Experience 2017 CACS Highlights

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Mike Walsh
Futurist, authority on emerging markets, IoT expert and closing keynote speaker Mike Walsh advises enterprise leaders on how to thrive in our world of ongoing disruptive technological change. CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century, Mike serves many clients, including those who rank on the Fortune 500 global list. As a sought-after speaker, he regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons.


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It is more crucial than ever for you to stay ahead of trends and tools. Join us 28 - 30 May 2018 in Edinburgh, Scotland, and be a part of the top conference for IS audit and security professionals!

Get more of what you want — be a part of this INCREDIBLE experience!

Gain Knowledge

Choose from dynamic, timely topics that help you address challenges and learn innovative solutions.

Grow Your Network

Enjoy direct access to industry leaders, expert speakers and valuable resources.


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Earn up to 32 CPE hours by attending this conference.


Edinburgh International Conference Centre

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Topic Areas for 2018

The EuroCACS Conference is the premier conference for Audit/Assurance, COBIT, Compliance, Risk, Security, and Strategy/Governance professionals. This year’s program will include sessions on:

  • Audit & Assurance
  • Security/Cyber Security
  • GRC
  • Data Analytics & Information Management
  • COBIT 5
  • Leadership Development & Career Management
  • Industry Focused Sessions
  • Industry Trends & Insights


Saturday, 26 May | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday, 27 May | 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Sunday, 27 May | 9:00AM – 5:00PM

New Ideas

Do you have a topic that is not mentioned above that you think should be offered at this conference? We want to know! Tell us about it by submitting your idea on Twitter using #EUROCACS!

COBIT 5 Foundation Exam

Monday, 28 May 2018 | 7:30 – 9:00AM
Earn the COBIT 5 Foundation Certificate! Attendees can take the COBIT 5 Foundation Exam for an additional US $150! For those who have registered to take the COBIT 5 Foundation Exam onsite, please note that this exam will begin promptly at 8:00AM. Please allow yourself extra time to get breakfast and check in for the exam before the start time.

Exam information:

  • Bring a picture ID to the exam
  • This is an unassisted (closed book) paper based exam
  • Exams, answer sheets, and pencils will be provided
  • Computers, tablets, and phones are not needed
  • Drinks are allowed; however, food is prohibited
  • Your exam proctor will provide any additional instructions the day of the exam


Caspar Berry2018 Opening Keynote Address

Risk & Decision Making

Caspar Berry
Motivational business speaker specialising in risk, decision making, innovation and leadership.

While the subject of decision making is unimaginably vast and profound, the key message of this keynote is that all decisions are essentially investment decisions and that all of us as decision makers are essentially investors every moment of every day. Caspar will show attendees how the process of decision making is essentially the process of trying to maximise the returns they make on their investments. In life these might be better relationships and quality of life. In business it is all about efficiency, productivity, doing more with less and, in a literal sense, return on investment. In order to be great decision makers – or investors – we need to understand the brilliance, but also the limitations and flaws, of our innate judgement and decision-making mechanism. Most notable among these is our emotional fear of failure. It is this which very often stops us from taking opportunities with high overall returns and which must therefore be conquered.

Among his other claims to fame, opening keynote speaker Caspar Berry was one of the two poker advisors on the 2006 James Bond Movie, Casino Royale. Co-founder of Twenty First Century Media, former screenwriter and professional poker player, Caspar has become a renowned speaker to global corporations and a catalyst for embracing uncertainty and taking calculated risks in making game-winning decisions.

Mike Walsh2018 Closing Keynote Address

The Big Data Revolution

Mike Walsh
Futurist, Innovation and Technology Speaker and Authority on Emerging Markets. Iot Expert

There is a new war coming – over the future’s most valuable asset. Big Data, once just the domain of technology professionals, will soon be the number one issue for all business leaders. Consumers are producing more of it, marketers are starting to leverage it, and governments are seeking to control it – and most importantly, business leaders will be asked to make decisions based on it. The real Big Data revolution is not just about the amount of data that has to be processed, but a mindset change about how data gets used in the enterprise. With original research, practical evaluations of disruptive strategies and case studies from some of the world’s most innovative firms, Mike Walsh will give you the roadmap you need to set your Big Data strategy in place for the future.

For IT Leaders:

  • The new mindset required to integrate third party Cloud platforms and experiment with exotic Big Data technology platforms
  • Meeting the challenge of engaging business decision makers to commit to Big Data investments

For Senior Decision Makers:

  • Incorporating data into strategic decision making
  • Innovative approaches to data visualization as a tool for communicating trends and patterns
  • Relevant case studies of the ‘winners circle’ of companies who, today, are making the big bets on tomorrow’s Big Data platforms

Mike is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. Mike’s clients include many of the global Fortune 500, and as a sought-after keynote speaker he regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons alike. Mike previously founded Jupiter Research in Australia, and has also held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in the Asia Pacific Region. Mike’s best-selling book ‘Futuretainment’, published by Phaidon was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York. Mike’s latest book is The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, ‘Between Worlds’. A true nomad, Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies and presenting on the future of business.

