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COBIT 5 is Here!
Two sessions are offered during North America CACS:
Monday, 7 May, 5:15PM – 6:15PM
Introduction to COBIT 5
Building on more than 15 years of practice in IT, risk, security and assurance communities, COBIT 5 is a “business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT.” COBIT 5 empowers executives to make better business decisions regarding their information and technology assets.
A "top down" framework, COBIT 5 is principle-based, powered by enablers. It separates governance and management, and delivers a powerful implementation guide to direct the practitioner in ensuring value from their IT-enabled business investments. This session discusses the critical aspects of COBIT 5, what is available and allows time for your questions.
Tuesday, 8 May, 7:15AM – 8:15AM
Comparing COBIT 4.1 and COBIT 5
COBIT 5 integrates Risk IT, Val IT, BMIS and COBIT 4.1 into a single business framework. This approach facilitates more effective delivery of value to stakeholders from the more appropriate and effective governance and management of enterprise IT assets. COBIT 5 also:
- Distinguishes between governance and management
- Is organized around five governance of enterprise IT (GEIT) principles and seven enablers
- Delivers a new process reference model
- Covers enterprise activities end-to-end and much more.
This session compares COBIT 4.1 and COBIT 5, and provides information to move forward with COBIT 5.
Sessions by Tracks
For track and session descriptions, please view the conference brochure or the sessions page.
Pre-Conference Workshops, 9:00AM-5:00PM daily
2-Day Workshops, Saturday and Sunday, 5-6 May 2012
1-Day Workshop, Saturday, 5 May 2012
1-Day Workshop, Sunday, 6 May 2012
1-Day Workshops, Thursday, 10 May 2012, 1:30PM-5:00PM, continuing Friday, 11 May 2012, 8:30AM-12:00PM
Opening Keynote Address
Trends and Technology – Taking the Lead
Founder and Board Chair
Play View a special invitation from Scott Klososky
As founder of Alkami Technology, Scott has led his team to develop a second-generation online banking platform. In the past, he served as an aide to President Nixon and worked as a turnaround CEO at Critical Technologies, where he rebuilt and restored it to profitability. Scott also founded webcasts.com and Paragraph, Inc. With his vision and ability to see trends in emerging technologies, Scott is a thought leader who helps organizations thrive, leaders prosper and entire industries move forward.
Technology tools and trends powerfully impact how organizations communicate and stay relevant. In this engaging opening Keynote presentation, Scott provides a top-to-bottom tutorial on the best practices for implementing an impactful Social Technology — Social Media, Social Networking and Social Relevance — strategy. It is important to note that this is not a session that teaches best practices for using LinkedIn or Facebook. This is a robust keynote backed by strong explanations of why SocialTech matters, and how it is changing sales, customer service and marketing. Even the smallest improvements in leveraging Social Technology can propel your organization to leapfrog your competitors. Included: online reputation management, crowdsourcing, building rivers of knowledge and becoming industry experts.
Closing Keynote Address
Become a Change Agent—Bringing What you Gained at Conference into Your Organization
Ed Robinson, CPA, CSP
President and CEO
Robinson Performance Group
View webinar led by Robinson: Using a Six Step Process to Influence and Understand Behaviors
A Certified Speaking Professional, Ed is a recognized expert in Practice and Business Growth and has authored four books. His energetic, engaging and entertaining style is a primary reason why Ed’s strategies improve performance. As a result, he helps individuals to manage change and increase revenue regardless of economic obstacles and challenges. A self-described “recovering CPA,” Ed brings his vast experience, proven leadership and practiced motivational style to NACACS 2012. With more than 30 years experience in professional service organizations, Ed provides unique growth strategies, and is sought after for his speaking style and coaching techniques.
We are all challenged by new ways to do business. These challenges can include industry or regulatory changes, as well as colleagues who do not see the need to change. In this closing session, you gain core, universal strategies to flourish and thrive in the ever-changing, constantly shifting information technology industry. Leave with a renewed commitment to professionalism and productivity as you gain formulas for success, and learn the key attributes of professionalism, personal success and self motivation.