March 18, 2013 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions will lead a discussion around the importance of identifying and addressing “Risk in the Boardroom” at the upcoming Institute of Internal Auditors’ General Audit Management (IIA GAM) Conference held from March 18-21st 2013 in Las Vegas.

Over the years, senior executives have begun to realize how an effective internal audit solution can support proactive risk management, while also enabling the organization to pursue strategic growth opportunities. This year, the IIA GAM conference will address these important issues through sessions which highlight the importance of “driving change and delivering results.” The conference agenda features concurrent sessions on topics including: “On the Forefront of Change”; “Tackling Governance, Risk, and Compliance Issues”; “Developing Talent”; “Preventing and Detecting Fraud”; and “Delivering Results”. Discussions will also take place on topics such as rotational models; successful women CAEs; the FCPA; the PCAOB agenda for 2013; and more. This event will offer attendees exclusive networking opportunities with seasoned professionals from leading organizations around the world.

Brenda Boultwood, Vice President of GRC Solutions at MetricStream, will lead a discussion on the challenges facing the Board of Directors today, while highlighting the importance of understanding and managing today’s complex business risks. This discussion will take place during the conference session CS 1-2 on March 18th from 12:45pm - 2:00pm. Brenda will explore a variety of topics, including:

  • The obstacles faced by boards when trying to understand and manage today’s complex business risks
  • Traditional and emerging risks around reputation, data & cyber-security, ethics, social media, and global supply chains
  • The importance of risk intelligence in decision-making
  • The elements of a robust risk program

MetricStream will also showcase its industry leading internal audit solution at the conference. The MetricStream Internal Audit Management Application’s integrated approach consolidates and addresses business requirements across a common and collaborative platform, eliminating the business siloes that exist across the organization. The MetricStream application also provides end-to-end functionality for managing the complete internal audit lifecycle. It covers a number of functionalities from audit planning to the development of standard audit plans and checklists. It also ensures the collection of field data, which supports the development of audit reports and recommendations that can be reviewed and implemented by management.

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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