Agenda 2020 - virtual event

Agenda

Agenda - virtual event

08:0012:40

Let the networking begin!
Meet with the new connections, peers and business contacts you’ve made throughout the conference.

08:00 - 12:00

12:4012:50

Editorial welcome

12:50 - 13:00

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. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Warwick, UK.

12:5013:00

Chair's opening remarks: trends and emerging risks

12:50 - 13:00

Evan Sekeris

Head of model validation

PNC

Evan's background is in the measurement and quantification of credit risk and operational risk.  His primary focus is currently on supporting institutions in building operational risk modeling for stress testing, developing their risk identification process and developing their model risk management frameworks.
Some of his recent client engagements include:
For a foreign global bank, helped them develop a comprehensive operational risk framework for their US based IHC. Ensured both integration of the framework in their international framework as well as US regulatory compliance.
For a large internationally active US bank: supported major change of course in CCAR operational risk stress estimates a few months prior to submission in reaction to regulatory guidance.
For a large regional bank: built their CCAR loss projection model and wrote the documentation for the full CCAR operational risk submission.
For a global bank conducted a validation of their operational risk modeling framework for CCAR
  Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Evan was the Head of Risk Consulting for Financial Institutions for Aon in Columbia, Maryland. He was in charge of building Aon's risk consulting practice for financial institutions and managed multiple teams based in North America and Europe to deliver services to clients worldwide. Previously, Evan was an Assistant Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he created the center of excellence for operational risk which served the System needs for operational risk related matters. The team was in charge of the supervision of all AMA and CCAR banks in the US and developed the Fed's CCAR model for operational risk.
Evan earned a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He received an additional M.A. as well as his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

13:0013:30

Security, operational resilience and COVID-19

09:00 - 09:30

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.

13:3514:20

What we’ve learned so far: COVID-19, resilience and operational risk panel

13:30 - 14:15

  • How are organisations defining resiliency in the era of remote working?
  • Identifying areas within the firm that are critical for resiliency 
  • Lessons learned from COVID-19
  • What COVID-19 has taught us about third party risk
  • The new BAU: what this means for control frameworks
Tom Kartanowicz

Regional CISO

Commerzbank AG

Richard Cech

Senior bank examiner, operational risk governance

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Rick is a Senior Bank Examiner. He joined the Operational Risk Governance unit at the New York Fed in December, 2011 in the Financial Institutions Supervisory Group (FISG).

Rick began his career as a municipal finance attorney, then joined J.P. Morgan & Co., where played a variety of roles in markets and investment banking. In the late 1990s, Rick joined J.P. Morgan's original operational risk development team. There, he was responsible for framework development tasks and loss data collection and reporting systems. While at J.P. Morgan, Rick chaired the IIF subcommittee that drafted the finance industry's recommendations for Basel II event type categories, and later participated in the definition of loss data recording standards for the Operational Risk data eXchange (ORX). Before joining the Fed, Rick was an operational risk framework consultant for RiskBusiness International, designing customized taxonomic models and structured risk management programs for institutional clients.

Rick has been a writer, speaker and business school instructor on operational risk topics. He received a B.A. (Economics) and M.A. (Organizational Behavior) from Yale University, and a J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law (Law Review, lead articles editor).

Chris Harner

FRM Managing Director

Milliman

Chris leads Milliman’s Cyber Risk Solutions (CRS). The practice offers clients innovative solutions for quantfying complex risks, including cyber, vendor, conduct and operational risk. CRS uses causal modeling integrating cognitive mapping, complexity science and Bayesian nets to quantify and aggregate risk. The solution can also be applied to cyber underwriting, accumulation risk and non-affirmative (i.e., silent cyber) risk. Lastly, CRS integrates artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to construct sentiment analysis, distinguishing “signal” from noise in order to provide clients with an emerging threat framework.

EXPERIENCE

Chris has 20+ years of broad industry experience in banking, insurance and consulting. His international experience spans work in Zurich, London, Athens, Moscow and New York. Previous employment included: UBS, Renaissance Capital, ABN Amro, Frank Russell Securities and AIG. 

Prior to joining Milliman, Chris was a Senior Manager in EY’s Enterprise Risk Services (ERS) practice serving banking and insurance clients for 8 years. 
Professional experience and subject matter advisory include:

  • ERM frameworks, assessments, governance
  • Operational and compliance risk
  • Preparing for regulatory supervision (FRB, OCC) and conducting regulatory remediation
  • Designing Integrated FP&A frameworks
  • Complex project management, including leading large teams, interfacing with SMAs executive stakeholders. 
  • Twenty years of experience in financial services and risk management
  • Ten years of experience in fixed income
  • Eight years of experience in Emerging Markets with an emphasis on Russia and Eastern Europe.

EDUCATION

  • BA Foreign Language / International Affairs (FLIA), University of Puget Sound 
  • MBA, International Finance, Thunderbird, School of Global Management
  • FRM, Financial Risk Manager – Certified by GARP

Chris is fluent in German and Russian.
 

Nikki Covino

Non financial risk management chief operating officer

Credit Suisse

Nikki Covino is the Regional Head of Business Continuity for Credit Suisse (CS). In this role, she is accountable for Business Continuity for all CS offices in North and South America. In her role as part of the risk organization, she is responsible for review and challenge of all business plans for contingency and for governance of Disaster Recovery testing. In addition, she is the lead Crisis Manager for the region and has led many events over the past 12 years including hurricanes, earthquakes, blackouts, fires and IT outages.

Prior to Credit Suisse, Nikki worked at Merrill Lynch in the FX Technology area. As part of that role, she assisted in the development of a Risk system for trade matching.

Nikki earned her bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and 2 teenage daughters.

 

Jennifer Finnerty

Managing Director

PGIM Fixed Income

Marcus Wildsmith

Chief product officer

Cutover

 

Formerly the Global Head of Telco and High Tech practice at a niche global consulting firm, Marcus has 15 years of experience with major launch transition projects including EE (the UK’s largest Telco) and the first UK 4G Services.

 

14:2015:15

Coffee break and virtual meet-ups

14:45 - 16:30

Take advantage of our AI powered networking tool! Match-make with like-minded firms, vendors, academics, consultants and specialists. Benchmark with your colleagues, grab a coffee with a consultant or a tech vendor, visit our exhibition area or join one of our chat groups.

15:1516:00

Reimagining the sphere of operational risk panel

15:15 - 16:00

 

  • A shifting landscape: how the discipline of operational risk is evolving and what this means from a strategic perspective
  • How has COVID-19 impacted roles, responsibilities and the crux of your operational risk framework?
  • Remote working as the new norm 
Bob Sibik

Senior vice president

Fusion Risk Management

Simon Wills

Executive Director

ORX

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.

 

Dolores (Lori) Miller

Head of operational risk

AIG Investments

As Head of Operational Risk Management for AIG Investments, Finance, Tax & Treasury, Dolores (Lori) Miller executes all elements of AIG’s operational risk framework.    Lori and her team work with AIG business heads on effective risk assessment and mitigation, and evaluate complex transactions and new products as part of AIG’s new product approval process.   Relying on her background as a fixed-income portfolio manager and trader, Lori brings a practical framework and execution experience to enhance the risk & control environment, and serves as leader in risk management for AIG.  Lori manages a global team across seven office locations, bringing together operational risk, model risk, business continuity, and technology risk management in a cohesive approach.

Lori has a BSBA in Finance and her MBA in Finance from The Ohio State University, and her CPA and CFA designations.

Rajat Baijal

Managing director, global head of enterprise risk

Cantor Fitzgerald

Peter Bannister

Senior Vice President Governance, Risk & Compliance

MetricStream

16:1517:00

Fireside chat: the impact of digital transformation on operational risk

16:15 - 17:00

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  • Key areas your firm needs to be considering from the digital perspective
  • Managing risk in cloud migration and how to ensure your assets are secure
  • Learn how firms are managing the risk associated with a distributed workforce
  • Understand the impact of digital transformation on cyber risk and how you can mitigate this
Tripp Rex

Director of Operational Risk

U.S. Bank

Tripp has been at U.S. Bank for 6 years and serves as a Director of Operational Risk Frameworks within the Risk Management and Compliance organization.  He has responsibilities for operational risk framework oversight including RCSA, internal controls, quality assurance, taxonomies and issue management.  Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Mr. Rex served in various capacities at Bank of America and Accenture. 

Ann Caruso

Senior vice president head of operational risk and ERM

Investors Bank

Ann has over 20 years of experience in financial services in various roles within accounting and risk management. Ann is currently the Head of Operational Risk and ERM at Investors Bank. She is responsible the Enterprise and Operational risk framework for the bank. Additionally, Ann oversees, Third Party risk management, Model Risk and BCP for the bank. Prior to joining Investors Bank, Ann spent 19 years at Nomura Holding Americas in various risk management roles. Ann has Bachelors of Science in Accountancy from Villanova University.

