Sunday, January 5, 2020

Should The IIA & ISACA merge?

In a joint IIA and ISACA press release back in 2010, the following statement was included to explain why the management of both organizations have met to discuss shared challenges and opportunities:

"Given the similar—but not same—nature of ISACA’s and The IIA’s professional areas, it is not surprising that the organizations have faced many of the same situations over the past several years." 

A decade later and while we acknowledge that there is a reasonable level of coordination between both organizations, one can not stop wondering if there is a need for both organizations to merge to better serve their members and customers!

Should the rapid change in professional roles, technology, disruption, risks and stakeholders' expectations justify a merger? There were indications throughout various surveys that CAE's are now more involved in the management of IT audits and that this trend is expected to continue in the future. Is this enough reason to start thinking about a merger?

I have raised the merger issue in several posts in the past but did not receive enough feedback! I hope we can now start a debate on this issue. I would love to hear the views of those who support and oppose such a merger!

These are my thoughts, please share yours.


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