Agenda & Tracks

Supply Chain InsightAgenda

At Supply Chain Insight, you will have the opportunity to attend keynote speeches, presentations and panel discussions from subject matter experts in three specific streams: product compliance, corporate social responsibility and vendor management. Attendees will be able to customize their agendas, allowing them to attend targeted sessions on the topics that matter most to them.

KNOWLEDGETRACKS

Supply Chain Insight will offer three targeted educational tracks, as well as general knowledge sessions. The conference agenda will be customizable, so you can choose which sessions align most with your interests and needs.

  • Product Compliance | PC

    Receive updates and guidance concerning major global regulations, and how new and changing requirements could impact your company.

    • U.S. Economic Sanctions: Enforcement & Penalties
    • Industry-Standard Approaches to Managing Substances in Products
    • Making Your Product Compliance Program a Competitive Advantage
    • Dollars & Sense: The True Cost of Product Compliance
    • How to Build a Technical File (Workshop)
    • Navigating the Complex World of Product Compliance: Practical Advice From the Field
    • Leveraging Standards for Program Efficiency
    • The Regulatory Landscape in 2020: EU Waste Framework & New Requirements
  • Corporate Social Responsibility | CSR

    Hear insights from experts in responsible minerals, human trafficking and slavery, and sustainability.

    • Standardizing Approaches to Ethical Issues in the Supply Chain
    • Managing Reputational Risk
    • Responsible Minerals: A Global Expansion
    • Corporate Social Responsibility as a Competitive Advantage
    • Responsible Minerals: Data Collection, Analysis, & Reporting (WorkShop)
    • From the Top Down: Meeting Board and Investor CSR Expectations
    • Mind the Gap: Are Indirect Suppliers Putting Your Organization at Risk?
    • Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Vendor Management Session | VM

    Leverage expertise from professionals working in trade compliance, information security and related fields.

    • Vendor Management: Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains: The Legal Landscape
    • Navigating Department of Defense Procurement Requirements
    • Corruption & Compliance: Managing Requirements Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
    • Minimizing the Impact of Tariffs on Procurement Processes
    • Navigating Uncertainty in Trade Compliance (WorkShop)
    • Know Your Customer, Know Your Risk
    • Information Security: What Boards Need to Know for Reputation Management
    • Managing Brexit & Protectionist Trade Policies

Agenda

Tuesday 19th

8–9 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9–10:30 AM

Welcome & Keynote

Human Trafficking: How We End Modern Slavery in Our Time

Speaker:

Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino

United Nations Goodwill
Ambassador in the Global Fight
Against Human Trafficking

Academy Award-winning actress and United Nations (UN) Goodwill Ambassador Mira Sorvino first expressed her passion for social justice at Harvard University, where she was awarded the Hoopes Prize for her summa thesis on racial conflict between Chinese and African students in the People’s Republic of China.

In 2009, Sorvino was appointed to her current position as the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)’s Goodwill Ambassador in the Global Fight Against Human Trafficking. She has traveled to Mexico and Spain to launch the UN’s Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking, and to London and Bangkok, Thailand to promote the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking. She represented the UNODC at the Vatican at the 2nd Annual Conference on Modern Day Slavery, and she regularly addresses the UN General Assembly.

She has also testified before the U.S. Senate on human trafficking; supported legislative change at the National Conference of State Legislators; and spoken at the National Association of Attorneys General, the American Bar Association, the Mashable Social Good Summit and the Deloitte Center to reform state laws on human trafficking.

In addition to her work in human rights, Sorvino is a highly accomplished actress. She received a number of awards, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, for her role in Mighty Aphrodite. Additionally, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the miniseries Human Trafficking alongside Donald Sutherland. In 2020, she will be seen in the 20th Century Fox feature Sound of Freedom, which highlights the child trafficking victim rescue Operation Underground Railroad (OURescue).

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Human Trafficking: How We End Modern Slavery in Our Time

9–10:30 AM

Mira Sorvino, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in the Fight Against Human Trafficking, shares first-hand knowledge of the impacts of human trafficking, and an empowering message of how we all can be key players in stopping it. Her work has taken her across the globe, and she has interviewed scores of survivors and even a trafficker. In addition, she has fostered the passage of federal and state legislation that has helped survivors of trafficking, sexual violence and domestic abuse, and will explain how to support current bills on these topics. Sorvino will inspire with these success stories of survivor heroes and prove that no one is a lost cause.
10:30–10:50 AM

Break

10:50–11:35 AM

Insight Session 1

CSR
Standardizing Approaches to Ethical Issues in the Supply Chain

How might a standardized approach to supply chain ethics impact global industry? Hear how companies are leveraging standardization to address ethical issues, why these initiatives matter and how compliance officers can leverage standardization to augment their own programs.

