SOURCE: OpenPages

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December 14, 2009 15:39 ET

OpenPages Announces Harry Markopolos as OPUS 2010 Keynote Speaker

Madoff Whistleblower to Discuss Risk Management's Role in Uncovering Largest Financial Fraud to Date

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - December 14, 2009) -


News Facts

-- OpenPages, the leading provider of integrated risk management solutions for global companies today announced that Harry Markopolos, Independent Financial Fraud Investigator & Analyst, will deliver the keynote address on opening day of the OpenPages User Symposium (OPUS) 2010. The event will take place May 11-13, 2010 at The Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts.

-- Markopolos is most recognized as the lead investigator that helped to uncover the infamous $65 billion Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. From May 2000 to December 2008, Markopolos and his team submitted five separate and detailed warnings to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about Madoff's operations in an effort to launch an investigation on the validity of his practices.

-- During the OPUS keynote address, Markopolos will detail how his four person investigative team tracked Madoff and the Madoff Feeder Funds throughout Europe and North America and repeatedly submitted detailed reports to the SEC. He will discuss the red flags, warning signs and the critical audit steps that companies need to be aware of to prevent similar events from occurring in the future.

-- In addition to the Markopolos presentation, OPUS 2010 will feature more than 10 customer case studies, several best practice forums, hands-on product workshops, industry perspectives from leading GRC analysts, and OpenPages product updates and previews on various areas critical to successful risk management and compliance today.

-- OPUS is an exclusive three-day user forum designed to increase awareness and education about some of the most pressing and important issues impacting governance, risk management and compliance business functions. Attendees include OpenPages' customers, industry analysts and experts, leading risk and assurance firms and technology partners.

-- To register for OPUS 2010, please visit: http://www.openpages.com/opus/

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Supporting Quote from Michael J. Duffy, CEO and President, OpenPages

"OpenPages is thrilled to have Mr. Markopolos on board to deliver the keynote address for OPUS 2010. Our attendees come to learn risk management and compliance best practices from some of the leading practitioners in the space, and given the current economic climate and regulatory environment, there's no doubt that Harry's knowledge and experience in this vein will certainly prove to be an invaluable part of our event."

Please contact Jessica Sutera to arrange for further quotes regarding this announcement or to request an interview with an OpenPages executive.

Supporting Resources

-- Link to OPUS 2010:

http://www.openpages.com/opus/

-- Link to OpenPages blog:

www.openpages.com/blog

-- Follow us on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/openpages

About OpenPages

OpenPages is the leading provider of integrated risk management solutions for global companies. The OpenPages Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Platform empowers a risk-based approach to identify and manage key business risks across the enterprise. This approach enables companies to focus on what's important and to avoid unexpected outcomes while improving performance. Founded in 1996, the company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, with international offices in the United Kingdom, distribution partners in Japan and regional offices throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.openpages.com.

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jessica Sutera
    Lois Paul & Partners
    Email Contact
    (781) 782-5789