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FT-ODX (Outstanding Directors Exchange) New York

New York |  - 
Speakers include:
Erskine Bowles

Erskine Bowles

Director: Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Norfolk Southern

Deb Henretta

Deb Henretta

Director: Corning, Meritage Homes, NiSource, Staples

Peter Henry

Peter Henry

Director: Citigroup, GE

Overview

ODX® continues to be the gold standard for director education. Completely off-the-record, our annual New York meeting is limited to sitting public company directors who will gather to discuss critical boardroom concerns.

Topics to be discussed at our November 2017 forum include:

  • Innovation as a Board Priority
  • Questions Boards Should Be Asking about Geopolitical Risk
  • How to Leverage the Expertise on your Board
  • Defining - and Disclosing - Diversity
  • Paying Yourself: Increased Scrutiny on Director Pay 
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Speakers (11)

Erskine Bowles

Erskine Bowles

President Emeritus, University of North Carolina
Director: Facebook, Morgan Stanley, Norfolk Southern

Erskine Bowles served as president of University of North Carolina from  2006 to 2010. He has also been a senior advisor and non-executive vice chairman of BDT Capital Partners, a private investment firm, since 2012. From February to December 2010, Mr Bowles served as Co-Chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Previously, he was managing director and senior advisor for Carousel Capital and a partner of Forstmann Little. Mr Bowles began his career in corporate finance at Morgan Stanley and subsequently helped found and ultimately served as chairman and CEO of Bowles Hollowell Connor, an investment banking firm. He also was a founder of Kitty Hawk Capital, a venture capital firm. Mr Bowles served as White House chief of staff from 1996 to 1998 and deputy White House chief of staff from 1994 to 1995. He was a director of General Motors  from 2005 to 2009, Cousins Properties from 2003 to 2012, and Belk from 2011 to 2015. Mr Bowles holds a BS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Columbia University.

Deb Henretta

Deb Henretta

Retired Group President of Global E-Business, Procter & Gamble
Director: Corning, Meritage Homes, NiSource, Staples

Deb Henretta worked for Procter & Gamble from 1985 until her retirement in 2015. In 2005, she was appointed president of P&G’s business in ASEAN, Australia and India. She was appointed group president, P&G Asia in 2007, group president of P&G Global Beauty Sector in 2013, and group president of P&G E-Business in 2015. Ms Henretta was a member of Singapore’s Economic Development Board from 2007 to 2013 and was selected to serve on the organization’s Economic Strategies Committee between 2009 and 2011. In 2008, she received a US State Department appointment to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Business Advisory Council. In 2011, Ms Henretta was appointed chair of this 21-economy council, becoming the first woman to hold the position. In that role, she advised top government officials, including President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Peter Henry

Peter Henry

Dean, Stern School of Business, New York University
Director: Citigroup, GE

Peter Henry is the dean of the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, where he is also the WR Berkley Professor of Economics and Finance. He joined NYU Stern from Stanford University in 2010. Dean Henry serves as a member of the board of directors at the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Council on Foreign Relations and is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution. An expert on the global economy, he led the external economics advisory group for then-Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008 and the Presidential Transition Team’s review of international lending agencies such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. In 2009, President Obama appointed him to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. The author of numerous articles and book chapters, Dean Henry is best known for a series of publications that overturn conventional wisdom on the topics of debt relief, international capital flows, and the role of institutions in economic growth. Dean Henry received his PhD in economics from MIT and bachelor’s degrees from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and the University of North Carolina, where he was a Morehead Scholar and a finalist in the 1991 campus-wide slam dunk competition. 

Cathy Minehan

Cathy Minehan

Managing Director, Arlington Advisory Partners; Retired Dean, Simmons College School of Management
Director: Bright Horizons, Mass Mutual, Visa

Cathy Minehan is managing director of Arlington Advisory Partners in Boston. She was dean of Simmons College School of Management at from 2011 to 2016. She previously served for 13 years as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She served 39 years in the Federal Reserve System and was also on the Federal Open Market Committee and Financial Services Policy Committee. Ms Minehan is a current member of MITRE’s board having also served from 2009 to 2012 and was previously a director of Becton Dickinson. She chairs the board of the Massachusetts General Hospital. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ms Minehan earned an MBA from New York University and an undergraduate degree from University of Rochester.