Speakers Panel

Samuel Koda

Samuel Koda

Senior Counsel,
TE Connectivity

Samuel Koda is responsible for supporting TE’s conflict minerals and human rights programs. Previously, he spent six years at IBM, where he managed complex customer and supplier relationships. Sam’s significant international experiences include supporting The Hershey Company’s responsible sourcing activities in Ghana and West Africa, and the negotiation and ongoing support of a joint venture for Harsco Air-X-Changers in Toowoomba, Australia.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Standardizing Approaches to Ethical Issues in the Supply Chain

10:50–11:35 AM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Kevin Eckerle

Kevin Eckerle

Director, Corporate Research
& Engagement, NYU Stern
School of Business

Kevin Eckerle is a Senior Research Scholar and the Director of Corporate Research and Engagement at the Center for Sustainable Business, New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business, where he uses his more than 13 years of experience working with private and public organizations to leverage sustainability as a value driver. Prior to NYU, Kevin was a sustainability strategist with Accenture Strategy and Esty Environmental Partners (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers), working with corporate, government and non-profit clients to embed sustainability.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Standardizing Approaches to Ethical Issues in the Supply Chain

10:50–11:35 AM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains: The Legal Landscape

Globally, each jurisdiction has its own laws surrounding corporate oversight of supply chain activities. This session provides an overview of the changing legal landscape region by region, and gives attendees the information they need to effectively track, manage and report on their socioeconomic impact and due diligence measures.

Speakers Panel

Nicole Verkindt

Nicole Verkindt

Founder & CEO, OMX

Nicole Verkindt is the Founder and CEO of Canadian technology company OMX, which develops a procurement platform that measures local spend and socio-economic impacts, including ESGs and other sustainability metrics. She serves on the boards of the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and is a next gen member of the Business Council of Canada. She was also a “Dragon” on CBC’s Next Gen Dragons’ Den, and in 2019, she was named Startup Canada’s Woman Ambassador of the year.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains: The Legal Landscape

10:50–11:35 AM | Track: Vendor Management

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Josh Scheinert

Josh Scheinert

Senior Associate,
Borden Ladner
Gervais LLP

Josh Scheinert is a Senior Associate in the International Trade Group at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Toronto. He works with clients across industries to help them prepare to meet domestic and international regulatory standards, particularly those related to the supply chain, and business and human rights. Josh advises companies on reforming internal policies and compliance programs to meet applicable legal standards and best practices. Josh is also the co-director of the Ontario Bar Association working group on business and human rights.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains: The Legal Landscape

10:50–11:35 AM | Track: Vendor Management

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Jeff Geipel

Jeff Geipel

Managing Director,
Mining Shared Value,
Engineers Without
Borders Canada

Jeff Geipel is the Founder and Managing Director for the Mining Shared Value initiative at Engineers Without Borders Canada. This initiative aims to improve the development impacts of mineral extraction in host countries by increasing local procurement in the global mining industry. Through this work, Jeff is also the Community Manager for the World Bank’s Extractives-led Local Economic Diversification Community of Practice. Before Engineers Without Borders Jeff was the founder and first executive director of Fair Trade Vancouver, which became a model for municipal-based fair trade organizations across Canada.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Due Diligence in Global Supply Chains: The Legal Landscape

10:50–11:35 AM | Track: Vendor Management

11:45 AM-12:30 PM

Insight Session 2

PC
Industry-Standard Approaches to Managing Substances in Products

A compliance program is only effective if it meets the needs of the customer and aligns with industry standards. Hear from speakers representing the medical devices, electronics, aerospace and defense, heavy equipment and other industries on their expectations around reporting and compliance.

Speakers Panel

Shae Trautwein

Shae Trautwein

Supply Chain Risk &
Compliance Manager,
Palo Alto Networks

Shae Trautwein joined Palo Alto Networks to help build and maintain an effective conflict minerals program. She quickly expanded her role to take on other social responsibility programs, as well as environmental compliance initiatives. Prior to her current role, Shae worked at a compliance software company helping businesses in various industries collect compliance data and manage their programs.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Industry-Standard Approaches to Managing Substances in Products

11:45 AM–12:30 PM | Track: Product Compliance

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Will Janisch

Will Janisch

Senior Manager of Global
Environmental Compliance,
Baxter International Inc.

