May 3, 2016 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Chief Evangelist, French Caldwell, has been invited to speak at the National Fintech Cyber Security Summit, taking place on May 3, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The one-day event will examine core challenges in fintech and cyber security, identifying global capability needs and gaps in Australian cyber survivability, and positioning Australia globally as a hub for fintech cyber security innovation.

Mr. Caldwell will join a distinguished lineup of speakers at the event, including Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst at IT-Harvest, Dr. Alan Finkel, Australia’s Chief Scientist, and Lynwen Connick, First Assistant Secretary Cyber Policy and Intelligence in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The summit is being hosted by Data61 and Stone & Chalk with partners KPMG and the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC).

Recently, Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, announced a A$230 million (US $178 million) cyber security campaign to promote a coordinated approach to online data protection. This is good news for the financial services industry which, perhaps more than any other industry, stands to profit from robust cybersecurity measures, especially in a digital, mobile, and global business landscape. Fintech companies have a remarkable opportunity at this time to develop innovative cybersecurity solutions that solve some of today’s most pressing security concerns.

At the summit, Mr. Caldwell will speak on the topic of, “What is the Impact of Disruptive Technologies on Fintech Cybersecurity Innovation.” He will also join a panel discussion, featuring Dr. Ben Rubinstein, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, and moderated by Daniella Traino, Lead – Cyber Security, Business Development & Innovation, Data 61.

“I’m delighted to be a part of this esteemed gathering of academic, industry, and government leaders, as we seek to shape the future of fintech cybersecurity innovation,” said Mr. Caldwell. He continued, “Across countries, cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges facing financial services companies. If we are to develop practical and long-lasting solutions, then collaboration and innovation will be key. Australia is taking an important step in that direction through this summit, and I look forward to the discussions and insights ahead.”

Mr. Caldwell is widely considered to be one of the foremost leaders in IT who has played a significant role in shaping the GRC market for the last 12 years. Before joining MetricStream, Mr. Caldwell was a Fellow and Vice President at Gartner where he led the company’s GRC research, including the influential Gartner Magic Quadrant on GRC, as well as research into disruptive technology.

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. (www.metricstream.com).

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