Balancing Act: How to Successfully Manage the Risks & Opportunities of Third-Party Partners

The sheer volume and complexity of laws and regulations that hold companies accountable for the actions of third-party partners continues to mount. With sanctions and fines for violations becoming much more severe, a proactive approach to developing and supporting third-party risk processes and programs is critical for companies to protect their brands, interests, and reputations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about the most current research and best practices for third-party risk management from GRC 20/20
  • Discuss real-world examples of effective approaches, and suggestions for success
  • Review ideas for leveraging tools and key risk data to support due diligence efforts


About The Expert

Michael Rasmussen

Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of enterprise GRC, GRC technology, corporate compliance, and policy management. With 18+ years of experience, Michael helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architecture, and select technologies that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the “Father of GRC” — being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester.

Matt Kivlin

Matt Kivlin leads the Product Management team responsible for identifying, prioritizing, validating, and incubating new growth markets for Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions. In this role, he oversees the product portfolios for Law Firms, Ecosystem/Connectors, and New Ventures. With a strong history of incubating and launching successful new products, he has a proven track record for product strategy, new solutions definition, cross-functional alignment, and exceeding customer expectations. Matt has a degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA.

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