May 2–3 / Jersey City, NJ


Day 1

1:30 pm – 2:20 PM


Digital Transformation Has Come To E&C . . . Don’t Be Left Behind!

Every year we get a little smarter and more curious about what’s next in making better use of data we already have. Join an E&C senior executive and others to learn how digital transformation supercharges your ability to integrate data and data streams in ways that help you better tell your story and harness compelling data visualizations to influence stakeholders. You’ll also hear about best practices for identifying and working with key internal strategic partners and using practical resource-smart tools for leveraging data in ways that expand the reach and credibility of your E&C program.

Jisha Dymond, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, OneTrust
John K. Johnson, Former Global Compliance Executive


Know Your Culture: How to Conduct and Ethics Culture Assessment

We know that culture is a key driver of ethical conduct in organizations, but the fact is that if you can’t define and measure it, you can’t change it! Consider how one of the nation’s largest electric utility companies assesses the strength of its ethics culture and uses results to both inform their E&C program and support business strategy and outcomes.

Michael Chinn, Senior Advisor, Ethics & Compliance Office, Southern California Edison
Jeff Kagan, Principal Manager, Corporate & Affiliate Compliance, Southern California Edison
Toni-Lynn Langeveld, Senior Advisor, Corporate Compliance, Southern California Edison


Engaging Your Stakeholders in Building and Sustaining Your High-Quality E&C Program

Your E&C program is more than your E&C team. How are you capturing their input and perspectives?  There’s a framework for that . . . and it’s called HQP!  In 2015, ECI convened a blue ribbon commission to define what it takes to be a high-quality ethics & compliance program.  The result was ECI’s widely acclaimed Blue Ribbon Panel Report on High Quality Ethics & Compliance Programs (HQP).  In this interactive session you’ll hear from the ECI HQP project team and an E&C practitioner about the five HQP principles and how they can be applied and measure the views of multiple stakeholder groups in ways that take you and your organization to the leading edge of our practice.

Evren Esen, Vice President, Research and Analytics, Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI)

Tim Rosebrock, Vice President, Compliance and Legal Services, The Biltmore Company

Dan Woltman, Vice President, Membership and Strategic Partnerships, Ethics & Compliance Initiative (ECI)

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm


The Promise and Peril of ChatGPT

ChatGPT – an AI chatbot auto-generative system – has created substantial excitement and concern across a wide range of potential users. How does a system like ChatGPT work, what should we be legitimately enthusiastic and cautious about when it comes to possible applications, and how might it transform not just ethics and compliance, but how we work, live and play? Fasten your seat belts for a fascinating and practical introduction to what may become your new best, but not necessarily most reliable, friend . . .

Avi Gesser, Partner, AI Practice, Debevoise & Plimpton


Transformational Integrity: Integrating HQPs, SDGs & ESG at an Impact Organization

What do ECI’s High Quality E&C Program (HQP), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) frameworks have to do with the emotional and physical well-being of thousands of children in Puerto Rico? Hear how the Director of Integrity and ESG for Puerto Rico’s Platform for Social Impact (PSI) has leveraged these frameworks to create a new kind of hybrid social impact organization with a greater positive impact on poverty, health and education, and anti-corruption programs and outcomes.

Andrea Bonime-Blanc, CEO/Founder, GEC Risk Advisory; Independent Integrity & ESG Advisor, Platform for Social Impact
Jacqueline E. Brevard, Senior Advisor, GEC Risk Advisory

Jose Javier (Jay) Guadalupe, Director of Integrity & ESG, Platform for Social Impact


E&C Board Notes: What Your Board is Talking About Today

There have recently been high profile issues in the news about failure to disclose significant issues such as frequency of sexual harassment or material misrepresentations of reasons for termination of highly placed executives in SEC filings. Boards are monitoring these occurrences as well as other developments of concern and relevance to their oversight responsibilities. Join this session for a front-row seat on what E&C conversations your Board is having or should be having today.

Marianne Fogarty, Former Chief Compliance Officer, Twitter
Benjamin Gruenstein, Partner, Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement Practice, Cravath, Swaine & Moore, LLP

3:45 pm – 4:35 pm


What’s Up with WhatsApp: Ephemeral messaging and BYOD

Here today . . . gone tomorrow! Regulators and internal document retention policies typically require that business records be retained in accordance with a retention schedule and available for review if needed. Ephemeral messaging enables users to create and send self-destructing messages that automatically disappear from conversation threads after a set period. In this session you’ll learn why ephemeral messaging and personal devices create a risk for your company – particularly if your operation is international in scope – how regulators and enforcement agencies view the issue, and what you can do about it.

David Berman, Director of Compliance & Ethics, Lyft, Inc.
Jay Holtmeier, Partner, WilmerHale


Applying Behavioral Science to E&C

Deloitte has been engaging with behavioral scientists and research to innovate new ideas on how to motivate and encourage ethical conduct. In this session you will learn about practical applications of small interventions called ethics nudges by building choice architecture that leads employees toward ethical choices and outcomes. You will also hear how role-based ethics knowledge and skills training ensures greater engagement, requires less seat time, and promotes a psychologically safe team environment.

