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

Navigating the Future

In a time of rapid change, where trust in corporate and public leadership is faltering and new and complex risks are emerging, Internal Audit can add exceptional value.

Embark on an educational journey rich with insights for internal auditors
at every level.

Expand your network, deepen your knowledge of internal audit and experience the sights and multicultural offerings of Nova Scotia!

The 8th Annual Canadian National Conference of The Institute of Internal Auditors will help you and your team “Navigate the Future” by connecting  you with exceptional key note speakers, panelists and thought leaders who will share insights on issues impacting the profession across four streams of learning.

This year’s tracks:

  • Risk Management and Fraud Detection – All Hands on Deck!
  • Set Sail to Inspiring Leadership and Leading Practices
  • Perspectives in Public Sector Auditing
  • Steering Toward Current IT Trends and Risks for the Business Auditor

Click on the track titles below to see all programming within that track.

Audit TI, analyse de données et cybersécurité à l’aube de la cinquième révolution industrielle
Auditer le secteur public: atteindre la destination malgré les perturbations
Breaks
Conférence
Conference
Conférence préparatoire
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Disruptive Forces & Fraud Schemes: Why Ethical Firewalls Should be Top of Mind
Emotional Intelligence, Agility and Resilience
Événement social
Intelligence émotionnelle : combiner agilité et resilience
IT audit, Cybersecurity & Data Analytics at the Dawn of the Fifth Industrial Revolution
Jour 1
Jour 2
Jour 3
Keynotes
Leading-Edge Practices Agile, Innovative & Responsive
Les conférenciers d’honneur
PAUSE
Pratiques d’avant-garde agiles, innovantes et proactives
Pre-Conference
Public sector auditing: a journey through disruption
Social Event
Stratagèmes de fraude et perturbations: L’éthique au cœur de la prevention

A Message from Mike Milito, Assistant Comptroller General

Mike Milito, Assistant Comptroller General, Internal Audit, Office of the Comptroller General.

Welcome Reception

We invite you to join us at La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec for the Welcome Reception, Monday, October 1st at 5:30 pm.La Caisse de dépôt et placement...
Read More

Panel on Global Disruptions – How the Predictive Internal Auditor Can Help His Organization Foster a Culture of Agility and Resilience

Panelists will discuss the major global disruptions that affect all organizations. In addition to macroeconomic trends, other movements significantly disrupt different organizations and industries. These exchanges will enable auditors to...
Read More
De Roy, Patrick
Sieber, Alexandre
Erdman, Jeff
Fortin, Hélène F.

Driving Value Though Conformance with Standards…Myths, Pitfalls and Paybacks of an Agile QAIP

As expectations on Internal Auditors increase, constant disruption and change can threaten our ability to add value.  Too often, conformance with Standards and the related Quality Assurance and Improvement Program...
Read More
Archie Thomas
Thomas, Archie

Role of Internal Audit in Conduct Risk and the MeToo Movement

Given what has occurred in media and financial companies, and the MeToo movement, what are Internal Audit’s roles and responsibilities in conduct risk? Why are internal controls so lacking? What...
Read More
Leblanc, Richard

A Message from Mike Milito, Assistant Comptroller General

Mike Milito, Assistant Comptroller General, Internal Audit, Office of the Comptroller General.

Opening Keynote – Internal Audit: Imperatives for 2018 and Beyond

Internal auditors globally are facing ever-challenging pressures, from risks and technologies that are emerging at warp speed to increasing stakeholder expectations and demands for greater agility. IIA President and CEO...
Read More
Richard Chambers
Chambers, Richard F.

Richard Chambers “Trusted Advisors” Book Signing

Get your copy of the “Trusted Advisors” by Richard Chambers signed in the foyer. Getting your book signed is one of the mobile app Scavenger Hunt items!Get this book from...
Read More
Richard Chambers
Chambers, Richard F.

