Coimbatore (5 June 2014) – On the occasion of its 15th anniversary, the ISACA Coimbatore Chapter launched the ‘Coimbatore IT Forum’ on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. The forum aims at facilitating discussion and knowledge sharing on Information Systems, IT Infrastructure, IT Governance and Information Security among the members of the industry in Coimbatore.
ISACA is a global association serving 115,000 information systems governance, assurance, security and risk professionals in 180 countries. ISACA has more than 6,000 members and certification holders in India who belong to 10 chapters.
The forum was inaugurated in the presence of Mr. K. Ilango, Chairman, CII Coimbatore Zone, who was also the chief guest; Prof K. Subramanian, Former DDG (NIC), Ministry of C & IT and IT Advisor to CAG of India; and Ms. Gayathri Purushothaman, President, ISACA Coimbatore Chapter. The event witnessed a sizeable turnout, which included ISACA members, CIOs, and IT heads from leading organizations in the city.
Emphasizing the importance of the forum, Mr. Ilango said, “As IT users, we are in need of collaboration among all the industry associations in the region and professional forums like this enable sharing of our knowledge and experiences.”
Apart from knowledge sharing, the Coimbatore IT Forum will act as a platform where members can share their experiences and seek solutions for IT challenges from their counterparts in other similar organizations.
Ms. Gayathri Purushothaman said, “While discussing with the industry members and CIOs, we felt the need for a platform for CIOs to share their experience, knowledge, and solutions. Hence, the Coimbatore IT Forum has come into existence.”
During the knowledge session on “Cyber Security to Cyber Assurance: The Need of the Enterprises for Tomorrow,” Prof Subramanian said, “While sharing the successes and positive experiences in forums is important, it is even more important to share the failures.”
The Coimbatore IT Forum plans to conduct bimonthly programs, which will include discussions on the latest and upcoming technology trends and provide networking opportunities for its members. Membership to the forum is open to ISACA members, CIOs, and IT Heads.
For further details, contact ISACA Coimbatore chapter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about ISACA is available at www.isaca.org. ISACA offers resources for its Indian constituents at www.isaca.org/topic-india.
With more than 115,000 constituents in 180 countries, ISACA (www.isaca.org) helps business and IT leaders build trust in, and value from, information and information systems. Established in 1969, ISACA is the trusted source of knowledge, standards, networking, and career development for information systems audit, assurance, security, risk, privacy and governance professionals. ISACA offers the Cybersecurity Nexus, a comprehensive set of resources for cybersecurity professionals, and COBIT, a business framework that helps enterprises govern and manage their information and technology. ISACA also advances and validates business-critical skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credentials. The association has more than 200 chapters worldwide.
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