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Student Track

Our Student Advisory Council went through the program and recommended sessions for students to attend. In these sessions, you'll interact with risk managers at all levels and are sure to the find content relevant and exciting.​

The ABSIP and Student Welcome Reception will take place on Saturday, April 22, 5:30-7:30pm at the Lowes Philadelphia Hotel, 33rd floor. At the reception, you can pick up your student guide, which shows all student activities. When you see “Choice of Session” on the student guide, that’s when you would use the Student Track below.  


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Building Relationships that Last

Explore how connecting with people and nurturing relationships generates an intangible asset vital to your success. Examine relational capital—the relationship among customers, employees and suppliers—and its ability to increase business sustainability and word-of-mouth referrals. 

Category: Professional Development Lounge (PDL)

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
In the Crosshairs: Preventing and Mitigating Workplace Violence

The raw emotions and posttraumatic reactions caused by a crisis can have a tangible impact on your organization’s productivity, lost time and claims costs. Facilitate individual and organizational resiliency with a crisis plan embedded into your organization’s safety and wellness culture. Understand the psychological aspects of these events, so you can measure the success of different components of a crisis plan. Get the knowledge and tools you need to develop your own proactive crisis intervention program.

Category: Risk Control (RIC)

Learning Objectives:
  • Measure the impact a traumatic event can have on employees in the workplace.
  • Describe the essential elements of a proactive crisis intervention program.
  • Consider metrics that can measure crisis intervention program success.
Speakers:
  • Teresa Bartlett, Senior Vice President, Medical Quality, Sedgwick
  • David Smith, Director, Risk Services, Advance Auto Parts
M&Ms and M&As: Getting a Taste for Mergers and Acquisitions

Some deals are sweet. Others leave a bitter taste. Walk through a record-year of $3.8 trillion in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) spending. Explore the M&A risk perspectives, including pre-acquisition risk assessments. Distinguish who makes up the M&A team. Look out for insurance pitfalls and sweet spots. Consider the challenges in combining risk management departments, merging company cultures and post-merger legacy risk issues.

Category: Legal and Regulatory (LGL)

Learning Objectives:
  • Outline the risk management M&A process.
  • Watch for the true acquisition risks.
  • Employ a M&A risk management checklist.
Speakers:
  • Larry Warner, President, Warner Risk Group
  • Lance Ewing, EVP Global Risk Management & Client Services, Cotton Holdings Inc.
Protecting Your Board and Senior Executives From a Cyber Nightmare: D&O Insurance for Cyber Claims

Regulators have expressly warned that organizations must be proactive and dedicated to minimizing cyber risk to themselves and their stakeholders. Accordingly, investigations and litigation targeting senior company executives have cropped up. Ensure you have insurance protection for your executives. Explore key directors and officers (D&O) insurance coverage considerations, from point of purchase to point of claim. Know what to expect from crime, property, general liability and specialty cyber insurance policies.

Category: Cyber Risk Management (CRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Relate the intensity of cyber risk to value of insurance protection for executives.
  • Guide a potential cyber risk claim through the D&O insurance process.
  • Anticipate the interplay of D&O insurance with other insurance policies after a cyber event.
Speakers:
  • Joshua Gold, Shareholder, Anderson Kill
Risk-Resistant Cultures: Embedding Risk Awareness into Organizational Strategy and Process

The common failure to fully comprehend and manage risk suggests that organizations often misjudge the significance of obvious risk factors and orient risk management decisions toward desired outcomes. Does your organization suffer from a bias that skews risk management decision making? Explore how organizational culture often detracts from your responsibilities. And find strategies for implementing and embedding rigorous risk analysis and risk treatment processes into organizational culture to counter this.

Category: Strategic Risk Management (SRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Assess if your organization suffers from bias in risk management decisions.
  • Characterize the impact of organizational culture on risk acceptance or avoidance.
  • Identify strategies to embed rigorous risk analysis and risk treatment into your organizational culture.
Speakers:
  • Raymond Monteith, Senior Vice President, HUB International
Ten Essential Steps to Maximize Your Insurance Claim

Getting a full insurance recovery after a loss takes more than buying the right policies in the first place. Follow a roadmap through the claims resolution process, from giving notice—early, broadly and often—to fully documenting the settlement. Review key topics: quantifying losses, avoiding standstill agreements, setting target demands and negotiating a claim. Determine how you can align incentives with your insurers— such as full, prompt documentation of a claim—to expedite settlement.

Category: Claims Management (CLM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Visualize the entire process of getting your claim favorably resolved.
  • Set up the incremental steps that lead to resolution.
  • Work out ways to expedite your next claims process.
Speakers:
  • Robert Horkovich, Managing Partner, Anderson Kill
The Internet of Things: Why Should I Care?

Explore the internet of things (IoT) and its potential impact on governments, businesses and the property and casualty insurance industry with easy-to-understand explanations. See how business value and organizational competitiveness can be gained and new risks generated. From cyber breaches to property coverage and product liability, think about risks and enterprise risk management in a new way. Reassess a decentralized approach in favor of an enterprisewide program to address IoT risks. This session is hosted by RIMS Silicon Valley Chapter.

Category: Technology and Risk (TRI) NEW!

Learning Objectives:
  • Watch for industry expert predictions for IoT.
  • List the key risks of IoT adoption.
  • Create a plan to leverage IoT to mitigate existing risk.
Speakers:
  • Sharon Drawdy, Business Initiatives Consultant, Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Lora Figgat, Risk Manager, Avaya, Inc.
1:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Change Champions: Women and Diverse Leaders Influencing Across Organizations

You can influence a broad range of stakeholders to affect change in your organization. Learn to address the human element—the greatest risk to your vision of risk management program success. Review the ten steps in a change management implementation methodology: define the change, build change agents, assess the climate, sponsorship, change approach, target readiness, communications, reinforcement, cultural fit and prioritization. Through workshop exercises, practice change management techniques.