2017 Top-Rated Speakers

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

According to our post-conference survey results, these speakers were all rated 4.5 or higher (on a 5-point scale) by the attendees of their sessions. Minimum of 20 survey responses required to qualify.

The Pragmatic GDPR Project



Matthias KraftMatthias Kraft, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC
Demystifying Cybersecurity for Auditors



Raef MeeuwisseRaef Meeuwisse
Cybersecurity Exposed: The Cyber House Rules



Leonard Ong Werner PreiningLeonard Ong, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC & Werner Preining
Organisational Resilience for the Changing World



Alexander RuehleAlexander Ruehle, CISA
Start Digitizing your Audit Now!



Grzegorz SzalajkoGrzegorz Szalajko, CISA
Organisational Readiness for Large Programs



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 32 CPE credits; 18 by attending EURO CACS, and 14 for attending a 2-day pre-conference workshop or 7 for attending a 1-day pre-conference event. 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 of 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.

Conference Registration Fees

Take advantage of early savings! The sooner you register, the more you save.

Take advantage of early savings!

Register and pay before 11:59 PM CDT (UTC-5) on Friday, 18 May 2018
Member US $1,900 Non-member US $2,100

Register and pay after Friday, 18 May 2018
Member US $2,100 Non-member US $2,300

One-day Workshop
Member: US $650 Non-Member: US $850

Two-day Workshop
Member: US $850 Non-Member: US $1,050

Cancellation Deadline:

Friday, 27 April 2018


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Registration submissions for this conference and any additional workshops are not processed, and a seat is not confirmed or reserved, until full payment is received. All submissions not paid in full will be placed on a waitlist and priority will be given to paid registrants in a payment first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited, so it is highly recommended that payment is provided at the time of submission to guarantee a seat within the conference and all related events.

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Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received by the published deadline to receive a refund of registration fees. A cancellation charge of US $100 will be subtracted from conference refunds, and US $50 per workshop from workshop refunds. No refunds can be given after the date specified. Attendee substitution is permitted at any time until the conference. If a nonmember is substituting a member, then there will be additional nonmember fees.

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Welcome to Scotland!

Edinburgh is the captivating capitol city of Scotland, a city connected to so many giants of science, literature and industry such as; Charles Darwin, Sir Walter Scott, Alexander Graham Bell and many more. This makes Edinburgh the perfect location for a meeting of the minds. Learn more about Edinburgh here: THIS IS EDINBURGH

Travel Information for Scotland

Entry requirements: Passport must be valid for duration of your stay (six months remaining validity recommended)

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Conference Venue

Edinburgh International Conference Centre

The Exchange, Edinburgh
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Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors!


Platinum Sponsor

Vanguard Integrity Professionals provides enterprise security software and services that solve complex security and regulatory compliance challenges for financial, insurance, healthcare, education, transportation, retail and government agencies around the world. Vanguard provides automated solutions for Audit and Compliance, Operational Security, and Intrusion Management. The world’s largest Financial, Insurance, Government Agencies and Retailers entrust their security to Vanguard Integrity Professionals. Vanguard is committed to protecting and securing the Cloud, z/OS Security Server and Enterprise environments. Vanguard proudly provides 24/7/365 live customer support from the United States of America.



Gold Sponsor

Make it an Experience. Only Adobe gives everyone — from emerging artists to global brands — everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. It doesn’t matter if you’re a designer, a marketer, a publisher, or a master storyteller. We empower anyone with an idea with the tools and the insight to transform reality. We help create experiences that make a difference and truly matter.


Darktrace is a world-leading cyber-threat defense company. Its multi-award-winning Enterprise Immune System technology automatically detects and responds to emerging threats, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge. Without using rules or signatures, Darktrace models the ‘pattern of life’ of every device, user and network within an organization, identifying and mitigating cyber-threats before damage is done. Darktrace’s self-learning technology has been deployed globally and across all sectors, including energy, retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, financial services and healthcare. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, with over 20 global offices including London, New York, Milan, Mumbai, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.


Symantec (NASDAQ: SYMC) — einer der weltweit führenden Anbieter für Cybersicherheit



Silver Sponsor

RedSeal’s network modeling and risk scoring platform is the foundation for enabling enterprise networks to be resilient to cyber events. RedSeal helps customers understand their network from the inside out – providing actionable intelligence, situational awareness and a Digital Resilience Score to help enterprises measure and improve their resilience. Government agencies and Global 2000 companies around the world rely on RedSeal to help them improve their overall security posture, accelerate incident response and increase the productivity of their security and network teams. Founded in 2004, RedSeal is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and serves customers through a direct and channel partner network.



Bronze Sponsor

avedos is an innovative software company focused on the field of GRC.

The software platform risk2value uses a path-breaking approach to support company’s individual requirements for a wide range of GRC applications including enterprise risk management, information security management, IT risk management, internal control systems, audit management and many more.



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