Agenda

  • Registration & Check In Opens

  • Welcome Reception

    Omni Foyer
  • Breakfast

    Solutions Showcase
  • Opening Keynote

    Main Ballroom

    Ethics In Action
    Patrick Quinlan, CEO, Convercent

    Global organizations are realizing that becoming more ethical directly impacts their bottom line. While they realize that driving ethics to the center of their business is the goal, few understand how to operationalize ethics on a daily basis with their employees. In this keynote Patrick Quinlan will discuss the global business climate and how innovation is providing new insights and opportunities for companies to improve their ethical performance and their bottom line.

  • General Session

    Main Ballroom

    Driving Ethics In Action In A Global Organization
    Sharon Gebhard, Global Business Integrity Director, Unilever

    Creating compliance and ethics programs that are inclusive of all employees around the globe is a constant challenge for multi-national companies. Effective programs cannot be a one-size-fits all, but rather must be tailored for the varying cultures of different countries.

    Sharon Gebhard, the global business integrity director of Unilever, will share her insights and experience in creating Unilever’s worldwide ethics and compliance program. Ms. Gebhard travels the globe to drive awareness and deploy effective compliance and ethics programs.

    Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Personal Care, Food & Refreshment and Home Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. Unilever employs approximately 8,000 people in the United States – generating more than $9 billion in sales in 2017.

  • Networking Break

    Solutions Showcase
  • General Session

    Main Ballroom

    CEO As Activist: Whose Role is it Anyway?
    Panelists: Jay Fulcher, CEO, Zenefits, Walter Rakowich former Pro Logis CEO, Jewell Hoover, AARP
    Moderated by: Vanessa Fuhrmans, Journalist, Wall Street Journal

    For centuries people have looked to institutions for guidance on social and ethical issues. Institutions like churches and governments have been the mainstay for providing a true north for society. Lately there has been a vacuum of institutional ethical leadership and a new entrant filling this gap is the ethical corporation.

    Consumers today are looking for the companies they buy from to align to their own ethical values. And they are looking to CEO’s to respond to social injustices and ethical lapses in society. What is the CEO’s role in “taking sides” on societal issues like gun control, equal rights, and other ethical social issues? Should they? This panel will explore the opinions and beliefs of leading CEO’s, and highlight specific programs that companies are doing (or not) to make this happen.

  • Inspirational Speaker

    Fire Side Chat – Justice in Society
    Chuck D, American rapper, author, and producer

    Hear the founding member of rap group, Public Enemy share his inspiring and provocative take on the current ethical transformation. Chuck D has been speaking out politically and socially since the mid 80’s. During this fireside chat, Chuck D. will focus on organizational justice from the street of Queens, to the Music Industry and to Corporate America today.  He continues to be a respected voice with candid and forthright opinions, challenging his audiences to look at the world in a new way, while demanding change for the better. Chuck D has used his voice to testify before Congress, write two critically acclaimed books, and sits on the board of the Trans Africa Forum.

     

  • Lunch & Networking

  • Breakout Sessions

     Ethics in Action
     Convercent Innovation
     CECO at the Center

    Attend One

    Psychology of Human Behavior
    Location – Centennial E 

    Kellye Gordon, Global Ethics and Compliance Leader, VF Corporation

    Measuring Ethics & Compliance: Process vs. Outcome
    Location – Centennial F 

    Hui Chen, Ethics and Compliance Advocate at HC Ethics

    Convercent Insights – Can you Apply the Principles of Moneyball to Compliance and Ethics?
    Location – Private Dining Room 

    Bill Brierly, Vice President, Head of Compliance & Ethics at Liberty Latin America
    Phil Knight, Convercent Product Manager

    Convercent Helpline: Harnessing Technology and Branding to Bring Your Speak-Up Culture to Life
    Location – Pine 

    Autumn Sanelli, Convercent Global Director Solution Consulting
    Alexandre Anselmi, HR Project Manager, Sodexo

    What did you Mean by That – Breaking Down Communication Barriers
    Location – Spruce 

    Jacki Cheslow, Director Business Ethics & Compliance, Avis Budget Group
    Susan du Becker, Global Compliance Enablement, Cisco Systems

