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Transforming Risk into Confidence: A PwC podcast series

Technology Podcasts

This series is focused on helping you to assure confidence in the controls, systems and processes that drive your business forward. Podcasts feature PwC specialists that work with clients every day to address today’s most compelling topics and challenges related to digital risk and transformation, internal audit, risk management, compliance and trust and transparency.

This series is focused on helping you to assure confidence in the controls, systems and processes that drive your business forward. Podcasts feature PwC specialists that work with clients every day to address today’s most compelling topics and challenges related to digital risk and transformation, internal audit, risk management, compliance and trust and transparency.

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United States

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This series is focused on helping you to assure confidence in the controls, systems and processes that drive your business forward. Podcasts feature PwC specialists that work with clients every day to address today’s most compelling topics and challenges related to digital risk and transformation, internal audit, risk management, compliance and trust and transparency.

Language:

English


Episodes

The rise of index investing: Driving transparency while navigating risks and regulation

11/17/2020
Recent market volatility has led to heightened regulatory scrutiny of the integrity of index data. In this episode, Wes Bricker joins Beth Savino to talk about the rise of index investing, and how asset managers can drive transparency while navigating the regulations being implemented to ensure the market functions as designed. We discuss the following questions: 0:40 - What is the current landscape around index investing, and what strategies and challenges have emerged? 3:37 - Why are...

Duration:00:12:56

ESG industry insights: Banking and capital markets

11/16/2020
ESG is front and center for boards and leadership teams in the banking and capital markets sector. In this episode, Kevin O’Connell invites Matt Giordano and Corey Merrill to delve into ESG, it’s impact on this industry and what banks are doing to remain competitive. We discuss the following questions: 0:36 - Why is it the time for banks to put ESG at the forefront? 2:33 - What are banks doing from an ESG perspective to remain competitive? 3:40 - How have banks played a catalyst role...

Duration:00:14:37

ESG industry insights: Energy

11/16/2020
Investors want to know that energy companies are thinking about the appropriate ESG risks and opportunities, and incorporating those topics into the company's strategy. In this episode, Kevin O’Connell and Chuck Chang highlight those risks and opportunities and offer advice to help them to improve their ESG results. We discuss the following questions: 0:36 - What are some broad trends in ESG? 1:43 - Why is ESG important to the energy sector? 3:11 - Why are investors voicing their...

Duration:00:11:02

Compliance effectiveness: A discussion on the trends and industry practices in a virtual world

11/12/2020
Regulatory complexities continue to grow, while the pace of new products and services has accelerated and innovation and regulatory technology (RegTech) solutions are becoming commonplace. In this episode, Matt Shelhorse joins Chad Gerhardstein to discuss the need for compliance program effectiveness in this environment, including the key compliance elements and trends in this remote and virtual environment. We discuss the following questions: 1:10 - What is compliance effectiveness as we...

Duration:00:19:51

ESG industry insights: Technology

11/10/2020
In this episode, Vrushali Gaud joins Kevin O’Connell to discuss ESG priorities for technology companies, and how they are addressing the challenges and risks associated with stakeholder demands and commitments. We discuss the following questions: 0:36 - What is ESG and how are technology sector companies prioritizing it? 4:07 - What areas of ESG are top of mind for the technology sector? What commitments are tech companies making? 7:57 - What challenges are companies in the technology...

Duration:00:14:18

ESG industry insights: Insurance

11/4/2020
In this episode, Jenn Kosar joins Kevin O’Connell to discuss the importance of ESG in the Insurance sector, what investors and regulators are expecting, and how top global insurers are implementing ESG strategy. We discuss the following questions: 0:34 - Why is ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) so important to the insurance sector? 2:20 - How mature are the ESG strategies of the top global insurers? 4:45 - What do investors want and what are insurers disclosing? What ESG issues...

Duration:00:14:17

AI oversight and digital trust—you know you need it, but where to start?

10/29/2020
In this episode, Jennifer Lendler discusses how the pandemic has impacted companies' use of artificial intelligence (AI) and how they can navigate these complexities and build trust in their AI. We discuss the following questions: 0:30 - How has the artificial intelligence landscape evolved in our ever-changing world? 3:01 - Where do you start on this journey to protect and build trust in your AI? 4:28 - What are some questions, focus areas and key activities for anyone that owns or uses...

Duration:00:10:30

Special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) mergers: Why are companies looking to them when going public

10/14/2020
In this episode, Monica Nayar and Mike Bellin join Eric Watson to discuss special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), which are generating a lot of activity in the market. They explain the complexities and challenges and the actions that should be considered as companies navigate towards successful mergers when looking to go public. We discuss the following questions: (below times are dependent on further audio edits) 0:50 - How does a SPAC work? 2:15 - What are the advantages of a...

Duration:00:14:38

ESG industry insights: Asset and Wealth Management

10/8/2020
In this episode, Ryan Folscroft joins Kevin O’Connell to discuss how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are impacting the four quadrants of the asset and wealth management (AWM) industry, and how firms are finding operational and commercial value. We discuss the following questions: 0:35 - What is ESG and how is it impacting the asset and wealth management industry? 3:05 - Are firms finding real operational and commercial value to ESG? 5:43 - What are three current hot...

