DIGITAL TRUST SUMMIT - A Leadership Summit for CEOs and Board Members

March 31, 2023

The Watson Institute at Brown University, The Conference Board, NASDAQ, Mayer Brown and Bank of America are convening the first in-person Digital Trust Summit on March 31, 2023 at Brown University. The purpose of the Digital Trust Summit is to bring together CEOs and Board members to engage in a thorough discussion of ways of shaping digital culture to create true data leadership – thereby driving value and, importantly, reducing exposures to loss. Speakers include Brian Moynihan CEO of Bank of America, Rosalind Brewer CEO of Walgreens, Dr. Lori Esposito Murray, President of the Committee for Economic Development, Julie Brill, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft and Christine Moy, Partner, Head of Digital Assets, Apollo. At the Summit, CEO and Board member participants will explore ways in which they can set the intention to innovate through a culture of data ethics. This framework will allow leaders to anticipate, address and implement a culture that enhances responsible data stewardship.




Why CEOs and Board Members Need This Summit.

Data is your company’s most important asset. Unlike other assets, however, data does not appear as an express line item on a balance sheet. Good will does. Digital innovation is on the rise. Global artificial intelligence spending is expected to reach $434 bn in 2022 and will exceed $500 billion in 2023. Since the pandemic, companies have placed their digital strategies on overdrive. Whether AI is used to drive digital asset growth, blockchain, digital advertising, customer analytics, healthcare, financial services, education or national security, AI is at the core of the digital innovation that is crucial for companies.

However we have seen in the press how data and technology advances can go awry when attention to data leadership and ethics is not maintained from the top of the organization. Here are just a few examples:

Whether as a by product or a result, Axios reported in 2022 that:

  • “Trust in tech companies has continued to decline in the U.S. and Canada, while rising in most of the rest of the world. That's according to fresh data from Edelman's annual 2022 Trust Barometer, shared first with Axios.”
  • “[O]nly 54 percent of Americans trust tech companies to do the right thing.”

Companies investing aggressively in their digital strategies have created value for their shareholders. In fact, Axios has reported that companies demonstrating a “data privacy-forward” approach have enjoyed an increase in market cap of over $2 trillion -- even as market caps have broadly declined.



March 31, 2023


8:00 - 9:00

Breakfast and Registration


9:00 - 9:25

Summit Opening


Ed Steinfeld, Director, Watson Institute
Raj De, Partner, Mayer Brown


9:05 - 9:25

Fireside Chat with Brian Moynihan

Brian Moynihan, CEO Bank of America, in conversation with Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Partner, Mayer Brown


9:25 - 11:40

Intentional Innovation: Responsible Data Algorithmic Practices


9:25 - 10:10

AI and Reimagining the Future

Julie Brill, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft, AI Trust Principles Explained
Keith Enright, Chief Privacy Officer, Google; Board Member, Zoominfo, Issues Covered by Trust
Ellie Pavlick, Brown University, Google AI, Generative AI Explained for the Business executive
Moderator: Dan Bigman, Editor & Chief Content Officer, Chief Executive Group


10:15 - 10:50

Solutions: Implementing an AI Bill of Rights and Embedding Human Focus

Suresh Venkatasubramanian, Professor, Brown University, Exploring AI and Trust Governance
Renata Rawlings-Goss, Board of Directors, US Ignite, Algorithmic Bias
Rashida Hodge, VP, Azure Data and AI | Customer Success, Microsoft
Moderator: Dan Bigman, Editor & Chief Content Officer, Chief Executive Group

10:50 - 11:00



11:00 - 11:25

The Future with a Futurist

Mo Gawdat, Author, Scary Smart


11:30 - 12:00

Shuttles to University Club Luncheon


12:00 - 1:00

Luncheon and Fireside Chat with audience engagement

Kemba Eneas Walden, National Cyber Director (acting) in conversation with Raj De


1:00 - 1:30

Shuttles to Watson Institute


1:35 - 2:00

Jennifer Bachus, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, in conversation with Dominique Shelton Leipzig


2:05 - 3:30

Aligning Expectations for Use With Actual Use Practices

Dominique Shelton Leipzig, Moderator


2:05 - 2:30

Privacy and Protect

Dr. Lori Esposito Murray, President, Committee for Economic Development, The Conference Board
John Savage, Professor, Brown University
Derek Reveron, Chair, National Security Affairs Department, Naval War College


2:35 - 3:00

Leadership and Trust

Kulleni Gebreyes, US Consulting Health Sector Leader, Deloitte
Chris Hetner, Special Advisor for Cyber Risk, NACD; Board Member, TGIC
Ambar Chowdhury, Member of US Board, Deloitte
Alonzo Barber, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft


