“Research studies have already been conducted using AI models within SOX compliance processes,” said Debbie Smith, PMP, corporate controller of Phoenix-based BeyondTrust. “I believe big data helped pave the road for AI, resulting in large, meaningful data sets that can feed the AI algorithms. Additionally, blockchain has a complex and challenging implementation; however, it garners incredible value for SOX compliance: decentralization, inalterability of data, transparency, and in real time.”