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Governance, Risk & Compliance in a Riskier World

Agenda

Day 1 - Tuesday, May 12 | Day 2 - Wednesday, May 13

Agenda topics, timing and speakers subject to change.

 
 
 

Day 1 - Tuesday, May 12

 

10:00 am – 11:15 am Eastern

Managing Risk in a Disruptive World
(1.5 CPE credits - Management Services)
In today's dynamic economic environment of disruption and risk, successful financial leaders must possess key strategic skills to manage risk and add value to their enterprise. This session will explore the steps finance professionals can implement to manage risk. Topics of discussion include:

  • Recognizing disruption
  • Increasing the enterprise's risk IQ and capabilities
  • Thinking and communicating strategically
  • Developing skills to enable a forward-thinking, strategic finance organization

Speaker:

  • Paul L. Walker l James J. Schiro / Zurich Chair in Enterprise Risk Management/Exec. Director, Center for Excellence in ERM l St. John's University, Tobin College of Business
 

11:30 am – 12:45 pm Eastern

Cybersecurity Best Practices in the COVID-19 Environment
(1.5 CPE credits - Business Management & Organization)
Cybersecurity is no longer just an IT problem, it is one of the most significant business risks facing organizations today. With entire workforces forced to operate remotely, cybersecurity has become one of the most critical elements of both workforce management and data protection. Organizations face cost and confusion barriers in the cybersecurity marketplace, while being inundated with news stories about catastrophic data breaches from around the world. We will talk about cutting through the noise, selecting a framework, conducting an assessment (including your remote or home-based resources) and creating a plan for remediating identified gaps in a stage and budget-appropriate manner.

Speaker:

  • Jeff Dawley | President and Founder | Cybersecurity Compliance Corp.
 

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Eastern

COVID-19 Creates a Moment of Truth for Corporate Culture and Risk
(1.5 CPE credits - Business Management & Organization)
The fallout from COVID-19 will last long after the disease is brought under control. Remote work and social distancing practices will become an ingrained part of the modern workforce. That could have a significant impact on finely tuned corporate cultures that rely on personal and face-to-face collaboration. Culture impacts everything from commercial risks deemed acceptable to the company to the appropriateness of interactions amongst colleagues (think #MeToo).But what rules apply when that culture is defined by video conferences and instant chats. In this session, learn to leverage employee feedback and build a culture of trust through your GRC programs in the new world.

Speaker:

 

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Eastern

Understanding and Complying with New Global Privacy Regulations
(1.5 CPE credits - Business Management & Organization)
With the launch of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018 and the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) in 2020, data privacy has become an increasingly important strategic risk for all companies and in particular for those whose commercial strategies rely on the use of sensitive personal data. The European Union had already warned that that despite the rapid spread of coronavirus, organizations must still take heed of the provisions of the GDPR. Knowledge of data privacy and protection laws is key, and compliance with global regulations that vary from country to country is daunting. Obtain the latest updates and learn how to scale your business as it relates to GDPR.

Speakers:

  • Andy G. Gandhi l Managing Director – Data and Risk l Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations
  • Robert Grosvenor l Managing Director l Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations
 
 

Day 2 - Wednesday, May 13

 

10:00 am – 11:15 am Eastern

What the CEO and Boards Expect from Finance Today
(1.5 CPE credits - Management Services)
While CFOs and treasurers are tasked with being productive and operational while working remotely in the current social distancing environment, they are also focused on answering critical questions from CEOs and the board around cash and liquidity.

In this session, an expert panel will discuss corporate C-suite expectations to better manage liquidity and strategies treasury and finance can use to protect cash and the balance sheet, as well as working capital management, borrowing strategies, FX hedging, organic currency reduction and other cost reduction initiatives. Attend the virtual session to walk away with best practices you can use to answer strategic liquidity questions and meet CEO and board expectations.

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11:30 am – 12:45 pm Eastern

Increased Scrutiny of SOX Compliance During COVID-19 and Beyond
(1.5 CPE credits - Accounting)
As the evolving COVID-19 pandemic brings uncertainties, organizations face immediate risks impacting compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements. Learn how to assure your stakeholders that your company knows the risks, has established control for them and is confident in the effectiveness of those controls to mitigate the possibility of a material impact on company financials.

Speakers:

  • Mark KissmanChief Financial Officer l Greenlight Technologies
  • James Rice l VP Customer Solutions l Greenlight Technologies
  • Ted T. Timmermans l Former Vice President, Controller and Chief Accountant Officer l The Williams Companies, Inc.
 

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Eastern

Understanding Risk in a Complicated World
(1.5 CPE credits - Management Services)
Risks both known an unknown belie the business landscape. The recent public health crisis brought on by the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, underscores the importance of continuously re-examining organization-wide enterprise risk management plans. Join this vital discussion on enterprise risk management.

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3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Eastern

Beyond COVID-19 Implications for Business Moving Forward
(1.5 CPE credits - Business Management & Organization)
Although the velocity of business has ground to a half in response to shelter-in-place orders, this will change quickly once these orders end. Company executives would be remiss in their duties to let things return without re-examining their response to the COVID-19 health crisis. Beyond crisis management, financial leaders would do well to update their strategies related to business continuity and succession planning, too. Know the assessments you need to make as you adapt your plans related to crisis management, business continuity, and succession planning.

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