November 13, 2013 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream a market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions will participate at the 2013 Compliance Week West Conference, which will take place in Menlo Park, CA from November 14-15, 2013. The event will be centered around 'Privacy and Big Data' and will convene industry experts from compliance, risk, audit, and privacy functions from across North America. Throughout the event, speakers and attendees with explore various emerging challenges and strategies required for better privacy compliance and data management.

If harnessed properly, big data can provide a window into a wide range of existing and potential risks, and can be used to guide the decisions and strategies of an organization. By gathering, analyzing and applying volumes of relevant risk information, an organization can gain valuable intelligence on the key threats that can impact various facets of the business. Big data brings both opportunities as well as risks, therefore, it is imperative to establish sound policies and protocols when it comes to managing the big data deluge. Failure to do so can backfire, manifesting as significant privacy and data security issues that can cause financial and reputational harm. This is especially true in the wake of the rising popularity and usage of social media, as well as the rapid growth of cloud computing.

In his session on "Big Data for Better Risk Management" Vidyadhar Phalke, CTO of MetricStream will shed light on the strategies needed to control and harness an increasing amount of structured and unstructured data, as well as offer ideas on establishing the right controls and requisite checks and balances, and eliminating the possibilities of leaks and loopholes in enterprise information management systems. Vidyadhar will also share his recommendations on how organizations can leverage big data to provide better insight into a broad array of challenges, risks and opportunities facing today's businesses.

Other topics that will be explored throughout the conference include:

  • Building a Strong Privacy Function
  • Recovering from a Breach
  • Policy Management for Social Media & More
  • Taming the Risks of Cloud Computing
  • Internal Investigations: Managing All of the Data

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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