April 10, 2008 | Redwood Shores, CA - MetricStream announced today that its Chairman Gunjan Sinha will be a featured speaker at the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2008, the most prestigious and premier forum for leaders in government, business and academia in Asia and other countries. The event is being graced by China's President, Hu Jintao who will be joined by some of the most prominent figures in global politics and business, including Kevin Michael Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, Michelle Jeria Bachelet, President of Chile, Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan,
Fredrik Reinfeldt, Prime Minister of Sweden, Colin Powell, Former US Secretary of State and chief executives from some of the largest corporations in the world. This eighth BFA Annual Conference 2008 will be held between April 11th and 13th in the town of Boao, Hainan Province, China.
The BFA, a non-government, non-profit international organization, Initiated in 1998 by Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Philippines, Bob Hawke, former Prime Minister of Australia, and Morihiro Hosokawa, former Prime Minister of Japan, was formally inaugurated in February 2001. The forum is committed to promoting regional economic integration and bringing Asian countries closer to their development goals. Illustrating the principles of the World Economic Forum, BFA provides an opportunity for global thought leaders to share their vision on the most pressing issues in Asian economies and the world at large.
The 2008 conference is significantly marked as China highlights its 30th anniversary of the introduction of the Reform and Opening Up Policy, a major milestone in China’ s history, and one that set the country on the course to its current economic success. The theme for this year’s event: Green Asia, Moving towards Win-Win through Changes, is aimed at bringing forth the challenges and opportunities influencing the region’s environmental future and how the private sector can contribute to improving the environment.
Speaking on the topic “The Future of Internet - Web 3.0” Mr. Sinha will be exploring Web 3.0, the next information network, which will supersede Web 2.0 to select and distribute knowledge intelligently. Lee Kaifu, President, Google Greater China, Yoon-Woo Lee, Vice Chairman & CEO, Samsung Electronics, Martin Lau, President, Tencent Holdings and Neil Shen, Founding & Managing Partner, Sequoia Capital China will join Mr. Sinha on a panel to examine Web 3.0 as a mechanism which enhances virtual infrastructure and the extent of its impact on Asian economy and the creative and intellectual capabilities of its people.
Mr. Sinha serves as the Executive Chairman of MetricStream, an organization dedicated to enabling businesses to ensure compliance with government regulations through innovative technology and community driven solutions. Under his leadership, MetricStream has emerged as the market leader in solutions for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management. Sinha was recently recognized as one of the premier Asian American business executives in the United States by the Asian American Business Development Center (AABDC), which included Sinha on its 2007 “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award” list.
Speaking on his participation at the event as a featured speaker, Sinha said "It’s my privilege to be a part of this influential forum. The event brings together powerful leaders from across the globe and provides a platform to make decisions and drive changes that impact the future of Asian economies and its people. I am honored to partake in this occasion which aims to strengthen and channelize Asia’s growth and opportunities in world economy.”
“We are engaged with a number of public and private organizations in the region on critical governance-related initiatives,” said Shankar Bhaskaran, Head Asia Pacific of MetricStream. “BFA is an ideal forum for us to showcase how organizations in Asia can succeed in their Governance Risk and Compliance programs for sustainable growth.”
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).