Enterprise Risk Management and the Unprecedented

The 21st century opened with a slew of “unprecedented” events crash, 9/11, the financial crisis of 2008, SARS, Eboli, BREXIT, and COVID-19 to name a few.  So many that one has to wonder if “unprecedented” is the new normal. This onslaught highlighted the need for improved risk identification and a more effective way to quantify […]

The Traditional Risk Management Puzzle-5 Essential Pieces to a Strategic Platform

Traditional Risk Management (TRM) is comparable to a very complex puzzle with many pieces that have many connections and relationships. The industry norm/tendency is to jump into the middle of the puzzle and start working. The problem is that TRM is a complex but smaller puzzle that fits inside a larger “Enterprise Risk” puzzle. Many […]

Enterprise Risk Management – Structure to Your Business Success

Embracing foundational principles of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) will be one of the most powerful things an organization can do to put structure to its success. ERM is a “Risk Based” approach to operating your business that applies logic to overcoming obstacles and taking advantage of opportunities. Its ROI can be significant and its value […]

The Next 40 Years of Emotion AI

Each year, Fortune compiles a list of young leaders that they consider to be among the most influential young leaders for the year. The leaders included on this year’s list certainly set a high bar. I’m especially proud to be listed alongside so many inspiring female leaders, as this year’s 40 under 40 includes more […]

Do Sellers Deserve Anything Less?

For me, it started with a simple question: “Why is it that sales organizations, the very heart of every growth company, are not as well served with technology as their counterparts in Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Manufacturing and Operations?” I spent a lot of time thinking about this last summer when I had some time […]

Moving to a Cloud-Based Core

The below articles was originally written by Ryan Derousseau and published February 14, 2018 by Bank Director. A small Kansas town with a population of less than 700 isn’t typically where you would expect to find a bank on the forefront of the future. But since Suresh Ramamurthi and his wife, Suchitra Padmanabhan, bought CBW […]

Collaboration in the Cloud – A Unified Theory

In the first article of this series, I posited that a meaningful strategy for accomplishing collaborative work in the cloud can only be achieved by thinking more holistically than has traditionally been the case. The reality is that work collaboration that drives competitive advantage is a multi-faceted endeavor. It requires the adoption of multiple best-of-breed […]

Why PLM consultants are questioning new tools and asking about cloud exit strategy?

I want to continue my dialog with Jos Voskuil, PLM business consultant and PLM coach. If you’re just catching up the conversation, check the following articles: Why traditional PLM ranking is dead. PLM ranking 2.0? How to democratize PLM knowledge and disrupt traditional consulting. Some interesting thoughts came over the weekend from Jos’ article – The death of […]

Ignore These Two Paths to Cloud Failure at Your Own Risk

Congratulations! Your awesome startup is up and running; you’ve leveraged a ton of open source software and tools, leveraged some great SaaS products, deployed to the cloud and you’re scaling effortlessly with increasing demand. So what could go wrong? Many things, as it turns out, but two stand out: availability and security. Failure to manage […]

The Internet Of Things (IOT) Will Be Massive: Here Are The 4 Predictions From IBM

With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion – and that’s not including computers and phones – in 2019, Internet of Things will clearly continue to be a hot topic. I had the chance to speak to Bret Greenstein, VP of IBM’s Watson IoT Consumer Business, who highlighted four key trends.Interestingly three of those […]