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Embracing technology to thrive in a remote audit environment and beyond

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The global COVID-19 health pandemic has forced a work from home mandate for audit teams around the world. But as businesses are under significant pressure to get back to being fully functional, how will things like physical audits be conducted? And how can audit teams take what they learned in a remote setting to work more efficiently and effectively moving forward?

Join us for a 60-minute webinar where David Bigsby, Sr. Internal Audit Manager at Novelis, shares how the impact of the global pandemic has changed the way his team works—and will continue to work—moving forward. Discover how the audit function at this global manufacturing company is embracing technology as they prepare to execute aspects of the audit plan that have been halted due to COVID-19.

You’ll also learn:

  • How the team at Novelis managed the initial challenges of shifting to a remote audit model.
  • How using data analytics and technology helped the audit function achieve team collaboration and efficiency in a remote setting.
  • Creative ways to present findings and reports using data visualizations.
  • Considerations around return to work and what that looks like for the team at Novelis.


David Bigsby

Sr. Internal Audit Manager, Novelis

David Bigsby is a risk management and audit professional with over 20 years of experience. As the Senior Manager, Internal Audit at Novelis Inc., he is instrumental in identifying and mitigating enterprise risks. Since joining the rolled aluminum manufacturer and recycler in 2012, David has worked on various operational and compliance engagements, consulted on governance projects, and led the implementation of automated tools for the Finance organization.

David began his career with Deloitte & Touché in Chicago and has held various risk management and audit responsibilities at global companies including Sony Corp. and Chiquita Brands International. David has a bachelor degree from Morehouse College in Atlanta and a MBA and Master of Information Management (MIM) from Washington University in St. Louis.

Geoff Thomasson

Client Partner, Galvanize

Geoff has spent his career working in various internal audit and risk management roles for some of the largest companies across the world. Prior to joining Galvanize, Geoff was working in London, UK in Risk Consulting in one of the Big 4 focused on their largest outsourced IA and enterprise risk management engagements.

As a Galvanize Client Partner, Geoff supports organizations to mature and develop their internal audit and risk management practices by guiding them on best practices and helping leverage technology to automate internal processes, improve reporting and increase real-time oversight.