Joe Sousa joins Kevin O'Connell to discuss the benefits of data lake technology, and the importance of implementing proper governance standards to help manage the risks associated with this technology.
We discuss the following questions:
0:36 - What is a data lake?
1:42 - What are some of the benefits of data lake technology?
2:56 - How are data lakes being leveraged by organizations today?
4:56 - How can we ensure data lakes do not get polluted?
6:29 - How are organizations establishing trust and transparency for the various stakeholders when they're using a data lake?
Kevin O'Connell serves as PwC’s Trust and Transparency Solutions and ESG Solutions leader. A leading specialist in SOC 1, 2 and 3, and other third party assurance and internal controls reporting, he has over 25 years of experience providing services to our largest financial services clients designed to identify, assess, and manage complex risk and control issues across the enterprise – whether they are strategic, financial, systems, or operational in nature. As PwC's ESG Solutions leader, Kevin leads a team of professionals focused on helping organizations implement strategies to improve their ESG reporting and communicate progress to investors and other stakeholders.
Joe Sousa is a Director in the Process Assurance practice specializing in serving financial services companies with a focus on systems, processes, and internal controls. Joe has worked with a variety of clients within the financial services sector with a focus on external audits, trust & transparency solutions including SOC 1 reporting, SOC 2 reporting, and custom attestation solutions, as well as consulting services. In this capacity, Joe has experience with the use of data lake and data warehouse technology, including processes and controls related to data lineage, storage, security and analytics.