IIA Canada VIRTUAL National Conference - September 14 - 16, 2020

Full Program at a Glance


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12:15 – 12:30 ALE WelcomeRichard Arthurs, Chair, Board of Directors, IIA Canada
Introduction: Fern Cyr
12:30 – 13:30 ALE Opening KeynoteEstelle Métayer, Competia Internal Audit in the Age of Disruption
Introduction: Fern Cyr
13:30 – 13:35 Break
13:35 – 15:10 ALE Panel

Sheila Smigarowski, Sheila Smigarowski Consulting and Coaching (Moderator)
Rob Jacobucci, TC Energy
Christine Maligec, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
Barry James, Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd.
15:10 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:20 ALE Keynote – Adam Legge, Community Leader and Author Remarkable Organizations – Three Strategies for Organizational Resilience and Innovation
Introduction: Colleen Knuff, Wolters Kluwer TeamMate
16:20 – 16:30 Wrap-up – Tracy Hepworth, Farm Credit Canada




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  Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6
General Session Leadership & Innovation Environmental Health & Safety/Energy SectorFraud & Ethics Public Sector/MUSH  IT Audit, Cyber Security and Data Analytics Soundbites
08:45 – 09:00 Opening Remarks – David Helberg, Conference Chair and Richard Arthurs, Chair, Board of Directors, IIA Canada
09:00 – 09:50 Jenitha John, Chair of Board of Directors, IIA Global (Session Sponsored by EY)
09:50 – 10:40 Richard Chambers, President and CEO, The IIA The 2020s: The Decade Ahead for Internal Audit
10:40 – 11:45 Opening Keynote – Alfredo Tan, Chief Digital & Innovation Officer, West Jet From the Interns to the CEO: Building a Cohesive Culture of Innovation (Session Sponsored by MNP)
11:45 – 12:00 Recharge, Refuel and Visit the Exhibits
12:00 – 12:50  Concurrent Session 1 The Risk Exposure and Tolerance Assessment tool- “overexposed? How to asses risk after a global pandemic

Bryan Brady, CRA

Mourad Nizar, CRA

Louis Seabrooke, CRA
What You See Is NOT What You Get: The Myths of Ethics in Internal Audit

Matej Drascek, IIA Slovenia
How can Internal Audit provide value to organizations moving to the cloud?

Natalie Lalonde, Government of Canada

Tanya Kolos, Ernst & Young LLC
How to Use AI Apps to Unleash the Power of Your Audit Program

Deniz Appelbaum, Montclair State University
Get Your Head in the Cloud: What Auditors Need to Know About Cloud Technologies.

Jason Sechrist, AuditBoard
12:50 – 13:20 Lunch Time! Recharge, Refuel and Visit the Exhibits
13:20 – 14:10  Concurrent Session 2 Beyond Technical Skills: Strategies for Developing Internal Audit Teams of the Future

Robyn Ivany, University of Calgary

Nicole Schultz, University of Calgary
Auditing What Matters Most: Getting Climate Smart in a Changing Environment

Javed Akbar, Tasnee Global
The Role of the Head of Internal Audit in Safeguarding the Ethics and Integrity Values of the Organization

Marc Tassé, University of Ottawa
Gaining Trust and Adding Value….with a sleek and efficient QAIP

Limei Li, Governmentt of Nova Scotia

Archie Thomas, Consulting Internal Auditor
How to Audit the TOP 10 Cyber Security Threats

Heather Belanger, CSE

Robert Fox, CSE

Annie Péladeau, CSE
Sourcing Talent in the Workforce of the Future

Colleen Knuff, Wolters Kluwer TeamMate
14:10 – 14:15 Get Up and Stretch!
14:15 – 15:15 Keynote – Nejolla Korris, Interveritas International Smart Energy: Combating the Social Engineering Risk
15:15 – 15:30 Recharge, Refuel and Visit the Exhibits
15:30 – 16:20  Concurrent Session 3 Outside the Comfort Zone: What attempting Mt. Kilimanjaro can teach us about leadership and risk taking

Doug Johnson, Haventree
After the good times roll: Cleaning up when the party’s over – Auditing Oil and Gas Revenues and Financial Assurances for Site Remediation

Yves Genest, CAAF
(Un)Ethical Decision-Making: What Causes It, and Can It Be Prevented?

Mary Breslin, Verracy
The Very Small Public Sector Audit Shop – Effectiveness and Conformance are Possible!

