June 8, 2017 | Palo Alto, California: The MetricStream GRC Summit 2017, designed on the theme “GRC for High Performers” convened 350+ business and government leaders to discuss how to transform risks into opportunities, drive exceptional business performance, and stay ahead of the competition with next-generation GRC programs and technology.

This year’s GRC Summit, held June 4-7th, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort, in MD., convened over 350 CEOs, board directors, government leaders, business executives, and risk, audit, compliance, legal, quality, and governance executives. Speakers and attendees discussed today's most pressing economic and geopolitical issues, including the recent ransomware attack, data breaches, evolving risks and compliance requirements, and more. Event speakers and sessions also reached thousands of participants around the world through the event live-stream and social media engagements.

The GRC Summit 2017 featured several inspiring keynote addresses, presentations, and sessions featuring business and government leaders, including Admiral James Stavridis, Retired 4-Star Officer in the U.S. Navy, Supreme Allied Commander of the NATO Alliance from 2009 to 2013; Gordon Smith, CEO, Consumer & Community Banking, Chase; Gillian Tett, Managing Editor (US) Columnist, Financial Times; Ronald Williams, former Chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc. and Board Director of American Express, Boeing, and Johnson & Johnson; Pamela Craig, Board Director at Walmart, Akamai Technologies and Merck & Co. and former CFO of Accenture; Tony Chapelle, Editor, Agenda; John Beeler, Chief Compliance Officer, Salesforce; and Melvin Greer, Director of Data Science, Intel.

Other event highlights included:

  • A keynote by MetricStream CEO, Shellye Archambeau titled “How to Be a High Performer in a Disruptive World”
  • An inspiring keynote from MetricStream Executive Chairman, Gunjan Sinha who shared MetricStream’s commitment to innovation in the cloud, quality in everything that we do, and partner enablement in order to help our customers realize more value from their GRC investments
  • A presentation from Vasant Balasubramanian, SVP of Product Management at MetricStream, who highlighted M7 - MetricStream’sgame-changing fourth generation GRC platform and apps
  • A feature customer case study titled “Critical Success Factors for a GRC Implementation” featuring Sundeep Chahal of Barclays and Brenda Boultwood, SVP, MetricStream
  • A presentation by French Caldwell, Chief Evangelist at MetricStream on “GRC to GSP – Governance, Strategy, and Performance”
  • A book signing with our keynote speaker, Admiral James Stavridis
  • A GRC Journey Awards ceremony to honor individuals, organizations and partners who are champions for GRC
  • A MetricStream-hosted dinner cruise on The Odyssey

MetricStream is excited to announce the European edition of our GRC Summit, taking place November 5-7th, 2017 in London. Keynote speakers include Steve Wood, ‎Deputy Commissioner (Policy) at the ‎Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and Alistair Darling, British Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP) from 1987-2015.

To learn more about past and upcoming GRC Summits, please click here.

About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (www.metricstream.com).

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