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

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Day 1
27 Sep 2021

Cannabis in the Workplace – Videos

Brain on cannabisAustralian video on effects of cannabis on workersSafety sensitive discussion from Cannabis Learning SeriesThis Hour has 22 Minutes video for impairment testing
Day 2
30 Sep 2018

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...
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Fenske, Bryan
Simard, Stéphane
Masse, Robert
Shea, Stephen
Mura, Matt
Mac(Arthur), Amber
Kwasnik, Jayson Walter
Day 3
01 Oct 2018

A Message from Mike Milito, Assistant Comptroller General

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

Opening Keynote – Internal Audit: Imperatives for 2018 and Beyond

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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 Richard F. Chambers examines key imperatives for today and the future with insight and...
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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 Amazon.ca
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

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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 as innovative technology and AI are coming faster than anticipated and it is integrated...
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Pascal Fortin
Fortin, Pascal
Kathleen Lize
Lizé, Kathleen

Agile Audits in the Federal Public Sector

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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 standardized manner to support the delivery of Government of Canada programs and services for...
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Sharon Messerschmidt
Messerschmidt, Sharon
Chantal Hewston
Hewston, Chantal

Reputation – Your Organization’s Most Fragile Strategic Asset

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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 hidden triggers within your organization could create a reputational disaster?  Does your organization currently...
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Leah White
White, Leah

Communication and Reporting: Interpersonal Skills in Internal Audit

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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 a whole has made significant strides is positioning the Internal Audit function as a...
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Melissa Polak
Polak, Melissa

Agile Internal Audit – Our Journey to Innovate and Elevate

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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 that “Agile Internal Auditing” delivers business value. Agile is iterative and will allow us...
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Dailene Kells
Kells, Dailene

Governing Social Media & Digital Risk Management

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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. Within an organization, use of social media by different departments can compromise the reputation...
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Nejolla Korris
Korris, Nejolla

Innovation. Agility. Calculated Risk-Taking

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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 can take us out of our comfort zone, as the prospect of failure and...
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Carmen Abela
Abela, Carmen
Julie Champagne
Champagne, Julie

Leading with Emotional Intelligence – Session delivered in French

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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, and manage our own emotions and understand those of others. This presentation will help...
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Ménès, Raoul

Cannabis in the Workplace

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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 the possibility of medicinal use in the workplace but also the inclusion of cannabis in other...
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Gibbs, David
Kendra MacDonald
MacDonald, Kendra

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

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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 in internal audit and risk management. Together David and Richard will walk through the...
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David Marks
Marks, David
Richard Arthurs
Arthurs, Richard

Keynote: Emphasize the Basics. Elevate the Standards.

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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 sleek office tower as metaphor, 2018-19 IIA Global Chairman Naohiro Mouri takes you from...
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Naohiro Mouri, CIA, CPA
Mouri, Naohiro

Keynote – Platform Economy – Shaping Industry Structures

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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: the platform business model. The platform business model is crushing that pre-internet way of...
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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

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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 an internal audit approach to fight fraud. The presentation will be divided into three...
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Quynh-Giao Pham
Giao-Pham, Quynh
Kaoutar Ennouhi
Ennouhi, Kaoutar

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

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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 of maturity, not just with resources, skills, etc.; but, with system functionality and automation...
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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

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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 in audit has become all the more important.  This session will provide information to...
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Bélanger, Marc
Asselin, Christian

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

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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 indicators, DMS boards, Kanban workflow boards, WMS indicators and a lot of Post-it notes! The...
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Marc Saint-Jacques
Saint-Jacques, Marc
Filion, Marc

Identifying Cultural Artifacts in your Organization

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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 to reputational damage.  This session will build upon recent thought leadership from the IIA and...
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Robert Kuling
Kuling, Robert

Welcome Reception

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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 du Québec is a beautiful venue located just a 15 minute drive from Le...
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Day 4
02 Oct 2018

Opening Keynote – Strategy in a World of Disruption

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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. The only difference is that today, technologies are on an exponential scale. From doctors...
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Shawn Kanungo
Kanungo, Shawn

