OpRisk North America

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 agenda offers you the perfect opportunity to pose your questions to regulators and supervisory bodies, benchmark with your peers, find cutting-edge solutions and gain the practical tools you need to mitigate and manage risk through this turbulent time.

Be part of the discussion. Join us 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 230 + of your industry peers from across the US and North America

 

Meet our OpRisk Global Advisory Community

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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.

 

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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.

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Yogesh Mudgal

Global head enterprise tech/cyber architecture and engineering risk

Citi

Hasintha Gunawickrema

Chief control officer, wealth and personal banking

HSBC

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Tom Osborn

Editor, risk management

Risk.net

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 include:

  • 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

Be part of the leading global community dedicated to operational risk. Partner with us to:

  • Build relationships with 230+ senior decision makers from top tier financial institutions
  • Accentuate your brand’s expertise to our receptive audience of operational, regulation, compliance, cyber, ICT, third party, ESG and financial crime professionals
  • Benefit from our bespoke signature services including pre and post content creation, 1-2-1 meetings, industry surveys and more.

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Add your voice to the discussion as the community builds a framework that is forward-looking and can withstand the next crisis​

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We bring together the largest, most global community of senior OpRisk professionals so you can better understand their needs

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ServiceNow provides cloud-based platforms and solutions that help digitise and unify organisations so they can find smarter, faster and better ways of working, and employees and customers can be more connected, innovative and agile.

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As society redefines risk and opportunity, OneTrust empowers tomorrow’s leaders to succeed through trust and impact with the Trust Intelligence Platform. The market-defining Trust Intelligence Platform from OneTrust connects privacy, GRC, ethics, and ESG teams, data, and processes, so all companies can collaborate seamlessly and put trust at the center of their operations and culture by unlocking their value and potential to thrive by doing what’s good for people and the planet.

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As a leader in analytics, SAS has more than 40 years of experience helping organisations solve their toughest problems. Our unrelenting commitment to innovation enables the financial services to modernise and sustain a competitive edge. SAS provides an integrated, enterprise-wide risk-management platform for managing risk in an organisation, from strategic to reputational, operational, financial or compliance-related risk management. Learn more about how SAS is driving innovation and business value for risk and finance professionals at www.sas.com/risk.

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Fusion Risk Management is a leading industry provider of cloud-based software solutions for operational resilience, encompassing risk management, third-party risk management, information technology and security risk, business continuity and disaster recovery, and crisis and incident management. Its products and services take organizations beyond legacy solutions and empower them to make data-driven decisions with a comprehensive and flexible approach through one system. Fusion and its team of experts are dedicated to helping companies achieve greater operational resilience and mitigate risks within their businesses.

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Interos protects customers’ brand and operations from risk in their extended supply chains and business relationships. The first AI-powered platform for eliminating multi-party, multi-factor risk from 3rd, 4th to nth tier parties, Interos automates discovery, detection, and response to financial, operations, governance, geographic, and cyber risk. Designed by experts and leveraging the company’s 15 years of experience in managing the world’s most complicated supply chains, Interos provides real-time risk management for the largest commercial brands in manufacturing, financial services, and aerospace and defense.

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MetricStream is the global market leader of Integrated Risk Management and GRC empowering organizations to accelerate growth with risk-aware decisions. The MetricStream Platform and solutions provide quantifiable risk insights powered by deep domain expertise, embedded content, collaboration, integrated data, analytics, and AI. We connect governance, risk management, and compliance across the extended enterprise with business objectives, enabling our customers to thrive on risk. For details please visit: www.metricstream.com.

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Linklaters is a leading global law firm, supporting and investing in the future of our clients wherever they do business. We combine legal expertise with a collaborative and innovative approach to help clients navigate constantly evolving markets and regulatory environments, pursuing opportunities and managing risk worldwide.

Our 5,200 people, of which almost half are lawyers, are located across 30 offices in 20 countries. In order to offer our clients the highest quality advice, our lawyers across three divisions; Corporate, Dispute Resolution and Finance, specialise in industry sectors as well as practice areas.

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About Archer

Archer, an RSA company, is a leader in providing integrated risk management solutions that enable customers to improve strategic decision making and operational resiliency. As true pioneers in GRC software, Archer remains solely dedicated to helping customers understand risk holistically by engaging stakeholders, leveraging a modern platform that spans key domains of risk and supports analysis driven by both business and IT impacts. The Archer customer base represents one of the largest pure risk management communities globally, with over 1,500 deployments including more than 90 of the Fortune 100

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Milliman is among the world’s largest providers of actuarial, risk management, and related technology and data solutions. With over 60 offices around the globe, our consulting and advanced analytics capabilities encompass the fields of healthcare, property and casualty insurance, life insurance, financial services, and employee benefits. Our breadth of expertise and data solutions provide insight into the interplay between physical, health, and economic risks, as well as the ability to communicate those risks and inform key decisions for governments, communities, and businesses around the world.

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Cutover is the Work Orchestration and Observability platform that drives greater business outcomes with a new model of working. We orchestrate humans and machine automation to improve performance and radically compress timelines. We have proven success helping world-class organizations with technology delivery and release, operational resilience, and transformation.

