Energy and Utilities Companies Can Build an On-Ramp to the AI Fast Lane With Intelligent Automation

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A critical mass of factors has led internal audit functions to a watershed moment: They must disrupt or be disrupted. At Protiviti, we refer to the innovation and transformation internal audit functions must...

No Stone Unturned: Key Considerations for Finalizing CECL Model Implementation and Validation

With a December 31st deadline looming for SEC reporting financial institutions under the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) new Accounting Standard Update (ASU) on Current Expected Credit Loss...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Add Value to the Supply Chain

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are revolutionizing business in what is being called “the Cognitive Age.” Protiviti recently teamed with ESI ThoughtLab to survey more than 450...

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