INSIGHTS 2013: ISACA's World Congress 

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A leadership forum for business and IT professionals.

INSIGHTS 2013 leadership forum puts you in smart company with unprecedented access to CEOs, CIOs and other business leaders from around the world.

  • Get inspired and see how organisations are integrating IT into business strategies to drive innovation and results
  • Gain vital information through spotlights and networking sessions with industry leaders

At this time online registration is currently unavailable. Registration remains available by fax form, and we do offer registration on site at the conference. Please fax your completed registration form to +1.847.253.1443.

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Dr. Herman Konings wants to share his INSIGHTS with you in Berlin

Opening keynote speaker Dr. Herman Konings

  Q&A with Dr. Konings

Preview tomorrow’s headlines, trends and how to build a SMARTER future with keynote speaker, renowned trend watcher and founder of the leading trend and research company Pocket Marketing/nxt, Dr. Herman Konings.

At INSIGHTS 2013 You Will Get:


Closing keynote Egidio Zarrella will share his INSIGHTS into tomorrow's headlines and future technology trends in global business.


This shouldn’t come as a surprise, why else would you go to a conference? What sets INSIGHTS 2013 apart from other industry events is the caliber of speakers we have selected, in addition to the exciting line up of topics.


INSIGHTS 2013 unique format revolutionises the conference experience. From the executive panels, interview sessions and talk-show host format, to the insightful forums designed to address pressing business issues in a more intimate environment, you will gain INSIGHTS from industry leaders who will facilitate and generate thought-provoking discussions.


You wouldn’t expect anything less from the premier IT event in the world, would you?

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What to Expect

Download the 2013 INSIGHTS brochure, or visit the program tab for more details.


Get Inspired

Gain vital information from individuals representing the following organisations:

  • Lloyd’s of London
  • CA
  • The Cloud Security Alliance
  • Deutsche Post/DHL
  • EDPS
  • Elsivier
  • IBM
  • KPMG
  • Microsoft, News International Corp.
  • Pfizer
  • TurkCell
  • WalMart


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Program Highlights

  2013 INSIGHTS brochure

"The future wasn't born yesterday!"

Herman KoningsDr. Herman Konings

Q&A with Dr. Konings

Konings is founder of Belgian trend and future research agency Pocket Marketing/nXt. A renowned trendwatcher, Herman is a speaker sought after by companies and organisations throughout Europe. In addition, his insights have been featured in European media since 1999.

Konings graduated cum laude with a PhD degree in a Theoretical Psychology from the Catholic University of Louvain (KU Leuven). In 1991 he initiated Pocket Marketing, a consulting and research agency on consumer psychology. He began focusing on society trends and delivered presentations and seminars. After a couple of years, his efforts resulted in nXt, a think tank and "guess imitating" house for trends and forecasting. Konings is also co-founder of Opus X, a think tank that focusses on future trends. Next to his own research and work, Konings is a highly sought-after expert for domestic and foreign research agencies on trends and socio-cultural change.

Konings’ presentation will focus on the century of the entangled consumer, which global trends influence the consu-human, different trends among generations, trends in the consumer psychology, trends in business-to-business marketing, and many other national and international (consumer and society) trends that are sure to be of value to you and your business.

Closing keynote speaker Edgio Zarrella Egidio Zarrella

Closing keynote Egidio Zarrella will share his INSIGHTS into tomorrow's headlines and future technology trends in global business.

The Changing Face of Commerce


Q&A with Jo Stewart-Rattray, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC

Jo Stewart-RattrayWith ISACA’s INSIGHTS conference just over one month away, we chatted with Jo Stewart-Rattray, presenter and attendee at INSIGHTS 2013 in Berlin, Germany.

ISACA: You’ve attended all of ISACA’s INSIGHTS conferences. What is the appeal?

Jo: The dynamic nature of the conference. The interaction with world experts in their fields. The sensational networking opportunities and special locations. The interviews, panel discussions, forums and great keynotes. All of these things make INSIGHTS a superlative experience. I particularly love that there are almost no PowerPoint presentations, which can be excruciating. In my part of the world we refer to “Death by PowerPoint!” As a presenter, I believe that getting involved and sharing my insights (pardon the pun) with colleagues and gauging their reactions and experiences enriches my professional practice. 

ISACA: What are you most excited about this year?

Jo: Look at the speakers. Look at the location. Who wouldn’t want to hear these world-class experts talk about how they use IT to work smarter for their businesses?

ISACA: How has INSIGHTS benefited you professionally?

