Springing from what she refers to as the “10 megatrends of our turbulent times,” Athena member and author Andrea Bonime-Blanc will discuss the five most salient megatrends for 2021 as we move from the year of Covid-19 to a year of resilience and (hopefully) recovery. She will explore megatrends that will affect business, government, and society in 2021, including ESG trends, how to prepare for the virtual battlefront, and how geopolitical changes happening at the global level will affect day-to-day business. This is the first in a six-part series on navigating strategic ESGT (ESG + technology) in transformational times with much of the content based on Andrea’s book, Gloom to Boom. Purchasing the book is optional but recommended. Consider reading Chapter 1 – Gloom: The Ten Megatrends of our Turbulent Times in advance of this first session. The New Enterprise Mindset : Continuous Risk and Crisis Readiness, Written By Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc
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.
Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD/PhD, is CEO and Founder of GEC Risk Advisory and a global governance, risk, ESG, ethics, cyber and crisis strategist, serving business, nonprofits, and government. Since 2017, she has served as the Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico. She spent two decades as a c-suite global corporate executive at Bertelsmann, Verint, and PSEG overseeing legal, governance, risk, ethics, CSR, compliance, audit, InfoSec and environmental health and safety. She began her career as an international corporate lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb. She serves on several Boards and Advisory Boards including Crisp, Greenward Partners, Ethical Intelligence, Epic Theatre Ensemble, the NACD New Jersey Chapter and NYU Stern-based think tank, Ethical Systems. She is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow and Governance faculty and holds the Carnegie Mellon CERT Certification in Cyber-Risk Oversight. She is a global keynote speaker and graduate faculty at NYU teaching “Cyber Leadership, Risk Oversight and Resilience”. She is an extensively published author. Her latest book, Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Routledge 2020). She lives in New York City and was born and raised in Europe and is multi-lingual.
Risk and Crisis Management
The 5 Megatrends of a Turbulent 2021
Tue, Jan 26 @ 9:00am PT (1 hrs)
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