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October 22 - 23, 2018

New York, NY




Monday, October 22nd 

Pampano, 209 East 49 St., New York, NY 10017

6:00-8:30. Members’ Welcome Reception and Keynote Dinner

Keynote Speaker: Steven Brill, Founder, NewsGuard Inc.; Founder and CEO, CourtTV

Tuesday, October 23rd

The Conference Board Headquarters
845 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor (Between 51st & 52nd Streets) - New York, NY

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Welcome Remarks & Round-Robin Introductions

9:15-10:15. Topic I. Board Evaluations: Making it Count

  • Moderator: Denise Kuprionis, Senior Fellow, Governance Center, The Conference Board, Inc.
  • Janet Langford Carrig, Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, ConocoPhillips (Retired)
  • Paul DeNicola, Principal, PwC's Governance Insights Center
  • Rusty O’Kelley, Global Leader, Board Consulting and Effectiveness Practice, Russell Reynolds Associates

10:15-12:15. Topic II. The Job of the Corporate Director: Perspectives of Media

  • Moderator: Alan Murray, Chief Content Officer, Time, Inc.
  • Theo Francis, Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal
  • Charles Gasparino, Senior Correspondent, FOX Business Network
  • Michael Hiltzik, Business Columnist, The Los Angeles Times
  • Joe Nocera, Columnist, Bloomberg Opinion

12:15-1:15. Members' Networking Lunch

1:15-2:15. Topic III. Cybersecurity: How the Board Can Prepare - and What to Do When You're Hit

  • Moderator: Bob Zukis, Senior Fellow, Governance Center, The Conference Board, Inc.
  • Steven Bullitt, Global Vice President, Threat Intelligence & Incident Response, NTT Security; Former Supervisor, Electronic Crimes Program, U.S. Secret Service
  • Kathy Misunas, Director, Tech Data Corporation; Director, Boingo Wireless
  • Andrew Morrison, US Managing Principal, Cyber Risk Services Leader, Deloitte

2:15-3:15. Topic IV. Shareholder Engagement: Update on Groundbreaking Joint Research Rutgers Center for Corporate Law & The Conference Board

  • Moderator: Matteo Tonello, Vice President and Managing Director, Corporate Leadership Practice, The Conference Board, Inc.
  • Eileen Cohen, Managing Director, JP Morgan Asset Management (Retired)
  • Michelle Edkins, Global Head of Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment, BlackRock
  • Matteo Gatti, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School
  • Cynthia Nastanski, Senior Vice President and Deputy Corporate Secretary, PepsiCo
  • Tom Sabatino, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Aetna

3:15-3:30. Coffee Break

3:30-4:45. Integrated Reporting: Update from the PwC and Conference Board Integrated Reporting Working Group

  • Moderator: Sara DeSmith, Assurance Leader, Sustainability Services, PwC
  • Alan Beller, Foundation Board Member, SASB; Senior Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
  • George Dallas, Policy Director, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)
  • Megan Starr, Vice President, ESG and Impact Investing, Goldman Sachs Investment Management

4:45. Closing Remarks



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