When Audit Calls in the Cavalry – The Pros and Cons of Using Red Team (Ethical Hacking) as Part of an IT Audit Program – Session delivered in French

For more organizations Cyber risk is ranked first of their top risk. It is the primary concern for the Board of Director. It is also rated as a growing concern...
Read More
Pascal Fortin
Fortin, Pascal
Kathleen Lize
Lizé, Kathleen

Agile Audits in the Federal Public Sector

Shared Services Canada, is a new Government of Canada department created in 2011, responsible for delivering mandated email, data centre and network services to partner organizations in a consolidated and...
Read More
Sharon Messerschmidt
Messerschmidt, Sharon
Chantal Hewston
Hewston, Chantal

Reputation – Your Organization’s Most Fragile Strategic Asset

In the age of social media, no asset is more easily destroyed by one small misstep than reputation, and, to address this risk, auditors must think outside the box.  What...
Read More
Leah White
White, Leah

Communication and Reporting: Interpersonal Skills in Internal Audit

Communication and Reporting: Interpersonal Skills in Internal Audit  As internal auditors, value is not only in ‘what we do’ but ‘how we do it’. Both the IIA and profession as...
Read More
Melissa Polak
Polak, Melissa

Agile Internal Audit – Our Journey to Innovate and Elevate

Although most internal audit functions have identified the need to prepare and adapt in order to remain relevant, few have fully adopted an agile approach. What we have learned is...
Read More
Dailene Kells
Kells, Dailene

Governing Social Media & Digital Risk Management

Social media is a dominant force in today’s world of connectedness. Its use is still growing in all parts of the world, and with that, the risk is growing exponentially....
Read More
Nejolla Korris
Korris, Nejolla

Innovation. Agility. Calculated Risk-Taking

In the face of rapidly changing circumstances, increased demands and emerging opportunities, organizations are regularly being called upon to take chances in order to be more nimble and responsive.  This...
Read More
Carmen Abela
Abela, Carmen
Julie Champagne
Champagne, Julie

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Session delivered in French

Intelligence quotient (IQ) is useful in academia, but what about in our work environments? Is there something missing that IQ doesn’t address? Emotional Intelligence (EI) allows us to identify, assess,...
Read More
Ménès, Raoul

Cannabis in the Workplace

It is expected that the legalization of recreational cannabis may cause potential distruptions to the workforce and changes to organizations most of which are not yet fully understood. It is not only the potential impacts of consuming cannabis  and...
Read More
Gibbs, David
Kendra MacDonald
MacDonald, Kendra

Who Knew Internal Audit Could be Exposed to So Many Different Types of Fraud Investigations

Richard Arthurs has led over 150 investigations around the world while working in various internal audit roles. David Marks has also dealt with various types of investigations over his career...
Read More
David Marks
Marks, David
Richard Arthurs
Arthurs, Richard

Keynote: Emphasize the Basics. Elevate the Standards.

A successful career in internal audit is built on the solid foundation provided by the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Using the construction of a...
Read More
Naohiro Mouri, CIA, CPA
Mouri, Naohiro

Keynote – Platform Economy – Shaping Industry Structures

Over the past decade, some of the most profitable and successful companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber— have upended entire industries by adopting a single phenomenon:...
Read More
Marom, Lital

Integrating ethics into an audit and anti-fraud program: experience of the Laval’s Office of Integrity and Ethics – This Session will be delivered in French

Objectives of the presentation: Provide an overview of the context of fraud at the municipal level. Introduce the Laval’s Office of Integrity and Ethics. Highlight the role of ethics in...
Read More
Quynh-Giao Pham
Giao-Pham, Quynh
Kaoutar Ennouhi
Ennouhi, Kaoutar

Data Analytics – Internal Audit Success Stories in an Age of Constant Disruption

Internal audit departments evolve from a low to high maturity with the ability to deliver value with data analytics. Internal auditors will have to evolve to reach a higher level...
Read More
Nogiec, Derek
Grosset, Robin
Demidova, Natalia
Amyotte, Allen
Sabourin, Michel
Richard Arthurs
Arthurs, Richard

