GTACS stands for Governance, Technology Audit, Control and Security. It is the flagship conference organized annually by ISACA Singapore Chapter. Formerly known as TACS, the ‘G’ was added to reflect the renewed focus on Governance by ISACA. Organized as GTACS for the first time in 2014, the event has seen strong support from the local ISACA community, including many professionals who are non-ISACA members. The logo was crafted for the 2014 conference, and each of the colours represent the four core areas.
In 2014, the conference saw over 200 attendees, with Ms. Jacqueline Poh, Managing Director of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore as its Guest-of-Honour. The theme for the conference was ‘Creating Maximum Value Through Greater Governance’ to reflect the importance of IT Governance to support enterprises’ use of technology.
In 2015, the conference saw the participation of Mr. Matthew Loeb (CEO of ISACA) and Mr. Robert Stroud (International President, ISACA) who had flown in for the event. Mr. Steve Durbin, Managing Director of Information Security Forum (ISF) delivered the post-conference workshop, which was over-subscribed.
Through the series of GTACS conferences, ISACA Singapore Chapter hopes to bring value to the local Governance, Technology Audit, Compliance & Security community by creating a conducive environment for delegates to learn from distinguished experts, network with one another, and to interact with technology leaders. With preferential rates given to ISACA members, it is one of the many professional benefits made available to ISACA members.
As a conference organized by ISACA volunteers, the event is geared towards quality and relevance to the industry and this is reflected in how the speakers lineup and programmes are planned. ISACA Singapore Chapter hopes to continue running GTACS to benefit the greater good of the local Governance, Technology Audit, Compliance and Security professionals.