Category: CEO Corner. Grow

Future Ready Audit Leadership : Unleashing Three Key Elements of Agility, Innovation & Automation

For Internal Audit to be more Efficient and Effective, the Board,the C-suite and the Audit Committees need to create the right Strategy which includes proper Positioning, the right Talent and automated Processes. From our previous posts in this exciting Internal Audit Leadership blog series, we identified a number of key attributes that are must haves for…

Key Factors from Entrepreneurship put into action for Continuous Growth in Internal Audit

Internal Audit departments are in a transformative phase with increasing expectations to move beyond Compliance and Financial Reporting and focus on Enterprise Risk Assessments, Business and Operational Risks. To meet the requirements of this new role, Internal Auditors need to have specific Skill set which encompasses Communication, Reporting and Planning Skills. When we talk of…

Deriving the key element of Agility from Martial Arts for Internal Audit Leadership

Innovation, Automation & Agility are the new normal and finding ways to anticipate the unexpected Risks & Opportunities adds great value to a Business. While our previous post in this exciting Audit Efficiency blog series talked about how the key element of Innovation derived from Music can be leveraged for gaining efficiency in Internal Audit,…

Creativity & Harmony : Key Elements of Internal Audit Leadership derived from Music

From the previous post on Internal Audit landscape of 2018 & beyond, we infer that the only way to survive in the given Business scenario is to Change and to Innovate. Industry Leaders are anticipating major changes in Internal Audit Processes with the key features of Analytics and Automation Technologies. The enhanced Audit function is…

3 Governance Strategies for Organizational Success & Growth in 2018

As T.S Eliot rightly said “Last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice”, it’s now time to proactively restrategize your Governance processes for 2018. The Business models globally are getting digitized, and so Companies would need to undergo similar transformations in Risk, Regulatory Compliance and Governance processes. As…

$185 million fine : Is this price sufficient for poor Sales Process Compliance and lack of Transparency in the world’s largest Bank ?

Frauds in big Corporate houses and Organizations have been making headlines since last decade and as you read this, world’s largest bank Wells Fargo has been charged $185 million fine for illegal sales practices that included opening of 2 million fake customer accounts. Following the allegations, the bank fired over 5,300 employees who engaged in…

Rice Energy Succeeds With Force.com And AppExchange Partner Confident Governance’s Governance as a Service Platform To Enable Their Risk And Compliance Governance As a Competitive Advantage

At Confident Governance, world’s number one Company specializing in Cloud Governance, we have a mission to Democratize Governance Worldwide and we strive ahead with this vision through successful Partnership with the robust Salesforce.com platform. There has been no looking back since the inception and our innovative Governance as a Service module has been utilized and appreciated by…

Developing Innovative Risk Management Strategies For Non-Profit Organizations

A lot has been talked about Risk Management and effective ERM Strategies. While Companies worldwide, whether Public or Private, are customizing ERM processes to suit their requirements and achieve Business goals, there is an obvious void between achieving Project goals by aligning Risks in Non-profit Organizations. Risk Management is a rapidly developing discipline with varied views.…

Fostering Agility in Compliance : Need of the hour for Global Organizations

In most global discussions today, we frequently hear words like Emerging Technologies, Cross-generational workforce, Changing international economies and so on and so forth. If we ever had to summarize all of these topics in just one word , what would be that word ? Yes, it’s “Agility”. In this dynamically changing Business market Agility is no…

5 Pivotal Ways Internal Audit Will Transform In Next Decade : Part 5

In this concluding post of ConfidentNow blog series  the top 5 ways Internal Audit will be transformed in next decade , we will discuss about the last but not the least element of Transparency in Internal Audit. At the 75th Anniversary of IIA , Confident Governance Chairman Bhavesh Bhagat is going to share his insights on the Emerging Trends in Internal Audit and how…

5 Pivotal Ways Internal Audit Will Transform In Next Decade : Part 4

In our series of the top 5 ways Internal Audit will be transformed in next decade , today we will discuss about a very vital aspect of Internal Audit, that’s Reporting. As GRC has evolved over last decade, Internal Audit too has witnessed some dynamic changes in it’s Processes and one of them is being equipped with Robust Reporting/Dashboarding tools. This…

2016…Leap Forward with Agility and Confidence

Year ends are a time to introspect and to plan the upcoming year. Above all this is the time to Thank all those who have touched you in the past year and have helped you thrive against all ups and downs of life. This year I want to Thank all of our Confident Ecosystem of Customers, Partners…

Millennials : Next Level Of Leadership ?

