2016/17 Monthly Education Sessions

Soft Skills: Public speaking 1-2-3

Date:Thursday, April 6th 2017
Time:12:00 - 2:00PM
Cost:ISACA Members - $25; Future Members - $30; Students - $20 (Students - Please bring valid student ID)

Location:MNP, Suite 2200, MNP Tower, 1021 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, V6E 0C3

Light lunch is included.

Presentation overview:

We are delighted to offer a soft skills session on how to improve your public speaking and communication skills.
This lunchtime education session will be presented by Allan Oas who comes from an IT background and is a skilled speaker, speech evaluator and public speaking trainer. Some of the key concepts will focus on learning tricks to deal with nerves and tips that will build your confidence and make you look more professional when having to speak in public..

Speaker overview:

Allan Oas has more than 45 years of technical, management and consulting experience in the information technology industry. Residing in Vancouver, he has most recently worked as an IT Enterprise Architecture consultant and team leader in the Health Sector for the 13 years prior to his retirement.
A key contributor to his successful career was being a member of Toastmasters International for 26 years.

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ISACA-IIA Vancouver Chapters Social Mixer

Date: Wednesday, April 26th 2017
Time: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost: ISACA/IIA Members – Free (Please note that this is a highly sought after event, all registrants who do not show up will be charged a $50 no show fee.)

Location: Steamworks - 375 Water Street Vancouver, V6B 5C6 (near Waterfront Skytrain)

The Vancouver chapters of IIA and ISACA are once again organizing the annual popular social mixer for members of our two chapters. This will be a great opportunity to catch up with your fellow IIA and ISACA members in a cosy and fun atmorpshere and increase your professional network. While attendance is free, we ask that you please register for the event for logistics purposes as we have a limited number of spaces.

Alden E. Habacon, Diversity and Inclusion Strategist and Board Member of S.U.C.C.E.S.S Vancouver will give a “fireside chat” on “Celebrating Diverse Workplaces, Accelerating Value”.

Alden has over ten years of experience in leading the development, implementation and staff engagement of strategy towards diversity and inclusion, organizational culture change, interculturalism and social sustainability. He is a sought-after speaker, diversity consultant and intercultural trainer and facilitator, providing innovative perspectives and tools for managing complex intercultural issues and achieving socially sustainable communities and workplaces. He is well known for helping organizations harness diversity to achieve strategic goals and for introducing Multiculturalism 2.0 and 3.0 throughout Canada and abroad.

To register, please click here.

We are looking forward to see you there!




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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Concepts & Application to Security

Date:Thursday, May 25th 2017
Time:12:00 - 2:00PM
Cost:ISACA Members - $25; Future Members - $30; Students - $20 (Students - Please bring valid student ID)

Location:Deloitte, 1055 Dunsmuir St, #2800, Vancouver, BC V7X – 28th Floor (near Burrard Skytrain)

Light lunch is included.

Presentation overview:

Artificial Intelligence Concepts & Application to Security

This lunchtime education session provides an overview of fundamental artificial intelligence (AI) concepts, highlights recent significant breakthroughs, and considers how AI will facilitate a step change in the cyber security field. This session will introduce how AI works, current applications of AI to cyber security problems, and “moon shot” applications under development that are soon to be a reality.

Speaker overview:

Rob Witcher

Rob is a Senior Manager, in the Cyber Security practice of Deloitte. He has over a decade of experience in security, privacy, and cyber assurance. He specializes in assessing privacy and security controls in BC public sector entities and in complex, multi-national organizations facing significant privacy and security challenges.

Rob is currently leading security & privacy engagements within the BC public sector and delivering CISSP, CCSP and other security courses in Canada, the US, and Europe. He holds security and privacy certifications including CISSP, CCSP, CCSK, PMP, CISA, CISM, CIPM and MCSE:Security.

Michael Cavallin

Michael is a Consultant at Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice based in Victoria, BC. As a fourth year UVIC engineering student very close to graduation, he represents the newest generation entering the Cyber Security industry. At Deloitte, he works on vulnerability assessments and identity and access management. His personal “White Hat” cyber security work has discovered and reported multiple security vulnerabilities involving the Department of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team, Industrial Control System vendors, Defense Research and Development Canada and university systems.

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 Cancellations/Transfers & Refunds

All cancellations/transfers must be received in writing - please send an email to [email protected]. Telephone or verbal cancellations/transfers will not be accepted. Cancellations or transfers of registration at least 10 calendar days prior to the course will result in a full refund. Cancellations or transfers received less than 10 calendar days but more than 3 full* business days prior to the course are subject to an administration fee of $50 for full and half day courses, or $25 for executive breakfasts and luncheons, or hold on credit for use towards a future event.

Cancellation requests received less than 3 full business days prior to the course date (statutory holidays are not considered business days) will not be accepted and the full cost of the seminar will apply, with no credits or refunds. No-shows, registrants who register but do not show up for a seminar will also be responsible for the full cost of the seminar, with no refunds or credits. In such cases, substitution of attendee is permitted up to and including the day of the seminar.