Many organizations (especially in the financial services sector) are investing in identification and implementation of blockchain technology which brings about a fundamental change in the current state processes and associated risks. However, lack of understanding of risks, controls, governance models, and future state process flows could result in organizations scrapping these initiatives or not getting the expected return on investment. This session will provide a non-technical introduction to blockchain and discuss some use cases as well as the changes blockchain introduces to the risk landscape. This is a great opportunity to learn about this emerging technology from industry experts.
James Barr - Partner KPMG Risk Consulting
James Barr is a Partner in KPMG's Risk Consulting practice, and the leader of the Canadian Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) practice area. James is a FCPA, FCA with over 23 years of professional service experience. He focuses on providing risk-based advisory and assurance services to the public sector, publicly traded companies and private organizations.
Bruce Willis - Partner KPMG Risk Consulting
Bruce Willis is a Partner in KPMG's Risk Consulting practice with over 30 years of professional service experience. He is the National Leader of KPMG's Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Services servide line and the leader of KPMG's Advisory Services practice in Saskatchewan. He is also an Audit Partner, and focuses on providing assurance and risk-based business advisory services to the public sector, publicly-traded companies and private organizations.