Speaker:

Gaetan Houle

SNC-Lavalin

Gaétan Houle PEng, MBA As part of his 30 years of experience in all aspects of security, Gaétan has held several senior positions in the Canadian Federal Government, including Chief Engineer Communications Security with the Department of National Defence, Director Corporate Security with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Consul at the Canadian Embassy in Peru, following the 1996-97 terrorist crisis in Lima. In the private sector, he has worked as Chief Security Officer for several multinational corporations such as Bombardier Aerospace, Airbus Group (Paris, France) and Bell Canada, where he personally wrote the security plan to protect the telecom infrastructure for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In 2016, after having worked for four years as the National Cybersecurity Practice Leader for Ernst & Young Canada, Gaétan joined SNC Lavalin as the Principal Security Architect where he and his team help clients in the energy industry protect their critical infrastructure. Gaétan has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and an MBA from the Jones International University.  He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.