8th CAE Conference
  • Date & Time : 20-11-2019 to 21-11-2019
  • 07:30 to 16:00

8th CAE Conference

The 8th Chief Audit Executive Conference is an innovative and fully interactive conference, allowing about 200+ Chief Audit Executives and Senior Audit Executives the ability to create a continuous learning and networking opportunity throughout the entire event. The conference is designed to provide each delegate the ability to share his/her own expertise with the entire audience. With technology playing an important part in the needs of the business and reliance on it growing by the day, it is imperative that, as auditors, we lay significant emphasis on understanding how it is defining Internal Audit.


Member price

1820 USD*


Non member price

2020 USD*



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*Only Main Conference Price
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  • Abdulqader Obaid AliChairman .UAE IAA
    Abdulqader Obaid Ali

    Abdulqader Obaid Ali is the Chief Executive Officer for Smartworld, He is running his third term in office as President of the UAE Internal Auditors Association which is affiliated to the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Global, USA. He has also been nominated to serve on the IIA’s Global Advocacy Committee and to Chair the Federation of Arab Institutes of Internal Auditors. He led the Arabization projects of the “Certified Internal Auditor” (CIA) Certification as well as the “Sawyer’s Guide to Internal Auditing” and “COSO Framework”. He is also the winner of the prestigious Kano Medal Excellence Catalyst for the year 2011.   He has worked as Lead Assessor for the Dubai Quality Award, Dubai Government Excellence Program and King Abdullah II Award. He has served as Chair of the Jury for the Dubai Quality Award.   He is also the first UAE national recipient of the prestigious Wilfred Thesiger Award.

  • Alaa El ShimyManaging Director and Vice President Enterprise group, Middle East and Pakistan .Huawei
    Alaa El Shimy
    Managing Director and Vice President Enterprise group, Middle East and Pakistan.

    Vice President of Enterprise Group and Managing Director of the Middle East, Pakistan and iran. Alaa is a highly respected business leader with a solid track record and more than 25 years of experience in the ICT industry where he has led many facets of ICT business including consulting, systems integration, applications, cloud, big data, mobility, security HW, SW and technology services. Alaa is a motivational leader known for leading teams to deliver measurable business outcomes to clients ranging from, smart governments, Banks, Oil & Gas and Telecom. before joining Huawei, Alaa led HP MEMA for 16 years and has held various management positions including MD and VP for the ME, Mediterranean and Africa, Alaa also led number of business units, as well as channel and sales management. Alaa always delivered strong performance and growth. Alaa Elshimy’s hallmark of success is his ability to translate sophisticated business strategy, market knowledge, and competitor insights into tactical business plans, sales strategies, and customer-centric solutions that have delivered substantial gains in revenues, profits, and ROI in intensely competitive technology markets. With +20 years of leadership experience – more than a decade of which has incorporated P&L responsibility for multi-country business operations with combined turnover Billions of dollars – Alaa has excelled over an extended period of time both as a Regional Managing Director and as the Transformation Catalyst for new business methodologies, new ventures, and new opportunities in large, geographically dispersed markets and regions. Alaa holds a Bachelor of Communications & Electronics Engineering, an MBA and Senior executive program from the London Business School, Harvard, central pacific university and Cairo university. Alaa is based in Dubai.

  • Anthony CrastoPartner National Head Regulatory and Operations Risk Risk Advisory .Deloitte
    Anthony Crasto
    Partner National Head Regulatory and Operations Risk Risk Advisory.