Duration:00:16:59

Transforming business with data lake technology

10/5/2020
Joe Sousa joins Kevin O'Connell to discuss the benefits of data lake technology, and the importance of implementing proper governance standards to help manage the risks associated with this technology. We discuss the following questions: 0:36 - What is a data lake? 1:42 - What are some of the benefits of data lake technology? 2:56 - How are data lakes being leveraged by organizations today? 4:56 - How can we ensure data lakes do not get polluted? 6:29 - How are organizations...

Duration:00:08:55

How can you really trust your data? Start with assurance over your data management controls

9/28/2020
Companies are increasingly providing their customers more access to data, but how do they know they can trust the data? In this episode, Treesha Govender joins Kevin O'Connell to discuss the importance of providing assurance over data management controls given the increasing demand from regulators and customers. We discuss the following questions: 0:36 - What are the key drivers for more extensive assurance over data management controls? 2:32 - When should a company think about obtaining...

Duration:00:08:29

How intelligent controls automation helps reduce compliance costs and improve quality and confidence

7/9/2020
In this episode Stephen D'Arcy joins Erik Nolte to discuss the potential for intelligent controls automation to reduce the cost of compliance and improve quality and confidence in your controls environment. We discuss the following questions: 0:41 - What is intelligent controls automation? 1:56 - What is an example of how it plays out in practice? 3:59 - What are some of the main benefits companies can expect from this solution and what is some of the feedback we’ve heard? 6:08 - What...

Duration:00:10:52

Building trust in your ESG strategy: delivering on COVID-19 commitments

6/22/2020
In this episode, Marie Hache joins Kevin O'Connell to discuss the risks associated with communicating ESG claims and commitments made during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of aligning those commitments with your organization's purpose and value. We discuss the following questions: 1:49 - With many companies having financial difficulties in the current situation, is ESG still relevant in today’s world? 2:47 - Research shows that funds and indices designed with an ESG focus have...

Duration:00:11:31

Re-thinking resiliency: Steps you can take now to strategically revise your business continuity for the future

6/18/2020
In this episode, Julie Holden and Michael Isaac join Lillian Borsa to discuss re-thinking resiliency and the steps you can take now to strategically revise your business continuity management (BCM) program in the wake of COVID-19. We discuss the following questions: 2:11 - How do you define business continuity management? 3:04 - What are some key lessons that organizations experienced during the pandemic and what they should be thinking of and doing to be better prepared going...

Duration:00:14:31

How to de-risk your return to work plan using technology and data

6/16/2020
In this episode, Elizabeth McNichol and Carrie Duarte join Jill Pavlus to discuss how data and technology help you manage your operational risks as you implement and monitor your return to work strategy. We discuss the following questions: 0:57 - What areas are organizations focusing on when it comes to de-risking their return to work plans? 4.49 - What are some ways that we are helping our clients with their return to work strategies? 8:08 - Sharing a recent example, how does this all...

Duration:00:18:10

How to successfully manage a SOX compliance change management program

6/3/2020
In this episode, Michelle Hubble joins Mike Maali to discuss the focus areas and process to successfully manage a SOX compliance change management program. We discuss the following questions: 0:37 - What do organizations need to consider when managing their SOX change process? 2:08 - How important is scoping the SOX program first? 6:01 - How important is digitally upskilling a SOX program? 6:48 - How should you engage stakeholders as you begin to lay out the digitization journey? 10:15...

Duration:00:15:45

How to digitize your SOX program

5/27/2020
In this episode, Jaime Phillips and Jeff Sorensen join Michelle Hubble to discuss the four key pillars to digitizing a SOX compliance program and how to address the associated challenges. We discuss the following questions: 0:41 - Why do organizations need to focus on the entire program when looking to digitize a SOX program? 2:20 - What are the four key pillars that are important when digitizing a SOX program and the challenges around them? 8:18 - What are companies tangibly doing to...

Duration:00:19:32

It's time to rethink your SOX program

5/20/2020
In this episode, Michelle Hubble and Jaime Phillips join Mike Maali to discuss how to rethink your SOX compliance program. We discuss the following questions: 0:37 - Why is now a good time to rethink your SOX program? 1:13 - As controllers are taking greater ownership of full programs within an organization how does that align with the organization’s objectives? 2:38 - How do transformations throughout the organization impact controls and SOX? 3:52 - What does a SOX transformation look...

Duration:00:09:45

Tactical steps to begin your internal audit transformation: A real case study

5/13/2020
In this episode, Lauren Massey and Dhiraj Malhotra join Mike Maali to share a real example of how one company got started with internal audit transformation and the tactical next steps you can take to bring this model to life. We discuss the following questions: 0:46 - What activities can help you pull together all of your needs to begin your internal audit transformation? 3:25 - What stakeholders are normally involved in this type of activity? 6:07 - What are typical outputs that come...

Duration:00:10:30

Building trust while navigating the risks and challenges of migrating to the cloud

5/6/2020
In this episode, Gena Wilson joins Kevin O'Connell to discuss how to navigate the risks and challenges associated with migrating to the cloud while continuing to drive trust and transparency to stakeholders. We discuss the following questions: 0:44 - Should companies be doing more to confirm the cloud environment they are using is sufficiently secured? 1:34 - What other risks are associated with cloud computing and how can companies manage them? 2:49 - How to maintain control and...

Duration:00:10:12