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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.​

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Student Tour: SeaWorld San Diego (STUDENT MEMBERS AND ADVISORS ONLY) (SSD)

Are you a student? Join RIMS and get a behind the scenes risk management tour of SeaWorld San Diego! Meet in the Porto Vista Hotel lobby at noon on Saturday, April 9. The tour will begin at 1:00 pm and end at 3:00 pm. Shuttle will take you to and from SeaWorld San Diego.  

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
ABSIP and Student Reception (STUDENT MEMBERS AND ADVISORS ONLY) (ASR)

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

8:00 am - 3:00 pm
RIMS '16 Community Service Day: Harmonium (CSD)

Room: 25AB

11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Anita Benedetti Student Involvement Program Brunch (BY INVITATION ONLY) (ABS)

PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT IF YOU ARE NOT A 2016 ABSIP SCHOLAR.

Room: 25C

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
RIMS '16 Opening Reception: Meet 'n the Street (ROR)

Gaslamp Block Party Get ready to "Meet 'n the Street" on a private block located in the heart of historic Gaslamp Quarter just steps from the convention center! You'll enjoy a wide variety of food and beverage, strolling entertainment and live music, all along the most popular street in San Diego.  Enjoy the freedom of moving in and out of the many exclusive venues along 5th Avenue, while networking among your fellow RIMS attendees.  Don't miss this exclusive and spectacular event, we can't wait to see you there!  

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Changing Global Demographics: Your Duty of Care for Every Generation (GRM011)

From baby boomers to millennials, travel risk executives face a range of vigorous demands and risks in international assignments. More experience may mean greater health-related issues while less experienced employees may end up in dangerous situations or with a mental health crisis. Learn how to identify, mitigate and prevent these risks from creating  bigger financial, reputational and legal damage. Look at effective risk management of various generations from a duty of care perspective when employees represent your company in an international setting.

Room: 27AB (Global Lounge)
Category: Global Risk Management (GRM)
Level: Innovative

Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate the risks and threats between multiple generations of corporate travelers.
  • Choose policies that safeguard your globally mobile workforce.
Speakers:
  • Mark Fischer, Lead Coordinating Doctor, Americas, International SOS
  • Matthew Bradley, Regional Security Director Americas, International SOS
Developing a Strategy for Transgender Employees (EMR015)

Public awareness of transgender issues has grown over the past few years, furthered by prominent celebrities and TV shows, President Obama's historic use of the word in his 2015 State of the Union address, and recently-issued OSHA guidelines for how employers should handle issues faced by transgender employees in the workplace. Businesses clearly face increasing scrutiny from regulators, the media and consumers for their approach to the transgender community, but many organizations may find themselves unprepared to address concerns from both transgender and non-transgender employees. It is critical to act now and develop plans for integrating transgender employees into organizations and interacting with transgender clients or customers. During this hot topic session, a risk professional and an employment law attorney will provide practical tools for preparing your organization to navigate the risks that can be associated with transgender employees and customers, as well as ideas on how to find opportunity in both the employment and customer arenas.

Room: 25C
Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)
Level: Foundational

Learning Objectives:
  • Identification of risk issues relating to transgender employees and customers or clients.
  • Best practices and practical approaches for developing policies and plans to address concerns and minimize risks.
  • Understanding opportunities for improving your overall diversity and inclusion strategies
Speakers:
  • Liani Reeves, Attorney, Bullard Law
  • Victoria Nolan, Risk and Benefits Manager, Clean Water Services
Responding to Sexual Abuse Accusations on Campus (PRM003)

What do you do when the unthinkable happens: an employee, volunteer or another participant is accused of sexually abusing a minor in one of your programs? The actions your institution takes in these critical initial moments and those that follow set the stage for a variety of emotions, opinions and legal exposures that may last years, even decades. Have the right abuse prevention system in place and know what to expect in the aftermath. Looking at examples from decades of experience, consider a crisis response plan that addresses victims, family assistance and communications.

