Transforming business with data lake technology

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Transforming Risk into Confidence podcast series


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?

About our moderator

Kevin O'Connell serves as PwC’s Trust and Transparency Solutions Clients and Markets 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. Kevin also serves as the US Risk Assurance Asset & Wealth Management Sector Leader. Leading the growth agenda for the sector, he has created and launched an AWM business program resulting in the development of PwC’s professionals and consistent delivery of the highest quality service to our clients.


About our guests

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.

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Kevin O’Connell

Kevin O’Connell

Trust and Transparency Solutions Clients and Markets Leader, PwC US

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