IIA Canada National Conference 2022

Full Program at a Glance


10:00 – 12:00 Registration Open for ALE and IIA Canada National Conference Badge Pick-up
** ALE is SOLD OUT **
11:30 – 12:15 ALE Lunch
12:15 – 12:30 ALE Welcome – Janet Hnytka, Chair of the Canada Advisory Committee (NAB)
12:30 – 13:30 ALE Keynote – Michael Kerr, “The Workplace Energizer” Inspiring Workplaces: How to Create a Dynamic, Collaborative, Service-First Culture That Drives Outrageous Results!
13:30 – 14:00 Break
14:00 – 15:30 ALE Panel

Paul Groch, (Moderator) Partner, Risk Advisory Edmonton Marketplace Leader & Risk Advisory National Campus Recruitment Leader, Deloitte Canada 
Clarissa Crane, Head of Enterprise Risk and Internal Audit, Shopify
Amit Prabhu, CAE, VP Internal Audit, Opentext
Bryan Fenske, Supervisor Data Architecture, FIRMA Foreign Currency Exchange
15:30 – 16:30 ALE Round Table
16:00 - 20:00 IIA Canada National Conference Registration Open for Badge Pick-up
16:30 - 17:20 ALE Keynote - Dr. Lily Bi, CIA, CRMA, CISA, Executive Vice President of Standards and Global Certifications at the IIA, A Dialogue about The IPPF Evolution
17:20 - 18:30 ALE Networking Reception




Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5
General Session Leadership & Innovation Fraud & Ethics Public Sector/MUSH IT Audit, Cyber Security and Data Analytics Soundbites
07:00 - 17:00 Registration Open
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
08:15 - 08:40 Opening Remarks & Ceremony - Clinton Griffiths, Conference Co-Chair and Liezel Pistorius, President of IIA Calgary Chapter
08:40 - 08:50 Janet Hnytka, Chair of the Canada Advisory Committee (NAB)
08:50 - 09:40 Anthony J. Pugliese, President and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
09:45 - 10:30 Opening Keynote - Todd Hirsch, Vice President and Chief Economist for ATB Financial, Sharper Focus: Making Sense of the Economic Trends in 2023
10:30 - 11:00 Exhibits & Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:50 Concurrent Session 1 1.1
Aligning Internal Audit with Organizational Strategy  Energize your Relevance!

Archie R Thomas, CIA
Ethical Dilemmas and Privacy Rights with the Use of Al over Big Data for Internal Auditors & Fraud Examiners

David Helberg, Cameco
Beg, Borrow, and Share: Creative ways to keep auditing when you're short on staff

Kerri Elyk, Government of Canada
Covering the expansive new data in financial auditing; deeper analytics with Artificial Intelligence

Melissa Chan, Mindbridge Al
From the Playing Field to the Audit Field: Lessons from the Greatest Coaches

Lenny Block, Retired (Former VP Internal Audit: Nasdaq)
11:50 - 13:15 Lunch & Networking with Exhibitors
13:15 - 14:05 Concurrent Session 2 1.2
Creating resilience through psychological safety

Dailene Kells, Deloitte
Ethical Intelligence

Marc Tasse, University of Ottawa
Public Sector & Economic Recovery: The Role of Internal Audit Post Pandemic

Carlie Persson & Ross Wilson, PwC Canada
Addressing risks in cryptoassets adoption

Kunal Bhasin & Mitchell Nicholson, KPMG Canada
Internal Audit . . Innovate or Die!

Daniel Lebel, CIA International inc.
14:15 - 15:15 Keynote - Kimberley Amirault-Ryan, Performance Consultant to the NHL, NBA, and Olympians | Executive Coach, Excellence: Winners' Traits
15:15 - 15:45 Exhibits & Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:35 Concurrent Session 3 1.3
Auditing with Empathy: When Businesses Must Do Less with Less

Nancy Tieu, Takeda
Web and Network Exploitation

Taddes Korris, Mozilla
A bright IDEA: harnessing the power of internal audit in making our organizations more inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible

Bibi Roy, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
Your Organization is a Ransomware Target - Are You Ready?

Clinton Griffith & Darren Budd, Orbis Risk Consulting
Internal Audit Teams of the Future: What does this look Like & how will innovation, agility, and technology be required?

Richard Arthurs, MNP LLP
17:00 - 19:00 Welcome Reception




Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5
General Session Leadership & Innovation Fraud & Ethics Public Sector/MUSH IT Audit, Cyber Security and Data Analytics Soundbites
07:00 - 17:00 Registration Open
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast
08:15 - 08:24 Opening Remarks - Clinton Griffiths, Conference Co-Chair
08:25 - 08:55 The Road to Success as a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) - Greg van Choyke , Mudassir Mirza, Liz Ormsby 
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote - Geeta Sankappanavar, Founder and CEO of Akira Impact, Leading with Purpose
10:00 - 10:30 Exhibits & Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:20 Concurrent Session 4 1.4
Organizational Audit of Your ESG Maturity

