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London April 3rd Dinner: "IT Governance from Inside and Out - The Operational, Legal, Audit and Compliance Issues"
Wed, 04/03/2013
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You are cordially invited to join us April 3, 2013 for a dinner and discussion on

IT Governance from Inside and Out

The Operational, Legal, Audit and Compliance Issues


IT governance remains one of the most misunderstood aspects of the IT eco-system, notwithstanding recognition of its critical role in delivering value to the organization. IT governance touches technology risk management, security and control, human resources planning, IT strategy, departmental metrics and ROI, statutory and regulatory compliance, operational resilience and even competitiveness and profitability – yet few organizations have successfully implemented and sustained it at an appropriate maturity level.

In this presentation, Lisa Abe-Oldenberg, JD, one of the top IT lawyers in Canada, together with Jerrard Gaertner, CPA, CA●IT/CISA, CGEIT, I.S.P., ITCP, a nationally recognized expert in IT governance, control and security will explore why IT governance has proven so difficult to implement and sustain; what are the benchmarks, best practices and standards relevant to good IT governance; what are the most common causes of failure of IT governance; and what executive management and IT leaders can do to improve the situation.


April 3, 2013 - 5:45 to 10:00 pm

5:45 pm   –      Registration and Networking

6:15 pm   –      Hot & Cold dinner (please advise if you have any special dietary needs)

7:20 – 9 pm     Introductions and Speaker Presentation

                        Networking to follow



Lisa Abe-Oldenburg JD


Location: Best Western Lamplighter Inn

591 Wellington Road, London, Ontario

519 681-7151


Cost:   $45 for non-members

$35 for CIPS, PMI, CIM and TechAlliance members

$20for Students


Click to Reserve my spot for April 3


About Lisa Abe Oldenburg

Lisa Abe-Oldenburg, B. Comm., JD, is a partner at Bennett Jones LLP’s Information Technology Law Group and a member of the Board of CIPS (Ontario) and the Canadian IT Lawyers Association (IT.Can).

Lisa is ranked as one of the leading IT and technology lawyers in Canada. She is a contributing author to Chapter 25, “Information Technology Risk Management”, in Barry Reiter’s book “Directors’ Duties in Canada, 5th Edition, 2012, CCH Publishing”, as well as a frequent speaker and author of numerous specialized technology articles. Lisa may be reached at

About Jerrard Gaertner

Jerrard Gaertner,  CPA, CA●IT/CISA, CISSP, CGEIT, CIPP/IT, I.S.P., ITCP, CIA, CFI is co-founder and senior vice president of Managed Analytic Services Inc., a company providing turnkey big data solutions and professional services. Previously, he was responsible for the systems assurance professional practices at two different multi-national accounting firms.

Jerry is a recognized expert in IT governance, security and privacy and has spoken to the Ontario Bar, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions, ACM and University of Waterloo (among many other venues) on these and related topics. Jerry is the author of 3 books on business failure (Carswell Legal Publishing) and currently serves as President of the Canadian Information Processing Society (Ontario). He is a graduate of MIT.


On behalf of CIPS we thank you for your ongoing support!

We look forward to seeing you!

Debbie Conrad, EMBA, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P, CIM
Registrar & Marketing Director, CIPS Ontario
Membership Director, Executive Council
c: 519.636.1674

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