SOURCE: Mitratech

June 25, 2008 09:00 ET

Open Compliance & Ethics Group (OCEG) Chairman and CEO to Present Keynote at Interact 2008: The Legal and Compliance Technology Forum

Scott L. Mitchell to Discuss Standardized Frameworks, Metrics, and Best Practices for Optimal GRC Performance

LOS ANGELES, CA and PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - Scott L. Mitchell, Chairman and CEO of OCEG, will present a keynote address at Interact 2008, a premiere conference hosted by Mitratech, a leading provider of matter management, compliance, and security solutions to the world's largest organizations.

Mr. Mitchell's presentation, "Driving Principled Performance: A Framework for Measuring and Evaluating GRC Capability," will address the OCEG GRC Capability Model, a process framework that helps organizations to align governance, compliance and risk management (GRC) activities; determine whether initiatives are delivering business value; and optimize performance. OCEG, a nonprofit think tank, has recently updated the GRC Capability Model with input from over 200 experts and it will undergo public review and comment during the summer of 2008. Participants at Interact 2008 will be getting an early view of Version 2.0 of the final Model.

Mr. Mitchell also will bring GRC leadership insight as the moderator of an Interact 2008 panel discussion entitled, "Moving to the Next Level of Your Compliance Program." This session brings together Martin T. Biegelman, CFE and Director, Financial Integrity, Microsoft Corporation; Howard Fields, Deputy Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Counsel, GE Commercial Finance; and Janice Innis-Thompson, SVP and Chief Compliance Officer, TIAA-CREF to discuss effective compliance strategies designed to drive ethical, legal, and agile operations while supporting business growth.

"OCEG has provided the compliance industry with the standards, guidelines, and resources to improve GRC activities and enhance corporate culture," said Dan Welch, Mitratech's Senior Vice President of Sales and Operations. "Interact 2008 attendees will receive tremendous value from the OCEG Principled Performance™ management discipline and will be better informed on strategies to integrate and elevate GRC processes."

"I am very pleased to participate in Interact 2008 to share the details of OCEG's GRC Capability Model Version 2.0, which will have been released just before the conference, after extensive public exposure review," said Mr. Mitchell. "Mitratech has participated along with the top experts in governance, compliance, risk management, audit, finance and IT to help OCEG improve the GRC Capability Model and has provided valuable input to OCEG's IT Blueprint™ which we will also share with the conference attendees."

OCEG's Vice President of Technology Programs, Lane Leskela, will present a session entitled, "A Practical Model for Effective Personal Data Privacy Management." OCEG experts will also be available for further consultation and guidance in the Interact exhibit hall.

Interact 2008 runs September 21 -24 at the Marina Del Rey Marriott in California. The conference draws general counsel, compliance and risk officers, IT professionals, and department heads, and provides expert speakers, case study sessions, peer learning, and CLE accredited courses. For more information, please contact info@mitratech.com or visit www.mitratech.com/interact.

About the Open Compliance & Ethics Group

OCEG is a nonprofit organization that provides:

--  Common Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) language and
    structure -- a Framework that can be followed to assess risks then
    design and evaluate controls for them;
--  Compliance Metrics -- Measurements to ensure performance aligns with
    company objectives;
--  Online Access -- a searchable database that provides ready access to
    key legal requirements (and to the laws and regulations themselves),
    clearly stated practices to aid with compliance, and tools and
    resources to make the process easier;
--  A community of practice to share ideas, ask questions, and benchmark
    against peers. OCEG helps organizations drive Principled
    Performance™.

For more information about OCEG, visit http://www.oceg.org.

About Mitratech

Mitratech provides market-leading Collaborative Accountability Applications for businesses and their trusted partners. With team-oriented domain applications in legal process automation, governance, risk, compliance and security, Mitratech's TeamConnect Collaborative Accountability Suite improves transparency of financial reporting, reduces exposure to risk, and boosts operating discipline, information security and the efficiency of enterprise processes. Our Collaborati browser application also meets the accountability and collaboration needs of proliferating extraprise teams, wherein vendors, partners and service providers often have to be included in sensitive teamwork projects such as electronic billing, legal hold and collaborative budgeting, or those which expose your business to liability. For more information, please visit http://www.mitratech.com.

Contact Information

  • Mitratech Contact:
    Shirin Behnia
    Mitratech
    323.900.1956
    Email Contact

    OCEG Contract:
    Carole Stern Switzer
    President
    OCEG
    520.232.0952
    Email Contact