Companies are increasingly turning to the cloud to reduce costs, meet customer needs, and find value in on-demand access, external IT resources, streamlined implementations, scalability, and increased redundancy and sustainability. However, entering the cloud comes with risks, including those related to technological limitations, loss of control, security, service level agreements, and regulatory restrictions. Because of these risks, companies are faced with due diligence requests and audit demands to demonstrate how they're protecting customers' systems and records.
Francis Tam - Parter, Moss Adams
Francis has practiced public accounting and consulting since 1994 including nine years with a large international firm. He has extensive experience providing information technology audit and internal control guidance to public and private companies. Francis’ expertise in technology consulting includes payment card industry security, IT governance, cost/benefit, IT planning, risk management, systems analysis, requirements definition and analysis, systems selection and configuration, policy development, project management and quality assurance, organizational analysis and development, and business process reengineering. In addition, Francis has participated and led many compliance audits, internal controls audits, external operational assessments, and financial audits. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Francis has a BS in Computer Science and an MBA in Finance and Accounting, and is the winner of the 1992 AICPA Elijah Watt Sells Award with Highest Distinction in the Uniform CPA Examination.
Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.
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