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The RIMS Thought Leader Theater (TLT) offers attendees additional education through a series of succinct, interactive discussions on a variety of topics. Stop by the RIMS Hub, Booth #1121, to hear these high speed, 25 minute presentations not offered at any other time during the conference. Planned presentations include:

Monday, April 28, 2014
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Understanding the Mega Trends that are Reshaping Business and their Implications for Risk Managers

Understanding the Mega Trends that are Reshaping Business and their Implications for Risk Managers

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Booth: 1121

Shifts in demographics and global economic power, climate change and resource scarcity, urbanization and technology breakthroughs are acting together; they are inescapable and they are here now. These are the mega trends that organizations must adapt to and take advantage of. We invite you to review what the C-suite is saying about these trends. How can risk managers adapt and thrive?

Panel:

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
The Carrot or the Stick? Vendor Management Versus Service Partnership

The Carrot or the Stick? Vendor Management Versus Service Partnership

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Room: Booth: 1121

Opt for the stick to bid for service programs on an annual basis, buy from the lowest-cost provider and perhaps miss the total cost of risk (TCoR) concept. Employ the carrot to establish long-term partnerships, purchase based on perceived value and work toward the lowest TCoR. Explore best practices designed to maximize performance, whether of your vendor or partner.

Panel:

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Building a Resilient Supply Base in Response to Global Shifts

Building a Resilient Supply Base in Response to Global Shifts

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Room: Booth: 1121

Shifts in demographics and economic power are making companies ever more reliant on suppliers to achieve their global growth and operating strategies. Companies cannot gain an understanding of supplier resilience by reading responses to business continuity questionnaires. We will present a detailed approach to understanding supplier resiliency, in conjunction with the results of our supplier resiliency survey conducted in March 2014.

Panel:

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Effective Communication Skills for Risk Professionals

Effective Communication Skills for Risk Professionals

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Excellent communication skills are essential for today's risk and insurance professional. Become a more effective communicator and learn how to convey and promote your risk management objectives and goals. Whether in reports, emails, phone calls, face-to-face conversations, or presentations, learn to communicate more effectively for success.

Panel:

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Are You Polishing or Piercing the Glass Ceiling?

Are You Polishing or Piercing the Glass Ceiling?

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Even successful women make common mistakes while navigating their careers. Discover strategies you can use right now to avoid or work through these obstacles. Chart a course to the next level in your career and gain resources to call on to keep you on your path to success.

Panel:

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Making a Powerful First Impression

Making a Powerful First Impression

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Everything that you say or do contributes to how senior leaders, colleagues and other business partners view you and your abilities. Learn how to shape those impressions from the beginning, deliver your own 30-second commercial, and set the stage to maximize your success.

Panel:

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Invasion of Privacy, Hacking and IP Claims: Are You Covered?

Invasion of Privacy, Hacking and IP Claims: Are You Covered?

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Despite insurance company litigation of privacy, hacking, competitor disparagement and intellectual property claims, your CGL, special media liability and certain errors and omissions policies may provide coverage or at least a defense. Know what provisions to seek, how to develop a good paper trail and the pitfalls to address.

Panel:

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Catastrophe Management in the Age of Social Media

Catastrophe Management in the Age of Social Media

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Businesses are taking a new look at their catastrophe risks and the implications for their operations and reputations. The widespread adoption of social media challenges business leaders to develop well-designed communication channels and messages to control catastrophe speculation and rumors that can spread faster than company statements.

Panel:

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Stretching Your Legal Spend: The Alternative Fee Arrangement

Stretching Your Legal Spend: The Alternative Fee Arrangement

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Find out how alternative fee arrangements (AFAs) allow your organization to engage experienced firms with successful track records while avoiding the volatility of the hourly rate structure. Examine a multidimensional approach to assessing AFA program viability and structure. Learn how to determine what AFA success means to each stakeholder group and implement operational oversight measures to ensure program effectiveness and savings.

Panel:

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
10 Easy Steps for Implementing Business Continuity Management

10 Easy Steps for Implementing Business Continuity Management

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

By preparing your organization's leaders to manage and respond to threats, business continuity planning (BCP) helps your organization avoid a reactive culture. Hear about lessons learned from securing executive commitment, maintaining employee involvement and ensuring consistency across multiple locations. Explore best practices for BCP, including governance, training, plan development, exercises, assessments and awareness.

Panel:

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Environmental Challenges in China: Pollution and Beyond

Environmental Challenges in China: Pollution and Beyond

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

This session will explore the environmental and regulatory challenges doing business in China and the associated environmental risks and local marketplace. Attendees will receive an overview of key items to consider along with the various insurance products and services that are available to address the risks related to these challenges.

Panel:

  • Karl Russek, Senior Vice President, Environmental Risk, ACE Overseas General
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Black Swans and War Games

Black Swans and War Games

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Friday the 13th may evoke images of impending doom for some. At Sysco Corporation, that date generally is reserved for "black swan" workshops, where the executives participate in an unconventional strategy for identifying and managing complex risks. Another strategy they use is "game theory" or "war games". Learn the rules of engagement and experience the power of these provocative techniques from a battle-tested commander. Game on!

