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HTCIA Ontario Chapter - May - Monthly Meeting PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 May 2013 14:10

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - HTCIA Ontario Monthly Meeting

Please note change for gotomeeting at bottom of this notification - Please reserve your Webinar seat now

Welcome back to our monthly meeting, once again this is shaping up to be a great session with two industry leaders educating us on their products the latest technology and the implications for high-tech investigations.

The location for this month’s meeting:

Toronto Police College, Room 103
70 Birmingham Street, Toronto, ON M8V 3W6


Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 7:00pm

Everyone is invited to be there.

Our speakers are:

Speaker 1 - Rene Hamel, Director Forensic Technology Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Toronto, Ontario
Presentation Topic:
Cybercrime Forensic Wheels

About the Speaker -
René’s career extends over 20 years of civil and criminal investigations including white-collar crimes and a number of years doing computer forensic examinations with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”). René’s advanced skills and experience in collecting electronic evidence and understanding information flow in a complex digital environment, significantly speeds up any facts finding assignment. Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in Toronto Canada, René developed and established the Computer Forensics capability for KPMG Ireland and prior to that he set up a similar group for Gowlings/Inkster Group LLP and for the Royal Bank of Canada’s national computer investigation group. Previously he had already spent three years with KPMG in Toronto Canada participating in the development and management of its Forensic Technology Services group.
In 1985, René completed extensive training with the RCMP in Regina, Saskatchewan, and the Police Science program in Trois-Rivières, Québec in 1984. Before joining the RCMP, he studied computer programming and system analysis at the Herzing Institute in Montréal. He then completed the CBIS (Computer Based Information Systems) program through the University of Victoria. René finished all Canadian Police College courses pertaining to Electronic Searches and Seizures for a variety of operating systems and networks. He also received training from the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia for proper incident response for network investigations and hacking. Rene received training from ASRDATA in Austin, Texas for the SMART software, from Guidance Software in Toronto for the Encase application and from Access Data on the Forensic Toolkit application. René is an A+ Certified Computer Service Professional, a CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), a CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and an EnCe (Encase certified examiner). Rene recently completed his Project Management Professional certification and completed the PMP “Green Belt” level shortly after.
René is an experienced speaker and he frequently lectures on computer forensic analysis and e-commerce security issues to organizations such as the Canadian Institute, Law Society for Upper Canada, CICA, ISSA, CIPS, Comdex, ISACA, scholastic institutions, several governmental agencies and the legal community.
René is a member of the Project Management Institute, the Society for the Policing of Cyberspace, the High-Tech Crime Network, the High Technology Crime Investigation Association and the RCMP Veterans Association.

Speaker 2  - Matthew Borowski is the VP of Sales and account executive for Extractiva, Inc.

Presentation Topic:
Reducing ESI Processing Costs: Responding to Client Demands Through Rapid Ingestion Technology

As the volume of e-discovery data exchanging hands has increased exponentially, clients are demanding more cost-effective and time-sensitive methods of processing their electronically stored information (ESI). Gone are the days when clients would endorse blank checks to handle e-discovery-related expenses. Service providers must now respond to client demands by adapting their practices to reduce costs.  At the same time, the volume of ESI has rapidly increased, forcing firms to increase their processing capacity. Older e-discovery processing technologies, while firmly entrenched, have become a bottleneck. In order to remain competitive, service providers and their clients must minimize the cost of processing e-discovery data - a difficult task to accomplish given the constraints of legacy technologies.

About the Speaker

In his ten years with Extractiva, Matthew has served clients in the federal government, legal, financial, energy, transportation, and other industries. Prior to joining Extractiva, Matthew had a background in Information Technology, consulting, and software development. Matthew Borowski holds a Juris Doctorate from Drexel University and a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration with a minor in Computer Science from George Mason University.

About Extractiva

Extractiva, Inc. is a worldwide technology leader in electronic data discovery processing software. For fourteen years, Extractiva, Inc. has been developing and refining e-discovery software with one goal in mind: making e-discovery processing as simple and as effective as possible. Extractiva's PiranhaDox software allows users to easily ingest, cull, index, search and manage diverse data collections, no matter how complex or large. The company is headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Additional Notices/Reminders:

1. Notice: Current discount price for HTCIA 2013 International Conference & Training Expo - Sep 8-11, 2013 - Summerlin, NV going up after this week - registration fees will go up by $100 on June 1. As HTCIA members, current discounted registration is $545.

2. Reminder of this notice sent previously : To increase our profile as an organization, the Ontario Chapter board is compiling a list of resources and contacts related to Internet Safety.
This request for help is directed to both our law enforcement and private industry members.  We are aware that there are a number of resources scattered throughout the various websites and we are all busy and just one link / one contact per member would go a long way to consolidating the list. Specifically what we are looking for is a listing of contacts in the various regions that are within our Chapter region that would be prepared to present / speak to various groups such as schools, and other organizations. The intent is to consolidate an internal directory with a liaison / contact person posted  on our website and if requested provide speakers from our membership or refer them to the appropriate available program.  By the way please let us know if you are interested in joining the speaker ranks as part of your response.  Take a quick moment from your busy day and reply to this email with your input.  Compiled results will be shared with the membership prior to public posting. For further information, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We hope to see you there in person from 7 to 9 p.m. If you cannot make the meeting but have some time available, we invite you to consider “attending” the meeting using the GoToMeeting conference facility - read on for instructions. We will be using the GoToMeeting conferencing facilities provided by the International HQ of HTCIA, part of the services provided by your membership fees that go to HQ.


2013 HTCIA Ontario Chapter Executive Committee

Kevin Lo

First Vice-President:

Second Vice-President:
Eugene Silva

Raymond Albright

Neil Greenberg

HTCIA Ontario Chapter (May)
Join us for a Webinar on May 30
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Monthly HTCIA Ontario Chapter Meeting - Toronto Police College
Title: HTCIA Ontario Chapter (May)
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Time: 6:45 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 May 2013 19:47

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