13th Annual Event!
Public Sector Risk Management
Cultivating a Proactive Understanding
January 21 – 22, 2020 · Ottawa, Ontario
Day One Program Agenda - Tuesday January 21, 2020
8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs
John Lark, Managing Principal, Coherent Advice Inc. and Co-Founder of Applied AI Canada
9:15 - 10:00
Communicating The Why: The Utility of Ethics in Risk Culture
Claudine Hebert, Manager, Internal Audit, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
- Strategies for developing an ethical risk culture
- Onboarding new employees
- Effective approaches to communication
- Getting buy-in from leadership
10:00 - 10:15 Networking Break
10:15 - 11:15
Moving Beyond the Risk Register: Communicating Risk in the Public Sector
Phil Racco, Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Services, MNP LLP
Sarah Dionne, Manager, Enterprise Risk Services, MNP LLP
Programs always get stuck in the transactional process of updating a risk register - this can result in a risk-management program becoming a compliance exercise motivated by the need to 'check a box' instead of generating real
discussion around the threats and opportunities that may impact an organization's strategy.
An organization's focus should be on creating a Risk Culture that promotes two-way communication about risk and uses tools such as:
- Risk appetite
- Risk measures
- Risk dialogues
Underpinning these tools is ensuring a solid risk governance structure is in place so that an organization can have confidence that they are addressing risk at the right-level.
11:15 - 12:15
Opportunities in Risk
Wendy Saschenbrecker-Tang, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Canada Revenue Agency
- Finding opportunity in risk
- Using uncertainty to drive conversation
- Using risk in resource allocation decisions
- Using risk in prioritization models
- Case study
12:15 - 1:15 Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:15
Artificial Intelligence and Risk
John Lark, Managing Principal of Coherent Advice Inc. and Co-Founder of Applied AI Canada
- How AI can reduce risk in complex logistical and service delivery systems
- Case Study: AI-based transaction auditing in federal organizations
- Case Study: A tool to test for algorithmic bias in AI decision-making
- Case Study: Identifying and managing the risks associated with AI solutions
2:15 - 2:30 Networking Break
2:30 - 3:30
Data Theft – Fighting Fraud in the 21st Century
Edward Asare-Quansah, Senior Manager, Forensic and Litigation Support Services, MNP LLP
- Understanding modern threats
- Mitigating modern insider threats
- Working with partners - expanding the scope of internal controls, and sharing standards
- Addressing fraud risk in the short, medium, and long term
3:30 - 4:30
Third Party Cyber Risk: Vendor Due Diligence and Management
Vanessa Henri, LL.B, LL.M, CDPO, Associate Attorney, Fasken Martineau
- Why do I need a vendor on-boarding and management program?
- What are the key considerations in establishing a vendor on-boarding and management program?
- What are the controls to look for in performing a vendor due diligence review prior for on-boarding?
- When is a privacy risk assessment required?
- What are the impacts of vendor due diligence on contractual negotiations?
- Are there any specific concerns that should be raised regarding vendors of emerging technologies?
- What about off-boarding?
4:30 End of Day One