Internal Audit in a Changing Government Environment– session delivered in English & French

The government environment has changed significantly in the past few years, with many having to rethink how audits are performed.  This has truly been an age of disruption, where agility...
Read More
Bélanger, Marc
Asselin, Christian

Managing the Internal Auditing Function Using the Lean Philosophy and Principles – Session delivered in French

The session will present how IA Financial Group (Industrial Alliance) structured its internal audit processes using Lean Management practices; Kaizen workshops, A3 problem solving workshops, Agile inspired performance indicators, visual process...
Read More
Marc Saint-Jacques
Saint-Jacques, Marc
Filion, Marc

Identifying Cultural Artifacts in your Organization

Auditing and understanding organizational culture is a major imperative for internal auditors – it is evident with many of the recent corporate scandals that have identified cultural behaviors which have contributed...
Read More
Robert Kuling
Kuling, Robert

Welcome Reception

We invite you to join us at La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec for the Welcome Reception, Monday, October 1st at 5:30 pm.La Caisse de dépôt et placement...
Read More

Opening Keynote – Strategy in a World of Disruption

Since the dawn of civilization, when converging technologies go from scarcity to abundance, the world fundamentally changes. We always see an explosion in new challenges, new behaviours and new opportunities....
Read More
Shawn Kanungo
Kanungo, Shawn

Fraud Detection: Words Never Lie but People Do – Detecting Deception in Everyday Communications

A Hungarian proverb states “Man was given a tongue with which to speak, and words to hide his thoughts”. In public statements, interviews, and social media, deception has become a...
Read More
Nejolla Korris
Korris, Nejolla

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

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology (DLT), is a new digital technology that represents a foundational shift in record keeping on a world-wide basis.  It is a question of “when”, not...
Read More
Laurent Feral-Pierssens
Feral-Pierssens, Laurent

Auditing Gender Equality : Bringing it to the Next Level – Session delivered in French

The public sector, as a key actor of civil society has to demonstrate that it abides by the values of democracy, diversity and tolerance. Gender equality encompasses all these, and...
Read More
Genest, Yves

Cocktail Party Skills for Auditors

The theme is The Agile Auditor in an Age of Disruption. According to Webster, to be agile is to have a quick resourceful and adaptable character.  Disruption is defined as being thrown...
Read More
Sylvie Soucy
Soucy, Sylvie

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

Whether you know it or not, whether you like it or not, automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the employment landscape across the country and around the world.  We...
Read More
Michael Fucilli
Fucilli, Michael

Strategies to Improve the Maturity of Data Analytic Capabilities – Case Study for a Medium Size (10) Audit Team – Session delivered in French

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

What the Early Days of Radar Can Teach us About Detecting Staffing Risks in the Federal Public Service

This session will explore the importance of an organization’s approach to gathering intelligence that is able to accurately detect real threats versus imagined threats. In a time of disruption –...
Read More
Anghel, Radu
Stan Lee
Lee, Stan

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

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

Organizational Culture: A Competitive Advantage in an Increasingly Disruptive World

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

The Agile Auditor – A Coach Approach

This presentation contributes to the conference theme buy providing real examples and techniques to take your team to the next level – moving forward to be an more agile auditor.In...
Read More
Sheila Smigarowski
Smigarowski, Sheila
Linda Klassen
Klassen, Linda

Innovation and internal audit – Session delivered in French

Innovation is at the very heart of business strategies, whether it is to stand out from the competition, stimulate growth or simply increase productivity. The internal audit is no exception....
Read More
Suzanne Rancourt
Rancourt, Suzanne
Yves Nadeau
Nadeau, Yves

Modern Government IT – Challenges and Keys to Reducing Cybersecurity Risks

Government security teams today face a daunting task, protecting mission critical infrastructures that have a level of complexity never seen before while at the same time enabling government workers and...
Read More
Dan Carayiannis
Carayiannis, Daniel

