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CONVERGE21

Join us online this October, as we gather the leading industry experts, practitioners, and innovators of the ethics and compliance community to explore the most meaningful topics in compliance and beyond: the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive, employee engagement, program benchmarking and reporting, values and culture, ESG, DEI—and so much more.

What to expect

What is CONVERGE21?

CONVERGE is a community of forward-looking ethics and compliance practitioners and leaders, and CONVERGE21 is where we gather and connect. You’re invited to groundbreaking keynotes, fireside chats with CECOs from the world’s most impactful companies, and practical workshops that will empower you to move the needle within your organization.

What you'll learn

Our goal is to explore emerging trends, topics, and tools to enable you to better manage ethics and compliance and drive value and impact to your overall company strategy. You will leave this conference with new resources, best practices, and actionable ideas that can be put in practice in your program to take it to the next level.

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How to attend

CONVERGE21 will take place online and tickets are completely free. Click below to save your seat, and we’ll see you online October 12!

What's new this year

Your CONVERGE ticket also grants you entry to OneTrust’s virtual conference, TrustWeek, immediately following CONVERGE. By attending both CONVERGE and TrustWeek, you’ll get unprecedented insights to help you connect ethics and compliance to broader organizational trust. Scroll down to learn more about TrustWeek.

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TrustWeek Event

CONVERGE attendees get even more thought leadership and networking with access to OneTrust’s user conference, TrustWeek. Immediately following CONVERGE on October 14-15, TrustWeek brings you thought leadership and technology innovation in GRC, ESG, Privacy, Data Governance, and Third-Party Risk.

Agenda At A Glance

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11:45AM - 12:35PM BST | 6:45AM - 7:35AM EDT

The Devil in the Details: EU Directive Requirement You May Not Know
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The EU Directive’s intent is clear: Better protect whistleblowers and drive effective reporting. Yet the reality has the potential to be fundamentally counterproductive for multi-jurisdiction programs. A group of leading Danish companies are challenging the EU Commission Expert Group to remove the requirement for local hotline instances—and hitting a brick wall. Join this session to hear their journey and have your questions answered by those seeking a better outcome for all companies affected by the Directive.

Michael Randrup, Senior Compliance Specialist at Ørsted
Michael Villi Møller, Chief Legal Counsel at Maersk

11:45AM - 12:35PM BST | 6:45AM - 7:35AM EDT

Equity in Sports: Lessons to Inform Your DE&I Program
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The Euros and Olympic Games are but two of the significant sporting events we’ve seen racism ripple through our headlines and stir outrage in our societies. This session will uncover what we as ethics and compliance leaders should be learning from the response and mitigation of these injustices. As a uniquely positioned function in the business, this panel of passionate advocates will share pragmatic steps to foster inclusiveness and psychological safety in our workforces.

Kevin Withane, Group Ethics and Compliance Director at TI Fluid SystemsKatherine Gansallo,Global Diversity and Inclusion Director at London Stock Exchange Group

Matt Phelan, CEO at The Happiness Index

12:45PM - 1:35PM BST | 7:45AM - 8:35AM EDT

A Pragmatic Approach to Data Privacy for Ethics & Compliance Teams
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Are you concerned that your compliance programme may be holding onto data that according to regulators, you’re not supposed to have? Afraid to dive into analysing your data because you don’t know what you’ll find? Not sure where to start? In this session, the experts will offer our ethics and compliance community simplification and pragmatic focus in data privacy.

Rodrigo Cunha, Global Director, Digital Ethics (DPO) at AB InBev
Monika Tomczak-Gorlikowska, Chief Privacy Officer at Prosus
Alexis Kateifides, Lead Centers of Excellence Counsel at Onetrust
Tess Macapinlac, Privacy Counsel at OneTrust

12:45PM - 1:35PM BST | 7:45AM - 8:35AM EDT

'Handle With Care' - The Human Corporate Investigations Function
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Poorly handled investigations have very real consequences for everyone involved. Cultural nuances in cross-border investigations coupled with the ongoing psychological and technological impact of the pandemic call for an empathetic overhaul of our approach. Join this panel of hands-on experts who will share a reporter-centred approach which humanises your processes for the best possible outcome–and surfaces inherent biases.

Lloydette Bai-Marrow, Founding Partner at ParaMetric Global
Peter Stone, Global Head of Business Integrity at Reckitt Benckiser
Kevin Withane, Group Ethics and Compliance Director at TI Fluid Systems

1:45PM - 2:35PM BST | 8:45AM - 9:35AM EDT

Supply Chain Risk Among Your 4th, 5th, and 6th Parties
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Strong third-party risk management is a vital component of an effective corporate compliance programme. Yet, risk assessment and implementation of controls become more challenging as we go down the many layers of the supply chain. This is further exacerbated by ever increasing regulatory requirements and supply chain complexities. Join this lively panel to uncover the reality of risks running through your supply chain-and hear best practice on using a risk-based approach to effectively apply controls.

