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Daymond John to Keynote ISACA Flagship Conference 

Rolling Meadows, IL, USA (14 March 2017) — Daymond John, star of the ABC TV series “Shark Tank” and CEO and founder of FUBU, will deliver the closing keynote address at the 2017 North America Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS) Conference, 1-3 May, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


Joining John in addressing conference attendees will be Brent Bushnell, who will deliver the opening keynote. The CEO of Two Bit Circus, a Los Angeles-based experiential entertainment company, Bushnell also served as the on-camera inventor for the ABC TV show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Bushnell’s keynote, titled “The Importance of Hard Problems” will address why the only problems worth solving are the hard ones.


“Comfort with risk and unknowns is a key aspect of learning and growth. When working on a team, the ideal scenario is to get everyone to that threshold where they are pushed to their limit but not further,” said Bushnell. “When you have history with a team, you know where that threshold is, but it takes time to develop when that awareness isn’t there.”


The North America CACS Conference targets audit/assurance, COBIT, compliance, risk, security, and strategy/governance professionals. This year’s program will include the following tracks:


  • Audit & Assurance—general and advanced tracks

  • Security/Cyber security—managerial and technical tracks

  • Integrated Risk Management

  • Data Analytics and Big Data

  • Leadership Development and Career Management

  • Governance

  • Industry Trends and Insights


An Enhanced Learning Package will be offered; with the Gold package, attendees will have the opportunity to meet John. Additionally, the conference will feature a special networking session as part of ISACA’s Connecting Women Leaders in Technology program. Wellness opportunities will be offered, including fitness breaks and chair massages.


A new feature for 2017 will be the Master’s Classes, giving participants access to longer, more in-depth sessions. The Master’s Classes include:


  • Building a Data Analytics Program for Audit

  • How to Create a Business Case for a Cybersecurity Program

  • PCI Data Security Standard: Dealing with the challenges of evolving standards


Attendees also will have the opportunity to participate in several pre- and post-conference workshops. The current schedule offers a wide range of topics for professionals:


Two-day Workshops; Pre-Conference (14 CPE): COBIT 5 Foundation, Cyber Security Fundamentals, Applied Data Analysis and CISA Prep Course


One-day Workshops; Post-Conference (7 CPE): The Intersection of IT & Assurance by Leveraging COBIT 5, WS6-Using Risk Scenarios, Cyber Security for Auditors, IT Audit Leadership: Advancing your Career.


More information about the North America CACS conference is available at:



ISACA ( helps professionals around the globe realize the positive potential of technology in an evolving digital world. By offering industry-leading knowledge, standards, credentialing and education, ISACA enables professionals to apply technology in ways that instill confidence, address threats, drive innovation and create positive momentum for their organizations. Established in 1969, ISACA is a global association with more than 140,000 members and certification holders in 187 countries. ISACA is the creator of the COBIT framework, which helps organizations effectively govern and manage their information and technology. Through its Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX), ISACA helps organizations develop skilled cyber workforces and enables individuals to grow and advance their cyber careers.