This annual audit program is always highly attended and rated by membership. An overview of top items for Audit Committees to keep in mind as they carry our their 2020 agendas will be presented prior to diving into hot topics that will include:
Technology being used by external and internal audit and finance teams (i.e. predictive analytics and AI)
Finance and internal audit organizational culture necessarty to support the new technologoy and data driven environment, as well as the culture necessary to have an engaged teams with high ethical standards.
Sheila Talton is currently the President and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics, a healthcare data analytics company that she founded in 2013. Under her guidance, Gray Matter’s expert team takes a uniquely collaborative approach with their clients – healthcare provider and payer organizations – to use a data analytics platform, insights-driven solutions and advisory services to reduce costs, increase revenue and improve patient outcomes. Crucially, she has mentored her team to impart a data-driven culture to each client for long-term success by highlighting that improving data governance and utilizing data analytics isn’t just important for IT, it’s a cross-functional business challenge. Her latest mission at Gray Matter is to encourage clients to take ownership of their data, maximize its value and more effectively standardize data across large, complex enterprises to address interoperability challenges that proliferate in healthcare.
She is an innovative global leader and Big Data strategist with over 30 years of experience in helping organizations increase value, build successful businesses within larger companies and expand into emerging markets. Prior to launching Gray Matter, Sheila was the VP/Globalization Officer for Cisco Systems in China and South America, President of EDS’ Business Processing Information Services and a Senior Managing Partner at Ernst & Young/Cap Gemini.
She is recognized for her expertise in developing and executing bold initiatives, whether that is through public/private partnerships melding company strategies with governmental objectives, obtaining buy-in for consulting services within technology product companies, or breaking down silos to build services around products to create solutions that increase customer value.
Her experience in governance extends to corporate, civic and not-for-profit sectors; currently serving on the boards of Deere & Company, Wintrust Financial Corporation, Sysco Corporation, OGE Energy Corp., Chicago’s Northwestern Memorial Hospital Foundation, The Chicago Network, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The Chicago Urban League.