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Technology continues to change our personal and work lives

One of the fascinating aspects of my job is the ability to watch and wonder at the new ‘stuff’ that is coming out. I use it in my presentations, trying to alert governance, risk, and assurance professionals that while it is only right and proper for them to be concerned about the risks being created, they should be excited at the opportunities that they have for enhancing their own effectiveness.

I continue to be astonished when I ask an audience of professionals two questions:

  1. Are you worried about the risks from social media, cloud, mobile, etc? Everybody puts the hands up. Then I ask:
  2. Are you using or planning to use social media, cloud, mobile, etc. in your own work? Almost nobody raises their hands

My presentations continue with a discussion of how we can use this technology to improve governance, risk management, controls assurance, etc. I tell people that the future is only limited by their imagination – how creative they are in using the new tools.

I want to share some great videos that offer a glimpse into the future.

There are quite a few more on You Tube. Which are your favorites?

  1. May 13, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    The toxic mold of corporate fraud, ethics transgressions and other intolerable acts cannot spread and survive in the bright sunshine of publicity and disclosure. The opportunity to use the social media outlets to further the cause of improving corporate behavior and governance.

    Whistleblowers, relators and others who strive to bring the evildoers to heal require anonymity because current “protections” are rediculously inadequate. Social media has some aspects that can provide this.

    With the recent news of JP Morgan’s irresponsible $2 billion trading fiasco and Chesepeke Emergy’s melt down are all theore shocking for being allowed to occur.

  2. May 14, 2012 at 6:37 AM

    I must have still been asleep when I wrote that. How about this for a slightly more reasonable reply..

    The toxic mold of corporate fraud, ethics transgressions and other intolerable acts cannot spread and survive in the bright sunshine of publicity and disclosure. The opportunity to use the social media outlets to further the cause of improving corporate behavior and governance is vast and needs to used to its fullest potential.

    Whistle blowers, relators and others who strive to bring the evildoers to heal require anonymity because current “protections” are ridiculously inadequate. Social media has some aspects that can provide this.

    The recent news of JP Morgan’s irresponsible $2 billion trading fiasco and Chesapeake Energy’s melt down are all the more shocking for having been allowed to occur.

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