Previous webinars

A joint webinar with ecoDa/AIG and FERMA " Increased Risk Reporting Requirements" on 9th March 2017

A Joint conference with ecoDa/AIG and FERMA - 5th webinar of our series

Time: 14:00 to 15:30 (Brussels time), 9th March 2017

The webinar was hosted by the European Confederation of Directors' Associations (ecoDa), AIG, and the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA).

Keynote speakers: Helle Friberg - Group Insurance Manager at Hempel; Alexandra Lajoux - Chief Knowledge Officer Emeritus, National Association of Corporate Directors; Daniel Lebègue - Chair of Transparency; Eric Miller - Head of EMEA Tax Advisory at AIG.

The webinar was moderated by Roger Barker, ecoDa & Senior Consultant at the Institute of Directors (UK)

More information: here

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A joint webinar with ecoDa/AIG and FERMA on "EU/US boards’ approach to cyber risk governance: towards a common view?", 14th October 2016

On October 14, ecoDa organized a webinar in cooperation with AIG and Ferma. In this webinar the US Assistant Attorney General, John Carlin, addressed the US view of the cyber threat to the private sector; how the federal government is supporting business to mitigate the risk; how US Boards are responding by US/EU cooperation to support business.

Mark Hughes (CEO BT Security) addressed the European perspective on the threat; particular issues for companies operating in the EU (the "Digital Single Market", the NIS Directive); how can EU Boards do better?

And Philippe Cotelle (Airbus) and Mark Camillo (AIG) complemented the discussion with the Risk Managers’ perspective. Roger Barker (IoD/ecoDa) moderated the debate.

Programme: here

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Joint webinars with ecoDa/AIG and FERMA

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday 23 February 2016 (PART I) and Thursday 24 March 2016 (PART II) from 10:30am to 12:00pm Central European Time

The good management of data is now an essential part of the business model of many organisations. But with new dependencies linked to the increased use of external hosting, collection, treatment and transfer of data, it is also posing heavy challenges legal, IT and strategic issues.

If it is no longer a pure IT or legal issues; who is required to take the strategic decisions to allocate the right resources (staff and budget)? What role for the Board?

Should data protection be higher on the Board agenda?

How the Board members should get the right information on the specific data risks of their organisation to be in a deciding position?

Who will be the interface between the practical concerns and the need for strategic decisions?

Is there a role for the risk manager as the instrument to collect, consolidate and analyse the relevant information the data protection and the cybersecurity of the organization?

More information of Part I on 23 February : here

More information of Part II on 24 March: here


A joint webinar with ecoDa/AIG and FERMA "Building a robust corporate culture through organisational design – central control or local empowerment?" 29th January 2016

A joint webinar with ecoDa/AIG and FERMA "Building a robust corporate culture through organisational design – central control or local empowerment?"  was held successfully on 29th January 2016. There were 92 participants, a great start to the AIG-ECODA-FERMA webinar series!

Developing a productive corporate culture is a key task facing large organisations. Is this best achieved by imposing strong control over regional business units from head office? Or should local or outsourced business entities have the power to make their own decisions and manage their own risks? Does a silo structure get in the way of developing a unified corporate culture, as argued in a recent book by FT journalist Gillian Tett? Or is better corporate culture engendered by a flat, non-hierarchical organisational framework? These and other aspects of the interrelationship between organisational design and corporate culture were discussed during the first webinar of our series on  January 29.

Speakers include Gilles Hilary (INSEAD), Riitta Mynttinen(Finnish board member), Carolyn Dittmeier (Chair of audit committees)

More information: here

Speakers biographies: here