BWise, Inc

April 05, 2011 13:12 ET

BWise Hosts Webinar Featuring Independent Research Firm: ERM Made Actionable

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, THE NETHERLANDS and NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) - BWise, the global leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) management software, announced today that it will be hosting a webinar on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) on Thursday, April 14, 2011. The webinar entitled "ERM Made Actionable" will feature guest speaker Chris McClean, of Forrester Research Inc. The session will offer techniques and practices to overcome the challenges that initiating an ERM project can encounter, such as culture change, increased responsibilities by business owners and building consensus among disparate groups.

The webinar will feature expert presenters Chris McClean, Senior Analyst at independent research firm Forrester Research and Luc Brandts, CTO and Founder of BWise. The live online event will provide risk professionals and executives with insights and model cases on how to make risk management actionable based upon best practices from extensive industry research and customer implementations. Topics that will be covered will include:

  • Creating discernibility for risk management throughout the enterprise
  • Strategies for applying a risk strategy across the business
  • Identifying the right plan of action in case of alerts, events and risk trends
  • Isolating and preparing for potential events
  • Assessing and managing identified risks according to risk appetite

"The objective of rational ERM is to provide reasonable assurance for an enterprise as it strives to achieve its stated business objectives," said Luc Brandts. "Making ERM actionable assists a firm in reaching its goals, enforces better strategic and business planning and supports in identifying, avoiding or mitigating gaps and pitfalls to reaching those goals."

"During this online webinar, Chris and I will present best practices and knowledge on how businesses have effectively introduced and implemented Enterprise Risk Management at their firms. Chris has performed extensive research and analysis on ERM and GRC. BWise has completed a multitude of GRC and ERM implementations globally at our customers. We will present these experiences to assist organizations and risk professionals to overcome the hurdles that enacting ERM sometimes faces." You can read more and comment about making ERM actionable on the BWise Blog.

Chris and Luc will explain how to work with various components of a business that influence risk, such as its people, processes and systems in order to achieve assurance. The webinar will also describe how Enterprise Risk Management provides the best starting point for an enterprise's Governance, Risk, and Compliance initiative. For more information and to register for the webinar please visit

About BWise:
BWise, established in 1994, is the global leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) software. Based on a strong heritage in business process management, BWise delivers truly integrated and proven GRC solutions. With these GRC solutions BWise supports an organization to get 'in control' of all of its enterprise risks and compliance obligations. To become 'in control,' BWise enables its customers to increase corporate accountability; strengthening financial, strategic and operational efficiencies; and maximizing performance, while understanding risks.

Hundreds of customers, in virtually all markets and industries in more than 80 countries, are served by BWise for their GRC needs. Utilizing templates and a best-practice implementation approach, BWise enables management to monitor and manage risks and comply to regulations such as Sarbanes-Oxley, ISAE3402 / SAS-70, Basel II and III and Solvency II, ISO-standards, European Corporate Governance Codes and many more. BWise has offices in the Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Germany and India. For more information, visit

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