Cutover uses automated runbooks to plan, orchestrate, and analyze complex work. Our customers replace the chaos of multiple spreadsheets and fragmented communications, with a single intuitive platform. Teams can achieve more in less time, making more efficient use of resources.

Real-time visibility and detailed analytics deliver greater control, precision, and agility. This enables organizations to move quickly with confidence, reducing the risk of disruption and customer-facing incidents.

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Bottomline (NASDAQ: EPAY) helps make complex business payments simple, smart, and secure. Banks rely on Bottomline for domestic and international payments, state of the art fraud detection, insider fraud protection, behavioral analytics, consolidated case management and regulatory compliance solutions. Banks around the world benefit from Bottomline cyber fraud and risk solutions. Headquartered in Portsmouth, NH, Bottomline delights customers through offices across the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pacific. For more information visit www.bottomline.com.

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Eventus Systems is a leading global provider of multi-asset class trade surveillance and market risk solutions. Its powerful, award-winning Validus platform is easy to deploy, customize and operate across equities, options, futures, foreign exchange (FX), fixed income and digital asset markets. Validus is proven in the most complex, high-volume and real-time environments of tier-1 banks, broker-dealers, futures commission merchants (FCMs), proprietary trading groups, market centers, buy-side institutions, energy and commodity trading firms, and regulators. The company’s rapidly growing client base relies on Validus and Eventus’ responsive support and product development teams to overcome its most pressing regulatory challenges.

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The usage and Risks from Spreadsheets and other End User Computing (EUC) tools such as Python/R/SQL/SAS/RPT files and Access databases continues to increase, in response to fast changing market conditions, economic uncertainty and regulatory mandates.

CIMCON’s EUC Insight is an intelligent, automated and unique software platform that reduces these risks across the entire EUC Life Cycle. Its Discovery, Inventory, Monitoring and Disposition modules identify new EUCs and assess risk, inventory them, monitor for high risk changes and dispose as needed. A single user interface integrates all modules and file types. XLAudit is a visual, easy to use Excel plugin that performs quick validation, logic and error checks on spreadsheets and documents the results.

Whether your EUCs are already on the Cloud or will be, CIMCON tools and services can help. We support all major Cloud repositories and can help fix links that break when moving to Cloud.

We can also migrate your legacy Access databases to a web application on cloud. CIMCON has a wide range of consulting, technology and reseller partners around the globe. With 25 years of experience, 500 customers in 30 countries, and a #1 ranking by Gartner, CIMCON is the only company you will ever need to manage all of your EUC needs.

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Albany Beck helps clients overcome challenges, explore opportunities and improve services through our Advisory, Consulting and Technology enablement services.

We specialise in providing a broad range of services covering strategy, consulting, digital, technology, finance and risk across the Financial Services sector. Underpinned by a robust change management and governance process with appropriate commercial and economic models, we ensure our clients gain the maximum value through our service delivery. Our flexible, scalable and cost-efficient business model genuinely meets our clients' needs whilst creating a lasting and positive impact.

Through our Employed Consultant Model (ECM), we provide organisations with access to an alternative source of talent, enabling our clients to overcome immediate workplace skill gaps and prepare for future talent needs by bridging the gap between contract and permanent resources. By engaging with Albany Beck, each of our clients benefits from a stable, flexible, highly productive workforce that can grow with its organisation.

Global OpRisk Leaders' panel series

TPRM 2.0: building a resilient supply chain

In today’s complex and volatile global markets, third-party relationships can be a source of competitiveness and growth. However, the interconnectedness of today’s environment, also creates new vulnerabilities as even single third-party events can cause significant damage. This executive session looks at how to maintain oversight and controls of third parties in a complex and changing landscape, as well as the future of third-party risk management.

October 11, 2022

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Climate risk: the actions FIs need to take now

Climate change has had a clear impact on operational risk, with extreme weather having the potential to close offices or damage crucial resources such as data centres. Yet still, many firms treat climate risks as simply a way to mitigate reputational risks. This group discussion, addresses the challenges of climate risk, and how it is affecting company operations by creating operational, as well as reputational, risks.

October 25, 2022

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The great resignation: creating better employee experiences to manage resource risk

The upshot of all leaders is to recruit and retain talent, and create a culture that enables you to continue to do so. However, the great resignation is not just hype. With 73% of leaders citing staff shortages as one of their biggest challenges over the next 12 months, it is important to explore the root causes of this. This executive discussion will cover the great resignation and how the industry can mitigate its effect.

November 15, 2022

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Getting op resilience right: Breaking down silos and developing a cohesive data strategy

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Fusion Risk Management

As banks further define their frameworks for operational resilience, firms are now grappling with developing a cohesive data strategy, correlating regulatory expectations and defining concrete outcomes. Hear how leading banks are moving beyond departmental silos to be more customer-centric and better understand the impact of disruption using data, offering practical insights on:

• Regulatory expectations in relation to business services

• Mapping important services and the value chain

• AI and developing a cohesive data strategy

• Horizon scanning, data visualisation and scenario testing

November 29, 2022

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