• Thursday, November 8, 2018
    7:00 AM  -  8:00 AM
    Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast (Ballroom Foyer)
    Ballroom Foyer
    Join industry peers prior to the conference to network and enjoy a continental breakfast. Welcome comments will immediately follow.
    8:00 AM  -  8:15 AM
    Welcoming Comments (Leonesa Ballroom)
    Leonesa Ballroom
    Carol Morgan and Sean Cantanese, board directors of the Pacific Northwest Enterprise Risk Forum, will welcome the audience and set the stage for the agenda ahead.
    8:15 AM  -  9:15 AM
    Executive Keynote: Steve Davis, President & CEO - PATH (Leonesa Ballroom)
    Leonesa Ballroom

    Designing the global nonprofit of the future: a CEO’s story of transformation

    Steve Davis is the President & CEO of PATH, a global organization working to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide. Founded here in Seattle in 1977, PATH now has a team of more than 1500 operating in over 70 countries around the world. In a changing environment, PATH and other NGOs are changing too. In a world where political and economic powers are being rebalanced, what is the role of a large, mission-driven enterprise? What new processes, new tools, new systems, new partners, and new business models will enable large NGOs to continue to improve health and move humanity forward? And where will affordable, scalable innovation come from? Five years ago, under Mr. Davis’ leadership, PATH launched a comprehensive initiative to answer these questions. He’ll share the organization’s findings, steps they took on their path of transformation, challenges the sector is facing, and his vision for the future.

    Presentation: Davis, Steve_Designing a Global Nonprofit...

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    9:15 AM  -  9:30 AM
    Networking Break (Ballroom Foyer)
    Ballroom Foyer

    Concurrent Session 1

    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Blockchain: preparing for disruption… (Eliza Anderson Amphitheater)
    Eliza Anderson Amphitheater

    What is Blockchain and how will it impact you in the coming years?

    Join RSM and guests for a blockchain discussion that will cover how companies will need to prepare for this disruptive technology and adapt to impacts in the market. We’ll cover blockchain 101 basics, how blockchain and cryptocurrencies are disrupting markets, and thoughts on the evolution of the technology for the future.

    This course is approved by Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner for 1 hour of CE credit. (Course #623573)

    Presentation: Panel_Blockchain preparing for disruption


    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Diversity & Inclusion Panel (Princessa II)
    Princessa II Ballroom

    Today, many workplaces reflect the remarkable diversity of the US population. Proud of their workforce’s diversity, companies of all sizes highlight their achievement in recruiting materials, on websites and in reports to employees and investors. However, how are we defining and measuring diversity? Is having a diverse workforce really what counts? And why is there so much talk about “Inclusion”?

    We have assembled a panel of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) leaders from for-profit, not-for-profit and governmental organizations to discuss their D & I strategies; why it makes sense from a business perspective, what it means to have a diverse AND inclusive workplace, as well as share some of their lessons learned along the way. Join us in this engaging panel conversation on one of the most important topics of modern-day business and risk management.

    This course is approved by Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner for 1 hour of CE credit. (Course #623574)

    Presentation: Panel_Diversity & Inclusion Panel


    9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM
    Regulatory Compliance in the Area of Data Privacy (Princessa I)
    Princessa I Ballroom
    GDPR is now in effect, California has adopted a similar privacy law, so has Brazil and many others are catching on, action is needed by Privacy and IT leaders to stay abreast of these changes. What level of standard should organizations comply with? What is too much? If something goes wrong, where can we turn for risk transfer solutions? What are best practices for risk management purposes? Discussion of stakeholders involved, CFO, Audit, IT, Privacy, Risk and insurance managers.

    This course is approved by Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner for 1 hour of CE credit. (Course #623575)

    Presentation: Panel_Regulatory Compliance in the Area of Data...

