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An introduction from our Chair: Paul Bessant – Founder, Retail Knowledge
Welcome to Retail Risk – Toronto 2018.

It is my pleasure to introduce myself as this year’s Chair for Retail Risk – Toronto.  

CASE STUDY: Collaborating to cut business crime – an interview with Dan Hardy, Managing Director, the UK’s National Business Crime Solution

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) is a not for profit initiative in the UK. It enables the effective sharing of appropriate date between the police, crime reduction agencies and the business community to reduce crime and risks for all. Carly Richards interviews NBCS Managing Director Dan Hardy

More about Dan…

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) is a not for profit initiative in the UK. It enables the effective sharing of appropriate date between the police, crime reduction agencies and the business community to reduce crime and risks for all.

Current trends in privacy risks – essentials for retailers: Alex Cameron – Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Group, Fasken

Privacy presents tremendous opportunity and risk for retailers, both online and in bricks and mortar stores, ranging from use of information gained through e-commerce transactions, to follow-up marketing campaigns, to CCTV use in stores, and cell-phone and cart tracking in stores to understanding traffic patterns. Cybersecurity and other data breaches, as well as ordinary course commercial activities, now routinely lead to class action litigation and heightened regulatory exposure in Canada and around the world. Privacy laws are also undergoing significant changes, with material impact on business operations. Alex will review the current trends and developments and offer practical ways to address and mitigate those risks.

More about Alex…

Alex Cameron is Chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Group at Fasken. He has a leading practice in the areas of privacy and cybersecurity and is consistently sought out by clients from all industry sectors, including numerous Fortune 100 and 500 companies and the retail sector, in his areas of practice. He has helped clients with all manner of privacy matters and to respond to high-profile cybersecurity breaches involving millions of affected individuals. In recognition of his expertise, has received a doctoral degree in the field of privacy law and a number of prestigious commissions from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. He is a former member of the Advisory Board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, Canada and past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association, National Privacy & Access Law Section. An accomplished litigator, Alex has acted as lead counsel in landmark cases and regulatory investigations in his areas of practice, including in defence of high-profile data breach class action matters, and before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Alex is ranked in the highest band in the legal rankings guide, Chambers, and is consistently top ranked in The Best Lawyers in Canada in the fields of Privacy and Data Protection Law. He was also recognized as the 2018 Toronto Privacy and Data Security Law “Lawyer of the Year”.

The case for Whole Body Imaging – the last line of defence in an integrated LP program: Robert Dyk – President and CEO, Worldwide Security

A large warehousing environment staffed with known or temporary worker populations is a unique challenge generally mastered only by seasoned LP professionals.  Whether large or small scale, virtually all traditional security strategies in this environment involve a layered approach comprised of HR policy, training, control systems, conventional security technology, and most of all, supervisory vigilance.  Though each of these components is without doubt necessary, they often fail to detect what whole body imaging systems can easily reveal.  Stand-off screening, high throughput, diverse non-metallic detection, ease of training, and rapid deployment are only a few of the many reasons why whole body imaging can prove incredibly effective.

In this session, you will learn how this remarkable technology not only reduces overall shrink, but also boosts worker safety, bolsters morale, preserves brand integrity, protects valuable intellectual property, and delivers a quantifiable return on investment.

More about Robert…

A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Robert Dyk began his education at the University of Toronto in 1983.  He spent his first professional years in land mobile communications and mobile telephony, first in RF maintenance, and system design and sales thereafter.

Seeking new challenges, Robert moved into the security and loss prevention space with Worldwide Security (formerly Worldwide Security and Protection Corp) in 1991.  Starting in a junior sales position, Robert worked his way through the ranks until becoming Vice-President in 1996, having successfully transitioned the company from personnel based close protection services, to technology based security systems integration.  With tremendous leadership and success, Robert cemented his place at Worldwide Security, moving to the role of President and CEO in 2006.

Over the course of his 25+ year career, Robert has applied his experience and vision with security and loss prevention to almost every sector.  His unique approach has allowed Worldwide Security to operate across the spectrum of security technology, in areas such as CCTV, x-ray, whole-body imaging, explosives detection, perimeter security, and more recently expansion into critical infrastructure, deploying CCTV and discrete wireless communications systems into every nuclear power generating station in Canada.  Robert’s leadership and diverse experience has enabled Worldwide Security to consistently provide custom solutions in challenging conditions, and continue to deliver value in the security and loss prevention space.

Everything is connected – how IT, IoT, and cyber are reshaping physical security: Steve White – Corporate Vice President, Business Development, Vector Security

Vector Security has been on the front lines of physical and information security for many years. Whether embracing mobile-first IoT experiences for residential clients, delivering best of breed physical security for retailers, or integrating a managed network services business, Vector Security’s commitment to technology and the need to balance LP and IT is unique.  In this session, Steve will explore several intriguing trends and their potential within our industry.

More about Steve…

Steve White is Corporate Vice President of Business Development for Vector Security. He is responsible for technology and product strategy, as well as key initiatives such as the acquisition of Industry Retail Group, a managed network services provider that brought a range of broadband, network design and monitoring services to Vector Security’s portfolio. He has more than 25 years of experience in positions spanning enterprise sales, product development, and general management. Steve resides in Austin, Texas.

