Research shows that companies in the top quartile for gender or racial or ethnic diversity are more likely to have financial returns above their national industry norms. As first defined by Ocean Tomo, LLC, “monetizing diversity as an asset” is the application of traditional Intellectual Property or Intangible Asset business principles to diversity programs for stakeholder value.
Please join us for a first-of-its-kind conference applying the discipline routinely applied to patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights to your company's most important asset: diversity of thought and the employees behind it.
September 26, 2018
Complimentary, but limited to 125 guests
Request an invitation: RSVP@OceanTomo.com
Google Chicago HQ
Registration and Networking Coffee Bar
- Sylvia Chen – Patent Counsel, Google
- James E. Malackowski – Chief Executive, Ocean Tomo, LLC
Panel 1: Innovations & Successes in Diversity and Inclusion
Presented by: DLA Piper
With mainstream recognition of D&I challenges and greater engagement from leaders, we are at an exciting inflection point with D&I initiatives. We will examine a few initiatives that are working and the secrets to their success.
- Robert Grey – President, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
- Sima Kulkarni - Intellectual Property and Technology Counsel, DLA Piper LLP (US)
Panel 2: Diversity Return on Investment
Presented by: Winston Strawn, LLP
How do organizations determine which diversity and inclusion initiatives are worth pursuing and whether they are having their intended impact? During the interactive panel discussion, we will discuss how leading organizations embrace diversity and inclusion to support business objectives.
- Kobi Kennedy Brinson – Partner and Chair, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Winston Strawn LLP
- Ryan K. Harding – Assistant General Counsel, Legal Operations and Administration, Exelon
- Carrie Hightman – Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, NiSource
- Heather Mitchell – Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, HR Department, JP Morgan Chase Bank
Panel 3: Diversity Inclusion Strategy: Moving the Needle
Presented by: Sidley Austin, LLP
This panel will explore practical steps law firms, corporations and individuals can take to create and sustain change. And specificaly, how change can be measured without getting overwhelmed by the data. We’ll explore the impact of preferred providers as well as data collection and metric setting.
- Anna Remis – Technology & IP Transactions Partner, Sidley Austin, LLP
- Lizzy Diaz-Ortiz – Senior Advisor for Governance and Inclusion, BMO Harris Bank NA
- Saumil Mehta, Vice President and General Counsel, Gogo, Inc
- Sandra Yamate - Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession Chief Executive Officer
Lunch and Featured Speaker Creating Company Culture to Drive Value
- Jennifer Sherman - President & CEO, Federal Signal
- Introduction by Sylvia Chen – Patent Counsel, Google
Panel 4: Applying IP Best Practice to a
Presented by: Kirkland & Ellis
As with other forms of IP and intangible assets, effective management of diversity and inclusion as an asset is about more than just counting heads. This panel will explore concrete steps to build and secure value from a diversity-rich corporation or law firm. We’ll explore the idea of diversity as the “un-secret” – the need to disclose your efforts and actively invite and engage senior leaders in the conversation to effectuate meaningful change.
- Gregg LoCascio – IP Litigation Partner, Kirkland & Ellis
- Jason Brown – General Counsel - Americas, Dyson
- Mike Henning – Assistant General Counsel - Litigation & IP, United Airlines
- Dina Shniderman – Divisional Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Diagnostics Legal, Abbott
Fireside Chat: Diversity Strategy - Converting Intangible Assets Into Tangible Results
- Dr. Edward Hubbard - President & CEO, Hubbard and Hubbard, Inc.
- James E. Malackowski - Chief Executive, Ocean Tomo, LLC
Event Wrap Up
Reception - City Mouse - Ace Hotel