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Executive Institute: All About Today’s Risks & Challenges

  • By Staff Writers
  • Published: 10/17/2015
For the past 10 years, the AFP Annual Conference has featured the Executive Institute—a conference-within-a-conference for senior treasury and finance executives. The second and final day of the Executive Institute features  an impressive lineup of thought leaders, lawmakers and treasury and finance executives. The 11th Annual CTC Executive Institute is exclusively sponsored by PNC.

“This Executive Institute is all about risk and the challenges that come from living in such a globally-connected world,” said Jim Kaitz, president and CEO of AFP. “I think attendees will leave with a heightened awareness of risk and how it affects their organization in a myriad of ways.”

Tuesday, October 20

8:30-9:30 a.m.: Moving from Data Overload to Informed Decisions

You have so much data at your fingertips, but do you really have a clear understanding of what the data means and whether there are hidden financial risks? In this moderated discussion, hear two perspectives on how to leverage enterprise data, identify risks and opportunities, and create decision frameworks. Panelists include Davinder Athwal, chief risk and accounting officer for UGI; Melody Gunter, PhD, lecturer at Florida State University; and Amol Dhargalkar, managing director for Chatham Financial.

10:30-11:45 a.m.: Cyberrisk Management and the Role for Cyber Insurance
As corporations accept that cyberrisk is about more than just technology, they can transition to cyberrisk management, including a thorough assessment of corporate exposure, active risk management and cyber insurance approaches, and a timely, effective response to cyber events. This presentation helps financial professionals understand how they should think about cyberrisk and cyber insurance. It presents a cyberrisk management framework informed by current events and financial modeling of cyberrisk and its impact on the organization. Hear from Tom Reagan, national cyber practice leader for Marsh, and Raj Bector, partner, risk management for Oliver Wyman.

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Cyber Policy in the United States: The Current Status and Future Needs
In the closing luncheon, Gregory J. Touhill, deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications, Department of Homeland Security, addresses the climate surrounding cyber policy in Washington, and discusses federal resources for safeguarding the financial assets of your company and spreading cybersecurity awareness within your organization.

“The CTC Executive Institute offers to treasury and finance executives the opportunity to take a step back from their day-to-day activities and responsibilities in order to really think about the risks and opportunities present in today’s global market,” said Craig Martin, executive director of the Corporate Treasurers Council and the producer of the Executive Institute.

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