GRC Summit 2024, Baltimore: Get to Know Our Speakers

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We're officially in countdown mode! With just six weeks to go until the 2024 GRC Summit, to be held on June 17th and 18th in Baltimore, excitement is high. This year marks the 12th anniversary of our GRC event, and our theme, "Experience the Power of Connection," aims to empower you to achieve more as you continue to thrive on risk!

MetricStream’s flagship event, the GRC Summit, has been a ‘must-attend event’ for the GRC community over the past decade. The GRC conference serves as a platform for networking, sharing insights, exchanging best practices, and setting the stage for the future of GRC. Whether it's exploring emerging technologies, discovering new processes, or dissecting new regulations impacting business operations, the summit is the place to stay ahead of the curve.

The two-day technology conference will bring together an influential gathering of 200+ GRC leaders and recognized industry experts to discuss the latest trends and best practices in Connected GRC, the risks and opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI) for GRC, GRC for AI and more.

Find out more: Explore the GRC Summit Agenda.

Meet Our Amazing Speakers

As a leading thought-leadership event in the GRC realm, the GRC Summit consistently showcases top-tier expertise in risk, compliance, cyber, audit, and operational resilience. This year, we're thrilled to present over 45 experts who will deliver insightful keynotes, offer valuable insights and best practices, and generously share their own GRC journeys.

Keep scrolling to meet some of our esteemed speakers and learn more about their areas of expertise.

  • Mike Koenig, Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, JBS, was before being named to this position, the Head of Ethics and Compliance for Pilgrim’s Pride. 25 years prior to joining Pilgrim’s, Mike represented and defended companies, individual executives, and public officials in federal and state criminal, civil and regulatory investigations and trials.  In addition to private practice, Mike served as a federal prosecutor in the  Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Fraud Section, where he prosecuted a variety of white collar crimes, with a primary focus on corporate fraud
  • Michael Cover, Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, serves as Director within the Office of the General Auditor and Corporate Compliance division and is responsible for designing and implementing technology solutions to support regulatory compliance and risk management efforts across the enterprise. Prior to joining BCBSM, Michael was at Ernst & Young within their IT Risk and Assurance practice. While at E&Y he focused on enterprise application implementations, business process redesign and mergers and acquisitions. Michael is a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
  • Faisal Siddiqui, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank Group, works with IFC’s Business Risk and Compliance Department, which focuses on integrity, regulatory, international tax, regulatory, privacy, and other risks. Faisal also directly manages IFC’s integrity due diligence efforts (including anti-corruption, AML/CFT, and sanctions issues) and heads many of its crisis management teams.
  • Joseph Hegge, Senior Audit Program Manager at Lockheed Martin Corporation, has been with the organization for over 25 years and has more than 15 years of experience as an Internal Auditor and risk professional. Joe oversees the Corporate Internal Audit Professional Services team and is responsible for the department budget and staffing, reporting, quality program, Business Leadership Program (BLP), and Risk Program.
  • Bianca Forde, VP, Global Ethics & Compliance Programs, Otis Elevator Co., serves by the compliance philosophy that emphasizes the importance of corporate cultural values. To that end, she works to execute innovative, data-informed solutions that continuously improve corporate culture, and empower all colleagues to choose the ethical course when challenges arise. Bianca is the 2023 winner of the Compliance Innovator of the Year Award, sponsored by Compliance Week. She is also the author the book, Prosecuted Prosecutor: A Memoir & Blueprint for Prosecutor-led Criminal Justice Reform based on her experience as a former federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office – District of Columbia.
  • Madiha Fatima, Executive Director - Global Head of Horizontal Risk Management, JPMorgan Chase, leads the horizontal risk and control management function overseeing Third Party Risk Management, Insider Threats, and Real Estate risk. In her previous role, she served as the Head of the Third-Party Risk Management Department at Angelo Gordon, where she was responsible for the development of the Third Party Risk Management Framework while enabling businesses to achieve their strategic objectives by utilizing vendors. Before joining Angelo Gordon, she served as the Head of Third Party Risk Governance & Oversight at DTCC. Madiha is a Certified Third Party Risk Professional (CTPRP).
  • Xin (Cindy) Tu, Director of IT & Data Audit, Discover Financial Services, is an IT/Data Risk Leader who has over 17 years of audit experience. She is currently an IT Audit Director at Discover Financial Services managing IT and Data audit portfolio. Prior to joining Discover, Cindy has been with Fannie Mae and Sallie Mae with an overall 9 years’ experience in the Financial Services Industry. Cindy’s specialty areas include IT Audits, Data Governance Audit, and Agile Methodology.
  • Eduardo R. Ortiz, VP, Global Head of Cybersecurity, TTI Group, Inc., is a change leader and one of the leading corporate authorities in building effective Cybersecurity programs for global operations. As Global Head of Cybersecurity for Techtronic Industries, Inc., a $13B global operation, Eduardo oversees a 28-member global team of direct-level IT engineers and analyst staff, and multiple CIOs representing divisions worldwide. Eduardo architected, deployed, and supervised the first full-scale global Managed Detection and Response program for Techtronic Industries. Eduardo is a frequently requested public speaker and a thought leadership guest on industry-related talk shows and podcasts.

Discover more about our speakers, along with the full speaker lineup.

Keynotes from our Co-CEOs and Executive Chairman

MetricStream leaders Gaurav Kapoor and Prasad Sabbineni, our Co-CEOs, along with Gunjan Sinha, our Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, will offer valuable insights in their keynote addresses and panel discussions. 

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Stay tuned for more updates on speakers and exciting highlights of the GRC Summit. Bookmark this space!

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