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If risk management is about decision making, are current risk management solutions irrelevant?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Carlito Carlos Edwin A. Gierran Mar 27, 2018. 3 Replies

Now that the updated COSO and ISO risk management standards emphasize a connection to enterprise objectives and decision making, does this mean ERM and GRC solutions focused on risk registers and…Continue

Submit the questions you would like us to ask to the Risk leaders at the 4th Annual Enterprise Risk Management Conference

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dimitar Zayakov Mar 19, 2011. 15 Replies

The 4th Annual Enterprise Risk Management Conference will be held on March 10th and 11th. I will be attending this conference on behalf of the GlobalRisk community and will report back with key…Continue

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Founder & Principal Advisor of Intelligent Management Trends, a market research firm providing analysis of management trends and vendors improving business decision making processes by integrating risk management principles, advanced technology, and burgeoning information resources.

I firmly believe risk management should be at the core of all company decision making. Great technology solutions are advancing the cause, but organizational challenges still hold back potential benefits. I research and report on emerging software, business consulting, and actuarial trends that are combining to embed effective risk management practices in enterprises.

I am looking to work with many of you to understand where your products and services fit in this trend. Use me as your research arm to identify your market opportunity and to discuss how you position to serve enterprise risk management needs. I look forward to insightful and fun conversations.
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John Farrell's Blog

A New Perspective on Vendor Resources for Risk-Informed Decision Making

Posted on February 26, 2018 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

Most ERM and GRC vendor offerings currently fail to enable the power and value of applying risk management principles to business decision making. If risk management is about making better decisions, then we need to reset the perspective of what qualifies as a risk management vendor resource.…


Reputation Risk: Beyond Solution Provider Hype and Now a Core Enterprise Risk?

Posted on March 5, 2012 at 9:39pm 1 Comment

The use of the term “reputation risk” fits the pattern of hyped buzzwords, but the significant volume of money now spent managing corporate reputation risks proves it is more than hype. Reputation dynamics are forcing pivotal business decisions. Penn State increased its acceptance rate to offset a decline in out-of-state applications and an expected drop in the matriculation rate. Deutsche Bank’s CEO Josef Ackerman refused 3-year loans from the European Central Bank concerned it would damage…


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