50th Annual Canadian Employee Benefits Conference


August 21 & 22, 2017


1:00 PM - 1:45 PM


International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans


Montréal, Quebec

Delivery Method

In Person


Monday, August 21, 2017

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

The Emerging Cybersecurity Concern

  • The cybersecurity risk landscape for plan sponsors
  • Legal framework for data security
  • Lessons from the security incident trenches
  • Practical steps to mitigate data security risk

Speaker: Adam Kardash, Partner, Privacy and Data Management


1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Target Benefit Pension Plans—Part I: Legislative Overview and Plan Design

Part 1 of 2: A panel discussion surveying the current regulatory framework for target benefit pension plans. Hear more about the status of Ontario’s proposed TBP legislation. Learn how target benefit plan design differs from other plan types and why this distinction necessitates a different approach to risk management and funding.

Panelist: Jana Steele, Partner, Pensions & Benefits


3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Protecting Privacy of Plan Sponsor Data: A Primer

  • The distinction between data security and data privacy
  • Privacy, legal and ethical risks associated with data misuse
  • Trust, privacy and the emerging data governance framework

Speaker: Adam Kardash, Partner, Privacy and Data Management

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

10:45 AM-11:45 AM

Legal Risks of DC Plans

  • Legal framework
  • Risks, including communication and delegation
  • Decumulation
  • Lessons from U.S. defined contribution litigation

Speaker: Jana Steele, Partner, Pensions & Benefits


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Adam Kardash

Partner, Privacy and Data Management
National Lead, AccessPrivacy