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THOUGHT LEADER THEATER

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The RIMS Thought Leader Theater (TLT) offers attendees additional education through a series of succinct, interactive discussions on a variety of topics. Watch the video recordings of these  presentations.

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10:30 am - 10:55 am
Data Science for Risk Management (TLT001)

The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionized modern-day life, but what has the IoT done already and how can it transform the risk management field? We will explore how risk managers should analyze the vast amount of data generated by companies’ use of sensors, wearables and other smart tools. This includes data being generated by the IoT as well as data science concepts, such as clustering, text mining and network analysis. We will also share how data visualizations can help risk managers discover additional insights from data and communicate the findings to top management.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Michael Elliott, Senior Director of Knowledge Resources, The Institutes
11:00 am - 11:25 am
Engaging the C-suite: Leveraging Risk-Related Thought Leadership in Your Organization (TLT002)

Learn how to position risk management as a key contributor to your organization’s strategic thinking. Examine the annual Excellence in Risk Management report from Marsh and RIMS and the Global Risk Report from the World Economic Forum to see how you can highlight current and emerging risk trends for your senior leaders.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Brian Elowe, Managing Director, Global Risk Management, Marsh
11:30 am - 11:55 am
10 Things You Thought Microsoft Excel Could Not Do (TLT003)

Microsoft Excel remains your go-to resource, regardless of your risk management information system’s capabilities. See how Excel remains an essential tool for aggressive data-centric analysis of past events. Renew your appreciation for the value of a software resource you already own.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Ira Skop, Partner, Shelter Island Risk Services
  • Matthew Replogle, Manager of Risk Management, Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC
12:00 pm - 12:25 pm
10 Tips for Nailing Down Responsive Cyber Coverage (TLT004)

Get the tools you need to purchase the cyber insurance you want. Review the most important coverages as well as ways to avoid traps and increase protection from actual risks. Plus, take a look at claims handling practices that maximize the likelihood of a full recovery.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Debbie Gramer, Director, Global Risk Management, Arrow Electronics, Inc.
  • Joshua Gold, Shareholder, Anderson Kill
1:00 pm - 1:25 pm
Renewable Energy: What Are the Risks? (TLT006)

Examine the challenges and reduce the risks of photovoltaic system—solar power—installations. Understand the implications of still-emerging standards and best practices and unknown structural implications. Learn to evaluate and mitigate fire, wind loading and the possibility of damage caused by weight issues.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • James Breitkreitz, Executive Technical Director Risk Engineering, Zurich Services Corporation
1:30 pm - 1:55 pm
Human Capital Analytics and Risk Management (TLT007)

This presentation will discuss how human capital analytics can be used in risk assessment and risk management.  It will describe case studies using human capital analytics to predict financial results and manage risk and includes a checklist on conducting a Strategic Human Capital Analytics Initiative and how to integrate human capital analytics in Strategy Maps.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Mark Frigo, Director, The Center for Strategy, Execution and Valuation and SRM Lab, DePaul University
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
Alternatives in Food Sustainability Consequences: Taking on One Hot Potato at a Time (TLT008)

In the next 50 years, we will have to produce enough food for nearly 2 billion more people. New risks will emerge as we change the way operate and feed the world. Focus on consumer food preferences and their effect on worldwide food supply sustainability. Engage in a balanced conversation about consumer education, GMOs and allergens.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Lance Reeve, Senior Risk Management Consultant, Nationwide Insurance Company
2:30 pm - 2:55 pm
Artificial Intelligence: Risk Implications and Opportunities (TLT009)

How important is artificial intelligence (AI) to your role? With thought-leadership focus, discover the current and planned capability of AI to identify, assess and make decisions on risk. Assess AI’s maturity and development challenges based on the findings of an emerging risk report. Debate whether a machine can be given a risk appetite and define the parameters of its decision process. Examine opportunities for risk understanding and the implications for insurance and your risk exposure.   

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Nick Beecroft, Manager, Emerging Risks & Research, Lloyd's
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Mitigating the Risks of International Travel for Women (TLT010)

Cultural differences worldwide create scenarios and safety considerations unique to female travelers—from cultural considerations for dress and decorum to rules on transportation and travel. Prepare and protect your female travelers with pretravel safety workshops.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Lisa Arredondo, Manager, Response Services, Global Rescue
3:30 pm - 3:55 pm
New Uses for Old Captives (TLT011)

Recognize when you should revive a dormant captive to support a broader risk management strategy for legacy and emerging liabilities. Analyze captive issues such as environmental statutory financial assurance requirements, emerging risks, domicile choice, capitalization, uninsurable risks, recent tax opinions and administrative hurdles.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Daniel Chefitz, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Troy Chute, Manager Discontinued Operations, PepsiCo
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Culture: The Secret Weapon Against Cybercrime (TLT012)

