December 08, 2010 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Tom Harper - Senior Vice president and General Auditor at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, will join Gaurav Kapoor - CFO and General Manager at MetricStream, in a webinar on ‘Managing Risk and Audit at Federal Institutions and Government Departments.’

About the webinar
The GRC landscape confronting federal agencies has significantly altered over the last decade. Today, it is characterized by an ever-growing number of compliance regulations, complex federal directives, increasing risks and data security threats. Agencies are under tremendous pressure to cope with these challenges through consistent risk monitoring and rigorous audits. However, the traditional, siloed approach to risk and audit management is no longer effective. Neither are legacy systems. As departments, units and operations become more interdependent, the need for integrated risk and audit management is growing. Enterprise-wide technology frameworks are fast proving to improve collaboration, reduce costs and enhance the effectiveness of GRC strategies.

The webinar will provide insights and best practices on how companies can build such collaborative, integrated frameworks for risk and audit management. Participants will gain a perspective on:

  • Key challenges and issues in managing risk and audit in a federal agency
  • Characteristics of an enterprise-wide risk and audit program and steps to reinforce it
  • Core functionality of the next generation framework and technology

About the speakers

Tom Harper - SVP General Auditor at FHLB Chicago 
Tom Harper is Senior Vice President and General Auditor for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. Prior to joining the Bank as Audit Director in June 2005, he worked for JPMorgan Chase (formally Bank One). Tom was in charge of the teams supporting Capital Markets & International Treasury Services, Commercial and Corporate areas, and Investment Banking.

Latterly, he was accountable for the audit of JPMorgan’s corporate areas based out of New York. Prior to coming to Chicago, he was a manager on the International audit team based in the UK. Tom has managed business and technology audits and brings a proactive and creative product and business knowledge to all projects. Prior to JPMorgan/Bank One, Tom worked for BZW (a securities house) and prior to that KPMG for 5 years.

Tom is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Financial Services Auditor. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Information System Audit and Control Association, the Institute of Internal Auditors and the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is a graduate of the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.

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 on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 9 am Pacific Time (12 pm Eastern Time, 6 pm CET). To register for this event, please click here: 
https://www.metricstream.com/webinars/risk_audit_in_federal_institutions_08dec10.html

About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (www.metricstream.com).

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