Register Now - Virtual Event - October 25, 2023



The Accelerated Landscape of Emerging Risks

How Boards Govern When Risks Advance at Warp Speed

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

1:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

Virtual Event - Zoom Platform

Individual Admission: $495.00

*BRC Member Discount 20% off with promo code


About the Event:
The event will include discussions of current and emerging risks facilitated by horizon scanning that provides a real-time and forward-thinking perspective. Key risk topics will include ESG, DEI, AI, and Political Polarization. BRC’s goal is to maximize directors’ and CROs’ risk role on boards by enabling optimal risk oversight and embedding risk considerations into organizational processes. BRC event attendees are seasoned corporate directors and senior executives who serve on, or work with, Risk Committees or Board Committees overseeing risk, including Audit, ESG, Strategy, and Talent & Compensation. 



This agenda is subject to change as additional speakers are confirmed.

The full event program including speaker bios will be available for attendees closer to the event date. 

The event will be held in Eastern Time.

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1:00 pm – 1:05 pm

Welcome (5 minutes) 

1:05 pm – 1:45 pm    

Panel on Climate/ESG (25 mins + 15 mins Q&A)

– Patrick Decker: President and CEO, Xylem
– Eivind Lorgen: Independent Board Chair & Investor; Chair Emeritus SASB/ISSB Investor Advisory Board
Moderator: Gary S. Roboff, Shared Assessments Senior Advisor; BRC Board Member
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm    

Peer Exchange (45 mins)

Discuss emerging risks and new challenges – the director’s experience today.

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm    

Panel on AI (30 mins + 15 mins Q&A)

- Eric B. Bruce, US Head of litigation, arbitration & global investigations, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP

- Jonathan Dambrot: CEO, Cranium
- Shamla Naidoo: Non-Executive Director; Head of Cloud Strategy & Innovation, Netskope

- Moderator: Susan King: Dean Emeritus, John Thomas Kerr Distinguished Professor at UNC Hussman School of Journalism & Media

3:15 pm – 3:25 pm    

Break (10 minutes)

3:25 pm – 4:05 pm    

Geopolitical Risks Here and Abroad (25 mins + 15 mins Q&A)

-  The Honorable Deborah K. Jones, US Ambassador (ret)

- Valerie Plame, Former Covert CIA Operations Officer

4:05 pm – 4:45 pm

Conversation on Confronting DEI Pushback (25 mins + 15 mins Q&A)

- Lisa Argrette Ahmad: Founder & Principal, Second Wave Advisory

- Phyllis J. Campbell: Vice Chairman, retired, JPMorgan Chase; Corporate Director & Board Advisory; Edward V. Fritzky Chair in Leadership, University of Washington, Foster School of Business

- Moderator: Jeff Green, Managing Diversity Reporter, Bloomberg News

4:45 pm – 5:25 pm

Peer Exchange (40 minutes)
Discuss how boards are addressing quickly changing emerging risks.
Scenario planning/tabletop exercises – share helpful experiences. 

5:25 pm - 5:30 pm

 Final Adjournment (5 minutes)


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