Agenda

Bringing together leaders and innovators to inspire, empower and share their stories around The Ethics Impact

Pre-Conference: Tuesday, October 1st

  • Registration Opens

    Foyer
  • Welcome Reception

    Foyer

Day 1: Wednesday, October 2nd

  • Networking Breakfast

    Foyer
  • Welcome Keynote: The Ethics Impact

    Main Ballroom

    Patrick Quinlan, CEO, Convercent

    Organizations are realizing that becoming more ethical directly improves their bottom line. While they realize the ethics impact, the challenge to get buy-in from the board and across the organization remains. In this keynote, Patrick Quinlan will discuss the global business climate and how innovation is providing new insights and opportunities for companies to:
    – Better engage employees
    – Identify, characterize & mitigate E&C risk
    – Protect and elevate your brand

  • The Ethics Impact: Beyond the Company and into the Community

    Main Ballroom

    José Raúl González, Chief Corporate Officer, Cementos Progreso, S.A.

    Join Jose Raul to hear how Cementos Progresso is using ethics as a framework to operate their business and positively impact the lives of their team members and the community around them. It is not what they do with the money they make, but how they make the money.

  • Designing a Purpose Driven Business

    Main Ballroom

    Kenneth D. Tuchman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at TTEC

    Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine, Co-chair The CEO Initiative

    A purpose-driven business becomes a galvanizing force that creates a ripple effect across the entire organization. It starts with helping employees find meaning in their work, and it transcends into showing how that meaning impacts customers, the community and society as a whole. Hear from Ken Tuchman, founder, Chairman and CEO as he discusses how a successful purpose-driven organization built intentionally to impact customers, employees and communities over 37 years can become a coveted brand, destination employer, and global change agent.

  • Networking Break

    Foyer
  • The Perspective of Ethics and Compliance for Tomorrow

    Main Ballroom

    Kurt Drake, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, VP at Kimberly-Clark

    Miles Ripley, Partner at EY, Forensic & Integrity Services

    Scott E. Sullivan, Chief Compliance Officer at Newmont Goldcorp Corporation

    Benjamin A. Halpert, Associate General Counsel Specialist, Compliance at Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC

    Consider the transformation in E&C over the past ten years. Now consider the evolution in CECOs’ responsibilities over the next ten. As leaders, we face unique opportunities and challenges; E&C is rapidly moving to the forefront driving business performance and employee engagement. During this interactive panel, hear the perspective of these great leaders on the future and how technological, political and social advancements will impact the role of the CECO of tomorrow.

  • The Courage of Speaking Up

    Main Ballroom

    Aly Raisman, Gold Medal Gymnast and Advocate

    Aly Raisman, Gold Medal Gymnast and Advocate, will share her harrowing story of acting in a moment of extreme bravery to speak up and expose the sexual abuse hidden behind the portals of the USA Gymnastics program. Inspired by an army of survivors, Raisman continues her advocacy for systematic changes within the sport of gymnastics and efforts to help to eradicate sexual abuse in youth sports. 

  • Lunch

    Pavilion
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions

    Agenda Icon 1Technology Innovation
    Agenda Icon 2Best Practices
    Agenda Icon 3Emerging Trends/Regulation

    Attend One

    Agenda Icon 2Compliance, Culture, and Communication: How to Build the Foundation of Your Brand

    Agenda Icon 2Building the Next Generation Ethics Team

    Agenda Icon 1Connecting Compliance and Internal Audit

    Agenda Icon 1Drip, Drip, Drip: Leveraging Technology to Evolve Your Training from Good to Great

    Agenda Icon 3DOJ Guidance Best Practices

    Agenda Icon 3SWOT Analysis of the CECO

  • Transition Break

  • Interactive Breakout Sessions

    Agenda Icon 1Technology Innovation
    Agenda Icon 2Best Practices
    Agenda Icon 3Emerging Trends/Regulation

    Attend One

    Agenda Icon 2Mapping Ethical Risk in Your Organization

    Agenda Icon 2Increasing Employee Engagement from ’Shop Floor’ to ’Top Floor’ through Play

    Agenda Icon 1Transform your Internal Investigations to Robust, Efficient and Data Driven

    Agenda Icon 1The Code of Curiosity: Breaking the Bias

    Agenda Icon 3Leveraging Industry Guidelines to Measure Effectiveness

    Agenda Icon 3The Collaboration Game

  • Networking Break

  • Interactive Breakout Sessions

    Agenda Icon 1Technology Innovation
    Agenda Icon 2Best Practices
    Agenda Icon 3Emerging Trends/Regulation

    Attend One

    Agenda Icon 2Instilling Trust in a Decentralized Culture

    Agenda Icon 2The CCO’s Role in Performance Management that Drives Employee Behavior

    Agenda Icon 1Moving Beyond Rules 

    Agenda Icon 1Developing Effective Strategies for Third Parties and Data Security Risk

    Agenda Icon 3Risk Mitigation through Encouraging a Speak up Culture

    Agenda Icon 3Nuts and Bolts of Sanction Compliance

  • Transition Break

  • The Impact Award

    Main Ballroom

    Hui Chen, Ethics and Compliance Advocate

    Katie Smith, EVP, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Convercent

    See Hui Chen accept the industry’s first Impact Award, where she will share her thoughts around the future of E&C as well as announce where the award grant will be donated to continue to make an impact across the E&C space.

