VP and Head Enterprise Risk Strategy, Advisory and Technology
A Risk Management professional with cross-functional expertise also in Strategy, Marketing and Process Management, she has successfully built new functions and teams, developed and implemented enterprise business and risk frameworks and programs, turned around strategic programs and initiatives, and transformed teams to excel in challenging operating environments. Currently Vice President and Head of Enterprise Risk Management Strategy, Advisory and Technology at Canada Life and headquartered in Toronto, Tanna is accountable for building global Risk Function resilience and agility, maximizing risk management capabilities while minimizing costs, and ensuring enterprise risk practices remain fit for purpose in a rapidly changing environment. She holds a Master of Arts in Humanities from York University and an MBA in Leadership from European University Business School. When time permits, she enjoys teaching and speaking about leadership and risk management. Aside from her family, her personal passion is Muay Thai kickboxing.
Chief GRC Pundit
Mr. Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) – with specific expertise on the topics of enterprise GRC, GRC technology, corporate compliance, and policy management. With 18+ years of experience, he helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architecture, and select technologies that are effective, efficient, and agile. He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and advisor and is noted as the 'Father of GRC' - being the first to define and model the GRC market in February 2002 while at Forrester. He has contributed to U.S. Congressional reports and committees, and currently serves on the Leadership Council of the OCEG and chairs the OCEG Technology Council, OCEG Policy Management Group, and the OCEG GRC Architect Group. He is quoted extensively in the press and is respected for his commentary on broadcast news channels. He is an Honorary Life Member in The Institute of Risk Management for his contributions to risk management and GRC. In June 2007, Treasury & Risk recognized he as one of the 100 most influential people in finance with specific accolades noting his work in 'Governance and Compliance: Saving the Planet and the Corporation' and as a 'Rising Star in Rocky Times: Corporate America's Outstanding Executives.' Prior to founding GRC 20/20 Research, he was a Vice-President and 'Top Analyst' at Forrester Research, Inc. Before Forrester, he led the risk/compliance consulting practice at a professional services firm, and prior to that has specific experience managing compliance and risk within commercial organizations. His educational experience consists of a Juris Doctorate in law and a Bachelor of Science in Business. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a research focus in ethics and church history. He is a GRCP (GRC Professional), CCEP (Certified Compliance and Ethic Professional), and a CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). OCEG has recognized him as an OCEG Fellow for his contributions and advancement of GRC practices around the world.
Highly accomplished risk management professional with 15 years of progressive experience in various innovation and change focused roles. Proven ability to strategize and execute on critical deliverables by combining technical skills and business knowledge to produce tangible results. Able to collaborate and work cross-functionally in order to maximize output. Proven communicator at all levels in large financial services organizations.
As we roll into 2021, organizations are gearing up to drive transformation in a sustainable, digitally-complex, and agile business landscape. With redefined risks, stronger regulatory vigilance and leading edge technologies, it has become imperative for organizations to adapt a more cohesive approach to governance, risk and compliance (GRC). This requires a strategy that interconnects the enterprise, business units, processes, transactions, and information to enable transparency, discipline, and control of the ecosystem of risks and controls across the organization. It also involves a bottom-up participation where business functions at all levels identify and monitor uncertainty while constantly evaluating the impact of their decisions.
Join us for this complimentary webinar hosted by OCEG, featuring Michael Rasmussen, Chief GRC Pundit, GRC 20/20 Research, where he shares insights from his recent report on GRC Trends 2021, along with Tannna Brodbar from Canada Life, as she talks about her experience navigating through turbulent times with the support of MetricStream.
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