March 12, 2014 | Palo Alto, California: Secretary William S. Cohen, the 20th U.S. Secretary of Defense, CEO of The Cohen Group, and Board Director at CBS Corporation, will deliver a keynote address at the MetricStream GRC Summit 2014. The event will be held from April 29 - May 1, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Joining Secretary Cohen at the GRC Summit 2014 include CEOs, Board Directors, consultants, analysts and GRC executives from leading companies around the world. Summit speakers and attendees will have the opportunity to partake in keynote speeches, executive panels, technology and product innovation showcases, GRC workshops, and customer case study presentations centered around the event theme “Towards Pervasive Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC).”

During his keynote address, Secretary Cohen will draw from his unrivaled knowledge and experiences around the world to address risk management and corporate governance, and share his perspective on the role of leadership in driving performance and delivering results.

Mr. Cohen served as the 20th U.S. Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton from January 1997 to January 2001, where he oversaw the largest organization in the U.S. In this role, Secretary Cohen successfully modernized the military, reversed a decline in defense budgets, and led various military operations around the world. Secretary Cohen was the first republican elected official under a democratic president chosen to serve as a member of the President’s cabinet.

Prior to his role as Secretary of Defense, Mr. Cohen was a three-term U.S. Senator, recognized as a leading expert on important issues including defense, foreign relations, health care, and government procurement. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives for three terms (1973 to 1979) and as mayor of Bangor, Maine (1971 to 1972). After 31 years of public service, Secretary Cohen’s legacy remains that of unrivaled accomplishment, integrity, and strong relationships with business and government leaders across America and around the globe.

Secretary Cohen is currently Chairman and CEO of the Cohen Group, a strategic business consulting firm that provides services in the areas of regulatory affairs, business development, transactions, capital raising activities, and more. Secretary Cohen also serves on the Board of Directors of the CBS Corporation, a leading American mass media company.

 “We are honored to have Secretary Cohen join us a keynote speaker at our MetricStream GRC Summit 2014,” said Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman of MetricStream. He added, “Secretary Cohen brings a wealth of knowledge in the fields of governance and risk management based on his extensive experience and leadership in the public and private sector. His insight will resonate well with the CEOs, board directors, business executives, GRC practitioners, and thought leaders convening at the MetricStream GRC Summit 2014.”

Following his keynote address, Secretary Cohen will join other leading CEOs in a panel discussion to explore the importance of leadership in today’s mobile, global, and hyper-connected world.

The MetricStream GRC Summit 2014 is open for registration. To learn more about the event, agenda, and speakers, or to register to attend, please visit the GRC Summit 2014 website:

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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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