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2023 Emerging Technology Conference

January 19 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

GWDC Member $10, Non-GWDC Member $30

The ISACA Greater Washington DC (GWDC) is proud to host our annual Emerging Technology conference. This conference is part of our monthly conference series.

IT professionals, IT advisory or audit professionals, business executives, students or professionals interested in learning more about emerging technology should attend this event.

Registration closes on January 18, 2023 @ 1pm. 

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8:30 – 9:30 AM

Secure Controls Framework (SCF): The Evolution of Integrated Controls Management (ICM)

Presenters: Tom Cornelius (ComplianceForge) and David Driggers (HowToGRC)

The presentation will cover the past, present and future of the SCF. This addresses the rise of the metaframework to address Integrated Controls Management (ICM) to address being both “secure and compliant” in an increasingly complex compliance environment. The presentation will also cover the SCF’s Conformity Assessment Program (CAP) that is going live in February to enable first and third-party assessments against tailored SCF control sets.

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Beyond the Hype of Mesh Architectures

Presenter: Peter Illdefonso (Amazon Web Services)

The buzz of Mesh Architectures promises the zero-ETL, native, and seamless integrations for data systems. Cutting through the buzz, companies are starting to launch services that will facilitate Mesh Architectures. Understanding the concepts of data, networks, and systems integrations will help companies build a strategy to maximize the value from these innovations. So far, most Mesh concepts have been based on a significant amount of manual coding and tagging. Virtualized data catalogs, zero-ETL connections, and vendor managed networks will begin to remove the need for manual and error prone integrations. We will explore the constructs of Mesh and use examples from AWS to show how the concept of Mesh is becoming a reality.

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Warehouse Technology Transformation: A Case Study in Strategic Modernization

Presenter: Robert Brian Marshal (KPMG)

As warehouses continue to transform at exponential rates regarding technology and data platforms, implementation efforts can far exceed expectations when it comes to costs and results. By developing a strategy to modernize these platforms according to mission needs, clients can set realistic expectations and procure appropriate systems and technology to realize potential results in the following areas:

  • Improved data integrity through enhanced capture techniques
  • Streamlined end-to-end business processes and warehouse operations with internal controls
  • System-based transactional accuracy for inventory balances and financial reporting purposes
  • Carbon-neutral initiatives to meet ESG objectives

Over the past 5 years, KPMG has helped the Marine Corps to implement technology initiatives at its Wilson Weapons Warehouse in Albany, GA to establish a foundation on which to build on for future technology modernization and institute a commercial-level transformation in the Federal landscape. This case study will present the efforts to implement a modernization strategy to build that foundational element on which current 5G installation efforts are underway

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The Modern Digital Workplace: Seven Trends that are Driving Change

Presenter: Vishal Brown (NTT DATA)

Factors like remote work, the emergence of the gig workforce, and the changing nature of work itself are forcing enterprises to rethink their employee experience. This is driving investment in systems and services that allow employees to stay connected to their business infrastructure and one another, and support networks with greater resilience across more locations and devices. This talk will frame how we should think about the Modern Workplace and seven important trends shaping it, and what that means to the design and delivery of workplace services that can lead to superior employee experiences.



Tom Cornelius
Senior Partner, ComplianceForge

Tom Cornelius is the senior partner at ComplianceForge, a firm that specializes in cybersecurity and privacy documentation. Tom is also the founder and contributor of the Secure Controls Framework (SCF).


David Driggers
Partner, HowToGRC

David Driggers is a partner with HowToGRC, an advisory firm specializing in implementation and operationalization of SCF-based Integrated Controls Management (ICM) solutions. In addition to being the President of the SCF Accreditation Body (SCF-AB), David is also the founder of CMMCplus and SCF Connect cybersecurity software products.


Vishal Brown
Portfolio Leader – Digital Workplace Services, NTT DATA, Inc.

Vishal is the Chief Evangelist and GTM Offering Leader for Digital Workplace Services at NTT DATA with over 20 years of industry experience. Focused on elevating the employee experience and their productivity, I bring expertise of Modern Workplace technologies that leverage AI, automation, and machine learning to enable the Digital Workplace ecosystem. I have helped multiple Fortune 500 organizations design, implement, and manage human-centric digital workplace environments.

He has published several white papers, articles, and blogs and presented at executive industry forums and conferences, including delivering keynote addresses for worldwide product launches.


Robert Brian Marshal
Director, Federal Advisory Services, KPMG

Robert Brian Marshall is the Warehouse Modernization and Transformation Lead in KPMG’s Federal Advisory Services Practice. With a strong background in defense and commercial supply chain, logistics, and operations; his experience includes system design and implementation projects; distribution network strategy development and execution; and business process reengineering for commercial and federal clients. In addition, he is an Air Force veteran with over 12 years’ experience directing large-scale operations in high-tempo environments. Brian can be found on LinkedIn and is a member of several veteran groups on the social platform.


Peter Illdefonso
Solutions Architech, Amazon Web Services

Peter Ildefonso has been an Enterprise Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services for 3 years. He is responsible for working across a large number of industries to identify business problems and working backwards to identify viable and scalable technical solutions. Peter has been helping customers plan and migrate critical workloads for more than 11 years with a recent focus on modern data systems prototyping to provide customers with the speed and scale needed for public facing solutions. He was previously a government cloud migration specialist, developer, and systems engineer and is a proud graduate of Clemson University.


Virtual Meeting Information

  • This event will be presented through Zoom.
  • Prior to the event, participants must install the Zoom app on their respective devices. Participants using the web-based Zoom or calling via the phone may not be entitled to CPE credits.
  • Participants must respond to all the poll questions via the Zoom polling feature or chat log in order to receive NASBA CPE credits.
  • The ISACA Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter will not be responsible for the participant’s inability to respond to the polls.


Event Questions and Policies

Registration Questions

If you have any registration questions about this event, please contact the chapter using the Registration Contact Form.

If you have CPE questions after the event has concluded, please contact the chapter using the CPE Contact Form.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund for advance registrations is allowed if cancellations are submitted through the registration system. Refunds vary depending on the date of cancellation. See ISACA GWDC Event Policies for details.

If ISACA GWDC cancels the event, all registrants will be notified as soon as possible through email at the email address provided during registration. Full refunds will be provided.


Complaint Policy

The GWDC welcomes your comments, complaints, suggestions, questions, and other feedback concerning our website information and services. All complaints should be submitted through the Registration Contact Form.


CPE Information

Earn up to 4 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in the area of Information Technology. The ISACA® Greater Washington, D.C. 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 submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org


CPE Distribution and Evaluation Survey

CPEs will be distributed via e-mail along with the event evaluation survey after the completion of the event. Attendees must be present for the full event to receive full CPE credit.


CPE-Related Details

  • Learning Objective: After this conference, attendees will have a better understanding of current trends and practices in emerging technology.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advance Preparation: None
  • Program Knowledge Level: Basic
  • Delivery Method:  Group Internet Based
  • Field of Study:  Information Technology – Technical


January 19
8:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
GWDC Member $10, Non-GWDC Member $30
Event Category:


Avneet Sabharwal