IMC2 celebrates its launch with an inaugural event at Polytechnique Montréal

OCTOBER 18th, 2023

IMC2‘s inaugural event brought together, for an afternoon, nearly 200 stakeholders from the cybersecurity and cyber resilience fields, including participants from both academia and industry.

(Photo : Denis Bernier) 

Following speeches by Maud Cohen, President of Polytechnique Montréal, Daniel Jutras, Rector of Université de Montréal, and Caroline Aubé, Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer at HEC Montréal, attendees heard pre-recorded messages from Pierre Fitzgibbon, Québec Minister of Economy, Innovation and Energy, Minister Responsible for Regional Economic Development and Minister Responsible for the Montréal Region; Éric Caire, Minister of Cybersecurity and Digital Technology; and Pascale Déry, Minister of Higher Education.

Along with his colleagues, Minister Caire spoke enthusiastically about the creation of the Institute. “IMC2 is, to me, the embodiment of what needs to be done in cybersecurity,” he said, adding that combining everyone’s strengths is the key to lasting solutions to the challenges facing the sector.

Signing the Polytechnique Montréal guestbook at the IMC2 inauguration ceremony. Left to right: Caroline Aubé, Director, Research and Knowledge Transfer, HEC Montréal; Marc Gervais, Executive Director, IMC2; Maud Cohen, President, Polytechnique Montréal; Frédéric Cuppens, Full Professor, Department of Computer and Software Engineering, Director, IMC2 and Director, Insider Threat Alliance project; Daniel Jutras, Rector, Université de Montréal. (Photo: Denis Bernier).

You can relive some highlights of our inaugural event, brilliantly captured by Joseph Patrick Abaji and his team:


Initially published in Polytechnique Montréal’s ‘Carrefour de l’actualité