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Redefining what matters in regulated industries

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BENEFITS

Gain insight that will help you navigate the future of regulated industries

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The business landscape has never been more complex. Supply chain disruption, the battle for talent, geopolitical instability and adoption of emerging technologies are testing our compliance and resilience. Frontier will show how leading companies have successfully tackled their complex compliance challenges, enabling them to expand their global presence.

Watch Frontier on demand now, and create a more resilient and agile business environment for you and your organization.

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Practical advice and foresight from industry experts.

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Actionable insights from real-world success stories.

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Strategies for uncertainty in volatile times.

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THEMES

Gain insight on the areas that matter most - quality, safety and resilience

Quality matters

Addressing supply chain disruptions, talent shortages and the opportunities from emerging technologies, we explore why quality needs to be a key focus for organizations wanting to stay relevant, productive and compliant in today's difficult business climate.

Safety matters

Gain real-world solutions that will redefine how you safeguard your business, your operations and your people and help you shape a more secure, resilient future.

Resilience matters

Uncover cutting-edge insight to help create a more resilient and agile business environment and prepare a stronger and more adaptable future.

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SPEAKERS

Discover the latest trends from leading experts

Access cutting edge insight and the latest best practice to help thrive in an increasingly complex business landscape.

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Lidia Peterson Executive Director of Environment, Safety and Health V2X
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Lidia Peterson is the Executive Director for Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) at V2X, overseeing strategic EHS management company-wide. With over 27 years of experience in the field, she has led significant improvement initiatives, strengthening EHS project requirements and minimizing environmental and occupational health risks for employees globally. Lidia's expertise includes creating and inspecting ESH programs, implementing safety processes, and ensuring compliance with EPA, OSHA, federal, state, and local regulations during her work in the US Army and private industry.


Having held key EHS roles at various companies like Harris, Exelis, ITT, Reliant Energy, Entrix, Inc., and Anteon, Lidia brings a comprehensive background in EHS management. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environment Safety and Occupational Health from California State University, Northridge.

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Vince Warrington Founder Protective Intelligence and Accumulus
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Vince is a highly experienced Chief Information Security Officer with a passion for changing attitudes towards data protection. He has a deep background in cyber security and intelligence, with nearly 20 years’ experience in both the private and central government sectors, working with C-Suite, Senior Civil Servants and government ministers.


He helped to develop the Financial Conduct Authority’s Cyber Resilience Framework, was the Chief Security Officer for British International Investment, and currently acts as CISO for one of the world's Top 50 largest companies.


He has provided keynote speeches at the World Cyber Security Congress, Cyber Security Summit UK, the Association of Corporate Treasurers, and the Enterprise Security & Risk Management Conference, and has also attended trade missions to Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and Qatar at the request of the Department for International Trade.

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Tim Marsh PhD, MSc, CFIOSH, CPsychol, SFIIRSM Chartered Psychologist
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Prof Tim Marsh, a pioneer in UK behavioral safety research in the early 1990s, is a distinguished authority on safety culture and leadership. As one of the few Chartered Psychologists and Chartered Fellows of IOSH. He received the "President's Commendation" from the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management in 2008 and became their first-ever 'Specialist Fellow' in 2010. Tim has delivered keynote speeches globally for organizations including Apple, the European Space Agency, WHO, and the UN.


Having chaired numerous conferences on Behavioral Safety and founded Europe's largest behavioral safety event, he has impacted over 400 major organizations worldwide. Tim authored acclaimed books such as "Affective Safety Management" and "Total Safety Culture."


Tim collaborates with magazines like Safety and Health Practitioner and produces safety training videos for various platforms, including the BBC.

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Jason Anker MBE Motivational and behavioral safety speaker
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Jason Anker was paralyzed from the waist down due to an avoidable incident on a construction site in 1993 when he fell off a ladder. He was 24 years old.


