On 1st and 2nd of June, in cooperation with our subsidiary dab:Software, the dab:Group was present on the DIIR - IT Conference in Frankfurt as silver sponsor. The event dealt with "current developments, methods, IT security, tools, and technology" and more than 250 participants visited the event.
The conference presentations showed some standard IT topics, such as COBIT, however, the topic of data analysis became also more and more a noticeable hotspot.
Practice reports about data analysis, like by Mr. Walter Rupietta (Landesbank Baden-Württemberg) or the keywords "Big Data" and "Process Mining" were also discussed.
The presentation of Mr. Andrei Todea (Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft), entitled "Big Data and process-based data analysis for Examination" described possible approaches, methods and their application areas. The content was very general, and then the audience went more to the question of whether the data analysis is necessary and how to place them corporate politically safe. Our years of experience in big German and international companies does not arise the question of "Whether?" the main question is "How? ". An effective strategy is the most important point and this can convince skeptic or critic and supports the departments.
If one wants to use today's technology status for his company, so then one must combine the properties of the various approaches. In addition to the traditional data analysis based on tables and charts one should add the properties of the so-called Process Mining, too.
The presentation by Mr. Kristian Sever (in Technology Audit) "Process Mining: How do I examine a process" reported on the use of the tool "Disco". It was shown in a purchase process in a graphical sequence of process steps. Basically it comes down to what you want to read from this graph. The main part is generally very clear, but if one wants to examine the untypical sequences it can get quickly messy. Therefore, the traditional method can support the data base of it.
In sum one can state that this year's DIIR IT conference was a solid event with updates and outlooks in IT audit area and the participants used the event for a lively exchange of information.
Kind Regards Florian Popan
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