Atul Vashistha and Catherine Allen

Atul Vashistha is recognized globally as a leading expert on globalization, governance, and risk. He has authored three best-selling books: The Offshore Nation, Globalization Wisdom and Outsourcing Wisdom. Atul pioneered the global sourcing advisory space in 1999 when he founded Neo Group and is also the founder and Chairman of Supply Wisdom. Founded in 2012 as an early warning service for business disruption risk, today, Supply Wisdom® is the market leading patented real-time and continuous risk intelligence and monitoring solution. Atul serves on the boards of the US Department of Defense Business Board (Vice Chair), IAOP, Shared Assessments, and Zemoga. Catherine Allen is the Founder and Chairman of The Santa Fe Group, a strategic advisory firm focused on cybersecurity, risk management and emerging technologies. The SFG manages the 350 corporate member Shared Assessments Program that provides thought leadership, research, best practices, tools and benchmarking in the area of third-party risk management. She is a corporate board director for RiskSense, CRI Advantage, Belief Agency and PocketPatientMD and set up, or chaired, Risk and Technology Committees for Synovus Financial Corporation, El Paso Electric Company and Stewart Information Services. She sits on the Advisory Board of Women Corporate Directors and was named one of the 100 most influential directors in 2018 by NACD. She is a noted author and speaker on board risk committees and emerging risks.

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