FT-ODX (Outstanding Directors Exchange) Palo Alto
Monday, June 9, 2014
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmCocktail Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmOutstanding Directors Awards Dinner

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
7:30 am - 8:15 amRegistration and Breakfast Buffet
8:15 am - 11:30 amEssential China: Insider Insights for Directors

Presented in partnership with the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB).

Taught by faculty from China's leading independent business school, this session will discuss how to leverage opportunities in your company’s global strategy, how changes in Chinese economic policies create new business openings, and how the globalization of Chinese companies is changing the rules of business. Your c-suite colleagues are welcome to join you at a special rate, and CPE credits are available.

8:15 am - 8:30 am Essential China: Insider Insights for Directors

8:30 am - 9:30 am Grasping China’s Enormous Transformation and Its Global Impact

Xiang Bing
Dean, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business 

9:30 am - 9:45 am Networking Break

9:45 am - 10:00 am Summary of the Chinese Government’s Third Plenum and Its Major Implications for Business

Wei Li
Professor, CKGSB

10:00 am - 11:20 am Exploring Key Themes of Centralization of Power and Innovation

Panelists and participants will explore two of the Third Plenum's most significant "calls to action" in detail. Of major interest to business are the implications of stricter supervision of foreign companies in China and the creation of an "innovation ecosystem" supported by market incentives, a legal framework and viable financing.

Dennis Chookaszian
Chairman: Allscripts Healthcare Solutions
Director: CME Group, Career Education, Internet Patents, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates
Outstanding Director 2010

Chris Lynch
Chairman: Freddie Mac
Director: AIG
Outstanding Director 2013

Bill Owens
Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Under President Bill Clinton
Chairman: CenturyLink
Director: Polycom, Viasystems Group, Wipro

11:20 am - 11:30 am Essential China Wrap Up

For additional information on this session, visit Essential China's web page

11:30 am - 12:30 pmLunch and Book Signing
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm"Fireside Chat" with Maynard Webb
Touching on challenges from board leadership and composition to a director’s role in strategy, risk and investor communications, Mr Webb will share insights from his vast board experience and lessons learned along the way.

Richard Waters
West Coast Editor, Financial Times

Maynard Webb
Chairman, Yahoo!
Director: Salesforce.com, Visa

1:15 pm - 2:15 pmCompensation 2014 and Beyond
Winning say-on-pay support from proxy advisors and investors while attracting and motivating top talent has become a multi-pronged challenge for boards. Hear how directors are handling executive pay practices in the US and abroad and what it takes to satisfy the many interested parties.

Moderated by: Brandon CherryWest Coast Market Leader, Hay Group

Bill Flynn
CEO, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings
Director: Republic Services
Outstanding Director 2014

Adrian Bellamy
Chairman: Reckitt Benckiser Group
Chairman: Williams-Sonoma
Director: The Gap

Jane Shaw
Retired Chairman, Intel
Director: McKesson
Outstanding Director 2010

2:15 pm - 2:35 pmNetworking Break
2:35 pm - 3:35 pmRisk Oversight’s Importance on the Board Agenda
Tougher regulatory enforcement and a more global business arena make the board’s risk oversight role both more critical and more complex. Speakers will address how their organizations are tackling ERM at the board level, and what lessons have been learned along the way.

Moderated by: John Capers, Partner, King & Spaulding

Lou Lavigne
Former CFO, Genetech
Chairman: Accuray
Director: Allergan, BMC Software, Depomed

Ellen Siminoff
CEO, Shmoop University
Director: SolarWinds, Zynga

3:35 pm - 4:45 pmWhat’s a Digital Director and When Does a Board Need One?
In many companies if not most, the effective use of IT is very important to value creation. This panel will address digital domain expertise and when it may become critical to strategic governance.

Moderated by: Richard Waters, West Coast Editor, Financial Times

Jeff Balagna
EVP and CIO, Sears Holdings

Katie Mitic
CEO, Three Koi Labs
Former Director of Platform & Mobile Marketing, Facebook
Director: eBay, Restoration Hardware

Tom Reddin
President, Red Dog Ventures
Director: Deluxe, Premier Farnell, Tanger Factory Outlet Stores

4:45 pm - 5:00 pmClosing Remarks
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmCocktail Reception with the Agenda Digital 50