January 20, 2011 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced that its Vice President - International Business Operations, Shankar Bhaskaran has been invited by The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), UK, to address the heads of internal audit from some of the leading organizations in the UK and Ireland.

With changing business processes, broader requirements and multiple stakeholders to satisfy, it is imperative for companies today to evaluate the benefits of a risk management system while balancing the immediate needs and the long term strategy. Mr.Bhaskaran’s address will cover various factors that stake holders must take into account before purchasing a risk management solution and ways to evaluate and determine the performance of the solution. Mr.Bhaskaran will provide insights on software solutions that provide an integrated approach encompassing all dimensions of Risk, Audit and Compliance management. The session will also highlight the do’s and don’ts of the selection process, provide a framework to benchmark the Risk Program and throw light on how to overcome some of the operational challenges in implanting a software solution.

The half-day event will take place on February 2, 2011 at MWB Business Exchange, 60 Canon Street, London, EC4N 6NP. Over 30 heads of internal audit are expected to attend the event.

The IIA is a distinguished professional body focused on supporting, promoting and training the professionals in the internal auditing field. The Institute is the leading provider of internal audit training in the UK and Ireland with over 100 courses in specialist areas. The IIA’s International Standards and Code of Ethics unite a global community of 170,000 internal auditors globally.

IIA’s ‘Heads of Internal Audit Service’ is the premier networking community for heads of internal audit in the UK and Ireland.

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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