September 24 – 27, 2017 | SHAW Conference Centre, Edmonton

Day 1 – Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

Day 1
25 Sep 2017
7:00 - 8:00

BREAKFAST

Opening Keynote – Inside Eco-Challenge Lessons for Survival in Life and Business

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Yvonne Camus, a successful team member in Discovery Channel’s “Eco Challenge” adventure race, shares with us her conviction that ordinary people (like herself) can achieve extraordinary things—if they know the true ingredients of success: grit, teamwork, commitment, perseverance, and enthusiasm...
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Yvonne Camus
10:00 - 10:30

BREAK

Auditor as an Agent of Change

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This presentation is based on the results of my dissertation research project that examined how some common audit practices and activities can conflict with an organizational culture in a way that creates barriers to change. The presentation will discuss how...
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Lisa Callas

Innovating Ourselves and Our Organizations

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Fifty years ago, a company on the S&P 500 would last over 50 years, today, they will be lucky to last 15 years.  Companies are scaling faster and failing faster than ever before.  In a recent Deloitte study, Age of Disruption,...
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Kendra MacDonald

Auditing the Human Firewall

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Internal Auditors face constant change, and nowhere is that change more obvious, and sometimes daunting, than in the technology arena.  With new technologies come new risks, and new ways for hackers to exploit those risks.  How can an Internal Audit...
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Leah White

Will Internal Audit Become the Next Blackberry? What Needs to Change?

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This presentation covers the content in the April 2015 Internal Audit article titled “Reinventing Internal Audit” as well as a December 2016 article in the ACCA Internal Audit Bulleting “Will Internal Audit Become the Next Blackberry? and the Summer 2016...
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Tim J. Leech

COSO Fraud Risk Management – What are Organizations Doing?

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The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) released a Fraud Risk Management Guide (the Anti-fraud Guide) in the fall of 2016. They strongly recommend that in addition to the required fraud risk assessment, organizations put a fraud...
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Linda Lister

The Integrated Assurance Journey at Suncor

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Suncor has been on a journey over the last 2 years to drive significant maturity across risk and audit. This has involved getting alignment across all of its assurance functions and grounding the assurance work in risk. Additionally, through strong collaboration...
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Colin Foley

Big Data and the Cloud: Just How Vulnerable Are You?

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The increase in sophistication and frequency of cyber attacks on businesses challenges all enterprises and industries – but using Big Data analytics effectively can help boost your business’ cyber security stance, despite being in the Cloud.
Richard Arthurs
Danny Timmins

Building the Fraud Resilience Organization

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This session focuses on building a fraud resilient organization from the top-down.  Through involving the whole organization in assessing fraud risk factors and building a culture of ‘doing the right thing’ organizations can reduce the likelihood of fraud through using...
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Eric Lau
Doug Johnson

Questions Government Auditors Should Ask But Rarely Do

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While the business of government is increasingly complex and characterized by change, change has not come to a lot of government internal audit functions. New approaches and attitudes are called for if we are to remain relevant in the current...
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Carmen Abela

Why Smart People Make Bad Risk Decisions

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In order to change, one must make the decision to change. All change involves risk as it involves the future, which is uncertain. However, people are biases when it comes to risks. This session hopes to help attendees understand and...
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Peter Davis
12:20 - 13:30

LUNCH

Keynote – Innovate & Be Great or Stagnate & Terminate

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The virtues of innovation for business success, have been recognized worldwide, and have never been more extolled than in this age of technological excellence. Some companies that were highly ranked at one time for their products and services, are talked...
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Adil Buhariwalla
14:30 - 15:00

BREAK

Think Like A Cannibal – Why Digital is Eating the World

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Today, the Climate of Change is that we live in exponential times. What does that mean? Innovative business models and enterprises that were once considered fantastical are not only succeeding, but scaling rapidly. Organizations are challenging the status quo and soaring...
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Shawn Kanungo

The Humble Chief Audit Executive. The “Trusted Partner” Superstar

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This session will focus on progressing the Internal Auditor or Chief Audit Executive from subject matter expert to becoming a trusted advisor superstar in the eyes of the Audit Committee, the CEO, senior management and peers.  Today’s Chief Audit Executive...
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Eric Lau
Doug Johnson

Seizing opportunities: Enhancing Your Internal Investigation Processes and Protocols

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Many organizations are learning to do more with less. Conducting internal investigations is no different. Organizations are increasing their expectations of the internal investigative teams.  All of this creates opportunities to evaluate the investigative process.  This also means that it...
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Gina Campbell

Keeping a Grip on Your Organization: How do You Know What You Don’t Know?

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This session is focused on good governance for leaders of public sector organizations. There are significant risks emerging to almost all public sector organizations, including increased demands for services, less funding available from governments and increased regulatory involvement in many sectors....
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Nick Rolfe

Don’t Go Topless on Risks

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Most well established Internal Audit Departments worldwide use one or the other risk assessment methodology to identify “Top Risks” facing their organizations, and provide assurance on how these risks are managed. However, the focus generally is on Top Risks of...
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Adil Buhariwalla

WELCOME RECEPTION

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Join us at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in the Empire Ballroom.