Room: 30D
Category: Public Risk Management (PRM)
Level: Foundational

Learning Objectives:
  • Anticipate reactions in the moments after sexual abuse of a minor is alleged.
  • Employ steps that allow you to provide immediate help and resources for victims, parents and the community.
  • Work out an ongoing relationship management plan for authorities, parents and the community.
Speakers:
  • Aaron Lundberg, President and CEO, Praesidium, Inc.
  • Gary Langsdale, Univ. Risk Officer, Pennsylvania State University
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Spencer-RIMS Risk Management Challenge Presentations Final Round (IND022)

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: 24AB
Category: Industry (IND)
Level: Foundational

Speakers:
  • Hans Laessoe, Senior Director, Strategic Risk Management, LEGO System A/S
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Emerging Best Practice Risk Management in the Private and Public Sectors (PRM002)

Are there meaningful differences between risk management in the public and private sectors? This question rests at the center of a long-standing debate invariably laden with political overtones. This in itself is instructive as public and private management are never free from political influence. Explore the distinctive aspects of public entity and private sector risk management. Discuss the approaches of each segment in the steps of the risk management process and insights into best practices. This session is hosted by RIMS San Diego Chapter.

Room: 30E
Category: Public Risk Management (PRM)
Level: Foundational

Learning Objectives:
  • Contrast public and private risk management functions and responsibilities.
  • Describe how differences affect what actions risk management takes in each sector.
  • Determine the duties, liabilities and management styles for both types of risk professionals.
Speakers:
  • Joseph Mazza, Director, Risk Management, MiraCosta Community College District
  • David Dolnick, Risk Manager, The Brady Companies
Using Strategy Maps in Risk Management and Risk Assessment (SRM010)

Explore leading practices in the application of strategy maps for risk management and risk assessment. Examine process and management tools that you can use with strategy maps for risk assessment and as part of risk management initiatives. Utilize strategy maps as a way to describe the strategy of your organization and to facilitate risk dialogues with executive and management teams in risk assessment. This session is hosted by RIMS Strategic Risk Management Development Council.

Room: 29A
Category: Strategic Risk Management (SRM)
Level: Visionary

Learning Objectives:
  • Develop a strategy map that describes the strategic initiatives of your organization.
  • Form an action plan for integrating strategy maps into your program.
Speakers:
  • Mark Frigo, Director, The Center for Strategy, Execution and Valuation and SRM Lab, DePaul University
  • Carol Fox, Vice President Strategic Initiatives, RIMS
7:30 am - 8:30 am
Student Breakfast (STUDENT MEMBERS ONLY) (SMB)

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

Room: Indigo AE Ballroom

9:00 am - 10:00 am
How to Tame the Big One: What's a Risk Manager to Do? (CLM003)

In the midst of a disaster and in the time that follows, each person in your organization focuses on their specific roles and responsibilities to mitigate loss and restore operations. It becomes essential to maintain clear and consistent communication across all levels of management and with key external parties. With a video case study, assess the complexities associated with placing coverage, using it after a catastrophic loss and issues that arise during the recovery process. Get practical insight into how you can manage expectations across all levels of the recovery process.

Room: 31C
Category: Claims Management (CLM)
Level: Foundational

Learning Objectives:
  • Adopt new critical thinking skills for placing coverage.
  • Prepare a plan to resolve complex property and business interruption losses.
  • Use a guide to working with people, processes and activities during disaster recovery.
Speakers:
  • Robert Reeves, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Polly James, Director, Risk Management, Hilton Worldwide
Managing Unique Risks Posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PRM006)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has estimated that by 2020 about 30,000 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will be used for all types of business purposes.  Integration of UAS is a top priority and the FAA is finalizing rules for commercial UAS operations. Hundreds of realized and unrealized uses-border patrol, filming, news gathering, crop dusting, search and rescue, power line patrol and land surveying-pose unique challenges. Will your company or clients be exposed to potential liability from UAS? How can insurance innovation protect them?

