Speakers Offer Ideas on Delivering Tangible Business Outcomes with GRC Architecture

  Speakers Offer Ideas on Delivering Tangible Business Outcomes with GRC

GRC experts to discuss aligning risk and compliance efforts with strategy and
                           business transformation

Business Wire

BOSTON -- April 14, 2014

OCEG has invited governance, risk and compliance (GRC) experts from MEGA, STA
Group and Wolters Kluwer to speak to business strategists and GRC
professionals at a webinar on April 24. They will discuss ‘GRC Architecture:
The Value of Integrating Your GRC Practices into Everyday Business

The speakers are:

  *Rick Winnik, director of Consulting, MEGA
  *Whynde Melaragno, practice director, Business Architecture, STA Group
  *George Nawara, global process design architect, IT Security and
    Operations, Wolters Kluwer

The three will discuss how a GRC architecture approach has helped companies
achieve their business goals.

“A GRC architecture approach provides enterprise-wide visibility into the
business so that capabilities, processes and resources can be better aligned
with corporate objectives and strategies,” noted Melaragno.

“GRC practices should be delivering measurable value to organizations. They
can only do this if companies establish their GRC programs to take strategy
into account,” explained Winnik.

“Executives should be asking if their company’s GRC initiatives are actually
driving business performance and if they are being used to plan and execute
business transformations,” said Nawara.

Winnik works as a coach and mentor to large organizations to help them succeed
in business transformations. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences
and has authored several papers on enterprise governance issues, including
enterprise architecture and GRC.

Melaragno works with Fortune 500 companies on building business architecture
practices to solve business problems. She is a co-founder and board member of
the Business Architecture Guild and also serves on the board of the Business
Architects Association. She is the author of several papers on business
architecture and teaches on behalf of the Business Architecture Institute.

Nawara works with companies on IT service management best practices from an
ITIL/MOF/CobiT/CMMI framework perspective. He has specific expertise in
service strategy and service design.

Winnik is co-chair of the OCEG GRC Architecture Working Group, which is
developing a common body of knowledge around GRC Architecture and designing
the components for a GRC Architect certification standard. Melaragno and
Nawara are members of the group.

Registration is open for the online program, which will be at 2 pm EDT on
April 24. The program is free and open to everyone. Attendees who are premium
individual or enterprise members of OCEG or who have an OCEG All-Access Pass
will receive a certificate of completion for this webcast indicating 1 hour of
CPE. This is a group event for authorized continuing education credit for the
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

MEGA solutions help companies manage enterprise complexity by providing a
comprehensive, shared view of the enterprise, its assets, processes, and
risks. This helps executives make better operational management and long-term
strategic decisions.

The company won the 2013 GRC Technology Innovator Award from GRC 20/20
Research., and has been cited in numerous analyst reports on GRC, including
The Forrester Wave: Governance, Risk, and Compliance Platforms, Q1 2014,
Gartner Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms
(September 2013), Chartis Research’s RiskTech 100 report and Continuity
Insurance & Risk Magazine’s Risk Assessment Software Report. It has also been
named a leader for multiple years in leading analyst reports on enterprise
architecture (EA). MEGA customers include Aetna, Choice Hotels, The College
Board, Express Scripts, Johnson & Johnson, Nissan, Procter & Gamble, Starwood
Hotels and Walgreens.

OCEG is the nonprofit organization that provides guidelines and standards for
GRC processes. The group delivers education and methods to help companies
improve business performance.


Sue Myers, 978-369-6336
Sue dot myers @ MarketSmartNow dot com
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