Category: Career Development (CAD)

Learning Objectives:
  • Assemble methods to influence key stakeholders based on success by women and diverse leaders.
  • Contrast the differences between communication and implementation for influencing behavior change.
  • Apply a change management implementation methodology to your common program challenges.
Speakers:
  • Keswic Joiner, Director of Risk Management, MN State Colleges & Universities
  • Sherry Hersey, Marketing Strategy Lead, Business Insurance, Travelers
  • Debbie Goldstine, SVP, Excess Casualty Practice Leader, Lockton
  • Letisa McKenzie, Director, Risk Management, Mary Kay Inc.
Higher Education Risk Management Industry Session: The Evolving Portfolio of Risk

Institutions of higher education face an ever changing risk portfolio—cyber risk, commercialization and technology transfer, compliance, aerial vehicles, crowd funding, service animals. What risk tops your register? Join the University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA) for an interactive discussion of risk. Hear from a panel of experts representing the higher education industry spectrum and discover best practice for your top concerns.

Category: Industry (IND)

Learning Objectives:
  • Assess your risk concerns against the experience and expertise of other higher education risk managers.
  • List developing changes to the risk profile of higher education institutions.
  • Assemble strategies to address emerging risk.
Speakers:
  • Craig McAllister, Director, Risk Mgmt. & Insurance, Cornell University
  • Lisa Zimmaro, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management & Treasury, Temple University Health System
Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge Presentations Final Round

Witness the next generation of risk management and insurance superstars as they compete in the final round of the Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge. Undergraduate students studying risk management and insurance will present their risk management solutions to this year's case study and compete for cash prizes.

Room: 120C
Category: Industry (IND)

Speakers:
  • Laura Langone, Senior Director, Risk & Insurance, PayPal, Inc.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2020 Vision: What Can We See?

Do you find yourself caught up in day-to-day tasks? Set aside critical time to address the broader picture, strategically, to improve performance. Look into the future to prepare for and anticipate what may be on the horizon. Explore: workforce diversity, technology, healthcare delivery models, data and information availability, political and legislation shifts, global pressures, the need for industry talent and training and emerging exposures. Energize and reinvigorate your current thinking.

Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize how consumer needs and expectations are changing.
  • Identify ways developing technology will affect the workforce.
  • Outline global opportunities.
Speakers:
  • David North, President & CEO, Sedgwick, Inc.
  • Michael Fenlon, Sr.Director, Corporate Risk Management, United Parcel Service
  • David Stills, VP, Risk Management, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
A New Risk Equation: Ridesharing + Technology = Transformation in Transportation

America’s century-long love affair with the automobile may be ending. With access to ridesharing services, many drivers view transportation as a service. How does this affect your organization? Study the cost of risk and implications for employees, vendors and injured workers. Assess the impact of connected communication and ridesharing services on safe transportation of injured or ill employees. Determine how ridesharing can improve compliance and enhance efficiency and return-to-work.

Category: Technology and Risk (TRI) NEW!

Learning Objectives:
  • Calculate the potential cost of risk of ridesharing for your organization.
  • Choose ways you can use ridesharing technology for non-emergent workers’ compensation transportation.
  • Look for areas where this technology can streamline your medical management of workers' compensation.
Speakers:
  • Joseph McCullough, Executive Vice President, One Call Transport & Language, One Call Care Management
  • Nadir Vissanjy, Director, Healthcare, Lyft
Choosing the Right Deductible and Retention Levels

Follow the process of risk optimization through a careful analysis of retention level and deductible options. Consider how you can use your insurer for recommendations and information that help you quantify the impact of your retention decisions. See how the final choice reflects both your attitude toward assuming increased financial exposure from higher deductibles and your organization’s financial ability to respond to retained loss. Examine the risk management concepts that help you complete the deductible analysis process.

Category: Risk Finance (RIF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply lessons from risk-bearing appetite examples to your decision-making process.
  • Contrast the dynamics of financial analysis, loss forecasting and loss frequency versus severity.
  • Find ways to leverage your partners’ risk transfer potential through appropriate risk retention levels.
Speakers:
  • Michael Turk, Principal, Epic Insurance Brokers and Consultants
  • Christopher Krepcho, Associate Director, Insurance & Finance, Florida League of Cities
Risk Shrink: Exploring the Psychology of Risk

Do you overlook how your perception of threats affects response? A comprehensive view of risk requires two systems of thought—the analytical and the intuitive. Delve into the psychology of risk to better understand our relationship to threats and the human element of risk. Get the latest findings in behavioral risk research. Understand common fear factors and why our emotional perception often overrides fact or reason. Leverage the analytic and intuitive as complementary ways for evaluating risk.

Category: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify cognitive, behavioral and organizational challenges to risk management.
  • Rethink and reformulate your approach to risk management programs and communications.
  • Bring back new training and engagement techniques to your risk communities.
Speakers:
  • Sean Murphy, CEO, Lootok, Ltd.
RiskMap 2017: Political Risk as a Strategic Enabler

Delve into an annual forecast of global business risk for the coming year. Study the major challenges and opportunities and a framework for understanding the major geopolitical and economic trends in 2017 and beyond. Work through case studies of these risks to determine how you can influence strategic decision making within your organization. Discuss how you can use geopolitical risk and related risk management tools to embed your input into the heart of the corporate strategy conversation.This session is hosted by RIMS Silicon Valley Chapter.

Category: Strategic Risk Management (SRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Follow the five main global political, integrity and security risk trends for the coming year.
  • Prepare for the implications of the evolving risk landscape for your corporate risk management program.
  • Leverage tools and techniques to push risk to the top of the strategic decision-making process.
Speakers:
  • Darin GoodWiler, Chief Compliance Risk and Ethics Officer, The CFA Institute
  • Iain Donald, Senior Partner and Americas Director for Global Risk Analysis, Control Risks
The Aging Workforce: Leveraging Opportunity Within the Insurance and Risk Management Field

Get highly practical advice for better positioning yourself to capitalize on the opportunities created by changing demographics. Gain from carrier, broker and corporate risk management insights into the possibilities of an aging workforce. This session is hosted by the New York Chapter.

Category: Career Development (CAD)

Learning Objectives:
  • List skills, abilities and experience you need to develop.
  • Choose ways to demonstrate your value and make yourself more marketable.
Speakers:
  • Michael Mulray, Chief Underwriting Officer, Everest Insurance North America
  • Leslie Lamb, Director, Global Risk Management, Cisco Systems, Inc.
7:00 am - 8:00 am
Student Breakfast (STUDENT MEMBERS ONLY)

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU ARE NOT A STUDENT MEMBER.

