Registration and Breakfast
8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Erica Salmon Byrne, EVP and Executive Director of BELA, Ethisphere
In an election year where diversity was a pivotal, and often provocative, part of the public conversation, there is arguably a spotlight on company diversity issues now more than ever before. Not only is diversity critical to the continued success of companies, but progress in this area should reflect our better sense of social standards. This executive panel will address the forward thinking diversity and inclusion efforts of global companies, obstacles that still need to be addressed and values necessary to embed in the company culture.
Preston Clark, President, Higher Education & Enterprise, EverFi
Arnold W. Donald, President & Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Corporation & plc
Kelly Mahon Tullier, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Visa Inc.
Suzanne Rich Folsom, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President – Government Affairs, U.S. Steel
M&A is an essential component to the growth model of many businesses, especially those that are multinational. Financial growth and business strategy aside, M&A presents a different set of challenges to ensure that both the buyer and the target are aligned on establishing integrity both pre- and post-acquisition and ensure optimal integration of ethical culture. This seasoned panel of company leaders will explore lessons learned from their own M&A activities and steps to better plan for ethical considerations to overcome potential setbacks and enrich the process.
Patrick Quinlan, CEO, Convercent
Rich Rothberg, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Dell
Diana Sands, Senior Vice President, Office of Internal Governance and Administration, The Boeing Company
The foundation of organizational integrity is closely linked to the ethical culture of the company. Believing you have an ethical culture is always important, but what information are companies turning to in order to support those beliefs? As data-focused as companies tend to be, metrics that bring the culture into clearer view are still evolving. Often employee engagement surveys will offer insight, but many gaps are left unexposed. This diverse panel will share the emerging trends and the information they leverage to measure the culture of integrity and take the necessary steps to nurture and improve.
Mike Eichenwald, Senior Advisor, Governance, Culture and Leadership, LRN
Hentie Dirker, Chief Compliance Officer, SNC-Lavalin
Lucy Fato, General Counsel, Managing Director and Head of the Americas
Emmanuel Lulin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Ethics Officer, L’Oréal
Al Rosa, Chief Compliance Director and Senior Executive Counsel, GE
Internal investigations are a reality for any company and an inevitable part of the compliance process. The variety of investigations is substantial and increasingly complex across a global matrix of law and regulation. Fueling that complexity are emerging privacy considerations, especially when policy and regulations are in tension in different global markets such as the EU where privacy protections are exceptionally high. This panel of multinationals will explore the latest challenges, region-specific concerns and best practices in addressing investigations within the company.
Morrison & Foerster
Kathryn Ditmars, Global Litigation Director and General Counsel, Americas, JLL
Sam Pailca, Assistant General Counsel and Senior Director of the Office of Legal Compliance, Investigations, Microsoft Corporation
Through an interactive exchange, this Microsoft-led panel will share insights on three pillars that drive integrity in their business practices, including a diverse ecosystem of third party activity in more than 100 countries. Join the discussion as Microsoft highlights how they sustain a culture running on trust across the company, develop an effective and responsible partner program, and apply predictive data to make decisions that drive more ethical practices and performance.
David Howard, Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Competition Law and Compliance, Microsoft Corporation
Alan Gibson, Senior Attorney, Office of Legal Compliance, Microsoft Corporation
Kumar Vijayaraghavan, Director, Office of Legal Compliance, Microsoft Corporation
Aaron Thiese, Senior Program Manager, Office of Legal Compliance, Microsoft Corporation
Throughout 2016 Ethisphere hosted global forums in the US, Brazil, Dubai, UK, France, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong. It should come as no surprise that anti-corruption concerns were paramount in each of these markets, but to varying degrees and dimensions. This session will tackle the more glaring concerns ranging from third party risk to anti-bribery, as well as less obvious forms of misconduct which still need to be addressed. What is top of mind for both executive management and compliance leadership? This panel will identify how companies can better address risk across the worldwide business landscape.
