Today I am attending the John Thorp Executive Lunch on IT Governance (specifically, he is discussing value governance, investment management and portfolio management). This is happening at the Convention Centre, and then afterwards I am attending a round table discussion for the IT Governance Institute on the topic of IT Governance and where it needs to go to.
The discussion is complementary to my current role lecturing in IT Governance at QUT and the PhD I am doing in IT Audit (which relates directly to COBIT, and whether organisations need to have different approaches to IT Audit). My personal view is that not enough organisations are working with COBIT enough, and are treating their IT systems as black boxes. I don’t believe that that’s appropriate for large, IT-dependent businesses. And I think that is becoming an increasingly validated point of view.
I get a guernsey to the roundtable discussion as a ‘leading local professional’ in the area of IT Governance. Modesty prevents me from affirming that description, but I will fight for their right to say it.
It promises to be interesting; I’ll post my thoughts on how it travelled after it’s happened.