    Connecting Compliance to Business and Organizational Culture
    Location – Fir 

    John Arendes, Vice President and GM, Global Compliance Solutions, Skillsoft
    Norman Ford, Vice President, Compliance Products, Skillsoft

  • Breakout Sessions

    Attend One

    Lessons Learned Uncovering Perverse Incentives
    Location – Centennial E

    Eric Feldman, Sr. Vice President, Affiliated Monitors

     KPIs that Drive Ethics: Discussion
    Location – Centennial F

    Tom Fox, Principal at Advanced Compliance Solutions
    Michael Volkov, CEO and founder of The Volkov Law Group

    Convercent Disclosures: Managing COI Risk in a Gig Economy
    Location – Private Dining 

    David Bunker, Compliance Officer at Vulcan
    Yelena Kuskin, Convercent Product Manager

    Convercent Case Management: Uncovering the Root Cause of your Employee’s Behavior
    Location – Pine 

    Autumn Sanelli, Convercent Global Director Solution Consulting
    Ian Hornby, Associate General Counsel Litigation & Compliance, Venator
    Q VanBenschoten, Vice President, Compliance & Risk at Intertek

    Can Culture be Managed?
    Location – Spruce 

    Ann Skeet, Senior Director, Leadership EthicsMarkkula Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

    Conversation: The Evolving Workplace and How E&C is Responding
    Location – Fir 

    Katie Smith, EVP Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer at Convercent
    Tom DiLeonardo, Chief Compliance Officer at KPMG
    Barbara Petitti, Ethics & Compliance Officer – Policy Enforcement and Investigations at Alstom Group
    Reagan Heine, Manager, Ethics & Compliance Training and Communications at American Airlines

  • Networking Break

    Solutions Showcase
  • Roundtables

    Attend One

    M&A Due Diligence: Issue Spotting on Tight Budgets and Turn Arounds
    Location – Pine
    April Oliver, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Salesforce

    Salesforce completed 15 acquisitions in 2017. Find out why CECOs are so critical to realizing any M&A vision. In this session you will hear a best practice guide of CECO roles and responsibilities during M&A due diligence and integration for overall success.

    The Right KPIs
    Location – Centennial F
    Tom Fox, Principal at Advanced Compliance Solutions
    Michael Volkov, CEO and founder of The Volkov Law Group

    What are Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) which drive compliance and ethics into the very DNA of an organization? How do these KPIs make your company more efficient and at the end of the day more profitable? How can the use of KPIs not only improve your ethical culture but answer DOJ inquiries if the government comes knocking? Find out the answer to these and other questions around KPIs in this interactive roundtable discussion.

    Disruptive Compliance
    Location – Spruce 

    Joe Spiegler, Compliance Consultant, formerly Global Head of Compliance

    Startups and High tech companies are fast-paced, powder kegs of energy with pressure and competing priorities in their pursuit to gain market share and win in the innovation space. A two-time CCO at Uber Technologies and Baxter International, the speaker will provide practical, actionable recommendations for scaling compliance at start-ups and early stage companies by leveraging technology to make compliance easier and faster.

    The Data Project- Join Me in the Trenches
    Location – Centennial E

    Sheryl Zaworski, VP, Escalation, Investigations and Analytics Director at U.S. Bank

    #metoo challenged ethics and compliance programs to change the way they communicate with the C-suite and board about the health of a company’s culture. See how U.S. Bank developed a dashboard aimed at delivering actionable insights, and learn how the company uses data analytics to monitor potential retaliation activity. Discuss with your peers how you’re adapting to evolving reporting demands and producing data-driven deliverables.

    Learn From My Mistakes, Fits and Starts When Building a New C&E Program
    Location – Private Dining
    Amy Much, Former Ethics & Compliance Officer, Under Armour

    Congratulations! You get to build a new ethics & compliance program! Learn from Under Armour’s experience in the trials and tribulations of building a program from the ground up. Gain insight on tips and tricks, how to build meaningful relationships in a highly matrixed environment, and the pitfalls to avoid on your way from the ground to best in class.

