Past Events

2019 BOARDROOM SUMMIT

April 2-3, 2019 | New York, NY

The Boardroom Summit will cover the full gamut of board-level issues, from risk oversight and shareholder engagement to the board’s hand in culture, cyber security and compensation, and the breadth of corporate governance topics in between. Featuring the original Board Committee Peer Exchange, the event is specifically developed for public company directors and members of management working closely with them to tackle today’s greatest board leadership and governance challenges. 

A mix of energizing keynote interviews, thought-provoking panels featuring sitting directors, interactive and engaging breakouts, and roll-up-your-sleeves committee workshops will ensure participants gain actionable best practices and guidance to make an immediate impact in their boardrooms. 

2019 Topics Included:

  • Making the right business bets — balancing risk and return 
  • Disruptor versus disrupted — succeeding in an era of transformation 
  • The board’s role in cultivating culture 
  • Board composition — why it’s more than just a gender diversity discussion 
  • Critical steps to build your organizations cyber resilience 
  • Understanding and responding to investors’ expectations

2019 Speakers Included:

  • Keynote: Cyrus Taraporevala, President and Chief Executive Officer State Street Global Advisors
  • Keynote: Steve Odland, Board Member General Mills and Analogic; President & CEO, the Conference Board; Former CEO, Office Depot
  • Rachel Glaser, CFO of Etsy; Board Member, New York Times
  • Ellen Kullman, Board Member, United Technologies Corp., Dell Technologies, Amgen and Goldman Sachs; Former Chairman & CEO, DuPont
  • John Lundgren, Board Member, Visa and Callaway Golf; Former Chairman & CEO, Stantley Black & Decker

For more details, view the 2019 event page.

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2019 CYBER RISK BOARD FORUM

March 4, 2019 | San Francisco, CA

Cyber Risk isn’t just about hacking anymore. It’s about seismic shifts in the regulatory landscape impacting every aspect of business data. It’s a radical revision of customer privacy expectations. It’s nation-state actors infiltrating and manipulating the world’s top brands for geopolitical influence. And it’s about unparallelled opportunity for those who master new business models faster than their rivals.

The year ahead promises the most profound, complex changes at the intersection of business and technology in history—changes that will require smarter, savvier decision-making by every public company board member.

2019 Topics Included:

  • Emerging regulation that could challenge all facets of digital business
  • Changing privacy expectations and their impact on governance
  • How a potential economic slowdown will impact digital business
  • Strategic best practices for overseeing ethical digital transformation
  • Ensuring trust in a customer-centric business environment
  • The impact of economic nationalism on corporate cyber operations

2019 Speakers Included:

  • Keynote: Robert J. Jackson Jr., Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Keynote: Mike Rogers, Former Director, National Security Agency and Commander of U.S. Cyber Command
  • Cheryl Conley, Senior Staff Lead, Cyber Communications & Employee Engagement, Lockeheed Martin
  • David Estlick, Chief Information Security Officer, Starbucks
  • Kalinda Raina, Head of Global Privacy, LinkedIn

For more details, view the 2019 event page.

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2019 DISRUPTIVE TECH SUMMIT

June 10-11, 2019 | Cambridge, MA

Monitoring strategy execution and understanding the associated risks and opportunities are at the top of every board member’s to-do list. Directors must truly understand how new technologies are reshaping business models in every industry across the world, so they can make better decisions and stay relevant on the boards they serve.

That’s why we’ve created the Disruptive Tech Summit. Tailor-made for busy corporate directors, this focused, interactive 2-day masterclass is designed to get board members like you up to speed on how breakneck technology is impacting the way businesses operate.

Limited to just 125 participants, this exclusive and interactive series of sessions will be taught by experts from some of the world’s top academic and business organizations.

2019 Topics Included:

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Machine Learning
  • Blockchain
  • Robotics and Automation
  • The Internet of Things

2019 Speakers Included:

  • Melanie Foley, EVP, Chief Talent & Enterprise Service Officer, Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Bon Harbour, Senior Partner, Global Automotive Manufacturing Oliver Wyman
  • James Mickens, Professor, Harvard School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Nicholas Megroponte, Author, Being digital, Co-Founder, MIT Media Lab
  • Angela Xutavern, Co-Author, Head of Al, Alix Partners

For more details, view the 2019 event page.

