March 04, 2010 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., Gaurav Kapoor, CFO and General Manager of MetricStream, the enterprise GRC market leader, will lead a panel discussion on 'new perspectives on enterprise wide risk management' at the OpRisk USA 12th Annual Conference, the premier event aimed at preparing risk managers to respond to future regulatory requirements and market challenges.

The banking and financial services conference being held on March 23-25, 2010 in New York will include discussions on the outlook for Basel II implementation and possible new enhancements to the current regulatory framework. Bringing together leading operational risk managers and regulators from across North America, this conference will provide vital information, techniques and strategies to build a successful operational risk framework, offering practical solutions to meet forthcoming regulatory changes.

Kapoor's panel will cover issues such as:

  • Developing a holistic approach in capturing, quantifying and communicating all risks throughout the enterprise
  • Overcoming the internal political, structural, technical and IT barriers to ERM
  • How enterprise risk frameworks has changed in the last one to two years
  • What are some of the "lessons learned" in risk management from the recent economic turmoil

Panelists include:

  • Ron Burtnett, Executive Director - Operational Risk, Morgan Stanley
  • Jack Gomez, Head - Operational Risk Management, BNY Mellon
  • Kate Leibfried, GWM Senior Global Operational Risk Director, Citigroup
  • Eileen D. Robbins, Vice President - Operational Risk Management, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

At the conference, attendees will gain first hand insights and guidance on the latest enhancements to Basel II and learn how to overcome the technical, risk and cultural barriers to ERM implementation. The gather is an opportunity to hear from the industry's most influential figures sharing insights and best practices on oprisk strategy, measurement and management as well as a chance to quiz regulators on what they expect from banks and how they expect the regulatory environment to change over the next year.

At the conference, MetricStream will demonstrate its industry-leading web-based Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Operational Risk Management (ORM) applications that streaming collection, management, tracking and reporting information about loss events, key risk indicators (KRIs), risk-assessment heat maps and control-assessment scores. The a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use analytics engine of the solution enables users to slice, dice, drill-down, adjust, trend and plot risk and compliance data providing a fully transparent environment for effective risk management. MetricStream will also showcase other solutions available on its Enterprise GRC Platform such as Policy Management, Compliance Management, Internal Audit Management Internal Controls Management, IT-GRC and Corporate Ethics Compliance - all of which come together to form a well integrated architecture for enterprise-wide GRC.

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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