Room: 32A
Category: Public Risk Management (PRM)
Level: Innovative

Learning Objectives:
  • Recount the history of UAS.
  • Describe current FAA regulations that govern UAS operations.
  • Identify types of insurance coverages and specific UAS-related exposures that need cover.
Speakers:
  • James Van Meter, Aviation Practice Leader, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  • Mark Lauderbaugh, Director, Risk Management, Crown Castle International Corp.
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Entertainment Industry Session (IND005)

Join your entertainment risk management colleagues to take on a 2015 year-in-review. Participate in a roundtable discussion to explore current topics as well as issues, trends and concerns that affect risk management and the entertainment industry as a whole-in 2016 and beyond. This session is hosted by RIMS Los Angeles Chapter.

Room: 28E
Category: Industry (IND)
Level: Foundational

Learning Objectives:
  • Assemble ideas to improve your solutions for the complex risk management issues you face.
  • Determine the casualty and entertainment insurance and regulatory concerns of foreign film production.
Speakers:
  • Bruce Cohen, Managing Director, Multinational Practice Leader, Marsh
  • Richard Nocella, Vice President, Aviation Practice, Marsh
  • John Moore, VP, Environmental Health & Safety, Fox Networks
  • Sylvia Robinson, Senior Vice President, Reel Media Insurance Services, LLC
  • Vincent Monastersky, Director, Risk Management, Fox Entertainment Group, Inc.
Senior Executive Forum (INS012)

Join the conversation between two executive panels-CEOs from four major brokerages and CEOs and senior executives from four major insurers. Explore future trends with the trend makers. And discover the issues on the minds of the industry's leaders.

Room: 29A
Category: Insurance and Contract Management (ICM)
Level: Visionary

Learning Objectives:
  • Get answers to your most pressing industry questions.
  • Recognize the effect of industry trends on your company and responsibilities.
Speakers:
  • John Lupica, Vice Chairman Chubb Ltd, President NA Major Accounts & Specialty Insurance, Chubb North America
  • Peter Eastwood, President, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance
  • Todd Jones, Co-Head North America, Willis Towers Watson
  • Robert Schimek, CEO, Commercial, AIG
  • Steve McGill, Group President, Aon PLC
  • Stephen Wilder, Vice President, Risk Management, The Walt Disney Company
  • Noelle Codispoti, Executive Director, Gamma Iota Sigma
  • Inga Beale, Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd's of London
  • Donald Bailey, President, Global Sales, Marsh
  • J.Patrick Gallagher, Chairman, President & CEO, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
10:15 am - 11:15 am
Cyber Terrorism: Protecting Critical Infrastructure (CRM009)

Every four days, terrorists, state-sponsored agents, disgruntled employees or industrial spies strike-with a cyber attack or probe-the U.S. power grid or an industrial asset. It is a potent reminder of the vulnerability of business, public safety and national security. Focus on the property damage and business interruption caused by a direct internal or external attack on industrial control systems. Learn how to detect, manage and resolve potential risks to keep ahead of the next attack. And explore innovative public and private sector risk transfer solutions for unresolved risks.

Room: 23AB
Category: Cyber Risk Management (CRM)
Level: Innovative

Learning Objectives:
  • Assemble indicators that help you detect the threats to which your operation could be vulnerable.
  • Adopt a system to test assumptions.
  • Compare solutions for first-party cyber risk management and risk transfer.
Speakers:
  • Steve Mikhlin, Insurance Manager, The Port Authority of NY and NJ
  • Andrew Barratt, Managing Director, Europe Technology Assessment & Advisory Services, Coalfire
  • Russell Kennedy, Divisional Director, BRIT Insurance
The New Game Changer in Managing Worksite Health: Wearable Technology (EMR005)

An exoskeleton that enables mobility and independence will soon step out of the science fiction movie and into your workplace. The potential could transform productivity and costs. From buttons that measure posture to intelligent prosthetics and equipment that measure and report health status, discover the latest wearables and examine specific devices. Discuss their impact on managing and preventing ergonomic risk and injury, hastening return to work and transforming the prognosis and cost of care for seriously injured employees.