Room: PCC 103C
Category: Networking Event

7:30 am - 9:30 am
RIMS Risk Manager of the Year Award

Risk Managers of the Year: Talk High Performance Risk Management This session will share the various ways successful risk managers tell their story and gain deeper commitment to their strategies Join four experienced and accomplished risk leaders as they engage in a vibrant discussion and interaction with the attendees where the latest risk related issues and trends affecting many organizations yet often in different way. Each of the panelists were selected Risk Manager of the Year for the significant accomplishments achieved and secured for their organization. Take advantage of the more than 100 years to of highly varied experiences these recognized high performance risk leaders have had and take learning's and insights back to your organization that will put you in a position to be more influential and respected as you strive to make meaningful and even game changing contributions to the success of your firm. Topics covered will come straight off the pages of the business and trade press right up to the date of the conference and reach back into times and events where unusual and yet challenging circumstances press even the most experienced and capable risk leaders to the make good if not great decisions.   

Category: Networking Event

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Big Data: Connecting Risk Insights to Business Strategy

In a digital world, you swim in a sea of data. Use it to gain insight into your risks and inform business strategy. See how you can monitor risks and opportunities, shape the regulatory landscape and enhance decision tools with science-based business intelligence. Explore the extraction of metadata from peer-reviewed scientific articles to describe the chemicals, products, substances and processes of companies and industries. Weigh strategic business decisions with knowledge of emerging risks to identify, assess and manage those risks.

Category: Strategic Risk Management (SRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Relate science to risk, regulation and litigation.
  • Access scientific knowledge and inform decisions with it using data science.
  • Consider data science approaches to harnessing internal and external data to enhance decision making.
Speakers:
  • Anna Pierce, Manager, EHS & Enterprise Risk Initiatives, General Electric Company
  • Kevin Scroggin, Dow Corning
Communication: Taking Your Insurance Risk Department to the C-Suite and Beyond

Have you heard senior leaders comment: I don’t know what they do. How do I know we get what we pay for? Is our insurance program market competitive? Break out of this negative perception box by focusing on your communication styles. As the only one in your organization who speaks insurance, flex your communication style to meet others’ needs. Learn to proactively communicate with leadership, the C-suite and the board. And appreciate the importance of key stakeholders who advocate for the risk function when you are not present.

Category: Career Development (CAD)

Learning Objectives:
  • Anticipate the pitfalls that you may stumble upon when communicating to senior management.
  • Structure a plan for effective, frequent discussions with senior leadership.
  • Compare communication methods that focus on renewals, policy purchases, claims and staffing needs.
Speakers:
  • Mark Millard, Principal, EPIC
  • Connie Millard, Manager, Risk Financing & Insurance Services, American Express
Ebola. Zika. Is Your Organization Ready for What Comes Next?

New and emerging disease exposures constantly threaten the workplace. Consider the importance of a communicable illness plan that responds to any outbreak. Address how you should monitor for outbreaks. Study the triggers that determine when to move from one plan phase to the next and coordinate the associated actions. Prepare for difficult decisions about stockpiling supplies, vaccines and antivirals. Look at human resource policy amendments, communication, employee training and stress tests for your plan.

Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)

Learning Objectives:
  • Assemble the building blocks of a communicable illness plan.
  • Itemize the policy decisions that will have to be made during an outbreak.
  • Align plan activation triggers with monitoring directives.
SRM: Innovation's Best Friend?

Rapidly changing technology, industry consolidation through M&A, and global forces such as political instability and climate change. To stay ahead of these challenges and thrive in the 21st century, it seems that organizations need to innovate faster than ever. SRM practitioners can (and should) be part of innovation. Come to this session to learn about the leading examples of SRM/innovation collaboration, and about how your program can keep your organization competitive in an uncertain world. This session is hosted by the Strategic Risk Management Development Council.

Category: Strategic Risk Management (SRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how companies try to see the waves of innovation and disruption coming at them
  • See how companies report on innovation
  • Learn how organizations tie SRM and innovation together
Speakers:
  • Paul Walker, James J. Schiro / Zurich Chair of Enterprise Risk Management, St John's University
  • Monica Merrifield, Vice President, Risk Intelligence, YMCA of Greater Toronto
  • Darlene Holowachuk, SVP Operations-Employment and Community Programs, YMCA of Greater Tornoto
Taking the Risk Out of Talking Risk

Have you met with your boss, executives, middle management or line employees to talk about risk, but the room falls silent? Get practical tools and tactics to get people to speak up. Discuss how you can boost your enterprise risk management (ERM) practice by generating a common understanding of true risks, mitigations, triggers and implications. Explore creating a safe environment where participants feel comfortable and empowered to share their areas of expertise and intelligence.

Category: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Trace increased open communications to ERM successes.
  • Prepare tactical methods to create risk conversations.
  • Integrate three risk assessment tools into your ERM program.
Speakers:
  • Donna Tyner, Corporate Risk Manager, The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.
  • Jody Gentemann, Director Risk Management & Business Performance Partner, Ecova, Inc.
The Risk Management Journey for the On-Demand Economy

Walk through a risk profile roadmap of the on-demand and sharing economy—from start-ups to sustainable companies. How will you manage the volatility and risk treatment strategy? What is the impact of an on-demand economy day-to-day operations—lodging, transportation, fuel delivery, food delivery and maintenance? Are insurance market and risk management solutions adapting to the flexible and fast-paced nature of digital companies? Get short- and mid-term perspectives, and share you own.

Category: Technology and Risk (TRI) NEW!

Learning Objectives:
  • Rank key roadblocks in the on-demand economy maturity process.
  • Consider methods to manage exposures in an on-demand economy service partnership.
  • Determine underwriting challenges you will face in your efforts to cover these new risks.
Speakers:
  • Carolyn Yashari Becher, Co-Founder & Head of Policy and People/General Counsel, HopSkipDrive, Inc.
  • Jose Heftye, Managing Director, Marsh
The Superstorm of Cyber Events: Coming to a Grid Near You
8:30 am - 10:30 am
Loss Forecasting: A Key to Communicating With Management and Driving Results

Understand the mystery behind loss triangles and loss development. See how these techniques are used by underwriters to establish loss projections. Consider how you can use them to better communicate with management and better negotiate with underwriters. Get hands-on with a case study that applies these concepts to your risk management goals.

