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IT professionals body launches Kingston chapter

Published:Thursday | January 28, 2016 | 1:00 AM

ISACA, formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association, will officially launch its Kingston chapter today at the Courtleigh Hotel and Suites in New Kingston.

The organisation is known globally for its work in the development, adoption and use of globally accepted, industry-leading knowledge and practices for information systems.

The Kingston chapter is ISACA's 210th chapter and the first ISACA chapter in Jamaica.

Headed by President O'Niel Millwood, ISACA (Kingston) currently has 139 members and is expected to increase as the organisation expands its reach.

The chapter is expected to advance the awareness, education and provide other professional opportunities for IT professionals across the island.

 

BROADENING SCOPE

 

"We're aiming to broaden the scope of networking and professional training and advancement opportunities in Jamaica for IT professionals," said Millwood. "As the number of information security, governance and IT audit practitioners increases, in turn the need to have professionals who have global certification increases. We will be the facilitators for individuals looking to gain that level of certification, and also afford them the opportunities to gain a level of exposure and immersion that wasn't readily available in this field."

He continued: "ISACA won't be limited to Kingston, as our members are not only from Kingston but various sections of the island. The idea is to position as an inclusive entity that will benefit individuals and the organisations they represent."

The executive team of the Kingston chapter include:

- President - O'Niel Millwood

- Vice-President - Norval West

- Treasurer - Tricia-Ann Smith DaSilva

- Secretary - Damian Donaldson

- Committee Support - Edward Alexander

- Academic Relations - Caroline Parks

- Committee Support - Robert Hamilton