Asia-Pacific CACS

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Asia–Pacific CACS
22–23 February 2010
Mumbai, India

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The World’s Leading Conference for IT Audit, Security
and Governance Professionals

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Get the knowledge you need to stay one step ahead of the competition and keep up with changing professional trends at ISACA’s Asia-Pacific Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACSSM) Conference. Asia-Pacific CACS is the hot-topic event for IT audit/assurance, security, control and governance professionals in the region, covering issues such as: governance concerns for ERP, how to make IT audit more relevant, wireless network security, cloud computing, and security concerns for service oriented architecture.

At Asia-Pacific CACS the world comes to India. You’ll get world-class, practical education presented by speakers from around the globe. These industry experts are from leading name companies including CA Inc., Chevron, eBay, The World Bank Group, Deloitte, and Citigroup Inc., just to name a few! Every speaker could be the keynote speaker – in fact, some have delivered the keynote address at previous ISACA events.

Your time is valuable; Asia-Pacific CACS makes the most of your time away from the office, and your training dollars. To get the same quality of information you would have to attend several different events spending more time and money.

This unique educational event offers more than just a series of lectures. Immerse yourself in an environment that stimulates learning, provides practical knowledge, encourages collaboration and includes additional resources and tools. Network with an unmatched group of peers. Return to the office, motivated to improve your organisation, immediately apply the information you learned and stay in touch with your new professional contacts. Attend Asia-Pacific CACS, a trusted educational forum where like-minded professionals collaborate and connect.

General Information

Program Information

Keynote Address


Venue and Accommodations



Sponsors and Exhibitors

General Information

What’s in it for you?

  • Customised learning experience. Make the most of your time away from the office. Choose to attend the sessions that matter most to you and your enterprise and get information that can be put to use immediately when you return.
  • World-class networking opportunities. Interact face-to-face with like-minded individuals and enjoy an ideal environment for unparalleled knowledge sharing.
  • Update your knowledge. Be the first to find out what’s going on at ISACA. Get a sneak peek of new research and projects being developed, and broaden your understanding of what’s going on around the world.
  • Sharpen your skills. Expand your expertise. Earn valuable CPE hours.

What’s in it for your organisation?

  • Exceptional value for training dollars. Attendees receive full documentation from every session that can be shared with colleagues when they return to the office.
  • Exclusive access to industry experts. Tried and tested solutions to problems facing your enterprise from those who have been in your role before. Discover what works and doesn’t work from experienced and successful professionals.
  • Interact with leading vendors. All your organisation’s vendors in one place at the InfoExchange. Get answers to questions directly from vendors. Discover new products that will decrease the expense to your organisation and increase the return.

Pre-conference Workshop Registration

Sunday, 21 February 2010; 7.30 – 17.00

Conference Registration

Monday, 22 February 2010; 7.00 – 17.00
Tuesday, 23 February 2010; 7.30 – 17.00

Pre-conference Workshop

Sunday, 21 February 2010; 9.00 – 17.00


Monday, 22 February 2010; 9.00 – 17.00
Tuesday, 23 February 2010; 9.00 – 17.00

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits

To maintain Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA®), Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) certifications, certification holders are required to earn 120 CPE credit hours over a three-year period in accordance with ISACA’s continuing professional education (CPE) policy. Attendees can earn up to 21 CPE credits; 14 by attending the Asia-Pacific CACS and an additional 7 CPE credits for attending each day of optional pre-conference workshops.


ISACA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the programme in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Material has been prepared for the professional development of ISACA members and others in the IS audit, control, security and governance community. Neither the presenters nor ISACA can warrant that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the members in the conduct of their practises. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ISACA are original materials created by the speakers, or otherwise are materials which the speakers have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation and to grant the rights to ISACA as set forth in speaker agreement. Subject to the rights granted in the speaker agreement, all applicable copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the speakers.

Please note: unauthorised recording, in any form, of presentations and workshops is prohibited.

Permission to be Photographed

By attending this event, the registrant grants permission to be photographed during the event. The resultant photographs may be used by ISACA for future promotion of ISACA’s educational events on ISACA’s web site and/or in printed promotional materials, and by attending this event, the registrant consents to any such use. The registrant understands any use of the photographs will be without remuneration. The registrant also waives any right to inspect or approve the aforementioned use of any photographs now or in the future.

Go Green

In an effort to conserve paper, ISACA conferences are going green! Upon registration, ISACA conference attendees will receive a flash drive or CD containing the most current conference presentation materials available. This will allow attendees to view presentations on their laptops and make notes during the conference. Attendees will receive online access to all available conference presentations two weeks prior to the conference, enabling them to view the presentations they are interested in or print hard copies to bring to the conference. Please note: printing stations will not be provided onsite at the conference. If you have any questions, please contact the conference department at or +1.847+660.5585.

