Dr. Barb Carra

carraDr. Barb Carra

President and CEO, Cybera

Dr. Barb Carra is the President and CEO for Cybera, a technology-neutral organization responsible for driving Alberta’s economic growth through the use of digital technology. She is a respected leader and collaborative partner within Canada’s research, education and innovation landscape.

With a PhD in applied research, spatial statistics and data modeling, Barb has over a decade of experience in data analytics and policy, which allows her to act as a bridge between research and technical domains. That insight has proved vital to Cybera, which frequently acts as a steward and advocate for Alberta research and data-driven decisions. Barb spearheaded the development of Cybera’s policy, strategic and operational initiatives, including the ShareIT procurement program and Cybera’s new cybersecurity portfolio.


Wednesday, October 2 at 10:30 AM – Securing the Academy

It’s become a cliché to say that cybersecurity is a team sport, but this session will bring the cliché to life by highlighting four collaborative higher education cybersecurity projects. You’ll learn about the goals, status and intended outcomes of the Joint Security Project, the NREN SIEM Security Project, the Canadian Shared Security Operations Centre Project, and the CUCCIO benchmarking project. together with a view of how these initiatives complement each other and set the stage for future collaborative cybersecurity projects among the higher education community.