Innovation in the Federal Government – An Innovation Maturity Model

Historically, the concept of innovation was the focus of private sector organizations as a way to establish a competitive edge in the marketplace or cut costs in order to provide...
Read More
Natalie Lalonde
Lalonde, Natalie
Joanne Gorenstein
Gorenstein, Joanne

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

Agility and resilience are among the most needed skills to survive in the classical music and auditing professions alike.  The field of music performance is one of the hardest professions...
Read More
Korris, Taddes

Reputational Risk and Code of Conduct

Managing reputational risk effectively is essential for organizations. In the current business environment, there is a heightened potential to adversely impact the perception of stakeholders and the public. This sentiment...
Read More
Essop, Yusuf

Panel on Global Disruptions – How the Predictive Internal Auditor Can Help His Organization Foster a Culture of Agility and Resilience

Panelists will discuss the major global disruptions that affect all organizations. In addition to macroeconomic trends, other movements significantly disrupt different organizations and industries. These exchanges will enable auditors to...
Read More
De Roy, Patrick
Sieber, Alexandre
Erdman, Jeff
Fortin, Hélène F.

Data analysis applied in internal audit and how it was applied to identify a potential collusion following the Charbonneau Commission – Session delivered in French

This presentation will cover the different components of KPMG’s applied data analytics strategy, including best practices for visualizations and data mining.
Jack Martin
Martin, Jack

Leveraging Communication and Relationships for Added Value Results

Auditors must realize the power of strong communications and how to incorporate this skill to build effective relationships with team members and clients. Audit teams lacking a dedication to strong...
Read More
Mainardi, Robert

Cloud Service Providers – How to Assess Their Security Efficiently When There Are So Many? A Case Study

This session aims at presenting the challenges of evaluating the security requirements of a multitude of cloud service providers (CSPs) in a mid-sized organization.Every organization has to deal with an increasing...
Read More
Annie Lavoie
Lavoie, Annie
Milot, Bertrand

The Value of an External Assessment– session delivered in English & French

As the role of internal audit, and internal auditors, continues to evolve, the question of the value of an external assessment becomes more important as time goes on.  Although internal...
Read More
Kessels, Bill
Asselin, Christian

Driving Value Though Conformance with Standards…Myths, Pitfalls and Paybacks of an Agile QAIP

As expectations on Internal Auditors increase, constant disruption and change can threaten our ability to add value.  Too often, conformance with Standards and the related Quality Assurance and Improvement Program...
Read More
Archie Thomas
Thomas, Archie

Creating an Enterprise-Wide View of Risks Through Deep Learning

This session will address the theme of “The Agile Auditor in the Age of Disruption” by telling the story of Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) venture into adopting machine...
Read More
Shivji, Dean
Kyriakatos, Sandy

Developing a New Leadership Model – Session delivered in French

A FEW FACTS & STATS :There is no more ‘business as usual’. The shocks of the 2007-08 financial crash, and its recession-wracked aftermath, companies are prioritizing risk management as never before.Audit/Risk is...
Read More
Nathalie Francisci
Francisci, Nathalie

The CAE & CFO Relationship: Partnership For Success

This topic fits in very well to the Conference theme of The Agile Auditor in the Age of Disrution.  It will intoduce thought provoking themes for Audit Departments to break away from...
Read More
Michael Fucilli
Fucilli, Michael

Prepare for Blockchain Disruption: The Basics and What It Means

Blockchain technology is founded on the basics of cryptography and has been used for years as the underpinning of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. While it has obvious applications in the...
Read More
Balakrishnan, Ram

Disruptions and fraud risk management – Are you well equipped? – Session delivered in French

This session will contribute to the theme of the conference from the outset by addressing some of the disruptions that organizations face today and their impacts on the implementation of...
Read More
Brillant, Aïsha
Benoit Legaul
Legault, Benoit

Role of Internal Audit in Conduct Risk and the MeToo Movement

Given what has occurred in media and financial companies, and the MeToo movement, what are Internal Audit’s roles and responsibilities in conduct risk? Why are internal controls so lacking? What...
Read More
Leblanc, Richard

