August 08, 2011 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that Michael Rasmussen, Risk & Compliance Advisor at Corporate Integrity, will join Gaurav Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer at MetricStream, in a webinar entitled ‘The Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer - An Evolving Role.’

About the webinar
Regulations such as FCPA, the UK Anti-bribery Act and the Dodd-Frank Act have heightened the need for robust Compliance and Ethics programs. Organizations are under tremendous pressure to cope with these regulations, while also saving costs and improving efficiencies. Organizations must also strive to strengthen enterprise-wide compliance with policies related to anti-corruption, code of conduct, harassment, employee diversity, data privacy and security.

In this complex and demanding environment, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers (CECOs) can play a vital role in building an enterprise-wide culture centered on sound Compliance and Ethics practices. However, they must redefine their roles and evolve their responsibilities to truly drive value for the organization.

For instance, CECOs need to move beyond managing compliance in a siloed environment. They need to interact and collaborate more with other assurance functions such as Audit and Risk to build a cohesive compliance strategy that is aligned with business objectives.

The MetricStream-hosted webinar will cover varied best practices, technology solutions and strategies to help CECOs step up to their new role, and ensure the security of their organizations. The speakers will provide insights on:

  • CECO and General Counsel - The need to have different entities in place
  • The importance of collaboration between the CECO and other control functions such as Audit and Risk
  • Establishing a consistent approach towards the internal ethical culture and external business conduct
  • Complying with regulations such as FCPA, the UK Anti-Bribery Act and the Dodd-Frank Act
  • How the CECO can leverage technology for more effective compliance management


About the speakers

Michael Rasmussen - Risk & Compliance Advisor, Corporate Integrity
Michael Rasmussen, is the authority in understanding Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC). He is a sought-after keynote speaker, author, and collaborator on GRC issues around the world. He is noted for being the first analyst to define and model the GRC market for technology and professional services.

With more than 15 years of experience, Michael's objective is to assist organizations in defining GRC processes that are sustainable, consistent, efficient, and transparent.

In June 2007, Treasury & Risk recognized Michael as one of the 100 most influential people in finance with specific accolades for his work in "Governance and Compliance: Saving the Planet and the Corporation."

Gaurav Kapoor - Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream
As Chief Operating Officer of MetricStream, Gaurav has the 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 the company’s performance.

Gaurav brings to his role nearly a decade of marketing, finance and operating experience with Citigroup. He has also 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 a regular speaker at key forums such as the OCEG, IIA, Ops Risk, PRIMIA and ISACA. He also works closely with federal and state policy makers, and serves on the advisory boards of other technology and media companies.

Join the webinar
The webinar is scheduled to take place on Wednesday August 10, 2011 at 11 am Eastern Time (3 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.(

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