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Cultural risk in the organization – are your directors onboard?

  • Rock Center for Corporate Governance 559 Nathan Abbott Way Stanford, CA, 94305 United States (map)

Cultural risk in the organization – are your directors onboard?

he spotlight often shines on cultural risks only after an organizational crisis or incident. But forward-looking leaders are shifting to a proactive approach to cultural risk management. Macro business issues—cost and regulatory pressures, digital disruption, cyber threats, talent shortages, and others—have clear cultural implications. Corrosive cultures can pose significant challenges, making the organization more vulnerable to a wide range of potential risks. So is assessing an organization’s culture the responsibility of the board? If so, how can they be a change agent? Where does the board’s role end and management’s begin? And finally, how can a board objectively examine its own culture?

Please join the Rock Center and SVDX for a leading edge discussion with our featured panelists:


Shellye Archambeau

Director - MetricStream, Nordstrom, Verizon


Ms. Archambeau serves on the boards of Verizon [NYSE:VZ], Nordstrom [NYSE: JWN], and MetricStream. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, compliance and quality software company that enables corporations to improve their business operations through better risk management across the enterprise. Ms. Archambeau built the company into a global market leader with over 1200 employees serving customers around the world. 

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Ed Batts

Partner - Orrick

Ed Batts leads Orrick’s global M&A and Private Equity practice group, which includes more than 50 partners across the world dedicated to acquisitions and divestitures involving strategics and financial sponsors alike. Orrick ranks in the top 10 law firms globally for M&A deal volume by delivering business acumen in the Technology, Energy & Infrastructure and Finance sectors.

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Bob Graham

Chief Risk Officer - Deloitte

As chief risk officer of Deloitte, Bob oversees the US Risk and Regulatory Affairs environment, including Crisis Management, Confidentiality & Privacy, Regulatory Affairs, Independence & Conflicts, and Ethics & Compliance. Bob is a principal, member of the US Executive Committee, Deloitte & Touche Security Executive Committee, and DTTL Risk Executive Committee, as well as chair of the US's cross-functional Operating Risk Committee.

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Anita Sands

Director - Symantec Corporation, Service Now, Pure Storage

Dr. Anita Sands is a global technology and business leader, public speaker and advocate for the advancement of women. She currently serves on the board of three Silicon Valley public companies - Symantec Corporation, Service Now, and Pure Storage, and is a board director at private companies, Thought Works and App Bus. She is also an active advisory board member at Docusign, Accompany and Box.

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Earlier Event: March 15
SVDX Morning Speaker Series