April 24, 2014 | Palo Alto, California: Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, will deliver a keynote address atMetricStream GRC Summit 2014 which is taking place from April 29 - May 1, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A. Mr. Tyson will join a distinguished line-up of keynote speakers, including Secretary William S. Cohen, the 20th U.S. Secretary of Defense, CEO of The Cohen Group, and Board Director at CBS Corporation; Dr. Yvonne Cagle, NASA Astronaut, and Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman of MetricStream.

The GRC Summit, which is based on the theme “Towards Pervasive Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)”, will feature inspiring and interactive panel discussions, analyst presentations, GRC workshops, Special Interest Group (SIGs) meetings, and case study presentations.

In his keynote address, Mr. Tyson will discuss the risk, compliance, and governance challenges facing businesses today. He will also highlight how Kaiser Permanente’s governance, risk, and compliance efforts help support the organization’s mission to deliver high-quality and affordable health care to its members, patients, and the communities it serves.

Mr. Tyson has held a range of leadership positions during his nearly 30 years at Kaiser Permanente, one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans with more than 9.1 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Kaiser Permanente’s innovative and fully integrated approach to health care and health care coverage is helping its members achieve their aspirations of total health.

As Chairman and CEO of the company, Mr. Tyson is dedicated to upholding Kaiser Permanente’s mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services for the organization’s members, and to improve the health of the communities it serves. He is also a strong advocate for the elimination of health care disparities among individuals by promoting the use of aggregated data from members’ electronic medical records to determine the most effective treatments.

“We are very pleased to have Mr. Tyson serve as a keynote speaker at MetricStream GRC Summit 2014,” said Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream. She added, “Mr. Tyson is successfully tackling some of the toughest risk management, compliance, and governance challenges through his innovative and collaborative approach and exemplary leadership. Our GRC Summit attendees will benefit from Mr. Tyson’s perspective, experiences and insights, which will be timely and valuable to the attendees, who represent diverse industries from around the world.”

At the GRC Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to network with CEOs, board directors, and business executives from Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies. They will also gain a first-hand understanding of the state of the GRC market and where it is headed during presentations from leading analysts from Forrester Research, Gartner, and GRC 20/20 Research.

Sessions at the event have been approved by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for CPE credits. Event attendees are eligible to receive up to 20 CPE credits.

To learn more about the Summit agenda and speakers, or to register to attend, please visit the GRC Summit 2014 website:http://www.grc-summit.com/2014/

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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.(www.metricstream.com).

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