Not a member of ISACA? Join today!

When you register for the conference as a non-member, the difference between member and non-member conference fees can be applied towards ISACA membership. This means you can become a member at the international and chapter level for little to no additional cost; it just depends on your local chapter dues. To take advantage of this great offer, tick the box on the registration form. For more information about ISACA membership, visit the web site at or contact the membership department at

NOTE: This offer expires 30 days after completion of the event. Non-members pay the non-member conference fee when registering.


Business casual is appropriate for the Asia-Pacific CACS Conference and all conference events.

2010 Asia-Pacific CACS Conference Task Force

Avinash Kadam, CISA, CISM, CGEIT (Chair)
MIEL e-Security Pvt. Ltd.

Fareeduddin Ahmad, CISA, CISM
Information Security Monitoring Manager
The National Commercial Bank
Saudi Arabia

Srinivasan S Krishnaswamy, CISA, CISM, CGEIT
SKS Consulting

Larry C.K. Lam, CISA
Managing Director
McGuire Asia Pte Ltd

Saji P. Oommen, CISA, CISM, CGEIT
General Manager (Group IT)
Al Batha Group

R. Vittal Raj, CISA, CISM, CGEIT
Kumar & Raj, Chartered Accountants

Markus Walter, CISA, CISM
Manager, IT Advisory
KPMG Austria GmbH

Nalin Wijetilleke, CISA, CGEIT
Manager – Business Continuity Planning
United Arab Emirates



Who Should Attend/Prerequisites

Sessions include a variety of educational topics aimed at the practitioner, senior practitioner, manager and leader (executive). Those who will benefit most from attending this conference should have a minimum of three years experience in IT governance, management, audit/assurance and/or security.

The intended audience includes:

  • IT audit professionals
  • IT audit managers
  • Information security professionals
  • Information security managers
  • IT governance professionals
  • Assurance professionals
  • IT professionals
  • Risk managers
  • Senior and executive managers
  • CIOs, CISOs and other members of the C-suite

Educational Focus

P Practitioner (3 to 5 years of experience)
S Senior practitioner (at least 5 years of experience)
M Manager
L Leader (executive)


Keynote Address

Shyamal Ghosh2010 Asia-Pacific CACS Keynote Speaker

Shyamal Ghosh
Data Security Council of India: a NASSCOM initiative

Mr. Shyamal Ghosh is the chairman of the Data Security Council of India. Retired from the Indian Administrative Service, his major assignments include chairman of Telecom Commission & Secretary, Department of Telecommunications; Secretary, Ministry of Textiles; Secretary, Department of Electronics; Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce; and Joint Secretary, Department of Chemicals and Petrochemicals.

Mr. Ghosh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree in Economics from Scottish Church College, Calcutta, and a Master’s degree in Economics from Calcutta University. He was awarded the Parvin Fellowship for the Masters of Public Administration program at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

As Joint Secretary (Chemicals) Mr. Ghosh was assigned the task of handling the Bhopal Gas Case in all its aspects, including relief and rehabilitation, initiating a comprehensive review of the regulations relating to safety in Chemical industries and coordinating the legal case against Union Carbide both in USA and in India and providing support to the Attorney General of India, who was in charge of the case.

Mr. Ghosh has represented India at various international conferences, served as a UNIDO consultant, presented a paper on Legal Rights of Chemists and Safety Standards at the International Symposium on Chemistry and Safety, and was responsible for bringing out the first Harmonized Code of the Import-Export Policy. As Secretary, Department of Electronics to the Government of India he was in charge of formulating policy for promoting Electronics Hardware & Software industry including Information Technology related matters. He was also responsible for initiating the formulation of the Information Technology Act.

Mr. Ghosh has written several articles for newspapers and journals on various issues relating to Telecom and Information Technology. During his tenure as Chairman, Telecom Commission major reforms in the Telecom Sector were initiated and implemented leading to the complete opening up of the Telecom Sector in India for private sector participation. He has served as Consultant to the World Bank for “Universal Service Obligation” matters.


Pre-conference Workshops

In addition to the two streams, attendees have the option of participating in pre-conference workshops. These full-day workshops will use case studies, group exercises and demonstrations to convey techniques and methodologies, and introduce tools to accomplish the objectives.

  • WS1—Using COBIT 4.1 for IT Governance and Assurance: A Step-by-step Methodology
  • WS2—Auditing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans and Programmes

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Venue and Accommodations

The Asia-Pacific CACS Conference will be held in Mumbai, India at the conveniently located at the Hyatt Recency Mumbai.

