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Automating Risk and Compliance to Strategize on Uncertainty

21st July 2020, 11am BST

Scott Bridgen - GRC Consulting Director


Where can you best leverage automation and AI in GRC? As companies shift to a proactive risk-based approach to measuring and managing risk, compliance can still take up a significant amount of resources. Find the right balance to enhance efficiencies across tasks, so that stakeholders can focus on the necessary human elements of evaluating and mitigating risk variables. In this webinar we'll review how organizations can leverage an agile GRC platform and identify some key areas to get started with AI, RPA and ML technology to streamline compliance management, help inform and execute certain decisions based on previous activity and data sets.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how a multi-dimensional perspective of risk can help streamline your compliance efforts
  • Where templates can leverage to fuel RPA and eliminate manual data collection
  • What checks and balances should be instituted to safeguard AI practices and ensure quality data.

Managing 3rd Party & Supply Chain Risk
-Nicola Crawford

Extending business activities beyond organisational boundaries to create value for the organisation is not new. However, the quantity and complexity of the relationships that now exist beyond organisational boundaries is increasing, as is regulatory and stakeholder scrutiny – this can create significant third party risks that occur within an organisation’s supply chain and, as the current global pandemic has shown us, dealing with these can create significant challenges.

Senior Masterclass: Risk Management
-John Crawley

An overview of our Senior Risk Masterclass training course: Address business dilemmas and help create a culture in your organisation that ensures that risk management is not just a checklist feature; it's an embedded component in your organisation's DNA. You will learn what the most important processes are to manage in your organisation and what processes can and should be used to help your organisation remain in "safe" mode.

Risk Management and the military
-Carolyn Williams, Director of Corporate Relations

Risk Management in the public sector qualifications webinar
-Carolyn Williams, Director of Corporate Relations

IRM Webinar - Latest thinking in supply chain risk management
-Carolyn Williams, Director of Corporate Relations

Not everyone could make it in person to our Risk Leaders conferences so we are offering our global membership and community a chance to hear from one of 2019's most popular speakers via a special, free to attend, IRM webinar, looking at the highly topical issue of supply chain risk management.

Professor Robert J Trent, Professor of Supply Chain Management at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania USA will be repeating his keynote presentation 'How Myopic Financial Strategies Increase Corporate Risk'.

Bob’s presentation will cover his research into supplier/customer relationships and will focus on the unintended consequences that can result when customers take actions that affect adversely the financial standing of their suppliers. Such financially myopic strategies increase corporate risk by encouraging retaliatory action and reducing the likelihood of receiving preferential treatment.

The webinar will also feature supply chain expert Nick Wildgoose BA(Hons) FCA FCIPS. Nick will look at the importance of comprehensive supply chain risk management as part of an organisation's ERM approach, including the importance of relationships and collaboration and how developments in technology and data availability are offering new solutions.

Operational and Cyber Resilience Part 2
-Karl Viertel

Join the final instalment of Alyne's two-part webinar series, which delves into the components that make up successful Operational and Cyber Resilience. This webinar will focus on the best practices for effective Cyber Resilience, Incident Management, Training and Awareness.

Operational and Cyber Resilience Part 1
-Stefan Sulistyo

Join the first of Alyne's two-part webinar series, which delves into the components that make up successful Operational and Cyber Resilience. Stefan Sulistyo, Alyne Co-Founder and CCO will be discussing the best practices for effective Business Continuity Management, Vendor Governance and Enterprise Risk Management.

Improving Decision Making and Expert Judgement
-Liz Taylor

This webinar introduces some important techniques for making decisions under stress, on time, without bias, and in group environments.

As an introduction to the one day seminar on Improving Decision Making and Expert Judgement on 4th April 2019, you will get a flavour of the course to help you understand the breadth and depth of the subject and techniques taught.

Quantitative Risk Management
-Prof Dr Johnathan Mun

The CQRM (Certified in Quantitative Risk Management) has become the fastest-growing professional qualification in quantitative risk management and quantitative methods applicable to all industries. It is an international certification awarded by the International Institute of Professional Education and Research (IIPER). This webinar will showcase how individuals can maximize and update their skills, knowledge, and experience in quantitative methods and risk management, ensuring clear paths to success within their current roles as well as fast tracking to future careers.