    Anthony leads the Deloitte India Internal Audit Practice. He is a Chartered Accountant with over 21 years of post-qualification experience as a professional consultant across India and International markets. He has experience of leading large engagements in the ENR (mining, power, metal, energy), FMCG/ consumer business and IM (includes cement, pharmaceuticals, automotive and engineering) sectors. He has worked across key Global geographic like US, UK, Europe, Middle East etc. His expertise is in areas pertaining to :Regulatory ComplianceContract ComplianceInternal AuditsInternal Financial ControlsSOX complianceEnterprise Risk Management

  • Dr Erdal OzkayaHead of Information and Cyber Security .Standard Chartered Bank
    Dr Erdal Ozkaya
    Head of Information and Cyber Security.
    Standard Chartered Bank

    Dr. Erdal Ozkaya ,is a leading Cybersecurity Professional with business development, management and Academic skills who focuses on securing the Cyber Space & sharing his real-life skills as a Security Adviser, Speaker, Lecturer and Author. Erdal is known to be passionate about reaching communities, and creating cyber aware campaigns and leveraging new and innovative approaches and technologies to holistically address the information security and privacy needs for every person and organization in the world. He has co authored many cybersecurity books as well as security certification courseware and exams for different vendors. Erdal has the following qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy in Cybersecurity. Master of Computing Research, Master of Information Systems Security, Bachelor of Information Technology, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Certified Learning Consultant, ISO27001 Auditor & Implementer, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Ethical Instructor & Licensed Penetration Tester. He is an award-winning technical expert & speaker: His recent awards are: Microsoft Circle of Excellence Platinum Club (2017), NATO Center of Excellence (2016) Security Professional of the year by MEA Channel Magazine (2015), Professional of the year Sydney (2014) and many speaker of the year awards in conferences. He also holds Global Instructor of the year awards from EC Council & MicrosoftErdal is also a part time lecture at Australian Charles Sturt University

  • Graham MooreProfessional Speaker .Graham Moore Company
    Graham Moore
    Professional Speaker.
    Graham Moore Company

    Graham Moore has been a professional speaker, facilitator and executive coach for over 22 years. He specializes in transformational leadership, emotional intelligence and sales.Graham became the first Certified Master for the globally recognized leadership development program, The Leadership Challenge, in the Middle East. He has delivered leadership training and keynotes in 16 countries on five continents.As an international keynote speaker and facilitator, Graham has presented close to 3,000 training days and keynote presentations to over 62,000 participants in 22 countries. Graham is the President of the International Direct Selling Educational Institute.

  • Jenitha JohnSenior Vice Chairman - The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc. .IIA Global
    Jenitha John
    Senior Vice Chairman - The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc..
    IIA Global

    a. Jenitha John is 2019-20 Senior Vice Chair of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Board of Directors. In this role, John serves as an officer of the Global Board, a member of the Supervisory Committee, and initiates, approves and monitors strategic planning activities for consideration by the Global Board. John is an experienced Chief Audit executive with more than 26 years of corporate experience in diverse industries traversing the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors. She paralleled her executive role by having served as a non-executive director of both public and private sector entities. Before becoming Senior Vice Chairman of The IIA Global Board, Jenitha’s volunteer roles included serving on the IPPF Relook Task Force, Committee of Research and Education Advisors, Financial Services Guidance Committee, and on the Global Board’s Executive Committee as Vice Chairman-Professional Practices and Vice Chairman-Professional Certifications.. Recognized as “South Africa’s Internal Auditor of the Year” in 2014, Jenitha has addressed conferences around the globe on such diverse topics as internal audit’s role in governance, combined assurance, women in leadership, the impact of AI and robotics on industries, emerging issues in the financial services industry, and the value of key performance indicators..Jenitha is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and has received the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) designation. Other professional credentials include Chartered Accountant (South Africa) Chartered Director - Institute of Directors; and Senior Executive Program from Harvard Business School.

  • Kiran KumarDirector, Digital Transformation .Protiviti
    Kiran Kumar
    Director, Digital Transformation.