Jo: The sharing and gaining of knowledge always benefit our particular fields of practice. This has certainly happened for me through INSIGHTS. I have made valuable professional contacts that have allowed me to expand my professional network which, in a couple of cases, has resulted in bringing new business into my organisation.

ISACA: What are you excited to see/experience in Berlin?

Jo: The last time I was in Berlin there was still a wall dividing the city. So I am very much looking forward to seeing a re-unified city and hearing the wonderful Berliner accent. And with luck, the linden trees will be in bloom. 

Preliminary Sessions—Subject to Change

Please check back often as we add more details.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Time Session


Welcome Reception

Monday, 10 June 2013—How Business Can Work Smarter by Using IT

Time Session


K1: Conference Opening & Opening Keynote : “The Future wasn’t born yesterday”—The future trends impacting business and technology
Dr. Herman Konings, futurist and founder of think tank and business forecasting companies, nXt and Opus X


Hubbing: Networking Break


I1: Emerging Business Privacy and Data Protection Concerns
IF1: Big Data—Big Pain or Big Opportunity?
IF2: Information Security—Keeping up with the Business
Megatrend Session Sponsored by Turkcell: ICT Transformation Practice


Lunch Discussion—Elevating Business through Technology
Sponsored by Microsoft


EP1: Leading the Organisation to Innovation
EP2: Navigating the Slippery Slope of Cloud Computing Assurance
I2: Managing IT Risk when Everything is Changing

Megatrend Session Sponsored by KPMG


Hubbing: Networking Break


GS1: General Session Panel—Leading business transformation through successful partnerships with the CEO, Board of Directors and key stakeholders

Tuesday, 11 June 2013—How IT Can Work Smarter for their Business




GS2: General Session Panel—Anticipating Business Trends: What do CIO’s and IT leadership expect from the business for the next 5 years?


Hubbing: Networking Break


I4: The Future of Cloud Computing
IF3: The Future of IT Auditing
SP1: Cybersecurity Strategy
Megatrend Session Sponsored by AdaptiveGRC: No Map, No Strategy=No GRC Business Intelligence


Lunch Discussion—Keeping an Eye on Tomorrow


EP3: New Retail Technologies
I5-IT: Smart IT in Government

IF4: Healthcare New Technology
IF5: COBIT 5 Forum


Hubbing: Networking Break


I6: Impact of New Technology for Operational Risk
SP2: Managing Critical Career Skills for the Next Generation

SP3: Forensic Fraud Detection
Megatrend Session Sponsored by Microsoft


Networking Reception

Wednesday, 12 June 2013—Smart Future - What's Around the Corner?




GS3: General Session Panel—What's Around the Corner? Insights from Industry Experts


Networking Break


K2: Conference Closing & Closing Keynote: Insights into Tomorrow's Headlines—Future Technology and Trends in Global Business Egidio Zarrella, KPMG

2013 Conference Dates and Times

Conference Registration

Sunday, 9 June; 15:00 – 19:30
Monday, 10 June; 7:00 – 17:00
Tuesday, 11 June; 7:30 – 17:00


Monday, 10 June; 9:00 – 17:30
Tuesday, 11 June; 9:00 – 17:30
Wednesday, 12 June;  9:00 – 12:30

Continuing Professional Education Credits

National Registry of CPE SponsorsTo maintain ISACA certifications, certification holders are required to earn 120 CPE credit hours over a three-year period in accordance with ISACA’s continuing professional education (CPE) policy. Attendees can earn up to 18 CPE credits by attending Insight:  ISACA's World Congress: INSIGHTS 2013. ISACA conferences are Group Live and do not require any advanced preparation.

ISACA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Conference Registration Fees


Standard Rates:

Member US $1,750 + $332.50 VAT = $2082.50 Non-member US $1,950 + $370.50 VAT = $2320.50

Cancellation Deadline:

15 May 2013

Online Registration Close Date 3 June 2013

All fees are quoted in US dollars. The entire registration fee must be received by ISACA before your registration will be considered paid in full.

VAT: Registration fees for the event are subject to German VAT. A VAT rate of 19% will be applied to all registration fees. VAT charges may not be deducted from the registration fees to be remitted. For your registration to be considered paid in full, the entire registration fee including VAT must be received by ISACA. ISACA is in the process of registering for German VAT. Upon issuance of a VAT number, ISACA will provide a VAT invoice to registrants for VAT reclaim.

Registration Methods

At this time online registration is currently unavailable. Registration remains available by fax form, and we do offer registration on site at the conference. Please fax your completed registration form to +1.847.253.1443.

