April 06, 2011 | 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, Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream, in a webinar entitled ‘Corporate Compliance: Implementing Successful and Sustainable Programs.’

About the webinar
Corporate compliance has shifted from an optional exercise to a major business priority. This is evident as more organizations invest significant time, resources and effort in building a robust and sustainable compliance and ethics program. Compliance managers, in particular, are striving to juggle multiple regulatory demands with corporate goals. In the process, they are fast discovering that blind adherence to regulations is neither cost-effective nor efficient. As regulatory norms increase at unprecedented levels, the need of the hour is for a renewed approach to compliance.

Integrated compliance programs have proved beneficial in a number of ways. Not only do they eliminate redundant activities and reduce unnecessary duplication of efforts, but they also break down organizational barriers, enabling better information-sharing and collaboration.

A risk-based approach to compliance has also proved useful. It enables organizations to focus their controls and compliance efforts on the most impactful risks instead of trying to encompass all risks and controls required by the compliance regulation.

The webinar will discuss these and other best practices to craft a successful and sustainable compliance program. The speakers will provide various insights into compliance including:

  • Adopting a risk-based approach to compliance and auditing
  • Collecting and presenting compliance program metrics to the board
  • Driving successful compliance investigations across departments
  • Learning and improving processes/controls, after a compliance failure
  • Managing interactions with regulators during audits and examinations
  • Monitoring regulatory changes and their impact on business operations
  • Designing integrated compliance, risk, and audit programs for measurable outcomes


About the speakers

Chris McClean, Senior 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 - Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream
As Chief Operating Officer of MetricStream, Gaurav has overall responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy and the Partner Ecosystem. During his tenure at MetricStream, Gaurav has been instrumental in shaping key strategic initiatives and driving overall 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. He is a thought leader in the GRC space and is a regular speaker at key forums like the IIA, Ops Risk, PRIMIA and ISACA, among many others. He also works closely with federal and state policy makers and serves on advisory boards of other technology and media companies.

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 10 am Pacific Time, 1 pm Eastern Time and 5 pm GMT. 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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