Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (3 January 2005) — “Why me? I’m the CIO!” presented by Simon Shapiro, CIO, Investec, will discuss the growing role of IT governance in organizations and the expanding impact of the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act from the viewpoints of the CEO, CFO and CIO. Shapiro is the keynote presenter at the COBIT User Convention in Cape Town, South Africa, 21-22 February 2005. Investec is one of South Africa’s leading financial institutions. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has a presence in eight countries.
Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT), issued by the IT Governance Institute and now in its third edition, is internationally accepted as good practice for control over information, IT and related risks. Its guidance enables an enterprise to implement effective, enterprisewide governance over IT.
Sponsored by the IT Governance Institute, the convention will bring together business and IT leaders to share their expertise and learn from other COBIT users from around the world. Several leading international and South African companies will present details of their successful IT governance and COBIT implementations.
Designed for IT executives, assurance and control practitioners, and others who are using COBIT to solve, identify and quantify business risks, this two-day event will also feature facilitated discussions and case-study presentations on how COBIT is employed from governance and assurance perspectives. The convention will also offer roundtable problem-solving and question-and-answer discussions to maximize attendee interaction and learning opportunities.
Registration for the convention is US $1,100. A second person from the same company may register for US $550. For additional information, or to register, visit www.isaca.org/cobituserconvention.
The IT Governance Institute® (ITGI) (www.itgi.org) was established in 1998 to advance international thinking and standards in directing and controlling an enterprise’s information technology. Effective IT governance helps ensure that IT supports business goals, optimizes business investment in IT, and appropriately manages IT-related risks and opportunities. ITGI offers symposia, original research and case studies to assist enterprise leaders and boards of directors in their IT governance responsibilities.
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