It's one of the corporate world's biggest crises and it's only getting bigger. According to IBM, more than four in five businesses will experience a data breach at some point, and on average, it will cost them nearly $6 million. This Business Excellence Series panel discussion will examine the biggest risks facing business from a cybersecurity standpoint. Experts will offer insight on cybersecurity best practices, mitigating the vulnerabilities of remote or hybrid teams and the cybersecurity risks and rewards of a world that runs on AI. 


Kirk LaPointe

Publisher and Executive Editor, Business in Vancouver & Vice-President, Editorial, Glacier Media

Kirk has led Canadian broadcast, print and digital media organizations for more than three decades, holding the senior editorial roles at CTV News, Southam News and The Hamilton Spectator. He is a former Ottawa Bureau Chief and General News Editor of The Canadian Press, a former host on CBC Newsworld, the founding executive editor of National Post, the former ombudsman of the CBC, former managing editor of The Vancouver Sun and a host on Roundhouse Radio. He has been Canadian Editor for Billboard Magazine and station manager of CKLN Ryerson, an advisor to the publisher of the Toronto Star, and publisher and editor in chief at Self-Counsel Press. Kirk is currently the Publisher and Executive Editor at Business in Vancouver and Vice-President Editorial, Glacier Media, and he teaches Ethics and Leadership as an Adjunct Professor and Executive-in-Residence at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism.