November 14, 2011 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced the MetricStream GRC Roundtable Conference for Banking and Financial Institutions. The invite-only, half-day conference will be held at the New York Marriott East Side, on November 15th, 2011 from 12:30 to 5:00 PM. The event promises to be an action packed 4 hours of networking, interaction and learning for Risk Officers, Compliance and Legal professionals, and Internal Auditors professionals in Banking and Financial Institutions.

“The Banking and Financial Services landscape is undergoing a fundamental shift triggered by the passage of the landmark Dodd-Frank Act as well as increasingly complex risk scenarios,” says Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream. “Understanding the challenges that lie ahead, and how to overcome them, is critical. The MetricStream GRC conference aims to shed light on these areas, and provide practical strategies for organizations to succeed in the new business and regulatory landscape. The conference will also provide key insights into how OpRisk and ERM can be leveraged to enhance strategic decision-making and business performance.”

The discussions will be lead by prominent panellists such as Ann Rodriguez, Vice President OpRisk at GE Capital, Spyro Karetsos, Head of ERM and Control at Vanguard, Andrew Leonard, Managing Director and Head of Operational Risk at DTCC, Rich Reynolds, Partner at PWC, David Sherwood - Director at KPMG Susanna K. Tisa, Managing Director at Treliant Risk Advisors and Dimitri Londos, Director at PWC. Through various panel discussions, the panellist will share their views on the conference theme: ‘The Road Ahead for Banks and Financial Institutions - The Governance, Risk, Regulatory and Audit View.’

Conference sessions

  • Key note Address - Succeeding at GRC - Senior business leaders and executives are fast adopting an integrated GRC approach to facilitate transparency, collaboration and accountability while also aligning GRC with business strategy. This session will discuss the best practices, pitfalls and success metrics of integrated GRC.
  • Rethinking Enterprise and Operational Risk - Faced with increasing risks, as well as market volatility and business complexity, Chief Risk Officers are striving to redefine OpRisk and ERM infrastructure and methodologies. This session will discuss the challenges of traditional risk management, along with the strategies for building a Next Generation Risk Management approach that eliminates silos, enhances collaboration, and improves business agility.
  • The Dodd-Frank Act and the Emerging Role of Internal Auditors - As the Dodd-Frank Act redefines the Banking and Financial Services landscape, Internal Auditors will have an important role to play in ensuring sustainable compliance. This session will focus on the challenges of Dodd-Frank compliance, the emerging role of Internal Auditors, and the strategies for building a Next Generation Internal Audit and Compliance framework.


Who will attend?
The roundtable will convene senior Risk Officers, Compliance and Legal professionals, and Internal Auditors in Banking and Financial Institutions. For availability/registration details please visit the event webpage.

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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