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Internal Controls, Governance, Risk and Compliance

Hear the Latest Updates, Analyze Best Practices and Get Strategies for Optimizing Your Internal Controls Program

June 13 - 14, 2017  ·  Toronto, Ontario
Featuring These Industry Experts

Vaibhav Agarwal, Manager, Internal Controls and Compliance, Davis + Henderson

Vaibhav Agarwal, CA, CRISC, has more than 15 years of experience in SOX/NI 52-109 compliance, audit, and risk management as well as designing and implementing control frameworks, such as COSO, COBIT and ISO 27001. Prior to joining D+H, Vaibhav held several leadership positions in risk and controls management with Sears, Scotiabank, and Direct Energy.

Akil Bishop, Senior Director, Business Controls, Retail and Business Banking, CIBC

Akil delivers planning, transformation, and operations leadership to growth and change driven organizations. He has extensive experience partnering with executive management and cross-functional business groups to deliver operational and performance improvement through the development and execution of business assurance, information and technology management strategy. He has 14 years consulting and business management experience, and has led complex IT, Security, Controls, Data Analytics, and Finance projects across multiple sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, technology, and utilities. Akil is recognized as a top performer throughout his career and brings a refined set of management, communications, and interpersonal skills to deliver success.

Leon Bloom, Partner and Practice Leader, Enterprise Risk Services Financial Services Industry, Deloitte

Leon Bloom is recognized globally for his thought leadership and expertise in assisting financial institution clients with risk and capital management solutions. In addition to his current role, he has served several terms as an Executive Board member of the firm's Global Financial Services Industry (GFSI) practice and has also served as the Delitte's GFSI Global Deputy Managing Partner. Leon specializes in the area of risk and capital management including in the asset management, property and casualty insurance, life insurance, reinsurance and banking sectors. He has extensive experience globally advising regulators, deposit insurers, financial institutions and rating agencies on issues pertaining to governance and regulatory supervision and risk and capital management including for Basel II, Basel III, Solvency II, economic capital and rating agency ratings.

Shezan Chagani, Senior Manager, Advisory Services, EY

Shezan Chagani is a seasoned technology professional. His recent focus include Big Data, BPM, and Identity Management solutions with a deep understanding of security architecture and methodologies. Shezan has a range of experience in financial, government,and telecommunication industries and he is able to work in offshore and onshore team structure models. Shezan has led large teams through all phases of projects (design, development, testing, and deployment).

Venkat Chandra, CEO, Stratscient Inc.

Venkat Chandra has over 15 years as an experienced leader in management consulting and has significant experience across wide range of industries across North America in enabling advanced analytics driven business solutions and business model innovation and transformation. Prior to his role at Stratscient Inc., he was a senior manager in EY's Advisory Services and a key leader within the Analytics practice. His primary focus is on leading strategy and advanced analytics services to public sector clients. Venkat has significant leadership experience in: quantitative business strategy, performance optimization, new organization set-up, large-scale business transformation and change initiatives.

Irving Greenberg, Consultant, Internal Controls, RioCan REIT

Irving Greenberg is an experienced finance and operations manager with over 25 years of experience in high technology, equipment manufacturing and real estate. He is an expert in partnering finance with business functions through financial management and designing / implementing processes for complex initiatives. He has worked with global, public (NYSE/TSX) and private companies. Prior to his role at RioCan REIT, Irving worked with Husky Injection Molding Systems, MDS Inc., Cookie Jar Entertainment and Digital Equipment Corp./Compaq. His internal controls experience includes the design, documentation, testing, and results communication for Internal Controls programs in both SOx and 52-109 environments.

Peter Hargitai, Partner, Risk and Controls, PwC

Peter Hargitai specializes in risk management, implementation of control frameworks, and the design and assessment of business process and IT controls. In this role, he has overseen some of the largest, most complex, multi-location controls advisory engagements in the practice. Peter provides strategic advice to clients, with a focus on those in the financial services sector on their business process and IT outsourcing requirements. His expertise includes controls assurance, using CICA section 5970 and AICPA SAS70 reporting strategies. Peter has also taken a lead role in developing the PwC global network's controls assurance approach for service organizations.

Eric In, Vice-President, Brainwave Identity GRC Inc.

