Calgary TELUS Convention Centre - September 13 - 16, 2020

Day 1 – Monday, September 16, 2019

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Day 1
16 Sep 2019

Opening Keynote – Canada: Coast to Coast to Coast – Rick Mercer

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Rick Mercer will make you appreciate, as never before, this unique nation we all call home. It’s a heart-soaring and laugh-out-loud funny affair, and a perfect way to celebrate what our great country has to offer.Few people know Canada like...
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Mercer, Rick

Conducting a Performance Audit in the Public Sector in Accordance with CSAE 3001

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Level: Intermediate. The Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) has issued an exposure draft of Assurance and Related Services Guideline (AuG) 50, Conducting a Performance Audit in the Public Sector in Accordance with CSAE 3001.  This Guideline will replace 3...
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Bedard, Marise

Embrace Risk in Your Digital Business Transformation Journey

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Level: Intermediate. Organizations of all size and scope are introducing digitalization into their business models because of customer, market, competitive, workforce and security requirements.  While executives see digitalization as an area of growth, this universe of growth activities also has a...
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Toburen, Marshall

Future-proofing: Reinventing internal audit and changing mind-sets. The RSA INSURANCE experience.

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Ralph will share his experience of developing a radically different, fully agile and forward thinking internal audit function. In a world where change and disruption are becoming the norm, RSA Internal Audit disrupted themselves and embraced innovation. Led by an...
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Daals, Ralph

Cyber Security Incident Response Planning

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Level: Intermediate. In this presentation we will outline the steps to develop a robust cyber security incident response management plan and identify elements to consider in assessing the plans effectiveness. In doing so, we will discuss the importance of having protocols...
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Ng, Eugene

Interview your Data with SQL to Gather Assurance and Advisory Intelligence

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Level: Intermediate. Although Structured Query Language (SQL) is not new (40 years old), and would not be classified as an “advanced analytics” technique per se, we think that knowing how to write SQL query statements is a fundamental skill set that all assurance / advisory professionals should possess....
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Singh, Jasbir
Leung, Kevin

Unconscious Bias, Equity, and Challenges to Fair Assessment

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Level: Advanced. We all think we treat everyone equally, but there’s an overwhelming amount of data that suggests this is not the case. A significiant barrier to a truly equitable society is unconscious bias, in which we continually make quick...
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Gaensler, Bryan

Promoting open communication – what is really going on inside your organization?

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Level: Intermediate. Our presentation will discuss factors employers should consider in promoting open communication and enhancing their whistleblower program. We will identify some common weaknesses of whistleblowing programs in Canada, and how internal auditors can assess the design and effectiveness of...
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Duckworth, Libby
Rolfe, Nicholas

Obtaining Assurance over Crypto Technologies and the Blockchain

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Level: Intermediate. This session will explore the difficulties in obtaining assurance over crypto technologies and the blockchain, and where there are opportunities to do so for the considerations of companies operating in this space.We will provide the following in our presentation:an...
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Dixon, Giles
Florio, David

Words Never Lie but People Do

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Level: Basic. Learn the techniques used by FBI profilers. Gathering truthful information is an integral part of any corporate environment. How important is it for us to learn the truth from our employees, managers, and clients? This overview presents how linguistic...
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Nejolla Korris
Korris, Nejolla

Internal Audit Reimagined – The Race for Relevance

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Level: Advanced. This session will explain how internal audit should respond to the dynamic business environment and re-think ways of aligning with the change. It will focus on the strategy that internal audit can adopt to accelerate its evolution from where...
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Zia, Syed Imran

Fraud Risk: How is it changing? How is it still happening? What can be done?

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Level: Intermediate. The topic that has been chosen has been indicated to be “the speed of change.”  It was requested that the presentation examine what is changing in this space and what is staying the same, and how is risk is...
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Hendry, Shawn

Development of Effective Continuous Monitoring Program in Internal Assurance

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Level: Advanced. This presentation will go beyond the basics to give real examples of what advanced methods and technologies  are being used in Internal Audit today; what role Analytics play in risk; how to define a vision for the Continuous Monitoring Program with...
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Toy, Sandee

Auditing at the Speed of Risk

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In the 21st century, risks emerge at warp speed, often catching organizations unaware and unprepared. The consequences can be devastating. To protect and enhance value, internal auditors must elevate their capability to “audit at the speed of risk.”Key learning objectives of...
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Chambers, Richard F.

Advising the future – Workplace Conduct and Culture

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Level: Intermediate. The presentation will cover:Trends that are leading to an increase in media attention related to workplace conduct and culture, including those mentioned above;How expectations of internal audit continue to evolve in emerging areas – including expectations of internal audit...
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King, Wade
Groch, Paul

Going beyond residual risk – what’s your tolerance?

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Level: Advanced. This presentation ties in with the topic chosen as it provides a methodical solution to assessing the risk tolerance of management and helping them establish the depth of their action plans resulting from audit recommendations. The presentation will walk...
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Felix, Amy
Seabrooke, Louis

Auditing Sustainable Development Goals – The Next Issue on the Horizon

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Auditing Sustainable Development Goals  – The Next Issue on the Horizon (Yves Genest) Level: Basic. For SDGs to be implemented in an efficient, effective, and economical manner, auditors will need to be knowledgeable and up-to-date on the breadth and depth of subjects...
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Genest, Yves

Auditing Analytic Models

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Level: Intermediate. An analytic model is a mathematical equation that takes in data and produces a calculation such as a score, ranking, classification, or prediction. It is a very specific set of instructions for analyzing data to deliver a particular kind...
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Sammy, Allan

Leveraging Data Analytics to Detect Fraud

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Level: Intermediate. Learning ObjectivesLearn specific fraud detection methodologies using data analyticsUnderstand trends and patterns in fighting fraudUsing analytics in detection of fraudFraud-focused continuous auditing and monitoringPrevention | Deterrence | Detection
Breslin, Mary

Agile in a Non-Application Development Environment: RBC Internal Audit’s Journey to Agility

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Level: Beginner.The talk will focus on the genesis of RBC IA’s agile strategy – the groundwork and implementation. We will walk you through our journey including the lessons learned and success stories. We will also speak to how using a...
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Lafontaine, Jennifer