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Aligning near-term goals with long-term value / Board Leadership Conference

The KPMG Board Leaderships Conference brings together seasoned board directors, governance professionals, and business leaders to explore the governance challenges and priorities driving the board agendas in the year ahead.

Aligning near-term goals with long-term value

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2020 KPMG Board Leadership Conference

January 6–8, 2020

Park Hyatt Aviara

San Diego, CA

While we plan for the 2020 conference, we invite you to explore the 2019 conference agenda.

  • Overview
  • Agenda
  • Speakers and panelists
  • Host and Co-Sponsors

Overview

The program provided time for networking and peer interaction while covering a host of timely board topics with a continued focus by KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute on the critical challenges facing audit committees.

Agenda

Monday, January 7

12:30pm

Registration opens

 

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Networking lunch

 

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Conference welcome

Lynne Doughtie – Chairman and CEO, KPMG LLP

 

Keynote: In conversation with Matt Rose

Jeffrey Cunningham – Professor of Global Leadership, ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management; Editor-at-Large, Chief Executive Magazine

Matthew Rose – Executive Chairman, BNSF Railway Co.; Director, AT&T, Fluor; and Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Welcome reception

 

 

Tuesday, January 8

7:00am

Registration & networking breakfast

 

8:00am – 9:00am

Global economic outlook: 2019 and beyond

Constance Hunter - Chief Economist, KPMG LLP

9:00am – 9:50am

Geopolitical briefing

Admiral James Stavridis (retired) –  Dean - Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University; former NATO Allied Supreme Commander; Director, Carlyle Group LP, American Water Works Co. Inc., Neuberger Berman

10:05am – 10:55pm

Data risk and responsibility

Megan Smith – Chief Executive Officer, shift7; former U.S. Chief Technology Officer

11:05am  – 11:55am

Concurrent breakouts (select one)

 
 

On the 2019 audit committee agenda

Frank Casal – Vice Chair – Audit, KPMG LLP

Cynthia Fornelli – Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality

Thomas Kim – Partner, Sidley Austin

Sherry Smith – Director, Deere & Company, Piper Jaffray & Company, Realogy Holdings Corp., Tuesday Morning Corp.

 

Proxy season preview—investor perspective

Claudia Allen – Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center

Evelyn Dilsaver – Director, Health Equity, Tempur Sealy, Blue Shield

Pamela Marcogliese – Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

 

Hot Topics for the Compensation Committee in 2019

Stephen Brown – Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center

Arthur Kohn – Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

John Trentacoste – Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Farient Advisors

Mary Winston  President, WinsCo Enterprises; Director, Domtar Corporation, Dover Corp., Acuity Brands

12:05pm – 1:30pm

Luncheon keynote:  Maxine Williams – The numbers only take us so far

Stephen Brown – Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center

Maxine Williams – Global Chief Diversity Officer, Facebook

1:40pm – 2:30pm

Concurrent breakouts (select one)

 
 

Oversight of corporate culture

Susan Angele – Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center

Phyllis Campbell – Director, Alaska Air Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Horizon Air

Michael Marquardt – CEO, Global Kompass Strategies; Director, International Assistance Group SAS, Commonwealth Trust Co., PT AA International Indonesia

Bradley Strock – Director, Elevate Credit Inc.

 

The global tax landscape—risks and opportunities

Manal Corwin – National Service Line Leader, International Tax and Principal in Charge, International Tax Policy, KPMG LLP

John Gimigliano – Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative and Regulatory Services, KPMG LLP

 

Digital disruption: Insights from the front lines

Todd Lohr – Principal, Technology Enablement and Automation, KPMG LLP

Tarun Sondhi – Principal, Cyber Security, KPMG LLP

2:50pm – 3:40pm

In conversation with William McNabb: The rise of the institutional investor

Stephen Brown – Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center

F. William McNabb III – Retired Chairman, Vanguard

3:40pm – 4:30pm

Board leadership: Facilitating board engagement in strategy

Jeffrey Cunningham - Professor of Global Leadership, ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management; Editor-at-Large, Chief Executive Magazine

Peter Gleason – President and CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)

Dennis Whalen – Leader, KPMG Board Leadership Center

Dona Young – Director,  Foot Locker Inc., Aegon NV

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Workforce of the future

Adam Grant – Professor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; author – Option B, Originals, Give and Take

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Networking reception and dinner

 

 

Wednesday, January 9

7:00am – 8:00am

Networking breakfast

 

8:00am – 9:00am

Analysts take on the future

Todd Lohr – Principal, Technology Enablement and Automation, KPMG LLP

Nishit Madlani – Lead Analyst Corporate Ratings, Standard  & Poor’s

Ayse McCracken – President, eNNOVATE Health Ventures LLC

Dana Telsey – CEO and Chief Research Officer, Telsey Advisory Group

9:00am – 10:00am

State of the boardroom: Governance, gaps, and going forward

Charles Elson – Director, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware; Director, Encompass Health Corp.

