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How to build a business case to buy software


Internal auditors today want to be seen as value-adding advisors in many business operations. Progressive audit leaders know that the key to achieving this is embracing technology—allowing their teams to free up time and shift from problem finders to problem solvers. But as audit departments are often classified as cost centers, budget holders don’t always see the value of allocating money to audit leaders’ technology requests.

Join us for this 60-minute webinar where Theresa Schaider, Vice President of Advisory & Assurance at American Heart Association, Inc., will share lessons learned from recently navigating a technology buying process with Galvanize.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • How American Heart Association, Inc. was able to evaluate, procure, and purchase automated analytics and GRC software in under 30 days.
  • How technology can raise the profile and value an audit team delivers to your business.
  • How to define a business case that shows value and ROI to your organization.
  • How to get peer sponsorship and set a vision with budget-owners to get buy-in.
  • How to effectively become a change agent in your organization.
Theresa Schaider – Vice President of Advisory & Assurance at American Heart Association, Inc.
Theresa M. Schaider serves as the Vice President of Advisory & Assurance for the American Heart Association, Inc. (National Headquarters-Dallas, Texas). She previously served as the Director of Finance Compliance & Operations. The American Heart Association, Inc. is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, approaching $1 billion in revenues. Theresa has a long and highly-successful track record in both strategic and tactical non-profit financial leadership. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Licensed Attorney.
Warren Hopwood – Senior Account Executive at Galvanize
Warren is the Galvanize Account Executive covering the state of Texas. He has been involved in the technology space since graduating with his BComm in 2008. From 2008-2015, Warren helped grow the revenue and customer base (financial services) of a privately-held software company, more than five-fold, and helped them become a market leader in compliance archiving. In 2016 Warren completed his MBA in finance from the University of Western Ontario. After a short period of working in corporate banking, Warren returned to his passion in technology by joining Galvanize (formerly ACL) as a Senior Account Executive in 2017. He equips his customers with the aim of making them the most sought-after individuals their organizations.
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