Independent SAIs Work Stream

SAI Innovations


IDI's SAI Innovation is a tribute to innovation, experimenting and continuous professional development in both personal and organisational level. The SAI Innovations' webinars and workshops aim to bring together SAI leadership, SAI audit professionals and innovators from across the INTOSAI Community and multiple stakeholders.

In the current crisis being Flexible, Agile and Resilient are three qualities key for any SAI. Seeking to adopt new innovations and finding new solutions is central to a SAI to stay relevant for the benefit of all.

During the "Innovative SAIs going F.A.R." series, we will explore how Supreme Audit Institutions can adopt innovative audit practices to stay relevant, embrace the principle of "leave no one behind" and deliver value and benefits to all. By operating as flexible, agile and resilient institutions, SAIs will be able to go F.A.R.

Our going F.A.R. discussions endeavour to look at SAI innovations from an institutional and a people perspective, from technological and social perspective; from the perspective of what is fit for purpose for SAIs with diverse capacities and local contexts.

After starting the SAI Innovations series with framing the overall concept and familiarising ourselves with the innovation theme, later in 2021 we will continue our SAI Innovations journey with the theme "Innovating for Impact".

The SAI Innovations Interactions


The SAI Innovations interactions comprises both the webinars organised by IDI and Marketplace events organised by our stakeholders.

In the Innovation Marketplace SAIs and stakeholders have the opportunity to share strategies for facilitating innovation, innovative ways of doing things, innovations that they have tried out and the lessons they have learned.

Come and join us in our events of experience sharing, hearing from new ways of doing (innovative) things and discussing new ideas!

Information on the coming SAI Innovations events will be found here always before the upcoming events.

Introduction to Text Mining for Auditors

 25th May 2021 | 09.00 - 10.30 CEST

Presented by Jan Roar Beckstrom

The Cool Stuff of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning

Most auditors work with large amounts of text data, and often this is slow and cumbersome work. In this Marketplace session Jan Roar Beckstrom of the Office of the Auditor General Norway will give a non-technical introduction to text mining and ways to handle large amounts of text. He will also give an example on how to classify text using machine learning. If you want an easy introduction to cutting-edge methods for auditors, this is for you.

Please register by Friday 21st May 2021 at 12:00 CEST (Central European Standard Time).
Please note that we cannot accommodate any late registrations