Cecilia Muñoz, Robert F. Smith, Lt Col. Alexander Vindman and Dr. Dambisa Moyo tapped to deliver impactful keynotes to audience of thousands of GRC and ESG professionals
NEW YORK (September 9, 2021) – Diligent Corporation, the global leader in SaaS governance, risk and compliance (GRC) announces its third annual Modern Governance Summit (MGS), taking place virtually between September 14 – 15, 2021, along with an official lineup of world-renowned speakers.
Taking the virtual stage to discuss Leading with Purpose will be some of the world’s most inspiring and impactful leaders, including keynote speakers Cecilia Muñoz, former Domestic Policy Director for the Obama Administration and current Senior Advisor at New America; Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners; retired Lt Col. Alexander Vindman; and Dr. Dambisa Moyo, Co-Principal of Verasca Investments, Global Economist, Author and Board Member. A full lineup of speakers can be found here.
MGS 2021 will be the largest GRC event of the year bringing together thousands of leaders from Board members to CFOs to Head of Audit and Risk professionals, to explore key issues like digital transformation, stakeholder capitalism, climate action and sustainability, diversity and inclusion, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with peers, hear from industry experts, and learn how to elevate governance practices across their organization. Following the theme Leading with Purpose, MGS 2021 addresses overlapping challenges that many organizations are currently facing including a global pandemic, increasing ESG requirements, systemic racism, cybersecurity threats and a dramatic shift in the workplace.
Key highlights from the agenda include:
- A keynote panel on changing organizational culture in light of the rise of stakeholder capitalism featuring Charles Philips, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Recognize, Robin Washington, Strategic Advisor and Board Member, Alphabet, Inc., Honeywell International, Inc. and Salesforce, Hubert Joly, former Chairman and CEO of BestBuy, and moderated by Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune Media (USA) Corporation
- A fireside chat about the impending transfer of $70 trillion USD in wealth to fund social causes, and the implications for the future of governance with Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners and Darren Walker, President of Ford Foundation
- An interview about speaking truth to power between retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, of Lawfare Institute and television news commentator and New York Times best-selling author, Keith Boykin
- A closing keynote address by Cecilia Muñoz, former Domestic Policy Director for the Obama Administration, and current Senior Advisor at New America, about how executives can lead with purpose
“We are honored, once again, to offer this premier event and opportunity to engage with our community of GRC, government and non-profit leaders exclusively online,” said Brian Stafford, CEO of Diligent. “This year’s impressive and highly-regarded roster of speakers demonstrates just how dynamic our environment is at the moment and why leading with purpose is more critical now than ever before.”
This event is free to register, open to the press and on the record. Press can register by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Diligent Corporation
Diligent is the leading governance, risk and compliance (GRC) SaaS company, serving more than one million users from over 25,000 organizations around the globe. Our modern GRC platform ensures boards, executives and other leaders have a holistic, integrated view of audit, risk, information security, ethics and compliance across the organization. Diligent brings technology, insights and confidence to leaders so they can build more effective, equitable and successful organizations.