Thomas Kim – Partner, Sidley Austin

Hillary Sale – Professor, Georgetown Law

10:30am – 12:30pm

Concurrent board committee peer exchanges:

Audit committee

Compensation committee

Nominating / Governance committee

 

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Networking lunch

 

Speakers and panelists

Claudia Allen

Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP

Susan Angele

Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP

Robert Arning

Chairman, KPMG Foundation, KPMG LLP

Stephen Brown

Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP

Phyllis Campbell

Director, Alaska Air Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Horizon Air

Frank Casal

Vice Chair, Audit, KPMG LLP

Manal Corwin

National Service Line Leader, International Tax and Principal in Charge, International Tax Policy, KPMG LLP

Jeffrey Cunningham

Professor of Global Leadership, Arizona State University Thunderbird School of Global Management

Editor-at-Large, Chief Executive

Gerald Czarnecki

Director, BKE Inc., ECO Building Products, Jack Cooper Holdings Corp. 

Chairman & CEO, Deltennium Group

Kenneth Daly

Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP

Evelyn Dilsaver

Director, Health Equity, Tempur Sealy International, Blue Shield

Lynne Doughtie

Chairman & CEO, KPMG LLP

Theodore Dysart

Vice Chairman, Heidrick & Struggles

Charles Elson

Director, Encompass Health Corp.

Director, John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware

Cynthia Fornelli

Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality

John Gimigliano

Principal in Charge, Federal Legislative & Regulatory Services, KPMG LLP

Peter Gleason

President & CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors

Adam Grant

Professor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Author

Constance Hunter

Principal and Chief Economist, KPMG LLP

Thomas Kim

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Arthur Kohn

Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Jannice Koors

Senior Managing Director and Western Region President, Pearl Meyer & Partners

Todd Lohr

Principal, Technology Enablement & Automation, KPMG LLP

Nishit Madlani

Lead Analyst, Corporate Ratings, Standard & Poor’s

Pamela Marcogliese

Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Michael Marquardt

Director, International Assurance Group SAS, Commonwealth Trust Company, PT AA International Indonesia

CEO, Global Kompass Strategies

Ayse McCracken

President, eNNOVATE Health Ventures LLC

F. William McNabb

Chairman (retired), Vanguard

Director, United Health Group

Jose Rodriguez

Leader, Audit Committee Institute, KPMG LLP

Matthew Rose

Director, AT&T, Fluor Corp.

Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Executive Chairman, BNSF Railway Co.

Hillary Sale

Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Affiliated Faculty Member, McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University

Megan Smith

CEO, shift7

Sherry Smith

Director, Deere & Co., Piper Jaffray and Company,

Realogy Holdings Corp., Tuesday Morning Corp.

Tarun Sondhi

Principal, Cyber Security, KPMG LLP

Admiral James Stavridis (Ret.)

Director, American Water Works Co. Inc., Neuberger Berman Operating Executive, The Carlyle Group

Bradley Strock

Director, Elevate Credit Inc.

Dana Telsey

CEO & Chief Research Officer, Telsey Advisory Group

John Trentacoste

Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Farient Advisors

Dennis Whalen

Leader, Board Leadership Center, KPMG LLP

Maxine Williams

Global Chief Diversity Officer, Facebook

Mary Winston

Director, Acuity Brands, Domtar Corp., Dover Corp. President, WinsCo Enterprises

Dona Young

Director, Foot Locker Inc., Aegon NV

Host and Co-Sponsors

Conference host

KPMG Board Leadership Center

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The KPMG Board Leadership Center champions outstanding governance to help drive long-term corporate value and enhance investor confidence. Through an array of programs and perspectives—including KPMG's Audit Committee Institute, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and more—the Center engages with directors and business leaders to help articulate their challenges and promote continuous improvement of public- and private-company governance. Drawing on insights from KPMG professionals and governance experts worldwide, the Center delivers practical thought leadership—on risk and strategy, talent and technology, globalization and compliance, financial reporting and audit quality, and more—all through a board lens. 

 

 

Conference co-sponsors

National Association of Corporate Directors

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The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 20,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for board leadership for more than 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org.