Technology: Auditing Data
November 21, 2017
1:00–2:00 p.m. ET
The technology landscape is changing fast; social media, cloud computing, mobility, big data analytics, and cybersecurity are all increasing the complexity and risks of doing business, as well as the opportunities. Boards, shareholders, and regulators now have higher expectations of internal audit to not only manage these risks associated with the digital revolution, but also in advising and preparing organizations to take advantage of the opportunities presented. Internal audit functions will need to move beyond providing assurance to becoming trusted advisors that offer value-added services. However, many internal audit functions are not positioned to take on these complex topics internally due to skill set and capability gaps, and a lack of understanding and awareness of key risk areas.
Join PwC for a discussion on how organizations can elevate their internal technology audit functions to the high levels demanded of all key stakeholders and increase their ability to meet the increasing challenges of emerging technology risks as well as how to drive greater integration through the use of advanced analytical tools.
Topics will include:
- Find out how internal audit teams can take their analytics function to the next level.
- Explore reasons internal audit analytics initiatives do not gain traction, and receive practical approaches to successfully begin, redirect, or advance an internal audit analytics program.
- Hear about emerging technology trends affecting technology audit in the internal audit space and how departments will have to adapt to deal with them.
- Topics addressed will include Blockchain, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and Continuous Auditing.
Course Duration: 1 hour
CPEs Available: 1
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Auditing
Advance Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Internet Group Live
A. Michael Smith
A. Michael Smith has more than 25 years of experience in IT internal audit, cybersecurity, privacy, IT governance risk and compliance, and national/international regulatory requirements in the IT space.
He is responsible for PwC’s U.S. Internal Technology Audit Services practice for financial services companies and has led projects or worked in all financial services sectors. Smith has a strong international background having lived and worked in Europe and led teams in EMEA and APAC. His comprehensive financial services background allows him to provide insights on all aspects of IT strategy, risk, and control; and to provide assistance in dealing with regulators and their expectations and requirements.
Smith’s primary area of focus is designing strategies for deploying technology audit in large financial services organizations and transaction processors. He has public and private industry experience that enables him to construct approaches to managing IT risk that maximize the risk management capabilities of any size internal audit organization. Prior to joining PwC, Smith was the global director of technology audit for the Bank of New York Mellon.
Principal, Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics Solutions
Seth is a New York based Principal within PwC’s Risk Assurance Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics Solutions practice, where he leads the Financial Services Analytics practice focused on internal audit and compliance testing. Seth has more than 20 years of experience advising clients on designing and implementing data management, analytics, and advanced technology solutions related to regulatory, risk, and compliance issues. He is a frequent speaker at internal audit and compliance risk events and is regularly published in industry periodicals.