Prof. Dr. Mun is the IIPER-CQRM Program Director, coordinating worldwide executive programs, professional accreditations, and education standards in quantitative methods and risk management, and is also responsible for ensuring high-quality teaching and continuing education among the IIPER Certified Trainers.

Fuelling the Debate: Panel Session by IRM Global Energy Experts
-Alex Larsen, CFIRM President Baldwin Global Risk Services

Supply Chain & Risk Management (SCRM): Disciplines Joined-at-the-Hip
-Gregory L. Schlegel, CPIM

Supply chains are becoming ever more complex, particularly with the increase in outsourcing and the advancement of multi-tiered global supply networks. More and more organisations are now faced with direct and continuously evolving operational and legislative risks as a result of global market disruption or malpractice in their supply chains.

“Supply chain risk management is the implementation of strategies to manage every day and exceptional risks along the supply chain, underpinned by continuous risk assessment with the objective of reducing vulnerability and ensuring continuity.” (Supply Chain Risk Management: An Emerging Discipline”)

This Supply Chain & Risk Management webinar provides participants with a glimpse of the global supply chain risk landscape. Definitions of risk management and new techniques and tactics to mitigate risk will be discussed, along with profiles of early adopters of Supply Chain Risk Management.

Attend this Supply Chain & Risk Management webinar and get a brief introduction on how to:
Identify global supply chain risks
Assess risks within your supply chain
Mitigate risks throughout your enterprise with new tools and tactics
Manage volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity and risk
Create a resilient supply chain

Risk Reporting
-Dr Simon Ashby

Are you looking at implementing a new risk reporting framework or update one that you have already? In this webinar we will explore some of the options that are available. Learn how to get the most from tools such as risk registers, risk and control indicators and risk matrices. Consider the options available when designing reports and identify the limitations of common risk reporting practices.

Risk reporting is an important output from the risk management process and should be a key input into both strategic and operational decision making. But if the wrong tools are used or reports are poorly designed then reporting can do more harm than good. Are your reporting arrangements adding value to management decision making and promoting intelligent conversations about risk tasking and control or are they little more than a procedural exercise?

People Risk
-Grant Kennedy & Dr Aarti Anhal

People are the single most important asset in any organisation, yet they can often be the most vulnerable. The opportunities and threats people present to the operations and strategic objectives of their organisations constitute "people risk" – an area of risk often ignored because of the perceived complexities involved in managing it effectively. This webinar will focus on "risk intelligence", which refers to the way in which an individual's values, risk competences and behaviours come together to drive their perception of risk, approach to risk-based thinking and decision-making. This webinar will introduce the diagnostic tools that can be used by organisations to evaluate the "risk intelligence" of staff, whether in the operational 1st Line, the 2nd line's risk and compliance functions or senior management.

How to protect your organisation in a digital world: Panel discussion and launch
-Carolyn Williams, Director of Corporate Relations

Optimising Risk Workshops
-Dr. Sarah Gordon

Mitigating the Risks and Impact of Changing Sanctions Regimes
-Mark Dunn, LexisNexis

This webinar give you a practical insight into sanctions, enforcement and steps to consider to help address business risks. Some of the topics covered include:
• What are sanctions? (types of sanctions, associated reg list screened)
• What are companies' legal obligations under sanctions?
• Examples of actions (one FS, one Corp)
• Top 10 tips for implementing a sanctions compliance policy
• Top 10 tips to consider when purchasing sanctions screening software

Speakers include:
-Mark Dunn, Head of Entity Due Diligence and Monitoring, LexisNexis
Mark Dunn is responsible for the development and delivery of LexisNexis Business Insight Solutions due diligence products and services.

