This year’s event will also host two 1-day workshops immediately prior to the 2019 GRC Conference on Sunday, Aug. 11 to help you maximize your time and CPEs.
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 | 8:30AM-5:00PM
Topic Areas for 2019
The 2019 GRC Conference features four educational tracks:
General Session 1
Your Personal Brand
Nancy Haig, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CRMA
Director, Internal Audit and Compliance
Alvarez & Marsal
A brand . . . for me? We have all heard the buzz words, but what exactly is a “personal brand,” and why is it important? Who needs a personal brand? To succeed in business, you do. Like an organization’s culture, a personal brand exists whether you know it or not, so how do you go about intentionally creating yours, and once you have one, how do you manage it?
Nancy Haig is head of internal audit and compliance for a global consulting firm and previously served as vice president of internal audit for a global pharmaceutical manufacturer. Her expertise includes risk-based internal audit and compliance in the financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, and professional services industries. More >>
General Session 2
The Future of IT Audit and Industry 4.0
Pamela Nigro, CRMA, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC
Senior Director, Information Security
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)
Your enterprise is adopting emerging technologies at record speed and grappling with the opportunities and pitfalls of digital transformation. As a result, IT auditors are needing to add new approaches, skills and expertise at record speeds as well. With Industry 4.0 and the exponential change it is driving, auditors must remain relevant and valued partners in their organizations. ISACA Board Director, Pam Nigro, will explain how traditional audit roles will be realigned with how businesses are operating, and how auditors can reposition themselves as key leaders and influencers who can guide their organization’s IT audit program into the future – and ahead of the threats.
Pamela Nigro is a multifaceted IT audit and IT controls leader whose unique experience spans external Big Four auditing and cost-effective management of corporate risk and regulatory compliance for a large health insurance company. As senior director of information security focused on GRC, she is responsible for IT risk and compliance testing for the five Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans comprising HCSC (Illinois, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Montana). Nigro is also an adjunct professor at Lewis University, teaching courses on ethics, risk, IT governance and compliance, and information security in the MSIS and MBA programs. She speaks frequently at IT audit, IT risk, and cybersecurity industry conferences. More >>
Opening Keynote Speaker
Shift Your Brilliance – Leading Amidst Change and Uncertainty
Simon T. Bailey
Business change moves at the speed of light. To keep pace, individuals within an organization must raise the bar on their performance and reset their mindset. The leadership skills of yesterday will not carry the day in today’s continually evolving economy. Collaborative problem-solving triumphs over traditional top-down directives. Solution-oriented individuals are forward-looking in their thinking. Forward-looking thinking must permeate throughout the corporate culture. You must shift and embrace new methodologies to survive, compete, and thrive through the ever-changing demographic, technological, and regulatory marketplace changes that affect businesses today. No one is immune to these predictable changes. The traditional winning formulas of yesterday will not hold up to the technological solutions that will continue to automate “traditional” business processes.
Success magazine calls Simon T. Bailey one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals through practical advice and specific tactics. He joins a list that includes Oprah Winfrey, Brene Brown, and Tony Robbins. His expertise focuses on change, leadership, and customer experience. He's worked with over 1,500 organizations in 45 different countries. As an innovator, educator, executive advisor, speaker, and author, he shapes the lives of men and women around the world. More >>
Closing Keynote Speaker
Embracing Disruptive Innovation
Disruptive innovation invalidates existing business models. That’s why it’s become so important for executives around the world. Technology is evolving along an exponential curve. Entire industries are collapsing as new (mostly digital) business models provide better outcomes for fewer dollars. Disruptive innovation generally comes from the edges of industries, not the center. It comes from ‘adjacent markets’ often catching executives by surprise. Patrick dissects the topic and leaves attendees with a series of questions they can use to spot possible threats and also opportunities within their business models.
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including artificial intelligence, Fintech, and blockchain. He has lectured at numerous academic institutions including Stanford and Purdue Universities and is a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. Schwerdtfeger is the founder of Trend Mastery Inc. and host of the Strategic Business Insights video blog, with over 25,000 subscribers and 6 million views on YouTube. More >>