Chief Justice Christopher E. Hinkson Bio

The Honourable Chief Justice Christopher E. Hinkson was born in Vancouver British Columbia. He is a graduate from the University of British Columbia (1973) and was called to both the bar of British Columbia (1976) and the Yukon Territory (1978). He was partner at Harper Grey from 1979-2007, and was appointed Queen’s Council in 1991. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2007; and later the British Columbia Court of Appeal in 2010. In 2013 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Other professional activities include: Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia (1983-1988), Member, Education Committee, Law Society of British Columbia (1985-1988), President, Vancouver Bar Association (1986-1987), Member, Insurance Committee, Law Society of British Columbia, 1988-1991, Clinical Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (1989-1998), Member, Ethics Committee of the Law Society of British Columbia (1996-1997), Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (inducted to the College in 1997), Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Society and Continuing Medical Education, Group Leader, Inns of Court.

Dr. Matthew Kane Bio

Dr. Matthew Kane Bio

Matt began his career Deception Detection with the Canadian Armed Forces as an Intelligence Officer. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Walden University, a Master’s Degree from American Military University in Psychology and a BA in Military Strategic Studies from the University of New Brunswick.

During his distinguished 10 year career, he saw service in various theatres of operation where he had the opportunity to work with a multi-national intelligence unit that included the CIA and MI6. His education brought him to the highest levels of counter-terrorism operations where he conducted and advised on terrorist interrogations prepared and delivered intelligence briefings to senior military officers and advised military and civilian intelligence operatives in real-time kinetic operations.

After leaving the Navy, Matt used his military intelligence experience and broadened his skill set to fill the civilian need for Deception Detection. During this time he met his friend and future founding partner Joe and went on to form Solaris Intelligence.

Brief description of the presentation

No matter the environment being lied to can hurt a person or an organization from small white lies to cyber fraud. With experience as a military intelligence officer and in academia Dr. Matthew Kane will be providing an overview of how to spot lies in-person and on the web.

The talk will focus on

  • Verbal and Non-verbal indicators of deception
  • Written forms of deception
  • Cultural differences in deception
  • Indicators of threats

Julie Clegg Bio

From the computer screen to the television screen, Julie has crafted her life’s work around investigation, technology and psychology, combining her knowledge of cyber-security with two decades of threat assessment, detection and management, to bring to light those that hide in the digital shadows and cause disruption, distress or terror.

A former police detective and undercover operator, behavioral and geographic profiler, best-selling author, charity ambassador, passionate human rights advocate, global educator and keynote speaker, Julie approaches her life and work with determination and a relentless sense of adventure. She is driven by a desire to help every person live a life free of victimization, oppression, and fear.

In a world of increasingly artificial intelligence, Julie brings hardened solutions to matters of global digital security.–

PIABC Conference Presentation

We are at the precipice of a cybercrime war that we will not be able to win if we do not fundamentally change the way we think about, and conduct, online and cyber investigations. This means we also currently have a remarkable opportunity to disrupt the investigations industry and bring it into the 21st century by deploying the very same tools and methods that our targets are using, along with the weight of the entire investigative community.

It is my belief that organized criminals, terrorists and hackers have more time, resources and motivation than law enforcement, governments and private institutions when it comes to organizing, communicating and executing in the area of cybercrime. This has to change.

My vision, and mission, for the investigations industry is to bridge the gap between generation X and generation Z so that traditional, highly effective, investigative skills are passed down to new investigators, and new technologies are shared with those who have the experience to interpret the data in conjunction with years of experience. Collaboration is key to elevating our industry and ensuring that the work of the last few generations is not lost among the influx of technology and artificial intelligence.

Steve Wilson Bio

Taking technology transformations to new heights. Steve currently works in the information and communication technology ecosystem providing strategic solutions to his clients. Steve sees patterns were others see noise, whether it’s cyber/digital forensics, big data analytics challenges or strategic innovation leadership. Combined with a number of professional and academic certifications; Steve epitomizes industry best practices within the field of information and communication technology, providing strategic insights for successful outcomes. Some of his past clients come from a variety of industries including financial services, law enforcement, oil and gas, retail, legal services, government, transportation, education and non-profit.

Presentation Summary:

By 2025, it is estimated that there will be at least 75 billion connected devices in what is being called the “Internet of Things” (IoT). With the continued advances in technology, eventually anything that can be connected will be connected. In addition to your phone, watch, computer, and television, the Internet now connects practically everything that has electronics and sensors: household appliances, heating and air conditioning systems, cars, airplanes, ships, industrial robots, public utilities, home security systems, children’s toys and medical devices. In this presentation we are going to discuss the digital forensics and investigation process and some of the potential challenges and opportunities that these IoT connected devices represent.

Presentation will include:

  • Current and emerging trends in IoT.
  • Best practices for IoT investigations.
  • Potential IoT forensics challenges and opportunities.
  • The future and “internet of everything” (IoE)