Le Centre Sheraton Montréal Hotel   |  September 30 - October 3, 2018

Day 1 – Monday, October 1, 2018

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Day 1
01 Oct 2018

A Message from Mike Milito, Assistant Comptroller General

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Mike Milito, Assistant Comptroller General, Internal Audit, Office of the Comptroller General.

Opening Keynote – Internal Audit: Imperatives for 2018 and Beyond

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Internal auditors globally are facing ever-challenging pressures, from risks and technologies that are emerging at warp speed to increasing stakeholder expectations and demands for greater agility. IIA President and CEO Richard F. Chambers examines key imperatives for today and the...
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Richard Chambers
Chambers, Richard F.

Richard Chambers “Trusted Advisors” Book Signing

Get your copy of the “Trusted Advisors” by Richard Chambers signed in the foyer. Getting your book signed is one of the mobile app Scavenger Hunt items!Get this book from Amazon.ca
Richard Chambers
Chambers, Richard F.

When Audit Calls in the Cavalry – The Pros and Cons of Using Red Team (Ethical Hacking) as Part of an IT Audit Program – Session delivered in French

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For more organizations Cyber risk is ranked first of their top risk. It is the primary concern for the Board of Director. It is also rated as a growing concern as innovative technology and AI are coming faster than anticipated...
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Pascal Fortin
Fortin, Pascal
Kathleen Lize
Lizé, Kathleen

Agile Audits in the Federal Public Sector

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Shared Services Canada, is a new Government of Canada department created in 2011, responsible for delivering mandated email, data centre and network services to partner organizations in a consolidated and standardized manner to support the delivery of Government of Canada...
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Sharon Messerschmidt
Messerschmidt, Sharon
Chantal Hewston
Hewston, Chantal

Reputation – Your Organization’s Most Fragile Strategic Asset

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In the age of social media, no asset is more easily destroyed by one small misstep than reputation, and, to address this risk, auditors must think outside the box.  What hidden triggers within your organization could create a reputational disaster? ...
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Leah White
White, Leah

Communication and Reporting: Interpersonal Skills in Internal Audit

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Communication and Reporting: Interpersonal Skills in Internal Audit  As internal auditors, value is not only in ‘what we do’ but ‘how we do it’. Both the IIA and profession as a whole has made significant strides is positioning the Internal...
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Melissa Polak
Polak, Melissa

Agile Internal Audit – Our Journey to Innovate and Elevate

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Although most internal audit functions have identified the need to prepare and adapt in order to remain relevant, few have fully adopted an agile approach. What we have learned is that “Agile Internal Auditing” delivers business value. Agile is iterative...
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Dailene Kells
Kells, Dailene

Innovation. Agility. Calculated Risk-Taking

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In the face of rapidly changing circumstances, increased demands and emerging opportunities, organizations are regularly being called upon to take chances in order to be more nimble and responsive.  This can take us out of our comfort zone, as the...
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Carmen Abela
Abela, Carmen
Julie Champagne
Champagne, Julie

Governing Social Media & Digital Risk Management

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Social media is a dominant force in today’s world of connectedness. Its use is still growing in all parts of the world, and with that, the risk is growing exponentially. Within an organization, use of social media by different departments...
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Nejolla Korris
Korris, Nejolla

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Session delivered in French

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Intelligence quotient (IQ) is useful in academia, but what about in our work environments? Is there something missing that IQ doesn’t address? Emotional Intelligence (EI) allows us to identify, assess, and manage our own emotions and understand those of others....
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Ménès, Raoul

Cannabis in the Workplace

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It is expected that the legalization of recreational cannabis may cause potential distruptions to the workforce and changes to organizations most of which are not yet fully understood. It is not only the potential impacts of consuming cannabis  and the possibility of medicinal use in the workplace but also the...
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Gibbs, David
Kendra MacDonald
MacDonald, Kendra

Who Knew Internal Audit Could be Exposed to So Many Different Types of Fraud Investigations

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Richard Arthurs has led over 150 investigations around the world while working in various internal audit roles. David Marks has also dealt with various types of investigations over his career in internal audit and risk management. Together David and Richard...
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David Marks
Marks, David
Richard Arthurs
Arthurs, Richard

Keynote: Emphasize the Basics. Elevate the Standards.

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A successful career in internal audit is built on the solid foundation provided by the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Using the construction of a sleek office tower as metaphor, 2018-19 IIA Global Chairman Naohiro...
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Naohiro Mouri, CIA, CPA
Mouri, Naohiro

Keynote – Platform Economy – Shaping Industry Structures

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Over the past decade, some of the most profitable and successful companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber— have upended entire industries by adopting a single phenomenon: the platform business model. The platform business model is crushing...
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Marom, Lital

Internal Audit in a Changing Government Environment– session delivered in English & French

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The government environment has changed significantly in the past few years, with many having to rethink how audits are performed.  This has truly been an age of disruption, where agility in audit has become all the more important.  This session...
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Bélanger, Marc
Asselin, Christian

Data Analytics – Internal Audit Success Stories in an Age of Constant Disruption

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Internal audit departments evolve from a low to high maturity with the ability to deliver value with data analytics. Internal auditors will have to evolve to reach a higher level of maturity, not just with resources, skills, etc.; but, with...
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Nogiec, Derek
Grosset, Robin
Demidova, Natalia
Amyotte, Allen
Sabourin, Michel
Richard Arthurs
Arthurs, Richard

Managing the Internal Auditing Function Using the Lean Philosophy and Principles – Session delivered in French

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The session will present how IA Financial Group (Industrial Alliance) structured its internal audit processes using Lean Management practices; Kaizen workshops, A3 problem solving workshops, Agile inspired performance indicators, visual process indicators, DMS boards, Kanban workflow boards, WMS indicators and a lot...
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Marc Saint-Jacques
Saint-Jacques, Marc
Filion, Marc

Identifying Cultural Artifacts in your Organization

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Auditing and understanding organizational culture is a major imperative for internal auditors – it is evident with many of the recent corporate scandals that have identified cultural behaviors which have contributed to reputational damage.  This session will build upon recent thought leadership...
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Robert Kuling
Kuling, Robert

Integrating ethics into an audit and anti-fraud program: experience of the Laval’s Office of Integrity and Ethics – This Session will be delivered in French

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Objectives of the presentation: Provide an overview of the context of fraud at the municipal level. Introduce the Laval’s Office of Integrity and Ethics. Highlight the role of ethics in an internal audit approach to fight fraud. The presentation will...
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Quynh-Giao Pham
Giao-Pham, Quynh
Kaoutar Ennouhi
Ennouhi, Kaoutar

Welcome Reception

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We invite you to join us at La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec for the Welcome Reception, Monday, October 1st at 5:30 pm.La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec is a beautiful venue located just a 15...
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