The UAE Internal Auditors Association advocates for the profession of internal auditing throughout the UAE.

James Taylor helps the UAE Internal Auditors Association members adapt to technological disruption and innovate in their industries.

The UAE Internal Auditors Association (UAE IAA) is a non-profit organization established by the Ministry of Community Development (previously known as Ministry of Social Affairs). The UAE IAA is duly afiliated with the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA Global), located in the USA, which provides its services to 190,000 members from 105 countries, and 5 professional institutions.

The UAE IAA’s 19th annual regional audit conference took place in Abu Dhabi in the UAE and was focused around the theme of ‘Digital Foundation, Endless Possibilities'. The association required a thought provoking and high energy closing keynote at the end of the day and invited James Taylor to deliver his ‘SuperCreativity’ keynote to the 700 attendees.

James Taylor delivered a 50 minute keynote speech on creativity, innovation and how technology will change the fields of audit and finance. There was also an extensive Q&A session where James answered questions from the audience on business creativity, artificial intelligence and adapting to change.

“On behalf of the UAE IAA, I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for your participation as one of the keynote speakers at the 19th Annual Regional Audit Conference in Abu Dhabi. Your presentation was one of the most interesting topics at the conference. It was an honor for us to have you as one of our keynote speakers. We believe that the knowledge you have shared will help immensely in the development of the Internal Audit sector. We know your time is precious and we are grateful you shared some of it with us. We look forward to your participation in future events.”

Abdulqader Obaid Ali - Chairman of the Board, The UAE Internal Auditors Association


The UAE Internal Auditors Association advocates for the profession of internal auditing throughout the UAE.


CFO’s, Chief Auditors, Government Officials


United Arab Emirates


To help their members adapt to change and technological disruption.

James Taylor’s Solution:

50 minute speech

James Taylor’s Solution:

  • Impactful keynote engaged 700 association members with powerful insights on how best to adapt to technological change in their industry.
  • Audience were given a high-energy closing keynote to leave them feeling inspired, creative and motivated.
  • Speech was highly rated by audience members.