Room: 32A
Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)
Level: Innovative

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe wearable technology that could transform care and costs for your employees' injuries.
  • Calculate the return on investment of wearable technologies.
  • Juxtapose the liabilities of these technologies against techniques to control them.
Speakers:
  • Felicia Amenta, WC Program Manager - Higher Education, San Diego County Schools Risk Management JPA
  • Zack Craft, VP of Rehab Solutions, One Call Care Management
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Draw It: How to Use Art to Communicate Risk Data (ERM012)

Follow the path from problem definition to problem solving via visualization. Since ancient times paintings have served to communicate ideas and express thoughts. Images effectively summarize immense data, so it makes sense that the rules of composition and drawing apply to transforming risk management information system data into presentations. Review the ways software can facilitate that overlap of art and risk. Because when it comes to communicating with the first line of risk management, art may be the most effective tool you wield.

Room: 31B
Category: Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Level: Visionary

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply principles of art to create presentations that concentrate data without overwhelming the user.
  • Compare software options for creating charts, graphics and maps, as well as user interaction.
Speakers:
  • Richard Denning, President and CEO, Shelter Island Risk Services
  • Lizabeth Christman, Vice President, Risk Management, Ahold USA, Inc.
Risk Management in the Driver's Seat: Navigating the World of Automated Vehicles (EMR001)

Many new vehicles offer crash avoidance features-warnings and automatic braking-while advances in intelligent transportation systems will soon allow vehicles to communicate with one another and road infrastructure to further avoid incidents. As we move to operations where a machine responds to data it records, how will that data be handled? Examine automated vehicle research, technological advancements and opportunities, political and legal risks and the role of industry professionals. Consider the impact of automated vehicles on your insurance program.

Room: 24C
Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)
Level: Innovative

Learning Objectives:
  • Summarize crash avoidance technology's current risk profile.
  • Determine which risks will be affected by industry and regulatory developments concerning automated vehicles.
Speakers:
  • Kay Wakeman, Research Analyst, Highway Loss Data Instite
  • Jonathan Charak, AVP, Business Performance Management and Execution, Zurich North America
Surveillance: Advanced Strategies with Social Media (CLM010)

With approximately 80 percent of 18- to 49-year-old individuals engaged in social media, the insurance claims community routinely investigates this medium to better educate themselves regarding the specific activities of their claimants. Are you? Using social media as a pre-investigative tool can ensure positive surveillance results. Examine social media trends, history, demographic statistics, privacy issues and privacy expectations. Analyze the integration of this intelligence into an investigative fusion cell and the effective use of synchronized intelligence as an investigative tool.

Room: 31C
Category: Claims Management (CLM)
Level: Innovative

Learning Objectives:
  • Select social media investigative methods to use at your organization.
  • List the essential privacy issues, case law, evidentiary discovery rules and pretexting for social media investigations.
  • Set up rules to use social media investigative results to support future surveillance.
Speakers:
  • Steve Cassell, President & CEO, Command Investigations, LLC
  • Andy Olwert, President, SUNZ Insurance
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Student Advisory Council Networking Lunch (STUDENT MEMBERS ONLY) (SAC)

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

Room: 5AB

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Best Practices for Managing Outdoor Event Risks (PRM005)

Does your organization host outdoor athletics in stadiums or concerts in parks? Uncover the unique challenges you face and the best practices you can use. Consider public safety concerns-weather conditions, power, electricity and lighting, trip hazards and pet risks. Look at human health-medical needs and first aid, bathrooms and trash. Examine security-crowd control, prohibited items, perimeters and communications. Know legal and regulatory rules for temporary structures, noise and traffic. And understand how event cancellation insurance reduces the financial risk.

