Archive - January 2019

On Leaders’ Minds for 2019: Digital Challenges, Regulatory Scrutiny, and Competition for Talent

All enterprises are subject to risks that have the potential to disrupt business models and damage reputations overnight. Senior leaders – across industries and geographies – indicate they anticipate increasing risk in 2019. This is only...

From Spreadsheet-Driven Madness to Reporting That Excels

Perhaps it’s the exceptional usefulness of spreadsheets that makes problems with them inevitable. Many organizations we know have experienced being handcuffed to spreadsheets, for one or more of the following reasons: They lack a good reporting...

Finance Transformation: Change Management and Overcoming Resistance

As more companies tackle transformation, finance organizations, as scorekeepers, need to make sure they stay ahead of the change curve. The use of data and technology is often the first way finance looks to add strategic value to the company, but...

Financial Services Regulators Focusing on Cyber Resilience

Cyber resilience has become the latest concern for regulators around the world, as massively disruptive attacks such as NotPetya and WannaCry brought into the forefront the vulnerability of interconnected systems. Cyber resilience was also a key...

Getting Operational Resilience Right – Six Key Action Points

The operating environment for financial firms has changed significantly in recent years. IT outages and cyber attacks – some of which have been very high profile – as well as increasing reliance on third parties through outsourcing and offshoring...

What Will 2019 Bring in Cybersecurity? Focus on Processes, Communication and Compliance, CISOs Say

The coming year in cybersecurity will be less about new cyber defense tools and more about education, compliance and process maturity. On December 14, 2018, I had the pleasure to moderate a chief information security officer (CISO) panel discussion...