Mark Hofberg

Executive director

RSA Archer Risk Transformation Office, CISA, CRISC

 

As the leader of the RSA Risk Transformation Office, Mark Hofberg works with financial services clients to assist in enabling their Integrated Risk Management strategies, best practices and frameworks. He brings deep financial services experience, audit and risk management skills to his role with RSA Archer, having previously served as senior vice president with a large financial institution.  He holds a patent for a GRC software selection method he developed and has another patent pending for process risk prioritization.

Nita Gooding

Executive director of risk strategic program office

Ally Financial

Nita Gooding joined Ally Financial in March 2009 and is currently the Executive Director of Ally’s Risk Strategic Programs team.   In this role, Ms. Gooding is responsible for overseeing the successful execution of critical Independent Risk Management initiatives, including both process improvement projects and large-scale transformational efforts involving people, process, and technology change. Ms. Gooding is also responsible for managing key risk engagement forums to drive knowledge exchange, consistency, and continuous improvement across business line risk executives and independent risk management functions.  In addition to these responsibilities, Ms. Gooding provides the ongoing governance of Ally’s Governance, Risk, and Compliance platform.

Prior to joining Ally, Ms. Gooding was a Change Management Executive at Bank of America for 14 years, and a Senior Management Consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) for 5 years.

Shari Hope

Risk project manager

Varo Bank

Shari Hope is a Risk Project Manager at Varo Bank, where she is responsible for managing the roadmap and implementation of the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) tool and managing the overall portfolio of projects in the risk management department.  Shari has over 15 years of experience managing technology infrastructure for risk.

Prior to her current role, Shari worked at Morgan Stanley working on program execution across risk technology and information security.  Technology implementations Shari was responsible for include building out a library of business processes, risks and controls, issue management, risk assessment, control testing, access management, CCAR, stress testing, and market risk infrastructure.  Shari earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Binghamton University and an MBA from New York University.  

17:0018:00

Coffee break and virtual meet-ups

14:45 - 16:30

Take advantage of our AI powered networking tool! Match-make with like-minded firms, vendors, academics, consultants and specialists. Benchmark with your colleagues, grab a coffee with a consultant or a tech vendor, visit our exhibition area or join one of our chat groups.

18:0019:30

Virtual drinks reception with a live cocktail demonstration!

17:30 - 19:00

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Have you ever wanted to know how to make a Mai Tai or Manhattan? Join us for a themed cocktail hour, replete with all your favourite drinks and some much needed informal networking. 

08:0012:00

Let the networking begin!
Meet with the new connections, peers and business contacts you’ve made throughout the conference.

08:00 - 12:00

12:5013:00

Chair's opening remarks: the evolving landscape of third party risk

12:50 - 13:00

Jay Newberry

Risk management executive and consultant

Jay Newberry has over thirty years of experience in risk management. 

Currently, he is engaged as Principal, Greenwich Risk Management Consulting, focused on Enterprise Risk Management and Operational Risk Management in the financial services industry.

Recently, Jay also served as an adjunct Lecturer in the Enterprise Risk Management Program at Columbia University teaching courses in Operational Risk Management, and Traditional Risk and ERM Practices.

Jay retired from Citigroup where he was responsible for the global Operational Risk Policy and Framework for identifying, assessing, monitoring, and communicating operational risk and the overall effectiveness of the control environment.

His responsibilities included standards for Risk Identification and Monitoring, spanning risk appetite, key operational risks and key indicators, and concentration risk.  He was also responsible for standards for Scenario Analysis and related stress loss forecasting processes.

In addition, Jay established and oversaw the independent verification processes for operational risk covering Basel AMA and CCAR and has facilitated a number of key global operational risk management governance committees.

Jay led U.S. regulatory relations for operational risk and partnered across Citi on global regulatory matters.

In his most recent role, he had responsibility for developing Citi’s Lessons Learned Policy and program, spanning all risk types.

Jay’s prior experience at Citi included leadership positions in developing and executing credit risk analytics, portfolio derivatives, risk capital, and credit portfolio management tools.  He began his banking career as Senior Analyst in Citi’s Corporate Finance Analysis Department where he engaged in marketing initiatives and credit approvals for the large corporate market.

Jay earned his BA degree in Economics from Middlebury College and his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

 

12:0012:50

Lunch and virtual networking

12:00 - 13:00

Why eat alone? Start early and network before the sessions begin. Meet with your peers, attend meetings and make new contacts from the comfort of your desk.

13:0013:45

Stream

AI, ML and analytics

Financial crime during crisis: how uncertainty has influenced fincrime

13:00 - 13:45

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Jayati Chaudhury

Financial crime, AML transaction monitoring , global IB lead (MBA, CAMS)

Barclays

Anthony Amendolare

Director operational risk control

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Lester Joseph

Manager, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group

WELLS FARGO

<p>Lester Joseph is the Manager of the Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group at Wells Fargo &amp; Company. The primary mission of this Group is to provide intelligence on money laundering activity and financial crime trends to all parts of the company. Les joined Wells Fargo in March 2010 as the International Investigations Manager.</p>
<p>Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Les worked for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1984 to February 2010. From 2002-2010, he was the Principal Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS). He was a Deputy Chief in the Section since October 1991.</p>
<p>Les began his career with the Department of Justice in 1984 as a Trial Attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. From 1981-1984, he was an Assistant State's Attorney in Cook County (Chicago), Illinois. He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.</p>
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Jay Newberry

Risk management executive and consultant

Jay Newberry has over thirty years of experience in risk management. 

Currently, he is engaged as Principal, Greenwich Risk Management Consulting, focused on Enterprise Risk Management and Operational Risk Management in the financial services industry.

Recently, Jay also served as an adjunct Lecturer in the Enterprise Risk Management Program at Columbia University teaching courses in Operational Risk Management, and Traditional Risk and ERM Practices.

Jay retired from Citigroup where he was responsible for the global Operational Risk Policy and Framework for identifying, assessing, monitoring, and communicating operational risk and the overall effectiveness of the control environment.

His responsibilities included standards for Risk Identification and Monitoring, spanning risk appetite, key operational risks and key indicators, and concentration risk.  He was also responsible for standards for Scenario Analysis and related stress loss forecasting processes.

In addition, Jay established and oversaw the independent verification processes for operational risk covering Basel AMA and CCAR and has facilitated a number of key global operational risk management governance committees.

Jay led U.S. regulatory relations for operational risk and partnered across Citi on global regulatory matters.

In his most recent role, he had responsibility for developing Citi’s Lessons Learned Policy and program, spanning all risk types.

Jay’s prior experience at Citi included leadership positions in developing and executing credit risk analytics, portfolio derivatives, risk capital, and credit portfolio management tools.  He began his banking career as Senior Analyst in Citi’s Corporate Finance Analysis Department where he engaged in marketing initiatives and credit approvals for the large corporate market.

Jay earned his BA degree in Economics from Middlebury College and his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

 

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Third Party and Vendor Risk: understanding best practice

Building a resilient TPRM strategy

13:00 - 13:45

  • Why do third party risk approaches need updating? 
  • How your firm can diversify risk assessments?
  • Successfully implementing vendor risk assessment: how can this be done effectively and efficiently? Maintaining consistency in your approach
  • Modernizing third party supply chain policies
Timothy Carmon, CPA CGMA

Head of enterprise risk and control assessments

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

Tim is the head of Enterprise Risk and Control Assessments, an area of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). Tim joined MassMutual in 2006 as part of a team to implement a sustainable program to assess internal controls over financial reporting. Since joining the company, Tim has worked in a variety of risk management capacities including geographic risk concentration, Own Risk and Solvency Assessment (ORSA) and other regulatory risk compliance, and risk maturity assessment. Currently, Tim oversees multiple risk areas including Liquidity Risk, Operational risk, Model Risk, Financial Reporting Risk (including SOC 1 and SOC 2 reporting), and Third-Party Risk. Tim also oversees the Enterprise Risk Appetite and Top Risk programs that identify, assess and quantify the top risks facing the company in the immediate and long term in both normal and stress conditions. 
Prior to joining MassMutual, Tim worked at Deloitte in the Audit and Assurance Department with a focus on the life insurance industry. 
Tim graduated from the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA with a BS in Accounting and a BA in Religion. 

 

Dr. Yonesy Nunez

Senior vice president, information security

Wells Fargo

Yonesy F. Núñez is the Group Information Security Leader for Wholesale, Wealth and Investment Management & International for Wells Fargo Enterprise Information Security.  Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Yonesy was SVP and Group Information Security Officer – Enterprise Strategy for Citi’s Corporate Center Businesses where he helped promote business objectives by aligning and utilizing information security risk management as a business differentiator throughout Citi.   He was also the Practice Leader for PwC’s Philly Metro IT Risk & Security Assurance Practice, CISO - Director of Information Security at The New School, CISO - Global Manager, IT Governance, Security, and Compliance at Pall Corporation where he introduced the first holistic global information security, IT governance, and compliance programs. 

