April 21, 2010 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, today announced the strong participation at its online panel discussion by Chris Mclean,( Analyst at Forrester Research) and Gaurav Kapoor (CFO and General Manager MetricStream) on, “Implementing Integrated GRC Program in an Organization”” hosted on April 21, 2010. The webinar saw representation from several fortune 1000 companies in diverse industry segments including banking, financial services, energy and utility, pharmaceutical, medical devices, airline, healthcare, manufacturing, automotive and government sectors.

About the Webinar
Organizations pursuing the vision of integrated GRC are realizing that it is not easy to bring all the stakeholders together. Various compliance, risk and audit groups have their own goals and styles of functioning that are different and sometimes, even in contradiction to one another. Business line managers and IT bring in their own perspectives that further complicate adoption of a unified approach. Understanding and reconciling these disparities and conflicts is critical to success when driving an enterprise-wide GRC program.

The GRC function that brings together enterprise risk, audit, regulatory compliance, policy management, quality, vendor risk, environmental health and safety, and financial controls management, tend to see value from improved efficiency, convergence of efforts and greater consistency. However, implementing GRC program is a challenge in terms of differences and divergence that arise in bringing these functions together across all business lines in an organization.

The session looked at strategies that would help overcome organizational challenges to arrive at a common language and approach that all business owners agree upon, accept and adopt in their functions.

The topics covered were

  • Organizational and cultural obstacles to integrated GRC
  • Common conflicts between stakeholders and how to reconcile them
  • Aligning compliance, risk and audit groups towards a common goal
  • Role of technology in developing an integrated enterprise-wide GRC program

To view the presentation http://alturl.com/dhj3

About 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 ComplianceOnline.com 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.(www.metricstream.com).

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