EPIC Keynotes

Det. /Cst., Shannon Parker and Jeff Adam, Assistant Commissioner RCMP takes the stage to share the latest news from the ECC and how you can get engaged in advancing the mission.

The ECC (a joint venture of CATA & the CACP) works collectively and collaboratively to determine the technology and educational awareness needs of those seeking to stop or reduce the harmful effects of cybercrime in Canada – both private and public sector stakeholders – for the purpose of advancing this community’s capacity, leadership, knowledge, and skills, adding, our main goal is to enable the citizens of Canada and our governments to fully realize upon the advantages of a cyber enabled world, while remaining safe and free from harm and victimization.

Shannon Parker DET. /CST.

Technological Crimes Unit, Saskatoon Police Service

Shannon is currently working in the Technological Crimes Unit supporting all SPS members with their Cyber investigations. Shannon is an IACIS Certified Forensic Computer Examiner and has recently completed several years with the Provincial Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) as a Digital Forensics Examiner. Shannon has presented on the role of Digital Forensics in investigations at the OPP Provincial Strategy Conference, at the SK ICE Crown Prosecutors workshop, at the SK Polytechnic and SK Business Colleges. Shannon has been deemed a Forensic computer expert in both Provincial and Queens Bench courts.

Prior to conducting ICE investigations and supporting Cyber Crime, she spent time with the Court Preparation Unit, writing an extensive Report Writing and Court Preparation Reference Manual, and also won a Superintendents Award for the creation of the SPS Alternative Measures Program. She has also conducted Sexual Assault/Personal Violence investigations, and worked in Patrol.

In addition to her formal policing duties, Shannon is one of the original trained SPS Scribes and is well versed in Incident Command and the SMEAC model. She is also the Chairperson for Cops for Cancer, which recently held a very successful fundraiser for the #Humboldt Strong Community Foundation.

Before entering a career in law enforcement Shannon was a high school Mathematics teacher, and is a former University athlete, who has spent many years giving back and coaching basketball in her community.
B.A. 94, B. Ed 98, CFCE.

Jeff Adam O.O.M.

Assistant Commissioner Technical Operations, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Jeff Adam completed 14 years of operational policing in New Brunswick, duties included General Investigation, Highway Patrol, Commercial Crime and Technological Crime Investigations. Soon after being transferred to Ottawa in 2002, he was asked to form the RCMP’s Performance Management Unit (PMU) to bring the in Balanced Scorecard and link it to the RCMP’s business planning cycle. The PMU was instrumental in achieving the Hall of Fame award from the Balanced Scorecard Collaborative and was featured in the Harvard Business Review. When the 2007 Task force on Governance and Cultural Change in the RCMP was announced, he was chosen to lead the RCMP team in their support. Following the report, he was assigned to lead the RCMP writing team responding to the Government’s Strategic Review. He then took on the position of the Director of the RCMP’s National Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering Programs. He then moved to Technical Operations in charge of Strategic Services, and then to his current job, DG of Technical Investigation Services in Technical Operations in Ottawa. He oversees all the technical investigative support areas in the RCMP including wiretaps, surveillance, network intrusion, digital forensics, covert entry, cybercrime and the CBRNE program. He has a B.Soc.Sc degree in Criminology (1985), a Masters in Business Administration (2002) and is a 2013 graduate of the Executive Development Program from the Canadian Police College. In his off time, Jeff teaches Shotokan Karate (Yondan) and is the President of the RCMP Curling Club and Curling Association.

EPIC 2019
Excellence in Prevention and Investigation of Cybercrime

November 5 – 7, 2019

Calgary AB