Will Janisch is responsible for Baxter’s holistic approach to product compliance, sustainability and human rights initiatives. He also drives compliance solutions as Vice-Chair of the EU Chemical Working Group. Will has a long track record of supply chain due diligence, ranging from hazardous substances solutions for medical device regulations to conflict mineral campaigns.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Industry-Standard Approaches to Managing Substances in Products

11:45 AM–12:30 PM | Track: Product Compliance

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Sally Gestautas

Sally Gestautas

Global Substances
Program Manager,
Raytheon

Sally Gestautas is the Global Substances Program Manager for Raytheon, uniting cross-functional and cross-business leadership and expertise to create common approaches to global chemical requirements and supply chain impacts. She supports the development of collaborative aerospace and defense industry positions, processes and solutions to address emerging chemical issues throughout the aerospace supply chain, and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG).

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Industry-Standard Approaches to Managing Substances in Products

11:45 AM–12:30 PM | Track: Product Compliance

CSR
Managing Reputational Risk

Brand reputation isn’t just a market differentiator — it impacts the bottom line. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs that influence and protect brand reputation have become material to investors. Discover how enforcement bodies, activists and other stakeholders have made CSR initiatives a priority for companies, and what companies can do to manage reputational risk effectively.

Speakers Panel

Leela Ramnath

Leela Ramnath

Director of Environmental,
Social & Governance (ESG),
Warburg Pincus LLC

Leela Ramnath focuses on environmental, social and governance issues at firm and portfolio companies. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, she developed overall impact strategies and managed partnerships at TAU Investment Management, an apparel supply chain-focused investment firm. She has worked in emerging markets finance at Barclays and AIG, and in international development at Technoserve and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Managing Reputational Risk

11:45 AM–12:30 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Arisa Goldstone

Arisa Goldstone

Director of Business
Development, Ulula
Canada Inc.

Arisa Goldstone is the Director of Business Development at Ulula, a worker voice solution dedicated to the continuous improvement of labor conditions to achieve transparent and responsible supply chains. At Ulula, Arisa is responsible for cultivating and developing new strategic partnerships to scale impact. Previously, she worked at the Rotman Centre for Global Health with a team providing community engagement advisory services to global health projects funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Managing Reputational Risk

11:45 AM–12:30 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Navigating Department of Defense Procurement Requirements

Meeting the criteria necessary to obtain U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) contracts can be a difficult undertaking, and many companies are struggling to meet stringent cyber security controls. This session will provide insights into current DOD requirements, and how the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification is changing the regulatory landscape in this area.

Speakers Panel

Carr Davis

Carr Davis

Founder, ISMS
Applications

As a founder of ISMS Applications, Carr has a comprehensive and distinguished career in the information and digital advertising industries. He is a member of Maryland-based ASC Partners LLC, which owns, manages and services extensive information assets in the government, financial, media and information sectors. Carr is also a founder of BBN Networks, a B2B digital ad network, which sold its assets to Madison Logic in 2015. Prior to ASC Partners, he co-founded Federal Document Clearing House (FDCH), which sold its assets to Congressional Quarterly, and is a member of Data Licensing LLC, a Maryland company devoted to licensing various forms of data to the digital marketplace.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Navigating Department of Defense Procurement Requirements

11:45 AM–12:30 PM | Track: Vendor Management

12:30–1:45 PM

Lunch

1:45–2:45 PM

General Session — Keynote

Compliance: The Compelling Imperative for Success

Speaker:

As a longtime senior business executive, best-selling author and consultant to many leading brands, Ira Blumenthal has a wealth of experience in product compliance. In this keynote, he will share his ideas, insights and “lessons learned” in the field. Using relevant examples of best (and worst) practices, Ira’s focus is on actionable education and inspiration. Having delivered over 2,500 speeches on five continents and served as the “opener” for a number of global leaders such as George H.W. Bush and George Bush, General Colin Powell, Mikhail Gorbachev and Benazir Bhutto, Ira is a passionate, high-energy speaker and educator. He is a firm believer that continual, focused compliance is the compelling imperative for success.
2:45–3:05 PM

Break

3:05–3:50 PM

Insight Session 3

PC
Making Your Product Compliance Program a Competitive Advantage

What are the business benefits of managing a robust compliance program? In this session, you’ll get insight into how taking a proactive approach to product compliance can be a competitive advantage, and best practices companies can leverage for success.