Jeannie M Pumphrey

Director head of third-party risk management operational risk management

MUFG

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.

Yakut Akman

Independent operational risk management consultant

Reference Point

Yakut Akman brings 35 years of diverse banking experience to her role of Chief Third Party Management Officer. She has responsibility, authority and accountability for the end-to-end Third Party Management Program, and leads global efforts to strengthen Citi's organizational framework, as well as processes and tools to manage third party risk.

Yakut's Citi career started in Istanbul, Turkey, as a Management Trainee. She then managed several trading support groups in New York ranging from Capital Markets and Fixed Income to Foreign Exchange, and was instrumental in establishing Citi's Interest Rate Derivatives Operations in the early 1990s. In 1996 she transferred to London as Director of Trade Services in Europe, managing Citibank's main service delivery hub in London supporting Europe.

Yakut is known for her abilities to connect operational details to the strategic business vision and drive meaningful change - an approach sharpened by many years in Operation & Technology and her role as Program Director in in Citi's Internal Audit, overseeing critical Investment and Consumer banking businesses, and also serving as Deputy Chief Auditor of Citi's Student Loan Corporation.

Prior to her current role, Yakut served as Global Head of Risk Management for Citi's Enterprise Infrastructure. Her responsibilities covered all operational risk disciplines including Information Security, Continuity of Business, and Third Party Management.

Yakut is a member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and is certified in CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor). She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Economics.

 

 

 

Dan Harms

Third-party risk consulting manager CIPP/US

OneTrust

Dan Harms serves as a Third-Party Risk Consulting Manager for OneTrust Vendorpedia – a purpose-built software designed to operationalize third-party risk management. In his role, Harms advises companies throughout their third-party risk management implementations to help meet requirements relating to relevant standards, frameworks, and laws (e.g. ISO, NIST, SIG, GDPR and CCPA). Harms works with clients to centralize their third-party information across business units, assess risks and performance, and monitor threats throughout the entire third-party relationship, from onboarding to offboarding.

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Executive Boardroom: how to meet changing organisational needs as the oprisk function

Climate risk: moving beyond a reputational risk

13:30 - 13:45

 

  • How is the regulatory environment perceiving climate risk?
  • Addressing climate risk within your operational risk framework: how are leading firms rewriting their approach 
  • Monitoring climate risks as part of financial-stability assessments and improving data collection and corporate disclosures: what new requirements can be anticipated?  
  • How can you stress test for climate risk? 
  • Transition risk, assets and investments: linking the operational framework
Penny Cagan

Managing director

MUFG

Oscar McCarthy

Senior officer

ING and PRMIA

Ken Radigan

Chief executive officer

PRMIA

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.
 

13:4514:30

Coffee break and virtual meet-ups

14:45 - 16:30

Take advantage of our AI powered networking tool! Match-make with like-minded firms, vendors, academics, consultants and specialists. Benchmark with your colleagues, grab a coffee with a consultant or a tech vendor, visit our exhibition area or join one of our chat groups.

14:3015:00

The plight of the 1st line Risk/Control Officer.

13:00 - 13:30

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This discussion will explore how “in business” risk and control professionals balance the ever expanding risk program requirements from a variety of stakeholders amidst resource constraints to optimize risk and control efforts to deliver value added risk insights to the business. 

Norwin Estrada

Senior manager risk advisory

EY

Norwin Estrada is a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Risk Management practice of Ernst & Young LLP.  He has more than 15 years of experience, with a focus in risk management within the financial services industry serving Banking & Capital Markets clients. He has worked with various financial institutions on operational risk management (e.g., ORM framework development, risk appetite, risk and control assessment, risk reporting, loss capture); and regulatory and compliance initiatives (e.g., SR 16/17 and OCC heightened Standards).  Norwin has led a variety of engagements focused on enhancing the operational risk management framework for a several leading banking clients against industry practices and regulatory expectations,

Larry Grey

Senior director, business controls officer

Santander Consumer USA

Joining Santander in January 2018, Larry is the Senior Director of the Business Controls Organization, and brings over 30 years of experience in the Finance industry. In his role, Larry provides controls oversight for the FLoD (First Line of Defense) functions, ensuring execution of a consistent and sustainable control framework across Santander Consumer.  His role also engages with other Santander US Risk and Control functions to ensure alignment to policy and corporate standards. At Santander Consumer, Larry is also the proud Texas Regional Lead for the Veterans Engagement Program, focusing on initiatives to ensure these valued citizens are recognized and supported during the transition from service.

Prior to joining Santander, Larry was with JP Morgan Chase (and predecessor organizations) for over 25 years, with his most recent role as Executive Director of the Consumer and Community Banking RRCO (Regulatory Risk and Controls Oversight) functions. He has an extensive background in regulatory risk and controls oversight, globalization strategies, customer experience initiatives, portfolio integration, project management and consumer operations.

Larry has a double major in Business and Finance, and Economics from Mount St. Mary’s University.

Larry resides in East Islip, New York, and has three children, a son-in law, and a beautiful grandson.  He and his wife Kathleen (Frost) have been married 35 years, and Kathleen is a successful Periodontist, having been in private practice for 25 years while also serving as the Pre-Doctorate Periodontics Clinic Director at SUNY Stonybrook Dental School.

While not working at SC or commuting, Larry enjoys spending time with family and grandson, and is active in the Boy Scouts of America.

15:3016:15

Breaking down the silos: Helping organizations create an integrated approach to data privacy

15:30 - 16:15

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  • What are some of the main regulatory compliance challenges related to data privacy?
  • How are data privacy concerns affecting the adoption of AI?
  • Are there best practices that organization should consider when working toward an end-to-end data privacy framework?
  • How has the recent shift to remote working impacted data privacy initiatives?
  • How does a platform approach impact the ability to tear down barriers in meeting data privacy initiatives?
  • How can you ensure you are meeting your regulatory commitments but still enable your data to be used for better business decisions?

 

 

Heather Gentile

Director of RegTech offerings

IBM

As Director of RegTech Offerings within IBM’s Cloud and Cognitive division, Heather is responsible for product strategy of IBM’s GRC and financial crimes portfolio.  During the past 18 years, she has specialized in developing solutions to optimize regulatory compliance initiatives and the need for automation, AI and cognitive in support of risk and compliance programs and financial crimes monitoring.  Prior to joining IBM, Heather was responsible for overseeing the compliance analytics division of regulatory solutions at Wolters Kluwer. 

Jay Limburn

Director & distinguished engineer, offering management

IBM Data & AI

Jay Limburn MBCS CITP, is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Director of Product Management at IBM. Working within the IBM Data and AI organization, Jay is responsible for driving the business and technical strategy for IBM’s data governance, cataloging, quality, privacy, MDM and metadata capabilities with a focus on enabling IBM’s clients to turbocharge their use of data science, AI and self service analytics. Jay is an experienced product manager with a focus on building excellent products that delight his customers. Jay is an expert in the fields of Data Governance, Data Management, Data Science, Data Quality and MDM and has worked with some of IBM’s largest clients to define and develop industry leading and innovative solutions. As an IBM Master Inventor Jay holds 17 patents in areas such as machine learning, mobile device interaction and application generation. 

Fred Harris

Head of cybersecurity risk, data risk and technology risk

Société Générale

Jay Wood

Director, head of digital records | control management | records management office

BNY Mellon

16:1517:00

Coffee break and virtual meet-ups

14:45 - 16:30

Take advantage of our AI powered networking tool! Match-make with like-minded firms, vendors, academics, consultants and specialists. Benchmark with your colleagues, grab a coffee with a consultant or a tech vendor, visit our exhibition area or join one of our chat groups.

17:0017:45

Managing the operational risk associated with the LIBOR transition

17:00 - 17:45

  • Communication
  • Conduct risk
  • Contract Management
Richard Berner

Clinical professor of finance, co-director, the Volatility and Risk Institute

NYU Stern School of Business

Professor Berner served as the first director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR) from 2013 until 2017. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 established the OFR to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council, the Council’s member organizations and the public. The OFR’s mission is to promote financial stability by delivering high-quality financial data, standards and analysis.

He was counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury from April 2011 to 2013. His principal responsibilities included advising the Secretary on financial and regulatory issues and starting up the Office of Financial Research.

Professor Berner was a managing director, chief US economist at Morgan Stanley from 1999 to 2011 and co-head of Global Economics from 2008 to 2011.

He was executive vice president and chief economist at Mellon Bank, and a member of Mellon's Senior Management Committee (1992-99). Previously, he served as a principal and senior economist for Morgan Stanley, as a director and senior economist for Salomon Brothers (1985-91), as economist for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (1982-85) and as director of the Washington, DC, office of Wharton Econometrics (1980-82).

Professor Berner served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve in Washington, where he co-directed the Fed’s model-based forecast and was a member of the team that developed the Fed’s first multi-country model used for international policy analysis (1972-80). He has been an adjunct professor of economics at Carnegie-Mellon University and at George Washington University.

