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As a distributed, shared ledger, blockchain allows users to trade and conduct transactions, transfer the assets in real time, and keep a trusted record of those events—with key advantages over traditional models. What are some use cases of blockchain across industries, and how can it help create enterprise value? Participants will learn how blockchain can yield significant cost savings, decrease transaction time, reduce risk, and increase efficiency for the enterprise.
Increasingly, internal audit functions are harnessing automation and cognitive technologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. In addition, as businesses progress their use of automation, new and unexpected risks must be addressed. Participants will learn how internal audit can enhance its ability to assure, advise, and anticipate risks associated with disruptive technologies.
With talent expense being a significant P&L component for many organizations, evolving workforce models, tax reform, and regulatory changes can present considerable financial risk if not proactively addressed. How can a human capital balance sheet help executives see, understand, and align talent strategy, incorporating valuable input from HR, tax, finance, and other stakeholders? Participants will gain insights on the decision-making value of a human capital balance sheet.
The business environment is changing at a staggering pace, with rapid economic, social, and political shifts forcing companies to quickly adapt their strategies and operations. What are leading CFOs expecting, and what are they doing in response? Participants will learn findings of Deloitte’s CFO Signals surveys, CFO Transition Labs, and CFO Forums and gain insights around actions that leading CFOs are taking to address the current financial, economic, and political environment.
Technology advances and machine learning are enabling new waves of innovation for companies investigating suspicious activity and proactively addressing financial crime. How can these technologies, integrated with deep forensic subject matter knowledge, help organizations proactively identify and prevent attacks? Participants will learn how pairing experienced investigators’ knowledge of fraud schemes with data scientists and enabling them with advanced technology can take fraud-fighting to a new level.
The threat of significant business impacts resulting from cyberattacks continues to grow. To counter this threat, organizations are increasingly turning to cyber wargames to improve their readiness to respond effectively. Participants will learn how cyber wargaming can be used to navigate the complexities of cyberattacks, mitigate risk through preparedness, and increase overall business resilience.
As technology continues to transform the controllership function, organizations are beginning to consider the talent implications that will quickly follow. How will technology augment employees in the workplace and what additional considerations should be taken to manage this change? Participants will learn how other companies are working through these issues and managing the workforce of the future.