“Let the Elephants Run, Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything” by David Usher Book Signing

Come and buy your own copy of “Let the Elephants Run, Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything” by David Usher and get it signed! ($24.10 each including applicable tax)Get this...
Read More
Usher, David

Reputation – Your Organization’s Most Fragile Strategic Asset

In the age of social media, no asset is more easily destroyed by one small misstep than reputation, and, to address this risk, auditors must think outside the box.  What...
Read More
Leah White
White, Leah

Who Knew Internal Audit Could be Exposed to So Many Different Types of Fraud Investigations

Richard Arthurs has led over 150 investigations around the world while working in various internal audit roles. David Marks has also dealt with various types of investigations over his career...
Read More
David Marks
Marks, David
Richard Arthurs
Arthurs, Richard

Integrating ethics into an audit and anti-fraud program: experience of the Laval’s Office of Integrity and Ethics – This Session will be delivered in French

Objectives of the presentation: Provide an overview of the context of fraud at the municipal level. Introduce the Laval’s Office of Integrity and Ethics. Highlight the role of ethics in...
Read More
Quynh-Giao Pham
Giao-Pham, Quynh
Kaoutar Ennouhi
Ennouhi, Kaoutar

Fraud Detection: Words Never Lie but People Do – Detecting Deception in Everyday Communications

A Hungarian proverb states “Man was given a tongue with which to speak, and words to hide his thoughts”. In public statements, interviews, and social media, deception has become a...
Read More
Nejolla Korris
Korris, Nejolla

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

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

Reputational Risk and Code of Conduct

Managing reputational risk effectively is essential for organizations. In the current business environment, there is a heightened potential to adversely impact the perception of stakeholders and the public. This sentiment...
Read More
Essop, Yusuf

Data analysis applied in internal audit and how it was applied to identify a potential collusion following the Charbonneau Commission – Session delivered in French

This presentation will cover the different components of KPMG’s applied data analytics strategy, including best practices for visualizations and data mining.
Jack Martin
Martin, Jack

Disruptions and fraud risk management – Are you well equipped? – Session delivered in French

This session will contribute to the theme of the conference from the outset by addressing some of the disruptions that organizations face today and their impacts on the implementation of...
Read More
Brillant, Aïsha
Benoit Legaul
Legault, Benoit

Communication and Reporting: Interpersonal Skills in Internal Audit

Communication and Reporting: Interpersonal Skills in Internal Audit  As internal auditors, value is not only in ‘what we do’ but ‘how we do it’. Both the IIA and profession as...
Read More
Melissa Polak
Polak, Melissa

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Session delivered in French

Intelligence quotient (IQ) is useful in academia, but what about in our work environments? Is there something missing that IQ doesn’t address? Emotional Intelligence (EI) allows us to identify, assess,...
Read More
Ménès, Raoul

Identifying Cultural Artifacts in your Organization

Auditing and understanding organizational culture is a major imperative for internal auditors – it is evident with many of the recent corporate scandals that have identified cultural behaviors which have contributed...
Read More
Robert Kuling
Kuling, Robert

Cocktail Party Skills for Auditors

The theme is The Agile Auditor in an Age of Disruption. According to Webster, to be agile is to have a quick resourceful and adaptable character.  Disruption is defined as being thrown...
Read More
Sylvie Soucy
Soucy, Sylvie

Organizational Culture: A Competitive Advantage in an Increasingly Disruptive World

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

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

Agility and resilience are among the most needed skills to survive in the classical music and auditing professions alike.  The field of music performance is one of the hardest professions...
Read More
Korris, Taddes

Leveraging Communication and Relationships for Added Value Results

Auditors must realize the power of strong communications and how to incorporate this skill to build effective relationships with team members and clients. Audit teams lacking a dedication to strong...
Read More
Mainardi, Robert

