SOURCE: Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies

September 10, 2009 09:49 ET

Archer Technologies Kicks Off the 2009 GRC Roadshow

Fortune 1000 Companies, Leading Technology and Consulting Firms, and Archer Experts Collaborate at Events in 15 Cities to Share Governance, Risk and Compliance Best Practices

OVERLAND PARK, KS--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Archer Technologies, a provider of enterprise governance, risk and compliance (E-GRC) solutions, today kicked off the 2009 GRC Roadshow with its first stop in Kansas City. The Roadshow will visit 15 cities around the globe to bring together risk and compliance experts from Fortune 1000 companies and top-tier consulting and technology firms to discuss trends, challenges and opportunities for successful GRC programs. Archer will also showcase its advanced Business Continuity, Audit and Risk Management solutions, along with its award-winning GRC platform, the Archer SmartSuite Framework.

The first North American stops on the Archer GRC Roadshow include:

--  Kansas City - Sept. 10 - Hosted by UMB Financial
--  Minneapolis - Sept. 17 - Hosted by MSI Systems Integrators
--  San Francisco - Oct. 2 - Hosted by McKesson
--  Washington D.C. - Oct. 8 - Hosted by Nova Datacom
--  New York - Oct. 29 - Hosted by Time Warner
--  Chicago - Nov. 2 - Hosted by KPMG
--  Houston - Nov. 12 - Hosted by Ernst & Young
    

Timing and hosts to be announced soon for the following Roadshow stops:

--  Atlanta
--  Boston
--  Charlotte
--  Dallas
--  London
--  Los Angeles
--  Louisville/Cincinnati
--  Seattle
    

"Archer's fifth annual Roadshow marks an important milestone for our company. Customer-driven innovation in our GRC platform and solutions is at an all-time high, and the Archer Community has expanded in the last year to include 44 new companies -- 18 among the Fortune 500," said Jon Darbyshire, Archer CEO. "We look forward to meeting with our customers, partners and colleagues as we tour the country to discuss strategies for 'operationalizing' GRC programs. Through ongoing collaboration with the Archer Community, our vision is to help companies bridge the gap between IT, Finance, Legal and Operational domains -- a critical capability that only Archer delivers."

The Archer GRC Roadshow agenda offers:

--  Client case studies from such companies as FedEx, KPMG, Layne
    Christensen and McKesson
--  Peer-to-peer discussions on risk and regulatory trends and methods for
    "operationalizing" GRC programs
--  Live demos of Archer's latest GRC solutions and platform innovations
--  A showcase of integration and service case studies from Archer
    partners, including Ernst & Young, Qualys and Veracode
    

"As a GRC Roadshow sponsor, we're looking to forge new relationships with risk management professionals from Archer's distinguished client community," said Matt Moynahan, CEO for Veracode. "The opportunity to present our tightly integrated solution that ties application risk management to other IT-GRC initiatives has great value for the Veracode team."

Participation in the Archer GRC Roadshow is free for Archer clients, partners and guests, and additional dates will be announced throughout the remainder of the year. To learn more or to register, visit www.archer.com/events/regionalsummits/index.html.

About Archer Technologies

Archer Technologies delivers enterprise governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions. With more than six million licensed users and a client list that includes one in four of the Fortune 100, Archer enables companies to manage enterprise risks, demonstrate compliance, automate business processes and gain visibility into corporate risk and security controls.

Archer's out-of-the-box solutions, including Policy, Risk, Compliance, Enterprise, Incident, Vendor, Threat, Business Continuity and Audit Management, are built on the flexible Archer SmartSuite Framework™, allowing clients to tailor the solutions according to their unique requirements. Whether deployed on-premise or via Archer's SaaS model, the Framework has become a go-to GRC platform for many global organizations.

Archer is the only vendor that delivers the Archer E-GRC Ecosystem™ comprised of out-of-the-box solutions, a flexible Framework, a robust user community, and an application and partner exchange, which provides clients the tools they need to build a best-in-class enterprise GRC program. For more information, visit www.archer.com or call 1-888-539-EGRC.