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Clearing the Clouds

Shining a light on successful Enterprise Risk Management

Risk events are occurrences – catastrophic incidents caused by nature, terrorism, financial fraud or other problems – that can dramatically impact your enterprise’s ability to achieve its objectives.

While some companies have been moving toward implementing more formalized ERM programs – establishing a Chief Risk Officer position, investing in systems, analytics and data management, and hiring necessary talent to perform analysis, predict and quantify risk events – the vast majority are far behind where they need to be.

The challenge for most enterprises is how to implement an ERM program, instill a culture prepared to deal with risk events and learn from inevitable mistakes. Doing it right is difficult; many “clouding factors” can sabotage an ERM program at every step. But doing it well may ultimately determine whether your organization can successfully avoid and/or mitigate risks.

A new view of ERM is required to enable organizations to clear the clouds, see risk in a new light, have better long-term vision and, ultimately, be ready to act when lightning strikes.

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Orchestrating risk-adjusted performance management

Identify and address risk events better and faster

Meet the experts

Carl Nordman
Associate Partner, Financial Management, IBM Global Business Services

Robert Torok
Business Transformation Consultant, IBM Global Business Services