Tyson Johnson

Chief Operating Officer, CyberNB and Former Head – Business Development, BrightPlanet, Former Director,Global Security & Investigation, Celestica and Former Board Member, Canada South Africa Chamber of Commerce

Tyson has worked in both the public and private sectors over the course of his career.Starting in theFederal civil service, Tyson developed hands-on experience across the entire spectrum of issues facingCanada’s foreign and domestic threats. He worked closely with government agencies in Canada and abroad to collaborate and achieve successful outcomes. After departing the Government of Canada, Tyson spent the next number of years building and supporting enterprise risk management programs for multinational organizations in both financial services and electronics manufacturing. During this time, Tyson worked globally to understand and integrate regional nuances into a corporate framework to support business success. It was during this period that Tyson obtained his Global Masters of Arts Program designation from The Fletcher School ofLaw & Diplomacy at Tufts University. His thesis explored the contributing decision support factors for comparative country selection by corporations. Most recently, Tyson led BrightPlanet, a US-based ‘big data’ pioneer, as its VP Business Development &Strategy. In this role, Tyson helped shape BrightPlanet into a successful member of the data & analytics ecosystem to support risk management across government and industry. This included a key focus on threat identification and cybersecurity initiatives.