Third Party Risk Forum 2017-05-04T10:30:47+00:00

The Third Party Risk Forum will focus on addressing the ethics and compliance challenges that companies face when dealing with a globally diverse system of third parties, including suppliers, M&A targets, distribution partners, agents and others. Senior executives from leading multinational companies will come together to address ongoing FCPA concerns, emerging cyber threats and information security management, due diligence best practices, reputational intrusions and more. This forum will connect leaders from multinationals that are progressively confronting the variety of risks that can make or break business opportunity and performance.


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Time Session
10:00am-10:30am Registration and Networking
10:30am-10:40am Welcoming Remarks and Data Insights
10:40am-11:35am FCPA and the Renewed ABC Struggle
After a decline of FCPA enforcement activity over the last few years, 2016 saw a resurgence of regulatory involvement and the biggest spike in enforcement actions since 2009. And yet, according to a 2016 survey published by Ethisphere, organizations feel as prepared as they have ever been to address FCPA, anti-bribery and corruption (ABC) issues at their organization. The tension is again palpable on matters related to ABC, and third party activity is often the source of disconnect. Will ISO 37001 force companies to look at bribery through a different lens than before? How must companies re-engage their networks now to share best practices, further eradicate improper activity and address issues now to avoid seeing the numbers continue to rise?
11:35am-12:30pm Mitigating Data Threats and the Need for Third Party Collaboration
The level of sophistication and the variety of threats to company information and security continues to grow. Among these are outside intrusions using third parties as a conduit to improperly and unlawfully exercise control and expose the company and its relationships to significant risk. With the need to share certain data and information with third parties as an essential part of the business flow, collaboration has never been more important to safeguard all parties involved. This diverse panel will share how companies are working with third parties to exercise greater control, assess vulnerabilities and streamline protective measures.
12:30pm-1:30pm Networking Lunch
1:30pm-2:25pm M&A and the Third Party Impact on Due Diligence
M&A activity is essential to the growth model for any business, but growth is always risky. As deals come together risks are always inherited, many of which come in the form of third party activity of either the buyer, the target or both. So what is an acceptable level of risk? How can compliance leadership best balance the assessment of the anticipated risks and those not as easily identified during the due diligence process? This session will share next practices in pre- and post-acquisition as well as preserving integrity in the integration.
2:25pm-3:20pm The Fake News Foe: Emerging Intrusions on Company Reputation
What began as a political “topic du jour” has now spread like a virus to business activity with reckless disregard for commercial impact. Just like election campaigners and government leaders have been plagued, so too now are business leaders. Organizations of any variety are vulnerable and so is the stock for publicly traded companies. There are third parties that we need and there are clearly third parties that we don’t. The fake news sources are among the latter and companies are now forced to address the monitoring and the protecting of reputation in a new way. There are very real lessons out there in this era of fake news, but how long do we expect this era to last? What are companies doing now to address swiftly and how do legal, compliance & ethics officers need to prepare?
3:20pm-3:30pm Recap and Closing Remarks


Leaders, Practitioners and Experts

Kumar Vijayaraghavan
Kumar VijayaraghavanDirector, Office of Legal Compliance, Microsoft Corporation
Jack Yang
Jack YangChief Privacy Officer, VP & Associate General Counsel, Head of Data Use, Visa Inc.
Evan Epstein
Evan EpsteinExecutive Director, Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University
Tim Fitzgerald
Tim FitzgeraldVP & Chief Security Officer, Symantec Corporation
Sidney Majalya
Sidney MajalyaLegal Director, Global Compliance, Uber
Paul Kalifeh
Paul Kalifeh Senior Counsel, Legal and Corporate Security, Salesforce
Michael Green
Michael GreenDirector of Compliance and Counsel, Granite Construction Incorporated
Michael Ward
Michael WardVice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Juniper Networks
Philip Winterburn
Philip WinterburnChief Product Officer, Convercent
Dov Goldman
Dov GoldmanVP, Innovation & Alliances, Opus


Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Meeting Room: Magnolia

Complimentary self-parking available.

If you require special accommodations (e.g. Meeting space, vegetarian meals, wheelchair or other disability needs) please email chelsie.dumenigo@ethisphere.com.

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