July 05 , 2011 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced its participation in the IIA International Conference which will be held on July 08th-11th, 2012 in Massachusetts. During the conference, Keri Dawson, Vice President of ComplianceOnline Advisory Services at MetricStream will moderate a panel discussion on 'How to Make the Audit Process More Effective and Efficient'. The panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, July 10th at 11 am, between seasoned veterans, Tom Harper, Executive Vice President and General Auditor at Federal Home Loan Bank, Jayne K. Donahue, Executive Vice President and General Auditor at State Street Corporation and Kristen Gantt, Regional VP of GRC at MetricStream. The group will share their perspectives on how Auditors can become a trusted strategic advisor to top management.

The role of internal auditors is evolving and their scope of work is no longer limited to audit management. Through their insights gained across the business enterprise, internal auditors are in a better position to help shape business strategy and increase value proposition in their organizations. But with today's fluctuating regulatory landscape and the evolving risks and threats, organizations need to step back to re-evaluate the effectiveness of their internal audit processes and efficiency in mitigating critical challenges in future. During the panel discussion, the audit experts will provide industry best practices, discuss effective ways to overcome challenges in managing internal audit process, and talk about how organizations can capitalize on technology to bring in a more systematic, transparent and consistent approach that will help provide valuable risk-based advice to the Board and other key stakeholders.

Many organizations, across industries, have chosen MetricStream's market-leading audit management solution to streamline, integrate and automate their internal auditing processes. The solution facilitates a systematic management of the entire internal audit lifecycle - right from risk assessment, audit planning and scheduling and, development of audit reports. MetricStream's Audit Management solution enables a risk-based internal audit that is closely aligned with business objectives, and provides real-time visibility into risk and audit metrics through powerful dashboards and reports. This has helped internal auditors to minimize exposure to potential losses and risks, conform to regulatory changes and improve business performance.

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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