Najma Sultana

Senior Director, Transformation, Cyber Security Program Delivery

Air Canada

Najma Sultana most currently served as the Senior Director, Transformation, Cyber Security Program Delivery at Air Canada, Canada’s flagship carrier. Prior to this, she was the Director of Planning and Programs at Hydro Ottawa, the largest local electricity distribution company in eastern Ontario, and supplier of electricity to the Nation’s capital. With over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Cybersecurity ranging from telecommunications, semiconductors, and Critical Infrastructure sectors of municipal government, energy & utilities & transportation, Najma has implemented policies to drive maturity of organizations in Information Technology, Enterprise Architecture Cybersecurity, Information Management , Privacy and Software Development,. In her time with Air Canada & Hydro Ottawa, Najma upscaled technology to deliver cybersecurity prioritized business and digital transformation  increased the maturity of the Cybersecurity program across all NIST framework measures, with defense in depth strategy, by introducing actionable annual roadmap, quarterly Board reporting, collaboration with key industry working groups and forums, and achieved buy-in for “security by design” in the architecture and development lifecycle. As an industry practitioner and executive, she will share a high level view of cyber threats and resilient cyber defence strategies to secure data within the Critical Infrastructure sectors of Energy & Utilities and Air Transportation.