October 12, 2010 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance(GRC) solutions, today announced that French Caldwell - Research Vice President at Gartner Research and author of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-GRC Platforms, will join Gaurav Kapoor, CFO and General Manager of MetricStream in a topical webinar titled ‘The Next Steps in GRC: Balancing Risk and Opportunity.’

About the webinar
For the first time since the recent financial crisis, the mood is optimistic. Stocks have picked up, markets have begun to bounce back and lending has improved. Yet, an air of caution and skepticism still pervades the economic climate. Many businesses, reeling from the crisis, are wary about the uncertainties that lie ahead. Confronted with increasing risks and compliance regulations, their appetite for risk has significantly reduced.

But within the turmoil there are tremendous opportunities to be gained. The key is to establish an effective GRC framework that balances risks and opportunities, aligns risk management with corporate objectives and maximizes profitability.

Successful companies have made risk and compliance management the center of their strategic decision making processes. They have designed integrated GRC programs that proactively control risks and compliance, provide business intelligence, improve transparency and accountability and streamline risk and compliance management across the enterprise.

The webinar will provide insights on what makes up an effective GRC program and how it can be used to succeed in the current economic climate. Attendees will learn about:

  • The new risk and compliance landscape
  • The role of an integrated GRC strategy in balancing risk and opportunity
  • Reinforcing risk management capabilities
  • The role and impact of GRC at various organizational levels
  • The impact of regulatory compliance on IT decisions and planning


About the speakers
French Caldwell - Research VP, Gartner Research 
French Caldwell is a Vice President in Gartner Research, where he leads Governance, Risk and Compliance research. Mr. Caldwell also writes and presents on knowledge management. His research includes analyses of the impact of regulatory developments on IT, compliance technologies, corporate governance, Enterprise and IT Risk Management, and Knowledge Management. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Caldwell was the director of knowledge services in a global consulting practice, where he worked with strategic clients, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense.

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 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.

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place at 11:00 AM Pacific Time (2:00 PM Eastern Time) on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. To register for this event, please click here: 

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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