Keynote Presentations

General Session

Monday, April 16
8:00 am – 10:00 am
Doors open at 7:30 am
Breakfast service ends promptly at 8:30 am.

Risk knows no boundaries and it presents new challenges for you and your organization. RIMS leadership will share what RIMS has planned for 2012 and how we are working to elevate the profile of risk management. Help us congratulate the recipient of the 2012 Harry and Dorothy Goodell Award, the Society’s highest honor for outstanding lifetime achievement in the industry.

Billy Beane

Oakland A’s General Manager and subject of the bestselling book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game - currently a major motion picture.

Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Billy Beane has molded the Oakland Athletics into a perennial postseason contender since assuming the general manager’s duties shortly following the 1997 season. He shattered antiquated MLB beliefs that big payrolls equated wins by implementing unorthodox (by MLB standards) strategic methodology that inevitably led one of the worst teams in the AL with one of the lowest payrolls, to three American League West Division titles. Beane’s strategy has since opened the eyes of many top sports executives and CEOs around the country who now utilize the “Moneyball” methodology.

*Arrangements for the appearance of Billy Beane made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., New York, NY.

Keynote Leadership Luncheon

Wednesday, April 18
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Photograph by
Patrice Gilbert

Walter Isaacson

Author, Steve Jobs and President and CEO of the Aspen Institute

Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He has been the Chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine. He is the author of Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and Kissinger: A Biography. He coauthored The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Most recently Isaacson published the highly anticipated and only authorized biography, Steve Jobs, a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and intense personality of a creative entrepreneur. Isaacson brings a combination of wit, history, drama and humanity to the stories of Jobs, Einstein and Franklin, and their contributions to the world.