Speakers Panel

Rick East

Rick East

Product Regulations &
Standards Program Manager (Retired),
Intel Corporation

Rick East has 38 years’ experience in the electronics industry, including several management and program management positions in materials, production and risk management at Advanced Micro Devices, Test International, Tandem Computers and Intel. Rick most recently led Intel’s systems materials organization efforts on product ecology and supplier social responsibility, and acted as co-chair of the IEC 62474 Standard Maintenance Team.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Making Your Product Compliance Program a Competitive Advantage

3:05–3:50 PM | Track: Product Compliance

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Brian Martin

Brian Martin

Formerly Seagate Technology

In his most recent position with Seagate Technology, Brian Martin managed global EHS and sustainability. He was responsible for all aspects of Seagate’s environmental and sustainability programs, as well as global occupational health and business continuity programs. Brian has worked in a variety of positions, including research and development, sales and marketing, supply chain management, finance and service supply chain. In addition to Seagate, he held positions at IBM, Akashic Memories, Phase Metrics and HGST.

Day 1 - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Making Your Product Compliance Program a Competitive Advantage

3:05–3:50 PM | Track: Product Compliance

CSR
Responsible Minerals: A Global Expansion

Companies are beginning to look beyond conflict minerals to include other minerals of concern in their responsible minerals programs. This session will examine responsible minerals expansion initiatives around the world, including on-the-ground efforts, and insights and updates around the upcoming European Union Conflict Minerals Regulation.

Speakers Panel

Carlos Alvarado

Carlos Alvarado

Supply Chain GRC Program
Manager, Baker Hughes

At Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Carlos Alvarado oversees global supply chain due diligence, and was involved in the ground-up design and implementation of the company’s conflict minerals program, which has consistently earned top benchmarking scores in its industry sector. He has been active in the discussion and development of conflict minerals best practices at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) Conflict Minerals Task Force, the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) Multi-Stakeholder Group, and the Oil and Gas Services Working Group.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Responsible Minerals: A Global Expansion

3:05–3:50 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Andreina Hines

Andreina Hines

Responsible Minerals Outreach
Specialist, Intel Corporation

Andreina Hines leads the end-to-end due diligence process for Intel’s Responsible Minerals Program. Since joining Intel in 2015, she has been responsible for observing smelter sourcing practices around the world, and recruiting smelters into the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP). Andreina collaborates with the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and member companies to conduct outreach to smelters and refiners, develop industry standards for audit programs, assess emerging risks and evaluate new technologies surrounding the mapping of mineral supply chains. She holds degrees in Industrial Engineering and Economics from Penn State University.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Responsible Minerals: A Global Expansion

3:05–3:50 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Minimizing the Impact of Tariffs on Procurement Processes

In the midst of the trade dispute between the U.S. and China, numerous companies have expressed concern over harsh tariffs imposed on international trade. Learn about steps companies can take to minimize tariff impacts, best practices for customs auditing processes, and how to unlock the supply chain to get the most out of your data.

Speakers Panel

Evan Smith

Evan Smith

CEO & Co-Founder,
Altana Trade

Evan Smith is the CEO and Co-Founder of Altana Trade. Altana provides artificial intelligence products for data fusion and decision support in global trade, building on the world’s most comprehensive data model of the global trade network.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Minimizing the Impact of Tariffs on Procurement Processes

3:05–3:50 PM | Track: Vendor Management

4-4:45 PM

Insight Session 4

PC
Dollars & Sense: The True Cost of Product Compliance

Product recalls, fines and penalties are well-documented costs of ineffective product compliance — but there are also hidden costs, such as product redesign and retesting, that companies should be aware of as they build their programs. Gain insight into the technologies that can drive efficiencies, and learn how regulatory technology can revolutionize compliance the way financial technology did for the financial services industry.

Speakers Panel

Danny Cassidy

Danny Cassidy

VP of Sales, Compliance & Risks

As a member of the leadership team at Compliance & Risks, Danny Cassidy is responsible for the organization’s growth strategy. Over his 20-year career, he has worked in software development, professional services and business development. Before joining Compliance & Risks, he held roles in the financial technology and financial services industries, having spent time with Finastra and Vista PE. He is looking forward to sharing his thoughts on the parallels between the impact of financial technology on the financial services industry, and what regulatory technology can do for the world of regulation and compliance.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Dollars & Sense: The True Cost of Product Compliance

4–4:45 PM | Track: Product Compliance

CSR
Corporate Social Responsibility as a Competitive Advantage

In recent years, consumers, activists and other stakeholders have driven corporate social responsibility (CSR) as a major business concern. This session will examine the growing emergence of CSR programs, and the short- and long-term advantages of building a strong culture of CSR in your company.

