IDC’s Chief Risk Officer Predictions: The New Dialog with IT and the CIO

Framingham, MA – January 8, 2013 – Today, IDC announced details of the upcoming web conference, "Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Predictions: The New Dialog with IT and the CIO," to be held on January 10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m., U.S. Eastern time. The complimentary webcast will feature Michael Versace, Global Research Director, IDC Risk Management, along with Insights executives from IDC's Energy, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, and Public Sector practices, to discuss IDC's top 10 predictions for the CRO/CIO relationship in 2013.

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"While the role of the human element, policy, and business processes for managing risk can never be overlooked, information technology is becoming increasingly important to the Chief Risk Officer in helping an enterprise make the best risk-informed decisions," said Michael Versace, Global Research Director, IDC Financial Insights. “Investments and improvements to manage the number of wide-ranging risks continue to be viewed as a critical survival component and leading competency in many industries, including financial services, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, retail, and the public sector.”

The web conference will highlight the top 10 Predictions and delve into the following key topic areas:

CRO/CIO issues of the year across key vertical markets and regions

CRO leadership strategies for big data governance across regulated industries

How risk management becomes a key tool for manufacturers to configure and differentiate their supply chains

How risk functions embed their disciplines in all of IT decisions by 2014

Energy trading risk, and capabilities of leading platform providers

Public sector risk and the push for big investments to fight cyber crime

The evolving landscape of IT vendor management and shared roles of the CFO, Procurement Officers, and the CIO

Administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for HIPAA compliance

To hear the complete list of IDC CRO Predictions and receive a complimentary copy of the presentation, register here:

For additional information about these predictions or to arrange a one-on-one briefing, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact; reporters should email

About IDC Predictions

As we have for the past three decades, IDC provides an outlook for the year ahead in the IT market. During the next 30 days, IDC will publish literally dozens of IDC Top 10 Predictions documents for 2013. Please visit for a complete listing.

About IDC Insights

IDC Insights lines of business assist businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Our global research and analysis is focused on mitigating technology risks, maximizing the effectiveness of IT investments, identifying new opportunities, and bringing forth technology solutions that are aligned with the organization's business objectives. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit, email, or call 508-872-8200. Visit the IDC Insights Community at


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