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EMEA Chair and Lead Directors Seminar 2016

11/9/2016 to 11/10/2016

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A Seminar on the Role of Cognitive Technologies in the Boardroom – how will its use become the key enabler for visionary boards?


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9 -10 November 2016


WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation(WCD) is delighted to host this seminar for Co-Chairs, Lead Directors & Committee Chairs. Following the session on cognitive technologies, WCD will also host a discussion and debate on Brexit for business leaders and board memberson the changes and potential impact the EU exit vote will bring about and what this might mean for the boards of the organisations on which they serve.


KPMG Office
20 Grosvenor Street, Mayfair
London, W1K4QJ


9 November 2016

16:00 - 17:30  EMEA Chapter Chair Meeting

18:30 - 18:45  Registration and Cocktails

18:45 - 19:00  Welcome and Opening Remarks, Susan Stautberg, Chairman and CEO, WCD Foundation; Co-Author of Women on Board

19:00 - 20:15   Dinner

20:15 - 20:50  The Watson Story, Grace Brasinton, Vice President, IBM's Global Leader on Risk and Compliance Cognitive Solutions for Banking and Financial Markets

20:50 - 21:00  Closing Remarks, Marina Brogi (Italy), Director of Luxottica and Salini Impregilo, Full Professor of International Banking and Capital Markets, Sapineza University; WCD Family Business Co-Chair, Chapter Chair and Advisory Board Member

10 November 2016

08:30 - 12:00 Cognitive Technologies seminar

Deepen your insight as we address the following questions:

  • How do we make the ‘right’ higher value decisions based on the vast amount of data already available to us?
  • Are we asking the right questions and probing in the right areas?
  • How do we engage with the technology, deploy and drive value from it within the boards we serve?

* Please note: There are limited spaces available for the dinner and morning seminar.

12:00 - 16:30

Brexit Seminar on theImplications on European and Global Business– Discussion will be led byMelanie Richards, Vice Chairman, KPMG in the UK and Co-Chair, WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD), London Chapter

  • 12:00- 13.00 Registration and buffet lunch
  • 13.00 - 16.00 Brexit discussion and debate
  • 16.00 - 16.30 Questions from the floor and closing remarks

Nearby Accommodation

The Beaumont, Brown Hart Gardens
Mayfair, London, W1K6TF
Telephone+44 20 7499 1001

The Millennium Hotel
44 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London,
United Kingdom, W1K 2HP
Telephone: +44 (0)207-629-9400


Please click here to register for this event as space is limited.


If you have any questions regarding this event, please-mail Grace Geronimo or call +1312-665-6921.

WCD Foundation Sponsors
Global Lead
Global Premier
Global Strategic
Global Supporting



McGraw Hill



Marsh & McLennan Agency

JPMmoran Chase & Co.


Pearl Meyer Marriott

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