Steven Bock, Managing Director and Practice Lead, Kroll Compliance
Thomas Kendris, US Country President, US Country Head of Legal and President, Novartis Corporation
John Wear, Global Compliance Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company
Ann Marie Wick, Senior Director – Global Compliance, Briggs & Stratton Corporation
The access that companies now have to big data has raised many questions around its collection, use, and analysis. The more data gathered, the smarter the company, which can be a huge benefit to both compliance and business leaders, as well as customers. Yet companies still wrestle with how this information is gathered, curated and shared. What are the evolving ethical boundaries around this information? How does the use of data make for better company transparency and better inform key internal stakeholders, such as compliance and legal teams? And what is the company’s responsibility around managing data with third parties? This session will examine some of the evolving, and often sensitive, decisions companies need to make as they shepherd a seemingly infinite universe of data.
Rith Kem, Managing Director, Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence – Americas, Control Risks
Damien Atkins, General Counsel and Secretary, Panasonic Corporation of North America
Richard Buchband, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, ManpowerGroup
Brian Beeghly, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, informed360; Former Vice President of Compliance at Johnson Controls
Corporate governance and compliance frequently intersect at the Audit Committee. Anticipating the Committee’s concerns is essential so that ethics & compliance reporting is in lockstep with the goals of the board. Chief among the concerns is addressing the risk portfolio and the effectiveness of the compliance program. What are the top concerns among Audit Committees today? What are the reporting elements that need to be considered so communication is clear and on point? This panel of board and audit committee members will share the current thinking around risk assessment and the shifting expectations for the board when it comes to elevating compliance through the Audit Committee.
Erica Salmon Byrne, Executive Vice President, Governance and Compliance and Executive Director of BELA, Ethisphere
Paula Loop, Leader, Governance Insights Center, PwC
Ann Marie Petach, Member of the Board of Directors, JLL
Michael J. Williams, Lead Independent Director, Realogy
The term “whistleblower” tends to make company executives shudder, but internal reporting does not have to give rise to that level of concern. Especially if an organization has developed a culture where raising one’s hand is in the interest of the company rather than in opposition to it. How can executive management and the compliance office build such a culture, one that does not fear retaliation and is confident that if they speak up, someone will actually listen and take action? Just about any company will tell you it’s a challenge to overcome these concerns, while also addressing varying regulation and policy, but this panel will offer tips on building a culture where reporting can only help, rather than hurt, the company.
Earl (Chip) M. Jones, III, Co-Chair, Whistleblowing and Corporate Ethics Practice Group, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Thomas Pfennig, Head of Compliance, Bayer AG
Nancy Reynolds, Senior Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer, Western Union
Tiffany Scurry, Vice President, Legal and Chief Compliance Officer, Western Digital
Compliance has long been considered an obstacle to the business, a necessary hurdle to climb in order to achieve better business results. Compliance leaders are breaking through these perceptions and frequently consider compliance to be married to the business strategy. How does compliance continue to demonstrate that it is a business enabler, rather than an obstacle? This panel of experienced compliance executives will share lessons and tips on making that case and real world examples on how ethics & compliance is a true differentiator when it comes to business success.
Carrie Penman, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior Vice President, Advisory Services, NAVEX Global
Jeffrey Eglash, Vice President, Ethics & Compliance, Nokia
Lynn Haaland, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Global Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer, PepsiCo
Melissa J. Nandi, Vice President, Law and Chief Compliance Officer, Rockwell Automation, Inc.
Privacy, information security and cyber threats. Whether you consider these as separate challenges or in the aggregate, the risk associated with these is enormous and alarmingly sophisticated. Information governance is a top concern at both the executive management and board levels, as it is now for compliance. Connecting these elaborate pieces is increasingly a multi-disciplinary level of responsibility within the company. This panel will address internal strategy at an enterprise level and the functional responsibility necessary to monitor and mitigate risk.
Pamela Passman, President and CEO, Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org)
Aryeh Friedman, VP, Associate General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer, Dun & Bradstreet
Avis Russell, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Parsons Corporation
K.C. Turan, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk, Compliance & Ethics Officer of UPMC Insurance Services.
A proliferation of investment activity in environmental, social and corporate governance issues, or “ESG,” has wide ranging impact on company leaders as they consider the link between company integrity and performance. According to a December 2016 New York Times article, global investment index firm MSCI has experienced 20 percent annual growth in its annual ESG index and research revenues. Practically speaking, ESG is not just good business sense, but validates that company values and ethics can bolster performance, protect against unwanted risk and establish more trust with investors and consumers alike. This discussion with CEOs will examine why renewed commitment to ESG is not only financially savvy but ethically advanced.
