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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 #1021, to hear these high speed, 25 minute presentations not offered at any other time during the conference.
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Planned presentations include:
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10:30 am - 10:55 am
Introducing Axco’s Insight Risk Manager Tool (TLT001)

Join us as we demonstrate Insight Risk Manager, the first database to deliver business critical intelligence on insurance regulation designed specifically for insurance buyers. Using a question-and-answer structure, the unique database clarifies complexities and grey areas relevant to local compliance and regulatory insurance requirements, policy conditions and premium payment terms. Insight Risk Manager is Axco's contribution to improved communication between the insurance industry and the buyers of insurance. This tool also responds to the requirement of information consistency for the buyer community. The tool is available as a RIMS membership benefit.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Timothy Yeates, Director, Axco Insurance Information Services
11:00 am - 11:25 am
Cyber Risk Eye for the Non-IT Guy (TLT002)

Too much of the educational material on managing cyber risk is either too general, intended to provide a high-level overview that isn’t practically useful, or too technical, intended to inform IT professionals. But we will never protect our organizations and clients from cyber risk if there isn’t a widespread working knowledge of cyber security best practices. Learn about taking an ERM approach to effectively managing the many aspects of cyber risk. 

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Ann Myhr, Senior Director of Knowledge Resources, The Institutes
11:30 am - 11:55 am
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Risk Professionals (TLT032)

Learn from successful risk professionals how their habits have led to best-in-class risk management programs and both personal and professional success. Aim for independence as well as interdependence. Seek to understand before you seek to be understood. Learn the importance of performance. Continuously increase your knowledge and competencies to optimize your position and risk management within your organization.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Steven Sachs, EVP, Director Real Estate and Hotel Practice, Willis
  • Tim Kraft, Consultant, Risk Management & Insurance, Timothy P. Kraft
12:00 pm - 12:25 pm
Medical Marijuana: Facts, Myths and Controversies (TLT004)

Providers, politicians and the public are reevaluating, and in some cases rewriting, long-standing laws and treatment protocols for medical marijuana. Join an objective discussion of medical marijuana. Address the drug’s physiological effects, medical applications, legal considerations and impact on workers’ compensation. Prepare to encounter this controversial treatment in your organization.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Hassan Moinzadeh, Medical Director, Paradigm Outcomes
  • Linda Maw, Director of WC Claims, TrueBlue Inc.
12:30 pm - 12:55 pm
Workplace Communications: Uniting the Generational Divides (TLT005)

Today’s employee divides are many. Men and women of all ages, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, economic backgrounds and social media fluencies create a dynamic workplace. You must understand each to find a way to unite them all. Gain a better understanding of different generations. Develop a collaborative communication approach to workplace responsibilities. And keep employees engaged to keep your organization moving in the right direction.    

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Leta Finch, National Practice Leader, Higher Education, Aon Risk Solutions, Inc.
1:00 pm - 1:25 pm
Seven Habits of Highly Effective Risk Professionals (TLT006)

Learn from successful risk professionals how their habits have led to best-in-class risk management programs and both personal and professional success. Aim for independence as well as interdependence. Seek to understand before you seek to be understood. Learn the importance of performance. Continuously increase your knowledge and competencies to optimize your position and risk management within your organization.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Steven Sachs, EVP, Director Real Estate and Hotel Practice, Willis
  • Tim Kraft, Consultant, Risk Management & Insurance, Timothy P. Kraft
1:30 pm - 1:55 pm
Psychosocial Risk Factors That Predict Delayed Recovery: Identifying and Addressing Risks for Positive Outcomes (TLT007)

Biopsychosocial models indicate that distress, perceived disability, the employer-supervisor relationship and poor coping ability, identified early, can be stabilized to produce successful return to work, decreased expenditures and employee retention. Evidence-based treatments can mitigate the risk factors, reduce expenses and provide employees with the best level of care.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Geralyn Datz, President, Southern Behavioral Medicine Associates PLLC
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
Communicating with Managers, Supervisors and Employees: What They Need to Know (TLT008)

Your program is only as effective as employee willingness to follow to it. You must persuade people to wear safety goggles, wipe up spills, lift with proper technique, report incidents immediately and seek treatment from a company doctor. Atop this, you must communicate program results to executives to ensure funding. Learn how to effectively sell your program throughout your organization’s layers.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • K. Max Koonce, Senior Director, Risk Management, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Robert Peterson, EVP, Chief Marketing Officer, Sales/Marketing, Sedgwick
2:30 pm - 2:55 pm
FATCA: A Practical Guide for the P&C Risk Professional (TLT009)

In accordance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the property and casualty (P&C) industry is adapting to a new set of documentation and withholding rules. Walk through the affected insurance transactions to get a feel for the factors that you should take into account when placing P&C coverages, whether domestic or global, in Bermuda or London, brokered, direct or in captives. 

