Navigating the New Reality of the 4th Industrial Revolution

When:  May 21, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (PT)


  • Opening
  • The 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)
  • New Skills Needed
  • New Approach Needed
  • Takeaways and Closing
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) refers to the rise of a complex matrix of interweaving technologies that include cloud computing, mobile apps, IoT devices, and robotics. Although it offers boundless opportunities, its arrival is accompanied by ever more sophisticated threats. Data breaches, data ransom plots, and email hacks threaten all of us. Cybersecurity teams, systems auditors, and internal controls teams are hard-pressed to prepare themselves for this new reality. But they are even more challenged to communicate how to deal with the complex old and new risks in language and ways that are readily understandable across all their stakeholder groups.
It is high priority and high time to design and upgrade to sustainable information systems controls and strategies that can maximally defend against the new breed of 4IR threats. Accomplishing this no small task requires hiring experts who have not only the hard tech skills required, but the people-to-people skills necessary to communicate clearly in lay terms and do so amiably.
In this dynamic presentation, J. Eduardo will share insights gained from his 25 years of work in global organizations, his globetrotting speaking engagements, and his research for his book, From Problem Solving to Solution Design: Turning Ideas into Actions.
Come for a thought-provoking session on the upgrades crucially required in tech hiring practices and for best practices in crafting solutions that enable a sustainable control environment in the challenging new reality of the 4th Industrial Revolution.



  • Grasp #4IR (Fourth Industrial Revolution) Opportunities and Threats.
  • Identify Key Skills to Win in the New 4IR Environment.
  • Differentiate Yourself: Learn Solution Design Insights to Leverage in Your Internal Controls Program.





Author | Speaker | Solution Designer | Advisor


After creating business growth opportunities on four continents for PwC, Embraer, and other global corporations, J. Eduardo spent 13 years at Microsoft, first consulting on cybersecurity, and then leading innovative projects for the US government and governments abroad. J. Eduardo served 14 years in the Brazilian Army, from where he retired as a Captain. He holds BS degrees in Military Sciences and Computer Science. In 2015, he earned an Executive Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington, where he currently serves as an Advisory Board member.

 Eduardo holds several professional certifications, including security and systems audit, and is a sought-after international speaker. He is a founding member of ISACA Sao Paulo Chapter, Brazil, where he served as Vice-President.
In his new book, From Problem Solving to Solution Design: Turning Ideas into Actions, he offers fresh ideas, approaches, and case studies as he shares the best of the best practices he has gleaned from his years of working in intercultural corporate environments.
As a seasoned strategist today, J. Eduardo is realizing his dream of building a better tomorrow through his consulting firm, Embedded-Knowledge, Inc., which partners with organizations and entrepreneurs to bring them to self-sufficiency in designing their own business strategies and sustainable solutions for complex problems.




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