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.
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
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