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Industry Showcase - AWS Presents Cybersecurity Awareness Month - Improve your security posture by moving to the cloud

  • November 04, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom webinar



Amazon Web Services presents Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Improve your security posture by moving to the cloud

November 4th, 2021 12:00 – 1:00pm EST (9am PST, 10am MST, 11am CST)

According to Health It Security, top cloud concerns in healthcare include data security, network reliability, and total cost of ownership. A closer look reveals that while the perceived lack of security is sometimes seen as an impediment, in reality it can be one of the most compelling reasons to move to cloud.  Accenture research shows that up to 60% of healthcare CIOs and CISOs recognize the security benefits of the public cloud—and over 66% are in the process of shifting to cloud services. Additionally Canadian hospital executives are increasingly looking to modernize and look for enterprise efficiencies in preparation for a post COVID world.

Join Accenture, AWS and Joseph Brant Hospital on November 4, in a fireside chat as we discuss why traditional security policies are barriers in moving to the cloud, building a security, governance, and compliance strategy for the cloud, and how to build cloud security capabilities internally. 


Thodoros Topaloglou, CIO, Joseph Brant Hospital joined Joseph Brant Hospital in November, 2019 after nine years as the Chief Information Officer of the Rouge Valley Health System and then Scarborough Health Network. In his role, he led the integration of health information technology systems during the merger, as well as transformative initiatives in clinical information systems, technology infrastructure, health information management, business intelligence, and regional collaboration. Thodoros holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto, where he also served as faculty between 2005 and 2008. 

Jimmy Yang is Managing Director, Canada Strategy & Consulting Health Leader at Accenture and is a senior leader in the health care and life sciences sector, bringing with him a depth of experience in strategic planning, program design, and new business and partnership development.  He leads Accenture’s Canadian Health Practice and works with leaders across pubic and private sector health care as they evolve to focus on better care, outcomes, access, and efficiency, enabled by technology. He has worked in health care and pharmaceuticals for over fifteen years and has a sound understanding of key public and private sector levers and trends in the health care sector.  His work has impacted a variety of health care organizations, including leading Canadian teaching hospitals, biopharma, community providers, professional associations, technology entities, not-for-profit organizations, and innovation hubs.   

Larry Sylvestre, Healthcare Leader, AWS Canada is an information technology executive with over 20 years of public and private sector experience in large scale, multi-organizational projects in the Canadian healthcare industry. In his role, Larry works with AWS customers and partners to help them transform and innovate to improve clinical systems, accelerate medical research , and deliver digital patientcare solutions to improve patient experience and outcomes. He has implemented technology solutions for individual hospitals, health regions, and the private sector in several jurisdictions in Canada. Larry is active in the healthcare community as a past member of the Conference Board of Canada and as a board member of IHE Canada.


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