Marsh at RIMS 2023

Session guide

Marsh-hosted sessions at RIMS 2023

The session guide includes a day-by-day listing of Marsh speakers and panels at RIMS. While we will continue to update as changes occur, please note, last-minute changes to the schedule may occur. 

Monday, May 1, 2023








Discovering and managing ESG and risk relationships

10:30 pm – 10:50 pm EST | Thought Leader Theater - Booth #1257

Amy Barnes
Head of Climate and Sustainability Strategy

Data shows a relationship between environmental, social and governance (ESG) and directors and officers (D&O) losses as well as between ESG and workers' compensation losses. Seek out other, similar relationships. Explore what this means for risk professionals. Define your role in integrating these events and scenarios into the risk management framework in order to influence ESG and risk agendas.

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Marsh D&I Session

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST | Room 4 - GWCC

Marsh is once again proud to sponsor RIMS’ Diversity & Inclusion track.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023








M&A today: What every risk manager needs to know about representations and warranties insurance to protect their deal

10:45 am – 11:45 am EST | Room 6 - GWCC

Jodi Rosensaft
Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer, Transactional Risk Practice

Lori Seidenberg
ARM, Global Director, Risk Management, BlackRock Inc.

Tori Lessman
Global Head of Transactional Liability, QBE

Ann Geml
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

COVID-19, the war in Ukraine, inflation, rising interest rates and tax and regulatory changes: With fluctuating economic conditions and market uncertainty sellers are insisting on non-recourse deals that force buyers to choose between self-insuring deal risk or obtaining representations and warranties (R&W) insurance. Be prepared to assist your organization as mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity increases and buyers become more reliant on R&W as the sole recourse for transaction-related liability. Look beyond the cooling M&A market of 2022, to an anticipated significant increase in deal activity in 2023. Anticipate a broader range of transaction sizes, target industries and global deal footprints soon to come. Arm yourself with the information you need to understand and place R&W coverage—and know when to seek it. Plot out the nuts and bolts of policy workings, expectations for underwriting and due diligence requirements. Now more than ever, you play a key role in ensuring protection from M&A liabilities. This session is hosted by RIMS New York Chapter.

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The future of workplace safety – A case study

10: 45 am - 11:45 am EST | Room 7 - GWCC

Mike Giacobbe, PhD
US & Canada Leader, Marsh Advisory

Shanna Levesque
Southeast Practice Leader, SVP, Marsh Advisory

Susan Shemanski
Vice President, Risk Management, Adecco Employment Services, Inc.

Journey from automotive to retail, assembly lines to warehouses, as you discover how one company manages workplace safety each day for more than 700,000 people at 6,000 locations. Join the discussion about modern workplace safety challenges—including the future of work shift to remote workplaces—and the new risk evaluations and programs needed. Seek new ways to strengthen your safety strategy and reduce accidents through wearable tech, ergonomic visits and revamped training. Follow the shift to gig workers and the need for training adjustments. Touch upon emerging challenges that affect a wide range of workplace scenarios, such as robotic workplace technologies and the related use of lithium-ion batteries. Create your own innovative approach to reducing injuries and returning workers home safely at the end of each day, regardless of where that workplace may be.

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Quantifying the value and impact of cyber security controls

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST | Innovation Hub - Booth #1956

Scott Stransky
Head of Marsh McLennan Cyber Analytics Center

While many critical cyber security controls have been well established as best practices, your organization may still struggle to adopt them, with its cyber security and insurability on the line. Prepare to resolve conflicting investment priorities with improved data-driven prioritization of cyber security spending based on controls and incident analyses. Learn how you can use cyber self-assessment data and actual incident data to identify which controls are necessary and their impact on reducing the probability of a cyber risk event.

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Excellence in risk management: Global risks 2023

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST | Room 10 - GWCC

Carolina Klint
Risk Management Leader Europe

Reid Sawyer
Managing Director & Head, Emerging Risks Group, Marsh Advisory

Robin A. Kemper
Sr. Risk Engineer, Zurich Resilience Solutions

David Arick
ARM, Assistant Treasurer, Global Risk Management, International Paper Company

The conflict between Ukraine and Russia, inflation-related upheavals, recovery from COVID-19, accelerated digitization, intensified natural catastrophes and ongoing global supply chain disruptions are fundamentally changing how risk is perceived and managed. When you understand trending and emerging risks—and how approaches to the management of them diverge or converge—you are able to drive strategic conversations within your organization. Using the Global Risks Report 2023 as a starting point, explore issues such as cyber security and climate change as well as workforce transformation and new thinking around value chains. Examine the successes and pitfalls faced when managing key global risks. Join the discussion to learn how these risks relate to your overall business strategy and resilience and how you can achieve excellence in risk management in your own organization. This session is hosted by RIMS and Marsh.

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Is the Convergence of Risks Ushering in a New Paradigm for Enterprise Risk Management?

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm EST | Room 7

Trisha Sqrow, MBA, ARM-E
Vice President, Consulting Solutions, Marsh Advisory

Christy Kaufman
CPCU, VP Risk Management, Zillow Group, Inc.

The convergence in the first half of 2022 of two risks that could be traditionally classified as geopolitical and climate – or weather-related risks – can be seen as a sign of things to come. Ponder how these and other risks are coming together to present a new paradigm for ERM programs. Learn how your organization can anticipate and prepare for these converging risks in a new world of ERM, and how you can leverage ever-increasing change to further your ERM efforts.

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Risk profession’s role in climate risk management and reporting

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm EST | Thought Leader Theater – Booth #1257  

Randal Waters
Senior Consulting Director, SVP, Marsh Advisory

Sort through the components of climate risk—transition, physical and liability—so you can model and measure them. Look at how the resulting information can be used to inform capital expenditure, resilience and adaptation plans and underpin reporting requirements. Become a part of the climate agenda.

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ERISA plan cyber security program best practices

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm EST | Innovation Hub – Booth #1956  

Peter Valotta
Accredited Investment Fiduciary, MBA, MHMS, Senior Fiduciary Advisor, Marsh McLennan Agency

Plans covered by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) often hold millions of dollars in assets and personal participant data, which makes them tempting targets for cyber criminals. Just in time for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) 2023 audit season, recognize the fiduciary obligation to ensure proper mitigation of these cyber security risks. Review specialized training for plan fiduciaries to meet DOL best practices. Itemize an enterprise risk management procedure review for the ERISA committee, record keepers, advisors and retirement plan brokers.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2023




The importance of off-network communication in cyber incident response

10:00 am – 10:20 am EST | Thought Leader Theater – Booth #1257  

Katherine Keefe,
US Cyber Incident Leader

Be prepared to avoid slow response times and reduce the financial and reputational impact of a cyber incident in today’s threat landscape. Learn about the importance of establishing a safe and secure communication platform outside of your organization’s network. Review key considerations and examples of how this has made the difference between successful and unsuccessful responses.

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We survived the ransomware scourge. What’s next?

11:00 am – 11:20 pm EST | Innovation Hub – Booth #1956  

Tim Marlin
Cyber Product Development Leader, SVP

While ransomware remains a significant cyber threat, it is far from the only one. Touch on significant cyber threats outside of ransomware, including malware, aggregation and regulatory exposures. Drill into the impact of new and emerging legislation on your organization and the cyber insurance industry. Examine the comprehensive consumer data privacy laws and distinguish the dramatically increased regulatory exposure footprint as more consumers become covered by these protections.

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