Leave the world a better place for having lived in it!

Much of my life has been shaped by three driving forces - a deep and diverse curiosity, my innate analytical abilities and a strong desire to share my knowledge and educate, persuade, motivate and inspire others.


For more details see the Writer page.

A Thought Bubble a Day Keeps Boredom Away (Spring 2021)
Thinking Tools for Speakers (Spring 2021)
The Persuasion Mavens Way (Summer 2020)
The Evaluation Mavens Way (Summer 2020)
Evaluation Maven Manifesto 2.0 (March 2013) - Get a free copy of this book and worksheets HERE


For more details see the Inventor page.

Key Management Risk Reduction Techniques for Chip Based Payment Systems
Patent # 6,128,391 (October 2000) - Download patent here US6128391.pdf

Secure Combination Pin Pad and Terminal
Patent # 5,493,613 (February 1996) - Download patent here US5493613.pdf


DTM (Communications, Leadership) (2013)
Toastmasters International, Englewood, CO, USA TI Website
DTM (Distinguished ToastMaster) is the highest education designation awarded by Toastmasters International. Typically requiring a commitment of 2,000+ hours of practical, hands-on self directed training covering many aspects of effective communication and leadership.

MBA (Information Technology, Marketing) (2000)
(partial), College of Notre Dame, Belmont, CA, USA, CND Website

BSc (Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy) (1982)
University of Toronto, Toronto, ONT, CANADA UofT Website


Certified Information Systems Security Professional (2002), CISSP Website

Certified Private Pilot (2001), Canadian Certification, American Certification


For more details see the Toastmaster page.

Toastmasters District Leadership Roles:
District 96 Public Relations Manager (2017 - 2018)
Responsible for building and leading the district wide Public Relations function serving roughly 2,500 members.

District 21 Communications and Technology Officer (2010 - 2011)
Responsible for identifying and rolling out services and technologies that would help the roughly 5,000 members, in our geographically large district, communicate more effectively.

District 21 Public Relations Officer (2009 - 2010)
Responsible for leading the district wide Public Relations function serving roughly 5,000 members.

Division B Governor (2009 - 2010) - District 21 (Vancouver, BC, CANADA).
Responsible for leading 6 Area Governors serving roughly 650 members in 31 Toastmasters clubs.

Area 23 Governor (2008 - 2009) - District 21 (Vancouver, BC, CANADA).
Responsible for leading the club officers in 6 clubs serving roughly 150 members.

Toastmasters Club Leadership Roles:
Club President (5 times), VP Education (2 times), VP Membership (6 times), VP Public Relations (12 times)

ISSA (Information Systems Security Association)
Chapter President (2002 - 2004), Vancouver Chapter (BC, CANADA) ISSA Website

National and International Standards Development
Global Chair (2003):
Generally Accepted Information Security Principles (GAISP)
Lead the group responsible for developing the Information Risk Management Principle portion of the standard

Contributing Member (1992 - 1995):
Canadian Standards Group Integrated Circuit Cards (CSG-ICC) (Payment Chip Cards) SCC Website
US Security Standards for Retail Banking (ANSI X9F3) ANSI Website
European Union Security Standards (Payment Chip Cards) ENISA Website
Security Standards for General Computing Environments (ISO TC 68) ISO Website
Cryptographic Security Standards Wikipedia Website
United Nations EDI Standards (EDIFACT) EDIFACT Website


For more details see the Toastmaster page.

Toastmasters International Leadership Awards
District 96 Toastmaster of the Year Award (2018)
District 96 Outstanding Toastmaster Award (2015)
District 21 Presidents Distinguished Division Award (2010)
District 21 Toastmaster of the Year Award (2010)
District 21 Rookie of the Year Award (2009)

Toastmasters International Speech Contest Awards
First Place, Speech Evaluation Contest (2016) - District 96, Division S
Second Place, International Speech Contest (2015) - District 96, Division S
Third Place, Table Topics Speech Contest (2013) - District 21, Division H
First Place, International Speech Contest (2011) - District 21, Division B


Toastmasters (District's 21 and 96), BC, CANADA District 21 Website, District 96 Website
Club Officer Training:
Club President (7 times), Club VP Membership (11 times), Club VP Public Relations (17 times)
How to Remove Bias in Contest Judging (3 times)
The Art and Science of Great Public Speaking (10 times)
How to Create, Promote and Deliver a Fun, Fair and Well Run Contest (3 times)
How to Craft and Deliver an Insightful and Encouraging Speech Evaluation (14 times)

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC, CANADA BCIT Website
Network Security, Software Security and Forensics, Advanced IT Security (Firewalls), IT Concepts for Forensics Investigation (Level I & II)
Coaching Employees and Teams for Performance

University of British Columbia and Capilano University, Vancouver, BC, CANADA UBC Website, CU Website
Teaching: Business Continuity Planning

Danforth College, Toronto, ONT, CANADA
Teaching: Grade 12 Physics, Chemistry and Calculus


The following publications are available on the Toastmasters page

How to Win a Speech Evaluation Contest
How to Create, Promote and Deliver - Fair, Fun and Well Run Contests
How to Build or Rebuild Club Strength
How to Maintain Club Strength
How to Provide Online Club Officer Training
How to Create and Deliver Large Events that WOW
How to Get to SOLD OUT - Promoting Your District Conference

A Next-Generation DoS Attack: Distributed Reflection, SC Magazine
R.Denno, Published in SC Magazine, August 2002

New Technologies for use in Acid Deposition Networks, Monitoring Methods for Toxics in the Atmosphere
J.W. Drummond, J. Castledine, J. Green, R. Denno, G.I. Mackay, and H.I. Schiff
Published in Monitoring Methods for Toxics in the Atmosphere, American Society for Testing and Materials, 1990, pp. 133 - 149.


For more details see Entrepreneur page.

EWOL Training & Development, Vancouver, BC, CANADA, EWOL Website
Executive Coach, Leadership and Commnications Trainer

Secure Open Systems Inc., Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Computer and Network Systems Risk Management & Security Consultant

MicroComp Ltd., Brampton, ONT, CANADA
R&D of Voice Recognition Systems, Consulting Engineer


For more details see the Corporate Executive page.

Open Latitude Inc., Pleasanton, CA, USA
Chief Security Officer; VP of Product Marketing

VISA International, Foster City, CA, USA VISA Website
Director, International Risk Management

IVI Checkmate, Toronto, ONT, CANADA (Now part of Ingenico Group)
Principal Security Strategist; Manager of Secure Products Development

Unisearch Associates Inc., Concord, ONT, CANADA Unisearch Website
Research Scientist; Product Development Engineer

Moore & Gentry Engineering, Toronto, ONT, CANADA
Product Development Engineer

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