Room: 32A
Category: Public Risk Management (PRM)
Level: Foundational

Learning Objectives:
  • Assemble initiatives that manage the effect of extreme weather conditions on events.
  • Adopt best practices for managing event security.
  • Acquire techniques for procuring cancellation coverage and processing claims.
Speakers:
  • William Dolamore, Purchasing Dir./Risk Mgt, University Athletic Association
We Can Work It Out: Integrating Millennials into the Workplace (CAD005)

By 2028, three-quarters of your employees will be millennials. They will bring unique views on responsibility, loyalty and other workplace values. As you prepare to compete for their favor-against technology firms, nonprofits and other popular sectors-how will you build a workplace culture that attracts and retains the most talented? See how one company shifted its culture. Embrace up-and-coming talent while respecting and valuing current employees' contributions by building for the future without detracting from current business needs.

Room: 24C
Category: Career Development (CAD)
Level: Innovative

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply practices that attract and retain top millennial talent.
  • Determine steps you can take to help younger workers succeed.
Speakers:
  • Melissa Dunn, VP and Managing Director, Helmsman Mangement Services
  • Stephanie Conner, Senior Analyst, Risk Management, The Walt Disney Company
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Casino Industry Session (IND003)

The gaming industry remains one of the most diverse and risk-exposed. Use real-life scenarios-of property, casualty, workers' compensation and directors' and officers' risks-to build interactive and collaborative solutions. Hear an industry panel's views and opinions on subjects you control in this collaborative and audience-driven networking opportunity. If you are a risk professional, carrier, broker or casino service provider, come find education and entertainment.        

Room: 30A
Category: Industry (IND)
Level: Foundational

Learning Objectives:
  • Compare real solutions to the emerging risks the gaming industry faces.
  • Apply examples of expertise and experience to your casino claims.
Speakers:
  • Brian Taliaferro, Director, Risk Solutions Global Entertainment, Aon Corporation
  • Paula Gentile, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, MGM Resorts International Risk Management
Higher Education Risk Management Industry Session: A Potpourri of Issues and Solutions (IND012)

Join the University Risk Management & Insurance Association (URMIA) to explore five hot topics in higher education risk management. Hear a panel of experts from across the industry spectrum discuss: cyber liability, real estate, international operations, athletic risk and experiential learning. Then, join an interactive journey into emerging topics in higher education risk. Prior to the conference, submit your questions regarding other risk management issues or concerns to be addressed by the group.

Room: 29A
Category: Industry (IND)
Level: Foundational

Learning Objectives:
  • List changes to the risk profiles of the five hottest topics in higher education risk management.
  • Assemble peer-based strategies to address your specific issues.
  • Assess your risk mitigation skills based on input from panel experts and participants.
Speakers:
  • Luke Figora, Assistant VP, Risk Mgmt & Environmental Health & Safety, Northwestern University
  • Gary Langsdale, Univ. Risk Officer, Pennsylvania State University
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Future Forecast: How Drones, Sensors and Integrated Apps are Rewriting all the Rules (EMR006)

Next generation technologies-sensors, drones and wearable devices-redefine operations. But consider this example: more than 40 percent of construction companies have no data risk management procedures for such solutions. Could the same be said for your industry? Review a brief history of data management and connectivity in virtual reality, augmented reality and wearable devices. See demonstrations of emerging technologies. And determine the data security you will need to adopt when your organization employs them.

Room: 23AB
Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)
Level: Innovative

Learning Objectives:
  • Pinpoint where emerging technologies reshape data mobility, visualization and access at your organization.
  • Translate others' experience into approaches that address your technology adoption and research.
Speakers:
  • James Benham, Chief Executive Officer, SmartCompliance, Inc.
How to Build or Be a Risk Professional's Successor (CAD013)

If you manage your corporate risks as RIMS taught you, then one of the biggest risks your company faces is the failure of a risk management succession plan. Whether you want to create a risk management legacy or seek to be that successor, examine strategies that build relationships with management and create future success. Learn how to find and develop the right person with the right knowledge, personality, skills, drive and situational awareness. Because the best legacy you can leave is a strong successor.

