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The IIA’s 2019 International Conference features outstanding speakers whose shared goal is to deliver a world-class event reflective of The IIA's high standards of excellence.

The theme for the conference is “A Vibe all Its Own” and we are focusing on delivering a program that delves into global issues impacting the profession. Earn up to 17.4 CPEs (plus an additional 4.2 CPEs for attending a pre-conference workshop).

Educational Streams

 

Emerging Issues

Fraud & Ethics

Global Compliance & Risk

Technology

Global Trends: A Look Ahead

Pathway to Leadership

Author Series

Public Sector

The IIA's CIA Learning System® Review​​​​​​​​​

Sunday, 7 July 2019
​7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.​​​​​

​Registration

Continental breakfast, lunch, and breaks are included.

The educators’ symposium is designed to fulfill three distinct objectives:

  • Establish a forum for researchers to present end-stage or completed research and share aspects of classroom and practitioner applicability.
  • Provide educators with new and innovative techniques for teaching internal auditing.
  • Create an opportunity for researchers to present research concepts and proposals and receive feedback to refine the scope further to enhance value for practical application.

Research covered during the symposium may address the following topic areas: audit committee relations, blockchain, integrated audit, internal audit’s role in risk management, internal audit effectiveness, or others.

For more program details please visit the  Larry Sawyer Educators Symposium Program Page.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Pre-conference Workshops

Sally-Anne Pitt, CIA, CGAP
Managing Partner
Pitt Group
Australia

Douglas Hileman, CRMA, CPEA
President
Douglas Hileman Consulting
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Behavioral Ethics

A networking break will take place from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

This workshop will motivate attendees to enhance their department’s role in supporting and assessing the ethical climate in their organization. A strong ethical climate and an organization’s ability to maintain an ethical culture is the foundation for good governance. It sets expectations for acceptable behaviors in conducting business within the organization and with external parties.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the elements of business ethics and responsibilities for maintaining an ethical climate in the organization.
  • Explore the components of a robust ethics program, as well as internal audit’s role in supporting and assessing the ethical climate.
  • Be informed on approaches to auditing the ethical climate of their organization.
  • Become better prepared to apply concepts of ethics to internal audit programs and engagements.
  • Discuss ethical scenarios, their potential impact on the ethical climate within organizations, and risks related to ethical climate.

Sally-Anne Pitt is the managing partner of Pitt Group, an Australian-based firm specializing in internal audit and risk management. She is recognized as a global expert in audit quality and is the author of Internal Audit Quality: Developing a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program. She has undertaken more than 70 external quality assessments and works with many clients to develop and embed their quality programs. Pitt is a Board member of IIA–Australia and Chair of The IIA’s Global Professional Ethics and Responsibility Committee.

Douglas Hileman has 40 years of experience in compliance, operations, risk management, and auditing. He has led his firm for nine years, after six years at PwC, nine years in industry, and over 15 years in management consulting. His firm has clients nationwide and he has led conflict minerals independent private sector audits (IPSAs) for the SEC conflict minerals rule for four consecutive years. His firm has innovative approaches to nonfinancial (or “sustainability") reporting, and safety program management. Hileman is a frequent speaker for IIA events and other professional meetings nationwide.

Maureen Vermeij-de Vries, CPA
Chief Audit Executive
CZ
Netherlands

Els Heesakkers, CPA, CA
Senior Auditor
CZ
Netherlands

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

A networking break will take place from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

This workshop will inspire the attending CAEs with new insights, to substantively enhance the practice of the internal auditing profession, challenge colleagues around the world to continue furthering their professionalization, and share good practices. Attendees will learn how the Internal Audit Ambition Model (IA AM) supports the formulation of a road map to achieve stated ambitions, provides visual guidance for regularly evaluating and elevating internal audit function performance, and facilitates communication with stakeholders about the function’s relevance.

In this workshop, participants will:

  • Share their internal audit function’s ambitions on challenging themes and topics.
  • Understand how to check in a progressive way if their internal audit function complies with IPPF standards.
  • Reinvent dialogue between the CAE and audit committee or supervisory board to promote the internal audit function’s independence and performance and reinforce its desired ambition level.
  • Use the IA AM as a benchmark tool and give insight into the state of internal audit.
  • Be prepared to inspire their internal audit function to be the game changer in the organization.

Maureen Vermeij-de Vries is chief audit executive at CZ, the #3 health insurance company of the Netherlands. She entered the internal audit profession 14 years ago following nine years as an external accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She is chair of the Taskforce IA AM and president of the membership group of Internal and Government Auditors of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants. As a member of the board of Post Master Accountancy at Tilburg University, Vermeij-de Vries coordinates requirements for the accountant practice program and monitors quality; this role gave her the opportunity to develop an internal audit program that is included in the chartered accountant exam.

Els Heesakkers is senior auditor of professional practices for the internal audit department of CZ, the #3 health insurance company in the Netherlands. With 18 years of internal auditing experience, she strives to improve the quality and added value of the internal audit function (IAF) as well as increase broader recognition of the profession. As secretary of the Taskforce IA AM, Heesakkers introduces the IA AM in IIA introductory training for CAEs new to their role. She also lectures at Tilburg University for Post Master Accountancy (PMA), where the model is part of the internal audit program.

Remi Nel, CIA, CISA, CPA
Senior Manager, Global Internal Audit
Rackspace
USA

Jason Sechrist, CIA, CISA
Director of Audit Solutions
AuditBoard
USA

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Information Technology

A networking break will take place from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Cloud-based solutions are increasing in popularity and being embraced by small, medium, and large businesses. As auditors, it is important that we understand key concepts and risks inherent to this technology. Whether your business is currently using cloud-based solutions or planning to in the near future, this workshop will provide information and scenarios that will help auditors understand the technology and provide the basis for analyzing and assessing risks.

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand why risks are different in the cloud.
  • Explore audit activities to identify risks specific to cloud environments.
  • Evaluate control frameworks and apply them to simulated environments.
  • Understand and interpret System and Organization Controls (SOC) reports for IT risks during case studies.
  • Examine Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements that internal auditors should engage with cloud service providers during the procurement/design phase (simulation).

Remi Nel has responsibility for leading the execution of a risk-based global audit plan for Rackspace’s global footprint of data centers and office locations across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Prior to joining Rackspace, he worked with banking, insurance, and IT hosting clients at Ernst & Young. Nel has delivered training presentations on cloud computing and software-as-a-service (SaaS), educating and creating awareness among audit professionals on technology benefits and risks.

Jason Sechrist is director of audit solutions at AuditBoard, where he works with internal audit and compliance teams to help automate the administrative tasks of audit, risk, and compliance activities. Previously, as global head of internal audit at Rackspace Managed Cloud Company, his responsibilities included developing and executing on a risk-based audit plan for the company’s data centers and office locations across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Sechrist started his auditing career with PwC, advising CTOs, CISOs, compliance managers, and system engineers at software and cloud service providers. He has spoken at The IIA’s GAM and All Star conferences as well as various ISACA and IIA local chapter events.

Geoffrey Kovesdy, CRMA, CISA, CISSP, CRISC
Advisor Senior Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP
USA

Hillary Dendy, CFE
Executive Director, Global Financial Controls
Estée Lauder
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Specialized Knowledge

A networking break will take place from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

For years, there has been a buzz about continuous controls monitoring (CCM) and core automated assurance. Today, with enhancements in technology capabilities such as robotic process automation (RPA) and cognitive intelligence (CI), CCM and core automated assurance have become realities. Though technology has advanced, more than technology is required to extract value — there needs to be a sound operating model and alignment amongst the three lines of defense.

In this workshop, participants will: 

  • Discuss recent technology trends and capabilities for risk and controls, including RPA and CI.
  • Interact with use cases and demonstrations for CCM and analytics-driven risk assessments.
  • Collaborate on potential use cases and opportunities, including KPIs and process controls.
  • Assess requirements for implementing a CCM solution, including roles and responsibilities across the lines of defense and an operating model.

Geoff Kovesdy is a senior manager with 14+ years of experience in assessing process and technology risks and controls. He has led risk and compliance activities for multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as implemented ERM frameworks and conducted internal audit risk assessments. Kovesdy spends a significant amount of time assisting clients in modernizing and transforming risk and compliance activities via digital capabilities such as analytics and automation (ie. RPA & CI). This includes developing and implementing strategy, facilitating lab sessions and training, and identifying and developing use cases. Kovesdy has facilitated training for The IIA along with roundtables and knowledge sharing sessions on topics such as data analytics and digital risk.

Hillary Dendy is the executive director of global financial controls for Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. With 15+ years of experience in assessing risks and controls for business processes, she has established a best-in-class controls framework and governance model that will evolve with the business and provide insights that enable intelligent management of risk and support profitable growth. Dendy leads a team of controls specialists in delivering top-tier assurance services. She also actively partners with IT leads to ensure seamless integration between business and technology assurance services, including implementing digital capabilities and driving controls workstreams to increase synergies across assurance teams and drive continued process enhancements/automation organization-wide.


Daniel Lebel, CPA, CMA, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA
Chief Audit Executive, University of Quebec in Montreal
President, CIA International Inc.
Canada

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

A networking break will take place from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Part 1 will be held during the pre-conference sessions on Sunday, July 7, 2019.  Attendees should plan to attend both CIA pre-conference sessions on Sunday.  

This Part 1 CIA course is designed to give candidates a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the new 2019 Part 1 CIA exam syllabus.  The course will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence.  Taught by CIA-certified instructors, each attendee will have the opportunity to work through practice exam questions, learn test taking tips, and will receive the new Version 6.0 IIA CIA Learning System Part 1 self-study printed book, online software access for 12 months, and a Student Slide Activity book.  Attendees will also receive 4.2 CPEs and qualify for a free CIA application fee waiver.  An additional fee of USD $450 will be required to attend this course.  A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted, so please pre-register for this course. 
Course topics will include:

  • Foundations of Internal Auditing
  • Independence and Objectivity
  • Proficiency and Due Professional Care
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement Program
  • Governance, Risk Management, and Control
  • Fraud Risks

Please note:  Additional self-study time outside of the classroom will be necessary to prepare for the exam.

Daniel Lebel has more than 20 years of experience in internal audit and risk management, with expertise in several areas such as manufacturing, transportation, banking, and pharmaceutical. In addition to his work as CAE at the University of Quebec, Lebel has been involved as a lecturer, teacher, coach, and mentor, and as a CIA instructor in America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Monday, 8 July 2019
​7:00 a.m. – 6​:00 p.m.

​Registration

​​7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
​Networking Continental Breakfast with Coffee
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

Richard Dreyfuss
Academy Award-winning Actor

Moderator: Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Institute of Internal Auditors

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Personal Development

Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss has been acting in American theatre and films for 45 years and is one of America’s most versatile and individualistic actors. Early in his career, he appeared in television and in many notable films, including American Graffiti, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Jaws, and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Dreyfuss won the Oscar for his performance in The Goodbye Girl and he was nominated for his performance in Mr. Holland’s Opus. As a community leader, his current focus and passion is to encourage, revive, elevate, and enhance the teaching of civics in American Schools. He is the founder of the non-profit organization, TheDreyfussInitiative.org. He is a spokesperson on the issue of media informing policy, legislation, and public opinion, both speaking and writing to express his sentiments in favor of privacy, freedom of speech, democracy, and individual accountability. “All people have a right to know who they are and why they are who they are. Clarity of thought and honesty in self-reflection are more than needed utilities — they are the building blocks of our national moral character.” (From: Why I Love My Country.) Dreyfuss serves on the committee for Education with the American Bar Association, has served 12 years on the Board of the National Constitution Center, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and served as senior research advisory member of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University.  

More recently, Dreyfuss portrayed the infamous Bernie Madoff in the critically acclaimed ABC miniseries, Madoff. Some of his upcoming projects include Louisiana Caviar (opposite Cuba Gooding Jr) and The Last Laugh (opposite Chevy Chase).


Richard F. Chambers

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, is president and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the global professional association and standard-setting body for internal auditors. Chambers has more than four decades of internal audit and association management experience, mostly in leadership positions. Prior to taking the helm of The IIA in 2009, he was national practice leader in Internal Audit Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers; inspector general of the Tennessee Valley Authority; deputy inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service; and director of the U.S. Army Worldwide Internal Review Organization at the Pentagon. He currently serves on the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Board of Directors; the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC); and The IIA Board of Directors, as well as the Georgia State University School of Accountancy Advisory Council and the University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Accountancy’s Professional Advisory Board. Chambers also has served on the U.S. President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency. Accounting Today ranks Chambers as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People shaping the accounting profession, and he is recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as one of the most influential leaders in corporate governance. In 2016, Chambers was honored by American City Business Journals’ Orlando Business Journal as a top CEO of the Year. Chambers is an award-winning author, writing The Speed of Risk: Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, 2nd Edition (2019), Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors (2017); and Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail (2014), which is currently available in five languages.

​10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Networking Break​
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.​ Concurrent Session Tracks​​​​

Alice Mariano, CIA, CPCU, CPA
Director, Internal Audit
North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co.
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Every internal auditor could use more resources, but the challenge is most acutely faced by the CAE who has only up to about eight auditors. The risks to be addressed keep growing, but there never seems to be enough time or means to obtain, develop, and deploy the limited resources available. This session will focus on approaches a smaller audit group can use, leveraging strategies that have worked and resources available from The IIA.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore using flexible planning tactics.
  • Discuss process disciplines that keep everyone on track.
  • Identify tools available to CAEs of smaller groups.
  • Join in an interactive session designed to allow for sharing great ideas.

Alice Mariano has over 20 years of auditing and accounting experience. She currently leads the internal audit department at North Carolina Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Co. (NCFBINS) where she started the department 10 years ago. NCFBINS is a single state P&C insurance company with annual direct written premium of over $1 billion. Mariano has approximately eight years of public accounting experience, of which more than six years was spent serving clients’ diverse internal audit needs.

Jamal Ahmed, CIA, CRMA
Vice President, Internal Audit
Day & Zimmermann, Inc.
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Behavioral Ethics

The purpose of this presentation is to show how to determine whether or not a company’s business culture facilitates ethical and compliant work practices.

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand the process for auditing a culture of ethics and compliance.
  • Learn the various components of an ethical culture.
  • Understand the role of leadership in developing and maintaining ethical culture.

Jamal Ahmed is vice president of internal audit at Day & Zimmermann, Inc. (D&Z). D&Z’s 43,000 employees, operating from more than 150 worldwide locations, provide industrial, defense, and workforce solutions to a broad base of commercial and government customers.

Ahmed joined D&Z in May 2005 as director of internal audit. In September 2009, he assumed responsibility for running the company’s ethics program in addition to the internal audit function. In February 2014, Jamal was appointed vice president of internal audit. The D&Z ethics program, under Ahmed’s leadership, received an A ranking from Transparency International (TI) in its 2015 Defense Companies Anti-corruption Index. TI evaluated 163 defense companies from 47 countries. D&Z was one of 17 companies to receive an A ranking. This was the second such ranking under Ahmed’s leadership.

He is currently D&Z’s representative on the Defense Industry Initiative (DII). Ahmed has been a guest speaker at DII and Ethics and Compliance Association (ECA) and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) events.
Prior to joining D&Z, Ahmed served as manager of corporate policies and practices for Air Products and Chemicals (APCI). At APCI, he also had other positions of increasing responsibilities within the internal audit function, including developing a work process for compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. 

Lenny Block, CIA, CPA
Vice President, Internal Audit
Nasdaq
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

In today’s interconnected world, multinational organizations must remember that one country’s way of performing audits is not the ONLY way. Internal audit teams, with members outside of the U.S., are challenged to report results to multiple regulators and process data in and from multiple countries. Find out the steps a U.S.-based organization’s audit team takes to manage this effectively using analytics and harnessing the power of technology.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn a process that ensures regional and local regulatory requirements are addressed for international engagements.  
  • Gain best practices around leveraging analytics to gather data, ensure evidence is available, and satisfy regulators.
  • Develop an audit plan for multi-country board reporting.
  • Overcome cultural differences to ensure the audit message is consistent across the whole organization.

Lenny Block is vice president of internal audit at Nasdaq. He brings over 35 years of professional experience in internal audit, business process reengineering, database design, and project management. Block has extensive practical experience managing all phases of an internal audit, ensuring regulatory compliance, operational effectiveness, and financial reporting integrity for Nasdaq-owned entities worldwide. He also leads internal audit’s data analytics program and donates his expertise to the corporate ethics team on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Compliance. Prior to Nasdaq, Block worked in multiple industries, including non-profit, mortgage-backed securities, and telecommunications. Block holds professional licenses both as a CPA and CIA. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty for The University of Maryland and Southern New Hampshire University, teaching subjects such as auditing, accounting information systems, and fraud examination.

Komitas Stepanyan, PhD, CRMA, CRISC
Deputy Head, Internal Audit
Central Bank of Armenia
Armenia

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

The term cybersecurity sounds very attractive and everyone wants to use this term. Lots of people talk about cybersecurity; however, only some of them pay some attention to cybersecurity governance. On the one hand, it’s a challenge for top management to govern cybersecurity; on the other hand, it’s a challenge for internal audit to give appropriate assurance on cybersecurity. The question is, should internal audit give assurance on cybersecurity? If yes — how?

