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The Rhode Island CEO Council

An Exclusive Consortium of CEOs Building a Stronger Rhode Island


— Upcoming Events —

Calendar

 Thursday morning events are held at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island


        Event Date                 (see past events)

      2024

Thursday 7:00-9:00am (including breakfast & peer conversations)

JUN 20       CEO Exchange

Topic:    What CEOs should know about preventing white-collar crime and protecting employees from a potential active shooter in the workplace

Guest:   Steve O'Donnell, former Head of the Rhode Island State Police & FBI task force

Format: FireSide Chat with Steve O'Donnell
Peer Roundtables
Q&A with Steve O'Donnell

Agenda: CEO Exchange Details

Thursday 7:00-9:00am (including breakfast & peer conversations)

AUG 22      CEO Briefing

Topic:    What CEOs need to know about Generative AI and why it is necessary to remain competitive

Format: FireSide Chat with Experts – Peer Roundtables – Q&A with Experts

Thursday 7:00-9:00am (including breakfast & peer conversations)

OCT 10      CEO Exchange

Topic:    Understanding, recruiting & retaining talent from different generations

Format: FireSide Chat with Guest Expert – Peer Roundtables – Q&A with Guest Expert

Thursday 7:00-9:00am (including breakfast & peer conversations)

DEC 5        CEO Exchange

Format: FireSide Chat with Guest CEO – Peer Roundtables – Q&A with Guest CEO

      2025

Thursday 7:00-9:00am (including breakfast & peer conversations)

JAN 23       CEO Exchange

Format: FireSide Chat with Guest CEO – Peer Roundtables – Q&A with Guest CEO



Invitation Required – Qualified Chief Executives Only – No Substitutes

— Registration Fees —
Member = $0   |  Prospective Member = $175 (includes 30-day trial membership)

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— Past Events —

Archive


        Event Date                             (see upcoming events)

05/09/24      CEO Exchange

Topic:    How CEOs make their companies indispensable—with
products and services that customers can't live without

Guest:   James Kerr, CEO of Indispensable Consulting

Format: FireSide Chat with Jim Kerr
Peer Roundtables
Q&A with Jim Kerr

Agenda: CEO Exchange Details

03/28/24      2024 Rhode Island CEO Summit

Topic:    Prepare to Win

Guests:  Rear Admiral Peter A. Garvin, President, U.S. Navel War College
Kevin M. Graney, President; General Dynamics Electric Boat

Format: Leadership Briefing by R.Adn. Pete Garvin – Developing good decision makers
FireSide Chat with Kevin Graney – Building a great workforce in Rhode Island
Q&A with Kevin Graney and Rear Adm. Pete Garvin
Breakout – Peer Roundtable Discussions

Details: CEO Summit Details

01/25/24      CEO Exchange

Topic:    What all CEOs Need to Know about Business AI—Artificial Intelligence

Guest:   Todd Knapp, CEO of Envision Technology Advisors

Format: FireSide Chat with Todd Knapp
Peer Roundtables
Q&A with Todd Knapp

Agenda: CEO Exchange Details

12/07/23      CEO Exchange

Topic:  How to Best Prepare for the Economic Changes Coming in 2024

Guest:  Jason Draho, Head of Asset Allocation Americas, UBS Global Wealth Management

Format: FireSide Chat with Jason Draho
Peer Roundtables
Q&A with Jason Draho

Agenda: CEO Exchange Details

11/11/23      Fall Social (member cocktail party)

Venue: The Rhode Island Yacht Club

10/05/23      CEO Exchange

Topic:    Building a Foundation for a Better Rhode Island

Guest:   Marc Parlange, President of the University of Rhode Island
Format: FireSide Chat with Marc Parlange
Roundtable Discussion with your Peers
Q&A Session with Marc Parlange

Agenda: CEO Exchange Details

08/24/23      CEO Exchange

Topic:    Managing Workforce Risk in Unpredictable Times – learn more

Guests:  Robin Jones, Deloitte Principal, Workforce Transformation
Eric Cormier, Insperity Manager, HR Services