Speakers Panel

Christine Robinson

Christine Robinson

Senior Manager,
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Christine Robinson is a CPA with more than 15 years of professional experience, including disclosure in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) standards, alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, stakeholder engagement, materiality assessments and more. She also holds the SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting credential, which is designed to help professionals understand the link between material sustainability information and financial performance.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility as a Competitive Advantage

4–4:45 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Michelle Cirocco

Michelle Cirocco

Chief Social Responsibility
Officer, Televerde

Michelle Cirocco is Chief Social Responsibility Officer for Televerde. Michelle joined the company in 1999 and has held several leadership positions, including Chief Marketing Officer. Michelle is a strong customer champion with a tireless commitment to demand generation excellence and best practices. Michelle earned her MBA from Arizona State University, where she also serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Services Leadership. She holds multiple certifications from SiriusDecisions.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility as a Competitive Advantage

4–4:45 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Kellie Johnston

Kellie Johnston

Of Counsel,
Norton Rose Fulbright

Kellie Johnston is a member of the global risk advisory practice at Norton Rose Fulbright. She has significant experience in advising on Canadian and international regulatory standards, integrated risk management, and corresponding policies and procedures. Kellie has a particular focus on risks and opportunities relating to sustainability, business and human rights law, environmental issues, social and governance (ESG), and climate change. Kellie holds a LL.M in international law, focused on business and human rights, and she is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP).

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Corporate Social Responsibility as a Competitive Advantage

4–4:45 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Corruption & Compliance: Managing Requirements Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), non-compliant companies can be hit with significant fines. This session will provide an overview of the FCPA, details about past U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigations and fines, and strategies companies can use to mitigate corruption risk through supply chain due diligence.

Speakers Panel

Tom Fox

Tom Fox

The Compliance Evangelist

Tom Fox has practiced law in Houston for 35 years and is considered one of the country’s leading experts on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), business leadership, and compliance and ethics. Most recently, he was the General Counsel at Drilling Controls Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and services company. Tom is the author of 16 books on business leadership, compliance and ethics, and corporate governance, and he leads the social media discussion on compliance with his award-winning blog, The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Corruption & Compliance: Managing Requirements Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

4–4:45 PM | Track: Vendor Management

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Karen Woody

Karen Woody

Professor, Washington & Lee
University School of Law

Professor Karen Woody teaches at Washington and Lee University School of Law. Her research focuses on securities law, financial regulation and white collar crime. Before entering academia, she practiced law in Washington, DC at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where she advised corporate and individual clients on issues related to white collar crime and compliance issues, with a particular focus on international corruption, securities and accounting fraud, and internal corporate investigations.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Corruption & Compliance: Managing Requirements Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

4–4:45 PM | Track: Vendor Management

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Jessica Sanderson

Jessica Sanderson

Of Counsel, The Volkov
Law Group

Jessica H. Sanderson has more than 20 years of legal experience, with a focus on complex civil litigation, white-collar defense, export control and trade sanctions compliance, as well as regulatory and securities enforcement under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, UK Bribery Act and False Claims Act. Jessica has considerable corporate compliance and ethics expertise, having designed, audited and strengthened corporate compliance programs.

Day 1 — Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Corruption & Compliance: Managing Requirements Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

4–4:45 PM | Track: Vendor Management

5-7 PM

Reception

Wednesday 20th

8:50-9:35 AM

Breakfast & Workshops

How to Build a Technical File
Navigating Uncertainty in Trade Compliance
Responsible Minerals: Data Collection, Analysis and Reporting
9:45-11 AM

Keynote

Winning with Risk Management

Speaker:

The presentation will consider a real-world, award-winning case study that showcases the challenges and requirements of risk management in the operation of a complex, global supply chain. This case, taken from a chapter in Dr. Walker's book, Winning with Risk Management, examines how Nokia and Ericsson dealt with the same supply chain risks differently, and how the use of metrics and data-driven decision-making resulted in Nokia successfully managing risk while Ericsson failed. The case raises questions about the important role of operational risk in a firm, and how executives should look for new information sources to manage these risks. We will examine best practices for improving supplier relationships and strengthening the role of supply chain metrics in managing operational and enterprise risks, as well as offer risk management take-aways that Supply Chain Insight attendees can incorporate into their enterprises.
11-11:20 AM

Break

11:20 AM-12:05 PM

Insight Session 5

PC
Navigating the Complex World of Product Compliance: Practical Advice From the Field

In a global market, companies face many challenges, such as expanding regulatory requirements, the pressure to improve financial performance and increasing customer demands. This session will explore the complex regulatory landscape, and discuss the tools, techniques and perspectives that can help companies successfully navigate their product compliance requirements.

Speakers Panel

Sanjay Baliga

Sanjay Baliga

Co-Founder & Senior Partner,
Vichara Partners

Sanjay Baliga is a globally-recognized expert in sustainable business and corporate risk management, with nearly 25 years of professional experience working at the interface of sustainability-related science, management and policy. As a founder and senior partner at Vichara Partners, he provides expert advice to companies and industries on becoming more effective, efficient, profitable and sustainable. Prior to his work at Vichara Partners, Sanjay was the Director of Sustainable Manufacturing at SEMI, a global industry association.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Navigating the Complex World of Product Compliance: Practical Advice From the Field

11:20 AM–12:05 PM | Track: Product Compliance

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Nikole Reaksecker

Nikole Reaksecker

Co-Founder & Senior Partner,
Vichara Partners

Nikole Reaksecker is an internationally-recognized expert in stakeholder engagement, with more than 20 years of experience working in natural resource policy, business administration, corporate social responsibility, regulatory compliance and environmental education. Throughout her career, Nikole has been known for creating a culture of collaboration, bringing together people with a variety of viewpoints to protect the environment. She has worked extensively with government, industry, not-for-profit organizations and advocacy groups to find common ground among uncommon allies.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Navigating the Complex World of Product Compliance: Practical Advice From the Field

11:20 AM–12:05 PM | Track: Product Compliance

CSR
From the Top Down: Meeting Board and Investor CSR Expectations

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is quickly becoming a priority for mainstream investors as part of their broader focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG). In turn, this drives board engagement. This session will examine investor expectations and board oversight of CSR and ESG matters, with an emphasis on risk management and how to capitalize on opportunities.

Speakers Panel

Michael Littenberg

Michael Littenberg

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Michael Littenberg is a partner at Ropes & Gray. For almost 30 years, Michael has been active in advising leading public and private companies, asset managers and asset owners on ESG, corporate social responsibility and supply chain compliance matters, and he is widely viewed as a leading practitioner in this emerging area. Michael has authored over 100 articles and other thought leadership pieces on these topics, is highly ranked on numerous top influencer lists and has been a member of numerous advisory panels on a range of issues in this subject area.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

From the Top Down: Meeting Board and Investors CSR Expectations

11:20 AM–12:05 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Know Your Customer, Know Your Risk

Non-responsive suppliers, or insufficient responses to data requests, can present significant risks for companies. In this session, you’ll learn how to understand your customers’ requirements, why non-responses are so risky and how a robust compliance program can help you support your customers’ success.

Speakers Panel

Alexandra Kris

Alexandra Kris

Head of Intell
Tech Unit, COSA
Intelligence Solutions

With 10 years of experience in risk management, Alexandra Kris works with COSA to develop innovative solutions that meet the ever-evolving compliance needs of companies worldwide. Alexandra has supported teams across the globe while working from Paris, Hong Kong, London, Brussels and Kiev. She has notably developed risk management products and services, and managed the delivery of top quality content in the fields of compliance and corporate intelligence.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Know Your Customer, Know Your Risk

11:20 AM–12:05 PM | Track: Vendor Management

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Bill DeMartino

Bill DeMartino

General Manager of
North America,
Riskmethods

As the General Manager of Riskmethods North America, Bill DeMartino plays a leading role in the company’s global expansion. Bill has held leadership positions in product management, sales and marketing at B2B software companies for 16 years, and built his expertise in procurement and supply chain while at IBM, Emptoris and Determine. As a supply management thought leader, he is a frequent speaker and author on supply chain risk management topics.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Know Your Customer, Know Your Risk

11:20 AM–12:05 PM | Track: Vendor Management

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Rachelle Desjardins

Rachelle Desjardins

Director, Data Management
& Stewardship, Export
Development Canada

Rachelle Desjardins is a Certified Professional Accountant with over 30 years of experience in auditing, credit and financial risk assessment, and data governance. In her 20-year career with Export Development Canada (EDC), she has worked in multiple areas of the corporation, including credit insurance, risk management office and, most recently, with the knowledge services group. She has led multiple cross-corporate initiatives, implementing credit and probability of default risk rating models, and customer master data management, enabling EDC to holistically manage its credit exposure, and its customers’ information and risks.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Know Your Customer, Know Your Risk

11:20 AM–12:05 PM | Track: Vendor Management

12:05-1:20 PM

Lunch

1:20-2:05 PM

Insight Session 6

PC
Leveraging Standards for Program Efficiency

The use of industry standards such as XML-based data exchange templates can significantly improve program efficiency. This session will explore best practices for leveraging industry standards, including substance lists and templates, to help support lasting program success.

Speakers Panel

Ken Manchen

Ken Manchen

Environmental Protection
Specialist (Contractor),
U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency

Ken Manchen currently works as a contractor with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund Division, where he brings decades of experience in environmental health and safety (EHS), and sustainability policy. For 23 years, Ken served as Corporate Director of Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs for Premier Farnell Corporation, where he ran the company’s regulatory compliance program, prepared the company’s CSR reports and maintained the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DSJI) status.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Leveraging Standards for Program Efficiency

1:20–2:05 PM | Track: Product Compliance

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Joe Langton

Joe Langton

Global Compliance Manager,
TE Connectivity

Joe Langton has worked in consulting roles for the past 15 years, implementing comprehensive compliance solutions for restricted substances, product lifecycle management and electronics recycling. He has also delivered environmental management systems and restricted substances auditing, implementation and training services in the electronics manufacturing field for numerous organizations.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Leveraging Standards for Program Efficiency

1:20–2:05 PM | Track: Product Compliance

CSR
Mind the Gap: Are Indirect Suppliers Putting Your Organization at Risk?

Indirect suppliers may not be directly involved in product manufacturing, but they can still present potential supply chain risk. This session will examine why indirect suppliers should be included in corporate due diligence initiatives, provide tips for improving indirect supplier engagement and offer strategies to support organizations as they take this step.

Speakers Panel

Demi Smoloktou

Demi Smoloktou

PhD Researcher,
University of Liverpool

Demi Smoloktou is a researcher at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom. She focuses on modern slavery in supply chains, global production networks and global value chains, providing analyses on modern working practices and human rights. Her research addresses anti-slavery legislation and implementation, as well as different forms of contemporary forced labor as a management practice.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Mind the Gap: Are Indirect Suppliers Putting Your Organization at Risk?

1:20–2:05 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Elaine Mitchel-Hill

Elaine Mitchel-Hill

Business & Human Rights Lead, Marshalls plc

Elaine Mitchel-Hill is an expert in responsible supply chains, sustainable procurement, labor rights and more. In her role at Marshalls plc, she develops human rights strategy, including the organization’s response to its UK Modern Slavery Act requirements, and embeds this activity in Marshalls’ business operations. She is also an advocate of the United Nations Global Company (UNGC), has participated in a number of All-Party Parliamentary Groups on modern slavery and represents Marshalls at the International Labour Organization’s International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Mind the Gap: Are Indirect Suppliers Putting Your Organization at Risk?

1:20–2:05 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Information Security: What Boards Need to Know for Reputation Management

In today’s competitive marketplace, security has become a crucial market differentiator. It is essential to earning customer trust, securing intellectual property and protecting the brand — and the board’s role in this is critical. This presentation will explore the results of a recent Forrester study on this topic commissioned by BitSight, and discuss how boards are managing this increasingly critical business risk.

Speakers Panel

David Fachetti

David Fachetti

EVP of Strategy, BitSight

Dave Fachetti is EVP of Strategy at BitSight and a member of the Company's Board of Directors. In addition to his role at BitSight, Fachetti is a Managing Director at Globespan Capital Partners. Dave has spent the better part of the last two decades working with innovative cyber security companies as an investor and board member, and has more than a decade of senior operating experience at entrepreneurial companies. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Information Security: What Boards Need to Know for Reputation Management

1:20–2:05 PM | Track: Vendor Management

2:15-3 PM

Insight Session 7

PC
The Regulatory Landscape in 2020: EU Waste Framework & New Requirements

In 2020, companies will be required to submit information to a new substances in articles database managed by the European Chemicals Agency. In this session, attendees will learn about their reporting expectations, and come away with actionable insights they can use to enhance their programs and protect their business.

