As the adoption of a variety of analytics continues to grow across all industries, so does the focus on attaining a data-driven competitive advantage. A key requirement for becoming analytically competitive is that companies of all types, whether they are long-standing corporations or emerging startups, must invest in their analytics talent. With the ongoing talent shortage in analytics and the challenges of attracting the right talent, a strategic approach is necessary when recruiting and retaining analytics professionals.
In this webinar, Burtch Works analytics talent experts, Linda Burtch and Katie Prezas will provide actionable guidance for hiring managers and analytics leaders looking to strengthen and grow their analytics teams.
Presented by IoT expert, Bill Roberts, this webinar explores how the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is having a dramatic impact on how manufacturers and service providers operate. From the factory floor to a distributed energy generation facility to anywhere a critical piece of equipment operates, machine data holds enormous potential to drive high levels of operational efficiency and unlock new service innovations. This blending of operational technologies (OT) with Information Technology (IT) has created challenges with the data, the analytics lifecycle and a deep thinking into the roles of personnel. A robust IoT analytics lifecycle can play a critical role in helping organizations separate the relevant signals from the noise in IIoT data, gain real time critical insights, and drive appropriate, timely action to realize the promised value of IIoT. This session will explore these topics and offer insights on pursuing a successful industrial IoT strategy that leverages a robust analytics lifecycle.Read more >
In the not-so-distant future, smart machines will be able to learn, predict and make decisions with greater speed and accuracy than the human mind. As artificial intelligence and cognitive systems become more mainstream, they hold the potential to dramatically augment how people and businesses function, with significant implications for workers and organizations.
In this webinar, IIA Co-Founder Tom Davenport will discuss his new book, "Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines" and explain how advances in analytics have set the stage for this coming transformation. He'll also examine what happens to the workforce when machines start taking on work traditionally done by people.
In this webinar, IIA CEO Jack Phillips was joined by Tapan Patel, a Product Marketing Manager at SAS, to share findings of our upcoming research report on the Current State of Hadoop Adoption. Over the course of one hour, they explore the pros and cons of using Hadoop, including examples of how companies get value from Hadoop and the key challenges organizations face when implementing a Hadoop solution.Read more >
A new set of international reporting standards (IFRS 9) goes into effect for Canadian financial services institutions late next year. With those standards come new complexities and risks, new data and analytics requirements, and new business opportunities for banks that can get ahead of the curve by modernizing their accounting and risk management platforms and putting those platforms to innovative use.
This webinar will explore the challenges and opportunities related to IFRS 9 and provide insights into how financial services institutions can optimize for both.
Many financial institutions recognize that they still do not have sufficient data management, infrastructure, or staffing in place to address all the issues brought about by the myriad of risk regulations. While larger banks continue to struggle with the qualitative aspects of supervisory stress testing and capital planning, IFRS 9 and the new CECL accounting standard will demand greater interconnection of Finance and Risk, more complex modeling, and increased public disclosure. Heightened expectations of strong model risk management and governance further strain organizations.
To address these challenges, institutions are reexamining existing processes with a goal to establish a more efficient and controlled modeling environment—including model implementation and lifecycle management, orchestration, and governance. How can financial institutions ensure they have the foundational building blocks in place to meet these increasing demands?
Internal audit functions are increasingly under pressure to provide value and meet the needs of key stakeholders. This webinar addresses:
•Requirements of IIA Standards for Quality Assessment & Improvement Program;
•Top ten common QA findings and lessons learned;
•Improvement opportunities and emerging trends; and
•What internal auditors can do to add value to their organization.
Values-free leadership is an oxymoron, and leadership without authenticity is a misnomer. Integrity is the heart of leadership and authenticity is its soul. True leaders are not only ethical and transparent, they engage and influence others on a deeper, more personal level. By applying the ethical theories of notable moral philosophers and contemporary thought leaders, participants test proven ethical principles of authentic leadership.Read more >
Is that activity you’re seeing a malicious user? Is it someone who made a mistake? Is it coming from an account whose credentials were compromised? Is it command and control traffic? How confident are you? As security programs are maturing, attention is turning to threats emanating from inside the network. Doug Copley will discuss seven profiles of highly risky users, outline how your organization can reduce insider risk, and present a real-world case study of how a software organization protected themselves.Read more >
According to IIA guidance, internal auditors are charged with monitoring organizational ethics and assessing whether management policies, procedures, and practices support ethical operations. And while management usually seeks to set, promote, and perpetuate an ethical climate, some leaders seem either motivated by self-interest or so focused on other operational priorities that they overlook their obligation to steward organizational ethics.
What can internal audit do to articulate this risk of unethical behavior? How can internal audit influence the tone at the top? How can internal auditors persuade management to see the value proposition for ethical leadership? This webinar addresses these questions and equips auditors, audit directors, and CAEs to make a compelling argument as to how ethical leadership drives bottom-line results.
By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:
-Compare contrasting views of behavioral ethics
-Differentiate between moral and conditioned honesty
-Examine rationalizations commonly indicative of moral disengagement
-Explain why ethical stewardship is a primary leadership responsibility
-Correlate ethical leadership to organizational results
-Formulate a compelling argument in favor of an ethical tone at the top
Randy will describe a few of the hundreds of cyberattacks he and his partners have helped clients respond to. He will describe the wider cyber-threat environment that generates such attacks. Randy will discuss the best-practice defenses businesses and other entities deploy to reduce the risk that they will be victims of cyberattacks and the tools “compromise-ready” organizations use to minimize the effects of attacks when they occur. Randy will also describe the steps business managers and internal auditors must take to respond to data security incidents.Read more >
Do you want evidence that risk in your organization is not increasing?
