2016 Agenda


The Harold Pratt House . 58 E. 68th Street . New York . NY

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

1:00 PM
Welcome
Why “CEO Continuous Improvement” Is Critical
Dennis Carey – Founder, CEO Academy & Vice Chairman/CEO & Board Recruiter, Korn Ferry
Michael Useem – William & Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, The Wharton School

1:15
Why CEOs Get Fired
Ram Charan – Business Advisor & Best Selling Author
Facilitated by Martine Haas – Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School

2:15
What Does a Good CFO Do?
Frank D’Amelio – Executive Vice President, Business Operations & CFO, Pfizer Inc.
Rick Fearon – Vice Chairman & CFO, Eaton Corporation plc, and Lead Director, PolyOne Corporation
Charles Holley – Former Executive Vice President & CFO, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Facilitated by Harbir Singh – Mack Professor of Management, Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Vice Dean, Global Initiatives, The Wharton School

3:15
Reflection on the Business Impact of the Election on U.S. & Global Commerce
Geoffrey Garrett – Dean, The Wharton School
Richard Gephardt – Former House Democratic Leader, and President & CEO, Gephardt Group/Gephardt Government Affairs

4:15 Break

4:30
Working Together Management System – Principals and Practices
Alan Mulally – Former CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and The Ford Motor Company, and current Director of Google and Carbon3D

6:00 Cocktails

7:00 Dinner

Thursday, November 17, 2016

8:00 AM Informal Breakfast

8:30
Lessons from the Trenches from Six “High Performance” CEOs
Sir George Buckley – Former Chairman, President & CEO, 3M Company
Ellen Kullman – Former Chairman & CEO, DuPont Company
Denise Ramos – President & CEO, ITT Inc.
George Oliver – President & COO, Johnson Controls International and Former Chief Executive Officer, Tyco
Brent Saunders – CEO & President, Allergan
Bill Weldon – Former Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Facilitated by Dennis Carey – Founder, CEO Academy & Vice Chairman/CEO & Board Recruiter, Korn Ferry

10:30 Break

10:45
Boards Need to Out-Think Activists
Robert Hallagan – Vice Chairman, Board Services, Korn Ferry
Martin Lipton – Founding Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
William Anderson – Senior Managing Director, Evercore Partners Facilitated by Abe Friedman – Managing Partner, CamberView Partners

11:15
What Does a Good CHRO Do?
Lawrence Costello – Former Executive Vice President & CHRO, Tyco
Peter Fasolo – Executive Vice President & CHRO, Johnson & Johnson
Facilitated by Ram Charan – Business Advisor and Best Selling Author, and Dennis Carey – Founder, CEO Academy & Vice Chairman, CEO & Board Recruiting, Korn Ferry

12:15 Lunch
Topic: The World of Global Private Equity
Donald Gogel – Chairman & CEO, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

1:15
Ethics & Integrity – Setting the Tone at the Top
Thomas Donaldson – Mark O. Winkelman Professor, Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics, The Wharton School

2:15
Beating the Odds – How Do CEOs Create Value Through Strategy?
Gary Pinkus – Managing Partner, North America, McKinsey & Company
Rodney Zemmel – Managing Partner, Northeast Office, McKinsey & Company

3:00
How to Select, Assess & Compensate Your Board Leader
Greg Garland – Chairman & CEO, Phillips 66
Deanna Mulligan – President & CEO, Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America
Patrick Swygert – Professor of Law Emeritus, Howard University and Director, UTC and Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
Bill Weldon – Former Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Maggie Wilderotter, Former Chairman & CEO, Frontier Communications Corporation
Facilitated by Michael Useem – William & Jacalyn Egan Professor of Management, The Wharton School

4:00 Adjourn

CEO Academy participants and faculty are cordially invited to join the Prium Dinner beginning at 6:00PM (theprium.com)

6:00 Cocktails

7:00 Dinner