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WHERE GOVERNANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT ALIGN FOR IMPACT  

2017 Governance, Risk and Control Conference
Aug. 16-18, 2017 | Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center | Grapevine, TX

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ISACA and The IIA are pleased to once again collaborate to bring you the 2017 Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) Conference. Please continue to check back, as additional information is forthcoming! 

Join more than 600 governance, risk, and control professionals from 40+ countries at the event that draws together the best and brightest minds to embrace challenges, forge solutions, and define the future of global GRC.

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Who Should Attend?

ISACA and The IIA members and all other savvy audit, governance, risk management, control, and business professionals from around the world.

The conference offers an unrivaled opportunity to expand your network, build on your knowledge and sharpen your skills.

Details coming soon on the expert-led workshops and sessions in four learning tracks.

What's In It For You?

Experience customized learning

Choose the sessions that matter most to you and your enterprise.

Interact face-to-face

Gain insights and share ideas with colleagues at this world-class networking event.

Update your knowledge and skills

Earn valuable CPEs.

What's In It For Your Organization?

Exceptional value for your training dollars

Receive documentation from every session that can be shared with colleagues.

Access to industry experts

Discover tested solutions that work for successful professionals and could be adapted for your organization.

Meet leading vendors

Visit the Expo Hall to discover products that decrease enterprise expense and increase return on investment. Get answers directly from product representatives.

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CPEHOURS

Earn up to 18 CPE hours by attending this conference.

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2017 CONFERENCE VENUE

Stay in the Heart of the Conference Action

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051

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2017 Conference Program

Educational Tracks


Pre-Conference Workshops


2017 Keynote Sessions


General Session Keynote 1

Internal Audit in a World of Change

Larry Harrington, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
Vice President, Internal Audit of Raytheon Company

Change — self-driving vehicles, nano-technology, artificial intelligence, geopolitical changes, etc. — is impacting the world at an accelerating pace which impacts organizations, stakeholders, and internal auditors. Are we adapting? To be relevant and add value requires we audit at the speed of risk, and that means assessing risks in a world of change disrupters will become a new must-have competency.

In this session, participants will:

  • Discuss key disrupters of change affecting internal audit.
  • Identify what to audit and when in a world of change and disrupters.
  • Review competencies needed to adapt to change.
  • Explore strategies to retain those with the needed range of skills to conduct audits at the speed of risk.

 



General Session Keynote 2

Using Multiple Guidance Systems for the Governance of Enterprise IT

Mark Thomas, CGEIT, CRISC
President of Escoute Consulting

As an internationally known governance, risk, and compliance expert in the areas of Cybersecurity, IT Service Management, Assurance and Audit, and IT Controls, Mark’s background spans leadership roles from CIO to Management and IT Consulting in several Federal and State Agencies, Private Firms, and Fortune 500 Companies. With over 25 years of professional experience, Mark has led large IT teams, conducted information governance/risk activities for major initiatives, managed enterprise applications implementations, and implemented cybersecurity and governance processes across multiple industries. Additionally, Mark has forged a reputable competency as a consultative trainer and speaker receiving exemplary evaluations and earned the ISACA John Kuyers award for Best Speaker.

As GRC activities are increasingly integrated into enterprises, it is critical to ensure a healthy balance between performance and conformance. This session will discuss how it is crucial to use multiple GPS-like systems to effectively steer GRC activities and focus on creating value. Using multiple viewpoints can help improve decision-making and strengthen an enterprise.

In this session, participants will:

  • Recognize the importance of having multiple guidance systems to navigate GRC efforts in a holistic manner.
  • Learn how to leverage multiple perspectives and techniques in balancing performance and conformance when determining GRC priorities.
  • Gain insight into how to implement tactics and apply them to create value for your enterprise.
  

2017 Keynote Sessions

Introducing 2017 GRC keynote speaker John Sileo!