Do you want to address audit committee concerns about how you monitor risk within your internal audit or risk department at an enterprise or group level?
Do you want to show that internal audit is integrating analytics to focus your audit efforts on emerging or high risk activities?
Then this webinar may contain information you will find useful. The webinar discusses how analytics have monitored GL transactions to help internal audit and risk functions:
•Ensure business behaviors are not changing
•Provide visibility to executives on the impact of GL policy changes
•Get ahead of whistle blower calls
•Distinguish significant versus insignificant GL activity
For the past four years, the Institute of Internal Auditors - Australia and Protiviti have conducted comprehensive surveys of Chief Audit Executives from over 160 organisations across all sectors, to capture trends and developments in the internal audit profession.
Now in its fifth year, the 2013 edition surveyed Chief Audit Executives (CAEs) from organisations across the listed, unlisted, government and not for profit sectors. In 2012, we conducted qualitative research with Audit Committee members (Achieving High Performance in Internal Audit, Fourth Edition, 2012). Several major themes were raised and were included as questions in the current survey to CAEs. Mark Harrison, Managing Director, Protiviti Canberra and Rob McKimm, Group Assurance Manager, Origin Energy will present the results of the survey which include reflecting on the major themes from 2012. They will compare year on year results and highlight trends that may be relevant to you and your organisation.
It takes just one misstep, one careless quote in the news media or one misguided post on social media to damage the reputation of an entire company and its executives. The key to managing a crisis is to have a plan in place beforehand—and that includes the critical issue of communications, both internally and externally. At this webinar, our experts will talk about crisis communications and how to mitigate the damage when your organization’s worst nightmare comes true. We’ll show you how to craft key messages, how to choose the right spokesperson, how to respond to the media and take control of an interview. We’ll help you determine if and how you should respond to the media, and we’ll explore the critical top ten list for handling crisis communications within your organization. This webinar will not only provide valuable information to the internal auditors but also
•discuss how internal auditors can prepare the organizations and executives they work with to prepare for and respond to the media in a crisis,
•the importance of developing a crisis communications plan and key steps to take before and after a crisis hits. This should be information they can use to audit the readiness and effectiveness of their organizations crisis communications preparation.
Protiviti is hosting a complimentary webinar to discuss results from the 2012 global Internal Audit Capabilities and Needs survey and discuss recent trends that have emerged in the past year. This survey was focused on understanding where the strengths and gaps exist in the capabilities of our profession, compared to the needs of our profession.Read more >
Based on all your feedback, we are bringing Dr. Aggarwal back for another webinar. This is an introductory seminar on the major costs and risks faced by a business when it considers or engages in cross-border operations. Nevertheless, this seminar presents a powerful but intuitive and simple framework for thinking about and dealing with the challenges in globalization. Three major categories of such risks will be considered. 1) Those due to Distance, 2) Those due to Institutional Differences, and 3) Those due to Cultural Differences.
This webinar is designed to be suitable not only for executives just starting to consider globalization, but also for executives with extensive experience in global business.
Physical Security is often ignored but continues to be a key component of the overall information security strategy. This webinar will be centered on Physical Security Governance and the ability to take a holistic view of security components and apply them to the policies and procedures established within business units. This ensures that security exists to mitigate risk. Through the use of metrics we can then measure risk and once the information has been attained, then and only then can a proper security program be developed with security risk at its center point. The use of metrics will ensure also that there are checks and balances allowing an audit or assessment to succeed. Finally security governance will make sure that you have the proper people, processes, and technology in place to protect the business and take a risk-based approach to ensuring you have the proper level of protection.
Matt Neely is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at SecureState. His main focus is helping clients understand and address security risks to foster business innovation. Matt has over 15 years of experience working in the physical and cybersecurity industry focused on risk management, penetration testing, and incident response. He is also the author of the book Wireless Reconnaissance in Penetration Testing.
Pierre Bourgiex is the VP Business Development at SecureState. He has over 14 years of experience in security with a variety of companies such as, Tyco Integrated Security, ADT and Hysecurity. His primary focus is on creating, implementing and improving the mindset and strategy of an organization
Senior executives in the Forbes/Deloitte survey mentioned the following as their biggest concerns: Social media; Data mining and analytics; Mobile applications; Cloud computing; and Cyber attacks. Rethinking governance in the digital age, according to Deloitte, is moving from value protection to value creation. Such a value creation calls for a better management of customer journey, according to McKinsey, and this calls for a careful understanding of on-line presence, managing the digital media process, and engaging customer carefully to both recognize and address various risks. The digital services developed to support such a customer journey calls for an agile information system architecture, and this architecture has to be closely tied to an agile business architecture that is not just governing internal and external stakeholders relationships and addressing risks, but enabling the firm to creating value. Examples in health care are used to illustrate this approach.
Dr. Mohan Tanniru is the Professor of MIS in the Decision and Information Science Department of the School of Business Administration at Oakland University. He has published extensively in information technology research for the last 30 years in areas such as IT strategy, knowledge base/expert systems, decision support and business analytics, and health care delivery management. His work has appeared in journals such as ISR, MIS Quarterly, Decision Sciences, DSS, JMIS, IEEE Transactions in Eng. Management, Expert Systems and Applications, Information and Management and Communications of ACM. He has taught at the University of Arizona, Syracuse, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was the Dean of the School of Business Administration and the founding director of the Applied Technology of Business Program at Oakland University.