ISACA Ask Me Anything Events

Upcoming AMA


I'm a Risk Transformer: Ask Me Anything!
ISACA Risk Management Community


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   Luma Badran
  10-14 October 2022


Luma Badran is a global executive officer with over 25 years’ success in advising and delivering on numerous C-level and mission critical initiatives within the financial services industry. As a “risk transformer” for companies, her extensive experience spans industry and management consulting, with a strong focus on non-financial risk (technology, information, cyber, third party and financial crime risks), data governance and management, regulatory compliance, and global change management expertise. She is currently Manulife's Global Head of Technology Risk Management and the Chief Information Risk Officer of the Global Wealth and Asset management business.

As a leader, Luma brings a sincere bias for action, achievement, and inclusivity. She is known for her ability to lead in challenging environments with the confidence necessary to drive and achieve outcomes. As a female leader in a field often dominated by men, she is intentional in mentoring, serving as a role model, inspirational speaker, and change advocate.

Bring your questions about Luma's path to success and learn lessons to apply to your own career during this AMA!

Get involved:

Join the discussion online 10-14 October where Luma will answer your questions about her expertise in risk management and experiences in success throughout the week. Subscribe to the Risk Management forum community digest to stay up to date on the latest conversations! 

 


I'm on the Digital Trust Ecosystem Framework Team: Ask Me Anything!
Coming soon!


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  Mark Thomas
  7-11 November 2022



Mark Thomas, President of Escoute Consulting, is an internationally known Governance, Risk and Compliance expert specializing in information assurance, IT risk, IT strategy, service management and digital transformation. Mark has a wide array of industry experience including government, health care, finance/banking, manufacturing, and technology services. He has held roles spanning from CIO to IT consulting and is considered a thought leader in frameworks such as COBIT, NIST, ITIL and multiple ISO standards. Mark routinely speaks at US and international conferences and earned the ISACA John Kuyers award twice for Best Speaker/Conference contributor of the year. Mark is also an APMG product knowledge assessor for the CGEIT, CRISC and CDPSE certifications and is a certified COBIT Assessor.

Mark served on the volunteer team that helped to develop ISACA's Digital Trust Ecosystem Framework. Bring your questions about this exciting initiative and learn how you can help champion the digital trust movement!
  
   

Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is an AMA?

AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions are an opportunity for you to get to know a professional on a deeper level. Utilize the session to ask about their career path, personal growth & journey, and future goals. 


Q: Are there different types of AMAs?

ISACA AMAs are typically online discussion threads hosted over one week on Engage, enabling asynchronous participation from our global audience. Any user with an ISACA account can joint he respective Engage community hosting the AMA, log in and participate in the thread. The AMA guest may not respond to questions posted after the event has ended. 


Q: Where can I submit my questions?

All questions must be replies to the designated AMA thread. You must have an ISACA account to post a question, and you can create a free account here. All content must abide by the Engage Code of Conduct and community participation guidelines which available within each community's library. 

Past AMAs

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  I am the New ISACA Board Chair: Ask Me Anything!

  Pam Nigro
  1-5 August 2022
  ISACA SheLeadsTech Community



ISACA installed Pamela (Pam) Nigro, CRMA, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CDPSE as its 2022-2023 board chair in June 2022. Nigro is Vice President of Security and Security Officer at Medecision, where she is responsible for all cybersecurity efforts that secure and protect information important to Medecision and its customers, while ensuring the overall cyber resiliency of the company. She is a recognized thought leader and subject matter expert in information technology, security, privacy, confidentiality of healthcare systems, and healthcare risk, governance and compliance.

Nigro is also an adjunct professor at Lewis University in Illinois, USA, where she teaches graduate-level courses on health information security, healthcare data security, privacy, and confidentiality, healthcare informatics, ethics, risk, IT governance and compliance, and management of information systems in the MSIS and MBA programs. A long-time leader of the Chicago Chapter of ISACA, she has more than 25 years of experience in the information technology industry and holds numerous IT certifications. She has also been awarded “Distinguished Toastmaster” from Toastmasters International. Nigro is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Bring your questions about Pam's road to success and learn lessons to apply to your own career during this AMA!
  
