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 amTone of the Future: The Importance of Leadership Support, Internal Controls and Agile Audit Practices in Government
Speaker: Stetson P. Marshall CFE, Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development
This session is aimed to promote the impact of senior level leadership support for the Internal Audit function and activities. This session will discuss the importance of encouraging internal audit organizational development, a solid internal control framework and implementing agile auditing by:
• Conveying the significance of government leadership setting a tone that will empower the internal audit function to operate
• Demonstrating how internal controls protect government entities against fraud, waste, and abuse
• Persuading current and future auditors and audit leaders that agile auditing sets a tone for more value-driven audits
10:50 am - 11:05 amTransition Break, Exhibitors & Networking
11:05 am - 11:55 amChallenges of the New CAE in a Small Local Government Audit Shop
Speaker: Jeannie Alday, Director of Internal Audit, Chatham County, GA
Participants in the session will learn about experiences of moving from the private sector to local government and the surprises and challenges in managing a small department. Examples include:
• Introducing the concepts of Risk Management into well-seasoned departments and the considerations around Elected Officials.
• Getting and keeping a seat at the senior management table and how that has changed so much for the department.
• Breaking out of “Because we have always done it that way.”
11:55 pm - 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 pmLeading Practices for Effective Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Speaker: Mark Maraccini, Partner, Crowe LLP
Speaker: Kavita Misra, Manager, Crowe LLP
The learning objectives for this session are:
• Understand the key components and activities needed to implement ERM according to COSO and the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB Circular A-123) guidelines.
• Obtain examples and templates to use to validate and communicate that these foundational components are in place.
• Obtain tools for building cost-effective and efficient ERM practices, not only for compliance purposes, but also to add value to the agency and its strategic pursuits.
3:55 pm - 4:10 pmTransition Break, Exhibitors & Networking
4:10 pm - 5:00 pmPreventing Ethical Lapses in State Government
Speaker: Diane Saltoun, Executive Inspector General , Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Illinois Attorney General
Speaker: Patricia McConnell, Director of Investigations, Office of the Executive Inspector General for the Illinois Attorney General
Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of basic government ethics, laws and policies, with an emphasis on Illinois State ethics laws. During the presentation, attendees will be encouraged to examine and identify ethical conflicts and explore how they can best be resolved.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmReception, Exhibitors & Networking