Richard Fain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
Ty Francis, EVP and Group Publisher, Ethisphere
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Sports have an incredibly profound impact on society. It teaches us character, right and wrong and connectivity across diverse cultures. It is now also one of the largest industries of the world and no stranger to issues. Much can be learned from how global companies work across the world to share leading practices. This expert panel will share behind the scenes insights, and touch upon some of the unique issues and challenges faced by sports and aim to inspire, connect and collaborate with the corporate sector on solutions for the long term.
Michael Hershman, Group CEO, International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS)
James Gibson, Global Compliance Counsel, The Coca-Cola Company
Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, CEO, Europe, International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS)
Christopher McCleary, General Counsel and Chief Ethics Officer, United States Olympic Committee
What does a modern, engaging compliance and ethics training program look like in 2017? What will it look like in 2020? Join SAI Global’s expert on learning strategy, Paula Davis as she leads a panel conversation with companies that are overcoming traditional training hurdles and fatigue and reinventing how they engage the company on compliance & ethics. This conversation will address some emerging themes, including the shift away from “check the box” training and the use of technology to enhance the experience as employees get smarter. It will also address the impact technology and compliance programs have on Millennials, diverse workforce demographics, and culture. We’ll cover practical, applicable ways to improve your current program, the increasingly important role that mobile technology plays in learning experiences, how just in time solutions can improve program effectiveness, and the benefits of adaptive learning and personalized content.
Paula Davis, Vice President, Learning Product Strategy, SAI Global
Dan DeMeritt, Director, Business Conduct, ITT Corporation
Seth Rice, Assistant General Counsel and Global Director of Ethics & Compliance, Kennametal Inc.
Kim Yapchai, Chief Compliance Officer, Whirlpool
Hotline reporting is, for all practical purposes, one of the most important mechanisms Chief Compliance Officers have to assess the compliance stability of the company. Inevitably, there is so much more to the story – one that can only be enriched by inspiring a greater reporting culture through channels other than the hotline. From manufacturing room floors to remote business units where technology use is not standard practice, nurturing a culture of transparency requires different techniques. This panel will share best practices in engaging employees and other stakeholders so that valuable insights are not lost within deeper areas of the company.
Christine Castellano, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Ingredion Incorporated
Kim Bixenstine, Chief Compliance Officer, University Hospitals
Laurie Gallagher, Senior Director and Chief Counsel, Compliance, Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC)
Regardless of industry, most companies have an extensive network driving the acquisition of goods and materials it needs. Collaboration with third parties and the supply chain is a key part to the process. Ethics and transparency is essential to empower these partnerships to make the right decisions and give them a higher purpose. What are the steps needed to ensure that the company’s efforts, and that of its supply chain, are operating ethically? How can compliance best measure and manage risk across a global sourcing frameworks? How do you address conflicting standards and regulation, in areas like environmental conservation and labor? This panel will focus on establishing better standards which enable both the company and its suppliers to make ethical decisions and positively impact the business environment at the source.
Sean Cady, Vice President, Global Responsible Sourcing, VF Corporation
Jeff Rice, Senior Director, Responsible Sourcing Governance, Walmart
Tensie Whelan, Director, Center for Sustainable Business, NYU Stern School of Business
Any individual can have a positive impact on the effort to combat human rights concerns, but few have the resources to do more than the global companies that are immersed in the communities around the world burdened by human rights violations and intrusions. Companies and their wide-ranging relationships recognize a responsibility now more than ever to partner and take swift action to help combat and play a leading role in addressing social impact and justice. Many of these efforts can be served by better policy. Policy that can then be transformed into better practice. Learn how companies and their leaders are influencing change to improve lives and inspiring business practices that drive ethical responsibility, guard social values and respect human dignity.
To be announced
Cindy McCain, Co-chair, Arizona Governor’s Council on Human Trafficking; Member, McCain Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council
Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein, Inc.
Caroline Rees, President and Co-Founder, Shift
Tim Erblich, Chief Executive Officer, Ethisphere