December 09, 2010 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Chris McClean - Analyst, Forrester Research, will join Gaurav Kapoor - CFO and General Manager, MetricStream, in a webinar on ‘The Current Landscape of GRC Platforms: Planning for 2011 and Beyond.’

About the webinar
Over the past few years, GRC management has emerged as a top business priority. Companies are investing significant time, costs and effort in developing strategies to proactively mitigate risks, comply with industrial regulations, improve audit management and enhance profitability.

Technology plays a key role in these endeavours. Not only does it improve the effectiveness of GRC management, it also enhances efficiency and collaboration, and reduces costs. In response, an increasing number of risk and compliance professionals are opting for GRC platforms.

However, each organization’s GRC needs are unique. How does one build a framework that is aligned with those needs? More importantly, how can that framework address future GRC concerns?

The webinar will provide insights into these questions and help companies understand the current landscape of GRC platforms. It will also identify those factors that need to be taken in to consideration when planning GRC strategies for the future.

The speakers will provide perspectives on:

  • Designing information models to aggregate and correlate GRC data
  • Deriving value from risk intelligence and regulatory content
  • Using GRC analytics and BI to synthesize meaningful information
  • Integrating GRC closely with IT infrastructure, applications and data
  • Focusing on process improvement, loss mitigation and strategic decision-support
  • Delivering value at the corporate board and executive levels

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, organization, 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.

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at 10 am Pacific Time (1 pm Eastern Time, 7 pm CET). 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.(

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