Friday,March 4, 2016
7:30 AM - 9:40 AM





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Field of Study:
Management Adv Services : 2 CPE Credit
Program Delivery Method: Group Live 
Program Level: Intermediate 
Advance Preparation/Program Prerequisites: None


7:30 - 8:00 am

 Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00 - 8:40 am

 Presentation: How Technology will Transform the GRC Journey

Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) frameworks, strategies, and technology are on the forefront for many C-level executives for large and small companies. An integrated approach to GRC backed by powerful technology is required to manage risks, maintain compliance, monitor internal controls effectively and provide real-time insight to management on issue status and remediation. This session will discuss how organizations can leverage technology to:

  • Expand or better automate part or all of your GRC functional areas (i.e., Operational Risk, Internal Control Testing/Sarbanes-Oxley, Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, Conflict Minerals, Supplier Risk Governance, Policy Management, Information Security, Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery, Compliance, etc.)
  • Enforce a common language and methodology to assess risk and controls across your organization
  • Enable real-time integrated reporting on issues, risks, and controls across your organization
  • Manage and converge multiple risk, compliance, and assurance functions across in the organization
  • Manage costs associated with risk management, compliance, and related monitoring activities

8:40 - 9:40 am

 Implementing a GRC program, Best practices and lessons learned

Enterprises across all industries are faced with the challenging task of managing their GRC processes while also complying with multiple regulations and mandates. How does one implement a successful GRC program which breaks down silos and follows industry best practices with so many frameworks and guidelines to choose from?

Some of the key discussion points include:

  • Best practices to assess, control, mitigate, and monitor risk while bringing various risk management groups together
  • Effective ways to gather, analyze, interpret, and communicate regulatory updates to the organization and plan, execute, report, and certify compliance
  • Internal Audit’s role in helping organizations reduce risk, improve controls, and identifying potential efficiencies and cost benefits.
  • Enabling bi-directional linking between the different components of the GRC program
  • Enhancing collaboration through technology