February 16, 2012 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced the MetricStream GRC Roundtable for Energy and Utilities organizations in partnership with the Committee of Chief Risk Officers (CCRO). The invite-only conference will be held at The Woodlands in Texas on February 16, 2012 from 11:00 am to 6:30 pm.

The conference will begin with a panel discussion lead by Gaurav Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer at MetricStream, along with prominent panellists such as Brenda Boultwood, Chief Risk Officer at Constellation Energy, Glen Mackey, Chief Risk Officer at NRG Energy, Jeff Browning, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Duke Energy, and Michael A. Wilson, National ERM Partner at KPMG.

The panellists will share insights on some of the current trends and challenges confronting Energy and Utility companies and will discuss best practices to integrate risk and compliance management into decision-making and strategic planning. The panel discussion will be followed by a case study presentation by Brenda Boultwood and Gaurav Kapoor, on ‘Using GRC to Gain Competitive Advantage’.

Talking about the GRC Roundtable, MetricStream COO, Gaurav Kapoor says, “Compliance and risk initiatives are often planned and managed in silos in energy companies. There is a need to redefine approaches in handling ERM, FERC, NERC and cyber security requirements. Companies need to leverage risk intelligence to move to the next stage of risk and compliance management which is better integrated with the overall business strategy. The MetricStream GRC Roundtable brings together the industry’s foremost risk and compliance leaders who will analyze the core issues and provide pragmatic insights and techniques for companies to adopt”.

Who will attend?
The roundtable will convene Risk Officers, Ethics and Compliance professionals, and Audit Executives in Energy and Utility organizations. For a transcript of the sessions at the 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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