November 16, 2009 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, announced today that Chris Mclean, Analyst at Forrester Research, will join MetricStream CFO and General Manager, Gaurav Kapoor, to host a webinar on Risk and Compliance Management. The topic for discussion would be “Risk and Compliance Management: Learning from Leaders and Steps You Can Take”.

The webinar is scheduled to take place at 9:00 am Pacific (12:00 pm Eastern) on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. To register for this event, please click here - 

About the Webinar
While Risk managers in all industries are grappling with the problems of performing real-time risk measurement and mitigation, an additional complexity due stringent compliance and regulatory requirements, like SOX, FCPA, HIPAA, AML, GLBA, FERC, NERC and many more, add an additional layer of challenges for them. As a result, companies are looking to systematically identify, measure, prioritize and respond to all types of risk in the business, while ensuring compliance to federal and state regulations.

This presentation will look to discuss the steps that leading organizations are taking to maintain consistency, reduce overhead, and streamline their efforts; offering attendees recommendations they can use to improve the performance of any risk or compliance management program.

  • Defining an effective framework for risk and compliance management that ties into the corporate objectives
  • Rationalization of controls to manage compliance and risk better
  • Effective communication, certification and updates to regulatory requirements
  • Risk and compliance program design - success factors, useful metrics, pitfalls to avoid
  • Role of internal audit in sustaining compliance
  • Risk based approach to compliance and audit management

About the Speakers
Chris McClean, Analyst, Forrester Research - contributes to Forrester's offerings for the Security & Risk professional, leading the company's coverage of governance, risk, and compliance (GRC). He is also a thought leader on the related issues of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability. He is a frequent speaker on these subjects at vendor events as well as conferences run by industry organizations such as the Risk Management Association. He has also been interviewed by top media outlets such as CFO Magazine, Compliance Week, Treasury & Risk Magazine, and CRO Magazine.

Gaurav Kapoor, CFO and General Manager, MetricStream - has worldwide responsibility for Finance, Marketing, Business Development and the business unit. During his tenure at MetricStream, Gaurav has been instrumental in shaping key strategic initiatives and driving overall financial performance of the company. Gaurav brings nearly a decade of marketing, finance and operating experience with Citigroup and has spent several years in executive operating roles with venture-backed enterprise software and internet companies.

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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