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About the Speaker
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    Michael Podemski
    Senior Manager in the Risk Advisory Services Practice, Ernst & Young LLP

    Michael Podemski, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CIPM, CIPT, is a Senior Manager in the Risk Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. He focuses on managing and delivering high-quality IT assurance and advisory engagements, including financial statement audits/internal controls over financial reporting (SOX 404), pre- and post-implementation system reviews, IT audits (co-sourcing), and Service Organization Controls (SOC 1 and SOC 2) reports. Prior to EY, he has over 15 years of experience in IT Internal Audit, IT operations, and IT solutions delivery.

    Michael serves as one of the champions for Central Region EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) campaign. In this role, he supports the campaign with delivering education and go-to-market materials for our clients and delivery teams.

    In addition to his role as a senior manager, he is the immediate past president of the Chicago chapter of ISACA where he serves as an advisor to the current president and other board members as well as assist in organizing events, chairing special committees, or researching responses to questions from the board. Besides his role as the immediate past president, he is an instructor for the CISA, CISM, and CRISC certification review courses. In addition to ISACA, he is a former Chicago KnowledgeNet co-chair for the International Association of Privacy Professionals.