Diane Robinette

June 15 - Diane Robinette headshotDiane Robinette is president and CEO of Incisive Software, a provider of innovative risk intelligence spreadsheet management solutions. She has more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, marketing, product management, business operations and management. Diane has worked in companies from startups to large enterprises in various industries including high-tech, aerospace and defense, telecommunications, financial services and transportation.

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Spreadsheets play a greater role in the risk and compliance process than one may think, according to a recent study conducted by Forrester Consulting. Diane Robinette, CEO at Incisive Software, details the findings from the report. The Forrester Opportunity Snapshot study reveals, despite easy manipulation and a lack of controls, nearly 50 percent of companies still rely on spreadsheets alone to do...

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In January, BlackRock accidentally leaked confidential sales data by posting spreadsheets unsecurely online – certainly not the first time we’ve seen sensitive information “escape” an organization. Incisive CEO Diane Robinette provides guidance companies can follow to minimize spreadsheet risk. Several weeks ago, the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock, accidentally posted a link to spreadsheets containing confidential information about thousands of the firm's...

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Challenges with Insights in Excel Artificial intelligence can be a very good thing, but organizations must not jump in blindly. Incisive CEO Diane Robinette discusses potential risks associated with the new artificial intelligence capabilities in Excel. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a hot topic. It's the shiny new thing that people can't seem to get enough of. While still in its infancy, early...

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Solving Spreadsheet Risks and Errors is Easier Than You Think A decade ago, a professor of IT management and an authority on bad spreadsheet practices released an analysis on spreadsheet errors. It suggested that at the time, close to 90 percent of spreadsheet documents contained errors. But since then, spreadsheets have become larger, more complex and more prevalent – meaning risk has...

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The risk of accounting fraud is real – do you know how to prevent it?

Excel spreadsheets are one of the easiest places to commit fraud. With just a few tweaks, spreadsheet data can be deliberately hidden or cleverly disguised by an unscrupulous employee. Diane Robinette, CEO of Incisive, discusses how advances in technology are making it significantly harder to manipulate spreadsheets and hide data, thus reducing risk and exposure for organizations.

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