He is an advisor to FinRegLab, an innovation center that tests new technologies and data to inform public policy and promote a responsible and inclusive financial marketplace. He is a member of the Milken Fintech initiative, led by former OCC head Tom Curry and former Treasury official Melissa Koide. He is a senior advisor to MacroPolicy Perspectives, an economic consulting firm. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of HData, which helps data companies involved in RegTech and Legal Tech solutions. He is a member of the IMF panel of experts for financial stability.

Professor Berner has been a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of the Penn Institute for Economic Research and a member of the Board of Advisors of Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC. He served as an associate for the Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group II. He is a Past President and Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics and is the past chair of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Bond Market Association. He is the winner of forecasting awards from Market News and the National Association for Business Economics, the 2007 recipient of the William Butler Award for Excellence in Business Economics and has been a member of Time’s Board of Economists.

He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard College in 1968, and his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He researched his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Lawrence Klein, and was funded by SSRC-Ford Foundation grants at both the University of Louvain, Belgium, and at the University of Bologna, Italy, from 1971-72.

Jason Granet

Head of firmwide Libor transition efforts

Goldman Sachs

Jason is responsible for the firm's London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) transition efforts. Previously, he was deputy head of Liquidity Solutions for Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM). From 2010 to 2017, Jason was the head of International Liquidity Portfolio Management for GSAM, responsible for the management of international liquidity portfolios. From 2007 to 2010, he was co-head of the Secured Funding team on the Central Funding desk, where he and his team were responsible for all financing transactions and financing counterparty relationships across the Investment Management Division. Prior to that, Jason worked in the portfolio and risk strategy group of GSAM’s Fixed Income team from 2004 to 2007. Before joining GSAM, he was an analyst in Fixed Income Operations. Jason joined Goldman Sachs in 2000 and was named managing director in 2012. Jason was recognized by Financial News as one of the “FN 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Asset Management” in 2013 and 2014. Jason serves on the Board of Trustees of Fairy Bricks. Jason earned a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2000.

Christian Rasmussen

Head of group treasury

UBS

Senior Executive practiced in leveraging internal Assets & Liabilities structure/management and product skills to drive productivity and revenue across diverse platforms. Optimize internal assets and liabilities to deliver maximum client return/value. 

Sairah Burkin

Managing director

CREFC

Sairah Burki is Managing Director, Regulatory Policy at CREFC, where she focuses on regulatory issues with a significant impact on the commercial and multifamily real estate finance industry.  

Prior to joining CREFC, Sairah was a Managing Director and Head of Policy at the Structured Finance Association (SFA). Over the course of her six years at SFA, Sairah built the organization’s asset-backed policy function—developing its strategic response to new policy initiatives and regulatory requirements across a wide range of topics in the structured finance industry. Areas she covered included the Volcker Rule, risk retention, capital and liquidity requirements, Reg AB II disclosure requirements, and derivatives rulemakings. Most recently, Sairah worked extensively on the LIBOR transition, representing SFA on the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) and co-chairing with Lisa Pendergast the ARRC’s Securitization Working Group. 

While at SFA, Sairah established and served as the first Executive Director of the Structured Finance Foundation, ensuring it fulfilled its mandate to enhance educational opportunities for underserved young people through scholarship funding.

Before joining SFA, Sairah spent seven years at Capital One where she was a Director on the securitization team, working on deal execution, feasibility studies across new trust structures, and compliance requirements. During the 2008 financial crisis, as Director of Treasury Policy, Sairah pivoted from a securitization role to one focused on developing Capital One’s response to the myriad Dodd-Frank and Basel proposals that had significant corporate finance and capital markets implications. Prior to Capital One, Sairah spent three years on the capital markets team at Xerox Corporation where she worked on unsecured issuance, ran the share repurchase program, and helped manage the derivatives portfolio.

Sairah graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in Public Policy and received her MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

Sharon Freeman

Libor and benchmarks regulation programme consultant

Antevorta Consultants Limited

Sharon’s career spans nearly 25 years across the financial industry; from investment banking to corporate banking and asset management within front and back office with experience in multiple products. She has held positions at Standard Chartered, Barclays, RBS, Commerzbank, Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan Asset Management.


Antevorta Consultants was established in 2013 to address the evolving regulatory landscaped. Pertinent to Risk.Net’s OpRisk North American Summit, Sharon brings experience from the remediation of the UK’s high-profile mis-selling of interest rate swaps and a Tier 1 Bank’s group-wide implementation of the enterprise risk controls framework.


An active speaker at LIBOR conferences and webinars, she has an extensive knowledge of LIBOR transition risks and implementation challenges. Sharon presented at the inaugural Risk.Net LIBOR Transition training course and continues to contribute to these valuable insights.


Her consultancy’s current focus is promoting greater awareness and support for market participants to safely navigate LIBOR transition, enabling them to focus on their principle business activities.

17:4519:30

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17:15 - 19:30

08:0012:00

Let the networking begin!
Meet with the new connections, peers and business contacts you’ve made throughout the conference.

08:00 - 12:00

12:0012:50

Lunch and virtual networking

12:00 - 13:00

Why eat alone? Start early and network before the sessions begin. Meet with your peers, attend meetings and make new contacts from the comfort of your desk.

12:5013:00

Chair's opening remarks

12:50 - 13:00

Evan Sekeris

Head of model validation

PNC

Evan's background is in the measurement and quantification of credit risk and operational risk.  His primary focus is currently on supporting institutions in building operational risk modeling for stress testing, developing their risk identification process and developing their model risk management frameworks.
Some of his recent client engagements include:
For a foreign global bank, helped them develop a comprehensive operational risk framework for their US based IHC. Ensured both integration of the framework in their international framework as well as US regulatory compliance.
For a large internationally active US bank: supported major change of course in CCAR operational risk stress estimates a few months prior to submission in reaction to regulatory guidance.
For a large regional bank: built their CCAR loss projection model and wrote the documentation for the full CCAR operational risk submission.
For a global bank conducted a validation of their operational risk modeling framework for CCAR
  Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Evan was the Head of Risk Consulting for Financial Institutions for Aon in Columbia, Maryland. He was in charge of building Aon's risk consulting practice for financial institutions and managed multiple teams based in North America and Europe to deliver services to clients worldwide. Previously, Evan was an Assistant Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he created the center of excellence for operational risk which served the System needs for operational risk related matters. The team was in charge of the supervision of all AMA and CCAR banks in the US and developed the Fed's CCAR model for operational risk.
Evan earned a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He received an additional M.A. as well as his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

13:0013:20

Op risk and hyper connectivity: technology, people and regulatory expectations

09:00 - 09:20

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.

13:3014:30

Operational Risk Management: Adapting to the “new normal”.

14:30 - 15:30

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In a period of rapid business transformation, the increasing velocity of change of risk profiles and an ever changing competitor landscape; operational risk functions are continuing to evolve to keep pace with these changes and help to proactively manage these risks.  This panel will explore:

  • How some organizations are adapting and evolving their operational risk functions
  • Programs and technology to adapt to the new normal and more effectively and efficiently help their firms manage risk
Dan McKinney

Partner

EY

Cheryl Geremia

Global head of operational sk

Morgan Stanley

Cheryl Geremia is the Global Head of Operational Risk for Morgan Stanley. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2008 as Managing Director, Global Head of Operations Risk & Control. She subsequently took on responsibility for Enterprise Operational Risk & Control which was integrated into the Operational Risk Department in early 2013 to form a single unit led by Ms. Geremia. Additionally, Ms. Geremia is a Board Member and Vice President of Morgan Stanley Services Group.
• Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Ms. Geremia was at Deutsche Bank from 1996 to 2008. During her last two years at Deutsche Bank, she was Managing Director and Global Head of the Bank’s Reconciliation Utility. She also served as the Chief Operations Officer for Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. from 2003 - 2008.
• Ms. Geremia graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from City University of New York and earned a Masters in Finance from St. John’s University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Registered Finance & Operations Principal. Ms. Geremia is a Member of the Board of the Women’s Bond Club, serving as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chair.

Alex J. Taboas

Senior vice president, operational risk management

Met Life

 

 

 

14:4515:30

The future of operational risk: AI, ML and NLP

09:30 - 10:10

  • Moving beyond the hype: practical applications in risk and non-financial risk 
  • How the latest innovations in these technologies are helping firms streamline their processes and identify risks 
  • An exploration of the potential challenges associated with investing in these technologies 
Steve Marlin

Staff writer

Risk.net

Gordon Liu

Executive vice president, US head of global risk analytics

HSBC

Yogesh Mudgal

Director, emerging technology risk

Citi

Graeme Farrell

Managing director global head of operational risk & resiliency

AQR Capital Management

Graeme Farrell is a Managing Director and Chief Operational Risk Officer at AQR Capital Management, a global investment management firm. In this role he is responsible for designing, building and maintaining all components of the Firmwide ORM Framework. Prior to joining AQR, Graeme was the Global Head of Operational Risk Management Framework at JP Morgan Chase. Graeme has an M.A. in International Financial Analysis and a B.A. in Accounting & Law.