Category: Risk Finance (RIF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Relate loss forecasting to the risk management process.
  • Decipher how underwriters and actuaries set pricing.
  • Frame big picture concepts and change-effecting actions with clear communications to management.
Speakers:
  • Steven Sachs, EVP, Director Real Estate, Hotel and Gaming Practice, Willis Towers Watson
  • Peggy Brockmann, Director of Risk Management, Lightstone Group
  • Ann Conway, Director, Willis Towers Watson
  • Michael Horvath, Senior Vice President, Risk Management, Simon Property Group
The Impact of Violence Against Police

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, from 2015 to 2016, the number of police officers shot and killed in the United States increased by 44 percent. Retaliatory violence directed at officers also jumped. Address how the increase of violence against law enforcement affects your public entity. Explore the challenges for new officer recruitment, insurance complications and costs, and training needs.

Category: Public Risk Management (PRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Form a plan for risk management program evolution to address increased violence against law enforcement.
  • Choose training strategies to mitigate potential threats.
  • Adapt tactics that have proven to alleviate image perception issues and help attract new recruits.
Speakers:
  • Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Basic Statistical and Financial Tools: What Can They Reveal About Your Risks?

Even without a statistical and financial background, you can use probability distributions and related statistical tools to analyze risk exposures. Apply net present value analysis to various risk financing plans in order to choose one that best meets your organizational objectives. Learn how to incorporate a capital charge for different risk retention levels in order to maximize your risk-adjusted return on capital. And share ideas for communicating the results to top management. This session is hosted by RIMS Silicon Valley Chapter.

Category: Risk Finance (RIF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Review basic statistical and financial tools applicable to risk management.
  • Practice techniques that assess your organizational risks and risk financing solutions.
  • Devise communications tactics to successfully justify risk financing decisions to your CFO.
Speakers:
  • Michael Elliott, Senior Director of Knowledge Resources, The Institutes
  • Laura Langone, Senior Director, Risk & Insurance, PayPal, Inc.
Kill the Distractions, Save Your Employees

Distracted driving is a major cause of deaths on U.S. roads. Your municipal employees face the same multitasking dangers as every other driver. Learn to control this epidemic within your organization, beginning with a thorough understanding of the problem and its risk management implications. Consider how you can address the issue systematically. Explore strategies to avoid the pitfalls of driver distraction and put your municipality’s employees on the path to safer driving behaviors.

Category: Public Risk Management (PRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Dispel the myth of multitasking while driving with insight into how the distracted mind works.
  • Apply real world examples to your plans for building a distraction avoidance program.
  • Assemble the components for a campaign to raise awareness and drive changes in driving.
Speakers:
  • Timothy McCarty, AVP Risk Control, Trident Public Risk Solutions
  • Jennifer Stancil, Risk Management Specialist, New Hanover County
Safety and Security in Large Public and Private Events

Too many deadly shootings and bombings have occurred in communities across the United States. They have made providing safety and security for events a monumental responsibility. Be sure you are protecting targets with a complex, multidimensional effort involving risk management, insurance companies, political support, public safety, law enforcement and a commitment to preserving visitor security. Leverage risk management techniques to balance safety and security with the freedom to assemble. This session is hosted by RIMS Broward Chapter.

Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)

Learning Objectives:
  • Establish which protection layers are required for your venues.
  • Defend the need for early involvement of law enforcement and other participants.
  • Practice techniques that have been successfully employed to ensure the best arrangements for security.
Speakers:
  • Roger Moore, Asst. Director, Risk Management, Broward County Bd. of County Commissioners
  • Elizabeth Guimaraes, Director, Risk Management, Nova Southeastern University Inc.
The Future Will Be Great, If We Are Ready

Technological breakthroughs continue at a breakneck pace—3-D printers, driverless cars, robots, drones, biometrics and Bitcoins. Focus on not only how to insure emerging risks, but what to insure. Are your new technologies products or services? Are they real or virtual property? How will the courts regard them? Whether as a manufacturer, seller or user of these new technologies, your organization needs you to be empowered with essential insight into the technological future, and its perils.

Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)

Learning Objectives:
  • Trace technology advances in a number of high-impact areas.
  • Weigh the implications of legal and regulatory decisions for your technology.
  • Assemble best practices to prepare for privacy, product liability and employment technology risks.
Speakers:
  • Kate Browne, Senior Claims Expert, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Daniel Ames, Manager, Corporate Insurance, Ford Motor Company
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Controversy Continues: Medical Marijuana in Workers’ Compensation

As of June 2016, medical marijuana had been legalized in half the U.S. states and the District of Columbia, and a majority of Americans support this change. As the push for legalization continues, explore the hailstorm of medical, legal and regulatory questions this brings. Hear about developments in states like New Mexico that have forced workers’ compensation programs to cover medical marijuana for injured workers. Determine whether you and your insurers may be called upon to cover such claims under your program. 

Category: Claims Management (CLM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Summarize the potential therapeutic value of medical marijuana, particularly in treating chronic pain.
  • Distinguish the complicating factors surrounding the medical use of marijuana in workers’ compensation.
  • Follow the currently proposed legislation to change marijuana’s classification.
Speakers:
  • Kevin Glennon, VP of Clinical Programs, One Call Care Management
  • Markie Davis, Risk Manager, State of Colorado
Moving Towards Centralization: Taking Control of Your Global Insurance Risk Program

The synergies of consolidating insurance risk programs can get lost amidst justifications—dissimilar operations or objections to risk program structure or control. But with centralization comes cost reduction, efficiency and coverage certainty. Can your organization afford to ignore it? Consider how you can optimize insurance purchasing, claims management, insurance vendor usage and staffing through centralization. Get the knowledge and tools to evaluate your decentralized function and make strides towards centralizing it.

Category: Insurance and Contract Management (ICM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize if you fall into a decentralized or semi-decentralized insurance function.
  • Employ a process for evaluating the lost efficiency and excess costs of a decentralized risk function.
  • Incorporate into your program a framework for centralizing the insurance risk function.
Speakers:
  • Mark Millard, Principal, EPIC
  • Jason Turkovich, General Manager, Global Risk Management, Nissan North America, Inc.
Terrorism Measures You Can Take: Lessons from Nice, Paris and Mumbai

Do you feel that the random nature of terrorism nullifies your efforts to prevent it? Nothing could be further from the truth. Learn to harden your facility and train your people to create significant improvements in the safety and security profile of your organization, all without changing its look or feel. Discuss the nature of terrorism and how to use this knowledge to make your company a less likely target.

