James Lam - President, James Lam & Associates, Former CRO and Author, Enterprise Risk Management
Mr. Lam has over twenty years of experience in risk and business management. He is widely noted as the first ever "chief risk officer" and an early advocate of enterprise risk management. Founded in 2002, James Lam & Associates provides management consulting, board advisory, and executive search services in the governance and risk engagements. Previously, Mr. Lam served as Partner of Oliver Wyman, Founder and President of ERisk, Chief Risk Officer of Fidelity Investments, and Chief Risk Officer of FGIC Capital Markets Services, Inc., a GE Capital company. His work has been profiled as best practice in case studies published by The Economist, Price Waterhouse Review, and Risk Magazine.
Mr. Lam is the author of Enterprise Risk Management: From Incentives to Controls, which has ranked #1 best selling among 25,000 risk management titles on Amazon.com. In 1997, Mr. Lam received the inaugural Financial Risk Manager of the Year Award from the Global Association of Risk Professionals. For three years (2005, 2006 and 2008), Treasury & Risk Management magazine named him one of the "100 Most Influential People in Finance." He is a member of the Blue Ribbon Panel of PRMIA, and has worked with the IIA, RMA, SOA, and other professional associations. Mr. Lam speaks regularly at conferences, and has appeared on national TV and cable news programs. He has been published extensively, with over 50 articles and book chapters currently to his credit. Mr. Lam is a contributing author of numerous books, including "Modern Risk Management: A History" (with Nobel Prize winners Markowitz, Modigliani, Samuelson, and others) and "Derivatives Handbook" (with Alan Greenspan, Merton Miller, and others). He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Risk Magazine, CFO Magazine, and American Banker.
Mr. Lam graduated summa cum laude with a BBA from Baruch College (1983), and has an MBA with honors from UCLA (1989). He was appointed a senior research fellow at Beijing University in 2004. Mr. Lam has lectured at Harvard Business School as the subject of a HBS case study, and has taught graduate-level courses in risk management and advanced derivatives at Babson College as an adjunct professor of finance.
Gaurav Kapoor - Chief Operating Officer, MetricStream
As Chief Operating Officer of MetricStream, Gaurav has overall responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Customer Advocacy and the Partner Ecosystem. Until 2010, he served as the CFO of the company and the General Manager of GRC. He has held various positions at MetricStream since inception and has been instrumental in shaping key strategic initiatives that have helped MetricStream become a global leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC). During his tenure, he has led MetricStream's financial strategy as well as Sales, Marketing and Partnerships. He founded ComplianceOnline.com that has grown to become a leading online GRC community and content property. Gaurav spent nearly a decade in marketing, finance & operating roles with Citigroup. He is a thought leader in the GRC space and is a regular speaker at key forums like the IIA, Ops Risk, PRIMIA, ISACA among many others. He also works closely with federal and state policy makers and serves on advisory boards of other technology and media companies.