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    10:30 AM  -  10:45 AM
    Networking Break (Ballroom Foyer)
    Ballroom Foyer

    Concurrent Session 2

    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    Digitalization & RPA (Eliza Anderson Amphitheater)
    Eliza Anderson Amphitheater

    Enabling Disruption & Innovation Within Accenture’s Internal Audit Function

    Companies are actively pursuing digital transformation strategies, and innovative technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) software are enabling the rapid evolution of traditional business practices. Internal audit, risk, and compliance teams are well-positioned to benefit from these technologies; however, digital transformation is creating new challenges as well as opportunities for the these functions. Leaders of these functions need to understand how these digital capabilities can help improve the breadth, depth, and efficiency of internal audit, risk, and compliance efforts while also accounting for digital impacts to the overall business landscape and risk universe. This session will interactively explore these topics, including the following key areas of discussion:

    • The Bigger Digital Picture: Digital trends and the enterprise
    • RPA, An Overview: How it works, key technologies, and benefits
    • Adopting RPA: Use cases, implementation guidance, and example “bots” for internal audit, risk, and compliance teams
    • Becoming a Digital Auditor: Assessing risk and executing audit plans in a digital world

    Presentation: Panel_Digitalization & RPA


    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    The Hostile Work Environment Podcast – Live (Princessa II)
    Princessa II Ballroom

    Join attorney/podcasters Marc Alifanz and Dennis Westlind for a live taping of their popular, informative (and frequently hilarious) podcast, in which they will give their unique and valuable take on the top Enterprise Risk Management-HR issues. (Past HWE Podcast topics have included on-the-job photography (of murder scenes), hosting buffet dinners (with unpaid staff), workplace drinking (by underage employees), rude gestures (to the President of the United States), and workplace roughhousing (in a funeral home). This presentation promises to be unique and entertaining, and quite possibly educational.

    This course is approved by Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner for 1 hour of CE credit. (Course #623584)

    Presentation: WestlindAlifanz_Hostile Work Environment

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    10:45 AM  -  11:45 AM
    The Workforce of the Future and its Evolving Impact to Risk Management (Princessa I)
    Princessa I Ballroom
    “Digital.” It is the buzzword that is most likely keeping you up at night. It is also likely the buzzword that has the murkiest definition, and one that touches every inch of your organization. Over the course of the session, we will share our definition of “digital,” why it is important and is at the core of changes to the Workforce of the Future. We will also provide real-life examples of organizations confronting “digital” transformation and its impacts on the Workforce of the Future head on. They will share the lessons they learned and the risks identified and--perhaps most importantly--engaged in a lively discussion covering the people risk implications of embarking your transformation journey.
    11:45 AM  -  12:15 PM
    Networking Lunch (Ballroom Foyer)
    Leonesa Ballroom
    12:15 PM  -  1:15 PM
    Executive Keynote: Bavan Holloway, Vice President Corporate Audit - Boeing (Leonesa Ballroom)
    Leonesa Ballroom

    Boeing-LogoTransforming Audit Through Diversity and Inclusion

    Organizations strive for world-class performance, but that level of performance requires discipline, clear expectations, and diversity of thought. Bavan Holloway, Boeing Chief Audit Executive, will share her journey to transform her organization with the intent of providing greater organizational value through risked-based engagement executed by a diverse, inclusive, and knowledgeable team.

    This course is approved by Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner for 1 hour of CE credit. (Course #623583)

    Presentation: Holloway, Bavan_Transforming Audit Through Diversity

    1:15 PM  -  1:30 PM
    Networking Break (Ballroom Foyer)
    Ballroom Foyer
    1:30 PM  -  2:30 PM
    Executive Keynote: Kerry Olin, Corporate VP, HR Services - Microsoft (Leonesa Ballroom)
    Leonesa Ballroom

    Microsoft-LogoChanging Course – How Microsoft is evolving its culture, and preparing for the 4th industrial revolution