Category: Risk Control (RIC)

Learning Objectives:
  • Conduct an in-depth vulnerability and threat analysis.
  • Apply lessons learned from terrorism events to improve your organization’s safety and security.
  • Form a plan to shift your employees’ state of mind from helpless to empowered.
Speakers:
  • Harry Rhulen, CEO, Firestorm
The Big Returns of Big Data Analytics for Managing Claims

Big data analytics can translate into big returns for you, particularly in the area of claims. See how various data science techniques—clustering, classification, text mining and social network analysis—can be used to detect fraud, assign complex claims and improve claims processes. Test the application of a predictive model to claims and compare the results with traditional methods. Share new ideas for communicating to top management the savings gleaned from claims analytics. This session is hosted by RIMS Delaware Chapter.

Category: Technology and Risk (TRI) NEW!

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify opportunities created by big data analytics for managing claims.
  • Practice applying data science techniques to claims.
  • Calculate the potential savings generated by a claims analytics project at your organization.
Speakers:
  • Michael Elliott, Senior Director of Knowledge Resources, The Institutes
  • Brannon Transue, AVP, Decision Support & Analytics, Aramark
The Continuous Evolution of the Internet of Things and Insurance Implications

The internet of things (IoT) gives any device the ability to communicate with others. Those connections magnify the circle of risk, creating points of potential compromise on the internet. Assess the contingent bodily injury and property damage loss risks of connected devices. Consider losses from session hijacking or interception of connected transportation or medical devices with remote monitoring. Question whether IoT will create the weakest link in your corporate network if security remains an afterthought.

Category: Cyber Risk Management (CRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Prepare for the policy implications of specific risks created by IoT.
  • Use other companies’ loss experiences to shape your ideas for managing IoT risk.
  • Keep up-to-date on market appetite for IoT risks.
Speakers:
  • Fredrik Motzfeldt, Willis Towers Watson GB Leader – Global Technology, Media & Telecoms Indust, Willis Towers Watson
  • Denise Schlitt, Director, Global Risk Mgmt., NCR Corporation
11:30 am - 1:15 pm
Student Advisory Council Networking Lunch (STUDENT MEMBERS ONLY)

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU ARE NOT A STUDENT.

Room: PCC 103C
Category: Networking Event

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Blockchain Technology: What Is It and How Will It Affect You?

Blockchain technology—an online distributed ledger system for processing and monitoring transactions—could revolutionize the financial services and insurance industries. Discuss its essential elements. Focus on evaluating the risks posed by the implementation of this new technology and the challenges inherent in insuring them. Look at its potential to reduce fraud, automate claims processing and payments and create more accurate pricing.

Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the basics of blockchain technology.
  • Rank the risks posed by blockchain technology implementation.
  • Consider the advantages generated when insurers implement blockchain technology.
Speakers:
  • Jimmy Kirtland, VP, Corporate Risk Management, Voya Financial
  • Brian Scarbrough, Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
Drone Trespass: Private Property Rights

Where do private property air rights end and federal airspace begin? Today, although new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules govern small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), state and local trespassing laws also apply. Take a look at private property rights of concern to all commercial drone operators in light of recent state and federal cases. Evaluate commercial drone operations’ risks and liability and how to manage claims risk mitigation.

Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)

Learning Objectives:
  • Summarize recent drone trespass cases.
  • Identify safe harbors created by existing easements and municipal, state and federal law.
  • Detail the exposures to be considered when underwriting insurance for commercial drone operations.
Speakers:
  • Joseph Lewis, Corporate Fleet & Risk Manager, Raycom Media, Inc.
  • Evan Jones, Partner, Landrum & Shouse LLP
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Food for Thought: Managing Risk in the Changing World of Agriculture

In the transforming world of agriculture, you face challenges at every link of the supply chain: product liability for food safety, crop-spraying errors and environmental chemical contamination. Discuss the increasing risk and the risk management strategies deployed by one company to address these exposures. Join an interactive debate of the issues with which food producers and allied industries must deal, from food safety to pollution.

Category: Industry (IND)

Learning Objectives:
  • Adopt effective risk management strategies for your agriculture industry risk management program.
  • Anticipate the challenges ahead for the agriculture industry.
Speakers:
  • Greg Benefield, Managing Director, Marsh LLC
  • Bradley Murlick, Managing Director, Navigant Consulting
  • Peter Gillon, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop
  • Bradley Witt, Risk Manager, Helena Chemical Company
Risk Management Tactics and Trends for Public Entities

Join members of the Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) in a discussion of the biggest risk management issues that public entities face. Expand your understanding of best practices and trending topics related to workers’ compensation, crisis management, disaster recovery, fleet management, reputational risk and educating elected officials on the importance of risk management. Learn to demonstrate the value of your risk management program.

Category: Industry (IND)

Learning Objectives:
  • Evaluate solutions for your unique public sector risks and challenges.
  • Consider how to build a crisis management program that helps reduce exposures and speed recovery.
  • Find ways to work with community leaders to achieve your risk management goals.
Speakers:
  • Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National
  • Barry Scott, Risk Manager, City of Philadelphia
  • Terri Evans, Risk Manager, City of Kingsport
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Why Risk Management and Insurance? Attracting and Retaining Talent

An influx of new professionals is paramount to the sustainability of the risk and insurance management field. Discern the skill sets needed to fill the growing talent gap. See how executives recruit and train new hires. Review incentive programs and how a talent shortage could impact you.

Category: Professional Development Lounge (PDL)

Learning Objectives:
  • xamine population and workforce trends and demographics and discuss what they means for risk management and insurance industry Identify sources of talent and how to attract, train, and retain quality people Look ahead and discuss succession planning and issues risk managers should consider
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Excellence in Risk Management XIV

See how the scope and mission of risk management continue to change as a result of regulatory, economic and geopolitical trends. Explore the results of the 14th annual RIMS/Marsh Excellence in Risk Management Survey, a compilation of current, key trends in risk management as identified by members of the profession. Join the discussion about the drivers of risk management and their relation to overall business strategy in the twenty-first century. This session is hosted by RIMS.

