Navigating a Risky World

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Navigating a Risky World

Strategies for technology leaders

By SIM New York Metro

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Date and time

Wednesday, March 22 · 5:30 - 9pm EDT


The Smith 956 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10022

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About this event

To many, the World feels more risky now than it has in decades: global health crises, climate change, and war threatening supply chains; growing cybersecurity threats from individuals, organizations, and nation-states; rapid advancements in AI and quantum computing changing the norms under which work has been done for much of the last century; and the need for radical transformation threatening the very existence of many companies.

As technology executives, we are responsible for helping our organizations navigate this complex world, prioritize finite resources against dynamic risks, and prepare for the unexpected, all while continuing to drive innovation.

Join us for a highly interactive discussion led by Cyndi Joiner, Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal and leader of its Corporate Performance Improvement Practice in the East Region as well as its Financial Services’ Third-Party Risk Management Practice, in which we will explore questions like:

  • Are we focusing on mitigating the right risks?
  • What are we choosing not to do so that we can focus on what’s important?
  • Are we ready and able to adapt when faced with an unanticipated situation?

We’ll follow Chatham House Rules. Dinner, drinks, a comfortable setting, and plenty of opportunities for networking will be provided.

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Speaker Bio

Cyndi Joiner is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Atlanta and leads Corporate Performance Improvement’s East Region. She is a global advisor to the firm’s supply chain solution and prior to assuming her regional leadership role served four years as the National Leader for the Supply Chain Services practice. In addition, she leads the firm’s Financial Services’ Third-Party Risk Management Practice, advising global commercial and investment banks on large scale process design and risk mitigation strategies, including the implementation of highly regulated processes.

With more than 20 years of experience as both an operator and consultant, Ms. Joiner primarily focuses on supply chain optimization and broader growth initiatives for healthy and troubled corporations. As a trusted advisor, she has led and implemented operational improvements that allowed her clients to grow EBITDA and support sustainability for future success. During her career, she has reduced supplier spend in excess of $1 billion.

Most recently, she led a $100+ million cost take out and procurement transformation initiative for a top tier U.S. bank, an end-to-end operation efficiency assessment for USPS as required by congress, a business transformation for the largest non-emergency transportation company in the U.S., and the outsourcing of a state transit authorities warehouse and distribution and fulfillment operation. Ms. Joiner advises clients across various industries including financial services, transportation, retail, manufacturing and state and federal governments

Prior to joining A&M, Ms. Joiner was a Chief Procurement Officer and held executive positions with GMAC and Wells Fargo, where she developed and executed strategies to centralize all business processes and activities for strategic sourcing, supplier risk management, corporate real estate, facilities management, asset management and disaster recovery.

Ms. Joiner earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Lee University and a master’s degree in business administration from Pfeiffer University. She also completed the Program on Negotiations at Harvard. With a commitment to collaborative, diverse teams and connectivity at the corporate and community level, she sits on the Board of Directors for Girl Talk, Inc.—a national nonprofit that empowers middle school and high school girls to be confident leaders through peer-to-peer mentoring.

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