Maxwell Street. John Lee Hooker growling out “Boom, boom, boom, boom”. Four whole fried chickens and a Coke. The Blues Brothers. That’s my immediate vision when I think of Chicago. As a devout fan of the blues, Chicago holds a special place in my heart. In the 1940s, artists flocked to the city, establishing one of the most unique and vibrant musical scenes in our history. The legacy carries forward today as Chicago continues to be a city bustling with activity and the wail of the blues.
In 2014 we celebrated our 11th RSA Archer GRC Summit in Phoenix, Arizona with more than 1,000 GRC professionals. Over the course of three days, the group participated in 56 educational breakout sessions led by RSA customers, partners and RSA Archer product experts covering eight tracks. Sessions addressed program, process, and technical topics giving our customers a platform to share their experiences with each other, to network with fellow GRC professionals, and to grow their GRC and RSA Archer capabilities. The theme of 2014 event was “Harnessing risk. Exploring opportunity.” and highlighted the journey all of our customer’s embark on when pursuing GRC excellence.
This year’s RSA Archer Summit is being held in conjunction with our larger user forum and conference named RSA Charge and takes place in Chicago. This year’s theme –Recharge, Retool, Reignite – is fitting for such a venue. This is why I have visions of smoky, blues filled dance halls to mind. The Chicago blues is not all heartbreak and woes. What is more invigorating than an electric charged blues boogie fueled by howling guitars, wailing harp and a thumping beat? Take a listen to Howlin Wolf or Muddy Waters and try to keep your foot from tapping. This year’s conference is the perfect opportunity to network, learn and build your vision for your GRC journey. With the combined conference you can also benefit from sessions available for all of RSA’s product portfolio.
The Call for Speakers is still open and I highly encourage you to take this opportunity to share your knowledge and insight. Pull up a chair, bring your guitar, get your Mojo working and sing your heart out.