2019 ICE Executive Summit


Monday, May 6

1200 Seventeenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Member Rate: $450│ Non-member Rate: $515

The Executive Summit is an invitation-only event*

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The Changing Landscape of Credentialing: Mitigating Risk and Leveraging Opportunity

The assessment and credentialing landscapes are shifting. Some shifts have been slow and predictable, but others have potential to become genuinely disruptive.  Important economic, legislative, and demographic shifts will complicate credentialing programs’ operating models and strategies or inspire new ones.  Forewarned is forearmed, but only if one is prepared and empowered.

Morning Presentations

ICE’s 2019 Executive Summit will start the day with insightful briefings on the economic and legislative climate, and the potential impacts on credentialing. Through facilitated discussion, delve in to:

  • Economic and political underpinnings motivating current legislative and legal challenges
  • Workforce trends such as job reskilling, job movement, and automation and the impact on the economy
Afternoon Presentations

The afternoon program will build off the morning program and your analysis of the large scale forces and their potential impact on credentialing. Consider how you as a leader can prepare your organization for the future and engage in risk mitigation. Discuss the best strategy given the challenges and prepare an action plan on how to drive and lead change within your organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a grounding in important economic, legislative, and demographic trends germane to assessment and credentialing from futurists’ perspectives.
  • Engage in reasoned risk and opportunity assessment for one’s own organization associated with these trends.
  • Identify the optimal locus of action (organizational and/or collective) for risk mitigation and opportunity development activities.
  • Relate trends and action planning to personal executive readiness, to organizational readiness and planning, and to the commitment to collective planning and action.


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Robert Pedigo, Pedigo + Associates

Robert Pedigo has advised private industry leaders, government agencies, and academic institutions on the creation, development, and improvement of certification and credentialing programs for over 25 years.

He founded and managed three large global, multilingual testing programs before helping establish and run the IT Certification Security Council as Executive Director. He continued his work on examination security as a founding partner of Caveon before joining Castle Worldwide for 13 years as Vice President serving on the senior management team and responsible for the psychometric, test development, and management/governance consulting practice areas.

Currently, he is drafting a practical guide for test takers to help maximize their success in earning credentials, consulting, and serving on two credentialing industry Boards of Directors.

Rob enthusiastically supports ICE, NCCA, and ACAP. He also served three terms on ANSI's PCAC and has recently started his second term on ATP’s Board of Directors, where he chairs the Strategy Committee. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in political economics and an MBA with an emphasis in organizational development from City University in Seattle, Washington.

Designed for Strategic Thinkers of Credentialing Organizations

This invitation-only event is designed specifically to create a powerful networking and learning opportunity for CEOs and Executive Directors of credentialing organizations.

Attendance is limited to individuals who:

1. Are focused on creating strategy and vision (not necessarily implementation or operational aspects and/or
2. Work directly with Boards of Directors of the organization

Contact ICE at to learn more or request to attend. 


CAE approved web icon.png As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, ICE's Executive Summit may be applied for 6.5 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.