Developing a New Leadership Model – Session delivered in French

A FEW FACTS & STATS :There is no more ‘business as usual’. The shocks of the 2007-08 financial crash, and its recession-wracked aftermath, companies are prioritizing risk management as never before.Audit/Risk is...
Read More
Nathalie Francisci
Francisci, Nathalie

When Audit Calls in the Cavalry – The Pros and Cons of Using Red Team (Ethical Hacking) as Part of an IT Audit Program – Session delivered in French

For more organizations Cyber risk is ranked first of their top risk. It is the primary concern for the Board of Director. It is also rated as a growing concern...
Read More
Pascal Fortin
Fortin, Pascal
Kathleen Lize
Lizé, Kathleen

Governing Social Media & Digital Risk Management

Social media is a dominant force in today’s world of connectedness. Its use is still growing in all parts of the world, and with that, the risk is growing exponentially....
Read More
Nejolla Korris
Korris, Nejolla

Data Analytics – Internal Audit Success Stories in an Age of Constant Disruption

Internal audit departments evolve from a low to high maturity with the ability to deliver value with data analytics. Internal auditors will have to evolve to reach a higher level...
Read More
Nogiec, Derek
Grosset, Robin
Demidova, Natalia
Amyotte, Allen
Sabourin, Michel
Richard Arthurs
Arthurs, Richard

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

Blockchain, or distributed ledger technology (DLT), is a new digital technology that represents a foundational shift in record keeping on a world-wide basis.  It is a question of “when”, not...
Read More
Laurent Feral-Pierssens
Feral-Pierssens, Laurent

Strategies to Improve the Maturity of Data Analytic Capabilities – Case Study for a Medium Size (10) Audit Team – Session delivered in French

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

Modern Government IT – Challenges and Keys to Reducing Cybersecurity Risks

Government security teams today face a daunting task, protecting mission critical infrastructures that have a level of complexity never seen before while at the same time enabling government workers and...
Read More
Dan Carayiannis
Carayiannis, Daniel

Cloud Service Providers – How to Assess Their Security Efficiently When There Are So Many? A Case Study

This session aims at presenting the challenges of evaluating the security requirements of a multitude of cloud service providers (CSPs) in a mid-sized organization.Every organization has to deal with an increasing...
Read More
Annie Lavoie
Lavoie, Annie
Milot, Bertrand

Creating an Enterprise-Wide View of Risks Through Deep Learning

This session will address the theme of “The Agile Auditor in the Age of Disruption” by telling the story of Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) venture into adopting machine...
Read More
Shivji, Dean
Kyriakatos, Sandy

Opening Keynote – Internal Audit: Imperatives for 2018 and Beyond

Internal auditors globally are facing ever-challenging pressures, from risks and technologies that are emerging at warp speed to increasing stakeholder expectations and demands for greater agility. IIA President and CEO...
Read More
Richard Chambers
Chambers, Richard F.

Keynote: Emphasize the Basics. Elevate the Standards.

A successful career in internal audit is built on the solid foundation provided by the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Using the construction of a...
Read More
Naohiro Mouri, CIA, CPA
Mouri, Naohiro

Keynote – Platform Economy – Shaping Industry Structures

Over the past decade, some of the most profitable and successful companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber— have upended entire industries by adopting a single phenomenon:...
Read More
Marom, Lital

Opening Keynote – Strategy in a World of Disruption

Since the dawn of civilization, when converging technologies go from scarcity to abundance, the world fundamentally changes. We always see an explosion in new challenges, new behaviours and new opportunities....
Read More
Shawn Kanungo
Kanungo, Shawn

Agile Internal Audit – Our Journey to Innovate and Elevate

Although most internal audit functions have identified the need to prepare and adapt in order to remain relevant, few have fully adopted an agile approach. What we have learned is...
Read More
Dailene Kells
Kells, Dailene

Cannabis in the Workplace

It is expected that the legalization of recreational cannabis may cause potential distruptions to the workforce and changes to organizations most of which are not yet fully understood. It is not only the potential impacts of consuming cannabis  and...
Read More
Gibbs, David
Kendra MacDonald
MacDonald, Kendra

