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Internal Controls

Vancouver, British Columbia · November 26, 2019
   
 
8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

 
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
   
9:10 - 10:00
Best Practices: Internal Controls
Leon Bloom, Consultant, Deloitte
  • Changes in risk governance requirements
  • Internal controls and their independent assurance
  • Red flags for internal controls failures and how to overcome them
  • Best practices: internal controls over reputation, integrity and conduct
  • Crisis management and social media governance
 
10:00 - 10:15        Networking Break

 
10:15 - 11:15
Franco Oboni

 
11:15 - 12:15
Cyber Control Integration
Mark E.S. Bernard, Founder, Secure Knowledge Management

The Cybersecurity program will control costs while improving employee and customer engagement by reducing interruptions to services created by the loss of information confidentiality, integrity, or availability in addition to mitigating the risk of a breach the would lead to reputation damage and unplanned expenses.

  • Governance and risk management of Cybersecurity
  • The crazy 8s of Cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities
  • Compliance risks associated with Cybersecurity regulation
  • The integration between internal control frameworks and Cybersecurity
  • The relationship between operational risk and Enterprise risks
 
12:15 - 1:15 Luncheon Break

 
1:15 - 2:15
Developing a Cyber Security Program: First 100 Days
Dominic Vogel, Founder & Chief Strategic, CyberSC.
  • Learn about developing an effective and efficient enterprise security program
  • Tips on how to build a cyber security program playbook
  • Understand the foundational pillars of building an effective cyber security program
  • Learn how to develop a positive security culture, how to make secure business processes easy
  • Pragmatic tips for fostering enduring business relationships and how to effectively communicate cyber risk to executives
 
2:15 - 3:15
COSO ERM Framework: Key Changes Impacting Internal Controls

A comprehensive yet nimble Enterprise Risk Management program is the prerequisite to a strong internal control environment; especially for companies with aspirations of profitable growth. In this workshop, discover how leveraging the value of the COSO ERM Framework not only benefits performance and risk management but also strengthens internal controls. Recent changes to the COSO ERM Framework are discussed along with the rationale for the changes and why they make good sense for today and into the future. Recognizing resource constraints, the presentation highlights those changes that can be made today that will realize the most value. Implementation strategies are presented along with strategies to address common challenges.

Participants will leave with strategies and a plan for next steps.

A comprehensive yet nimble Enterprise Risk Management program is the prerequisite to a strong internal control environment; especially for companies with aspirations of profitable growth.

  • Understanding the recent changes to the COSO ERM framework and why they make good sense for today and into the future
  • How leveraging the value of the ERM Framework benefits strategy and performance
  • Strengthening the control environment and internal controls
  • What changes to make today that will realize the most value
  • Practical strategies for implementation and how to address common challenges
 
3:15 - 3:30        Networking Break

 
3:30 - 4:30
Establishing Organizational Buy-In to Internal Audit and Internal Controls
Suzanne Dunn, Manager, Internal Audit, Pacific Blue Cross
  • How do you shift the paradigm away from “police officer” to “strategic partner”
  • Common pitfalls that cause an Internal Audit & Internal Controls department to lack organization buy-in
  • Ways to create, deploy and provide “value” to business functions
  • How to bridge the gap between compliance and operational improvement
 
4:30 Closing Remarks from the Chair

 
 
   
 
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