Category: Strategic Risk Management (SRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply C-suite views and advice to your key risk management concerns.
  • Find ways to improve your use of analytics.
  • Anticipate the top risk issues in the evolution of risk management strategic thinking.
Speakers:
  • Brian Elowe, Managing Director, Global Risk Management, Marsh
  • Carol Fox, Vice President Strategic Initiatives, RIMS
Getting Ahead in Predictive Analytics: Insights for Risk Professionals

Propelled by big data, the insurance industry is solving quantitative challenges with analytics and data science. Prepare to leverage your team’s skillsets in these areas to benefit from data’s potential. Identify where you can combine analytics, data science and other quantitative skills with traditional risk management and actuarial knowledge and training. And determine how you can enhance your predictive analytics acumen.

Category: Risk Finance (RIF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Demonstrate ways that predictive analytics capabilities solve business insurance problems.
  • List training and certification options for predictive analytics specialists in insurance.
  • Form a plan to get your team’s quantitative skillsets to work together.
Speakers:
  • Leslie Marlo, Madison Consulting Group
  • Todd Lehmann, Vice President & Chief Actuary, Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Measuring the Value of Risk Management

Often the good work that your risk management team does for your organization is implied, but difficult to quantify. Key performance indicator benchmarking can help you build evidence of your function’s value, especially if you work for an organization that is required by law to report on certain risk management metrics. But even if risk management at your organization is not governed by legislation, there are other ways to show the added value your team provides. Learn how to develop good metrics to demonstrate both the quality and sustainability of your risk management team. 

Category: Career Development (CAD)

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop techniques for gathering good qualitative and quantitative metrics.
  • Align your risk management goals with key organizational drivers.
  • Use data to help drive priorities, rather than simply cut costs.
Speakers:
  • Stephen Pottle, Director, Risk Management Services, York University
  • Sasha Alexander, Co-Founder and Prinicipal, Maccova Incorporated
The ERM Imperative

Enterprise risk management (ERM), as an organizational imperative, creates a proven channel to add value and align your organization’s culture with the achievement of its objectives. Experience indicates that success in designing and implementing an ERM program relies on certain foundational activities. Learn how to integrate these requisite steps with the idiosyncratic attributes that will define your customized ERM program. Study the lessons learned that define why ERM is essential for every organization.

Category: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Define the foundational attributes of an ERM program.
  • Recognize who needs to be engaged and in which phase of ERM.
  • Anticipate the pitfalls in ERM design and implementation.
Speakers:
  • Dolores Atallo, Managing Director, Protiviti
  • Nancy Loucks, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Yale University
The Internet of Things: What You Need to Know about Security, Privacy and Risk in a Connected World

Get to know the risks of the internet of things (IoT). By 2020 as many as 50 billion connected devices may include everyday things like cars, buildings, planes, home appliances and wearables. They will communicate and interact to become one of the largest sources of available data. Prepare for the nearly boundless opportunities in extracting insights from such data, but also the associated risks.

Category: Technology and Risk (TRI) NEW!

Learning Objectives:
  • Draw links between the IoT and the risk of cyberattacks, bodily injury and infrastructure damage.
  • Integrate risk management strategies used by IoT companies into your risk management toolbox.
  • Differentiate insurance coverages that may protect against emerging IoT risks.
Speakers:
  • Peter Lefkowitz, Chief Privacy Officer and Data Security Counsel, GE Digital
  • Darren Teshima, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Getting to the Truth of Your Company’s Risks

When it comes to reporting risk in your organization, you seek the truth. Your efforts can be thwarted, however, by the fear that risks raised will shine negative light on activities, progress or contribution to the company. Explore removing the shame of risk. Find ways to encourage reporting the facts to leadership and key stakeholders so that remediation and further action and strategy can proceed. Convey the value of risk assessment and you will encourage transparency throughout your organization.

Category: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Leverage data and metrics to support your risk landscape.
  • Account for the limitations of human subjectivity in risk reporting.
  • Demonstrate how a top-down approach enforces a positive response from stakeholders.
Speakers:
  • Mary Weber, Senior Security Analyst, Cloud Operations, Oracle Corporation
  • Lianne Appelt, Risk Manager, Oracle Public Cloud, Oracle Corporation
Managing the Next Generation of Cyber Risk

As the potential for critical impact scenarios from cyber threats becomes a reality, assess the risks with a wider lens. Explore how a community approach and in-depth research can help in learning, understanding and mitigating cyber risks. Study the specific expertise needed for the individual pieces of the cyber equation and the value of varied perspectives. Use this to apply knowledge and risk assessment practices in an evaluation of options for your risk management strategies.

Category: Cyber Risk Management (CRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Define a community approach to risk management that values an expanded knowledgebase.
  • Sort through the latest risk assessment approaches and tools that help you evaluate your cyber risk profile.
  • Adopt cyber risk mitigation practices for your organization.
Speakers:
  • Shannon Groeber, SVP, JLT
  • Donald Aspinall, Vice President, Global Risk Management, Comcast NBCUniversal
  • George Triantis, Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Cyber Initiative, Stanford University
8:30 am - 10:30 am
The Wild World of Entertainment and Scary Risks

In entertainment, risks come in myriad events, people and places at all hours of the day and night. The show must go on and entertainment risk management keeps it moving. Explore the risks and exposures in: active shootings; crowd control; ingress and egress for major events; celebrities and actors; television and film; natural disasters; marketing and counterfeit products; international operations; high-risk events; and reputation. Sports, circus, film, amusement parks—take a ride behind the scenes of entertainment risk management.

Category: Industry (IND)

Learning Objectives:
  • Characterize the risk professional’s experience and responsibilities in the entertainment industry.
  • Follow the path of the typical entertainment claims process.
  • Detail the emerging risks you will face in the entertainment industry.
Speakers:
  • Vincent Foderingham, Vice President, Risk Management, Feld Entertainment, Inc.
  • Anthony Avitabile, Vice President of Industry Risk Management, Major League Baseball
  • Tim East, Director, Risk Management, The Walt Disney Company
  • Jennifer Marino, Partner, LITCHFIELD CAVO LLP
9:45 am - 10:45 am
How a Multinational Conglomerate Launched an Integrated Risk Finance Program

Has your organization outgrown its traditional approach to risk transfer? Explore the evolution of a risk finance program. Look at how one company created its program through the use of its captive. Follow the process of seeking experienced lead partners, including a carrier and broker, to assist with structuring and building out market support. Discuss financial issues you need to consider before you launch your integrated risk finance program. This session is hosted by RIMS Silicon Valley Chapter.

