SOURCE: OpenPages


June 15, 2009 08:30 ET

OpenPages, AMR Research to Discuss Strategies for Managing Enterprise Risk: Theory vs. Practice

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - June 15, 2009) -

Who: John Hagerty, AMR Research Vice President and Research Fellow John Kelly, Director of Product Marketing, OpenPages

What: Managing Enterprise Risk: Theory vs. Practice webinar

Where: To register for this webinar, please visit

When: Wednesday, June 17 at 11:00 a.m. EDT

In today's turbulent business environment, risk has taken on a higher profile and created greater responsibilities for those who manage it. Executive management and board members want to know how risk is being managed in their businesses and, in particular, how to better manage risk to drive business performance and create the greatest reward for their shareholders.

AMR Research has found that in theory, enterprise risk management (ERM) is a top-down methodology, but in reality, risk management today is largely operational and executed from the bottom up. In a recent report titled "Managing Enterprise Risk: Theory vs. Practice," John Hagerty, AMR Research Vice President and Research Fellow, writes, "Since many companies are still in the early stages of maturity, risks are identified within different organizational silos (even, in many cases, within departments of a larger organization) and then monitored and mitigated without benefit of the bigger risk picture."

Join John Hagerty as he discusses five steps organizations need to take in order to put disciplined risk management into practice. These steps include:

-- Learn how others are organizing for risk management

-- Establish ownership wherever possible

-- Use the right language to avoid miscommunication

-- Determine what level of risk your organization will tolerate, and;

-- Instill risk thinking in everything you do

Following, John Kelly, Director of Product Marketing, OpenPages, will discuss how OpenPages' customers have successfully incorporated effective ERM into their business practice.

About OpenPages

OpenPages is the leading provider of enterprise risk management solutions that optimize business performance. OpenPages empowers the world's largest companies by unifying governance, risk and compliance (GRC) activities across the enterprise and by incorporating risk management into their day-to-day business processes. Founded in 1996, the company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with an international office in the United Kingdom, and regional offices throughout North America. To learn more, visit

About AMR Research

Founded in 1986, AMR Research provides subscription advisory services and peer networking opportunities to operations and IT executives in the consumer products, life sciences, manufacturing, and retail sectors. We are the No. 1 research firm focused on the intersection of business processes with value chain and enterprise technologies.

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