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Data governance primer: Rising to the challenge of a data-driven world

Technological change is happening at breakneck speed. Global information is amassing, causing a huge surge in data. For CPAs, it’s a double-edged sword.

If data is power, then the CPA profession must determine the role it will play in identifying, measuring and creating value from the proliferation of data. The current environment is aptly described as the Wild West of data governance, with no clear models to manage, commoditize, or verify the wave of data.

Our primer discusses the role accountants need to play in framing the modern data governance environment.

This research initiative is part of our Foresight: Reimagining the Profession initiative. Foresight challenges the status quo and looks at what the future could hold in a rapidly changing business environment.