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Agenda

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Welcome Remarks
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Embracing Innovation: The Growing Role of Technology in the Boardroom
The rapid pace at which technology changes and renders yesterday’s solutions obsolete is unprecedented. Boards are now assessing the impact and opportunities created by the most recent technological advancements in big data, artificial intelligence, and the sharing economy to name a few. During this session, a panel of experts will discuss how boards can take this opportunity to rethink their role in shaping corporate innovation in the digital age.
2:35 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
CEO Succession Planning: A Comprehensive Framework
As a primary responsibility, boards are tasked with developing a comprehensive succession plan to ensure smooth CEO transitions. Companies and their boards should not be waiting for potential crises to think through CEO succession planning. Increased scrutiny and calls for greater transparency mandates greater focus and preparation from boards to maintain investor confidence. This panel will cover a complete framework for planning and evaluating a CEO succession strategy.
3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Break
3:40 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.
Board Succession: Setting Expectations, Director Evaluations, and Uncomfortable Conversations
Board composition changes are inevitable. Yet, there is plenty of research to show that many directors believe their current board composition is static and sub-optimal. External pressures for increased diversity, accountability, and fresh perspectives only add more complexity to this topic. This expert panel will share a holistic approach to board succession in an ever changing business context, as well as taking a data-driven approach to address underperforming directors.
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Strategies for Effective Shareholder Engagement: Key Issues for the 2018 Proxy Season
Effective and proactive shareholder engagement can go a long way toward establishing open lines of communication and positive rapport with investors. During this session, governance experts will discuss best practices for engagement and specific case studies on today’s hot topics. They will share their insights on how best to facilitate a robust communications strategy, set the tone for shareholder discussions, and avoid potential pitfalls.
5:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

Event Overview

Equilar and Nasdaq are excited to offer a one-day program to help public company board members, general counsel and corporate secretaries drive success in their organizations. Investors’ emphasis on board transparency, accountability and independence is intensifying, and as a result today’s boards face a seemingly never-ending set of risks, governance decisions and strategic initiatives. The goal of the Board Leadership Forum is to empower participants to build higher performing boards through improved processes, strengthened director evaluations and recruitment efforts, and more effective shareholder engagement.

Speakers

Barbara Berlin

Director
PwC’s Governance Insights Center
Steven Borden

Founder & President
Borden Media Consulting
Karla Bos

Director
Corporate Governance Consulting
Aon
Amy Chang

Founder & CEO
Accompany
Board Member
Cisco and P&G
David Chun

CEO & Founder
Equilar
Ron Codd

Board Member
FireEye, Veeva Systems, ServiceNow
Karen Francis

Board Member
AutoNation and Telenav
Mary Francis

Corporate Secretary and Chief Governance Officer
Chevron Corporation
Matthew Isakson

Partner
Meridian Compensation Partners
Tom Johnson

CEO
Abernathy MacGregor
Michelle Lee

Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property
US Patent and Trademark Office
Paula Loop

Leader
PwC's Governance Insights Center
Yumi Narita

Vice President of Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment
BlackRock
Liane Pelletier

Board Member
ATN International and Expeditors International
Jeff Schumacher

Founder & CEO
BCG Digital Ventures
Ronald Schneider

Director
Governance Services
Donnelley Financial Solutions
Anne Sheehan

Director of Corporate Governance
CalSTRS
Karen Simon

Vice Chairman, Head of Advisory Services, Investment Banking
J.P. Morgan
John Thompson

Vice Chairman, Global CEO & Board of Directors Practice
Heidrick & Struggles

Why Attend

Join influential business leaders to obtain intelligence, connections and innovative solutions to improve your executive compensation practices.

Expert advice and solutions. Gain valuable insights from industry experts and experienced board members and HR executives to objectively evaluate executive and board compensation practices, along with tools to ensure constructive interaction with key shareholders and advisors.

Collaborative education. Engage with peers through in-depth, discussion-based sessions, and exchange business challenges, ideas and practical solutions to reach your business goals.



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