Netflix Co-Founder, Disney Innovator and Classical Pianist Turned Inspirational Leader Headline at RIMS LIVE 2021

Former Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney Duncan Wardle; Classical Pianist and Transformational Speaker Jade Simmons; Netflix Co-Founder Marc Randolph

April 05, 2021

NEW YORK (April 5, 2021) – Complimenting the hundreds of hours of risk management education and exceptional networking opportunities found in the digital Marketplace and on the virtual platform, RIMS LIVE 2021 keynote speakers are set to elevate the experience. Duncan Wardle, Jade Simmons and Marc Randolph will share their stories of innovation, risk-taking and how they have inspired others to breakthrough barriers and exceed expectations.


Duncan WardleFormer Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney
Opening Keynote – Available On-Demand for Registrants After April 19th

As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan led the team that helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe. As founder of iD8 & innov8 he now brings his extensive Disney experience to audiences around the world and will discuss the evolving business landscape, the impact of technology and the important steps we must take to evolve with it.

Jade Simmons – Classical Pianist and Transformational Speaker
Awards & Leadership Keynote Available On-Demand for Registrants After April 26th

Jade Simmons began her career as a classical concert pianist. Following an artistic epiphany, she pivoted from playing the piano to impress audiences, to using the piano as the vehicle by which to provide the inspiration, information, and entertainment that profoundly moves them instead. Jade will help you be able to predict when breakthrough is around the corner, position for it powerfully, and lead your teams in sustainable strategies to keep the momentum going.

Marc Randolph – Netflix Co-Founder
Closing Finale – Available On-Demand After April 29th

Netflix Founder and startup CEO Marc Randolph will share the unlikely story of how a handful of dreamers with no money and a bad idea, created the company that eventually brought down Blockbuster. Packed with dozens of stories that trace the dramatic ups and downs of those first exciting years, Marc weaves an inspiring story that shows the value of innovation, persistence and optimism.

Registration is now open for RIMS LIVE 2021.  To see the virtual conference’s full agenda, visit

To continue to celebrate innovation in risk management, RIMS has transformed its Annual Conference into the RIMS LIVE 2021 virtual conference experience. The 10-day event scheduled from April 19 – 30 will bring the world’s risk management community together, delivering 175 education sessions, advanced network-building capabilities and game-changing solutions in its digital Marketplace. Launched in 1963, the in-person RIMS Annual Conference normally attracts some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers. RIMS 2022 Annual Conference will be held in San Francisco. For more information about RIMS LIVE 2021, visit

About RIMS
RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit committed to advancing the practice of risk management throughout the world. We bring networking, professional development, certification, and education opportunities to our membership of 10,000 risk management professionals in over 60 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society represents more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable, and government entities throughout the world. To access RIMS Risk Knowledge resource library and for additional information about the Society, visit

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For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit

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