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2018 General Audit Management Conference Program

March 12–14, 2018
Aria Resort & Casino / Las Vegas, NV

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Innovation and Impact: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

GAM 2018 is the “Must Attend Conference” where global audit leaders converge in Vegas to deliver a dynamic program featuring 5 general and 35 concurrent sessions, as well as the opportunity to earn 16.5 CPE credits.

Attendees will experience an event uniquely focused on supporting the professional growth and development of emerging, new, and seasoned audit leaders through education, strategic insight, peer-to-peer engagement, and takeaways for positive outcomes.

There’s no better way to gain competencies, tools, and skills to leverage your impact, credibility, and value as a trusted leader in audit management.

General Sessions

Session 1: Bridging the Cybersecurity Gap: Government and Industry Roles

Leonard E. Bailey ​Leonard E. Bailey
Special Counsel, Criminal Division, Department of Justice

Session 2: The Brain Science of Performance: Managing Emotions in A Complex World

Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry Dr. J.P. Pawliw-Fry
Psychologist and Author

Session 3: Big Data and Artificial Intelligence: Overview and Fireside Chat

Patrick Schwerdtfeger Patrick Schwerdtfeger
Business Futurist and Author
Shannon Urban

Shannon Urban
Chair, The IIA's North American Board

Session 4: Stakeholder Insights​: Perspectives From the Executives and Stakeholder


Princy Jain Princy Jain, CIA, CCSA, CRMA


Eric N. Allegakoen Eric N. Allegakoen, CIA, CRMA, CPA
Vice President, Chief Audit Executive
Adobe Systems
Brad Arkin Brad Arkin
Vice President, Chief Security Officer
Adobe Systems
Jim aley Jim Daley, CPA
Lead Director, Board of Directors
Adobe Systems

Session 5: Seven(teen) Years of Lean: The Future of the Global Economy

Peter Zeihan Peter Zeihan
Geopolitical Strategist, Global Energy, Demographic, and Security Expert

Educational Tracks

Through high-quality sessions, interactive formats, esteemed presenters from a variety of business environments, and networking programs, the GAM conference will provide tools and strategies that focus on being innovative and impactful while stepping out of the comfort zone. When available, speaker presentations are uploaded to the conference app. Plus, evaluations from GAM 2017 attendees influenced this year’s totally revised program offerings and educational tracks to focus on audit executives’ most pressing needs:

Track 1: Navigating Business Disruption

  • The Future of Cybersecurity in Internal Auditing
  • Maximizing the Effectiveness of Audit Committee Reports
  • Using Data Points to Assess Corporate Culture
  • Auditing Technology Disruptors
  • Is Your Business Continuity Plan Missing This Critical Piece?
  • Auditing Culture (How to Audit)

Track 2: Enhancing Leadership Attributes

  • Leading With Emotional Intelligence
  • Agile Internal Auditing: Walmart's Journey to Elevating Internal Audit's Performance and Value
  • Building Influence and Presence
  • Fostering Women Leaders in Internal Auditing
  • Preparing for the Future of the Profession
  • A Repeat Invitation: Getting and Keeping a Seat at the Table

Track 3: Evaluating and Improving Risk Resilience

  • Unconscious Bias and the Effect on Audit Reporting
  • Combined Assurance in Today's World of Audit
  • Tools and Techniques Swap: Tactics for Cyber Resiliency
  • Addressing Risk in a Dynamic World: Panel Discussion
  • Should Internal Audit Disrupt Its Own Business Model?
  • PwC's 2018 State of the Internal Audit Profession Study
  • Improving Risk Resilience by Evolving Audit Analytics Into Real-time Risk Intelligence

Track 4: Cultivating Innovation

  • Fully Rotational Model
  • Innovative Approach to Auditing Data
  • Communicating Audit Results and Insights in the Age of Disruption and Speed
  • Innovative Approaches to Putting Core Principles Into Practice
  • Data Analytics: A Road Map for Expanding Capabilities
  • Innovation in Internal Auditing

Track 5: Going Deeper: Industry Insights

  • Crisis Management
  • Model Risk Management (Financial Services Industry)
  • Internal Audit’s Sustainability Challenge: Vetting the Process to Provide Stakeholder Assurance (Environmental, Health & Safety)
  • Five Factors of Successful Talent Management (Government/Public Sector)
  • Understanding and Navigating Emerging Environmental Risk (Environmental, Health & Safety)
  • Building an Audit Team in a Digital World (Financial Services Industry)

Confere​nce Agenda

Pre-conference: Sunday, March 11, 2018

  • Registration

Day 1: Monday, March 12, 2018

  • Breakfast
  • Opening Keynote Presentation/General Session
  • Additional General Session
  • Lunch
  • 15 Concurrent Sessions
  • Welcome Reception

Day 2: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • Breakfast
  • Opening Keynote Presentation/General Session
  • Lunch
  • 20 Concurrent Sessions
  • Vendor Reception

Day 3: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • 2 General Sessions

This conference offers up to 16.5 CPE credits.

Prerequisites: For sessions marked intermediate or advanced, it is recommended that the attendee has:

  • Intermediate: general knowledge or working knowledge
  • Advanced: working knowledge or comprehensive knowledge

Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live
Field of Study: Varies by Session

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