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Sessions and Events by Day

The educational sessions and events for RIMS ERM Conference 2014 are listed below by date and time. To view the program by concurrent tracks, please visit the Sessions and Events By Track page.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Networking Reception and Solutions Showcase (Social)

Networking Reception and Solutions Showcase

Sunday, October 26, 2014
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Social

Kickoff your conference experience at our relaxing opening night reception and get your first look at the innovative ERM solutions available in the Solutions Showcase while connecting with your peers.

Monday, October 27, 2014
8:00am - 9:00am
Welcome Breakfast (General Session)

Welcome Breakfast

Monday, October 27, 2014
8:00am - 9:00am
General Session

Join us for breakfast and hear RIMS 2014 President Carolyn Snow discuss the expanding use of Enterprise Risk Management as a discipline with its ability – when fully mature – to help organizations create value improvement and drive better results.

9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote Address: Embracing Risk: “Why? What If? Why Not?” (General Session)

Keynote Address: Embracing Risk: “Why? What If? Why Not?”

Monday, October 27, 2014
9:00am - 10:00am
General Session

Josh Linkner is a venture capitalist, tech entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author of Disciplined Dreaming. As CEO and managing partner of Detroit Venture Partners, he helps startups disrupt the old guard while helping to rebuild his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Josh is on a mission to drive creativity, innovation, and reinvention.

10:15am - 11:45am
The Measurable Value of Maturing Risk Management Practices (Core)

The Measurable Value of Maturing Risk Management Practices

Monday, October 27, 2014
10:15am - 11:45am
Core

In early 2014, The Journal of Risk and Insurance released “The Valuation Implications of Enterprise Risk Management Maturity”. The peer-reviewed study finds that organizations exhibiting mature risk management practices - as assessed with the RIMS Risk Maturity Model - realize a valuation premium of up to 25 percent. Hear from the study‟s author and a risk professional who uses the RIMS RMM to drive risk management maturity within her organization.

Becoming an AGILE ERM partner with IT (Innovative)

Becoming an AGILE ERM partner with IT

Monday, October 27, 2014
10:15am - 11:45am
Innovative

ERM assessments, reviews and programs cannot ignore the risks and rewards of IT systems. In this session, we will explore Agile project management and web development in a vulnerable and interconnected world. Learn how this rapid pace activity can help prepare for cyberattacks, while becoming a key tool in ERM programs. Consider the Agile manifesto and tenets to guide security implementations and strengthen your ERM program.

Panel:
  • Ms. Grace M. Crickette, SVP, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah
  • Ms. Holly H. Daley, Senior Vice President, Complex Risk & Tech/Media/Telecom Practice, Willis Insurance Services of California
  • Ms. Kimberly Newman, Associate Partner, Strategy & Analytics, Finance, Risk & Fraud, IBM
Managing Reputational Risk: A Practical Approach (Strategic)

Managing Reputational Risk: A Practical Approach

Monday, October 27, 2014
10:15am - 11:45am
Strategic

An increasing body of research indicates that good reputations bring measurable strategic value for organizations. The large number of influencers, dimensions and drivers of reputation call for a broadened and integrated approach for managing reputational risk. Learn how two organizations keep their fingers on the “reputational pulse” of their stakeholders to proactively manage this risk.

Panel:
11:45am - 1:15pm
Networking Lunch & Solutions Showcase (Social)

Networking Lunch & Solutions Showcase

Monday, October 27, 2014
11:45am - 1:15pm
Social

Join fellow attendees and vendors for lunch in our Solutions Showcase and take advantage of this exclusive time to get all of your questions answered and demo new solutions.

1:15pm - 2:45pm
Solutions Sharing: Using the RIMS Risk Maturity Model to Gain Measurable Value (Core)

Solutions Sharing: Using the RIMS Risk Maturity Model to Gain Measurable Value

Monday, October 27, 2014
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Core

Ever want to just “pick someone‟s brain” about what they are doing? Join your colleagues for a facilitated discussion on the RIMS Risk Maturity Model. After a short presentation by our lead facilitator, you will have the opportunity to work with others in a group to share strategies and tactics on what works and what does not.

Panel:
Solution Sharing: Delivering Data or Information? (Innovative)

Solution Sharing: Delivering Data or Information?

Monday, October 27, 2014
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Innovative

Ever want to just “pick someone‟s brain” about what they are doing? Join your colleagues for a facilitated discussion on delivering data or information. After a short presentation by our lead facilitator, you will have the opportunity to work with others in a group to share strategies and tactics on what works and what does not.

Panel:
Solution Sharing: Covering Macro Issues (Strategic)

Solution Sharing: Covering Macro Issues

Monday, October 27, 2014
1:15pm - 2:45pm
Strategic

Ever want to just “pick someone‟s brain” about what they are doing? Join your colleagues for a facilitated discussion on covering Macro Issues. After a short presentation by our lead facilitator, you will have the opportunity to work with others in a group to share strategies and tactics on what works and what does not.

Panel:
3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Failure of Risk Management: Why It’s Broken and How to Fix It (General Session)

The Failure of Risk Management: Why It’s Broken and How to Fix It

Monday, October 27, 2014
3:00pm - 4:30pm
General Session

The inventor of “Applied Information Economics” takes a close look at commonly misused and misapplied risk management methods, and explains how to use Applied Information Economics for more effective risk management results.

