The humanoid robot “Sophia” will be a first guest in Dubai to talk about the future of artificial intelligence during the twentieth session of the Regional Control Conference to be held at the Dubai World Trade Center in March next year.
This was announced by Abdul Qadir Obaid Ali, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the State Association of Internal Auditors, at the conclusion of the Conference of Chiefs of Internal Auditors, which lasted for three days at the Atlantis Hotel, The Palm, Dubai.
Under the title “Beyond All Barriers”, attended by more than 300 heads of internal audit and chief audit officers from across the MENA region, they sought to give insight into what the internal audit profession might look like in the next 20-30 years. .
Abdul Qadir urged internal auditors to step out of their traditional role and adopt a proactive approach that makes them agents of change to improve their institutions.He said the Hassad program will be expanded to train more Emirates and enroll them in this profession by introducing a diploma in internal review and linking it with educational institutions and universities in the UAE.
The list of the conference’s main strategic partners included “Bee’ah”, KPMG, Protiviti and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the list of gold sponsors included ANB, Benx and MPG, while Emirates Airlines assumed the commitment of the conference’s official airline. .
Experts and senior executives discussed new trends in internal review practices around the world, enabling participants to gain knowledge of new global standards .. They emphasized that the conference was a great opportunity to network and learn from experts on the latest trends in the industry and the challenges it faces.It is imposed by developments such as technical disruption, new standards and global practices that will enable auditors to upgrade their skills.
Munir Al-Mughairy, head of the Oman branch of the International Institute of Internal Auditors, said the conference was useful to the participants in terms of expanding their mindset on artificial intelligence, sustainability and new technologies, while Laila Abdullah Al-Hadrami, director of smart city development at the National Center for Energy in Oman, confirmed that the conference was an opportunity to update knowledge on various topics, especially Including new technologies and projects, while Saud Ahmed Sulaiman Al Ghaithi, Head of Internal Review at Oman LNG , described the conference as amazing in terms of networking and learning from experts on the latest international standards and practices.
In turn, Tejas Gobanputra, Associate Director of ANB, indicated that his team listened to experts and was able to communicate with many colleagues, and said: We will now prioritize internal audit automation and partner with IT teams to define the scope of automation, noting that the conference gave “ANB is taking a new direction in developing its products.
Theyab Al-Rashidi, Director of Internal Review at the Saudi Arabian Pay Company, added that the conference enabled him to know the future direction of the practice of internal review, in light of the challenges posed by technical disruption and automation.
Ben David, Attorney General of New Hanover and Pender County in North Carolina, USA, made a presentation titled “From Auditor to Prosecutor .. Learn to Speak a Common Language to Maximize Justice for Your Clients,” emphasizing the role of internal auditors in detection. fraud in institutions.
For his part, Rashid Khurshid, ESG Reporting Assurance Officer at PricewaterhouseCoopers Middle East, and Azza Fawzy, Partner in Risk Assurance in the Middle East and Head of Energy, ESG Reporting, spoke about the “growing role of review in ESG reporting.” and institutional. “
Mohammed Tariq, Head of Quality, Services and Performance Department at Emirates NBD, made a speech in which he addressed a session on digital transformation in the banking sector, while Dr Anurag Joglani, Partner and Head of Strategy, Transformation Technology and Cyber Security at UHY James Chartered Accountants and Management Consultation, addressed the “disruption of the internal audit function due to intelligent automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning.”
Ramakrishnan Viswanathan, Managing Director and Financial Sector Technology Leader at Protiviti, a member company in the Middle East, made a presentation on “Emerging Trends in Supply Chain Finance”.
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