September 9, 2014 PD Luncheon


September 9, 2014
PD Luncheon- 12 noon
Speaker : Colonel Patrice Sabourin
Director Cyber Force Development
Topic / Overview 

Col. Sabourin will be  providing an overview of the DND/CAF Cyber Force  Development Program. He will present the 4 lines of operations (Governance, Capability Development, Operational Framework and HR) and discuss the short term challenges that his team will be working on. He will also provide some details on the Cyber Projects that his team is currently developing in collaboration with ADM(IM)."



Colonel Sabourin was born in Quebec City and started his career in 1987 at the Royal Military College in St-Jean. His first appointment upon graduation was at 71 Comm Gp in St-Hubert. In 1997, he was posted to Ottawa to become the first Ops O of the National System Management Centre (NSMC) which eventually became the CF Network Operations Centre (CFNOC). His first appointment as a Maj was at the PeopleSoft project and after 2 years, he returned to work at CFNOC.

 In 2005, Col Sabourin was posted to Winnipeg as the Wing Telecommunications & Information Services Officer (WTISO). Promoted to LCol in 2007, he was posted back to Ottawa as the Technical Services Officer (TSO) for the Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) (CFSU(O)). In 2009, he was posted to Bagotville as the Wing Logistics and Engineering Officer (WLEO). He then returned to Ottawa (for the third time) and worked at the Air Staff in new Directorate of Air Domain Development (DADD). He was promoted to his current rank in 2014 and is currently the Director of Cyber Force Development.

Col Sabourin was the CO of the Canadian Forces Station Alert from January to July 2005. He also deployed 1 year at ISAF HQ as a Planning Officer for the Stability Division. He has a master degree in Science from Institut national de recherche scientifique and one in Defence Studies from RMC. He is also a graduate from the Joint Command and Staff Program in Toronto.

 He is married to LCol Nancy Tremblay and has three children. He tries to maintain a healthy lifestyle by cycling and running.




Pre payment is required  
Pre Payment for the event can be made with the Pay for meeting with Credit card option. Registrations can be cancelled 3 business days before the Luncheon. After this date substitutions only.  
Member/ Military/ Gov……..$25.00
Non – member …………………..$35.00
Lunch registration begins at 11:30 am
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Agenda 11:30- Registration opens
12 noon - Lunch is served
12:45 - Speaker
1: 15 - Q & A
1:30 - Finish
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AFCEA PD Luncheons are generally held the first Tuesday of each month. Some exceptions do apply. Unless otherwise notified they take place at The Army Mess, 149 Somerset Street West. Please note the Army Officers Mess Dress Code. The PD Luncheons observe Dress code # 4.  
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