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 amAuditing Cyber Defense Technologies
Speaker: Stephen Head, Director, Experis
Auditing the many cyber defense technologies currently being deployed to defend organizations against cyber-attacks is extremely challenging, whether your organization is public, private or governmental. In response to the growing frequency and severity of cyber-attacks, numerous organizations are implementing a new generation of security tools that did not exist just a few years ago. In this fast-paced session, we will examine these new and emerging tools for defending against cyber-attacks, how they work, how they can be leveraged for continuous monitoring, who the leading players are, and how these technologies can be audited.
10:50 am - 11:05 amTransition Break, Exhibitors & Networking
11:05 am - 11:55 amBlockchain – Disrupting the Internal Auditor
Speaker: Jay Schulman, RSM US LLP
Blockchain is being used for everything from moving money (bitcoin) to tracking mangos (Food Trust). While it can be very disruptive to industries, it will also be disruptive to an internal auditor. This presentation will give a background on blockchain, its impact to companies and how the internal auditor will need to adapt to this disruptive technology.
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 pmInternal Audit as a Strategic Business Advisor
Speaker: Vishesh Churiwala, Anixter International
Speaker: Jim Woo, Anixter International
This presentation will describe how Anixter Internal Audit is supporting corporate priorities far beyond traditional compliance work. This includes projects that not only help the company grow, but allow the company to execute more effectively. Additionally, the presenters will discuss the broad range of advisory services provided by Internal Audit, and how being a strategic advisor helps develop talent for the rest of the organization.
3:55 pm - 4:10 pmTransition Break, Exhibitors & Networking
4:10 pm - 5:00 pmIA Considerations in Light of Increasing Privacy Regulations Globally
Speaker: Christopher Pries, Panduit Corporation
Speaker: Reena Bajowala, Partner, Ice Miller, LLP
During this session, we will first review the current state of the emerging risk(s) around the ever-changing and expanding data privacy regulations globally and domestically. Then, we will share the current state, explore and discuss auditor considerations and what they should be doing to provide reasonable assurance.
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmReception, Exhibitors & Networking