Over the course of his 25+ year career, Robert has applied his experience and vision with security and loss prevention to almost every sector.  His unique approach has allowed Worldwide Security to operate across the spectrum of security technology, in areas such as CCTV, x-ray, whole-body imaging, explosives detection, perimeter security, and more recently expansion into critical infrastructure, deploying CCTV and discrete wireless communications systems into every nuclear power generating station in Canada.  Robert’s leadership and diverse experience has enabled Worldwide Security to consistently provide custom solutions in challenging conditions, and continue to deliver value in the security and loss prevention space.

Harness the power of your people to create a powerful culture of LP: Jason Hall, Western Europe Senior Manager – Profit Protection, adidas

Rather than issuing top-down edicts which are all too easy to ignore, Jason challenged his European team to create something new and different that would ‘change the game’ about LP: spark the imagination, and inspire people in a different way whilst thinking about protecting their stores. The first challenge to the stores was to make a video. The results revealed the creativity, talent and sheer dedication of the store teams at adidas. In this case study he reveals some of the video highlights and talks about the effects this style of engagement has had on Loss Prevention at adidas.

More about Jason…

Jason has had an ever evolving career within Loss Prevention dedicating his entire working life to the function. Starting out as a Security Officer at the age of 18 before becoming the youngest ever Store Detective 2 years later with UK Retailer, Sainsbury’s. He enjoyed a very successful 16 years working for the 2nd largest supermarket chain in the UK, progressing through the ranks with various management positions including National Investigations Manager where Jason will be remembered for creating Eagle Eye. In 2012 he joined adidas and after 2 years was promoted to the position of Senior Manager where he was put in place to create and lead the Profit Protection team across Western Europe.

Outside of work Jason loves football. As a qualified FA coach he has managed teams to success as well as following his beloved Nottingham Forest and England.

A Digital Crime Whodunnit - How to Fight On-line Fraud & Chargebacks: Skip Myers, Director of Loss Prevention/Risk Strategy, Microcenter

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In this presentation Skip reveals his ground breaking approach to investigating digital crime; one that has already received accolades from law enforcement and security professionals from around the globe.

“A digital crime scene is still a crime scene; it is human crime… online. Many times problems are left unresolved simply because the approach of an investigator needs to be realigned to the digital environment. However, once investigators understand this new approach they can use their existing skill sets, with minor tweaks, to get far, far better results than they have previously.”

In this world first, which precedes the publication of Skip’s new book, How to Investigate the [digital] Crime Scene, Skip will explain how this approach has been used to deal with CNP fraud and chargebacks with great success in his US business – Microcenter.

This presentation provides practical tools that you can take away and apply in your businesses the very next day.

Preventing eCommerce Fraud – an update for merchants: Marta Rzeszowska – Director of Product, Gateway & mPOS, Moneris & Ben Cornett – Partner Marketing, Kount

Join Marta and Ben for a discussion about how card acceptance changes from the card brands will impact your online business and how you can take advantage of various tools to help reduce eCommerce fraud and chargeback risk.

More about Marta…

Marta is the Director of Product, Online and Mobile Payments at Moneris Solutions. She has over 12 years in the payments industry having worked in a variety of areas including software development, consulting, solution design, platform management and now most recently she leads a team of enthusiastic product managers.

Marta is a passionate product and technology professional specializing in innovative online and mobile payment systems.  She balances her technology background with a creative nature and business focus – always looking to see how technological innovation can help solve business problems. Prior to joining the payments industry, she worked in the healthcare field as well as working as a freelance consultant on website design, heuristic analysis and integrated system design in North America, South America and Europe.

More about Ben…

Ben is Partner Marketing at Kount. Ben joined Kount in 2016 bringing two decades of experience in business development and marketing in the SaaS and financial services space. Ben has built strong partner marketing eco-systems that drive revenue growth and brand equity. He is a FINTECH partner marketing executive focused on delivering results in the payments space. As a certified payments professional he develops, designs and deploys B2B marketing strategy that delivers positive impact to merchants.

MEET THE EXPERTS PANEL

The session sees a number of international asset protection experts, each with their own areas of expertise, sit with tables of ten delegates to give personalised interviews, presentations and to answer questions.

At the end of seven minutes the experts rotate around the room so that everyone gets a chance to meet them and ask them for help with their toughest challenges.

Not to be confused with a procurement fair, where each meeting is actually a sales pitch (not the case with our experts), this session is proving a BIG hit with delegates. “The only complaint we had from delegates the whole day was that the Meet the Experts session should be extended from one hour to two” commented Paul Bessant, Founder of Retail Knowledge.

“This one beats them all and the reason for that is because we know that the right people are going to be here, and looking around now at the number of people in this room, they are all influential in our market place – that’s why we’re here.”

Attending delegate
Retail Risk – Toronto

“This one beats them all and the reason for that is because we know that the right people are going to be here, and looking around now at the number of people in this room, they are all influential in our market place – that’s why we’re here.”

Attending delegate
Retail Risk – Toronto

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