Program

Program

2020 agenda

08:5009:00

AUDIENCE SURVEY How resilient is your organisation?

08:50 - 09:00

Moving beyond the common IT reference of ‘backup and recovery’, how resilient is your overall organisation? Take part in this anonymous audience survey on your mobile phone to determine how your firm benchmarks against your industry competitors.

Marcelo Cruz

former Lehman Brothers employees in 2008, former CRO and industry veteran now a founder of YACAMY ADVISORS

YACAMY ADVISORS

Marcelo Cruz is the Managing Partner of Yacamy Advisors, a boutique consulting firm. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Operational Risk and an adjunct professor at the New York University. Previously he was the Chief Risk Officer of Ocwen Financial and Aviva plc and global head of operational risk at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. He is always a junior partner at McKinsey & Co. He holds a PhD in Mathematics by the Imperial College in London, a M.Sc. in Financial Mathematics, an MBA and a B.Sc. in Economics.

09:0009:30

The regulatory perspective: operational and cyber resiliency

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.

09:3010:10

CRO panel: reimagining the sphere of operational risk

09:30 - 10:15

 

  • A shifting landscape: how the discipline of operational risk is evolving and what this means from a strategic perspective
  • Emerging risks and expecting the unexpected: the future of oprisk
  • Looking through the lens of fraud, products, emerging technology, cloud and increasing use of third parties: the rapidly changing drive to a largely digital environment 
     
Deborah Hrvatin

Chief risk officer

CLS Group

Deborah Hrvatin is CRO and the Global Head of Institutional Clients Group (ICG) Operational Risk Management at Citigroup, reporting to the ICG Chief Risk Officer. Deborah is responsible for improving risk management, strengthening controls, and enabling profitable growth within risk appetite.

Deborah joined Citigroup in July 2017 from Deutsche Bank where she most recently was Managing Director and Head of Operational Risk for the Americas and the Global Corporate Finance division. During her 21 year tenure at Deutsche Bank, Deborah held numerous other roles including Head of Operational Risk for the Corporate Banking and Securities division where she was responsible for developing and implementing the division's operational risk management, supervision and information security framework. Deborah also held leadership roles within the business, including Chief Operating Officer for Deutsche Bank's Global Securitization Group.

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 1999, Deborah was an Equities Controller with Bankers Trust Company and also served as a Commissioned Bank Examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Deborah received her BBA and MBA in International Finance from Hofstra University.

Raj Manian

Former chief risk officer

Former MUFG Trust

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.

 

Ramy Farha, Ph.D.

Partner

Oliver Wyman

10:1010:50

Operational and cyber resiliency: anticipating critical disruption scenarios to ensure business continuity panel

10:10 - 10:50

  • How are organisations defining resiliency? 
  • Identifying areas within the firm that are critical for resiliency 
  • Setting appropriate impact tolerances
  • Anticipating disruption scenarios 
  • What are the regulatory plans for resiliency? 
  • How resilient are firms? What does a robust strategy look like? 
Tom Kartanowicz

Regional CISO

Commerzbank AG

Kathleen M Stack

US head of operational risk policy & framework

HSBC North America

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).

10:5011:20

Building resilience: automation, data flows and taxonomy

10:50 - 11:20

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  • Effectively analysing the impact of specific scenarios on your business functions, processes and services

  • Successfully planning for recovery in the instance of an IT outage

  • How can firms actively monitor resiliency?

11:2011:50

Networking coffee break

10:40 - 11:20


Future Risk Stage
Future proofing your business 
Incorporating climate change into your strategy to achieve a more holistic perspective of emerging risk
Rise of the machines: anticipating the future of technology risk

11:5013:30

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Data Analytics, AI and ML: streamlining, harnessing and automating operational risk

How organisations are creating a culture that supports the acquisition of quality data

11:50 - 12:20

  • Data as one of the greatest challenges: acquisition, quality and management

  • Identifying your data strategy and requirements

  • The parallel between data quality and creating a culture of education and buy-in

Fear is risk management without the analytics to inform it: automating and streamlining the management of operational risk panel 

12:20 - 13:00

  • Making the invisible readily available and clearly defined: what analytics means for risk and operational risk

  • How are leading firms becoming risk-aware through analytics?