Room: 28AB
Category: Career Development (CAD)
Level: Visionary

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify the qualities your successor will need.
  • Choose strategies for successor development.
  • Anticipate pitfalls that could prevent successor approval from management.
Speakers:
  • Joseph Meaney, Vice President, Global Insurance and Risk Engineering, The AES Corporation
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Food Processing and Consumer Beverages Industry Session (IND008)

Join a roundtable debate on current issues related to food processing and consumer beverages, including: insurance programs, broker services and fees, benchmarking safety programs, workers' compensation, loss prevention and food safety. Take the opportunity to network with new contacts and ask questions on challenges or risk treatments for your company. This session is open to those companies involved in food processing and distribution and beverage companies involved in soft drinks, wines, beer, distilled spirits, bottled water, juices, tea and coffee.

Room: 30B
Category: Industry (IND)
Level: Foundational

Learning Objectives:
  • Expand your networking circle with new contacts.
  • Apply best practices from peers to your food processing and consumer beverage industry risks.
Speakers:
  • Roseanne Parans, Senior Director, Global Risk & Insurance, Cott Corporation
We Didn't Start the Fire: A Mock Property Claim (CLM012)

Based upon a real-world complex property claim, actors will role-play a series insurer and insured interactions following a major property loss.  Explore the importance of the dialogue and actions taken between the various parties over the course of the claim.  Learn how to manage the entire claim process, from the first 24 hours after an incident through the claim settlement process.  Different approaches will be presented and group discussions will follow each exchange.  

Room: 30A
Category: Claims Management (CLM)
Level: Innovative

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how to manage the property claim process
  • Be equipped to get your organization through a major loss
  • Gain valuable takeaways for your disaster planning process
Speakers:
  • Mark R Bruaski, Executive General Adjuster, York Risk Services Group
  • David Macknin, President and CEO, Alper Services LLC
  • Kevin Grudzien, Director, Forensic Accounting, Quantum Global Advisors LLC
  • Marco Flores, Senior Director, Risk Management, Equity Office
10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Affordable Care Act and Same-Sex Marriage: Implications Under Your EPL Program (LGL010)

Move beyond the political divide in Washington, D.C. as you explore the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring states to recognize same-sex marriage. These developments have the potential to increase discrimination claims under federal and state laws. Look at the overlap between the ACA, disability discrimination laws, wellness programs and the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act. This could affect how underwriters perceive your company's employment practices liability (EPL) risk.

Room: 24AB
Category: Legal and Regulatory (LGL)
Level: Masters

Learning Objectives:
  • Determine the impact of the same-sex marriage court decision on your company's leave policies.
  • Recognize the implications for securing-and filing claims under-EPL polices.
Speakers:
  • Robert Vryhof, VP, Risk Management, Republic Services, Inc.
  • Mercedes Colwin, Managing Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP
The Story of a Safe Trip: A Paid Paranoid's Point of View (RIC005)

Stories have the power to break down barriers, achieve results and capture our imaginations. So, listen to a tale of risk avoidance and traveler productivity as a newly-minted MBA takes her first international sales trip. From pretrip planning and departure to the journey home, experience the perfect trip from a travel risk management point of view. See how education and preparation-involving both traveler and organization-protects your employees, company finances and corporate reputation.

