2017 VRM Study: De-Risking Amid Cybersecurity Concerns

Four years into a regulatory push to improve vendor risk management, organizations across industries are getting smarter about who they work with and how they are working with them. The rate of improvement...

Five Ways Technology, Media and Communications Companies Are Using RPA and AI to Save Money and Improve the Customer Experience

Just as mechanical robots revolutionized assembly lines in the 1960s, robotic process automation (RPA) is revolutionizing office work. Any rules-based repetitive task can be handled faster, cheaper and more...

Beyond Cost Savings: Driving Long-Term Value With Supplier Relationship Management

Certain supplier relationships can be restraining – a supplier with whom negotiations are challenging and the ability to leverage volume or spend is limited, for example. Then, the question is “Without...

Operationalizing Compliance: Conduct at the Top, Accountability Are Key

Almost one year ago, in February of 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Fraud Section released the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs guidance, which references the FCPA Resource Guide and the...

Transitioning Risk Management to the Digital Age

The risk management methodologies in play for most companies today were developed before the turn of the century. In effect, risk management is often an analog approach being applied in what is now a digital...

Equifax: What We’ve Learned a Month Later

To say that the Equifax breach has been thoroughly covered by the media may be an understatement. Pick a medium – TV, YouTube, LinkedIn, news websites, social media – it’s been covered upside, rightside, and...

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Business World Complexity Requires Sophisticated Enterprise Risk Management: So How Do You Get There?

In my previous post, I discussed how companies can leverage enterprise risk management (ERM) for strategic planning and risk-informed decision making. I want to continue this discussion here with focus on the ERM journey and its various stages of...

From Tried and True to Something New – the Energy and Utilities Industry Wrestles With Disruptive Innovation

“Disruption” and “utility” are two words that were never meant to go together. The always-on, 24/7/365 nature of water and power is the industry’s defining characteristic. It’s not surprising then that executives and board members in the energy and...

Five Ways Technology, Media and Communications Companies Are Using RPA and AI to Save Money and Improve the Customer Experience

Just as mechanical robots revolutionized assembly lines in the 1960s, robotic process automation (RPA) is revolutionizing office work. Any rules-based repetitive task can be handled faster, cheaper and more accurately by a software robot, and...