OpRisk North America

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

More practice, less theory.

Extraordinary times calls for exceptional operational risk practices.

Emerging from the pandemic, the regulatory and supervisory environment is becoming more stringent than ever. From the Basel Committee through to the Federal Reserve Board and the OCC, transparency and communication has never been so crucial. Under increased pressure, how will your operational risk framework hold up?

Attracting 400+ regional specialists, this editorially driven discussion week is the leading regional dialogue offering your team the opportunity to:

  • Gain the practical tools you need to mitigate, manage and report on cyber incidents in the face of more stringent incident response expectations
  • Learn how to overcome even the most sophisticated forms of fraud, with a focus day drilling down into COVID related incidents, insider risk, synthetic fraud, the dark web and more. 
  • Gain the practical tools your firm needs to better identify, quantify and mitigate cyber, third party and ICT risk whilst better understanding your full ecosystem of risks
  • Keep up-to-speed with the regional regulatory expectations with unrivalled insights from across North America with open audience fireside chats and confidential post-session Q and As where you can get the answers you need.
  • Identify the new threat actors on the block with in depth educational sessions on IoT, 5G and technology risk.
  • Visualize where climate risk, diversity and well-being sit within the operational risk remit and how you can better position your team to mitigate risk in this crucial areas. Join one of our interactive, face-to-face operational risk working groups geared to help practitioners voice their challenges in a confidential and supportive peer-led environment.
  • Hear how the regulators are contextualizing controls in crisis and associated expectations

  • Learn from the North American experts paving the way for innovation and excellence in operational risk, with perspectives from PNC, HSBC Goldman Sachs, AIG and more

  • Gain the practical tools you need to manage during crisis and manoeuvre the new BAU, with contributions from Credit Suisse, MUFG, Commerzbank and more

  • Our exciting new formats: easy to use and accessible ‘Quickfire Demonstrations’ and Think Tanks through to our Black Tie Virtual Cocktail Party and Book Launch

  • Virtual networking: participate in exclusive chat groups and virtual briefings happening throughout the conference

Benefit from going virtual
  • Access event content at your convenience: never miss a session again with on-demand viewing

  • Meet with the right people: make use of our smart AI-powered match-making tool for the ultimate networking experience

  • Explore our knowledge hub: benefit from additional exclusive Risk.net reports, webinars, surveys and articles

Arthur Lindo (Art)

Deputy director for policy

Federal Reserve Board's Division of Supervision and Regulation

Arthur Lindo (Art) is the Deputy Director for Policy in the Federal Reserve Board's Division of Supervision and Regulation. His principal responsibilities include overseeing the development and assessment of the effectiveness of Board regulations and policies affecting the financial services sector and coordinating the Board’s domestic and international regulatory programs. He also advises the Board on emerging policy matters that have implications for the supervision and regulation of the financial services sector. He is an active participant in various committees in the Federal Reserve System and is the Chairman of the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) and the Chairman of the Basel Committee’s Operational Resiliency Working Group. Art has a BA in Accounting from the Catholic University of America and a MBA in Finance from the George Washington University.
Kevin Greenfield

Deputy comptroller for operational risk

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Kevin Greenfield is the Deputy Comptroller for Operational Risk at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

In this role, Mr. Greenfield oversees development of policy and examination procedures addressing operational risk, bank information technology, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure resilience, payments systems, and corporate and risk governance. He assumed these responsibilities in November 2019.

Prior to this role, Mr. Greenfield served as the Director for Bank Information Technology for the Operational Risk Division where he managed a team responsible for developing, communicating, and interpreting policies for the OCC's supervision of technology operations at financial institutions. He represented the OCC on several interagency groups that focus on coordination and development of information technology risk management supervisory guidance for such topics as information security, resiliency, technology operations, corporate governance, and independent risk management.

Prior to being named Director for Bank Information Technology in 2014, Mr. Greenfield spent 14 years with the OCC's Large Bank Supervision Department, where he gained experience examining large and complex technology operations at several of the largest U.S. financial institutions. In this role, he held various technology supervision roles at large financial institutions based in Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and New York City.

Mr. Greenfield is a graduate of the University of Dayton and holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor professional certification.

Tom Kartanowicz

Regional CISO

Commerzbank AG

Lazaro Barreiro

Director, governance and operational risk policy

Office of the Comptroller of the Currecy

Lazaro Barreiro is the Director for Governance and Operational Risk Policy within the Operational Risk Policy Division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). In this role, Mr Barreiro manages a team responsible for establishing governance and operational risk policy and guidance for the agency. He assumed these duties in 2016.

Prior to his current role, Mr Barreiro served as an Assistant Deputy Comptroller for the OCC's Pittsburgh Field Office. He has more than 31 years of financial services examination experience with the OCC, the former Office of Thrift Supervision, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr Barreiro holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Florida State University and a master's in business administration in information technology from Barry University.

Ken Radigan

Chief executive officer


Ken has held high-level posts in prominent multinational insurance corporations, and acted as a risk management consultant in the financial industry.  From 2014 to 2015, he served as the Chief Risk Officer (CRO) of the US and Bermuda operations of Aspen, where he developed and administered a risk management framework and headed multiple global functions, including the operational risk department. 

From 1988 to 2014 he held a variety of positions at AIG, ultimately serving as CRO of the Casualty and Global Risk Solutions divisions.  Ken holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Dayton, as well as numerous professional designations, including:  Professional Risk Manager (PRM), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance (ASLI). 

Ken has also been an active volunteer for PRMIA, holding the following positions: Member of the Board of Directors, Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, Chair of the Ethics Committee and Regional Director of the New York Chapter.

Michael J Abriatis

Chief operational risk officer

PNC Bank

Michael J. Abriatis serves as PNC's Chief Operational Risk Officer. His is responsible for leading the PNC Operational Risk program. This includes both defining and implementing the PNC's Operational Risk program as well performing independent risk management activities.

He previously served as Chief Operating Officer for Corporate and Institutional Banking. In this role he was responsible for building the C&IB Business Risk Office as well as client analytics, communications, sales reporting, Canada Branch oversight, continuous improvement projects, and client experience initiatives.

Abriatis joined PNC in 2003 and has held numerous positions across PNC. Previous positions include Sr. Basel Program Manager, CFO Corporate Banking, CFO Wholesale Bank (National City Bank), Sr. Sourcing Manager and Business Improvement Consultant.

Michael has an undergraduate degree from Washington & Jefferson College and a MBA from Case Western Reserve's Weatherhead School of Business.


Elaine Seasly, D.Eng.

Deputy planetary protection officer


Dr Elaine Seasly is the Deputy Planetary Protection Officer for NASA, which is to say she is a real-life Guardian of the Galaxy. Her focus is to ensure spacecraft is clean enough to visit other worlds when searching for life or signs of past life, and any material samples brought back from visits to other worlds do not pose a risk to life on Earth.

She began her career in contamination control at Raytheon Missile Systems and later transitioned to NASA to lead the Contamination Control and Planetary Protection efforts at NASA Langley Research Center.

Currently, at NASA Headquarters, she brings the systems engineering perspective to the Office of Planetary Protection. She is a proud engineering nerd, with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering, a Master’s in Patent Law, and a Doctor of Engineering degree.


Focussing on 6 key themes:

  • Resilience

  • The new BAU

  • Cyber risk

  • Third party risk

  • Emerging risk

  • Fincrime

  • World-class op risk

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