MEA
Digital Series
2019

Experience this premier event where influencers discuss ground-breaking strategies and share their best kept secrets! We are gathering over 200+ leading practitioners across key functions that are driving enterprise-wide digital transformation: Human Resources and Internal Audit & Fraud.

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Date

16 Sept - 18 Sept 2019

Your Future. Reinvent.

Tap into the key enablers that are driving transformation initiatives at the MEGA Stage session! In the age of disruption, cross-functional collaboration is key to survival. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear from globally renowned speakers and industry leaders on ways to future-proof your organization, from developing digital talents, combating cyber-crimes, to risks assessment and many more!

Mega Stage

Build and scale your digital transformation initiatives at the immersive Mega Stage session. This is the perfect opportunity to learn and exchange ideas on how to drive innovation-led culture and reinvent the future of work together.

Conference Tracks

Get access to the latest tools and knowledge in our strategically designed agendas. We bring together the biggest names in your industry to share hands-on experiences that will help you stay ahead of the game!
As digital transformation continues to disrupt all facet of business and workplace culture, with the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, analytics, IoT and different leading-edge technologies, organisations are racing to improve and enhance the employee experience and overall return in investments. Innovate and collaborate your HR digital transformation journey and tackle key challenges as a Digital HR leader with us!
The once assumed role of an auditor as the “number cruncher” is now evolving beyond the regulatory compliance responsibilities. Significant changes are forthcoming and offers a huge opportunity for the Internal Audit and Fraud profession to be more relevant and trusted than ever! Deep-dive into best strategies for advance understanding and exposure of digital fraud and audit techniques practiced globally and the latest solutions to mitigate fraud risk. Join us for this 3-day event, In collaboration with IAA, UAE to build up fraud resistance in your organisation by leveraging on AI and digitalisation.

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Mega Stage Speakers

Meet the biggest names in the digital business landscape coming together to deliver the future you have yet to imagine.

Neal Cross

Chairman, Picturewealth, Australia

Awarded the "Most Disruptive CIO" in the world

Nayla Al Khaja

Chief Executive Officer, Nayla Al Khaja Films, United Arab Emirates

First Female Film Director/ Producer in the United Arab Emirates

Matthew Griffin

Award Winning Futurist and Founder, 311 Institute, United Kingdom

The adviser behind the advisers

Clare Rewcastle Brown

Investigative Journalist 1MDB: The World's Biggest Financial Scandal

Ali Llewellyn

Co-Founder, Quite Uncommon, USA

Speakers

Dubai Health Authority, UAE
Dr Alia Marjan
Director, Internal Audit,

Dubai Health Authority, UAE

Andreas Koutoupis and Partners Business Consultants, United Kingdom
Dr. Andreas G. Koutoupis
Internal Audit Expert and Chairman of The Audit Committee,

Andreas Koutoupis and Partners Business Consultants, United Kingdom

BBC, UK
Peter Tansley
Director of Internal Audit,

BBC, UK

Change & Transformation Collaborative, UK
Rohit Manucha
Board Member,

Change & Transformation Collaborative, UK

Abu Dhabi Health Authority, UAE
Torben Hilbertz
Group Internal Audit,

Abu Dhabi Health Authority, UAE

311 Institute, United Kingdom
Matthew Griffin
Award Winning Futurist and Founder,

311 Institute, United Kingdom

FirstRand Limited, South Africa
Jenitha John
Chief Audit Executive,

FirstRand Limited, South Africa

IKEA Saudi & Bahrain
Shahrukh Shahzad
Chief Internal Auditor,

IKEA Saudi & Bahrain

National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), UAE
Serhat Khan
Internal Audit Director,

National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), UAE

Jumeirah Group, UAE
Aldrin Sequeira
Chief Internal Audit Officer,

Jumeirah Group, UAE

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, UAE
Dana Al Yazeedi
Internal Audit Director,

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, UAE

Mubadala, UAE
Daniel Werner van Zyl
Vice President - Audit Operations,

Mubadala, UAE

The International Financial Advisors Company (IFA), Kuwait
Ala’ Abu Naba’a
Group Head of Internal Audit and Corporate Excellence,

The International Financial Advisors Company (IFA), Kuwait

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA)
Dr Robin Singh
Compliance and Ethics Lead,

Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Government of Abu Dhabi)

Etihad Etisalat Mobily, KSA
Abdullatif Mohammed Alabdulwahed
GM Special Forensic Audit, Etihad Etisalat, Mobily, KSA
ACWA Power, KSA
Dr Khalid D. Al-Faddagh
Chairman, Risk & Compliance Committee,

ACWA Power, KSA

UAE IAA
Abdulqader Obaid Ali
Chairman, UAE IAA(Internal Auditors Association)
Omnivest, Oman
Muneer Al-Mughairy
Chief Internal Auditor,

Omnivest, Oman

Metropolitan Transportation Authority, USA
Michael J Fucilli
Auditor General,

Metropolitan Transportation Authority, USA

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq)
Muhammad-Ali Baig
Chief Financial Officer,

Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq)

Emaar Industries and Investments, UAE
Arif Zaman
Head of Internal Audit,

Emaar Industries and Investments, UAE

Export Development Bank of Egypt
Mostafa Mahmoud
Chief Audit Executive, Group Head of Internal AuditExport Development Bank of Egypt
TATA Global Beverages (TGB), India
Raghupathi Rao
Chief Internal Auditor and Chief Risk Officer

