59th IIA Chicago Annual Seminar
Monday 04/01/2019
7:00 am - 8:00 amRegistration - Continental Breakfast, Exhibitors & Networking
8:00 am - 8:05 amPresident's Welcome
Chris Denver, President, IIA Chicago Chapter
8:05 am - 9:45 amTomorrow's Risks and Internal Audit: How the Future Will Shape, and Be Shaped by, Internal Auditors
Speaker: Richard Worzel CFA, Futurist
In this presentation, Richard zeroes in on how the future will affect Internal Audit, including:
• Artificial Intelligence – why its influence is going to be pervasive, risky, and revolutionary;
• How technology more broadly, including automation, Evolutionary Algorithms, the Internet of Things, and Fog computing, is going to drastically change the operational future of all organizations;
• Why a futurist’s approach to risk and risk management is different from the conventional view, and what Internal Auditors can gain by adding it to their toolkit;
• Why Internal Audit must continue to shift towards forward-looking as well as backward checking for the welfare of their organizations;
• The trends that are affecting industry, global trade, government, not-for-profits, education, and society, and how you can prepare for the changes to come
9:45 am - 10:00 amTransition and Refreshment Break, Exhibitors & Networking
10:00 am - 10:50 amTomorrow's Risks and Internal Audit: An Interactive Discussion
Speaker: Richard Worzel CFA, Futurist
As a follow up to his insightful and energetic keynote presentation on what the future holds for Internal Audit, Richard Worzel will be facilitating an interactive discussion to dig deeper into the emerging trends shaping our future and address audience member questions on this exciting topic.
10:50 am - 11:05 amTransition Break, Exhibitors & Networking
11:05 am - 11:55 amTransforming the Internal Audit Cycle Using Data Analytics and Automation
Speaker: Steve Biskie, Director, Risk Advisory Services, National Data Analytics Leader and SAP Champion, RSM US LLP
We often hear stories about the benefit of data analytics (DA) and automation in the fieldwork/testing phases of an audit, however some of the easiest and quickest wins can actually be made when applying DA and automation to other stages of the audit process, from risk assessment and audit planning through reporting. Participants in this session will see first-hand, using real-life examples applicable to most organizations, how, where, and when analytics and automation can be applied to the entire audit. Walk away with a 5-step checklist for implementing it in your organization.
11:55 am - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 1:10 pmTransition Break, Exhibitors & Networking
1:10 pm - 2:50 pmTelling an Epic Story as a Leadership Tool
Speaker: Steve Donahue, Author, Documentary Filmmaker, CEO, Destiny Speaks Inc
Telling the tale of his daring desert odyssey – Steve Donahue unpacks the secrets of the “Epic Story as a leadership tool”. His research reveals how to achieve epic results by energizing culture and careers with this classic narrative. Steve has an epic story from the Sahara. Leaders need one too. Learn to thrive on your shifting sands of change with the same story-based system that builds blockbuster films and packs sports stadiums to capacity.
2:50 pm - 3:05 pmTransition and Refreshment Break, Exhibitors & Networking
3:05 pm - 3:55 pmCAE Communications and Common Audit Committee Questions About Cybersecurity
Speaker: Yulia Gurman, Director of Internal Audit and Corporate Security , Packaging Corporation of America
Speaker: Ryan Hopkins, Assistant Director of Internal Audit , Packaging Corporation of America
Continual advancements in information technology offer new and innovative ways to do business better, faster, and more dynamically. While many of these advances are beneficial to business, they can also increase cybersecurity risks. The volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks and data breaches also continues to increase and is common topic covered in the news.
Boards of Directors and Audit Committees interest in cybersecurity continues to increase. Many boards and audit committees have added additional directors with information technology expertise to monitor organizations cybersecurity and technology risk management. CAEs need to include appropriate cybersecurity coverage in their Audit Committee communications and be prepared to answer questions.
This session will share lessons learned and improvements we made in our communication to the audit committee on cybersecurity. We will provide resources to help CAE’s incorporate Cybersecurity risks in their risk assessment process, audit planning, and include appropriate communication.
3:55 pm - 4:10 pmTransition Break, Exhibitors & Networking
4:10 pm - 5:00 pmDiversity and Inclusion: How a Diverse Audit Department Can Lead to a Successful Organization
Speaker: Dorri McWhorter, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA
Participants will learn how to leverage corporate Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives within Internal Audit and improving Internal Audit outcomes through D&I. Topics of the session will include:
• Strategies to expand Internal Audit’s role in Corporate D&I initiatives
• Applying D&I objectives to improve innovation and IA outcomes
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmReception, Exhibitors & Networking