Dr. Myra Vandervelde, Global Ethics Learning Leader, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Suzette Lucarini, Deputy to the Global Chief Ethics Officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited


A Good Defense Begins Before Any Offense: A Proactive & Practical Compliance Gameplan for DOJ Guidance

In the last few years, DOJ has been prolific in announcing corporate enforcement directives and guidance modifications. The latest guidance has companies wondering what constitutes “extraordinary” cooperation and “immediate” voluntary disclosure, as well as, how to meet DOJ’s expectations in areas as diverse as messaging apps, compliance program testing, and compensation claw-backs. In this session, two compliance leaders bring a 360-degree view of the field of play and share their guidance and strategic approaches.

Audrey Harris, Former BHP Chief Compliance Officer, former Am Law 30 law firm partner, and current Managing Director, Affiliated Monitors Inc. (AMI)
Cari Robinson, Former Revlon General Counsel, former IBM Vice President & Assistant General Counsel for Investigations & Cybersecurity, and current governance consultant and Board Director

Day 2

1:00 pm – 1:50 PM


Quantum Ethics: Social Implications of Quantum Computing and Devices

Have you ever wished you were better prepared for a disruptive technology before it broke into the mainstream? Quantum computers and devices will soon usher in the next technological revolution, helping us solve complex problems that are beyond the capability of traditional processors. Learn about the exciting ways quantum computers will transform our lives, as well as the unique ethics and compliance challenges they will present.

Douglas Dunham, Director of Ethics & Business Conduct, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Christopher A. Geiger, Vice President, Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk, Lockheed Martin


Managing Risk and Strategic Initiatives Without Fear

In this session you’ll hear how San Diego County leverages business intelligence capabilities to automate risk management activities. Learn about enterprise communication and training strategies that create a positive climate of trust around risk identification and business process reviews in ways that support transparency, psychological safety and reporting of concerns.

Christy Carlson, Compliance Officer, Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego
Jose Valenzuela, Privacy Officer, County of San Diego


Words of Wisdom: Growing Your Career in E&C

Many years ago, jobs in ethics and compliance were viewed as roles that marked the end of careers and not the beginning. Today E&C as a practice has come into its own, offering not only professional rewards, but personal satisfaction, as well. In this session you’ll hear from luminaries in our field who have seen it all and get the inside scoop on table-top wisdom for managing your career in ethics and compliance for success in the long-term.

Pat Gnazzo, Principal, Better Business Practices LLC
Carrie Penman, Former Director, Ethics and Compliance Officer Association
Katie Smith, CCEP, Vice Chair, ECA Board of Directors and Vice President, Ethics Office, Assurant, Inc, Moderator

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm


Futures of Ethics: How Big Data & AI Drive Your Strategy

If big data and AI are not central to your organization’s business strategy now, they will be soon! The Volkswagen Group is relying on Big Data Analytics and Autonomous Intelligence to drive ethics and compliance strategy. Learn how you can leverage these analytical tools and algorithms today to tap the right data at the right time and prepare for multiple futures in your own organization.

Dr. Paul Hünecke, Head of Strategy and Principles for Legal Affairs and Integrity, Volkswagen


The Times They Are A’changing: CCO Certification and Rising Accountability

In March 2022, Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Polite first publicly announced the potential prosecutorial requirement of Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) Certification of corporate compliance programs in the aftermath of the resolution of enforcement matters. What is CCO certification, how and when will it be applied by the DOJ, and what does it mean more broadly in the landscape of rising accountability for ethics and compliance professionals? Join a seasoned former federal prosecutor to explore these and other related issues that will increasingly change the way you approach and manage E&C issues in your organization in the future.

Zane David Memeger, Partner, Morgan Lewis


The Role of Collective Action: What We Can Accomplish Together

Are you maximizing the external stakeholder universe to succeed in your ethics and compliance program’s strategic objectives? If not, now is the time to start. Collective action initiatives happen when individuals, companies, associations, and/or diverse institutions collaborate to achieve a common goal. Such initiatives are now table stakes for high performing companies and programs. But success requires evolved thinking, E&C performance objectives, and deep understanding of the needs and interests of diverse stakeholders. Led by Andrew Blasi, a preeminent leader in this field, this session will offer learnings on what a collective action mindset and strategy looks. We will also explore how it can be practically applied by us as an association to imagineer ECI initiatives that both rise to the challenge and unite us within and outside of our profession.

Andrew Blasi, CEO and Founder, Ethicist International

3:10 pm – 4:00 pm


The Future of Work…Is Already Here!

The pace of change continues to increase exponentially and some of what’s coming has particular importance and relevance for E&C professionals and their programs. In this session an organizational change expert with deep experience in the practice of E&C will take us on a grand tour of the main developments that have already begun to impact our field, ranging from generational shifts and an increasingly mobile workforce to technological innovations.

Caterina Bulgarella, Ph.D., Co-founder and Managing Director, Be Thread


IMPACT 2023:  Idea and Practice Roundtable Discussion

Have you learned about a topic or heard an idea at IMPACT 2023 that you want to explore and develop further? This roundtable discussion gives you the chance to talk about these topics and leave the conference with practical and actionable ways to enhance your E&C programs, while networking with colleagues in your industry and beyond.


Looking Around Corners: A Global View of What’s Next

A leading E&C podcaster and futurist take a deep dive into the major events unfolding today that will change business forever. You’ll learn how those events will impact third party risk management, cybersecurity, intellectual property and other areas of relevance to ethics and compliance.

Thomas R. Fox, Founder, The Compliance Podcast Network
Dr. Ben Locwin, Author, Healthcare Executive, and Futurist