In this session, participants will:

  • Discover what cybersecurity governance is.
  • Uncover cybersecurity governance challenges
  • Learn internal audit’s role in cybersecurity governance.
  • Understand cybersecurity maturity assessment.

Komitas Stepanyan is deputy head of the internal audit department in the Central Bank of Armenia. He is a board member and head of the Training and Certification Committee in IIA–Armenia. He is a holder of two international certificates: Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). In 2005, he earned his PhD degree. Stepanyan is also graduate of a Public Policy and Public Administration Certificate Program the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Stepanyan started his career in a U.S.-based IT company. In 2005, he moved to the Central Bank of Armenia as a senior administrator of information security, responsible for implementation of BS7799/ISO17799 (ISO 27001) in the CB RA. From 2007–16 he was head of the IT audit division. Stepanyan is one of the key players in CB RA who pushes forward IT/cybersecurity governance at the Central Bank of Armenia. He is a trusted adviser for the board and top management on cybersecurity issues.

Zachary Bonomo, CPA CA. MAcc
Senior Manager, Internal Audit Risk Consulting
KPMG LLP, Toronto
Canada

John Heaton, CA, CISA, CISSP
Partner
KPMG LLP, Toronto
Canada

Joleen Young
Director, Advisory
KPMG LLP, Toronto
Canada

Patricia Wong, CPA, CA
Associate Vice President, Internal Audit
TD Bank
Canada

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

There is a significant global movement toward real-time payment (“RTP”) systems and global reach is accelerating. While RTP is a new capability for North America., numerous countries already have real-time retail payments systems (U.K., Mexico, Australia), and many existing systems are in the process of being modernized (Canada, U.S.). This session will outline the impact to major financial institutions and what internal audit’s role should be in the journey.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore the major changes that come with payment modernization and what that means for their organization.
  • Identify which significant risks highlighted in this session are most applicable to their organization.
  • Determine what changes are required to their current internal audit strategy based on the impacts of these changes.
  • Examine the current change management plan (if one exists) at their organization to prepare for payment modernization.

Zachary Bonomo is an advisory partner in KPMG’s Toronto office, primarily serving Canadian banks, broker dealers, asset managers, financing companies, insurers, and Schedule II foreign banking institutions. He’s supported large financial services organizations in Canada and the U.S. with planning and implementing programs to comply with existing and new laws and regulations. Additionally, he’s planned, executed, and reported financial audits, regulatory compliance tests, and SOX readiness audits. Bonomo recently assisted a major Canadian bank in updating its internal audit approach to payment risk, assessing the impact of payment modernization on the bank’s risk environment, and developing a new framework to address key risk points across the payment journey.

John Heaton brings over 20 years of pragmatic experience in helping clients transform their IT risk and security organizations, solutions, and processes to meet ever-changing regulatory and customer requirements. His specialties include leading large-scale cybersecurity and transformation programs. Heaton has dealt extensively with top global organizations, having worked in North America, South America, and Europe. He has also led the security and controls implementation components of ERP projects.

Joleen Young has three decades of experience in the financial services environment. As a specialist in the payments space, she was a key participant and industry team member in the National Payment System transformation (regulation, systems, policies, structures, risk management, and establishment of structures within the Payments Association of South Africa). A large portion of her responsibilities encompassed supporting the bank and central banks in eight countries with implementing local RTGS systems, including the regulatory, collateral, processing (front, middle, and back office), and rule making aspects.

Patricia Wong has been with TD Bank for more than five years. As an associate vice president, she leads audits of payments, fraud, and TD insurance technology solutions. Wong previously led the internal audit business management group, which included the quality assurance, regulatory affairs, reporting, people and strategic initiatives, and operations teams. Prior, while with PwC Toronto’s assurance practice, she focused on asset management clients, such as mutual funds, ETFs, and hedge funds. She also worked on large European private equity real estate fund clients out of the PwC London, UK office. Additionally, Wong led training development and delivery in the learning and development national office of PwC Canada.

Moderator:
Michael Levy, CIA, CRMA, CISA, CISSP
Director of Internal Audit
Student Transportation of America, Inc.
USA

Panelists:

Robin Brown
Manager, Risk and Compliance
Google, Inc.
USA

Valentina Kostenyuk, CIA, CPA, CFE
Senior Internal Auditor
Avangrid Renewables
USA

Jingwen (Grace) Wu, CIA
Compliance Officer
Silicon Valley Bank
USA

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Personal Development

The session will be facilitated by Michael Levy with a panel of three individuals in the internal audit field who represent varying career paths towards leadership within the millennial generation. The session will be highly interactive, with facilitated Q&A throughout the session. A key focus will be from the millennial perspective, but the interactive nature of the session will showcase ways to leverage strengths and drive internal audit careers towards success at any level.

The goal of the session is to provide a variety of perspectives on diversified paths towards growth and leadership, and how to overcome the challenges associated with them. In addition to the varying paths towards leadership, the panelists also come from different cultures and backgrounds (two are first-generation immigrants to the U.S.), which presents unique challenges, opportunities, and an emphasis on diversity and a global mindset. The panelists will also share their experiences in the early stages of their careers and the unique challenges facing young professionals in the workforce. Through the sharing of each panelist’s background and experience, the session will highlight the various opportunities available to help catapult leadership experience. Specifically, the panelists will discuss their experiences within The IIA’s Internal Audit Education Partnership (IAEP) program (Grace Wu), Chapter leadership (Valentina Kostenyuk), and IIA committee service (Robin Brown).

The session will conclude with a Q&A portion where the audience will ask questions of the panelists.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn the steps the presenters took to take their career to the next level.
  • Hear about the roadblocks they faced and how organizations can help overcome roadblocks.
  • Understand how diversity and a global mindset play a vital role in an internal audit career.
  • Assess key ways of defining their career.
  • Discover how the panelists got involved in The IIA and how volunteering with The IIA helped their career.

Michael Levy is a finance and IT professional with experience in internal audit, business process optimization, and cybersecurity in more than 20 countries. He leads the internal audit team at Student Transportation of America in addition to serving as an advisor to two technology company boards and on The IIA’s Board of Directors. Levy is an award-winning author who has received The IIA’s John B. Thurston Award and an Outstanding Contributor award in addition to being named a Top 20 Emerging Leader; he was also included in NJBIZ’s Forty Under 40 and the NJCPA’s 30 under 30. Most recently, Levy was a contributor to Sawyer’s Internal Auditing, 7th Edition.

Robin Brown Ellis, a risk and compliance manager at Google, was named an IIA Emerging Leader in 2016. With more than ten years of combined external and internal audit experience, she previously worked for a Big Four public accounting firm, a Fortune 500 insurance company, and a top 20 public accounting firm. Brown’s volunteer participation includes current service on the North American Board’s Publications Advisory Committee and as a member of The IIA’s Young Professionals Task Force.

Valentina Kostenyuk is a lead/senior auditor at Avangrid Renewables. She previously worked for Portland General Electric. Her eight-year internal audit career has emphasized operational auditing and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance across all segments of the energy industry. An Internal Auditor magazine “2015 Emerging Leader,” Kostenyuk has served on The IIA–Portland Chapter’s Board of Governors and held various Officer positions during the past six years, including Chapter President. She was recently elected District Representative for the West District chapters, and serves on The IIA’s Chapter Relations Committee and Young Professionals Task Force. As Chair of the YPTF Professional Development Subcommittee, she’s spearheading development of a national mentorship program for young internal audit professionals.

Jingwen (Grace) Wu is chair of The IIA’s Young Professionals Task Force. With five years of experience as an internal auditor and compliance professional, she is a compliance officer with the corporate compliance and risk and governance group at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Previously, Wu was a senior auditor with eBay internal audit and an advisory consultant at Deloitte & Touche LLP, serving clients across various sectors, including financial services, energy, and high-tech.

Linda Tuck Chapman
President
Ontala

Canada

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Specialized Knowledge

Regulatory compliance is challenging, but effective management and oversight of critical relationships throughout their lifecycle is essential for survival. The role of internal audit remains unchanged, but IA must move beyond four principles of “completeness, compliance, risk-centric, and risk-adjusted.” In this landscape of rapidly evolving threats, uncharted technologies, and increasingly complex operational ecosystems, senior management and boards must rely on IA to get ahead of the curve and help strengthen third-party risk management practices.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn about current and emerging best practices in third-party risk management.
  • Discover how new services and technologies mean new risks in uncharted waters.
  • Know what senior management and the board should be asking about critical third parties.
  • Hear ideas and tips from those in the trenches and across the sector.
  • Discuss lessons learned.

Linda Tuck Chapman is a recognized subject matter expert, trusted advisor, published author, and popular speaker. As the former chief procurement officer of three major banks, her clients benefit from her experience and pragmatic approach. Her expertise is frequently profiled in industry-leading publications such as The RMA Journal, Wall Street Risk Journal, and Future of Sourcing.

Manfred Kraff, PhD
Director-General, Internal Audit Service and Internal Auditor
European Commission, Internal Audit Service

Belgium

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing (Governmental)

Changes in the external environment (political, business, and technical) brought about by the ongoing fourth industrial revolution create challenges to staying up-to-date through internal audit tools and methodologies. Future provision of assurance will depend on stakeholders’ expectations, which must be addressed, as well as on future proofing the internal auditor’s skillset. This presentation is based on the results of a one-day conference on the same topic held in November 2018.

In this session, participants will:

  • Better understand how changes in our external environment impact internal audit.
  • Learn to keep pace with the fourth industrial revolution and identify new internal audit tools and methodologies.
  • Examine requirements (by standards, management, and other stakeholders) for providing assurance in the future.
  • Address expectations of stakeholders, including management, supreme audit institutions, and audit committee members.
  • Future proof the internal auditor’s skillset, explore what skills will be in most demand, and examine whether these will be generic, specific, or strongly tech-oriented.

Manfred Kraff was the second Attaché in the Cabinet of the German Member of the European Court of Auditors from 1990 to 1994. In 2003, he was nominated Head of the ‘‘Coordination of the Statement of Assurance (DAS)’’ Division and in 2008, he took over as Director of Directorate ‘‘Audit and Audit Supervision — Financial and Compliance Audit.’’ In 2012, Dr. Kraff became Deputy Director-General of Directorate General for Budget and Accounting Officer of the European Commission. From 2007 to 2012, he served on the Compliance Audit subcommittee of the International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) and from 2013 to 2017, he collaborated with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board’s Consultative Advisory Group.

Vicki McIntyre, CIA, CPA, CFSA, CRMA, CGAP
President
FirstPlus Resolutions, Inc.
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Part 2 will be held during all concurrent sessions on Monday, July 8, 2019.  Attendees should plan to attend all concurrent CIA sessions on Monday.

This Part 2 CIA course is designed to give candidates a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the new 2019 Part 2 CIA exam syllabus.  The course will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence.  Taught by CIA-certified instructors, each attendee will have the opportunity to work through practice exam questions, learn test taking tips, and will receive the new Version 6.0 IIA CIA Learning System Part 2 self-study printed book, online software access for 12 months and a Student Slide Activity Book.  Attendees will also receive 4.8 CPEs and qualify for a free CIA application fee waiver. An additional fee of USD $450 will be required to attend this course.  A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted, so please pre-register for this course.
Course topics will include:

  • Managing the Internal Audit Activity
  • Planning the Engagement
  • Performing the Engagement
  • Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress

 Please note:  Additional self-study time outside of the classroom will be necessary to prepare for the exam.

Vicki McIntyre has helped CIA candidates successfully pass their exams for more than twelve years, having taught The IIA's CIA Learning System extensively. McIntyre is a globally recognized educator and trainer who has a combination of internal audit, financial management, public accounting, regulatory supervision, and compliance management experience. With more than 20 years in the financial services industry, McIntyre has been a regulatory bank examiner, and a Vice President of both finance and risk management.  She also performs quality assessments and independent validations of internal audit activities.

​11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.Lunch followed by Dessert Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
​​​​12:45 – 1:45 p.m.​​​​​ ​Concurrent Session Tracks ​​​

Tichaona Zororo, CIA, CRMA, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT
Director, IT Advisory
Enterprise Governance of IT
South Africa

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

The growth and importance of social media is readily apparent. In the past years, social media has explosively grown to a business and social imperative, disrupting traditional corporate and social engagement models. There are benefits and risks associated with the ever-increasing use of social media. The new technology recently challenged regulators to develop rules and regulations for governing its use by providers, guiding enterprises, and protecting individuals.

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand local and international social media trends, statistics, failures, and successes.
  • Create a social media governance and auditing business case — a case study of two CEOs of world-renowned airlines.
  • Develop social media policy, strategy, processes, and procedures aligned to core enterprise activities and in compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Establish and clearly define social media roles and responsibilities, including the role of the board, senior business executives, content managers, compliance, and monitoring.
  • Understand social media content management steps from content development, review, and approval.
  • Recognize social media logical access governance and management.
  • Understand 20 social media auditing test procedures.
  • Learn how to write a social media auditing report that will grab the attention of the board and executive management.
  • Review international regulations governing the use of social media, such GDPR, Data Protection Act, Protection of Personal Information, Personal Data Protection Act, and Defamation Act.
  • Discover social media red lights.

Tichaona Zororo is an IT advisory executive with EGIT | Enterprise Governance of IT (Pty) Ltd., an IT advisory firm based in South Africa. He has several years of in-depth and global experience in mainstream IT, IT auditing, security, governance, and risk across private and public sectors. Zororo is an advisor to a number of boards, boards of directors, and IT and business leaders across the globe on the utilization of disruptive technologies to create and preserve stakeholder value, governance, and management of enterprise IT, IT risk, cybersecurity, IT auditing, IT modernization, and digital transformation. He is involved in the development of ISACA white papers and COBIT 5 publications. A renowned COBIT expert, advisor, and accredited trainer, Zororo is credited for being the first COBIT 5 Certified Assessor in Southern Africa as well as the first African and person from Africa to sit on the ISACA Board of Directors and to chair its Audit and Risk Committee. He was voted the best speaker at Africa CACS and Asia CACS 2017. Zororo is a recipient of the prestigious ISACA Harold Weiss Award for Outstanding Achievement for exceptional dedication and achievement that far exceeds the norm in IT governance. He has served on the ISACA Framework Committee, CGEIT Test Enhancement Subcommittee, and the External Advocacy Committee. Zororo is a Board Member of ISACA, chairs the ISACA Audit and Risk Committee, sits on numerous Audit Committees, and is immediate past president of the ISACA South Africa Chapter.

Dan Healy, CPA
Managing Director, Internal Audit
Guggenheim Partners                         
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Specialized Knowledge

Dan Healy frequently is asked to assist with investigating complex fraud and embezzlement schemes for a large worldwide nonprofit. This work frequently exposes him to emerging and evolving approaches being successfully employed to steal from organizations. He will present a recent case involving a $500,000 loss that was so ingenious the Secretary of State requested that Healy develop the case study to teach organizations to defend against this specific fraud. Practical approaches for auditors will be provided.

In this session, participants will:

  • Gain exposure to new, emerging complex fraud schemes.
  • Learn how to design an audit plan to identify anomalies that could signal a fraud scheme is taking place.
  • Gain interview techniques that have been successful in helping uncover fraud within an organization.
  • Understand how to document the investigation and what not to do during the investigation.

Dan Healy is currently a managing director of internal audit at Guggenheim Partners, a New York and Chicago based global investment and advisory firm with more than $300 billion in assets under management. Before joining Guggenheim, he led the internal audit departments of two multinational Fortune 500 companies. His previous roles included working as a corporate investigator at a large international bank where he was responsible for investigating fraud and embezzlement claims for 66 branches and two operations centers in Central New York. After leaving the bank, Healy worked as a vice president of international audit at Cendant Corporation. There, he discovered and helped investigate a complex $5 million embezzlement scheme perpetrated by the former Chairman of the Board of Directors.  

Rick MacholdCPA, CIA, CRMA
Chief Audit Executive
Total System Services, Inc.
USA

Lillian Scott
Vice President, Audit Services Group
Total System Services, Inc.
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Many first-line functions are dealing with the real problem of audit fatigue from clients, regulators, external assessors, and internal audit. This session will explore the real journey of a financial services company (TSYS) in its journey of integrated assurance and its influence in the creation of a risk-based audit plan.

In this session, participants will:

  • Follow the journey of the development of an integrated assurance mapping plan.
    • Discuss how an integrated assurance team was formed to support risk review meetings and issue consolidation.
    • Distinguish between those who ‘self-identify’ risks and assurance providers. 
    • Discuss how integrated assurance influences the audit plan.  
  • Assess how integrated assurance can influence the audit plan.
  • Follow a principles-based framework for conducting blended engagements, while ensuring compliance with The IIA’s Standards.
  • Develop ideas for reporting the assurance and consulting components of blended engagements.

