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NAVEX Next 2023 Agenda

Join us for a day of virtual sessions dedicated to topics around these key GRC themes: Risk Resilience, Accelerating Maturity and Compelling Compliance.

Wednesday, Sep 20

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7:00 - 8:00 AM UTC

Desiree Fixler Presents: Shaping a Sustainable Future: Unmasking Greenwashing and Empowering Change through Whistleblowing

Join us for an inspiring keynote webinar featuring Desiree Fixler, a prominent sustainable investing advocate, as she delves into the world of sustainable finance, greenwashing, and her courageous journey as a whistleblower. Gain valuable insights from her whistleblowing story and the critical role sustainable investing plays in reshaping the corporate landscape and driving positive environmental and social impact. Join this keynote session to learn about:

  • Empowerment through Whistleblowing: Gain invaluable lessons from Desiree Fixler’s personal experience as a whistleblower, learn the impact a mis-handled whistleblowing case can have, where the process failed and the lessons learned and changes made.
  • Unmasking Greenwashing: Discover how companies may engage in greenwashing practices, and learn how to identify misleading sustainability claims, ensuring informed and responsible investment decisions.
  • Sustainable Investing Fundamentals: Understand the principles and practices of sustainable investing, and how it aligns with environment, social and governance (ESG) factors to foster a more sustainable and responsible business environment.
Risk Resilience
8:00 - 9:00 AM UTC

The Key Regulatory Risks for Businesses to Navigate in 2024

Navigating the ongoing changes in the global regulatory landscape is challenging to even the most sophisticated and mature compliance programs. With the introduction and enforcement of laws and regulations such as the German Supply Chain Act, the UK Modern Slavery Act, and more, businesses need to plan ahead in order to not fall behind.  

Join this session to learn: 

  • The current and future landscape of supply chain due diligence ​
  • Cybersecurity threats, risks and third-party management ​
  • Upcoming anti-corruption laws and regulations

Speakers: Michael Volkov, Vera Cherepanova, Florian Haarhaus

Accelerating Maturity
8:00 - 9:00 AM UTC

Everything You Need to Know About EU Whistleblower Regulations​

Now that the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive is in force in theajority of the EU, what next? Complying with the Directive and other whistleblower protection laws may seem daunting, but it essentially comes down to implementing best practices in internal reporting programs. 

Join this session to learn: 

  • What enforcement of the Directive and other whistleblower protections will look like 
  • Best practices to comply with global whistleblower protection laws 
  • Benefits of a best-in-class internal (and third-party) reporting hotline

Speakers: Jan Stappers, Sheena Daly

Compelling Compliance
8:00 - 9:00 AM UTC

Eliminating Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace

In today’s corporate landscape, a genuine speak-up culture isn’t just a desired state – it’s a marker of long-term success. Despite this, many organizations fall short, either by failing to truly embody their stated value or by lacking clear policies and training around harassment and discrimination.

So, how can you instigate real change and nurture a workplace culture that embraces open conversation and understanding – supported by relevant, people-aware policies and training?

Join this session for insights into:

  • The nuances of eliminating workplace discrimination and harassment – and how to approach them
  • The benefits of encouraging authentic conversations at all levels of your organization
  • Strategies and best practices for training and policies that reinforce a healthy workplace culture 

Speakers: Ingrid Fredeen, Angélique Parisot-Potter

Risk Resilience
9:00 - 10:00 AM UTC

Safeguarding the Digital Realm: Unraveling Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

While data privacy and cybersecurity have become something of a buzzword, it is far from that in practice. Various laws and regulations are being passed globally that protect and govern how data is used, what cybersecurity measures are in place, how and where transfers of information are allowed, and more. These are a primary concern for IT, risk and compliance leaders. So, how can organizations stay ahead of data privacy laws and cybersecurity governance in this complex environment?  

Join this session for insights on: 

  • How to stay informed on cybersecurity best practices and global data privacy laws 
  • Trends in regulatory enforcement and upcoming change 
  • The importance of cross-functional collaboration to stay ahead of changes

Speakers: Richard Hollis, Jan Stappers

Accelerating Maturity
9:00 - 10:00 AM UTC

The State of Compliance Programs and Whistleblowing in Europe​

Trends in whistleblowing – both globally and within regions – provide valuable insight for assessing and supporting the culture and health of the business. What are some of the latest factors European compliance programs should be aware of in preparation for 2024 and beyond? 