Jonah Anderson, Partner at White & Case
Patrick Garcia, Chief Compliance and Integrity Officer at Parker Wellbore
Asha Palmer, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and EVP of CONVERGE at Convercent by OneTrust

1:45PM - 2:35PM BST | 8:45AM - 9:35AM EDT

You’re Already Doing ESG—You’re Calling It Something Else
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ESG is perceived as a new, intimidatingly complex initiative, but the foundations of a best-practices ethics and compliance program include the building blocks of ESG. That means many ethics and compliance teams are already equipped to lead the ESG charge using tools they currently have at their disposal. We’ll cover a framework for shifting your perspective just enough to make ESG a core focus of your work without starting from scratch.

Helen Woodcock, Group Risk Manager at Calisen
Antonio Miguel Ribeiro, Director Enterprise Risk Management at Mubadala
Tom Fox, The Compliance Evangelist, Founder at Compliance Podcast Network
Marleen Oberheide, Senior Solutions Engineer – ESG at OneTrust

2:40PM - 3:20PM BST | 9:40AM - 10:20AM EDT

CONVERGE Connects: Pharmaceutical Industry
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Join an interactive conversation with your fellow ethics and compliance practitioners. We’ll leverage the combined expertise of the CONVERGE community and establish industry-wide ethical practices for the greater good. In this roundtable, connect with practitioners from the same industry and leave with ideas, context and a benchmark for your program priorities—plus a little of the human connection we seek.

Philip Winterburn, Chief Strategy Officer at Convercent by OneTrust

2:40PM - 3:20PM BST | 9:40AM - 10:20AM EDT

CONVERGE Connects: Manufacturing Industry
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Join an interactive conversation with your fellow ethics and compliance practitioners. We’ll leverage the combined expertise of the CONVERGE community and establish industry-wide ethical practices for the greater good. In this roundtable, connect with practitioners from the same industry and leave with ideas, context and a benchmark for your program priorities—plus a little of the human connection we seek.

2:40PM - 3:20PM BST | 9:40AM - 10:20AM EDT

CONVERGE Connects: High Tech Industry
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Join an interactive conversation with your fellow ethics and compliance practitioners. We’ll leverage the combined expertise of the CONVERGE community and establish industry-wide ethical practices for the greater good. In this roundtable, connect with practitioners from the same industry and leave with ideas, context and a benchmark for your program priorities—plus a little of the human connection we seek.

Lucinda Kerney, Corporate Account Executive at Convercent by OneTrust

2:40PM - 3:20PM BST | 9:40AM - 10:20AM EDT

CONVERGE Connects: Professional Services Industry
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Join an interactive conversation with your fellow ethics and compliance practitioners. We’ll leverage the combined expertise of the CONVERGE community and establish industry-wide ethical practices for the greater good. In this roundtable, connect with practitioners from the same industry and leave with ideas, context and a benchmark for your program priorities—plus a little of the human connection we seek.

Chris Burt, Corporate Governance Lead Specialist at Cefeidas Group

2:40PM - 3:20PM BST | 9:40AM - 10:20AM EDT

CONVERGE Connects: Industry-Agnostic
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Join an interactive conversation with your fellow ethics and compliance practitioners. We’ll leverage the combined expertise of the CONVERGE community and establish industry-wide ethical practices for the greater good. In this roundtable, connect with practitioners and leave with ideas, context and a benchmark for your program priorities—plus a little of the human connection we seek.
**Don’t see your industry listed but want to facilitate a discussion with your peers? Let us know!

Lauren Seigel, Corporate Account Executive at Convercent by OneTrust and Host of The Ethics and Compliance Library Podcast

3:30PM - 3:50PM BST | 10:30AM - 10:50AM EDT

Keynote: The Ethics Movement
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Why did you pursue ethics and compliance as a career? It’s likely because you believed that you could make a difference. Join us to kick off CONVERGE21 keynotes with an inspiring look at how our work impacts the lives of real people within our companies.

