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MetricStream to Host a Webinar on Succeeding at Governance, Risk and Compliance

Executives from Corporate Integrity and MetricStream will discuss best practices, pitfalls and success metrics to follow when implementing integrated GRC

February 08, 2011 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Michael Rasmussen - Risk and Compliance Advisor, Corporate Integrity, will join Gaurav Kapoor - CFO and General Manager, MetricStream, in a webinar on ‘Succeeding at Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).

About the webinar
With Governance, Risk and Compliance Management becoming a core element of business strategy, siloed risk, compliance and audit approaches are giving way to integrated GRC frameworks that provide much more value and benefits. An integrated GRC approach allows companies to streamline workflows, improve collaboration across the enterprise, confidently address a multitude of compliance requirements and wield greater control over risks. It also helps them reduce costs and focus on their core business rather than devote maximum time, energy and resources solely to GRC management.

Clearly, integrated GRC management bodes well for organizational profitability. However, implementing it, especially in large-scale global organizations, is extremely challenging. This webinar details some of the pitfalls to avoid and best practices to follow while building an integrated GRC program.

The speakers will provide perspectives on:

  • Lessons learnt from successful GRC implementations
  • Key people, process and technology issues with integrated GRC
  • Proven approaches for measuring success and ROI of GRC
  • Pitfalls to avoid when implementation integrated GRC
  • Dealing with the convergence of business and IT risks

About the speakers

Michael Rasmussen - Risk & Compliance Advisor, Corporate Integrity
Michael Rasmussen, is the authority in understanding Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC). He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and collaborator on GRC issues around the world and is noted for being the first analyst to define and model the GRC market for technology and professional services. With more than 15 years of experience, Michael's objective is to assist organizations in defining GRC processes that are sustainable, consistent, efficient, and transparent.

In June 2007, Treasury & Risk recognized Michael as one of the 100 most influential people in finance with specific accolades noting his work in “Governance and Compliance: Saving the Planet and the Corporation.”

Gaurav Kapoor, CFO and General Manager, MetricStream
As the CFO and General Manager of MetricStream, Gaurav has worldwide responsibility for Finance, Marketing, Business Development and the ComplianceOnline.com business unit. During his tenure at MetricStream, Gaurav has been instrumental in shaping key strategic initiatives and driving overall financial performance of the company. Gaurav brings nearly a decade of marketing, finance and operating experience with Citigroup and has spent several years in executive operating roles with venture-backed enterprise software and internet companies.

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 10 am Pacific Time (1 pm Eastern Time, 6 pm GMT). To register for this event, please click here: http://www.metricstream.com/webinars/succeeding_GRC_08feb11.html

About MetricStream
MetricStream is a market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Solutions for global corporations. MetricStream solutions are used by leading corporations such as Pfizer, Philips, NASDAQ, UBS, SanDisk, Subway, Fairchild Semiconductor, SunTrust Banks and Cummins in diverse industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Automotive, Food, High Tech Manufacturing, Energy and Financial Services to manage their quality processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and corporate governance initiatives, as well as by over a million compliance professionals worldwide via the www.ComplianceOnline.com portal. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and can be reached at www.metricstream.com.

Media contact:
pr@metricstream.com