Thought Leader Theater

Stop by the RIMS Hub, Booth #1021, to hear these high speed, 25 minute sessions not offered at any other time during the conference.  Planned sessions include:

Monday, April 22, 2013
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Doing Business in China

Doing Business in China

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

This presentation will address tips and recommendations on the risks and rewards of doing business in China.

Presenters:

George Lazovsky, Principal, Master Consulting
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Don’t Risk Your Reputation

Don’t Risk Your Reputation

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Learn what you can do to keep an operational failure from becoming a reputational crisis, and how a company already in crisis can recover and restore its reputation. Specific topics will include differentiating reputation from brand, the limitations of marketing and PR in crisis management, the importance of reputational governance, and new quantitative enterprise-level risk controls. Author of Reputation, Stock Price and You.

Presenters:

Dr. Nir Kossovsky, CEO, Steel City Re
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Communicating to the Board on Risk Oversight and ERM

Communicating to the Board on Risk Oversight and ERM

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM

This presentation will address best practices for communicating between the risk team and the board. Learn the expectations the board has of the ERM team and board risk oversight best practices.

Presenters:

Dr. Paul L. Walker, PhD, CPA, Schiro/Zurich Chair in Enterprise Risk Management, St. John’s University
2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Medical Marijuana: Coming to a Workplace Near You?

Medical Marijuana: Coming to a Workplace Near You?

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and six states have pending legislation.  This presentation evaluates the clinical pros and cons of marijuana, including its lack of FDA approval, along with its impact on increased absences, tardiness, accidents, workers’ compensation claims and job turnover.  It also provides a strategy for keeping marijuana out of the workers’ compensation system.

Presenters:

Angela C. Matherly, ARM, Senior Director, Risk Management, Snyder’s Lance, Inc.

Phillip Walls, R.Ph, Chief Clinical and Compliance Officer, myMatrixx
2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Quality v. Quantity: Are you Getting What you Pay Your Lawyers For?

Quality v. Quantity: Are you Getting What you Pay Your Lawyers For?

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

Legal bills should reflect a law firm’s record of achieving stated objectives, but billing entries don’t always tell the complete story.  This presentation will cover what to look for in billing entries and how the bill reflects the quality of the legal work provided.

Presenters:

Presenter: Larry R. Smith, Partner, SmithAmundsen LLC
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Social Media: A Business Risk Worth Taking

Social Media: A Business Risk Worth Taking

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:25 PM

In today’s business environment, social networking skills are just as important as face-to-face skills. Learn tips and tricks to make the most of social media networking, and how interactions with both existing and potential customers can lead to new business growth.

Presenters:

Jeff Casale, Media and Public Relations Specialist, Zurich North America

Christopher Taylor, Head of Financial Institutions Commercial Markets, Zurich North America
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Risk Management Culture and ERM in Peru

Risk Management Culture and ERM in Peru

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM

Hear a brief case study on Pacificio's experience in nurturing and developing a risk management culture as a key component of their ERM approach.

Presenters:

Presenter: Luis Bravo, Risk Manager, Pacifico Peruano Suiza
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Potential Expiration of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

Potential Expiration of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

Date: Monday, April 22, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is set to expire at the end of 2014. To avoid what could be a tremendous impact on the industry, legislation has been introduced to extend the program for another five years.  This session will review the importance of TRIA from the risk management perspective, the political environment surrounding this issue and how risk managers can advocate for extension of the program.

Presenters:

Janice Ochenkowski, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
Incorporated
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
Estrategia de Continuidad del Negocio para el Éxito de ERM (Presentado solamente en Español)

Estrategia de Continuidad del Negocio para el Éxito de ERM (Presentado solamente en Español)

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Una gestión integral de riesgos (ERM) bien implementada reduce la posibilidad de una interrupción, entiende los riesgos asociados con la actividad, emplea estrategias para mitigar los riesgos potenciales y desarrolla planes para atender los riesgos que no pueden ser reducidos o eliminados. Aprenda cómo la desarrollo de una organización resiliente es un sub-componente esencial de una estrategia efectiva ERM.

Presenters:

Jorge Escalera, Director, Risk Mexico
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
On Foreign Soil: Don't Let Your Claims Get Lost in Translation

On Foreign Soil: Don't Let Your Claims Get Lost in Translation

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

Acquire practical advice on handling issues that arise in international property damage and business interruption claims. Discover how to collect claims information across borders, how to deal with differences in global and local policy provisions and how best to use local and non-local claims resources to successfully resolve your international claims.

