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New ISACA World Congress Helps Drive Business Value With Technology

Washington DC is host to senior-level business and IT forum on topics that include cybersecurity, privacy, social media and cloud computing
Rolling Meadows, IL, USA - Business leaders need a better way to understand how future directions in technology can make them more competitive and closer to their customers without compromising security and privacy. To address this need, ISACA, a global association of 95,000 business and IT professionals, will host the World Congress: INSIGHTS 2011 conference 27-29 June at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, near Washington DC.
Executives at this inaugural leadership event will discuss emerging technologies in the context of business value and compliance. Senior-level government officials and executives from Fortune 500 companies will share expertise in an engaging format of in-depth interviews, interactive sessions and roundtables.
Business leaders now recognize that technology is core to driving enterprise value, but they dont always know how to integrate IT with business or manage emerging trends such as cybersecurity and cloud initiatives, said Robert E. Stroud, CGEIT, chair of ISACAs World Congress Development Task Force and CA Technologies vice president and evangelist for IT service management, cloud computing and governance. ISACA designed this first-ever World Congress event specifically to address an unmet need that we hear repeatedlythe need for strategic advice on how to integrate business with IT and address complex new issues, with a goal of driving better business performance.
VP-level speakers at World Congress: INSIGHTS 2011 come from a range of companies including Bank of America, Capital One, CA Technologies, Dow Chemical Company, IBM, Microsoft, United Airlines and Verizon Communications. Experts from the public sector include The Honorable Theresa Grafenstine, Inspector General of the US House of Representatives; former federal Trade Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour; and former US Secretary of Commerce The Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin.
World Congress: INSIGHTS 2011 will also bring C-level panelists from the audit, IT and security realms together to discuss leadership challenges from the increasingly important perspective of compliance, privacy and security. Panelists include:
                Bhavesh Bhagat, CEO, EnCrisp
                Greg Bell, partner and global service leader, KPMG, LLP
                David Foote, Foote Partners
                Steve Goepfert, vice president of internal audit, United Airlines
                Robin Hutchinson, global markets leader, Ernst & Young
                Robert Kueppers, deputy CEO Regulatory and Public Policy and vice chairman, Deloitte LLP
                Tim Rains, director of Product Management Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft
                Marcus Sachs, vice president of National Security Policy, Verizon Communications
The event will kick off with Afterburner, a team of fighter pilots who will help attendees learn how to achieve flawless execution of IT and business plans. Bob Treadway, futurist and strategy advisor, will highlight key messages derived from each days sessions and provide practical guidance on how attendees can be better prepared for what the future holds for global business.
Registration for the event is US $1,550 before 4 May and US $1,750 after 4 May for ISACA members and US $1,750 before 4 May and US $1,950 after 4 May for nonmembers. Attendees can earn up to 18 continuing professional education hours. Additional information, including a full list of speakers and programs, is available at
With 95,000 constituents in 160 countries, ISACA ( is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems (IS) assurance and security, enterprise governance and management of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, the nonprofit, independent ISACA hosts international conferences, publishes the ISACA Journal, and develops international IS auditing and control standards, which help its constituents ensure trust in, and value from, information systems. It also advances and attests IT skills and knowledge through the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) designations.
ISACA continually updates COBIT, which helps IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance and management responsibilities, particularly in the areas of assurance, security, risk and control, and deliver value to the business.