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​2017 All Star Conference Program

Oct. 30–Nov 1
The Bellagio / Las Vegas, NV

Attend In-demand, Encore Presentations

Did you miss a presenter at a previous IIA conference? Our All Star Conference is all about bringing together the highest attendee- rated presenters from the past year’s events. This one-of-a-kind of event delivers in-depth, comprehensive encore sessions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to earn up to 18 CPE credits (4 additional CPEs are available by adding a pre-conference workshop to your registration – for a total of 22 CPEs) as you experience the best of the best.

General Session Speakers

Richard Chambers

Internal Auditors as Trusted Advisors: Leveraging Trust to Foster Organizational Success

Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Steve Sanders

Sound Bites Session: Cybersecurity – Leading Practices for Auditors

Steve Sanders, CRMA
Vice President, Internal Audit
Computer Services, Inc.



Eric Pulse How Secure Is Your Data? Developing an Effective Information Security Strategy
Principal, Eide Bailly, LLP
Scott Sisel Scott Sisel, CPA
Partner, Eide Bailly, LLP
Paul Perry Importance of IT Controls in Today's Technology Environment
Paul Perry, CPA, CITP, FHFMA
Member and Director of Security Services
Warren Averett Technology Group, LLC  
Peter Gleason

Stakeholder Expectations

Peter Gleason
National Association of Corporate Directors
Sarita Maybin

Communicating for Success

Sarita Maybin
Motivational Speaker, Communication Expert, and Author

Educational Tracks

  • Track 1: Emerging Trends in Technology & Cybersecurity
  • Track 2: Governance, Risk, & Fraud
  • Track 3: Professional Development & Improvement
  • Track 4: Innovation in Internal Audit

Concurrent Sessions by Educational Track

Track 1: Emerging Trends in Technology & Cybersecurity

  • Electronic Crimes
  • Aligning Technology Sector Internal Audit Goals With Stakeholder Expectations
  • Business Email Compromise: The New Billion Dollar Problem
  • Open Source Software: Managing the Compliance Pitfalls
  • A CAE's Perspective: Examining Cybersecurity Risks, Realities, and Real World Strategies
  • How Secure Is Your Data? Developing an Effective Information Security Strategy
  • Importance of IT Controls in Today's Technology Environment
  • The Internet of Things: What Does This Mean to Internal Audit?

Track 2: Governance, Risk, & Fraud

  • How to Implement a GRC Solution
  • Getting Ahead: Audit’s Approach to Engaging Before Issues Arise
  • Building Fraud Detection Into Routine Audit Activity
  • Fraud Risk Management and the Internal Audit Team
  • Corporate Governance: You Know It Is There, but How Do You Audit It?
  • Words Don't Lie But People Do: Detecting Deception in Your Investigations
  • Finding the First Domino: The Key to Root Cause
  • Auditing Social Media

Track 3: Professional Development and Improvement

  • Managing Your Personal Brand
  • People Strategies That Work: How to Retain, Engage, and Inspire Audit Professionals
  • Influence Without Authority: The Impact of Your Actions
  • Assessing the Quality of Your Community Relationships: 12 Relationship Audit Criteria
  • Step Up & Stand Out: Put Your Professional Brand on Display
  • How to Effectively Market the Internal Audit Function
  • Building Effective Audit Committee Relationships
  • Communication Strategies to Facilitate Positive Change and to Create Value in Internal Audit
  • In Conversation With … Women Leaders in the Profession: Strategies for Success
  • Getting the Truth

Track 4: Innovation in Internal Audit

  • In Conversation With … Internal Audit Innovation
  • Emerging  Trends in Fraud Investigations
  • Digital Forensics Using Data Analytics
  • Auditing Collaboratively: Rethinking the Audit Process to Enhance Value
  • Transforming Internal Audit: The Digital Journey
  • Digitization: What Is It? Why Is This Important to Internal Audit?
  • Auditing Your Company's Mobile Devices
  • Marketing: Vulnerable to Abuse (Reduce Your Risk!)
  • The Five Tiers of Auditor Competency: How Do You Measure Up?

Pre-conference Workshops

Sunday, Oct. 29 / 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Pre-conference Workshop 1
Keeping Your Name Out of the Mud and Dollars in Your Pocket: Reputation, Crisis, and Marketing

Mike Jacka
Co-founder, Chief Creative Pilot

Pre-conference Workshop 2
Extracting Maximum ROI From Audit Data Analysis

Tom Austin, CIA
Chief Audit Executive
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Riyaz Kasmani
Senior Manager
Cisco Systems, Inc.

Our conference team continues to develop this world-class educational program. Session speakers and title are subject to change. Additional sessions will be announced. Please check back frequently for updates.