President's Message - April 2018

At the March 15th IIA luncheon we had 7 students join us from Concordia and MacEwan Universities. This was an excellent opportunity for networking and for getting them more exposure to the profession. The topic Whistleblowing was presented by Chris Ewaniuk from the Office of Public Interest Commissioner (PIC).

The IIA/ACFE Fraud conference was held on March 6 & 7 at the Polish Hall. There were over 150 attendees to this year’s event with great keynote and session speakers.

Please register for the upcoming luncheon which will be held on April 19th at the Westin at noon. We will have Rachel Hayward from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner presenting on privacy issues which is a hot topic in the news. Additional details for this luncheon are included in the newsletter.

We will once again be partnering with the Edmonton ISACA Chapter for a ½ day IT Summit on Friday, May 25th – registration details will be available soon. Last year the event sold out before the early bird cutoff so a larger room has been reserved at the Royal Glenora Club to accommodate more people.

From May 28 - June 1 Workplace Training Institute presents – Investigations Training Suite – up to five days of training here in Edmonton at the UofA. IIA Members will receive a $40 per course discount and $400 off if attending all five days. More information is available on the link on our website.

Just a reminder we will be holding our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 15th at noon at the Westin Hotel. We will be electing the board for the upcoming year and have included the nomination slate in the newsletter.

Just wanted to thank Lori Sunde-Cooper for producing the monthly newsletter. She makes sure everyone submits their contributions on a timely basis and edits the material for clarity. Lori your efforts in keeping the chapter members informed are greatly appreciated.

Hope to see many of you at our upcoming events!

Alex Muchortow, CIA, CRMA – IIA Edmonton Chapter President​