  • Closing Entertainment - School of Rock

    Main Ballroom
  • Buses Depart for Dinner - Meet in Lobby

    Improper City

Day 2: Thursday, October 3rd

  • Networking Breakfast

    Foyer
  • The Ethics and Compliance Portal

    Main Ballroom

    Philip Winterburn, Chief Strategy Officer, Convercent

    Patti Saunders, Executive Vice President, Customer Success, Convercent

    Jennifer Jaffe, Chief Product Officer, Convercent

    Luka Stanic, Compliance Counsel, Avanos Medical

    Jessica Brunelle, Product Manager, Convercent

    If you were one of the few still wondering if a check the box program would be sufficient, the new DOJ guidance has finally put that debate behind us. We now know that creating a check the box program is no longer enough to defend against the regulators, and has never been enough to actually protect your organization and empower your brand. In this presentation, Philip will explore the emerging focus on engaging employees in the ethics and compliance program, how an aligned and engaged workforce delivers on the promise of high performing organizations, attracting and retaining the best talent, and connecting and retaining great customers. Throughout the presentation, we will explore technology innovations and leading practices from several of our customers as well as take a peek into the future and how we see the Ethics and Compliance world continuing to evolve and how it will make an impact with the innovations in AI and Data Science that are emerging.

  • The Impact of Engagement

    Main Ballroom

    Sarah Robson, Program Manager, Ethics and Compliance, Airbnb

    Mindy Duster, Senior Manager of People Services, CorePower Yoga

    Tedra A. Foster, Senior Director, Ethics and Compliance, Herbalife

    Wies Wagenaar, Head of Conduct & Ethics, Herbalife

    Philip Winterburn, Chief Strategy Officer, Convercent – Moderator

    How do the very best Ethics & Compliance programs engage the people of their organizations? How do they create and retain the attention of the organization when so many E&C programs are still seen as a necessary evil, the department of No, or just an afterthought. In this panel, we will explore the experience and innovations that these great organizations have deployed to make a substantial and lasting impact on their culture, their ethical health and the overall performance of their brands.

  • Networking Break

    Foyer
  • The Ethical Edge

    Main Ballroom

    Tom Fox, Compliance Evangelist & Founder, Compliance Podcast Network

    Vincent Walden, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

    Compliance professionals have long sought to show value for compliance programs, but how can we truly demonstrate ROI? Now the evidence is in—more effective compliance means greater business efficiency, productivity, and profitability. Hear how to elevate E&C from a perceived cost center to a revenue generator that goes beyond cost savings and delivers on the promise of powering your brand, your reputation and your business’ performance.

  • Forrester Research - Protect Whistleblowers For Business Success

    Main Ballroom

    Alla Valente, Analyst, Forrester Research

    Whistleblowers are an essential safety valve in ethical corporate culture. They provide a mechanism for healthy corporate governance by exposing fraud and corruption and, more recently, revealing abusive practices, sexual harassment, discrimination, and privacy issues. But today, they’re imperiled by workplace digitalization that shreds their anonymity and evolving regulations that fall short of legal protection from retaliation.

  • Modern Slavery

    Main Ballroom

    Andrew Wallis CEO, Unseen

    An estimated 40.3 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery, 24.9 million are in forced labor and 15.4 million people are in forced marriage. 70% of these are women and girls and 1 in 4 victims are children. Unseen works to end modern slavery through directly supporting survivors, equipping partners to tackle the issues effectively and delivering systemic change at the legislative level. Hear about the impact on people and learn what we can all do together to combat modern slavery.

  • Lunch

    Pavilion
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions

    Agenda Icon 1Technology Innovation
    Agenda Icon 2Best Practices
    Agenda Icon 3Emerging Trends/Regulation

    Attend One

    Agenda Icon 2Change Management: How Compliance Officers Find Resiliency

    Agenda Icon 2Inspiring Organizational and Employee Integrity

    Agenda Icon 1The Ethics and Compliance Portal – Deep Dive

    Agenda Icon 1Ramp-Up Reporting

    Agenda Icon 1Don’t Bring Me Solutions, Bring Me Problems! The Art Behind Data Science

    Agenda Icon 3Creating Change with Emotion

    Agenda Icon 3The Board’s Perspective – What can’t be Measured, can’t be Managed

  • Transition Break

  • Interactive Breakout Sessions

    Agenda Icon 1Technology Innovation
    Agenda Icon 2Best Practices
    Agenda Icon 3Emerging Trends/Regulation

    Attend One

    Agenda Icon 2HQP Measurement Framework

    Agenda Icon 2Interactive Discussion: Conflicts of Interest in an Evolving Workforce

    Agenda Icon 1 The Intersection of CSR & E&C

    Agenda Icon 1Bridging the Digital Divide

    Agenda Icon 1Don’t bring me solutions, bring me problems! The art behind data science

    Agenda Icon 3The Results Are In: Inside the Mind of a CECO

    Agenda Icon 3The Ethics and Compliance Portal – Deep Dive | Closed Session

  • Transition Break

    Foyer
  • Interactive Breakouts

    Agenda Icon 1Technology Innovation
    Agenda Icon 2Best Practices
    Agenda Icon 3Emerging Trends/Regulation

    Attend One

    Agenda Icon 2Operation Globalization!

    Agenda Icon 2The Future CECO: The Executive Recruiter’s Perspective

    Agenda Icon 1Think Like a Marketer: Marketing & Branding Your E&C Program in a Whole New Way

    Agenda Icon 3The Power of Integrated 3rd Party Risk Management: A Law Enforcement Perspective

    Agenda Icon 3LIVE Podcast! Everything Compliance

  • Conference Concludes

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