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About this event

Understanding how policy and regulation can transform strategy, operations and economic value is critical for sustainable, long-term business success and scale. Join Deanne Kasim in this discussion to understand how emerging legislation and regulation can impact business and product strategy, particularly in highly regulated industries such as healthcare, finance, transportation, and energy. Understand what a high-performance Government Affairs team model looks like and how such a team can connect important insights and issue advocacy to strategic business planning, tactics, and product roadmaps. Become an expert on the difference between the many forms of advocacy strategies and how advocacy is different than regulatory compliance.


Coco Brown CEO

Coco is founder and CEO of Athena Alliance. Prior to her current roles, Coco served as President, COO, and Board Director of Taos, a market leader in IT Services serving hundreds of F1000 companies, including Apple, Cisco, ebay, Facebook, and Silicon Valley Bank. Coco brings rich experience across F1000 companies, start-ups, and nonprofits in the roles of CEO, COO, advisor, and Board member to Athena. She possesses a unique understanding of the breadth of challenges and opportunities of leadership. She empowers leaders to execute successfully, working with them to develop the relationship between a company’s strategy and its organizational design and environment. Coco’s expertise in developing and strengthening these important linkages makes her a powerful C-level advisor and Board member. In addition to serving on the Board of Taos from 2004 to 2014, Coco served as a Board Director for MentorNet during its rebranding, product transformation, and subsequent acquisition by Great Minds in STEM. Coco was on the finance committee supporting the Board of Directors of Samasource and established the Operating Committee for the Silicon Valley arm of Golden Seeds, a New York-based early-stage investment firm. She also currently serves as Chair of the Nominating Committee for the Anita Borg Technology Leadership Award, one of the most prestigious awards honoring women in technology.


Deanne Kasim Executive Director, Health Policy

“Navigating changes at the intersection of policy, market, economic and technology trends for long-term success” has been Ms. Kasim’s philosophy for creating value and strategic direction in the healthcare, bio and health information technology (IT) industries. For the last three years, Ms. Kasim has served as the leader of health policy and government affairs at Change Healthcare. She is responsible for developing and growing the team and directing the overall policy and advocacy focus for a market leading health IT company. In her role, Ms. Kasim has responsibility for translating current policy – including state and federal legislation and regulation – into actionable and successful corporate positioning and product strategies. Ms. Kasim also analyzes current policy and regulatory trends to advise Change Healthcare’s Board of Directors and Investor Relations executives. She is a member of the company’s executive thought leadership panel and frequently speaks to the media on emerging policy issues.

Key Details

Adapting Business Strategy to the Regulatory Outlook

Thu, Oct 14 @ 12:00pm PT (1 hr)

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