Compliance GRIDS, NPOs & UML

The OMG Regulatory Compliance Alliance (ORCA) is an open community created to raise awareness of the complex regulatory compliance issues companies face today, and to provide them with resources to make them successful in their compliance efforts.

One of ORCA’s most significant endeavors is the development of the Compliance Global Regulatory Information Database (C-GRID™), of which IBM ( is a charter sponsor. The C-GRID is being developed as an open database of rules, regulations, standards, and government guidance documents that require IT action, and a survey of the regulatory climate around the world. The goal of this project is to provide the de facto compliance reference guide for global IT managers.

On June 27, 2006, the OMG will hold a private event for IT compliance and risk management executives to introduce and demonstrate C-GRID. The event is free, and attendance is limited, with each participant receiving a password for special access to the C-Grid database. Please join your peers for this exclusive, complimentary meeting and lunch.

You may request more information or registration for the seminar by contacting Jeff Lichtenstein at +1-781-444-0404 or emailing him at, or you can request registration by completing the Registration Request Form.

10:00 – 10:10
Welcome and Introductions
Jeff Lichtenstein, VP, ORCA

10:10 – 10:30
Introduction: The OMG ORCA Initiative
Adrian Bowles, Program Director, ORCA

10:30 – 10:45
Introduction to the OMG Regulatory Compliance Standards
Said Tabet, Co-Chair, OMG Regulatory Compliance DSIG

10:45 – 11:15
Demo: ORCA C-GRID Project

11:15 – 12:00
Moderated Discussion
Adrian Bowles, Program Director, ORCA

12:00 – 13:00
Keynote Speaker Presentation: Brian Barnier, IBM, Governance, Risk and Compliance