CSR
Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility

Identifying the positive impacts of corporate social responsibility (CSR) is the first step toward understanding how these initiatives will evolve going forward. This session will provide examples of CSR efforts that are making a difference, examine the factors that made them successful and share best practices every organization can leverage in their own programs.

Speakers Panel

Sahar Hafeez

Sahar Hafeez

Associate, Pillsbury Winthrop
Shaw Pittman LLP

Sahar Hafeez advises companies across multiple industries on topics related to international trade, including trade remedy laws, import/export regulations, customs laws, trade negotiations and OFAC sanctions. She is also experienced in combatting human trafficking as she works with NGOs in preparing petitions requesting U.S. government sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act and is on the board of directors at the Human Trafficking Legal Center.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility

2:15–3 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Mari-Lou Dupont

Mari-Lou Dupont

Senior Manager, Decent Work
& Social Sustainability, United
Nations Global Compact

Mari-Lou Dupont is a senior manager at the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative. She leads the Action Platform on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains, a group of multinational enterprises and partners committed to taking action and developing tools to improve working conditions and human rights in the supply chain.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility

2:15–3 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

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Farzad Damania

Farzad Damania

Partner, Katten Muchin
Rosenman LLP

Farzad Damania is a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, and has more than 17 years of experience guiding public and private companies on corporate governance, securities regulations, capital markets and cross-border transactions. Farzad has advised numerous public companies and their boards across multiple industries on corporate social responsibility and environmental, social and governance reporting, securities law compliance, stock exchange requirements, investor and stakeholder relations, and proxy advisory firms guidelines.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Best Practices in Corporate Social Responsibility

2:15–3 PM | Track: Corporate Social Responsibility

VM
Managing Brexit & Protectionist Trade Policies

Brexit has posed challenges for many European Union policies, and understanding shifting due diligence requirements remains a top-of-mind concern for many companies doing business in the United Kingdom. Speakers will discuss best practices and strategies for managing business continuity risk in the wake of Brexit and other protectionist policies as companies realign their resources and supply chains.

Speakers Panel

Benjamin Gross

Benjamin Gross

Compliance Counsel,
Microchip Technology Inc.

Ben Gross oversees worldwide trade compliance and corporate social responsibility initiatives as Compliance Counsel at Microchip Technology Incorporated. He has expertise in conducting audits, identifying regulatory risk and implementing process improvements as part of a comprehensive compliance program. In his current role, Ben is responsible for providing legal and advisory support related to international product material compliance laws and regulations.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Managing Brexit & Protectionist Trade Policies

2:15–3 PM | Track: Vendor Management Session

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Marci Gentry

Marci Gentry

Regional Export Control
Manager, Schaeffler
Group USA

Marci Gentry has more than 20 years of experience in Import and Export Compliance programs, including duty drawback, classification, assists, value reconciliation, auditing, ITAR and EAR. She is a licensed U.S. Customs Broker and has taught logistics and import courses at Austin Community College. Previously, she held roles at companies such as Dell, Nortel, Boeing and Lennox International, and served as an empowered official (as defined by the ITAR) at Schaeffler, Freescale, Tokyo Electron, L-3, Maxim and Nortel.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Managing Brexit & Protectionist Trade Policies

2:15–3 PM | Track: Vendor Management Session

3–3:20 PM

Break

3:20–4:30 PM

General Session — Keynote & Closing

Adapt to Survive: Staying in Step With Technological Innovation & Customer Needs

Speaker:

Kyle Palantzas

Kyle Palantzas

Senior Account Executive,
LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

Kyle Palantzas is a sports reporter turned digital marketer, and has more than 10 years of experience in the media industry. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Dalhousie University, with a specialization in marketing strategy, and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication from Carleton University.

Currently a Senior Account Executive at LinkedIn, Kyle helps companies accelerate their business trajectory through digital marketing strategies.

Day 2 - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

Adapt to Survive: Staying in Step With Technological Innovation & Customer Needs

3:20–4:30 PM

This session will explore the necessity of business adaptation in a constantly changing world. Through the lens of advertising, we will unpack how technology continually advances customer needs and directly influences the way brands communicate with people over time. As technology and innovation continue to shape and reshape the way we live and work, companies must adapt the way they think, plan, create and market their value proposition. We will unravel the urgency that technology and changing customer needs impose on businesses now and in the future.

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