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 Big Data - Big Opportunities - Big Risk

4/18/2013 12:00 PM
4/18/2013 1:00 PM
Logan's Roadhouse - 53 Beacon Drive (off Pelham Road near I-85) |  
Big Data - Big Opportunities - Big Risk

Presented by Patrick Catton, Lewis R. Blake IV, and Ryan Boggs, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP


“Big Data” has become the next stage of the “Information Age.” Every click on a website, and every swipe of a credit card, creates more and more data captured by companies that leverage the data to gain better insight into their customers and operations. Through continued technological innovation and the growth of social media, the amount of data being captured and analyzed will continue to grow exponentially. Though enormous potential exists for companies in Big Data, so too do significant risks and challenges. This presentation will discuss how companies can take advantage of Big Data and also address the hurdles and risks companies are likely to face in doing so.   


Patrick Catton has more than 15 years of experience leading audits and large process redesign projects.  He holds the CIA, CISA and CGEIT certifications.  Patrick leads the delivery of internal control projects related to information technology audit, SSAE 16 (SOC1 and 2) audits, and process redesign projects.  Prior to joining Dixon Hughes Goodman, Patrick worked in the internal audit practice of a Big Four accounting firm for approximately three years, and held several positions within Prudential Financial’s internal audit department.

Lewis Blake is a recent graduate of the University of Florida. He holds both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Accounting. Prior to joining Dixon Hughes Goodman, Lewis worked for a Big Four accounting firm in their private client services group; primarily in the area of tax consulting and wealth management. Lewis has been with Dixon Hughes Goodman for approximately 6 months and currently splits his time between the firm’s Assurance and Risk Services practices.

Ryan Boggs is a senior in the Risk Service practice and services clients across the Firm’s footprint. His client base includes over sixty financial and healthcare organizations throughout the Southeast. Ryan assists clients with federal regulations including SOX, GLBA, HIPAA, HITECH, and FFIEC. Ryan maintains extensive experience leading and conducting internal audits, SOC 1 and SOC 2 audits, and technology control reviews for financial statements. Ryan has led multiple consulting engagements with a wide array of clients to assist with IT strategic alignment, governance, security, operations, and business continuity. Ryan holds the CISA and CRISC certifications.


1 Hr CPE

Cost: $20

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