Chris Johnston is SAP’s Vice President for Analytics, Finance and Risk in EMEA North. He has almost 20 years of GRC experience and was one of the first people to be certified as a ‘GRC Professional’ by the OCEG. Hi is frequently asked to speak at domain events and is a firm believer that well managed GRC is becoming less of an ‘option’ for companies and that it is becoming accepted as a sound strategic decision. Hi background includes positions as an auditor, ethical hacker, IT Security and business development. Currently, he is enjoying his role at SAP where he has a wider remit than GRC and sees immense potential in providing next-generation risk and control solutions by combining SAP GRC with SAP’s S4 strategy, cloud options, embedded capabilities, machine learning and other developments. He is a father of 3 young children and in his spare time enjoys travel and golf.