Directors Forum Conference Agenda


5:00 – 5:45 pm

Welcome Reception

6:00 pm

Dinner and Keynote Speaker:

Harry Kraemer Jr. ProfileHarry Kraemer
Executive Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners; Professor, Management and Strategy, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management; Fmr. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Baxter International Inc.; Author


7:30 – 8:30 am

Self-Serve Breakfast

8:30 – 9:20 am

Introduction, Announcements and Keynote Speaker:

theodore j. boutros jr. bioDoug Guthrie
Executive Director and Professor, Thunderbird China, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University; Fmr. Senior Director, Apple Inc.; Author

9:20 am – 10:10 am

Panel: The China Syndrome

What’s A Board to Do When Commerce, Politics, and Corporate Purpose Collide?

theodore j. boutros jr. bioDoug Guthrie
Executive Director and Professor, Thunderbird China, Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University; Fmr. Senior Director, Apple Inc.; Author

david michael photoDavid Michael
Managing Partner, Anzu Partners

donald j. rosenberg photoDonald J. Rosenberg
Director, NuVasive, Inc.; Former EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm, Inc.

10:10 – 10:25 am

Networking Break

10:25 – 11:25 am

Panel: The Future of Work in an Uncertain World

How Should Corporate Boards and Leaders be Thinking About Human Capital Management?

Jannice L. Koors
Senior Managing Director and Western Region President, Chicago, Pearl Meyer

felicia lyon photoFelicia Lyon
Principal, Human Capital Advisory, KPMG LLP

tamara sells photoTamara Sells
Associate Investment Manager, Board Governance and Sustainability, CalPERS

sadie stern photoSadie Stern
Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Dexcom, Inc.; Director, Sonendo, Inc.

11:25 – 11:45 am

Networking Break

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Lunch and Keynote Speaker:

theodore j. boutros jr. bioTheodore J. Boutrous, Jr.
Partner, Gibson Dunn; Advisory Board Member, International Women’s Media Foundation; Advisory Board Member, Reveal, Center of Investigative Reporting; Steering Committee Member, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

1:15 – 1:35 pm

Networking Break

1:35 – 2:35 pm

Panel: Getting Stuff from Here to There

Managing Supply Chain Disruption and its Impact on Economies, Companies, Consumers, and Shareholders

rob hills photoRob Hills
Principal, Strategy & Operations Practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP

sharon price john photoSharon Price John
President and Chief Executive Officer, Build-a-Bear; Director, Jack in the Box Inc.

mark leposky photoMark Leposky
Executive Vice President, Global Operations, Callaway Golf & Odyssey

2:35 – 2:55 pm

Networking Break

2:55 – 3:55 pm

Panel: Disruptive Technologies

Corporate Governance in the Brave New Worlds of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Whatever Comes Next.

prith banerjee photoPrith Banerjee
Chief Technology Officer, ANSYS, Inc.; Director, Turntide Technologies

adam hartung photoAdam Hartung
CEO/Managing Partner, Spark Partners; Leadership Columnist, CIO Magazine

byron loflin photoByron Loflin
Global Head of Board Engagement, Nasdaq

byron loflin photoCarsten Zimmermann
Associate Professor of Management, University of San Diego

FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2022

7:30 – 8:15 am

Self-Serve Breakfast

8:15 – 9:15 am

Keynote Speaker:

sylvia acevedo profileSylvia Acevedo
Director, Qualcomm; Fmr. CEO, Girls Scouts of the USA; Fmr. Chair, President Obama’s White House Initiative for Educational Excellence for Hispanics; Author

9:15 – 9:35 am

Networking Break

9:35 – 10:35 am

Panel: Striking the Balance

Have Global and National Events Changed How Companies Should Think About Balancing Stakeholder Interests?

bill anderson photoBill Anderson
Senior Managing Director & Global Head, Activism/Raid Defense and Strategic M&A Advisory Practice, Evercore

holly gregory photoHolly Gregory
Partner & Co-Chair, Global Corporate Governance & Executive Compensation Practice, Sidley Austin LLP

keir gumbs photoKeir Gumbs
Chief Legal Officer, Broadridge Financial Solutions

frank partnoy photoFrank Partnoy
Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law; Author

10:35 – 10:55 am

Networking Break

10:55 – 11:55 am

Panel: A King’s Ransom

What Boards and Management Teams Need to Understand About Cybercrime

dr. jan hamby photoDr. Janice “Jan” Hamby
Fmr. Director, Cubic Corporation; Rear Admiral (Retired), U. S. Navy; Consultant, Fair Winds Consulting, LLC

david harvilicz photoDavid Harvilicz
Managing Partner, FGA; Founder & Board Member, Spycraft Entertainment; Chairman, TCI, Inc.

andrew w. serwin photoAndrew W. Serwin
Partner and Co-Chair of the Global Data Protection, Privacy and Security Practice, DLA Piper

11:55 am

Closing Remarks

Corporate Directors Forum is a San Diego-based, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization founded in 1991. Its purpose is to help directors, and those who support them, build more effective boards through continuous learning and peer-networking. We believe that boards of directors are strategic assets of corporations, education makes better directors, better directors make boards more effective, and more effective boards make better corporations.

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