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Benchmark best practices and innovation with the largest global community of operational risk experts.

Extraordinary times calls for exceptional operational risk practices. 

With increasing geopolitical pressures and inflation at its highest since 1981, operational risk teams aren’t only grappling with the great resignation or a decentralized workforce. Coupled with an increasingly stringent regulatory environment, the operational risk sphere has never been so complex.

Join us for OpRisk North America, the leading regional event dedicated to non-financial risk, to celebrate industry excellence and discuss solutions to the pressing challenges keeping operational risk professionals and chief risk offers awake at night. Our 2023 agenda offers the perfect opportunity to pose questions to regulators and supervisory bodies, benchmark with peers, find cutting-edge solutions and gain the practical tools needed to mitigate and manage risk through this turbulent time.

Join the discussion as a delegate to:

  • Learn from the op risk visionaries paving the way for best practice with contributions from 40+ expert speakers
  • Keep abreast of the latest regulations shaping operational risk in the US and abroad
  • Share and gain insights with industry peers from across the US and North America

Our OpRisk Global Advisory Community

Nedim Baruh

Head of operational risk measurement and analytics

JP Morgan

Nedim Baruh leads the Operational Risk Capital and Analytics function at J.P. Morgan Chase ("JPMC") and is responsible for the Operational Risk Capital and Stress Testing processes.

Most recently, Nedim has been leading JPMC's effort to enhance its Scenario Analysis program by developing factor based models to assess its material risks. This work will help JPMC bridge the gap between operational risk measurement and management.

Prior to joining JPMC, Nedim was part of the Algorithmics Operational Risk advisory function and led many client engagements in the operational risk space.

Nedim has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.


Bala Ayyar

Managing director and chief data officer, Americas

Societe Generale

Since joining SG in 2009, he has held a range of positions.  Currently, he is the Chief Data Officer, SG Americas, with responsibility for data management and governance within the Region.  This function is responsible for implementing the requirements of BCBS 239, establishing sound data governance framework that meets Group needs and local supervisory expectations, and creating a solid platform for the data to be leveraged for strategic business decisions. Prior to that, he headed up the Project Management Office for the SG US Transformation project.  SG roles before that included Deputy CFO of the Americas Region of their Corporate & Investment Bank and Head of Finance Offshoring in SG Bangalore. 

Prior to joining SG, Bala was with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) for fourteen years in a range of positions in Toronto and New York.  As Senior Vice President of the Wholesale North America Finance, he headed up the controllership function for CIBC’s World Markets and Treasury & Risk Management Strategic Business Units within North America. With a global team across Toronto and New York, he was responsible for establishing a SOX-compliant industry-leading Finance control environment as well as supporting the efficient execution of business initiatives and managing the Finance related US regulatory relationships during a very demanding period. Prior to that, he also had stints as the business-line controller for the Bank's US origination businesses (Corporate Lending, Investment Banking, Merchant Banking, Structured Finance, and High Yield), as well as the 2/ic to the Chief Accountant, with responsibility for consolidated financial, management and regulatory reporting at the corporate level.

Born and brought up in Mumbai India, Bala has a degree in mathematics from the University of Mumbai and holds professional accounting qualifications from both India and the United States.  He lives in Montclair, New Jersey is married with two children, and enjoys long-distance running.

Yogesh Mudgal

Operational risk - global head enterprise tech/cyber risk; engineering & architecture, cloud, emerging tech


Hasintha Gunawickrema

Chief control officer, wealth and personal banking


Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management


Tom Osborn is the desk editor of Risk.net's risk management coverage. Prior to joining Risk, he reported on the futures and foreign exchange industries for Dow Jones' Financial News and the Euromoney group of publications. Osborn holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Warwick.

Stay abreast of pressing issues as they unfold.

Key topics included:

  • Regulation and the supervisory landscape
  • Operational resilience, third party, cyber and ICT risk
  • Geopolitical risk with a focus on the implications of the Ukraine crisis
  • New considerations for AML and fraud
  • Emerging risk, climate risk and ESG
  • Inflation and the Great Resignation
  • Stress testing and scenario generation

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  • Build relationships with the  senior decision makers from top tier financial institutions
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