Zach Oleksiuk

Zach Oleksiuk

Head of the Americas
BlackRock

Zach Oleksiuk is head of the Americas for BlackRock Investment Stewardship, where he leads a team responsible for the evaluation of governance at portfolio companies. The team bridges BlackRock's various portfolio management groups, engaging with companies to build multual understanding regarding governance expectations, performance and risk mitigation; developing corporate governance and proxy voting policies; and voting proxies using BlackRock's internally developed policies. He joined BlackRock in 2006. Mr Oleksiuk is a CFA charterholder and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts, where he chaired the corporate governance committee. He serves on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Standing Advisory Group (2015-2017) and the Council of Institutional Investors Advisory Council. Previously, Mr. Oleksiuk spent five years with Institutional Shareholder Services. He earned an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a BA from Pennsylvania State University.

Dinesh Paliwal

Dinesh Paliwal

CEO, Harman International Industries
Director: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Raytheon

Dinesh Paliwal served as chairman, president and CEO of Harman International Industries from 2008 until the company's March 2017 acquisition by Samsung Electronics, where he continues to serve as CEO and director of the standalone Harman subsidiary. Mr Paliwal served as a member of the Group Executive Committee of ABB from 2001 to 2007. He also served as president of Global Markets and Technology of ABB from 2006 to 2007, as chairman and CEO of ABB North America from 2004 to 2007, and as president and CEO of ABB Automation Technologies Division from 2002 to 2005. Mr Paliwal is a member of the CEO Business Roundtable and the US India Business CEO Forum.

Bill Parrett

Bill Parrett

Retired CEO, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
Director: Blackstone, Kodak, Thermo Fisher, UBS

Bill Parrett was a senior partner of and served as CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu until his retirement in 2007. He co-founded the Global Financial Services Industry practice of Deloitte and served as its first Chairman. Currently, Mr Parrett is chairman of the United States Council for International Business and on the executive committee of the International Chamber of Commerce. He is also chairman of the Board of Trustees of United Way of America, a trustee of Carnegie Hall, and a member of the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy. Mr Parrett also serves as a trustee of The Catholic University of America and of St. Francis College.

Lee Thomas

Lee Thomas

Retired Chairman and CEO, Rayonier
Director: Dupont, Regal Entertainment

Lee Thomas served as chairman of Rayonier from 2007 until his retirement in 2012. He also served as Rayonier's CEO from 2007 to 2011. From 1993 to 2005, Mr Thomas held senior executive positions at Georgia Pacific, including president and COO. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of Law Companies Environmental Group and has held numerous federal and state government positions, including positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the Governor of South Carolina. Mr Thomas served as a director for Airgas from 1998 until the company's sale in 2016. He also served as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta until 2011.

Laura Unger

Laura Unger

Former SEC Commissioner
Director: CA, CIT, Navient

Laura Unger was a special advisor at Promontory Financial Group for four years and before that spent six years as JP Morgan’s independent consultant for the Global Analyst Conflict Settlement. Ms Unger’s 14-year government tenure included serving as the 78th member of the Securities and Exchange Commission (including six months as Acting Chairman), Securities Counsel to the United States Senate Banking Committee and as an attorney with the SEC’s Enforcement Division in Washington, D.C. and New York City. In addition to her public directorships, Ms Unger serves on the boards of two private company subsidiaries of Nomura Holding America.

Marna Whittington

Marna Whittington

Retired CEO, Allianz Global Investors Capital
Director: Macy's, Oaktree Capital Management, Phillips 66

Maria Whittington was CEO of Allianz Global Investors Capital from 2001 until her retirement in 2012. From 2002 to 2011, Dr Whittington was COO of Allianz Global Investors, the parent company of Allianz Global Investors Capital. Prior to that, she was managing director and COO of Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Dr Whittington started in the investment management industry in 1992, joining Philadelphia-based Miller Anderson & Sherrerd. Previously, she was EVP and CFO of the University of Pennsylvania, and earlier, Secretary of Finance for the State of Delaware. Dr Whittington holds an MS and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, both in quantitative methods, and a BA in mathematics from the University of Delaware.