Presenters:

Peter D. Laun, Partner, Jones Day
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Stop the Madness: Medicare Compliance

Stop the Madness: Medicare Compliance

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

By understanding what is required by Medicare, a strong claims handling program can be put into place that provides a consistent and seamless handling of non-litigated and litigated claims. This presentation will help you identify strategies to achieve claims handling goals, remain compliant and save money.

Presenters:

Thomas S. Thornton, III, JD, Attorney, Carr Allison, P.C.
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
21st Century Global D&O Programs

21st Century Global D&O Programs

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM

Hear solutions and approaches to having a successful and appropriate D&O program for your firm, and enhance your understanding of global D&O obstacles to insure compliance, tax payments and effective claims handling.

Presenters:

Ann M. Longmore, Executive Vice President, Executive Risks Practice, Willis
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Negotiating with the Big Boys, NFL Style

Negotiating with the Big Boys, NFL Style

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM

Hear tips and secrets to successful negotiations from a high-profile negotiator who also happens to be an NFL referee and acting defense attorney. With his unique perspective, Mr. Hochuli provides a fascinating and most entertaining look at negotiating skills, while sharing the most important step towards a successful settlement.

Presenters:

Ed Hochuli, JD, Partner, Jones Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C.
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Managing Risk in the Twittersphere

Managing Risk in the Twittersphere

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM

Learn and discuss the liability that can be created through the dissemination of confidential or defamatory information, or just plain stupidity on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and good old-fashioned email when the author takes no time to consider the consequences. Issues of defamation, breach of confidentiality, violation of trade secrets and possible SEC violations are just some of the risks that will be explored.

Presenters:

Barbara A. O'Connell, JD, Attorney at Law, Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C.
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Doing Business in Brazil

Doing Business in Brazil

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Hear tips and recommendations on the risks and rewards of doing business in Brazil.

Presenters:

Bryan Tedford, Senior Vice President, Foreign Casualty, ACE
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Retail and Hospitality Owners: Is Your Staff Emergency-Ready?

Retail and Hospitality Owners: Is Your Staff Emergency-Ready?

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM

This presentation will review the responsibility of hospitality and retail owners to have a trained staff that is able to respond to healthcare emergencies, and provide security and violence prevention. Learn how the duty may vary if the owner creates the healthcare emergency, and discuss the latest developments in the use and requirement to have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).

Presenters:

Presenter: Paul Ivey, JD, Partner, Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Doing Business in India

Doing Business in India

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM

Hear tips and recommendations on the risks and rewards of doing business in India.

Presenters:

Presenter: Bryan Tedford, Senior Vice President, Foreign Casualty, ACE
2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Best Practices in International Claims Management

Best Practices in International Claims Management

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM

As companies expand overseas, many firms are experiencing claims outside the US. Each country has diverse policies and financial and tax regulations which affect the claim adjustment process. And, each insurer and broker have different claims handling strategies. Learn how to effectively manage this process from reporting to payment to reduce the soft costs, retain customers and maximize settlements.

Presenters:

Tanja Maffei Chan, Senior Vice President, International, Willis
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Product Makers Beware: Don’t be Defective!

Product Makers Beware: Don’t be Defective!

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:25 PM

Learn what types of "Reports of Harm" can be found in the Consumer Product Safety Commission Database and how they can be discussed, challenged, changed, neutralized, sealed, eliminated, prevented or augmented by product makers.

Presenters:

Michael J. McGowan, JD, Attorney, SmithAmundsen LLC
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM
RIMS 2013 Compensation Survey

RIMS 2013 Compensation Survey

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:25 AM

Whether you are looking to compare your organization’s compensation plans with others in your industry or at your professional level or simply want data to support budgetary requests, this presentation will help you understand what the RIMS Compensation Survey can offer.  Those attending will receive a coupon for a 10% discount on the complete report.

Presenters:

Jill Levy, Director of Membership, RIMS
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Minding the Gap: Does Your Global Insurance Cover Everyone?

Minding the Gap: Does Your Global Insurance Cover Everyone?

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM

The globalization of insurance programs has only partially touched the risks to people employed by multinational firms. And, global insurance programs can be scattered – by geography and/or sector. Gaps and overlaps between the sectors, the geographies, and even the public and private schemes are a challenge for risk managers. Learn about an organized approach to optimize the treatment of people risks on a global basis.

Presenters:

Rick Jensen, Managing Director, Willis
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Global Risk Frontiers: They’re Closer Than You Think

Global Risk Frontiers: They’re Closer Than You Think

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM

Recent catastrophic events have confirmed that the economy is now global and risk managers are no longer operating in a domestic "bubble" as they search for new markets and more effective means of production and distribution. This presentation will provide a sneak peek at survey findings from the world's leading risk managers on the key risk issues impacting every global organization.

Presenters:

Adrian M. Ladbury, Editor, Commercial Risk Europe

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