September 03, 2013 | Palo Alto, CA: MetricStream, the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions, will participate at the 2013 Annual Summit of the Association of Federal Enterprise Risk Management (AFERM) on September 9th and 10th, 2013, in Arlington VA. Brenda Boultwood, SVP of Industry Solutions at MetricStream will share perspectives on lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid in setting up an ERM program. MetricStream will also showcase how advanced capabilities such as risk calculators and risk heat maps can be leveraged by organizations to enhance risk monitoring and analysis. Risk experts from federal and non-governmental organizations will convene at the summit to exchange incisive ideas and knowledge on risk management.

Managing risk has become an indispensable exercise for federal agencies and departments. Federal risk managers must be well-versed in the strategies, processes, methodologies and challenges involved in ERM, to efficiently manage the internal and external risks they face on an ongoing basis. Risk-based decision-making can help federal agencies in efficiently managing human, technological, financial and other resources. Therefore, federal agencies must consider adopting integrated risk management solutions, tools and practices to improve and strengthen public administration. Risk calculators and risk heat maps can enable these organizations to accurately identify, assess and prioritize federal risks, so that they can create and implement a strong risk response strategy.

In her panel discussion on the topic "Standing up an ERM program" Ms. Boultwood will address questions on:

  • The importance of automation
  • The critical success factors for an ERM program
  • How to integrate ERM to strategic and operational processes
  • Strengthening the ERM program through risk appetite and risk tolerance

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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