Rick Machold has more than 30 years’ management and consulting experience across multiple industries and disciplines, including internal audit, enterprise risk management, process design and improvement, change facilitation, forensic accounting and financial statement audit. Previously, Machold was head of enterprise risk at Invesco Ltd. with global responsibility for the company’s ERM efforts. While under his stewardship, Invesco’s ERM program earned a “Strong” rating from Standard & Poor’s. He is a frequent speaker, lecturer, and author and won Internal Auditor magazine’s Ted Keys Award for Most Outstanding Article in 2016 for “The Four Hats or Risk Management.”

Lillian Scott has 20 years of experience in process re-engineering, large-scale program management, organizational transformation, risk management, internal audit, and regulatory compliance. She is vice president of operational assurance for TSYS ASG, having held several consulting and director roles across the organization to implement enterprise tools, re-engineer processes, and champion change. Notably, Scott assisted the CAE with transforming the internal audit department from a traditional control testing function to being perceived as a trusted partner to the business. Previously, at Accenture, she provided business consulting services to the utilities, retail, government, and financial services industries. Scott served one term as vice president of The IIA’s Columbus, GA chapter and is currently a member of the Board of Governors.

Sara Crowe
Director, Marketing
Microsoft
USA

David Koppy
Senior Manager, Strategy and Transformation
Grant Thornton LLP
USA

Chris Smith
Managing Principal, Strategy and Transformation
Grant Thornton LLP
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Communications and Marketing

The proliferation of social media as a communication medium creates exciting opportunities to engage with customers. Simultaneously, social media presents new challenges to address while managing organization and reputation risk. As organizations adapt to changing expectations, the pace of technological and social change has outpaced organizations’ capabilities to responsibly manage this powerful medium. Join us for an in-depth discussion around the implications of social media and learn strategies for improving profitability and managing risk.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn how social media impacts the organizational risk portfolio and identify best practices for ensuring a sound social media program. 
  • Identify the core components of a comprehensive social media program.
  • Analyze how social media execution aligns to each stage of the customer journey.
  • Identify key areas of how social media impacts an organization’s risk portfolio.
  • Determine best practices and considerations for oversight of a social media program.

Sara Crowe is a dynamic marketing professional with extensive experience in product management, driving end-to-end marketing strategy and acquisition campaigns. She has a strong track record of launching new products and driving innovation. Her background is diverse both geographically (Africa, Middle East, India, Asia) and industry-wise (including brand management at Procter & Gamble and the fast-paced innovation demands of technology). Crowe is currently the product marketing director for Microsoft 365 in the U.S., responsible for marketing strategy and go-to-market plans for achieving commercial revenue goals across the Microsoft 365 portfolio.

David Koppy is a senior manager with Grant Thornton’s strategy practice, specializing in customer and growth strategy. His areas of expertise include marketing and sales strategy, digital strategy and commerce, go-to-market and product launch strategy, and process optimization and improvement. In addition to these core areas, his project experience includes modern marketing strategy, international expansion strategy, partner sales channel incentives, customer service optimization, and organizational design. Koppy has led numerous social networking and digital strategy engagements across the hospitality, gaming, technology, and retail industries.

Chris Smith is the national managing principal of Grant Thornton’s strategy and transformation service line. He has led hundreds of strategically important engagements, both domestically and internationally, across several corporate functions and industries.

Sarah Saunders, CIA, CFSA, CIDA
Assistant Vice President, Internal Audit
Jackson National Life
USA

Stacey Schabel, CIA. CPA, Series 6
Chief Audit Executive
Jackson National Life Insurance Company
USA

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Personnel/Human Resources

While the war on talent is great for the job security of those in the profession, it is time consuming to post positions, screen resumes, and interview candidates. Time that could be spent adding value to the business, expanding our expertise, fostering relationships, and team building. Survival of this ‘war’ and control of our calendars hinges on our ability to retain talent, utilize our talent to its fullest, and build a pipeline of candidates whose skills complement those of our current team prior to positions being open.

In this session, participants will:

  • Gather tips for creating a high-functioning team environment and fostering sustained team motivation.
  • Explore the keys to developing the mix of skills and abilities that make an audit team effective.
  • Investigate how to move from the team structure they have today to the one they need for tomorrow without massive hiring and firing.
  • Understand why a talent pipeline is important and how to build one.

Sarah Saunders is an assistant vice president of internal audit at Jackson, focusing on finance, financial risk, and asset management. She has 15+ years of internal audit experience within financial services and consulting. Saunders is a district advisor and member of the North American chapter relations committee for The IIA.

Stacey Schabel is an experienced CAE responsible for a North American group-wide internal audit team that evaluates key processes and controls supporting Prudential plc’s North American operations, including Jackson, its subsidiaries, and affiliates. She assists in protecting organizational assets, reputation, and sustainability by assessing and reporting on risk management, control, and governance process effectiveness. Passionate about furthering internal audit and the development of future leaders, Schabel serves on The IIA’s Global Financial Services Guidance Committee and regularly presents at industry conferences. She was named among the ‘2018 Women in Insurance Leadership’ and ‘2018 Notable Women in Finance’ by Digital Insurance and Crain’s Detroit Business, respectively.

Robert Berry, CIA, CPA, CISA, CCEP
Executive Director Internal Audit
University of South Alabama
USA

Learning Level: TBD
NASBA Learning Field: TBD

Internal auditors are awesome people. That’s something we don’t hear in most business environments. Oftentimes we are called necessary evils, the group that bayonets the wounded … you get the point. Several years ago, after a tough audit engagement, a client referred to this presenter’s company as awesome. Then another. And another. Pretty soon, they started to believe they were actually awesome. But they didn’t know what they were doing to create the perception, so they asked. Surprisingly, it has little to do with actually auditing.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn three critical components to becoming — and staying — awesome.
  • Discover how to find your awesome attributes and apply them to auditing.
  • Find the courage to activate your awesomeness.

Robert Berry is an advocate for better business environments. For almost 20 years, he has worked as an accountant, auditor, business process specialist, and business consultant helping organizations save millions while reducing redundancies. He writes frequently about risk, audit, and compliance and presents on these topics at industry conferences.

Norman Marks, CPA, CRMA
Chief Executive Officer
Norman Marks
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

What does internal audit have to do for their work to matter to the board and top executives? Is the traditional approach still the way to go? Or should internal audit revisit both its audit planning and communication processes so it delivers assurance and advice that will help the organization succeed?

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn how to build an audit plan that focuses on the more significant risks to the enterprise.
  • Understand how to move away from audit universes to risk universes.
  • Gain communications that provide leaders with the information they need to run the organization and succeed.
  • Discuss earning a seat at the top table because their work is respected and valued by leaders as relevant and meaningful.

Norman Marks is a retired senior executive. He was the chief audit executive of major global corporations for 20 years and is a globally recognized thought leader in the professions of internal auditing and risk management. He is the author of seven books:

  • Risk Management in Plain English: A Guide for Executives: Enabling Success Through Intelligent and Informed Risk-Taking (2018)
  • World-class Risk Management (2015)
  • World-class Risk Management for Nonprofits (co-authored with Melanie L. Herman) (2017)
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors’ “Management’s Guide to Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404: Maximize Value Within Your Organization”) (2017)
  • Auditing That Matters (2016)
  • World-class Internal Audit: Tales From My Journey (2014)
  • “How Good Is Your GRC? Twelve Questions to Guide Executives, Boards, and Practitioners” (2014)

Marks is a retired member of the review boards of several audit publications, a frequent speaker internationally, the author of multiple award-winning articles (receiving The IIA’s Thurston award in 2004 and 2014), and a prolific blogger. He was profiled in publications of The IIA and AICPA as an innovative and successful internal auditing leader. He has also been honored as a Fellow of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group for his GRC thought leadership, and as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management for his contributions to risk management. In 2018, he was inducted into The IIA’s American Hall of Distinguished Practitioners.

Greg Rimmer-Hollyman, CIA, QIAL, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA
Chief Internal Auditor
National Disability Insurance Agency
Australia

Nicola Rimmer-Hollyman, CIA, QIAL, CFIIA
General Manager Audit, Wealth
ANZ Bank
Australia

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

The behaviors and ethics of organizations worldwide is under increased scrutiny, and boards and management are increasingly focused on improving organizational culture (including risk culture). This session will provide practical steps on how internal auditors can provide assurance on organizational culture, using both a framework approach and behavioral perspectives. The session will use case studies taken from both the financial services and public sectors, exploring the similarities and differences in these two sectors.

In this session, participants will:

  • Identify the importance of auditing culture in an organization.
  • Learn about a framework for approaching the audit of culture, including ‘framework’ and ‘behavioral’ perspectives.
  • Examine the similarities and differences in auditing culture in the financial services sector and public sector and see how they can teach other.
  • Explore how to implement the principles of auditing culture in their own relevant organization regardless of sector.

Greg Rimmer-Hollyman has more than 20 years of experience in developing, implementing, transforming, and leading internal audit functions for large organizations in various industries in both the public and private sector in Australia and South Africa. He is currently chief internal auditor for the National Disability Insurance Agency as well as an independent audit committee member. He is a national board member and professional fellow (PFIIA) of IIA Australia and has held numerous leadership positions within The IIA, including Chairman of IIA Global’s Institute Relations Committee, Chairman of the Global Public Sector Committee, and President of IIA South Africa. Rimmer-Hollyman has written various articles and presented at conferences on five continents.

Nicola Rimmer-Hollyman is an expert on auditing culture and was The IIA’s primary contributor to “Managing Culture - A Good Practice Guide,” a thought leadership paper recently released in Australia that was delivered through a collaboration between The IIA Australia, The Ethics Centre, The Governance Institute of Australia, and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.

Rimmer-Hollyman is a Chartered Internal Auditor and holder of the CIA and the QIAL as well as a qualified risk professional with over 20 years of financial services experience (predominantly in life and pensions). She is Chairman of The IIA Australia Victoria Chapter and is a member of the national Nominations Committee. Prior to migrating to Australia, she was Chairman of IIA UK and Chairman of the 2014 IIA International Conference in London. 

Rimmer-Hollyman has in-depth knowledge of internal audit, corporate governance, and risk management/ERM practices, both operational and technical, with extensive experience of auditing complex programs and projects. She has a strong focus on pragmatic and timely delivery, with the ability to influence and network with senior management to achieve consensus and develop relationships, including board/audit committees. She has deep knowledge of internal audit practices across different sectors and geographies, including different requirements from regulators both in Australia and overseas. She is an excellent communicator and presenter, with experience in writing articles, speaking at conferences, and developing/delivering training courses.

Vicki McIntyre, CIA, CPA, CFSA, CRMA, CGAP
President
FirstPlus Resolutions, Inc.
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Part 2 will be held during all concurrent sessions on Monday, July 8, 2019.  Attendees should plan to attend all concurrent CIA sessions on Monday.

This Part 2 CIA course is designed to give candidates a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the new 2019 Part 2 CIA exam syllabus.  The course will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence.  Taught by CIA-certified instructors, each attendee will have the opportunity to work through practice exam questions, learn test taking tips, and will receive the new Version 6.0 IIA CIA Learning System Part 2 self-study printed book, online software access for 12 months and a Student Slide Activity Book.  Attendees will also receive 4.8 CPEs and qualify for a free CIA application fee waiver. An additional fee of USD $450 will be required to attend this course.  A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted, so please pre-register for this course. 

Course topics will include:

  • Managing the Internal Audit Activity
  • Planning the Engagement
  • Performing the Engagement
  • Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress

 Please note:  Additional self-study time outside of the classroom will be necessary to prepare for the exam.

Vicki McIntyre has helped CIA candidates successfully pass their exams for more than twelve years, having taught The IIA's CIA Learning System extensively. McIntyre is a globally recognized educator and trainer who has a combination of internal audit, financial management, public accounting, regulatory supervision, and compliance management experience. With more than 20 years in the financial services industry, McIntyre has been a regulatory bank examiner, and a Vice President of both finance and risk management.  She also performs quality assessments and independent validations of internal audit activities. 

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​1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Transition Break
2​:00 – 3:00​ p.m. Concurrent Session Tracks

Robert Hirth
Board Member, SASB
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Specialized Knowledge

Investors representing over $25 trillion of global assets under management are demanding enhanced and reliable information on material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) matters — Why? Demand for this information is also expanding to the public sector and privately held organizations. Those organizations, as well as governments, stakeholders, and lenders, value material ESG information in their decision-making. Is your organization prepared and what is internal audit’s role in this emerging area?

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand the mission and background of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and its acceptance around the world.
  • Learn why $25 trillion of investor assets under management are demanding enhanced and reliable ESG information.
  • Consider the internal control implications of ESG reporting and internal audit’s potential role and value added.
  • Explore the broader impact of sustainability on their organization.

Bob Hirth was appointed to the nine-member standard setting board of the SASB upon its formation in 2017. He currently heads SASB’s Technology and Communications sector committee and is a member of the Services, Healthcare, and Extractive and Minerals processing sector committees. SASB disclosure and reporting standards are considered a suitable framework in several jurisdictions and have been developed for 79 industries.

Serving as COSO Chair from June 2013 to February 2018, Hirth’s activities included leading COSO’s project on revising its Enterprise Risk Management Framework (which was released in September 2017), issuing COSO’s Guide on Fraud Risk Management, and actively promoting COSO’s 2013 Internal Control Integrated Framework around the world and through the media. He has worked on assignments and made presentations in over 20 countries, serving more than 50 organizations and working closely with board members, C-level executives, university professors, finance and accounting personnel, and public accounting firm partners and employees. He was a leader in forming Protiviti and led its global internal audit practice during the firm’s first ten years of development.

In 2013, Hirth was inducted into The IIA’s American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners. In 2014 and 2015, he served as Chairman of the IIA’s IPPF re-look task force and has been a Trustee of the IIA Research Foundation. He served two terms on the Standing Advisory Group (SAG) of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). He graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, with a concentration in accounting.

Steve Stanbury, CIA, CFE, CRMA
Director, Internal Audit
City, University of London                           
UK

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Specialized Knowledge

The session will take the audience through my experience at City, University of London in establishing a fraud risk group to help embed the ownership and effectiveness of our anti-fraud strategy. The presentation will cover assessment of current position, ownership, fraud risk working group, board reporting, and lessons learned.

In this session, participants will:

  • Discover how to assess the impact and likelihood of fraud within their organization.
  • Learn a mechanism and approach for assigning ownership and getting buy-in.
  • Explore methods for rolling out a practical approach to fraud management.

Steve Stanbury joined City, University of London in March 2008 as director of internal audit, having previously worked as a senior audit manager for Deloitte with focus on the public sector. He has over 18 years of experience in internal audit, risk management, and corporate governance. In his previous role, Stanbury was involved in managing outsourced internal audit functions within the higher education sector, housing sector, and central government. He is also an audit committee member for Goldsmiths, University of London and the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (UK and Ireland). He has a BA in Politics and Management from Hull University and an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice from City, University of London; is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE); and holds a Certificate in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).

Jenitha John, CIA, QIAL
Chief Audit Executive
FirstRand Limited
South Africa

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

IIA Standard 2110 on Governance states, “An effective internal audit function provides assurance that there are appropriate corporate governance processes and internal control procedures in place.” Various other codes also position internal audit as an integral part of the corporate governance system of any organization. In a VUCA environment, aggravated by the advancement of disruptive technologies, organizations are embarking on a transformation journey, revising business strategies, systems, and processes. Internal audit must adapt to fortify its position as a value preservation and value-adding partner to its organization.

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand what makes internal audit unique and how that should be used in organizations.
  • Identify those roles where internal audit can, and should, consider greater integration with other functions.
  • Explore the limitations on what internal audit should do in the pursuit of adding value.

Jenitha John has been in the internal audit profession for more than 20 years. As CAE at FirstRand Ltd., she leads a 315-person audit team servicing the Group’s footprint across Africa, the UK, and India. She spearheaded combined assurance within FirstRand and continues to foster robust risk management, reinforce rigorous internal controls, and facilitate effective corporate governance. John currently serves as Vice Chairman of Professional Certifications on the Global IIA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Global Council, servicing 190,000+ members worldwide. She is also a non-executive director on three list boards and chairman of the respective audit committees. John was recognized in 2014 as “South Africa’s Internal Auditor of the Year.”

Ian Green, CGAP, CFE, CISA
Principal Auditor                                      
Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division
USA

Jamie Ralls, CFE, ACDA
Audit Manager                                         
Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division
USA

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing (Governmental)

This session will highlight how technology has helped the Oregon Audits Division detect fraud, waste, and abuse in numerous government programs over the last 15 years. Presenters will discuss audits involving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefit trafficking and analytical techniques to identify waste and abuse in other public assistance programs such as Medicaid and Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). Presenters will show how these fraud detection techniques can be applied in any organization.

In this session, participants will:

  • Summarize risk areas that can result from policy decisions and legislative change.
  • Examine analytic techniques for identifying waste, fraud, and abuse.
  • Understand Benford’s Law and how to apply this tool.
  • Recognize how to leverage technology to help drive fieldwork.

