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CIPS Speaking Tour with Tom Keenan - Winnipeg (Oct 19): "Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy"
Mon, 10/19/2015
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Speaking Tour with Tom Keenan

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Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy 

Technology is creeping in to all aspects of our lives, from our social interactions to our personal finances and even our physical bodies. And, yes, there are some creepy people behind those technologies. They’re not all hackers in dark basements – some work for respected corporations. Tom Keenan will take us on a tour of the creepy side of technology and give some suggestions about how to protect ourselves and throw the bad guys off our digital scent.

Photograph of Thomas Patrick Keenan

Speaker: Dr. Thomas P. Keenan, FCIPS, I.S.P., ITCP is a popular professor in the Faculty of Environmental Design, and an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Calgary.

As a member of the Government of Canada’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Smart Communities, he was exposed to how the “best and brightest” thinkers were using technology to improve our individual and collective lives.   He continues as an active participant in the activities of the New York City-based Intelligent Community Forum, helping to adjudicate the Smart Community of the Year competition and teaching a course on that subject.  He writes extensively on technology topics, as the National Technology Correspondent for Business Edge News Magazine, a regular panelist on CTV’s Alberta Primetime, and a frequent guest on many CBC Radio and television programs.

Tom’s lifelong interest in information security resulted in his teaching Canada’s first course in Computer Security (in 1974!) as well as the creation of a CBC Ideas series called Crimes of the Future which predicted future problems such as identity theft and bio crimes such as “organlegging.”  That program won the Canadian Science Writers Award in 1984.   Tom does regular technical and non-technical analysis in this field and has collaborated with law enforcement, law firms, individuals and corporations on urgent issues such as identity theft, cyberstalking, information warfare and privacy issues.   He has served as an expert witness in cases involving “computer forensics and the workings of the Internet” and has also spent some fascinating time with Canadian Forces Bravo Company in Afghanistan.

He has served on corporate and non-profit boards including the Information Technology Council of Canada, RDM Corporation, the SEEDS Foundation, the Rotary Club of Calgary, and the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, and is a Fellow of the CDFAI as well as CIPS.

His new book, Technocreep ( explores The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy with dozens of chilling and thought-provoking examples.

Tom's new book Technocreep will be available for purchase at this event at the special CIPS price of $20.00!


Winnipeg, MB - Oct 19th

Location: Alt Hotel, 310 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB

Time: 1130am - 1:30pm

Cost: ICTAM/CIPS/ISACA Members: $45, Non-members: $55 




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