2009 General Audit Management (GAM) Conference: Session Detail

CS7-1: TUESDAY MARCH 17, 2009, 2:25-3:35 p.m.

Moving Toward Continuous ERM: Executive Insight Through Risk Intelligence..

Sydney Leo, CIA
Managing Director,BDO Consulting
Tom Kalinowski, CIA, CPCU
Chief Auditor,Vice President, Enterprise Risk Management, BTMU Capital Corp.

Moving Toward Continuous ERM: Executive Insight Through Risk Intelligence and Analytics 


  • Explore ways an enterprise risk management (ERM) program can move beyond the annual Enterprise Risk Assessment, and can be adapted to better monitor risks using intelligence techniques and tools.  
  • Discuss how executives can develop a risk intelligence framework and align strategic objectives, people, process, and technology to meet today's growing challenges.  
  • Discover how a risk intelligence strategy can provide executives with the appropriate level of insight required to make informed and insightful decisions to combat fraud and decrease risks to the bottom line.    

Presenter Biography: Sydney Leo, CIA

Sydney Rose Leo is the New England practice leader for Risk Advisory Services. Her practice area includes ERM, Internal Audit, Regulatory and Compliance, Technology Advisory, Project Management Office, and Business Process Enhancement services. Leo has more than 20 years of experience as a business process engineer, information systems consultant, risk manager, and operations and information systems auditor in the automotive, retail, higher education, and media and entertainment industries. She is also BDO's National Enterprise Risk Management Service line leader. Leo has led multiple global ERM and internal audit services, Oracle Business Systems implementations, process improvement engagements, and Sarbanes-Oxley attest and advisory engagements.

Presenter Biography: Tom Kalinowski, CIA, CPCU

Tom Kalinowski is a financial services risk professional with more than 20 years of experience in internal auditing and risk management. In his present position, Kalinowski is responsible for the implementation and success of a fully functional enterprise risk management program. He has been employed with BTMU Capital for three years and has worked with some of the world's largest financial institutions, including State Street and RBS Citizens. Kalinowski also has significant property casualty insurance experience. He has held many board positions with The IIA's Boston Chapter, including past president.

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