3:05 - 3:30

Practical Suggestions for Boards and CEOs re: Trust Governance

Kris Pederson, EY Americas Center for Board Matters Leader
Norris James, Executive in Residence EY Center for Board Matters
Christine Moy, Partner, Head of Digital Asset Strategy, Apollo
Byron Loflin, Global Head of Board Advisory, Nasdaq


3:30 - 3:50



3:50 - 4:30

Solutions for Leadership and Digital Trust: Audience Discussion

Facilitator: Dan Bigman, Editor & Chief Content Officer, Chief Executive Group

Discussion to include comments from:
Craig Froelich, Chief Information Security Officer, Bank of America
Christine Frye, Chief Privacy Officer, Bank of America
Pamela Jones Harbour, Board Member
Agnes Bundy Scanlan, Board Member Truist
Khwaja Shaik, Chief Technology Officer


4:30 - 5:00

The Journey Toward Being a Trusted Digital Leader

Rosalind Brewer, CEO, Walgreens Boots Alliance, in conversation with Dominique Shelton Leipzig


5:00 - 5:15

Closing Remarks

Paul Washington, Executive Director, Environmental, Social & Governance Center
The Conference Board


5:15 - 6:30

Networking Reception

CEOs and Board members from public and private companies will attend.


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Resources to review regarding data leadership are gathered below.


Post-Event Press

A Harmonized AI Governance Framework Starting at the Board & C-Suite Level

The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) and its wide availability to the general public has sparked a debate regarding the safeguards necessary to ensure that AI is used ethically and for the benefit of humankind.

How CEOs and Boards Can Enhance Digital Trust

On April 5, 2023, The Conference Board Publishes Blog Post describing 10 Steps Boards Can Affirmatively Take to Establish Trust In Their Responsible Data Stewardship.



Rosalind Brewer Teaches Business Innovation

Watch Here

Rosalind Brewer Masterclass


Data Privacy & Cybersecurity: Spotlight on the Board and C-Suite for Global Data Innovation


Ukraine Crisis: 10 Key Questions...Cybersecurity


Critical Privacy Elements in ESG Scoring


Expert Explains Cybersecurity


Trust in Action Webinar Series

Trust In Action



Mayer Brown's Global Data Innovation Team

AI In The Era Of ESG: Nine Steps Boards Can Take Now

Resilience Requires a Modern Path to Board-Level Cyber, Privacy and Data Risk Governance

Today’s headlines make clear that privacy and cybersecurity have moved beyond IT and legal compliance issues and are now environmental, social, and governance (ESG) benchmarks vitally affecting market caps and shareholder values.

5 Steps for the Boardroom Community to Address Heightened Privacy and Cyber Risk Oversight

Earning Digital Trust: Decision-Making for Trustworthy Technologies
Report by the World Economic Forum

Digital trust is the expectation by individuals that digital technologies and services – and the organizations providing them – will protect all stakeholders’ interests and uphold societal expectations and values. Additional information on the World Economic Forum's website >

Cybersecurity and International Relations - Topics of Current Interest
A curated list of resources compiled by Prof. John E. Savage of Brown University

Here’s What Regulators Will Want Boards to Know About Cybersecurity

Cyber Risk-Reporting Service by x-analytics 

Driving Excellence: Cyber Risk Oversight Best Practices with Christopher Hetner

Is Your Board Prepared for New Cybersecurity Regulations?

Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights

Trust Leadership Institute Website

Results of PwC's Trust Survey

(IR)Responsible AI Presentation

Artificial Intelligence: Methods for Enhancing Trust Based Upon Legal Landscape Awareness Training

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy: To Enhance Global Data Innovation Awareness Training

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy: To Enhance Global Data Innovation


Summit venue

Watson Institute
Stephen Robert '62 Hall
True North Classroom
280 Brook Street, Providence


Summit hotels

Aloft Providence Downtown
191 Dorrance St, Providence

The Beatrice Hotel
90 Westminster Street, Providence

Hope Club
Six Benevolent Street, Providence

For those staying at Summit hotels

Shuttles will run from the Aloft Hotel, the Beatrice Hotel, and Hope Club to the Summit venue from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Please meet the shuttle directly in front of your hotel.


For those driving

Visitors may utilize the self-pay Power Street Parking Garage, located at 111 Power Street. The visitor entrance is located at the intersection of Power and Thayer Streets. The garage contains two pay stations, which are located at the front and rear of the garage. Please locate an empty parking space, purchase your visitor parking permit via one of the pay stations, and place your receipt permit on your vehicle dashboard (hourly and daily rates are available). The daily flat rate of $15.00 is valid for the calendar date of purchase only and does not allow for overnight parking.


Luggage Storage

There will be an alcove available for on-site luggage storage in True North throughout the day. Please ask a staff member for assistance when you arrive.


Airport Transfers

There are no organized transfers between the airports and the Summit. Please plan accordingly.



Business attire.