Why Attend?

These days, an effective whistleblower hotline represents a crucial element of any public or private organisation’s Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) programme. Indeed, it is often one of the first compliance initiatives that organisations put in place, and for good reason. As part of their hotline programme, most organisations implement a ‘no retaliation’ policy – but what are the realities of retaliation, and what can organisations really do to monitor, manage and minimise retaliation?

In this interactive Compliance Tech Talk hosted by Convercent, we are bringing together a group of compliance directors and General Counsels for a roundtable event to discuss such key issues as:

  • How hotlines help identify, prioritise and enable a response to emerging risks
  • What are the best practices for creating and maintaining effective hotlines
  • How contributing factors, multiple allegations and enhanced reporting capabilities provide meaningful insight into employee behaviour 
  • What are the realities of retaliation?


  • Philip Winterburn
    Philip Winterburn
    Chief Product Officer

    With an extensive technology background, experience in GRC product development, and an entrepreneurial mind, Philip Winterburn understands what it takes to create innovative software solutions. In partnership with Patrick Quinlan, Barclay Friesen and Chuck Boyle, Philip launched Convercent with the vision of developing a modern GRC solution for the business community. As Convercent’s Chief Product Officer, Philip has been responsible for making that vision a reality, drawing on his technology expertise to lead the construction of Convercent’s innovative GRC product from the ground up.

  • Keith Read
    Keith Read
    Director, Europe

    Keith is an award-winning thought leader and expert in compliance, ethics, culture, bribery, supply chain and risk management.

    He was formerly the Group Director of Compliance and Ethics for BT (British Telecom) with responsibility for compliance, ethics and regulatory risk management, covering 150,000 employees and contractors operating in some 176 countries. He is a past winner of the Compliance Register’s Best Compliance Officer Award, when he also won the Best Compliance Company award; he was subsequently the subject of a full-page Daily Telegraph national press article - ‘Compliance and Science’.



  • 12:00 - 12:30 Check-In & Networking
  • 12:30 - 1:45 Interactive Roundtable Lunch
  • 1:45 - 2:00 Closing Remarks & Networking


Ambassade Hotel - CoBrA-lounge
Herengracht 341, 1016 AZ Amsterdam, Nederland

Hosted By

  • Convercent