Managing the Internal Auditing Function Using the Lean Philosophy and Principles – Session delivered in French

The session will present how IA Financial Group (Industrial Alliance) structured its internal audit processes using Lean Management practices; Kaizen workshops, A3 problem solving workshops, Agile inspired performance indicators, visual process...
Read More
Marc Saint-Jacques
Saint-Jacques, Marc
Filion, Marc

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

Whether you know it or not, whether you like it or not, automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are changing the employment landscape across the country and around the world.  We...
Read More
Michael Fucilli
Fucilli, Michael

The Agile Auditor – A Coach Approach

This presentation contributes to the conference theme buy providing real examples and techniques to take your team to the next level – moving forward to be an more agile auditor.In...
Read More
Sheila Smigarowski
Smigarowski, Sheila
Linda Klassen
Klassen, Linda

Innovation and internal audit – Session delivered in French

Innovation is at the very heart of business strategies, whether it is to stand out from the competition, stimulate growth or simply increase productivity. The internal audit is no exception....
Read More
Suzanne Rancourt
Rancourt, Suzanne
Yves Nadeau
Nadeau, Yves

Driving Value Though Conformance with Standards…Myths, Pitfalls and Paybacks of an Agile QAIP

As expectations on Internal Auditors increase, constant disruption and change can threaten our ability to add value.  Too often, conformance with Standards and the related Quality Assurance and Improvement Program...
Read More
Archie Thomas
Thomas, Archie

The CAE & CFO Relationship: Partnership For Success

This topic fits in very well to the Conference theme of The Agile Auditor in the Age of Disrution.  It will intoduce thought provoking themes for Audit Departments to break away from...
Read More
Michael Fucilli
Fucilli, Michael

Audit Leadership Event (ALE)

Sunday, September 30, 2018 Drummond C, Level 3“The Agile Auditor – Disruptor or Disrupted” Join us for IIA Canada’s 2018 Audit Leaders Event. Join leading thinkers and innovators in exploring...
Read More
Fenske, Bryan
Simard, Stéphane
Masse, Robert
Shea, Stephen
Mura, Matt
Mac(Arthur), Amber
Kwasnik, Jayson Walter

Agile Audits in the Federal Public Sector

Shared Services Canada, is a new Government of Canada department created in 2011, responsible for delivering mandated email, data centre and network services to partner organizations in a consolidated and...
Read More
Sharon Messerschmidt
Messerschmidt, Sharon
Chantal Hewston
Hewston, Chantal

Innovation. Agility. Calculated Risk-Taking

In the face of rapidly changing circumstances, increased demands and emerging opportunities, organizations are regularly being called upon to take chances in order to be more nimble and responsive.  This...
Read More
Carmen Abela
Abela, Carmen
Julie Champagne
Champagne, Julie

Internal Audit in a Changing Government Environment– session delivered in English & French

The government environment has changed significantly in the past few years, with many having to rethink how audits are performed.  This has truly been an age of disruption, where agility...
Read More
Bélanger, Marc
Asselin, Christian

Auditing Gender Equality : Bringing it to the Next Level – Session delivered in French

The public sector, as a key actor of civil society has to demonstrate that it abides by the values of democracy, diversity and tolerance. Gender equality encompasses all these, and...
Read More
Genest, Yves

What the Early Days of Radar Can Teach us About Detecting Staffing Risks in the Federal Public Service

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

Innovation in the Federal Government – An Innovation Maturity Model

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

The Value of an External Assessment– session delivered in English & French

As the role of internal audit, and internal auditors, continues to evolve, the question of the value of an external assessment becomes more important as time goes on.  Although internal...
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Kessels, Bill
Asselin, Christian

Prepare for Blockchain Disruption: The Basics and What It Means

Blockchain technology is founded on the basics of cryptography and has been used for years as the underpinning of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. While it has obvious applications in the...
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Balakrishnan, Ram