Brennen Schmidt


Sparking Interest, Cyber City Safe Author, Securing Digital Future Expert
Travels From:
Regina, Saskatchewan
Language Spoken :
Brennen Schmidt is a Strategist & Cyber Security Expert. Growing up in the late 1990s, Brennen Schmidt discovered a new world of possibility when he first learned of the internet. He was filled with excitement about exploring it but quickly found out that his parents had it password protected. He would have to find a way around it.

Expertise in

  • Business Technology
  • Future Trends

Speaker Types

  • Audience Industry
  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid Workplace
  • Key Note
  • Online Meetings & Virtual Meetings
  • Remote Workers & Hybrid Workplace
  • Safety


Growing up in the late 1990s, Brennen Schmidt discovered a new world of possibility when he first learned of the internet. He was filled with excitement about exploring it but quickly found out that his parents had it password protected. He would have to find a way around it.

One day, Brennen Schmidt found himself unsupervised with the family computer and decided to use the search function on Windows 98 to do some digging.

Much to his surprise, Brennen Schmidt stumbled upon a text file that held the information he was looking for; the username and password to access dial-up. He browsed without permission for a while until his secret mission was interrupted by an incoming phone call from his mom.

Brennen Schmidt’s mom, curious to know why the dial-up internet was connected, asked his dad if he had been using it but soon discovered Brennen’s secret mission. The gig was up, as they say.

From then on, a new rule was established in the Schmidt household: Brennen Schmidt could only use the internet as long as he promised to practice safe online behaviors.

“Hacking” the family computer became Brennen Schmidt’s first introduction to cybersecurity at a young age and helped him discover the knack he had for unpacking problems and developing solutions.

That moment of discovery carried Brennen Schmidt forward into his career as an adult where he found himself embracing his problem-solving abilities in between the worlds of technology, emergency planning, and crisis response.

He has worked for the office of the Saskatchewan Premier, pioneered a public awareness initiative for Saskatchewan paramedics which achieved national recognition by Twitter Canada and is formerly an award-winning consultant with Deloitte who has engaged with clients across North America.

Through Brennen Schmidt’s diverse range of experience, he has witnessed how a lack of preventative planning met by cognitive bias with technology has led to an array of problems, particularly when we become faced with a crisis.

As a disrupter who can communicate across languages of strategy, privacy, cybersecurity, and change management, Brennen Schmidt has a unique ability to bring varying perspectives to the table. He has a track record of bringing together seemingly disparate ideas and teams to find solutions that bridge the gap between people, processes, and technology.

Above and beyond conversation, there is one thing that Brennen Schmidt believes can change the way we respond to a crisis before it happens: Reconnecting to our imagination.

With the same curiosity that compelled him to gain access to the family computer as a child, Brennen leads with the boldness of his imagination and dares to ask hard questions like, “What if we allowed ourselves to imagine what a crisis looks like before it happens?”

Leveraging the Cyber CoffeeChat

  • So many leaders are scrambling to get a proverbial “seat at the table,” whether it’s in the boardroom or corner office.

    Why is it we have come to think that we need an official invitation at a table to engage with senior leadership? What if there was a way to engage in a meaningful conversation based on genuine interest and collaboration, rather than an attempt to influence?

    In this talk, Brennen will share strategies to play a more active role within your organization to facilitate the orchestration of people, processes, and technology. You will learn how to:

    Use a cup of coffee as a catalyst for collaboration;

    Communicate messages which resonate with leadership; and

    Formulate actionable next steps to help empower others to advocate cybersecurity.

    Learn how a simple cup of coffee can transform your organization’s culture into an environment that embraces agility, efficiency, and collaboration.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Securing Our Digital Future

  • Technology has revolutionized the way we work and communicate. But it hasn’t come without issues and risks, including the spread misinformation and disinformation.

    How will deepfake videos impact the way we consume information? What does the future of official news sources look like when powered by artificial intelligence?

    In this talk, Brennen will explore the risks of today’s current technology landscape, along with their implications. Audiences will explore:

    Examples of case studies;

    Predictions on the future of emerging technologies; and

    Key questions to ask our business and government leaders.

    Building on his book Cyber City Safe: Emergency Planning Beyond the Maginot Line, Brennen will channel your creative imagination to help envision a safer, smarter, and healthier future.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Sparking Interest in the Ones and Zeros

  • We claim to be living in the “sharing economy.” But it seems very little meaningful information is being shared about technology within organizations.

    Why is it that we pay more attention to the ones and zeros in budgeted line items? How is it that technologies usually bubble up to the surface only when there is a cost?

    In this talk, Brennen will explore some of the measures your team can put in place to help shed a spotlight on cybersecurity. Audiences will explore:

    A selection of case studies.

    Stories from the field.

    Actionable next steps to complete in the next 30 days.

    Discover how you can work across and between teams to help develop a durable and lasting competitive advantage enabled by and with the support of cybersecurity.

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Emergency! Quarantine, Evacuation, and Back Again

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

Cyber City Safe - Emergency Planning Beyond the Maginot Line

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training

The workshop will allow me to talk from an informed perspective in my organization about the importance of cyber security and the costs/risks of not addressing this issue. It will never disappear so we need to continue to address it now and long into the future.


Johnson Shoyama

Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina

Brennen Schmidt is a strategic thinker who will push you outside of your comfort zone. He’s wonderful to work with and takes the time to get to know you and your team.  Brennen pushed our board team to think differently and stop being barriers to reaching our potential.

Michelle James


Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Regina Chapter








Expertise in

  • Business Technology
  • Future Trends

Speaker Types

  • Audience Industry
  • Hybrid
  • Hybrid Workplace
  • Key Note
  • Online Meetings & Virtual Meetings
  • Remote Workers & Hybrid Workplace
  • Safety
  • Science
  • Scientific & Technical
  • Social & Cultural
  • Speaker Types
  • Sustainable Development
  • Virtual Teams & Hyrbid Workplace
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