August 08, 2011 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Michael Rasmussen, Risk & Compliance Advisor at Corporate Integrity, will join Gaurav Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer at MetricStream, in a webinar entitled ‘The Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer - An Evolving Role.’
About the webinar
Regulations such as FCPA, the UK Anti-bribery Act and the Dodd-Frank Act have heightened the need for robust Compliance and Ethics programs. Organizations are under tremendous pressure to cope with these regulations, while also saving costs and improving efficiencies. Organizations must also strive to strengthen enterprise-wide compliance with policies related to anti-corruption, code of conduct, harassment, employee diversity, data privacy and security.
In this complex and demanding environment, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers (CECOs) can play a vital role in building an enterprise-wide culture centered on sound Compliance and Ethics practices. However, they must redefine their roles and evolve their responsibilities to truly drive value for the organization.
For instance, CECOs need to move beyond managing compliance in a siloed environment. They need to interact and collaborate more with other assurance functions such as Audit and Risk to build a cohesive compliance strategy that is aligned with business objectives.
The MetricStream-hosted webinar will cover varied best practices, technology solutions and strategies to help CECOs step up to their new role, and ensure the security of their organizations. The speakers will provide insights on:
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. He 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 for his work in "Governance and Compliance: Saving the Planet and the Corporation."
Gaurav Kapoor - Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream
As Chief Operating Officer of MetricStream, Gaurav has the overall responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy and the Partner Ecosystem. During his tenure at MetricStream, Gaurav has been instrumental in shaping key strategic initiatives and driving the company’s performance.
Gaurav brings to his role nearly a decade of marketing, finance and operating experience with Citigroup. He has also spent several years in executive operating roles with venture-backed enterprise software and Internet companies.
He is a thought leader in the GRC space, and a regular speaker at key forums such as the OCEG, IIA, Ops Risk, PRIMIA and ISACA. He also works closely with federal and state policy makers, and serves on the advisory boards of other technology and media companies.
Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Wednesday August 10, 2011 at 11 am Eastern Time (3 pm GMT). To register for this event, please click here: http://info.metricstream.com/Chief-Ethics-Compliance-Officer-importance_10aug11.html
MetricStream is a market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management Solutions. MetricStream solutions are used by leading global corporations in diverse industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-tech and Manufacturing to manage their risk management programs, quality management processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and other corporate governance initiatives. MetricStream’s customers include Procter & Gamble, UBS, Societe Generale, Pfizer, Philips, Cummins, Kellogg’s, Mondelez International, SanDisk, and NetApp. MetricStream also owns and operates the www.ComplianceOnline.com portal - the largest GRC advisory network and one of the largest GRC communities. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA (www.metricstream.com).