Your Ultimate Guide to the MetricStream 2024 GRC Summit: 7 Pro Tips

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The MetricStream GRC Summit 2024 is all set for June 17th and 18th at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Maryland. For over a decade, the GRC Summit has been the ‘go-to GRC event’ for the risk and compliance community, enabling the fostering of connections, sharing of insights, and exchanging of best practices. It has continuously set the stage for what’s next in the world of GRC. Under the compelling theme of Experience the Power of Connection, this year's Summit promises to be our best yet. Prepare to join an esteemed global community of risk, compliance, audit, and cyber professionals for an unparalleled experience.

With so many significant events happening around the same time, such as the IIA International Conference, the Gartner Conference, and the American Bankers Association (ABA) conference, we know your time is limited. So, here are some top things to do to maximize your experience at the premier technology conference of the year!

1. Attend Keynote Sessions

The keynote speeches have always been a highlight of the GRC Summit, and this year is no exception. Attendees can look forward to exclusive insights from MetricStream leaders, including Gaurav Kapoor, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Prasad Sabbineni, Co-CEO, and Gunjan Sinha, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, along with other industry leaders in the opening and closing keynotes.

2. Experience In-Depth Panel Dialogues

These sessions are not to be missed! Numerous thought leaders will participate in panels on day 2. Listed below are a few that are sure to be insightful and thought-provoking.

  • Navigating the Risks on the Horizon: Preparing for What’s Next in GRC, featuring Michael Koenig, Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, JBS, Tolu Oyefesobi, Chief for Financial Controls and Operational Risk, Inter-American Development Bank, and Prabha Thomas, VP, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Tata Consultancy Services
  • GRC in the Era of AI and Automation: Looking at the Road Ahead featuring Michael Cover, Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Michael Rinard, Chief Legal & Chief Compliance Officer, Mosaic Health System
  • Transformative Strategies for a Modern Compliance & Risk Function featuring Faisal Siddiqui, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank Group, Bianca Forde, VP, Global Ethics & Compliance Programs, Otis Elevator Co., and Anand Narayana, Head of Regulatory Change Management, Americas, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
  • Managing Data Privacy and Security Risks in the Era of GenAI and Data Explosion featuring Xin (Cindy) Tu, Director of IT & Data Audit, Discover Financial Services, Oded Anderman, Privacy Program Manager, Meta, Eduardo R. Ortiz, VP, Global Head of Cybersecurity, TTI Group, Inc., and Ananeya Abebe, SVP, Director of Data Risk Governance, KeyBank
  • The Expanding Scope of Operational Risk Programs in the Time of Operational Resilience, featuring Madiha Fatima, Executive Director - Global Head of Horizontal Risk Management, JP MorganChase, Alapan Arnab, Technology Resilience Executive, Former - Scotiabank and Barclays Africa, Spruille Braden, Head of Operational Resilience, PGIM, and Kamlesh Sidhwani, CRO Canada, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation – SMBC
  • Driving Value in Your GRC Program: Creating Synergies across Audit, Risk, and Compliance featuring Jeannie Kim, VP, Enterprise Risk Management, Mitsui & Co. Energy Marketing and Services (USA), Inc. (MEMS) and Joseph Hegge, Senior Audit Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation

3. Discover Real-Life Case Studies

Don't miss out on these real-life narratives showcasing how organizations have effectively tackled the intricate realm of GRC hurdles. They provide invaluable insights and inspiration to propel your own GRC endeavors forward. Check out:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Case Study: Enable Risk & Compliance Program Effectiveness presented by Nicholas Cannon, Manager, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Jason James, Senior Business Systems Analyst, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Bank OZK Case Study: Agile Risk Strategies in Action presented by Arindam Majumdar, Deputy Chief Risk Officer, Bank OZK
  • Apple Bank Case Study: IT Risk and Compliance Transformation presented by Jonathan Ruf, First Vice President - Head of Cyber and Information Risk, Apple Bank

4. Explore Product Sessions

Product sessions are a cornerstone of the GRC Summit. Our tailored product sessions promise to equip you with thorough insights, enabling you to grasp the full spectrum of capabilities and advantages our offerings deliver.

Raghuram Srinivas, SVP, Product Management, MS Innovations, MetricStream, will be presenting sessions on:

  • What's New in CyberGRC
  • Harness the Power of AI for Risk
  • What's New in Regulatory Compliance
  • What’s New in ERM & ORM

Kiran Kumar Nakhate, Senior Principal Product & Platform Development Manager, MetricStream, will be presenting a session on:

  • Low Code No Code

5. Join Deep-Dive Workshops

The workshops are designed to offer practical insights and hands-on experience from industry experts, fostering a deeper understanding of critical GRC strategies and their real-world applications. Gain extensive knowledge of specific topics that you can apply directly to your organizations.

Christopher E. Mandel, Founder & President, Excellence in Risk Management, LLC, will be conducting a deep-dive workshop on:

  • How do you practice effective ERM and how does ERM align with a GRC strategy?

Grace Beason, Director Of Governance, Risk and Compliance, Guidewire Software, and Gavin Anthony Grounds, CEO & Co-founder, Mercury Risk and Compliance, Former - Meta & Verizon, will jointly be conducting a workshop on:

  • Cyber Risk Quantification: Harnessing Quantified Insights for Better-Informed Strategic and Operational Decision-Making

6. Enjoy the Venue and City

Located at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, the venue offers stunning views and a range of amenities. Take some time to enjoy the local attractions in Baltimore, such as the Inner Harbor, historic sites, and vibrant dining scene, to make the most of your visit.

7. Network with Industry Peers

Networking is a significant component of the GRC Summit. Attendees will have the chance to connect with peers, share experiences, and discuss challenges. The Summit provides a conducive environment for formal and informal networking opportunities, fostering connections that can lead to future collaborations.

See You in Baltimore!

The list above is just a part of what’s on our Agenda. Join us and deep-dive into all things GRC! Get to know more about our esteemed speakers. Read our recent blog post. Meet our Speakers, to get to know more about the speakers and their areas of expertise.

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