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 continue 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

As Senior Director Core Solutions, Product Management for Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, Matt leads the team responsible for the strategy and direction of Passport® and TyMetrix® 360°. In this role, Matt is responsible for understanding the legal market, creating our product vision and roadmap, and bringing to market world-class solutions that solve urgent customer problems.

Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions in 2014, Matt worked for many years in the information services industry as part of Iron Mountain serving in product management, marketing, information technology, and consulting roles. Matt holds a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.

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