CONVERGE21

The leading event in ethics and compliance is back October 12-13, 2021 for more expert-led insights, inspiration, and connection

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CONVERGE21

Join us online this fall, 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.

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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.

The Ethics Movement Continues
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In 2022 and beyond, how will technology empower you to shift your focus from manual compliance box-checking to meaningful ethics impact? Join thought leaders and practitioners from Convercent by OneTrust for a glimpse at the future of compliance technology.

Creating a Culture Where Employees Thrive With A Special Guest
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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. Join a special guest and discover what it means to build a culture where employees can bring their full selves to work and feel safe and supported.

The Power of Our Story: Marketing Your Compliance Program With A Special Guest
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This special guest has left an undeniable mark on pop culture and brand marketing. She refuses to show up as anything less than her full, true self—and she demands the same authenticity from the brands she works with. Join this fireside chat to discover how to use the power of storytelling to inspire employee loyalty to your company values and ethics—and learn how that loyalty can empower your company to achieve greater results than ever before.

CECO Inspo
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Join us for a panel featuring inspirational, change-making CECOs from across industries. You’ll walk away with a new appreciation for what’s possible in the world of ethics and compliance.

Customer Showcase: #DeathtothePDF
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Join us for a CECO panel featuring Convercent customers who’ve successfully engaged in the digital transformation of their Codes of Conduct, from static PDFs to fully interactive portals.

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.

Equity in Sports: Lessons to Inform Your DE&I Program
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'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 victim-centered approach which humanizes your processes for the best possible outcome–and surfaces inherent biases.

Storytelling With Your Data To Secure Investment In Your Program
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Supply Chain Risk Among Your 4th, 5th, and 6th Parties
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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.

Whistleblowing Programs That Foster Speak-Up Culture
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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.

The Rising Pressure to Compromise Standards, With Data From ECI's GBES Survey
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This year’s Global Business Ethics Survey from the Ethics & Compliance Initiative included some eye-opening results. Not least was the increasing pressure that employees feel to compromise standards—and a related rise in observed misconduct. Join this session with the experts behind the survey to get the context around the numbers.

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.'”

Regulatory Compliance: GDPR
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Ethics Movement Showcase: Employee Awareness, Engagement, and Training
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Doing the Right Thing to Deliver Results: Lessons from a Values-Based Program
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Securing Disclosures
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Making Culture Real: Operationalize, Measure, Document
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Digital Ethics: AI, Privacy, and More
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With the digital transformation well underway, it’s high time to consider the ethics behind practices including AI, machine learning, and consumer data collection. Join Digital Ethicist Chris McClean and Convercent by OneTrust Chief Strategy Officer Philip Winterburn to discuss how companies can embrace new technologies, scale quickly, and continue evolving while maintaining their values.

Regulatory Compliance: DOJ Guidance and the SEC
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Social Activism and E&C: Proactively Protecting Your Brand
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Solving for Retaliation
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Fear of retaliation and observed retaliation are at an all-time high according to the Ethics and Compliance Initiative’s latest Global Business Ethics Survey—and regulators are codifying anti-retaliation requirements into law, starting with the EU Whistleblower Protective Directive. Join this session with antiretaliation experts to learn how you can get ahead of those requirements.

Beyond Return on Investment to Return on Impact
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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.

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.

CONVERGE Connects: 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.

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.

CONVERGE Connects: ^ These Aren't My Industries! ^ Cross-Industry Peers
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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.

CONVERGE Connects: How Do You Build a Speak-Up Culture?
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Join your peers in ethics and compliance for an interactive conversation to collaboratively solve shared challenges. Have you succeeded in a program that addresses [x challenge]? Or maybe you’re still figuring out what works and what doesn’t? We’d love to hear! Join a lively discussion with your peers and leave with pragmatic, actionable ideas for your program– plus a little of the human connection we seek.

CONVERGE Connects: How Do You Measure Risk Across 3rd, 4th, and 5th Parties?
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Join your peers in ethics and compliance for an interactive conversation to collaboratively solve shared challenges. Have you succeeded in a program that addresses [x challenge]? Or maybe you’re still figuring out what works and what doesn’t? We’d love to hear! Join a lively discussion with your peers and leave with pragmatic, actionable ideas for your program– plus a little of the human connection we seek.

CONVERGE Connects: How Do You Build Meaningful Program Engagement?
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Join your peers in ethics and compliance for an interactive conversation to collaboratively solve shared challenges. Have you succeeded in a program that addresses [x challenge]? Or maybe you’re still figuring out what works and what doesn’t? We’d love to hear! Join a lively discussion with your peers and leave with pragmatic, actionable ideas for your program– plus a little of the human connection we seek.

CONVERGE Connects: How Do You Proactively Secure Disclosures?
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Join your peers in ethics and compliance for an interactive conversation to collaboratively solve shared challenges. Have you succeeded in a program that addresses [x challenge]? Or maybe you’re still figuring out what works and what doesn’t? We’d love to hear! Join a lively discussion with your peers and leave with pragmatic, actionable ideas for your program– plus a little of the human connection we seek.

Building the Technology Platform of Trust: OneTrust's Company Vision and Product Roadmap
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Emergence of the Trust Office
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Centralizing Trust: How ResMed Built a Multi-Department Risk Management Program with OneTrust
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How Franklin Templeton Automates Privacy Compliance with the help of OneTrust

Solving Third-Party Risk, Together: Exploring the Exchange Community
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Do you trust your vendors? Do your vendors trust you?

By taking a community-based approach, the Third-Party Risk Exchange reduces the burden of conducting and responding to vendor risk assessments for both you and your vendors. And now, with an all-new design, the Exchange is even easier to join and use. So, what’s new and what’s next?

In this session, you’ll see how the Exchange can help you:

  • Search & automatically tier third parties by risk & criticality
  • See out-of-the-box cyber risk scores on all your vendors
  • Offload the entire vendor risk assessment process with access to pre-completed assessments
  • View auto-analyzed risk assessment results across over a dozen risk domains
  • See risks and control gaps in the standard or framework of your choice
Third-Party Due Diligence: Automate Initial Screening and Ongoing Compliance Monitoring
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Whether it’s vendors, suppliers, partners, or persons, the third parties you work with often come with significant compliance implications. Are your vendors on a sanctions list? Is a politically exposed person (PEP) involved? Has the supplier been flagged for human rights violations? These and other ethics, compliance, and ESG concerns are best identified upfront, prior to engaging a vendor or conducting an in-depth risk assessment. Further, these compliance concerns must be monitored for changes over time.

In this session, we’ll show how you can:

  • Automate due diligence and initial screening on all your third parties
  • Make sense of lengthy compliance reports by highlighting only what matters most
  • Take necessary action automatically when ethics and compliance issues are flagged
Creating a Third-Party Risk Program: How Centrica Integrates OneTrust Vendorpedia, Security Scorecard, and SAP Ariba for TPRM
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Touchpoints to Trustpoints: Honor Privacy Through Preference Management
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Trust in brands is at a low point. Only 8% of consumers believe they receive superior experiences from brands. Even worse, three-quarters don’t trust businesses when it comes to their personal data. Your company’s ability to succeed in the modern marketing world hinges on a key concept: Building customer trust. When you put users in control of their own data and privacy you are able to win customer trust. Forward-thinking brands build a culture around privacy, transparency, and trust. Furthermore, they deliver on their promises by using accurate and efficient preference management tactics to drive communications, campaigns and sales cycles.

This session will answer those questions and show how to create on-brand and user-centric marketing experiences that build trust. ​

A/B Testing & Cross-Device Consent: Optimizing Your CMP For the Best User Experience
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