    Kiran Kumar is an accomplished Digital transformation and technology advisory leader with more than 17+ years’ experience articulating and implementing digital strategies for multiple large clients within the GCC region. He has had a proven track record of successfully leading technology transformation projects demonstrating solid experience in digital and technology strategy, governance, process improvements, enterprise architecture and operating model across number of industries including local giants in government, telecommunication, oil and gas, real estate and public sector. A well-known speaker at multiple forums, conferences on various digital transformation approaches, governance mechanisms and methodologies including ISACA and ICAI, apart from being a visiting faculty for Digital Transformation at a local college in UAE.

  • Professor Dr Pierre BrunswickCEO .Neuromem Technologies Pte Ltd
    Professor Dr Pierre Brunswick
    Neuromem Technologies Pte Ltd

    Pierre brings over 40 years of international experience in business development, sales, marketing, engineering, finance and incubators to his role of CEO at Neuromem. Throughout his career, he has managed a region covering 94 countries and 9 local offices. He has helped customers complete large projects and implement the right strategy to grow, merge, acquire new businesses, go public, hire the necessary talent and establish local offices as well as form joint ventures. Pierre has developed significant local government relationships (including technology transfers, big infrastructure projects and top technology specific programs), working with financial institutions & elaborated many educational programs, including incubators for start-ups. Before becoming CEO and cofounder of NeuroMem Technologies in March 2017, Pierre (Elected Knight from the Russian Academy of Sciences in 2005) was the chair of the board of directors of EloCath (the holding company of UNANALAC in UAE and PBRC in Geneva) based in Singapore where the group was focusing on incubators and promoting new technologies and talents. ELOCATH has partnered with some of the best engineering companies around the world, promoting leading disruptive technologies in key sectors.

  • Sudharshana BalasubramanianDirector .KPMG
    Sudharshana Balasubramanian

    Sudharshana is a Director in the KPMG Advisory service and been an accomplished professional with both the Industry and Consulting experience in the areas such as Predictive Data Analytics, Interactive Visualizations, Enterprise Risk Management, Fraud Risk Assessments, IFRS, Technical-Commercial Risk Based internal audits, Corporate Governance Advisory; Continuous Audit – Monitoring, lean six-sigma for process optimizations for the sectors such as Energy, Rail, Nuclear, Universities, including exposure to global markets working for world leading organisations.He is a qualified Chartered Accountant, has a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Whales, Certified Information Systems Auditor from ISACA (USA) and Certified in Business Analytics and Intelligence from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

  • Tariq QureishyInternational Professional Speaker .MAD Talks
    Tariq Qureishy
    International Professional Speaker.
    MAD Talks

    Tariq Qureishy is a futurist. He is a sought after keynote speaker,presenter & leadership professional. He is acknowledged as anauthentic & candid presenter, with an open & entertaining style.Tariq Qureishy connects the dots between the present & future.He uses practical, on the ground experience, with knowledge &research from global masters, in both business & academia.Tariq is Founder and CEO of MAD Talks. He has worked with a lotof the major brands in region either through the media platforms ordirectly.He has specialized knowledge about innovation, the impact of thebrain & thinking, focused on the future. Now he is working towardsempowering boards & companies to thrive in the future, ratherthan be worried about it.

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  • The conference was well attended and presented an excellent opportunity to network. The agenda on Innovation and Best Practices was innovative on its own. Another successful event and well done.

    - Deloitte - - (Exhibitor) -

  • This was the first time that Cognition had attended an Annual CAE Conference and everything exceeded our expectations. The conference maintained a high standard of professionalism. Exhibitors were perfectly placed for networking opportunities. Cognition would welcome the opportunity to attend any future UAE IAA Conference.

    - Steve Mullan, Commercial Director, Cognition - - Panelist -

  • Attending and contributing to the 5th Conference of CAEs organised by the UAE IAA was a privilege and delight.Well planned & diligently executed it provided a unique forum for learning renewal and bringing one self to the state-of-art. A huge experience at value addition.

    - Dr. Vinayshil Gautam (Panelist) - - Senior Adviser, KPMG & Hon. Dean KPMG Academy -

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