His story of his life before the incident, the day of the incident, the time spent in hospital and rehab, his initial release from hospital and his struggle with life over the last 30 years is an honest and sometimes graphic account of the devastation the incident has had on Jason and his family and friends.


For 30 years he was unable to talk openly about his life-changing work-related incident. Now he uses it to inform everyone from business leaders to shop floor workers of the importance of a workplace safety culture.

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Michael Rasmussen The GRC Pundit GRC 20/20 Research
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Michael Rasmussen is an internationally recognized pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance, with specific expertise in GRC strategy, process, IT architectures and solutions.


With 30+ years of experience, Michael helps organizations improve GRC processes, design and implement GRC architectures, and select solutions that are effective, efficient and agile. A sought-after keynote speaker, author and advisor, he’s known as the “Father of GRC” – being the first to define and model the GRC market in 2002 while at Forrester Research, Inc.

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Brad Hutchins Marketing Manager Surf Lakes
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With a dynamic resume in the communications field, Brad has built a great network within the surf industry. From working with Rip Curl to managing Surfing Australia's SurfGroms program and serving as a senior writer at Surfing Life magazine, he has established himself as an avid surfer and marketer. Brad's expertise extends to freelance writing, contributing articles to various publications such as Tracks, White Horses, The Inertia, and Boss Hunting. In 2014, he published his first book, 'Game, Set, Cash.'


Brad's journey began with an education background, but after completing his Master of Communications at Bond University, he transitioned into working with creative agencies in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Here, he honed his PR, event management, and marketing skillset, adding further depth to his professional accomplishment.

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Ben Dorks Chief Executive Officer Ideagen
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Ben Dorks has a long history of supporting businesses to manage the regulatory landscape. He joined Ideagen in 2013 through the acquisition of his healthcare software business and was appointed Chief Executive in 2018.


Responsible for driving Ideagen’s short and long-term strategy, under Ben’s leadership Ideagen has realised tremendous commercial success, taking the business to Unicorn status in 2022 with the £1.1bn takeover by private equity firm Hg.


With an extraordinary passion for creating an environment with no glass ceiling, Ben steers Ideagen’s values, ambitious global culture and strong community commitments. In 2022 Ben was shortlisted for CEO of the Year at the UK Tech Awards and won Ambassador of the Year at the East Midlands Business Masters Awards.

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Debra Padgett CSci FIBMS President, Institute of Biomedical Science
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Debra, Clinical Pathology Service Manager at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, is the President of the Institute of Biomedical Science. With over 22 years in NHS labs, her expertise spans Pathology Management, Infection Sciences, and Healthcare Science Education. She champions professional development and quality improvement.



Formerly Pathology Quality Manager during ISO 15189 transition, she initiated Quality symposia at IBMS Congress and nationwide conferences. Debra shapes quality initiatives at the Institute and tutors on Ulster University's Expert Practice in Quality Management.

As Lead Healthcare Scientist for NHCT, Pathology Operational Lead, and BSI ISO 15189 committee member, she influences healthcare. Debra also serves on Ideagen Customer Council and fosters STEM engagement as an ambassador.

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Matthew Sica Technical Program Manager Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA)
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Matthew (Matt) Sica boasts over three decades of experience in laboratory-related settings, honing his skills in management, quality systems, project management, regulatory matters, and process enhancement. He has successfully overseen environmental and industrial hygiene laboratories and managed a state program. His consultancy spans petroleum and pharmaceutical testing labs, reference material production, proficiency testing, and calibration labs, focusing on efficient adherence to standards. In his recent role as VP of Compliance and Quality for a lab network, he streamlined quality management using technology, achieving compliance across locations.


As a Technical Program Manager at Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, he aids staff, assessors, and stakeholders, contributing to accreditation processes. With a global footprint, Matt also imparts diverse management and technical training.

