In a networked global economy, organizations remain competitive by extending themselves through increasingly complex partnerships, alliances, and supply chains. This reliance on third parties, and more significantly, sharing confidential and sensitive information with entities that may be at much earlier stages of organizational maturity and risk management discipline, can lead to challenges around relationship-lifecycle risk monitoring. Third-party risk management (TPRM) owners voice concern that infrastructure constraints limit them to moment-in-time risk snapshots, and not the kind of continuous monitoring or re-verification that effective TPRM requires in rapidly changing conditions that we are seeing evolve at an unprecedented pace today.
The business case for artificial intelligence (AI)
The business case for AI in TPRM is both quantitative and qualitative. Enormous volumes of structured and unstructured data are required to stay ahead of third-party risk and can overwhelm even well-designed TPRM systems. AI algorithms, coupled with massive computing power, help organizations access data at scale and analyze the results in real time. Qualitatively, AI models can also elevate analytics maturity by enriching baseline data mining with predictive insight, and integration with decision-support prompts and alerts features that strengthen an anticipatory TPRM stance.
The promise of AI has moved well past theory and into the realm of practical considerations. While many have traditionally been skeptical of AI hype, CROs, CPOs, and boards are increasingly interested in exploring how AI can assist them. The question isn’t “whether” to incorporate AI into an arsenal of TPRM tools, but more typically “how, specifically?” or “where first?” or “in what order?”
Could AI assist third-party risk management for your organization? Read this paper to explore:
- 4 big operational considerations
- 7 common concerns for integrating AI functionality into TPRM models
- 8 questions to ask external TPRM AI providers.