Articles & Presentations

2020-2022 Presentations & Workshops:

Managing Uncertainty in Today’s Legal Environment: Preparing for and Embracing Change, Presenter, Building your own Client/Customer Base, Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Tuesday, June 14th, 2022.

2019 Presentations & Workshops:

Building your management consulting practice Keynote Speaker, Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Ontario), Thursday, November 14, 2019, Toronto 

Co-Chair and Panels and dual Panel Moderator at BeSpatial/BeSmart’19: Creating Business Value and Social Impact-Executive Forum, Thursday, May 02, 2019, Markham, Ontario

2017 Presentations & Workshops:

Adopting New Technologies in Mid-sized, Rural, and Native Communities, Presenter and Panelist, URISA BeSpatial 2017 – URISA – Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, May 3, 2017

Open-Smart: Are You Ready? Your Community & High-Speed Broadband, Smart Devices & Municipal Transparency, Co-Chair, AMCTO – The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, September 22, 2017, Mississauga,

Big and Open Data – Evolution and Disruption: Navigating the Challenges, Analytics, and Protection Strategies, Speaker:, 2016 IT.CAN 20th Annual Conference, October 23-24, 2017, Toronto

2016 Presentations & Workshops:

25th Foreign Affiliates Conference, Co- Lecturer, Federated Press, January 19, & 20, 2016, Toronto, ON

The Legal and Practical Implications of Mobile – Distributed and Ubiquitous Connection, Cyber Security: The Human Factor, Presenter, The Conference Board of CanadaFebruary 10 – Thursday, February 11 2016, Ottawa. ON.

9th Cloud Computing LawCourse Leader, Federated Press, March 3 & 4, 2016, Toronto, ON

Partnerships and Innovation between the Public and Private Sectors: 2016 Municipal Leaders’ Forum, Panellist, AMCTO – The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, April 13, 2016, Toronto

Big Data: Turning Insight Into Action, Presenter, Municipal Finance Officers’ Association of Ontario, Big Data and the Cloud: Legal Compliance through Due Diligence, September 22 and 23, Niagara Falls

Open-Smart: Are You Ready? Your Community & High-Speed Broadband, Smart Devices & Municipal Transparency, Co-Chair, AMCTO – The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, September 30, 2016, Toronto

2015 Presentations & Workshops:

23rd Foreign Affiliates Conference, Co- Lecturer, Federated Press, January 27, 28 & 29, 2015, Toronto, ON

25th Intranets for Corporate Communications, Course Leader, Federated Press, February 19 – 20, 2015, Toronto, ON

10th Annual Payments Industry ConferenceThe Canadian InstitutePresenterPrivacy Up In the Cloud, February 25-26, 2015, Toronto

8th Cloud Computing LawCourse Leader, Federated Press, March 10 & 11, 2015, Toronto, ON

Guarding the Gate: Concerns with Remote Working in the Municipal Workplace Webinar, Co-Presenter, International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA ), March 18 1:00- 2:00 EST

“Smart and Intelligent Communities – A Canadian Perspective”, Presenter, IMLA in Canada (International Municipal Lawyers Association), Toronto, April 30th, 2015.

Privacy Infringements and Security Breaches6th Social Media Risks, Presenter, Federated Press, Toronto on May 5 & 6, 2015

Technology for Soles and Smalls, Risks, Rewards and Requirements, Panellist, County and District Law Presidents’ Association (CDLPA) of Ontario, May 14th, 2015, Thunder Bay, ON

Privacy & Security Issues with Social Media: A Legal Perspective, Presenter, MISA Ontario’s 2015 InfoSec, September 28-30, Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Open Government Entrepreneurialism:: Connecting through Open Data, Presenter, MFOA (Municipal Finance Officers’ Association of Ontario) 2015 Annual Conference – Open Government: Transparency in Action – ENGAGE – COLLABORATE – TRANSFORM, September 23 – 25, 2015 @ Blue Mountain Resort.