Category: Risk Finance (RIF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Distinguish timescale and implementation plans as drivers for integrated risk finance program implementation.
  • Expand the methods you currently employ to quantify risk across a more diverse range of exposures.
  • Compare solutions for deploying risk capital.
Speakers:
  • Anibal Moreno, Principal, Allianz Risk Transfer, Inc.
  • Loren Nickel, Director, Business Risk and Insurance, Google, Inc.
Intersection of Wearable Safety Devices, Data Collection and Cyber Policy Risk

Does a wearable GPS locator or audio recording device amount to increased safety and health for your employees? Is a leak of data—an individual’s location, heartrate or fatigue level—covered by a cyber risk policy? As employers jump on the bandwagon of wearable technology, question whether you are adequately addressing the risks. Uncover whether knowledge of hazards is a discoverable fact. Distinguish where you can best apply wearable safety and health technology to enhance, not mask, the “personhood” of your employees.

Category: Technology and Risk (TRI) NEW!

Learning Objectives:
  • Summarize the wearables marketplace for employee health and safety.
  • Anticipate common pitfalls in data collection and management of a large-scale wearable initiative.
  • Pinpoint potential coverage gaps in cyber and other policies related to wearable device data breaches.
Speakers:
  • Rachel Michael, Senior Consultant, Aon
Managing the Forces That Can Build and Destroy Brand and Reputation: Playing Offense and Defense With ERM

More than 25 percent of your company’s market value is attributable to reputation. Discuss how you can protect, preserve and enhance your organization’s reputation by managing both the drivers and the internal and external threats. Explore a programmatic approach to brand and reputation management and how enterprise risk management (ERM) enables this and makes your organization more adaptable. Get strategies for identifying brand risk, governance tips for reputation management and methods for monitoring success.

Category: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Practice techniques to measure brand perception.
  • Select tools for sensing, assessing, monitoring and preparing for brand and reputation risks.
  • Set governance goals for your overall brand and reputation management program.
Speakers:
  • Ryan Morgan, Senior Manager, Deloitte Advisory
  • Kristie Bidlake, Strategic Risk Manager, General Motors Company
The Changing Cyber Battlefield: A Report from the Front Lines of a Ransomware Attack

In 2016, the University of Calgary was struck by a ransomware attack that crippled its internal email system. After careful consideration, the university paid the ransom and made the incident public. Using this real-life case study, explore the role risk management played in the response process. Take a look inside the incident command center where specialized communication plans were developed and cybersecurity consultants were able to assist in resolving the situation, along with resources provide through the university’s cyber insurance policy. Use the lessons learned to improve your cybersecurity preparedness. This session is hosted by the RIMS Southern Alberta Chapter.

Category: Cyber Risk Management (CRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Detail the risk management practices to put in place before a cyberattack.
  • Determine risk management’s role within the cyber emergency response process.
  • Recognize who should be involved in the decision to pay a ransom and the steps to take in that process.
Speakers:
  • Janet Stein, Director, Risk Mgmt & Insurance, University of Calgary
  • Justin Fong, Partner and Cybersecurity Leader for Western Canada, Deloitte
Top 10 Legal Developments: A Whirlwind Review of What Risk Professionals Need to Know

Every year, a handful of new laws and court decisions alter the risk management landscape. Identify and discuss the top legal developments and discuss their impact on your organization and its insurers.

Category: Legal and Regulatory (LGL)

Learning Objectives:
  • Follow key legal insurance issues being decided nationwide.
  • Detail the specific rulings from key cases.
  • Recognize the practical implications of current rulings on your everyday responsibilities and long-term plans.
Speakers:
  • Mark Plumer, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • Patrick Walker, Risk Manager, Rio Tinto
Unlocking Apps to Supercharge Your Risk Management Program

You carry a computer in your pocket; tap into that power to drive your risk management program. Establish how you, as a municipal risk professional, work uniquely in the challenges you face and the ways you approach risk. Discover how you can tailor your tools—such as safety, property protection and speed apps—to the municipal environment. Improve your effectiveness by discerning the best apps to help you do your job and learn how to use them for innovative results.

Category: Public Risk Management (PRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Characterize an effective municipal risk management app.
  • Employ steps to evaluate an app for its potential as a risk management tool within your organization.
  • Reference a list of proven apps relevant for public risk management.
Speakers:
  • Frank Mazzagatti, Risk Control Consultant, Trident Public Risk Solutions
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Seven Habits of a Highly Effective Risk Professional

Learn how Stephen Covey-inspired habits have led to best-in-class risk management programs and professional and personal success. Pick up the habits for your own advancement: Seek to understand before you seek to be understood. Learn the importance of performance as you “sharpen your saw.” Continuously increase your knowledge and competencies to optimize your position and risk management within your organization. Understand why you do not get fired for bad news; you get fired for surprises.

Category: Career Development (CAD)

Learning Objectives:
  • Connect real-life examples to critical factors that can enhance your chances of career success.
  • Adopt positive habits that can help you to excel within your organization.
Speakers:
  • Steven Sachs, EVP, Director Real Estate, Hotel and Gaming Practice, Willis Towers Watson
  • Tim Kraft, Risk Manager and Consultant, Timothy P. Kraft
Strategic Risk Management: Leading Value Creation in Your Organization

Through success stories, proven value creation tools and open discussion, build a toolkit that can uncover hidden value—and possible risk—within your organization. Get insight into the evolution of risk management and its vital role in value creation. Uncover success stories and a methodology for finding new sources of growth for your organization. Compile guidelines for analyzing the potential of newly generated ideas and best practices for their successful implementation.

