MindBridge Announces Stephen DeWitt as New CEO
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The MindBridge Edge flagship annual conference gathers audit and finance professionals from around the world. This years opening session will showcase why financial risk and anomaly detection is a game changer for audit firms and businesses by highlighting the growing use of our technology capabilities, AI platform, and roadmap. Join MindBridge CTO, and VP of Product as they present the unique features, product enhancements and new announcements centered on the human element of AI.

Robin Grosset, MindBridge, CTO

Robin Grosset, MindBridge, CTO

Rachel Kirkham, MindBridge, VP of AI & Product​

Rachel Kirkham, MindBridge, VP of AI & Product

AI audits provide a specialized review for AI-powered companies, distinctly from SOC 1 or SOC 2. They delve into AI systems and processes, ensuring alignment with ethical standards, best practices, and data security. These audits address unique AI challenges like bias, promote transparency, ensure compliance with AI regulations, and enhance stakeholder confidence, all of which are crucial for maintaining a competitive edge.

Adriano Koshiyama, Holistic AI, CEO

Earlier this year KPMG and MindBridge announced a strategic alliance to help bring advanced artificial intelligence (AI) into KPMG member firms’ digital audits around the world. KPMG’s smart audit platform, KPMG Clara, now uses MindBridge’s technology to help unleash the power of AI into audits, further enabling the identification of unexpected or high-risk transactions and helping to provide enhanced audit quality. During this session, Sebastian Stöckle,  KPMG’s Global Head of Audit Innovation, will share KPMG’s vision of the future of audit.
Sebastian Stöckle , KPMG, Global Head of Audit Innovation

Sebastian Stöckle , KPMG, Global Head of Audit Innovation

Over several years, Chevron has invested significantly in data infrastructure, human capital, and algorithm development to understand their data-driven business. Though progress was made, it wasn’t until Chevron met MindBridge.ai at the Gartner CFO Conference in 2022 that they discovered a truly scalable technology, delivering meaningful insights into financial operations. Attend this keynote session to learn how MindBridge has unlocked Chevron’s data landscape, helped prioritize high-risk business processes, and minimized unknown financial risks.

Ryan Mitchell, Chevron, Finance Digital Delivery Manager

Align Technology is a global medical device company that is changing lives through better smiles. We reimagine and reinvent the way orthodontic and restorative treatment is presented and delivered to millions of people around the world. This session will be a fire side chat with key employees that have built a state-of-the-art internal audit department that is valuable to the rest of the organization.

Kim Phan, Align Technology, Director, Operational Audit

Shakeel Nasierkham, Align Technology, Director, Internal Audit EMEA

Mercia, a prominent provider of training and support services to the UK & Ireland accountancy sector, brings its technical team to discuss global trends in practice and regulation pertaining to sampling. By the end of this session, attendees will grasp the prevailing trends in sampling, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of these trends, and recognize the transformative role technology plays in shaping sampling approaches.

Andy Holton, Mercia, Head of Publications

Andy Holton, Mercia, Head of Publications

Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR) continues to be a key focus for international and regional regulators, and a critical part of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) responsibilities to ensure that financial statements are accurate and free from material misstatement. As the cost of compliance (and non-compliance) reaches new heights and the complexity to curate insights from the vast volumes of data from the digitization of finance functions increases, many organizations are now taking a serious look at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can improve their internal control frameworks. This session will cover specific examples of where AI can be used in ICFR.

Chris Swanson, Polaris, Manager of Internal Audit Data Solutions

Chris Swanson, Polaris, Manager of Internal Audit Data Solutions

In this insightful presentation, delve into the best practices of incorporating MindBridge into a Firm’s methodology, shedding light on the deliberate efforts behind successful change. Attendees will gain a deep understanding of the essential groundwork preceding a change initiative, strategies for effectively managing the transition, and a glimpse into the promising possibilities of the future.

Jeff Kovacs, Berdon, Partner

Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) is more a prediction technology than a human-like machine. This capability can revolutionize industries by separating prediction from other decision-making aspects, introducing novel value delivery methods. While we’ve glimpsed AI’s potential, we’re in ‘The Between Times,’ awaiting its full impact. Once these innovative operating methods are fully realized, shifts in decision-making will inevitably lead to power dynamics changes.

