill sites. While the processing of e-waste is complex, opportunities to support the circular economy arise as products can be remarketed for a second life, while the recycling process offers valuable and finite resources that can be reused. 

Join us for a panel discussion where Quantum Lifecycle Partners and ‘Institution(S)’ will provide you with insight into the e-waste process, including the challenges and best practices at collecting e-waste on an institutional level, generating buy-in from institutional stakeholders, and strategies and approaches that can support your institutions journey to recycling e-waste.

Summit Speaker

Jastej Singh Aujla

Chief Information Security Officer, Simon Fraser University

Jastej Aujla has over 20 years of Cybersecurity, Risk management, Compliance, and Information technology (IT) experience, that includes enterprise strategy development and execution. He has a proven track record of building and transforming a strong and committed team of IT security professionals that drive business performance while ensuring organisational security and minimizing risk. At present, Jastej Aujla is the Chief Information Security (CISO) at Simon Fraser University (SFU). As the first CISO at SFU, he is responsible for the creation and establishment of the new cybersecurity department. Jastej’s extensive background in IT security and his cross-sector experience provides a unique perspective into the challenges that organizations face in building and evolving IT security programs to meet ever-changing risk & attack vectors. His prior experiences include his position as Director of IT Security, Risk, Compliance and Resiliency at TransLink where he provided expert counsel to the Board and senior executives to help mature their Cybersecurity profile (over a period of 12 years). His international experience, as a Senior IT Security Consultant for 9 years, spans the UK, South Asia, and the Middle East, working with government and financial organizations, and for the oil & gas, retail, utilities and manufacturing sectors. Jastej’s credentials include a Master’s degree from the University of Hertfordshire, an Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, and certification with CISA, CEH, ISO 27001 LA.

Summit Speaker

Tim Reeve

President, Reeve Consulting

Tim Reeve has 25 years of sustainability consulting experience and is recognized across Canada and internationally as a thought leader in sustainable and social purpose procurement. As President of Reeve Consulting, based in Gastown, Tim and his team develop Sustainability Strategies, Policies and Programs for Post-Secondary Institutions, Local governments, crown-corporations, and private sector clients in retail, energy, mining, finance and transportation. Tim is known for working effectively with stakeholder groups to ensure progressive organizations leverage their purchasing power and sourcing influence to address society’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. Outside of the office, he is an avid traveller, and recently returned from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan where he was learning about their Gross National Happiness framework. Tim grew up in Vancouver and is a keen trekker, open water swimmer and downhill skier.

Summit Speaker

Faris Rassam

Director, IT Asset Disposition, Quantum Lifecycle Partners

Faris Rassam is a seasoned professional with over 10 years of experience in the IT asset disposition and recycling industry. Faris specializes in helping enterprise clients develop, implement, and execute IT asset disposition strategies on a national and global scale with a focus on Data Destruction, IT Buy back and Sustainability. His expertise in technology and recycling has made him a trusted advisor in promoting sustainability and reducing electronic waste.

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Technology Track

Session Format
Roundtable Discussion (45 mins)