Category Archives: Thought Leadership

Components Of An Effective Third-Party Due Diligence Program
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Components Of An Effective Third-Party Due Diligence Program

Third-party intermediates such as distributors, resellers, agents, service providers, or business consultants are contracted to rapidly create a presence in or access to new or emerging markets. They can work as the first foothold in opening a commercial presence, both domestic and internationally. Also, they can provide insights of the local business environment and their […]

What Is Important? Cyber and Continuity Risk
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What Is Important? Cyber and Continuity Risk

New risks are emerging every day in the realm of Cybersecurity, and many organizations are moving quickly to address these risks: developing documentation, procedures, and processes. However, this is often without regard for Cybersecurity best practices. To ensure sustainability, organizations must develop cyber policies, plans, and procedures and put effective controls in place. If these […]

4 Ways Startups Can Harness Innovation and Disruption
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4 Ways Startups Can Harness Innovation and Disruption

We live in a time when doctors no longer have to rely on costly and unwieldy medical imaging devices to diagnose illnesses. A simple “visual stethoscope” would help them see deep into the human body more easily than ever, thereby accelerating both diagnosis and therapy. Meanwhile, if you’re a chronically ill patient, you no longer […]

Establishing a Big Data-Driven GRC Culture
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Establishing a Big Data-Driven GRC Culture

The business complexities of today demand new resources, new investments, new ideas, and new innovative technology solutions that can integrate and automate various programs and processes, as the risk landscape and associated methodologies to manage them have undergone enormous changes. Organizations are increasingly seeking better, more proactive ways to understand and manage key areas such […]

To the Aspiring Unicorns of the Future
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To the Aspiring Unicorns of the Future

Introduction: The world of unicorns has changed over the last year – and the public markets, especially in the technology sector, seem to have taken a special dislike (some perhaps just for the short term) of overpriced valuations, slower than expected growth rates, widening negative EBITDAs, and far and wide reaching geopolitical impacts. Naturally, that […]

Governance at the C-Level: The Evolution of the CRO and Other Factors Driving Risk Management
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Governance at the C-Level: The Evolution of the CRO and Other Factors Driving Risk Management

Organizations continually adapt as markets, operating environments and demands change. Business roles, responsibilities and management structures have shifted in the face of today’s mobile, social, global and networked world. To keep pace with this change, responsibility for governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) has moved up the hierarchy and, appreciating its significance in driving business […]

Balancing Risks and Opportunities: The Board’s Perspective
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Balancing Risks and Opportunities: The Board’s Perspective

People start a business for many reasons. Some do it out of sheer passion, while others do it to create wealth and economic growth. Yet, underlying it all is a willingness to take risks. Entrepreneurs and established companies make risky decisions every day in the hope that those risks will translate into better opportunities, better […]