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Protiviti, a global consulting firm, presents Powerful Insights. This podcast features leaders and subject-matter experts from around the world offering insights on key issues facing organizations in our dynamic, challenging and competitive global business climate.

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Protiviti, a global consulting firm, presents Powerful Insights. This podcast features leaders and subject-matter experts from around the world offering insights on key issues facing organizations in our dynamic, challenging and competitive global business climate.

    Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2024 and a Decade Later – with Mark Beasley and Jim DeLoach

    Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2024 and a Decade Later – with Mark Beasley and Jim DeLoach

    Protiviti and NC State University's ERM Initiative have conducted the 12th annual Executive Perspectives on Top Risk Survey, in which we poll board members and C-suite executives from around the world on the risks they see as most significant for their organizations over the next 12 months and the next 10 years. For this year’s survey, we asked executives to peer into 2024 as well as a decade later, into 2034, and identify the most pressing risk issues for their organizations.
    Not surprisingly, a number of themes emerged from the results. The economy and inflationary trends are top of mind for 2024. Cyber threats are a critical concern not only next year but also a decade from now. The geopolitical landscape is creating ripple effects across numerous risk issues. Technology-related developments and challenges, including the emergence of generative AI, continue, accompanied by concerns about talent and skills gaps. And amid all this, there are growing worries about third-party risks.
    In this episode, Dr. Mark Beasley of NC State University’s ERM Initiative and Jim DeLoach of Protiviti discuss the key findings and takeaways from this year’s Top Risks study.
    Mark is the Professor of Enterprise Risk Management and Director of the ERM Initiative in the Poole College of Management at NC State University. The ERM Initiative provides thought leadership about ERM practices and their integration with strategy and corporate governance. As founding director, Mark leads the ERM Initiative’s efforts to help pioneer the developments of this emergent discipline.
    Jim is a member of the Protiviti Solutions Leadership team. His market focus is on helping organizations succeed in responding to government mandates, shareholder demands and a changing business environment in a cost-effective and sustainable manner that reduces risk to an acceptable level. He assists companies with strategy setting, business planning and performance management.
    For further information, read our Executive Perspectives on Top Risks Survey executive summary and full report at www.protiviti.com/toprisks or http://erm.ncsu.edu.

    • 44 min
    Emerging Regulations in Tech: Understanding the Digital Services Act – with Kaitlin Kirkham-Cooper and Roxanne Miller

    Emerging Regulations in Tech: Understanding the Digital Services Act – with Kaitlin Kirkham-Cooper and Roxanne Miller

    As of August 25, 2023, large technology companies providing hosting services, online platforms and search engines, are required to put processes in place to be notified of illegal content and to act on notifications under the European Union’s Digital Services Act (DSA). Tech firms that do not meet a 45-million-user threshold have to comply with many of the DSA’s provisions beginning February 2024.
    Those smaller companies, along with so-called very large online platforms (VLOPs) and very large online search engines (VLOSE), face significant financial penalties for noncompliance, including fines of up to 6% of a their global annual sales, and an outright ban for repeat offenders.
    The global consequences of the DSA and what companies can do to comply with its broad mandates are explained in this blog and white paper.
    In this podcast, Protiviti Managing Director Kaitlin Kirkham-Cooper and Protiviti Associate Director Roxanne Miller share their insights on the different tiers of tech companies the requirements apply to and how complex requirements may cause challenges for some companies. Both Kaitlin and Roxanne are with the risk and compliance practice at Protiviti.
    Contact Kaitlin here: https://www.protiviti.com/us-en/kaitlin-kirkham-cooper
    Contact Roxanne here: https://www.protiviti.com/us-en/roxanne-miller

    • 25 min
    New Global Research: Assessing CFO and Finance Leader Priorities for the Coming Year – with Kerry Buchar and Chris Wright

    New Global Research: Assessing CFO and Finance Leader Priorities for the Coming Year – with Kerry Buchar and Chris Wright

    The volume of CFO priorities has increased for years. In the past 12 months, the intensity of these urgencies also spiked, forcing finance leaders to make higher-stakes decisions more quickly and implement major adjustments with far-reaching implications.
    Results from the latest Global Finance Trends Survey conducted by Protiviti show that CFOs recognize the volume and magnitude of the challenges bearing down on them and their finance groups as they prioritize ESG, generative AI, business planning and analysis, talent management, and much more.
    The results of this study are available in our new report, Accelerate: Assessing CFO and Finance Leader Perspectives and Priorities for the Coming Year. This is available at www.protiviti.com/financesurvey.
    In this podcast, Protiviti Managing Directors Kerry Buchar and Chris Wright share their insights on the results of this global study and what they tell us about the challenges finance organizations face today. Chris is the global leader of Protiviti’s Business Performance Improvement group. Kerry is a leader in the BPI practice, with experience in accounting and finance transformation.
    Contact Chris here: www.protiviti.com/us-en/christopher-wright.
    Contact Kerry here: www.protiviti.com/us-en/kerry-buchar.

