ISACA Toronto Annual Summer Conference 2021

Main Conference
June 21 -23, 2021 (8:30am to 1pm EST)
Virtual Conference



As Governance, Control and Technology professionals, one of our biggest challenges is to keep ourselves always updated and current on emerging technology, risks and related governance concerns that we face in an ever-changing world. While this challenge of keeping up with change has always been there, it is even more difficult in today’s world due to the speed and pace of the changes in technology, related risks and compliance requirements.  As ISACA Toronto is committed to supporting its members through the current pandemic conditions by providing timely and affordable learning opportunities, we are introducing a three-day virtual conference on emerging technology, risks and governance issues. 

This 6th annual conference will be held online in the mornings (8:30 am to 12:30 pm Eastern Standard Time) of June 21-23, 2021. Members are encouraged to register early so we can prepare for the best participant experience.  Keeping financial sensitivities in mind during our pandemic recovery, we will be offering our conference at reduced rate.  Also, we plan to donate a portion of the conference proceeds to some of the hardest hit long term care and retirement homes.

The three half-day conference will be delivered in two streams – (1) governance, risk, compliance and controls and (2) technology and security issues.  In total, participants can select from multiple topic sessions and earn up to 12 CPEs. 

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, digital risks, and managing risk in this new work from home era.  We will also provide attendees with opportunities to network with speakers and other peers.

  • Gain valuable knowledge to enhance your career
  • Sharpen your skills with practical and relevant sessions that apply to your roles &  responsibilities
  • Network with old friends and make new ones 
  • Earn up to 12 CPE credits to help maintain or gain accreditation


Some quotes from prior years’ 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.”

“Best conference to date. Super sessions. Thank you!”

“Executive presence was an excellence”.

“Best presentation, the skit from cloudy with a chance of ERP was a great way to introduce the topic. They should continue this in the future.”

“Great value and great selection of speakers.”

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

“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, although in a virtual setting, we have a line-up of distinguished, popular and experienced speakers. Here is the list of confirmed speakers so far:

  •  Matt Loeb, CEO and Principal, Optimal Performance Seekers
  •  Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General of Ontario
  •  Leonard Ong, Region CISO - APAC at GE Healthcare,   Singapore and Council Vice President, ASIS International,   previously ISACA International Finance Committee Chair and   Board Director
  •  Jim Lukaszewski, Author, The Decency Code: Building a   Decency Driven Workplace Culture
  •  John Heaton, KPMG – Cybersecurity Partner
  •  Imraan Bashir, KPMG – Cybersecurity Partner
  •  Simon Marchand, Nuance - Chief Fraud Prevention Officer for   security and biometrics.
  •  Kareem Sadek, KPMG – Technology Risk Consulting Partner
  •  Kunal Bhasin, KPMG – Technology Risk Consulting Senior   Manager
  •  Nazia Shahrin, RBC - Senior Director Regulatory Strategy &   Delivery, Professor at University of Toronto, and recipient of   2020 WXN Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada
  •  Traci Van Geel, Compass Group Canada - Global Director,   Security, Risk and Compliance
  •  Sandra (Becerra) Torchia - KPMG US, National Managing   Partner, Advisory
  •  Alice Thomas - Sun Life Financial, Chief Digital Technology   Officer
  •  Baskaran Rajamani, Deloitte –Risk Advisory (Tech/Digital   Risk) Partner
  •  Arshad Majeed, Deloitte - Internal Audit Partner
  •  Marcus R. Troiano, Mandiant - Senior Manager and Practice   Lead, Strategic Cybersecurity Consulting Services
  •  Naresh Kurada, Deloitte - Cyber Director
  •  Fahd Gulzar, AWS - Agile Prog. Mgmt. – Workforce   Development Programs Lead
  •  Carlos Chalico, EY – Privacy Leader
  •  Coral Kennett, AWS – Education and Digital Innovation Lead
  •  Jack Jones, Chairman of the FAIR Institute and RiskLens –   Co-founder and Chief Risk Scientist 
  •  Domenic Vogel, CyberSC - Founder & Chief Strategist
  •  Ruby Rai, Marsh – Cyber Practice Leader
  •  Will Xiang, Richter – Vice President for Cyber and Privacy
  •  Tracy Kong, Richter - Data Scientist

Participants can choose from two tracks to enjoy a blend of productive, timely and relevant sessions that cover IT audit, governance, risk and security:

  • Auditing Digital Assets: Risks and Considerations
  • Biometrics
  • Women in Technology, SheLeadsTech Panel
  • Digital Identity
  • The Decency Code: Building a Decency Driven Workplace  Culture
  • Managing Cyber Threats
  • Zero Trust Security vs Traditional Security Models
  • GRC in Cloud Environment vs Traditional In-house Managed IT Environment
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence and Resiliency Assessment – Impacting Business Continuity
  • Data Governance, Data Analytics, Data Visualization
  • IT Risk Governance and IT Risk Management
  • Continuous Auditing Everything / Future of Audit 
  • Amazon's Perspective on Importance of Innovation in the Digital Economy
  • Privacy Transformation in Canada: Key Insights and What to Expect
  • Software Supply Chain Trust: What can we do about it
  • A Framework for Measuring the Value of Cyber Security Controls
  • Journey of a Lifetime:  So you want to be a CISO?
  • Cyber Insurance

Finalized program and schedule of the conference, which will include the session descriptions and speaker profiles, will be posted in our website shortly.  Again, members are encouraged to register early and to invite their friends.


Early bird discount of $50 applies if you register by May 23, 2021

CAD$300 (for members, with CAD$50 off early bird fee for registration on or before May 23, 2021)

CAD$350 (for non-members, with CAD$50 off early bird fee for registration on or before May 23, 2021)

Please Note:  There is a cancellation policy in effect

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