  • What’s next? Identifying the most pressing questions, understand the business case and cost savings, and establish how analytics can improve your processes within the risk department

LIVE INTERVIEW: Data quality and operational risk from a strategic perspective

13:00 - 13:30

  • What your organization needs to consider in an increasingly digital world

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Third Party and Vendor Risk: understanding best practice

DEEP DIVE AND AUDIENCE SURVEY: How to make your third party risk strategy the best it can be using a forward thinking approach

11:50 - 12:20

  • Audience survey: what keeps you awake at night? Key areas impacting the way you approach your third party and vendor risk strategy

  • What makes the success of your TPRM strategy a competitive advantage? 

  • How do you delegate ownership of third party risk internally? 

  • Making a comprehensive catalogue of risks

  • Effectively determining further action needed

How leading firms are modernizing their TPRM strategies to align with an evolving landscape panel

12:20 - 13:00


•    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 CURRENCY (OCC)

<p>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).<br />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.<br />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.<br />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.</p>

Emerging risk for third party risk management

13:00 - 13:30

Ken Wolckenhauer

Vice president, vendor management

Nordea Bank, New York Branch

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

Audience survey and panel: How to meet the changing needs of the operational risk function

11:40 - 12:10

  • How the face of operational risk has changed: strategies for senior executives to meet the needs and requirements of a changed operational risk function  
  • External factors contributing to this evolution: keep abreast of industry drivers
  • How are firms reorganising their structure to meet the demands of this shifting landscape and the increasing regulatory demands
     
Jason Conn

Director, head of electronic trading operational risk management

Citi

Cyber, geopolitical and climate risk: how can risk departments measure this? 

12:20 - 13:00

  • How organisations can analyse these key factors at a higher level
  • How can we hedge climate change? 
  • Getting people to speak the same language: aligning on taxonomy 
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.

 Getting RCSAs right panel

13:00 - 13:30


•    Getting RCSAs right panel
•    How organisations derive value from operational risk data
•    How data collection can help RCSAs 
•    Challenging the tone from the top
 

Penny Cagan

Executive Director

EY

13:3014:20

Lunch and bencmarking group

13:30 - 14:20

Benchmarking group 1:

  • Making sense of your data and the move towards a data-driven risk department

  • In a post AMA world, how do you scale to attract wider business support?

Benchmarking group 2:

  • How is your firm transitioning from libor?

  • What are the operational challenges making this one of the biggest challenges in finance history?

  • What is the framework that has been put in place to successfully manage the changes within the products and how they flow downstream in the settlement layer?

  • What was the process in which model validation occurred across the firm’s infrastructure?

  • How are firms ensuring that they will not experience operational risk in the event fallbacks are triggered?

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. 

14:2016:00

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Data Analytics, AI and ML: streamlining, harnessing and automating operational risk

Streamlining stress testing with data analytics

14:20 - 14:50

  • What makes a stress testing programme particularly successful?

  • Data aggregation, analytics and stress testing

  • Aggregating exposures quickly and effectively

  • Scenario planning and stress testing as a priority for regulators

  • The regulatory drive to place new requirements for firms to provide assurance regarding their ability to absorb additional losses under adverse circumstances while retaining sufficient liquidity

Using unstructured and structured data to paint a holistic picture of risk

14:50 - 15:20

Using analytics and behavioural analytics to determine fraud, AML and collusion panel

15:20 - 16:00

  • How to identify who’s putting a firm at risk by detecting known forms of market abuse, identifying suspicious communications and minimising false positives

  • Innovating surveillance with artificial intelligence, behavioural profiling, machine learning and natural language processing

  • Mapping the changing face of compliance and surveillance using structured and unstructured data

Jason Conn

Director, head of electronic trading operational risk management

Citi

Jayati Chaudhury

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

Barclays

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Third Party and Vendor Risk: understanding best practice