An Expert once said “Every Generation’s fundamental job is to prepare the place for the next Generation”. In terms of Business, this quote translates as aligning the Cross-Generational Workforce for achieving Business Excellence. While working through this objective it becomes vital to know what are the defining characteristics of the various Generations and how to Align them. In…

Innovative Risks And Digital Business Frameworks

A couple of weeks back, as I was looking out of the window , I saw the usual panorama of tall and architecturally Innovative buildings, digitally equipped cabs, the Financial news flashing on the big screen, and of course the People passing by with all their latest gadgets. This has been the usual view through many years…

Chatter Topics – Using Hashtag To Simplify Official Collaboration

Influx of Salesforce Chatter has led to efficient Collaborative means of communicating within Organizations of all sizes. Chatter has given a whole  new dimension to Business Collaboration by giving it’s  Users instant access to Content and Expertise they need in their work area. This is not all, Chatter enables the savvy Organization to Centralize all forms…

The Two Constants Of Governance And Risk Management Automation

Recently I was having a conversation with one of my colleagues in Washington DC and a Chairman of a Board, when, amidst the discussion of Global Trends and Technologies, a very interesting subject came through. It was regarding the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who recently revealed the Success of his Company. According to Bezos, if you want…

Propelling Towards Global Governance And ICT (Information Communication Technology) Innovation With India-US Strategic Partnership

On the day I write this, India is celebrating it’s 66th Republic Day with the US President Barack Obama as the Chief Guest. It is like “icing on the cake” at the time when India-US Business Relations have already achieved new heights. The Republic Day is the day of the Constitution and in simple language , Constitution is a…

A Business Directory Inside Your Salesforce Organization – Chatter Profiles

Chatter provides an array of Collaboration features and capabilities to any application built on the Force.com platform. These Collaboration features include real-time Feed Updates, User Profiles, and Feeds that allow Users to see changes that are important to them. For a Developer, this Social Platform opens up endless possibilities for Customization. Particularly in this excerpt, we will focus…

Stand Up Tall Against Information Security Breaches – Cloud Governance Is The Need Of The Hour

The Internet is becoming the town square for the modern global village and Cloud Computing is the new Industry buzz. Numerous Enterprises big and small are getting inclined towards the Cloud to leverage efficiency, reduce cost and augment expediency to the end-users by making the services and resources available wherever there is an internet connection.…

Happy 2014: Spend Time, Love and Sweat on things that you love!

Happy 2014…”Spend Time, Spend Love and Spend Sweat” on things that matter most to you…those three parameters are under your control…everything else will follow. As we wrap up a wonderful year and I write my annual last blog of the year.  This year it’s what my seven-year old mentioned to me this week over Holidays which…

Keep your Eye on the Ball

As a business grows, different problems and opportunities require different solutions. In this constantly evolving environment, what worked a year ago might now be not the best approach anymore and who but the entrepreneur to bear such risks. Every entrepreneur encounters challenges while trying to get their business off the ground. We are amongst a…

What Makes a Good Leader

“Leadership is like beauty; it’s hard to define, but you know it when you see it” – Warren Bennis. Leadership is a process by which an individual influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Leadership is not merely about making tough decisions but about inspiring people. It is about resolving paradoxes and…

What does “Democratizing Governance” have to do with top 50 ideas in the world?

In a world full of uncertainties, transparency and trust are the need of the day yet these ideas are either not practiced effectively by most individuals and enterprises globally or many are prized out of these fundamental issues due to legacy expensive tools and techniques. This is why at intersection of Cloud Computing, Big Data…