Asha Palmer, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and EVP of CONVERGE at Convercent by OneTrust
Patrick Quinlan, CEO at Convercent by OneTrust
Philip Winterburn, Chief Strategy Officer at Convercent by OneTrust

3:50PM - 4:20PM BST | 10:50AM - 11:20AM EDT

Keynote: Creating a Culture Where Employees Thrive With Arianna Huffington
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As ethics and compliance teams take responsibility for managing company culture, we’re accountable for much more than preventing misconduct. Our employees’ ability to show up every day, perform at 100 percent, and resist the pressure to compromise standards is dependent on their mental health and wellbeing. Arianna Huffington joins Patrick Quinlan to uncover what it means to build a culture where employees can bring their full selves to work and feel safe and supported. This is a fireside chat you don’t want to miss– bring your questions for live Q&A!

Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global, founder of The Huffington Post
Patrick Quinlan, CEO at Convercent by OneTrust

4:30PM - 5:20PM BST | 11:30AM - 12:20PM EDT

CECO Inspo
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Join Asha Palmer as she assembles her ultimate panel featuring inspirational, change-making Chief Ethics and Compliance Officers (CECOs) from across industries. You’ll walk away with a new appreciation for what’s possible in the world of ethics and compliance.

Obi Madubuko, Chief Compliance Officer at Visa
Ashley Page, SVP, Chief Compliance Officer at Endeavor
Alison Hinds-Pearl, Chief Compliance Officer at Revlon
Asha Palmer, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and EVP of CONVERGE at Convercent by OneTrust

12:30PM - 1:20PM EDT | 5:30PM - 6:20PM BST

Whistleblowing Programs That Foster Speak-Up Culture
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A successful whistleblowing program doesn’t start with installing a helpline–it starts with fostering an environment that protects whistleblowers, makes them feel supported, and makes clear the value they bring to the business. So how do you build that “speak-up culture?” Join this session to hear from a panel of practitioners who manage whistleblowing programs and whistleblower advocates who’ll share their insights, experiences, and challenges they’ve faced.

Lisa Beth Lentini Walker, CEO and Founder at Lumen Worldwide Endeavors
Mary Inman, Head of International Whistleblower Practice at Constantine Cannon
Kelli Spencer, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Heartland Alliance
Wendy Badger, Global Compliance Counsel at Tennant

12:30PM - 1:20PM EDT | 5:30PM - 6:20PM BST

Activating Evangelists: Tone at the Top, Mood in the Middle, Buzz at the Bottom
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Communicating with an entire workforce—effectively–is a daunting task. But your company is full of potential compliance influencers at every level of the business. Join this session to hear from a panel of compliance practitioners who’ve successfully activated evangelists and allies to do the hard work of communication and engagement for them.

Alex Punger, Senior Counsel at Airbnb
Cristina Revelo, Deputy Director, Corporate Monitoring and Compliance Services at Affiliated Monitors
Nicole Di Schino, Spark Compliance

1:30PM - 2:20PM EDT | 6:30PM - 7:20PM BST

Push & Pull Training
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Does your compliance training pull people in—or push them away? Join us to discuss engaging training strategies that make people want to interact with your compliance program voluntarily.

Hannah Walk, Manager Awareness Training at Onetrust
Claire Lawrence, Legal Services Administrator at AFL
Keturah Pestel, Director, Business Ethics at Thrivent
Tricia Cornell, Principal and Head of Creative Services, Rethink Compliance
Christina House, Global Compliance, Ethics, and Training, Spirit Aerosystems
Tina Rampino, Associate Managing Director, K2 Integrity

1:30PM - 2:20PM EDT | 6:30PM - 7:20PM BST

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: The role of Ethics & Compliance
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The efforts of a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team can organically overlap with what we do in Ethics and Compliance. Join this panel with DEI experts to learn how to maximize the effectiveness of your company’s efforts in this area by banding together.

Kim Vu, Global Head of DEI at Remitly
Amelia Ransom, VP Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Smartsheet
Solynn McCurdy, Chief Diversity Officer, Symetria
Asha Palmer, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and EVP of CONVERGE at Convercent by OneTrust

2:30PM - 3:20PM EDT | 7:30PM - 8:20PM BST

The Rising Pressure to Compromise Standards, With Data From ECI's GBES Survey
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Recent findings from the Global Business Ethics Survey® (GBES®), the Ethics & Compliance Initiative’s premier, longitudinal study on workplace integrity, revealed some eye-opening results. Not least was the increasing pressure that employees feel to compromise standards—and while observed misconduct remained steady, it is inching upwards. Join this session with the experts behind the survey to gain the context around the numbers. Hear the perspectives and insights of E&C practitioners. 

