Third-party Risk Management - An Effective Program to Protect Your Brand

Date: Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Time: 11 am PDT | 2 pm EDT

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Apparel Manufacturers, Retailers and Brands are working hand-in-hand with third-parties to achieve a wide range of business objectives. Heavy dependency on third-parties has exposed organizations to significant risks, including cyberattacks, data breaches and supply chain disruptions. This eventually leads to erosion of reputation and brand value, as well as customer dissatisfaction. Most organizations lack a proactive program to identify these potential risks, detect suspicious activities and early warning signals.

Post recent incidents involving major retailers and brands, organizations are now reassessing their third-party risk management (TPRM) approaches and implementing effective TPRM program to identify and mitigate potential risks to protect their brand reputation and their business.

Key topics of discussion include:

  • Gaining a comprehensive understanding of potential Third-party risks
  • Discovering best-in-class strategies to identify and mitigate Third-party risks
  • Identifying key components of a robust Third-party risk management program
  • Strengthening third-party risk management program by adopting an integrated technology
Bob Forshay
Principal & Consultant
Transformance Advisors

Mr. Forshay is principal of Mastermind Group and a consultant with Transformance Advisors. He is a Certified Lean Master in Supply Chain and Operations Management, expert at implementing Lean-Six Sigma supply chain solutions for business leaders seeking competitive advantage. Holder of multiple certifications from APICS & ISCEA. He teaches business leaders and Lean Six Sigma Black Belts how to structure for the WIN. His leadership success comes from his 30+ years of experience as a change agent. Mr. Forshay helps you learn how to transform your supply chain management into a core competency creating competitive advantage. He is a frequent speaker for APICS, ISM, ASQ, SME, ISCEA, PMI, SHRM and others.

Sam Mukherjee
Senior Manager, GRC Solutions
MetricStream

Mr. Mukherjee is Senior Manager of GRC Solutions at MetricStream where he is in a Customer Adoption and Business Development function. He manages extensive, multiple markets in North and South America and works to develop new business, expand existing relationships and penetrate vertical markets. Mr. Mukherjee has wide-range of experience in the Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (eGRC) space. Prior to MetricStream, he has worked with Oracle and JP Morgan Chase in the fields of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking respectively.

Mr. Mukherjee holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calcutta and a Graduate degree in Information Systems Management from the National Institute of Information Technology, India. He is also an Oracle Certified Credit Analyst (OCCA).Mr. Mukherjee volunteers at local non-profit organizations and is a sports enthusiast.