March 25, 2010 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) management solutions, announced today that it has brought together experts on corporate governance, risk management and regulatory compliance to discuss "Thriving In The Face Of Regulation: How to Accommodate the New Governance and Regulatory Regime to Optimize Business Performance" on a webinar being hosted by the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG).

The webcast will be held on Thursday, March 25 at 2:00 PM EDT and can be attended by registering on the OCEG website:

The panel will draw from their real-world regulatory, management and advisory experiences and 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 interactive session will feature David R. Koenig, CEO of The Governance Fund, LLC and Former Chair, BoD PRMIA. Prior to his time with PRMIA, Mr. Koenig served as the Head of Market and Institutional Credit Risk Management for US Bancorp Piper Jaffray and has held lead risk management roles with GMAC/RFC and Principal Residential Mortgage, Inc. (Principal Financial Group). Joining Mr. Koenig will be Philippa X. Girling, Of Counsel at the law firm Garrity and Graham and the Former Global Co-Head of Operational Risk Management (ORM) at Nomura. Previously, Ms. Girling served as the Program Director of the Operational Risk Department at Morgan Stanley.

Gaurav Kapoor, CFO and General Manager at MetricStream will join the panel to share his insights and expertise on how organizations must effectively leverage an integrated GRC approach to support enterprise-wide compliance initiatives. The panel will be moderated Carole S. Switzer, President of OCEG.

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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