Ian Green is a principal auditor with the IT audit team of the Oregon Secretary of State Audits Division. He has conducted audit work at every major state agency on topics such as the use of overtime in prisons, caseload forecasting, university payroll fraud, temporary assistance for needy families, financial condition and strategic planning, statewide IT security, and improper Medicaid payments. Green has twice won the National State Auditors Association Excellence in Accountability Award, including best performance audit in the nation. Previously, he conducted economic research, statistics instruction, and compliance auditing for UPS. Green routinely conducts training in fraud prevention and detection, data mining, and internal controls.

Jamie Ralls has been with the Secretary of State Audits Division for 18 years, currently working as an audit manager. She has been formally recognized for her high-impact audits and was the recipient of the 2015 National State Auditors Association Excellence in Accountability Award. In 2016 and 2018, two audits she led received the “Impact Award” from the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Institute of Internal Auditors
USA

Anton van Wyk, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
Partner, Director
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
South Africa

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

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.

In this session, participants will:

  • Gain insights into the dynamic nature of risk in the 21st century and the velocity with which it can approach unsuspecting organizations.
  • Understand the compelling need and effective strategies for internal auditors to identify emerging risks long before they present a clear and present danger to their organizations.
  • Discuss disruptive risks facing the auditing profession, the organizations it serves, and how these disruptive forces may impact its ability to serve organizations in the decade ahead.
  • Discover effective strategies to audit smarter, better, and faster — to audit at the speed of risk.

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, is president and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the global professional association and standard-setting body for internal auditors. Chambers has more than four decades of internal audit and association management experience, mostly in leadership positions. Prior to taking the helm of The IIA in 2009, he was national practice leader in Internal Audit Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers; inspector general of the Tennessee Valley Authority; deputy inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service; and director of the U.S. Army Worldwide Internal Review Organization at the Pentagon. He currently serves on the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Board of Directors; the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC); and The IIA Board of Directors, as well as the Georgia State University School of Accountancy Advisory Council and the University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Accountancy’s Professional Advisory Board. Chambers also has served on the U.S. President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency. Accounting Today ranks Chambers as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People shaping the accounting profession, and he is recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as one of the most influential leaders in corporate governance. In 2016, Chambers was honored by American City Business Journals’ Orlando Business Journal as a top CEO of the Year. Chambers is an award-winning author, writing The Speed of Risk: Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, 2nd Edition (2019), Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors (2017); and Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail (2014), which is currently available in five languages.

Anton van Wyk has nearly 30 years of experience in corporate governance, risk management, and internal audit, working with local and global clients. He currently leads PwC’s risk assurance practice in Africa. Previously, van Wyk served as PWC’s global internal audit services leader and on the firm’s Africa and South Africa Governance Boards. He is chairman of the South African Corporate Governance Network and a full member of the King Committee on Governance in South Africa. Van Wyk was the first individual from the African continent and the first South African to have led The IIA; he served as global chairman, IIA global board senior vice chairman, and IIA global vice chairman of professional practices and professional certifications.

Shagen Ganason, CIA
Senior Internal Audit Manager
AIA Group
New Zealand

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Personal Development

Being an internal auditor means you are credible. Credibility can be instant, an emotional connection that can be kindled, and highly respected. That’s powerful! So, imagine how much time, effort, and money can be saved if you have built a brand for yourself that others will talk about, just because they like you. It endears them to follow you and talk about you, the way you want them to, to the people that matter.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn about tips and techniques using both traditional and digital tools to help you rise above the rest, make your mark, and stake your claim as an internal auditor.
  • Gain practical tools that they can apply immediately to help them identify what separates them from their peers as well as capture who they are and who they aspire to be.

Shagen Ganason leads the internal audit function in New Zealand for AIA Group, the world’s largest life insurer, with presence in 18 Asia-Pacific markets. He has 30+ years of experience in marketing, operations, continuous improvement, lean auditing, accounting, internal audit, and risk management on three continents across various industries, including manufacturing, airline, agriculture, financial services, and government. Prior to coming to New Zealand, Ganason was the CFO and COO for a British government investment arm in Indonesia. He is a regular presenter at regional and international IIA events and serves on the Institute Relations Committee.

Ann Butera, CRP
President
The Whole Person Project, Inc.
USA

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Personal Development

The diversity in skills needed to be an effective internal auditor is broader than those required for most professions. Effective internal auditors must be able to think critically yet influence others at all organizational levels. They must be able to write clearly and factually yet make compelling presentations that inspire change. To do this, auditors need more than technical expertise.

In this session, participants will:

  • Be able to explain the connections between each of the tiers and how they affect competency development and high-impact and value-added auditing/
  • Hone their ability to discuss audit results in business terms — it’s not just about the data, it’s about answering “so what?”
  • Leverage their EQ to expand their business relationships and add value.

Ann M. Butera is president of The Whole Person Project, Inc., an organizational development consulting firm. She is a frequent speaker at IIA, MISTI (coordinator of Audit Leadership and founder of CAE Masters conferences), and ISACA conferences. She has worked with audit departments of all sizes to provide auditors with the tools and techniques needed to improve risk management practices within their organizations. Butera is regularly cited in Who’s Who and has been honored by Women On The Job with the Business Achievement Award. She is a member of The IIA, the American Society for Training and Development, the Association of Government Accountants, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. She served as Supervisory Committee Chair for a financial services firm.

Butera received her Master of Business Administration in Organizational Development from Adelphi University. She holds a CRP (Certified Risk Professional) designation from BAI and is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Long Island University/C.W. Post College.

Butera has published her first book, Mastering the Five Tiers of Audit Competency: The Essence of Effective Auditing. In it, she shares best practices for every stage of the audit and explains how and why the most effective auditors master five essential competencies. New and seasoned auditors will benefit from her insight culled from over 30 years of experience training thousands of their peers.

Mark Maraccini, CPA
Partner
Crowe LLP
USA

Elizabeth Sullivan, CRMA, CCSA
Chief Risk and Audit Officer
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Management Services

This interactive session will walk through specific steps to bring together these key components and provide hands-on practical tools that can be implemented without breaking the bank. This course will discuss internal audit’s role in this process, examine how the chief audit executive plays a significant part in the education and training of key stakeholders, and outline why it is vital to hold management accountable and monitor the program indefinitely.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn how to establish a risk management framework.
  • Understand the important role of the educator and facilitator in establishing this program.
  • Acquire tools and templates for establishing the program and creating a risk profile.
  • Ascertain key instruments for monitoring the program and maintaining sustainability.
  • Discover a real-life case study for building a sustainable program in the public sector.

Mark Maraccini is a partner who specializes in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) services. He has over 18 years of experience with government, higher education, and not-for-profit entities, performing various auditing and consulting engagements. Maraccini has worked extensively with public sector entities, conducting risk and internal control assessments. He has also conducted numerous single and compliance audits, which helped lay the foundation for understanding internal controls and risks surrounding financial reporting and federal compliance. Over the past seven years, Maraccini continued to expand his breadth over risk assessments with a focus on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Most recently, he has worked on ERM initiatives for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority on the governmental side and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in the higher education arena.

Elizabeth Sullivan has 20 years of audit, risk management, and financial industry experience. As chief risk and audit officer at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and head of its Office of Management Audits, Risk, and Compliance, she leads the internal audit function in providing assurance and advisory services that enable change for strong organizational governance, internal controls, and effective risk management. Sullivan has spent the last four years in the public transit industry and in that time, her office has also taken on the responsibility of facilitating enterprise risk management across the organization. Previously, Sullivan led corporate risk management and audit functions within the financial industry.

Vicki McIntyre, CIA, CPA, CFSA, CRMA, CGAP
President
FirstPlus Resolutions, Inc.
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Part 2 will be held during all concurrent sessions on Monday, July 8, 2019.  Attendees should plan to attend all concurrent CIA sessions on Monday.

This Part 2 CIA course is designed to give candidates a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the new 2019 Part 2 CIA exam syllabus.  The course will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence.  Taught by CIA-certified instructors, each attendee will have the opportunity to work through practice exam questions, learn test taking tips, and will receive the new Version 6.0 IIA CIA Learning System Part 2 self-study printed book, online software access for 12 months and a Student Slide Activity Book.  Attendees will also receive 4.8 CPEs and qualify for a free CIA application fee waiver. An additional fee of USD $450 will be required to attend this course.  A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted, so please pre-register for this course. 

Course topics will include:

  • Managing the Internal Audit Activity
  • Planning the Engagement
  • Performing the Engagement
  • Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress

Please note:  Additional self-study time outside of the classroom will be necessary to prepare for the exam.

Vicki McIntyre has helped CIA candidates successfully pass their exams for more than twelve years, having taught The IIA's CIA Learning System extensively. McIntyre is a globally recognized educator and trainer who has a combination of internal audit, financial management, public accounting, regulatory supervision, and compliance management experience. With more than 20 years in the financial services industry, McIntyre has been a regulatory bank examiner, and a Vice President of both finance and risk management. She also performs quality assessments and independent validations of internal audit activities.

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3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
3:3​0 – 4:30 p.m. Concurrent Session Tracks​​ ​​

Sarah Adams
U.S. Managing Director and Global Leader, IT Internal Audit
Deloitte & Touche LLP
USA

André Al-Dawaf
Assurance Partner, Concept and Transformation Practice
Siemens AG
Germany

Jamie DuBray, CIA, CRMA, CPA, CISA, CISSP
Western Hemisphere Audit Manager
Schlumberger
USA

Jeffrey Jarczyk, CPA
Executive Vice President and Chief Auditor
Fidelity Investments
USA

Brandi Joplin
Senior Vice President, CAE
Walmart
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Agile internal audit is a process and mindset shift that drives clearer outcomes, increased engagement, and improved documentation to deliver valuable, timely results. Deloitte’s Global CAE survey indicates that 14% of internal audit functions are using Agile and 41% more intend to deploy! Join our cross-industry panel of CAEs from Walmart, Barclays, Fidelity Investment, New York Power Authority, United, and Dell as we explore the successes and challenges of implementing Agile in internal audit.

In this session, participants will:

  • Reference use cases of practical applications of Agile to internal audit projects.
  • Discover the associated benefits and lessons learned from various Agile implementations.
  • Identify options to apply within their teams to drive clearer outcomes.

Sarah Adams has over 30 years of audit, technology, operations, and IT risk and controls experience. As a managing director at Deloitte & Touche LLP and the global leader of Deloitte’s IT internal audit practice, she currently leads the Deloitte Agile IA initiative, developing methodology and working with clients to transform their internal audit practices by applying agile techniques. Previously, Adams was global audit director for The Walt Disney Company and internal audit assistant vice president for the Americas Division of Westpac Banking Corporation. She has also developed and presented training programs for The IIA and ISACA.

André Al-Dawaf leads the concept and transformation practice as an assurance partner at Siemens in Germany. He is currently focused on adapting Agile methods and practices for the companywide internal audit function to continuously improve Siemens’ corporate governance capabilities. In Al-Dawaf’s 20+ years with Siemens, he has successfully delivered multiple transformation projects across and beyond governance functions, such as enterprise risk management, internal control, and internal audit. Most recently, he was combining those areas into one assurance function. As a member of the German Agile Auditing Network (GAAN), Al-Dawaf actively drives developments in this innovative space.

Jamie DuBray joined Schlumberger as western hemisphere audit manager in 2016, after serving as IT audit client manager at Chevron Corporation and general manager of internal audit at CITGO Petroleum Corporation. She had prior experience at Valero Energy and Tesoro Petroleum, as well as positions within information technology and public accounting. DuBray’s background includes 18+ years in audit and 15+ years in the energy industry. She served on The IIA Global Exam Development Committee.

Jeff Jarczyk is the chief auditor of FMR LLC, Fidelity Investments’ parent company. He leads FMR LLC’s internal audit function in adding value to and protecting Fidelity by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. His team of business operations and technology auditors cover all of Fidelity’s business units and functions. Jarczyk also chairs the Auditor Independence Committee responsible for ensuring Fidelity remains independent of its external audit firms. He previously served as chief accounting officer of FMR LLC and led teams in Fidelity’s internal audit function. Earlier in his career, Jarczyk served in audit partner roles at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte.

Brandi Joplin assumed the position of senior vice president, chief audit executive (CAE) in October, 2016. Joplin leads the global team that provides assurance on the effectiveness of risk management and the adequacy of the control environment across all of Walmart’s businesses.  She reports functionally to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.  Prior to her current role, she served as vice president international controller.  Joplin led the group of international retail market controllers and managed the international segment accounting and reporting.  She helped align the markets to the global controllership vision and drive accountability to achieve our global standards.   Joplin joined Walmart in March 2009 and served as vice president of Walmart’s Global Internal Audit Services for North America, where she led the team providing audit and advisory services for United States and Canada business operations, as well as Walmart corporate functions.

Joplin is a member of the Women’s Officer Caucus leadership committee, and serves on the Walmart Foundation Board of Directors as well as the President’s Inclusion Council.

Prior to joining Walmart, Joplin worked for Alltel Corporation, the Little Rock, Arkansas-based Fortune 500 telecommunications company.  During her 14-year tenure, she served in a variety of management roles within the Alltel finance organization, including vice P\president of accounting and finance and vice president of internal audit.  Prior to Alltel, she worked for Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Michael “Bret” Hood, CFE
Director
21st Century Learning & Consulting, LLC
USA

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Communications and Marketing

Interviewers are constantly playing a cat-and-mouse game with subjects while trying to gather information without giving away known facts. Fraudsters are normally prepared for their interview, anticipating tactics and questions. Even so, an interviewer has powerful social-psychology tools at his disposal, which could increase the chances of a confession but often go unused. In this session, you will learn about certain social-psychology behaviors that can induce confessions from guilty parties.

In this session, participants will:

  • Identify specific social-psychology behaviors relevant to interviewing.
  • Discover the way these behaviors can enhance the chances of obtaining confessions.
  • Apply these behaviors during the interviewing process to increase the chances of obtaining a confession.

Michael “Bret” Hood is a retired 25-year FBI Special Agent and the director of 21st Century Learning & Consulting, LLC. While with the FBI, he worked many complex financial crime, money laundering, corruption, and major cases to include the 9/11 terrorist attacks, HealthSouth, and Maricopa Investments. Hood is an ACFE faculty member, forensic accounting professor for the University of Virginia and Mt. St. Mary’s University, and author of two critically acclaimed leadership books.

Adam Turteltaub, CCEP, CHC
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and International Programs
Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Business Management and Organization

With risk assessments so important to business, especially to compliance, it’s critical that they be done properly. Yet, a great deal of research has shown that humans have serious deficiencies when it comes to assessing risk and probabilities. This fun, interactive, and insightful presentation will illuminate the common ways our ability to assess risk falls short, and provides suggestions as to how to avoid the common traps.

In this session, participants will:

  • Better understand the common ways risk assessments can go wrong.
  • Learn how even the choice of words can lead things astray.
  • Gain an understanding of how to better ensure that their risk assessment is an accurate one.

Adam Turteltaub is vice president of strategic initiatives and international programs for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics and the Health Care Compliance Association. He joined SCCE/HCCA in 2008 with more than seven years of experience working with ethics and compliance professionals.

Turteltaub is a regular speaker at Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics events. He has also spoken at conferences for a number of other associations, including The Institute of Internal Auditors (where he was an All Star), the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the Practical Law Institute, and the National Contract Management Association.

Turteltaub’s professional career includes 13 years in advertising and marketing. He began at J. Walter Thompson, where he was a part of the company’s management training program. During his advertising career, he worked on such national brands as Burger King, Nintendo, Sinutab, Vittel Mineral Water, and Wisk. Before his time in advertising, Turteltaub served for two years on the Washington staff of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He also has an extensive writing background. He was a part of the founding editorial team for the internet search engine, Excite; contributed articles to several magazines; and wrote a chapter of We’ll Never Be Young Again, a look back at the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Hussain Hasan, CISSP, CGEIT, CISM, NACD Governance Fellow
Regional Leader, Risk Advisory Services (RAS); National Leader, RAS — Technology Risk Consulting
RSM US LLP
USA

Jack Burback, CISM
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Wintrust Financial Corporation
USA

Patricio Cadena
Director
RSM US LLP
USA

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Business Management and Organization

As more and more companies license their intellectual property, form collaborations with other companies, or outsource business functions, the risk of leaving money on the table significantly increases. Often, companies do not receive their fair share of revenues from these agreements, they are overcharged by their business partners, or both. Studies have shown that most organizations lose about 6 to 8% of the contract value over time.

In this session, participant will:

  • Understand how to identify the contracts that have the best chance of recoveries from auditing them.
  • Assess the process for conducting contract audits using RPA and AI.
  • Learn how to “sell” contract audits internally.
  • Discover how to deal with objections or blockers from the third party being audited.
  • Receive case study examples of how other internal audit functions have delivered measurable bottom-line dollars.

Hussain Hasan is RSM’s national leader for technology risk consulting and sits on the consulting leadership team. He was elected to RSM’s Board of Directors in 2012 and fulfilled his four-year term, serving on various committees, including Governance, Risk Oversight, Partner Matters, and Acquisitions. As a subject matter expert in enterprise risk management (ERM), global strategy, strategic planning, internal audit, and IT security, Hasan brings that perspective to client management and the board room for a deeper and healthier discussion. He has 25 years of experience in various industries, helping clients from strategic, operational, and risk management perspectives.