Opening Keynote Address

The Cyber Blacklist: Top Threats and Countermeasures for Data Security

John Sileo, CSP
CEO of The Sileo Group


John Sileo’s identity was stolen by a business insider and used to embezzle $300,000 from his clients. The exposure destroyed John’s company and consumed two precious years as he fought to stay out of jail. Combining real-world experience with years of study, John became an award-winning author, trusted advisor and leading speaker on managing privacy and reputation in an economy plagued
by digital overexposure.

John leverages his story of transforming risk into reward and the emotional connections it creates to evoke the skills of instinct, inquiry, and initiative that empower his clients to take control of their data exposure before it’s too late. John is the CEO of The Sileo Group, which advises clients on balancing risk, defending privacy and multiplying profits by building a culture of deep trust.

At the heart of most data theft is lax cybersecurity: a broad term that will cease to intimidate you after this presentation. This crash course forges a high-level, non-technical path through the sometimes confusing web of human decision making, computer security, mobile technology, internet connectivity, online privacy, and cloud computing and will leave you with an actionable list of steps to protect your sensitive data, mobile devices, social identity and, ultimately, your wealth and profitability.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn techniques to overcome or at least deal with the fear of falling behind the digital curve.
  • Discuss why staying vigilant is key in helping you protect the data that underlies your organizational and personal wealth.
  • Hear a real-life case study on the long road to recovery from an unfortunate incident and how to transform risk into reward.
     


Closing Keynote Address

Which Leadership Quality Matters Most With Stakeholders and Employees

Dick Finnegan
CEO of C-Suite Analytics

We usually hear leadership qualities in bunches with no established top one. Coaching? Career Development? Communication? Or might recognition come in first since we hear so much about it?
There IS a clear leader: building trust. Think of it like this. Did your best-boss-ever build trust but your worst-boss-ever did not? And did your best boss have weaknesses you easily accepted? And might your worst boss have had strengths which were invisible to you? This pattern is clear: Once anyone in our lives crosses the boundary to trustworthiness, they can do little wrong. And the opposite is true once they cross the other way. Trust-breakers are hard to forgive.

Which trust skills matter most?

  1. Be transparent.
  2. Apologize when you should.
  3. Hold others accountable.

These same trust-building skills apply to our stakeholders, too, as small-but-strong indicators go a long way to believing in our competence and integrity. And those two words — competence and integrity — are (or should be) in the first sentence of any auditor job description. Leaders who build trust excel at our two most important goals: create respected relationships with stakeholders and produce more work from their teams.

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand why trust is the key leadership attribute in building relationships.
  • Review which trust skills matter most and why.
  • Discuss strategies to build trust.
  • Discuss the value of building trust.

 


Tuesday, Aug. 15 2017

Time  

8:00AM – 8:30AM

Workshop Registration

8:30AM – 5:00PM

Workshop 1: COBIT NIST Cybersecurity Framework
Workshop 2: ERM Can Now Work! Putting the Updated COSO ERM Framework and ISO 31,000 Standards Into Practice

4:00PM – 6:00PM

Conference Registration and Customer Relations


Wednesday, Aug. 16 2017

Time  

7:00AM – 5:00PM

Conference Registration and Customer Relations

7:00AM – 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30AM – 9:45AM

Opening Keynote: The Cyber Blacklist: Top Threats and Countermeasures for Data Security

9:45AM – 10:15AM

Networking Break

10:15AM – 11:15AM

CS 1-1: Stretch Yourself: Developing Internal Audit Communication Techniques for All Audiences
CS 1-2: NIST Cybersecurity Framework Assessment
CS 1-3: How Risk Culture Affects Compliance and Internal Controls
CS 1-4: Data Analytics at Xerox: A Journey From Idea to Reality