Brian Brown, Best Job in the Company Consulting Services

Kerri Elyk, Public Safety Canada
The Future of Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

Michael Kostanecki, Protiviti
Tackling Risk in an Evolving Environment

Melissa Polak, Aurora Cannabis Inc.
16:20 – 16:25 Get Up and Stretch!
16:25 – 17:15  Concurrent Session 4 Influencing without Power – Creating Collaborative Change

Daniel Samson, SRI International
Does EHS audit have a home in Internal Audit?

Neil Chapman, IO Assurance
Fraud in the Digital Landscape

Paul Ross, KPMG
The Other Side of the Fence

Archie Thomas, Consulting Internal Auditor (Moderator)

Andrew Knack, City of Edmonton

Rob Miyashiro, City of Lethbridge

Evan Woolley, City of Calgary
Curling and IT security compliance: Lessons for auditing IT security compliance from the ice sheet to the C-suite

Ralph Villanueva, Diamond Resorts
Beyond the Checklist: Auditing Corporate Image

Kenneth Ramaley , Ramaley Group LLC




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  Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5 Track 6
General Session Leadership & Innovation Environmental Health & Safety/Energy Sector Fraud & EthicsPublic Sector/MUSH IT Audit, Cyber Security and Data Analytics Soundbites
09:30 – 09:45 Opening Remarks for the Day
09:45 – 10:15 William Michalisin, Executive VP & Chief Operating Officer, The IIA Navigating Uncertainty, Positioning Internal Audit for the Future
10:15 – 11:15 Keynote – Jer Thorp, Data Artist The Meaning Behind Data – Making Data More Human
11:15 – 11:30 Recharge, Refuel and Visit the Exhibits
11:30 – 12:20  Concurrent Session 5 Achieving 20/20 Vision

Katharine Palmer, City Of Calgary
Satisfying Stakeholder Needs When Developing an Operations Management System

Kevin Dunn, Cultura Consulting Corporation
IA Role in Workplace Culture & Ethical Conduct

Maya Douglas, Deloitte LLP

Aneesa Ruffudeen, Deloitte LLP
Navigating Audit Path in Organizational Culture

Sophie Dai, Calgary Police Service
Good, Bad and Ugly of Data Analytics – A strategy to success

Rahim Mulji, CW Bank
Chief Audit Executives New Playbook: How Audit Committees Are Responding to the New Normal

Paul Forgues (Moderator)

Chris Clark

Russell Goodman

Chris McGinley

Kathleen O’Neill

Jo Mark Zurel
12:20 – 12:25 Get Up and Stretch!
12:25 – 13:15  Concurrent Session 6 Hackathons – A Growth Mindset Approach to Leading Differently

Timothy Chan, Suncor

Tony Bessey, Integrated BPE, Inc.
Internal Audit Priorities for the Energy Sector

Robert Kuling, MNP
Is Your Company Fit to Compete? The Impact of Culture on Your Organization

Caroline Lass, Caroline Lass – Advisory Solutions and Services
Every Sherlock Holmes Needs a Dr. Watson: Demystifying complex communication to reach your intended audiences

Jon Bateman, City of Calagry
The CAE Life Cycle and the Importance of Continuous Improvement

Richard Arthurs, MNP
13:15 – 13:45 Lunch Time! Recharge, Refuel and Visit the Exhibits
13:45 – 14:35 Innovation Panel

Colin Shaw (Moderator)

Colleen Knuff, Wolters Kluwer TeamMate
Arvind Gupta, University of Toronto
Lisa Lee, Google

Pooja Sund, Microsoft Canada
14:35 – 15:25  Concurrent Session 7 Making Sense of Disruption for Internal Audit

Jill Satre, PwC
Safety Assurance Auditing for Pipeline Risk Management

James Ferguson, Stantec
Fighting Fraud from the Inside Through Audit

Mary Breslin, Verracy
How to Address the Increasing IT Risk of Third Parties

Jeremy Picco, PRA Canada
15:25 – 15:40 Recharge, Refuel and Visit the Exhibits
15:40 – 16:30  Concurrent Session 8 How to Operationalize Strategy and Culture

Reema Ibrahim, KPMG

Janine Lang, KPMG
How to Turn Compliance Into a Profit?

Landa Richards, Richards Consultancy Inc.
30 Years of Ethical Dilemmas: Lessons Learned

Brian Brown, Best Job in the Company Consulting Services
Value Added Internal Audit and ERM in the Public Sector – Yes It’s Possible!

James Barr, KPMG
Why GRC is Déjà Vu … and Necessary for Emerging Industries Like Cannabis

Peter Guo, MNP
16:30 – 17:30  Closing Keynote – Greg Johnson, The Tornado Hunter From Chasing Sticky Ideas to Chasing Storms – Building Your Legacy
17:30 – 17:40 Closing Remarks – Paul Forgues, Executive Director, IIA Canada