CGIC National CPD Webinar – 20 Technologies That Will Change Everything in 2021 and Beyond

The Chartered Governance Institute of Canada will be hosting a complimentary CPD session, 20 Technologies That Will Change Everything in 2021 and Beyond, on September 22, 2021. All CGIC members are invited to attend. Learn more and RSVP your attendance below.


20 Technologies That Will Change Everything in 2021 and Beyond
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 | 60-minute zoom webinar
BC: 10:00 am PT; AB: 11:00 am MT; ON/QC 1:00 pm ET; Bermuda 2:00 pm AT

Speaker: Fellow of The Institute Lal Balkaran, MBA, FCMA, FCPA, FCGA, FCG, CGMA, CIA. Mr. Balkaran is a seasoned risk, governance & internal audit consultant, and internal audit leader.

Humanity is in the midst of a technological revolution. Yet, most of us are unaware and so disoriented by the rapid pace of technological and cultural change that we find it difficult to really understand the impact of such changes on how we work, live, and even think. These changes, for better or for worse, are transforming the world we live in and even who we really are. Can you think of life today without email, the Internet, your smartphone, and social media? Technological giants like Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Google, and Apple govern our everyday life, know where we are, who we are talking to, what sites we visit, what we buy and wear, all at an instant. Indeed, they have a stranglehold on how we live. 

We live in an era of rapid technological change that most of us do not stop to recognize or understand. Yet, such change underpins our very existence and the future of everything. With the dawn of a new decade, join us as Fellow of The Institute Lal Balkaran shares twenty such changes.





Seasoned Risk, Governance & Internal Audit Consultant and Internal Audit Leader.

Lalbahadur (Lal) Balkaran is a Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Global Management Accountant, Chartered Governance Professional, Chartered Secretary, Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant, Fellow Certified General Accountant, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the UK. He also holds an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School. 

He is a high-powered internal auditor with more than thirty years of internal auditing, risk, and related experience obtained in a wide range of industries including six years with the Big Four. 

Mr. Balkaran has written seven reference books on business and another six on his native Guyana in addition to doing five documentaries on the country’s geography and indigenous peoples. His works are often cited by University students, professional bodies, and used in libraries worldwide. He has also had articles published widely across the globe including several in the prestigious IIA Global’s “Internal Auditor” and the IIA-UK’s “Internal Auditing” magazines. Two articles received the “Ted Keys Honorable Mention” for outstanding quality, clear presentation of ideas, practicality, and relevance to the continuing practice of internal auditing. His books and articles have received favourable reviews from renowned Business Professors and Audit Practitioners. 

He frequently does internal audits and related workshops, seminars, and working luncheons at various forums.

Mr. Balkaran is a Past President of the IIA-Toronto and IIA-Guyana founder. He is a member of the “Internal Auditor” Editorial Advisory Board, EDPACS Editorial Board, and an IIA-Toronto Honorary Member. He was a leading member of the Government of Canada Internal Audit Advisory Board. He is the only recipient of all three of IIA Canada National Awards: the 2010 Arthur J. Child’s Distinguished Service in Canada Award; the 2012 Contribution to the Profession Award; and the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

His internal auditing and related experience cover the following range of industries: 

• Financial Institutions (Seven years)
• Telecommunications (Ten years)
• Municipal Auditing (Three years)
• Mining and Engineering (Two years)
• Healthcare Internal Auditing and Consulting (Five Years)
• Quality Assurance Reviews (Seven Years)
• SOX 404 and MI 52-109 (Three Years)
• Training and Development of Audit Staff members (Ten years)


CGIC has been empowering aspiring governance professionals to excel for 100 years. There has never been a better time to be involved in governance and be an advocate for CGIC.  We are a community and together we will excel as leaders in the practice of good governance for 100 more.

Looking for structured CPD hours?  View our upcoming CPD sessions on our CPD event calendar or watch past CPD webinar recordings on the CGIC YouTube channel.

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Sep 22 2021


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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