Sunday, May 19, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Welcome Dinner at the Tech Museum of Innovation

Monday, May 20, 2019

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Registration and Networking

8:00 a.m. – 8:05 a.m.

Opening of the Private and Family Company Governance Institute

8:05 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.

Keynote: Powering Private Companies

  • Victoria Mars  (Invited) (United States), Chairman of Mars, Inc.
8:35 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Panel 1: Venture Capital: Breaking the Barriers

  • Shivani Sopory (Moderator) (United States), Partner, Audit, KPMG
  • Mariafrancesca Carli (Invited) (United States), Managing Director, BDT & Company; Director, MIT Sloan North America Executive Board, the Bocconi Alumni Board of New York and Italian Business and Investment Initiative Advisory Board
  • Gaby Perez (Invited), Partner, NextGen Ventures
9:25 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.


9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

From Mission Impossible to Mission Alignment 

  • Melanie Schnoll-Begun (United States), Head of Philanthropy Management, Morgan Stanley

10:10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Panel 2: Navigating Complex IT Environments to Achieve Corporate Success


  • Alberto Sangiovanni Vincentelli (Invited) (United States) Professor, Berkley; Co-founder, Cadence Design Systems and Synopsys, Inc.
  • Olga Botero (Invited) (Colombia), Founder and Managing Director, C&S Customers and Strategy; Senior Advisor, BCG the Boston Consulting Group; Independent Director, Evertec, Inc.; Advisory Board, Intralinks HLA and Interbank; WCD Chapter Chair
11:00 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.


11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Panel 3: Insider Threats and Betrayal: How to Survive and Thrive

  • Susan C. Keating (Moderator) (United States), CEO, WCD Foundation
  • Susan Remmer Ryzewic (United States), President, CEO, and Director, EHR Investments, Inc.; Director, The Remmer Family Foundation Inc., Cabot Wellington, LLC, and University of North Florida Foundation; WCD Chapter Chair, WCD Family Business Council Co–chair, and WCD Advisory Board Member
  • Susan Stautberg (United States), Chair Emeritus and Co-founder, WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) Foundation; Co-author, Women on Board
  • Davia Temin (United States), President and CEO, Temin and Company; Board Member of Swarthmore College and Advisor to other university boards; WCD Member
12:00 p.m. – 12:05 p.m.

Closing of the Private and Family Company Governance Institute

WCD Global Institute Sponsors