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Thursday, February 23 • 8:45am - 10:00am
Plenary Session # 7: How to Leverage Compliance and Risk Management-to Support Revenue Generation and Strategic Initiatives

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Must compliance and risk management always be just a cost of doing business? Or is there a way to make those investments actually pay off—in better sourcing decisions, improved supply-chain collaboration, brand promotion, greater customer loyalty, and new business? These panelists will discuss companies that are automating the collection of product safety and compliance information, and using it to meet company-wide strategic goals. Some are now ready to make this information available in stores and online, to consumers poised to make buying decisions. What does it take, and how should you plan to make this pivotal transformation for your business? This session will help attendees understand how companies make the transition from compliance, testing and certification as a necessary cost, to enterprise-wide initiatives and information-sharing that help these savvy technology adopters generate revenue and surpass their competition.


Moderators
avatar for Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Founder, ICIX
Matt Smith is the Founder of ICIX, where he is responsible for determining the company’s vision and cultivating strategic relationships. A recognized authority in supply chain risk management and product safety, he works with governments and advocacy groups to determine and champion... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bohaty-Yelle

Jennifer Bohaty-Yelle

Executive Director Global Product, Safety, Quality, and Compliance, Toys "R" Us
As Executive Director, Global Product Safety, Quality and Compliance, Toys“R”Us, Inc., Jennifer Bohaty-Yelle oversees the company’s global product safety, quality assurance and compliance operations in 38 countries and jurisdictions in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and... Read More →
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Chris Fox

Deputy General Counsel and Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Hannesbrands, Inc.
Chris Fox is currently the deputy general counsel and vice president, corporate social responsibility (“CSR”) at Hanesbrands Inc. and has held that position since 2007.  His current responsibilities include oversight of HBI’s worldwide CSR programs which include its global... Read More →
avatar for Jay Howell

Jay Howell

Senior Director, Product Safety and Compliance, U.S. Ethics and Compliance, Walmart Stores, Inc.
Jay Howell is the Senior Director of Legislative & Compliance Services at Walmart, responsible for oversight of the legislative services, product removals, regulatory reporting, monitoring and analytics functions of Walmart’s U.S. Product Safety & Compliance team.  Over the past... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:45am - 10:00am
Grand Cypress D- I

Attendees (87)