Eric manages Brainwave Identity GRC inc., the North American operation of Brainwave GRC based in Toronto. Before joining Brainwave GRC, Eric has followed and supported numerous companies in their international development and acquired a real expertise throughout the years in accompanying tech businesses’ growth within a tech private equity and venture capital fund. Eric holds an engineering degree in Computer science from ENSIIE and an Advanced Master in finance from ESSEC.

Fahad Kabir, Senior Manager, EY

Fahad Kabir is an industry leader in Cyber Security providing thought leadership and consulting services to both public and private sector organizations in the US and Canada. He has been helping companies understand the new cyber threats and risks associated with critical business assets and how to achieve business risk tolerance goals. Fahad specializes in Cyber Security Governance and Risk Framework, Security Architecture, Identity and Access Management and Cyber Resiliency Strategy development. His client portfolio includes fortune 500 companies in the Financial Services, Retail, Consumer Goods, Telecommunication, High Tech, Healthcare and Public Sector. Fahad holds CISSP and SABSA SCF certifications. He is also a frequent speaker on cyber security and industry conferences.

Tim Leech, Managing Director, Risk Oversight Solutions Inc.

Tim J. Leech BA MBA FCPA CIA CFE CRMA is Managing Director at Risk Oversight Solutions Inc. based in Oakville, Ontario Canada and Sarasota Florida. He has over 30 years of experience in the board risk oversight, ERM, internal audit, and forensic accounting fields, including expert witness testimony in civil and criminal proceedings and global experience helping public and private sector organizations with ERM and internal audit transformation initiatives and the design, implementation and maintenance of integrated assurance frameworks. Leech has provided training for tens of thousands of public and private sector board members, senior executives, professional accountants, auditors and risk management specialists in Canada, the U.S., the EU, Australia, South America, Africa and the Middle and Far East.

Grand Lui, Partner, Audit and Assurance, Collins Barrow LLP

Grand Lui, CPA, CA, advises public and private companies in a wide range of industries. He has 14 years of experience in delivering assurance engagements for his clients. His public accounting experience includes a two-year secondment with a multinational firm in London, United Kingdom where he worked on several of the office's top tier clients on audit and advisory projects. Previously with a multinational firm, Grand has led many projects across the globe, and has worked with some of the largest Canadian and international public companies in their respective sectors. He is well-versed in financial reporting under Canadian and U.S. GAAP and IFRS. He also has significant experience with initial and secondary public offerings, financial due diligence and strategic consulting. Grand brings a considerable amount of insights on operations and provides pragmatic advice and solutions on various business transactions and internal control matters for his clients.

Ivica Popovic, Manager, Cyber Risk Services, EY

Ivica Popovic is experienced and motivated cybersecurity professional with years of experience in management consulting. He has worked on numerous projects dealing with a variety of cybersecurity issues for large organizations, including financial institutions, telecommunications, manufacturing, government institutions and health care providers. Hisreas of specialization include: cybersecurity architecture and strategy, cyber program management, threat and vulnerability management, regulatory compliance including PCI, IT governance, and data protection. Prior to joining ernst & Young, Ivica was a manager, technology and security consulting where he managed security and risk assessment projects for financial institutions, telecoms, government agencies and municipalities.




As a leader responsible for internal controls, you play a dynamic role in your organization. Providing oversight to the details of a business while protecting your organization from missteps that adversely impact the bottom line requires tools and strategies to help you stay vigilant to risk. With ongoing revisions to control frameworks and frequent updates to compliance regulations, you need opportunities that can help you keep abreast on the latest rules.

INFONEX's Internal Controls, Governance, Risk and Compliance 2017 will provide you with industry updates while providing you fresh a perspective on emerging trends and best practices in controls, risk and governance. With the new COSO implementation, it is a perfect time to start anew with an assessment of improving your organization's resiliency against threats.

Attend this conference and raise your knowledge in controls. Discuss the difference between Sarbanes-Oxley, Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Audit Functions. Get the latest on enterprise solutions for governance, risk, and controls. Learn what is happening in the fast-changing world of auditing and how to capitalize on it. Hear how to communicate risk appetite frameworks with management and ensure they understand the risk profile of their organization.

Internal Controls, Governance, Risk and Compliance 2017 will allow you to benefit from the thought-provoking discussions, need-to-know regulatory updates, and practical tool kits that cover the full scope of internal controls. Register today!

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