Category: Strategic Risk Management (SRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Summarize the evolution and importance of risk management’s role in value creation.
  • Form a plan to facilitate a value creation workshop within your organization.
  • Calculate the true value of employee-generated ideas for your organization.
Speakers:
  • Carly McCabe, Operating Risk Supervisor, Paychex, Inc.
The Captive as a Hub for Your Risk Financing Program: A Case Study

Explore the development, implementation and management of a captive and its activities through a university case study. Examine approval, recommendations, strategic planning of current programs and formulation of new strategies for risk financing arrangements. Find out what the team would do differently the next time around and apply those lessons to your captive program.

Category: Risk Finance (RIF)

Learning Objectives:
  • Outline the strategic rationale for developing a captive.
  • Shape your organization’s captive plans according to the progress and pitfalls of an existing program.
Speakers:
  • Sean Rider, Executive Vice President, MD Consulting and Development Global Captive Prac, Willis Towers Watson
  • Courtney Claflin, Executive Director – Captive Programs, University of California
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Being an "A" Student of Your Firm

One of the most significant advantages risk management brings to the negotiating table is an exceptional knowledge of your enterprise. A detailed knowledge of your company, its operations, objectives, strategies, and principles allows you to effectively present your risk in the market, anticipate emerging risk management challenges, and show senior management that you're on the team. Join us as we explore a variety of public data sources that will help keep you on the inside track.

Category: Career Development (CAD)

Learning Objectives:
  • Leverage specific public data sources to prepare yourself to stay on the inside track at your organization.
  • Practice the methods of financial analysts to study your company.
  • Transform knowledge of your organization into an effective presentation of its risk for the market.
Speakers:
  • Richard Sayette, Senior Manager, Insurance, Exelon Corporation
  • Daniel McGarvey, Managing Director, Marsh
Guarding Metropolis: Strategies to Develop a Successful Crisis Management Program

In times of crisis, collaborate. Review best practices for building a robust crisis management program with collaboration and engagement. Learn to assign leadership clear roles and responsibilities. Discover international guidelines and principles. Find insight and tools to turn collaboration into foresight. See how you can protect your organization’s value-creating assets and activities in times of crisis with engagement that moves the needle of performance for leaders, employees, supply chains, regulators and customers.

Category: Risk Control (RIC)

Learning Objectives:
  • Outline communication strategies for successful crisis management preparedness and response.
  • Characterize the corporate culture flexibility needed in a crisis management plan.
  • Practice exercises that help you explore and mitigate crisis risk.
Speakers:
  • Christina Crue, Vice President, Witt Obriens
Loose Lips Sink Ships: Effective Communication for Risk Professionals, Brokers and Insurers

During the underwriting process and after a loss, you reach out to brokers and insurers for advice and counsel. Are you aware that those discussions are not necessarily privileged and immune from discovery?  Learn how sensitive communications with insurers may be open to discovery by underlying plaintiffs. Consider practical advice for discussing insurance issues and claims with those outside your organization and protecting confidential information.

Category: Legal and Regulatory (LGL)

Learning Objectives:
  • Set up best practices for discussing insurance issues during underwriting.
  • Adopt rules for controlling information in communications after an insurance claim arises.
  • Appreciate how the attorney-client privilege works and when it applies.
Speakers:
  • Jennifer Reno, Global Risk Manager, QVC, Inc.
Managing Risk in the Age of Social Media

What goes online, stays online. Search engines provide more than 7.5 million results each day. Roughly 23 percent of internet use is spent on social networks. Do you understand what this means for the potential impact of a negative social media event? How will you respond? Learn to monitor for and respond to negative social media events. Walk through case studies of the right and wrong steps. Evaluate social media crisis management, including monitoring and responding to social media feeds.

Category: Cyber Risk Management (CRM)

Learning Objectives:
  • Enumerate the benefits of building relationships before a social media crisis occurs.
  • Take steps to establish a social media risk framework that covers governance, process and policy.
  • Assemble effective communication strategies and crisis management practices.
Speakers:
  • Mary Weber, Senior Security Analyst, Cloud Operations, Oracle Corporation
  • Lianne Appelt, Risk Manager, Oracle Public Cloud, Oracle Corporation
Pearls of Wisdom and Other Priceless Gems

Baby boomers are continuing to work. They have knowledge and experience, are loyal and hardworking and serve as mentors. But they also present unique risks. To capitalize on their productivity and capabilities, learn to recognize age-related changes and create workplace accommodations. Determine which factors affect their performance. Seek to mitigate declines and accentuate opportunities for improved productivity with your workforce strategies and workers’ compensation program.

Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)

Learning Objectives:
  • Clarify components of your risk management strategy according to the impact of workforce demographics.
  • Correlate changes that occur during the aging process with their impact on work.
  • Identify accommodations for older workers that increase productivity and minimize risks.
Speakers:
  • Darrell Brown, Chief Claims Officer, Sedgwick
  • Dawn Watkins, Director Integrated Disability Management, Los Angeles Unified School District
Share and Share Alike: Risk Management Issues for the Sharing Economy

It is the hotel where you stay and the ride you took here. You and your company are likely already connected to the sharing, or on-demand, economy. See how it extends into almost every facet of the consumer and business experience. Explore the varied risks posed by this business model, from employment issues to cyber risk. Look at the risk impact for both on-demand companies and their traditional partners.

Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)

Learning Objectives:
  • List the key risks on-demand companies and their business partners face.
  • Compare the insurance coverages available for on-demand businesses.
  • Choose strategies that will help you manage risks posed by partnering with on-demand companies.
Speakers:
  • Kate Sampson, Vice President, Risk Solutions, Lyft, Inc.
  • Darren Teshima, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Vehicle Telematics: How Much Information Is Too Much?

Using new technology, a fleet manager can assess driver behaviors from the office: speeding, rapid acceleration, hard braking and activities immediately before and after an event. Consider how these tools may be used to improve a driver's safety record as well as the overall risk profile of your organization. And prepare for the new risk of data overload. Discover how possessing data that is ignored or improperly acted upon may expose your organization to severe risks. 

Category: Technology and Risk (TRI) NEW!

Learning Objectives:
  • Compare advanced vehicle telematics technology you can use to monitor driver behaviors.
  • Recognize the risks and liabilities of not properly utilizing available data.
  • Adapt for your organization the ways other companies use data to manage driver behavior.
Speakers:
  • Margey Knight, Director, Risk Management and Legal, Frias Transportation Management
  • Rich Bleser, Senior Vice President, Fleet Specialty Practice Leader, Marsh Risk Consulting
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