Calgary TELUS Convention Centre - September 13 - 16, 2020

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Click the Session title for a description. Click the Track title to see all sessions within that track.

Under each session title, you can click on the Track that it relates to.

Day 1
17 Sep 2019

Opening Keynote – Neuroleadership: Brain-Based Insights for Better Leadership

, ,
Good leaders are skilled at attracting and energizing a followership—these are skills that are latent in most of us and can certainly be taught, according to the tenants of neuroleadership. Developing yourself as an effective leader in this vain requires...
Read More
Winegard, Dr. Brynn

If Data is the new ‘oil’, are we Business Professionals ready to harness its power?

, ,
Level: Intermediate. As we embark on a data fueled, technology driven industry wide disruption – I can through my experience and education, provide us with an approach that will not only allow us to survive, but thrive in such an environment....
Read More
Akhtar, Zohaib

Auditing IT, fraud and financial management and controls in a quick and effective way

, ,
Level: Intermediate. My presentation in relation to the topic 1 of the conference outline on IT, Cybersecurity, Fraud managementOutline of presentation – real life practical examples of how a relatively small legislative audit office of 35 people is able to tackle...
Read More
Pickup, Michael

What Private Sector and Public Sector Internal Auditors can Learn from Each Other

, ,
Level: Intermediate. Internal auditors in the public sector and private sector frequently meet among themselves to exchange best practices, and there is often cross pollination as auditors move among employers within their industry groups. There is less sharing and job movement...
Read More
Kessels, Bill

Auditing Culture: Frameworks and Proven Techniques

, ,
Our stakeholders want assurance their culture is sound and guidance on how to improve it. How can we meet this challenge?This session will go beyond theory by presenting actual frameworks and audit tools being used today for auditing culture:– Prudential’s...
Read More
Roth, James

Why Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking Skills are Essential

, ,
Level: Intermediate. Learning Objectives:Understand what emotional intelligence is and how it helps or hurts usLearn strategies to improve emotional intelligenceUnderstand the levels of thinking and what constitutes critical thinkingDiscover methods to increase critical thinking and ways to identify when you are...
Read More
Breslin, Mary

Leveraging Data Analytics in Internal Audit

, ,
Level: Intermediate. During this session you will learn how to use Data Analytics to increase internal audit effectiveness, identify opportunities to analyze various data sources leading to powerful insights and resulting in improved decision making. These objectives will be demonstrated by...
Read More
Kostanecki, Michael

Addressing Risks In The Era Of Blockchain Adoption

, ,
Most organizations in the financial services and non-financial services sector are investing in identification and implementation of blockchain use cases within the enterprise. Blockchain enterprise use cases bring about a fundamental change in the current state processes and associated risks....
Read More
Bhasin, Kunal
Sadek, Kareem

Detecting Warning Signs of Bid Rigging and Unbalanced Bidding

, ,
Level: Intermediate. The Quebec Charbonneau Commission, a $40 million public inquiry, noted that public procurement in the construction industry is recognized internationally as a prime target for organized crime. That inquiry uncovered widespread corruption in the province and led to the...
Read More
Romeo-Beehler, Beverly

Risk Identfication: How to See Around the Corner

, ,
Level: Intermediate. The main premise of the presentation is that innovation is not an art but a structured process which can be applied to any aspect of business including risk identification.Step by step the presenter will demonstrate how the risk identification...
Read More
Taylor, Andy
Brattan, Natalia

Finding your True North – How to navigate your organization through disruption

, ,
Level: Intermediate. Participants will hear from an internal audit professional who has held senior roles both within public practice and industry including being Chief Internal Auditor for Alterna Savings and Bank and Wealth One Bank of Canada, and acting Chair of...
Read More
Barbour, Jim
Rodrigues, Geoff

Why IT Governance is more important than ever! (and how internal audit can help)

, ,
In a recent global survey of executive leaders and board members, ISACA found that one thing is clear: better governance of information and technology has a clear positive impact on business outcomes.Yet, while executives recognize this, not enough organizations are...
Read More
Alleslev-Cserhati, Caroline
Power, Neil

Innovative Procurement in the Public Sector

, ,
Level: Basic. Given the conference’s theme of ‘Risks of the Future,’ new processes always bring about different risks which should be considered by Internal Audit.
Bila, Veronica

Mindfulness & leadership for the business professional

, ,
Level: Basic. The topic of mindfulness and meditation ties into Leadership, diversity & the future role of internal auditor in the following ways:Healther and stronger leaders result in stronger teams, stronger organization and stronger communitiesmany of the benefits of meditation enhance...
Read More
Pinksen, Hailey

Beyond Google: Open source intelligence for business, research or investigations

, ,
Level: Basic. Open source intelligence is also known as OSINT is simply information that can be gathered publicly. The internet holds a vast array of knowledge provided we know where and how to find it. This session will deliver several useful...
Read More
Nejolla Korris
Korris, Nejolla

Payments Modernization – Incorporating Modernization into Internal Audit Planning

, ,
Level: Intermediate. In this presentation, participants will: 1) Explore the major changes that come with payment modernizations and what that means for their organizations 2) Identify which significant risks highlighted in this session are most applicable to their organization 3) Determine...
Read More
Heaton, John
Young, Joleen
Bonomo, Zachary

Artificial Intelligence in Internal Audit

, ,
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a simulation of human intelligence, using machines that are programmed to think and act like humans. The advancement in this field of technology has contributed to the development of many practical applications that have improved the...
Read More
Colthart, John
Moch, Angela

Next: Day 3 – Wednesday, September 18