    How do you retool a 40-year corporate culture, while honoring the past? How do you engage 110,000 employees across 190 countries to embrace that evolution? Kerry Olin, Microsoft’s worldwide leader of HR Services, will share how the company is transforming its culture to optimize for a knowledge-based economy, and preparing for the digital shift of the 4th industrial revolution. Kerry will share how the company is embracing Growth Mindset, as a means of transforming impact with customers, fostering a more diverse and inclusive culture internally, and becoming the most trusted digital partner in the industry. Kerry will reflect on the lessons learned so far, and provide practical suggestions for organizations that aspire to change culture and deeply embed into talent practices, leadership behavior expectations, etc.

    2:30 PM  -  2:45 PM
    Networking Break (Ballroom Foyer)
    Ballroom Foyer

    Concurrent Session 3

    2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Ethics and Compliance on the Front Lines of Business: (Princessa I)
    Princessa I Ballroom

    A Close Examination of the Benefits and Consequences

    In today’s global economy, effectively designed ethics and compliance programs must go beyond legal and regulatory compliance imperatives. While regulatory compliance remains the “price of admission” for doing business, organizations are now held to higher standards. Among other things, organizations are expected to establish and promote a positive culture of ethical conduct and policy compliance; exhibit a strong tone at the top set by boards and executive leadership; and administer fair, objective, and consistent levels of accountability throughout the organization. This unique session will examine these concepts and discuss the benefits for getting it right – and the consequences for getting it wrong. This session will be co-led by (1) a former industry chief compliance officer and ethics and compliance practice leader, and (2) a former attorney who served six months in federal prison following a conviction of bank fraud.

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    2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Governance & Compliance Panel (Eliza Anderson Amphitheater)
    Eliza Anderson Amphitheater

    In today’s world, for a company to be successful, trust, integrity and transparency are more crucial than ever before. Therefore, it is no surprise that company leaders and board of directors take an increasingly active role in corporate governance and compliance with internal policies, codes of conduct, workplace behaviors, conflicts of interest, and law and regulations. Our panel of operations, audit and compliance executives will share the challenges of implementing and maintaining Governance & Compliance programs especially in an age when questions about organizational integrity are often front-page news. The panel will welcome your questions, comments and insights to enrich what will likely be a lively conversation.

    Presentation: Panel_Governance & Compliance Panel


    2:45 PM  -  3:45 PM
    Managing Risk on the Cloud as a Way to Accelerate Organizational Innovation (Princessa II)
    Princessa II Ballroom

    The cloud is a key accelerator to enterprise innovation, and has propelled a future around Big Data, AI, and data-driven decisions. But healthcare has had a challenging time adopting it due to compliance and risk concerns. In this session, experts discuss the business imperatives of cloud adoption, how it can act as an accelerant to innovation and growth, and then dive into how to properly manage risk in a way to facilitate organizational innovation. The key insight: Develop a dynamic approach to moving to the cloud that fosters innovation and happens to be compliant!

    Presentation: Panel_Managing Risk on the Cloud & Attendee Q&A


    3:45 PM  -  4:00 PM
    Networking Break (Ballroom Foyer)
    Ballroom Foyer
    4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
    Keynote Panel - Creating Value and Managing Risk (Leonesa Ballroom)
    Leonesa Ballroom
    Join technology executives from energy, retail, and education as they discuss how they balance partnering with the business to achieve strategic objectives, while managing challenges such as talent attraction and retention, regulatory pressures, disruptive technologies, and the rapid pace of change in all things IT.

    This course is approved by Washington Office of Insurance Commissioner for 1 hour of CE credit. (Course #623591)

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    5:00 PM  -  5:15 PM
    Closing Comments & Exhibit Hall Prizes (Leonesa Ballroom)
    Leonesa Ballroom
    5:15 PM  -  7:00 PM
    Networking Reception (Ballroom Foyer)
    Ballroom Foyer
    Network with peers and meet new business contacts without worrying about picking up the tab.