TOPICS AREAS FOR 2019
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 sessions on:
As the program is developed, we will continue to add information to this page – check back frequently for updates!
ISACA will be hosting a variety of 1-day and 2-day workshops immediately before and after the North America CACS Conference in 2019 to help you maximize your time, travel and CPE! Information on these workshops will be posted soon, so be sure to check back for more details!
2-day Pre-Conference Workshops (14 CPE)
Saturday, 11 May & Sunday, 12 May 2019
1-Day Pre-Conference Workshops (7 CPE)
Sunday, 12 May 2019
1-Day Post-Conference Workshops (7 CPE)
Wednesday, 15 May & Thursday, 16 May 2019
New in 2019! Workshop materials will be electronically provided to attendees one week in advance of the conference. If you have not received materials by 3 May 2019 please contact https://support.isaca.org.
The Cybersecurity Nexus Cyber Hunt is a live competition which pits participants against each other in a race against themselves and the clock to respond to a multipronged attack while concurrently conducting a penetration test against diverse asset sets. Participants will need to leverage capabilities from all cybersecurity domains, Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover, in an attempt to outwit and outsmart other competitors and achieve the highest score! More >>
Tuesday Night Social Event:
Surfin’ Through the Decades
North America CACS Tuesday Night Social Event, Surfin’ Through the Decades, is an ISACA-Anniversary inspired event that will feature 5 different food trucks with a variety of culinary treats such as; tacos, sliders, mac & cheese, garlic shrimp over rice, mini funnel cakes and much more! Enjoy a libation with other conference-goers as you listen to live music or participate in interactive activities and games.
* Guest tickets are available for purchase. Must be 18 or older to attend this event. No one under the age of 18 will be permitted.
50th Anniversary Opening Platform
Featured at ISACA’s CACS conferences and other major events in 2019, ISACA marks its 50th Anniversary with a high-impact multimedia experience. Aligned to ISACA’s anniversary theme, “Honoring Our Past. Innovating Our Future”, the live presentations will kick off the Opening General Session and include videos, interactive experiences and inspiring leadership remarks and reflections. ISACA recaps its history, putting the spotlight on founding member interviews, historical artifacts, as well as prompting discussions on progress, challenges and visions of the future.
Opening Keynote Speaker
The Art of Innovation
Silicon-Valley based author, speaker, entrepreneur, and evangelist
The Art of Innovation explains how to create innovative services and products using tactical and practical techniques. Guy uses examples from ice making to telephony to digital photography to expose the truths of innovation. Key principles include: jumping to the next curve, breaking down the barriers, and thinking digitally and acting analogically.
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is a brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz and an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley). More >>
Closing Keynote Speaker
D.i.Y. Disruption - Sekou Andrews
Poetic Voice, CEO/Founder, SekouWorld Inc.
Innovation is the difference between ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ and ‘Why didn’t I think LIKE that?’ As businesses scurry in pursuit of the “big I” of Innovation – exponential technologies, cultures of innovation, and the like - Sekou teaches leaders to see through the “little i” of an innovator, by innovating and disrupting yourself from within.
A week in the life of poetic voice, Sekou Andrews, could find him keynoting at a leadership conference, helping a Fortune 500 company with brand messaging, or performing for Barack Obama in Oprah Winfrey’s backyard. More >>
Tuesday Morning Concurrent General Sessions
From Disruptive to Daily Dependence: 50 Years and Future Tech
A Plenary Panel Discussion to Mark ISACA’s 50th Anniversary 2019
Thomas Phelps, VP of Corporate Strategy & CIO, Laserfiche
Kim Bollin, Vice President, Internal Audit, Workday, Inc.
Ken Venner, Former CIO, SpaceX
ISACA professionals in the last 50 years have had to quickly assess new technologies, implementing support, control, audit, governance, risk assessment, and so much more, for their organizations, business enterprise and operations. As we look to the future – assessing and implementing technologies that are disrupting industries, and the tech that has yet to come – we can also learn from the past. More >>
The Future of IT Audit in the Age of Digital Disruption
Rob Clyde, CISM, NACD Board Leadership Fellow
Board of Directors Chair, ISACA
Board of Directors, Titus
Executive Chair, White Cloud Security
Your enterprise is adopting emerging technologies and exploring new pathways on its journey to digital transformation, and your role in IT Audit requires new approaches and skills as well. The threats to your enterprise are also evolving; more sophisticated cyberwarfare tools and hacking techniques mean that your role as IT auditor requires you to not only manage your data protection, privacy and cybersecurity programs, but you also need to remain agile to get ahead of the next threat. More >>