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Disruptive Technologies and the Professionals who Protected Enterprises Through the Decades to be Explored at North America CACS in ISACA’s 50th Anniversary Year

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Panels dedicated to discussing the technologies that have changed how we
work and live – and what the future may bring – as well as exploring the
professions that have comprised the ISACA community over the last five
decades, will help ISACA celebrate its 50th anniversary year
at ISACA’s North
America 2019 CACS Conference
. The annual event for information
systems audit, assurance, control, governance and security professionals
will take place 13-15 May 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center in
Anaheim, CA.

A general session panel, “From Disruptive to Daily Dependence: ISACA
Pros Look Back and Look Forward to the Future in Technology,” will be
moderated by Thomas Phelps IV, VP of corporate strategy and CIO of
Laserfiche, and past president of the ISACA Los Angeles Chapter. He is
also on the executive boards of Innovate@UCLA and the Southern
California Chapter of the Society for Information Management.

“Over the last 50 years, ISACA professionals have had to become adept at
digital dexterity—and quickly learn, implement and support new
technologies in the business enterprise,” Phelps said. “Whether it’s
building IT governance and audit programs or assessing risks with new
technologies, we have often spearheaded ways for organizations to
embrace innovation. We are continuously helping to ‘future-proof’
today’s businesses by mastering disruptive technologies that create new
business models and drive growth in a digital economy.”

The panelists for “From Disruptive to Daily Dependence: ISACA Pros Look
Back and Look Forward to the Future in Technology” have diverse
experiences in leading enterprises as emerging technologies are adopted:

  • Kim Bolin, VP, Internal Audit, Workday
  • Ken Venner, Former CIO, SpaceX
  • Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and Executive Chairman, Delphix

Additionally, a session panel called “A Spectrum of Professions: The
ISACA Global Community, Past, Present, Future” will be moderated by
Marios Damianides, Partner, Northeast Region Cybersecurity Leader, Ernst
& Young, and Past Board Chair of ISACA. He will pose questions related
to the beginning years of the electronic data processing audit
profession, as well as what controls and security measures have been
used over the last 50 years. The panelists will also look to the future,
making predictions for what the future of business IT will look like for
professionals: the challenges of continually transforming technologies
and what professionals must do to be successful in these changing times.

The panelists for “A Spectrum of Professions: The ISACA Global
Community, Past, Present, Future” represent a diverse group of
professionals with careers in high-profile roles:

  • John Hicks, IT Audit Director, The Walt Disney Company;
  • Dean Kingsley, Principal Advisor, US Media & Entertainment Industry,
  • Kelly Lin, AVP IT Audit Lead, East West Bank;
  • Jenai Marinkovic, Chief Technology and Security Officer, Beyond;
  • Andrew Tinseth, Associate Senior Vice President Audit Services,
    University of Southern California.

Attendees of North
America CACS
can earn up to 40 continuing professional education
(CPE) hours as they learn solutions and strategies, including how
assurance, risk, governance and security professionals can advance their
careers and impact their enterprises. This year’s event offers more than
100 sessions in tracks covering data analytics, cybersecurity,
information security, governance, risk management, audit and assurance,
and industry trends.

Attendees also can participate in pre- and post-conference hands-on
workshops on topics such as COBIT
, blockchain security and audit, cybersecurity fundamentals and
cybersecurity for auditors, IT audit analytics, risk management process
development and implementation, and more.

As ISACA celebrates its 50th
in 2019 and returns to Southern California, where its
first chapter was formed, North America CACS will feature special
programming related to the evolution of technology and the profession
over the last five decades. More information and registration for North
America CACS is available at:


Now in its 50th
year, ISACA® (
is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the
positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by
information and technology, and ISACA equips professionals with the
knowledge, credentials, education and community to advance their careers
and transform their organizations. ISACA leverages the expertise of its
460,000 engaged professionals—including its 140,000 members—in
information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and
innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI®
, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has
a presence in 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide
and offices in both the United States and China.