November 02, 2015 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Apps, participated at the Internal Auditors Society Annual Conference which convened industry experts to discuss and exchange ideas on how audit, risk management and compliance leaders can successfully respond to global challenges including geopolitical, economic, technology, cyber threats and data security threats.

The 2015 Internal Auditors Society (IAS) Annual Conference was held from October 25-28, 2015 at The Westin Fort Lauderdale in Florida. The event addressed the speed of change and its impact on risk, regulatory considerations, and reporting. The event discussions highlighted key topics such as:

  • Cyber Threat – Deep Dive on Current Sources of Risks and Response, with a book signing by Don Ulsch, author "CyberThreat!"
  • Third-Party Governance and Business Resiliency
  • SEC 14a-5 and 2016 Regulatory Focus
  • Optimizing 2nd and 3rd Line of Defense Coordination
  • Model Risk Management and Spreadsheet Governance
  • Leveraging Big Data into Risk Intelligence and Visualization
  • Leadership and Talent Management in the Age of the Millennial Generation

The event keynote speaker was John Ashcroft, Former U.S. Attorney General and U.S. Senator, and Founder and Chairman of The Ashcroft Group and The Ashcroft Law firm. Some other prominent speakers at the event included Charles Anderson, Managing Director, Model Risk and Capital Management at Protiviti; Levi Bolourie, Manager at PwC; Marcelo Cruz, Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer at Ocwen Financial Corporation and Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Operational Risk; Tom Diminich, Director of Information Technology Risk Advisory Services at Experis Finance; Ira Goldberg, Managing Director and Global Chief Auditor of ICG Compliance at Citigroup; and Preston Thompson, Executive Director, Financial Services Risk at Ernst & Young.     

Susan Palm, Senior Vice President of GRC Solutions at MetricStream participated in a panel discussion on the lessons learned and emerging practices on integrating risk and compliance frameworks. MetricStream also showcased its innovative Apps for internal audit and ERM for the Banking and Financial Services vertical during the event.

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About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (

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