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2017 GRC Conference at a Glance

More than 660 attendees gathered at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas-Ft. Worth for the 2017 Governance, Risk, and Control Conference™ (GRC™). This immersive event was another successful IIA and ISACA partnership result that provided internal audit and IT risk professionals with specialized developmental and networking opportunities not found anywhere else.

This year’s opening keynote session — The Cyber Blacklist: Top Threats and Countermeasures for Data Security — was presented by John Sileo, CSP and CEO of The Sileo Group.

Additional keynote speakers included:

  • Larry Harrington, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, CPA, Vice President, Internal Audit, Raytheon Company — Internal Audit in a World of Change
  • Mark Thomas, CGEIT, CRISC, President, Escoute Consulting — Using Multiple Guidance Systems for the Governance of Enterprise IT
  • Dick Finnegan, CEO, C-Suite Analytics — Which Leadership Quality Matters Most... With Stakeholders and Employees

The 45 general and concurrent sessions proved to be beneficial to all attendees, offering greater exploration into the following educational tracks: Deep Dive Interactive Discussion, Privacy/Security in the Technology World, Integrated Auditing of GRC, and Attributes for Professional Improvement and Advancement. Sessions that received exceptionally high marks on participant surveys included: Data Analytics at Xerox: A Journey From Idea to Reality; Stop Fraud Before It Starts: New Guidance for Managing Fraud Risks; Hunting for Hackers: How to Turn the Tables on Attackers; and COSO's Revised ERM Framework: It's Final!

Always a highlight, the welcome reception on Wednesday evening was a great opportunity for delegates to network, forming lasting business relationships, sharing ideas, and learning about new products and services to enable them to do their jobs more efficiently. We thank our sponsors and exhibitors for enabling us to provide this unique opportunity to conference delegates.

The conference came to a close after two and a half days of learning, thoughtful discussions, and beneficial networking opportunities to discover “Where Governance and Risk Management Align for Impact.”

Mark Your Calendar for GRC 2018 in Nashville!

The IIA and ISACA are excited to collaborate once again to continue serving our members in 2018.

2018 Governance, Risk, and Control Conference
an IIA and ISACA collaboration

Aug. 13-15, 2018 / Omni Hotel / Nashville, TN