Effectively categorizing vendors to identify the level of due diligence

14:20 - 14:50

How data is paving the way for more accurate third party and vendor management

14:50 - 15:20

How firms are mitigating the risk associated with sourcing third party data panel

15:20 - 16:00

  • How third party data is shifting the entire financial industry

  • Mitigating risk associated with third-party data

Karine Darakdjian

Third party risk expert

Karine Darakdjian


An accomplished third-party risk management professional with hands-on experience in vendor risk management frameworks. Karine graduated from law school and supported several compliance and third-party management functions in financial institutions and independently. Karine is fascinated by continued growth of third-party relationships and complexity of risks that come with it. In her free time, Karine loves spending time with her family and friends, painting and volunteering.

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

Reimagining Operational Risk

14:20 - 14:50

  • The short and long term impacts on the industry’s operational and non-financial risk profile

  • A vision for operational and non-financial risk management in digital finance

  • How do we get there and what aren’t we talking about?

Simon Wills

Executive Director

ORX

Harmonizing GRC: how organisations can establish a unified approach across departments and functions

14:50 - 15:20

Anne-Sophie Gug

Program lead – GRC

Société Générale

Boardroom debate: scaling operational risk

15:20 - 16:00

  • How to manage operational risk in a time when many banks are cutting costs 

Kathleen M Stack

US head of operational risk policy & framework

HSBC North America

16:0016:45

Networking coffee break

15:30 - 16:00

16:4517:15

Anticipating and managing the operational impact of the transition from Libor panel

16:45 - 17:15

  • New products and legacy product treatment   
  • How do you handle the overnight risk free rates?
  • Legacy loans, bonds, securities, derivatives etc.
  • What is the ideal solution?   
  • Consistency and transparency  
  • Client communication, education and  training  
  • Moving away from swaps and the futures market  
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.

Simon Potter

Former EVP and head of the markets group

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Simon M. Potter was an executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, head of the Markets Group and manager of the System Open Market Account for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Mr. Potter oversees the implementation of domestic open market and foreign exchange trading operations consistent with FOMC directives, the execution of fiscal agent support for the U.S. Treasury, and the provision of account services to Foreign and International Monetary Authorities.

Prior to leading the Markets Group, Mr. Potter served as director of economic research and co-head of the Research and Statistics Group at the New York Fed. In this role Mr. Potter was responsible for constructing analytical tools for economic forecasting and monetary policy analysis, and leading FOMC briefings and preparation for the Bank president. Mr. Potter has played a prominent role in the New York Fed's financial stability efforts, including contributing to the design of the Supervisory Capital Assessment Program and as a member of the Bank for International Settlements Macroeconomic Assessment Group that supported the Basel Committee's work to strengthen bank capital standards. Mr. Potter also managed the team producing the first Financial Stability Oversight Council Annual Report on Financial Stability and served as an associate economist for the FOMC.

Before being named executive vice president in January 2010, Mr. Potter served as a senior vice president in the domestic research function. He joined the Bank in June 1998 as an economist and was named an officer of the New York Fed in January 2004. From April 2011 through July 2011, Mr. Potter worked at the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Potter was an assistant professor of economics at UCLA. He has also taught at Johns Hopkins University, New York University and Princeton University. His main research area is applied time series analysis using Bayesian methods. He has written extensively on nonlinear dynamics over the business cycles. Recent topics have included forecasting the probability of recession, large panel forecasting models, modeling structural change and inflation expectations.

Mr. Potter holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Oxford University, United Kingdom and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.

 

Alice Wang

Managing director corporate and investment bank strategy

J.P. Morgan Chase

Alice has been with the Firm for 34 years, working across trading and sales businesses within the CIB, focusing on risk, operations, technology, business development, business strategy, sales, and structuring. 

She is currently in the CIB Strategy Group, working on crypto and blockchain initiatives, digital initiatives, and benchmark reform.  Alice is a member of the Alternative Reference Rate Committee and sits on the Firm’s internal steering committee overseeing Libor transition.   Until recently, she was also the Chair of the North American Reputation Risk Committee in the CIB, a role she held for over a decade.