Jack Burback is a motivated information security professional with more than 15 years of experience. He specializes in the design and enhancement of enterprise level security programs within Fortune 1000 companies. Burback has been recognized as an effective leader, manager, and strategic thinker focused on continuous improvement.

Patricio Cadena has nearly 15 years of experience in the technology industry, specializing in IT strategy development and operations improvement. He has extensive project management experience, leading system implementations and departmental reorganizations across numerous regulated industries. Cadena currently leads RSM’s Chicago market infrastructure practice and previously led the IT department for a global nonprofit organization, handling global technology deployments and managing a team across operations, security, applications, and project management.

Toby DeRoche, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, CICA, CFE
Senior Market Development Consultant
Wolters Kluwer TeamMate
USA

Joanne Sebby, CPA, CISA
Chief Internal Auditor
First Data
USA

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Today’s fast-paced and evolving business environment requires internal audit to consider its capabilities and needs to ensure appropriate strategic planning. How can CAEs develop strategic plans that result in their stakeholders viewing the audit function as “highly effective”? This approach builds on three dimensions of effectiveness that must be addressed in order to be highly effective: 1) meeting stakeholder expectations, 2) operating core processes, and 3) conforming to internal audit standards and applicable regulatory requirements.

In this session, participants will:

  • Discuss the need for and importance of strategic planning within the internal audit function.
  • Explore the three dimensions that contribute to a highly effective internal audit function.
  • Populate a framework to understand how processes and expectations are aligned and where changes need to occur.
  • Develop an initial strategic vision based on an understanding of stakeholder expectations.

Toby DeRoche has assisted numerous internal audit departments create, perform, and supervise financial, operational, and compliance audits to evaluate control frameworks, financial systems, and operating procedures. His professional background includes identification and documentation of weaknesses that result in heightened business risk, while recommending solutions to such situations. DeRoche began his career in internal audit with Macy’s Inc. He then worked as an implementation and training consultant for Wolters Kluwer before becoming a senior market development consultant, a role in which he works with organizations looking for software solutions to their audit, risk, and compliance needs.

Joanne Sebby advanced from deputy auditor to chief internal auditor at First Data in May 2015. In this role, she oversees a team of approximately 70 individuals and a co-sourced team providing assurance and consulting. Previously, as vice president of enterprise security, risk, and compliance, Sebby led security professionals across the North American and European regions to create and enforce policies and standards. She also served as First Data’s liaison with the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and spent significant time integrating regional practices into global programs in the European and Asia Pacific regions. Earlier, as an audit manager at Deloitte, Sebby oversaw planning, execution, and reporting of results for audits in the manufacturing, non-profit, and higher education industries.

Yulia Gurman, CIA, CPA
Director, Internal Audit and Corporate Security
Packaging Corporation of America
USA

Thomas O’Reilly
Internal Audit Practice Leader
Audit Board                                         
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Personal Development

In this presentation, lessons learned and best practices from more than 100 chief audit executives will be shared to motivate all practitioners and leaders to continue to improve the value internal audit provides to their organization.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn to stop “doing the wrong things right” to expand audit plan scope and level of assurance provided.
  • Examine ways to start “doing the right things better” to improve team effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Share ways to position audit to “lead from the front” of their organization on their enterprise’s top objectives and risks.  

Yulia Gurman is currently the Director of Internal Audit and Corporate Security for the Packaging Corporation of America. Prior to joining PCA, Gurman served as vice president of internal audit at Retail Properties of America, Inc. (RPAI), where she established the internal audit function soon after RPAI went public. She had responsibilities over internal audit, internal controls, and ERM. Gurman also served as director of internal audit at OfficeMax, where she managed a team responsible for operational, financial, and compliance audits throughout the organization. She began her career as an external auditor at a public accounting firm, where she performed financial audits. Gurman has previously spoken at SuperStrategies conferences, the CAE Master’s Program, The IIA’s International Conference, the IIA–Chicago Chapter Annual Seminar, and the American Accounting Association’s Annual Meeting.

Thomas O’Reilly is a director and the internal audit practice leader at AuditBoard. Formerly the chief audit executive at Analog Devices, he spent the last decade helping to connect and share best practices with other audit leaders as founder of the CAE Leadership Forum.

Robert McKeeman, CISSP, CSQE, PMP
Research Fellow Emeritus
University of North Texas
USA

Paul Sobel, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
Vice President, Chief Risk Officer
Georgia-Pacific                             
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Business Development and Organization

Strategy implementation often depends on new IT systems. Financial forecasts are prepared assuming IT projects will be completed on time and on budget, with the promised scope, performance, reliability, and cybersecurity. However, in the real world, IT projects often fall short or fail completely. In a COSO ERM context, this session describes early warning signs of IT project failure as a toolset internal auditors can use for auditing and predicting business strategy implementation success.

In this session, participants will:

  • Recognize early warning signs of IT project failure in a COSO ERM context.
  • Identify IT projects that put strategy implementation at risk.
  • Identify IT projects that place the reliability of financial forecasts at risk.

Robert McKeeman is a research fellow emeritus in the Information Systems Research Center of the University of North Texas. He is co-Author of “Early Warning Signs of IT Project Failure,” published in 2006 in the Journal of Information Systems Management, and in 2007 in the EDP Audit, Control, and Security Newsletter. While a faculty member at North Texas, he was an IPA loaned executive in the Office of Cybersecurity at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, where he served as a contracting officer technical representative and project management subject matter expert, educator, and speaker. He was co-founder and CEO of Utility.com, a venture-capital funded manufacturer and software developer of electric utility field crew communications and real-time situational awareness web-browser solutions, and first responder body-worn and in-car video legal evidence management systems. McKeeman has been awarded six U.S. patents related to cellular data communications and legal evidence data security. He was certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute in 1998, and has been certified as a Software Quality Engineer and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He earned an undergraduate degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Paul Sobel is vice president and chief risk officer for Georgia-Pacific. He also serves as chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). He’s authored or co-authored four books: Managing the Risk of Uncertainty; Auditor’s Risk Management Guide: Integrating Auditing and ERM; Internal Auditing: Assurance and Consulting Services; and Enterprise Risk Management: Achieving and Sustaining Success. Sobel has served in many IIA leadership roles, including Chairman of the Board in 2013–14. In 2012, he was recognized in Treasury & Risk magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in Finance. In 2017, he received The IIA’s Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award and was inducted into The IIA’s American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners.

Michael Fucilli, CFE, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, CGAP
Chief Audit Executive
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
USA

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing (Governmental)

The long history of public sector has seen billions of dollars lost, redundancy and a loss in public trust.  Internal Audit is in the perfect situation to provide the proper scrutiny and assist management in dealing with pressures from internal and external sources. Understanding Governance, Risk and Controls in the Public Sector will help management restore the trust and achieve their goals more effectively and efficiently.

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand the need for increased efficiency and cost-effectiveness to control and reduce public spending.
  • Gain insight on using COSO with an emphasis on and accountability for results.
  • Focus on improvement of organizational performance and ability to implement and adapt to change.

Michael J. Fucilli is the CAE for the largest public sector transit authority in North America, with operating revenues in excess of $15 billion and a capital program of about $5 billion. He has 38 years of internal auditing experience that includes financial services, public sector, GRC, technology and SOX reporting. Fucilli has an audit staff of 85 professionals and is president of The IIA’s Internal Audit Foundation and IIA Vice Chairman. He previously held positions in banking and defense contracting. As an adjunct professor for Pace University, he teaches The IIA’s CIA Learning System for the Certified Internal Auditor exam. Fucilli is a frequent speaker at IIA International Conferences, having spoken at the last four in Sydney, London, Vancouver, and New York City on such topics as governance, risk, and fraud.

Vicki McIntyre, CIA, CPA, CFSA, CRMA, CGAP
President
FirstPlus Resolutions, Inc.
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Part 2 will be held during all concurrent sessions on Monday, July 8, 2019.  Attendees should plan to attend all concurrent CIA sessions on Monday.

This Part 2 CIA course is designed to give candidates a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the new 2019 Part 2 CIA exam syllabus.  The course will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence.  Taught by CIA-certified instructors, each attendee will have the opportunity to work through practice exam questions, learn test taking tips, and will receive the new Version 6.0 IIA CIA Learning System Part 2 self-study printed book, online software access for 12 months and a Student Slide Activity Book.  Attendees will also receive 4.8 CPEs and qualify for a free CIA application fee waiver. An additional fee of USD $450 will be required to attend this course.  A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted, so please pre-register for this course. 

Course topics will include:

  • Managing the Internal Audit Activity
  • Planning the Engagement
  • Performing the Engagement
  • Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress

Please note:  Additional self-study time outside of the classroom will be necessary to prepare for the exam.

Vicki McIntyre has helped CIA candidates successfully pass their exams for more than twelve years, having taught The IIA's CIA Learning System extensively. McIntyre is a globally recognized educator and trainer who has a combination of internal audit, financial management, public accounting, regulatory supervision, and compliance management experience. With more than 20 years in the financial services industry, McIntyre has been a regulatory bank examiner, and a Vice President of both finance and risk management.  She also performs quality assessments and independent validations of internal audit activities.

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​4:30 – 4:45 p.m. Transition Break

​​​Jade SimmonsJade Simmons
Transformational Leader and Renowned Classical Pianist

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Personal Development

Jade is one of the rare breed addicted to change. She has used change powerfully to reinvent at critical points in her career. In this session, she helps listeners control the fear of change and utilize the opportunity hidden within it to change the trajectory of where they are headed.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn the different types of change and what they symbolize.
  • Discover how to recycle the fear of change into anticipation.
  • Uncover how to adopt organic reinvention.

How do you get to be named Classical Music’s “No. 1 Maverick”? By repeatedly defying expectations, delivering riveting performances, and combining passion and innovation at every turn. Called a “musical force of nature,” Jade Simmons is easily one of the most exciting and versatile artists on the scene today. Classically trained in piano performance at Northwestern and Rice Universities, she has eschewed the traditional recital in favor of taking her audiences on concert adventures that span Rachmaninoff to rap. Today, Simmons delivers stunning main-stage keynote presentations that potently combine music, virtuoso performance, and riveting storytelling to speak to the hearts, minds, and goals of a company’s most valuable resource… their people.

As a speaker and presenter, Simmons’s impact spans a multitude of industries and touches an incredibly varied demographic, from college to corporate. Her experiences blend uncommon inspiration with mind-blowing classical and original genre-bending music, all while driving home an organization’s theme. In the last two years alone, financial services companies like Mass Mutual, Voya, Deloitte, RBC, and Nationwide; biotech and pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and Genentech; innovators like Dow and Raytheon; universities like University of Michigan, University of the Pacific, and Grand Canyon University (who brought her in for all six Fall commencement ceremonies), and important conferences like Simmons International Leadership, saw fit to bring her in to power up their legions and their leaders. She’s depended on to bring uncommon insight, an enlightened perspective, and much-needed rejuvenation to a variety of demographics looking for breakthrough and inspiration. Her specialty is in activating a renewed and redefined sense of purpose. She also speaks on cultivating innovation and originality along with the strategies behind audacious leadership, and she leaves behind tools to unleash momentum in life and business.

Presenters remark on her uncanny ability to customize in unprecedented fashion, crafting presentations that include the company’s background, theme of their event, and specific needs and pain points of the audience.

From upstarts to seasoned senior leadership, Simmons transcends audience demographics, speaking to multigenerational groups of both men and women with ease. Her home language is the language of high achievers, influencers, and visionaries, and her knack is in shifting mindsets in real time to unlock possibilities for breakthrough thinking, limitless living, and record breaking.

In her inimitable career as a concert pianist, Simmons has remained committed to expanding the boundaries of classical music and its presentation, and as a result, has revolutionized the concert platform. Today, she offers an incredibly diverse mix of repertoire from the classics to the cutting edge, and diverse audiences have come to expect creative projects backed by riveting performances. She has toured the U.S. extensively in recital and with orchestra highlighted by performances at venues as wide-ranging as Ravinia, the Chicago Sinfonietta in Symphony Hall, New York’s Town Hall, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. She has performed at the White House and has also received the Sphinx Organization’s Medal of Excellence in a concert held at the U.S. Supreme Court hosted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

In an extraordinary turn of events, Simmons was tapped to portray legendary concert jazz pianist and entertainer Lillette Harris in the new musical, Lillette’s Rhythm Club, which debuted in Florida this past June. She even made waves as one of the rare classical artists invited to perform at the taste-making South by Southwest Festival, where her show was ultimately branded one of the “Best of SXSW 2014.”

A born storyteller, Simmons powerfully and humorously relates these creative twists and turns that have made her a standout in her industry to audiences looking to do things differently in their own right in order to see greater impact in life and business.

​6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception​​​​
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
​7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

​Registration

​​7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Networking Continental Breakfast with Coffee
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Dennis Snow

Dennis Snow
President of Snow & Associates, Inc.

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Personnel/Human Resources

An engaged workplace is one in which the organization’s mission, vision, and values are demonstrated consistently and naturally. In such an environment, employee performance, involvement, and loyalty are high and customer satisfaction is the primary focus of the entire team. Based on his 20 years with Walt Disney World, along with many years of consulting with organizations around the world, Dennis Snow will provide a “how-to” program for engaging employees in delivering outstanding customer service.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn to build a customer-focused culture.
  • Break down organizational silos, creating a “one organization” mentality.
  • Inspire personal accountability in the workplace.
  • Understand how to build “walk-through-fire” employee loyalty.
  • Create a work environment where the best employees want to be.

Dennis Snow honed his customer service abilities over 20 years with the Walt Disney World Company. There, he developed his passion for service excellence and the experience he brings to the worldwide speaking and consulting he does today.

Snow began his Disney career in 1979 as a front-line attractions operator. As he advanced through the company, he managed various operating areas throughout the park, learning and applying the skills it takes to run a world-class, service-driven organization.

Snow launched a division of the Disney Institute responsible for consulting with some of the world’s largest companies, including ExxonMobil, AT&T, General Motors, and Coca-Cola. During this time, he presented to audiences in diverse locations around the world, such as South Africa, Australia, Mexico, England, and Argentina. This division quickly became the fastest growing venture of the Disney Institute and experienced repeat business of nearly 100%.

He also spent several years with Disney University, teaching corporate philosophy and business practices to cast members and the leadership team. While there, he coordinated the Disney Traditions program, universally recognized as a benchmark in corporate training. In his last year with Walt Disney World, Snow’s leadership performance was ranked in the top 3% of the company’s leadership team.

Today, he is a full-time speaker, trainer, and consultant who helps organizations achieve goals related to customer service, employee development, and leadership. Some of his clients include American Express, Johns Hopkins Medicine, ExxonMobil, and Nationwide. His articles appear in a number of industry publications and he is a featured guest “expert” on customer service on several business news-talk radio shows. He authored the book, Unleashing Excellence: The Complete Guide to Ultimate Customer Service, which has been used in organizations around the world as a blueprint for organizational excellence. Snow’s newest book, Lessons From the Mouse: A Guide for Applying Disney World’s Secrets of Success to Your Organization, Your Career, and Your Life, has just been released.

​9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break​​​​
​10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Session Tracks​​​​​​​

Bradley Carroll, CIA, QIAL, CFSA, CRMA, CPA, CFF
Principal, Process, Risk, and Governance (PRG) Group
Frazier & Deeter, CPAs
USA

Joe Oringel, CIA, CPA
Managing Director
Visual Risk IQ
USA

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

The goal of this session is to bring awareness to the opportunities for implementing data analytics in routine testing in small audit shops. We are not attempting to teach how to use a specific DA tool or technique, but to teach how to recognize the opportunity to use DA in auditing, and to show practical examples of small or simple DA implementation to get past the inertia and intimidation small shops often face.

In this session, participants will:

  • Identify the diverse skills needed to accomplish DA on small audit teams. (Hint: it’s a group effort — both IT and non-IT skills are needed!)    
  • Overcome inertia and learn to establish a repeatable process for DA with a focus on staff development.
  • List potential challenges to more successful DA efforts and discuss ways to overcome these challenges.
  • Brainstorm ideas for quick wins and share examples of innovative ways to provide enhanced assurance.
  • See practical examples from real-life DA used in a small audit department.

Bradley Carroll began his career in internal audit with Central Bank in Louisiana, then held internal audit positions with Carter’s Childrenswear and Wachovia Bank in the Atlanta area. After starting and selling a CPA practice, Carroll returned to internal audit as the first CAE of the $5-billion State Bank Financial Corporation, which challenged him to develop a methodology and staff the Bank’s own internal audit function. He is currently a principal in Frazier & Deeter CPAs’ PRG practice. As the community bank representative for The IIA’s Financial Services Advisory Board, Carroll has advocated on Capitol Hill on behalf of IIA initiatives.

Joe Oringel is a CIA and CPA with 25 years of experience in internal auditing, fraud detection, and forensics. He has over 10 years of Big 4 external audit, internal audit, and risk advisory experience, prior to co-founding Visual Risk IQ. His corporate experience includes internal auditing, information security, and data analytics for companies in highly regulated industries, including pharmaceuticals, utilities, and financial services.