This session will clarify the technology’s meaning, strategize to navigate AI adoption barriers, emphasize the necessity of system-level change for AI’s broader implications, and explore how recent advancements in Generative AI models will reshape leadership and work.

Avi Goldfarb, Author & University of Toronto Rotman Chair in AI

Avi Goldfarb, Author & University of Toronto Rotman Chair in AI

Dive deep into the emerging category of financial tools: anomaly detection. Discover the techniques and strategies to rapidly extract value from your financial data, unlocking new insights and opportunities.

Michael Bottala, MindBridge, Director, Strategic Insights

Michael Bottala, MindBridge, Director, Strategic Insights

Emerging AI regulations will profoundly affect financial professionals. This session will cover resources to track and manage AI regulations. Further, we’ll explore the connection between AI regulations and existing accounting and auditing rules and standards.

Danielle Supkis Cheek, MindBridge, VP of Strategy and Industry Relations

High and low-risk transactions are usually straightforward, but the gray area of medium risk can pose unique challenges. This session will cover techniques to effectively manage ‘the middle,’ ensuring you have a complete grasp over your entire risk spectrum.

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MindBridge Product Team

The General Ledger (GL) has been traditionally under-utilized due to the complexity of analyzing large and complex data sets. In this session, learn efficient techniques to pinpoint areas within the GL that demand further scrutiny.

Michael Bottala, MindBridge, Director, Strategic Insights

Michael Bottala, MindBridge, Director, Strategic Insights

Explaining one’s reliance on AI tools, especially in a regulatory context, can be daunting given the intricacies of the technology. Join MindBridge’s VP of Industry Relations as they share strategies to demystify AI. Learn best practices to articulate the human oversight, process transparency, and result reliability of your AI tools in a manner that makes even the most advanced technology seem straightforward.

Danielle Supkis Cheek, MindBridge, VP of Strategy and Industry Relations

Most organizations have spent considerable resources on the automation of preventative application controls. Alternatively, not as much time has been spent on determining whether existing detective controls are effectively  responding to risks. This session will cover

  • how an ever-changing control environment has seen the rise of semi-automated internal controls
  • how to identify what kind of controls may no longer be responsive to risk
  • how to decommission controls that are no longer responsive to risk while still improving your overall control environment.

 

Joe Welch, MindBridge, Global Implementation Lead in Global Services

Joe Welch, MindBridge, Global Implementation Lead in Global Services

The problem with most subledger analytics is that they primarily focus on known issues. But what if you don’t know what problems exist? This session will introduce how anomaly detection can complement traditional finance functions, addressing both familiar and unforeseen challenges.

Michael Bottala, MindBridge, Director, Strategic Insights

Michael Bottala, MindBridge, Director, Strategic Insights

Using best in class ERPs means that there is a large volume of rich data. However, most ERPs are designed to find things that you are looking for.
Anomaly detection is all about finding what you don’t know to look for in the first place. This session will cover best practices and tips and tricks on how to ingest and deliver rich insights from SAP data sets.

Michelle Alexander, MindBridge, Senior Advisor, Professional Services

Wing-Leung Chan, MindBridge, Data Solutions Team Lead

Wing-Leung Chan, MindBridge, Data Solutions Team Lead

Harness the power of MindBridge to pinpoint business areas driving risk. Be it subsidiaries, users, or cost centers, our Risk Segmentation illuminates where to direct your next investigation. Dive deep into risky segments to unravel risk indicators and see their progression over time. This session will cover MindBridge’s capabilities to extract insights, explore advanced segment analysis techniques, and fortify your data-driven decisions. With MindBridge, elevate efficiency in analyzing datasets, spotlight high-risk zones, and regularly uncover anomalies, ensuring insights by visually examining transactions.

Bev McCarthy, MindBridge, Program Manager, Strategic Insights

NSABA disclaimer:

*This course provides 1 CPE Credit. CPE Credits will only be issued on sessions where the participants meet the group live requirements as outlined by NASBA (see below).

+This course provides 0.5 CPE Credit. CPE Credits will only be issued on sessions where the participants meet the group live requirements as outlined by NASBA (see below).

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