Prior to her strategy role, Alice originated and ran the Operational Risk Management function for the global CIB for 4 years. Before that she was a senior sales manager in Global Fixed Income, where she specialized in strategic and special situations across sales, trading, and coverage banking.  Alice also globally managed structural risks associated with many of the Firm’s flow derivatives clients and activities.  

She is on the executive committee of the CIB women’s diversity network, and is the senior sponsor for several junior women initiatives.    She was the head of Diversity and Inclusion for CIB Risk, and was the Culture and Conduct Head for Firm Wide Risk.   She is also part of the Asian Executive Forum.

Alice has won numerous awards, and has been profiled in publications ranging from Top Women in Retail and Finance to The New York Times to Elle Magazine.  She has also been active in the industry, having served on a number private and public sector working committees and task forces, focused on structural changes to capital markets.   She has also spoken on numerous industry panels.
 

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.

17:5518:15

CLOSING KEYNOTE Planetary protection: managing contamination risk during solar system exploration and preventing contamination of Earth from extraterrestrial sample return

17:55 - 18:15

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.

09:0009:30

Oprisk and hyper connectivity: the impact of technology and innovation on regulatory expectations

09:00 - 09:30

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.

09:3010:10

Changing the future of mitigating operational risk: unlocking the power of analytics, AI, ML and NLP panel 

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 

Gordon Liu

Head of wholesale and markets risk analytics

HSBC

Steve Marlin

Staff writer

Risk.net

Yogesh Mudgal

Director, emerging technology risk

Citi

Flora Sah

CRO, data technology and enterprise initiatives

Bank of America

Flora Sah is the Chief Risk Officer for Global Risk Management at Bank of America. She is the lead risk partner and central delivery conduit, responsible for driving ownership, execution, and oversight between the technology teams and the horizontal risk functions to provide a holistic view of all risks and create robust future state strategy and implementation roadmap.

Before joining Bank of America, Flora was the executive advisory council at Gerson Lehrman Group, responsible for business advisory and technology consulting. Prior to that, Flora held multiple leadership roles at State Street Corporation, including COO of Enterprise Risk Management, Head of Risk & Regulatory Technology, and CTO & Head of Vendor Risk Management. Before joining State Street Corporation, Flora spent several years at Cambridge Technology Partners where she led consulting practices in financial services, retail, and healthcare industry.

Flora holds a M.S. in Engineering Management from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Rajeev Davé

Americas head of surveillance

Barclays

Rajeev Davé is the Americas Head of Surveillance at Barclays based in New York City. His work is focused on managing functions and compliance risks across E-Communication, Trade and Control Room activities supporting Barclays businesses across the Americas region.

Rajeev (Raj) Davé has over 20 years of Compliance, Information Security, Operational Risk and Financial/IT Audit experience. Prior to Barclays, Davé spent almost 9 years as a VP working in Compliance and Internal Audit with Goldman Sachs in the Chicago, Salt Lake City, New York and Bangalore, India offices. He also spent almost 5 years at the Bank of Montreal Group of Companies in Operational Risk and IT Audit and almost 2 years with KPMG in their Information Risk Management practice. He also practised risk management at an internet startup venture early in his career and is very interested in researching and deploying enterprise risk techniques to disruptive and emerging technology-centric organizations.

Over the course of his career, Davé has developed and delivered live risk management training to over 10,000 individuals on 5 continents. He thoroughly enjoys classroom engagement with students and is an avid believer in bringing, where applicable, real-life examples into the classroom to enhance group discussions and learning.

Davé has a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, an M.S. in Information Systems Management from Loyola University in Chicago, an M.B.A. from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business and is a registered Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois (Inactive) status.

10:1010:50

LIVE INTERVIEW  Fireside chat: climate risk and the race against time 

10:10 - 10:50


•    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

10:5011:20

Networking coffee break

10:40 - 11:20


Future Risk Stage
Future proofing your business 
Incorporating climate change into your strategy to achieve a more holistic perspective of emerging risk
Rise of the machines: anticipating the future of technology risk

11:2013:00

Stream

Data Analytics, AI and ML: streamlining, harnessing and automating operational risk

Case study: effectively mitigating data bias in algorithmic decision making

11:20 - 11:50

Artificial intelligence and algorithmic trading debate: innovation at its best or potential operational risk?

11:50 - 12:30

Wargame: rise of the machines! Overcoming technological disasters

12:30 - 13:10


PART I: SCENARIO DISSECTION AND STRATEGIZING
In each disaster and recovery scenario, participants are introduced to an operational risk scenario which is still unfolding and asked to consider the immediate steps they would advise their firm to take based on the information available at each stage
PART II: HARVEST SESSION
Each Leader will summarise their POA of the discussion and present it back to the table participants with comments
•    Bias algorithms
•    Surveillance: false positives
•    Black-Box Effect

Stan Yakoff

Compliance Officer

Marshall Wace

Stan Yakoff joined Marshall Wace North America L.P. in August 2014 where he focuses on quantitative compliance, analytics, and RegTech.  Previously, he worked at Knight Capital Group focusing on algorithmic trading, market structure, and surveillance. He holds a J.D. in Law from Fordham University School of Law, M.Eng. in Engineering Management, M.S. in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Engineering, and M.A. in Technology, Policy & Ethics from Stevens Institute of Technology.  Stan is also Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (“CRISC”) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (“CFE”). 

How does operational risk differ for the buyside?

14:00 - 14:30

  •  How can you effectively align control practices with the maturation of the organization? 
  • In an arena where regulation is not the main driver, how do you develop a robust operational risk framework and how do you demonstrate value add?  
  • How does this differ from the proposition for banks?
John Keighley

Head of operational risk

Citadel

Stream

Operational Resilience: developing a robust strategy to ensure business continuity

Developing a modern industry reference taxonomy for non-financial risk

11:20 - 11:50

  • 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.

Embracing diversity and inclusion panel

11:50 - 12:30

•    Understanding the business needs and requirements: where are the gaps?
•    Implementing a sturdy D&I programme
•    Effectively monitoring and measuring the success of your approach
•    Using pre-existing policies within  your organisation and translating them into a reality
•    Recalibrating and redesigning workloads while maintaining efficiencies 

Margarita Pineda-Ucero

Former chief risk officer

GE Capital Latin America | Director at IFC’s StrategicPartner’s Board in Colombia (Covinoc, S.A.) | Founder Women Dignity Alliance

Margarita is a senior executive with experience in global corporate financial services and private company board environments. Her deep knowledge of strategy, finance, enterprise risk management, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, global commercial lending practices and transaction structuring, allows her to add value across industries. She is a Senior Advisor and Consultant in Business Transformation, Strategy, Reorganization and Restructurings.
Former Chief Risk Officer of GE Capital Latin America, currently serves as Director at the IFC’s (a World Bank Group Co.) strategic partner’s Board in Colombia (Covinoc, S.A.) and at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business’s Advisory Council.
Active in the mission of advancing and respecting Women in the workplace, she founded Women Dignity Alliance, a platform with international reach helping women grow in their corporate and entrepreneurial careers.
Education: Yale School of Management Women on Boards Program | MBA ITAM-Mexico | Industrial Engineer ITESM-Mexico.
 

Resiliency across business units and infrastructure: how are firms ensuring resiliency?

12:30 - 13:00

How does operational risk differ for the buyside?

14:00 - 14:30

  •  How can you effectively align control practices with the maturation of the organization? 
  • In an arena where regulation is not the main driver, how do you develop a robust operational risk framework and how do you demonstrate value add?  
  • How does this differ from the proposition for banks?
John Keighley

Head of operational risk

Citadel

Stream

Hall of Horrors: preparing for the unexpected and the future of emerging risks

LIVE INTERVIEW Pandemic: rethinking your strategy in the era of Coronavirus

11:20 - 11:50

Disaster scenario panel: developing a robust strategy to mitigate downtime in the event of natural disasters and warfare

11:50 - 12:30

Critical vulnerabilities in service infrastructure

12:30 - 13:00

14:3015:00

Non-Financial risk 2030: paving the way for a new horizon of operational risk panel

14:30 - 15:10


•    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? 
 

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.

15:0015:45

A geopolitical landscape in upheaval: managing operational risk in an era of elections and Brexit

15:00 - 15:45


•    The impact of a paucity of elections in key emerging and frontier markets
•    What affect has Brexit had?  
•    Key considerations for the US elections

Manan Rawal

Executive vice president, head of US model risk management

HSBC

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.

Alexander Campbell

Divisional Content Editor

Risk.net

Alexander Campbell is the divisional content editor for Risk.net. He was formerly the editor of Operational Risk & Regulation and news editor of Risk magazine. He is based in London.

15:4516:30

Networking coffee break

10:40 - 11:20


Future Risk Stage
Future proofing your business 
Incorporating climate change into your strategy to achieve a more holistic perspective of emerging risk
Rise of the machines: anticipating the future of technology risk

16:3017:10

Effectively executing a robust conduct risk programme that aligns with the expectations of a large scale organisation panel

16:30 - 17:10

Rami Shy

Deputy global head of conduct risk management

Citi

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. 

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.

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.

17:1017:50

Closing keynote: recovering from operational risk failures

17:50 - 18:20

09:0009:45

Breaking down barriers: mitigating cyber risk to ensure stable and secure financial infrastructure panel

09:00 - 09:45

•    Third party risk in the cloud: implications on financial stability
•    The benefits of using the cloud over legacy infrastructure
•    What impact does this migration have on security? 
•    How can organisations ensure legal and regulatory compliance? 

Tom Kartanowicz

Regional CISO

Commerzbank AG

09:4510:15

LIVE INTERVIEW: How your organisation can ensure cyber resilience to ensure business continuity
Fireside chat

09:45 - 10:15

•    Defining cyber resilience: what does this look like and how can firms actively build it? 
•    Taking an integrated approach: business functions, roles and responsibilities
•    Data corruption and configuration anomalies  

10:1511:00

Quantifying cyber risk to effectively inform your decision making processes panel

10:15 - 11:00

•    Why firms find it challenging to quantify cyber risk
•    Quantifying control effectiveness
•    What are some methodologies for measuring cyber risk? 

Michael A. Barton

Director of Operational Risk Quantification and Scenario Analysis

AIG

<p>Michael Barton, Head of Op Risk Quantification for Economic Capital, CCAR, and Scenario Analysis<br />Michael Barton is currently the Head of Operational Risk quantification and risk data analytics at AIG. His role entails leading the modeling efforts for CCAR estimation, economic capital, scenario analysis, allocation, and other analytical support for AIG's risk management framework. 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 U.S. Bank's Corporate Treasury Department. When Michael left U.S. Bank, there were no open MRAs for the CCAR/DFAST Model. 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.</p>

11:0011:30

Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30

11:3012:00

Insuring for cyber risk: the expanding role of insurance in the cyber space

11:30 - 12:00

12:0012:45

Simplifying cyber risk to your board: making cyber risk relatable panel

12:00 - 12:45

12:4513:45

Benchmarking group and lunch

12:45 - 13:45

Join our lunch discussion dedicated to: 

  • Mitigating cyber breaches to effectively protect your data and ensure compliance 
  • Managing data in the cloud and effectively reporting to regulatory bodies

13:4514:30

Effectively managing risk in the cloud: from ownership of data through to cyber security panel

13:45 - 14:30

  • Effectively moving from data warehouse to the cloud
  • How is data dispersed in the cloud? Key considerations 

14:3015:00

Making cyber risk reporting more transparent and accurate to comply with regulation

14:30 - 15:00

  • Key considerations for the regulatory landscape: how are regulators perceiving this? 
  • Making reporting more transparent: why this is still thin on the ground and what leading firms are doing to clarify their reporting 
  • Effective and meaningful reporting: what does this look like? 

