2018 Conference Program
As the program is developed, we will continue to add information to this page – check back frequently for updates!
Tracks for 2018
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:
Space will be limited for these workshops, so be sure to reserve your spot and register today!
2 day Workshops | Pre-Conference (14 CPE)
Saturday, 28 April | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday, 29 April | 9:00AM – 5:00PM
1 day Workshops | Post-Conference (7 CPE)
Wednesday, 2 May | 1:00PM – 5:00PM; continued on
Thursday, 3 May | 9:00AM – 12:00PM
COBIT 5 Foundation Exam
Monday, 30 April 2018
- After completing Workshop 1: COBIT 5 Foundation, attendees will have the opportunity to take the COBIT 5 Foundation exam at the conference, for a nominal fee. The exam will take place on Monday morning, before the opening keynote presentation. A study session will also be held on Sunday evening prior to the exam to prepare you as much as possible. In 2017, 100% of those who attended the COBIT 5 Foundation workshop and took the exam a the conference passed! Space is limited for the exam, so be sure to add it to your registration today to secure your spot!
Wednesday, 2 May | 12:00 – 5:30PM
Join us for a half day seminar following the North America CACS conference. The workshop will focus on the three pillars of the SheLeadsTech program, Raising Awareness, Preparing to Lead, and Building a Global Alliance.
Tuesday, 1 May | 6:00PM
Experience the remarkable sights and sounds of Downtown Chicago’s Magnificent Mile by participating in this unique and highly entertaining competition! Participants will work together with their team to solve clues and complete missions at various famous points of interest around the Greater North Michigan Avenue area to earn points. The team with the most points at the end of the scavenger hunt will win a prize! Throughout the event, take pictures and collect bonus items to document the adventure.
Opening Keynote Address
The Spark and the Grind: The Discipline of Creativity
Internationally recognized artist, TED speaker, and No. 1 bestselling author
Erik’s keynote experience will create a dynamic multidimensional metaphor for how to systematically embrace innovation and risk. His message: disruption is the new normal and businesses must embrace creativity in a wholesale fashion, or risk being left behind. Erik’s presentation will…More >>
Closing Keynote Address
Security, Privacy + Ethics: Challenges in our Digital Future
Shara is a globally acknowledged Keynote Speaker and widely regarded as one of the world’s Top Female Futurists. Fusing her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies, she weaves the implications of technology innovations into powerful narratives that can be applied …More >>
Speed Networking Sessions
Two Sessions Available:
NEW THIS YEAR! Speed Networking takes the traditional values of face-to-face networking and combines it with the latest smart-matching software technology. It provides an opportunity for you to connect with your peers in a strategic, structured, and rapid-fire networking event.
Seats for this unique session are limited – in order to participate, you must add the session to your schedule when you register for the conference while space is still available. If you’ve already registered for the conference, simply click on the “Register Now” button above, log in, and you will be able to update your session selections to include Speed Networking. In order to participate, each person much you must select the session no later than 9:00am the day of the session.
Once you have selected the session, you will receive an email from Speed Networking Solutions LLC containing a link that will direct you to a customized landing page for the North America CACS Speed Networking participants. There, you will be asked to create your profile so that you can be matched according to levels of experience and personal topic preferences. You will receive your personalized schedule when you arrive to the session.
IMPORTANT: In order to ensure the success of this networking experience, attendance is mandatory for each person that signs-up for the session and completes their profile. If you would like to cancel or attend another session instead, you must do so by updating your session selection either online or in the mobile app no later than 24 hours prior to the session.
Participants are able to claim CPE for this session.
Master’s Class Sessions
Back by popular demand, the North America CACS Conference is offering three Master’s Class Sessions. Participants of these sessions will have the opportunity to earn additional CPEs during these deeper dives into the most advanced conference topics. There will be a limited number of seats available in these highly sought-after sessions and participants will need a ticket to attend. This year’s Master Class sessions will include:
Register for an Enhanced Learning Package to take your Conference experience to the next level! The Package offers unique networking opportunities, exclusive meet and greets with Keynote speakers, dedicated seating for all tracks, plus more!
Some benefits include:
- Complimentary book and exclusive book signing with Opening Keynote, Erik Wahl
- Reserved seating for the General Sessions
- Reserved seating in all Track Session rooms
- VIP Networking Experience