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Decoding Ethics in the Digital Age: 2019 Edition (Institute of Internal Auditors Toronto Chapter)

  • Wednesday, November 06, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • The Albany Club, 91 King St E, Toronto ON M5C 1G3

For pricing information and to register online, please visit the event website:  http://www.eiseverywhere.com/409697

CPE Credits: 2.0

Session Overview

Unquestionably, technology – much of which we can only imagine today – play a pivotal role in our lives. New technologies inevitably bring new opportunities and new challenges. It’s a whole makeover in the way we work, live and relate to one another, affecting entire industries and economies, and even challenging our notion of what it means to be human, ethical internal auditors.  When faced with a challenging technological-ethical dilemma, internal auditors are expected to respond proactively and demonstrate ethical leadership on the use of technology which may involve issues of privacy, security, consent, recognizing potential impact of technology, both positive and negative to begin with.

With a boost in numerous technological enhancements largely impacting our ethical landscape as internal audit professionals, how can we work meticulously towards ensuring that our code of the past not only catches up but exceeds the technological risks of the future?

This session will:

  • Summarize mandatory components of IIA Code of Ethics
  • Provide a framework that can be used to assess advanced ethical dilemmas
  • Highlight, using modern examples, how to apply an modern day ethics experienced by internal audit professionals

This session meets the new requirement for an IIA-certified individual to complete a minimum of 2 CPE credit hours. The requirement applies to all IIA certifications and qualifications, including CIA, CRMA, CCSA, CGAP, CFSA, CPEA, CPSA, and QIAL.



Scott Page is a senior internal audit professional with over 17 years of experience leading audit functions. Scott’s expertise is working with clients to bring leading and best practices to functions in the areas of control environment, risk assessment, control activities, internal reporting, external reporting and monitoring activities.

Scott’s ability to work with others with proven experience allows him to bring teams together for a common goal or resolution of issues and assists them in ensuring that their goals and priorities are achieved. Scott is seen as a subject matter expert in the application of internal control framework, a professional with excellent judgment and extremely strong ethics. He continuously challenges the way Internal Audit does its work to look for more effective and efficient ways of accomplishing our goals including the use of data analytics and the use of information technology.

Ram Balakrishnan leads Protiviti’s Internal Audit & Financial Advisory practice in Canada. Ram has more than 20 years of experience helping global clients maximize the value of governance processes and evaluate and understand the risks associated with their use of technology. Ram has extensive experience in all facets of the audit lifecycle and has managed a variety of projects for clients in multiple industries. Ram has both Consulting and Industry experience including, positions with Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) leading the Internal Audit team, and as the global Technology Operations Audit leader at BlackBerry where he helped set-up the Risk Performance & Audit team.”
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