Rich Dutton

Head of machine learning for corporate engineering

Google

Rich Dutton is the Head of Machine Learning for Corporate Engineering at Google, where he leads a team of 15 engineers and data scientists across NYC and Austin.

Prior to this role, Rich was a tech lead in Bigtable at Google following a 15-year career working in data and analytics across both tech and finance in the US (New York and Seattle), Europe and Asia.

When not working, Rich practices Muay Thai and spends time with his family, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, including his Mini Australian Shepherd, Radia, and his self-driving car, Trinity.

15:3016:30

Coffee break and virtual meet-ups

14:45 - 16:30

Take advantage of our AI powered networking tool! Match-make with like-minded firms, vendors, academics, consultants and specialists. Benchmark with your colleagues, grab a coffee with a consultant or a tech vendor, visit our exhibition area or join one of our chat groups.

16:3017:30

Stream

World-class op risk

Takeaways from launching Mars 2020 during crisis

16:30 - 17:30

Elaine Seasly, D.Eng.

Deputy planetary protection officer

NASA

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.

Developing a modern industry reference taxonomy for non-financial risk

16:30 - 17:30

  • The industry is actively developing taxonomies that go beyond Basel event types

  • Contemporary concerns are elevated and explicit

  • An industry reference will ensure undue divergence

Luke Carrivick

Head of analytics and research

ORX

Luke is Head of Analytics and Research at ORX where he leads many industry initiatives spanning Operational risk modelling and management. He is also responsible for delivery of a wide range of ORX information and benchmarking including Loss Data, ORX News and the Scenarios Program. Prior to Joining ORX Luke held a variety of positions in Banking, Technology and Academia. Dr Carrivick holds an MBA, PhD and M.A in Mathematics from Cambridge University.

17:4519:30

The content may be over, but why not keep the discussion going? Stay on the platform for meeting’s you’ve scheduled during the day.

17:15 - 19:30

08:0012:00

Let the networking begin!
Meet with the new connections, peers and business contacts you’ve made throughout the conference.

08:00 - 12:00

12:0013:00

Lunch and virtual networking

12:00 - 13:00

Why eat alone? Start early and network before the sessions begin. Meet with your peers, attend meetings and make new contacts from the comfort of your desk.

12:5013:00

Chair's opening remarks

12:50 - 13:00

Gustavo A. Ortega

Head of technology, innovation and operations risk

Voya Financial

13:0013:45

Managing conduct risk in crisis panel: practical tools and key insights

13:00 - 13:45

  • Looking for the person who has lots of small violations: is there a pattern?
  • Control frameworks in a decentralized environment
  • Fatigue and carelessness on the trading floor
  • Communication is key: townhouse through to ambassadors
  • Faster reporting: tableau reporting with data streams from multiple sources
Joseph Iraci

MD, financial risk management, CRO, futures and forex

TD Ameritrade

Joe Iraci is a Managing Director at TD Ameritrade where he heads the Financial Risk Management team. Prior to this position he headed the Financial Markets Services Group, and the Corporate Risk team. Prior to joining TD Ameritrade Joe held several senior risk management positions within Fidelity Investments at both Fidelity Employer Services Corporation and Fidelity Brokerage Company. Joe previously had been the Head, New Business Operations, UBS AG, and the Regional Head Americas / Deputy Global Head of Operational Risk at Deutsche bank AG, a position he assumed from heading the Business Risk Management for Deutsche Bank's Corporate Trust and Agency Services business. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Joe had been a Bank Examiner with the FDIC and served in the United States Marine Corps. Joe completed his undergraduate studies at St. John's University and received his MBA from New York University.

Tanya Weisleder

Global head conduct risk

Credit Suisse

Tanya joined Credit Suisse in January 2017 from Citi where she spent 16 years in various senior Business, Risk and Compliance roles; her most recent roles included the North America Head of Conduct Risk and Head of Risk Management Practices for the US & Latin America International Private Banking Business. 

At Credit Suisse Tanya is the Global Conduct Risk Head focused on the continual development of the Global Conduct Risk Strategy. She is a regular speaker on Conduct Risk at the biannual risk.net training industry training forum.  Tanya obtained a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York, NY in May 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts in International Careers from the Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. 

Penny Cagan

Managing Director

MUFG

Penny is a Managing Director and Head of Operational Risk Governance for the Americas with MUFG Union Bank, where she currently manages the Operational Risk framework, practices, regulatory responses and core programs. Operational Risk & Regulation magazine awarded Penny three awards for her contribution to the field of operational risk, including a special industry award in 2011. Penny has published widely, including authoring the chapter on Risk and Control Self Assessments for the PRMIA Operational Risk Manager Handbook.

Susanna Castillo

Global markets Americas chief controls and conduct officer

BNP Paribas

14:0014:45

Fireside chat: stress testing and scenario analysis for climate risk and pandemic

14:00 - 14:45

  • Key insights from pandemic and natural disasters: how can we assess risk exposures and the operational risk impact?
  • How can we enable practical scenarios? 
  • Moving beyond a realistic disaster scenario 
Richard Berner

Clinical professor of finance, co-director, the Volatility and Risk Institute

NYU Stern School of Business

Professor Berner served as the first director of the Office of Financial Research (OFR) from 2013 until 2017. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 established the OFR to support the Financial Stability Oversight Council, the Council’s member organizations and the public. The OFR’s mission is to promote financial stability by delivering high-quality financial data, standards and analysis.

He was counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury from April 2011 to 2013. His principal responsibilities included advising the Secretary on financial and regulatory issues and starting up the Office of Financial Research.

Professor Berner was a managing director, chief US economist at Morgan Stanley from 1999 to 2011 and co-head of Global Economics from 2008 to 2011.

He was executive vice president and chief economist at Mellon Bank, and a member of Mellon's Senior Management Committee (1992-99). Previously, he served as a principal and senior economist for Morgan Stanley, as a director and senior economist for Salomon Brothers (1985-91), as economist for Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (1982-85) and as director of the Washington, DC, office of Wharton Econometrics (1980-82).

Professor Berner served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve in Washington, where he co-directed the Fed’s model-based forecast and was a member of the team that developed the Fed’s first multi-country model used for international policy analysis (1972-80). He has been an adjunct professor of economics at Carnegie-Mellon University and at George Washington University.

He is an advisor to FinRegLab, an innovation center that tests new technologies and data to inform public policy and promote a responsible and inclusive financial marketplace. He is a member of the Milken Fintech initiative, led by former OCC head Tom Curry and former Treasury official Melissa Koide. He is a senior advisor to MacroPolicy Perspectives, an economic consulting firm. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of HData, which helps data companies involved in RegTech and Legal Tech solutions. He is a member of the IMF panel of experts for financial stability.

Professor Berner has been a member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office, a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Advisory Committee of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of the Penn Institute for Economic Research and a member of the Board of Advisors of Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC. He served as an associate for the Counterparty Risk Management Policy Group II. He is a Past President and Fellow of the National Association for Business Economics and is the past chair of the Economic Advisory Panel of the Bond Market Association. He is the winner of forecasting awards from Market News and the National Association for Business Economics, the 2007 recipient of the William Butler Award for Excellence in Business Economics and has been a member of Time’s Board of Economists.

He received his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard College in 1968, and his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. He researched his dissertation under the supervision of Professor Lawrence Klein, and was funded by SSRC-Ford Foundation grants at both the University of Louvain, Belgium, and at the University of Bologna, Italy, from 1971-72.

Rick Brobst

Executive director - compliance and operational risk control - head of CCAR for operational risk

UBS Americas

Evan Sekeris

Head of model validation

PNC

Evan's background is in the measurement and quantification of credit risk and operational risk.  His primary focus is currently on supporting institutions in building operational risk modeling for stress testing, developing their risk identification process and developing their model risk management frameworks.
Some of his recent client engagements include:
For a foreign global bank, helped them develop a comprehensive operational risk framework for their US based IHC. Ensured both integration of the framework in their international framework as well as US regulatory compliance.
For a large internationally active US bank: supported major change of course in CCAR operational risk stress estimates a few months prior to submission in reaction to regulatory guidance.
For a large regional bank: built their CCAR loss projection model and wrote the documentation for the full CCAR operational risk submission.
For a global bank conducted a validation of their operational risk modeling framework for CCAR
  Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Evan was the Head of Risk Consulting for Financial Institutions for Aon in Columbia, Maryland. He was in charge of building Aon's risk consulting practice for financial institutions and managed multiple teams based in North America and Europe to deliver services to clients worldwide. Previously, Evan was an Assistant Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he created the center of excellence for operational risk which served the System needs for operational risk related matters. The team was in charge of the supervision of all AMA and CCAR banks in the US and developed the Fed's CCAR model for operational risk.
Evan earned a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He received an additional M.A. as well as his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Manan Rawal

Head of Americas model risk management

MUFG

Manan N. Rawal, EVP and Head of Model Risk Management of HNAH since September 2017.  He joined HSBC in 2008 and has held positions in client risk management, market risk, and stress testing.  Prior to joining HSBC in 2008, Mr. Rawal has held trading and asset management roles at DKR Capital, Advent Capital, Swiss Re and Deutsche Bank spanning a period from 1994 – 2007.

