Audit Committee Connect: The power of data

How information management will transform business

What directors need to know about Big Data, analytics and the evolution of information

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During the 2012 US presidential election, statistician Nate Silver correctly predicted the outcome in all 50 states — an impressive feat for any politico. How? Big Data analytics. Nowadays, data is everywhere — with every click on a web browser, text message, mobile bank transaction or purchase, data is being collected, stored and analyzed.

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:

  • The evolution of information management and the Big Data revolution;
  • Leading industries and how they’re using their data to stay competitive;
  • How Big Data may impact your organization and internal audit function; and
  • The key challenges, risks and ethics to consider when overseeing how your company harnesses its data.

Keynote speaker

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:

Toronto — October 16
The National Club
12:00 pm — 5:00 pm (ET)
A light lunch will be served. The session will conclude with a cocktail reception.

Calgary — October 21
Fairmont Palliser
7:30 am — 10:30 am (MT)
Breakfast will be served.

Vancouver — October 22
Terminal City Club
9:30 am — 1:30 pm (PT)
A light lunch will be served.

Montreal — November 13
7:15 am — 10:15 am (ET)
Breakfast will be served.

Questions? Please contact Jen Barrett.


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