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​Call for Speakers

2018 Financial Services Exchange
Oct. 1–2, 2018
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel / Washington, DC

The IIA’s Financial Services Audit Center and its Financial Services Advisory Board are calling on dynamic presenters who can engage their audience and facilitate thought-provoking exchanges at the 2018 Financial Services Exchange.

The goal of the Exchange is to bring together legislators, regulators, and industry leaders to share information and experiences navigating through this heavily regulated industry. The Exchange also provides ample opportunity to network and connect with other financial services audit professionals. You are encouraged to submit a proposal for a presentation regarding the internal audit profession in the financial services industry.

Topics of interest for the Exchange include, but are not limited:

  • AML
  • Artificial Intelligence / Robotics
  • Assessing Risk Governance Frameworks
  • Audit Committee Reporting
  • Auditing Agile
  • Auditing Consumer Compliance Issues
    • Leading industry practices and regulatory expectations
  • Auditing the Cloud
  • Auditing ERM and Compliance
  • CCAR / Stress Ttesting Process
  • CECL
  • Communication with Key Stakeholders
  • Cryptocurrency (Payment Technologies)
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Aggregation
  • Data Analytics in Internal Audit
  • Ethics
  • Fintech
  • FRB 13-1 / OCC Part 30 Regulatory Expectations of Internal Audit
  • GRC
  • IA Role in Due Diligence
  • Insurance
    • Solvency
    • ERM
    • Cybersecurity (FFIEC)
    • New standards in corporate governance
  • New Thoughts on Different Forms of Assurance
  • Reporting on Culture
  • Risk Culture
  • Robotic Process Automation
    • Large company implementation vs. small company implementation
    • Continuous auditing
  • 2nd and 3rd Line Relationships
  • Sales Practice
  • Small Banks
    • Outsourcing / co-sourcing
    • Recruitment and retention
  • SR 13-1 Trickle Down Impact on Small Banks
  • Strategic Plans
    • Internal audit annual strategic plan
    • Auditing the organizational strategic plan
  • Supervisory Examination Management
  • Talent Management
    • Generational gaps
    • Recruitment and retention
    • Succession planning
  • Technology
    • Blockchain (What is it? How is it changing financial services? What should audit be doing now and in the future?)
  • Third-Party Management
  • Trusted Advisor
  • Whistleblowing / Customer Complaints

Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • A proven track record as a speaker (you are welcome to submit past evaluation scores, comments, or recommendations).
  • The ability to share best practices and innovative tactics implemented in your internal audit function.
  • The ability to address an issue critical to the internal audit profession.
  • The level of interaction the session will provide the attendees including Q&A, polling technology, case studies, and takeaway tools.
  • Service providers are required to provide a current practitioner with whom they will be co-presenting. If proposal is accepted, the practitioner will need to be identified two weeks after confirmed participation.

Speaking at the Exchange is a volunteer opportunity. Compensation for speaking fees and travel is not provided unless otherwise indicated. If you will need assistance with travel, please indicate that in your submission. All speakers receive a full complimentary registration for the Financial Services Exchange.

If you would like to submit a proposal, please click here and follow the directions for submission.

Please review the Speaker Proposal Guidelines document in advance of submitting your proposal. This document outlines all of the key information needed to ensure your proposal meets our guidelines, requirements, and includes a sample submission form for reference.

Important timeline events include:

Deadline for submission of proposals Mar. 19, 2018
Proposals reviewed by The IIA & the Financial Services Advisory Board Mar. 26 – Apr. 2, 2018
Invitations issued to selected speakers Apr. 20 – May 4, 2018
Email notification to speakers who were not selected By May 14, 2018

We look forward to hearing from you!

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