 

15:0015:30

Effectively protecting data when working with third parties: storage, ownership, regional compliance and privacy

15:00 - 15:30

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.

15:3016:00

Networking coffee break

15:30 - 16:00

16:0016:30

Case study: managing cyber risks with cutting edge tools to cut costs and identify unknown risks

16:00 - 16:30

16:3017:00

How banks are modernizing their skills and resource to meet the demanding needs of cyber security: the evolution of roles and functions

16:30 - 17:15

17:0017:45

Improving controls for data governance: horizontal implementation panel

17:15 - 18:00

  • Scalable and sustainable data governance: what works? What doesn't? What's best practice? 
  • Using machine learning for data governance: how does this contribute to scalability and agility 
  • Creating a bottom-up data governance programme
  • Internal roles and responsibilities: who's responsible for data acquisition and stewardship? 

 

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.

Jay Wood

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

BNY Mellon

11:2011:50

Optimizing your oprisk framework for the changing business and regulatory environments

09:30 - 10:00

Ken Horton

Senior director, operational risk methodologies

Royal Bank of Canada

Ken has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in the areas of Operational Risk, Audit and Technology.  In his current role at RBC as Head of Operational Risk Methodologies, he leads the efforts to optimize and monitor the effectiveness of the Bank’s core Operational Risk methodologies in line with the changing business operating environment and regulatory landscape.  

11:5012:30

Building a dynamic operational risk profile for a business: how do you do it and what does it look like? (Aggregated risk profiles)

11:50 - 12:20

Rajat Baijal

Head of Enterprise Risk

Cantor Fitzgerald

12:1512:45

Effectively establishing your key risk indicators panel

12:15 - 13:00


•    Audience survey: how would you rate your KRIs? 
•    Developing robust key risk indictors 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
 

Gus Ortega

Head of Technology, Innovation and Operations Risk

VOYA FINANCIAL

Gus Ortega is an accomplished risk management executive with over 20 years of work experience for multi-national global financial institutions. He is currently the Vice President, Head of Technology, Innovation and Operations risk management at Voya Financial. Prior to joining Voya Financial, Gus was the Head of Operational Risk Management at AIG directly responsible for the global Operational Risk program including Business Continuity and Third-Party Risk Governance and Oversight.

Gus also held various senior risk positions at UBS Investment Bank, Dresdner Bank and Morgan Stanley throughout his 20 years of work experience in the industry. He is an active advocate for Operational Risk Management and most recently was the keynote speaker at the World Bank Operational Risk Workshop in Washington D.C., Gus is also the co-author of The Fundamentals of Operational Risk for Insurers, a Risk.net book published in 2017.

Isabel Rohrbeck

Head of operational risk - Americas group risk

Schroders

Annu Warikoo

Senior vice president, technology risk and control officer

Wells Fargo

13:0014:00

Lunch

11:15 - 11:45

Join a topic table of your choice to discuss KRIs, RCSAs and right sizing your framework

14:0014:20

Optimising RCSA
Opening presentation

14:00 - 14:20

  • ORX’s recent study of 75 global institutions identified the needs for RCSAs to be more dynamic, support more effectively the control environment and move from being perceived as a tick box exercise to something that provides value enabling effective risk management.

  • This presentation will provide an overview as to the current state of play of the industry with regards to RCSA, its challenges and where there are opportunities for enhancement.

Esther Renfrew

Senior research manager

ORX

14:2014:40

How does operational risk differ for the buyside?

14:00 - 14:30

  •  How can you effectively align control practices with the maturation of the organization? 
  • In an arena where regulation is not the main driver, how do you develop a robust operational risk framework and how do you demonstrate value add?  
  • How does this differ from the proposition for banks?
John Keighley

Head of operational risk

Citadel

14:4015:20

CCAR and stress testing 2020 panel

14:30 - 15:00

  • Update on the stress buffer: functionality, processes and scenarios
  • How are firms approaching volatile and unpredictable capital requirements