August 16, 2010 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Chris McClean Forrester Research Analyst will join Gaurav Kapoor, CFO and General Manager of MetricStream, in a webinar on “New Insights on Building an Effective Risk and Compliance Program”.

About the webinar
Organizations across industries are required to deal with a wide variety of risks and regulations including Basel II, HIPAA, SOX, FCPA, NERC  and AML. At the same time, they are pressurized to improve profitability and reduce costs. Meeting these goals requires tremendous business intelligence, insight and a framework that can simplify and improve risk and compliance management, allowing business efforts to be focused on enhancing profitability.

The webinar will address the challenges of building a risk and compliance management program. It will also provide insights and best practices on maintaining consistency, reducing overhead costs and streamlining efforts to improve the performance of GRC programs.

Attendees will learn about:

  • Identifying major challenges & roadblocks to build a comprehensive program
  • Highlighting key insights and best practices for managing risk & compliance programs
  • Defining a regulatory framework and architecture for streamlining efforts
  • Deploying integrated technology to support regulatory intelligence and risk framework

About the speakers

Chris McClean - Analyst, Forrester Research
Chris McClean 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. Chris serves Forrester clients with research and consulting on GRC and CSR strategy, best practices, and technologies. 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
As the CFO and General Manager of MetricStream, Gaurav 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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