He has an international executive MBA (Trium – HEC Paris, NYU, and the London School of Economics), M.Sc. in Economics (London School of Economics) and a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania). He is also an adjunct faculty member of the New York Institute of Finance (https://www.nyif.com/).

His interests include thinking about the impact of technology / data / analytics on society, wine, traveling, and focusing on the positive.

Nedim Baruh

Managing director, operational risk capital & 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.

 

14:4516:30

Coffee break and virtual meet-ups

14:45 - 16:30

Take advantage of our AI powered networking tool! Match-make with like-minded firms, vendors, academics, consultants and specialists. Benchmark with your colleagues, grab a coffee with a consultant or a tech vendor, visit our exhibition area or join one of our chat groups.

16:3017:15

How your metrics and data can adequately inform your risk profile

16:30 - 17:15

  • How these can be used to better streamline RCSAs
  • Harmonizing metrics – ensuring automation of the importation of metrics
Anne-Sophie Gug

Program lead – GRC

Société Générale

Gustavo A. Ortega

Head of technology, innovation and operations risk

Voya Financial

Fred Harris

Head of cybersecurity risk, data risk and technology risk

Société Générale

Michael Reidy

Director, Head of Risk Frameworks and Programs

CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP

<p>Michael Reidy is Head of Enterprise Risk Frameworks at Citizens Bank, based in Providence, Rhode Island. Michael leads a team that develops and maintains the Enterprise and the Operational Risk frameworks, processes, and tools to enable proactive, transparent, and effective risk management across the Bank. Mr. Reidy joined Citizens in April 2016 with initial focus on Risk Appetite, Material Risk Identification, Key Risk Indicators, reporting and GRC capability.</p>
<p>Previously, he worked at GE Capital Americas where his most recent position was Enterprise Risk Leader. At GE, he also held senior roles in Risk Management, Business Integration, and Process Quality Improvement.</p>
<p>Michael holds a B.S. in Management from Babson College, and a MBA and certificate in Marketing Intelligence from the University of Connecticut, School of Business. He also holds a Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification.</p>
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17:1519:30

The content may be over, but why not keep the discussion going? Stay on the platform for meeting’s you’ve scheduled during the day.

17:15 - 19:30

10:0011:00

Risk scenarios: Stress testing the US elections

10:00 - 11:00

2020’s elections threaten to be the most protracted and divisive in the nation’s history. Faced with the prospect of widespread civil unrest and still reeling from a global pandemic, how do firms go about constructing meaningful stress scenarios that help their organisations gauge the radical uncertainty the world faces?

  • How to build meaningful stress scenarios in the face of radical uncertainty
  • Different methods of construction
  • Translating macro drivers into meaningful portfolio metrics
  • Results of new crowd-sourced scenario exercise
Tom Osborn

Editor

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.

Tom holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Warwick, UK.

Evan Sekeris

Head of model validation

PNC

Evan's background is in the measurement and quantification of credit risk and operational risk.  His primary focus is currently on supporting institutions in building operational risk modeling for stress testing, developing their risk identification process and developing their model risk management frameworks.
Some of his recent client engagements include:
For a foreign global bank, helped them develop a comprehensive operational risk framework for their US based IHC. Ensured both integration of the framework in their international framework as well as US regulatory compliance.
For a large internationally active US bank: supported major change of course in CCAR operational risk stress estimates a few months prior to submission in reaction to regulatory guidance.
For a large regional bank: built their CCAR loss projection model and wrote the documentation for the full CCAR operational risk submission.
For a global bank conducted a validation of their operational risk modeling framework for CCAR
  Prior to joining Oliver Wyman, Evan was the Head of Risk Consulting for Financial Institutions for Aon in Columbia, Maryland. He was in charge of building Aon's risk consulting practice for financial institutions and managed multiple teams based in North America and Europe to deliver services to clients worldwide. Previously, Evan was an Assistant Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, where he created the center of excellence for operational risk which served the System needs for operational risk related matters. The team was in charge of the supervision of all AMA and CCAR banks in the US and developed the Fed's CCAR model for operational risk.
Evan earned a B.A. and M.A. in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He received an additional M.A. as well as his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Nedim Baruh

Managing director, operational risk capital & 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.

 

Fabrice Fiol

Managing director, deputy head of enterprise risk management, Americas

Societe Generale

Fabrice Fiol is a Managing Director and Deputy Head of the Enterprise Risk Management Americas division. In this capacity, he co-manages a team responsible for risk appetite statement and reporting, risk identification, enterprise wide stress testing and governance including regulatory oversight for the Americas.

He was previously in charge of the market risk cross-asset team overseeing regional limit framework, Market Risk Stress Testing and various regulatory market risk initiatives. His prior role was heading the Equity/Fixed Income/Commodity market risk teams for SG in the Americas, including NY, Canada and Brazil trading platforms.

Fabrice Fiol joined Societe Generale NY in 2009. Prior to SG, Mr. Fiol was a Senior Vice President at Natixis-NY in charge of Trading Risk Management on a U.S Agency MBS portfolio.  Prior to Natixis, Mr. Fiol was a Vice President at the reinsurance company SwissRe-NY where he was in charge of front-office quantitative pricing and subsequently joined the U.S Rates Derivative Desk trading.

He graduated from ENSAE (National School of Statistics and Economics) in 1998 and holds an Advanced Studies Degree (DEA) from Paris VII University. 

Fabrice Fiol has participated as a speaker and panelist at various risk conferences (Bloomberg,Risk.Net,Cefpro) . He has co-authored an article in the RMA Journal in 2017 “Risk Appetite: How Banks are responding to risk in a new regulatory environment”, and in 2019 published “Enterprise Risk Management: Towards a comprehensive yet practical enterprise risk function” in the Journal of Risk Management in Financial Institutions.

Ron Dembo

Fields Lifetime Fellow

Creative Destruction Lab

Dr. Dembo is an academic, successful, entrepreneur and consultant to the some of the world’s largest corporations and banks. He has had a distinguished academic research career as an Associate Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science at Yale University and as well as a visiting professor at MIT. His consulting career has ranged from managing a team doing fixed income modelling and optimization at Goldman Sachs in the 1980s, to building an enterprise risk management system for one of the world’s largest energy companies, to building and implementing a model to optimize the use of hydroelectric power in Spain, to helping governments leverage funds for projects that lower carbon emissions. His most recent assignment with Goldman Sachs (2016 -2017) focused on developing and implementing a new, disruptive scenario-based risk management offering. His latest venture, riskthinking.AI, focuses on measuring the financial impact of Climate Change on governments, corporations, financial institutions and funds using new, innovative technologies for generating forward-looking scenarios.

He was the Founder and CEO of Algorithmics Incorporated, growing it organically from a start-up to the world’s largest enterprise risk-management software company, with offices in fifteen countries, over 70% of the world’s top 100 banks as clients, and consistent recognition as one of Canada’s 50 best-managed companies. Algorithmics was sold to Fitch in 2005 and later to IBM in 2012.

In 2005 he founded Zerofootprint, an innovative cleantech company that focused on carbon reduction for cities, corporations and on helping governments to green their energy supply. Zerofootprint received many international prizes for its products. In 2018, Zerofootprint was merged with CarbonX, a blockchain-based company targeting carbon reduction in fund management. 

In May 2007, Dr. Dembo was made a Lifetime Fellow of The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. This fellowship is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Fields Institute, its programs, and to the Canadian mathematical community. In addition to three books, he has authored many technical papers on finance and mathematical optimization and holds many patents in computational finance and software for climate change. He has also received numerous awards for his work in mathematical optimization, finance, and climate change.

He currently sits on a number of boards and is a member of the Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee Canada and a founding member of the UN HABITAT World Urban Campaign. He also serves as a Associate in the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto.

He was the Founder and CEO of Algorithmics Incorporated, growing it organically from a start-up to the world’s largest enterprise risk-management software company, with offices in fifteen countries, over 70% of the world’s top 100 banks as clients, and consistent recognition as one of Canada’s 50 best-managed companies. Algorithmics was sold to Fitch in 2005 and later to IBM in 2012.

In May 2007, Dr. Dembo was made a Lifetime Fellow of The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences. This fellowship is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Fields Institute, its programs, and to the Canadian mathematical community. In addition to three books, he has authored many technical papers on finance and mathematical optimization and holds many patents in computational finance and software for climate change. He has also received numerous awards for his work in mathematical optimization, finance, and climate change.

