Calendar - 5 October
Registration and welcome coffee
Plenary Session 4: Making business in a Digital World
Digitalisation and technological disruption are at the top of the agenda for many businesses and sectors across the globe more and more every day. They are opening up manifold opportunities and at the same time are throwing up multiple challenges.José Antonio Álvarez (CEO of Santander Group)
The new COSO ERM. Integrating with strategy and performance
This presentation will help internal auditors understand their role in managing risk in uncertain times. In this session, participants will:
• Learn about the five components and twenty principles that make up the updated Framework.
• Understand how the framework can be used to identify, assess and manage specific groups of risks, such as environmental, social and governance-related risks (ESG).
• Identify how the Framework impacts internal audit’s assurance and advisory roles, including assessing the effectiveness of enterprise risk management.
• Explore ways to advance risk management in their organization.Paul Sobel (Chairman at COSO)
How to use Data Analytics to massively change your Audit approach. The SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE experience
In the strongly regulated banking environment, the challenge of managing a global audit team used to be: deliver in time, maintain a high level of rigor in the works, and ensure the quality of each report produced.Louis Hedde (Inspection Managing Director at Société Générale)
Internal Audit of the future
Disruptive forces are causing organizations to consider transformation plays. Businesses must deal with challenges caused by the digital revolution: the move to digital processes and business models; complex regulatory oversight; proliferation of social media and disruptive new technologies that promote increased connectivity and a demand for new skills.Martin Wiedemann (Partner at EY)
Plenary Session 5: Discussion Panel. Future challenges for Audit Committees
Audit committees from different business agree with the fact that they face several threats from political and economic uncertainty, as well as regulatory compliance (especially aligning local and general laws and regulations).Gilberte Lombard (Board member at CGG Robertet, Zodiac Aerospace)Clare Thompson (Chair of Audit Committee at Bupa Group)Melvyn Neate (Independent member of the Audit Committee at UK Office of Rail and Road)
Plenary Session 6: You too should think like a hacker
Ymir has grown up as hacker and currently helps some of the world's largest organizations grapple with cybersecurity through his two startup companies (Syndis and Adversary.io). He will address this question by focusing on how companies can improve their defenses by helping people understand the offense – “to think like a hacker"; Including showing you how to hack (!) He will also provide relevant context for internal auditors in the GDPR era since most of the data currently managed by companies is digital.Ymir Vigfusson (Hacker, professor and entrepreneur)
Plenary Session 7: What Living in Space Taught Me About Life on Earth
The success of every mission at NASA starts with procedures and verification - from vehicle processing, to the launch sequence, to the cockpit checklist. Everything is checked and double-checked. This methodology is applicable to every project where failure is not an option, and is a recipe for success in any business endeavor.Michael López-Alegria (NASA Astronaut and Former President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation)