London, UK: November 7, 2017 - MetricStream, the independent market leader in Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Apps and Solutions, recognized high performers at the annual GRC Journey Awards ceremony, held on the evening of November 6, 2017 at the Lancaster Hotel in London. The annual awards ceremony celebrates and recognizes individuals, customers, and partners who are leading their organization’s GRC Journey, championing GRC programs, and achieving superior business performance through GRC.

The awards ceremony was part of the MetricStream GRC Summit, held November 6-7, 2017 in London. Based on the theme, “GRC for High Performers,” the summit brought together GRC thought leaders and domain experts to debate and explore strategies and solutions to today’s most dynamic business challenges, including cyber threats, Brexit, third and fourth party management, and GDPR.

The GRC Journey Awards were presented in five categories, recognizing the achievements of various individuals and organizations. Congratulating the winners on stage were Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman, MetricStream and Gaurav Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream.

The award categories were:

GRC PROGRAM EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The GRC Program Excellence Awards recognize MetricStream customers who have built a world-class integrated GRC program across the enterprise. These customers understand that for GRC to be truly effective, it needs to be pervasive – from the board and C-suite, down to the front lines.

The awardee in this category was:

  • Barclays

GRC VISIONARY AWARDS

The GRC Visionary Awards recognize individuals who have a passion for GRC and a strong vision for their organization’s GRC journey. They are the driving force behind their organization’s GRC program, and they champion the cause of GRC across the business. They are also renowned thought leaders in the industry.

The awardee in this category was:

  • Sanjay Bhasin, Global Head of Operation Risk IT, UBS

GRC PRACTICE LEADER AWARDS

The GRC Practice Leader Awards recognize individuals who are working diligently to ensure that GRC programs and technologies are implemented effectively across the organization. Backed by a deep expertise in GRC, practice leaders understand the organization’s GRC vision, and lead its implementation.

The awardees in this category were:

  • Stuart Frost, Head of Enterprise Security, UK Department for Works and Pensions
  • Samah Yusef Hamad, Acting Superintendent Business Resilience Management, BAPCO
  • Adam Jeffries, Business Technology and IT Commercial Manager, Beazley
  • Aysen Kartal, Philip Morris International
  • Dr. Cuno Degiacomi, Director, UBS

GRC JOURNEY AWARDS

The GRC Journey Awards recognize customers who have a well-planned and thoughtfully implemented GRC program. These companies have made exceptional progress along their GRC journey with a clear vision of integrated GRC, a high level of GRC maturity, and strong processes to adopt GRC across the enterprise.

The awardees in this category were:

  • dnata
  • Standard Chartered
  • Sage Group

GRC PARTNER AWARDS

The GRC Partner Awards recognize MetricStream’s business partners who have provided exceptional service and GRC expertise to our customers. Partners demonstrate a deep commitment to GRC, and work closely with MetricStream teams to provide hands-on assistance to clients, and to ensure that GRC implementations are successful.

There were four awards in this category, and the awardees were:

  • GRC Journey Partner of the Year Award – KPMG
  • GRC Journey Partner Award for Global Center of Excellence – Deloitte
  • GRC Journey Partner Award for Customer Engagement – HCL Technologies Ltd
  • GRC Journey Emerging Partner Award – PwC and Dixtior

Commenting on the awards, Gunjan Sinha, MetricStream Executive Chairman said, “It is our privilege to celebrate the individuals and organizations who are truly leading the way with world-class GRC programs. Their leadership and vision is inspiring, and their GRC journeys are a testament to the performance gains and growth that a well-executed GRC program can deliver.”

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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