When: December 02, 2020 - 0800-1630 [with a break for lunch 1130-1300]
Registration: Register separately: Morning Only; Afternoon Only
CPEs: Up to 7
Handouts: Will be uploaded when available
Details will be added as they become available.
Morning Sessions - 0800-1130
Registration Link: https://event.
Session I - Agile Auditing
Speaker: Veronica Rose, CISA - Director, Advocacy at ISACA Kenya Chapter / Founder, Encrypt Africa.
Veronica Rose is a top-rated Information Systems Auditor, IT Risk & Compliance professional, Board Advocacy Director at ISACA Kenya Chapter, Author, Topic Leader at One in Tech, an ISACA Foundation, core ISACA Member, and Member of the Women in Cybersecurity, (WiCyS), International Keynote Speaker, and Cybersecurity Assessor. She is currently the Lead Information Systems Auditor for Metropol Corporation Limited and all its subsidiaries in East Africa. She previously worked as an Information Security Analyst, IT Projects Manager, IT Consultant, and Digital Marketing, Consultant at MyCredit Limited Kenya. Veronica has vast experience in providing IT consultancy services to the financial services sector in East Africa.
She has also served on several ISACA committees including; Chapter ByLaw review committee, Communications Committee, Global Awards reviewer committee and SheLeadsTech Kenya Committee. She has authored over 92 articles related to IT Audit & Assurance, Data Privacy, Cybersecurity and IT Governance where some of her content have been re-published on the www.isaca.org, www.fuzu.com, www.techknowafrica.co.ke, https://bit.ly/2G0FApA websites.
She is also a keynote speaker in various IT Governance, IT Audit, Privacy and Cybersecurity conferences worldwide and has participated in Global panel Webinar series together with other Global IT Experts across the globe. Veronica was featured in the famous book titled “African Women in Cybersecurity” among the Remarkable Women moving Cybersecurity in Africa in 2019. This year she has been privileged to be recognized among the Top 50 Women in Cybersecurity Africa Finalist 2020. Also, her strong advocacy for women in Tech earned her a global acknowledgment and appreciation from ISACA International as an influential and helpful Topic Leader for the One in Tech - SheLeadsTech Engage Community. https://bit.ly/3jy40on
Veronica holds a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Certification from ISACA through Strathmore University, Nairobi Kenya, a Master of Science in Information Systems from Ndejje University Graduate School, Kampala, a Bachelor of Computer Science with Education from Ndejje University main campus, Luweero Uganda.
Session II - RPA and the Path to Digitalization
Speakers: Larry Burke, Principal, Risk Consulting, Focal Point Data Risk, LLC; David Graff, Principal, Risk Consulting, Focal Point Data Risk, LLC
The gulf between digital-first businesses and those still mired in legacy technology has never been more apparent than it is today. With widespread business disruption, companies with digital maturity have accelerated through the chaos of 2020, while others have struggled to keep up. But what is digitalization really, and what impact does it have on IT Audit?
For many Audit functions, digitalization starts with RPA - a technology that has left the wings and entered center stage. In addition to leveraging RPA to realize efficiency gains, cost savings, and improved visibility, Audit functions must consider the impact of RPA on controls and business processes. From an audit perspective, there are changes in process risk definitions post automation, changes to job roles and access security, application change management considerations, strategy, and governance of the RPA environment, etc.
In this webinar, leading experts from Focal Point will discuss the key trends in digitalization, the role IT Auditors can play, and how to get started on the path to RPA. Viewers will learn:
• The role today’s Audit functions should play in governing the use of RPA enterprise-wide
• Key strategies to employ before rolling-out automation tools
• Risk and control considerations auditors need to be aware of as RPA is introduced into key financial and business processes
• How leading Audit functions are using automation tools to improve audit efficiency and visibility
• A look-ahead at other emerging automation technologies (machine learning, artificial intelligence)
Larry is a Principal with Focal Point Data Risk and a Partner with Focal Data Risk Assurance, Focal Point’s CPA firm affiliate. As a leader in the risk consulting practice, he focuses on providing advisory and assurance services to clients of all sizes, across various industries, including retail, leisure, and real estate. He specializes in enterprise risk management, regulatory compliance, internal control, technology risk, and data integrity. He is a founding member of Focal Point and has more than 24 years of internal audit and accounting experience. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Florida. Prior to joining Focal Point, Larry held a number of accounting positions at various companies and was the CFO of a national healthcare services firm.
David Graff is a Principal in Focal Point’s Risk Consulting practice, specializing in Integrated Risk Management. He brings more than 20 years of experience with audit, risk management, internal control frameworks, strategic governance, and financial and operational processes within both industry and professional services roles. Prior to Focal Point, David was a Director of Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk with KPMG. His varied industry experience includes serving as the Chief Audit Executive for the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility. David is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Session III - Why IT Asset Data Aggregation Is Important
Speaker: Robert Ruppel, VP, Flexera
Afternoon Sessions - 1300-1630
Registration Link: https://event.
Session I Governance Made Easier - SailPoint's AI-driven Governance Solutions
Speaker: David Bullas, Technical Evangelist, SailPoint
Presentation: Governance Made Easier - SailPoint's AI-driven Governance Solutions
SailPoint has made Identity Governance the watchword when it comes to managing access whether it's to applications, infrastructure, or data. Come to our presentation on AI-Driven Governance to learn how SailPoint is changing the Identity Governance game by using AI to scale up your governance solutions, secure your apps and data, and simplify the governance process using AI and Machine Learning.
David Bullas has been working in the Software Industry since 1998. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science focused on Neural Networks from the University of Alberta and has been working at SailPoint Technologies since 2015. Dave has held a variety of technical and management roles in development and sales engineering and has been in charge of the implementation, sale, delivery, and evangelism of a number of software products. Dave's current role is Technical Evangelist at SailPoint in their AI, Connectivity, and Platform services. In that role he delivers strategy, enablement, and evangelism for our SailPointers, partners, and customers. Dave's spare time is spent kayaking, rock climbing, running, and reading a wide range of science fiction and fantasy novels. He has a long-suffering and extremely supportive wife and 2 kids aged 17 and 13. Dave has been living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada since 2005.
Session II - TBD
Speaker: Nihat Guven, PurpleBox