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ISACA London Chapter in 2019 - What a Year!



Dear Fellow Members,

ISACA’s 50th year and our 38th, was marked with a number of significant and noteworthy London Chapter achievements.
 
The Chapter’s tribute to 50 years of ISACA was an all-day Central London event, with an all-female line-up of 15 International professional and technical speakers and panellists.  The keynote address was given by Baroness Neville Jones who has a strong interest in Cyber Security and is a former Security Minister.  This attracted some 255 members allowing the awarding of some 1,470 CPE’s. Tributes to past London Chapter Presidents and other awards were given, making it a day to remember, and we plan to hold another such event this year.
 
In an action-packed year, we held ten Member, three SheLeadTech and four Academic events achieving over 1,000 member attendances who earned over 3,000 CPE’s. 
 
A Webinar series of recorded Chapter events, launched last year, is proving very popular and 90 successful candidates have earned 180 CPEs at a time and place of their convenience.
 
London Chapter has been very active in building a strong relationship with Industry and Academia. Our partnerships with BCS North London, White Hall Media, Cloud Security Expo and Digital Transformation Expo offered opportunities to attend additional events and earn CPEs. 
 
With the help of Past-President Allan Boardman and our partners IQ4 and Greenwich University, we launched the Chapter's first student mentorship programme. We are encouraging the next generation of professionals by offering free ISACA membership to full-time students. 
 
Our Government & Regulatory Affairs Directorate contributed to the new, independent UK Cyber Security Council to develop the UK cyber security profession.  It also led the ISACA submission on Local Authority Financial Reporting and External Audit for a public consultation by UK Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

On the 5th October, members of ISACA London Chapter took part in the first ever ISACA Global CommunITy Day. We contributed 78 volunteering hours to make a meaningful difference across our community and plan to repeat it this year.


We must take this opportunity to congratulate Allan Boardman (our past president) on achieving 2019 ISACA Eugene M. Frank Award for Meritorious Performance and Dr Nneka Abulokwe (Chair of Chapter's Nomination Committee) on receiving the honour and distinction of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

 

Thanks to you and with the support of Chapter's past and present Leaders, with almost 4000 members, London is now one of the largest ISACA chapters in the world. 

 

With your support, we will continue to perform, grow and achieve more. Together, let’s make London Chapter the Largest Chapter in the world!

 

On behalf of Chapter Leaders, I would like to wish you a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2020!

 



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Best Wishes
Deepinder Chhabra
President

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