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 Luncheon Meeting - "Auditing the CIO/CTO Function: The Good and the Bad"

Chapter Training
4/17/2013 11:30 AM
4/17/2013 1:00 PM
The Women’s City Club, 160 North Oakland Ave, Pasadena | California
The San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the IIA invites you to join us
 Wednesday, April 17, 2013 11:30AM-1:00PM
Auditing the CIO/CTO Function: The Good & the Bad
 
“Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.”  Peter Drucker
  • Who authorized 9,000 servers for the break room computer event?
  • I got approval from the CIO to purchase the Data Center building.
  • So tell me why everyone in the organization needs their own color laser printer?
The CIO/CTO is in a tough position; pulled between fixing technology problems, trying to determine the future of IT in the external environment to keep the business current, and aligning technology to meet the business needs to improve performance. Not an easy job but one that is vital.

Like all functions, the CIO/CTO position is part of the larger business organization and requires checks and balances. Between January 2004 and January 2006 US organizations suffered an estimated 5 percent loss of annual revenues to fraud (estimated at approximately US $652 billion) related to a person’s position in a business.

This workshop is focused on the different types of audits and their extent a CIO/CTO can experience just from being in the position. Auditors need to know the extent of the culture and business environment before engaging in any of the three distinct types that may occur in the public as well as the private sector.
 

Takeaways
 
·          What to look for in an IT audit
·          How to measure a successful IT audit
·          What type of an IT audit should you conduct
·          Obtaining everyone’s corporation
·          The benefit of IT Controls
 
Lunch Program Topic Presented by:
Khaled Soliman
President, CTO
Jannah Tech Group
Khaled Soliman is the Chief Technology Officer for the Jannah Tech Group® (JTG). JTG’s mission is to provide consulting and wisdom to IT managers and business owners in the private and public sectors.

Mr. Soliman has over 30 years of diverse experience in strategic planning, management and leadership positions in public sector and non-profit organizations. With the boom of personal computers in the early eighties, Mr. Soliman, embraced the new technology, and joined computer companies, as vice president to oversee their sales force, operations and maintenance.
 
As the Director of Information Technology for the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) for more than 10 years, he transformed the IT department into a pro-active unit and spearheaded more projects to serve the business mission of this public agency.

He championed many community projects and setup the non-profit structures to sustain them. He also served as Chairman, Director, and member of several local non-profit organizations. Mr. Soliman served as a commissioner for the City of Glendale, conducted public meetings and presented recommendations that were later adopted by the Glendale City Council.

Mr. Soliman participated in an international anti-Fraud Task Force to terminate illegal GSM Cell phones usage. Nominated by Glendale School board members, Soliman, served two terms on an advisory group to the district Superintendent.
 
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Program Level: All
Field of Study: Auditing
Prerequisites or Advanced Preparation: None
 
Come join us in Pasadena at The Women’s City Club, 160 North Oakland Ave (free parking behind building on Madison off of Walnut St). 
 
Register by April 10, 2013:
 
Lunch is included and the event offers 1 CPE for $28 (members), $31 (non-members), $25 (groups of 5 or more) or $18 (retired members or students).  Meal choices: Grilled Salmon or Vegetarian.  If you are registering multiple participants please email registration@theiia-sgvc.org.
 
Payment: Remit cash or check at time of check-in.  Make checks payable to: IIA-SGVC
Cancellations after April 10, 2013 and no shows will be billed.  Please contact
registration@theiia-sgvc.org to cancel your registration or if you want to change your food selection after completing the registration process.
 
Refunds: Refund requests should be received by April 10, 2013.   No refunds will be granted after the event start date.  Contact the Programs Chair Heidi Tong at registration@theiia-sgvc.org for refund, complaint or cancellation policies.
 
The Institute of Internal Auditors - San Gabriel Valley Chapter is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.