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Thank you for attending Asia Pacific CACS 2017, 29-30 November 2017 in Dubai, UAE! Please check back for future updates.

Grow Your Network

You’ll have direct access to the leaders in the industry with our expert speakers in the breakout sessions and the leading suppliers in the Expo Hall.

Enhance Your Knowledge

This year’s programme will offer topics that are current and timely, subject matter that is cutting edge, a thought-leadership perspective that today’s industry challenges as well as new ideas.


Thank You to Our 2017 Premium Sponsors!




2018 Conference Program

As the program is developed, we will continue to add information to this page – check back frequently for updates!



Opening Keynote Address

Eddie SchwartzThe Future of Cyber Security in the Fifth Wave of Technology Innovation

Eddie Schwartz
Executive Vice President, Dark Matter

We are well into the fifth wave of technology innovation. Just as the PC, the Internet, smartphones, and social media all fundamentally changed every aspect of our day-to-day personal and professional lives, the fifth wave introduces a ... More >>


Closing Keynote Address

Moustafa HamwiPassionate Leadership

Moustafa Hamwi
Award Winning Author & Speaker, Passionpreneur and Chief Energy Officer

This talk is based on the works of work of Dr. Marshall Goldsmith in the area of leadership and Moustafa’s research on passion. The passionate leader will be required to give people a sense of being connected and aligned to a ... More >>


2017 Top-Rated Speakers

Congratulations to the following speakers who were rated in the top 5% at the Asia Pacific CACS 2017 Conference.

According to our post-conference survey results, these speakers were all rated 4.75 or higher (on a 5-point scale) by the attendees of their sessions. Minimum of 20% survey responses required to qualify.

Mike DodsonMike Dodson
SSH Keys—Lowest Cost, Highest Risk Tool



Leonard OngLeonard Ong
GRC Role in Adverse Cyber Effect: Lessons Learnt from NotPetya Malware



Ali PabraiAli Pabrai
Encryption: Lower Risk, Increase Compliance
Art of Performing Risk Assessments





Mark ThomasMark Thomas, CGEIT, CRISC
Adopting GDPR Using COBIT 5 Pt. 1 & Pt. 2
Intersecting IT and Audit Using COBIT 5



Tichaona ZororoTichaona Zororo, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC
The Changing Focus of IT Audits





Continuing Professional Education Credits

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. Attendees can earn up to 23 CPE credits; 16 by attending Asia Pacific CACS, and up to 7 for the pre-conference events. ISACA conferences are Group Live and do not require any advanced preparation.

Please note that the session scanners at the Conference do not track CPE credit hours. You will still need to allocate your CPE hours in “My ISACA” following the conference. Certificates of Attendance will be accessible via your MyISACA account. To view your certificate, log into your account and navigate to the “myDOWNLOADS & CERTIFICATES” tab. There you will find a “MY CPE CERTIFICATES” section where all your ISACA event CPE Certificates will live.

Your Certificate of Attendance details the maximum number of CPE hours you could have earned by attending this event. CPE policies for each ISACA certification, as well as details on how to report your CPE hours, are available here on ISACA’s website. Reporting can also be done by submitting information on the annual renewal invoice.

Thank you for attending Asia Pacific CACS 2017!

Thank you for attending Asia Pacific CACS 2017!

Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!

Bronze Sponsors


DarkMatter is transforming the cyber security landscape. Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates and operating globally, it is the region’s first and only fully integrated digital defence and cyber security consultancy and implementation firm. The firm’s elite team of global experts deliver advanced, next-generation solutions to governments and enterprises across the cyber security spectrum, and also partner with vetted, leading global technology providers to achieve this. Innovation and Research underpin all of DarkMatter’s activities, and the firm’s vision is to protect the future by securing its technologies.



Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, the Enterprise Immune System uses AI algorithms to automatically detect and take action against cyber-threats within all types of networks. A self-configuring platform, Darktrace requires no prior set-up, identifying advanced threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers.



As one of the leading professional services firms in the Lower Gulf, KPMG is proud of its reputation for delivering cutting-edge solutions and exceptional client value. With over 70 partners and directors leading over 1000 professionals across five offices, KPMG works shoulder to shoulder with clients, offering independent audit, tax and advisory services to business corporations, government bodies and not-for-profit organizations.



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