Towards Pervasive GRC
December 10 - 11, 2014
Venue: The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina


  Day 1: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Download Agenda Brochure
8:00 - 9:00 am Welcome Coffee & Registration
Serdaal Ballroom Foyer
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome Note
- Shellye Archambeau, Chief Executive Officer - MetricStream
9:15 - 10:00 am Keynote Address
The Power of GRC
GRC has evolved from a set of practices and technologies to improve compliance and audit, but now is focused just as much on enterprise risk management and conduct risks. The next stage in GRC development will unleash the power for GRC programs to drive improvements in strategic planning and business performance. At the same time, emerging risks associated with disruptive technologies will require a greater emphasis on big data analytics. This session will include best practices for GRC and the pitfalls to avoid with a GRC program.

- French Caldwell, Chief GRC Evangelist - MetricStream
10:00 - 10:45 am Panel Discussions
Vision for the Future of Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance
The vision is to enable and empower each employee and business function to manage their risks and compliance objectives. The GRC program models will lead to transformation of business and evolvement of existing roles in the future to fulfill this vision.
- Shellye Archambeau, CEO - MetricStream
- Salil Dighe, CEO - Metabyte
- Prasant Sarkar, Chief Risk Officer - National Bank of Fujairah
- Waheed Rathore MCSI Exe VP - Group Chief of Compliance & Anti-Money Laundering Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

Vinay Bapna, Vice President Marketing - MetricStream
10:45 - 11:00 pm Networking Break
11:00 - 11:45 am Internal Audit - Driving Value and Collaboration with the Second Line of Defense
Internal Audit plays a significant role in collaborating with other lines of defense by advising and assisting them in achieving their objectives and providing independent assurance on the effectiveness of governance, risk and internal controls. Most importantly, Internal Audit can drive more value by collaborating with senior management and providing oversight, insight, and foresight.
- Nabil Al Ouf, Head of Internal Audit - Dragon Oil PLC
- Mostafa Mahmoud, Chief of Group Internal Audit - Dubai Islamic Bank PJSC
- Pritesh Dattani, Head of Internal Audit - ADNEC
- Ali Bin Mohammed AlMuwaijei, Executive Director - Ajman Municipality

Durgadutt Nedungadi, Vice President - MetricStream
11:45 - 12:30 am IT Security, Risk and Compliance Management - Balancing Risks and Opportunities in your Digital Enterprise
The increasing globalization of business operations in addition to simultaneous adoption of cloud, mobile and virtualization technologies have expanded the risk landscape of the organizations. Huge challenges prevail in ensuring consistency in measuring and managing IT and security risks, assessing its impact on operational aspects, and risks of the organization.
- Michael Rasmussen, GRC 20/20
- Ahmed Qurram Baig, Senior Director - Corporate Strategy & Excellence Dubai Government Entity
- Syed Hussain Jafri, Senior Information Security Analyst - Kuwait Gulf Oil Company (KGOC)
- Abdul Manan Qureshi, Head - Business Continuity Management - Riyadh Bank

Vibhav Agarwal, Senior Manager Marketing - MetricStream
12:30 - 1:30 pm Networking Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 pm True Stories : History and Future of Fraud
- Sherif Fakhry Younes, Chief of Internal Audit & Risk Management, Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRA) - U.A.E Gov.
2:15 - 3:00 pm Business Resilience Management at BAPCO
- Ihsan, Business Continuity Manager - BAPCO
- Akshay Gahlot, Director Middle East Asia - MetricStream
3:00 - 3:45 pm Enterprise Risk Management Program at Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)
- Johnson Mani, Manager, Enterprise Risk Management, Emirates Global Aluminum
- Prashant Rao Murari, Senior Director - MetricStream
3:45 - 4:30 pm Governance, Risk and Compliance - Success Stories & Tangible Benefits
- Michael Rasmussen, GRC 20/20
4:30 pm Onwards Conclusion
  Day 2: Thursday, December 11, 2014  
8:00 - 9:00 am Welcome Coffee and Networking
Serdaal Ballroom Foyer
9:00 - 09:30 am Welcome Note
The Importance of Data Governance
- Salil Dighe, CEO - Metabyte
09:30 - 10:00 am Enterprise Risk Management
- Alexis Samuel, CRO and Head Business Process Transformation - WIPRO
10:00 - 11:00 am Operational Risk Management - Enabling Risk Intelligence for Better Decision Making
Establishing an effective operational risk management program is a strategic imperative. It is a critical step in managing your organization’s operational risks and their cascading effect on core aspects of the business.
- Talal O. Al-Muammar, Chief Risk Officer - Med Gulf
- Horst Simon, Chief Operations Officer - Dubai Centre for Enterprise Risk
- Anil Shah, Head of Internal Audit - Imperial Bank, Kenya
- Sekhar Thodla, FINESSE

French Caldwell, Chief GRC Evangelist - MetricStream
11:00 - 11:15 am
Networking Break
11:15 - 12:15 pm Pervasive GRC - Creating a Culture of Governance, Risk and Compliance Across The Enterprise
Pervasive GRC helps organizations build an enterprise-wide culture of GRC awareness and accountability by enabling and empowering each and every business function to manage their risk and compliance responsibilities independently.
- Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Terki, Head of Operational Risk - Burgan Bank
- Satish Yadav, Director - Governance, Risk and Compliance - Ernst and Young
- Jehanzeb Awan, Founding Partner - J. Awan Partners
- Michael Rasmussen, GRC 20/20

Anurag Jain, Senior Director - Business Development, MetricStream
11:15 - 12:15 pm Technology Strategy for your GRC Journey
- Vinay Bapna, Vice President Marketing, MetricStream
12:15 - 1:00 pm Building an Effective Risk Culture
- Horst Simon, Chief Operations Officer - Dubai Centre for Enterprise Risk
1:00 - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch
2:00 - 2:45 pm The Effect of Strategic Planning on Corporate Governance
- Dr. Abdul Aziz Al Terki, Head of Operational Risk - Burgan Bank
2:00 - 3:30 pm Workshop
Building a Business Case for GRC
- French Caldwell, Chief GRC Evangelist - MetricStream

Many GRC professionals find themselves struggling to educate the senior management and gain their approval to implement GRC initiatives. This workshop will help you create a business case to explain the value of GRC and justify your investments.
2:45 - 3:30 pm Innovations from MetricStream Labs : Social Media Risk & Compliance and Spreadsheet Governance
- Vibhav Agarwal, Senior Manager, MetricStream
3:30 - 4:00 pm Closing Keynote
- Shellye Archambeau, CEO - MetricStream
4:00 - 6:00 pm Summit Conclusion