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Louis Wustemann Writer and Speaker on Health, Safety and Sustainability Issues
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Louis Wustemann is a writer and editor on sustainability and health & safety. He was previously Head of Regulatory Magazines at LexisNexis UK, which publishes IOSH Magazine, Health and Safety at Work magazine and The Environmentalist among other titles. He is also a trustee of the One Percent Safer Foundation.

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Joanne Rupprecht Esq, RAC-US, RAC-Global, ACRP-CP, CCEP, ACUE Rupprecht Consulting Services, LLC
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Joanne Rupprecht is a seasoned leader in regulatory affairs, federal agency/life sciences law, and higher education, with 35+ years in healthcare product development across academia and industry.


With Seton Hall's Life Sciences Compliance Certification, U.S. and Global RAC, ACRP-CP, and CCEP credentials, Jo crafts programs and has written for RAPS. She teaches Biomedical Entrepreneurship and The Regulatory Environment at the University of Colorado, Denver, and serves BESST Program. Bridging science, business, and law, Jo aids healthcare pioneers in intricate regulatory landscapes to evaluate business risks, policies, and governmental influences to ensure compliant operations.

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Dennis McGowan Vice President, Professional Practice and Anti-Fraud Initiatives The Center for Audit Quality
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Dennis J. McGowan, CPA is the Vice President, Professional Practice and Anti-Fraud Initiatives at the Center for Audit Quality. In this role he leads regulatory and policy strategies that foster high-quality performance by public company auditors.


Dennis serves as a Board Member of Annapolis Pride, an organization dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community in Annapolis. Before joining the CAQ, he spent a decade at PwC, where he specialized in auditing clients in the financial services industry. Dennis is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Pennsylvania, and he holds a BS in Business Administration from La Salle University.

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AGENDA

Explore the complete agenda

Get clarity and confidence to execute ideas, aid decision making, improve operational excellence and create a sustainable competitive advantage.

SESSION 1

Welcome & Safety matters

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Building a resilient workplace safety culture

A resilient workplace safety culture is critical to thrive.

Jason Anker, motivational and behavioral safety speaker, shares firsthand experience of the importance of an emotional perspective of Health and Safety and why it needs to be more than box ticking.

Joined by Professor Tim Marsh, behavioral safety expert, they discuss the importance of proactive and effective communication, hazard identification, and the importance of mental wellbeing for physical safeguarding.

Speakers: Jason Anker & Tim Marsh, Anker & Marsh

Thriving together: The influence of employee engagement on workplace safety culture

Successful workplace safety culture hinges on employee engagement - a catalyst for excellence and well-being, driving operational excellence and shaping the overall well-being of employees.

Lidia Peterson, Executive Director of Environment, Safety, and Health at V2X, shares how V2X moved their safety program beyond compliance. Discover how rule enforcement becomes more than rules, evolving into a shared commitment that ignites workplaces as dynamic centers of productivity and well-being.

Speakers: Lidia Peterson, Executive Director of Environment, Safety and Health, V2X

Surf Lakes: Swimming with sharks – going global, safely

Surf Lakes is on a mission to create a healthier world through surf communities and technology. As the only wave creator based in a lake environment, this rapidly expanding business has 16 new locations opening in Australia, Asia and North America.

A business like this needs quality and safety everywhere – construction, ongoing operations, people enjoying the water. Avid surfer Brad Hutchins shares how Surf Lakes manages to scale and expand services safely, bringing economic benefit and employment.

Speakers: Brad Hutchins, Marketing Manager, Surf Lakes

SESSION 2

Quality matters

Duration: 35 minutes

Transforming diagnostics: Unlocking future possibilities

Artificial intelligence, skills shortages and changing service-user behaviors are affecting how organizations operate and accelerate innovation.

Debra Padgett CSci FIBMS, International President of the Institute of Biomedical Science, explores how these elements are transforming healthcare pathways, the changes and challenges. Her insight is beneficial to any sector, not just healthcare.

Discover ways that technology and artificial intelligence are transforming outcomes: innovating to broaden scope and achieving more with a shrinking workforce.