Room: 30D
Category: Risk Control (RIC)
Level: Foundational

Learning Objectives:
  • Define the travel risks your employees could encounter.
  • Add education, crisis management training and travel risk management strategies to your program.
  • Decide how you will align your crisis response with your company's duty of care objectives.
Speakers:
  • Jim Hutton, Chief Security Officer, On Call International
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Assessing the Senseless: Global Terrorism Threats and Commercial Risk Management (RIC001)

Increased terrorist activity over the past decade has left risk professionals searching for answers. This risk is a function of three interrelated components: the threat to a target, the vulnerability of a specific target to the threat and the resulting consequences if the target is attacked. Each aspect of terrorism risk can be measured and mitigated to provide protection for businesses and individuals. Review global terrorism threats to your commercial properties and examine a risk management framework for assessing and mitigating the associated exposures.

Room: 30A
Category: Risk Control (RIC)
Level: Foundational

Learning Objectives:
  • Summarize the current terrorist activity that could affect your facilities.
  • Assemble tools to protect your people and assets against terrorist threats.
  • Choose metrics to measure your organization's terrorist threat vulnerability.
Speakers:
  • Hector Mastrapa, Vice President, Insurance/Safety & Security-Americas, Marriott International, Inc.
  • Gus Green, Global CAT Terrorism Specialist, AIG
The New Face of Risk Management in a Modern Corporate World (CAD011)

Well-staffed risk management departments, large corporate budgets and straight-forward insurance and risk transfer programs. These are driven by leaner corporate structures, global operations and political events, increased reliance on vendors, technology and data and broader financial means. The leaner, more fluid, global organization faces both market advantages and unintended disadvantages. Learn why you need to relearn how you evaluate and choose insurance programs to meet modern corporate needs.

Room: 25AB
Category: Career Development (CAD)
Level: Visionary

Learning Objectives:
  • Select tools to manage department staffing and efficient utilization.
  • Calculate the necessary frequency of risk refresh evaluations.
  • Apply a formal critique to your loss control and claims handling procedures.
Speakers:
  • Andreea Brezeanu, Manager, Ernst & Young
  • Richard Sarnie, Director, Risk Management & Procurement, Vitamin Shoppe
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Geopolitical Risks: Assess the Ever-Changing Challenges (EMR010)

The news tells you daily: from terrorism, civil commotion, strikes, currency inconvertibility or nationalization and expropriation of assets, geopolitical instability leaves businesses with damaged production lines and scrambles to find alternative suppliers. With C-suite concern piqued, you must deal proactively with the unpredictable impact on business, production and supply chains. You may even help your organization find untapped opportunities. Learn how a global Fortune 500 company assesses geopolitical risk and the impact on its business and production.

Room: 29B
Category: Emerging Risks (EMR)
Level: Masters

Learning Objectives:
  • Rate the top geopolitical risks that affect your organization's operations.
  • Anticipate developments in geopolitical unrest.
  • Identify insurance industry solutions that help manage geopolitical risks.
Speakers:
  • Christof Bentele, Head Crisis Management, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  • Alexander Mahnke, CEO Insurance, Siemens
  • Corina Monaghan, SVP, Jardine Lloyd Thompson
The Internet of Things: A Good News/Bad News Story (CRM010)

In 1982, on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University, a nondescript Coke machine became the first Internet-connected appliance and a portent of things to come. Today, the Internet of Things has grown out of a convergence of technologies. It has led to increased productivity and efficiency, but also what many consider to be the greatest network security risk. Understand this evolution and its impact on your insurance coverage and risk mitigation strategies. Learn how a focused approach-identify, protect, detect, respond and recover-can incorporate security while leveraging technological benefits.

Room: 23AB
Category: Cyber Risk Management (CRM)
Level: Innovative

Learning Objectives:
  • Apply an approach to identify exposures caused by the Internet of Things.
  • Select strategies to enhance your organization's cyber security capabilities.
  • Link remaining network exposures to coverage solutions.
Speakers:
  • Gerry Kane, Cyber Security Segment Director, Zurich Services Corporation
  • Sean Patton, Sr. Director, Global Risk Management, Corp. Finance, Brightstar
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