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Kaelyn Barron
Senior Specialist

Modern Governance Summit 2023: Getting ahead of evolving risks and regulations

August 3, 2023
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Get ready for Modern Governance Summit 2023! We are thrilled to announce the eagerly anticipated agenda for this year's event in Orlando, Florida, September 13-15, featuring a series of engaging sessions tailored specifically for CISOs, risk officers and risk teams.

As the premier gathering for GRC industry leaders and innovators, this year's summit will equip risk management professionals with the expertise to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.

Attendees can expect a comprehensive and enriching experience ranging from practical product training to exclusive insights into how your peers use Diligent to get ahead of emerging threats while maximizing efficiency, driving sustainable growth and meeting their organization’s goals.

Here's a sneak peek into some of the sessions specially curated for risk teams, so you can see why Modern Governance Summit 2023 promises to be a transformative event that will leave a lasting impact on your organization.

Sessions and workshops for risk teams

Risk workshop: Enhance your risk management program with Diligent

Wednesday, September 13, 2:00 pm ‐ 2:45 pm

Led by: Jay Cameron, Senior Manager of Product Marketing, Diligent; Billy Cheung, Solutions Architect, Diligent; Tom Faraday, Director of Product Management, Diligent

Join us for a comprehensive and interactive session designed to equip participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively manage both IT risk and enterprise risk on HighBond. This workshop combines the principles and practices of IT risk management (ITRM) and enterprise risk management (ERM) to create a holistic approach to risk mitigation and resilience-building.

Risk management: Unleash the power to drive business excellence

Thursday, September 14, 10:30 am ‐ 11:20 pm

Moderator: Jay Cameron, Senior Manager of Product Marketing, Diligent

With: Bronwyn Jesse, Risk and Controls Manager, City of Lethbridge; Philipp Kiencke, Senior Consultant, dab: Daten – Analysen & Beratung GmbH; Sumit Pal, InfoSec Leader, Cisco

Organizations across industries are increasingly recognizing the importance of effectively managing risks to achieve business excellence and deliver exceptional customer experiences. This customer-led session will showcase real-world examples of organizations that have harnessed the power of Diligent HighBond to drive business excellence. Attendees will gain valuable insights, practical strategies and actionable takeaways to elevate their own risk management practices.

IT risk management: Strengthening your cybersecurity posture from detection to recovery

Thursday, September 14, 11:30 am ‐ 12:20 pm

Moderator: Henry Jiang, CISO, Diligent

With: Alexander Arango, Deputy CISO, Head of Cyber Management, Mercury Financial; Derek Vadala, Chief Risk Officer, BitSight; Former CISO, Moody’s; Phil Venables, CISO, Google Cloud

The ability to effectively manage IT risks and strengthen cybersecurity has become paramount for businesses of all sizes. This informative panel of cyber risk professionals will provide valuable insights and practical strategies for organizations seeking to enhance their defenses against cyberthreats with a robust IT risk management program.

Cyber risk reporting to the board: Translating risk for decision-makers

Thursday, September 14, 1:50 pm ‐ 2:45 pm

Moderator: Mona Kanaan, Managing Partner, K6 Investments; Board Director, Webster Bank

With: Shelley Leibowitz, Board Member, Bitsight & Former CIO, World Bank Group; Walt Powell, Field CISO, CDW; Phil Venables, CISO, Google Cloud

This panel session will equip cybersecurity professionals with the knowledge and skills to effectively communicate cyber risks to the board, while also equipping board members with strategies on what to expect from their CISO. Industry experts and experienced practitioners will share proven strategies and best practices for translating cyber risk into a language that resonates with decision-makers. Attendees will gain valuable insights into crafting impactful board reports that provide a clear understanding of the organization’s cyber risk posture and enable risk-informed decisions.

Elevate your risk management program with the Risk Manager app

Friday, September 15, 9:30 am ‐ 9:50 am

Led by: Jay Cameron, Senior Manager of Product Marketing, Diligent; Tom Faraday, Director of Product Management, Diligent

Join the Diligent product team for a live demonstration of the new Risk Manager application on HighBond. Explore how the application’s intuitive interface, powerful features and customizable workflows will help enhance your risk assessment and risk mitigation strategies.

Cyber risk tabletop exercise: How to strengthen organizational preparedness

Friday, September 15, 10:00 am ‐ 11:50 am

Led by: Dottie Schindlinger, Executive Director, Diligent Institute; Emily Williams, Director of Programs, Diligent Institute

Join this highly interactive and immersive session designed to enhance your preparedness in responding to cyberattacks. In this workshop, you’ll engage in a realistic scenario-based exercise, simulating a cyber incident. Put your experience to the test and engage in dynamic discussions with your peers as you decide how to respond effectively and efficiently as the fictional cyberattack develops. This session counts as one course toward the Diligent Institute Cyber Risk & Strategy certification, purchased separately, for those pursuing full certification.

How to register for Modern Governance Summit 2023

If you haven’t already, now is a great time to book your ticket to join us at Modern Governance Summit 2023. We can't wait to see you there! Register here.


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