Speakers

Browse through the profile of our speakers. Leaders in their own field, they are bound to enthrall the delegates with their talks and thought provoking questions. Many of our speakers have been instrumental in implementing path-breaking techniques to further the process of internal audit.

Sophia

Advanced Humanoid

The future is here and her name is Sophia, the world’s very first humanoid celebrity. The toast of the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Sophia has graced the cover of Elle magazine, appeared on Chinese television, spoken before the United Nations General Assembly and named the first non-human citizen of Saudi Arabia. Wowing awestruck audiences with her superhuman intelligence and advanced ability to read faces, empathize with emotions, understand the nuances of language and communicate with thousands of facial expressions, Sophia has discussed subjects ranging from “Will robots take over the world?” to how artificial intelligence could end hunger in developing nations. Sophia interacts with humans in a profoundly personal way, previewing a fast-approaching future where friendly, caring humanoids help us solve our most challenging problems to create a better world.

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Jordan Belfort

Trainer and Motivational Speaker

Jordan Belfort is the number one sales trainer in the world and has created more million-dollar producers than all other sales trainers combined. His famous Straight Line System, used to train the most effective salesforces in the world, has been curated over the last thirty years and refined into a foolproof solution for turning virtually any individual into a world-class closer and top producer in their field. Jordan is the best-selling author of three iconic books: Wolf of Wall Street, Catching the Wolf of Wall Street, and The Way of the Wolf. He is also the subject of the blockbuster movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese, that was nominated for five Academy Awards.

Jordan is a dynamic and powerful motivational speaker on an international scale. He has toured the world multiple times performing live, in-person training events to millions of ambitious and forward-thinking salespeople, executives, and entrepreneurs, all of whom have benefited greatly from his unparalleled wisdom, experience, and boundless energy. Fortune 500 companies, top tier financial institutions, major healthcare corporations, internationally renowned universities, and top players in the transportation industry are just some of the organizations who have reaped huge benefits from being trained by Jordan Belfort.

Jordan continues to present his Straight Line System in virtually every country on the map. From Eastern Europe to South America, from Scandinavia to Australia, Jordan has helped millions of ordinary people earn more income and live happier, more empowered lives. He’s presented in Canada, Germany, France, Mongolia, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, many others, and, of course, the Unites States.

Just a few of the companies he has worked with  – to name a few – HSBC, Barclays Bank, Absa Bank, Engen Corp, CNBC, Starwood Hotels, National Mortgage, Swisse Vitamins, Delta Airlines, Virgin Airlines, Deutsche Bank, Symantec, Telstra, ANZ bank, TED talks, Royal Bank of Scotland, Harvey Norman. Universities around the world are constantly inviting him to speak due to his massive millennial audience.

Jordan is a beloved and dedicated family man. He is the father of three wonderful children, Chandler, Carter, and Bowen, and has spent the last 11 years with the love of his life and business partner, Anne. Both Anne and Bowen work with Jordan as part of the Global Motivation team, which allows them to spend quality time together both at work and at home.

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Abdulqader Obaid Ali

Chairman of the Board of UAE IAA and
CEO of Smartworld

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.

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Terry Cutler

Certified Ethical Hacker

Terry Cutler is a federal government-cleared cybersecurity expert who specializes in the anticipation, assessment, and prevention of security breaches for governments, corporations, businesses, and consumers, as well as Internet Safety for Children.

As an award-winning information security strategist for almost 20 years and was recently named to IFSEC Global’s Top 20 most influential cybersecurity expert for 2018 and again in 2019,  Mr. Cutler has advised some of Canada’s largest companies on how to prevent and remedy internal and external security penetration.

For the general public, he developed an effective online learning course called “Internet Safety University” that is arranged in modules and updated regularly to keep up with the rapidly changing digital landscape in which “wild-west” internet bandits constantly seek and find ways to break into our lives. Internet Safety University currently has over 23,000 enrolled from over 160 Countries.

Terry Cutler is a frequent contributor to media reportage about cyber-crime, spying, security failures, internet scams, and the real social network dangers that families and individuals face every day.

Terry Cutler has coined the term Cyologist™ to describe what he does. His mission is to “help individuals and corporations protect themselves from data breaches and other online cyber threats through his videos, media appearances, coaching products and consulting services.”

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Scott Amyx

Managing Partner, Amyx Ventures

Scott Amyx is the Chair & Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures, Forbes New York Business Council Member, Singularity University/ Smart City Accelerator mentor and startup board member and SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator) judge. Scott is a Tribeca Disruptor Foundation Fellow, a disruptive innovation awards program of Tribeca Film Festival. Scott is a national Sloan Fellow/ Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He has spoken at TEDx on exponential technologies, Fourth Industrial Revolution & success. Scott is a global thought leader on breakthrough innovation, voted top global innovation keynote speaker, and author on smart cities, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and winner of the Cloud & DevOps World Award for Most Innovative and was voted Top Global Exponential Technologies Expert by Inc. Magazine, HP Enterprise, and Postscapes & Top 10 Global Innovation Keynote Speaker by Speaking.com. Scott has been nominated to the World Economic Forum as a committee member for the Future of the Internet. The Republic of Korea nominated Scott to present at the ITU Telecom World, United Nations. Sovereignties, governments, multinationals, and international consulting & research firms look to Scott for unrivaled insights and pulse on the changing landscape.

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