ISACA Conference Oceania 2021


Technologists from Future Crunch will open this year’s ISACA Conference Oceania, examining the latest tech trends and discussing new solutions to current challenges facing the industry.

The thought-provoking and future thinking session will engage participants to consider their own skill set and workplace challenges to propel the industry further and faster.

The three-day virtual conference, running from 28-30 September 2021, is aimed at cybersecurity, governance and risk professionals throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea.

This year’s conference will showcase a diverse array of speakers from Europe, Asia, ANZ and North America. Each key speaker comes with expertise in specific areas, including in blockchain, cybersecurity, IT governance and risk and compliance in government, technology, finance, and healthcare sectors.

The conference will also feature mental health and wellness experts to address stress and burnout in the industry.

Additionally, ISACA’s One in Tech Foundation will hold a panel discussion with women technology leaders to discuss gender equity and representation in the workplace.

“The ISACA Conference Oceania will focus on a wholistic perspective of a person’s journey in the IT sector,” states Amanda Raible, ISACA senior director, customer success and operations. “From addressing emerging trends in cyber such as DeepFakes to highly technical risk frameworks and modelling to developing interpersonal and soft skills, these high-calibre conference speakers will arm attendees with information and tools to enhance their roles. It’s also a fantastic opportunity to meet peers and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the industry.”

Virtual networking sessions and discussion boards will be set up throughout the conference to allow participants to connect and share their thoughts and learnings from the sessions.

Troy Hunt, creator of Have I Been Pwned, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP in Developer Security, will address cybersecurity and data breaches in the closing keynote for the conference.

Other speakers include:

 Ira Winkler, CISSP, CISO for Skyline Technology Systems and author of Advanced Persistent Security and the forthcoming You Can Stop Stupid.

  •  Georgia Turnham, Trustwave
  •  Uday Ali Pabrai, CEO, ecfirst
  • David Vohradsky, Cyberisk Australia
  •  Rodman Ramezanian, CISA, CDPSE, CISSP, CCSP, McAfee
  • Matthew Trentler, CISSP, CISM Head of APAC Enterprise & Cloud Security, JP Morgan Chase
  • Sharda Shetty, CISA, Accenture
  • Dan Vasile, CISM VP Information Security, ViacomCBS

And as an added bonus to the conference being held online, participants have the opportunity to attend the entire conference or can select a one-day pass or just the keynotes. Moreover, participants can also earn up to 28.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points for their attendance.

Registration closes Saturday, 25 September 8:00 AEST (Friday, 24 September 2021 at 17:00 CDT). Take note however, ISACA says it will be experiencing a planned website upgrade from 9-13 September, so be sure to visit before or after the planned outage.

For more information about the ISACA Conference Oceania and to register, click here.