Operational Risk Management – Capitalize on the complexity in today’s business environment


CFO Roundtable Meeting

13th March 2013
17:00 - 21:30

Operational Risk Management

Driven by the volatility, uncertainty and complexity in today’s markets, operational risk management is moving rapidly onto the CFO agenda. According to a recent global IBM CFO Study, 77% of all CFOs rate risk management as very or critically important, but only half think their organizations are addressing it effectively. Furthermore, Information Technology risks are significantly contributing to the growing complexity of risk management. For every year since 2004, IBM has asked CEOs all over the world to name the external forces which will have the biggest impact on their organizations. Market factors have consistently topped the list while technology factors have risen in importance and now holds second place. This development is pushing finance to transform and adapt to new realities.

From these studies it is clear that business executives expect significantly more market complexity, deeper/faster cycles, and more risk going forward. As a consequence of this uncertainty, many companies do not fully understand the risks they are facing and delay critical investments needed to improve performance and growth, potentially missing out on value-creating opportunities. This situation drives the need for improved risk management strategies.

Roundtable Meeting

The welcome address and introduction for this exclusive CFO Roundtable Meeting will be from Marco Cordes CFO, IBM Global Technology Services, IMT Benelux and keynoted by Dr. Bruno Colmant, Professor, Writer, Commentator, Member of the Royal Academy of Belgium, and Partner at Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. The meeting will bring together 15-20 CFOs to discuss and gain insights into:

  • The economic paradigm shifts companies are facing in today’s uncertain times
  • How to create business value through new approaches to operational risk management
  • How risk avoidance can result in missed business opportunities
  • Capturing market opportunities to realize growth
  • Achieving business goals by managing IT risk.

The discussion will be followed by cocktails and an exquisite meal to carry on the debate and to network.

Reasons to Attend

"Not only did I have the opportunity to learn from others' experiences but, I also met very interesting and inspiring people"

Isaac Sheps
CEO, Carlsberg UK



Get access to:

  • Thought provoking insights and advise from senior executives driving higher performance
  • Exclusive interactive roundtable discussion where the gloves come off and critical business issues are discussed and solved
  • Intimate and unparalleled networking opportunity with like-minded executives
  • A confidential forum to share, exchange, and test new ideas
  • Unique opportunity to learn from a peer network
  • An overview of the latest state-of-the art business trends and academic research




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