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Kaelyn Barron
Senior Specialist

Modern Governance Summit 2023: Empowering audit professionals to do more with less

August 3, 2023
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Get ready for Modern Governance Summit 2023! We are thrilled to announce the eagerly anticipated agenda for this year's event in Orlando, Florida, September 13-15, featuring a series of engaging sessions tailored specifically for audit professionals.

As the premier gathering for GRC industry leaders and innovators, this year's summit will equip audit teams with the expertise to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.

Attendees can expect a comprehensive and enriching experience ranging from practical product training to exclusive insights into how your peers use Diligent Audit and ACL Analytics to maximize efficiency, drive sustainable growth and meet their organization’s goals.

From interactive workshops led by seasoned professionals to thought-provoking keynote addresses, the sessions are designed to address the unique needs and opportunities faced by internal audit teams.

Modern Governance Summit 2023 promises to be a transformative event — your once-a-year opportunity to elevate your practices and learn more about how Diligent can benefit your organization.

Here's a sneak peek at some of the sessions specially curated for audit professionals. Fasten your seatbelts as we embark on a quick journey through the sessions taking place at Modern Governance Summit 2023 for auditors. Let's dive in!

Sessions and workshops for audit professionals

ACL Analytics bootcamp

Wednesday, September 13, 11:00 am ‐ 3:45 pm

Led by: Adam Habberley, Advisory & Consulting Manager, Diligent

Introducing the ACL Analytics bootcamp: an exclusive opportunity for auditors and analysts to unlock the full potential of ACL Analytics. Join us as we dive deep into automation and internal audit.

Automating audits: More efficiency, better risk-based planning

Thursday, September 14, 10:30 am ‐ 11:20 am

Moderator: Katja Freeman, Principal Public Sector Specialist, Diligent

With: Jewell Freeman, Chief Audit Executive, Louisiana Department Corrections – Corrections Services; Nicole George, JRI Coordinator, Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections – Corrections Services

This session will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively drive risk-based planning and enhance audit efficiency through automation. Learn key techniques for leveraging automation tools to streamline audit processes, identify potential risks and improve overall efficiency. Through practical examples and case studies, participants will gain insights into how automation can be applied to various stages of the audit cycle, resulting in more effective risk management and resource optimization.

Maximizing efficiency & effectiveness: Leveraging pre- and post-audit work

Thursday, September 14, 11:30 am ‐ 12:20 pm

Moderator: Katja Freeman, Principal Public Sector Specialist

With: Curtis Verne Josey, Associate Director, Analytics & Data Strategy, Cornell University

Today’s boards and executives demand more assurance without increasing costs or audit time. This session offers valuable insights into optimizing audits through strategic pre- and post-audit work. Join us as we explore strategies and techniques to enhance the efficiency and focus of your audits, ultimately delivering more effective results. This session will delve into the significance of data collection, conducting preliminary risk assessments, and leveraging technology for effective follow-up and tracking of results and action plans. Gain practical tips to streamline your audit efforts and ensure you monitor the right areas.

The state of internal audit: Perspective from The Institute of Internal Auditors

Thursday, September 14, 1:50 pm ‐ 2:45 pm

Moderator: Miles Hitchcock, Director of Product Marketing – Audit, Diligent

With: Anthony Pugliese, President and CEO, The Institute of Internal Auditors

In this exclusive session, hear directly from the President of the IIA about the trends and key topics shaping internal audit today.

HighBond Activity Center: Create audit committee reports like a pro

Thursday, September 14, 4:20 pm ‐ 4:30 pm

With: Phil Lim, Director of Product Management – Analytics & Reporting, Diligent

Learn from a legacy ACL Analytics expert four key practices that can reduce your audit committee preparation time by 60 to 90%.

Audit committee & leadership reporting: Mining data for the most important insights

Friday, September 15, 10:00 am ‐ 10:50 am

With: Tom Keaton, Director of Internal Audit, Crown Castle; Dieu Tran, Executive Director of IT Audit & Analytics, Mercy Health

Every company’s audit committee is looking for different insights. Hear from our panel of audit leaders about what their committees are looking for and how they’re using Diligent HighBond to deliver those insights.

User access reviews: How to scale, manage and monitor user access

Friday, September 15, 10:00 am ‐ 10:50 am

Moderators: Chaitra Nayini, Advisory & Consulting Manager, Diligent; Samer Rahim, Director of Advisory and Consulting Services, Diligent

With: Mansoor Malik, Sr. Manager Health Care Compliance Technology Enablement, Johnson and Johnson

User access reviews are a critical component of an organization’s internal controls framework, ensuring that employees have appropriate access to systems and data. However, as organizations grow and user populations expand, managing and scaling user access reviews can become increasingly complex. Join this session to explore best practices and strategies for effectively scaling and managing user access reviews, enabling internal auditors to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their review processes.

Public sector auditing: Digitization for state and local agencies

Friday, September 15, 10:00 am ‐ 10:50 am

Moderator: Katja Freeman, Principal Public Sector Specialist, Diligent

With: Jason Reeves, Indiana Department of Transportation; Emil Tzanov, Chief Audit Executive, MARTA

Join this panel of state agency representatives as they discuss their experiences transitioning to a digitized platform and using automation and analytics to create efficiencies throughout the entire audit process, leading to more impactful audits for even the most complex organizations. Learn how mass transportation systems are broadening their scope to support community-related initiatives, and explore best practices for communicating audit results to the board and leadership.

Leveraging automation: Small audit team, big results

Friday, September 15, 11:00 am ‐ 11:50 am

With: Kenny Schneider, Director of Internal Audit, Delek US Holdings Inc.

From no analytics to fully automated robotics: How one small audit team leveraged analytics to become a strategic partner to the business units they serve.

ESG & audit: Is your ESG program audit-ready?

Friday, September 15, 11:00 am ‐ 11:50 am

With: Eyad Abotteen, Diligent

Nonfinancial disclosures are becoming just as important as financial disclosures, with their quality and accuracy requiring similar levels of oversight. In this session, we take a look at how to ensure your climate disclosures are audit-ready.

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