Join this session for: 

  • Exclusive Europe-specific compliance trend findings from NAVEX customer data 
  • Perspectives from real-world compliance leadership 
  • Important guidance for navigating the latest regulatory landscape

Speakers: Ian Painter, Kathleen Cowans, Andy Noble

Compelling Compliance
9:00 - 10:00 AM UTC

Integrating ESG into the Regulatory Landscape

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulation has been a “will they, won’t they” issue for years. But recent ESG disclosure regulation, with the EU leading the way, is making this a priority for organizations around the globe. Paired with the social imperative towards sustainability and ethical business operations, there is no doubt “they will”. 

Join this session for key insights about: 

  • The current and future state of ESG disclosure regulation 
  • How the EU-led ESG regulations will shape global policy 
  • Strategies to start or scale your ESG program

Speakers: Kevin Wilhelm, Marilyn Johnson

10:00 - 11:00 AM UTC

Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00 PM UTC

Rumman Chowdhury Presents: Ethical AI – What Does the Future of Artificial Intelligence Hold?

AI has been an element to effective business processes for years, but now, the level of capability has created new questions around governance and risk management.

The importance of ethical frameworks are more central than ever before as organizations explore new ways to leverage this transformative technology. With the right approach, data that has long lived in functional silos can now blossom into AI-enabled insights that empower organizations to build ethical cultures and comply with regulations across the globe.

Join technology thought leader Rumman Chowdhury and NAVEX CEO Sean Thompson for this meaningful conversation that will explore the nexus of AI, compliance, ethics and business innovation.

Risk Resilience
12:00 - 1:00 PM UTC

Human Rights Impact and Supply Chain Due Diligence

Discover the critical importance of prioritizing human rights in the supply chain and the growing regulatory landscape of supply chain due diligence requirements in our eye-opening webinar. Gain valuable insights into how businesses can align their practices with human rights principles, ensuring ethical supply chain due diligence and management. 

Join this session to: 

  • Understand the cultural and regulatory drive in prioritizing human rights in supply chain management 
  • Explore the evolving regulatory environment and supply chain due diligence requirements 
  • Discover strategies and best practices to implement responsible supply chain management that upholds human rights for third-parties and beyond

Speakers: Natacha Lesillier, Benafsha Delgado

Accelerating Maturity
12:00 - 1:00 PM UTC

Maturity Means Growth: Your Guide to Compliance Program Assessments ​

It is well known that gets measured gets improved – and that certainly applies when evaluating the effectiveness of compliance programs. For small- and- medium-sized businesses, this is especially important for scalability and resiliency in today’s complex regulatory environment. 

Join this virtual session to learn: 

  • The purpose and use of compliance program assessments to improve your program 
  • How to stay ahead of regulatory changes and streamline your compliance efforts 
  • Strategies to advance maturity and automate efforts at any size business

Speakers: Pat Harned, Rebecca Walker

Compelling Compliance
12:00 - 1:00 PM UTC

Compliance Made Easy: Using Automation, AI and Seamless Integrations​

No matter your stance on artificial intelligence (AI), there is a strong case to be made for how this technology can simplify work and provide valuable insights. Paired with automation and software integrations, AI can help you navigate the complex and frequently evolving regulatory requirements. 

Join this session to learn: 

  • The role of automation, AI, and software integrations in compliance 
  • Practical applications and benefits of these technologies in compliance management 
  • How a successful integration strategy reduces manual efforts leads to a sustainable compliance program

Speakers: AG Lambert, Matt Kelly

Risk Resilience
1:00 - 2:00 PM UTC

Proactive Risk Management: How to Get the Green Light Before Seeing the Red Flag​

Explore the transformative benefits of implementing proactive risk management to streamline operations and reduce risks in this insightful session. Discover how a proactive approach enhances decision-making, improves resource allocation, and bolsters overall resilience against uncertainties.