    Putting Ethics into Action – A View from the Frontlines
    Location – Fir
    Beth Colling, VP, Chief Compliance Officer, CDM Smith

    CDM Smith has had a culture driven by its values for its 75-year history. So how did this employee-owned company, whose mission is to provide global infrastructure solutions – especially in developing nations, find itself across the table from the Department of Justice facing possible FCPA violations in 2015? This presentation focuses on the company’s realization that its ethical values had taken a hit at the expense of expansion and what the company did to re-integrate integrity into its business model. The presenter will provide real-life examples of the crisis that occurred and the specific steps taken to close the gap between management expectations and organizational behavior

  • Customer Showcase & Entertainment

    Main Ballroom
  • Networking Reception

    Solutions Showcase
  • Dinner

    Avanti

    Buses will depart the Omni from the lobby at 6 p.m.

  • Breakfast

    Solutions Showcase
  • Opening Keynote

    Main Ballroom

    Convercent Innovation
    Philip Winterburn, Chief Product Officer, Convercent
    Ronnie Kann, Director, Global Ethics and Compliance, Kimberly-Clark

    Phillip will be unveiling Convercent’s newest innovations to help companies make ethics-in-action a reality for Convercent’s customer worldwide.

    A key focus of this keynote will be on leveraging data to get more valuable insights into the ethical health of your company. Philip will illustrate how companies can advance from simple monitoring of activities (e.g. investigations and helpline calls) to conducting strategic analysis leveraging data science and Convercent’s Ethics Cloud applications. Through data science customers will be able to gain a new perspective on their programs by leveraging data within the Convercent application, third party industry data, and outside data from social channels.

  • General Session

    Main Ballroom

    Ethical Decision Making using Data Analytics & System Design to Power the Business
    Mary Katherine Brink, Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Philip Morris International.

     

    Data is everywhere. And it’s not just big. It lives in the very human stories we deal with as ethics and compliance professionals, in academic research, and even in the newspaper. Join Mary Katherine as she shares practical examples, where numbers help solve real-world ethics and compliance challenges.

  • Networking Break

    Solutions Showcase
  • General Session

    Main Ballroom

    The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its Role in Society
    Michael McLoughlin, Director of Global Government Affairs, Microsoft

    Some believe that Artificial Intelligence is the new electricity. Learn about how organizations are digitally transforming themselves, and the key ethical principles that are essential as artificial intelligence is now becoming main stream.

  • General Session

    Main Ballroom

    Program Quality and Business Performance
    Patricia Harned Ph.D., CEO, ECI

    New research by the Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI) shows that when it comes to the culture and conduct of an organization, an ethics & compliance program makes a difference.  But even more importantly, the quality of the E&C program matters, too.  In this session, ECI’s CEO Pat Harned will share the results of ECI’s research and also discuss the continuum of program quality.  She will also present some of the important components of program maturity.

  • Lunch & Networking

    Pavillion
  • Breakout Sessions

     Ethics in Action
     Convercent Innovation
     CECO at the Center

    Attend One

    Compliance to Ethics Maturity Model: Where are You?
    Location – Centennial E 

    Michael Rasmussen, GRC Economist & Pundit at GRC 20/20

    Modern Family: Aligning Functions for Effective Internal Controls to Address Compliance and Fraud Risks
    Location – Centennial F

    Russ Berland, Former Chief Compliance Officer at Dematic
    Sheila Stark, Director Internal Audit Strategy at KPMG

    Convercent Insights – Benchmarking: How Do You Measure Up?
    Location – Private Dining 

    Phil Knight, Product Manager at Convercent
    Michael Hanson, Data Scientist at Convercent
    (Available at 1 and 2 PM)

    Digital Transformation in the Cloud
    Location – Pine 

    Alan Gibson, Assistant General Counsel, Office of Legal Compliance at Microsoft
    Adrienne Williams, Attorney at Microsoft

    From Compliance to Prevention: Building an Effective Anti-Harassment Strategy
    Location – Spruce 

    Elizabeth Bille, JD, Senior Director, Harassment Prevention at EVERFI

    A Fresh Look at your Code of Culture
    Location – Fir 

    Cheryl Forino Wahl, Sr. Vice President/Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, The MetroHealth System

