SOURCE: OpenPages

February 26, 2007 09:00 ET

OpenPages Partners With Dr. George Westerman to Deliver Webinar on Effective IT Risk Management

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 --


Dr. George Westerman, Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) and OpenPages product manager Mike Flouton


Effective IT Risk Management: Understanding the Interdependencies of Risk Across IT


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Wednesday, February, 28, 2007; 11:00am EST

Organizations must understand the interdependencies between critical business processes, IT services and the underlying technology assets and personnel. To date, corporations have had to rely on a fragmented and disparate approach to managing technology risk. Reliance on a silo IT risk management approach is not only costly and inefficient, it lacks the contextual understanding of the real impacts that failures in technology processes and policies have on the business.

Join OpenPages for a webinar featuring Dr. George Westerman, Research Scientist at the MIT Sloan School of Management's Center for Information Systems Research (CISR), on "What Makes an IT Risk Management Process Effective?" Dr. Westerman will reveal CISR's findings on IT risk management practices at 130+ companies and the set of practices that form the core of an effective IT risk management process.

In addition, OpenPages product manager Mike Flouton will describe how OpenPages' new IT Governance solution (ITG) implements the components of an effective IT risk management process in a highly configurable and comprehensive fashion, thus delivering improved visibility and better decision support around IT risk management.

About Dr. George Westerman

Dr. George Westerman is a Research Scientist in the Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) at MIT's Sloan School of Management. His research in IT risk management provides implementable advice on effective IT compliance and operational risk management, based on surveys and case studies from more than 150 enterprises. In his ongoing work on CIO leadership, he has identified important levers through which current CIOs can boost their credibility and aspiring CIOs can position themselves for the next opportunity. He has been cited by CIO Magazine, Gartner, and other leading publications. His work has appeared in publications such as Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business School cases and numerous working papers from MIT CISR. In addition to regular contact with MIT CISR sponsors, he leads an MIT Sloan executive education program called "IT for the Non-IT Executive," which is attended by more than 200 senior executives annually.

Prior to earning his doctorate at Harvard Business School, Dr. Westerman gained more than 15 years of experience in engineering and IT management consulting. He speaks regularly at company and industry events, and has worked with executives in a number of industry sectors.

About OpenPages

OpenPages is the leading provider of enterprise risk management software solutions. The company's solutions provide the visibility, decision support and control to improve accountability, better-manage risk, achieve compliance with numerous regulations, improve operational performance and align strategies to ensure better results.

Market-leading corporations in financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, media/entertainment, retail/consumer, energy, high technology, health services and life sciences rely on OpenPages to help them achieve sustainable governance, risk and compliance management -- enabling them to become well-governed businesses. Founded in 1996, the company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with regional offices throughout North America and international offices in London, Tokyo, Munich, Hong Kong, and Paris.

For more information on OpenPages' suite of business governance software solutions or to register for an online demonstration, please call 781-693-5999 or visit

OpenPages is a trademark of OpenPages, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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