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Global Strategic & Enterprise Risk Management Conference

Risk management has become an essential part of corporate management. This conference offers an up-to-date overview of the critical global and strategic risks confronting multinational organizations.


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The Conference Board Conference Center
845 Third Avenue
(Between 51st and 52nd Streets)
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10022
Tel 212 339 0345
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June 04 - 05, 2014

Risk management has become an essential part of corporate management, strategy, and leadership over the past few years, and risk executives are increasingly required to work across a broad range of issues. Risk leaders also need to coach and train their staff in the detection and management of emerging risks. If properly structured and integrated with strategy, active risk management can provide a competitive advantage in all sectors, providing critical protection to corporate reputation and brand, as well as enabling strategic growth over time. This conference offers an up-to-date overview of the critical global and strategic risks confronting multinational organizations.

Fear of not knowing how to manage risk, understand risk, know what’s next, be at a disadvantage with competitors, fail to live up to legal and regulatory standards, understand complexity of issues, should drive folks to want to get the latest on the principal strategic, substantive and organizational risks.

Desire to learn more to make the organization more resilient and healthy and compete in the marketplace in an effective way

Desire to create value through effective risk management – to find the opportunity for growth, business process improvement and better products and services

Desire to create a better risk culture and appetite that retains employees, customers, and other stakeholders

Benefits of Attending

  • Review the latest in strategic risk management
  • Learn about emerging risks
  • Learn how to create a powerful risk management infrastructure
  • Work through a risk based crisis management exercise
  • Gain the board’s perspective on risk
  • Understand the global political risk context
  • Understand the intersection of risk and technology
  • Engage in peer learning
  • Network

Who Should Attend:
Mid-to-senior level executives in various functional areas (risk, ethics, compliance, audit, legal, corporate responsibility, procurement), strategy and business executives and board level directors, especially audit, risk and compliance committee members.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Registration & Breakfast              

Welcome & Overview

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, PhD/JD, CEO
GEC Risk Advisory LLC
Program Director, The Conference Board

Risk Infrastructure: The Board’s Role & Responsibility for Risk Oversight

This panel will review the key best practices, drivers and challenges of what constitutes proper board oversight of an organization’s risk management portfolio including what the board’s expectations are from management on risk information and transparency.

Martin Coyne, President NACD New Jersey
Lead Independent Director, Akamai Technologies
Retired EVP, Kodak 

Hans W. Decker Professor, Columbia University School of International & Public Affairs
Retired CEO & Vice Chairman Siemens USA

D’Anne Hurd, Lead Independent Director
Hiperos, LLC

NETWORKING BREAK               

Risk Infrastructure: Enterprise Risk Management: Latest Developments & Best Practices

Experts on enterprise risk management structures from both the academic and practitioner perspectives will review what works, what doesn’t, major trends and best practices that ERM practitioners and chief risk officers should be aware of.

Paul Walker Schiro/Zurich Chair in Enterprise Risk Management
Executive Director, Center for Excellence in ERM
St. John's University 

Erin Harris, Enterprise Risk Management

Satyajeet Ghosh, SVP & General Auditor & ERM
CA Technologies 

Substantive Risk: Managing Risk in an Unsafe World: A practical Approach to Data Privacy and Security
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Paul Luehr, Partner
Stroz Friedberg 

Gerard M. Stegmaier, Esq.
Partner, Privacy & Data Security
Goodwin Procter, LLP

Dawn Marie-Hutchinson
Senior Manager, Information Security
Urban Outfitters Inc.

Networking Lunch      

Substantive Risk: Mitigating the Threat of Trade Secret Theft: Risk Management Strategies
In this session Create.Org and PwC will share the results of their important study on the growing threat of the trade secret theft in supply chains.

Pamela Passman, President & CEO 

Marissa O. Michel
PwC Advisory
Forensic Services

Networking Break          

Substantive Risk: Leadership & Culture Risk: Crisis Management Workshop

This interactive session will walk participants through a hypothetical crisis management case that underscores the little known but potentially high impact of two risks that are rarely part of an ERM or global risk management system: leadership and culture failure risk. 

