- Co-located with AuditWorld 2018, the event brings together internal audit experts, leaders and professionals from all walks of life
- Attendees may choose to focus on strategic approaches or "how-to's" of internal audit
- Experts use decades of experience to address pertinent topics such as GDPR, ethical hacking, fraud analytics and much more
SOUTHBOUROUGH, Mass., July 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- MIS Training Institute (MISTI), the international leader in information security, audit and IT audit training, is pleased to announce SuperStrategies 2018 Conference and Expo, scheduled for November 6-8 at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. For more than three decades, SuperStrategies has been the must-attend event for internal audit leaders, providing innovative and strategy-oriented content for professional development.
For the second year in a row, SuperStrategies is co-located with AuditWorld 2018 Conference and Expo, which provides solutions to key challenges facing internal audit managers and senior staff. Both conferences span across three days of premier content, sharing keynote speakers, the Expo floor and the "Addressing the Most Critical Technology Issues" sessions track.
"Internal audit leaders and professionals play an increasingly vital role in today's rapidly evolving business environment," said Jennifer Colligan, Conference Producer – Audit Events, MISTI. "While audit professionals are in greater demand, the responsibilities placed on them are much bigger, too. Our goal with SuperStrategies and AuditWorld is to help professionals stay ahead by learning about the latest technologies, skills and strategies from experts pioneering the newest approach to governance and auditing. Once a year, we give attendees an opportunity to meet and learn from their leaders and peers in internal audit."
This year's conferences address the hottest trends and the biggest challenges facing audit professionals today. The agenda covers everything from data and fraud analytics, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its implications, ethical hacking, proven communications strategies to bridge the talent gap, and much more.
At the main conference, attendees attend stellar keynotes, insightful sessions, stimulating panel discussions and educational breakout sessions. In addition, the event also offers pre- and post-conference workshops and focused summits. These include the CAE Leadership Summit, Data Analytics Summit and new this year, the IT Audit Leadership Summit.
Keynote Sessions Include:
The Code of Trust
By Robin Dreeke, Founder of People Formula; Former Head of FBI Behavioral Analysis Program
Not everyone is a born leader, but anyone can become a leader by learning how to inspire and earn trust. In this keynote session, Robin—a former Marine and federal law enforcement professional, and co-author of THE CODE OF TRUST, challenges attendees to focus on the needs of others and creating shared goals. Robin will provide attendees with specific, actionable advice for how to become an inspiring and effective internal audit leader. Dreeke will specifically dissect his Five Principles of Trust and how to apply each of these principles to get the most of out of every relationship and interaction. By aligning goals, learning how to truly know others, creating ideal environments for interactions, and connecting with people on their level, true and lasting trustworthiness is within anyone's grasp.
Taking Internal Audit's Relevance to New Heights
By Nancy Luquette, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk & Audit Executive, S&P Global
Assuring the success of a company's strategic priorities can have far-reaching effects on Internal Audit's value throughout an organization. In this keynote, Nancy Luquette, Chief Risk and Audit Executive, walks you through how S&P Global implemented Project Assurance, and how Internal Audit is now involved in the review of key strategic initiatives for the company. Acting in an independent advisory capacity, internal audit performs a structured, unbiased review of a project's performance, focusing on key risk areas having the greatest impact on project delivery and outcomes, and ensures the delivery of expected benefits and achievement of agreed upon objectives. Ongoing evaluation of a project's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats throughout the project life cycle enables Internal Audit's observations to be reported real time to project leaders, senior management and other key stakeholders, raising Internal Audit's relevance and value throughout the organization.
Identifying and Protecting Your Company's Crown Jewels: An Audit Approach
By Ron Gimbel - Vice President and Head of Finance, Bristol-Myers Squibb; Fawad Shamshad- Director, Global Internal Audit & Assurance, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Everyone is focused on cybersecurity. Rightly so. The concern is usually focused on how an organization is protecting itself against valuable assets being compromised. While hardening external defenses is a viable approach, it is only one of the many steps in understanding how valuable assets are protected within an organization. Identifying and protecting what is valuable helps in the overall objective to safeguard 'crown jewels'. This is a dialogue on an approach that was taken from an audit and controls perspective. It is a dialogue that started with a question, 'What is valuable to you?' and ended with a host of opportunities to protect informational and physical assets. This is a non-technical discussion on an approach to identify valuable assets, the controls protecting them, and next steps.
These features represent a few of the highlights of this interactive and topical program. For more information on the conference, its detailed agenda as well as event logistics, please visit: https://superstrategies.misti.com for SuperStrategies 2018 and https://auditworld.misti.com for AuditWorld 2018.
About SuperStrategies Conference and Expo
For nearly 30 years, SuperStrategies has been the industry event for senior audit executives seeking innovative and management-oriented learning. Attending SuperStrategies provides audit leaders with expert perspectives and insights into emerging business issues and successful strategies to help align audit plans to key organizational objectives and risks.
About AuditWorld Conference and Expo
AuditWorld is dedicated to helping prepare internal auditors for the future. This year's program offers five distinct forums providing instruction and best practices for improving the internal audit process, tackling new audit projects, and addressing critical technology issues.
About MIS Training Institute
MIS Training Institute (www.misti.com) is the international leader in information security, audit, and IT audit training. MISTI has trained more than 200,000 delegates across five continents, offering conferences, on-site training, and seminars in Information Security, Internal and IT Auditing, SOX Compliance, Network Infrastructures, Operating Environments, and Enterprise Applications, as well as Web-based training.
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