Internal Audit Conference | Programme


Day 1 - Tuesday 18 October


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08:00 – 09:00 REGISTRATION, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION
08:15 – 08:55  NETWORKING BREAKFAST
09:00 – 09:15 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
09:15 - 09:55 KEYNOTE
10:00 – 10:50 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Digital and cyber – keeping ahead of the game
Innovation in IT – what’s on the horizon?
  Sustainability and climate change
Evaluating the impact of climate change and extreme weather events
  Risks and audit in a hybrid world
Business risks of hybrid working
  Managing future risk
Dynamic risk management and assessment
Julia Graham, CEO - AIRMIC

 

Managing a crisis
Could your organisation cope in a crisis?
10:50 - 11:20 REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION
11:20 – 12:10 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Digital and cyber – keeping ahead of the game
Cyber Security Cinderella's: Deterrence and response
Paul Brucciani, Head of Product Marketing - With Secure
  Sustainability and climate change
Sustainability in an era of radical transparency
Miguel Veiga-Pestana - Senior Sustainability Advisor
  Risks and audit in a hybrid world
Internal audit – balancing flexibility with effectiveness
  Managing future risk
Embedding risk management - a DIY guide
  Managing a crisis
A practical approach to effective crisis and contingency planning
12:10 – 13:15
LUNCH, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION
13:15 – 14:05 KEYNOTE PANEL
14:10 – 15:00 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Digital and cyber – keeping ahead of the game
Is data privacy being threatened by social media and personal behaviour?

 

Regulatory and legislative landscape
Ransomware and data breaches – the legal imperatives
Stuart Davey, Partner - Pinsent Masons
  Culture and ethics
Why whistleblowing can career limit
  Managing future risk
Reputation risk – the importance of PR and corporate communications
  Business transformation
Mergers and acquisitions – managing the risks
15:00 – 15:30 REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION
15:30 - 16:20 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Digital and cyber – keeping ahead of the game
Auditing business computer applications
  Regulatory and legislative landscape
The challenge facing internal audit in providing assurance that rules and regulations are complied with
  Culture and ethics
Managing ethical issues when using artificially intelligent systems
  Managing future risk
People risk management
  Business transformation
Challenges when using technology to transform your business
16:20 - 17:10 KEYNOTE
17:10 – 17:15 CHAIR'S CLOSING REMARKS
17:15 - 19:00 NETWORKING DRINKS SPONSORED BY AUDITBOARD

Day 2 - Wednesday 19 October


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08:00 – 09:00  REGISTRATION, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION 
08:15 – 08:55 NETWORKING BREAKFAST
09:00 – 09:15      WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
09:15 – 10:00 KEYNOTE
10:05 – 10:45 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Focus on financial services
What will the financial services sector look like in 2030? 
  Economic and political insights
Inflation, energy shortages and failing supply chains – the key threats to our economy?
  Public Sector themes – critical for us all
Resilience in the Public Sector – strengthening and defending our operations
  Practical auditing
Effective use of technology to audit fraud
  Leadership
What does inspirational leadership look like? 
Rania Bejjani - Consultant
10:45 – 11:15 REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION
11:15 – 11:55 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Focus on financial services
Managing liquidity and credit risk – can internal audit do more to provide adequate assurance?
  Economic and political insights
Identifying and mapping political and economic risks that could impact your business
  Public Sector themes – critical for us all
Developing best practice when evaluating major project expenditure
  Practical auditing 
Is your risk-based auditing truly risk based?
  Leadership
Leading my audit team: A personal perspective 
12:00 – 13:15 LUNCH, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION
13:15 - 13:55 KEYNOTE
The future of internal audit communications: It’s here and it’s radical!
 
Sara I. James, PhD CIA - Getting Words to Work, Trainer, Consultant and Author
14:00 - 14:50 BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Focus on financial services
Are your legacy systems holding your organisation back?
  Fighting fraud, bribery and corruption
Disrupting organised crime gangs 
  Public Sector themes – critical for us all
Unique challenges and opportunities of Arm's Length Bodies (ALB) 
  Data analytics and audit transformation
Transforming your internal audit team in five easy steps
  Soft skills development
Negotiating for success
14:50 - 15:20 REFRESHMENTS, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITION
15:20 – 16:10  BREAKOUT SESSIONS:
  Focus on financial services
Cryptocurrency:  Could this replace traditional payment methods and currencies? 
  Fighting fraud, bribery and corruption
Preventing national and international corruption
  Public Sector themes – critical for us all
Procurement and outsourcing in the Public Sector 
  Data analytics and audit transformation
Practical data analytics with limited resources and time
  Soft skills development
Presenting with impact 
16:15 - 16:50 KEYNOTE
16:50 – 17:00  CHAIR'S CLOSING REMARKS

*The above programme is subject to change