Powerful Insights

Powerful Insights

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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September 15, 2021 15 min
It has been an active and often wild ride in the IPO market over the past year. After a slow period during the heart of the initial COVID-19 crisis, market activity has reignited at a blistering pace, driven by optimism in the global economy and the emergence of special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, among other factors.

There is ample excitement right now about IPOs, but there also are areas to be mindful of and manage ef...
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Like organizations in virtually every industry today, utilities are addressing a number of critical challenges and trends in the market, from infrastructure demands, to calls to improve the customer experience, to talent demands, and much more.

How will the future for utilities evolve? In this informative podcast, Peter Tumminello and Claire Gotham offer a number of interesting insights into these issues. Pete is recently retired gr...
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The current and future state of suspicious activity monitoring and reporting is being transformed by technology and the use of data, analytics and robotics.

In this episode, Mark Highton – Managing Director leading Protiviti’s Financial Crimes Consulting practice, interviews Vishal Ranjane – Head of Global AML Strategies, Solutions and Transformation at TD Bank, and Seth Twery – VP of Client Engagement at Tookitaki. Mark, Vishal an...
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The range of challenges and uncertainty triggered by the pandemic continue to rise, but one key element has elevated as imminent - the future work environment.

Do you know where all your employees are working? Which policy exceptions and accommodations do you need to amend or revise once your firm adopts a new, more permanent operating model? Are your systems able to provide proper oversight?

This podcast features an informative disc...
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A global pandemic caused by a rare airborne virus that continues to affect organizations in different ways around the world. A growing number of stakeholders in organizations with whom internal audit needs to partner. Business models and a risk landscape with seemingly shorter cycle times than in years past.

These challenges are among many facing Chief Audit executives and their teams. They underscore the need to adopt next-generati...
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The most significant technology risks for 2021 reflect the new world defined by COVID-19 and its impact on business conditions and priorities. What is increasingly apparent is that more digitally mature organizations have a clear advantage.

ISACA and Protiviti recently conducted a global survey of more than 7,400 IT audit and risk leaders to obtain their perspectives on the top technology risks their organizations are facing. The r...
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It's been more than a year since a historic global pandemic changed the way companies operate in the near term, and very likely for the long term future. We can see the impact on numerous fronts, certainly including the time, costs and efforts organizations are investing in their Sarbanes-Oxley compliance activities. And for certain companies the use of technology and automation rose to the forefront over this past year as a ke...
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Australia's mandatory data breach notification scheme has now been in place for a few years, and there are certain takeaways we have seen on notifications.
Marc Coleman from Protiviti Australia and Baker McKenzie’s Anne Petterd discuss data breaches in the context of what has been learnt from the mandatory data breach notification scheme, including the impact on notifications, what data breach practices have organisations imple...
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What are the main privacy risks and issues that organisations need to be across today?
That is the question tackled in this podcast. Along with this, Protiviti Australia’s Hanneke Catts and Toby Patten of Baker McKenzie discuss how these privacy risks are being approached, and look at how organisations are implementing a privacy by design approach to ensure their privacy policies are fit for purpose.
This is episode 1 of a 3-part ser...
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The current and future state of risk analytics is bedrock to empowering the compliance function’s forward-looking agenda. As enterprise risks, analytics advancements and the regulatory landscape evolve, compliance can transform by being further data-driven and empower intelligent decision-making and risk detection.

In this episode, Constantine Boyadjiev – Managing Director leading Protiviti’s Global Risk & Compliance Analytics p...
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Protiviti CEO Joe Tarantino recently sat down for an in-depth interview with PGA Tour player Matthew Fitzpatrick, a 6-time winner internationally. The two discussed golf, the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic on the PGA Tour, playing in the upcoming Olympics, and Matt’s relationship with Protiviti.

For this interview, Joe and Matt met just before the PGA Tour’s RBC Heritage tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head,...
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As costs for risk functions continue to increase, it is crucial to plan to remove manual tasks and innovate by using both technological tools as well as an expanded skillset.

In this episode of Protiviti’s Powerful Insights “Future of Compliance” podcast series, Protiviti Risk and Compliance Managing Director Vicki Alexander interviews Nishant Desai, the Chief Compliance Officer of TIAA Bank, and Gary Stein, the Chief Product and ...
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Managing risks and strengthening controls associated with operations have become increasingly more complex for all organizations. Firms are expending significant time, money, and resources to implement required changes and prioritize operational risk management efforts. As costs continue to increase, it is clear that the overly manual, reactive, and siloed status quo is unsustainable.

In this episode of Protiviti’s Powerful Insight...
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A diverse, equitable and inclusive board culture contributes to the organization’s success by positioning directors to advise the CEO and add value in evolving markets. Does your board measure up?
Diversity in the boardroom encompasses all dimensions of the human experience, including education, life experience, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, geography, age and specific areas of knowledge and expertise. The market is d...
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February 18, 2021 30 min
Philosophies, standards and approaches around environmental, social and governance, or ESG, are among the most talked-about issues in corporate circles today, with the world’s largest companies and investors taking notable stands for the long-term betterment of society. Furthermore, ESG reporting has come into its own as a discipline, with most publicly held companies now issuing sustainability reports. A lot has changed and a lot ...
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The continuing global challenges and potential existential threat posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Political divisiveness and polarization. Social and economic unrest. Gridlock. Artificial intelligence (AI), automation and other rapidly developing digital technologies. Rapid shift to virtual, remote work environments. Changes in the geopolitical landscape. Shifting customer preferences and demographics. Fragile supply chains...
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Cybersecurity is a critical issue on all fronts today. It’s certainly vital for organizations large and small around the world as they battle bad cyber actors and ransomware attacks. For organizations managing areas of critical infrastructure, the threats include those related to the security of industrial control systems, or operational technology. These risks are all the more significant given the link between industrial control ...
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On our recent live global webinar, Lindsay Dart, Managing Director of Protiviti UK, and David Thomas, Vice President of Protiviti UK Managed Services, had a great chat with Protiviti brand ambassador and PGA Tour member, Matthew Fitzpatrick. Matt, a British golfer who just completed his first season on the tour, did exceptionally well qualifying for the 2020 FedEx Cup Playoffs and also advanced to the BMW Championship. His record f...
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It’s common for companies expanding through acquisitions to outgrow their in-house capabilities. This is often the case with legal services during acquisitions, when company management might turn to their private equity firm for due diligence and other guidance.

Going forward, it’s not unusual for those companies to continue to work with the same outside counsel on other legal matters. The challenge here is that by continuing to con...
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October 8, 2020 23 min
Cybersecurity is a critical issue on all fronts. It’s certainly vital for organizations large and small around the world as they battle bad cyber actors and ransomware attacks, among the many threats. And as we learn in this podcast, it affects individual consumers and citizens every day, requiring them to be ever-vigilant.

In our latest episode of Powerful Insights, Protiviti Managing Director Michael Lyons, a leader with the firm’...
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