SOURCE: Compliance Week

Compliance Week

May 08, 2013 13:01 ET

Critical Discourse on Governance, Risk and Compliance at Compliance Week 2013 Conference

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) -

Panel discussions to provide discussion on issues ranging from continuous transaction monitoring to compliance at internet-based businesses

Panelists represent U.S. government, LinkedIn, Sotheby's, Kimberly-Clark, Aflac, RSA, Monster, PepsiCo and others 

Attendees at the upcoming Compliance Week 2013 conference will hear best practices and lessons learned from some of the world's leading experts in compliance, risk, governance, and ethical leadership under pressure, Compliance Week announced today. The conference (Twitter: #CW2013) runs May 20-22 in Washington, D.C.

The conference opens May 20 with two keynote speakers discussing the challenges of ethical leadership under difficult circumstances. Retired Maj. Gen. Lewis MacKenzie, who led U.N. peacekeeping missions in Yugoslavia, Central America, Southeast Asia and elsewhere, will offer lessons learned on maintaining a disciplined culture. Ed Breen, non-executive chairman and former CEO of Tyco International, will offer views on rebuilding a strong ethical culture at that corporation after misconduct scandals in the early 2000s sent the prior CEO to prison and left Breen with a company at the brink of collapse.

"We're delighted to offer two keynote speakers of this caliber, because exercising leadership is really the chief compliance officer's primary challenge," Compliance Week Editor Matt Kelly said. "These men had to persevere through extremely difficult circumstances and keep their teams focused on far-off goals, which is exactly what compliance officers do daily as well."

Additionally, Compliance Week 2013 will offer panels to inform and inspire attendees on specific compliance challenges, including anti-corruption, privacy, financial reporting and more. The panels will feature dozens of experts offering practical tips on how to fulfill the mission of compliance, risk, and audit, such as:

  • Proper Purpose of a Code of Conduct: Petco, Bausch + Lomb, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
  • Control Systems that Fit Company Culture: Polycom, PhyServe Physician Services, Boeing
  • Anti-Corruption Training that's Effective for Employees, Useful for You: SAI Global Compliance, Tyco, Meggitt Group
  • Putting Policies into Practice at Dell: Dell Corporation
  • Ethics Training - The Three Groups Hardest to Reach: Altria Client Services, United States Steel Corp., Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
  • Crafting Effective Privacy Policies: Graduate Management Admission Council, Lockheed Martin, Monster
  • Compliance & HR Working Together: Fluor Corp., Intertek, U.S. Postal Service.

Other panels focus on technology, including:

  • Retooling Your Compliance Program for Modern Technology Risks: Thomson Reuters, Aflac Worldwide
  • Automating Controls for Better Financial Visibility: FMC Corp.
  • Continuous Transaction Monitoring that Works: The Devaney Group, Oversight Systems, Kimberly-Clark
  • Doing it Online: Audit & Compliance at Internet Businesses: LinkedIn, Zynga, GoDaddy.com
  • The iProblem: Making BYOD Policies Work: Sotheby's, DeVore & DeMarco LLP, Texas State Technical College.

Still others tackle risk:

  • Due Diligence at the Global Enterprise: General Dynamics, Baker Hughes Inc., United Technologies Corporation
  • COSO Framework for Internal Controls, Version 2.0: Financial Executives International, Pfizer, Inc., Raytheon Company
  • Tackling the Hardest Issues in Internal Investigations: PepsiCo, Pfizer, Inc., TD Bank

While others offer insights into dealing with the government:

  • SEC Financial Reporting Update: Financial Reporting Advisors, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • FCPA Guidance, Right from the Sources: Baker & McKenzie, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Whistleblower Directors Speak: U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, U.S. Department of Labor.

About Compliance Week

Compliance Week, published by Haymarket Media, Inc., is an information service on corporate governance, risk and compliance that features weekly electronic newsletters, a monthly print magazine, proprietary databases, industry-leading events, and a variety of interactive features and forums. Follow Compliance Week on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Contact Information

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