He currently sits on a number of boards and is a member of the Climate Change Adaptation Advisory Committee Canada and a founding member of the UN HABITAT World Urban Campaign. He is also an Associate at the Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto.

11:0012:00

Think Tank: Best practice in establishing key risk indicators and risk appetite

14:30 - 15:30

Network with your industry peers in an informal virtual discussion group led and moderated by practitioners. Join the dialogue of your choice with 10-15 other professionals exploring the pressing issues keeping you awake at night. A brief introduction will be made by the moderator followed by a series of questions open to the participants in a free flowing discussion allowing you to gain and share insights.


•    Audience survey: how would you rate your KRIs? 
•    Developing robust key risk indicators that enable preventative measures: why this is possible and how to go about this
•    Understanding your risk drivers: what key areas your organisation needs to be focusing on
•    Examples of best practices in establishing KRIs

David Sirkin

Operational risk and asset management

AIG

Jay Newberry

Risk management executive and consultant

Jay Newberry has over thirty years of experience in risk management. 

Currently, he is engaged as Principal, Greenwich Risk Management Consulting, focused on Enterprise Risk Management and Operational Risk Management in the financial services industry.

Recently, Jay also served as an adjunct Lecturer in the Enterprise Risk Management Program at Columbia University teaching courses in Operational Risk Management, and Traditional Risk and ERM Practices.

Jay retired from Citigroup where he was responsible for the global Operational Risk Policy and Framework for identifying, assessing, monitoring, and communicating operational risk and the overall effectiveness of the control environment.

His responsibilities included standards for Risk Identification and Monitoring, spanning risk appetite, key operational risks and key indicators, and concentration risk.  He was also responsible for standards for Scenario Analysis and related stress loss forecasting processes.

In addition, Jay established and oversaw the independent verification processes for operational risk covering Basel AMA and CCAR and has facilitated a number of key global operational risk management governance committees.

Jay led U.S. regulatory relations for operational risk and partnered across Citi on global regulatory matters.

In his most recent role, he had responsibility for developing Citi’s Lessons Learned Policy and program, spanning all risk types.

Jay’s prior experience at Citi included leadership positions in developing and executing credit risk analytics, portfolio derivatives, risk capital, and credit portfolio management tools.  He began his banking career as Senior Analyst in Citi’s Corporate Finance Analysis Department where he engaged in marketing initiatives and credit approvals for the large corporate market.

Jay earned his BA degree in Economics from Middlebury College and his MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

 

13:0014:00

Think Tank: Emerging risk for third party risk management

13:00 - 14:00

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  • TPRM resilience: how did your firm measure up when the pandemic hit? 
  • Lessons learned from crisis
  • Modernizing your TPRM approach
Patrick Potter

Subject matter expert

RSA

Patrick has over 30 years’ experience leading risk management, operational resiliency, compliance, internal audit, third-party management, strategic planning and process improvement in both practitioner and consulting roles. He has developed a unique perspective working with analysts, partners and customers spanning many industries including financial services, healthcare, government, energy, education, and travel and hospitality. 

Patrick is a subject matter expert for RSA where he provides strategic input into the development and marketing of the Archer Suite and works with customers on best practices.

Cyber Risk Summit

09:2009:30

Chair's opening remarks

09:20 - 09:30

Michael Barton

Senior director of quantitative assessments

United Health Group

Michael Barton is the Director of Operational Risk Quantification and Scenario Analysis at AIG.  In his role, he leads the development and implementation of operational risk stress testing, economic capital estimation, and allocation of those estimates to the business lines, as well as supporting the development of and quantification of operational loss scenarios for the organization.  In this role, Michael has worked extensively with cyber and business professionals around identifying and quantifying cyber risk.  Before working at AIG, Michael was the Head of the Regulatory Solutions Quantification group in U.S. Bank’s Corporate Treasury department.  In this role, he was responsible for CCAR/DFAST and Regulatory Capital modeling for Operational Risk as well as setting up a governance framework for models and analytical tools in the Corporate Treasury department.  Previous to those roles, Michael worked in an actuarial capacity at Sun Life Financial in Boston handling variable annuity reserving, fixed and variable annuity lapse study estimations, and retirement product pricing.  He held a similar variable annuity reserving role in Security Benefit Corporation in Topeka, KS before that.  Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with an Actuarial Emphasis, and a Master’s Degree in Theology.

09:3010:30

Cybersecurity Metrics 

09:30 - 10:00

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Cybersecurity risk is a known concern, but the current decision making process is not decreasing the number of breaches.  59% of organizations experienced a significant or material breach in the last 12 months.  The role of the CISO is often still viewed as compliance-driven, the role needs to change from mandate driven (compliance) to mission driven (agent of change).  Boards are increasingly involved in cybersecurity, but require additional insight as well as responsibility in the process.  To fulfill their oversight role and make informed decisions, they seek richer communications in terms they can understand.  This session will discuss how metrics can be used to address these challenges, drive value to the business, improve the cybersecurity posture of an organization and provide clear returns of investments on security initiatives on which to make decisions as well as establish a partnership between the CISO and Board.  Topics will include what metrics to report, how to tell a forward facing story driven by underlying metrics for clear decision-making and pitfalls to avoid.

Steve Ingram

Managing director cyber security technology consulting New York

EY

Steve is EY’s Financial Services  (FSO) Cyber Security and Privacy Leader for the Americas. Steve brings more than 30 years of experience in Consulting, Banking, Cyber and FinCrime.

•Steve’s team deliver Cyber and Privacy services in each of the Banking Capital Markets, Insurance, and Wealth & Asset Management sectors
•Formerly the Asia-Pacific Cyber Lead and Leader of the Australian Risk Management Practice for another Big-4, Steve was also formerly a General Manager with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
•He has helped clients in 28 countries design their cyber strategy, transform and deliver security operations and governance, manage incidents and breaches, prepare and respond to regulatory matters, and assist with Board member training and development.

Kevin Zerrusen

Managing director cyber security technology consulting New York

EY

With a background in Banking as well as the Regulatory and Intelligence communities Kevin provides cybersecurity services to the financial sector and is responsible for developing EY’s Cyber Metrics for Boards and CISO Dashboard offerings. 

•Kevin’s role immediately before EY was Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity Policy for the Chairman of the SEC
•Prior to the SEC, Kevin was a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs (GS) where he led initiatives to strengthen the technology risk governance, incident management, and insider threat program. 
•Kevin also led a 2,000+ person cyber center at CIA, where he was responsible for collecting, analyzing, and evaluating and countering foreign cyber threats.

10:3011:00

Coffee break and virtual meet-ups

14:45 - 16:30

Take advantage of our AI powered networking tool! Match-make with like-minded firms, vendors, academics, consultants and specialists. Benchmark with your colleagues, grab a coffee with a consultant or a tech vendor, visit our exhibition area or join one of our chat groups.

11:0012:00

How are firms quantifying cyber risk in the current landscape?

11:00 - 12:00

Milliman CRS

 

  • Cyber quantification: how is this impacting monitoring models for fraud and aml?
  • What can be said of third parties and  the global supply chain?
  • How can organizations identify where exposures lie, what the potential costs of a cyber loss could be and how best mitigate risk and potential reputational damage.

Chris Beck

Executive risk consultant

Milliman

Chris is a member of Milliman’s Cyber Risk Solutions (CRS) practice group.  The practice delivers a portfolio of risk consulting services, such as enterprise risk design, cyber risk assessment and quantification, test and build projects, operational risk assessments, enterprise risk management (ERM) education and training, and ERM technology evaluation. The CRS practice uses diagnostic consulting strategies to understand an organization’s enterprise risk goals and challenges and then customize solutions to deliver required business results. 

EXPERIENCE

Chris has 15 years of professional experience.  His experience includes work in the banking, insurance, capital markets and card sectors helping clients assess and mitigate risk. 

Prior to joining Milliman, Chris was a Senior Manager in Accenture’s Finance and Risk Management Consulting practice, delivering work for global financial service clients.   Additionally, Chris served as an active duty Naval Officer and has multiple overseas deployments. 

Professional experience and subject matter advisory includes: 

  • Cyber Security metrics and governance
  • Financial Service Regulatory and Compliance initiatives
  • Risk Management 
  • Corporate and Risk Governance
  • Surveillance 
  • Financial Services operating model and cost reduction
  • Regulatory remediation and responses
  • Legal department risk and optimization
  • Leading large cross functional projects and teams

EDUCATION

  • BS Political Science, University of Wisconsin–Madison
  • MBA, University of Chicago – Booth School of Business

Sophia Kazinnik

Quantitative research

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Michael Barton

Senior director of quantitative assessments

United Health Group

Michael Barton is the Director of Operational Risk Quantification and Scenario Analysis at AIG.  In his role, he leads the development and implementation of operational risk stress testing, economic capital estimation, and allocation of those estimates to the business lines, as well as supporting the development of and quantification of operational loss scenarios for the organization.  In this role, Michael has worked extensively with cyber and business professionals around identifying and quantifying cyber risk.  Before working at AIG, Michael was the Head of the Regulatory Solutions Quantification group in U.S. Bank’s Corporate Treasury department.  In this role, he was responsible for CCAR/DFAST and Regulatory Capital modeling for Operational Risk as well as setting up a governance framework for models and analytical tools in the Corporate Treasury department.  Previous to those roles, Michael worked in an actuarial capacity at Sun Life Financial in Boston handling variable annuity reserving, fixed and variable annuity lapse study estimations, and retirement product pricing.  He held a similar variable annuity reserving role in Security Benefit Corporation in Topeka, KS before that.  Michael has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with an Actuarial Emphasis, and a Master’s Degree in Theology.

