Topic: What Does Your Friendly Energy Provider Know About You? Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Speaker: Mario Bojilov
7:00 - 7:15am Registration and networking
7:45 - 8:30am Presentation and breakfast
8:30 - 8:45am Q&A
8:45 - 9:00am Wrap up and comments from ISACA / Griffith University
Big Data initiatives are getting higher and higher visibility these days since a growing number of senior executives see this as one of the competitive advantages for their organisations. And, this popularity and the spread of Big Data initiatives is set to continue to grow in the medium term. This growth is further driven by the reports from a number of high-profile consultancies predicting significant benefits for various types of organisations. For example, McKinsey Global Institute forecasts the following: $300 billion potential value to US Health Care; €250 billion potential value to Europe’s public sector administration and 60% potential increase in retailers’ operating margin.
Looking at these figures it’s easy to understand the excitement generated by Big Data amongst the C-suite members. However, Big Data can also create significant challenges for the adopters, not the least of which is privacy. Big Data’s potential lies in its ability to provide completely new insights and some of this new information may become a breach of privacy.
On its own a piece of data may not mean much. However, combined with other data elements it can easily create information not previously available. For example, in US 85% of the people can be identified using only 3 pieces of publicly available information: post code, birth date (including year) and gender.
This session will examine the challenges posed by Big Data in the area of privacy by looking at specific examples where privacy breaches may occur. It will then provide possible remedies of such situations and will also cover the relevant legislative environment in Australia, US and UK.
Mario is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He has worked for over 11 years for the Queensland Government-owned lottery in Australia, now part of the Tatts Group. During this time he oversaw the design, implementation and successful continuous operation of company’s audit verification system.
He left Golden Casket in 2005 to found Meta Business Systems of which he is the current Chief Data Scientist. The company is focused on performance monitoring and business intelligence solutions using Big Data and advanced Data Mining, such as Machine Learning. A number of organisations, such as Griffith University, Brisbane City Council, Queensland Urban Utilities and QUT have used solutions designed and implemented by Meta Business Systems.
Mario Bojilov holds a Master of Engineering Science Degree from the University of Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Mario has appeared as a presenter and guest lecturer at various professional and academic bodies, such as Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), University of Queensland and University of Southern Queensland.
Mario Bojilov is also a lecturer in Accounting Information Systems at Griffith University and Griffith College and has lectured in IS Audit and Governance, and Systems Analysis and Design at University of Queensland.
Mario is currently serving on the Board of ISACA-Brisbane as Immediate Past President, on the External Advocacy Committee of ISACA International and is the Topic Leader for “Big Data” in ISACA’s Knowledge Center.
CPE: 1.0 Hour
Fee: ISACA members enjoy a reduced ticket cost for this event which is sponsored by Griffith University.
For enquiries and feedback please contact Education@Isaca-Brisbane.org
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