Dinner Meeting


ISACA LA Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015


5 pm – 5:30 pm: Registration and Networking

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Dinner and Networking

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Program (2 CPEs)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Pre-Meeting (1 CPEs)

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Dinner Meeting Topic:

Business & IT Alignment in Disaster Recovery


Business and IT must work together in the planning and design of Business Continuity (both business and technology components). Aligning priorities and expectations can be a challenge. During this presentation, Richard Long will discuss the challenges and opportunities to improve the synergy between IT and its customers in relation to the planning and execution of Business Continuity. As time allows, a brief discussion on the trends in Disaster Recovery programs can be included.

Richard Long Speaker: Richard Long, Senior Advisory Consultant, MHA ConsultingRichard is responsible for leading IT optimization and technology related engagements for MHA. Rich brings over 15 years of information technology experience to MHA client companies and organizations. Rich was an IT Director at PetSmart, the largest pet services company in the world, where he led many areas of the organization, including application development, across multiple business areas, such as Computer Operations, Help Desk, Change Management, Production Support and SAP.

3:30-5:00 Pre-Meeting — Security & Compliance Interest Group Discussion

Josh Chin & Rich Chew will facilitate the discussion on Vendor Business Recovery (a.k.a. Vendor DR/BCP). Will vendors really be there when needed? As usual, there will be plenty of peer take aways!

No recording devices will be permitted in order to promote free discussion. Violators will be asked to leave. There will be no handouts; please bring paper for notes and experiences. Please register to facilitate room size and refreshments.

Josh Chin is President of the High Tech Crimes Investigators Association, So Cal Chapter (founding chapter), and Director of Net Force, a security and digital forensics firm.

Rich Chew is a consultant with vendor management experience spanning PCI and eBanking web host to 1800 financial institutions and supply chain firms for the Emerald Management Group. He has contributed to several ISACA white papers and guides including the AICPA & ISACA SOC 2 USERS GUIDE. He is a former CIO and bank regulator.


Dinner Meetings are generally the second Tuesday of each month.  The exceptions are joint meetings with other groups and the summer months of July and August when we don’t meet.For Online Reservations, click the “Register” button below:

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2 CPEs for Dinner Program

and 1 CPE for optional Pre-Meeting

Payment Methods:

Credit Card, Cash and Checks
(made payable to ISACA-LA) only.

Rates ISACA, IIA, ISSA Members Full-Time Students
& Faculty
(Members and Non-Members)
None this month
$0 $0 $0
Dinner Meeting:
Pre-Paid online by midnight the Friday before the event
$25 $10 $30
Dinner Meeting:
Walk-Ins or Pre-Paid online after midnight the Friday before event
$30 $20 $40




3700 West Ramona Boulevard

Monterey Park, CA 91754

(323) 264-8426



ISACA reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Material has been prepared for the professional development of ISACA members and others in the IT audit, control, security, and governance community. Neither the presenters nor ISACA can warrant that the use of material presented will be adequate to discharge the legal or professional liability of the members in the conduct of their practices. All materials used in the preparation and delivery of presentations on behalf of ISACA are original materials created by the speakers, or otherwise are materials which the speakers have all rights and authority to use and/or reproduce in connection with such presentation and to grant the rights to ISACA as set forth in speaker agreement. Subject to the rights granted in the speaker agreement, all applicable copyrights, trade secrets, and other intellectual property rights in the materials are and remain with the speakers.

Please note: unauthorized recording, in any form, of presentations and workshops is prohibited.


Permission to be Photographed

By attending this event, the registrant grants permission to be photographed during the event. The resultant photographs may be used by ISACA for future promotion of ISACA’s educational events on ISACA’s web site and/or in printed promotional materials, and by attending this event, the registrant consents to any such use. The registrant understands any use of the photographs will be without remuneration. The registrant also waives any right to inspect or approve the aforementioned use of any photographs now or in the future.