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Meet the speakers coming to Elevate 2024: Erin Brockovich tops the bill!


We are excited to announce an impressive lineup of speakers for Elevate 2024 (formerly Modern Governance Summit), taking place September 8-11 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas. This year, our event will bring together inspiring speakers, industry leaders and experts to share their insights on governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends.

Here’s a sneak peek at just some of the influential voices you can expect to hear from:

Top speakers at Elevate 2024

Erin Brockovich – Renowned for her relentless advocacy in environmental activism and consumer rights, Erin Brockovich will take the stage for a powerful general session. Her influential voice continues to inspire and drive change, making her session a must-attend for all participants.

Brian Stafford – As President & CEO of Diligent, Brian Stafford’s insights into the future of governance are invaluable. His leadership has consistently propelled Diligent to the forefront of innovation in GRC technology.

Michael Rasmussen – Known as the GRC Pundit at GRC 20/20 Research, Michael will share his extensive knowledge on integrated risk management strategies and the latest regulatory developments.

Dottie Schindlinger – As the Executive Director of the Diligent Institute, Dottie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in board governance and digital practices, leading research initiatives and producing insights that influence global governance norms and practices.

John Horn – As the Director of Cybersecurity Practice at Datos Insights, John will delve into the complexities of cybersecurity in today’s digital age and how organizations can stay ahead of potential threats.

Anastassia Lauterbach, CEO & Founder of AI Edutainment, and Pav Gill, CEO & Founder of Confide, both formerly of Wirecard, will share insights into the incredible story of fraud, whistleblowing and audit failure.

Cody Scott – A Senior Analyst at Forrester, Cody brings his in-depth knowledge on market trends and the impact of technology on risk management and compliance.

MarKeith Allen – As Diligent’s Chief Customer Officer, MarKeith will share key stories of how Diligent software is impacting customers by enabling them to implement more effective governance, risk and compliance strategies.

Adam Bailey – Senior Vice President & Global Head of Product at Diligent, Adam will explore the latest Diligent product innovations, including the Diligent One Platform, and how these solutions can be leveraged to make your job easier and streamline your GRC processes.

Nithya B. Das – As the Chief Legal & Administrative Officer at Diligent, Nithya will provide insights into legal and administrative challenges in governance and how organizations can navigate these complexities.

Catch these speakers and more at Elevate 2024

This year’s agenda is packed with sessions covering AI, new disclosure requirements, enterprise risk management, operationalizing sustainability, as well as practical strategies for all shapes and sizes of organizations from nonprofit to corporate enterprises to public education. Elevate 2024 is the ultimate event for professionals looking to stay ahead in the world of governance, risk and compliance.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from these distinguished speakers and network with your peers, earn continuing education credits and upskill for your role now and in the future. Register now to secure your place at Elevate 2024 and be part of the conversation that shapes the future of GRC and ESG.

We look forward to welcoming you to Houston in September! For more information and to view the full agenda, please visit our Elevate 2024 page.

Dottie Schindlinger

Dottie Schindlinger is Executive Director of the Diligent Institute, the governance think tank and research arm of Diligent Corporation. In her role, Dottie promotes the intersection of governance and technology as a recognized expert in the field. She co-authored Governance in the Digital Age: A Guide for the Modern Corporate Board Director, ©2019, John Wiley & Sons Publishers, and is creator and co-host of The Corporate Director Podcast, a fortnightly show featuring corporate directors sharing their stories about modern governance.
Dottie was a founding team member of BoardEffect, a board management software platform launched in 2007 focused on serving the needs of healthcare, higher education & nonprofit boards. Prior to BoardEffect, she spent 15 years working in a variety of governance roles, including as a board support professional, consultant, trainer, board member, and senior executive. Dottie serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of the Alice Paul Institute, and is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

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