Preliminary Program

16:00 -

Registration (Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel)

18:00 -

Welcome cocktail / Get-together at Ásmundarsafn (the Gallery is located at Sigtún just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel).

General Session

08:00 - 08:30

Registration (Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel)

08:30 - 8:45

Conference opening

Ingunn Ólafsdóttir, Chairman of the Board IIA Iceland
08:45 - 9:30

Emphasize the Basics. Elevate the Standards

Naohiro Mouri, 2018-19 IIA Global Chairman
09:30 - 10:00

Coping with the Aftermath: Crisis Counselling for Internal Auditors

Ágúst Hrafnkelsson, Chief Audit Executive Íslandsbanki hf.
10:00 - 10:20

Coffee Break

Concurrent sessions 1

10:20 - 10:30

Private Sector

Global weirdness – embracing change


Public Sector

Internal Audit – Challenges ahead

Moderator: Niina Sipiläinen, Head of Internal Audit at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland and input from all of the participants

Information Technology and Security

Information Technology and Security in Disruptive Environment

10:30 - 11:10

Changing Landscape: Airlines and Tourism


Challenges Internal Audit in the Public Sector faces in the Nordic Countries - Outcome of the Nordic comparative study?

Anna Margrét Jóhannesdóttir, Audit Manager at City of Reykjavík (CIA) and CRMA, MPA

Challenges ahead - the demand for transparency – public reporting.

Stina Nilsson Kristiansson, CIA, CGAP, CRMA, Chief Internal Auditor of the Swedish Police.

PSD II and implications on Information System Development and Security

Sigríður Olgeirsdóttir, COO Íslandsbanki
11:10 - 11:15

Transition Break

11:15 - 11:55

PSD 2 – new regulations and new problems? 

What implications does the new Payment service directive (PSD2) pose for internal auditing?

Ásgeir Helgi Jóhannsson, Attorney at Atlas lögmenn

Transformation in UK public sector internal audit – sharing experiences and lessons learned

Pirjo Shaer, Professional Practice, The
Government Internal Audit Agency (UK)


Theódór R. Gíslason
Syndis, Co-founder & CTO
11:55 - 12:00

Transition Break

12:00 - 12:30

Panel Discussions: The internal auditor’s role as tour guide

Moderator: To be decided

Panel Discussions: Challenges ahead

Moderator: Niina Sipiläinen

Panel Discussions: Implications of disruptive change on the IT Industry and IT Security

Moderator: TBA
12:30 - 13:30


General Session

13:30 - 14:15

The new COSO ERM. Integrating with strategy and performance

Paul Sobel, COSO Chairman
14:15 - 15:00

Why you too should think like a hacker

Prof. Ýmir Vigfússon, Emory University
15:00 - 15:20

Coffee Break

15:20 - 16:00

Assurance mapping – How working with maturity models leads to overall assurance

Linda Lillestøl, Chief Audit Executive/Deputy Norwegian Ministry of Defense
16:00 - 16:30

Ari Eldjárn, standup comedian

18:30 - 19:30


19:30 - 23:00

Gala Dinner at Gamla bíó

Concurrent session 2

08:30 - 08:40

Private Sector

Fraud, governance and lines of defense

Nolan Williams, Financial Crime Compliance Arion banki

Public Sector

Public Sector Audit Environment and use of Audit work

Moderator: Ingi K. Magnússon, CIA, GAAP Director of Financial Auditing Division Icelandic National Audit Office

Information Technology and Security

Optimal balance between speed and security

08:40 - 09:25

Good Governance

Hrafnhildur S. Mooney, Senior Analyst Financial Supervisory Authority

Use of internal audit work and cooperation between ECIIA and Eurosai

Jenni Leppälahti Planning Director, Executive Office, National Audit Office of Finland

Forensic Auditing – Securing the Chain of Evidence

Heiðar Þór Guðnason, Specialist in computer and phone forensics
09:25 - 09:30

Transition Break

09:30 - 10:15

Auditing Culture

Hans Nieuwlands, CEO IIA Netherlands Joint session – Private and Public

Turbulent clouds: Know what you’re getting into

Edward Örn Jóhannesson & Jörg Peter Kuck
10:15 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:30

Deception detection & statements analysis as key fraud investigation tools

Stephen Grossman, Founder & Chief Consultant Sykes & Burrows

Audit Committees in the public sector , case of Reykjavík City Audit Committee – A short reflection on why, what, how and where are we now

Ólafur B. Kristinsson, former chairman of the Reykjavík City Audit Committee, 2012 – 2018.

Reporting to Audit Committees and the City Council ( politicians) - Challenges that Internal audit faces

Hallur Símonarson, Chief Audit Executive, City of Reykjavík

Surviving the jungle: The equilibrium between speed and security

Jónas Sturla Sverrisson,
IT Security Specialist
11:30 - 11:35

Transition Break

11:35 - 12:30

Panel Discussions: How to prevent catastrophic failures in Governance and Lines of Defense

Moderator: Nolan Williams, Financial Crime Compliance Arion bank

Panel DIscussions: Public Sector Audit Environment and use of Audit work

Moderator: Ingi K. Magnússon

Panel Discussion: Security in an agile universe

Moderator: TBA
12:30 - 13:30


General Session

13:30 - 14:15

Auditing at the Speed of Risk

Richard F. Chambers, IIA President and CEO
14:15 - 15:00


Þórður Snær Júlíusson, Editor in Chief at Kjarninn
15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:15

Auditing tough waters: Maintaining Integrity

Annette Olofsson, Chief Audit Executive Swedish Transport Agency
16:15 - 16:30

Closing remarks

Congress secretariat


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