Phyllis Wise

Phyllis Wise

CEO, Colorado Longitudinal Study
Director: Nike, First Busey

PHYLLIS M. WISE

Dr Wise served as chancellor of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2011 to 2015. She joined the University of Maryland School of Medicine as an assistant professor in 1976, was appointed associate professor in 1982, and professor in 1987. Dr Wise was appointed a professor and chair of the department of physiology at the University of Kentucky in 1993, and was appointed dean of the division of biological sciences and distinguished professor of neurobiology at the University of California-Davis in 2002. In 2005, she was appointed provost and VP for Academic Affairs at the University of Washington, and served as Provost and EVP from 2007 to 2010, and interim president until 2011. During her tenure, she led the establishment of the College of the Environment, the mission of which is to provide solutions to developing a sustainable healthy environment through research and teaching. Dr Wise has a doctorate in zoology from University of Michigan and an honorary doctorate from Swarthmore College. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on the boards of RAND Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Chair (1)

Andrew Hill

Andrew Hill

Associate Editor and Management Editor
Financial Times

Andrew Hill is an Associate Editor and Management Editor of the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column, a blog and in-depth articles on global business, strategy and management. Mr Hill was City Editor of the FT and Editor of the daily Lombard column on British business and finance from 2006 to 2010. Since joining the FT in 1988, he has also worked as Financial Editor, Comment & Analysis editor, New York Bureau Chief, Foreign News Editor, and correspondent in Brussels and Milan. Mr Hill is the author of Leadership In The Headlines (2016). He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge with a degree in English.

Agenda - 1st Nov

  • 11:30am
    Registration and Light Buffet Lunch
  • 12:00pm
    Welcome
  • 12:10pm
    The Global Economic and Political Outlook for 2018

    Questions boards should be asking about key regions, indicators and trends

  • 12:50pm
    Risk Oversight Revisited: What, Who, How

    How boards are handling risk oversight responsibilities across the enterprise in light of new threats, technology and outside pressures

  • 1:40pm
    Networking Break
  • 2:00pm
    Do You Have CEO-Ready Successors on Your Bench?

    How the board evaluates top talent, the CEO’s role in succession, and how things can change despite best laid plans

  • 2:50pm
    Understanding Your Investors

    Building awareness of investor hot buttons and priorities and using the input to inform board decisions and communications

  • 3:30pm
    Networking Break
  • 3:40pm
    Fireside Chat: Making Good Boards Great

    How to work towards your ideals, building trust and getting things done along the way

  • 4:40pm
    Champagne Roundtables

    Topics to be determined

    Take part in a robust discussion on a topic of interest to you led by a subject matter expert

  • 5:45pm
    Cocktail Reception
  • 6:30pm
    Outstanding Directors Awards Dinner
  • 9:00pm
    End of Day 1

Agenda - 2nd Nov

  • 7:30am
    Buffet Breakfast
  • 8:00am
    Independent Board Leadership in the Spotlight

    How to choose the right governance structure – and the right people – so that there is true accountability for performance of management and the board 

  • 9:10am
    Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    1. Proxy Season Recap
      Distilling the lessons from 2017 on compensation metrics, disclosure and shareholder support
    2. Connecting the Dots Between Internal Audit, External Audit and ERM
      Guidance on translating large quantities of data from various audit and risk management functions into vital insights for the enterprise
  • 10:10am
    Networking Break
  • 10:30am
    Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    1. Comparing Key Governance Trends Here and Abroad
      As more US directors are being approached for foreign directorships, we explore governance practices and the regulatory framework in key international regions
    2. Paying Yourself in an Era of Increased Scrutiny
      Trends in board pay and comp practices that are both fair to independent directors and acceptable to governance watch dogs
  • 11:35am
    Finding and Onboarding First Time Directors

    Hear fromveteran board members and newbies about the making the leap of faith and putting safety nets in place for first time public directors

  • 12:30pm
    Closing Remarks

Downloadable Agenda

To download a PDF version of the agenda, please click here.

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Why Attend?

  • FT-ODX is the only conference for directors only
  • Completely off the record
  • No powerpoints - purely interactive
  • No one sells, no one lectures
  • Small group size fosters interaction
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Who Attends?

Attendance is limited to sitting directors of publicly traded companies eager to take part in candid exchanges with boardroom peers on the seminal topics of the day. It fulfills board requirements for continuing director education and serves as an important networking forum.

ABOUT FT-ODX: 
FT-ODX puts you in a room full of your boardroom peers where everyone is comfortable speaking candidly about the most pressing governance issues of the day. Our panels are led by winners of the prestigious Outstanding Directors award and other experienced board members, who share professional experiences and insights and create an open forum for dialogue. No one sells, no one lectures, and there are no slide presentations. Instead, every session is fueled by questions from an intimate audience and all discussions are off-the-record. This unique format creates the power of FT-ODX.

Hear Firsthand from Outstanding Director Chris Lynch about the FT-ODX Experience

 

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Boards Represented?

