QUMAS Connect 2007 Worldwide User Conference to Showcase Best Practices in Governance, Risk and Compliance

Leading Compliance Vendor Brings Together Executives from Global Firms to Discuss and Forecast Compliance Trends for 2007 and Beyond

Las Vegas, Nevada — February 27, 2007 - QUMAS, the leading developer of enterprise governance, risk and compliance solutions, today kicked off its Worldwide User Conference, QUMAS Connect 2007. The two-day program is taking place February 27 - 28, 2007 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Featured speakers will be Carol Rozwell, vice president of Gartner, Inc., Martin Browning, president and co-founder of EduQuest, a leading provider of regulatory consulting, auditing, and training services to life sciences firms, and Scott Mitchell, chairman and CEO, Open Compliance and Ethics Group.

"Compliance will continue to be a corporate imperative throughout 2007," said Kevin O'Leary, Chief Executive Officer, QUMAS. "Our goal with QUMAS Connect 2007 is to provide a stimulating forum where independent experts and, more importantly, our customers can share their experiences, views, and opinions on the latest trends and best practices in compliance, risk mitigation, quality management, and regulatory affairs. We look forward to welcoming the delegates representing our global user community."

In addition to the keynote speeches covering hot topics in governance, risk and compliance, QUMAS Connect 2007 will offer attendees a wide variety of learning opportunities, including:

  • Breakout sessions on the best way to align IT with business in automating compliance and regulatory requirements, document management and process control;
  • Customer case studies highlighting business value and ROI;
  • Knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer exchange of integration, deployment and reporting best practices;
  • Exhibits by QUMAS strategic and channel partners showcasing best-of-breed solutions for submissions, document collaboration and solution implementation.
  • Delegates representing leading firms in the biotech, financial services, medical device and pharmaceutical industries will gain the latest insights into compliance strategies for competitive advantage; learn how to maximize QUMAS solutions for greater productivity; and benefit from the opportunity to influence future QUMAS products and enhancements.

For more information, go to www.qumas.com/connect2007.

Featured Speakers

Carol Rozwell is a vice president and distinguished life sciences analyst at Gartner, Inc. Rozwell will present a keynote speech on "The New Compliance Scenario: From Control to Performance."

Martin Browning is president and co-founder of EduQuest and spent 22 years with the FDA as a local, national and international expert investigator. While with the FDA, he also served as the Vice Chair of the agency's Electronic Record and Signature Working Group, which drafted the 21 CFR Part 11 regulations. Browning's session will be "A Unified Approach to Regulatory Compliance."

Scott Mitchell, chairman and CEO, Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG), leads the nonprofit initiative that provides objective standards, guidelines and online resources for integrating governance, risk management, compliance and ethics. Mitchell will speak on "An Integrated and Embedded View of Governance, Risk and Compliance."

These speakers will be joined by Kevin O'Leary, CEO of QUMAS, and other QUMAS regulatory and compliance experts.

Sponsors

QUMAS Connect 2007 sponsors include platinum sponsors Focused Consulting Inc. and Adlib Software; gold sponsors Lorenz Life Sciences Group and Image Solutions Inc.; and silver sponsors PleaseTech Ltd. and EXTEDO/IABG Life Sciences Solutions.

About QUMAS

With over a decade of experience, QUMAS is the only global compliance software company offering a complete solution to regulated industries. Recognized as the world leader in Enterprise, Governance, Risk and Compliance the company has over 250 customer deployments including global leaders such as Fidelity Investments.

The QUMAS solution facilitates an informed, risk-based response to compliance challenges across your business. The QUMAS Compliance Framework channels and focuses resources, providing certainty to your state of compliance as well as meaningful reporting to stakeholders. The result is an optimized closed-loop compliance environment.

The QUMAS Compliance Suite™ provides an end-to-end compliance solution framework that enables organizations to achieve a continuous state of compliance. QUMAS delivers fully integrated Policy and Procedure definition together with business process enforcement, extensive monitoring and reporting facilities that help organizations improve their overall business performance.

For more information visit http://www.qumas.com.

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