Data analytics are already transforming the way businesses are making strategic decisions. Public and private companies in all industries are using their data to give them a competitive advantage and insights about their customers. While the concept of Big Data is not new, the massive volumes of information and the sophisticated tools to organize, manage, and analyze it are and the implications for those charged with oversight are significant.
Join us, your Audit Committee peers, our panel of experts and key note speaker Jer Thorp as we discuss:
Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in New York. Coming from a background in genetics, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science, data, art, and culture. Jer is an adjunct Professor in New York University’s ITP program, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation. From 2010-2012, Jer was the Data Artist in Residence at The New York Times.
Regional dates 2013:
Examining the business opportunities and uncertainties of cloud computing and IT for audit committees and the companies they oversee.
In today's environment of cost containment, it's no surprise that companies are turning to the cloud. With servers, applications and email, the cloud seems to have it all. Supporters say that it replaces the need for companies to maintain their own separate (and costly) IT infrastructure. Substantial savings, instant access and scalability can sound almost too good to be true. Are we trading data security and integrity for cost savings?
Directors in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto found out in April 2013 when they attended Audit Committee Connect’s spring session which included a panel of cloud and security experts, and keynote speaker Practical Futurist, Michael Rogers.
To view the presentation slides from this session, please click here.
Also be sure to also read our Top 10 questions directors should ask about cloud computing.