Sheraton Centre Toronto - September 15 - 18, 2019

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 17, 2019

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Day 1
17 Sep 2019

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

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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...
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Winegard, Dr. Brynn

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

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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....
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Akhatar, Zohaib

Auditing IT, fraud and financial management and controls in a quick and effective way regardless of the size of your shop

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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...
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Pickup, Michael

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

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Level: Intermediate. I have chosen the MUSH topic, as I think that the public sector auditors will be very keen to learn some best practices from the private sector. I believe the title of the presentation will attract open minded private...
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Kessels, Bill

Why Emotional Intelligence and Critical Thinking are the Keys to Success in Audit

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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...
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Breslin, Mary

Leveraging Data Analytics in Internal Audit

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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...
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Kostanecki, Michael

Risks and Governance of Enterprise Blockchain

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Level: Intermediate. Our presentation will capture the following:Explanation of enterprise blockchain solutions’ characteristics and capabilitiesBackground of different blockchain platforms available for enterprise solutionsIdentification of relevant existing technology risks and how these are addressed for blockchain solutionsNew IT risks introduced by blockchain...
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Bauer, Sharon
Bhasin, Kanul

Detecting Warning Signs of Bid Rigging and Unbalanced Bidding

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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...
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Romeo-Beehler, Beverly

Third-party risks Auditors’ & Risk Managers’ nightmare: how an Integrated Approach can assure you a good sleep?

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Level: Intermediate. To best meet the individual needs of different functions today’s organizations often use separate technologies and a multitude of third parties, resulting in soaring third-party risk – that is, the risk posed by vendors and others who have access...
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Akbar, Javed

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

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

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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...
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Rodrigues, Geoff

Why IT governance is more important than ever

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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...
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Allesev, Caroline
Power, Neil

Innovative Procurement in the Public Sector

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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

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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...
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Pinksen, Hailey

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

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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...
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Nejolla Korris
Korris, Nejolla

Responding to Payment Modernization in Internal Audit

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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...
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Heaton, John
Evenson, Joleen
Bonomo, Zachary

Next: Day 3 – Wednesday, September 18