Time Session Title Speaker(s) Location
8:30 – 8:45 am Opening Remarks Level 17
8:45 – 9:45 am
Opening Keynote - Save Yourself the Cost of a Privacy Breach and Damage to Your Reputation: Embed Privacy by Design
Opening Keynote - Save Yourself the Cost of a Privacy Breach and Damage to Your Reputation: Embed Privacy by Design
Privacy infractions and data breaches are abounding, not to mention daily cybersecurity attacks. If you don’t embed privacy and security proactively, by design, into your operations, you’ll pay the price. Class-action lawsuits abound, but the cost to your brand – and to your reputation – may be irreparable. Get ahead of the problems and prevent the privacy harms from arising.
Dr. Ann Cavoukian Level 17
9:55 – 10:45 am
Auditing in the World of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Auditing in the World of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
Until 1950s the term “auditing” consisted primarily of auditing numbers.  All that changed in the 1960s when computers were adopted by leading edge corporations. Auditors quickly responded and the profession of Information Technology auditing was born.  However, the young profession primarily dealt with auditing numbers as well as  accounting systems and assessing their security and controls. The profession kept pace with technology changes and evolved to include risk management, governance, and more sophisticated controls. Now the profession is facing additional challenges; robotics, artificial intelligence, big data and data analytics are just a few of the areas in which the IT auditor can, and must provide additional services. This session explores the emerging need for expanded audit services and need for new audit, operational and performance standards.
Robert Parker Level 17A
9:55 – 10:45 am
Digital Transformation, Risk Management and Governance
Digital Transformation, Risk Management and Governance
Going digital is no longer an option for organizations today. Customer expectations and demands have grown and newer choices are constantly emerging.  Aligning with the market while safely transitioning to the target state (products or customer experience or internal capabilities) is a challenge for CXOs. Making Sensible choices to drive revenues up and costs down are key. Given the imperative for success, organizations need to realign their strategy and undertake a safe and risk intelligent Digital Transformation.  While, Business wants to roll out products / services to drive better customer experience & expand sales channels, Risk & Control groups in the org. are thinking about how they evolve to support the business while also pondering about how risk management and compliance functions themselves should embrace digital to modernize.  Audit / Assurance groups are challenged with the need to modify their engagement model and audit approach to providing advisory services to the program and assurance to stakeholders on these transformative programs. As IT Risk, Governance and Audit Professionals, it is really key for us to understand what Digital Transformation (DT) really is, what are the net new risks introduced by DT, how conventional risks could increase in their significance or likelihood and the sources of such risks. Successful organizations are those that embrace DT in a Risk Intelligent manner. Being risk intelligent involves gaining a deep appreciation of both the risk landscape and governance requirements and in undertaking carefully planned and calibrated activities across all three lines of defense. This is the core of what we will let participants take away from this session.
Baskaran Rajamani Level 17B
10:50 – 11:10 am BREAK
11:20 am – 12:10 pm
A Casual Mapping Tool for Auditors: Process and Results
A Casual Mapping Tool for Auditors: Process and Results
The information available to auditors is growing exponentially.  Semi-structured or unstructured big data contains a wealth of information that allows auditors to better explore the status of the auditee’s programs, services, and operations.  Deep Learning, a specialized form of artificial intelligence, provides opportunities for auditors to tackle this challenge. It is an efficient way to identify patterns without intensive human intervention while using more streamlined preprocessing steps than the ones used by more traditional data mining approaches.  It doesn’t create “new” audit evidence, as much as enrich existing evidence, by identifying related concepts or topics, linking them together, extracting underlying patterns out of a large volume of unstructured documents. The team will present how it applied this innovative technology, through a collaborative effort between auditors and machine learning specialists.
Yves Genest, David Long, Matt Lemay Level 17A
11:20 am – 12:10 pm
Data Analytics - Using AI and Machine Learning to Enhance Audit Efficiency and Assurance
Data Analytics - Using AI and Machine Learning to Enhance Audit Efficiency and Assurance
This presentation will demonstrate through case studies how using data analytics, specifically AI and Machine Learning, can enhance audit efficiency and assurance by detecting anomolies in a population of data. We will provide the following in our session:  * information on how data analyics can be used in the audit process; * how AI and machine learning can be used to detect anomolies; * how this can increase the efficieny and assurance obtained in the audit process; * examples through case studies to demonstrate how this can be executed and the technologies used to do so.
David Florio, Eric Au Level 17B
12:20 – 1:20 pm LUNCH
1:30 – 2:20 pm TBA Level 17A
1:30 – 2:20 pm TBA Level 17B
2:30 – 3:20 pm
Using AI to Obtain Risk Insights for Internal Audit
Using AI to Obtain Risk Insights for Internal Audit
This session will address the theme of “Innovation and Risk Management: Using Technology to Manage Risk” by telling the story of Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) venture into adopting machine learning technologies to transform the way risk information is analyzed by Internal Audit. The session will cover the successes and lessons learned of the venture as well as how advanced data analytics can improve risk-based audit planning as well as enterprise risk management. Auditors are faced with rapidly changing environments due to advancements in technology and shifting organizational priorities, leading to significant organizational transformation. Many audit professionals are being asked to extend beyond traditional assurance roles to provide strategic insights and advice for senior management. By leveraging advanced data analytics, auditors and risk management practitioner can better equip themselves to provide value to their respective organizations . Successful deployment of advanced data analytics allows insights on emerging risks to be drawn quickly, and decisions by senior management to be made confidently. At ESDC, the Internal Audit function has implementing deep learning capabilities to enhance enterprise-wide risk intelligence. Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning concerned with algorithms inspired by the structure and function of the brain. One of the long-term goals of this initiative is to demonstrate the value of deep learning capabilities in enhancing risk intelligence within the Government of Canada.
Dean Shivji Level 17A
2:30 – 3:20 pm TBA Level 17B
3:20 – 3:50 pm BREAK
3:50 – 4:45 pm TBA
4:50 – 5:00 pm Closing Remarks
Post-Conference Workshop