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2019 BUILDING BETTER BOARDS: COMMITTEE SERIES

September 10-11, 2019 | Chicago, IL

As companies are challenged to achieve short-term objectives while ensuring long-term results in an increasingly transparent and complex environment, the board’s agenda continues to expand. Each committee of the board has unique oversight responsibilities to help the company meet the expectations of investors, employees and customers.

Corporate Board Member’s Building Better Boards: Committee Series in Chicago allows attendees to tailor their participation to their individual role: Audit/Risk, Nominating/Governance, Compensation and General Counsel. Through a mix of energizing panels featuring experienced directors and interactive, roll-up-your-sleeves peer group discussions, participants will gain actionable best practices and guidance to make an immediate impact in their boardrooms.

2019 Topics Included:

  • A New Board Mandate: Oversight of Technology and Business Model Disruptions and Risks
  • Accelerating Data Security and Privacy Priorities in the Boardroom
  • In Search of Greatness: Getting Board Composition Right
  • Onboarding: Rx for a Successful Board
  • Prioritizing the Talent and Culture Agenda

2019 Speakers Included:

  • Jake Amsbary, VP and Secretary, Walgreens Boot Alliance
  • Alissa Bergman, CP & Chief Privacy Officer, Adobe Systems
  • Gillian Moldowan, Partner, Shearman & Sterling
  • Stephen Reynolds, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Matt Turner, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

For more details, view the 2019 event page.


BOARDROOM SUMMIT

April 23-25, 2018 | New York, NY

The Boardroom Summit, featuring the original Board Committee Peer Exchange, is exclusive to public company board members and executives. Through a mix of energizing keynotes and panels, interactive breakouts, and roll-up-your-sleeves committee workshops, participants gained actionable best practices and guidance to make an immediate impact in their boardrooms. Companies represented at the 2018 Summit included: Abercrombie & Fitch, Carnival Corporation, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Evercore Inc., Del Monte Fresh Produce Co., iStar Financial, Meritage Homes, Popular, Inc., State Street Global Advisors, Tiffany & Co. and Yum! Brands, Inc.

2018 Topics Included:

  • Board’s Eye View of Strategy and Risk
  • How Leading Companies Pay for Performance
  • The Role of Board Evaluations in Building High-Performing Boards
  • The Investors’ Perspective – Fundamental Expectations for Today’s Boards
  • The Board’s Role in Talent and Culture as Strategic Drivers
  • Why Investors Care About ESG … And How Boards Should Respond
  • Fireside Chat: Shareholder Activism in 2018

2018 Speakers Included:

  • Ram Charan, Author of Boards That Lead and Boards That Deliver
  • Peter May, President & Fouding Partner, Trian Partners
  • Investor representatives from Blackrock, Calstrs, State Street and Vanguard
  • Board members from Akamai Technologies, Apogee Enterprises, Bausch & Lomb, Campbell Soup, Cisco Systems, Fresh Del Monte Produce Company, Gorman-Rupp Company, Hershey Company, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Tractor Supply Co., Vulcan Materials Company, Wendy’s Company and Xerox.

For more details, view the 2018 event page.

Register for the 2019 event today!


CYBER RISK FORUM

April 16, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

In partnership with RSA ® Conference, this one-day program aimed to improve the dialogue between management and the board on cyber issues through panels of cybersecurity experts and thought leaders, as well as in-depth peer-driven discussions to share experiences and practical insights direct from the trenches.companies represented at the forum included: DISH Network, Hertz, Imperva, SailPoint, Semtech and Walmart. The 2018 event sold out, so be sure to register early.

2018 Topics Included:

  • Understanding the government’s take on cyber security
  • Emerging third party risks
  • Building a cyber-savvy culture to minimize internal risks
  • Leveraging the CISO-board relationship

2018 Speakers Included:

  • Keynote: The Honorable Michael Chertoff, Former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Defense
  • Keynote: Adam S. Hickey, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, National Asset Protection
  • Dawn Cappelli, VP, Global Security & Chief Information Security Officer, Rockwell Automation
  • Jim Routh, Chief Security Officer, Aetna
  • John Scimone, SVP & Chief Security Officer, Dell

For more details, view the 2018 event page.

Register for the 2019 event today!