Jim Pelletier, CIA, CGAP
Vice President, Professional and Stakeholder Relations
The Institute of Internal Auditors
USA

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Behavioral Ethics

This interactive session takes a thought-provoking look at how internal auditors can leverage a better understanding of the "unconscientious mind" and cognitive bias as hidden drivers of human behavior. We all illogically believe that we are logical thinkers. Understanding this is the first step in identifying individuals who may be on the wrong path.

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand concepts around the conscious and unconscious mind and how they impact our decision making.
  • Recognize types of unconscious bias as well as some basic techniques for dealing with your own biases and the biases of others.
  • Understand how in group/out group dynamics can drive negative behavior in organizations.

Jim Pelletier has more than 15 years of public and private sector internal auditing experience. Currently, as vice president of professional and stakeholder relations, he provides direction for The IIA’s Audit Executive Center; Financial Services Audit Center; American Center for Government Auditing; Environmental, Health and Safety Audit Center; and Global and North American Advocacy. Previously, Pelletier served as city auditor for the City of Palo Alto, CA and as chief of audits for the County of San Diego. His diverse auditing background includes roles at the California State University System, PETCO, State Street, and General Electric. Pelletier received The IIA’s John B. Thurston Award for outstanding paper in the field of internal auditing for his article, “Adding Risk Back into the Audit Process.” His book, “Collaborative Auditing,” is available through the Internal Audit Foundation.

Fernando Cancino, CIA, CFE
Senior Manager, Global Client Services
TMF Group
USA

Learning Level: Beginner

NASBA Learning Field: Accounting

Based on the Global Financial Complexity Index, participants will learn about global accounting and tax compliance complexity. Examples of what makes compliance a challenge from a structural, technical, and sociocultural perspective will be considered. The presentation will also cover what internal auditors should be aware of when conducting compliance audits by region (APAC, EMEA, Americas).

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand the Top 3 compliance issues facing companies globally.
  • Learn the Top 10 most complex jurisdictions in the world for accounting and tax compliance.
  • Gain insights into global compliance trends.

Fernando Cancino is an international compliance professional with 20 years of experience in multijurisdictional accounting, tax, and corporate compliance across all continents, including directing numerous multicountry outsourcing engagements for multinational corporations. He has published articles in professional/trade journals, including Internal Auditor magazine. Cancino has also presented on risk management topics at national conferences of professional associations, including The IIA and ACFE. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian and conversational in German and Dutch.

Steve Mar, CFSA, CISA
Adjunct Professor
Seattle University
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Big Data continues to drive organizational decisions, strategy, opportunities, and risks. How can auditors leverage data collection, analysis, and insights in their audit projects? By deploying a DAP framework. This session will cover how auditors can more effectively and efficiently plan their audits using data analytics. 

In this session, participants will:

  • See how the DAP framework creates value.
  • Understand how the DAP framework guides the audit team to plan, collect, analyze, and visualize data.
  • Discuss how the DAP framework that has been developed, tested, and undergoes continuous refinement by analyzing suggested improvements for the next release.
  • Provide an approach that future auditors, auditors new to data analytics, and professional audit analysts can deploy and improve to deliver better insights.

Steve Mar is an instructor in IT audit and audit data analytics at Seattle University and in IT audit  at University of Hawaii at Manoa. He previously worked as director of IT audit at Nordstrom and Microsoft. Mar performed IT audits and security reviews at Deloitte and KPMG. He worked at Bank of America as vice president of IT audit and as vice president of corporate data security. Mar has been involved with IIA CREA and PIC. He is a GTAG and GAIT writer, and currently edits and occasionally authors the IT Audit Column for the IA magazine. Mar serves on the IIA Puget Sound Chapter Board, ISACA Puget Sound Board, NACD, and other local boards. He holds an MBA from Seattle University and an MA in Business from the University of Washington.

Philipp Wilhelm, CIA, QIAL, CISA, CRMA, CFE, CEH, IIA-QA, Scrum Master
Managing Director
Schweizer Institute für Managementerneuerung GmbH
Switzerland

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Modern internal audit approaches require auditing at the speed of risk. This session illuminates how agile internal audit processes can satisfy this need for speed. Major audit processes such as audit planning (annual planning, portfolio planning, and audit work planning), the audit work process, reporting, continuous development, or the quality assurance and improvement process will be scrutinized for their potential of becoming agile while remaining compliant with The IIA’s Standards.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore to what extent the IPPF Core Principles require agility.
  • Learn what agile methods are and under what conditions they should be applied in internal auditing.
  • Identify how agility can add value by speeding up different internal audit processes.
  • Develop ideas for making their own internal audit processes more agile.

Dr. Philipp Wilhelm has 20 years of internal audit experience in academia and various industries, including nine years as CAE of a Swiss insurance company. As CAE, he has introduced consulting and data analytics as dedicated internal audit activities with full-time staff. He made internal audit processes agile by using ScrumBan and Jira and replaced the traditional audit report with a database of findings and recommendations. His internal audit function was certified by the standards of ISO 9001. He is especially skilled in fireproofing internal audit against micro politics and resistance, a topic he has researched already in his doctoral thesis. He is a demanded speaker at national and international conferences and serves as internal audit trainer for professional development courses of IIA Switzerland in the fields of agile internal auditing, effective audit communication, and internal audit personnel management. In 2014, he founded the Schweizer Institut für Managementerneuerung GmbH, a headhunting boutique specializing in internal auditing in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Larry Harrington
Retired Vice President, Internal Audit
Raytheon Corporation
USA

Patty Miller, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, CPA, CISA
Owner
PKMiller Risk Consulting, LLC
USA

Larry Rittenberg, Ph.D., CIA, CPA
Professor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin
USA

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

The internal audit profession is rapidly changing and practitioners require a keen sense of ‘value add’ to effectively serve stakeholders. This panel, comprised of leaders who have spent more than three decades in the profession and mentored many internal auditors, will provide insights on practice, changes coming to the profession, and challenges moving forward. These professionals will share perspectives on the past and future of internal auditing, and engage the audience in an open discussion.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn common mistakes CAEs make and how to avoid them.
  • Consider the brand you, your team, and your organization have within your organization and how to enhance it.
  • Gain insight into ways to take internal audit to the next level.

Larry Harrington has more than 25 years of experience in auditing and finance. He started his career in public accounting and has served in the fields of retail, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and technology. Harrington has held key leadership roles in finance, human resources, and operations, and has been CAE for several Fortune 500 companies, including Staples, Aetna, and LTV. An active volunteer for The IIA, he previously served as the 2015–16 Global Board of Directors chairman and as chairman of The IIA’s North American Board of Directors. Harrington is a frequent speaker at seminars on auditing, change management, negotiation, and people development and motivation.

Patty Miller is the owner of PKMiller Risk Consulting, LLC and has significant management and consulting experience. In her 14 years with Deloitte, she served as the lead risk services partner on significant technology and consumer clients. Her many IIA volunteer roles have included Chairman from 2008–09, executive committee member, and Chair of the Standards Board. She is a frequent speaker and trainer, and has led and co-authored research projects for The IIA. Miller is the recipient of the William G. Bishop III Lifetime Achievement, Victor Z. Brink, and American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners Awards.

Larry Rittenberg serves as chair of the audit committee of Woodward, Inc., an aerospace and energy company. He has served in several leadership roles for The IIA, including serving as president of The IIA Research Foundation as well as vice chairman of the Professional Practice and Professional Oversight committees. His most recent published work was COSO Internal Control‒Integrated Framework: Turning Principles into Positive Action published by The IIA Research Foundation. Rittenberg served as chair of the Commission of the Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) for five years during a time in which COSO developed the principles approach to internal control and applied it to small businesses. He also served as a member of COSO during the development of the COSO Enterprise Risk Management Framework. Rittenberg is the former EY Professor of Accounting and Information Systems at the University of Wisconsin and has written numerous publications sharing his professional expertise with leading accounting and audit journals.

Bruce Turner, CRMA, AM, CISA, CFE
Director and Audit Committee Chairman
Bruce Turner & Associates
Australia

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

The twenty-first century has presented fresh challenges for auditors as a consequence of rapid business changes, global connectivity, emerging technologies, and increasingly complex economic, regulatory, and operating environments. This session will equip beginner auditors and those who support them to deliver upon the increasing expectations of key stakeholders like the board, audit committee, and senior management. The key to this is thinking beyond the traditional auditing scope, and having the tools to do so.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn how to seamlessly transition into an internal audit role by understanding stakeholder expectations.
  • Expand their thinking beyond the ‘traditional’ scope of internal auditing through ten fresh features.
  • Recalibrate their approach so as to address the emerging challenges from digital transformation.
  • Transform their mindset from a purely hindsight perspective, to insight, and ultimately foresight.

Bruce Turner remains active as an audit and risk committee chair and company director. He is just the second professional internal auditor in Australia to receive Order of Australia honors. He was appointed a Member (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honors of 2015 in recognition of his significant service to public administration through governance and risk management practices, and to the profession of internal auditing.

Turner has held board and independent audit committee roles over the last decade in 25 diverse organizations, including central government, construction, environment, finance, health, infrastructure management, local government, natural resources, not-for-profit, parklands, parliamentary services, state revenues, supreme audit institution, telecommunications, and transport. He chaired The IIA’s Global Public Sector Committee 2014–15, spent six years on The IIA-Australia Board to mid-2018, and remains an active executive coach, mentor, and white ribbon ambassador (denouncing violence against women).

Turner has over 40 years of practitioner and leadership experience in internal auditing across the globe, traversing the energy, financial services (commercial, merchant, and central banking), government, manufacturing, and transport sectors. He has recruited hundreds of beginners into internal auditing roles throughout his career, and has proudly watched as their careers blossomed. He retired from full-time work in 2012 after five years as chief internal auditor at the Australian Taxation Office, one of the largest public sector organizations in Australia. He previously held CAE roles at commercial service delivery organizations Integral Energy Australia and StateRail.

Mara Ash, CIA, CGFM, CGAP, CMRA
Chief Executive Officer
Business & Financial Management Solutions, LLC
USA

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing (Governmental)

In this session, participants will learn how to integrate the Red Book (IPPF) standards with other public sector auditing standards. Learn specific strategies to blend standards into an organizational “Rainbow Book” of standards to create an impactful and value-add audit shop.

In this session, participants will:

  • Discover how to choose which standards to use in their organization.
  • Be able to identify similar standards from multiple requirements and integrate them into one.
  • Learn how to blend (pick and choose) applicable standards to create their organizational Rainbow (Orange) book to provide value-add results.
  • Understand how to sell the approach of blended strategies in their organization.

Mara Ash has over 25 years of financial management and audit experience in the government sector. Her career includes finance and consulting positions serving government agencies at all levels of government. She helps organizations create strategic alignments, enhance transparency, and improve compliance by implementing business practices and financial/internal controls that reduce costs and streamline processes to create best-practice organizations. She serves as a deputy chair of The IIA PSAC Board.

Daniel Lebel, CPA, CMA, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA
Chief Audit Executive, University of Quebec in Montreal
President, CIA International Inc.
Canada

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Part 3 will be held during all concurrent sessions on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.  Attendees should plan to attend all concurrent CIA sessions on Tuesday.

This Part 3 CIA course is designed to give candidates a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the new 2019 Part 3 CIA exam syllabus.  The course will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence.  Taught by CIA-certified instructors, each attendee will have the opportunity to work through practice exam questions, learn test taking tips, and will receive the new Version 6.0 IIA CIA Learning System Part 3 self-study printed book, online software access for 12 months and a Student Slide Activity book.  Attendees will also receive 3.6 CPEs and qualify for a free CIA application fee waiver. An additional fee of USD $450 will be required to attend this course.  A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted, so please pre-register for this course. 
Course topics will include:

  • Business Acumen
  • Information Security
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Management

Please note:  Additional self-study time outside of the classroom will be necessary to prepare for the exam.

Daniel Lebel has more than 20 years of experience in internal audit and risk management, with expertise in several areas such as manufacturing, transportation, banking, and pharmaceutical. In addition to his work as CAE at the University of Quebec, Lebel has been involved as a lecturer, teacher, coach, and mentor, and as a CIA instructor in America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
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​11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch followed by Dessert Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall​
12:45​ – 1:45 p.m. Concurrent Session Tracks

Jonathan Moraes
Technical Manager
IIA–Spain

Spain

Peter Hartog, CIA
Manager, Professional Practices
IIANetherlands
Netherlands

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

This presentation is now in its fourth year, thanks to the joint collaborative effort between eight European Institutes of Internal Auditors — Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the UK and Ireland. Its purpose is to provide a touchpoint for the internal audit profession that helps chief audit executives understand how their peers view today's landscape and how may it affect the preparation of 2020’s internal audit plans.

In this session, participants will:

  • Analyze the main risks that concern CAEs.
  • Gain tools to build the audit plan.
  • Receive a wide overview of the concerns of other CAEs.
  • Walk through a reputable research study.

Jonathan Moraes has more than 14 years of experience in the compliance, internal controls, and internal audit departments of multinational companies. He joined IIA–Spain (based in Madrid) in 2017 as part of the technical content department, where his duties include research, content development, and training to add value to the profession in Spain. He is currently chair of the European Institutes Research Group (EIRG), which has been responsible for developing the Risk in Focus report since 2016, among other activities.

Peter Hartog joined IIA–Netherlands in 2018 as manager of professional practices. He is presently engaged in developing and sharing knowledge on a wide range of topics related to the internal auditing profession. Hartog previously worked for 25 years as a consultant on internal auditing and management control, mainly at KPMG and ACS. He is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry, including the Erasmus School of Accounting & Assurance. His experience includes serving as an executive responsible for IT and operational audits and as a second line manager responsible for compliance and for risk management.

Robert Campbell, CIA, CRMA, CFE
Chief, Office of County Investigations
County of Los Angeles
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Specialized Knowledge

Investing in fraud prevention and detection can be a tough sell, and resources are always difficult to come by. But the reality is that anti-fraud efforts, led by internal audit, can deliver significant ROI and drive the attainment of your organization’s strategic goals and objectives. We will examine real-world fraud cases, how those investigations drove value, and practical strategies you can use to develop and enhance your anti-fraud program with existing audit resources.

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand how to align anti-fraud efforts with organizational goals and objectives to drive ROI.
  • Gain strategies for implementing or enhancing a quality anti-fraud program with existing internal audit resources and personnel.
  • Determine how to prevent and detect some emerging, high-value frauds through a review of real, recent cases.
  • Learn tactics for operationalizing fraud prevention and detection tools and techniques into existing programs/business lines.

Robert Campbell has held a variety of internal audit, law enforcement, and management roles with Los Angeles County since 1998. His responsibilities have included overseeing criminal investigations and the IT forensics lab, as well as various major divisions, including the County’s central accounting, disbursements, and shared services operations; the Office of the Chief HIPAA Privacy Officer; and the Office of Investigations. Currently, as chief of the Office of County Investigations, he administers the County’s fraud hotline and leads more than 25 professional staff conducting criminal investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse of government resources. Campbell also oversees the Office of the Children’s Group Home Ombudsman.

Maurice L. Crescenzi
Managing Director
FTI Consulting
USA

Brian Risser
Senior Compliance Manager
TE Connectivity Ltd.
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Specialized Knowledge

This session examines key compliance risk areas that apply across industries and organizations: anti-bribery and anti-corruption. This session will address why anti-bribery and anti-corruption remain important areas of risk for organizations, and what steps organizations can take to mitigate the risk. This session will focus particularly on leading practices for managing anti-bribery and anti-corruption risk with regard to third-party intermediaries.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore a framework for effectively designing anti-bribery and anti-corruption programs.
  • Showcase a third-party risk management component as part of that framework.
  • Discuss leading practices for extending risk management strategies to third parties throughout the full lifecycle of third-party relationships.
  • Examine the importance of internal business “buy in” and how to leverage technology in managing third-party bribery and corruption risk.

Maurice L. Crescenzi is the managing director at FTI Consulting, the practice leader for corporate and organizational ethics, compliance, and anit-corruption. Leveraging 25+ years of professional, industry, and Big Four experience, he helps executives and compliance professionals to design, implement, and evaluate governance structures, compliance programs, ERM, and third-party risk management strategies. Crescenzi has held leadership compliance and ethics positions in leading global companies, including Altria (then composed of Philip Morris, Kraft Foods, Miller Brewing, and other operating companies) and Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals. He was also global compliance and ethics officer for DeVry. Having worked with colleagues in 35+ countries, Crescenzi understands the importance of cross-cultural partnering, as well as the challenges associated with implementing a global compliance program at a local level.

Brian Risser is the senior compliance manager at TE Connectivity Ltd., a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader. Risser oversees the company’s anti-bribery and anti-corruption program, including third-party management. His background in auditing and accounting includes six years in audit with Arthur Andersen and 18 years in various corporate finance roles, including Sarbanes-Oxley, as well as legal compliance.