Panel:

  • Paul Walker, James J. Schiro / Zurich Chair of Enterprise Risk Management, St John's University
4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Be Noticed! How Risk Professionals Can Earn an Elevated Profile in the C-Suite

Be Noticed! How Risk Professionals Can Earn an Elevated Profile in the C-Suite

Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Learn to get the attention of the C-suite while being a team player. Hear what CEOs, CFOs and general counsel value in your contributions and why. Determine how you can overcome hurdles to recognition by establishing yourself as a subject matter expert and valued strategist, including in mergers and acquisitions.

Panel:

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
10 Tips for Getting Claims Paid

10 Tips for Getting Claims Paid

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Booth: 1121

Getting a corporate insurance claim paid is rarely easy-the larger, the more difficult. Get practical tips for keeping the claims process moving, minimizing resistance and maximizing coverage. Learn to factor the solvency of your insurance companies, value fast payment, include forum sensitivity and get the right people to the negotiating table.

Panel:

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Natural Catastrophes and Climate Change-Stress Testing Your Property Program

Natural Catastrophes and Climate Change-Stress Testing Your Property Program

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Room: Booth: 1121

The shifting of development and wealth to catastrophe prone areas, combined with what Lloyd's has called "a period of unprecedented natural catastrophes", have resulted in recent natural disasters with ever more complex causes and outcomes. We examine how property insurers have responded, and provide some suggestions for stress testing your property program and improving contract certainty.

Panel:

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Getting Vendors in Line: Developing a Culture of Compliance and Effective Vendor Management

Getting Vendors in Line: Developing a Culture of Compliance and Effective Vendor Management

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Room: Booth: 1121

Find out how you can increase vendor compliance through contract language and negotiation techniques. Explore key issues that affect vendors and certificate holders. And discover how to get internal teams to play ball with risk management as well.

Panel:

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Selling Your Risk Management Program to Senior Management

Selling Your Risk Management Program to Senior Management

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

You can leverage your organization's strategic assessment, identify big-picture risks and improve financial performance across functions. But how do you build the trust of senior management to get the investment you need? Understand the structures and relationships key to a respected risk management function that delivers convincing strategic value to your organization.

Panel:

  • Harry Leff, SVP, Sr. Marketing & Communications Manager, Marsh Risk Consulting
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Social Media: A MUST when Job Hunting or Recruiting

Social Media: A MUST when Job Hunting or Recruiting

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Whether you are an employer looking to hire a Risk Manager or a Risk Manger looking for a new opportunity, social media is playing a HUGE role in the recruiting process. For employers and jobseekers, this presentation will provide you an overview on successful social media strategies that are being used by risk management companies to find great talent. Learn how companies and job seekers are using sites like Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Facebook to leverage their career message and connect.

Panel:

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Close the Sale: How to Become a Risk Entrepreneur

Close the Sale: How to Become a Risk Entrepreneur

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Build an internal risk management brand that captures attention and inspires support. By increasing awareness and knowledge among employees you mature and sustain your risk management initiative. Use proven techniques from branding, sales and marketing to harness the power of persuasion and tap into the motivations and needs of your audience.

Panel:

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Dealing with the Rising Tide of Systemic Cyber Risk

Dealing with the Rising Tide of Systemic Cyber Risk

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Cyber risks now extend beyond things made of silicon, to those made of concrete and steel. Yet industry is speeding ahead as cyber risks are pooling in ways that are not well understood. While strong cyber security may not shield even the best-protected companies from cascading cyber shocks. Decision-makers who recognize unidentified or misidentified risks can better protect against threats to the health of the system. This discussion examines the results of year-long study on interrelated cyber hazards and underlying risks. The study considers the role of the insurance industry, along with lawmakers, regulators, and corporate executives and directors, to lead the way to responsible risk management.

Panel:

  • Janet Walker, Marketing Campaign Manager, Zurich Global Corporate in North America
  • Jason Healy, Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative, The Atlantic Council
  • Lori Bailey, Global Head of Management & Professional Liability, Zurich General Insurance
2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
You Inc.

You Inc.

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

You have to learn to think of yourself as your own company and get others to buy what you're selling! Discover how to develop your personal brand, build your value proposition, execute your marketing plan, and maximize your value.

Panel:

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Pursuing Leadership in Risk Management

Pursuing Leadership in Risk Management

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

This discussion will cover what employers are seeking in leadership and strategic competencies to effectively compete for roles demanding these skill sets.

Panel:

  • Richard Meyers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Richard Meyers & Assoc., Inc.
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
10 Endorsements You Should Consider Adding to Your Standard Policy

10 Endorsements You Should Consider Adding to Your Standard Policy

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Understanding your options for modifying standard coverage can make a huge difference in the outcome of a later claim. Learn about endorsements you may want to add to your otherwise standard policies to broaden coverage. And know what questions to ask yourself, your broker and your insurance agent when negotiating to get them.

