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

Audit Leadership Event (ALE)

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 futurist perspectives, along with the risks and opportunities that come with the Generation Y and Z workforce.

How can the agile CAE best position its organization to embrace these waves of change? This session will provoke and inspire audit leaders and audit committee members:

  •   What might the future look like with political, economic and social disruption along with technological changes including robotics, process automation, analytics and competition with organizations that are born digital?
  • What skills will internal audit need to navigate these waves of change? How can internal audit use leading practices to best serve its organizations?
  • The struggles to find, keep and reskill the current workforce are real. How can internal audit help their organizations to transform and thrive?
  • How will the new workforce generations transform the mandate of internal audit in delivering a new kind of added-value? Will the new workforce generations force IA to re-brand itself? As these changes hit public sector and private sector entities, internal audit has the potential to bring great value to our organizations despite the challenges for business and policy makers In this context, this event will discuss some workforce strategies for internal audit, including and how it can support its organization to thrive as it faces the changes of the future.


Kicking off with a lunch and innovative futurist keynote speaker, this session will paint the vision of what lies ahead for business, work and our profession. Our second keynote speaker will showcase the challenges of preparing the workforce for this future, bringing into focus the reality of disruption that faces both public and private sector organizations. Inspired and informed by the first keynotes, get ready to engage with an expert panel of insightful leaders on the following topics:

  •   Exploring strategies that leading organizations are taking to reskill their workforces and adjust to the technological advances;
  • Discussing the disruptions that are affecting the profession of internal audit and how leading shops are innovating, reinventing themselves and seizing opportunities. To continue the learning through conversations and networks, the wine and cheese event is the place to wrap up this thought-provoking day. 


   10:00 Registration Open
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00

Welcome and Keynote Introduction

Keynote: How Will Gen Z Behave at Work
Speaker: Amber MacArthur, President, Ambermac Media

14:00 – 14:15 Break
14:15 – 15:30

Plenary Introduction

Winning Over the Next Generation – The EY Story
 Steve SheaManaging Partner, Talent, EY Canada and Matt MuraPartner, Canada’s Risk Leader

15:30 – 16:45

Panel Introduction

Strategies for Shaping the Agile Audit Team
Moderator: Jayson KwasnikVice-President – Audit & Compliance, Dorel Industries Inc.
Panelists: Stephane SimardInternational Speaker and Author, Robert MassePartner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte and Bryan Fenske, Business Intelligence Reporting Developer, FIRMA Foreign Currency Exchange

16:45 – 17:00 ALE Closing
17:00 – 18:30 Networking Wine and Cheese