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Blockchain Technology Review Committee (BTRC)

Blockchain Review Panel (BRP)

The BRP was established by Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson University) and is responsible for identifying affiliate members and overseeing the selection of client companies. Members of the BRP may also work with client companies if that member is determined to have the most relevant experience.

Professor Atty Mashatan

Dr. Mashatan is the founder and director of the Cybersecurity Research Lab (CRL) at Toronto Metropolitan University and recognized as a leading expert in cyber risk mitigation strategies and solutions. Her expertise at the frontlines of the global cybersecurity field was recognized by SC Magazine in 2019, when she was named one of the top five Women of Influence in Security, and at IBM’s CASCON x Evoke 2019 conference, where she was named one of Canada’s top Tech Titans. Through strategic collaborations with government and industry, Dr. Mashatan and the CRL seek to solve industry problems through cutting-edge information security research.

Professor Bilal Farooq

Dr. Farooq is the Canada Research Chair in Disruptive Transportation Technologies and Services. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, four book chapters and one book in the area of smart cities/mobility. He has been awarded Early Researcher Awards both in Québec (2014) and Ontario (2018). He has developed an open-sourced distributed framework for mobility data markets using blockchain. He has also done extensive work on using blockchain for privacy-by-design machine learning and travel demand modelling.

Baraa El-Kadri

Baraa is a seasoned business professional with over 23 years of experience in the ICT space. His career spans various roles in technical and business capacities at multinational organizations, startup companies and government agencies in Canada and abroad. These organizations include Nortel Networks, Research In Motion, Innovance Networks and the Government of Canada. He has also worked with more than 300 telecom carriers internationally.