All posts by Robert Hof

ISACA St. Louis Chapter President

Events

Managing Risk within the Intelligent Automation Lifecycle April 19

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Description:

Intelligent automation is changing the world of business right before our eyes. The new wave of advanced technologies has the power to exponentially increase enterprises’ speed, scale, quality and precision to drive never-before-seen levels of operational efficiency. Given its clear benefits and countless use cases, it’s no wonder intelligent automation has taken off. As organizations embark on this broad and important digital transformation journey, it is critical we maintain focus on related risk, governance, and controls, as well as consider Intelligent Automation’s role and impact on Internal Audit and SOX. This presentation will focus on 3 key topics:

– Evolving Uses of Intelligent Automation

– Governance and Risk Management Considerations for the Intelligent Automation Lifecycle

– Opportunities to Leverage Intelligent Automation in Internal Audit and SOX

Speakers:

Bryan McGowan: Bryan is a Partner with KPMG, and leads the St. Louis Risk Consulting Practice. Outside of his local role, Bryan has responsibility for KPMG’s IT Internal Audit Product Development team nationally, which includes intelligent automation and other evolving technologies.

Nana Amonoo-Neizer: Nana is a Manager in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice. Nana is part of KPMG’s IT Internal Audit – Intelligent Automation product development team designing automated solutions to evaluate the risk and controls of organizations’ business processes.

Schedule:

– 7:30am: Check in and Breakfast served

– 8:00am: Presentation begins

– Q&A and networking follow the presentation

CPE:

1 hour of CPE Available

Events

#SheLeadsTech Panel Discussion and Networking March 28

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Description:

ISACA St. Louis Hosting #SheLeadsTech Event March 28th!

Join us on Thursday, March 28th, at 5:30PM for a FREE after-hours networking event and panel discussion as part of ISACA International’s #SheLeadsTech initiative.

Open to the technology community and sponsored by ISACA St. Louis, the local chapter of ISACA International, this program will highlight the concrete initiatives being undertaken by leaders right here in St. Louis to increase the representation of women in technology leadership roles and the tech workforce!

Appetizers and beverages will be served!

 

Schedule:

5:30 – 6:00pm – Check-In & Networking

6:00 – 7:00pm – Panel Discussion

  • Ladan Kamfar, Emerging Technology Partnership Lead at Bayer & “St. Louis Women in Tech Exchange” Founder and Organizer
  • Haley Shoaf, Vice President of Impact at LaunchCode
  • Beth Casagrand, Director of Youth Programs, GlobalHack
  • Pamela Hermann, Vice President of Project Management at Altice USA & “Women in Cable Telecommunications” Midwest Chapter Advisor

7:00 – 7:30pm – Networking

 

Location: 

RISE Collaborative Workspace
www.RiseWorkspace.com
8820 Ladue Road, Suite 220
St. Louis, MO 63124
(PLENTY of parking behind the building)

 

Cost: Free

CPE: 1 hour CPE available

 

News

Ratification of Updated Bylaws by Chapter Membership

Bylaws widely vary from organization to organization, but generally cover topics such as the purpose of the organization, who are its members, how directors are elected, how meetings are conducted, and what officers the organization will have and a description of their duties. As a matter of good organizational governance, bylaws are regularly revisited to ensure they remain aligned to current best practices.

The Chapter Board has updated the current ISACA St Louis Chapter Bylaws (2015)  to align with the current template provided by ISACA International – resulting in the ISACA St Louis Chapter Bylaws (2019). The 2019 revision has been  unanimously approved by the Chapter Board as well as ISACA International. In order to become effective, the general chapter membership must ratify the updated bylaws.

An electronic ratification vote will be taken 10 days after the updated bylaws have been posted on the chapter’s website and sent to the entire chapter membership via email.

Events

Lunch with 12 ISACA St. Louis Members Feb 12

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Description:

Join us for a small group lunch with 12 of your fellow ISACA St. Louis members. This casual social event is designed to encourage conversation (though you will earn 1 CPE). A Chapter Board Member host will facilitate, and will lead discussions on our chapter (where we are, where we want to go, ideas for the future), our profession, and the state of IT audit and cyber security in St. Louis among many others. The costs of lunch will be covered by the chapter, and we will meet in a private room at the Weber Grill (St. Louis Galleria).

Note: Event attendance is not necessarily limited to a total of 12; based on demand additional groups will be added.

 

Date and Time: Tue, February 12 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST

Location: Weber Grill Restaurant – 1147 Saint Louis Galleria Street, Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Cost: Free to ISACA St. Louis members

 

News

President’s Message – Winter 2018/2019

Dear fellow members,

During this holiday season, we are thankful for our chapter members and volunteers. We celebrate our success to date at the Top Golf kickoff social event, the student-focused round table discussion, and the highly rated cybersecurity and privacy presentation from David Hartley.

ISACA St. Louis has more great events on tap, literally and figuratively, including the free Holiday Social Event at Milo’s Tavern and Bocce Garden on December 12th and a cybersecurity presentation from ISACA International Board Director Gregory Touhill on January 15th.

Planning is nearly complete for a two-day CSX Penetration Testing Overview course in March 2019; however, your input is required to confirm sufficient interest and identify the best date. Please review the details here and respond accordingly.

Finally, Rebecca Harness represented our chapter at the ISACA Global Leadership Summit in Chicago and brought back important information concerning the future direction of ISACA International.

Sincerely,

Robert Hof
ISACA St. Louis Chapter President