The North America CACS Conference is the premier conference for Audit/Assurance, COBIT, Compliance, Risk, Security, and Strategy/Governance professionals. This year’s program will include the following Tracks:
2-Day Workshops; Pre-Conference (14 CPE)
Saturday, 29 April | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday, 30 April | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
1-Day Workshops; Post-Conference (7 CPE)
Wednesday, 3 May | 1:30PM – 5:00PM; continued on
Thursday, 4 May | 9:00AM – 12:30PM
* Earn the COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate! Attendees can take the Foundations Exam for an additional US $150! The COBIT 5 Foundation Exam will take place on Monday, 1 May 2017. Please be sure to arrive early!
As the program is developed, we will continue to add information to this page – check back frequently for updates!
2017 Keynote Speakers
Introducing 2017 North America CACS acclaimed opening keynote speaker Brent Bushnell!
2017 Opening Keynote Address
The Importance of Hard Problems
CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company.
In this high-energy talk, Brent will dive deep into why the only problems worth solving are the hard ones. One part carny irreverence, one part futuristic fun, and one part change the world, you won’t want to miss it!
Most recently Bushnell's team launched STEAM Carnival, a modern re-imagining of the midway to inspire kids about science, technology, engineering, art and math. Previously, he was the on-camera inventor for the ABC TV show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He is a cofounder of Anti-Aging Games creating casual games to reduce the risk of early memory loss, and a founding member of Syyn Labs, a creative collective combining art and engineering to create high engagement for large brands and brands including Google and Disney, and responsible for the viral hit Rube Goldberg music video for OK Go that garnered 40 million views on YouTube. In his spare time, Brent mentors teens in game development and entrepreneurship via programs such as Spark and NFTE.
Introducing 2017 North America CACS acclaimed closing keynote speaker Daymond John!
2017 Closing Keynote Address
Daymond John’s 5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life
FUBU Clothing Founder, Urban Entrepreneur, CEO, Author, Marketing & Branding Expert, Shark Tank Reality TV Judge, Motivational Speaker
Daymond John has been a phenomenally successful business person for over 25 years. Along his entrepreneurial journey, through his many successes as well as failures, he has learned a few things about getting the best out of business and life. He believes the keys to his success include establishing the right mindset and following a few fundamental principles, which he calls his five "S.H.A.R.K points.”
Get ready! Daymond John is going to share his unique goal-setting and achievement strategies, which will empower audience members to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives.
From humble beginnings to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion to date in global product sales and a starring role on ABC’s newest business reality TV show, Shark Tank, Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. He continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainment, and beyond. This industry leader, best-selling author, and ground breaking entrepreneurial expert has evolved into a highly sought after business and motivational speaker.