Harnessing Cloud Solutions while Maximizing Innovative, Forensic & Productivity Tools, Chair & Presenter, 5th Managing Law Department Best Practices Course, October 14 & 15, 2015, Toronto, ON

Cloud Computing: Finding the Silver Lining, Panelist & PresenterAMCTO – The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, 2015 Municipal Information Access & Privacy Forum – The Future Is Here: Trends in Information, Access & Privacy, October 29th 2015, Mississauga.

Municipal Public-Private Partnerships (P3’s) as an Alternative Funding Model for the Delivery of Infrastructure & Public Services, Course Developer & Workshop Leader,  AMCTO – The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, Cobourg, Pembroke, Mississauga.


2015 Articles:

Canada’s Smart & Intelligent Communities: How does your community rank? Municipal World, June, 2015.

P3s Delivering Our Infrastructure Legacy: 2014 as a watershed year for municipal P3sMunicipal World, May, 2015.

2014 Articles:

When workforce threats get set in motion – – Mobile and cloud technologies are raising huge issues around device and program policy. An expert’s perspective, Canadian CIOJune, 2014.

Mobile Devices & Your Municipality – Avoiding Downstream LiabilityMunicipal World, June, 2014.

A legal perspective on the value of IT industry and trade associations, Canadian CIO, March 2014.

Disruptive Technologies – How Technology Continues to Disrupt Entrenched Law Practice Models, Ontario Bar Association’s Just Magazine, Spring, 2014.2014

2014 Presentations:

Canada -U.K. Open Data Webinar, The Strategic Use of Open Data for Smart Communities, iCanada Alliance, Moderator, November 27th, 2014

4th Annual Current Topics in Ethics & Professionalism, Panelist, a joint program between the University’s Centre for the Legal Profession and the Toronto Lawyers Association, October 28, 2014

Legal Issues in Safeguarding your Municipality from Cyber Threats – Is your Municipality’s Sensitive Data at Risk? IT Governance, Mobile Devices, the Cloud, & Cyber Security, Webinar, AMCTO (The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario), November 5th, 2014

OpenData, Entrepreneurialism and the Municipal Sector: What’s Holding Us Back? AMCTO (The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario), Co-Chair, November 7th, 2014, Toronto

Strengthen Data Governance through Security and Privacy Safeguards, The Third Annual Mobile Enterprise Strategies Summit Canada, Moderator, October 1 & 2, 2014, Toronto

Harnessing Cloud solutions while Maximizing Innovative, Forensic & Productivity Tools, 4th Managing Law Department Best Practices, Course Leader & Presenter, Federated Press, October 15 & 16, 2014, Toronto

Mobile Awareness and Requirements – An Overview of the Legal Framework and Approach presentation as part of the Mobile Devices & Your Municipality – Managing the Legal Risks session at IMLA’s 79th Annual Conference September 12, Baltimore

Legal Framework and Economic Development Opportunities for Open Data: Learn from the Experts: Open Data Policy Guidelines for Transit – Maximizing Real Time and Schedule Data Legalities, Evolutions, Customer Perspectives, Challenges, and Economic Opportunities – Part II,  Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Professional Capacity Building Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U. S. DOT) ITS Joint Program Office (JPO), August 7, 2014, Webinar

Open Data: Where Do We Stand Today? Managing E-Records in Canada’s Public Sector Conference, Presenter, INFONEX, January 28-29, 2014, Ottawa.

Improving Collaboration Among IM, IT, and Legal in Your Department, Managing E-Records in Canada’s Public Sector Conference, PresenterINFONEX, January 28-29, 2014, Ottawa.

2013 Articles:

Municipal Innovation – Creating opportunities through staff leadership – Part 2, Municipal World, January 2013.

10 Legal Challenges To Creating a BYOD Policy, Canadian CIO, April 2013.

Harnessing Technology & Information for Service DeliveryMunicipal World, June, 2013.

Data breaches & Cyber Insurance – Where’s your organization at?, Canadian CIO, September 2013.

What hasn’t changed in IT contracting in 20 years, Canadian CIO, October 2013.

Municipal P3s – An Introduction to an Alternative Funding OptionMunicipal World , October, 2013

2013 Presentations:

Legal/Privacy Aspects of Mobile Devices, Presenter at MISA (Municipal Information Systems Association) Mobile Summit, February 27th, 2013.

