September 25 – 28, 2016 | HALIFAX Marriott Harbourfront

Detailed Program

CPE Hours

The following CPE hours will be provided to attendees in form of a certificate, issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors:

18.5 for the Main Conference
6 for the Audit Leadership Event
5.5 for the Pinocchio Effect session

 

Day 1
25 Sep 2016

Registration Open

Join us for the 8th annual IIA Canada National Conference, September 25-28, 2016, in Halifax, as we embark on an educational journey rich with insights for internal auditors at every level. Expand your network, deepen your knowledge of internal audit,...
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Audit Leadership Event (ALE)

Innovation: Internal Audit at the Helm Embrace the world of innovation; the status quo is not sustainable. In a rapidly changing environment of rising stakeholder expectations, economic uncertainty, volatile stock markets, and rapid technological advances, organizations are challenged as never...
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Carmen Abela
Jeff Erdman
Lanja Fletcher
Jerry Koh
James Mitchell

Pinnochio Effect

The Pinocchio Effect highlights how to pay attention to verbal responses, reviewing several high-profile cases in the media to discover what the subject meant in their reply. Learn the techniques used by FBI profilers. Gathering truthful information is an integral...
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Nejolla Korris
Day 2
26 Sep 2016

Registration Open

Join us for the 8th annual IIA Canada National Conference, September 25-28, 2016, in Halifax, as we embark on an educational journey rich with insights for internal auditors at every level. Expand your network, deepen your knowledge of internal audit,...
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7:00 - 8:00

BREAKFAST

Welcome

Welcome Messages: Tyler Held and John Lees, Conference Co-Chairs,Andrea Coish and Rob Carruthers, Maritime Chapter and Labi Kousoulis, Nova Scotia Minister of Internal Services Message from IIA Global: Richard Chambers, IIA President and CEO Message from IIA Canada: Jeff Erdman, IIA Canada Chairperson and John-Paul...
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CIA Exam Preparation Course (Part 1) – Internal Audit Basics

This CIA exam preparation course will include a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the new 3-part CIA exam.  The course will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify exam topics, and build exam-day confidence. Taught by an...
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Daniel Lebel

OPENING KEYNOTE – An Explorer’s Guide to Risk Management

Across the business world, Risk Governance has skyrocketed in priority – from the rapid emergence of EMR (Enterprise Risk Management) frameworks and CRO executive positions in corporate structure to zero-lost-time initiatives is industrial settings.  But within the increasingly complex models used...
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Bruce Kirkby
10:00 - 10:30

Exhibits and Coffee Break

Share the Chair

The dynamics between Internal Audit and the Board Audit Committee can be complicated.  Hearing first-hand from those who have been in the chairs will provide useful insight into how to make the relationship between Internal Audit and the Board Audit...
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Richard Chambers
Victor Young

Auditing Smart Devices

According to some of the industry experts, the security and management of smart devices like iPads, iPhones and Android phones are quickly becoming the weakest link in most organizations.  The internal auditors would like to audit the management and security...
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Sajay Rai

Social Media Risk, Reputation & Redemption: What every professional needs to know

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, risk is growing exponentially. Within an organization, use of social media by different departments can...
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Nejolla Korris

All Hands on Deck: Managing a Multi-Generational and Wired Workforce

“Work hard and you will be rewarded”. “Respect those with seniority”. As the new breed of employee populates our companies, these business values are changing fast. Raised in a disposable, technologically advanced, quantitative age, this new breed has different expectations....
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Ann M. Butera

Value for Money Auditing in the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario

By encouraging improvements in the delivery of public services and recommending ways for the provincial government to achieve greater value-for-money in its programs and services, our work plays a key role in helping the public sector to better plan and...
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Bonnie Lysyk
12:30 - 14:00

LUNCH

CIA Exam Preparation Course (Part 2) – Internal Audit Practice

This CIA exam preparation course will include a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the new 3-part CIA exam.  The course will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify exam topics, and build exam-day confidence. Taught by an...
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Daniel Lebel

Auditing Big Data

As organizations embark upon the use of big data and perform analysis on large volumes of data, the security and protection of the information is as important as the information extracted from this data.  This presentation will walk the internal...
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Sajay Rai

Managing Risk and Ensuring Internal Audit Adds Value

Without effective risk assessment activities, the internal audit function has little assurance that its resources are effectively utilized.  Internal audit must ensure that it is linked to the organization’s strategy, risk and objectives. Learn how the internal audit function at...
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Elaine Dianko
Scott Page

Putting the Internal Audit Value Proposition into Action: A Story of Transformation

While effectively Navigating the Future one learns from the past.  This is a case study in Transformation in the Public Sector that will provide practical insight into to navigating transformation. This presentation will provide the audience with advice and lessons...
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Dena Palamedes

Relationships and Risk – Insights from Stakeholders in North America

The profession of internal auditing has been making great advancements in performance, positioning, and perception. The Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) stakeholder project confirms these advancements but also highlights opportunities for internal audit to push even harder, moving to the...
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Ram Balakrishnan
Andrew Hayes
15:00 - 15:30

