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GTIS Branch - PM Toolbox 2.0: Managing Info Risk for Agile & DevOps


A call to Project Managers and Business Analysts to explore requirements to secure and protect information while challenged to manage Agile projects in DevOps environments.

In this interactive workshop, the in-class and online audience will be asked to participate in a discussion about the real state of information risk management in the rapid deployment approach using agile frameworks taken by many organization. The learner will be introduced briefly to how Dev Ops works, followed by concepts of information risk and cybersecurity and ultimately, they will have the opportunity to link the concepts together through a few practical use cases. Our very experienced instructors, who also work in the industry, will make sure that Project Managers in the audience understand how the role of a project manager is changing, and the need to expand it into the world of cybersecurity and information protection requirements.


Amalia Barthel is a passionate Privacy and Information Risk, Governance and Management professional who has made it her mission to educate businesses about the importance of information privacy and security for their corporate reputation. As an independent consultant, Amalia brings the teachings and discipline of project management in every assignment or speaking engagement. Amalia is a lecturer and course content contributor at colleges and universities. She is involved with University of Toronto on several courses involving IT Risk Management, Privacy and Cybersecurity. She currently teaches (alongside her co-speakers and colleagues Carlos Chalico and Raluca Blidaru) the Strategic IT Risk Management and Cybersecurity and the Foundations of Privacy business courses. Amalia is an executive board member for the KnowledgeFlow Foundation, a unique and 100% Canadian not-for-profit organization supporting children, youth, their parents and schoolboards in their fight against bullying and cyberbullying. Amalia has served on the PMI Toronto Chapter Board and created community-based programs involving new comers and veterans interested in pursuing a project management career track.

Raluca Blidaru is a seasoned Information Security Management specialist. She is passionate about what she does, feeling that her work matches her professional aspirations, practicing skills she trained and certified for, across multiple domains: Information Security, of course, but also Privacy, and not at least, Project Management. With a teaching background, Raluca is involved in mentoring and training activities, at work or outside of her workplace environment. To name a few current or recent engagements, Raluca was a guest lecturer at University of Toronto, for the Strategic IT Risk Management and Cybersecurity course, and along-aside her colleagues and speakers here in the room, Amalia and Carlos, she is currently co-authoring and teaching the Foundations of Privacy Business course at University of Toronto. She is also teaching information security and cybersecurity courses with SANS Institute and participating in other mentoring-type engagements.

Carlos Chalico is a specialist in Information Security, IT Risk/Governance and Privacy. He is with Nymity as the Director of Strategic Alliances and Customer Success. Before this, Carlos was the Managing Partner of the IT Risk and Assurance practice at Ernst & Young in Mexico, being responsible for delivering privacy, information security, IT risk, IT Governance and IT audit services for a number of organizations in Mexico and Latin America. His experience has put him close to privacy regulators and specialized associations to provide advice and support on very specific matters related to privacy and information security. Holding different designations: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Lead Auditor for ISO27001, Carlos was also designated a Privacy by Design ambassador in 2011. Carlos is constantly invited to speak at different conferences and is one of the guest authors of the book called “Personal Data Protection in Mexico” published by Tirant lo Blanch. He is a member of IAPP, (ISC)2 and ISACA, and serves as the Membership Director for the Toronto chapter on the latter. Carlos is also an instructor for the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies and a volunteer with the Canadian Red Cross at its Technology Advisory Committee. Carlos earned his Bachelor’s degree with honours from the Professional Education Center in Mexico City, Mexico.

PDUs: 4 PDUs (2 Technical / 2 Strategic and Business Management)


8:30 a.m. - Event Starts

10:00 a.m. - Break

12:30 p.m. - Event ends


PMI Toronto Members (login prior to registering) - $50.00

Non-Members and Guests - $70.00


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Type of activity: PMI Toronto GTIS Branch

Date: 29 September 2018

Hour: 8:30 to 12:30

# of PDUs: 4.0


Members: $50.00

Non members and Guests: $70.00