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Enhance IA’s Value & Efficiency in 2020

As businesses continue to grapple with changing business models, tightening regulations and technology disruptions, the pressure is on internal audit to manage the risk environment while driving progress on strategic priorities. From RPA, data analytics to agile auditing, how can IA innovate to ‘do more with less’ and generate deeper insights? How can IA provide greater assurance for strategic, culture and cyber risks? How can IA become a value-adding partner amidst growing stakeholder expectations?

Our insightful 2-day conference is packed with case studies, industry best practices and latest trends to elevate IA’s performance in 2020. Hear how Novartis aligns IA with strategic business objectives and how SAP is embracing agile auditing. Find out how to conduct a culture audit from Scotiabank, The Dairy Farm Group and Novartis. Discover how UOB is adopting automation and how The Dairy Farm Group stays ahead with fraud threats. Don’t miss insights from Amcor and Aviva on innovative ways IA can add value to be a strategic partner.


Programme Highlights

    • Trends & regulatory updates
    • Strategic audit
    • Agile auditing
    • Cybersecurity
    • Culture audit
    • Intelligent automation
    • Data analytics
    • Fraud management
    • Becoming a value-adding partner

Benefits of Attending

  • Hear the latest statistics of strategic priorities for IA in 2020
  • Analyse how to adapt audit plans with changing business priorities
  • Adopt key considerations when implementing agile auditing
  • Learn how to conduct a cybersecurity risk assessment
  • Assess the different evaluation techniques to conduct a culture audit
  • Find out how to manage the risks of emerging technologies
  • Grasp how to shift from manual audit to continuous monitoring
  • Acquire analytics techniques to detect outliers and identify fraud
  • Examine how gather concrete evidence to prove wrongdoing
  • Pick up tips on how to build collaborative auditor-auditee relationships
  • Discover how to tackle manpower issues including high staff turnover
  • Network with industry peers and engage in insightful discussions
 

Speakers

Rajesh Punjabi

Head of Internal Audit,

The Dairy Farm Group

Daniel Ng

Head of Group Internal Audit,

United Overseas Bank

Munenori Iwanaga

Corporate Audit, Vice President and Head of APJ and Greater China,

SAP

Emmanuelle Ferrari

Head of Internal Audit, APAC,

Novartis

Faizool Mohamed

Chief Auditor, Asia Pacific,

Scotiabank

Cynthia Yang

Internal Audit Director,

Amcor

Ng Siew Yin

Head of Internal Audit,

Aviva Ltd

Gary Yiu

Head of IT Audit,

Bank of China (Hong Kong)

Chris Lim

Partner, Advisory - Risk & Regulatory,

Ernst & Young

Frank Yam

Chairman & CEO,

Focus Strategic Group Limited

Past Delegates Testimonials

Conference is very insightful with diverse topics. Very useful for Internal Auditors to stay relevant.

The true candid discussions by all presentations made the conference a much enjoyable, beneficial, and knowledge sharing experience

I was able to learn useful information and insights and validated my understanding of a few subjects. The panel discussion explored good questions.

Who Should Attend

Senior Level Executives responsible for Internal Audit, Governance, Risk Management, Compliance

 

Agenda

  • Day 01

    08.30 Registration & Morning Coffee
  • 09.00 Conference Chair’s Welcome & Ice Breaking Session

    Frank Yam, Chairman & CEO, Focus Strategic Group Limited

  • 09.30 TRENDS & REGULATORY UPDATES

    2020 Internal Audit Landscape: Newest Developments & Regulatory Outlook

    • Developments impacting internal audit and how IA can respond
    • Latest statistics of strategic priorities for IA in 2020
    • Pending regulatory updates and ensuring compliance
    • How internal audit will evolve in the next 5 years
  • 10.30 Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
  • 11.00 STRATEGIC AUDIT

    How Novartis Aligns Internal Audit with Strategic Business Objectives

    • New approaches to develop a strategic internal audit plan
    • Aligning risk appetite with strategic objectives
    • Identifying, assessing and prioritising strategic risks
    • Adapting audit plans to changing business priorities

