21 April 2021 - Invite-only virtual event

9:00am-11:00 am EDT | 2:00pm-4:00 pm BST | 3:00pm-5:00 pm CEST

Global C-Suite Forum: Digital Transformation & ESG

Featuring speakers from:

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Meet our speakers

Join us for rapid-fire discussions with peers and experts, who will share first-hand experiences in using digital technology to advance risk management, Board oversight and annual reporting - in a world where trust matters most.

Clive Webb - Head of Business Management, ACCA
Clive Webb
Head of Business Management
ACCA
Katie Rowen - Vontier
Katie Rowen
SVP & General Counsel
Vontier
Byron Loflin - Nasdaq
Byron Loflin
Global Head of Board Engagement
Nasdaq
Alastair Marsh - Bloomberg
Alastair Marsh
Reporter: ESG & Climate Change
Bloomberg
Will Weerts, Partner at EY
Will Weerts
Partner
EY
Sandy Nessing - Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability, American Electric Power
Sandy Nessing
Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability
American Electric Power (AEP)
Mike Wallace, Partner, ERM
Mike Wallace
Partner
ERM
Jessica DiNapoli - Reuters
Jessica DiNapoli
Corporate Governance Reporter
Reuters
Marjella Lecourt-Alma - Datamaran
Marjella Lecourt-Alma
CEO
Datamaran
Jérôme Basdevant - Datamaran
Jérôme Basdevant
CTO
Datamaran
Lisa Groff - AEP
Lisa Groff
VP & Chief Risk Officer
American Electric Power (AEP)
Alex Tamlyn
Alex Tamlyn
Partner
DLA Piper
Lindsay Frost - Financial Times Agenda
Lindsay Frost
Senior Reporter
Financial Times Agenda
Tensie Whelan, Director, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
Tensie Whelan
Director
NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
Thomas Finn, CFO, Streamline Healthcare
Thomas Finn
CFO
Streamline Healthcare

APRIL 21, 2021

Global C-Suite Forum: Digital Transformation & ESG

09.00 am EST  /  2.00 pm BST

20 minutes

09.00 am EDT 

2.00 pm BST

20 minutes

Opening Remarks

How to Trust Business & How to Trust AI: a Datamaran perspective 

No company that operates in isolation can be successful. Businesses need to embrace a complex ecosystem of varied interests and needs - its employees, shareholders, partners, clients, regulators and, now more than ever, the expanded role of AI technology in our lives. With these dual accelerating forces - the shift towards stakeholder capitalism and a growing dependency on technology - an important question has emerged: What level of trust can - and should - we place in business and in AI? 

In this opening session, experts share what it takes to build lasting trust as a corporate leader and a technology innovator, speaking to the shared elements of operating with integrity, in full transparency and collaboratively.  

Speakers: 


  • Marjella Lecourt-Alma, CEO, Datamaran 
  • Jérôme Basdevant, CTO, Datamaran
  • Moderator: Alastair Marsh, Bloomberg

09.22 am EST  /  2.22 pm BST

20 minutes

09.22 am EDT 

2.22 pm BST

20 minutes

A New Kind of Insurance Policy: data-driven external risk management 

The pandemic led to dramatic shifts in the risk landscape. People expect more out of C-Suite when it comes to mitigating risk and creating value - as evidenced by Larry Fink's CEO letter and the World Economic Forum's Global Risk Report - who now need to keep apace with accelerating changes and demands. 

Experts share insights into how digitally-enabled, data-backed risk management provides a new kind of insurance policy for corporate leaders, since a risk can ultimately be an opportunity that you saw too late. 

Speakers: 


  • Katie Rowen, SVP & General Counsel, Vontier
  • Maeva Charles, VP of Partnerships & Client Solutions, Datamaran
  • Will Weerts, Partner, EY
  • Moderator: Ian van der Vlugt, VP Product & Research, Datamaran

09.44am EST  /  2.44pm BST

25 minutes

9.44 am EDT 

2.44 pm BST

25 minutes

Advancing Board Oversight:  the need for proactive monitoring

ESG is no longer a luxury; it is an essential component of effective risk management for Boards. As such, ESG needs to be integrated into strategic and operational processes. Achieving this starts with corporate executives broadening their approach to risk management and the scope of what goes up the Board, which, in turn, depends on an ability to proactively monitor the changing risk landscape. 