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Craig Coit, Deputy CFO, Aon Risk Solutions
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Quick, Creative Ways to Energize Your Operational Risk Management Program (TLT010)

Put a creative spin on resiliency to create momentum for your operational risk management program and engage people in unexpected ways. Research shows humans learn best in a friendly and interactive environment. And when you engage people in the subject matter, you gather more meaningful data and stimulate the process for creating change. Find ways to increase program awareness and adoption, facilitate exercises and build enthusiasm for your program. 

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Sean Murphy, President & CEO, Lootok, Ltd.
3:30 pm - 3:55 pm
Internet Companies, Personal and Advertising Injury: Surfing for Answers to Coverage Questions (TLT011)

As the risk professional of an Internet company, you face unusual, complicated and evolving risks regarding personal and advertising injury liability exposures. Certain kinds of liability exposures may be covered by both your commercial general liability (CGL) and your errors and omissions (E&O) policies—or just one or neither. Examine the personal and advertising injury liability exposures of your Internet business model and frame reasonable expectations of coverage.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Robert Williams, Financial Advisor, Wells Fargo Insurance Services
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Want to Know What Risks to Manage in Your Business? Just Follow the Money! (TLT012)

Since risk is like beauty (in the eyes of the beholder) the biggest challenge for any business or organization is identifying their risks. Depending on their goals and objectives, businesses will define risks in different ways. One way to start a criminal investigation is to follow the money. Life insurance companies using forensic accounting have proved this technique very useful for uncovering insurance fraud. Could we use the same technique to predict where the company's risk would be? Will that help us to identify the risk of our inventories losing value, our products polluting the environment, or our sales team involving in illegal activities? This session will show a rational and systematic way to identify risk by following a company’s money flowing down from resources, to activities, and finally to products. We will also look at the risk associated with what the company buys (resources); does (activities), and sells (products).

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Alberto Moyano, President, Insight Risk Technologies, LLC
4:30 pm - 4:55 pm
From Reactive to Proactive: How Risk Managers Can “Game Change” an Organization’s Approach Toward Overseas Footprint Risks (TLT013)

Ebola and measles outbreaks, terrorist attacks, air pollution issues–these global medical and security crises hit headlines and disrupt businesses, pushing organizations to quickly manage the human capital risks of the international travelers, expatriates and others. These events present health, safety and security threats for employees as well as business continuity, reputational and legal risks for their employers. Utilize the Integrated Duty of Care Risk Management Model™ to examine strategies and tactics to mitigate employee risk and ensure that the company assumes its obligations as an employer. 

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Franck Baron, Group General Manager - Risk Mgmt. & Insurance, International SOS
10:30 am - 10:55 am
The Institutes ERM Course–Practical Applications (TLT017)

If you have the Associate in Risk Management (ARM™) designation, you may be contemplating adding a "–E" after it by taking The Institutes' new course on enterprise risk management. Learn practical applications of the various concepts covered in the course, from risk governance and strategic risk management to internal control and compliance. Explore the advantages of using various tools described in the course to identify, assess and treat risks.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Michael Elliott, Senior Director of Knowledge Resources, The Institutes
11:00 am - 11:25 am
Data Breach Incident Response Planning: How to Approach and Plan for the Inevitable (TLT014)

Cybercriminals, nation-states, hacker-activists and hobbyists are increasingly sophisticated and effective in their efforts to launch cyberattacks to steal data, intellectual property and trade secrets. You cannot stop a data breach from happening, but you can control how your company responds, how the incident is managed and how you take care of those affected. This presentation will highlight best practices that organizations can to proactively prepare for incidents as well as critical steps to survive a breach. Hosted by RIMS Silicon Valley Chapter.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Lara Forde, Privacy & Data Security Advisor, ePlace Solutions, Inc.
11:30 am - 11:55 am
You’ve Heard of Business, Market and Financial Risk, but Lifestyle Risk? (TLT015)

Different trends—from the obesity epidemic to telecommuting—can increase risk exposure in the workplace. Discover practical solutions for identifying, analyzing and controlling those risks while supporting initiatives that have positive return on investment for your employees and your organization.    

