Optimize IT governance with a sustainable risk and compliance approach

Webcast | July 9 at 10:00 a.m. ET

https://kapost-files-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/direct/1435334830-15086-8377/OptimizeIT_Blog.jpgManaging the complexities of IT risk and compliance is a huge challenge for organizations everywhere. The inability to reduce risk exposure, lower risk management program costs, manage compliance across multiple regulatory frameworks and better allocate resources across the enterprise can severely affect an organization’s reputation, productivity and ability to achieve strategic goals.

This panel discussion, hosted by Risk, WatersTechnology and sponsored by IBM, will look at the evolution of IT risk to examine how organizations are beginning to adopt integrated GRC solutions to tackle the aforementioned challenges and optimize performance.

The panel will look at the results of the recent Risk and IBM ITG survey and will discuss how integrated GRC solutions are enabling organizations to do the following:

  • Gain better IT visibility across multiple disparate silos of IT governance to provide decision makers with a single view of risk.
  • Map IT risks to business processes to provide the underlying foundation for IT governance and enable a centralized, top-down (from business process to IT asset) approach to governance that spans the organization.
  • Reduce IT-related risks by providing a holistic view of risks throughout the enterprise that can be used to manage and control risks more effectively.
  • Improve IT efficiency through regulatory framework harmonization by mapping controls to multiple best practice frameworks.

IBM | Box: Transforming Work

Webcast | July 15 at 9:00 a.m. PT

Box and IBM are partnering to bring leading-edge technologies and resources expected to transform enterprise collaboration. From content management and security, to cloud, social and mobile computing, the portfolio of solutions bring together the leading-edge Box cloud content collaboration platform and IBM analytics software and enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, security and the global IBM Cloud footprint. Register for this webinar to get an overview of the IBM-Box partnership

  • Why Box and IBM are working together
  • What products, services and industries Box and IBM plan to focus on 
  • What this partnership means for customers and companies interested in leveraging upcoming integrations or new joint solutions

The webinar includes time for a Q&A at the end of the half-hour session. Rich Howarth, vice president, ECM products and strategy at IBM Analytics Group and Rand Wacker, vice president, enterprise product team at Box will present. For more information, please visit ibm.com/IBMandBox or box.com/ibm.

Incentive compensation in retail: Five bottom-line benefits

Webcast | July 23 at 2:00 PM ET

Among all the facets of retailing, employee motivation is one of the most important and manageable factors for success and profitability.

Becoming an enterprise digital business: A perspective from featured Gartner analyst Donald Feinberg

Webcast | July 28 at 11:00 a.m. ET

The Internet of Things, smart connected devices and mobile are driving a continuous information proliferation. Though these forces might simultaneously represent opportunity, chaos and potential threat, a digital business will have the ability to spot and exploit opportunities that might last just a matter of seconds. Organizations must have an infrastructure capable of sustaining new breeds of analytics that deliver near real-time insight. But what does this mean for business and IT leaders? How can this be turned into an innovative and cost-effective opportunity, resulting in smarter business outcomes?

Register for this exciting webcast in which Gartner analyst Donald Feinberg provides his viewpoint on the digital business, including its effects on organizations and society as a whole and how it breaks down traditional barriers between industry segments to create completely new value chains and new business opportunities. He will be joined by Mark Simmonds of IBM, who will discuss the analytics platform portfolio for IBM z Systems and describe how it helps support a digital business. Join us and receive a complimentary copy of the report The impact of big data, mobile, customer expectations and cloud on today’s business critical analytics.


Donald Feinberg, Vice President, Gartner

Donald Feinberg is a Vice President and distinguished analyst with Gartner Intelligence in the Information Management group. Mr. Feinberg is responsible for Gartner’s research on database management systems and data warehousing infrastructure and big data.


Mark Simmonds, IT Architect and Senior Marketing Professional, IBM z Systems

Mark Simmonds is an IT architect and senior marketing professional for IBM z Systems who has more than 20 years of service with IBM. He is a thought leader in big data, analytics, mobile and information governance in the Analytics Platform Division.