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Gartner Announces 2009 Risk Management & Compliance Summit


STAMFORD, Conn. — Gartner Announces 2009 Risk Management & Compliance Summit

When: April 29-May 1, 2009

Where: Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chicago, IL.

Details: Going forward, Governance, Risk and Compliance tools & technologies will have a bigger and more important role to play in organizations. The Gartner Risk Management and Compliance Summit theme is the Inflection Point for Business Value, and will provide attendees with the direction, tools, workshops and program content around how to leverage their risk management and compliance programs to maximize their business performance.

In two and a half days attendees will get the knowledge necessary to:

* Use automation to cut the costs of audit and compliance
* Establish an effective vendor risk management program
* Align IT risk management and compliance to strategic objectives and business performance
* Meet the challenges of new legal risks with better information governance, privacy practices, e-discovery and records management
* Align IT risk management and compliance with the enterprise risk management program
* Make the business case for risk management to executive audiences
* Embrace environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility while meeting business goals

Keynote Sessions:

*Employment and Workplace Trends in a Post Recession Economy:John A. Challenger, CEO of global outplacement and executive coaching consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas will address how labor shortages, immigration, globalization, outsourcing and other trends impacting employment and the workplace will be impacted by our current economic situation and what we can expect to see on these fronts in five, 10 and 20 years.

*Second City GRC Comedy Club - Comply with Me!:A Unique Perspective on a Serious Topic from The Second City Players an improvisational comedy as practiced in Chicago which has always had its roots in the “news of the day” and social commentary. Through the use of humor, the improv comedian provides a unique perspective to historical events and stimulates communications, collaboration, and innovation.

*Performance or Survival - Risk Management and Compliance at the Tipping Point:Gartner Research VPs, French Caldwell

*Theatre in the Round - Challenging the Enterprise Risk Management Team:Panelists Carolyn Damon, Chief Information Officer, GE Capital Americas - Capital Financial Inc. & Richard G. Muzikar, head of Con Edison’s Enterprise Risk management program. Moderated by Gartner’s John Bace and French Caldwell.

New in 2009:

Three Specialized Professional Tracks:
Financial Services Professional track will provide insight and actionable advice on how to get a fast start to effectively interconnect elements of risk and performance across the enterprise for financial services organizations, including the immensely important aspect of data integration, and the technology applications necessary not just to survive but to leverage risk management as a competitive weapon.

General Counsel & Legal Technology will focus on those areas where the speed and reach of technology outpace corporate policy, jurisprudence, and often good judgment. Gartner analysts will share research, client experiences, and technology solutions that range from the internal nexus of IT and enterprise risk management to the transborder conflicts in the globalization of privacy.

Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR): The presentations in this virtual track will look at how IT organizations are addressing sustainability, Green IT and social responsibility. The content will also be supplemented with hands-on Analyst User Roundtables (AURs).

E-Discovery Workshop

Sorting Through the Myths & Facts of E-Discovery
Friday, May 1, 2009
8 am - 3 pm
To complement the General Counsel & IT Legal Professional Track, we are pleased to announce a special workshop that addresses some of the most pressing issues related to E-discovery. All sessions feature a Gartner analyst and an attorney known for their work in e-discovery.

The latest compliance and risk management tools will be demonstrated by more than a dozen companies exhibiting at the conference. A listing of current exhibitors is available on the Sponsors page at

Additional companies interested in participating as a Conference Sponsor should contact Jeffrey Condlin at 203-316-3199 or

For complete event details, please visit the Gartner Compliance & Risk Management Summit Web site at

Members of the media can register for the event by contacting Christy Pettey at

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for its clients to make the right decisions, every day. From CIOs and senior IT leaders in corporations and government agencies, to business leaders in high-tech and telecom enterprises and professional services firms, to technology investors, Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, Gartner works with every client to research, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analysts and consultants in 80 countries. For more information, visit


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