With technology more prevalent than ever before across business functions, boards, audit committees, and senior management rely on technology internal audit as their primary mechanism to assess the strategic risk of new technologies. Whether it’s increased use of robotic process automation or artificial intelligence to support optimisation, further use of evolving cloud technologies, or cyber strategy to combat emerging threats, business leaders responsible for governance are turning to internal auditors to ensure risks are appropriately managed.  

Independent assurance and opinions are now expected at all stages of the technology lifecycle—from selection through implementation. Business leaders want these opinions to be delivered quickly, requiring auditors to think and execute with agility.

This publication, which includes findings from KPMG’s recent Global Technology Internal Audit Outlook survey of 300 senior audit executives across 35 countries and territories, addresses how technology auditors can overcome some of the barriers they may face in establishing credibility and stakeholder trust to become true strategic advisers to the organisation.

Alva Lee
Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance Services, Hong Kong
KPMG China

Henry Shek
Head of IT Advisory Risk Consulting
KPMG China

Brian Cheung
Partner, Technology Consulting
KPMG China