2018 agenda

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

11:00 a.m. Registration opens for bootcamp attendees
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:15-1:45 p.m. Todd Davis, FranklinCovey
1:45-2:15 p.m. Break
2:15-3:45 p.m. Tim Johnson, Slomoff Consulting Group
3:45-4:00 p.m. Break
4:00-5:10 p.m. Legal update, USLAW
4:30-5:30 p.m. General registration opens with networking
6:00 p.m. Opening reception at Four Seasons
7:00 p.m. Opening dinner at Four Seasons

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

7:00 a.m. General registration
7:15-7:55 a.m. Buffet breakfast
8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcoming remarks
8:15-8:45 a.m. A presentation by Guardhat
8:45-9:15 a.m. Overview of Riskblock 
9:15-9:30 a.m. Networking break
9:30-11:00 a.m. Micro topics or mining industry breakout 
11:00-11:30 a.m. Networking break
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Presentation by Mark Moitiso, Lockton
12:15-1:30 p.m. Lunch with speaker Liz Walker, Groupon
1:30-2:00 p.m. Networking break
2:00-3:30 p.m. Micro topics 
3:30-3:45 p.m. Networking break
3:45-4:45 p.m. Keynote address, Andy Fastow
4:45-5:10 p.m. Closing remarks
5:00-6:15 p.m. Closing reception at Four Seasons
6:45 p.m. Bus pick-up for offsite event
7:00-11:00 p.m. Cocktails and music at Bissinger’s*
* Bus pick-up from Bissinger’s will begin at 9:00 p.m. and will run until 11:00 p.m.

Session descriptions

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Get better

During a risk managers’ boot camp session on June 5, Todd Davis of FranklinCovey will discuss 15 Proven Practices to Building Effective Relationships at Work. Through authentic stories, powerful videos, and applicable job tools, Todd explores common relationship pitfalls that affect careers and results. During Todd’s presentation you will:

  • Receive an overview of the 15 Get Better Practices and go in-depth on a select few.
  • Learn specific actions that leaders and individual contributors can implement immediately.
  • Discover how to assess challenging relationships and transition them to rewarding relationships.

How risk managers can be better communicators

A lot of business communicators tend to offer lengthy explanations or “data dumps” which turn off listeners or don’t have the impact they should. During a boot camp session June 13, renowned speaking coach Tim Johnson will show what sets great communicators apart and how risk professionals can cultivate executive presence and make their presentations far more engaging.

Legal update from USLAW

Emerging cyber liability exposures
When tragedy strikes – the keys to crisis management
Contract risk transfer: covering your bases
Excess coverage: maximizing your protection
Minimizing risk in the #metoo age
Big verdicts: trend or anomaly

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

No excuses

Technology has been proliferating at a massive scale and rapid pace in the consumer and enterprise markets. However, in the industrial world, operations managers and safety engineers still don’t seem to have the technological tools to address some of the most basic questions to help keep their workers safe.
Saikat Dey, the CEO of Guardhat, will present how technology can be used to address some of the questions above and why its revolutionary and disruptive for this space.


Everyone has heard the hype around blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT), but how does it impact the risk and insurance industry. What do you need to know for your organization to be prepared?  This session will explore what blockchain is, how it is being implemented in the insurance industry and why it will change the way your organization operates and views the world.

Internally marketing your way to success: the risk professional as consultant

Risk management is not only a tool used to avoid potential harm, but also a means to identify and maximize opportunity. Integrating risk management into corporate strategy arms companies with the foresight necessary to address risk before it becomes harm, and to capture opportunity before it is missed.

Keynote speaker—Andy Fastow

Despite today’s more regulated and enlightened business environment, we continue to witness “Enron-esque” failures of corporate governance and compliance. Enron’s former CFO will make observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breeds opportunity for problematic decisions and will discuss what questions corporate directors, management, attorneys, fraud examiners and auditors should ask, in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but uphold the principles behind them.

Current state of commercial auto insurance

This session will cover topics including marketplace, recent trends in losses, rate need, and where does technology help or hurt. We will cover steps to educate the marketplace and provide value to all stakeholders (i.e. clients, distribution partners, shareholders).

Insurable property values

Are you aware of your property’s value, and if it is fully insured? During this session we will discuss the importance of developing and crucial updating of insurable property values. Decision makers can learn more about various valuation concepts, their associated financial transactions as well as several common, yet overlooked mistakes that can ruin insurable value.

Business interruption matters

This session will address how risk managers can take control of their business interruption values reporting, both the process and the results. Accurate values are essential to having an effective policy in place which responds properly when a loss happens. Accurate business interruption values assessment and reporting is important for all companies with business interruption risks, but it is essential for companies with global supply chains.

Engaging political risk – you’re either at the table or on the menu

This session will focus on high-level reasons of why companies need to be involved in the political risk process and the potential consequences if you aren’t. We will discuss questions for engaging the process, stakeholder management, thought leadership through information sharing, communications and advocacy, and telling your story.

Governmental affairs and risk management

This session examines several of the key legislative and regulatory themes affecting risk managers and claims operations during the first half of 2018. We will look ahead to the close of the legislative session and the 2018 midterm elections and focus on actionable items in pharmacy controls, workplace safety, and workers’ compensation. The session highlights content from a governmental briefing covering the risk and insurance industry.

Transactional risk solutions and the underwriting process

This interactive session will educate you on the latest coverage developments and underwriting considerations for transactional risk products. These products have evolved and become an indispensable part of the M&A landscape because they facilitate the efficient use of capital and they enable smoother negotiations of certain M&A deals terms.  The session will review how these products allow parties to efficiently allocate risks inherent in transactions, increase deal value and maximize returns, strategically enhance a buyer’s bid in competitive auctions and bridge gaps in deals with obstacles to closing and seek to further de-mystify the underwriting process and use case studies and examples to demonstrate the unique utility of these insurance products.

Using an allocation to incentivize risk management behavior

A well-designed allocation can promote a culture of safety and control losses. Members must first “buy in” to the structure set by management to ensure success. To maintain a fair and equitable allocation among members, risk management may consider the following questions: How often should an allocation be reviewed? Who is best to perform the allocation? What are common goals and associated trade-offs? What are critical design elements and how to tailor program specifics?  How can an allocation be used for to motivate behaviors?