11:15AM – 11:30AM

Session Change

11:30AM – 12:30PM

CS 2-1: Chutes and Ladders of Internal Audit - How to Rise and Fall Due to Meeting or Failing to Meet Stakeholder Expectations
CS 2-2: Auditing the Cloud Environment: An Introduction
CS 2-3: GRC IQ: How Intelligent Is Your ERP Environment?
CS 2-4: Measuring Effectiveness of a Risk-focused Third-party Risk Management Program

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Lunch followed by dessert in the Exhibit Hall

1:30PM – 2:30PM

CS 3-1: Establishing and Maintaining an Effective Internal Audit Quality Assurance and Improvement Program: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
CS 3-2: A Real-life Practical Internal Audit Approach to Cyber Security
CS 3-3: Best Practices for Proactive IT Governance
CS 3-4: Auditing the Cloud Environment: Advanced

2:30PM – 2:45PM

Session Change

2:45PM – 3:45PM

CS 4-1: Critical Thinking for Results
CS 4-2: Hunting for Hackers: How to Turn the Tables on Attackers
CS 4-3: Integrated Audits for Business Processes
CS 4-4: Implementing ERM in a Small to Medium Enterprise

3:45PM – 4:05PM

Networking Break

4:05PM – 5:05PM

CS 5-1: Voice of the Customer: Stakeholders Messages From the CBOK Global Internal Audit Study
CS 5-2: Operationalizing Cybersecurity with Risk-based Governance
CS 5-3: Stop Fraud Before It Starts: New Guidance for Managing Fraud Risks
CS 5-4: How Vanguard's Fund Process Excellence Team Is Building an Effective Controls Culture

5:15PM – 6:30PM

Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall


Thursday, Aug. 17 2017

Time  

7:30AM – 5:00PM

Conference Registration and Customer Relations

7:30AM – 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30AM – 9:45AM

GS 1: Internal Audit in a World of Change

9:45AM – 10:10AM

Networking Break

10:10AM – 11:10AM

CS 6-1: External Quality Assessments: The Benefits of and Leading Practices to Exceed Stakeholder Expectations
CS 6-2: Cloud Computing Controls: Managing Risk
CS 6-3: COSO's Revised ERM Framework: It's Final!
CS 6-4: Change Management Best Practices for ERP Systems: A Case Study From Audits of Oracle E-Business Suite Installations

11:10AM – 11:25AM

Session Change

11:25AM – 12:25PM

CS 7-1: Adding Value by Managing the Perception Gap
CS 7-2: Auditing Network Security
CS 7-3: Collaborative Risk Management: Audit and the 2nd Line of Defense
CS 7-4: FCPA: Are You Risk Focused and Audit Ready?

12:25PM – 1:25PM

Lunch followed by dessert in the Exhibit Hall

1:25PM – 2:25PM

CS 8-1: Activate Your Internal Auditing Awesomeness™
CS 8-2: Cyber Resilience Framework for the 21st Century Executive
CS 8-3: Auditing Business Continuity
CS 8-4: When Life Gives You Lemons: Five Ways to Turn GRC Struggles Into Success

2:25PM – 2:40PM

Session Change

2:40PM – 3:40PM

CS 9-1: Why Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking Skills Are Essential
CS 9-2: Ransomware in the Enterprise
CS 9-3: The Transformational Internal Auditor: Improving Compliance by Improving Process
CS 9-4: Utilize the STAR Model in Auditing Governance

3:40PM – 4:00PM

Networking Break

4:00PM – 5:00PM

CS 10-1: Getting the Boss to Listen to You: Becoming a Trusted Strategic Advisor
CS 10-2: Post-merger Cyber Considerations
CS 10-3: Outsourcing: Who Is Responsible for the Risk?
CS 10-4: Diamond in the Rough: Maximizing Synergies of Global Governance and Investigation


Friday, Aug. 18 2017

Time  

7:30AM – 11:30AM

Conference Registration and Customer Relations

7:30AM – 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:30AM – 9:45AM

GS 2: Using Multiple Guidance Systems for the Governance of Enterprise IT

9:45AM – 10:15AM

Networking Break

10:15AM – 11:30AM

Closing Keynote: Which Leadership Quality Matters Most With Stakeholders and Employees