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

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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 norm in communications in our digital age. With so many mediums to convey information...
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Nejolla Korris
Korris, Nejolla

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

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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 “if” Blockchain will become an area that internal audit will need to fully understand. ...
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Laurent Feral-Pierssens
Feral-Pierssens, Laurent

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

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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 has been entrenched in a number of international agreements. However, in order to be...
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Genest, Yves

Cocktail Party Skills for Auditors

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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 into disorder.  Amid this disorder, the auditor can provide a source of reliable and...
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Sylvie Soucy
Soucy, Sylvie

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

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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 are already seeing many examples of companies accelerating purchases of new robotics that are...
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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

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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 data analytics functions. Although many organizations with large audit teams are certainly more advanced...
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Jean-Francois Willis
Willis, Jean-François

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

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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 – whether technological, environmental, or political – an organization that is able to master its...
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Anghel, Radu
Stan Lee
Lee, Stan

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

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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 thoughts and tools on how to be an agile auditor in response to fraud...
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Shawn Hendry
Hendry, Shawn

Organizational Culture: A Competitive Advantage in an Increasingly Disruptive World

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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’. The right culture has the right behaviours – the ones that best support business...
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Kathy Parker
Parker, Kathy

The Agile Auditor – A Coach Approach

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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 the environment of change and disruption, coaching will assist in developing the skills of...
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Sheila Smigarowski
Smigarowski, Sheila
Linda Klassen
Klassen, Linda

Innovation and internal audit – Session delivered in French

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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. Innovation in internal audit is the subject of many lively discussions so that several...
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Suzanne Rancourt
Rancourt, Suzanne
Yves Nadeau
Nadeau, Yves

Modern Government IT – Challenges and Keys to Reducing Cybersecurity Risks

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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 providing services to the public they serve. Many government agencies are finding that the...
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Dan Carayiannis
Carayiannis, Daniel

Innovation in the Federal Government – An Innovation Maturity Model

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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 increased value for shareholders. The concept of being innovative was not something, generally, considered...
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Natalie Lalonde
Lalonde, Natalie
Joanne Gorenstein
Gorenstein, Joanne

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

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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 to get into and survive.  From seemingly impossible audition struggles to stark realities of...
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Korris, Taddes

Reputational Risk and Code of Conduct

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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 is a concern shared globally as reflected in the following excerpt from the 2017...
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Essop, Yusuf

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

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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 fully understand the drivers of change for their organization and to adequately play their...
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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

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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

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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 communications within their own department not only creates a negative internal team environment, but...
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Mainardi, Robert

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

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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 number of CSPs. The services they provide impact multiple layers of the organizations from...
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Annie Lavoie
Lavoie, Annie
Milot, Bertrand

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

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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 audit is being called upon to examine far beyond its original areas of focus,...
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Kessels, Bill
Asselin, Christian

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

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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 (QAIP) is sacrificed through lack of understanding of how conformance can contribute to agility...
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Archie Thomas
Thomas, Archie
Day 5
03 Oct 2018

Creating an Enterprise-Wide View of Risks Through Deep Learning

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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 learning technologies to transform the way risk information is analyzed by Internal Audit. The...
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Shivji, Dean
Kyriakatos, Sandy

Developing a New Leadership Model – Session delivered in French

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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 no longer a defensive weapon but also a strategic tool. MANAGING RISK HAS BECOME AN...
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Nathalie Francisci
Francisci, Nathalie

The CAE & CFO Relationship: Partnership For Success

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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 reporting to the CFO function or enable them to see how to partner with this function...
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Michael Fucilli
Fucilli, Michael

Prepare for Blockchain Disruption: The Basics and What It Means

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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 Financial Services industry for payments, Blockchain is a way of rethinking how we gain...
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Balakrishnan, Ram

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

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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 various fraud schemes. In addition, considering that the internal auditor may be required not...
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Brillant, Aïsha
Benoit Legaul
Legault, Benoit

Role of Internal Audit in Conduct Risk and the MeToo Movement

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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 causes human resources to be captured and ineffective? What are best internal behavioural control...
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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 book from iTunes.
Usher, David