  • 82% of Fortune 100 companies and 44% of Fortune 1000 companies have sent at least one director to ODX
  • Target audience is comprised of active board directors from major US public corporations
  • Boards often send multiple directors, who report great value in hearing the same information and debating its relevance for their companies

Attendees in 2015-2016 represented over 250 boards including:

JetBlue Airways

Priceline Group

Tesco

Electronic Arts

Quest Diagnostics

Wal-Mart

General Motors

Sprint Nextel

Western Union

Western Union

Starwood Hotels

Boeing Company

Boeing Company

Clorox

PNC

Eastman Chemicals

Valeant Pharma

Home Depot

Endo International

Wendy's Companies

PG&E

Lowes

Best Buy

eBay

Metlife

Westar Energy

Office Depot

Michael Kors

Xerox Corporation

3M

Monster

American Apparel

JPMorgan Chase

NPS Pharma

Campbell Soup

IBM

Teradata

Priceline Group

Tesco

Tesco

Quest Diagnostics

Wal-Mart

Walmart

Sprint Nextel

Western Union

Western Union

Starwood Hotels

Boeing Company

Boeing Company

Sate Auto Financial

PNC

Crown Holdings

Trillium Therapeutics

Premier Farnell

Eastman Chemicals

Valeant Pharma

Home Depot

Endo International

Wendy's Companies

PG&E

Lowes

WESCO International

Acceleron Pharma

Metlife

Westar Energy

Office Depot

Michael Kors

Xerox Corporation

3M

Monster

American Apparel

NVIDIA

NPS Pharma

American Electric Power

IBM

AB Volvo

Carnival Group

Kraft Heinz

Time Warner Cable

Clorox

Lockheed Martin

Campbell Soup

Colgate-Palmolive

Marketo

AIG

Delphi Automotive LLP

Marsh & McLennan

CVS

Electronic Arts

McDonald's

Netgear

Exelon

Merck

The Gap

First Data

Morgan Stanley

BNY Mellon

Freddie Mac

eBay

Allstate

GE

NCR

American Airlines

General Motors

Oppenheimer 

AXA Group

Hertz Global 

Paramount Group

Best Buy

HP Enterprise

Pentair

Blackstone Group

JetBlue Airways

Rackspace Hosting

CarMax

Jones Lang LaSalle

Reckitt Benckiser

Teradata

JPMorgan Chase

Spectra Energy

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Why sponsor?

  • Access to an exclusive invite-only audience of directors of publicly-traded companies
  • Face-to-face networking opportunities throughout conference sessions and at meals and breaks
  • Prestigious speakers - Sitting board chairs, CEOs and independent directors make up the bulk of the speaker roster, supplemented by prominent experts in key governance fields
  • Relevant programming - ODX agendas are packed with the issues that keep directors up at night. The speakers bring real world experiences and insights and speak candidly in our off-the-record setting
  • Highest level of exposure, branding & visibility - Branding on marketing collateral that appear in the Financial Times, Agenda and during the event
  • ROI - The majority of directors attending serve on two or more public boards providing access to 50+ boards

For more information on future opportunities to partner with ODX, please contact:
Simon Carkeek
simon.carkeek@ft.com
+1 917-551-5049

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Partners (4)

In today’s fast paced global market timing is everything. That means more change with more urgency. To meet these challenges we offer clients small teams of highly qualified experts with profound sector insight and operational experience. Our clients include senior management and boards of leading companies, private equity and other investment firms, law firms and others who appreciate the candor, dedication and focus of our teams. We are committed to protecting, growing and transforming businesses where and when they need it most. 

Compensation Advisory Partners, LLC, an independent executive compensation consulting firm provides a full range of assistance with all executive compensation needs. We work with boards of directors and management teams to develop effective compensation programs, aligned with strong corporate governance standards.

Human capital is an organization’s most important asset, one of the few sustainable competitive advantages available to businesses today. Every organization’s leadership team needs to be aligned with its business strategy, key objectives and stakeholders. The executive compensation program, particularly the incentive elements, plays an important part in establishing and reinforcing this alignment.

Our seven partners combined have extensive experience consulting to Boards of Directors and management on the full range of executive compensation issues. Our client experience ranges from some of the largest Fortune 100 multi-nationals to smaller start-ups.

In addition to working with Boards and management, our partners have testified before the SEC, Congress and the IRS on regulatory issues related to executive compensation. Our partners have authored books and articles in executive compensation and frequently speak at conferences around the world. Our partners teach professional certification classes for WorldatWork, lecture on compensation at educational institutions and serve as a liaison to several industry groups.

