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 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.

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

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

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