This session takes a deep dive into the future of the auditing profession. The session consists of a panel of representatives from certification bodies, accreditation bodies, and a personnel certification body—key stakeholders in the audit-driven certification process. The session focuses on new and upcoming disruptive technologies, industries, and market drivers.
Purchase a Certificate of Attendance (CPD/CEU): Artificial intelligence (AI) technology and cognitive systems are creating a new partnership between people and computers that enhances, scales, and accelerates human expertise. With the explosion of devices being added to the internet of things—all generating new sources of data—AI technology can include these
Remote auditing is increasingly common, but it’s still often a misunderstood and maligned process. This presentation will address the common misconceptions about remote auditing and demonstrate how it can be used to complete thorough and effective audits.
The upcoming update to ISO 19011 will have major implications for auditors all over the world, but so far, little is known about what those changes will look like. This presentation will examine the update process and outline what the new version will look like and advise auditors about what they can do to prepare themselves for the changes just over the horizon.
No audit can be effective without a carefully curated technique that’s flexible enough to apply to many types of organizations. This presentation will explain and provide examples of who, what, why, and how to structure and manage a more in-depth and meaningful audit result for both auditee and auditor.
David Solomon, executive officer for safety and risk for Master Builders in New South Wales, will discuss the progress of the development of ISO 45001, the first international standard for occupational health and safety management systems. The standard is being written by ISO/PC 283, on which Solomon has represented Australia for seven years. He’s held positions such as deputy task group leader of definitions and member of the editorial committee. More recently, he served as deputy convenor to a small working group that met in Denmark to work on the standard.
ASQ, the American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC), and the International Academy for Quality (IAQ) teamed up to complete several research studies in 2016 to gauge professional opinions on the future of quality. The results of the surveys show that keeping current on trends in the profession and continually learning new skills is vital to quality professionals. This presentation will discuss the surveys and approaches to continual skills development.
Are you getting the most out of your supplier auditing program? Supplier audits are more than just a regulatory requirement in today’s global marketplace. In an era of increased outsourcing, virtual organizations, and global sourcing – supplier audits are a necessity to ensure product quality, patient safety, and customer satisfaction.
As much as our industries have changed due to information technology, the process of preparing and delivering a risk assessment audit has not. Many of my colleagues still produce a paper based risk assessment using MS Word, Excel, or other word processing software. Often we produce lengthy reports and the client only reads the executive summary in the front of the report and the mitigations at the end. What happens to all the great information in between? This session will discuss how technology advancements enable us to gain the full benefit of the information obtained and use it to enable critical business decisions.
There still seem to be considerable discrepancies when it comes to auditing a management system using the process approach. And now, with the new requirement of risk-based thinking it has become even more confusing. How do you assess if an organization or a manager consider risk without a specific requirement for risk analysis? Risk-based thinking seems new, but it’s not. But how do you audit it?