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6/19/18 | KPMG Director Roundtable | St. Louis

June 19, 2018
St. Louis, MO

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Member Price: Complimentary
Non-Member Price: Complimentary




Summer Director Roundtable Series

Board Oversight and Data Analytics

Plus: Tax Cuts and Job Acts

June 19, 2018

St. Louis, MO

Co-hosted by KPMG and NACD Heartland Chapter

Program Overview

KPMG’s Director Roundtable Series, sponsored by the KPMG Board Leadership Center and designed for board members and senior executives will explore how the board can influence, monitor, and assess data and analytics (D&A).

As the size and variety of data sets proliferate, board oversight of the risks and opportunities associated with the use of data becomes more critical. Beyond the technical hurdles posed by this explosive growth in data—how it is collected, analyzed, stored, and secured—boards need to understand data strategy while taking the necessary precautions to protect companies, employees, customers, and others. Audit committees—given focus on compliance and, often, data privacy—can be a catalyst for bringing D&A into the conversion.

Who Should Attend

Board directors and C-level executives

Among the key considerations for audit committees and the full board, the roundtable will discuss:

-What data is collected, how is it processed, how is it used for business purposes, how do risks escalate when it is used, and what controls are in place?

-How can D&A help drive operations and strategy?

-How does a data ethics policy protect brand reputation and reduce legal risks?

-How is data properly secured and protected?  What other risks does the use of (or failure to use) D&A pose?

-How does the use of customer data align with customer expectations?

-Who in senior management is accountable for making decisions about data and the associated risks?

The roundtable discussion will also elicit practical ways for the board to assess corporate D&A, including:

-How will management govern this transformation in terms of cost, equity, talent, controls, etc.?

-What resources are available to your external auditor?  During our recent quarterly Webcast, 45 percent of directors and C-level executives surveyed cited auditor skills and resources as the greatest challenge to integrating D&A into the audit.

-How can IT organizations work with the external auditor to streamline the data capture process?  And how can external auditors gain access to data while maintaining data security?

The roundtable discussions will also include an update on the financial reporting implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

We hope you can join us and your peers for this timely dialogue.


Location and Time


St. Louis Club
7701 Forsyth Boulevard, 16th floor
St. Louis, MO 63105

June 19, 2018 

2:30 p.m.: Registration

3:00 p.m.:  Roundtable

5:00 p.m.:  Reception

Registration is required | Program is complimentary

If you need assistance with registration, please contact Sharon Allison.



Question about this Event?

Contact NACD Heartland Chapter C/O Sharon Allison, 7033 N. Campbell, Gladstone, MO, 64118 phone: 816-210-3308 email: