This year's NACD Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) is titled Adaptive Governance: Board Oversight of Disruptive Risks. Join your fellow directors to discuss the findings of the report and learn how other boards are dealing with today's uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment. The volatility of global information networks, shifting business models, disruptive natural events and unpredictable global economics and geopolitics combined with fundamental transformative technology are causing boards to rethink how they govern and how decisions are made. As a result, directors need to assess, discuss, and oversee disruptive risks that could have a significant economic, operational, and/or reputational impact and provide guidance that helps our companies and organizations be better prepared to respond when the unforeseen does occur. Join directors from International Paper, Brighthouse Financial and Cross Creek Energy for a lively discussion on real world stories regarding the content of the 2018 BRC and best practices on building board proficiency in adaptive governance and turning uncertainty into sustainable advantage.
Prepare for the upcoming 2019 proxy season, which will soon be upon us. Hear about changes from ISS and Glass Lewis, new regulatory and legislative initiatives, and how Boards are thinking about executive compensation and corporate governance from a panel of experts including Compensation Committee Chairs and technical experts.
Recent research indicates that 77 percent of S&P 500 companies disclosed engagement with investors, with over 32 percent of respondents reporting director involvement. Why are investors engaging boards and what should board directors know, anticipate, and communicate through proxy statements? You will hear from experts from ISS, BlackRock, and Northern Trust, representing global institutions with trillions of dollars of shareholder assets, with insights on key issues for investors, investor engagements, and analytics on trends impacting corporate boards. This is a not-to-miss program to understand the evolving pace of change in the investor engagement/activism arena and hot topics for your board to consider.
Panelists: Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, BlackRock, John Roe, Principal, ISS Capital, and Mamadou Abou-Sarr, Director of Product Development and Sustainable Investing, Northern Trust.
With legal exposure for directors at an all-time high, you must be aware of the current threat landscape and options available to protect yourself from liability. In this session, you will hear from experts on where your exposure is likely to come from and how the areas of interest of the plaintiffsâ€™ bar are growing broader to encompass new territory such as cyber and #MeToo. Looking at examples and recent case law, this session will also delve into large general liability claims and shareholder derivative suits. Most importantly, our panel will provide you with the latest D&O liability insurance market observations and strategies for maximizing your own protection from claims.
Stuart Miller, executive chairman of Lennar Corporation, the country's largest home builder, will share his perspective on how data is altering our world.
Embracing change and rethinking everything is what it will take to succeed in the future. Get an insider's look at how Lennar Corporation is leveraging technology and being on the cutting edge as an innovator in their industry. Please mark your calendar for our launch event of the 2018-2019 season.
Join your director peers for a complimentary breakfast for an exclusive interview of John A. Quelch, Vice Provost of the University of Miami, and Dean of the Miami Business School.
Led by dynamic NACD Chapter Advancement Officer Susan Paley, whose career spans not only corporate governance but also the international media sector, including work with BBC, the Discovery Networks, C-SPAN, and The World Bank, you'll hear candid answers to questions.
Directors Oversight of Disruptive Risks (Cyber, Crypto, and Disruptive Economies)
All organizations are facing business model disruption, and directors play an important role in understanding the nature, pace, and impacts of disruptive risks, including rapid innovations in technology (e.g., robotics, digitalization), new forms of supply chains (e.g., Amazon), or even fundamental changes in the way business is conducted (e.g., blockchain, crypto currencies). While disruption can add to risks such as cyber security, it also presents organizations with significant opportunity to maintain or add to shareholder value.
NACD Florida, Protiviti, and Akerman are pleased to present a high-impact discussion to help directors identify and govern the ways their organizations deal with disruptive risks. Join experts in innovative strategies, public policy, and cyber as they provide perspective on ways directors can help take advantage of opportunities in emerging areas of digitalization, supply chain/blockchain, and cyber risk management and how these fast-paced risks can be managed along the way.
Please join us and an impressive panel of experts at the spectacular Pavilion at Steinbrenner Field for this event. A catered reception will follow the program.
Plan to attend the conversation about leadership in the boardroom featuring Sue Kronick, currently on the board of American Airlines Group, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and a Trustee of the Knight Foundation, and Ron Williams, who currently serves as a director of American Express, The Boeing Company, Johnson & Johnson and Envision Healthcare. The moderator will be Frank Scruggs who serves on the boards of SunTrust Banks, Inc., Guidewell Mutual Holding Corporation and its subsidiary Florida Blue, and the NACD Florida Chapter. Northern Trust will host this event.
What impact has culture played in the recent headlines about companies such as Uber and Wells Fargo? What is the board's role in shaping culture and how can it have an impact? Does culture have concrete value for an organization? The recently released NACD Blue Ribbon Commission Report Culture as a Corporate Asset focuses on the importance of directors playing a greater role in the discussion of organizational culture. In the corporate context, culture has been described as "the sum of shared assumptions, values, and beliefs that create the unique character of an organization."
Join our outstanding panel of corporate leaders to unpack this conversation. Their experience and expertise serving in leadership roles in the C-suite and the boardroom will make this conversation rich with stories and examples of how the board can influence the culture of your organizations.
Cyber security is a huge concern for boards worldwide, but the subject can feel like a black box of technical jargon to those charged with its oversight.
Join Ericsson director Nora Denzel as she moderates a panel of leading security executives from Lennar, RCCL and AutoNation. On the frontlines of protecting data, this renowned group will share not only the questions directors should ask management about cyber security, but also how directors should interpret the answers they receive.
You cannot afford to sit this one out. Join us and your director peers on January 23, 2018, at Northern Trust in Ft. Lauderdale.