IAI Latvia
annual conference
in Riga


  • 19.11.2017

    IIA Latvia conference 2017 presentations

    IIA Latvia 2017 conference presentations are available for download.

  • 07.11.2017

    Information bout the conference

    Here You can find more details about the conference and its venue. 

  • 30.09.2017

    Early bird registration is extended

    We are happy to announce that "early bird" registration is extended for 10 more days until 10th of October.

    Don`t miss great opportunity to participate in IIA Latvia conference and receive knowledge and insights on most important topics and trends in audit and connected professions.

  • 24.08.2017

    Registration for the 12th annual IAI conference is now open!

    We are happy to anounce, that we have opened the registration for the 12th annual IAI Latvia conference.

  • 14.06.2017

    Announcing - IIA Latvia annual conference

    The annual IIA Latvia conference will take place on 9.-10. November. Venue - Conference centre Citadele.


Richard F. Chambers President and CEO, The Institute of Internal Auditors
Ramses Gallego, ISEAD, MBA Strategist & Evangelist @ Symantec
Allan Boardman Director, Business Information Security Officer at GSK
Peter Gubarevich Systems Architect at OlainFarm
Peter Ralph Bitterli, CISA, CISM, CGEIT Partner, IT Audit and Information Security Consulting, BDO Switzerland
Karlis Bardelis Production director at a secondary raw material processing plant
Robert Cornelisse Director at European Institute for Audit Professionals
Philipp Wilhelm CEO @ Schweizer Institut für Managementerneuerung GmbH
Lars Agerberg Owner and consultant at Agerberg & Co AB
Ara Chalabyan, MBA, FCCA, CIA, CRMA, CRISC CAE of Central Bank of Armenia
Santa Purgaile Member of the Board at Citadele banka


Day 19. November
Day 210. November
08:30 - 09:20
09:20 - 09:30
Opening speech for the event
09:30 - 10:30
Internal Auditors as Trusted Advisors – Leveraging Trust to Foster Organizational Success
10:30 - 11:00
Santa Purgaile, Member of the Board at Citadele banka



1. Wat do I as the chairman of the board and the head of the company expect form internal audit...
2. Why does the importance of internal audit within companies keeps increasing...
3. What is the role of internal audit in corporate governance...
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee and networking break
11:30 - 12:30
Role of Internal Audit in Corporate Governance
12:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 15:00
Auditing Efficience and Effectivenes

Auditing the organization's efficiency and effectiveness is now a key component of the internal audit mission. In an operational audit perspective, a control is deemed effective when it has been tested without exception. A steering process is efficient when it is executed as decided. But there are also higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness: That the organization as a whole performs its mission as intended, and that available resources are optimally utilized. But efficiency and effectiveness are also relative concepts.

15:00 - 15:30
Coffee and networking break
15:30 - 16:30
Agile Audit Planning

Modern internal audit approaches require auditing at the speed of risk. Audit planning plays a key role in the acceleration of internal audit activities. What we need is more agility! This presentation outlines how annual audit planning, audit portfolio planning, and audit work planning can become agile.

16:30 - 17:15
Cybersecurity: real-life cases
17:15 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
Gala Dinner
08:30 - 09:00
Coffee break
09:00 - 09:40
Touched by the Ocean (Okeāna saviļņotie)

Based only on the personal experience from his adventures, Kārlis will tell You, where to find the strenght within Yourself, so that without an engine, witout sails and without any accompanying transport You can row over an ocean! 

09:40 - 10:30
Strategies for Deriving Maximum Benefit from Audit

The speaker will use real-world examples to demonstrate how working relationships between Audit and other assurance functions are often less than ideal, and how organisations can be missing out on the opportunity to get the most out of what is often a very skilled and experienced resource. He will use examples from practical experience to explore approaches and strategies for better collaboration between Audit, Security and Risk.


Learning objectives:

  • Understand the key reasons that often adversely impact the effectiveness of audit, risk and security groups working together.
  • Recognise the significant impact organisational structure, culture, ethics and communications can have on the effectiveness of Audit, Risk and Security working together.
  • Identify the potential problem areas, warning signs, and pitfalls to avoid.
  • Strategically integrate audit into other assurance related activities as part of an enterprise wide risk approach.


10:30 - 11:00
Coffee and networking break
11:00 - 12:00
Risk decision trees for managing risks
Risk management is often highly complex, resulting in misunderstood and therefore mismanaged risks. 
This session will explain the concept of easy to understand “Risk Cards” (also called “Risk Decision Trees”) that can be used by experts and beginners alike. These cards can be applied to explain to management the risk-increasing factors and the need for mitigating controls - they are also useful to take risk decisions based on incomplete information. They are also especially valuable for planning (IT) audits in new areas.
The concept explained has been in use for many years in safety-related areas, where bad decisions can literally cost lives. The concept evolved over time and is easy to use, foolproof, tried and tested – but it’s up to you to fill in the correct information.
After completing this session, the participant will be able to… 
• understand the interrelationship of risks and suitable controls
• be able to explain how easy risk management decisions should be to take
• design an IT risk management approach suited for beginners and professionals alike
• use the concept of “Risk Cards” (i.e. Risk Decision Trees) for explaining, teaching and managing risks
• and finally, use the concept of “Risk Cards” for Auditing of IT and Business alike
• Learning from Avalanche Risk
• Objectives of using “Risk Cards”
• Building “Risk Cards“
• Hands-on Case Study
• Some more Examples
• Improving the Risk Cards
• Q & A
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:15
Linking objectives to team motivation

Internal audit performance, measures and KPIs, qualification and development. The presentation will be interactive and will engage all participants and other related topics will be discussed during this presentation.

14:15 - 15:00
GDPR is coming...
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:30
Memories of Future Past: The Rise of the Machines

In a not so distant future, machines will lead the way. They will provide guidance and will even have their own language -that we will not understand- to deal with situations. They will decide what is best for us… and for them. This is the era not for an evolution but for a re-evolution where machines will declare to have rights and govern a great deal of our digital (and physical?) life. We are living through times when we have to present questions about the limits of using bots, the risk perimeter of artificial intelligence and the challenges of machine learning. In that closer-than-we-think time, we have the unique opportunity to ask the right questions to the right individual… since, soon, those questions will be answered by a machine. Do you think that those machines would like to be turned off? Don’t you think that they will fight it? This is a new epoch: The Rise of the Machines.

16:30 - 17:00
Closing speech


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