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

Day 2 – Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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Day 1
02 Oct 2018

Why Blockchain should be on Internal Audit’s radar – Will you be ready?

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology (DLT), is a new digital technology that represents a foundational shift in record keeping on a world-wide basis.  It is a question of “when”, not “if” Blockchain will become an area that internal audit will...
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Michael Rodger
Rodger, Michael
Laurent Feral-Pierssens
Feral-Pierssens, Laurent

Mindful Auditing – Being Aware of Every Step We Take – Session delivered in French

This session will discuss a strategic approach to internal audit reporting, a journey that actually begins during annual risk-based audit planning, and ends with the report’s ultimate publication. The session supports the conference theme of “Public sector auditing: a journey through disruption”...
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Jean-Francois Riel
Riel, Jean-Francois

Cocktail Party Skills for Auditors

The theme is The Agile Auditor in an Age of Disruption. According to Webster, to be agile is to have a quick resourceful and adaptable character.  Disruption is defined as being thrown into disorder.  Amid this disorder, the auditor can provide a...
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Sylvie Soucy
Soucy, Sylvie

The Robots Are Coming!!! The Robots are Coming!!! How to Avoid Audit Extinction

Whether you know it or not, whether you like it or not, automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the employment landscape across the country and around the world.  We are already seeing many examples of companies accelerating purchases of...
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Michael Fucilli
Fucilli, Michael

Strategies to improve the maturity of data analytic capabilities – case study for a medium size (10) audit team – Session delivered in French

Improving the maturity of data analytic capabilities is a top concern for many internal audit teams who want to improve their efficiency and keep pace with their organizations’ rapidly evolving data analytics functions. Although many organizations with large audit teams...
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Jean-Francois Willis
Willis, Jean-François

What The Early Days Of Radar Can Teach Us About Detecting Staffing Risks In The Federal Public Service

This session will explore the importance of an organization’s approach to gathering intelligence that is able to accurately detect real threats versus imagined threats. In a time of disruption – whether technological, environmental, or political – an organization that is...
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Stan Lee
Lee, Stan

Fraud Facts and an Effective Fraud Response Plan in the Age of Disruption

This session will contribute to the conference theme of “the agile auditor in the age of disruption” through the “disruptive forces and fraud schemes” path by providing internal auditors with thoughts and tools on how to be an agile auditor...
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Shawn Hendry
Hendry, Shawn

Organizational Culture: A competitive advantage in an increasingly disruptive world

In an era of disruption, organizations are increasingly recognizing that the right culture can create a competitive advantage.  Culture is often expressed as ‘the way we do things around here’. The right culture has the right behaviours – the ones...
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Kathy Parker
Parker, Kathy

The Agile Auditor – A Coach Approach

This presentation contributes to the conference theme buy providing real examples and techniques to take your team to the next level – moving forward to be an more agile auditor.In the environment of change and disruption, coaching will assist in...
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Linda Klassen
Klassen, Linda

Modern Government IT – Challenges And Keys To Reducing Cybersecurity risks

Government security teams today face a daunting task, protecting mission critical infrastructures that have a level of complexity never seen before while at the same time enabling government workers and providing services to the public they serve. Many government agencies...
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Dan Carayiannis
Carayiannis, Daniel

Innovation in the Federal Government – An Innovation Maturity Model

Historically, the concept of innovation was the focus of private sector organizations as a way to establish a competitive edge in the marketplace or cut costs in order to provide increased value for shareholders. The concept of being innovative was...
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Natalie Lalonde
Lalonde, Natalie
Joanne Gorenstein
Gorenstein, Joanne

How The Classical Music Business Can Teach You Resilience, Agility and Emotions Intelligence

Agility and resilience are among the most needed skills to survive in the classical music and auditing professions alike.  The field of music performance is one of the hardest professions to get into and survive.  From seemingly impossible audition struggles...
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Taddes Korris
Korris, Taddes

Cloud Service Providers – How to assess their security efficiently when there are so many? A case study

This session aims at presenting the challenges of evaluating the security requirements of a multitude of cloud service providers (CSPs) in a mid-sized organization.Every organization has to deal with an increasing number of CSPs. The services they provide impact multiple layers...
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Annie Lavoie
Lavoie, Annie
Bertrand Milot
Milot, Bertrand

The Value of an External Assessment

As the role of internal audit, and internal auditors, continues to evolve, the question of the value of an external assessment becomes more important as time goes on.  Although internal audit is being called upon to examine far beyond its...
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Bélanger, Marc

Reading the Tells – Learning How to Read Body Language for Auditors (Emphasis on detecting lying & deception)

Reading the Tells is a powerful training seminar that gives you practical techniques, tools, and strategies for understanding and using non-verbal communication for the highest impact and effectiveness.  Become a highly respected, highly influential, and highly successful communicator!  This is a rarely...
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Jerry Balistreri
Balistreri, Jerry

Next: Day 3 – October 3