    Emmanuelle Ferrari, Head of Internal Audit, APAC, Novartis

  • 12.00 Lunch & Networking Break
  • 13.30 DATA ANALYTICS

    How UOB Utilises Data Analytics to Improve Audit Coverage and Efficiency

    • Key considerations when selecting data analytics tools
    • Ensuring data quality, reliability and integrity
    • Analytics techniques to detect outliers and identify fraud
    • Shifting from manual audit to continuous monitoring
    • Embedding analytics within the IA function: Critical success factors and pitfalls to avoid

    Daniel Ng, Head of Group Internal Audit, United Overseas Bank

  • 14.45 FRAUD MANAGEMENT

    Turbocharge your Defences: How to Detect & Investigate Fraud Schemes

    • How fraudsters are becoming more sophisticated with their tactics
    • Conducting a fraud risk assessment and implementing proactive controls
    • Identifying red flags and anomalies
    • Gathering concrete evidence to prove wrongdoing
    • Investigative interview tips to obtain crucial information

    Rajesh Punjabi, Head of Internal Audit, The Dairy Farm Group

  • 15.45 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break
  • 16.15 CULTURE AUDIT

    Providing Cultural Assurance: How to Conduct a Corporate Culture Audit

    • Defining the scope of assessment to cover high cultural risk areas
    • Determining the framework to assess against (corporate values, behaviours, strategic priorities etc.)
    • Comparison of different evaluation techniques and approaches
    • Reporting cultural issues: Dos and don’ts

    Moderator:
    Frank Yam, Chairman & CEO, Focus Strategic Group Limited

    Panellists:
    Faizool Mohamed, Chief Auditor, Asia Pacific, Scotiabank
    Emmanuelle Ferrari, Head of Internal Audit, APAC, Novartis
    Rajesh Punjabi, Head of Internal Audit, The Dairy Farm Group

  • 17.15 Conference Chair’s Insights & Analysis of the Day’s Proceedings
  • 17.25 End of Day One
  • Day 02

    08.30 Registration & Morning Coffee
  • 09.00 Conference Chair’s Opening Remarks & Interactive Charge-Up Session

    Frank Yam, Chairman & CEO, Focus Strategic Group Limited

  • 09.30 AGILE AUDITING

    Agile Auditing at SAP: Elevating IA's Value & Performance

    • Why SAP is embracing agile auditing
    • Insight into SAP’s agile approach and methodology
    • How to develop an agile framework to adapt to emerging risks
    • Key considerations when implementing agile auditing

    Munenori Iwanaga, Corporate Audit, Vice President and Head of APJ and Greater China, SAP

  • 10.30 Morning Refreshments & Networking Break
  • 11.00 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

    RPA, AI, Blockchain: How Emerging Technologies are Transforming Audit

    • Case studies of successful implementations of RPA, AI, Blockchain in Audit
    • Areas within Internal Audit which can be optimized with emerging technologies
    • Live demo of automation tools
    • Key considerations when choosing the right automation tool
    • Managing the risks of emerging technologies

    Chris Lim, Partner, Advisory – Risk & Regulatory, Ernst & Young

  • 12.00 Lunch & Networking Break
  • 13.30 CYBERSECURITY

    Fighting the Cyber Threat: How to Stay Ahead

    • Today’s cyber threat landscape: Key threats, actors, motivations
    • Conducting a cybersecurity risk assessment
    • Auditing cybersecurity controls
    • Developing a cybersecurity risk response
    • Assessing your cybersecurity maturity

    Gary Yiu, Head of IT Audit, Bank of China (Hong Kong)

  • 14.30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Break
  • 15.00 BECOMING A VALUE-ADDING PARTNER

    Enhancing the Strategic Value of Internal Audit

    • Innovative and new ways for IA to add strategic value
    • How to demonstrate and quantify the value of IA to stakeholders?
    • How can IA maintain independence amidst growing stakeholder expectations?
    • How to build collaborative and trusting auditor-auditee relationships?
    • How to tackle high staff turnover, lack of technical skills in the audit team?

    Moderator:
    Frank Yam, Chairman & CEO, Focus Strategic Group Limited

    Panellists:
    Ng Siew Yin, Head of Internal Audit, Aviva Ltd
    Cynthia Yang, Internal Audit Director, Amcor
    Munenori Iwanaga, Corporate Audit, Vice President and Head of APJ and Greater China, SAP

  • 16.45 Conference Chair’s Insights & Analysis of the Day’s Proceedings
  • 17.00 Close of Conference