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Fred Hubbs, Partner, Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
12:00 pm - 12:25 pm
You View Your World in 3D. Shouldn’t You Evaluate Your Case in the Same Manner? (TLT016)

High-definition surveying (HDS) laser scanning can collect accurate, comprehensive and three-dimensional data from collisions, fires, building collapses and slips and falls. It provides a foundation of data that allows the expert, attorney, client and trier of fact to view the event. See how the data is collected, processed, used and entered into evidence in actual cases. 

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Steven Schorr, Owner, DJS Associates, Inc.
  • Joy Falk, Vice President, DJS Associates, Inc.
12:30 pm - 12:55 pm
Extend Your Networking through LinkedIn (TLT033)

Whether you are a professional with years of experience or a recent graduate who wants to be noticed by leaders in the industry, you can benefit from LinkedIn. On this popular professional networking platform, you can to demonstrate your expertise, extend your network, and stay informed about your industry and your colleagues. You will learn the five components of a strong LinkedIn profile, and recommendations for making the most of this powerful tool. Appropriate for all levels of social media expertise. 

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Luann Edwards, Strategic Communications Consultant, Social Media Marketing, FM Global
1:00 pm - 1:25 pm
Prudent Management of Global Environmental Liabilities During M&A Transactions (TLT018)

Companies looking to invest or expand internationally confront ever-expanding and stricter environmental liability regimes. This poses significant challenges to your organization and your directors and officers. Identify exposures and assemble an effective insurance strategy to transfer environmental liabilities as a part of your company’s next merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Craig Richardson, Senior Vice President, ACE USA
  • Seth Gillston, SVP Mergers & Acquisitions, ACE
1:30 pm - 1:55 pm
Perspective of an Underwriter: What a Commercial Underwriter Looks for in Assessing Risk (TLT019)

The underwriter is the center of gravity in the business of risks, endeavoring to attain growth with profitability in line with the underwriting philosophy. This philosophy undergoes continuous tweaking, updating, revalidation and modification. The essence of the underwriting process, however, remains the same: a precise risk assessment and solution creation.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Jugal Madaan, Chief Underwriting Officer, Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company, UAE
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
Removing Obstacles to Effective and Efficient Handling of Litigated Workers’ Compensation Cases (TLT020)

Litigation is one of the largest cost components of a workers’ compensation program and among the hardest to manage. Examine major obstacles to controlling litigation costs and proven strategies for achieving exceptional results with respect to your organization’s resources, needs and challenges. And learn to measure the performance of your law firm and individual attorneys. 

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Janice Van Allen, Director, Workers' Compensation, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Karen Stankevitz, Managing Director of Consulting Services, Aptus Risk Solutions
2:30 pm - 2:55 pm
Ten Insurance Tips for a Risk Management Department (TLT021)

Help solve or avoid problems with your insurance placement. Learn how attorneys and risk managers can be natural allies. Discover tools to build expertise elsewhere within the company to take advantage of any and all available coverage. And recognize what actually transfers risk and what does not.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Darin McMullen, Shareholder, Anderson Kill
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
A Behavioral Science-Based Approach to Risk and Crisis Communications (TLT022)

The field of cognitive behavioral science tells us that communication should be proactive, thoughtful and meticulous—particularly in a crisis. To be truly effective, crisis management and crisis communication programs require an alignment of perceptions between the communicator and the audience, as well as an understanding of how humans perform in high-stress environments. Draw from cutting-edge cognitive behavioral research to help address organizational challenges in your program and create behavioral readiness for crisis management.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Sean Murphy, President & CEO, Lootok, Ltd.
A Behavioral Science-Based Approach to Risk and Crisis Communications (TLT022)

The field of cognitive behavioral science tells us that communication should be proactive, thoughtful and meticulous—particularly in a crisis. To be truly effective, crisis management and crisis communication programs require an alignment of perceptions between the communicator and the audience, as well as an understanding of how humans perform in high-stress environments. Draw from cutting-edge cognitive behavioral research to help address organizational challenges in your program and create behavioral readiness for crisis management.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Sean Murphy, President & CEO, Lootok, Ltd.
3:30 pm - 3:55 pm
What Risk Professionals Need to Know for Setting Customer Satisfaction Expectations (TLT023)

With limited information available on how customers rate their satisfaction with brokers and insurers, how can you identify your provider’s strengths and weaknesses—and those of their competitors—and discuss critical customer issues that impact loyalty and retention? Get a look at specific factors that large commercial insurance customers find most important for satisfaction as revealed by the J.D. Power|RIMS 2014 Large Commercial Insurance Report.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category:
Level:

Speakers:
  • Tim Bebout, Director, Commercial Insurance, J.D. Power
  • Andrew Parker, Research Associate, Global Research Operations, J.D. Power
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
How Government Sanctions Affect Your Global Program (TLT024)

