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4th webinar: EU/US boards’ approach to cyber risk governance: towards a common view?

Time: Friday 14 October 2016 at 15.00 CET, 14.00 GMT


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With the exclusive presence of the Honorable John Carlin, US Assistant Attorney General for National Security.

A unique chance to get insights on the way the US federal government is supporting businesses to mitigate cyber risk.

Philippe Cotelle (Head of Insurance and Risk Management of Airbus Defence & Space, member of AMRAE) will complement the discussion with the Risk Manager’s’ perspective and the necessity to provide organisations with decision-support tools for mitigation and recommendations for risk transfer.

Other speakers include Mark Hughes (CEO BT Security), Mark Camillo (Head of Professional Indemnity & Cyber, AIG) and Roger Barker (IoD/ecoDa) to moderate the debate.

Presentations are available here below:

Risk Conversation at Board level: new webinar with ecoDa and AIG

webinar ecoda AIG FERMA

Time: January 29th 2016 from 10:30 to 12:00
Interested? Please send your request to xiaoji.zhang@ecoda.org

Building a robust corporate culture through organisational design
– central control or local empowerment?

To continue with the work started in 2015 (Board Governance and Emerging risks in the 21st Century, 10 July , Brussels), FERMA, ecoDa and AIG will organise a series of webinars in 2016 about the Risk Conversation at Board level

Developing a productive corporate culture is a key task facing large organisations:

  • Is it better to achieve this goal by imposing strong control over regional business units from head office?
  • Or should local or outsourced business entities have the power to make their own decisions and manage their own risks?
    Does a silo structure get in the way of developing a unified corporate culture, as argued in a recent book by FT journalist Gillian Tett?
  • Or is a better corporate culture created by a flat, non-hierarchical organisational framework?
1st Webinar Biographies

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Speakers will include Gilles Hilary (INSEAD), Riitta Mynttinen(Finnish board member), Carolyn Dittmeier (Chair of audit committees)

The conference will use the GoTo Webinar system, which is a Citrix based tool. Please use the below link to ensure you have the requisite level of IT system requirements:

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Upon indicating your interest in attending the webinar to xiaoji.zhang@ecoda.org, you will be emailed back an invite entitled “Join us for a joint conference with ecoDa/AIG and FERMA”.

Please use the link contained within the email to register for the webinar so that you will be able to ask questions and contact the Administrator, this will take about 1 minute to complete. You will need to complete the registration process before the scheduled date of the webinar to ensure seamless access to the tool on the day.

You will then receive an automated email confirming your participation in the webinar. From this email you will be able to add the date and time to your calendar, and also give further instructions on audio options when connecting to the webinar.

One hour before the webinar is due to begin, you will receive a reminder email with the link to access the webinar contained within.

Risk Governance Conference in Brussels “Board Governance and Emerging Risks in the 21st Century”

On 10 July 2015, a collaboration between ecoDa, FERMA and AIG, brought together directors, risk managers and insurers from across Europe to share perspectives on the quality of the Risk conversation at Board level and to generate ideas for improving it.

FERMA ecoDa AIG - Risk Governance Conference v2

The Summary Report is now available



Through a mix of expert panels and Q&A sessions, the half-day conference in Brussels looked at two broad themes:

final program

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How do companies organise,inform and prioritise the Board level conversation on risk?

– In what ways do risk managers and directors interact and communicate? What processes and structures work most effectively?
– What do Boards and risk managers expect of each other? Are those expectations reasonable and what does good look like in the relationship?
– What are the comparative advantages of audit and risk committees as the forum for addressing risk issues in a company?
– What level of competence and awareness of risk do directors need to have to fulfil their obligations?

Are companies correctly identifying the most important emerging risks?
– How are risks identified and defined?
– What tools are available to Boards in selecting which risks to prioritise and focus on?
– How valuable is structured scenario planning?
– How can input from risk experts and scientists be managed most effectively?
– How can Boards proactively manage emerging risks in the light of new regulation, governance and enterprise-wide risk management?

The conference is taking place at a time when the fast pace of innovation is showing the limitations of the risk management processes in place in many companies.

Managing risk in an increasingly globalized, dynamic and complex context demands new thinking and approaches. Getting the conversation on risk right is an existential imperative for companies today.

This major conference highlighted the importance of the dialogue and partnership between risk managers and directors. It provided participants from both sides of the debate with essential insights into how that partnership can be made successful.