Edward Olson, MNP LLP

Ethics and Fraud Risks

Shelley M. Hayes, KPMG LLP (Canada)
A changing landscape: how internal auditors in the public sector are facing the challenges of the post-COVID-19 environment

Yves Genest, Moderator, Canadian Audit and Accountability Foundation,
Madison Spragg, Director of Internal Audit and Consulting - Province of New Brunswick,
Natalie Lalonde, Global Affairs Canada,
Ian Raskin, RCMP
Data-Driven versus Ethical Decision Making

Mary Breslin, Verracy
An Antifragile Approach to Managing Risks, the Pandemic, and Other Catastrophes

Lori Caltagirone, Sunesis Consulting
11:25 - 12:15 Concurrent Session 5 1.5
Auditing Safety Programs

Robert Kuling, MNP LLP Brenda Youle, SaskPower
Roadmap Navigating Today's Waters: Spot unusual activity patterns & prevent recurring trends

Liezel Pistorius, KPMG
Applying the Three Lines Model in the Public Sector

Pamela Stroebel Powers, The Institute of Internal Auditors
Data Overload! Handling the Mountain of Data Needed to Detect a Cyber Intrusion

Peter Morin, Grant Thornton LLP
Accelerate Hybrid Audit Team Performance I Improved audit and team performance by using latest insights on brain research

Dominik Foerschler, Audit Research Center (ARC), Tracie Marquardt, Managing Director, Quality Assurance Communication
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch & Networking with Exhibitors
13:15 - 14:15 Keynote - Being a best kept secret is not a good thing! Now, what are we going to do about it?

Mike Milito, Assistant Comptroller General, Internal Audit, Office of the Comptroller General, Jennifer Robinson, Executive Director, Internal Audit Policy and Communities, Office of the Comptroller General Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat  
14:15 - 14:45 Exhibits & Coffee Break
14:45 - 15:35 Concurrent Session 6 1.6
Re-energizing Internal Audit through Resilience and Fresh Perspectives

Laura De Luca, Bizmente
Increasing Third-Party Fraud Risk Post Pandemic

Mary Breslin, Verracy
Assuring Throughout Delivery-Proactive assurance on major capital projects and programs

Zach Parston, KPMG Canada
Empowering Internal Audit to Slay the Spawns of COVID: Superfluous IT Spending, Shoddy Cyber Security and Sketchy Data Privacy

Ralph Villanueva, Hilton Grand Vacations
Beyond Google: Conducting lnvestigations & Research Online (OSINT)

Nejolla Korris, InterVeritas Intl Ltd.
15:40 - 16:30 Concurrent Session 7 1.7
From Surviving to Thriving: Reinvigorating the Purpose, Passion, and Energy of your Team

Leah White, Grant Thornton LLP
Creating a Speak Up Culture; Best Practices to Detect and Prevent Fraud, and Implementing a Whistleblower Hotline

Shannon Walker, WhistleBlower Security Inc.,
Edward Nagel, nagel + associates

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A Collaborative Approach to Auditing Cyber Security

Jade Lee, Altalink & Emily Laycock, ENMAX
ESG and Internal Audit How to Leverage Internal Audit to Keep Pace in ESG Evolution

France-Anne Fortin, PWC
18:00 - 19:00 Reception
19:00 - 22:00 Western Night Dinner & Entertainment




Track 1 Track 2 Track 3 Track 4 Track 5
General Session Leadership & Innovation Fraud & Ethics Public Sector/MUSH IT Audit, Cyber Security and Data Analytics Soundbites
07:00 - 11:00 Registration Open
07:00 - 08:00 Breakfast
08:00 -08:50 Concurrent Session 8 1.8
Improving Employee Engagement and Shifting Toxic Work Culture the Digital Age Way: With the R.E.D. Interaction Framework for Managers

Yvette De Luna, BE Leadership Institute
2.8 3.8
Applying the IPPF in the Unique Public Sector Setting

Pamela Stroebel Powers, The Institute of Internal Auditors
Using Data Analytics, BOTs and Machine Learning in Continuous Auditing

Piyusha Weerasinghe & Lillian Chow, Canadian Tire
IPPF Evolution – Keeping the Standards Relevant and Timely

J. Michael Peppers, The University of Texas System
09:00 - 09:50 Panel - Innovation and Resilience, Stories, Strategies and Next Steps

Brenda Youle,
SaskPower (Moderator)
Mike Dalton
, Alberta Energy Regulator
Hailey Pinksen
, Consultant
Omar Rehman
, ATB Financial
09:50 - 10:20 Exhibits & Coffee Break
10:20 - 11:20 Closing Keynote - Shaun Boothe "Unauthorized Biography Series"
11:20 - 11:30 Closing Remarks - Paul Forgues, Executive Director, IIA Canada

  • Earn up to 16 CPE credits for full Conference attendance.
  • You can earn an additional 6 CPE credits by attending the pre-conference Audit Leadership Event
  • Credits are issued by IIA Canada and are not NASBA-compliant.


Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
South Side, Lower Level
136 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0K6

Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel
110 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 5A6