Zachary Lynde
Chief Financial Officer
Factom Inc.
USA

A. Michael Smith, CPA, CISA, CISSP
Partner
PwC
USA

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Specialized Knowledge

We will begin with a high-level overview of blockchain technology, what it is, and how it works. We will then move into developments in the space, use cases and trends, and a deep dive on all classes of crypto assets. Finally, we will address the various challenges related to audit, risk, and control in this space.

In this session, participants will:

  • Achieve basic understanding of what blockchain is and an overview of various business use cases.
  • Become acquainted with the various classes of crypto assets and the related economic and technological control concerns of each.
  • Develop introductory-level knowledge of challenges and difficulties related to audit and control in this space.

Zachary Lynde is Factom’s CFO. An accomplished financial and economic architect, he has served as an executive in several ambitious ventures, led complex financial transactions, and advised multiple companies in both high-tech and conventional industries on complex restructurings, globalization, and a range of capital transactions. While working for KPMG, Lynde architected mission-critical financial systems for large organizations, such as NASA, with operating budgets in excess of $50 billion. Additionally, he has invented patented-pending IP in the areas of fintech and treasury management solutions. He speaks often on blockchain accounting and excels at increasing enterprise value, solidifying financial operations, and managing enterprise risk.

A. Michael Smith has over 28 years of public and private industry experience, encompassing IT internal audit, cybersecurity, privacy, IT governance risk and compliance, and national/international regulatory requirements in the IT space. He has lived and worked in Europe and led teams in EMEA and APAC. Smith is responsible for PwC’s U.S. internal technology audit services practice for financial services companies and has led projects or worked in all financial services sectors. He also leads the blockchain assurance practice globally, helping clients deal with the complexities of risk, control, and assurance in blockchain infrastructures. Smith was previously global director of technology audit for Bank of New York Mellon.

TaeYong Kil, CIA, CISA, OCJP
Audit Manager
Prudential Financial Inc.
South Korea

David Dong-Ki Lee, CIA, CPA CISA
Director
EY Han Young
South Korea

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Specialized Knowledge

That privacy data leaks occur is inevitable, considering the number of channels that exist for data collection. However, corporations should strive to protect their own and customers’ privacy data in compliance with diverse regulatory requirements and risk types (finance, reputation, and etc.). What must we do to protect the corporation within its residual and tolerable risk levels while complying with regulatory requirements? Also, what methods must we understand to prevent and/or detect data privacy incidents?

In this session, participants will:

  • Identify and understand diverse data privacy regulations and requirements.
  • Learn preventive and detective methodologies on data privacy incidents.
  • Design a data privacy protection framework to protect their corporation.

TaeYong Kil is a South Korea-born and based internal auditor. He began his career at Sony Corporation as a system operation manager focused primarily on ecommerce and customer support applications. After four years at Sony, Kil decided to expand his career in the areas of audit and business consulting, which eventually led him to global finance consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. After five years at PwC, he decided to focus on internal audit and joined Prudential Financial Inc., where he has been working on diverse, multi-country audit projects.

David Dong-Ki Lee is an auditor and consultant with broad experience encompassing financial/IT audit (internal and external), SOX 404 attestation and implementation/advisory work, fraud detection, forensics, implementation of continuous monitoring systems for process improvement, and other risk advisory services with data analysis. At EY and PwC Korea, Lee was involved in projects for Korean multinational companies, including Samsung and LG.

​Jason Mefford, CIA, CGAP, CRMA, CPA
Rock Star
Mefford Associates
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Personal Development

Only one-third of employees are engaged at work. Stress levels are rising, increasing the risk of turnover, absenteeism, and health issues. To succeed in leading diverse, healthy, and dynamic teams, leaders must be mindful and emotionally intelligent in their interactions with employees and other stakeholders. Using techniques from science, psychology, and emotional intelligence, this session explains how simple changes in style can significantly increase productivity, retention, and engagement.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn how to develop a more mindful culture in work teams.
  • Understand and develop the key attributes of an emotionally intelligent leader.
  • Embrace diversity as a way to create stronger teams.
  • Improve communication between team members.

Jason Mefford is a rock star in internal audit, risk management, and compliance. He typically works with chief audit executives and professionals in audit, risk, and compliance to develop the technical and soft skills needed to navigate an organization’s land mines. He takes complicated, confusing, and difficult things and makes them practical, proactive, and simple to improve learning and transformation. Mefford is an executive coach, professional speaker, facilitator, and podcast host. He serves the internal audit community through several companies, including Mefford Associates, and his Jamming with Jason Podcast.

Dan Clayton
Independent Consultant
Internal Strategic Consulting
USA

Paul Sobel, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Georgia-Pacific                            
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

In June of 2017, thought leaders began charting the seventh edition of Sawyers in a way that promotes the thought leadership spirit of Larry Sawyer. The seventh edition tackles tough questions: How does a CAE think strategically about the services and products they deliver? What does business acumen actually mean? The product for the CAE and auditor focuses on setting up the internal audit function and delivering services in the decade to come.

In this session, participants will:

  • Create a business perspective and framework of the challenges a CAE faces as they attempt to set up the internal audit function to deliver value-adding services and products in a changing world of ERM, GRC, and technology.
  • Boldly ask questions and frame conversations for which we do not yet have answers to spawn the spirit of thought leadership and innovation.
  • Describe how Sawyers 7th edition can frame the questions and discussion the CAE and auditor must have as they move forward into the next decade of uncertainty.

Dan Clayton has a background in internal audit practice development. He spent 10 years with CHAN HEALTHCARE, building models from risk assessment to risk-based audit. He also developed and managed a SME program and resource library for 335 auditors. For the last six years, he has worked with the University of Texas System as a director of strategy, managing systemwide initiatives to improve internal audit practices across 14 institutions. In the last few months, Clayton became a full-time consultant building his own practice focused on helping organizations engineer ideal systems for audit, governance, risk, and control.

Paul Sobel is vice president and chief risk officer for Georgia-Pacific. He also serves as chairman of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). He’s authored or co-authored four books: Managing the Risk of Uncertainty; Auditor’s Risk Management Guide: Integrating Auditing and ERM; Internal Auditing: Assurance and Consulting Services; and Enterprise Risk Management: Achieving and Sustaining Success. Sobel has served in many IIA leadership roles, including Chairman of the Board in 2013–14. In 2012, he was recognized in Treasury & Risk magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential People in Finance. In 2017, he received The IIA’s Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award and was inducted into The IIA’s American Hall of Distinguished Audit Practitioners.

Stephen Linden, CPA, MAICD, PFIIA
Director
Assurance Advisory Group
Western Australia

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing (Governmental)

When we go down to the ocean in summer, lifesavers have placed flags on the beach to identify the area within which it is safe to swim. Despite this simple message, people insist on “swimming outside the flags.” Similarly, despite myriad regulations, legislation, and policies applicable to public sector procurement, sometimes those involved in the process want to “swim outside the flags.” What causes this behavior, what can go wrong, and does internal audit have a “lifesaving role”?

In this session, participants will:

  • Understand the myriad legislation applicable to government procurement and how to find it.
  • Identify the many types of procurement and the probity risks attached to each.
  • Assess the various approaches to auditing public sector procurement.
  • Explore case studies of “procurement gone wrong” and lessons learned.

Stephen Linden is director of Assurance Advisory Group, providing internal audit, probity advisory/audit, and other related services. He has held senior positions in professional services firms for the past 20+ years, delivering assurance and advisory services to the public and private sector, from one-off projects through to fully outsourced arrangements. Previously, he enjoyed a career in a state-government statutory authority, where he held senior positions in internal audit, financial accounting, and management accounting. 

Linden spent ten years on The IIA’s global guidance committees (Professional Issues Committee and Public Sector Committee) where he co-authored a number of practice guides. He was team leader for the following practice guides: Evaluating Ethics Related Programs and Activities, and Chief Audit Executives – Appointment, Performance Evaluation, and Termination. He was a team member on the Auditing External Business Relationships practice guide. He also co-authored a Probity Handbook (HB325 – 2008 Assuring Probity in Decision Making) published by SAI Global on behalf of Standards Australia. Following the release of the ethics practice guide, Linden developed and delivered three global webinars on the subject; provided input to the ethics module for a graduate certificate in internal auditing; and developed and delivered webinars on the topic to graduate certificate students.

Linden recently authored a whitepaper for IIA Australia on public sector procurement. He has delivered presentations on probity and internal audit throughout Australia, including at SOPAC and other state conferences, and he presented at The IIA’s International Conference in London.

Daniel Lebel, CPA, CMA, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA
Chief Audit Executive, University of Quebec in Montreal
President, CIA International Inc.
Canada

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Part 3 will be held during all concurrent sessions on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.  Attendees should plan to attend all concurrent CIA sessions on Tuesday.

This Part 3 CIA course is designed to give candidates a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the new 2019 Part 3 CIA exam syllabus.  The course will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence.  Taught by CIA-certified instructors, each attendee will have the opportunity to work through practice exam questions, learn test taking tips, and will receive the new Version 6.0 IIA CIA Learning System Part 3 self-study printed book, online software access for 12 months and a Student Slide Activity book.  Attendees will also receive 3.6 CPEs and qualify for a free CIA application fee waiver. An additional fee of USD $450 will be required to attend this course.  A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted, so please pre-register for this course. 
Course topics will include:

  • Business Acumen
  • Information Security
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Management

Please note:  Additional self-study time outside of the classroom will be necessary to prepare for the exam.

Daniel Lebel has more than 20 years of experience in internal audit and risk management, with expertise in several areas such as manufacturing, transportation, banking, and pharmaceutical. In addition to his work as CAE at the University of Quebec, Lebel has been involved as a lecturer, teacher, coach, and mentor, and as a CIA instructor in America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

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1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Networking Break
​​2:15 – 3:15​ p.m. ​Concurrent Session Tracks

Justin Pawlowski, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, CMA
Head, Internal Audit
ALSO Holding AG
Germany

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Deploying digital labor is highly relevant for the organization’s IA function — to provide more efficient and more effective audit work as well as to help accelerate the organization’s digital transformation. The session is about how to lower total cost of audit (reduction of labor costs of IA staff as well as of auditee) and how to quantify the value-add provided by the internal audit function using robotic process automation (RPA).

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore areas of application for RPA in internal auditing (RPA internal audit “bot farm”) by demonstrating different RPA bots in action.
  • Discover how to lower the total cost of audit using RPA bots.
  • Learn how to substantiate and quantify the value-add provided by internal auditing using RPA.
  • Determine the cornerstones of an RPA roadmap for IA to realize quick wins in the short-run and additional wins in the long-run.

Justin Pawlowski is head of internal audit at ALSO Holding AG, a listed distribution and logistics company for IT, consumer electronics, and telecommunications (ICT) based in Emmen, Switzerland, with annual revenues of more than 10bn USD across Europe. Before joining ALSO, the Frankfurt-based graduate of the Berlin School of Economics & Law and Goethe Business School worked as senior manager for governance and assurance services at KPMG in Germany and for IBM Germany in Berlin with assignments in Spain and the USA. His focus lies on applying modern technology in internal auditing, including data analytics, process mining, and RPA. Pawlowski is challenging manual proceedings from the past to come up with new ideas and ways of auditing, and he shared insights around using process mining in internal auditing at The IIA International Conference 2017 in Sydney, Australia. He is a member of the German chapter of The IIA (DIIR) and currently serves on The IIA IT Guidance Committee. In 2015, he was recognized as an Emerging Leader by Internal Auditor magazine.

Carol Morgan, CIA, CPA, CFE, CCEP, CISA
President
Pacific Northwest Enterprise Risk Forum
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

A fraud risk assessment brings you closer to understanding the risks and threats unique to your organization. You have identified the controls you expect management to implement to reduce risk to an acceptable level. However, there are major gaps, and the risks with a high probability and material impact are not getting the attention they deserve. This session will help you learn to communicate to stakeholders their responsibility to maintain controls and fill the gaps.

In this session, participants will:

  • Analyze information gathered and develop a clear, succinct presentation to explain to management teams the major risks that are critical to control.
  • Identify gaps in the control framework quickly.
  • Discover areas that might be over-controlled to reallocate resources to higher risk areas.
  • Set up a system to assess compliance.
  • Develop training opportunities for users to become self-assessors so they can take ownership of developing appropriate controls as processes change.

Carol Morgan has responsibility for the planning and completion of operational, compliance, and financial audits conducted at all World Vision U.S. sites as well as oversight for compliance and PCI data security. She began her auditing career working for the Defense Contract Audit Agency and SAFECO Insurance. Returning to government auditing as director of internal audit for Todd Pacific Shipyards, Morgan reestablished the internal audit function and was responsible for operational and government contract compliance audits. She gained external auditing experience as a manager with public accounting firm McGladrey and Pullen LLP by performing financial statement audits of credit unions.

Morgan is a past president and board officer for The IIA’s Puget Sound chapter. In addition, she serves on the Accounting Academic Advisory Board, and the Internal Audit Academic Advisory Board for Seattle University. As a board member for the Pacific Northwest Enterprise Risk Forum, Morgan provides treasurer oversight. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Towson University. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).

Mónica Ramírez Chimal
Partner
Asserto RSC
Mexico

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Specialized Knowledge

Money laundering is a growing phenomenon that is expanding to more countries and different industries. The days when it only happened in the financial sector are gone, making it one of the biggest risks for internal auditors to manage today. In this session, attendees will learn what money laundering is in order to identify and manage the risk of being used by organized crime.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn the definitions and specific characteristics of money laundering and terrorist financing.
  • Understand how money is laundered and the impact it has worldwide.
  • Identify the most common factors that contribute to the continuation and growth of money laundering.
  • Get to know key controls any company should have in order to protect itself.

Mónica Ramírez Chimal is a partner of Asserto RSC, a consulting firm based in Mexico City. She has authored three books and published articles on many topics, including anti-money laundering, internal audit, fraud, and ethics, for international magazines. Ramírez Chimal has been an international trainer in Mexico, U.S., Dubai, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Panama, as well as an expert guest speaker in anti-money laundering for a number of companies. Last October, she opened the III Annual Conference of Ministry of Economy and Finance of Panama.

Helen Anijalg, CIA, CCSA, CGAP
Chief Executive Officer
Auditoorium
Estonia

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Business Management and Organization

Estonia is a country in Europe that represents a good example of digital disruption. Named “the most advanced digital society in the world,” Estonians are pathfinders who have built an efficient, secure, and transparent ecosystem that saves time and money. This has had a strong impact on internal auditing practices. You will hear the fascinating story of Estonian e-success.

In this session, participants will:

  • Be inspired to be more open towards innovation and digitalization in the internal auditing profession.
  • Learn about new risks involved related to digitalization.
  • Hear a real-life story about digital disruption in a European country.

Helen Anijalg has more than 15 years of experience in internal auditing. She worked for 10 years in the Estonian Ministry of Finance and for six years as CAE in an Estonian state agency for export, investments, and tourism. Anijalg runs her own audit and consultancy business, Auditoorium, and in 2018, she started a new career in an innovative startup, Roofit Solar Energy. She has been organizing the annual Baltic and Scandinavian Internal Auditors Roundtable for five years, and she is often a trainer and lecturer at IIA–Estonia events. Anijalg has twice been a Board member of IIA–Estonia.

Sergiu Cernautan, CPA, CISA
Senior Director, Product Strategy
Galvanize
Canada

Jonathan Lin, CISA
Senior Financial Compliance Auditor
Encana Corporation
Canada

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

In today’s digital environment it’s more important than ever to equip internal audit functions with the right set of technologies; future proof the audit function by attracting, developing,  and retaining professionals with sufficient digital dexterity; and build an agile and sustainable internal audit practice.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore their role as audit leaders in future proofing their organization’s internal audit functions.  
  • Examine whether they are setting the right technology vision for internal audit and risk management in today’s digital environment.
  • Determine whether they are hiring and training for the internal audit and risk management skillsets of the future.
  • Evaluate whether their internal audit and risk management processes are sufficiently automated and agile to address the present and the future of internal audit.

Sergiu Cernautan has over 20 years of external audit, internal audit, risk and regulatory compliance, and consulting experience with Deloitte, KPMG, and Straight Talk Consulting (STC) Ltd emphasizing financial, operational and systems auditing; Sarbanes-Oxley, JSOX, and Bill 198 compliance; business process control reviews; litigation support, data analytics, and fraud audits; and cost-effective Computer Assisted Audit Techniques (CAATs) and business analytics using sophisticated data analysis tools.

Cernautan is responsible for Galvanize's GRC strategy, which includes managing influencer relations, overseeing product content development, and providing overall GRC domain support to internal teams (e.g. sales, marketing, product design). In addition, he is responsible for overseeing the company’s Strategic Partner and Customer Advisory Board (CAB) programs.

Jonathan Lin has more than 12 years of experience in external audit, internal audit, advisory services, and data analytics. Currently, as senior internal auditor at Encana Corporation, he is responsible for managing the company’s internal audit data analytics program, including SOX controls automation and the anti-fraud continuous monitoring program. Lin continuously strives to implement ongoing transformation of the internal audit function, providing change management for his team as they adapt to changes in technology and the resulting impacts on audit methodology. In addition, he is an advisory board member and volunteer of the R User Group’s Calgary chapter.