    • 27 min
    Technology Audit Risks Survey: Navigating a Technology Risk-Filled Horizon - with Angelo Poulikakos and Lindsay Gleeson

    Technology Audit Risks Survey: Navigating a Technology Risk-Filled Horizon - with Angelo Poulikakos and Lindsay Gleeson

    The results from this year's Global Technology Audit Risks Survey, conducted by Protiviti and The Institute of Internal Auditors, reveal a complex and multifaceted landscape of technology risks. Cybersecurity is the top priority and by a wide margin. AI is an emerging risk with gaps in organizational preparedness and audit proficiency. The talent gap in IT is a growing concern and data privacy is a growing regulatory challenge.
    Protiviti and The IIA recently published a research report on the results of this survey, Navigating a Technology Risk Filled Horizon. For this episode, we talk with Protiviti Managing Directors Lindsay Gleeson and Angelo Poulikakos about the results of the survey and their insights about the findings and the trends they reveal.
    Angelo is global leader of Protiviti’s Technology Audit and Advisory practice. His specific areas of concentration include technology risk management, cybersecurity, IT compliance, internal audit and automation. Angelo has more than 18 years of experience in all facets of internal controls and frequently works with CIOs, CISOs, CAEs and other leaders to mature their technology risk management and audit capabilities.
    Lindsay is a leader in Protiviti’s IT, internal audit and financial advisory practice. She has over 16 years of extensive experience with a focus in audit consulting and project management. She has managed and executed numerous projects related to internal controls and rationalizations; Sarbanes-Oxley, SOC2, NIST and HIPAA regulatory compliance pre-implementation reviews; and automation and information security governance assessments.
    For more information, read Navigating a Technology Risk Filled Horizon.
    Contact Angelo at angelo.poulikakos@protiviti.com.
    Contact Lindsay at lindsay.gleeson@protiviti.com.
    To request a transcript of this episode, contact kevin.donahue@protiviti.com.

    • 26 min
    Achieving Digital Maturity in Finance – with Chelsea Black and Kizzy Gift

    Achieving Digital Maturity in Finance – with Chelsea Black and Kizzy Gift

    In this episode, we discuss digital maturity in finance. Or more specifically, how more finance organizations are employing ERP systems, moving to cloud-based systems, transitioning more to analytics, and with that, understanding the talent management and risk management needs that are required with these major changes.
    Sharing their insights on these issues are two Protiviti experts, Chelsea Black and Kizzy Gift.
    Kizzy is a Director in the Business Performance Improvement practice. Kizzy specializes in finance transformation and change management within the BPI solution at Protiviti. She works with global clients on finance and operational process improvement, project management and change management. Kizzy has over 15 years of financial services knowledge as well as other industries including manufacturing, HR, healthcare and insurance.
    Chelsea is a Director at Protiviti and has spent the last eight years in the Business Performance Improvement practice. With more than 12 years of professional experience, Chelsea partners with clients to improve overall operations focusing on organizational, process and technology enhancements. She is a subject-matter expert in shared services as well as project and change management in the finance transformation space.
    Contact Chelsea at chelsea.black@protiviti.com.
    Contact Kizzy at kizzy.gift@protiviti.com.
    To request a transcript of this episode, contact kevin.donahue@protiviti.com.

    • 21 min
    The Evolution of SOX: Tech Adoption and Cost Focus Amid Cyber and ESG Mandates – with Andrew Struthers-Kennedy and Angelo Poulikakos

    The Evolution of SOX: Tech Adoption and Cost Focus Amid Cyber and ESG Mandates – with Andrew Struthers-Kennedy and Angelo Poulikakos

    In this episode, we dive into SOX compliance – specifically, the findings of and key takeaways from Protiviti’s latest Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Survey. The results of our research are featured in our just-released report, The Evolution of SOX: Tech Adoption and Cost Focus Amid Business Changes, Cyber and ESG Mandates.
    Offering their insights and perspectives are Protiviti Managing Directors Andrew Struthers-Kennedy and Angelo Poulikakos. Andrew is the global leader of Protiviti’s Internal Audit and Financial Advisory practice, and Angelo is the global leader of the firm’s Technology Audit practice.
    Read Protiviti’s latest SOX Compliance Survey report here: www.protiviti.com/soxsurvey.
    Contact Andrew at andrew.struthers-kennedy@protiviti.com.
    Contact Angelo at angelo.poulikakos@protiviti.com.
    To request a transcript of this episode, contact kevin.donahue@protiviti.com.

    • 35 min

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