   

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     I'm an ISACA Hall of Fame Inductee: Ask Me Anything!

     Frank Yam
     20-24 June 2022
     ISACA Rising Professionals Forum




Professor Frank Yam is a 2022 ISACA Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of this year’s prestigious Eugene Frank Founders Award, the highest recognition bestowed upon a dedicated ISACA member annually. Professor Yam has more than 30 years of experience in governance, auditing, risk management and cybersecurity, and has served in more than 50 terms of office in various ISACA international boards and committees, including six terms on the ISACA Board of Directors, and as president of the China Hong Kong chapter.

Often referred to as the “super-connector,” Professor Yam is a well-respected global leader in the community and an icon for ISACA. He is currently the Chairman & CEO of Focus Strategic Group Inc. Bring your questions about his road to success and learn lessons to apply to your own career during this AMA!



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     I'm a cybersecurity influencer: Ask Me Anything

     Tina Gravel
     21-25 March 2022
    
ISACA SheLeadsTech Forum



An award-winning executive with more than 28 years in information technology. Tina Gravel is SVP Global Channels and Alliances at Appgate, a secure access software and services company. Tina is known as a cybersecurity influencer and has received countless awards for her work; Top Gun 51 Channel Chief by Channel Online in 2019, Women of the Channel (7 years). CRN Top Executive of the Channel (3 years). In June 2020, Tina was named #58 on a Global list of IIOT influencers by Onalytica and in August of 2021 as an honoree on the Channel Futures DE & I 101 list and top Tech Woman Influencer by Award Magazine in August of 2021.  



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     I'm a blockchain professional: Ask Me Anything

     Raneem Rashid
     21-25 February 2022
     ISACA Engage Emerging Technology Forum





Raneem Rashid, a Blockchain expert with 6+ years of expertise in development, team leading, training and solution designing for multiple organizations. Raneem currently resides in Saudi Arabia, working full time with Smart chain LLC across UAE and Saudi Arabia, responsible for solution architecting and consulting for blockchain and non-blockchain based solutions and as a freelancer she is associated with Pearson Professional Middle East as an emerging technology course instructor for Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain courses in a virtual environment. She collaborates with wiseHer platform as a blockchain expert and community advocate at Chainlink. She is a Certified Blockchain Solution Architect, IBM Blockchain and R3 Corda certified.

Outside her work, she has been actively contributing by sharing her knowledge via public speaking and technology experience to the advancement of the sector by mentoring one-to-one, writing on LinkedIn with 6500+ followers and conducting regular external technical training for both tech evangelists and business leaders from organizations such as Apple, Sage, King Fahad Medical City etc.

Raneem have also been recognized as Global thought leader by Thinkers360 and was nominated as “Speaker of the Year” at the Women Tech Global Conference in the areas of AI, RPA, Cloud Solutions, Tech, Innovation & Future of work.



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     I'm a data privacy expert, parent, and run my own business: Ask Me Anything
   
     Cat Coode
     24-28 January 2022
     ISACA Engage Privacy Forum





Cat is the founder of Binary Tattoo. Binary for the language of all things digital. Tattoo for the permanence of what goes online. Baked by two decades of experience in mobile development and software architecture (BlackBerry), as well as a certification in data privacy law, Cat helps individuals and corporations better understand cybersecurity and data privacy.

She specializes in global privacy regulation compliance and delivering privacy education seminars. She is a member of the Canadian Standards Council for GDPR. She has worked with tech start-ups through to large organizations in a breadth of industries including healthcare, education, and social media.

Cat was named one of Canada's Top 20 Women in Cybersecurity 2021.

Cat leverages her aptitude for teaching and her engineering background, in both her speaking and consulting engagements, to break down technical concepts in ways everyone can understand. Putting privacy at the foundation of everything you do.