 

Continuing Professional Education Credits

When you attend this conference, you are eligible for up to 18 continuing professional education (CPE) credits. Additional CPE credits are available by attending available pre-conference sessions. The number of credits you receive is contingent on the number of sessions you attend. Attendance will be tracked via session scanners at the door. The IIA’s educational programs are acceptable for fulfilling CPE requirements. The IIA 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. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website at www.learningmarket.org.

Your CPE certificate will be e-mailed to you four to six weeks post-conference.

To 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. ISACA conferences are Group Live and do not require any advanced preparation.

2017 Conference Registration Fees
 

Early-Bird Registration

Register by Monday, June 12, 2017 

US $1,345

Groups of 4-8:

US $1,280

Groups of 9+:

US $1,215


Regular Registration

Register by Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 

US $1,545

Groups of 4-8:

US $1,470

Groups of 9+:

US $1,395


Late Registration

Register after Saturday, Aug. 12, 201 7

US $1,645

Groups of 4-8:

US $1,645

Groups of 9+:

US $1,645


Workshop


US $550

Workshops can only be purchased as an add-on to a registration for the main GRC 2017 conference.

*All pricing is per person, in USD. For groups of 4 or more, please contact The IIA Customer Relations team at +1.407.937.1111 or [email protected] to register.


Your registration includes:

  • All general and concurrent sessions.
  • Welcome networking reception on Wednesday night.
  • Continental breakfast daily.
  • Lunch on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Conference app with presentations uploaded (when available from speaker).

Visa

Obtaining a VISA is solely the responsibility of the registrant. Please contact the local government of the host country for details. Once a paid registration is received, a letter of invitation will be provided, on request. Please contact The IIA Customer Relations team at +1.407.937.1111 or [email protected].


Terms and Conditions

ISACA is pleased to co-host this event with The IIA. Please see The IIA’s Registration Terms and Conditions for information regarding the event and The IIA’s privacy policy for details on how The IIA stores and uses personal information that is collected by or provided them.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing and may be emailed to [email protected] at least four (4) weeks before the event start date to receive a full refund. Cancellation notifications submitted via social media are not acceptable. A per-person cancellation fee of US $495 is assessed for cancellations received from four (4) to two (2) weeks before the event start date. No refunds will be given for cancellations received two (2) weeks or less before the start of the event. You may substitute another individual for the same event date and location without incurring the cancellation fee.


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 web site, 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.

 

2017 Venue and Accommodations

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051
Reservations: Call the Hotel Directly Toll Free: 1.817.778.1000

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Rooms are available at a special rate of US $209 per night for a single or double occupancy for reservations made before Friday, July 14, 2017. To obtain the preferred rate, remember to mention that you are attending the 2017 GRC Conference. 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.

Cancellation Date/Policy: One-night room deposit (excluding taxes) is required at time of reservation. 3-day cancellation policy. If a reservation is cancelled within 3 days of arrival, the full deposit will be forfeited (non-refundable). If a reservation is reduced in length of the stay within the cancellation period, a penalty fee applies. All reservations require a valid credit card and picture identification at time of check in. All reservations and cancellations regarding hotel rooms must be made with the hotel directly.

A daily resort fee of US $20.00 will be added to the guest room rate. The fee will cover in-room amenities which at this time include:

  • Wired and wireless high-speed internet access in guest rooms
  • 2 bottles of water per day in guest rooms
  • Local telephone calls
  • Discounted transportation service to designated Grapevine locations
  • Admission for 2 to Glass Cactus Nightclub (21+ only)*
  • Admission to Paradise Springs (4 per standard room)

*The Glass Cactus has updated their hours of operation. Please see the venue’s website for additional details

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