ISACA Toronto Annual Summer Conference 2019

Starts:  Jun 18, 2019 8:30 AM (ET)
Ends:  Jun 19, 2019 4:30 PM (ET)


As Assurance, Risk and Control professionals, one of our biggest challenges is to keep current on emerging and existing technology, IT risks and governance issues in an ever-changing world. While this challenge has always been there, it is even more difficult today due to the speed of change in this fast paced and inter-connected world.  

ISACA Toronto is committed to supporting its members by providing timely and affordable learning opportunities. Therefore, we are proud to announce the third ISACA Toronto Annual Summer Conference (2019 ITASC) to be held in June 2019 in downtown Toronto. Members are encouraged to register early, as seats will be limited.

This event will provide high quality training on topics such as technology implementation; evolution of risk, compliance and auditing fields; and current issues such as Cyber security. We will also provide attendees with opportunities to network with speakers and other peers.

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the benefits of a great learning experience

  • Gain valuable knowledge to enhance your career

  • Sharpen your skills with practical and relevant sessions that apply to your roles and responsibilities

  • Network with old friends and make new ones at the evening reception

  • Earn up to 15 CPE credits to help maintain or gain accreditation

  • Additional training, two-day workshop on CSX Cyber Security Fundamental Workshop

Some quotes from last year’s conference

“Excellent presenters and content. Presenters brought relevant and "emerging" technology risks to the community and were able to explain in a context relevant to ISACA professionals.”

“Great workshop overall! Very informative and eye-opening. The speakers are knowledgeable and interactive as well. Thank you!”

“This is the 3rd ISACA summer conference that I have attended. Once again the speakers, presentations and content is very good & timely.”

“First time attending. Found the sessions to be very relevant and well presented.”

“Good job on the topics chosen. All presenters were knowledgeable and articulate. They provided useful information.”

“Congratulations to the organizers for drawing some high-profile keynote speakers”

Similar to last year’s conference, we will have top-notch keynotes followed by experienced speakers. Conference participants are free to choose topics from two tracks to suit their needs.
Here are the topics and speakers confirmed to date:


  • Cybersecurity Reporting: Building Confidence with the Board
  • Customer Identify Access Management
  • Identifying Vulnerabilities in Custom Applications
  • Y2Q Problem and its Security and Operational Implications for the Enterprises
  • SOC for Cyber
  • Addressing Risks in the Era of Blockchain Adoption
  • A Wholistic Approach to Intelligent Automation
  • Set Yourself Up for Success – A Blueprint to Designing and Deploying your Data Analytics Strategy
  • Agile Change Management – Internal Audit
  • Securing 5G Risk Management for the Future or Wireless Technology
  • If your Data Privacy Strategy is Simply up to Date, is it up to Emerging Threats?
  • Control Testing Automation and Optimization
  • Tech Risk Management
  • Cloudy with a Chance of ERP
  • Auditing Digital Transformation – The Kodak Moment for Internal IT Audit
  • How Banking is Evolving – Digital ID & IoT Deep Dive Analysis
  • Dividing by Zero Establishing Trust for Privileged Humans and Machines


  • Zaki Abbas, VP, CISO, Brookfield
  • Fahad Kabir, Senior Manager – Cyber Risk Advisory, EY
  • Kareem Sadek, Partner, Technology Risk Consulting, KPMG
  • Joe Dawson, Principal Software Security Analyst, EWA Intertek
  • Dr. Atefeh (Atty) Mashatan, CISSP, SOA Certified Architect, Ryerson University
  • Efrim Boritz, PhD, FCPA, FCA, CISA, University of Waterloo
  • Kareem Sadek, Partner, Technology Risk Consulting, KPMG
  • Pravine Balkaran, Vice President Global IT, Spin Master
  • Christina Howitt, Senior Manager, Richter
  • David Lachmansingh, Vice President, Richter
  • Sahar Nezami, Senior Director - Advanced Analytics and Data Management, CIBC
  • Rob Van Ballegooijen, Manager – Technology Risk Consulting, KPMG
  • Susie Hendrie, Senior Manager, Regulatory and Privacy, Rogers Communications
  • Ferris Adi, Senior Security & Compliance Manager, Rogers Communications
  • Carlos Chalico, Senior Manager – Cyber Risk Advisory, EY
  • Kimberly Turgeon, Senior Manager – Risk Advisory, Deloitte
  • Mark Varma, Senior Manager – Risk Advisory, Deloitte
  • Eugene Atangan, VP – IT Governance, Laurentian Bank
  • Asif Qayyum, Managing Director, Emerging Assurance Services, PwC
  • Rolandi Treska, Director – Emerging Technology Assurance Services, PWC
  • Soumyajit Halder, Manager, Emerging Assurance Services, PwC
  • Omar Kapadia, Senior Associate, Emerging Assurance Services, PwC
  • Baskaran Rajamani, Partner – Risk Advisory (Tech/Digital Risk), Deloitte
  • Eunice Adebowale, Manager - Risk Advisory (Tech/Digital Risk), Deloitte
  • Navjeet Grewal, Director of Innovation, CIBC
  • Brandon Traffanstedt, Global Director - Systems Engineering, CyberArk
  • Pat Lipovski Founder, Lead Facilitator, Strategic Advisor & Executive Coach
  • Dr. Hugh Dunleavy Sr. Partner, Strategic & Culture Specialist, Facilitator


Early bird discount of $50 applies if you register by June 17, 2019

Member: CAD$900 (with CAD$50 off early bird fee for registration on or before June 17, 2019)

Non-Member: CAD$1000 (with CAD$50 off early bird fee for registration on or before June 17, 2019)

Please Note: There is a cancellation policy in effect


Ivey Donald K. Johnson Centre
130 King Street West
Toronto, ON