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Risk Management in the World Cup

June 30, 2014 by Luc Brandts
Filed under: Risk Management

It is more than dangerous to write about World Cup football while it is still underway. Interestingly, a big debate has now started in The Netherlands with respect to the “system” that is being played. Nearly everybody hates the way the Dutch now play, but very much like the results. The world famous offensive play of the Dutch has been completely changed into a much more defensive play. The results so far are quite astonishing; never before did “Orange” score so well.

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Tags: Risk, Risk Management

Sticking Around

May 7, 2014 by Luc Brandts
Filed under: General

When the competition starts to talk that you’re leaving, there is no bigger compliment – I guess. I’m grateful for the compliment. Apparently they thought it would increase their chances of winning a deal.

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Tags: BWise, GRC, NASDAQ OMX BWise

2014 Corporate Compliance Ethics Week

May 5, 2014 by Robert Pijselman
Filed under: Compliance Management

The week of May 4 – 10, 2014 many organizations in North America are celebrating Corporate Compliance & Ethics Week. Traditionally it is held the first full week in May to highlight the importance of ethics and compliance in the workplace. It is a good opportunity to raise awareness about compliance and ethics topics or to introduce employees to critically important compliance and ethics topics by rolling out a new compliance training program or holding the annual compliance training activities.

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Tags: Compliance

Evangelizing Data Analytics being part of GRC

April 17, 2014 by Rob van Straten
Filed under: General, Governance, Risk and Compliance

Often I am on stage promoting the BWise vision and BWise® GRC Platform and services that support this vision. Sometimes I am asked to not include any “commercial” information and limit myself to use cases. Apparently presenters from other vendors didn’t do a great job in the past, because event managers are afraid that vendors present an advertisement of their product rather than sharing visions and translating technology into tangible business benefits that inspire people to evaluate innovative technologies if and when they become available.

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Tags: GRC, Continuous Monitoring

Is GRC more mature in emerging markets compared to Europe and the US?

April 10, 2014 by Rob van Straten
Filed under: Governance, Risk and Compliance

Travelling to all continents gives me the ability to compare the level of “GRC maturity” around the globe. The view that seems to resonate with all insiders is that the US and Europe are the most mature markets with well established “GRC silos” in place such as departments for Internal Control (for financial reporting – ICFR), Risk Management (RM), Compliance and Internal Audit. In heavily regulated industries such as banking, the companies in Europe and the US implemented GRC technology tools to support their daily work and to automate information gathering from the business in order to keep track of what is happening throughout the enterprise and to create board and committee reporting.

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Tags: GRC

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