Synergy proud to be sponsoring Oceania CACS 2017
July 13, 2017

David Berkelmans – Executive Director 


Six ISACA Computer Audit, Control and Security (CACS) conferences are held around the world each year in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania.

In exciting news, this year’s Oceania event will be held in Canberra from 11-12 September at the QT Hotel. This is the first time Canberra has hosted CACS since 2009.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Building trust in an environment of technology-driven change’ and the conference will explore topics such as ransomware, data breaches, blockchain, diversity in the technology sector, digital transformation and project/program assurance.

Synergy are delighted be a sponsor of Oceania CACS 2017. This year’s event features many high profile speakers including:

  • The Prime Ministers Special Adviser on Cyber Security – Alastair MacGibbon
  • The Chief Information Security Officer for the ANZ Bank – Lynwen Connick
  • The Member for Canberra and Shadow Minister for Cyber Security – Gai Brodtmann MP
  • The CEO for ISACA International – Matt Loeb
  • The CIO for the National Archives of Australia – Anne Lyons
  • The Deputy Auditor General for Australia – Rona Mellor
  • The First Assistant Ombudsman for the Commonwealth Ombudsman Office – Rodney Lee Walsh
  • The Chief Operating Officer for the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network – Michelle Price
  • The First Assistant Secretary Technology and Procurement for the Department of Finance – John Sheridan

Joining these high calibre speakers will be Synergy’s own Senior Manager Ian Turnbull. Ian will present to delegates on business continuity management, drawing on his extensive experience working with the ACT emergency services agency.

Synergy’s Executive Director David Berkelmans is the chair of the organising committee for this year’s conference. David is also the immediate past president of the ISCA Canberra Chapter and serves on an ISACA international working group.

“The CACS committee are delighted with the program and there’s been strong interest in the event so far,” said David. “Two months out and we’ve already have more delegates register than in 2009 and double the amount of registrations at the same time for last year’s event held on the Gold Coast.

“I’m excited that Synergy has chosen to sponsor this year’s conference. Several staff members will be attending the event for their professional development and to support Ian of course!”

If you would like more information about the conference or would like to register, visit