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Directors Summit Agenda

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Conference Agenda

See below for the Director’s Summit Agenda by day.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

    Welcome Reception & Program

Fireside Chat: The Evolution of the Boardroom
In partnership with Pearl Meyer

  • Janet Wong, Board Director, Lucid Group, Inc.; Lumentum Holdings, Inc.; Enviva Inc; Tri-Cities Chapter of National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Joe Hurd, Director, Lloyd’s of London, Hays plc, and Trustpilot plc; Operating Partner, SOSV
  • Moderator: Susan Sandlund, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

Beverages & light refreshments will be served.

Friday, February 16, 2024

  • 7:30am – 8:30am

    Registration & Self-Serve Breakfast

Morning Summit Themes

Disruptive Technology | Innovation | Changing Landscapes

  • 8:45am – 9:00am

    Welcome Remarks

  • Annalisa Barrett, Senior Advisor, KPMG Board Leadership Center
  • Jessica N. Grounds, CEO, Corporate Directors Forum
  • 9:00am – 9:45am

    TedTalk-Style Speakers Series: Transforming the Future

  • Frameworks to Transform & Innovate: Amy Gershkoff Bolles, Board Director, Screaming Eagle Acquisition Corp.; Chairperson, Advisory Board, Boats Group; Senior Advisor, Nassau Street Ventures and Serendipity Capital
  • The Next Generation of AI for the Enterprise: Bhavin Shah, CEO and Founder, Moveworks
  • 10:00am – 10:45am

    Fireside Chat: Guiding Innovation

  • Kevin Sayer, CEO & Chairman, Dexcom
  • Moderator: Chris Anger, West Coast Practice Leader, EY
  • 10:45am – 11:00am

    Morning Break

  • 11:00am – 11:35am

    Fireside Chat: Activism in The Boardroom
    In partnership with Sidley Austin

  • Leonard Wood, Partner, Shareholder Activism and Corporate Defense Practice, Sidley Austin
  • 11:45am – 12:15am

    Topic Spotlight: Workforce Dynamics

  • Cynthia Burks, Director, WD-40 Company and Inspire Medical Systems
  • Jessica N. Grounds, CEO, Corporate Directors Forum
  • 12:15pm – 1:15pm

    Networking Lunch

Afternoon Summit Themes

Strategy | Purpose | New Ways to Lead

  • 1:15pm – 1:55pm

    Panel: Geopolitics & the Supply Chain

  • Kirti Gupta, VP and Chief Economist of Global Technology, Cornerstone Research; Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Executive Director, Institute for Business Innovation at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; Fmr. Chief Economist, Qualcomm
  • Don Rosenberg, Fellow in Residence, UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy; Director, EnchargeAI and Niron Magnetics; Fmr. Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Qualcomm Inc. (Retired)
  • David Teece, Executive Chairman, Berkeley Research Group; Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley
  • 2:00pm – 2:45pm

    Fireside Chat: Decision-Making in Crisis
    In partnership with Evercore

  • Eileen P. Drake, Former CEO & Board Member, Aerojet Rockedyne
  • Bill Anderson, Senior Managing Director, Evercore
  • 2:45pm – 3:00pm

    Mid-Afternoon Break

  • 3:00pm – 3:55pm

    TED-Style Speaker Series: Bold Thinking

  • The Collective Intelligence of Boards: Mike Richardson, Partner, REF; Certified Chair of Advisory Boards & ABC Americas Co-Chair, Advisory Board Centre
  • My Inclusion Journey to the Boardroom: Guillermo Diaz, Chairman, Hispanic Technology Executive Council; Board Member, Jack in the Box; Board Member, Blue Shield of California
  • Thrive by Unlocking Purpose: Nell Derick Debevois, Author, Going First; Faculty, EQUUS; Partner, Purpose Fused; Director, B Local Connecticut
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm

    Fireside Chat: Re-Imagining the Talent Pipeline

  • Bill Rastetter, Chairman of the Board, San Diego Squared, Neurocrine Bioscience, Fate Therapeutics, and Daré Bioscience
  • Puentes, Co-Founder, President & CEO, San Diego Squared (SD2)
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm

    5:00 pm: Closing Remarks

  • Jessica N. Grounds

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