2019 Agenda

The Harold Pratt House . 58 East 68th Street . New York . NY

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

2:00 PM – Welcome
Dennis Carey – Founder, CEO Academy & Vice Chairman, CEO & Board Recruiter, Korn Ferry
Michael Useem – William & Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management & Director, Center for Leadership & Change Management, The Wharton School

2:05 – “You Are Not in Kansas Anymore”
Geoffrey Garrett – Dean, The Wharton School

2:45 – New Ideas for Leaders and Their Board of Directors
Matthew Espe – Former President & CEO, Armstrong World Industries Inc., and Director, WESCO International Inc., Realogy Holdings Corporation, and FBM Inc.
Mark Frissora – Former CEO, Caesars Entertainment & Former Chairman & CEO Hertz Global Holdings Inc, & Tenneco Inc.
Mark Turner – Executive Chairman, WSFS Financial Corporation & WSFS Bank
Facilitated by Martine Haas – Professor of Management, The Wharton School, Anthony L. Davis Director, The Lauder Institute of Management & International Studies

3:45 – Break

4:00 – What Good CFOs are Sharing with Their Board
Fritz Foley – Professor of Business Administration, Finance Unit & Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Financial Planning, Harvard School of Business
Thomas Liguori – Chief Financial Officer, Avnet Inc.
David Meline – Executive Vice President & CFO, Amgen Inc.
John Sauerland – Vice President & CFO, Progressive Corporation
Facilitated by John Kunasek – Vice Chairman, Clients and Markets, KPMG

5:00 – How Global Business is Changing and is it Good News?
Andrew Liveris – Former Chairman & CEO, Dow Chemical Company, and Director, WorleyParsons Ltd., Novonix Ltd., and IBM Corporation
Mike McNamara – Partner, Eclipse Ventures, Former CEO, Flex, and Director, Workday Inc.
Dinesh Paliwal – President & CEO, HARMAN, and Director, Nestle SA, Raytheon Co., and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Facilitated by Harbir Singh – Mack Professor of Management, Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Vice Dean, Global Initiatives, The Wharton School

6:00- Cocktails

7:00 – Dinner
Speaker: James Snabe – Chairman, Siemens AG and A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S
Topic: On Board Leadership
Thursday, November 21, 2019

8:00 AM – Informal Breakfast    

8:45 – Running a Complex Business
James McNerney – Former Chairman & CEO, The Boeing Company, and Director, Procter & Gamble Company
Facilitated by Thomas Donaldson – Mark O. Winkelman Professor, Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The Wharton School

9:30 – What Do Shareholders Want From Boards?
Glenn Booraem – Principal & Investment Stewardship Officer, The Vanguard Group
James Hamilton – Director, PJT Camberview
Rakhi Kumar – Senior Vice President & Head of ESG Investment & Asset Stewardship, State Street Global Advisors
Mark Mandel – Vice Chairman & Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management Company LLP
Facilitated by Emilie Feldman – Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

10:30 – Break

10:45 – Managing a Board from a CEO’s Perspective
Michael Patsalos-Fox – Chairman, President & CEO, Vidyo Inc., and Director, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
Raj Gupta – Former President & CEO, Rohm and Haas Company and Director, Arconic Inc., and Aptiv plc, Avantor Inc., and DuPont de Nemours Inc.     
Denise Ramos – Former CEO, ITT Inc., and Director, Phillips 66, United Technologies Corporation, and Bank of America Corporation
Facilitated by Richard Truesdell – Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell

12:00 – Lunch

1:00 – Managing Your Portfolio
Edward Breen – Chairman, DuPont de Nemours Inc., and Director, Comcast Corporation, and Corteva Inc.

2:00 – How Should CEOs Think About the Trade Off Between Short-termism and Going Long?
Brian Dumaine – Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine
Rodney Zemmel – Senior Partner & Global Leader, McKinsey Digital, McKinsey & Company
Facilitated by Michael Useem, William & Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, Director, Center for Leadership & Change Management, The Wharton School

3:00 – Break

3:15 – Is Digital Transformation Real or Just Talk?
Brian McNamee – Former Executive Vice President, Full Potential Initiatives, Amgen Inc.
Raj Vattikuti – CEO, Altimetrik Inc.
Rodney Zemmel – Senior Partner & Global Leader, McKinsey Digital

4:15 – What Are Boards & CEOs Doing on the Talent Agenda?
Elizabeth Amato – Executive Vice President & CHRO, United Technologies Corporation, and Director, Aqua America Inc.
Diane Gherson – Senior Vice President & CHRO, IBM Corporation
Facilitated by Peter Cappelli – Professor of Management & Director of the Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School

5:15 – Wrap Up & Thoughts About the State of Global Markets
Facilitated by Don Gogel – Chairman & CEO, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

6:00 – Closing Remarks
Dennis Carey – Founder, CEO Academy & Vice Chairman, CEO & Board Recruiter, Korn Ferry Michael Useem – William & Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, Director, Center for Leadership & Change Management, The Wharton School

6:15 – Cocktails

7:00 – Dinner
Prium Prize:   Awarded to Ronald Sugar, Former Chairman & CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Director, Chevron Corporation, Air Lease Corporation, Apple Inc., Amgen Inc., and Uber Technologies Inc