Emerging Technologies & Innovation 

Dates Available:

Atlanta SOLD OUT

9-12 December 2019 | 8:30AM - 5:00PM


Course Overview

Course Duration: 4 days
CPE: up to 32

Course Description

Innovations in technology have become an important backbone for all industries and in all markets, as a value-enabler and risk protector, not just for Internal Audit, but for businesses as a whole. Key enabling technologies include Cognitive Intelligence, Robotics, Blockchain and Cloud. Each emerging technology offers different IT solutions, with its own risks and rewards. In this course, we will introduce the latest emerging technologies, how businesses are using them as a value-enabler and risk protector, and highlight real world examples of their use.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the impact of various emerging technologies – including, Cognitive Intelligence & Robotics, Blockchain and Cloud
  • Explain different types of emerging technologies, what they are and how organizations are using them
  • Obtain an overview of Cognitive Intelligence and Robotics, and how these can be used to provide value to an organization
  • Identify and discuss Blockchain and how it can be used to provide value to an organization
  • Learn about Cloud and how it can be used to provide value to an organization
  • Assess the risks associated with these new emerging technologies and innovation
  • Understand Internal Audit’s role in these technologies, both as an Internal Audit enabler as well as in support of the businesses using these technologies

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Early Bird Cost—before 28 October 2019: $2,295 member / $2,495 non-member
Standard Cost: $2,495 member / $2,695 non-member
Cancellation Deadline: 4 November 2019


*All pricing is in US dollars unless otherwise noted.

Attendance at all ISACA Training Week Courses include the following:

  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • Course materials
  • Continental breakfasts
  • Morning and afternoon coffee breaks
  • Lunches daily

Dinners, travel, hotel and parking accommodations are the responsibility of the attendee and are not included in the cost of the course registration.   

Payment Methods

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Event Registration Policy

NOTE: Registration is contingent upon full payment of the registration fee. To guarantee registration, course fees must be received two weeks before the course begins. It may take 10 or more business days for a wire transfer or mailed check to reach ISACA, so please plan accordingly. Course materials are not guaranteed to those who register on site or fail to submit payment two weeks prior to the event.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received by the published deadline to receive a refund of registration fees. A cancellation charge of US $295 will be subtracted from conference refunds, and US $50 per workshop from workshop refunds. No refunds can be given after the cancellation deadline above. Attendee substitution is permitted at any time until the conference. If a nonmember is substituting a member, then there will be additional nonmember fees. If attendee has already received the materials for the course, they will not qualify for a refund or credit.

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. For more information regarding administrative policies, please contact ISACA.
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Continuing Professional Education Credits

To maintain ISACA certifications, certification holders are required to earn 120 CPE credit hours over a 3-year period in accordance with ISACA’s continuing professional education (CPE) policy. Attendees can earn up to 32 CPE credits by attending the four-day ISACA Training Week Course. ISACA training week courses are Group Live and do not require any advanced preparation.

Disclaimer Policy

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: Unauthorized recording, in any form, of presentations and workshops is prohibited.

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Course Location



Deloitte Offices
191 Peachtree St NE Ste 2000
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Sandra Teixeira
Advisory Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Sandra is a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche in the Internal Audit and Assurance group. Sandra has thirteen years of experience in internal controls audit, enterprise risk assessment, and information technology and business consulting. Her primary focus is on the Consumer Business and Retail industry while also focusing on Technology clients with Venture Capital to provide her expertise in SOX & IPO Readiness.


Jimena Escamilla
Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Manager
Executive Programs | Agile IA
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Jimena is an experienced Manager and Agile Coach in Advisory’s Agile Internal Audit practice. She has over 7 years of experience spanning Internal Audit, IT SOX, Business Process Risk and Controls, and SOX Readiness. She has demonstrated proficiency in executing audits consistent with regulatory and industry standards (PCAOB, AICPA, COSO 2O13, COBIT, etc.) across the media, technology and consumer products industries. Having worked on over 30 Greenhouse labs in her career, she is an experienced lab designer, producer, and facilitator. She obtained her DFX Dynamic Facilitator certificate in 2018.

Burke Willis
Specialist Leader | Assurance & Internal Audit
Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory

Burke Willis is a Specialist Leader in Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory. With over 25 years’ experience helping organizations analyze and improve performance, Burke transforms traditional internal audit groups into well-functioning Agile teams.


Shruti Sridhar
Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory Consultant
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Shruti is a Deloitte Advisory Consultant with 4+ years of experience serving within Technology Assurance and Compliance service line. She has an array of experience across various industries (Technology, Media and Telecommunication, Energy & Resources, Consumer & Industrial Product, Manufacturing and Financial Services). She is a technology enthusiast with experience ranging from Machine Learning (R, Python, Stata, Minitab, SAS, SQL) to Blockchain Implementation (NetBeans, Eclipse, Java)

Doug Gorman
Regulatory & Operational Risk Advisory

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Doug is a Manager working within the Deloitte Regulatory & Operational Risk Advisory practice and is based in Phoenix, AZ. He has 7 years of experience at Deloitte supporting 20+ engagements throughout the U.S. and Australia, where he did an international secondment for 2.5 years. His focus area is as a technologist to support projects focused in Automation, Advanced Analytics, and Cognitive / AI across various project areas including Regulatory & Operational Risk, Finance Transformation, and Audit. Doug is and SME across Automation, Advanced Analytics, and Cognitive / AI, and volunteers for the United Way Vello program where he mentors youth in reading.


Seth Connors
Deloitte Advisory Sr. Manager
Regulatory & Operational Risk Advisory

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Seth is a Senior manager in the Risk and Financial Advisory Risk & Resilience practice, specializing in the area of assurance. Seth developed the US firms national crypto and blockchain third party assurance framework that has been used on over 5 engagements to date and has delivered crypto and blockchain learning sessions to over 100 PPMD’s. Seth has over 7 years of direct experience in the crypto and blockchain marketplace and was previously a miner on the Bitcoin blockchain and has yet to lose a single satoshi! He has over 10 years of experience in information security, has led a number of global engagements, and more recently led a series of blockchain related projects.

Leigh Weber
Specialist Leader | Industrial Cybersecurity
Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory

Leigh Weber is a Specialist Leader in Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory. Leigh helps industrial companies identify and quantify the actual cybersecurity risk of their operation technology (OT) / industrial control systems (ICS). He runs projects to ensure that the facilities operate within the client’s definition of acceptable risk tolerance focusing on safety and operations reliability.


Geoffrey Kovesdy
Advisory Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Geoff is a Senior Manager and has more than 14 years of experience in assessing process and technology risks and controls. Geoff specializes in enhancing risk management activities for a variety of clients with diverse architectures through efficient and effective processes, controls, and technology solutions (including the development and deployment of digital solutions).

Devendra Awasthi
Advisory Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Devendra is a senior manager at Deloitte and Touche LLP and has more than 15 years of experience in technology risk and project management providing professional services to the clients around various technology and domains. His experience includes Cloud-based information system control reviews, risk assessments, assessment of the virtualization environment, IT Governance, cybersecurity assessments, SDI (Software Defined Infrastructure) and other emerging technology risk areas.


Ben Horton
Advisory Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Ben is a data analytics professional with over 13 years of experience solving problems using analytics techniques and helping his clients develop and mature analytics capabilities for Internal Audit. He currently is the leader for Deloitte’s Internal Audit Data Analytics practice nationally for Financial Services. Ben spent the early part of his career as an Internal Auditor focused on Data Analytics at a top US bank and has been consulting in this area for the past 6 years. He is a CPA, CFE, and CISA with a passion for solving problems with data.


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