IT GOVERNANCE SUMMIT

IT Governance is top of mind in the world of business due to the impact that IT has on the day to day running of a company. IT has evolved from merely being an enabler to being the business because business processes are critically dependent on IT. Organisations around the world need to keep up with ever changing trends, comply with regulatory requirements and be innovative to ensure the survival, growth and sustainability of their business. Organisations also need to manage risk effectively and hence IT Governance is a critical element which must become an essential component of the planning and building of corporate organisations.

This one day conference is aimed at bridging the gap between business and technology and extolling the benefits of incorporating IT Governance principles and concepts into organisational strategic planning. IT Governance professionals will be Leading the Way as they discuss IT Governance best practices and provide valuable insights regarding the benefits of implementation and encourage capacity building amongst business leaders and managers.

IT Governance is senior management’s ability to direct, measure and evaluate the use of an enterprise’s IT resources in support of the achievement of the organisation’s strategic goals. Leadership, organisational structure and processes are used to leverage IT resources to produce the information required and drive the alignment, delivery of value, management of risk, optimised use of resources, sustainability and the management of performance

The event provides networking opportunities with IT audit, risk, security and governance professionals; senior management and executives responsible and accountable for good governance.

WORKSHOPS
1. COBIT 5 Foundation Course

Introduction: COBIT 5 is the only business framework for the governance and management of enterprise IT. Learn the importance of an effective framework to enable business value. Delve into the elements of ISACA’s evolutionary framework to understand how COBIT 5 covers the business end-to-end and helps you effectively govern and manage enterprise IT. Developed for anyone interested in obtaining foundation-level knowledge of COBIT, the course explains the COBIT framework and supporting materials in a logical and example-driven approach.

Duration: 3 days

Target Audience: IT auditors, IT managers, IT quality professionals, IT leadership, IT developers, process practitioners and managers in IT service providing firms.

Learning outcomes:

  • How IT management issues are affecting organisations
  • The need for an effective framework to govern and manage enterprise IT
  • How COBIT meets the requirement for an IT governance framework
  • How COBIT is used with other standards and best practices
  • The functions that COBIT provides and the benefits of using COBIT
  • The COBIT Framework and all the components of COBIT
  • How to apply COBIT in a practical situation
2. COBIT 5 Implementation Course

Introduction: Get a practical appreciation of how to apply COBIT 5 to specific business problems, pain points, trigger events and risk scenarios within the organisation. Learn how to implement and apply COBIT 5 into your enterprise and how to effectively use it for client initiatives. Attendees will walk away with an appreciation of how to effectively use COBIT 5 for different organisational scenarios.

Duration: 3 days

Target Audience: IT auditors, IT managers, IT quality professionals, IT leadership, IT developers, process practitioners and managers in IT service providing firms, business managers.

Learning outcomes:

  • How to analyse enterprise drivers
  • Implementation challenges, root causes and success factors
  • How to determine and assess current process capability
  • How to scope and plan improvements
  • Potential implementation pitfalls
3. COBIT 5 Assessor Course

Introduction: Obtain a basis for assessing an enterprise’s process capabilities against the COBIT 5 Process Assessment Model (PAM). Evidence-based to enable a reliable, consistent and repeatable way to assess IT process capabilities, this model helps IT leaders gain C-level and board member buy-in for change and improvement initiatives, delivering value to the business, measuring the achievement of current or projected business goals, benchmarking, consistent reporting and organisational compliance.

Duration: 3 days

Target Audience: Internal and external auditors, IT auditors and consultants.

Learning outcomes:

  • How to perform a process capability assessment using the Assessor Guide: using COBIT 5
  • How to apply the Process Assessment Model (The PAM) in performing a process capability assessment.
  • How to identify and assess the roles and responsibilities in the process capability assessment process
  • How to perform and assess the 7 steps outlined in the Assessor Guide
  • How to use the self-assessment guide
4. Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT) Exam Prep Class

Introduction: CGEIT provides you the credibility to discuss critical issues around governance and strategic alignment. This exam prep class provides training to help candidates learn IT governance and prepare for ISACA’s CGEIT exam.

Duration: 3 days

Target Audience: IT professionals interested in earning CGEIT certification.

Learning outcomes:

  • Successful study methods
  • Study resources and materials
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Network with business leaders who have successfully passed their exam