Businesses are becoming increasingly digital, as more and more consumers, processes, information and things become connected to the Internet. As such, a strong Information Technology (IT) strategy plays a crucial role in the organization’s ability to communicate and work efficiently and effectively with their customers, suppliers, vendors and other key stakeholders. Given the increased sophistication of IT, and the value it brings to the business, the scope of work for the Chief Information Officer (CIO), and the responsibilities of the CIO will continue to evolve, especially as organizations embrace new innovative and modern technologies such as cloud, big data, mobile apps, and social media.

We live and do business in the age of the customer. Amidst this increasing focus on the customer, business operations and communications must keep pace with their changing behaviors, consumption patterns, demands, and needs. Here, the CIO is critical in ensuring that as the business changes to keep pace with consumers, key business processes are both reliable and scalable. As the IT landscape continues to evolve, the CIO must also become more forward-looking and pro-active in understanding and mitigating the increasing volume, variety, and velocity of IT-related risks, as well as ensuring compliance with related policies, laws, and regulations.

Taking it a step further, the CIO plays a critical role in aligning the organization’s IT strategy with its risk management and compliance programs, as well as its broader business objectives. Layering risk and compliance programs on top of each business critical IT application and system can help detect and mitigate risks before they become a threat to the organization. This kind of pervasive GRC program empowers the organization, bolstering their ability to detect and manage risk, create more robust safeguards and mitigating controls around customer data, enhance operational workflows, and protect business critical information. The risk-intelligent CIO is a critical contributor to this organizational strategy, as well as plays a key role in overseeing its execution.

Join Bobby Cameron, Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving CIOs at Forrester Research, Inc. and Vibhav Agarwal, Senior Manager of Product Marketing at MetricStream, during this webinar as they share their perspective on the critical job of the CIO, their changing responsibilities, and their role in mitigating IT risks and creating a risk-intelligent organization. This webinar will also address several other important topics, including:

  • Key drivers of digitization and dynamic data across business ecosystems
  • Best practices for handling and managing this data
  • The role of the CIO in building, managing and executing the organization’s digital strategy
  • Lessons learned and best approaches in overcoming IT related risks and challenges

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This webinar is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014, at 2 PM Eastern Time. To register for this webinar, and to learn more about the webinar and the speakers, please click here.

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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