Experts explain how they're advancing Board effectiveness, risk management, and annual reporting on these risks and opportunities with technology and data analytics. 

Speakers:


  • Lisa Groff, VP and Chief Risk Officer, AEP 
  • Sandy Nessing, Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability, AEP
  • Byron Loflin, Global Head of Board Engagement, Nasdaq
  • Susanne Katus, VP Brand & Business Development, Datamaran 
  • Moderator: Jessica DiNapoli, Corporate Governance Reporter, Reuters

10.11 am EST  /  3.11 pm BST

20minutes

10.11 am EDT 

3.11 pm BST

20 minutes

The ESG Opportunity: attracting capital & talent 

Research highlights how integrating ESG into business strategy unlocks opportunity, particularly in terms of attracting and retaining both capital and talent. So, how do you make it work?

Experts discuss what it takes to achieve real ESG integration - now and in the future. 

Speakers:


  • Tensie Whelan, Director, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
  • Donato Calace, VP of Accounts and Innovation, Datamaran
  • Mike Wallace, Partner, ERM
  • Lindsay Frost, Senior Reporter, Financial Times Agenda

10.33 am EST   /  3.33 pm BST

20 minutes

10.33 am EDT 

3.33 pm BST

20 minutes

CFO Priorities: digital transformation & ESG

The role of the CFO is transforming. Emphasis on external risks, including ESG, has doubled as investors and regulators zero in on corporate disclosures and demand more dynamic risk management processes.

Experts point to practical ways in which CFOs can meet the dual challenge of accelerating digital transformation and providing timely, credible and data-backed information on these accelerating risks and opportunities. 

Speakers:


  • Alex Tamlyn, Partner, DLA Piper
  • Ian van der Vlugt, VP Product & Research, Datamaran
  • Thomas Finn, CFO, Streamline Healthcare
  • Moderator: Clive Webb, Head of Business Management, ACCA

10.55 pm EST  /  3.55 pm BST

5 minutes

10.55 pm EDT

   3.55 pm BST

5 minutes


Closing Remarks and Inspirational Cheers

Your call to action and a toast to the future of corporate leadership. 

Speakers:


  • Marjella Lecourt-Alma, CEO, Datamaran
  • Moderator: Alastair Marsh, Bloomberg

What to expect

Corporations are under more scrutiny than ever, as the world zeros in on how businesses prepare for and respond to a wider set of risks and opportunities, like climate change, social justice and employee wellbeing. With that, the role of C-Suite - and their ability to maintain trust, attract capital and retain talent - is transforming

This is especially true for CFOs, now charged with the dual challenge of owning digital transformation and meeting investor and regulatory demands for timely and data-backed information. 

Companies that successfully identify risks and opportunities ahead of time are able to build trust with stakeholders, showing that they are committed to the needs of each group and have plans in place to meet these needs. When enabled by technology, external risk management ensures that  corporate leaders are better prepared to mitigate these risks and unlock opportunities. Join us to gain insights into: 

Best practice insights from C-Suite on external risk management

Best practice insights from C-Suite on external risk management  

ESG policy updates from experts

ESG policy updates from experts

Practical solutions to achieve digital transformatio

Practical solutions to achieve digital transformation

Real world connections with global peers

Real world connections with global peers

About Datamaran

Datamaran is the only software analytics platform in the world that identifies and monitors external risks, including ESG. Trusted by blue-chip companies and top tier partners, it brings a data-driven business process for external risk and materiality analysis. In house - at any time. 

Datamaran’s patented technology offers real-time analytics on current, new and emerging competitive, regulatory and reputational risks, specific to your business and value chain . Companies worldwide use Datamaran to:

  • Gain a clear view of risks and opportunities tied to over 380 ESG, geopolitical, technology and emerging issues - with the power of patented technology;
  • Monitor these material and emerging risks through live dashboards; and 
  • Strengthen risk management, Board oversight and annual reporting with credible data and real-time insights. 
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