2021 has been an eventful year for business leaders as they continue to struggle with major risk events. Pandemic shut-downs, ransomware disruptions, supply chain bottlenecks, climate change, social unrest – and that’s just the start. Common to all of these risk events is the highly interconnected causes and effects that require a better view of the risk landscape. To gain this insight, leaders continue to look to integrated risk management (IRM) technology solutions. Evidence of this growing interest can be found in the strong demand for IRM client interactions among Gartner’s emerging technology and trends team. At the end of the third quarter, IRM is the number 1 topic across all of our client interactions (see figure below).
For those frequent readers of my blog, you know that IRM has been a topic of great interest for our Gartner clients for the past two years. As more organizations look to new and innovative ways to manage their risk, this trend will continue well into 2022 and beyond. If you want to hear more about the latest IRM trends, please attend my upcoming keynote addresses at NAVEX Next 2021, FAIRCON 2021 and my session at our 2021 Security & Risk Management Summit Conferences.