COBIT Conference North America Presentations and Descriptions 

 

 

Track 1: COBIT 5 Foundation

This course is appropriate for anyone interested in learning the basics and fundamentals of COBIT. In a logical and example-driven approach, the course details the COBIT framework and supporting materials.

Those completing Track 1 can take the exam the day after the conference to earn the COBIT 5 Foundations Certificate–for an additional US $150 + VAT!

Okanlawon Zachy Olorunojowon, CISA, CGEIT
Project Director
BC Ministry of Health

 

 

Course Description:
Dig into the crucial components of COBIT 5 and learn how it covers businesses end to end and helps you effectively manage and govern enterprise IT. The course was developed for anyone interested in obtaining the basics and fundamentals of COBIT, and it details the COBIT framework and supporting materials in a logical and example-driven approach. *CPE Credits are calculated based on the number of active hours of participation.

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • The need for an effective framework to govern and manage enterprise IT
  • How IT management issues are affecting organizations
  • The functions that COBIT provides and the benefits of using COBIT
  • How COBIT meets the requirement for an IT governance framework
  • How COBIT is used with other standards and best practices
  • The COBIT Framework and all the components of COBIT
  • How to apply COBIT in real-world scenarios


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Track 2: Actionable Insights, Tools and Practical Guidance

Session 1—COBIT Primer

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Mark Thomas, CGEIT, CRISC
President
Escoute

 

 

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the major drivers for the development of COBIT 5
  • Understand the business benefits of using COBIT 5
  • Recognize the core publications in the COBIT 5 Product Architecture
  • Identify the 5 Principles and 7 Enablers of COBIT 5
  • Gain a core understanding of the COBIT 5 Framework that will be referenced in other presentations

Session 2—Implementing Enterprise Governance of IT Using COBIT 5 - A Business Driven Approach

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Tichaona Zororo, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC
Director
EGIT I Enterprise Governance of IT (Pty) Ltd

 

 

After completing this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Benefits of implementing GEIT using COBIT 5
  • Know the business case of implementing GEIT – BAU, Pain Points and Trigger Events
  • Learn why it’s not implementing COBIT and it is implementing GEIT using COBIT 5
  • Discover the Goals cascade and its importance in GEIT
  • Review rolling COBIT 5 – The Practical Enterprise Context
  • Gain key GEIT implementation success factors

Session 3—Intersecting IT and Audit by Leveraging COBIT 5

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  Intersecting IT and Audit by leveraging COBIT 5

Mark Thomas, CGEIT, CRISC
President
Escoute

 

 

Mary Akers, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC

 

 

 

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the applicable products in the COBIT 5 product family needed to develop a holistic approach to assurance.
  • Understand the elements of creating a risk-based approach to developing an assurance strategy for IT.
  • Appreciate the intersection of balancing performance and conformance with respect to assurance of IT services.

Session 4—Selling COBIT to Executives

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Peter T. Davis, CISA, CISM, CGEIT
Principal
Peter Davis & Associates

 

 

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Create the right environment
  • Create trust
  • Handle objections when promoting COBIT 5 within an organization and advocating for its adoption with executives and senior management

Session 5—Ensuring Governance in an Agile World

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Sean Scranton, CISA, CISM, CRISC

 

 

 

Thad King

 

 

 

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify improvement areas in the agile process to help ensure IT development is aligned with business requirements
  • Embed security and controls requirements into the development process
  • Identify appropriate methods of creating test cases and efficiently performing testing
  • Provide a feedback mechanism for the agile process for continuous improvement
  • Identify improvement areas in the agile process to help ensure IT development is aligned with business requirements
  • Embed security and controls requirements into the development process
  • Identify appropriate methods of creating test cases and efficiently performing testing
  • Provide a feedback mechanism for the agile process for continuous improvement

Session 6—Leveraging COBIT 5 for Compliance and Regulations

Debbie A. Lew, CISA, CRISC

 

 

 

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Learn to leverage COBIT 5 to build a compliance program
  • Understand how COBIT 5 can map to various regulations
  • Determine how COBIT 5 can be used for compliance
  • Learn how regulatory organizations leverage COBIT 5 for examination purposes
  • Review an example regulatory organization usage of COBIT 5 for an IT examination in financial services

 


Session 7—A Real Case Study on Capability Models

Orlando Tuzzolo, Jr., CISM, CGEIT, CRISC

 

 

 

Andre Pitkowski, CGEIT, CRISC
GRC Senior Consultant
Centro Universitario Senac

 

 

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Session 8—Adding Business Value through Social Media Governance & Auditing Using COBIT 5

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Tichaona Zororo, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC
Director
EGIT I Enterprise Governance of IT (Pty) Ltd

 

 

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand local and international social media trends, statistics, failures and successes to build social media governance business cases
  • Create social media business case, policy, strategy, processes and procedures aligned to core enterprise
  • Establish and clearly define social media roles and responsibilities including the role of the board, senior business, executives, content managers, compliance and monitoring
  • List the questions the board of directors and audit committees should ask About social media
  • Understand social media content management steps for content authentication, content development and approval
  • Recognize social media logical access governance and management
  • Audit social media and learn social media auditing steps
  • Learn how to write a social media auditing report that will grab the attention of the board
  • Discover how to ensure that the social media strategy, policies, processes and procedures are up-to-date and in constant alignment with key business objectives

Session 9—Case Study: Making Governance Real for Managers

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Cindy Fancher, CGEIT

 

 

 

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Understand and develop the links between building, operating and governing processes across IT.
  • Predict, identify and overcome resistance within it resources and teams when implementing.
  • Develop a framework for their organization based on receiving real-world examples of a framework application implementation.
  • Apply learnings to implementation efforts in both the private and public sectors.

Session 10—Panel: Ask the Experts

Tichaona Zororo, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC
Director
EGIT I Enterprise Governance of IT (Pty) Ltd

 

 

Mark Thomas, CGEIT, CRISC
President
Escoute

 

 

Debbie A. Lew, CISA, CRISC

 

 

 

By attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Ask any COBIT related question to a panel of experts.

Panelists will respond to questions using their practical insights and using real examples to illustrate their answers.

 


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