Welcome to our thought leadership series CRO Wisdom! Each episode of CRO Wisdom features a conversation with a highly experienced risk leader who shares their unique knowledge, experience and perspective on the future of risk and careers in this dynamic field. We see great value in sharing risk expertise beyond the board room and executive meetings with a broader audience. In fact, we believe passionately that peer-to-peer learning is the key to elevating any endeavor, but particularly in a field as dynamic as risk. With that in mind, we have created this series as a way to share knowledge with current risk practitioners and to inspire and educate the risk leaders of tomorrow. We hope you enjoy and gain much from the conversations. We’d love to hear from you. If you would like to nominate a future guest or have suggestions for risk topics, please let us know. Together we can make these conversations on the future of risk with today’s risk leaders even more valuable.
Episode 10: Jenna Wells, Director of TPRM, Iron Mountain
This episode of CRO Wisdom features Jenna Wells, Director of TPRM, Iron Mountain. In this episode hosted by Atul Vashistha, Chairman, Supply Wisdom, Jenna talks about her current role implementing and managing risk programs at Iron Mountain and how she transitioned into risk from a Signals career in the Marines.
Jenna discusses her priorities for risk and why being agile and dynamic will be key to managing supply chain risk and increasing regulatory pressures. She shares her views on continuous monitoring and the importance of automation and AI to identify risk at scale and mitigate them.
Episode 9: Shamla Naidoo, Managing Partner, IBM Security
This episode of CRO Wisdom features Shamla Naidoo, Managing Partner, IBM Security. In this episode hosted by Atul Vashistha, Chairman, Supply Wisdom, Shamla talks about the challenges of risk management at a time when digital risks are rising. She talks about why she expects continuous monitoring will lead to a cultural shift towards self-regulating organizations.
Shamla discusses what she sees as the problems of silo-isation and fragmentation of data and why an integrated view of risk will lead to exponential new benefits. Don't miss her advise to CISOs on the need to look outside to get a truly complete picture of risk to their organizations.
Episode 8: Jim Routh, Former Risk Leader, Mass Mutual and Aetna
This episode of CRO Wisdom features Jim Routh, Former Risk Leader, Mass Mutual and Aetna. In this episode hosted by Atul Vashistha, Chairman, Supply Wisdom, Jim talks about the challenges of risk management at a time when third-party risk events are rising in frequency and severity. He shares his views on the limitations of periodic assessments and why they are insufficient for today's world.
Jim, an independent director at Supply Wisdom, discusses what he sees as the new frontier in supply chain risk management, based on data-science and automation as innovation catalysts. He talks about the critical importance of continuous risk monitoring across a wide risk aperture and the use of automation in enabling risk actions.
Episode 7: Avani Desai, President, Schellman & Company
This episode of CRO Wisdom features Avani Desai, President, Schellman & Company. In this episode hosted by Atul Vashistha, Chairman, Supply Wisdom, Avani talks about why she believes adopting technology is the only way to avoid obsolescence and which technologies have the potential to change risk management.
Listen to this episode of CRO Wisdom for Avani Desai's views on continuous risk monitoring, constantly rising cybersecurity threats, and reputational risk. She discusses how the pandemic has brought risk management to the board's attention and why the Chief Risk Officer must be analytical.
Episode 6: Bob Maley, Chief Security Officer, Black Kite
This episode of CRO Wisdom features Bob Maley, Chief Security Officer, Black Kite. In this episode hosted by Atul Vashistha, Chairman, Supply Wisdom, Bob talks about about his current role (Chief Risk Officer + Chief Privacy Officer + Chief Security Officer) at one of the hottest tech start-ups in town and why the vulnerability of third parties and vendors keeps him awake at night.
Listen to this episode of CRO Wisdom as Bob talks about how he entered risk from the time he began his career in law enforcement and then in software and information security. He touches upon malware, bad actors, Solar Winds, and why the ability to quantify risk and make risk intelligence actionable changes everything.
Episode 5: Laura Jones, PhD, Director of GRC, Hearst
This episode of CRO Wisdom features Laura Jones, PhD, Director of GRC, Hearst. In this episode hosted by Atul Vashistha, Chairman, Supply Wisdom, Dr Jones talks about her experience in building risk management programs and her current role building capabilities across the Governance, Risk, and Compliance spectrum.
Listen to this episode of CRO Wisdom with Dr Jones for her views on what keeps business leaders up at night, why risk matters to address those issues, and the impact of Covid on risk management practices. Don't miss her advice on how kids can stay safe online in this exciting discussion.