Conference on Governance, Risk and Compliance



Agenda topics, timing and speakers subject to change.


Tuesday, March 24

8:00 am – 8:45 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:45 am - 9:00 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks


9:00 am – 9:50 am

Managing Risk in a Disruptive World
In today's dynamic economic environment of disruption and risk, succesful financial leaders must possess key strategic skills to manage risk and add value to their enterprise. This session will explore the steps finance professionals can implement to manage risk. Topics of discussion include:

  • Recognizing disruption
  • Increasing the enterprise's risk IQ and capabilities
  • Thinking and communicationg strategically
  • Developing skills to enable a forward-thinking, strategic finance organization


  • Paul WalkerJames J. Schiro / Zurich Chair in Enterprise Risk Management / Exec. Director, Center for Excellence in ERM, St. John's University, Tobin College of Business

9:50 am – 10:40 am

Understanding and Evaluating Corporate Culture
An effective GRC program must consider the impact of corporate culture on risks to the company. Culture impacts everything from commercial risks deemed acceptable to the company to the appropriateness of interactions amongst colleagues (think #MeToo). Good corporate culture takes time to be formed but it results in compliance without needing supervision or monitoring - people simply do the right thing even when no one is watching, because that is the organizational culture. In this session, learn to leverage employee feedback and build a culture of trust and value for success through your GRC program.


  • Rehana Anait l Partner Assurance Financial Services l PwC

10:45 am – 11:15 am

Networking Break


11:20 am - 12:10 pm

Seat at the Table: Securing Executive Support for Enterprise Risk Management
DOJ and SEC enforcement is rising as is enforcement from other countries around the world. Poor corporate culture is leading to the displacement of top executives and disruption at companies across industries. And, the expectations of boards to ensure effective risk management programs are rising. These factors alone point to the importance of executive leaders mandating the establishment of high quality ERM programs. In this session, learn strategies for securing formal and informal support from senior leaders across your company.



12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Networking Luncheon

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1:20 pm – 2:10 pm

New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
Defined by quick escalation, active threat incidents are often unpredictable. Amid the chaos, can you play an integral role in mitigating the impacts of an active shooter or active threat incident? This session aims to help enhance your and your company's preparedness through a "whole community" approach - providing tools and resources to help prepare for and respond to an active threat.


  • Edwin Moore l Facility Security Office/Trainer l New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness 

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Networking Break


2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: Updates on Enforcement from the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission
The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission lead the international fight against corruption by increasing the number of investigations, settlements, and prosecutions for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). With new changes to the FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy by the DOJ, gain insights into what's changed and learn from examples of DOJ enforcement actions and resolutions.



3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Understanding and Complying with New Privacy Regulations Around the Globe
With the launch of GDPR in 2018 and the California Consumer Protection Act in 2020, data privacy has become an increasingly important strategic risk for all companies and in particular for those whose commercial strategies rely on the use of sensitive personal data. Knowledge of data privacy and protective laws is key, and compliance with global regulations that vary from country to country is daunting. Obtain the latest updates and learn how to scale your business as it related to General Data Protection Regulation.


  • Andy GandhiManaging Director, Data and Risk l Alvarez & Marsal Disputes and Investigations

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

You've Been Hacked, Now What? - Avoiding Cyber Disruption
Natural disasters or hardware failures are the stuff of pleasant dreams now, as cyber disruption is now more likely rooted in a hack. A loss of service - be it temporary or permanent - has impact on users who rely on continuity. Learn the ins and outs of verifying a hack and creating a step-by-step cyber response plan to get your company through it.


  • Jeff Dawley l President and Founder l Cybersecurity Compliace Corp.

4:50 pm - 4:55 pm

Closing Remarks


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