When it comes to fighting cybercrimes, culture is the best defense: acknowledge the inevitability of breaches, talk up simple practices and adopt smart behaviors. Learn five steps to building a strong, risk-aware culture that can reduce the potential impact of both cyber and operational threats.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Ray Vazquez, CEO, Infinitive Insight
4:30 pm - 4:55 pm
Opis: The RIMS Information Network (TLT013)

Experience Opis, a dynamic virtual platform that provides customized content recommendations based on your personal interests, competencies and skills.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Ashley Morris, Member Engagement & Retention Manager, RIMS
10:30 am - 10:55 am
Career Success “Hacks” for the Risk Management Professional (TLT014)

Risk is frequently evolving and continuing education is always essential to help you stay up-to-date. A key component of this is executing a strategic professional development plan that will set you apart from the crowd. In this session, we’ll explore three types of career “hacks” that will help all risk managers become more effective and add value to their organization: knowledge hacks, personal hacks and professional hacks. Incorporating tips to hone both soft and hard skills, we’ll drill into these three techniques and leave you with tangible actions to chart a course for lifelong learning.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Ann Myhr, Senior Director of Knowledge Resources, The Institutes
11:00 am - 11:25 am
Zika Virus Outbreak: What Risk Managers Need to Know (TLT015)

The Zika Virus is receiving worldwide attention and rightly so. In January, the World Health Organization declared Zika a public health emergency, only the third time since 2007 that a disease has reached this level. The virus has spread to more than two dozen countries, and there are concerns as the Summer Games approach in Brazil. This special update for risk managers will look at the virus' spread, scientific findings and health risks and threats. We’ll also discuss what organizations are doing to combat and respond to this growing threat to travelers, as well as expatriates and local nationals. 

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Robert Quigley, Senior Vice President and Regional Medical Director, Americas, International SOS
11:30 am - 11:55 am
Insurance M&A: The Rapidly Changing Landscape (TLT016)

With soft pricing, the influx of third-party capital into the reinsurance market, low investment returns and elusive growth opportunities, could consolidation be the insurance industry panacea? Review the drivers of mergers and acquisitions in the life, health, property and casualty and reinsurance sectors. 

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Grace Vandecruze, Managing Director, Grace Global Capital LLC
12:30 pm - 12:55 pm
The Human Element: Understanding Human Performance Impact on Risk Management (TLT018)

Take into account how humans actually behave. Discuss cognitive biases that affect our ability to make effective decisions about risk. Look at the limitations of human awareness in business operations. Learn to create an open corporate culture that encourages improvement and recognizes the value of learning from failure.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Shari Heino, Manager of Risk and Compliance, Brazos Electric Cooperative
1:00 pm - 1:25 pm
The Electronic Financial Revolution: Digital Wallets and Currency (TLT019)

Technology-revolutionized payment methods and digital currency, such as Bitcoin, present risks for both the buyer and seller. Consider release of personally identifiable information, forgery and security lapses in mobile software platforms and the carrier involved in the transaction. Can you manage these risks?

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Shawn Ram, National Technology Practice Leader, Executive Managing Director, Crystal & Company
1:30 pm - 1:55 pm
Global Risk Agility and Decision Making (TLT020)

Risk agility implies not treating risk as a cost of doing business, but as a catalyst for growth. A leading expert in risk and resilience, will bring the concept of risk agility to life through a series of case studies that cut across industries, countries, and the public and private sectors. These rich, real-world examples underscore how once mighty organizations can be brought to their knees – and even their demise – by simple miscalculations or a failure to adhere to corporate value systems. Participants will gain deep insights into specific risk domains that are shaping our world, as well as a frame of reference from which to think about risk management and decision making.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Dante Disparte, Founder and CEO, Risk Cooperative
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
Hitting the Driverless Road: A Spectrum of Risk Management Implications (TLT021)

With advances in artificial intelligence and telematics, it’s not a question of if driverless cars will hit the market, but when. For risk managers, the when and how autonomous features are added to vehicles creates countless questions and risk scenarios for all industries. Which is the safer and more viable introduction track – the gradual introduction of driver-assist technologies that most carmakers are employing now? Or Google’s approach of developing a completely autonomous vehicle? This is a preview of Martin Frappolli’s Streaming Transportation session on Wednesday, where we’ll explore the viability and possible timelines for each deployment approach, the pros and cons and implications for risk managers.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Martin Frappolli, Senior Director of Knowledge Resources, The Institutes
2:30 pm - 2:55 pm
Defend against Data Breaches: A 6 Step Plan for Data Breach Discovery and Recovery (TLT022)

As a Navy SEAL and intelligence operations officer you always train to accept change.  There is no end-state to being prepared, only a next-state.  The same thing goes for your data breach protection plans.  In this session you will learn how data loss detection can be dramatically improved by applying 6 steps to rapidly gain an integrated view of where your data is, how you maintain control of the data and the efforts to take if your data has been exposed on the open, deep, dark web.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Mary Beth Borgwing, LemonFish
3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
Emerging ERM in Emerging Markets (TLT023)