Choose one of these easy ways to register

  1. Fax your completed registration form to +1.847.253.1443
  2. Mail your completed registration form to:
    ISACA, 1055 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 USA
  3. Bank Wires—send electronic payments in US dollars to:
    Bank of America, 135 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603
    ABA #0260-0959-3
    ISACA Account #22-71578
    S.W.I.F.T. code BOFAUS3N
    [Please include attendee’s name and 2013 INSIGHTS on the Advice of Transfer.]

Cancellation Policy

If your plans change and you won’t be able to attend the conference and/or workshop, contact us by phone, fax or email to cancel your registration. All cancellations must be received by 15 May 2013 to receive a refund of registration fees. A cancellation charge of US $100 will be subtracted from conference refunds, and US $50 from workshop refunds. No refunds can be given after 15 May 2013. Attendee substitution is permitted at any time until the conference. If a nonmember is substituting a member, then there will be additional nonmember fees.

NOTE: Registration is contingent upon full payment of the registration fee. To guarantee registration, conference and/or workshop fees must be received by the published deadline. It may take 10 or more business days for a wire transfer or mailed check to reach ISACA, so please plan accordingly. If, for any reason, ISACA must cancel a course or event, liability is limited solely to the registration fees paid. ISACA is not responsible for other expenses incurred, including travel and accommodation fees. Conference materials are not guaranteed to those who register onsite or fail to submit payment prior to the event. For more information regarding administrative policies, please contact the ISACA conference department.
Phone: +1.847.660.5585
Fax: +1.847.253.1443


ISACA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Material has been prepared for the professional development of ISACA members and others in the IT audit, control, security, and governance community. Neither the presenters nor ISACA can warrant that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the members in the conduct of their practices. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ISACA are original materials created by the speakers, or otherwise are materials which the speakers have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation and to grant the rights to ISACA as set forth in speaker agreement. Subject to the rights granted in the speaker agreement, all applicable copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the speakers.

Please note: unauthorised recording, in any form, of presentations and workshops is prohibited.

Not a member of ISACA? Join today!

When you register for the conference as a nonmember, the difference between member and nonmember conference fees can be applied towards ISACA membership. This means you can become a member at the international and chapter level for little to no additional cost; it just depends on your local chapter dues. To take advantage of this great offer, check the box on the registration form. For more information about ISACA membership, visit the web site at or contact the membership department at

NOTE:  This offer expires 30 days after completion of the event. Nonmembers pay the nonmember conference fee when registering.

Permission to be Photographed

By attending this event, the registrant grants permission to be photographed and videotaped during the event. The resultant photographs and videos may be used by ISACA for future promotion of ISACA’s educational events on ISACA’s website, in social media and/or in printed promotional materials, and by attending this event, the registrant consents to any such use. The registrant understands any use of the photographs and videos will be without remuneration. The registrant also waives any right to inspect or approve the aforementioned use of any photographs or videos now or in the future.


Standard Room


Venue and Accommodations

Stay in the heart of the conference action at a hotel specially discounted for ISACA attendees.

Estrel Berlin

Sonnenallee 225
Berlin, Germany 12057

Phone: +49.30.6831.22522
Fax: +49.30.6831.2345
Guest room reservations
Web site:

Parking: 15.00 Euros per day, per parking space. Parking rates are subject to change. Please check the hotel web site for current rate information.


Guest Room Cut-Off Date:

10 May 2013

Guest Room Rate:

136.00 Euro Single/ 166.00 Euro Double
(inclusive of breakfast buffet and VAT)
Rates based on availability.


Check In: 15.00
Check Out: 12.00

Special Hotel Information

Special hotel rates are available three days prior to and following the conference, and are subject to availability. To obtain the preferred rate, remember to mention that you are attending ISACA’s World Congress: INSIGHTS 2013. Reservation requests received after the cut-off date will be honored on a space-available basis only. All reservations must be guaranteed with a deposit of one night's room cost.

Individuals are responsible for securing their own deposit at the time reservations are made. ISACA strongly encourages all conference delegates to stay at the host hotel. Staying at the host hotel helps keep the cost of the conference and membership dues down by helping us fulfill our negotiated guest room commitments to the hotel. You will also enjoy the benefits of being onsite for conference activities at a reasonable price.


Berlin is serviced by two airports – Berlin Tegel Airport and Berlin Schönefeld Airport. Please check with your airline to determine which airport will best service your travel itinerary.


Contact ISACA's Education/Conference Department:
Tel: +1.847.660.5585
Fax: +1.847.253.1443

Media Inquiries

Contact the ISACA Communications Department:
Tel: +1.847.660.5512 or

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