Your global program includes countries that were not sanctioned at the time of inception but have now been listed as such. And your policy excludes that cover. Investigate the impact of international sanctions on your international policy. Create a framework for action when your organization operates in a sanctioned territory and anticipate requests for additional information from your broker or insurer.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Tanja Maffei Chan, SVP, International, Willis
  • Valerie Joseph, Senior Vice President-International, Willis Group
4:30 pm - 4:55 pm
Theme 4: How Real Time Data and Wearable Technology Can Prevent Injuries and Lower Insurance and Labor Costs (TLT034)

Human Condition’s disruptive technology re-engineers and optimizes workers compensation claims process through our technology platform and real time advanced analytics. 

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Mirek Zlotkowski, Head of Client Relations, Human Condition Safety
  • Adam Bellin, Director of Business Development, Human Condition Safety
10:30 am - 10:55 am
Louisiana: Insurance Market Recovery (TLT025)

Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, many insurers retreated from the Gulf Coast. Today, Louisiana’s insurance market is more competitive than it was ten years ago. A look at how the market has not only recovered but flourished. Also, how Louisiana responded to Hurricane Katrina with enhanced building codes, mitigation incentives and levee and Infrastructure improvements.  

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • James Donelon, Commissioner, Louisiana Department of Insurance
11:00 am - 11:25 am
Working Together to Attract Top Talent (TLT026)

The risk and insurance industry faces a major workforce risk. Millennials, the largest and most diverse generation in history, have a misperception about the opportunities in our field, and other industries are attracting that talent instead. Because this age group is so massive, the only way to address this risk is for all organizations to work together. Learn how you can join the effort of dozens of industry organizations and associations that are already collaborating to make sure our industry continues to innovate and thrive by attracting the best and brightest employees.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Alex Vandevere, SVP Marketing, The Institutes
11:30 am - 11:55 am
NextGen Update: The Future of Social Media and Alternative Investigations (TLT027)

Investigations have evolved rapidly in our contemporary, tech-centric industry and will evolve more. Examines the future of investigations in the age of social media, mobile technology and changing privacy norms. The rapid emergence of trackable and wearable technology poses both investigative and legal opportunities, as well as challenges. Importantly, the ever-widening "gray" area emerging in the gap between advances in technology and legal precedent raises persistent and ever-changing ethical questions. We are already living in a world in which much of the surveillance is done not by investigators, but by the subjects themselves. We are preparing for a world in which the voluminous amount of information floating in the digital sphere is combined, analyzed, tracked and preserved in a way that fully represents a subjects actual activities.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Garrett McGinn, Director, Intelligence Division, DigiStream Investigations
12:00 pm - 12:25 pm
Should We Stay or Should We Go: Preparing for Risks in Today’s Unpredictable World (TLT028)

Corporate expansion into new markets puts globally dispersed employees increasingly in harm’s way. Emergent threats to the health and safety of your organization’s employees require quick and deliberate action in order to foster successful business continuity. Be proactive in preparing employees against these threats through the implementation of emergency action plans that are functional, useable and timely. 

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Renee Sprole, Director, Response Services, Global Rescue LLC
12:30 pm - 12:55 pm
High Times in Workers’ Compensation (TLT029)

Nearly half of U.S. states have legalized marijuana for either medical or recreational purposes, presenting new challenges for employers. You may need to overhaul your traditional loss prevention and claims management practices. Investigate the impact of marijuana legalization as it relates to different areas of your workers’ compensation program.

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National
1:00 pm - 1:25 pm
Invasion of Privacy, Hacking and IP Claims: Are You Covered? (TLT030)

Insurance companies are litigating recent invasion of privacy, hacking, competitor disparagement and intellectual property (IP) claims submitted under personal injury/advertising injury coverage provisions. Navigate your way through these claims by identifying which provisions and policy revisions may help cover or defend. Develop a good paper trail for presenting these claims. And learn to avoid the common pitfalls. 

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Edward Joyce, Partner, Jones Day
1:30 pm - 1:55 pm
How to Submit a Winning Session Submission Form (TLT031)

Join the RIMS Annual Conference Programing Committee, and learn the pros and cons on how to submit a Session Submission Form that will earn you a speaking engagement at RIMS 2016 in San Diego! 

Room: RIMS Hub (Exhibit Hall)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
Level:

Speakers:
  • Gary Nesbit, Director of Risk & Insurance, Advance Auto Parts
  • Anne Chalmers, VP, Risk & Security; Chair, Materials Stewardship Committee, Teck Resources Limited