Evren Esen, VP Research & Analytics at Ethics & Compliance Initiative
Skip Lowney, Senior Survey Researcher, Client Solutions at Ethics & Compliance Initiative
Peter Loftspring, Assistant General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Black & Veatch
Will Simmons, Head of Global Investigations and Associate Director Ethics & Compliance at Lonza

2:30PM - 3:20PM EDT | 7:30PM - 8:20PM BST

Managing Change, Culture, and Ethical IPOs in a High-Growth Environment
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Things move fast in the tech world—so it’s all the more important to be proactively compliant from the start. Join this session with compliance practitioners in the tech industry who’ve successfully led their company through compliant IPOs, managed culture in a changing environment, and served as effective business partners rather than “the department of ‘no.'”

Scott Schools, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer at Uber
Andria Jones, Head of Legal Compliance at Cloudflare
Marianne Fogarty, Chief Compliance Officer at Twitter

11:45AM - 12:35PM BST | 6:45AM - 7:35AM EDT

Ethical Decision Making
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Abstract coming soon!

11:45AM - 12:35PM BST | 6:45AM - 7:35AM EDT

Showcasing the Ethics Movement: Employee Awareness, Engagement, and Training
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Employee buy-in is among the most powerful ways to ensure the effectiveness of your ethics and compliance programme. But getting your workforce to engage with the material is often easier said than done. This session brings together practitioners who have generated excitement and engagement around their respective programmes to share their tips for success.

Viktoria Reding, Compliance Manager at Wella
Sofia El Mansouri, The Compliance Lady at Compliantly
Ekomobong Etukudo Ekpro, Compliance Lawyer at Ringardas Nigeria

12:45PM - 1:35PM BST | 7:45AM - 8:35AM EDT

Securing Disclosures: Putting the 'Pro' in Proactive Risk Mitigation
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Perhaps employees aren’t telling you about potential conflicts or maybe they’re not sure what constitutes a conflict in the first place. Perhaps you send out a request for your people to complete a survey and your completion rates languish below 50% and you can’t seem to move the needle. Join this session to hear about leading organisations are transforming the way the business looks at disclosures, from reactive to proactive engagement amongst employee groups.

Jane Niven, Divisional Ethics & Compliance Officer at Oxford University Press
Beppe Ruocco, EMEA Regional Director & Global Trade Compliance Director at Prysmian Group
Neil Hart, Head of Adoption at Convercent by OneTrust

12:45PM - 1:35PM BST | 7:45AM - 8:35AM EDT

AB InBev: Cross-Departmental Collaboration, Weaving Ethics Into the Business, and Mobilizing Allies
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You may have heard of AB InBev’s ground-breaking compliance data program, BrewRight. But their compliance innovation goes beyond data to encompass risk management and employee engagement. Join this panel with leaders from across the AB InBev compliance department to learn how they collaborate cross-functionally and keep their program moving in the same direction.

Teresa Umeakunne, Africa Compliance Manager at AB InBev
Raissa Vernalha, Global Director, Ethics & Compliance at AB InBev
Dheeraj Thimmaiah, Global Director, Ethics & Compliance (Compliance Analytics) at AB InBev

1:45PM - 2:35PM BST | 8:45AM - 9:35AM EDT

The EU's Forced Labour Import Ban: What you Need to Know
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After warning our audiences of widespread modern slavery in our communities, Andrew Wallis, CEO of Unseen UK returns to our stage to outline the stark implications your organisation now faces. The EU’s proposed rejection of goods touched by modern slavery moves beyond the US Tariff Act in a significant leap to ending exploitative business models. Feeling like the ‘S’ within ESG is somewhat intangible? Join this lively panel of experts to hear the opportunity to eradicate risk in your supply chain and make the EU ban a competitive advantage for your organisation.

Emma Crates, Anti Slavery Policy Lead – Prevention at Office of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
Andrew Wallis, CEO at Unseen UK
Matt Crossman, Stewardship Director and ESG Lead at Rathbone Brothers

1:45PM - 2:35PM BST | 8:45AM - 9:35AM EDT

Storytelling With Your Data to Secure Investment in Your Programme
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Building internal support and getting “buy-in” can be challenging for teams when it comes to evoling programmes. Join us for a use case on how to seek internal support when competing priorities block the road to investment in your compliance programme. We’ll uncover best practices on how you can change the conversation with your business; leverage the data you have today to justify investment in your programme without waiting for regulatory fines to gain your board’s attention.

Andrew McBride, Chief Compliance Officer at Albemarle
Tom Fox, The Compliance Evangelist, Founder at Compliance Podcast Network
Asha Palmer, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and EVP of CONVERGE at Convercent by OneTrust

2:40PM - 3:20PM BST | 9:40AM - 10:20AM EDT

CONVERGE Connects: How Do You Build a Speak-Up Culture?
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