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ISACA’s New Emerging Tech Virtual Conference to Explore Cloud, AI, Blockchain, Zero Trust and More


SCHAUMBURG, Ill.–()–ISACA’s EVOLVE Conference, taking place virtually 16-17 November 2021, will give tech professionals and students around the world the opportunity to learn how to assess and implement emerging and disruptive technologies to find business solutions for their organizations, and get the guidance they need to advance their careers. Focusing on technologies like blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and more, the event will help attendees will learn how they can build trust in emerging technologies, strategically plan integrations at their enterprises, and explore new career opportunities working with new tech.

This event is a new offering from ISACA and is its first emerging technology-focused conference. Sessions feature thought leadership on a diverse range of technology topics, including 5G, FemTech, big data analytics, auditing IoT, decentralized finance, data privacy, Zero Trust, biometrics, smart cities, and quantum computing, among others.

EVOLVE’s opening keynote speaker, Nikolas Badminton, chief futurist and think tank leader at Futurist.com, will discuss the cultural shifts, big ideas and innovative thinking that will change our technological world in the coming decades during his presentation, “Facing Our Futures.” Closing EVOLVE is keynote speaker Ted Harrington, best-selling author and executive partner at Independent Security Evaluators, who will explore “The Common Thread to Hacking Emerging Tech.”

Attendees can pre-register for the Emerging Technologies Cyber Hunt competition, starting the day before EVOLVE on 15 November and concluding on 17 November. This live competition allows participants to compete against the clock and one another using a variety of utilities and skillsets, including TensorFlow, Docker and CloudStack, Network Packet Analysis, System Exploitation, HyperLedger, and more. Pre-register for the cyber hunt before 15 November; any questions can be sent to events@isaca.org.

EVOLVE also features professional development learning for seasoned professionals, new professionals, IT students, and those considering a mid-career pivot. Sessions include speed networking, a session on launching a tech career, and a career panel. One In Tech, an ISACA foundation advancing diversity and equity in tech, will host “The Path Ahead,” a panel that features cybersecurity leaders sharing their career journeys. Moderated by Ginger Spitzer, executive director of One In Tech, this discussion will impart insights to help guide new professionals as well as those who wish to continuously grow in their careers.

The growth in new tech and solutions requires that professionals who work in roles in audit, risk, assurance, governance, cybersecurity, information security, and privacy ensure that new digital solutions are safe, effective, efficient and secure. Earlier this year, ISACA launched its Certified in Emerging Technology (CET) credential, which provides knowledge- and practice-based learning in cloud, blockchain, IoT and AI. The credential is comprised of fundamental certificates in each technology; earned as a series, they become the CET credential. These certificates provide both a deep examination of each technology and a holistic view of the connections among the emerging technologies, allowing IT professionals to upskill and cross-skill. More information on CET can be found at www.isaca.org/cet

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EVOLVE attendees can earn up to 15 continuing professional education (CPE) hours. More details and registration can be found at www.isaca.org/evolve. Companies interested in participating as a sponsor can contact sponsorship@isaca.org.

As 2021 enters its final months, ISACA has additional online offerings that provide training, certification and educational opportunities to meet the needs of IT or business technology professionals. These include:

  • ISACA Training Week, in New Orleans, LA, USA, 6-9 December. Earn up to 32 CPEs by attending CISA Bootcamp, CISM Bootcamp, Cybersecurity Fundamentals, or Data Science Fundamentals.
  • Virtual Training Week, 6-10 December, held in collaboration with Deloitte, on Advancing Your IT Auditing Skills
  • Virtual Instructor-Led Trainings, including Certificate in Cloud Auditing Knowledge (CCAK), 9-12 November; CRISC Exam Prep, 30 November-3 December; CISA Exam Prep, 14-17 December;
  • Online prep and proctoring for all credentials
  • And CPE On Demand, including the 2021 Top Ten sessions bundle 

Visit the ISACA website for more information about the EVOLVE Conference: www.isaca.org/evolve.

About ISACA

For more than 50 years, ISACA® (www.isaca.org) has advanced the best talent, expertise and learning in technology. ISACA equips individuals with knowledge, credentials, education and community to progress their careers and transform their organizations, and enables enterprises to train and build quality teams. ISACA is a global professional association and learning organization that leverages the expertise of its more than 150,000 members who work in information security, governance, assurance, risk and privacy to drive innovation through technology. It has a presence in 188 countries, including more than 220 chapters worldwide. In 2020, ISACA launched One In Tech, a philanthropic foundation that supports IT education and career pathways for under-resourced, under-represented populations.

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