June 22, 2017 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the independent market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Apps and Solutions, announced today that MetricStream Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Vidya Phalke, will receive the Bay Area CIO of the Year Award. Dr. Phalke will join several other leading CTOs and CIOs from across Silicon Valley at a ceremony in their honor hosted by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal on June 22nd, 2017 at the Westin Hotel San Francisco.

According to event organizers, “In today’s world, the most important person in your C-suite is the one in charge of your information technology. Whether their title is CIO, CTO or something else, they ensure your company stays secure and in business.” During the ceremony, Dr. Phalke will be recognized alongside leading Silicon Valley CTOs and CIOs from FireEye, Western Digital, New Relic, Kaiser Permanente, Ericsson, Coursera, Apttus, and eBay.

As CTO, Dr. Phalke has led MetricStream’s cloud transformation to comprehensively and concurrently address the needs of its customers, suppliers, and employees. By taking a 'Cloud First' approach, MetricStream enables its customers, suppliers, and employees globally to leverage the cloud in a secure manner, in order to truly transform every aspect of GRC. For MetricStream’s 300+ customers, Dr. Phalke and his team have built out a multi-instance cloud architecture that leverages Dockers and Kubernetes, along with its latest flagship M7 platform to deliver industry leading service levels with the highest levels of service assurance and security.

For MetricStream's suppliers and employees, Dr. Phalke and his team have built out a mobile and cloud foundation leveraging the best of breed cloud applications and technologies, coupled with a DevOps culture, which leads to a very efficient engagement model. This culture has been pivotal in ensuring MetricStream innovations reach its customers rapidly and at scale. Dr. Phalke has also focused on refining the MetricStream GRC platform and apps for specific use cases. GRC users are increasingly demanding technology that is personalized, available on demand, and can manage vast, diverse, and rapidly increasing volumes of data. MetricStream innovations in this area include our offerings such as GRC Pulse, as well as patented analytics capabilities that can help end users correlate and contextualize risk and performance data.

In his role as CTO, Dr. Phalke is responsible for MetricStream's technical architecture and strategy, and has been instrumental in transforming MetricStream’s GRC platform vision into its industry-leading GRC cloud offering. He has held various Senior Product Management and Engineering positions, building enterprise-grade businesses and operations support systems across companies like Narus (now part of Symantec), Bivio Network, and Network Programs. In his early academic days, he ran post-doctoral initiatives at Rutgers University in the areas of Databases and Network Acceleration. Dr. Phalke holds a PhD in Computer Science from Rutgers University, a Management degree from MIT Sloan, and a Bachelor’s degree from IIT Delhi in India.

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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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