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Dan Zitting on the Future of "Big Data" Risk Analytics and Obsolescence of the Traditional Internal Auditor

Posted by Katrina Opgenorth on Fri, Apr 08, 2016 @ 07:00 AM

Dan Zitting HeadshotIf you haven’t seen Dan Zitting’s article “The Future of ‘Big Data’ Risk Analytics and Obsolescence of the Traditional Internal Auditor,” now is the time to read it before it’s locked away for KnowledgeLeader members only! This article is the preface for Dan’s upcoming CPE webinar. Reading the article will give you a good sense of the topic, but make sure to attend the webinar to ask Dan your questions while he presents live on April 20th.

In this article, Dan Zitting, chief product officer at ACL, gives an in-depth analysis of the future of the traditional auditor, offers tips for innovation and progress in the industry, gives transformation examples from the field, and explains why the way we are paid as auditors shows that the world has changed.

According to Zitting, “I was curious to better understand why it appears that internal audit salaries are relatively flat, yet I constantly hear from audit leaders that they can’t find people with the skills to innovate within their teams. My brain nearly exploded when they replied, ‘Frankly, no one in management truly needs the services of the traditional auditor any more; what they need is for the promise of ‘big data' to materialize.’”

Sound interesting? The webinar has already shaped up to be quite popular so make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to hear the whole story. Make sure to register below and we’ll see you there!


The Future of "Big Data" Risk Analytics and Obsolescence of the Traditional Internal Auditor

Date:  Wednesday, April 20th @ 10:00 a.m. PT

Duration: 1 hour

CPE: 1 credit


Webinar Overview: As organizational data management matures, corporate data becomes more accessible, and analytics continue to advance the future where internal audit must evolve to be data-centric or be rendered irrelevant. In this session, a globally recognized leader in data analysis for the past 30 years will illustrate this shift, what it means for internal audit leaders, and how to embrace the shift through people, process, and technology to make internal audit a trusted and sought-after advisor in the data-centric business environment inside today’s leading organizations.

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