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M22041 - The Benefits and Pitfalls of Automation (Online)

  • 15 Jun 2022
  • 13:30 - 16:45
  • Online Webinar


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 13:15
Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
Speaker: Mr Alan Alden
Venue:   Online Webinar
Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €40.00
Non-MIA Members: €75.00
Retired Members: €20.00
Students: €30.00

*Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.


As employment costs continue to rise and processes become more automated and complicated, professionals are seeking to automate what they can to be more effective and efficient in carrying out their duties and obligations. The accountancy and auditing profession are no different and they too want to automate some of their processes to reduce manual effort and be more efficient. Automation is not a must but if done properly it can solve a lot of manual effort, reducing costs, improving efficiency and also accuracy in the work being carried out.

Specific topics to be covered during the session

  • Types of automation
  • GDPR issues, Security issues
  • Reliability
  • Benefits Realization

Why is the session of relevance to our members?

Awareness of tools for automation, benefits of automation, continuous auditing, other matters to consider when automating processes.

Target Audience

CTOs, CFOs, Compliance team, Accountants and Auditors.

Speakers' Profiles

Alan Alden began his career in 1979 in the banking sector and later developed into an Information Systems Auditor leading the bank’s IT Audit section from 1993 up to early 2000 after managing the bank’s Y2K and Euro projects. He then joined Deloitte to set up the new Enterprise Risk Services department. In 2000, Alan began assisting and advising the first remote gaming companies to come to Malta, and continued to specialise in this field.
In 2006 Alan founded Kyte Consultants Ltd together with Trevor Axiak, a company that specialised in the remote gaming and payment card sectors, to assist companies that were attracted to Malta due to its favourable conditions and location. In 2009, Alan became a founding director in Contact Advisory Services Ltd, a licensed Company Service Provider (CSP) that offers a complete service to its customers, from company incorporation, to licensing for gaming and financial institutions.
During his illustrious career, Alan has been the General Secretary of the Malta Remote Gaming Council from 2010 to the present day and was also the founding President of the ISACA Malta Chapter between 2005 -2008. In 2015, Alan became a Part Time Lecturer on IT Auditing at the University of Malta and continues to pass his knowledge to students that are seeking a career in the Information Security and Regulatory Compliance industry. Alan is a certified CISSP, and CISA and had also obtained qualifications as a professional banker.


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