Esi Akinosho, FCA
Principal, Advisory Services
EY
USA

Bala Iyer
Board Member
Skyworks Solutions, Power Integrations, Clarivate Analytics
USA

Rose-Karen Swanson
Vice President, Internal Audit
Ingram Micro
USA

Andrew Tinseth, CRMA, CPA, CISM
Associate Senior Vice President, Audit Services
University of Southern California
USA

Learning Level: Advanced
NASBA Learning Field: Business Management and Organization

As we move into the transformative age in business, internal auditors are increasingly being asked to evolve their roles from simply “checking the box” to acting as trusted advisors. Many internal auditors are left asking themselves the following questions: What does it really mean to be a trusted advisor? Does building trust mean impairing objectivity? Does being an advisor mean compromising assurance? This panel session will feature internal audit and stakeholder executives and will explore how internal auditors strike the right balance between management’s desire for a trusted advisor and an audit committee’s expectation of objective assurance. 

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore what it means to be a trusted advisor.
  • Learn techniques (including technology) for building trust without impairing objectivity and being an advisor without compromising assurance.
  • Discover actionable steps they can start taking in their IA functions towards being a trusted advisor.

Esi Akinosho is a principal in EY’s advisory (risk) services practice and serves as the global advisory internal audit leader. In her role, she is responsible for driving innovation and growth and developing the forward strategy for the internal audit business globally. She provides clients with risk advisory services, including leading global engagements in internal audit transformation (including QARs); internal audit teaming/outsourcing; SOX 404 advisory, training, and project management; enterprise risk management (ERM); and contract risk services. Akinosho has more than 26 years of risk advisory experience across various industries in the U.S., Europe, and Africa. She started her career in audit assurance, then internal audit in industry prior to joining EY 16 years ago.

Bala Iyer currently serves on the board of three public companies — Skyworks Solutions, Power Integrations, and Clarivate Analytics. He previously served on the board of Churchill Capital, “IHS Markit,” QLogic, Life Technologies, Conexant Systems, and Overture Services. As a board member, Iyer has overseen: more than 100 acquisitions; divestitures valued at more than $40 billion; and more than $10 billion in equity and debt financing. He has served on and/or chaired numerous audit, pricing, risk, nominating, and compensation committees. In his 22 years with technology companies, Iyer held the role of CFO at Conexant Systems and VLSI Technologies.

Rose-Karen Swanson is vice president of internal audit at Ingram Micro, with responsibility for providing assurance over the company’s internal control environment and playing a key role in promoting good corporate governance. She also acts as an independent internal advisor to the audit committee of Ingram Micro’s board of directors and contributes best practice sharing across the enterprise to drive continuous improvement. Previously, Swanson was senior vice president of global compliance at Alorica and senior vice president/chief compliance officer at Allergan, where she spent 26 years in various leadership roles in finance, internal audit, and compliance.

Andrew Tinseth is the associate senior vice president of audit services for the University of Southern California (USC). In this role, he works closely with senior administration and the Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees to execute the university’s internal audit plan, assist university management in risk mitigation strategies, and facilitate strong stewardship and management accountability at all levels. Previously, Tinseth was faculty at USC’s business and accounting schools and was also the chief audit executive at Western Digital Corporation, a Fortune 200 data storage solutions provider.

Sally-Anne Pitt, CIA, CGAP
Managing Partner
Pitt Group
Australia

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

We live in a world of disruption and internal audit is being asked to embrace agility to meet these organizational and societal changes. Quality assurance and improvement programs provide an opportunity for auditors to continuously improve their functions to meet these increasing demands. This presentation will introduce Sally-Anne Pitt’s book, Internal Audit: Developing a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program, and explain how it can be used to continuously improve and evolve an audit function.

In this session, participants will:

  • Be able to distinguish between standards and quality.
  • Understand the need for quality to be embedded into everyday processes.
  • Develop a structure approach to quality assurance and improvement focused on three key elements — purpose, people, and performance.
  • Recognize the link between quality, adaption, and agility.

Sally-Anne Pitt is the managing partner of Pitt Group, an Australian-based firm specializing in internal audit and risk management. She is recognized as a global expert in audit quality and is the author of Internal Audit Quality: Developing a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program. She has undertaken more than 70 external quality assessments and works with many clients to develop and embed their quality programs. Pitt is a Board member of IIA–Australia and Chair of The IIA’s Global Professional Ethics and Responsibility Committee.

Dr. Peter Hughes, Ph. D. , CIA, CPA
Assistant Auditor-Controller
Los Angeles County
USA

Tonia Lediju, Ph.D.
Chief Audit Executive
City and County of San Francisco, Controller's Office
USA

John Wszelaki
Director, Public Sector Audit Center
The Institute of Internal Auditors
USA

Benito Ybarra, CIA, CISA, CFE, CCEP
Chief Audit and Compliance Officer
Texas Department of Transportation
USA

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing (Governmental)

Results from the North American Pulse of Internal Audit survey, focusing on the public sector perspective, will be discussed in depth during this session with three chief audit executives. Attendees will hear how their departments will be approaching these important issues, such as cybersecurity and data protection, board and management activity, emerging and atypical risks, and third-party risks.

In this session, participants will:

  • Learn how to build cyber skills, identify gaps in meeting cyber risks, understand options available to meet resource constraints, and determine how to increase overall knowledge and raise awareness with the governance structure in your entity.
  • Gain a basic understanding of third-party selection, monitoring, and recovery processes. Identify relationships and risk rate relationship owners based on size, complexity, and impact to the company.
  • Discover how to raise awareness related to: economic forecasts, new initiatives, legislative and regulatory outlooks, threats and opportunities facing the industry, primary competitors  and their  challenges, and risks emerging via traditional or social media.
  • Acquire an understanding of internal audit’s role in assurance activity, how to engage with the board or governance structure of your entity, and why it is important to have active participation with the C-suite.

Dr. Peter Hughes is assistant auditor-controller for the County of Los Angeles (LAC). He was named 2010 Outstanding CPA in Local Government by the AICPA for his innovative approach to providing ‘impactful’ audits and services. He is a sought-after speaker with a wealth of practical knowledge, deep understanding of The IIA’ s auditing standards, and infectious enthusiasm for internal auditing. Dr. Hughes served as acting controller for California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and as assistant controller for Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS). He was the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ director of internal audit for 16+ years and also served as director of internal audit for Caltech, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and Oregon University System.

Tonia Lediju has transformed complex government organizations and systems for 20+ years. A trusted partner, advisor, and strategic facilitator, she influences decision makers to create new policies, processes, organizational culture, and structures; drive new lines of business; and build high-trust, high-impact teams to deliver exceptional products. As CAE of the City and County of San Francisco, Lediju has nearly doubled audit shop staffing to 38 auditors, investigators, analysts, and interns who tackle IT, cybersecurity, and construction audits, along with whistleblower complaint investigations, disaster cost-recovery efforts, and strategic sourcing implementation. The organizational structure and culture she created promotes effective leadership, engagement, accountability, professional growth, collaboration, and innovation, while adding value to stakeholders across and outside San Francisco’s government.

John Wszelaki joined The IIA as director of the American Center of Government Auditing in March 2016. He previously served as CAE for the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control for 17 years. Prior, Wszelaki was managing auditor for American Greetings Corporation responsible for global audit. He has been an active IIA volunteer for the past 20 years and served as chairman of the North American Board in 2014–15.

Benito Ybarra serves as Chief Audit and Compliance Officer at the Texas Dept. of Transportation (TxDOT). Ybarra oversees TxDOT's Internal Audit and Compliance divisions. These functions are aimed at improving organization practices, risk management, accountability and governance through value-driven audits, reviews, investigations and advisory services engagements.

Prior to joining TxDOT in September 2011, Ybarra worked at Dell Inc. and Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation. He has earned designations as a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional, as a result of his more than 20 years of audit and investigations experience.

In addition to sitting on the Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA) Global Board of Directors, Ybarra is the senior vice chairman of the IIA's North American Board.

Daniel Lebel, CPA, CMA, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA
Chief Audit Executive, University of Quebec in Montreal
President, CIA International Inc.
Canada

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Auditing

Part 3 will be held during all concurrent sessions on Tuesday, July 9, 2019.  Attendees should plan to attend all concurrent CIA sessions on Tuesday.

This Part 3 CIA course is designed to give candidates a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the new 2019 Part 3 CIA exam syllabus.  The course will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence.  Taught by CIA-certified instructors, each attendee will have the opportunity to work through practice exam questions, learn test taking tips, and will receive the new Version 6.0 IIA CIA Learning System Part 3 self-study printed book, online software access for 12 months and a Student Slide Activity book.  Attendees will also receive 3.6 CPEs and qualify for a free CIA application fee waiver. An additional fee of USD $450 will be required to attend this course.  A limited number of on-site registrations will be accepted, so please pre-register for this course. 
Course topics will include:

  • Business Acumen
  • Information Security
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Management

Please note:  Additional self-study time outside of the classroom will be necessary to prepare for the exam.

Daniel Lebel has more than 20 years of experience in internal audit and risk management, with expertise in several areas such as manufacturing, transportation, banking, and pharmaceutical. In addition to his work as CAE at the University of Quebec, Lebel has been involved as a lecturer, teacher, coach, and mentor, and as a CIA instructor in America, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

​​3:15 – 3:45 p.m. ​Networking Break

Peter Zeihan
Geopolitical Strategist, Global Energy, Demographic, and Security Expert

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Economics

In the decades since World War II, everything from computerization to securitization to the rise of the developing world has made the financial sector central to modern economic activity. Very soon though, we will bid finance as we know it goodbye, and the world will be much poorer for it. A few locations, however, will find the wreckage easier to struggle through than others. For those lucky few, the world will be their oyster.

In this session, participants will:

  • Explore how modern finance itself is an outgrowth of revenues generated by the global free trade order, which was created via a political decision made seven decades ago.
  • Understand how a fleeting demographic moment created today’s capital richness.
  • Discuss how the past two decades have witnessed the richest and cheapest supplies of capital in history.

Peter ZeihanPeter Zeihan is a global energy, demographic, and security expert. Zeihan’s worldview marries the realities of geography and populations to a deep understanding of how global politics impact markets and economic trends, helping industry leaders navigate today’s complex mix of geopolitical risks and opportunities. With a keen eye toward what will drive tomorrow’s headlines, his irreverent approach transforms topics that are normally dense and heavy into accessible, relevant takeaways for audiences of all types.

In his career, Zeihan has ranged from working for the US State Department in Australia, to the DC think tank community, to helping develop the analytical models for Stratfor, one of the world’s premier private intelligence companies. Mr. Zeihan founded his own firm — Zeihan on Geopolitics — in 2012 in order to provide a select group of clients with direct, custom analytical products. Today those clients represent a vast array of sectors including energy majors, financial institutions, business associations, agricultural interests, universities and the U.S. military.

His freshman book, The Accidental Superpower, forecasts the coming collapse of the global order. It debuted in 2014.

His newest project, The Absent Superpower, published in December 2016. It highlights what comes next.

6:00 – 9:30 p​.m. Beach Party
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
​8:00 a.m. – 12:3​0 p.m.

​Registration and Customer Relations

​​8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Networking Continental Breakfast with Coffee

Theresa Grafenstine, CIA, CGAP, CPA, CGEIT, CGMA, CISA, CISSP, CRISC
Former Inspector General of the U.S. House of Representatives
Managing Director and Chief Auditor, Information Security & Continuity of Business
Citi
USA

Kiko Harvey, CRMA, CPA
Inspector General
United Nations - World Food Programme
Italy

Jenitha John, CIA, QIAL
Chief Audit Executive
FirstRand Limited
South Africa

Learning Level: Intermediate
NASBA Learning Field: Personal Development

As the business environment continues to evolve and the speed of change and disruption is at an all-time high, it is important that leaders in internal audit are equipped with the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to advance the business. Research studies report that some of the top internal audit leadership competencies needed in today’s ever-changing business environments are business acumen, communication, integrity (grounded in ethics and courage), and talent management.

In this session, participants will:

  • Hear from a panel of dynamic audit leaders representing various industries.
  • Gain insights into today’s top internal audit leadership competencies.
  • Learn about the leadership journeys, including challenges, opportunities, and pathways to success, taken by panel members.

Theresa GrafenstineTheresa Grafenstine is currently the Managing Director and Chief Auditor, Information Security & Continuity of Business at Citi. Previously, as inspector general of the U.S. House of Representatives, she was responsible for planning and leading independent, non-partisan audits, advisories, and investigations of the financial and administrative functions of the House. Grafenstine also served at the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General, where she led acquisition audits of major weapon systems and was selected to respond to high-profile Congressional audit requests. She was a founding member of The IIA’s American Center for Government Auditing (now the Public Sector Audit Center).

Kiko HarveyKiko Harvey is inspector general and chief audit executive of the United Nations World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian organization. Previously, she was the CAE at Delta Air Lines and Starbucks Corporation and also held financial and audit leadership positions at Taco Bell Corp. and Price Waterhouse.

Jenitha JohnJenitha John has been in the internal audit profession for more than 20 years. As CAE at FirstRand Ltd., she leads a 315-person audit team servicing the Group’s footprint across Africa, the UK, and India. She spearheaded combined assurance within FirstRand and continues to foster robust risk management, reinforce rigorous internal controls, and facilitate effective corporate governance. John currently serves as Vice Chairman of Professional Certifications on the Global IIA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Global Council, servicing 190,000+ members worldwide. She is also a non-executive director on three list boards and chairman of the respective audit committees. John was recognized in 2014 as “South Africa’s Internal Auditor of the Year.”

​10:30 – 11:0​0 a.m. Networking Break​​

Dennis Snow

Mike Walsh
Futurist and Global Speaker

Learning Level: Beginner
NASBA Learning Field: Personal Development

We live in an age of wonder — cars that drive themselves, platforms that anticipate our needs, and robots capable of everything from advanced manufacturing to complex surgery. While many fear that robots will take their jobs, the rise of machine intelligence raises a more important question: What is the true potential of human intelligence in the 21st century? Learn this and more from Mike Walsh, futurist and author of ‘The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas.’

In this session, participants will:

  • Be presented with a vivid portrait of a brave new world orchestrated by machines that think.
  • Discover how tomorrow’s leaders can upgrade their capabilities to survive and thrive in an age of accelerating technology.
  • Understand how automation, algorithms, and AI are transforming not only business, but every facet of daily life.
  • Gain insight into the companies, technologies, and global forces shaping the age of machine intelligence.
  • Receive a set of tailored next actions for redesigning their organizations, reimagining their roles, and reinventing the way they make decisions.

Mike Walsh is CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy focused on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. His bestselling books include Futuretainment and The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas. Each week, he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators, and troublemakers on his weekly podcast, Between Worlds. A true nomad, Walsh travels more than 300 days each year worldwide, researching trends, collecting innovation case studies, and presenting on the future of business to provide his clients and audiences with a fresh and compelling vision of tomorrow’s opportunities.

Rather than focusing on the distant future, Walsh takes an anthropological approach — scanning the near horizon for emerging technologies and disruptive shifts in human behavior, and then translating these into pragmatic plans for business transformation. A prolific writer and commentator, his views have appeared in a wide range of international publications, including BusinessWeek, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal.

Walsh has been a pioneer in the digital space since the 1990s, running both successful start-up ventures as well as holding senior leadership positions in established media organizations. With a background in corporate law and management consulting, he began his career at XT3, a spin out from McKinsey and one of the first digital consulting firms created to help major companies embrace the embryonic Web. During the first dotcom boom, he launched technology publishing group internet.com in Australia, which went on to become the leading local technology news and events platform in the country.

He also founded and ran Jupiter Research in Asia Pacific, one of the first research agencies to track the early adoption of e-commerce and digital business models by online consumers. During this period, he was recognized as one of Australia’s Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30.

After his experiences in the Web space, Walsh spent five years in senior strategy roles at News Corporation, where he helped shape digital strategy for both their Australian newspaper and Asian TV divisions. Directly engaged by the CEO of Star TV to provide the company with a digital roadmap for their operations, he began his in-depth research into the fast-growth markets of Asia.

While in Hong Kong and inspired by the dramatic changes taking place in China and India, Walsh founded his latest venture, Tomorrow, an innovation research lab focused on emerging technology and disruptive consumer behavior. Always in demand for his fresh insights and practical future-focused strategies, he has advised the CEOs and senior management teams at multinational companies including, the BBC, Fujifilm, Richemont, MSN, Star TV, Televisa, Philips, and HSBC.

In addition to his corporate profile, Walsh is a published photographer and supporter of the arts. His photographic images from his travels around the world helped his book, FUTURETAINMENT, win an Art Director’s Club award in NYC. He has also served on the Director’s Circle at the Australian Museum of Contemporary Art.

As a global nomad and consumer trend scout, Mike does live research, in the trenches, with big corporations and entrepreneurs all over the world, bringing a truly global perspective to every event.

Schedule Changes​

At times, it may be necessary to cancel, reschedule, or substitute an event, conference session, speaker, conference, and/or topic after registration has been confirmed. The IIA will provide advance notification of any changes once notice has been received.