Hyatt Regency Mumbai
Sahar Airport Road
Mumbai, Maharashta 400099 India
Telephone: 91.22.6696.1234
Fax: 91.22.6696.1235

Room Rate: INR 8,000 (Single)
INR 8,750 (Double)
(Inclusive of breakfast)

Guest room cut-off date: 1 February 2010
PDF file Reservation Form

Why not stay in the heart of the conference action at a discounted hotel price? To guarantee you receive the discounted price, it is highly recommended that you make your reservations as soon as possible as our hotel block may sell out before the cut-off date. Please be certain to mention that you are reserving a room as part of the ISACA Conference.


Networking and Social Events

InfoExchange Exhibit Hours

Monday, 22 February 2010; 17.00 – 19.30
Tuesday, 23 February 2010; 10.30 – 11.00, 12.30 – 13.30, 15.00 – 15.30
Interact with leading vendors and programme sponsors and continue to network with peers at ISACA’s InfoExchange. While you explore the newest products available to IT professionals, exhibitors will be available to demonstrate products and answer your questions.



Conference Pricing

All fees are quoted in US dollars. The entire registration fee must be received by ISACA before your registration will be considered paid in full.

Conference Registration Fees

ISACA Member early bird discount (Before 6 February 2010) US $200
ISACA Member (After 6 February 2010) US $225
Non-member early bird discount (Before 6 February 2010) US $300
Non-member (After 6 February 2010) (not a member?) US $325

One day Workshop Registration Fees

ISACA Member US $125
Non-member US $175
Cancellation Deadline 3 February 2010

Register for the conference and one of the workshops, at the same time, and receive a discount on registration fees.

Member early-bird: US $300
Member: US $325
Non-member early-bird: US $450
Non-member: US $475

Programme Benefits

Your Asia-Pacific CACS registration fee includes:

  • Attendance at the conference sessions of your choice
  • A complete set of electronic proceedings that includes all session presentations received by the production deadline
  • An opportunity to earn up to 21 CPE credit hours
  • Complimentary lunch for workshop attendees on Sunday, 21 February 2010
  • Complimentary lunches for conference attendees on Monday, 22 February 2010 and Tuesday, 23 February 2010
  • Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks on Monday, 22 February 2010 and Tuesday, 23 February 2010
  • Unlimited entry to the InfoExchange exhibits on Monday, 22 February 2010 and Tuesday, 23 February 2010


Obtaining a VISA is solely the responsibility of the registrant. Please contact the local government of the host country for details. Once a paid registration is received, a letter of invitation will be provided by ISACA, upon request.

Registration Methods

Choose one of four easy ways to register:

  1. Online at
  2. Fax your completed registration form to +1.847.253.1443
  3. Mail your completed registration form to:
    1055 Paysphere Circle
    Chicago, IL 60674 USA
  4. Bank Wires—send electronic payments in US dollars to:
    Bank of America
    135 S LaSalle St.
    Chicago, Illinois 60603
    ABA #0260-0959-3
    ISACA Account #22-7157-8
    S.W.I.F.T. code BOFAUS3N
    [Please include attendee’s name and AsiaCACS on the Advice of Transfer.]

Cancellation Policy

If your plans change and you won’t be able to attend the conference and/or workshop, contact us by phone, fax or e-mail to cancel your registration. All cancellations must be received by 3 February 2010 to receive a refund of registration fees. A cancellation charge of US $100 will be subtracted from conference refunds, and US $50 from workshop refunds. No refunds can be given after 3 February 2010. Attendee substitution is permitted at any time until the conference. If a non-member is substituting a member, then there will be additional non-member fees.

NOTE: Registration is contingent upon full payment of the registration fee. To guarantee registration, conference and/or workshop fees must be received by the published deadline. It may take 10 or more business days for a wire transfer or mailed check to reach ISACA, so please plan accordingly. If, for any reason, ISACA must cancel a course or event, liability is limited solely to the registration fees paid. ISACA is not responsible for other expenses incurred, including travel and accommodation fees. Conference materials are not guaranteed to those who register onsite or fail to submit payment prior to the event. For more information regarding administrative policies, please contact the ISACA conference department:

Phone: +1.847.660.5585
Fax: +1.847.253.1443

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PDF file Fillable Registration Form


Sponsors and Exhibitors


Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsors Bronze Sponsors

Sponsor: Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC–> Sponsor: Deloitte –>


Sponsor: CaseWare Idea–> KPMG Logo –> PricewaterhouseCoopers –>


  • ACL Services Ltd.
  • MIEL e-Security Pvt. Ltd.
  • Qualys

Learn about ISACA Tiered Sponsorship Opportunities.



Contact the Education/Conference Department:

Tel: +1.847.660.5585
Fax: +1.847.253.1443


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