September 08, 2008 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, is proud to present, The GRC Executive Summit '08 being held on September 28 - October 1, 2008 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.

The GRC Executive Summit 2008 is the only Governance, Risk and Compliance conference that brings together hundreds of business management and information technology executives for strategic thought leadership and education on effective enterprise risk management, corporate governance, internal audit, and compliance programs.  With primary concentration on "C" level executives; The Summit will feature six general sessions and up to twenty-four GRC-related sessions, in several tracks, geared to Board of Directors, Audit Committees, and Corporate Officers. The Summit will feature over 45 GRC vendor exhibitions and executive-level roundtable discussions covering GRC topics, issues, and opportunities facing business and information executives today.

Notable speakers at this summit include Dr. Ron Ross, Sr. Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology - Information Technology Laboratory - Computer Security Division ; Michael Rasmussen, President, Corporate Integrity; Roy Snell, CEO Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics; Steve Goepfert, SVP Internal Audit (Chief Auditor), Continental Airlines; Chris McClean, GRC Research Analyst, Forrester Research, Inc; Gary Dickhart, VP, GRC Customer Advisory Office, SAP; Mike Harris, Chairman, Adams Harris. This conference will also feature a general session keynote by Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream on the topic "GRC Execution Strategies That Work". Ms. Archambeau will talk about how companies of all sizes can gain significant benefits by implementing a best practices based integrated program for managingmultiple GRC initiatives on a single platform.

As companies face competitive pressures and growth challenges, MetricStream enables organizations to succeed in their GRC initiatives through streamlining their business processes related to corporate governance, enterprise risk assessment, and regulatory and operational compliance. Attendees at The GRC Summit will be able to view a live demonstration of MetricStream's applications for Audit Management, Compliance Management, Risk Management and Enterprise Governance - the core components of MetricStream's broad GRC solutions suite.

"The goal of the GRC Executive Summit is to bring together business and information technology executives to discuss effective enterprise GRC strategies," said James Sayles, Vice President Programs, GRC Executive Summit, LLC.  "MetricStream is a Governance, Risk, and Compliance market leader and partnering with them for the GRC Executive Summit '08 will definitely strengthen our approach for providing value added GRC thought leadership for C-Level Executives."

"The GRC Executive Summit '08 brings together strategic decision makers to discuss the key issues within Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)," said Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream. "MetricStream looks forward to playing a key role in facilitating The GRC Executive Summit and enabling businesses to build their GRC competencies."
About GRC Summit LLC
The Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Executive Summit '08 was organized to further the efforts of increased shareholder and investor confidence in public and private corporations.  Furthermore, the organization is aware of the need to define the concept of Corporate Governance, Enterprise Risk, and Compliance in today's business communities, as well as to provide companies with sufficient information and education to achieve and implement effective Corporate Governance strategies.

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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