Steve Bishop

Head of risk information & insurance

ORX

Steve Bishop is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for risk information activities within the ORX, the world’s largest operational risk association. He also leads the ORX insurance service, including managing the global insurance loss data service, and running working groups and events specifically tailored for insurance firms. Risk information includes responsibility for ORX Scenarios – a service that supports organisations with effective scenario development; data standards; developing the ORX Reference Taxonomy; the ORX quality assurance framework (governing loss data services); and the development of ORX services to support the management of material risks, for example the ORX Cyber service that Steve and his team are in the process of launching. Steve has been at ORX for three and a half years and prior to joining held a number of risk management positions in both banking and insurance.  

Ben Desjardins

Vice president of marketing

Archer

Ben Desjardins is Vice President of Marketing at Archer, a leading provider of integrated risk management solutions for global enterprises. In this role, Ben guides the market-driven strategies that ensure that the Archer portfolio is addressing the most pressing needs of customers as they look to evolve their Risk Management function in conjunction with business transformation. He also leads the market and customer research efforts of Archer, spending extensive time with customers discussing how  their needs are evolving as they extend their use of technologies across all aspects of their operations.

Ben has over 20 years of experience across a wide array of risk and security technologies and disciplines, including regulatory compliance, GDPR/privacy regulations, business continuity management, Identity management, Threat/Vulnerability Management, and various risk and security domains specific to digital business. Additionally, Ben has led global go-to-market efforts across many industries including retail, Ecommerce, financial services, manufacturing, public sector and healthcare/life sciences.

12:0012:30

Chair's summary and e-networking

12:00 - 12:30

09:0010:00

Cloud Security: rethinking cybersecurity, risk and audit processes

13:45 - 14:30

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Cloud and containers are forcing organizations to rethink their cybersecurity, risk and audit processes. In this workshop we will address the main challenges that organizations are facing in their secure Cloud adoption. We will have a fireside chat with one of our cloud security partners leading the cloud security for a client migrating applications to cloud technologies. The fireside chat will be managed as a two-way interview sharing our experiences and thoughts on topics like CISO cloud security programs and the need for new cyber management processes that are driven by the Cloud philosophy. We will discuss the security challenges that organizations are facing in their Cloud adoption journey. Our topics will include hybrid cloud and multi-cloud architectures addressing the role of cloud-native security tooling for the zero-trust model implementation. We hope that this discussion will drive improved cloud security and risk management towards the enablement of secure and trusted Cloud environments.

Alex Shulman-Peleg, PhD,

Cloud Cybersecurity Consulting

EY

Alex Shulman-Peleg, PhD, is leading Cloud Cybersecurity Consulting services in the Americas. She is supporting multiple clients in their secure enablement of public clouds and container technologies, addressing all of the involved cybersecurity and regulatory requirements. In her previous role, she was a director of cloud security at Citibank, where she has established and led a CISO cloud security program, as well as cloud-native security engineering. In her role, she was responsible for the cloud and container security solutions, processes and architectures, delivering protection, detection and auto-remediation in public and private clouds.  She has over 20 years of technological leadership, 12 of which focus specifically on Cloud security. She holds PhD, MSc and BSc degrees in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University. She has multiple patents and more than 30 scientific publications having thousands of citations.

Brendan Hannigan

CEO

Sonrai Security 

 

 


Brendan is co-founder and CEO of Sonrai Security a public cloud governance and security provider.  Brendan most recently served as Chairman of Twistlock, the container security pioneer, until its successful acquisition by Palo Alto Networks.  Previously, Brendan was the general manager of IBM Security which grew to be a $2B business under his leadership.  Before that he was president and CEO of Q1 Labs, a pioneer and leader in the security intelligence and analytics market.  Brendan also serves on the boards of Tausight (healthcare security) and Flashpoint (risk intelligence).

10:0010:30

Coffee break and virtual meet-ups

14:45 - 16:30

Take advantage of our AI powered networking tool! Match-make with like-minded firms, vendors, academics, consultants and specialists. Benchmark with your colleagues, grab a coffee with a consultant or a tech vendor, visit our exhibition area or join one of our chat groups.

10:3011:15

Data governance during crisis: managing controls, third parties and resilience

10:30 - 11:15

  • With the dynamic shifts given the pandemic, how is your organization seeing and managing this change?
  • Best practices and what firms should look to next - Business resilience, playbook, operational / technical frameworks, etc
  • What are some of the investments and areas that your organization are currently positioning? from investment and risk perspective

 

Eric Lui

Professor

New York University

Bridging social innovation and education using emergent technologies, entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion for next generational impact
Eric Lui is a senior executive/board advisor, emergent technology innovator/entrepreneur, angel investor and transformational thinker with over 20 years of experience in the financial services, technology, academia, and public sectors. Eric has served over two dozens clients globally within the Financial Services, Healthcare, Supply Chain, Technology areas, internationally recognized and is involved in numerous social impact initiatives with organizations like the United Nations’ via the Global Summit, Sustainability Development Goals (SDG2030) Forum; Science Technology and Innovation (STIC) Forum, Brookings Institute, and US Chamber of Commerce. He has also contributed thought leadership and articles around Finance, Technology & Innovation, Risk Management and has spoken, keynoted, paneled, and published in CIO, Leadership Council, Waters Technology, RiskUSA, Professionals Risk Management Association, Asian American Business Development Council, Sino-Asian Pharma Association, US-China Foreign Relations and many more prominent events/institutions. 
Eric is a distinguished professor at New York University and City University of New York’s Baruch College where he teaches Business Strategy, Innovation, and Organizational Ethics. He has been recognized as the Global Outstanding 50 Asian Americans for his accolades and contributions to business, academia and social communities. He was also nominated for OnTechnology’s Global Disruptor and Innovator Award and FinExt Excellence Award in Finance in 2019. Through his involvement, he has been invited to across local and international colleges to speak with students, student organizations, and industry associations on mentoring, career inspiration, and diversity and inclusion. He has mentored and lectured to over thousands of next generational leaders/students, new workforce employees, employee resource groups on:  
•    4th Industrial Revolution – “Innovation as a culture and how organizations embrace 4IR”
•    Workplace Innovation – “Development & Training, Innovation Labs and Inclusive Innovation”
•    Diversity & Inclusion – “How D&I is changing the culture and conduct landscape”
•    Mentoring – “Importance of mentorship, where to find and how to ask for one”
•    Entrepreneurship – “Taking control and making your own luck” 
•    Organizational Behavior & Ethics – “Your role as an ethical practitioner when organizations are disrupted” 
•    Technology – “Acknowledge it. Understand It. Embrace It.” 
•    Upskilling/Re-skilling – “How to transform yourself when the robots invade”
•    Social Impact Innovation for the greater good – “Investing the next billion dollars for the billions in society”

Bala Ayyar

MD, chief data officer - Americas

Societe Generale

Born and brought up in Mumbai India, Bala Ayyar has worked in the field of Finance & Accounting and Banking for more than thirty years. Bala holds professional accounting qualifications from both India and the United States. He has an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Mumbai.

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. Roles before that included Head of Finance Offshoring in SG Bangalore and Deputy CFO of the Americas Region of their Corporate & Investment Bank.

Prior to joining SG, Bala was with the 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 total team of about 175 individuals 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.

Prior to CIBC, he was with the public accounting firm of KPMG for 10 years, mostly in Bahrain in the Middle East. He held a range of positions culminating in Senior Manager. Responsible for assurance and consulting engagements for offshore banks, focused on technical excellence, customer satisfaction and practice profitability. He was the Engagement Senior Manager for the region's second-largest bank and also played a key role in setting up a Treasury consulting specialization within KPMG Bahrain.
Bala Ayyar lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, is married with two children and enjoys long-distance running.

Michael Kenney

Vice president operational risk asset management and operations multi-family

FreddieMac

As Vice President of Operational Risk, Michael leads the first line of defense risk management for financial crimes, privacy and information security, business resiliency, vendor management and compliance with regulatory requirements. Mike and his team establishes the risk direction by aligning the Multifamily Governance Framework with the business operating model. He continually improves governance by understanding the multifaceted drivers that effect risk environment.