-Zia Ullah, Partner and Head of Corporate Crime and Investigations, Eversheds Sutherland
Zia specialist in International Sanctions, AML and ABC. Ranked in Legal 500 he advises on all aspects of corporate and financial crime compliance and was previously the global head of Sanctions and AML/ABC Policy at Barclays. Zia is a current FCA approved 'Skilled Person' for Financial Crime. Zia qualified as a lawyer in the UK in 1999 and is also qualified to practice in Ireland.

Risk Management for Infrastructure
-Graham Nicol

Join us on this webinar to listen to Graham Nicol present on why an effective and dynamic risk management framework is vital for the successful delivery of large projects, programmes or portfolios within an Infrastructure capital asset delivery environment. This webinar covers how to communicate the need and associated benefits of risk management to employees, delivery partners and stakeholders, how best to identify and assess risk (qualitatively and quantitatively), when to apply appropriate quantitative techniques, whilst challenging schedule integrity standards to support a QSRA. All of which should inform proactive decision making that aligns to projects/organisations risk culture.

Risk and Resilience
-Grant Kennedy & Dr Aarti Anhal

Resilience is achieved through a combination of the organisations agility, decision making and effective management of risk, that will ultimately protect and increase value of the organisation for its stakeholders.

Risks do materialise. As such, building resilience to enable organisations to become more resilient, ensuring they can recover quickly and effectively from major operational disruption and strategic crisis events is vital.

This unique webinar gives you the insights to understand why taking an integrated approach to resilience management allows you to add and protect value and absorb and adapt to change.

The discussion will focus on how put into action the core elements to prevent, respond to, recover and learn from disruptions in your own organisation.

Corporate Risk and Crisis Management
-David Rubens

It seems clear that the basic frameworks and principles that have supported corporate risk and crisis management for the last twenty-five years are beginning to be outpaced by the scale and scope of the emergent risks that we are now facing.This webinar covers the main themes of corporate risk & crisis management and the development of organisational frameworks that can support effective risk and crisis management planning at the highest level.

Understanding Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
-Ian Beale, Principal Executive Advisor, Gartner

This session offers benchmarking on how Risk leaders conduct business continuity processes, and balance these initiatives with risk management objectives.

Join this webinar and listen to Gartner present our guidance on 3 foundational BCM elements. The webinar is based on our research and best practice insights:
• The essentials of Business Continuity Management – what are the key components, the BCM lifecycle, the current top threats, who owns BCM and relevant standards
• Why BCM is critical to every organisation – including a review of recent incidents and their impact plus the benefits of a BCM program
• How to build a great Table Top exercise to test your BC program – the steps involved, the players needed and our recommendations for success

These insights can be used to build your BCM program if you are starting and also to review your existing program against our guidance and insights.

Emerging risks - Q1 2018 update
-Ian Beale - Principal Executive Advisor, CEB, now Gartner

Join this webinar to review the latest emerging risks benchmarking survey results from CEB, now Gartner and learn how your peers identify and manage the big over-the-horizon risks to their organisations. In particular:
• Understand the latest emerging risks affecting the corporate landscape
• Explore industry-specific perceptions of emerging risk
• Identify key risk indicators and metrics used to track emerging risks
• Uncover “Risk Meteors” that could quickly affect your organisation

Developing Risk Appetite Statements
-Ian Beale

In today's increasingly global work environment, more employees than ever before are making material decisions on behalf of the organization, and these decisions don't always adequately account for risks to the enterprise.

This webinar will provide an overview of how to define your organisation's level of 'risk appetite', helping you to determine the most relevant approach for drafting your organization's risk appetite statements, assess stakeholders’ preferred risk-taking posture and write impactful risk appetite statements.

Combined Assurance
-Ian Beale

Every organisation has invested recently in their assurance functions – budgets in compliance have grown by 10%, InfoSec by 17%, and ERM by 22% - but significant failures and incidents continue to occur. In addition, operational management regularly complain of assurance fatigue and ExCo's increasingly demand a holistic approach to risk management or a "single view of the truth".

Ian Beale, executive advisor at CEB, has more than 20 years' experience in the field of audit and risk. He relishes variety and new intellectual challenges, which proves useful in his role advising companies on critical and emerging risk and audit issues. On a daily basis, Ian works with global companies to identify risk priorities and areas of focus in a world that is rapidly changing.