Join this session to:

  • Understand the advantages of proactive risk management over reactive approaches
  • Identify potential risks and vulnerabilities through proactive risk assessments
  • Implement practical strategies to integrate proactive risk management into your organization’s processes and culture

Speakers: Kyle Martin, Lucas Burke

Accelerating Maturity
1:00 - 2:00 PM UTC

Do More with Less: Creating an Enterprise-Level Program for SMB​

Doing more with less is a tale as old as time. And when it comes to compliance programs, this is often the strategy – especially for small- and medium-sized businesses. But with the right tools and strategies in place, even SMBs can have an enterprise-level compliance program. 

Join this virtual session if you want to: 

  • Understand the components of a best-in-class compliance program 
  • Implement effective compliance policies, procedures and training 
  • Leverage technology and automation to streamline processes 

Speakers: Kyle Fromm, Brandon Lee

Compelling Compliance
1:00 - 2:00 PM UTC

Increasing Compliance Adoption Through Unique Employee Experiences​

Do your employees dread compliance training and other related tasks? Are your policies difficult to find – or worse, inconsistently managed or out of date? Discover how the transformative power of streamlining employee experiences with compliance training can enhance your organization’s culture of compliance. This session will discuss the benefits of optimized engagement, centralized information, and how to foster a culture of ethics and responsibility through unique employee experiences. 

Join this session to: 

  • Understand the impact of streamlined employee experiences on compliance training effectiveness 
  • Explore best practices for creating an easy-to-use interface for compliance tasks and processes 
  • Implement strategies to improve overall compliance culture and promote ethical behaviors among employees

Speakers: Shon Ramey, Cindy Raz, Frank Vasquez

2:00 - 3:00 PM UTC

Networking Break

Risk Resilience
3:00 - 4:00 PM UTC

How to Optimize an IT & Vendor Risk Management Program​

More and more, organizations rely on vendors for supplies, software, logistics, and more. But with the greater capabilities of increased technology adoption and third-party relationships, comes greater risk. Coupled with the common issue of siloed risk management and data, many organizations are not fully optimizing their risk management strategy. 

Join this session as our speakers discuss: 

  • The key components of IT and vendor risk management programs 
  • Common challenges and best practices to enhance risk mitigation efforts 
  • Actionable steps to foster a robust risk management culture, safeguarding your organization’s reputation and success

Speakers: Carol Williams, Jacob Sorensen

Accelerating Maturity
3:00 - 4:00 PM UTC

Not Just for Big Biz: How to Leverage Compliance Data to Prevent Misconduct & Compliance Failures​

No matter the size of your business, you have compliance data. However, it is frequently the largest, most mature compliance programs that actually leverage that data to improve the culture of ethics and compliance. Join this session to explore how data analytics, reporting, and monitoring tools can proactively identify risks and foster a culture of ethics and compliance for long-term success. 

In this session, attendees will learn: 

  • How to effectively collect and analyze compliance data  
  • Techniques to identify potential misconduct and compliance red flags through data insights 
  • Strategies for implementing data-driven decision-making to prevent compliance failures and strengthen organizational integrity

Speaker: Kyle Welch

Compelling Compliance
3:00 - 4:00 PM UTC

Avoiding a Bored Room in the Boardroom: Tips to Present Compliance Initiatives​

Uncover the art of presenting compliance data and elevate your leadership skills when communicating to boards of directors in this insightful session. Learn essential techniques for effectively communicating your valuable insights and relevant metrics to gain board support and drive decision-making.

Join this session if you want to:

  • Understand what the board needs to know and align compliance data with their priorities
  • Craft impactful data visualizations and reports to convey complex compliance information
  • Guide the board to have the conversations they don’t know they need have – yet 

Speakers: Kristy Grant-Hart, Bill Cameron

4:00 - 5:00 PM UTC

GRC for Tomorrow’s Ethical Organization

Even the most mature organizations are operating within a complex matrix of increased levels of risk, a regulatory environment in flux, a vastly expanding third-party ecosystem, and innovation that brings with it new opportunities and new risks. Regardless of GRC program maturity, risk and compliance professionals have no choice but to juggle faster and keep more balls in the air.

Join this session to learn about:

  • The evolution of GRC to accommodate our new risk environment
  • Leveraging GRC data to make better, faster business decisions
  • Articulating the value of GRC as strategic enabler of innovation

Speakers: Alla Valente, AG Lambert