  • Breakout Sessions

    Attend One

    The Culture Imperative: Building a Positive, Collaborative Place to Work, Why the Best Culture Comes From Engaging Your Team
    Location – Centennial E 

    Melinda Stinnett, Managing Director, Stinnett & Associates

    Be a Silo Buster! How to Champion Ethics Enterprise-Wide
    Location – Centennial F 

    Keturah Pestel, Code of Conduct Program Manager at Thrivent

    Convercent Insights – Benchmarking: How do you Measure Up?
    Location – Private Dining 

    Phil Knight, Product Manager at Convercent
    Michael Hanson, Data Scientist at Convercent
    (Available at 1 and 2 PM)

    Convercent Interactive Code of Conduct is a Gateway to Understanding Employee Behavior
    Location – Pine 

    Ronnie Kann, Global Ethics and Compliance, Kimberly-Clark
    Stephanie Holmes, Solutions Consultant at Convercent

    Building an Ecosystem of Authentic, Ethical Behavior
    Location – Fir 

    Christopher McClean, VP, Research Director, Forrester Research

    E&C in the Boardroom: Are You Ready to Serve?
    Location – Spruce 

    Ellen Hunt Senior Vice President, Audit, Compliance & Ethics Officer at AARP

  • Networking Break

    Solutions Showcase
  • Roundtables

    Attend One

    Your Board Relationship
    Location – Centennial E
    David Deitchman, Former Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer and Global Head of Employment Law, HP Inc.

    What should you be talking about with your Board? In this roundtable session we’ll have a discussion about how to build an effective relationship with the Board, the Board’s role in your program, ethics and compliance training for the Board, and what data the Board should see. This interactive roundtable discussion will give you the opportunity to discuss how to build and maintain an effective relationship with your Board.

    Scaling a Best in Class Program
    Location – Centennial F
    Steph VogelDeputy Chief Compliance Officer & Assistant General Counsel, National Basketball Association

    Companies come in all shapes and sizes, and their ethics & compliance needs vary as well. You don’t have to have a huge global organization and seemingly limitless budget to build a best in class ethics & compliance program. In this interactive roundtable discussion learn from the NBA and your peers on how to scale your E&C program to achieve best practice.

    Improv & Ethics: Sharing our Truth
    Location – Fir 

    Nick Trotter, Improv Entertainer

    Businesses are increasingly using improvisation training for team-building and any tasks that requires creativity. But how can improv apply to ethics? It isn’t always about comedy or performance; it’s about speaking simple truths in the here-and-now. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll show that thinking on your feet just means trusting your own intelligence, and that doing the right thing actually comes very naturally. Making ethical choices is easier when we experience the truth and trust our guts, and this is another way that improv can help develop the culture of a business.

    Digital Transformation Discussion & Best Practices
    Location – Pine

    Alan Gibson, Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft
    Sean Torcasi, Partner at PwC

    Participate in a discussion about going on the digital transformation journey—how to get started and gain momentum. Learn pain points and best practices while also discussing opportunities.

Customer Open House
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Visit Convercent Headquarters

Join us at our headquarters for a full day of interaction and education tailored just for our customers. You will learn how you can get the most out of your relationship with Convercent, whether your goal is to create a more efficient compliance program or to transform your entire organization.  

There will also be opportunities for one-on-one sessions with the Convercent Customer Success team and Product Training.

Executive Track
For C-Level Executives, Vice Presidents & Directors

Topics:
  • Strategic View on Maximizing your Convercent Investment
  • Behavioral Ethics Interactive Roundtable Discussion with Your Peers
  • How Can I Enhance My Relationship with Convercent to Evolve My Program?
Takeaways:
  • Strategies to Impact Your Program
  • Practical Application from Your CONVERGE18 Experience
  • Expert Advice from Your GRC Colleagues

Power User Track
For Analysts, Advisors, Specialists & Managers 

Topics:
  • Journey to Convercent Insights – How You and Your Organization Can Get There
  • Tactics That Will Take Your Program to the Next Level
  • How Can I Improve my Relationship with Convercent?
Takeaways:
  • Applied Knowledge of the Convercent Ethics Cloud Platform
  • Convercent’s Roadmap for Customer Success
  • Operationalizing your CONVERGE18 Takeaways

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