Industry Panel: Forecasting the Future of Audit in the 2020s

Doug Sasso
Doug Sasso EPAM Systems
Laura Ganann
Laura Ganann Walmart
Angelita Negron-Nieves
Angelita Negron-Nieves Party City
Jason Sechrist
Jason Sechrist AuditBoard

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Doug Sasso is the Head of Global Audit for EPAM Systems, where he is responsible for leading EPAM’s Internal Audit function, SOX compliance function and the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management program. Doug’s leadership includes establishing and delivering a digital enablement strategy to enhance the value derived from assurance and consultative reviews provided by Internal Audit. Doug has over 15 years of progressive Internal Audit, Risk Management and Consulting experience. Prior to joining EPAM Systems Doug was the VP of Internal Audit at Pinnacle Foods through acquisition by Conagra and previously served in various roles at PwC and Deloitte. Doug’s experience in the Big 4 includes providing Internal Audit services, External Audit services, Service Provider Audits, Enterprise Risk Management and Consulting services to global companies focusing in the Technology and Consumer Products industries. In addition to his Internal Audit leadership experience, Doug has taught Auditing as an adjunct professor for the Arcadia University School of Global business since 2016. Doug has a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University and holds both CPA and CIA certifications.

Angelita Negron-Nieves is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 15 years of external/internal audit and internal controls experience focusing on Sarbanes-Oxley, corporate governance, and risk management. Angelita currently heads the Global IA / Risk & Controls team for Party City Holdings, Inc.

Jason Sechrist is the Director of Compliance Solutions at AuditBoard where he works with various compliance teams to help automate the administrative tasks of audit, risk and compliance activities. He was previously the Global Head of Internal Audit at Rackspace Managed Cloud Company where his responsibilities included developing and executing on a risk-based audit plan for the company’s global footprint of data centers and office locations across the Americas, Europe and Asia. Jason started his auditing career with PwC in Silicon Valley, working primarily with software and cloud service providers where he advised CTOs, CISOs, compliance managers, and system engineers. Prior to becoming an auditor, he led user testing and development for global aviation weather visualization software as a service while serving on active duty for the United States Air Force. Jason remains active in the industry, volunteering as Audit Committee Chair for the University of Texas San Antonio, and regularly speaks on topics relevant to technology risks at national and International IIA and ISACA events.


This panel gathers AuditBoard clients spanning industries and regions to discuss predictions for the next decade of internal audit. Learn how forward-thinking audit leaders expect to respond to increasing complexity across the business, adopt more agile audit plans, build relationships with key stakeholders and within the audit team while remote, and leverage technology to further add value to their organizations.

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