BYOD: The Consumerization of IT: Challenges in Creating a BYOD Policy, Presenter at MISA (Municipal Information Systems Association) Mobile Summit, February 27th, 2013

Legal Challenges in Contracting for Cloud Services, Presenter at MISA (Municipal Information Systems Association) Cloud Computing – Moving Forward Workshop, March 26th, 2013

Open Data & the Cloud: Municipalities & the Legal Framework, Presenter at URISA (Urban & Regional Information Systems Association) 2013 Be Spatial Annual Conference, April 22, 2013

Municipalities & Open Data – Legal Framework, Presenter at IMLA in Canada (International Municipal Lawyers Association), May 23, 2013

Health Informatics & IT Governance”: Course Leader, Live, Interactive, OnlineNIHI – National Institutes of Health Informatics,

  • Developing & Managing a Mobile Device StrategySeptember 26, 2013,
  • eServices & the CloudOctober 3, 2013,
  • Software & Data Licensing: October 10, 2013,
  • Implementing an IT Procurement StrategyOctober 17, 2013,

Establishing Clear and Comprehensive Polices, Procedures and Processes for your Enterprise and Employees, Presenter, 2nd Annual Mobile Enterprise Strategies Summit – Toronto, ON: October 23-24, 2013

Contract Management in the IT Procurement Cycle, The Osgoode Certificate in Procurement Law and Practice, Toronto, ON October 28 – November 1, 2013

Open Data as an Economic Development and Investment Attraction Tool for Municipalities, PresenterOpen Data Annual Forum – All you Need to Know TodayConference Co-Chair and Presenter, AMCTO – The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, November 8th, 2013, Vaughan, ON.

Law Department Challenges Created by “BYOD” and Social Media: Developing Governance Strategy to Manage Social Media Legal Risks, Conference Co-Chair and Presenter, Federated Press, Toronto, November 12 – 14th, 2013

Taking Care of Business: Lessons of Leaders – This Years Focus on Finance,Hi-Tech, Marketing, Careers, and Entertainment, Panellist, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, November 20th, Toronto

Cloud computing and Privacy Issues2014 Municipal Freedom of Information, Access and Privacy Forum: Access and Privacy in Today’s Municipal World, PresenterAMCTO – The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario, Toronto, November 26, 2013

2012 Articles:

Open Data & Emerging Challenges for Canadian Municipalities, The Journal of Local Government Law, IMLA – International Municipal Lawyers Association, March/April 2012.

The cost of open data: A Canadian lawyer’s analysis, CIO Canada, May 14, 2012, also reproduced with permission in Ontario Professional Surveyor, Volume 55, No. 3, Summer 2012.

Cloud Computing and Canadian Municipalities – Delivering  Service via the Cloud, Municipal World, June 2012.

Accessing Municipal Open Data – At What Cost? US Court Ruling Sets Up New Challenges, Ontario Bar Association, Public Sector Lawyers Law Section, Volume 11, No. 2 – July 2012.

Data Sets and Municipal Licensing Strategies – An introduction  to open data contracting terms, Municipal World, October 2012.

MUNICIPAL INNOVATION – Creating opportunities through staff leadership – Part 1, Municipal World, December 2012 – Part 2, January 2013.

2012 Presentations:

Public-Private Partnerships, Panelist and presenter at 2012 Midwinter Meeting of the Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch, February 2nd, 2012.

Making It Sustainable – Open Data and Shared Services as Economic Drivers, Moderator, at Business and Bandwidth Summit-Driving Innovation and Competitiveness in Southern Ontario, May 23rd & 24th, 2012.

Mobile Device Management – Legal Risks and Containment, Presenter at 2012 MISA (Municipal Information Systems Association) ”Mobile Workforce Conference“, October 21-23, 2012 in Barrie, Ontario.

Managing Open Data Solutions: the Liability Factor & Economic Development, Co-Chair & Presenter at AMCTO’s (The Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario) 2012 Open Data Forum, October 30, 2012.

Professionalism, Ethics, IT and the Law, Panelist & Presenter at CIPS – (Canada’s Association of Informational Technology (IT) Professionals) at CIPS/Bennett Jones lunch series, November 27th, 2012.