Panel:

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Communication, Education, Opportunity: The C.E.O. Guide to a Successful Team

Communication, Education, Opportunity: The C.E.O. Guide to a Successful Team

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Your team is integral to your success. So find ways to make each team member shine. Start by developing your time management and prioritization skills to improve the efficiency of the people you manage directly and indirectly. Then, learn ways to coach your team and work with their strengths and weaknesses to maximize positive results.

Panel:

4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
5 Points of Risk to Manage With BYOD

5 Points of Risk to Manage With BYOD

Date: Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

So you didn't have to pay for each employee mobile device. Big savings, right? Maybe, or maybe not. Learn what the unseen risks of BYOD are and make sure you manage them so you don't give back your cost savings.

Panel:

  • Deena Coffman, Chief Operating Officer/Information Security Officer, Identity Theft 911
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
The Shift in Economic Power-Preparing for the Risks of M&A

The Shift in Economic Power-Preparing for the Risks of M&A

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Room: Booth: 1121

Corporations in the G-7 countries are increasingly exploiting emerging market opportunities, resulting in acquisitions that risk managers are required to evaluate. As economic power shifts to corporations in the E-7 countries, the E-7 will make more acquisitions in the West and their views on risk will change. As the focus of global growth shifts, how can risk managers be prepared buyers and sellers?

Panel:

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Risk Management 102: What You Cannot Find in a Textbook

Risk Management 102: What You Cannot Find in a Textbook

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Room: Booth: 1121

Prepare for the transition from theoretical knowledge to practical application. Review insurance definitions, policies, endorsements, specific wording, the renewal process, benchmarking and more. Identify your potential roles and responsibilities in the risk management department.

Panel:

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
How to Determine if Your IT Department is Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem

How to Determine if Your IT Department is Part of the Solution or Part of the Problem

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Room: Booth: 1121

Learn how to determine if your IT department reduces or increases risk to your organization. Does your IT department have adequate resources and executive support to meet your business objectives? Why communication and collaboration are vital.

Panel:

  • Mark McCurley, Sr. Information Security Advisor, IDT911 Consulting
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Is a Crisis Your Biggest Risk? Ten Lessons in Crisis Management

Is a Crisis Your Biggest Risk? Ten Lessons in Crisis Management

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

To stay competitive, prepare your crisis management capabilities from the beginning. Build a framework for decision making, delegation and execution, safeguard your brand reputation and evaluate the effectiveness of your crisis management team members and how their roles and responsibilities may shift in a crisis.

Panel:

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
SMART Medicare Update

SMART Medicare Update

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Review the new SMART Act (Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act) and how it changes traditional Medicare Secondary Compliance. Learn what is now legally required and what to expect in future regulations and policy from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Examine what parts of the new law have been fully implemented and what remains to be done.

Panel:

  • Roy Franco, Chief Legal Officer, Franco Signor LLC
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Sore Back Boot Camp: Understand, Evaluate and Defend

Sore Back Boot Camp: Understand, Evaluate and Defend

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Evaluating and defending herniated disc and soft-tissue claims requires an understanding of anatomy and the science of trauma-related pain as well as a strategy for dealing with claims and lawsuits. Learn to identify suspect injury claims and evaluate and defend claims and lawsuits. Adopt strategies for dealing with experts and making a persuasive case to claimants and juries.

Panel:

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Maximizing Your Career Prospects

Maximizing Your Career Prospects

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

It's not always who you know, but who knows you that will help you take your career to the next level. Learn more about how to effectively network and hyper-network, build a long-term career pyramid, and capitalize on your unique brand to get ahead.

Panel:

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Mexico: Opportunities and Challenges

Mexico: Opportunities and Challenges

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

Mexico has the second largest GDP in South America and is a major trading partner with the United States. As in many countries experiencing rapid growth, the Mexican insurance environment is undergoing significant change. There has been an increase in regulations and legislation that affects multinational firms, including some of the strictest Anti-Money Laundering rules in the world, revised Inland Transit obligations and increased legal liability to third parties. This session will provide an update on the insurance issues in Mexico from a first-hand perspective and help risk managers in the United States better understand the opportunities and challenges of doing business in Mexico.

Panel:

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Corporate Culture & Risk Edutainment: Interactive Storytelling in Embedding Risk Culture

Corporate Culture & Risk Edutainment: Interactive Storytelling in Embedding Risk Culture

Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Time: 2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Room: Booth: 1121

It is an on-going challenge to communicate and provide sufficiently detailed and appropriate information to different levels of management and staff so that key issues may be quickly understood and acted upon. With so many risks and so little time, coupled with the lack of organizational buy-in, the day to day activities of risk professionals can be a demanding task. This interactive master class will provide the building blocks to add meaning to your everyday risk management activities, featuring how to use storytelling and role plays to inspire risk understanding and sustained buy-in from all stakeholders in your organisation.

Panel:

  • Joachim Adenusi, Executive Director–IRMS Ltd (UK)/CEO, Conrad Clark Nig. Ltd