CIO| CISO Executive Nuggets – Information Security Virtual Strategy and Management Session

Date of Webinar:   9th July 2020
Time:  3pm GMT – 5pm GMT


As the “New Normal” continues to take shape and disruptive practices take hold, technology related risks are evolving and mutating even faster. The perspectives and the management approaches of Technology and Information security Leaders will have to adapt and remain effective in the “New”
This webinar is going to explore elements of the “New” and how Leaders can be prepared for it. This event is a collaboration between global, regional and national organizations.
At the end of this program, participants will have gained an enhanced view of their risk and management requirements horizon and enable them grab some key knowledge nuggets that will help them along.


CIO | MSc Cyber Security and Digital Transformer, Technology Evangelist


Rafael is a skilled CIO, with extensive experience in the development of high-value IT strategy, functions and innovations for global organizations, partnering with senior leaders to drive business growth and performance. Grows IT resilience, service quality and cost control, through a continuous improvement of solutions, efficiencies and capabilities of global technology teams. Leveraging an intuitive commercial intelligence with a broad technical expertise, engages senior business leaders with robust cost / benefit analysis and business cases. He develops meticulous IT control frameworks which safeguard corporate security, underpinned by his cyber security expertise as an author and presenter at international conferences. A subject-matter expert in cyber security, He brings state-of-the-art solutions to global businesses to drive competitive advantage and brand protection.

Spearheads new infrastructure and technologies to expand technical capabilities; increases portfolio of client products and services, uplifts service quality and manages risk. Pioneers innovation focused on machine-learning and interactive product suites.

Delivers significant budgetary, productivity and service quality improvements; leverages intuitive commercial intelligence with broad technical knowledge to provide cost/benefit analysis and robust business cases.

Fosters sound partnerships throughout the business, across technical and non-technical audiences; a skilled manager of both internal staff and third-party consultants, driving accountability and first-rate service.

CYBER SECURITY SPEAKER & PRESENTER: sought-after thought-leader, presenting at multiple global cyber security events, including Cyber Security Conference, Berlin, Singapore and Brazil, 2018; RETECH Summit, London, 2018; Cyber Central, Prague, 2018, EU Elite CISO Summit, Portugal, 2018; Febraban, Brazil, 2018; ISMG Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit, London, 2017; Unleashing Innovation in Cyber Security, Amsterdam, 2017; British Community Society / Chartered Institute for IT, London, 2017; and Cyber Security Summit, Brazil, 2016, including live TV.

Ph.D., The Blockchain as Cyber Defense Mechanism for Critical National Infrastructure, University of Wolverhampton, in progress

 CEO, Innovare, IT Strategy,

Information Security,  Audit & Control, Trainer.

  1. Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO)
  2. ISO 27001 Lead Implementer /Lead Auditor
  3. Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  4. Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM)
  5. Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
  6. Certified in Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  7. Prince2

CK is the CEO and Chief Training Officer at Innovare. He has over 20 years’ experience in Information Security management and implementation, IT auditing, IT Governance, IT project management. From 2006 to 2014, CK was the President of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) Accra Chapter, the global professional body for IT auditors, Information security and IT governance professionals.

He has lead information security and IT improvement projects in various industry sectors, namely financial services, utilities, logistics, public sector and academia. He is and has been a consultant member of a number of government committees. He is also a Member of the Microsoft Outside Counsel Member Network. He is a product of Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK where he majored in Information systems.

Senior Manager, Enterprise

Information Security and Governance, MTN

  1. ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
  2. CGEIT
  3. GRC Practitioner
  4. Certified Compliance Officer
  5. COBIT Foundation and Implementer Certified

Jacqueline is an experienced Information Security, Governance Risk and Compliance professional with a track record of managing and creating value through the successful implementation of Information Security management systems in relation to business strategy. She has 15+ years’ experience in this field. She has been at the forefront of MTN Ghana’s Information Management System for 14+ years and has been instrumental in the OPCO’s unique positioning in Information Security in the Group.

She is a driven tenacious team player with an open and direct style of communication who uses listening skills, broad knowledge and interests to drive change, manage risk and develop high-performing teams.




Deputy General Manager, GcNet

  1. Computer Science Graduate, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology
  2. MBA, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
  3. CGEIT
  4. CISM
  5. CRISC
  6. CISA
  7. ISO 27001 Lead Auditor/ Lead Implementer.

Carl Amanor Sackey has over 20 years of IT experience, both at the technical and managerial levels. He is currently the Deputy Managing Director at Ghana Community Network Services Limited (GCNet).


Until assuming this role, he was the Business Development Manager at GCNet. His role was to lead in the promotion of GCNet services and development of new concepts, products, developments and architectures and rollouts of these e-solutions for GCNet, the Ghana Revenue Authority and other stakeholders such as the Bank of Ghana.

He was an integral member of the strategy team for GCNet in delivering on its core mandate of Trade Facilitation, Revenue Mobilization and Business Process Reengineering and has worked on large scale countrywide projects for government.


He was also the Systems and Database Manager of GCNet, a position he held for 7 years before moving into Product and Business Development roles. He was responsible for the setting up of the systems for both GCNet and Ghana Customs.

Prior to working for GCNet, Carl was the IT Manager for SGS SA, a role that took him across Africa working on the company’s systems in their affiliates. Carl has consulted for many Ghana Club 100 companies on areas of IT Governance, Information Security, Performance Management and Business Continuity Planning as well as Disaster Recovery.

He is a security and audit professional and lectures in Security, Audit, Risk and Governance in many Institutions. He is an Oracle DBA and a UNIX Systems Administrator as well as a Microsoft Certified Professional. Carl was a member of the committee that developed some of the IT Governing documents for the Ministry of Communications in Ghana and currently serves as a member of the National Cyber Security Technical Working Group.

Carl has served as a member of the Ghana Government Enterprise Architecture and eGovernment Interoperability Framework Working Committees. He is the President of Information Systems and Control Association (ISACA), Accra Chapter, the global professional body for IT Auditors and information security professionals. He has held various Board roles in the Chapter over the past 10 years before becoming President of the Chapter.

As part of his role as President of ISACA, he has worked with various teams across the country on issues of Cyber Security, IT Technology direction and Ghana’s Digitalization Agenda.

Carl is passionate about the Governance of Enterprise IT and value for money investments in IT systems.

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