September 20, 2016 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Apps, will participate at the Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit, taking place at September 21 – 23, 2016.

The Gartner Sourcing & Strategic Vendor Relationships Summit is one of the most important annual gatherings of IT and business professionals, focusing on the sourcing of IT and business process services. The Summit provides independent, practical advice, thought leadership and insight into future trends.

French Caldwell, Chief Evangelist, MetricStream will present on the afternoon of September 21st,2016 at the Solution Showcase Theater. He will speak on how many enterprise leaders recognize that IT risks are business risks, and that those risks extend to a vast array of third parties. He will explain how immature VRM programs limit the value that vendor management professionals contribute to ERM and advancing business performance. In this short theatre session, the audience will learn how ERM and business performance will benefit from a mature VRM program.

Other notable speakers at the event include:

  • Josh Linkner, Tech Entrepreneur, Hyper-Growth Leader, Bestselling Author, and Keynote Speaker
  • Peter Hinssen, Author, Entrepreneur and Expert on Disruptive Innovation
  • Christopher Ambrose, Research VP, Gartner

The Summit enables senior sourcing executives, sourcing managers, contract managers and vendor managers to validate their sourcing strategies and initiatives, exchange best practices with peers and spark new ideas. Delegates benefit from a unique learning experience filled with inspirational presentations, real-world case studies, analyst engagement, peer exchange and access to leading service providers.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(

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