Maintaining morale, engagement, and productivity in second wave and beyond
Wednesday April 7, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on our workforce. Although IIAC firms have demonstrated their agility and ability to function in this new environment, after a year of working from home, the novelty has worn off and the long-term challenges are becoming evident.
While there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine rollout, remote work is expected to continue in some form on a long-term basis. Firms are challenged to develop strategy when we are in pandemic purgatory with no clear path to “normal”.
Join the IIAC, and industry experts Jennifer Wittig, Vice President, Human Resources at ONEX, and Dominic Chow, Chief Strategy Officer of Echelon Wealth Partners, as they discuss short and long-term tactical tips, tools, and recommendations for managing your teams in this unprecedented time. Jennifer and Dominic’s deep functional experience in the financial industry, as well as through their work with small and large companies and as consultants will inform an approach relevant to the IIAC’s varied membership.
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How should firms handle their relationships with suppliers to minimize privacy and data security risk?
Thursday May 27, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Most IIROC firms are well positioned in respect of their internal controls to protect the personal information of their clients and employees. However, these controls are not sufficient to protect firms from privacy and data security risks associated with the use of third-party suppliers, such as IT vendors and other service providers. These parties are very often the weak link in privacy and security, and increase risks associated with regulatory investigations and legal actions against firms, especially in the context of data breaches. It is hence critical for firms to understand the applicable legal framework and appreciate the privacy and security risks associated with outsourcing. These risks can be significantly reduced by approaching suppliers’ engagements with an understanding of the inherent risks and implementing a supplier due diligence privacy assessment as well as a compliance strategy to address those risks. With the growing number of security incidents taking place, it is more important than ever for firms to properly document their service provider agreements and determine each party’s responsibility upon an incident impacting personal information taking place.
Join Eloïse Gratton, and Elisa Henry, Partners and National Co-Leaders, Privacy and Data Protection at BLG for a discussion of the importance of, and strategies for Supplier Due Diligence in order to manage privacy and data security risks.
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