What does internal audit look like in a technology enabled, data rich world? How does internal audit need to evolve to avoid becoming irrelevant? These are two of the questions we will be asking – and answering – at the Leaders' Conference.
In the past ten years internal audit has come a long way. Audits of culture, ethics and strategy are now common in leading-edge organisations and many teams are embracing agile techniques and finding ways to engage collaboratively with the rest of the business.
The next ten years will be driven by technological advances and the risks (and opportunities) associated with these. It is vital that internal audit teams keep up and this means adapting and changing, planning for a future we can only guess at, before it becomes reality.
Ben Hammersley is an expert on digital technology and its effects on business, society and politics. He has been an adviser to three governments and as the first specialist correspondent on the internet for The Times and the Guardian, he became the inventor of the popular term 'podcast'.
Ben is the writer and presenter of Netflix and BBC TV series 'Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley'. His latest book '64 Things You Need to Know Now For Then' is an essential guide to the things we need to know for life in the 21st century.
Ben will talk about emerging themes in the technology environment and how internal auditors can harness them to boost professional performance and effectiveness.
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