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, PhD/JD, CEO
GEC Risk Advisory LLC
Program Director, The Conference Board

Jacqueline E. Brevard Retired Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Merck & Co., Inc.
Program Director, The Conference Board


Registration & Breakfast              

Welcome & Overview

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, PhD/JD, CEO
GEC Risk Advisory LLC
Program Director, The Conference Board

Substantive Risk: Geo-Political Risks and Trends

This panel of geo-political risk experts will review some of the macro-risk trends globally that are effecting and will affect global business in the near to longer term future.

Julia Taylor Kennedy, Principal
JTK Consulting Services 

Stephen Kay, SVP, US Practice Leader
Marsh Political Risk and Structured Credit

Iain Donald, Vice President & Global Risk Director
Control Risks 

Networking Break               

Substantive Risk: Financial Sector Risk: Spotlight on Culture Risk

This panel will review some of the key risks that financial institutions face including the little discussed but critically important role of having an ethical risk culture that goes beyond the compliance culture that pervades most financial organizations.

Willem Punt, Head, Fair Market Conduct & Group Ethics Officer
Regulatory Risk Management
FirstRand Limited

Dora Gomez, Former Global Chief Fraud Officer
AXA Technology

Craig Dinsell, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Oppenheimer Funds


Working Lunch:  Risk Infrastructure:  Current Status & Trends in GRC Technology - A Discussion
Michael Rasmussan, Chief GRC Pundit @ GRC 20/20, LLC
OCEG Fellow @ OCEG
Nir Kossovsky, MD, CEO
Steel City Re

Substantive Risk: Global Corruption & Bribery Risk

This expert panel will discuss the latest developments in bribery, corruption and financial crimes risk with important take aways and best practices relating back to how these risks integrate into an ERM system.

Zain Raheel, SVP Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Officer
HSBC North America Holdings Inc. 

Brigid Benitez, Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Matthew Pachman, VP Chief Compliance Officer
FTI Consulting

Risk Infrastructure: Global Security, Business Continuity & Crisis Management: Integration with ERM

This risk infrastructure panel made up of seasoned professionals with a diversity and breadth of experience and knowledge from the public and private sectors will discuss the key connectors and touch points that exist or should exist between a company’s global security, business continuity and crisis management functions and how these relate back to the ERM system.

Edward Levy, Vice President
MetLife Global Corporate Security

Jonathan Tetzlaff, Senior Director of Crisis Management & Business Continuity (Retired)
Merck & Co., Inc. 

Conclusion of Conference 

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, PhD/JD, CEO
GEC Risk Advisory LLC
Program Director, The Conference Board

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Brigida Benitez, Partner , Steptoe & Johnson

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO, GEC Risk Advisory LLC

Jacqueline Brevard, Senior Advisor , GEC Risk Advisory LLC

Martin Coyne II, Director, Akamai Technologies, RockTech Chairman, CEO Learning Network

Hans Decker, Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Craig Dinsell, Chief Human Resource Officer , OppenheimerFunds, Inc.

Iain Donald, Senior Managing Director , Control Risks

Satyajeet Ghosh, Senior Vice President General Auditor and Risk Management, CA Technologies

Dora Gomez, CFE, CRAM, Former Global Fraud Officer, AXA Technology Services

Erin Harris, Director of Enterprise Risk Management , Accenture

D'Anne Hurd, Lead Independent Director , Hiperos, LLC

Dawn-Marie Hutchinson, Senior Manager of Information Security , Urban Outfitters, Inc.

Stephen Kay, US Practice Leader Marsh Political Risk, Marsh USA

Julia Taylor Kennedy, Vice President and Senior Fellow , Center for Talent Innovation

Nir Kossovsky, Chief Executive Officer , Steel City Re, LLC

Edward Levy, Vice President of Associate & Workplace Global Corporate Security, MetLife, Inc.

Paul Luehr, Managing Director and Chief Privacy Officer, Stroz Friedberg

Marissa Michel, Strategic Threat Management , PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Matthew Pachman, Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, FTI Consulting, Inc.

Pamela Passman, President and CEO , Center for Responsible Enterprise &Trade

Willem Punt, Head, Fair Market Conduct and Group Ethics Off, FirstRand Bank Limited

Michael Rasmussen, Chief GRC Pundit , RC 20/20 Research, LLC

Gerard Stegmaier, Partner, Privacy and Data Security , Goodwin Procter LLP

Jonathan Tetzlaff, Senior Consultant , Remlu Inc.

Paul Walker, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in ERM, St. John's University