Yearly Archives: 2018

The Rise of Ethical Tech and Social Media, and the Reputational Risks of Ignoring This Cultural Zeitgeist
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The Rise of Ethical Tech and Social Media, and the Reputational Risks of Ignoring This Cultural Zeitgeist

Today, growing advances in tech and wide-spread social media reach has given us greater conveniences and powerful platforms to voice our opinions. However, these highly engaging devices and services, and the cutting-edge tech that support them, also have their flip side — they are addictive, bring in unknown risks, and in a hyperconnected world, have […]

Uber’s Big Win and The Curious Case of Silicon Valley’s Corporate Culture
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Uber’s Big Win and The Curious Case of Silicon Valley’s Corporate Culture

June 2018 offered startling lessons in governance and compliance Silicon Valley has of late faced an important concern – increased scrutiny from regulators over its business practices. This June, some of the Valley’s tech giants, including Uber, Google, and Intel faced questions around their ethics and principles which revealed interesting aspects of Silicon Valley’s corporate […]

“Why Excel is just not good enough” – Part 1
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“Why Excel is just not good enough” – Part 1

I was on a call the other week with the Enterprise Risk Manager of a relatively sizable multi-national corporation (over 20,000 employees across a few hundred locations on nearly every continent), and she said something that got me thinking. She said, “For us, right now – Excel is good enough.” I responded by saying that […]