DETROIT, Dec. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation (Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, is pleased to announce the participation of its partner and customer Steria at Financium, an annual gathering of finance leaders organized by DFCG, an online portal for financial management professionals, to be held December 11-12, 2013 in Paris, France. On Thursday, December 12, 2013, Mr. Christian Persia, member of the DFCG, will chair a panel entitled "Transforming IT Governance to boost innovation and financial performance." Financial and IT governance experts will address the growing need within IT organizations to transform management practices to deliver more value, prioritize investments, control financial risk and costs and monitor budgets. Additionally on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Mr. Fabrice Hald, Director of Administration and Finance for Compuware France/Benelux and Mr. Fouad Rwayane will host a workshop entitled "Financial optimization through better management of project teams." The workshop will offer concrete advice and answers regarding cost control and resource allocation, with a particular focus on companies responsible for a large number of projects and/or national or international operations. Panel Session Title: "Transforming IT Governance to boost innovation and financial performance" When: Thursday, December 12 th 2013 14h45 - 15h45 Where: Financium 2013, Pavillion d'Armenonville, Paris, France What: Session attendees will gain advice from a panel of financial and IT governance experts on how best to marry sound financial practices within IT planning and cost management. Speakers: Christian Persia, DFCG member; Christophe Benzo, Director of Finance, Groupama Asset Management; Michel Hoffmann, Right Governance Solution Manager, Steria; Sophie Rocca, Right Governance Operations Manager, Steria; and Fouad Rwayane, Senior Consultant, Compuware Changepoint Workshop Session Title: "Financial optimization through better management of project teams" When: Wednesday, December 11 th 2013 13h45 - 14h30 Where: Financium 2013, Pavillion d'Armenonville, Paris, France What: Session attendees will take away concrete advice and strategies for improving cost control and resource allocation. Speakers: Fabrice Hald, Director of Administration and Finance, Compuware and Fouad Rwayane, Senior Consultant, Compuware Changepoint. Changepoint for Professional Services Automation Marrying professional services automation (PSA) with project portfolio management (PPM), Compuware Changepoint enables growth and improved efficiency for technology services organizations. And as the only PSA/PPM solution to embed powerful third party business analytics, Changepoint gives services teams total operational visibility and control over the services portfolio. With Changepoint, services organizations can manage every aspect of their business from customer acquisition, to services delivery, through to financial control and visibility. Changepoint allows services teams to achieve strong margins, manage projects and resources with greater efficiency, deliver a competitive product and services mix, and maintain top-line revenues and bottom-line profitability. Flexible and easy to use, Changepoint is built for today's modern workforce, accessible from tablets and smart phones, and available as a SaaS or On-Premise Delivery Model. Visit us http://www.compuware.com/changepoint or tune into our blog at http://www.changepoint-blog.net. Compuware Corporation Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, makes technology make a difference by providing software, experts and best practices to ensure technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com . About Steria Steria delivers IT enabled business services and is the Trusted Transformation partner for private and public sector organisations across the globe. By combining in depth understanding of our clients' businesses with expertise in IT and business process outsourcing, we take on our clients' challenges and develop innovative solutions to address them efficiently and profitably. Through our highly collaborative consulting style, we work with our clients to transform their business, enabling them to focus on what they do best.