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Busisiwe Mathe to present keynote address at ITWeb's Governance, Risk and Compliance 2019

Busisiwe Mathe, chairperson of the South African Governing Board and member of the Africa Governance Board, will be presenting the keynote address at ITWeb's Governance Risk and Compliance 2019, to be held on 20 and 21 February at The Forum, in Bryanston.

Her keynote address: 'Ethical leadership and corporate governance in the age of digitisation', will delve into how business leaders can navigate the opportunities and risks that go hand-in-hand with industry 4.0.

Mathe is the chairman of the SA PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) governing board and serves as a member on the PwC Africa Governance Board. She is also the current Risk Assurance Services Cyber Security and Privacy leader in SA.

Having worked in SA and the US, she has been involved in numerous projects at PwC, including starting and implementing the Corporate Audit Forum (CAF) at PwC, an initiative aimed at getting chief audit executives and heads of internal audit together to discuss pertinent issues in the space.

In 2013, Mathe represented the PwC Africa firm at global leaders' development programme 'Genesis Park', in China, for three months, along with 41 candidates from across the PwC global network.

She is currently taking part in PwC's Network Leadership Development Programme, which was designed to accelerate people development on a trajectory towards more significant roles in PwC globally, and provide them with the opportunity to develop and practice essential leadership skills in the context of critical network roles.

Developing people and communities is where she finds her inspiration, and for a number of years, she has been involved with PwC's staff-funded CSR initiative, Umbono, that supports seven charities. Believing that people are an organisation's biggest asset, Mathe has also been involved in PwC's talent programmes, Prism and Altitude for a number of years, and she coaches and mentors students and young professionals through partnerships with organisations such as YLED and Dreamgirls.

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"There are few professionals in SA with Busisiwe Mathe's experience in governance, risk and compliance," says Angela Mace, CRM and Events director at ITWeb. "We know she will add tremendous value to the event, and we are delighted to have her on board. She is one among many individuals from around SA that will share their knowledge at this year's event."

Mace says that today, GRC is intricately woven into every aspect of business, and is on every CIO's agenda. "For a successful GRC framework that can meet the heavy business and digital demands of today, there needs to be a paradigm shift within organisations."

This year's event will help delegates better align IT with business objectives, while effectively managing risk and meeting compliance requirements. "The event will feature many industry experts, thought leaders, and GRC professionals, who will share their insights and inspiration with the audience, and unpack how organisations can manage an increasingly stringent regulatory and risk environment in a world that is more digital and connected than ever," concludes Mace.