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Top reasons to attend ITWeb GRC 2019

ITWeb Governance, Risk & Compliance 2019, to be held on 20 and 21 February at The Forum, in Bryanston, offers delegates a unique opportunity to meet and learn from highly experienced end-user speakers, who will cover everything from managing a complex regulatory and risk environment, to taking advantage of the latest technologies.

This isn't the only compelling reason for delegates to attend, says Vineshia Petersen, senior conference producer at ITWeb. Our amazing line-up includes a keynote address by Busisiwe Mathe, chairperson of the South African Governing Board and member of the Africa Governance Board, PWC. "Her experience has seen her work in SA and the US, where she has been involved in numerous projects at PwC, and she is actively involved in accelerating people and skills development."

For those looking for practical solutions, we have a case study by Graham Blain, head: IT Governance, Risk and Compliance at the Standard Bank Group. Since joining the group in 2015, he has focused on maturing and driving the practices of risk management, governance and compliance within Group IT.

In terms of expert insight, Louise Steenekamp, head of Information Technology, SA Commercial at Aspen Pharmacare, will discuss the human factor of cyber governance. Over the past 24 years, she has developed extensive experience in the implementation and running of IT applications and services, navigating the world of IT from consulting, advisory, sales and operational management perspectives.

[SIDEBAR]On a more interactive level, the event will host a panel discussion, featuring Makabongwe Siziba, director of Government Information Technology at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Social Development (GITO). At present, he manages the ICT function of the department, ensuring the establishment of sound information management systems.

Finally, for those who enjoy a 'hands-on' approach, Gary Hardy, one of the founders of the COBIT Framework, will be facilitating a workshop on IT governance frameworks, with a special focus on the 2019 COBIT updates.

In addition, Russel Nel, a privacy specialist and a certified trainer, will look at the practical implementation of data governance at the second workshop. He will focus on the practicalities of GDPR, POPIA and data governance best practices.

"There really is something for every delegate," concludes Petersen. "Register today and gain access to first-hand information from South Africa's leading organisations and learn about exciting trends that can give your organisation the competitive edge."