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NASA Astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle to Deliver Keynote Address at MetricStream GRC Summit 2014

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Dr. Cagle, one of the first African-American women selected for NASA's astronaut program, will recount her journeys in training and preparation for spaceflight, and share her unique perspective on risk management

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yvonne Cagle, NASA astronaut and doctor, will deliver a closing keynote address at the MetricStream GRC Summit 2014 which is being held from April 29May 1, 2014 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Cagle 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, along with Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente and Gunjan Sinha, Executive Chairman at MetricStream.

The GRC Summit attendees will have an exclusive opportunity to attend several inspiring keynote speeches, interactive panel discussions, product innovation showcases, GRC workshops, customer Special Interest Group (SIGs), and case study presentations, all based on the event theme "Towards Pervasive Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC)."

In her keynote address, Dr. Cagle will discuss the importance of risk management and effective leadership, based on her background in science and medicine. Dr. Cagle is known around the world for her ground-breaking work in preserving NASA's space legacy data, while galvanizing NASA's initiatives in global mapping, sustainable energies, green initiatives, and disaster preparedness. Dr. Cagle is also a doctor in medicine and a certified flight surgeon.

From 1994-1996, Dr. Cagle served as a physician in the NASA Johnson Space Center Occupational Health Clinic, before being selected to the NASA Astronaut Corp where she qualified for a flight assignment as a mission specialist. In 2005, she was assigned to the NASA Ames Research Center (ARC) as the lead ARC Astronaut Science Liaison and Strategic Relationships Manager for Google and other Silicon Valley Programmatic Partnerships. In 2008, she retired as Colonel in the United States Air Force (USAF). In 2012, Dr. Cagle was a speaker for TEDx in Brussels and served as a member of the Singularity University Space Faculty from 2010-2012. She is currently on NASA Detail as a Visiting Professor at Fordham University, New York.  

"We are very excited that Dr. Cagle will serve as our closing keynote speaker at MetricStream GRC Summit 2014," said Gaurav Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer at MetricStream. "As a leading NASA astronaut and physician, Dr. Cagle has an unrivaled perspective on the importance of risk management, and risk-based decision-making. Her keynote speech showcasing her illustrious background in the fields of science and medicine, and her experiences at NASA, will inspire our GRC Summit audience for years to come."

In addition to four inspiring keynote speeches, the MetricStream GRC Summit will feature workshops, analyst presentations, and business executive panels on topics such as Internal Audit, Compliance, Ethics, Risk Management, Operational Risk, and Supplier Governance. Attendees will also gain exclusive insight into MetricStream's product roadmap and GRC vision for the next five years. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear how leading companies are using and deriving value from MetricStream solutions during several case study presentations.

Sessions at the Summit 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 MetricStream GRC Summit 2014 website: http://www.grc-summit.com/2014/

About MetricStream

MetricStream is a market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management Solutions for global corporations. MetricStream solutions are used by leading corporations such as UBS, Barclaycard US, P&G, Constellation Energy, Pfizer, Philips, United Technologies Corporation, SanDisk, Cummins, and Autogrill in diverse industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-tech and Manufacturing to manage their risk management programs, quality processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and corporate governance initiatives, as well as several million compliance professionals worldwide via the www.ComplianceOnline.com portal. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and can be reached at www.metricstream.com.

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