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Hello 2019. Hello SMCR

Like every New Year, the next month or so is a time when many of us are stopping something, or starting something, or changing something with noble aims of improving health, well-being, relationships or finances. On top of making those changes, in 2019 many senior managers will be considering other behaviour changes to respond to the challenges of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) so that they define, accept and demonstrate greater personal accountability for standards of conduct and outcomes.

 

Sunday 25th November saw the European approval of the BREXIT ‘deal’ and plan as to how Europe and the UK will transition toward a British exit from Europe. So far the output from the EU/UK negotiations, on the surface, appear to maintain the status quo and in principal buys businesses time to adapt. Financial Services still has significant uncertainties which will need resolution, but the key issue is whether this deal actually goes through UK Parliament.

In the face of the never-ending deluge of bleeding-edge ‘solutions’ to address all business woes, how do you make sense of it all and more importantly, how do you determine the what, how and why?

The extension of SMCR and the threat of personal fines, bonus clawbacks or lifetime bans will be weighing heavy on the minds of more key individuals in Financial Services: how can you make it more manageable?

Pulling apart fact and fiction when it comes to Artificial Intelligence

The future of Cyber Security sounds scarier by the day, but what of the threats already facing businesses today?

In the face of new technologies, will it come down to Information Security to protect us?

Operational Resilience is evolving beyond simply being able to evidence the recovery of a system out-of-hours in a controlled Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity test scenario.

Looking for where to focus to ensure an effective outsourcing governance structure in your organisation?

Vendor Risk Management has come a long way from running a credit reference report at the start of a market approach or contract negotiation. So where does an organisation’s focus for vendor governance need to be? 

What England’s World Cup can tell us about talent and teamwork. 

The journey to the Cloud is often cited as the Panacea to a wealth of issues; However, all too often Cloud business cases are compromised through wide-ranging and overly optimistic assumptions used to justify the investment. 

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