Panel:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:30am - 9:00am
Networking Continental Breakfast & Solutions Showcase Lightning Talks (General Session)

Networking Continental Breakfast & Solutions Showcase Lightning Talks

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
7:30am - 9:00am
General Session

Start off the day networking over a cup of coffee and breakfast. Take advantage of this exclusive time to get all of your questions answered and demo new solutions. Lightning Talks are a number of 10 minute presentations on topical issues.

9:00am - 10:30am
Can a Risk Assessment Standard Work for You? (Core)

Can a Risk Assessment Standard Work for You?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
9:00am - 10:30am
Core

Risk assessments are the cornerstone for managing uncertainties. Yet, organizations rarely consider the competence of the assessors, the variety of assessment methods, consistency of use, or potential biases inherently built into risk assessments. Hear how ASIS and RIMS are collaborating on developing an American Risk Assessment Standard to address these and other potential gaps in risk assessment approaches.

Panel:
  • Ms. Carol A. Fox, Director of Strategic and Enterprise Risk Practice, RIMS
  • Dr. Marc H. Siegel, Commissioner, ASIS International Global Standards Initiative, ASIS International
Revving SRM: Training at Harley-Davidson (Innovative)

Revving SRM: Training at Harley-Davidson

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
9:00am - 10:30am
Innovative

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (HDI) has assigned accountability for Strategic Risk Management (SRM) updates and reporting to the strategic risk owners. Critical to sustaining an effective process is risk owner understanding of SRM concepts, the SRM process, and how to update SRM reports. Learn how Harley-Davidson revved up their SRM program through three on-line training modules to enable a consistent and efficient process: • What is Strategic Risk Management • The HDI SRM Framework, and • The SRM Status Reporting Process

Panel:
Seizing the PESTS for Strategy Success (Strategic)

Seizing the PESTS for Strategy Success

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
9:00am - 10:30am
Strategic

PESTLE analysis is a strategy planning and performance tool that examines the external influences that have a major impact on making decisions, market growth and expansion. Learn how two Colombian based 'multi-latins' are using PESTLE analyses for managing strategic risks in the different territories in which they operate.

Panel:
10:45am - 12:15pm
Transitioning into ERM (Core)

Transitioning into ERM

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:45am - 12:15pm
Core

Results of the 2013 RIMS Enterprise Risk Management Survey suggest that organizations are overwhelmingly realizing ERM's value, with more than 80% of the respondents indicating they are transitioning from a traditional risk-siloed approach to an ERM risk portfolio. Join the conversation and learn the success secrets from professionals who have succeeded in this transformative integration.

Panel:
Mastering Risks in Complex Global Value Chains (Innovative)

Mastering Risks in Complex Global Value Chains

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:45am - 12:15pm
Innovative

Global, complex and intertwined value chains stretch today's risk environments beyond an organization's direct control. This session illustrates proven strategic approaches for understanding, prioritizing and treating risk along the entire value chain. Learn how technology can turn value chain risk data into risk intelligence for deploying scarce resources to gain maximum return.

Panel:
Game Theory–A Predictive Strategy Technique (Strategic)

Game Theory–A Predictive Strategy Technique

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
10:45am - 12:15pm
Strategic

Game theory is gaining traction among risk professionals for analyzing strategic situations involving conflicting and parallel interests among opposing players. Understand the main principles of applying game theory, as well as understanding areas for potential cooperation and interdependence. Discover how one organization uncovered hidden allies and hidden opponents by using game theory - without the math.

Panel:
12:30pm - 1:30pm
ERM Awards of Distinction Lunch (Social)

ERM Awards of Distinction Lunch

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Social

Join us to congratulate and hear from this year’s ERM Award of Distinction winners about how they created value through their ERM programs.

1:30pm - 3:00pm
Using Six Sigma and Lean Initiatives in ERM (Core)

Using Six Sigma and Lean Initiatives in ERM

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Core

What do quality initiatives have to do with risk management? Are the methods used competitive or complementary? Discover how organizations are using Six Sigma and Lean Initiatives to integrate ERM more deeply into operations, and still do more with less.

Panel:
Simplifying Risk Aggregation (Innovative)

Simplifying Risk Aggregation

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Innovative

Aggregating risks across multiple business units, departments, and silos to create meaningful consolidated risk reports for the C-suite and the board can prove overwhelming. In this session learn methodologies for aggregating both easy and difficult to quantify risks into easy to understand reports to enable companies to better evaluate and more effectively take on more risk across the business.

Panel:
ERM Integration with Strategic Planning (Strategic)

ERM Integration with Strategic Planning

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Strategic

More than ever, senior executives and board members view risk management as a key strategic function in their organizations. The interdisciplinary intersection of strategic planning, risk management and strategy execution not only protects against losses, but reduces uncertainties and enables organizations to seize opportunities. Hear from one organization that has found a way to naturally and successfully integrate ERM with strategic planning.

3:15pm - 4:00pm
Synchronized Strategic Initiatives – ERM at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games (General Session)

Synchronized Strategic Initiatives – ERM at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
3:15pm - 4:00pm
General Session

The Toronto 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games are the second largest Games globally, exceeded only by the summer Olympics. Have you ever wondered how an Organizing committee sets up an Enterprise Risk Management practice for such a massive, complex and fast paced venture? Join us to discover how Toronto 2015 is structuring the synchronized execution of a very large number of strategic initiatives, while governing them under a recognized enterprise risk management (ERM) framework - all within a relatively short time frame. With just months to go before the opening ceremony, gain an insider‟s view of the Games, its strategic initiatives, as well as how ERM interacts with established risk management practices.

Panel:
  • Ms. Joanna Makomaski, VP, Enterprise Risk Management, Toronto Organizing Committee for the 2015 Pan American & Parapan American Games

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