TATA Global Beverages (TGB), India

Picturewealth, Australia
Neal Cross
Chairman

Picturewealth, Australia

 
Member of the IIA International Relationship Committee
Badar Al Hashmi
Former President IIA Oman,Member of the IIA International Relationship Committee
Çetin Karahan
Internal Auditor, Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Presidency of Defence Industries
Awad Elkarim Mohamed Ahmed
Group Head of Internal Audit, Hayel Saeed Anam Group, UAE
K. S. Ramakrishnan
Chief Risk Officer, Rak Bank, UAE
H. E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh
Chairman, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), Jordan
BEINEX
Indumon Das
Managing Partner, BEINEX
Uber, USA
Dominique Vincenti
Global Head of Internal Audit - Chief Audit Executive, Uber, USA
“Blockchain: Roadmap for Executives”, Being & Company, Finland
Mikko Eerola
CEO and Author of “Blockchain: Roadmap for Executives”, Being & Company, Finland

Agenda

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Digital Audit and Fraud Analytics

Sep 16th 09:45am
The Evolving And Widening Role Of Auditors
How effectively are your internal audit resources being utilized today? How can Internal Audit Truly Add Value to be a Strategic Business Partner?
Sep 16th 09:45am
Sep 16th 11:00am
Creating A Technology & Data Savvy Internal Audit Team
Hear strategies and methods on how to create a team that is tech-savvy and analytical to manage big data as well as technological curveballs
Sep 16th 11:00am
Sep 16th 12:00pm
Agile Auditing: Improving the Audit Efficiency and Effectiveness
Deep dive into agile and auditing and address strategies for applying agile methodologies and the benefits to internal audit planning, fieldwork, and reporting
Sep 16th 12:00pm

Digital HR and Analytics

Sep 16th, 09:40am
Moving from Talk to Action: Government and Business HR Leaders Challenges - Managing the Shift Towards the Future
Address the impact of government initiatives such as revamped HR legislation, nationalisation, national excellence agendas and budget optimisation on business performance and capability
Sep 16th, 09:40am
Sep 16th, 12:20pm
HR as a Strategic and Predictive Business Partner Through New Technology
Embrace change as a HR expert by leading cultural renewal and reshaping the organisational HR strategies to cope with rapid change in the business world
Sep 16th, 12:20pm
Sep 16th, 14:40pm
Embedded HR Analytics: A Company Wide Model, Work Beyond Place
Learn more about how to create a company-wide embedded analytics strategy that truly drives digital workspace
Sep 16th, 14:40pm
Feb 28th, 0915am
Mega Stage
Feb 28th, 0915am
Sep 17th, 11:00am
1MDB Fraud Uncovered: From The Eyes of A Whistle-blower
Find out how Xavier Andre Justo share about the world’s biggest financial scandal from the eye of a whistle-blower
Sep 17th, 11:00am
Sep 17th, 11:45am
Space Exploration Thought Leader Launch: The Future of Workforce
Senior Talent Strategist at NASA, USA, will debate on the future of professions that will be needed in the next few years and the solutions for the tech industry that experiences a shortage of talent
Sep 17th, 11:45am
Sep 17th, 03:45pm
Cyber Resilience: Build Cybersecurity Shock Absorbers
The Middle East region is increasingly the target of cyberattacks, which is making improving data security more urgent. Internal audit must be knowledgeable of possible risks and play an important role in cyber resilience
Sep 17th, 03:45pm
Sep 18th, 09:00am
Advanced Forensic Digital Auditing Investigation
This full-day workshop will uncover the international professional practices framework (IPPF), implementation 3A’s (Assurance, Advising, Anticipating) and case studies on effective and advanced tackling technique
Sep 18th, 09:00am
Sep 17th, 11:00am
1MDB Fraud Uncovered: From The Eyes of A Whistleblower
Find out how Xavier Andre Justo share about the world’s biggest financial scandal from the eye of a whistleblower
Sep 17th, 11:00am
Sep 17th, 11:45am
Space Exploration Thought Leader Launch: The Future of Workforce
Senior Talent Strategist at NASA, USA, will debate on the future of professions that will be needed in the next few years and the solutions for the tech industry that experiences a shortage of talent
Sep 17th, 11:45am
Sep 17th, 15:30pm
Automate and Augment: If You Can’t Beat Artificial Intelligence, Join It
This tech dialogue will explore, analyse and identify how AI will assist and increase efficiency in the HR Function, by leveraging technology like HR Chatbots, Machine Learning and Big Data
Sep 17th, 15:30pm
Sep 18th, 14.00pm
Upskilling HR through Analytics Garage: People Analytics in Practice, Building Firm Foundations with a Research Mindset Approach
Gain insights on how to leverage HR analytics to make effective business strategies, improving operational performance and achieve successful business goals by predicting the future of workforce.
Sep 18th, 14.00pm
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From entrepreneurs to developers, marketing managers, CEOs and policymakers – all of our 500 attendees are looking to stay on top of the latest trends

  • 2 premier conferences that will be happening side by side under one roof. We will be gathering experts from different functions; 1) Internal Audit and Fraud and 2) Human Resources.
  • Explore 2 streams in each conference, more than 40+ topics to be discussed, 80+ industry experts and speakers, 500+ attendees coming across 30 countries.

The Megastage will bring together the biggest names in the digital business landscape. On Day 2 (8.30am – 12.30pm), participants from both conferences will gather to attend a combined session where we will see how these functions can cultivate a culture of digital innovation.

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