January IIA & ISACA Luncheon
New Technology is Changing Business Processes, Risks, and Controls. How Will That Impact You?
Featuring Norman Marks, CPA, CRMA, Vice President, Evangelist at SAP
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2013
Luncheon: Registration and Networking: 11:00 AM
Lunch and Speaker: 11:30 AM until 1:30 PM
Cost: Members $30 and Non-Members $35
Location: NWEA, 121 Northwest Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209
Parking is on the street and at the Smart Park one block away (33 Northwest Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209). MAX stop Old Town/Chinatown one block away.
The International Data Corporation predicts that as the number of intelligent communicating devices on the network will outnumber "traditional computing" devices by almost 2 to 1, the way people think about interacting with each other, and with devices on the network, will change.
Mobility has evolved from an issue within a few niche industries and functions to a potential source of innovation across wide-ranging vertical industries, processes and business models. Whether or not you have previously thought of your business as inherently digital, the convergence of these emerging forces offers a new set of tools, opening the door to a new set of rules for operations, performance and competition.
Organizations that lack internal, governed social media and computing channels may find their employees using public tools as a well-intentioned, but risky, alternative. The potential of big data is immense.
Technology limitations that once required sampling or relied on assumptions to simplify high-density data sets have fallen to the march of technology. Long processing times and dependencies on batch feeds are being replaced by on-demand results and near real-time visibility.
What does this mean for boards, executives, and risk and assurance professionals?
Does your organization have an organized strategy and plan for adopting and optimizing the use of technology? This applies both to the technology that is selected and the technology that is not selected.
Is Information Technology working cooperatively with the business? Are priorities shared? Is the business doing its own thing? Is IT a visionary leader, or a reluctant adopter?
Are the risk, compliance, control, and information security functions involved early and throughout the strategy-setting and deployment phases? Are risks and controls thought of before or not until after there is a problem?
Is the business taking advantage of the new technology to improve controls and risk management?
Are you, as risk and assurance professionals, taking full advantage of the potential to improve both the efficiency and effectiveness of your work?
Norman Marks, CPA, CRMA is Vice President, Evangelist at SAP, where he focuses on thought leadership around “better run business”. He focuses on governance, risk management, internal audit, compliance, enterprise performance, and the value of information.
Norman has been chief audit executive of major global corporations since 1990, and is a globally-recognized thought leader in the professions of internal auditing and risk management. In addition, he has served as chief risk officer, compliance officer, and ethics officer, and managed what would now be called the IT governance function (information security, contingency planning, methodologies, standards, etc.)
Prior to Business Objects’ acquisition by SAP, Norman was the Vice President of Internal Audit responsible for internal auditing, risk management, the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 (SOX) program, and license compliance.
He is the author of the Institute of Internal Auditors’ “Minimize Costs & Increase the Value of Your Sarbanes-Oxley 404 Program” (previously published as “Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404: A Guide for Management by Internal Control Practitioners”), which has been described as “the best Sarbanes-Oxley 404 guide out there for management”.
Norman is the editor of the Corporate Governance column in the IIA’s Internal Auditor magazine, a member of the review boards of several audit and risk management publications (including the magazines of ISACA and the IIA), a frequent speaker internationally, the author of several award-winning articles (including a monthly piece in CFO.com), and a prolific blogger about better run business (consistently rating as one of the top global influencers in social media on the topics of GRC, internal audit, risk management, and governance).
Norman has been profiled in publications of the AICPA and the IIA as an innovative and successful internal auditing leader. He has also been honored as a Fellow of the Open Compliance and Ethics Group for his GRC thought leadership, and as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management for his contributions to risk management.