Format: FireSide Chat with Robin Jones & Eric Cormier
Roundtable Discussion with your Peers
Q&A Session with Robin Jones & Eric Cormier

Agenda: CEO Exchange Details

07/22/23      Summer Social (members only; significant-others welcome)

Venue: WaterFire Brazier Society VIP area

06/08/23      CEO Exchange

Topic:  What Successful Businesses Do Differently in Rhode Island

Guest:  Cheryl Merchant, CEO of Taco Comfort Systems

Format: FireSide Chat with Cheryl Merchant
Roundtable Discussion with your Peers
Q&A Session with Cheryl Merchant

Agenda: CEO Exchange Details

04/27/23      CEO Exchange

Topic:  The State of Business In Rhode Island

Guest:  Daniel McKee, Governor of Rhode Island

Format: FireSide Chat with the Governor
Roundtable Discussion with your Peers

Agenda: CEO Exchange Details

03/23/23      2023 Rhode Island CEO Summit

Topic:  Thriving in Unpredictable Times

Guests: Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America
Tom Burnham, Head Coach of American Magic Team—America's Cup 2024

Format: Tom Burnham will talk about High-Impact Decision Making
Brian Moynihan will engage in a candid conversation with Steve Zubiago
Q&A Advisory Session with Brian Moynihan
Confidential Discussion with your peers (at your table)

Details: agenda & content

02/18/23      Winter Social (members cocktail party)

Venue: The Preserve Sporting Club & Residences

01/12/23      CEO Exchange

Topic:  Making It Easier to Do Business in Rhode Island in 2023

Guest:  Elizabeth Tanner, Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce

Format: Guest FireSide Chat – Peer Roundtables – Q&A with Guest

Details: agenda & content

12/01/22      CEO Exchange

Topic:  Business Strategies that will Maximize Success in 2023

Guest:  Helena Foulkes, former President of CVS Pharmacy & CEO of Hudson's Bay

Format: Guest CEO Interview – Peer Roundtables – Q&A with Guest

Details: agenda & content

10/20/22      CEO Forum

Topic: Maximizing Rhode Island Workforce Development

Guests: Matthew Weldon, Director, R.I. Dept. of Labor & Training
Shannon Gilkey, Rhode Island Postsecondary Commissioner
Angelica Infante-Green, Commissioner, R.I. Secondary Education

Format: Facilitated discussion & Roundtables with RI policy makers

Details: agenda & content

09/15/22      CEO Exchange

Topic:  Getting to the Right Strategy for Your Biggest Leadership Challenge

Format:  Engage in a confidential, facilitated DeepDive discussion with peer-level chief executives—determine which strategies will best address a current, critically important, leadership challenge.

Details: agenda & content

08/13/22      Summer Social (members only; significant-others welcome)

Venue: WaterFire – Brazier Society VIP Venue

06/09/22      CEO Briefing

Topic:  What CEOs need to know about Cybersecurity & Breaches

Experts: Kiran Mantha, Principal, Deloitte Advisory, Cyber Risk Services,
Todd Knapp, CEO of Envision Technology Advisors, and
Jason Kravitz, Head of Nixon Peabody's data privacy & cybersecurity practice.

Format: Expert Briefings – Peer Roundtables – Q&A with Experts

Details: agenda & content

05/05/22      CEO Exchange

Topic:  Finding and Retaining the Right Talent in 2022

Guest: Mike Zani, CEO of The Predictive Index & author of The Science of Dream Teams

Format: Mike Zani Interview – Peer Roundtables – Q&A with Mike Zani

Details: agenda & content

03/25/22      2022 Rhode Island CEO Summit

Topic: Gaining Strategic Advantage in this Rapidly Changing World

Speakers: Dan McKee Governor of Rhode Island
   Alicia Rose, Deputy CEO of Deloitte, and
   Ross Gittell, President of Bryant University & Distinguished Economist.

Details: agenda & content

 






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