Dr Roelof Botha, Economist
South Africa is in the midst of socio-economic uncertainty in its post-democratic era. This is evidenced by the obvious trends such as: volatile exchange rate; huge losses reported from our SOE's; high interest rates, waning business confidence and a lengthy commodity price cycle downturn. Policy uncertainty and the mismanagement of public funds amplify the situation.
Dr Peter Tobin, Director, Peter Tobin Consultancy
Participate in a facilitated discussion on a "knowledge cafe" basis - key topics nominated by the audience, speakers and sponsors ahead of the conference will be discussed and debated in small groups with a detailed feedback sessions to follow.
Possible topics for discussion include:
This session has been incorporated to provide you with the opportunity to ask those pressing questions pertaining to the topic of governance, risk and compliance in ICT that were raised during the keynote presentation and provide a holistic overview of the day ahead.
Carolynn Chalmers, corporate governance and IT governance advisor, Candor Governance (Pty) Ltd
The King IV™ Report has been in effect since 1 April 2017. It has brought with it a new leadership framework, integrated thinking and the quest for governance outcomes. How have organisations approached the application of Principles 11 and 12, the governance of risk and technology and information, in this new context? Join Carolynn in understanding how various organisations have approached this new context and discover the opportunities this has brought to IT functions and their organisations. Learn more about the impact this has had on IT risk managers and the provision of IT assurance and become aware of the surprising reasons behind the increased focus on risk governance.
Joe Phago, CIO, Department of National Treasury
This presentation will look at how a decentralised department can benefit from sharing and economies of scale. It will also illustrate how they changed the way information is presented to make it easy to read, easy to understand and easy to act upon to stimulate economic participation. It will demonstrate how the democratisation or information can lead to transparency and better governance in an environment where security is a critical issue due to the sensitive nature of the information the department handles.
Gideon Petrus Bouwer, cyberlaw and criminal law forensics specialist, Cyberlaw Forensics
FICA, RICA and POPIA compliance can be synchronised. This topic will provide a summary of the overlap of divergent compliance requirements and how to systematically comply by way of an integrated IT solution.
Werner Bornman, head of IT, Stanlib
A business case for the consideration of systemic IT GRC. Since the introduction of King III IT GRC has received more focus as management and governance activity but in order to achieve the full intended governance, risk and compliance benefit it needs to seamlessly be entrenched in the organization in order to deliver on value expectations.
Lonette Genis, IT Security Manager, Comair
What does "effective and efficient third-party due diligence" mean in 2018? What are the key drivers to perform third party due diligence and where do I start with my third party due diligence program? These are just a few questions I will try to answer during today's session. Why is third party due diligence suddenly in the spotlight. Not too long ago, a handshake used to be good enough to seal a deal and keep the parties involved accountable for whatever was agreed on, so what has changed? Are we wasting time, money and resources by performing third party due diligence?
Portia Lindiwe Simelane, group manager: IT governance and resilience, Airports Company South Africa
ACSA, just like many companies in South Africa, is currently embarking on implementing the Protection of Personal Information Act. This compliance initiative is run as a project led by Portia Simelane. Portia is going to share with you the journey undertaken by ACSA in complying with the act, the challenges encountered and steps they have undertaken to overcome the challenges.
Maiendra Moodley, head of department: financial systems and processes, SITA
Making better decisions requires an organisation and its leadership to have a means of being able to measure the pulse of the organisation and to gain deeper and more profound insights into the organisation's health, challenges and unlock potential opportunities which can be leveraged. Governance, risk and compliance (GRC) has often focused on ensuring that the implementation and integration of these disciplines as opposed to identifying the strategic intelligence value of GRC. In this presentation, Mr Moodley will demonstrate the practical strategic intelligence value of GRC.
Moroke Phajane, third party risk expert
This presentation talks to the recent corruption scandals that have caused most corporate entities to carefully scrutinise their third party suppliers in order to minimise their risk exposure inherent in such relationships. Furthermore, the current economic climate has resulted in corporate entities embarking on various initiatives to save costs. Professional services including Information Communication and Technology services will definitely be on the list of services to be procured at a minimal as companies are beginning to scrutinise the necessity of outsourcing such services to external service providers. Innovative firms that address the business need at a reasonable and lower cost compared to existing service providers stand to benefit from this. This will certainly give firms offering sound business solutions and that have adequate risk and compliance controls and track records the competitive edge.
John Giles, legal services provider, Michalsons
This presentation will provide invaluable insight into how an organisation can remain defensible so that they can maintain a comprehensive approach to data management and information governance.
Dr Neil Croft, Senior Lecturer, University of Pretoria
This presentation provides direct insight into the relatively unexplored concept of crypto currency, nearly four years in the making, debunked. It will provide personal experience in the mining sector - i.e. government regulations, smart contracts, embedded IoT next generation wave and more
A basic understanding of crypto currencies, how the blockchain works, bitcoin developments and the future
Data Centre products distribution for Southern Africa, UPS's, Raised flooring, Specialised Air-conditioning ( Down Blow and In-row), Environment and Power Monitoring systems, Data centre PODS, PDU's, Generator Backup and a Micro Datacentre in a cabinet design.
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