Speakers: Debra Padgett, President, Institute of Biomedical Science

Leveraging Technology to Improve Quality

In today's dynamic business landscape, organizations strive to enhance efficiency and quality through strategic technology utilization. This session explores achieving automation, project tracking, collaboration, and customer experience enhancement. Technology empowers workflow automation, project monitoring, seamless collaboration, and improved customer experiences.

Uncover the streamlined processes and quality maintenance through automated workflows. Understand the role of technology in establishing clear project goals, task assignments, and progress monitoring. Delve into collaboration tools enabling seamless teamwork across locations, and recognize technology-driven customer insights as pivotal for competitive success and an improved overall experience.

Speakers: Matthew Sica, Technical Program Manager, Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA)

SESSION 3

Resilience matters

Duration: 45 minutes

Risk Agility & Resilience in an Era of Uncertainty

Managing risk in today’s complex, dynamic, and disrupted business environment is like navigating chaos. Organizations need to be prepared for the unexpected. An agile approach to risk management enables your organization to maintain resilient in times of uncertainty.

Michael Rasmussen, is an internationally recognized GRC pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance.

In this session, he’ll provide practical guidance on how businesses can implement GRC strategy and solutions that are effective, efficient, and agile to enhance resilience to risks in an increasingly turbulent landscape.

Speakers: Michael Rasmussen The GRC Pundit | GRC 20/20 Research

Navigating unforeseen risks in cybersecurity

With the World Economic Forum listing cyber attacks in the top 5 risks facing businesses and governments in current times, creating threat-resilient infrastructure is high on the agenda of most boardrooms.

Joined by Information Security expert, Vince Warrington, who has decades of experience advising corporations and governments on how they reduce their risk, we explore the latest threats - from malware and ransomware to deep fake and social engineering, and where your greatest risks areas might be.

Plus new and emerging threats you need to prepare for, and how you shift from traditional IT Security, to a model where everyone in the organisation works towards the common goal of protecting information.

Speakers: Vince Warrington, Founder, Protective Intelligence and Accumulus

SESSION 4

Frontier insights

Duration: 30 minutes

Building business resilience in a regulated environment

Panel Discussion: Building business resilience in a regulated environment

    Discover how organizations can go beyond survival and truly thrive in face of unprecedented socio-economic and political challenges.

    Drawing from our recent survey of over 500 CEOs, we'll delve into the common challenges businesses anticipate in the next 18 months, including productivity, adopting new technologies, supply chain challenges, the battle for talent and ESG.

    Uncover insightful strategies as our panelists dissect these challenges, revealing how they intend to proactively to tackle the challenge of building business resilience in a high-compliance world.

Speakers: Ben Dorks, Debra Padget, Joanne Rupprecht, Louis Wustemann, Dennis McGowan

Welcome & Safety matters

Duration: 1 hour 5 minutes

Building a resilient workplace safety culture

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A resilient workplace safety culture is critical to thrive.

Jason Anker, motivational and behavioral safety speaker, shares firsthand experience of the importance of an emotional perspective of Health and Safety and why it needs to be more than box ticking.

Joined by Professor Tim Marsh, behavioral safety expert, they discuss the importance of proactive and effective communication, hazard identification, and the importance of mental wellbeing for physical safeguarding.

Speakers: Jason Anker & Tim Marsh, Anker & Marsh

Thriving together: The influence of employee engagement on workplace safety culture

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Successful workplace safety culture hinges on employee engagement - a catalyst for excellence and well-being, driving operational excellence and shaping the overall well-being of employees.

Lidia Peterson, Executive Director of Environment, Safety, and Health at V2X, shares how V2X moved their safety program beyond compliance. Discover how rule enforcement becomes more than rules, evolving into a shared commitment that ignites workplaces as dynamic centers of productivity and well-being.

