ITGI Japan Conference 2007 Speakers
Paul has been a member of ISACA for 25 years, serving originally as a Board member and President of the London (UK) Chapter. He joined the International Board in 1997 serving as International President from 1999 to 2001.
Currently Paul serves as Chair of the ISACA/ITGI Strategy Advisory Group and is a member of the Association’s Governance Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Val IT Steering Committee.
Paul has been, and continues to be, a regular speaker at ISACA/ITGI conferences and is the author or co-author of a number of ISACA/ITGI publications including two of the titles in the IT Governance Domains series.
Paul is an independent consultant specialising in IT governance, IT due diligence, IT audit and project risk management. He acts as strategy advisor for SeaQuation, a spin out company from ING specialising in intelligent IT portfolio analysis, and as adviser on IT governance activities for Protiviti, a risk management consultancy. He has particular experience in advising financial services companies on IT value, performance, and risk management issues. For the last three years he has been a lead consultant to the ING IT Performance and Investment Value team which has now evolved into SeaQuation. Prior to 2002 he was a partner in one of the largest global professional services firms where he had responsibility for the development and delivery of technology risk management and internal audit services.
He is a UK Chartered Accountant, Chartered Information Systems Professional and a Member of the British Computer Society. He served as the Chairman of the IT Faculty of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales from 1993 to 1997. He is a regular writer and contributor to a number of publications including the IS Control Journal, Computer Weekly, IT Leadership Magazine, Accountancy Age, InfoSecurity and computerweekly.com. He has made several TV and radio appearances commenting on IT management issues on BBC, CNN and CNBC.
Paul has been involved in a number of high profile projects including advising on security for the UK’s first on-line bank and a number of public sector reviews and investigations. In 1992/93 he was appointed by the then UK Secretary of State for Health as the IT expert commissioned to report on the failure of the London Ambulance Service computer aided despatch system. The public report produced as a result of this investigation continues to be used by many universities, business schools and companies as a case study on managing project and implementation risk.
Robert Stroud holds the positions of Vice President and is the IT Service Management and Governance Evangelist at CA, Inc, is an International vice president of ISACA and the IT Governance Institute (ITGI), Board Member of the itSMF USA and the chair of ITGI's COBIT Steering Committee.
As CA's global evangelist for service management and governance, he is dedicated to the development and communication of industry best practices and acts as a strong advocate for the customer - working closely with users, industry organizations, government agencies, and IT luminaries to identify and communicate IT best practices, as well as to help ensure that the CA's solutions adhere to industry best practices.
A 26-year IT veteran, Robert has significant practical industry experience and is a recognized industry speaker and leader. In addition to his involvement at ISACA, and ITGI, Stroud serves on the USA itSMF Board of Directors. He has contributed to several major titles on ITIL and COBIT and was a member of the ITIL refresh process in the roles of mentor, reviewer and on the Advisory Group.
Robert spent over 15 years in the Banking industry successfully managing multiple initiatives in both the IT and retail banking sectors related to ITSM and process governance. He is also a mentor to many organizations, advising them on their implementations to ensure they drive maximum business value throughout the process.
Robert joined CA from the Australian Computer Security Company, Cybec where he held several management positions and was responsible for the company's successful global expansion, culminating in its successful entry into the North American market.
Updated as of September 25, 2007.
Anthony Noble, CISA, CCP is the New York based VP of IT Audit for Viacom Inc. He has 29 years of IT experience ranging from Computer Operations in a large data center to IT Audit. He has been employed by major organizations, such as, UPS, Coopers & Lybrand and the former Chase Manhattan Bank during his 19 years as an IT Auditor. He has spent the last four years as the IT member of the Viacom Sarbanes-Oxley steering committee. Tony has performed extensive research on application controls and audit techniques for applications and data centers over the years and uses the ideas presented in this session during the annual SoX planning process at Viacom. He is a member of the newly formed ISACA International Assurance Committee and is also a member of the ISACA Knowledge Management Task Force and is representing ISACA this year on the AICPA Top Technology Initiatives project. He was a reviewer of the 2nd Edition of the ISACA IT Control Objectives for Sarbanes-Oxley and also the recently issued IT Assurance Guide: Using COBIT®. He has been a board member of the New York ISACA chapter and has sat on the ISACA International Conference Program Committee for the past seven years and has been a speaker at local chapter events in the New York area as well as North America CACS, ISACA International Conferences, the ISACA IT Executive Conference and ISACA SoX symposiums.