Why Advanced Controls are needed for ERP

Oracle GRC end of life
Oracle GRC end of life

Why Advanced Controls Are Needed for ERP systems 

Everything Customers need to know about the evolution of software that manages and automates Governance, Risk and Compliance controls.

This panel discussion is the first part of our upcoming event, "Oracle GRC: Dead Product or Brave New World?" that has been put together especially for Oracle GRC customers to help them understand their options going forward. 

GRC software is reaching 20 years of maturity, and its fourth generation.

GRC emerged in the early 2000’s with the growing need to align Governance risk and compliance activities after the well-publicized, meteoric rise and fall of major businesses. In the last decade, the need to integrate GRC on a unified platform has been realized by many organizations to streamline functional areas of GRC under a single platform.

In 2020 organizations that remain on outdated GRC software will be unable to mitigate emerging risks, face operational inefficiencies and lose competitive advantages as a result of digital transformation including big data, mobile devices, the Internet of Things (IoT), and social media—all of which contribute to an expanding risk profile. These include cyber concerns, data exposure, and privacy issues.

SafePaaS has brought together a cross-section of GRC industry leaders to examine the landscape of GRC over the last two decades, how it’s evolved and where it should be heading.


Brian O’Neil who has 15 years of experience dedicated to serving clients in the Oracle GRC space and specializes in providing GRC strategy as well as business process and internal control design services.

Jannie Wetzel is a recognised thought leader in Risk Transformation on Integrated Risk Management technologies and has more than 20 years GRC experience.

Adil Khan, co-author of the Governance, Risk and Compliance Handbook for Oracle Applications together with Nigel King, Adil has delivered 50+ presentations on GRC at recognised global events and conferences.

Nigel King former VP at Oracle who brought the first of the GRC products that was part of an ERP platform to market for Oracle.

This promises to be an invaluable session, an opportunity to join a panel of GRC veterans who witnessed the beginnings of GRC and have a wealth of  knowledge to guide you into the next-generation of Governance, Risk and Compliance.


The beginnings of GRC software.

First, second and third-generation GRC software.

The risks using legacy GRC software creates.

The future of GRC

Speaker Bios

Brian O’Neil is the Founder and Managing Director of Appssurance, Inc., the leading provider of Oracle Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions. Brian has 15 years of experience dedicated to serving clients in the Oracle GRC space and specializes in providing GRC strategy as well as business process and internal control design services to global organizations. Prior to Appssurance, Brian was in senior management within the Technology and Security Risk Services practice at Ernst & Young. Brian held many leadership positions during his tenure at Ernst & Young including leading the Firm's US and Global Oracle GRC service line, the Metro New York Area's ERP assurance practice and the Southeast Area's IT Risk Advisory Solutions practice. In addition, Brian was one of five members on E&Y's global ERP assurance leadership team and was responsible for the strategic direction and growth of the service line. Prior to Ernst & Young, Brian worked as an applications consultant for Oracle Corporation.

Jannie Wentzel is a thought leader in Risk Transformation on Integrated Risk Management technologies. The management of the compliance and risk requirements are complex in today's ever changing business and compliance environment. Jannie advises clients on the use of technologies to reduce the complexities, manage risk and minimize the compliance cost.

Jannie specializes in enterprise and integrated risk services which included teaming with many of the top analyst rated GRC vendors. He has extensive experience in leading projects encompassing GRC Strategy; GRC business process improvement; GRC convergence and integration strategy; and GRC technology implementation (RSam, ServiceNow, BWise(NASDAQ), RSA Archer, Workiva, Riskonnect, and Lockpath).

Jannie provides services to clients across the full lifecycle of process improvement through enablement via technology and system implementation to help companies more effectively manage oversight and assurance functions.

Nigel King is a highly accomplished and results-driven Executive with over 25 years of success strengthening software engineering for global software providers, across sales, consulting and development, manufacturing, distribution, and finance. Nigel has a proven track record of orienting the development and implementation of business software, leveraging broad business knowledge to launch successful products from concept to market while driving scalable technical solutions to ensure sustainable profit performance. Nigel co-authored “Governance, Risk and Compliance Handbook for Oracle Applications” with Adil Khan and was VP at Oracle for 10+ years as part of the design and delivery of key architecture for software applications.

Adil Khan is CEO at SafePaaS with over 15 years of experience in enterprise business systems. Adil also serves on the board of the Oracle Applications Users Group Internal Controls and Security Interest Group (OAUG-ICSSIG). Adil has authored “Governance, Risk and Compliance Handbook for Oracle Applications”. He has delivered over fifty presentations on GRC trends, best practices and case studies at many industry conferences including Gartner GRC Summit, IIA, ISACA, Collaborate, UKOUG and Oracle OpenWorld. Adil has successfully designed and implemented internal controls management systems for more than 15 global companies listed on the NYSE and NASDAQ.
His expertise includes streamlining and automating Governance Risk and Compliance processes based on industry standards such as ERM-COSO and CoBIT. Prior to joining SafePaaS, Adil served as the Chief Executive Officer and board member at Alternate Marketing Networks, Inc. a NASDAQ listed company...

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Oracle GRC end of life