Exhibits and Coffee Break

Audit coverage of Governance, Risk Management, Internal Control and Organizational Change

This two part session will provide an overview of Internal Audit’s (IA) role and challenges in evaluating and reporting on Governance, Risk Management and Internal Controls (GRC), and organizational change management processes. Part I – GRC Coverage and Reporting:  IA’s...
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Rahim Jiwani
Sajid Rizvi

Governance Leadership through COSO (2013) Internal Control Framework

In 2013, COSO released its update to the original 1992 COSO Control Framework.  From the control environment, to risk assessment, to control activities, to information and communication, and finally to monitoring activities, the 17 Principles and 77 Points of Focus...
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Douglas Johnson
Eric Lau

Doing more with less: Maximizing internal audit’s value with better risk intelligence

With fewer resources, internal audit is being asked to do more to support effective risk management, conduct audits that add value, and help the organization move forward with greater agility and less risk exposure.  This trend is continuing, and auditors...
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François-Michel Brière
Sarah Lyons
Hassan Qureshi
Dean Shivji

Data analytics and continuous auditing: Leveraging the organisation’s data management program to improve efficiency

In this session, the following topics will be covered: –   The Caisse, its business context and its Internal audit team –   Our existing continuous auditing program and how it was developed –   What has changed in the...
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Jean-François Willis

Maritime Welcome Reception

Hosted by Grant Thornton LLP Join IIA Canada and Grant Thornton LLP at the Alexander Keith’s Brewery, on Monday September 26th for a true Nova Scotia welcome filled with local food, beverages, and musical talent that is sure to bring out the...
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Day 3
27 Sep 2016
7:00 - 8:00

BREAKFAST

Singing of O’Canada & Introductory Comments

Singing of O’Canada, lead by Janelle Lucyk Rob Kuling, Incoming Chair – North American Board.  

KEYNOTE – Canada’s Economy: Trends and Opportunities

The global economy continues its hesitant and uneven recovery. China and the other BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) economies have shifted into a lower gear, but the U.S. economy has started to pick up steam. Europe remains in recession...
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Todd Hirsch
9:50 - 10:20

Exhibits and Coffee Break

Goodbye, ERM – it’s time to go

The only way your child will truly grow up is when you kick him/her out of the house.  It needn’t necessarily be abrupt but, at some point, they simply must leave the nest, find their way and, most importantly, grow...
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Brian Link

Best Practices for Audit Committee Effectiveness

It is imperative that Internal Audit (IA) build an effective relationship with the Audit Committee (AC). BCLC’s journey to build a strong and corroborative relationship between IA and the AC was a multi-phased approach.   During our presentation we will share...
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Gurmit Aujla
Cindy Kailly-Smith

Embedding Risk Management – A Rigorous Process, Remaining Nimble and Aligned Towards the End Game

Risk Managers benefit from a background in Internal Audit.  Furthermore, auditors can benefit from the work of Risk Management. Together, these functions can help organizations to reduce risk and effectively navigate toward their strategic and operational objectives. In 2012, the...
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John Delaney

Coordinating Across the Three Lines of Defense

Over the past three years, Cameco’s Internal Audit function has focused on identifying, assessing and partnering with 2nd line of defense assurance providers with the goal to provide a more holistic view of risk and assurance activities, identifying redundancies and...
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Lora Grandberg
David Helberg
Jill Johnston

Helping Your Organization Be More Innovative

Fifty years ago, a company on the S&P 500 would last over 50 years, today, they will be lucky to last 15 years.  Companies are scaling faster and failing faster than ever before. Innovation and the ability for organizations to...
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Kendra MacDonald

Communicating the results of our work externally to get action – Improving internal communications

This presentation will focus on our innovation in how we present the results of our audit work to our audiences:  members of the House of Assembly, the general public, and the entities that we audit.  It will focus on practical...
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Michael A. Pickup

The Cybersecurity Game – How Are You Playing?

We live in a world where conversations are held and relationships are built using social media.  We share our thoughts, experiences, and other personal information with our “friends” and contacts using this platform.  The dependence and impact of technology on...
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Peter Yien
12:20 - 13:20

LUNCH AND NETWORKING WITH EXHIBITORS – 13:00 – 13:30 – IIA Canada Award Presentation

CIA Exam Preparation Course (Part 3) – Internal Audit Knowledge Elements

This CIA exam preparation course will include a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the new 3-part CIA exam.  The course will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify exam topics, and build exam-day confidence. Taught by an...
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Daniel Lebel

Fraud Investigator vs Trusted Advisor: The Balancing Act

The future of  internal audit requires us to become more than just auditors but trusted advisors,  we need to understand and be cognizant of how to navigate stakeholder expectations by providing value added services while continuing to ensure we don’t...
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Richard Arthurs
David Marks

From Auditor to Chief Audit Executive: A Strategy for Success

Michael will discuss how participants will think about their future and the required skill sets and competencies to be successful in their careers as an Internal Auditor. Successful people are passionate about what they do – “if you love what...
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Michael J. Fucilli

Helping the Project Management Team…Without Sounding Like a Pessimist

Projects occur in all types of organizations and, as governments look to renew aging infrastructure, and companies consider ways to expand into new markets or revitalize operations, the Internal Audit department can be a valued partner in the project management...
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Leah White

