Jeff Jinnett: Worldwide Partner Conference – One Way Microsoft Supports Its GRC Partners

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) will take place this year from July 10-14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California at the Los Angeles Convention Center[i]. WPC is an annual gathering for the Microsoft partner community to meet top Microsoft executives, learn about Microsoft’s roadmap for the upcoming year and see the latest Microsoft product innovations….


Jeff Jinnett: April, 2011 Update – GRC White Papers, Books, Webcasts and Blogs of Some Microsoft Partners

Microsoft has an extensive ecosystem of ISVs and systems integration partners with offerings in the governance, risk management and compliance space. The following is a listing of some recent white papers, articles and other materials authored by Microsoft partners on GRC-related topics that you may find of value: ·        Prodiance[i] o   White paper – “Automating Spreadsheet Controls for…


Emerging GRC patterns around Cloud

With Microsoft making a big bet on its Azure Cloud based services, the impact and implications for Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) space makes for a very interesting case. I will share some interesting industry patterns around GRC on an ongoing basis as i come across them. Today i  start off with – Cloud GRC and Cloud based…


Leading global bank adopts Microsoft partner FinArch for its Liquidity Risk Solutions

New Liquidity risk frameworks as well as Stress tests were in my top 10 list for 2011. Many leading regulators with UK FSA being the first, have issued new guidelines on this globally. Whilst some banks still await the expected convergence with Basel III. I was thrilled to see a recent announcement on a leading bank…


Sai Sireesh Predicts Top 10 Risk and Compliance Initiatives in 2011

In the last few months, many new regulations have been introduced impacting all major markets. They include the Dodd Frank reform in the USA, Liquidity Risk in the UK and Basel III in the EU and globally. Based on the changing risk and regulatory landscape, I predict the following top 10 initiatives in 2011. Am…


Jeff Jinnett: GRC White Papers, Online Articles and Blogs of Some Microsoft Partners

Microsoft has an extensive ecosystem of software and systems integration partners with offerings in the governance, risk management and compliance space[i].  The three areas of governance, risk management and compliance intersect to a certain extent and some Microsoft partners have solution offerings bridging all three topics, such as Open Text[ii]. Other Microsoft partners have offerings…


Sai Sireesh: Key Findings – Future State of Risk 2010 Survey

In my previous blog, I broadly covered the release of the “Future State of Risk 2010” survey which was commissioned jointly by and Microsoft. In addition, I briefly covered the summary in a webinar last week to over 120 professionals. The webinar was well received and followed by multiple requests for a survey copy….


Jeff Jinnett: Dodd-Frank Legislation: Some Post-Passage Developments

On the eve of heading off on vacation, I decided to post on some developments that have occurred post-passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: A. M. Best announces it will not permit its ratings of insurance companies to be cited in registration statements and related prospectuses, since that could expose…


Sai Sireesh: Future State of Risk & Compliance 2010 – Global Benchmark Survey

Today, September 8, 2010, PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers International Association) and Microsoft jointly released a 2010 survey on global trends and industry views of the future of risk management and compliance. The survey provides a benchmark to risk and compliance practitioners across both financial and non-financial sectors. In addition, it is one of many initiatives…


Jeff Jinnett: SEC Adopts Final Rule on Proxy Nominations for Board of Directors

My June 29th blog posting on this topic noted the Dodd-Frank legislation authorizes the SEC to issue rules granting shareholder access to management’s proxy statement for the purpose of nominating directors to the board.  On August 25, 2010, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted a final rule entitled “Facilitating Shareholder Director Nominations”[i]. Under the…