Speakers: Lidia Peterson, Executive Director of Environment, Safety and Health, V2X

Surf Lakes: Swimming with sharks – going global, safely

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Welcome & Safety matters

1 hour

Surf Lakes is on a mission to create a healthier world through surf communities and technology. As the only wave creator based in a lake environment, this rapidly expanding business has 16 new locations opening in Australia, Asia and North America.

A business like this needs quality and safety everywhere – construction, ongoing operations, people enjoying the water. Avid surfer Brad Hutchins shares how Surf Lakes manages to scale and expand services safely, bringing economic benefit and employment.

Speakers: Brad Hutchins, Marketing Manager, Surf Lakes

Quality matters

Duration: 35 minutes

Transforming diagnostics: Unlocking future possibilities

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Artificial intelligence, skills shortages and changing service-user behaviors are affecting how organizations operate and accelerate innovation.

Debra Padgett CSci FIBMS, International President of the Institute of Biomedical Science, explores how these elements are transforming healthcare pathways, the changes and challenges. Her insight is beneficial to any sector, not just healthcare.

Discover ways that technology and artificial intelligence are transforming outcomes: innovating to broaden scope and achieving more with a shrinking workforce.

Speakers: Debra Padgett, President, Institute of Biomedical Science

Leveraging Technology to Improve Quality

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In today's dynamic business landscape, organizations strive to enhance efficiency and quality through strategic technology utilization. This session explores achieving automation, project tracking, collaboration, and customer experience enhancement. Technology empowers workflow automation, project monitoring, seamless collaboration, and improved customer experiences.

Uncover the streamlined processes and quality maintenance through automated workflows. Understand the role of technology in establishing clear project goals, task assignments, and progress monitoring. Delve into collaboration tools enabling seamless teamwork across locations, and recognize technology-driven customer insights as pivotal for competitive success and an improved overall experience.

Speakers: Matthew Sica, Technical Program Manager, Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA)

Resilience matters

Duration: 45 minutes

Risk Agility & Resilience in an Era of Uncertainty

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Managing risk in today’s complex, dynamic, and disrupted business environment is like navigating chaos. Organizations need to be prepared for the unexpected. An agile approach to risk management enables your organization to maintain resilient in times of uncertainty.

Michael Rasmussen, is an internationally recognized GRC pundit on governance, risk management, and compliance.

In this session, he’ll provide practical guidance on how businesses can implement GRC strategy and solutions that are effective, efficient, and agile to enhance resilience to risks in an increasingly turbulent landscape.

Speakers: Michael Rasmussen The GRC Pundit | GRC 20/20 Research

Navigating unforeseen risks in cybersecurity

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Welcome & Safety matters

1 hour

The World Economic Forum lists cyber attacks as a top 5 risk today, so threat-resilient infrastructure is high on the boardroom agenda. Vince Warrington, Information Security expert, brings decades of experience advising corporations and governments on reducing risk.

He explores risk reduction and emerging threats including malware, deep fake and social engineering to help identify your greatest areas of risk. Discover why moving from traditional IT security to a shared common goal protecting company information matters.

Speakers: Vince Warrington, Founder, Protective Intelligence and Accumulus

Frontier insights

Duration: 30 minutes

Building business resilience in a regulated environment

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Panel Discussion: Building business resilience in a regulated environment

    Discover how organizations can go beyond survival and truly thrive in face of unprecedented socio-economic and political challenges.

    Drawing from our recent survey of over 500 CEOs, we'll delve into the common challenges businesses anticipate in the next 18 months, including productivity, adopting new technologies, supply chain challenges, the battle for talent and ESG.

    Uncover insightful strategies as our panelists dissect these challenges, revealing how they intend to proactively to tackle the challenge of building business resilience in a high-compliance world.

Speakers: Ben Dorks, Debra Padget, Joanne Rupprecht, Louis Wustemann, Dennis McGowan

Discover how leading companies have successfully tackled their compliance challenges, enabling them to expand their global presence.

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