Cyber Security of the Supply Chain

With over 76% of all data breaches resulting from a third-party which introduced the security deficiencies that were ultimately exploited, it is critical that organizations understand this very important risk. From third party remote access that caused the breach to...
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Peter Morin
14:20 - 14:50

Exhibits and Coffee Break

A Maritimer’s Journey to Living and Learning Global IA Leading Practices

Richard has recently helped complete the CPA Canada Document “20 Questions Directors should ask about Internal Audit”. Also in the last 3 years Richard has taught over 400 Canadian Corporate Directors on the value of Risk Management and Internal Audit...
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Richard Arthurs

Finding the First Domino – The Key to Root Cause

Session description will be available soon.  
Robert Mainardi

Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO): Fact, Fiction and my life as a convicted Felon

Increasingly, organizations are embracing outsourcing as an opportunity to thrive or survive during uncertain economic times.  The promise of enhanced service delivery, scalable workforce, and reduced operating costs continues to fuel growth in the ITO market.  While these benefits are...
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James R. Murray

Enterprise Risk Management

In today’s continued challenging and complex economic environment, a new era in the way organizations approach governance, risk identification, management and mitigation has begun. Organizations now recognize that risks are more complex, not stand-alone but rather interconnected, and potentially more...
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Allen Amyotte
Maggie Kiel

Navigating the New IIA Professional Practices Framework

At the 2015 International Conference in Vancouver, IIA Global launched major enhancements to the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF). The changes have a profound influence on our profession and set the tone for the issuance of guidance going forward. Navigating...
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Archie Thomas

Auditing your Organization’s Cyber Security Posture in a Rapidly Changing World

Auditing an Organization’s Cyber Security Posture will be jointly presented by an internal audit (IA) specialist, an IT security professional and the City of Ottawa’s Deputy Auditor General (DAG).  The presentation is designed to provide participants with practical insight and...
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Sonia Brennan
Darren Budd
Aron Feuer

Best practices – How to Incorporate Fraud Risk and Forensic Data Analytics into an Internal Audit and Vendor Audit Programs

The future for IA and forensic accounting practitioners will be revolutionized by ‘big data’ and how that data can be used to identify potential fraud risk and other risks (i.e. bribery and corruption) that need to be addressed by internal...
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Jennifer Hookey
Matt Mura

The Performance Continuum – IA’s Evolving Role in Providing Assurance on Results and Delivery

Canadians and their elected leaders expect their governments to take action, with a strong focus on results and delivery. Internal Auditors help to provide assurance to public sector leaders that their government organizations are poised to deliver on their promises and achieve results through measurable goals, data-driven reporting...
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Anne Scotton

Reception

Get your picture taken at the Photo Booth – open until 9:00 pm! Sponsored by Wolters Kluwer

Maritime Kitchen Party

Join us for a fun Nova Scotia tradition. Dinner, Mingling, Drinks, Music and Dancing with “Shaydid”
Day 4
28 Sep 2016
7:00 - 8:00

BREAKFAST

Panel Discussion – Enhancing the Value of Internal Auditing in the Public Sector

Moderator:  John Lees, Partner, Orbis Risk Consulting Inc. – Presenter: Luc Juillet – Panelists: Ted Doane, Internal Auditor of the Province of Nova Scotia; Michael Ferguson, Auditor General of Canada; Richard Kennedy, Internal Auditor of the Province of Ontario; Bonnie Lysyk, Auditor General of Ontario  
Ted Doane
Michael Ferguson
Luc Juillet
Richard C. Kennedy
John Lees
Bonnie Lysyk

Auditing Your Organization’s Risk Culture: The Next Frontier for Internal Audit

Regulators all over the world are increasingly focused on identifying and shaping the “risk culture” of organizations. Boards of directors are increasingly expected to oversee risk culture.  The IIA is calling on internal auditors globally to start formally assessing and...
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Tim J. Leech

How to make an Impact in Your Audits: Can You Really Find Millions of Dollars?

Auditors are constantly asked by their Audit Committees and their Boards, how do they add value? This session will show how we can make a positive impact to an organization, not only from a compliance or assurance perspective but a...
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Michael J. Fucilli

Addressing the Unique Challenges of Public Sector Internal Audit

Public sector internal audit functions operate in highly complex environments with demands from many stakeholders. Audit committees fulfill a critical role that must be established within the unique context of public sector governance structures. Lines of defense may have engineered...
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Sharon Messerschmidt

Security and Privacy: A Practical Approach

The world has moved from one where information is centralized and shared on an “as needed’ basis to a restricted group of people to a scenario where information is “everywhere” and decentralized for maximum leverage for customer insights, collaboration, and...
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Chetan Gor
10:40 - 11:00

Exhibits and Coffee Break

CLOSING KEYNOTE – Corporate and Risk Governance and the Changing Role of Internal Audit

Dr Richard Leblanc will canvass governance and risk failures and successes, drawing on working with and advising several boards over the years. Dr Leblanc will hone in on the role Internal Audit played, or did not play, in that success...
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Richard LeBlanc