Since 1964, Egon Zehnder has been helping board chairs and board members navigate the changing best practices and standards of corporate governance and boardroom leadership. At a time when board composition is scrutinized more than ever before, we work with Nominating Committees on short- and long-term succession planning and to manage the tenure cycle so that the board stays in step with important evolving issues like diversity, innovation, digital transformation and a constantly shifting competitive landscape. We help Chairs, Lead Directors and Nominating Committees conduct effectiveness reviews, providing a structured process that helps boards elevate their performance and maintain corporate governance excellence. Our work with boards is informed by in-depth expertise across all sectors and regions of the world, along with our ongoing research into the changing face of leadership in the midst of ongoing complexity and volatility.

KPMG Board Leadership Center champions outstanding governance to help drive long-term corporate value and enhance investor confidence. Through an array of programs and perspectives—including KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and more—the Center engages with directors and business leaders to help articulate their challenges and promote continuous improvement. Drawing on insights from KPMG professionals and governance experts worldwide, the Center delivers practical thought leadership—on risk and strategy, talent and technology, globalization and compliance, financial reporting and audit quality, and more—all through a board lens.

Supporting Publication (1)

Agenda, a Financial Times service, is the most influential source of intelligence for today's corporate directors. A world-class staff of senior reporters and editors report what's going on in other boardrooms. Agenda delivers that information directly to thousands of U.S. board directors both online and in print every week. 96% of the largest 100 companies have a director or officer with a subscription to Agenda.

Venue

Lotte New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue
New York 10022

United States of America

Tel: +1 212-888-7000

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Hotel Accommodations

For your convenience, we have reserved rooms at the Lotte New York Palace at the preferred group rate of $475.00 plus tax per night. This conference rate is available through October 13, 2017.

To make a room reservation at the Lotte New York Palace, please call 1-800-697-2522 or click here.

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Awards

Outstanding Directors Awards Program

Since its inception in 1998, the FT-ODX Outstanding Directors Program has honored more than 130 independent directors from across corporate America. Outstanding Directors are identified by their boardroom peers for the key role they have played during a crisis, a business transformation or a turnaround. They are selected after consulting with members of the Outstanding Directors Advisory Board - sitting directors from a cross-section of industries and geographies - and completing extensive research into their companies and careers.

The stories of our winners show independent corporate governance at its best. Our mission is to shed light on this rarely reported positive side, and to provide a platform for sharing successful practices and lessons learned.

The program operates under the rubric of The FT Outstanding Directors Exchange - the umbrella organization for the Outstanding Directors Awards and the FT's ODX conference series in corporate governance.

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Awards Selection Process

Nominations

To be eligible for the Outstanding Directors award, individuals must be an independent director of at least one publicly traded U.S. company. Nominations can originate from any source (e.g., Chairman, CEO, Corporate Secretary, fellow director) but must be seconded by at least one independent director who sits on a board with the candidate.

Nominations submitted from January through August will be considered in the same year. Those received from September through December will be held for consideration the following year. Click here to submit a nomination.

Given the large number of nominations received each year, only those nominators whose candidates are finalists will hear directly from the Outstanding Directors Program. Thank you for your understanding.

Nomination

Vetting and Selection of Winners

The Outstanding Directors program is ultimately responsible for naming each annual class of Outstanding Directors. We choose the award winners after consulting with members of our Advisory Board and completing our own extensive research into the candidates' companies and careers.
We look for:

  • Contributions that have "moved the needle" for the companies served.
  • Stories that demonstrate an effort well above and beyond the call of duty during critical periods.
  • Individuals who are admired by fellow directors for courage, integrity and consensus building skills.

If you know someone who fits this description, please contact Heather Wolf at Heather.Wolf@ft.com.

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Contact us

Laurence James
Sponsorship Opportunities
Financial Times
Simon Carkeek
Sponsorship Opportunities
Financial Times
Elisabeth Ricoleau
Delegate Acquisition Representative
Financial Times
Meredith Vachon
Media Partner & Press Inquiries
Financial Times

Refund Policy

Please note our ODX cancellation policy: to receive a refund, minus a $750 registration fee, we must receive written notification of any cancellation no later than 45 calendar days before the event. Participants who cancel after this date forfeit the entire program fee. You may designate a substitute participant with the approval of the program director.

Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information.

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