[LINK] ICT Governance Seminar, Canberra, 27 October 2006

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Tue Oct 10 13:51:17 AEST 2006

On the topic of SOX & Boards, if anyone checked out
they would have noticed warnings to people in the US, which is odd given 
that the site says it is only for Australians.


Tom Worthington wrote:
> The ANU's National Centre For Information Systems Research runs good 
> free seminars. The next one is on how to get board members to worry 
> about ICT investment and is recommended. Details below, or a hypertext 
> enhanced version at 
> <http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/2006/10/ict-governance-seminar-canberra-27.html>: 
> ---
> Seminar Title:  Building Better Boards: The IT Governance Value Chain
> Speaker:        Professor Michael Parent, Simon Fraser University, 
> British Columbia, Canada
> Time/Date:      3 – 4.30 pm, Friday, 27 October, 2006
> Location:       Theatre 1, Ground Floor, HW Arndt Bldg #25 (off Kingsley 
> St) followed by refreshments in Faculty Suite, First Floor of Bldg #25.
> Cost:           No charge
> RSVP:           Margaret Craig, by 24 October, 2006 (02) 6125 0532  
> Margaret.Craig at anu.edu.au
> Summary:
> The U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) inexorably changed the composition, 
> role, and responsibilities of Boards, ‘C’-level officers, and senior 
> public-sector officials in organizations worldwide.  While sound 
> knowledge of these roles as they pertain to fiduciary responsibilities 
> has emerged in the Finance and Accounting  literatures, considerably 
> less attention has been devoted to understanding the nature of, and 
> concomitant duty-of-care towards information assets in the organization, 
> or IT Governance (ITG).  Technology accounts for more than one-third of 
> all capital spending – far and away the largest single such expenditure 
> by organizations.  Professor Parent argues that Board members and 
> Officials in public-sector organizations are neglecting these critical 
> investments.  To address this gap, he presents a model developed using 
> recent cases of Canadian and Australian organizations, the IT Governance 
> Value Chain, that outlines specific areas of ITG risk, and the actions 
> directors and senior functionaries can take to mitigate this risk.
> Speaker details:
> Michael Parent is currently a Visiting Professor at The University of 
> Queensland Business School, where he is conducting research on the 
> governance of information assets in organizations.  He holds MBA and PhD 
> degrees from Queen’s University (Kingston), Canada.  An experienced 
> executive educator, he has designed and delivered programs for a variety 
> of organizations, including McCain Foods International, SASOL, Bosch 
> Industries, Provident Healthcare, the Haisla Business Development 
> Corporation, and government agencies in Canada and China. He is a 
> faculty member with the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada), an 
> affiliated researcher with the CIBC Centre for Corporate Governance & 
> Risk Management, and Associate Professor of Management Information 
> Systems at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver), Canada.
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