February 08, 2010 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that it is hosting a complimentary webinar titled "Thriving In The Face of Regulation: How to Accommodate the New Regulatory Regime and Achieve Optimum Business Performance” on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 9:00am Pacific (12:00pm Eastern).

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Most executives describe regulations today as costly and burdensome. While they may be the bane of business executives, the new requirements can be traced directly to recent economic failure and corporate debacles.

If corporate governance and regulatory enforcement is here to stay in its current form, how should corporations adapt? This webcast will focus such questions bringing out what top governance and compliance mistakes to avoid and what essential policies and procedures to implement. The distinguished panel will draw from their vast real-world regulatory, management and advisory experiences as they discuss practical ways to:

  • Adopt and implement policies and controls to ensure corporate integrity and reliability
  • Enable collection, aggregation and assessment of compliance and risk data and trends
  • Ensure responsibility at the board and executive level for overseeing compliance programs
  • Develop enterprise-wide accountability for ethics and compliance programs
  • Use compliance processes and requirements to gain a performance edge
  • Key characteristics of an effective compliance program and the role of technology
  • Making best practices in compliance management standard operating procedure

The webinar will feature Carole Stern Switzer, President of the Open Compliance & Ethics Group (www.oceg.org) - a nonprofit think tank that provides objective standards, guidelines and online resources to help organizations Drive Principled Performance™. A recognized leader in GRC and ethics, Ms. Switzer is frequently published in leading business magazines and lectures on GRC internationally and throughout the US. Ms. Switzer served as the Executive Vice-President and General Counsel of OCEG from the time it was formed by a multi-industry, multi-disciplinary group of business leaders in January of 2003 until her appointment as President in September of 2007. During that time, she directed development of the OCEG Framework, including the GRC capability process model referred to as the OCEG Red Book. She also created and oversees the acclaimed publication 360° Perspectives on Governance, Risk Management and Compliance.

Ms. Switzer will be joined by Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream, who will discuss best practices employed by MetricStream customers to integrate systematic compliance management into business processes and the value organizations can derive from effective use of technology for managing compliance programs.

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.(www.metricstream.com).

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