How do we mitigate risk when procuring IT contracts in an environment fraught with cybersecurity threats? How do we incorporate procurement practices that bring a higher standard of protection?

With cybersecurity and information protection dominating the headlines, procurement leaders are scrutinizing processes to ensure they are managing risk, while accessing vendors that can meet cybersecurity requirements. While technology service options evolve, procurement processes and policies have remained rooted in practices that may not leverage the best the market has to offer. In this session, UVIc's Chief Privacy Officer and  BCNET's Chief Procurement Officer will share their thoughts and expertise on topics such as accountability and how you can demonstrate compliance. They will also discuss ways to ensure you have comprehensive but proportionate governance measures in place, and how to apply procurement approaches to get what you need.



Bill Trot

Chief Privacy Officer, University of Victoria

Dennis Silva

Chief Procurement Officer, BCNET