Jan Gardiner

Preparing For GDPR: Ready-FIRE!-Aim Doesn’t Always Work

29-Nov-2017 | Jan Gardiner

[no_syndicate_info][/no_syndicate_info] In these days of romanticizing ready-FIRE!-aim as it relates to entrepreneurship and product innovation, I’ll stand up and voice my concerns when it comes

A Whimsical Look At GDPR

11-Aug-2017 | Jan Gardiner

I’ll admit it—I was planning to write something terribly useful about the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that has everyone talking (and worrying). Then I realized that w

Resolutions For Better GRC In 2016

8-Jan-2016 | Jan Gardiner

Did you know that the earliest practice of making New Year’s resolutions can be traced back to the ancient Babylonians? Granted, they did their resolutions at the start of spring, but the idea was t

GRC And Golf: Games Of Honor

18-Sep-2014 | Jan Gardiner

I was sitting in my backyard yesterday, which overlooks a golf course in Anthem, Arizona, and my mind was wandering as I thought about the topic for my next blog. Just for the fun of it, I thought abo

GRC Is Not My Life

14-Aug-2014 | Jan Gardiner

After I drag myself out of bed and finish my morning ablutions, I sit down with coffee and cereal to read the latest Federal Register followed by Compliance Today and a few industry publications. I ma

GRC Software Selection And Implementation: Are You Designing The Automotor Horse?

22-May-2014 | Jan Gardiner

What IS an automotor horse, you may ask, and what does it have to do with governance, risk, and compliance (GRC)? First, let me share a little background. The automotor horse was an invention credi