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.

Tom Kartanowicz CISM, CISS

Regional chief information security officer


Jayaraj Puthanveedu

MD, cyber & technology risk, global head operational resilience

BNP Paribas

Ken Radigan

Chief executive officer


Ken Radigan is currently the CEO of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA).  Ken also teaches Insurance Risk Management at Columbia University’s Master of Professional Studies in Insurance Management.  

Ken served as the Chief  Risk Officer (CRO) for US and Bermuda platforms of Aspen.  Prior to this, Ken was the CRO for the Casualty and Global Risk Solutions Divisions of AIG.  Ken had worked at AIG for over 25 years and during this time he had the following responsibilities:

CRO Casualty and Global Risk Solutions

  • Director of corporate catastrophe modeling
  • Product line manager for the Environmental Protection Programs
  • Product line manager for the Cleanup Cost Cap programs
  • Actuarial analyst for the corporate actuarial department

Ken was the inventor of two US Patents on Nuclear Decommissioning Insurance. 

Ken has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Mathematics from the University of Dayton and has the following professional designations:

  • Professional Risk Manager, PRM
  • Chatered Property Casualty Underwriter, CPCU
  • Associate in Risk Management, ARM
  • Associate in Surplus Lines Insurance, ASLI
  • FINRA Series Certifications: 6,63,66, and 7
Anne-Sophie Gug

Director - GRC program manager

Société Générale

Rajat Baijal

Managing director, global head of enterprise risk

Cantor Fitzgerald

Rajat Baijal is the Managing Director – Global Head of Enterprise Risk at Cantor Fitzgerald. In this role, he is responsible for designing and embedding a robust Risk Framework across the firm. This includes articulating and implementing a robust Risk & Control Self-Assessment (RCSA), Risk Event Management, Key Risk Indicators etc. and ensuring that the Board is suitably informed about all material issues.

Rajat has an MBA in Finance and has previously worked for Kensington Mortgages, Lloyds Banking Group and Aviva specialising in global implementation of their Risk Framework. Rajat is a regular speaker at risk conferences across London and New York and has authored a number of articles for risk journals/textbooks.

Mandar Rege

Managing director, operational risk management, technology and cybersecurity


Mandar has over 20 years of engineering and risk management experience across Technology Operations, Governance and Audit, helping organizations meet business objectives through technology. Currently he is serving as a Managing Director at Citigroup in the Operational Risk group. Prior to Citi, Mandar was the Global CTRO at TD Bank Group, before which he served as the CTRO and CISO at the Bank of Montreal. In his prior career, Mandar has worked extensively with financial institutions globally through leadership roles at Cisco Systems, Inc., Accenture LLC, Alvarez & Marsal LLP,  KPMG LLP and Ernst & Young LLP.

Mandar is an active member of the professional community and has presented at industry forums like Risk.Net, RSA and IAPP Conferences. Additionally, he is active in various profesional organizations such as ISACA, IAPP and ISC2 and has served as the Chair of the Canadian Banking Association’s CIRT (CISO Forum). He holds the CISSP, CIPP, CISA, and PMP certifications.


Svetlana Belyalova
Svetlana Belyalova

Head of operational risk management

Rosbank Societe Generale Group

  • 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

Learn: content that goes above and beyond
  • Hear how the regulators and supervisors are finalizing policy and promoting best practices, from operational resilience through to principles

  • Learn from the UK and European experts paving the way for innovation and excellence in operational risk

  • Gain the practical tools you need to cope during this vastly unprecedented time, remain compliant and develop robust, industry leading practices

Experience: we're doing things differently
  • Our exciting new formats: in the era of live streaming, it's nice to see some real faces. We bring you face-to-face with your industry peers by alternating live streamed panels with confidential video Q and As with speakers.

  • Peer-to-peer benchmarking is crucial: you've spoken and we've listened. Our events bring together senior risk managers from around Europe and the UK to share and gain insights. Facilitating Chatham House discussions, join one of our peer led Think Tanks, Scenario Sessions, Roundtables or Briefings to benchmark, share and learn. 

  • Gone are the days of death by power point: don't get us wrong, everyone benefits from an educational slide or two, but we actively work with our speaking faculty to ensure the balance is right and your experience is at the heart of our formats.

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

  • Truly connect and stay engaged: we're keeping things fresh with live interviews, including our Fireside Chats with leading FIs and In Conversation with..., exploring live interviews with out of industry speakers, along with our open panel discussions offering you an industry leading learning experience 

  • Connect with the right people: make use of our smart AI-powered matchmaking tool for the ultimate networking experience

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

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