February 14, 2012 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, announced today that John Ballentine, Principal, ProComply, will join Joe Longo, Vice president of Consulting at MetricStream,in a webinar titled ‘Enforcing Policies for Effectively Managing Compliance Programs in the Energy and Utilities Industry’.

About the webinar
As the number of regulatory reforms increases and reliability requirements become stricter, Energy and Utility organizations are required to manage numerous auditable tasks and compliance activities. These tasks need to be integrated into the business process framework to ensure timely completion and total compliance. In order to eliminate penalties and harmful effects of non-compliance, companies must manage their compliance programs effectively by developing by implementing relevant policies and procedures, automating regulatory and policy compliance activities, and adopting technology support for a unified approach to compliance management.

The webinar will focus on how Energy and Utility organizations can:

  • Develop and enforce effective policies and procedures
  • Implement and manage an effective compliance program to assess, demonstrate and document  FERC, NERC, ERO, NRC and other compliance requirements
  • Develop Corporate policies and practices for Audit, Reporting and Self-Certification
  • Integrate Risk Assessments into Compliance and Audit Programs
  • Design, implement and assess internal controls; tasks and related audit programs to achieve sustainable compliance
  • Integrate Issue Management practices to capture all the compliance related issues and implement mitigation plans
  • Manage NERC alerts, updates and migration to new versions (CIP v3- v4)

About the speakers

John Ballentine - Principal, ProComply
John Ballentine is a Principal at ProComply, a Texas-based regulatory services provider to the energy industry. Prior to joining ProComply, John served over 20 years as a senior compliance executive in both electric and natural gas companies subject to federal regulation. An ardent advocate for streamlined, effective regulatory risk management in the energy industry, John co-developed ProComply's "Sustainable Compliance" program model based on a proactive approach to managing regulatory risk.

Joe Longo - VP Consulting, MetricStream
As the Vice President of Consulting & Advisory Services, Longo is responsible for MetricStream’s consulting services. Mr. Longo leads a world-class consulting team comprised of MetricStream specialists and external domain consultants (“Cloud Consultants”). Longo has delivered strategic consulting for multi-national companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Hewlett-Packard, Florida Power & Light, and many others. He is well versed in enterprise risk management, quality management and supplier best practices. He holds a degree in Computer Science from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology as well as a post-graduate diploma from the Chisholm Institute of Technology. Longo is based in MetricStream’s World Wide Headquarters in Palo Alto, California.

Join the webinar The webinar is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 9 am PDT (12 pm EDT). To register for this event, please click here: https://info.metricstream.com/managing-compliance-risk-audit.html

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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