“Audit Innovation in the era of Disruptive Technologies”

Professor Frank Yam – Chairman & CEO, Focus Strategic Group Inc.

Professor Frank Yam has over 30 years of practical experience in internal auditing, IT risk management, cybersecurity, fraud investigations, and IT governance. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Focus Strategic Group Inc, a consulting firm providing Business and Technology advisory services, with special focus on IT auditing, compliance, risk management and cybersecurity. He has been very active in professional and community services and served in leadership role of numerous local and international professional bodies. Most notably, Prof. Yam is a Governor of the IIA China Hong Kong, and the Founder of the Hong Kong Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He also served as the International Vice President of ISACA International; President of ISACA China Hong Kong Chapter; and Chairperson of Hong Kong Computer Society’s Information Security Specialist Group. He has an Executive Master Degree in Innovation Leadership, and has been actively introducing Innovation Leadership as a core skill for Audit and Risk Professionals.

Professor Yam has been an adjunct professor and part-time lecturer for universities in China, Hong Kong, USA, Canada, and Australia, and is a frequent article contributor to several professional journals. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his contribution to the profession, including the prestigious International Best Speaker Award by ISACA International, and the top alumni honor, Alumni Achievement Medal, by the University of Waterloo’s Faculty of Mathematics. He was elected as Fellow of several leading professional associations, including the Hong Kong Institute of Directors, the Hong Kong Computer Society, The Institute of Public Accountants, the Institute of Financial Accountants, and the Hong Kong IT Joint Council.