Newly formed Program Advisory Committee to be Helmed by Industry Leaders

Toronto School of Management (TSoM) is pleased announce the formation of a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) as a mean of ensuring that its programs remain relevant and responsive to the needs of the Information Technology (IT) professions and subsequent job markets.

The PAC will be made up of six industry leaders, in addition to a representative from TSoM, who will advise on such matters as program relevance, new technology or software and their inclusion in the curriculum, suitability of new approaches to program delivery, co-op and employment opportunities for graduates, the needs of the labour market, and certification and accreditation standards relevant to the IT industry.

“TSoM is committed to continuous program enhancement to ensure the continued success of our students,” says Ehsan Safdari, President of TSoM. “We are thrilled to collaborate with industry pioneers and look forward to their insight and expertise, as we continue to offer world-class training in the field of IT.”

The PAC will be composed of the following esteemed representatives from the tech community (listed alphabetically):

Abi Morolari has 20 years of experience in technology and is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at the City of Toronto, accountable for cybersecurity governance covering Divisions, Agencies and Corporations.

Adam Evans is VP, Cyber Operations and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at RBC, responsible for establishing and executing RBC’s cybersecurity vision and strategy. Adam has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry as a security professional, developing cybersecurity talent and directing multi-million-dollar projects and cybersecurity operations initiatives.

Helen Oakley is a Senior Product Security Architect at SAP, contributing to their cross-product architecture and works as part of their Cyber & Defense team. Helen is also a co-founder of LeadingCyberLadies.com, a teacher at HackStudent.com, and host of the Hack With Helen show.

Mahdi Raza is the founder and CEO of siberX, a company that provides training and events in the cybersecurity field. Mahdi is also the founder of a virtual reality cybersecurity training and cyber escape room and has pioneered the launch of eSportsCyber, an exciting virtual world of cybersecurity games.

Mark Dillon is the Vice President of IT for Waterloo North Hydro, a power distribution company in the Waterloo Region. Over the past ten years he has worked with intelligent communities, next generation wireless, fibre networks as well as the Internet of Things (IoT), including utility companies and municipalities.

Tushar Singh is the founder of Minute School which combines the raw underappreciated knowledge and capabilities of students with an innovative mobile platform and artificial intelligence.