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Monday, July 23, 2018 8 CPEs

How are auditor's dealing with data governance in the modern world? Join our experts before the ITAC main conference to receive best practices on navigating this critical space.

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Shawna Flanders, Director of Instructional Technology and Innovations and Senior Trainer, MISTI

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Data Governance Fundamental Principles
Kate Mullin, Virtual CISO, Eminere LLC
Establishing an effective data governance program includes determining critical success factors and understanding possible roadblocks which commonly appear during program development. Attendees will gain expert insight into establishing data governance committees and designing a data management strategy.

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Late-Breaking Session

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Exploring How Nationwide is Assessing Data Governance
Zennière Bowry-Thomas, Director, IT Audit, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Stephen Murdock, Director, Internal Audit, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Today’s regulatory landscape is transforming how enterprises address both structured and unstructured data. This session will describe how Nationwide is assessing the effectiveness of their company’s data governance efforts and how internal audit participates in the enterprise’s data governance activities.

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Networking Luncheon

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Importance of a Data Governance Framework
Debbie Lew, Chair, Global Leadership Development Advisory Board, ISACA Board of Directors
Data exists throughout enterprises. Almost all stakeholders, processes and business activities rely on data at some level and to some degree. If data cannot be kept accurate, up to date, reliable and secure; risk may increase across business, operational, and compliance domains. This session explores the design and delivery of a data governance framework for data operations and possible data governance audit procedures.

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
How Data Governance is Evolving
Mark Thomas, Founder/Owner, Escoute
Data governance has quickly become one of the top concerns for enterprises today, and it’s no surprise why. We are seeing increasing trends to outsource with the help of cloud service models, a drastic increase in mobile device adoption (BYOD) and IP based devices (IoT); increased requirements for availability and speed of access; and of course, data and information storage requirements (Big Data). With the changing landscape of data, how does an enterprise keep a solid handle on governing and managing the evolution of data? This presentation will focus on the changing landscape of data lifecycles and the various frameworks and techniques that can be leveraged to support these needs, while still balancing performance (needs of customers) and conformance (following the rules).

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Panel: Data Governance – Why Should This Be an Audit Focus Point
Moderator: Debbie Lew, Chair, Global Leadership Development Advisory Board, ISACA Board of Directors
Panelists:
Mark Bernard, CEO, Secure Knowledge Management, Inc.
Mark Thomas, Founder/Owner, Escoute

This engaging and interactive discussion will explore how various enterprises and agencies are addressing data governance and how audit is getting involved and assessing data governance. The opinions presented will help highlight the challenges at hand, plus the options available to help solve, while bringing valuable lessons learned to the forefront.