Bashir Fancy
President | Founder

Bashir Fancy is the President of the Business & Technology Professional Association of Canada (BIZTEK) – a NOT for Profit organization that provides education, training, mentoring, exams and certification of Technology professionals. BIZTEK brings both business and technology in today’s world where the pace of technology changes and innovation are happening at a lightning pace, creating skills gaps. Bashir sits on Program Advisory Council of Colleges as well as Advisory Boards. He also led the cybersecurity task force in Canada. Bashir was also a former Chairman and CEO for CIPS National Board and CIPS Ontario.

Bashir was Managing Director, Corporation Solutions & Services Inc., providing Risk Management, Data privacy, Governance, Security, Operations, IT consulting services and Internal Audit globally. He continues to be called upon regularly to advise Corporations in Canada and globally. Mr. Fancy has held position of Senior Executive Advisor, with Deloitte & Touché and also assisted Grant Thornton in similar position.

Prior to that, Mr. Fancy served as the Executive Vice President for Risk Management & Security at Visa International and was also the Global Head of Internal Audit for Visa based out of San Francisco. He was instrumental in the development of the “Account Information Security” –Data Security Standards AIS-DSS (now known as PCI- DSS), that impacts any Organization that stores, processes or transmits credit/debit card transactions. This standard is intended to prevent data breaches, ensuing fraud, costs and brand damage.  Bashir Fancy, as the Head of Risk Management & Security for Visa Canada, developed & implemented a strategy that led to 50% reduction in fraud losses, after a growth of 40% per year for 5 previous years. This strategy was adopted globally for Banks issuing Visa Cards.

Mr. Fancy assists financial institutions globally including the World Bank, Telecoms, Retail businesses, Governments and others, to deal with the root causes and become secure, efficient and compliant. He has excellent background t both working and executive level in the Payments,Retail, Airline Industry, 3rd Party processing and the Banking world that spans many countries.

Mr. Fancy held senior management positions that included Systems, Operations, Systems, Finance, Risk management, Internal Audit, Marketing & Sales and strategy in Organizations that included Visa international (Visa Inc.), Citibank, SNS (became known as Emergis, now absorbed into TELUS) – 3rd party card processor and effectively the back office managing point of sale for Canadian Banks and major retailers. His other roles included senior management role in Air Canada and the “Supermarket Group”, after starting his career to pursue CA at West, Wake & Price (Auditors) –became part of Price Waterhouse.

Iqbal Khan
Vice President

Centennial College, Toronto, Aug 2010-to-date: At the Centennial College, SETAS, Department of ICET, Full Time Professor in Information & Communications Engineering Technologies

Centennial College, Toronto, Aug 2002- to Aug 2010: At the Centennial College, SETAS, Department of ICT, Full Time Professor in Information & Communications Engineering Technologies and Program Coordinator for Networking Programs, Ontario Diplomas as well as 4-year Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences Degree in Computer & Communication Networks. I was a member of the team that developed Bachelor Degree program in Software Systems: Design, Development and Management. I also was Program Coordinator for it from 2007-2009.

Seneca College, Humber College, Centennial College, Toronto, Oct. 97-Aug 2002 Sessional/ part-time Professor in Electronics & Computer Engineering. I Provided Laboratory based Teaching & Training for the following subjects: Integrated Electronics, Alternating Current Theory, Electronic Measurements, Electrical Fundamentals, and Mathematics, Electrical Systems and Control, Programmable Logic Controllers -MODICON 084 and IDEC MICRO-1, and Electrical Construction & Maintenance, Digital Communication Systems, Instrumentation, Electricity and Computer Peripherals. Participated in a committee set by the Ministry of Education and Training, Ontario for the revision of Computer Systems Technology Program standards.

 Southampton Institute, now Solent University, Southampton, UK, Sep. 94-Sep. 97    

Senior Faculty Member in Computer Studies at Systems Engineering Faculty. Duties included, providing teaching, laboratory supervision, advising students, curriculum development and developing scholarly activities in various subject areas such as, Information Technology, Microprocessor-based Systems, Computer-based Simulation, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Control Systems Analysis and Design using MATLAB.

I have co-supervised three PhD students in areas of Natural Language Interface for Command Communications and Control application, Genetic Algorithm and Neural Network Applications in Industrial Control.

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, Nov. 88-Jan. 93           

Faculty Member in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. Duties included, providing teaching, laboratory supervision, advising students, curriculum development and developing scholarly activities in various subject areas such as Information Technology, Microprocessor Applications & Interfacing Techniques, Microcontroller Architecture, Design and Programming, Analogue & Digital Electronics, and Reliability Studies. I have co-supervised three Ph.D. students in areas of AI and Fuzzy Logic applications in power systems, Power Systems Reliability Studies and Neural Network Applications in Demand Forecasting.

Industrial   (fifteen years of experience)

IBEXSIM, Surrey, England, UK, 1996-1997       Consulting Software Engineer- Design & Simulation                      

I have provided technical solutions for Business Re-engineering of off-shore oil facilities through System Analysis & Simulation. I designed an Artificial Intelligence-based framework for integrated simulation on heterogeneous Design/ Re-engineering Software Packages. The work was based on C++ / MODSIM II and SUPERSCAPE simulation environment.

Urban Aid Project of the Scottish Office at Dundee, UK, Apr. 94-Sep. 94        Technical Systems Support

Duties were to organize an IT set-up, hardware & software, to help Automatic Machine Translation.

Advanced Image Communications, London, UK, Feb. 93-Feb. 94         Information Technology Manager

I have managed the total System Development including System Integration & Testing, for a software-based image capture/ transmission and manipulation device for computer based surveillance applications.

 Contract Programmer in England & Europe, 1985-88     Contract Programmer

On short contracts worked on various software development projects for industry in UK and Europe.

Electrical Eng. Dept., Queen Mary College, University of London, UK, 1982-85         Research Assistant & PhD Student

Designed and Developed Software for Quantitative & Qualitative Decision Making in mixed hydro-thermal Electric Power Generation Planning.

Electrical Eng. Dept., Queen Mary College, University of London, UK, Sep. 80-Mar. 82   Training & Research

I attended a training and research course in electrical power engineering and was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Power Engineering.

Derek Lackey

With more than 30 years as an advertising agency entrepreneur, Derek is focussed on data protection & privacy and its effect on the brand. The author of CASL Compliance: A Marketer’s Guide to Email Marketing to Canadians, he looks to simplify the implementation of new data management practices within organizations so they comply with global laws such as GDPR, PIPEDA, CASL and CCPA, while taking care of their prospects and customers. A CIPM, he believes making compliance practical makes compliance feasible.

Derek is active in the privacy community:

Chairing the Guidance Committee, Canadian Advisory Council – GDPR,

Co-chair, IAPP Toronto Chapter – 2020/2021,

Committee member on ISO 31700 – Privacy by Design for Consumer Products,

Committee member - CEN CENELEC JTC 13 on Cyber security and Data Protection,

Committee member - Data Governance Standardization Collaborative (DGSC)