Senior Advisor, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)
Dean Shivji is the Senior Advisor to the CAE at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Dean’s career with the federal government has spanned nearly 20 years, covering a wide range of areas including program compliance, grants and contributions, corporate planning, measurement and reporting, enterprise risk management, internal control, and risk-based audit planning. Over recent years, Dean has led the way on adopting a new approach to risk identification using business architecture which drives ESDC’s risk-based audit planning.
Over the past 18 months, Dean has been leading the deep learning innovation within Internal Audit as a means to obtain new insights on risks. The AI solution developed interacts with the unstructured data found in audit reports to allow users to identify, visualize and analyze risk information. Moreover, the AI solution leverages ESDC’s documented audit universe, which captures the ESDC’s auditable entities in a holistic and comprehensive manner based on business architecture.
In his former career, Dean managed a number of institutional development projects throughout developing countries, across many industrial sectors.