Information Security and Cyber Risk
-Ian Beale and Richard Cross

The continued growth in size and frequency of costly data breaches has increased the pressure on senior leadership and Boards of Directors to take a rigorous approach to understanding and managing cyber security risk. With this in mind, ERM teams are being asked to weigh in the organization’s response to these risks. Join this webinar to learn from CEB how your peers manage and report on cyber security risks and work with their Information Security counterparts to ensure that their organisations are prepared for the inevitable cyber-attack.

Root Cause Analysis Level 1 and 2
-Suzanne Crouch

Suzanne Crouch, Director of Training at Sologic will deliver a 40 minute webinar on Root Cause Analysis combining level 1 and level 2: Senior Investigator. Suzanne will speak about the cause-effect relationship of events and the impact they have on your job role and your organisation. RCA identifies ways to stop negative events reoccurring, while examining successful events to help you replicate their positive characteristics.

RCA Level 2; Senior Investigator: creates understanding of the critical elements needed to lead an effective investigation, produce credible results, and the steps required to protect the credibility and integrity of the investigation team, the problem owner, and any impacted parties.

Risk in the Boardroom
-Ian Beale, Carolyn Saint and Louis Cooper

CEB's Ian Beale presents a 60 minute webinar on 'Risk in the Boardroom' with guest speakers: Carolyn Saint, CAE, University of Virginia and Louis Cooper, IRM approved trainer and Chief Executive of the Non-Executive Directors' Association

Developing a Risk Management Programme for your Organisation
-Joachim Adenusi MSc FIRM ACII (Former IRM Director)

The focus of this programme is manifold and address the following issues: fostering the use of the tools of risk assessment and risk management in new fields of application such as policy making; providing a platform between the insurance community, the engineering and academic communities and policy makers to discuss risk issues; promoting the concept of the insurability of risks as the natural borderline between State legislation and the market economy; identifying new opportunities for insurers in the emerging sustainability concept in order to enlarge the field of insurable risks

The risk toolbox: registers, matrix and bow-ties
-Dr Sarah Gordon, Director at Satarla

Every profession has tools fundamental to its trade, each of which needs to be reviewed and sharpened regularly to ensure they remain effective. The risk register, matrix and bow-tie are three such tools within risk management. This one-hour webinar will provide tips on how to optimise each of these critical risk tools and tailor them to your organisation.

Embedding Risk Management (Advanced FoRM)

You already understand the process of risk management. The next step is to equip yourself to fully integrate business risk and opportunities for innovation into your organisation's corporate governance model.

Stress Testing from a Non-Financial Perspective
-Dr Ahmed Barakat

Stress testing is a useful method for determining how a portfolio will fare during a period of financial crisis...

Understanding and Managing Risk Culture
-Dr Simon Ashby

IRM is leading the debate on risk culture. Drawing upon the wealth of practical experience and expert knowledge across the institute, we have developed guidance for organisations wanting a greater understanding of their own risk culture and practical tools that can be applied to drive change.

As seen in the business press every day, embedding risk management into an organisation to the extent that it reliably makes a difference is a difficult task. To achieve this, boards must keep how to manage risks high on their agenda, and to continue asking themselves, whether they have the right culture, people and processes.

What do we mean by risk culture?
Risk culture is a term describing the values, beliefs, knowledge, attitudes and understanding about risk shared by a group of people with a common purpose, in particular the employees of an organisation. This applies to all organisations from private companies, public bodies, governments to not-for-profits.

What does a good risk culture look like?
An effective risk culture is one that enables and rewards individuals and groups for taking the right risks in an informed manner.

Effective Key Risk Indicators
-Dr Ariane Chapelle

A set of Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) is a crucial tool for any organisation which wants to define risk and identify the potential impact of adverse events. Join our informative and insightful webinar to find out just what you need to start - and improve - your own organisation's KRI programme. It will last around 35 minutes, followed by a 10-minute Q&A session. Designed for mid- to senior-level practitioners.