Introducing our Keynote Speaker
Ritesh Kotak, Independent Consultant, Social/Cyber/Digital Technology, Ritesh Kotak Consulting
Ritesh started an eight-year career within policing which involved two police agencies within Canada along with several international assignments. He co-led the creation of the Cyber-Crimes unit and the Research and Innovation portfolio focusing on digital transformation. Ritesh then transitioned to the Private sector where he worked with different Fortune 500 Tech companies on global projects related to technology, cyber security and digital forensics.
Ritesh holds a BBA from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and has completed several courses at the Canadian Police College related to digital investigations. In 2018, Ritesh was selected by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government for their Emerging Leaders Executive Program. He has presented globally including the World Internet Conference in China, Intersec in Dubai, NATO sponsored cyber summit in North Macedonia, the Training Institute for the Jamaican Military and Police and at the Major City Chiefs/FBI National Executive Institute Conference.
Ritesh frequently appears in mainstream media as a subject matter expert on tech, privacy and cyber related stories. He has appeared on CTV National News, CBC National News, the BBC and several other outlets. He has written for major publications including the Economist and the Financial Times on various topic. He also sits on National E-Crimes Committee and is working on his first book which will explore the impact of future technology on society.