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Artist Erik Wahl to Inspire Innovation and Risk at ISACA’s North America CACS 

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (1 February 2018) — Erik Wahl, former graffiti artist, current TED speaker and best-selling author, will deliver the opening keynote to ISACA’s North America CACS Conference for information systems audit, assurance, control, governance and security professionals, taking place 30 April-2 May 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.


In his presentation, “The Spark and the Grind: The Discipline of Creativity,” Wahl will focus on translating ideas into action, a theme that resonates with the current business landscape of disruption and digital transformation. His keynote presentation will inspire attendees to be increasingly agile and will describe how to use disruption as a competitive advantage.


Wahl is known for his creation of art in real time while speaking about systematically embracing innovation and risk, inspiring business agility amidst disruption. “Innovation means that you are able to transcend what everyone else sees because your approach to thinking through a problem is unique,” Wahl said. “Innovation doesn’t mean that you have a new design or tangible product, but a rather a new way of thinking, processing information, solving problems, and exploring.” 


IT audit, risk, cybersecurity and governance professionals will gather at the Hilton Chicago to examine the transformational roles they play in their organizations. Attendees will learn solutions and strategies, including how assurance, risk, governance and security professionals can advance their careers and impact their enterprises.


Attendees of North America CACS can earn up to 39 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. This year’s event offers more than 100 sessions in tracks covering:


  • Big Data, Data Analytics & Visualization

  • IT Operations for Auditors

  • Risk Management

  • Security/Cybersecurity

  • IS Audit and Assurance

  • IT Leadership: Career and Communications Development

  • Governance and Compliance

  • Industry Trends & Insights


IT audit, risk, cybersecurity and governance professionals also can participate in pre- and post-conference hands-on workshops on topics such as COBIT 5, cybersecurity fundamentals and cybersecurity for auditors, a prep course for the CISA certification, developing and implementing a risk management process, PCI data security standards, and more.


More information and registration for North America CACS is available at:



Nearing its 50th year, ISACA ( is a global association helping individuals and enterprises achieve the positive potential of technology. Today’s world is powered by 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 half-million engaged professionals in information and cyber security, governance, assurance, risk and innovation, as well as its enterprise performance subsidiary, CMMI Institute, to help advance innovation through technology. ISACA has a presence in more than 188 countries, including more than 215 chapters and offices in both the United States and China.