Technology Governance Services (TGS)
TGS is run by John Halliday, a highly experienced and qualified IT Governance, Risk and Controls professional who assists CIOs / IT Managers (and therefore the C Suite and Stakeholders) to enhance the effectiveness of their IT team. This enables them to demonstrate the value that IT brings to the organisation and how IT satisfies stakeholder needs and drives business value.
Through leveraging his experience in undertaking hundreds of IT audit and consulting assignments, he has innovatively repositioned the role of IT Audit to be a trusted advisor to the CIO / IT Manager and their team members (including outsourced providers if in scope) to better understand the current state of core IT processes and set a path to an agreed future state.
The primary objective is to efficiently and speedily apply modern innovative practices, tools, diagnostics, frameworks and techniques to enable the CIO / IT Manager to identify where improvement is required. The aim is not only to drive value from the investment in technology, it is also to be ahead of the next audit or potential investigation into non compliance with regulatory, contractual or policy breach.
Over the years he has identified best practice tools and processes that rapidly deliver value. They form part of the TGS governance toolbox.
In part this role is to support, mentor and challenge team members in relation to IT Governance, Risk and Controls.
Most IT teams are busy with Business As Usual (BAU) tasks and not have time to explore good practices and frameworks that drive innovation. As a point of difference John is constantly researching better ways and new ideas. If he likes it, he will evangelise it.
For example, he also champions thought leadership in the area of risk quantification and estimation under uncertainty techniques (such as Monte Carlo analysis) that can be applied to quantify risk appetite, assign probability to project costs, define Total Cost of Ownership and other areas. He is currently undertaking a Research Masters at CQUniversity in Continuous Controls Monitoring.
John brings over thirty years experience, including 11 years in a large international accounting and auditing firm, and the following Certifications:
- CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)
- CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT)
- COBIT (Foundation Certified in international IT Governance Framework)
- Certified in Project Gateway Reviews (Qld)
- Certified in the IT4IT Value Management framework
- Certified in Applied Business Architecture