Examine a framework that utilizes an enterprise risk management (ERM) approach tailored to risk mitigation in emerging markets. Learn to apply this approach to the unique exposures of both your company and your supplier locations and operations.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Richard Zhang, Underwriting Supervisor, Lloyd's Insurance Company (China) Limited
4:00 pm - 4:25 pm
Vendor Risk Management: Who’s in Your Network? (TLT025)

Take a comprehensive approach to data security, including a thorough examination of outside vendors. Know the enterprise risk management tools available, including contractual risk management, vendor assessment, tracking software tools and appropriate cyber insurance.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Thomas Fuhrman, Managing Director | Cyber Security Consulting and Advisory Services, Marsh Risk Consulting
  • Michal Gnatek, Senior Vice President, Marsh
4:30 pm - 4:55 pm
Going Global? Best Claims Management Practices for Nonprofit Organizations (TLT026)

Higher education institutions, humanitarian agencies, faith-based organizations and other nonprofits face a complex maze of unique risk issues as they operate around the world. Get tips, real-time examples of best practices and new tools to handle and resolve incidents, claims and litigation that may affect your global operations.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Learning Objectives:
  • rotocol for conducting international incident investigations; Avoiding potential litigation "landmines" involving employees, students & volunteers; Role of TPA's, legal counsel, insurers & brokers
10:30 am - 10:55 am
It’s Missing in Mexico (TLT027)

Theft and misappropriation in Mexico are constant risks suffered by many international companies doing business there. See how you can tackle the challenge to protect your company’s goods and inventory in transit and in storage.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Alejandro Glaentzlin, Executive General Adjuster-Global Technical Services, Crawford & Company de Mexico
  • Luz Angela Fethers, Regl. Insurance Mgr.- Western Hemisphere, Cargill, Incorporated
11:00 am - 11:25 am
RIMS Risk Maturity Model: How can I improve my ERM process and provide business value? (TLT028)

How do you build a sustainable ERM program that provides a direct link to business performance? It’s all about bench-marking your capabilities to see where you are weakest and knowing what action to take to improve.  The RIMS Risk Maturity Model (RMM) is a best-practice framework for ERM and a free online assessment tool for risk professionals to rank their programs against the best practice standards. Learn how to measure and improve your current ERM program with a method that is statistically linked to up to 25% market valuation premiums. 

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Steven Minsky, CEO, LogicManager, Inc.
11:30 am - 11:55 am
Coverage for the Cannabis Industry: Present and Future Risk Management Opportunities (TLT029)

As the legal cannabis market grows, so do the risks. Explore the business risks, liabilities and coverage issues specific to cannabis retailers, infused extracts companies, cultivators and the ancillary companies serving this maturing industry. 

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Justin Moriconi, Associate, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
12:00 pm - 12:25 pm
Five Essential Crisis Management Capabilities (TLT030)

Improve your crisis management methods with situation awareness, a common operating picture and common ground, threat intelligence, and a command and control framework. Consider team training for generating on-the-fly creativity. And explore decision making, shifting responsibilities and getting leadership support for your initiative.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Sean Murphy, President & CEO, Lootok, Ltd.
12:30 pm - 12:55 pm
Emerging Risk: Staffing Shortages in Our Industry (TLT031)

By 2020, nearly half of the current management-level staff in the risk management industry will be retired. The pool of qualified new hires cannot keep pace. Take on the responsibility to build career awareness and interest. See how you can encourage students through on-campus awareness campaigns, internship programs, recruiting and training. 

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Danielle Lisenbey, President and CEO, Broadspire
1:00 pm - 1:25 pm
Resiliency: ERM or BCM Functionality? (TLT032)

Resiliency is about protecting your environment as part of your organization’s enterprise risk management (ERM) portfolio. It is no longer just a business continuity management (BCM) function. Examine how resiliency will become part of your ERM program and what that means to the non-risk professional.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Michele Turner, Business Continuity Leader and Industry Instructor, Microsoft
1:30 pm - 1:55 pm
Cyber Insurance: Things to Consider Before You Buy (TLT033)

Purchasing cyber insurance policies may not always be the best option. Discuss the pitfalls of cyber risk and insurance, how to avoid making mistakes, what to look for when evaluating policies and the influence of the insurance industry, insureds, the legal system and government.

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Mark Millard, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP
2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
How to Submit a Winning Session Submission Form (TLT034)

Join the RIMS Annual Conference Programing Committee, and learn the pros and cons on how to submit a Session Submission Form that will earn you a speaking engagement at RIMS 2017 in Philadelphia! 

Room: RIMS Hub-Booth# 1135 (Hall D)
Category: Thought Leader Theater (TLT)
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Speakers:
  • Ellen Shew Holland, ARM, DRM, MSF, Associate Vice President / Chief Risk Officer, Southern Methodist University
  • Anne Chalmers, VP, Risk & Security; Chair, Materials Stewardship Committee, Teck Resources Limited
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