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Audit Lightning Talk & Social: 4-5 Speakers From Local Professional Organizations

Simple 120 SE Clay St Floor 2, Portland, OR 97214
120 SE Clay St Floor 2
Portland, OR 97214, United States (map)

Simple 120 SE Clay St. Portland,Oregon 97214




LIGHTNING TALK: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

NETWORKING: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

[Pizza, salad and beer/cider will be provided]

[Public parking on the street]

PRICING: FREE (We will have a waitlist available, so if unable to come, please cancel your registration so others can attend)

The IIA Portland and ISACA Chapters are proud to present our first ever audit lightning talk event. Think TEDTalk! The goal of lightning talks is to articulate a topic in a quick, insightful, and clear manner. We will have a variety of presenters that will share their ideas a topic of their choice for 10 minutes with some additional time for questions. You will hear a lot of interesting information and hear unique viewpoints. Topics correlate to audit, information security, risk, fraud, or professional development. Please join us for this one-of-a kind event! Plus, the event is free and dinner and an adult beverage are included! How can you go wrong?

Speaker Topics:

Motorcycles and the art of risk-taking as an Auditor: Navigating the twists and turns of your career can be both crushing, dizzying, and yes beautiful. Make bad choices and you could deal with years of regret. Accepting unplanned route changes can be very tough, hard on the ego, and downright scary. The trek of the last 10 years or so took my family through losing loved ones, a layoff from a bailout company (yes one of the ones who went to DC in a private jet to ask for money), income reductions, grad school, and being open to interesting opportunities that have taken me around the world. Luckily, I have the support of my wife and partner and together we've worked through many challenges in our lives together, as a team. Through relentless support and sometimes brute force, we've navigated bumps in the road and found balance by getting more comfortable with ambiguity and risk. I'd love to share a few minutes of ideas about my journey, how it changed several times without my consent, and offer some ways to think ahead about personal risk taking.

The Recipe to an Auditor’s Success: Lauren and Taylor will give their perspective of what clients can do to avoid common pitfalls during audit engagements and ways to help your favorite auditors succeed.

Keys to a Successful Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Implementation: Implement the foundational elements to accelerate business performance. RPA is the application of technology that allows employees in a company to configure computer software or a ‘robot’ to capture and interpret existing applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital systems.

More topics to come!

SPEAKER BIOS: Eric Jenkins is a leader with experience in Enterprise Risk and Audit. He's worked for an interesting mix of companies, including America Online, GMAC, and Deutsche Bank, and has landed in the beautiful Northwest. He helps great companies work through financial crime and technology problems. In his free time he loves riding motorcycles and playing music whenever he can. Eric is a MBA, CAMS, CISA, and CRISC.

Lauren Overton: Started her career with Moss Adams in 2013. Her client experience ranges over various industries with a focus in manufacturing and distribution, construction, and healthcare in both the private and public sectors. Lauren’s favorite part of her job is the ability to gain an understanding of how different companies operate; whether that be discussing future projections with the CFO or reviewing a control process with a staff accountant. Outside of the normal work week, Lauren enjoys taking advantage of the Portland “foodie scene”, fostering rescue animals, spoiling her own pooch and going to see live music with her husband.

Taylor Schimbke joined public accounting in 2014 and provides accounting, auditing, and consulting services to a wide variety of clients, with a passionate focus in the construction, forest products, and distribution industries. Recently, Taylor undertook a job rotation with the IT Assurance group at Moss Adams and is primarily focused on IT SOX compliance. She is helping to lead the firm’s initiative to develop skilled IT auditors and encourage collaboration and synergy across the assurance practice. In her free time, Taylor is a novice gardener and loves spending time outdoors with her golden retriever, Kobe.

Zefren Edior is alumni of California State University Polytechnic Institute of Pomona, and he volunteers and spends time engaging youth in technology training and awareness, and engages HS and collegiate students through technology competitions and general outreach on professional development. He joined the Bank in December 2016, by way of Kaiser Permanente (Information & Web Application Security Engineering), EY (Advisory, Information Risk Management), Crowe Horwath (Advisory, Technology Risk Management, Silicon Valley), and KPMG (Advisory, GRC & Integration). Zefren is a thought leader in Data, Technology, and Information Security, and Risk Management, and he executes and delivers.