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AUDIT
AGENDA

All PDS sessions will be held at the CHI Health Convention Center at 455 North 10th St, Omaha, NE 68102

Monday, July 22 

 

5:30pm – 8:30pm                  

Vendor Meet & Greet 

Tuesday, July 23 

 

9:00am – 9:15am

Conference Kickoff 

Brian Rockey, Director, Nebraska Lottery 

 

9:15am – 10:15am

General Session – TBA 

Todd Simon, Chairman and Chief Steak Evangelist, Omaha Steaks 

 

10:15am – 10:30am

Networking Break 

 

10:45am – 11:15am

ILA: New Regulations Slated for Next Year 

Darlene Brown, Partner, McConnell & Jones 

 

11:30am – Noon

QAR: The Best Way to Start It and Changes for Next Year   

Steve Rosales, Vice President of Internal Audit, Louisiana Lottery 

Darlene Brown, Partner, McConnell & Jones 

 

Noon – 1:30pm

LUNCH  

Lunch sponsored by Allwyn and NeoGames

 

1:45pm – 2:45pm

General Session – Lotteries in the Gaming Space 

Helene Keeley, Director, Delaware Lottery

Matt Strawn, Chief Executive Officer, Iowa Lottery

Senator Dan Dawson, Chair, Iowa Senate Ways and Means Committee

Christie Carpino (CT), Vice President, National Council of Legislators From Gaming States 
Michael J. Pollock, Managing Director, Spectrum Gaming Group, Executive Director, National Council of Legislators From Gaming States 

 

2:45pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break 

 

3:15pm – 4:30pm

Navigating Risk Inventory in the Lottery

Kelley Malowski, Director of Audit & Risk, Western Canada Lottery Corp. 

Behind the allure of winning lies a complex web of probabilities, uncertainties, and strategic decision-making that necessitates a comprehensive examination of related risks. Contemplating the various risks regarding the lottery industry, join us for a discussion of how to best manage and maintain a risk inventory.

 

4:45pm – 5:15pm

Powers Awards and Ott Brown Scholarship Presentation 

Celebrate industry excellence with the annual Powers Awards and Ott Brown Scholarship! 

The prestigious annual NASPL Powers Awards are presented in recognition of the significant contributions lottery and vendor employees have made through exceptional job performance. NASPL also awards one lottery professional the Ott Brown Scholarship each year, enabling the recipient to participate in the NASPL Lottery Leadership Institute at no cost. 

Wednesday, July 24 

 

9:00am – 10:15am

General Session – Leadership & Overcoming Obstacles for Pioneering Innovation 

Jeff Koterba, Speaker, Author, and Creativity Coach  

 

10:15am – 10:30am
Networking Break 

 

10:45am – Noon
Cybercrime: Bet on It 

John Crain, Special Agent, Cyber Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigations 

Brandon Stigge, Task Force Officer, Cyber Task Force, Federal Bureau of Investigations 

Combined session with IT and Security 

 

Noon – 1:30pm
LUNCH
 
 

1:45pm – 3:00pm
The Fight Against Retail Fraud 

Danny Goldberg, Founder, GoldSRD  

Retail fraud in the lottery industry is always a challenge. Theft from the consigner, player fraud, fraudulent bank/debit cards – it is a constant battle. This session is for auditors who want to learn the basics of fraud training, to apply to their audit approach immediately (NASBA Field of Study: Auditing). Attendees will go over common industry fraud and what can be done to prevent and detect it; discover how to identify fraud risk with appropriate tools and techniques; learn to apply critical thinking skills to fraud situations; and discuss retailer fraud specifically, including its challenges and potential solutions. 

Combined session with Finance 

 

3:00pm – 3:15pm
Networking Break 

 

3:30pm – 4:45pm
Using Data Analytics in Audits: Case Studies  

Chuck Planeta, Director of Global IT Audit, IGT 

Atanas Bosakov, Internal Audit Analytics & Automation Manager, IGT 

Combined session with IT 

5:30pm – 7:30pm

NASPL Networking Reception 

The Durham Museum 

Thursday, July 25 

 

9:00am – 9:15am

Closing Remarks From Our Host  

Brian Rockey, Director, Nebraska Lottery  

 

9:15am – 10:15am

General Session – TBA 

 

10:15am – 10:30am

Networking Break 

 

10:30am – 11:15am

General Session – Identifying and Mitigating Points of Failure: Building a Business Resiliency Program 
Cathleen Atchison, Business Continuity Program Manager, Oregon Lottery 

 

11:30am – Noon

Update: Audits of NIST Framework   

Chuck Planeta, Director of Global IT Audit, IGT 

Atanas Bosakov, Internal Audit Analytics & Automation Manager, IGT 

 

Noon – 1:30pm

LUNCH  
 

1:45pm – 2:15pm

Roundtable Discussion – Continuous Monitoring   

Chuck Planeta, Director of Global IT Audit, IGT 

 

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Roundtable Discussion – Different Types of Audits   

Darick Clark, Chief Internal Auditor, Illinois Lottery 

 

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Final Networking Break 

The connections made at PDS lead to new ideas, friendships and business successes. Spend this dedicated time mingling, establishing new professional relationships, and strengthening existing ones. Share a beverage, exchange contact information and connect with others before departing. 

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